rayk

rayk

Lives in Japan Saga, Kyushu, Japan
Joined on Dec 27, 2003

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  • Wow! That makes the full kit the equivalent of $1750.00 U.S. That's pretty steep. I wonder what the price will be in Australia? It's usually a fair bit higher than the U.S. and Japan. Ray Kinnane S ...
  • Yodobashi Camera is a large chain store, not the cheapest option, but offering a 10% 'discount' by way of purchase points, which means you can buy one item at retail, and use the points to puchase ...
  • Thanks, Geoliebert. When I got the camera, it only had a Japanese manual, which I cant read. The shop where I bought it has since got me an English version, and I also downloaded the pdf version, ...
  • Hi, Sonyshine. I'm finding all of the settings on this camera tend to work well, except that it does seem to overexpose a little. Also, I like contrasty black and white, but probably take it too ...
  • Replied in Thanks, dannat.
    Hi dannat Thanks for the comments, dannat. They probably all would have benefitted from shooting RAW, but my current operating system won't allow me to update software to do that, sadly. Also, I ...
  • The 18.5mm came to me very cheap, actually. The difference in price between the kit without that lens, supplied with the 10-30mm only, and the kit with both lenses, was less than $100 U.S. I should ...
  • Hi Bob I rarely ever shoot black and white in camera, but prefer to do it later, starting from the RAW file. But I can't process the Nikon 1 Raw files yet. It's fun to play with new toys though, ...
  • Truth is, I don't have a paper manual yet - at least not an English one. Of course a Japanese one came with the camera, but I can't read (or speak) Japanese! I downloaded an English pdf manual, ...
  • Thanks myzel. Much appreciated. Thank you very much for this, myzel. I've only had the camera since yesterday, but that's no excuse. The truth is I haven't read the manual properly! I will read it ...
  • I tried the Monochrome setting on a few shots with the new V2 today. It proved a little more diffficult than doing this with the Oly E410, as the V2 has no in camera filters (not that I could ...
  • Hi again retro76. Thanks for the info about software. I shoot RAW with my other cameras (Pentax K5 and a couple of Olympus cameras), but the trouble for me with the V2 is that I am still running an ...
  • Hi Bob. I'm fine, thank you, but slowing down a little in my old age. Japan is a great place to just walk (or ride) about, and find colorful stuff to shoot. I got the 18.5mm as part of the 'special ...
  • Thanks retro76. The V2 was very easy to learn to use, and feels good in the hand. It looks like being another good day here tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to getting out and getting some more ...
  • Created discussions First pics with new (today) V2
    Hi everybody. This is my first post on this forum, although I've been reading it extensively for the last fortnight, trying to make a decision about a small, light, portable camera to always have ...
  • C'mon, Great Bustard, you need to be a little less selective than that. When you quote, please quote the whole, or at least all of the important parts of the entry. Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨, 鮓, 寿斗, 寿し, 壽司) ...
  • A small and important (to the pedantic, anyway) correction. Sushi IS cooked. Sushi is cooked, vinegared rice. It often had a slice of raw fish on top of it, but it is the rice that is sushi. There ...
  • Replied in Counterpoint.
    I understand that I can crop to a rectangle, usually even to the same format, but I just want to get it right in the frame, initially. I have no problem with anybody else cropping their work, it ...
  • Thanks for looking, and for your nice comments. I think it would be incredible if you could get them all correct from web photos. I think there are a couple from the E410 that are obviuos, but of ...
  • Replied in Counterpoint.
    No, of course not. The choice to buy other 4/3 DSLRs for me was for a variety of reasons. The E330 that I (we) still own was purchased by the Teaching organization that my wife worked for here in ...
  • Replied in Counterpoint.
    It wasn't so much that I preferred 4:3 over 3:2. It was more that I had become used to it, and tended to see photographs in that format. Now that I use the Pentax almost exclusively, I tend to see ...
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