Donald Klopper

Donald Klopper

Joined on Jan 28, 2014

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  • Replied in Orion and PR
    Noe here's an actual crop of a photo, taken by me, on my own Nokia 808. I include a reduced size image as a reference. Please compare to the crop you quoted... Crop As a reference, a resized ...
  • Replied in Orion and PR
    Yeah the pixel fight. My Nokia 808 cell phone with the 41 megapixel 1/1.2" sensor must obviously give pretty useless photos then since those pixels are really tiny... no, wait.... But seriously I ...
  • Hehe nice title... that bubble is just too funny not to share hey
  • Oh go away.... winter has just started to gnaw at our bones here in South Africa... days are still nice and sunny but nights are below freezing. Enough about my problems... I love the brickworks ...
  • Replied in On the beach
    thanks for the response Andy. That's why I come back to this forum regularly... to venture some typing without getting my head bitten off hehe. I've forgotten how severe a sandblast can be at the ...
  • Replied in On the beach
    Andy: circular polarisers definitely work with digital sensors. I've played with one on a CCD and a DSLR before and if the light comes from the correct angle it's quite amazing how you can change ...
  • Replied in On the beach
    Thanks for sharing! The third one has interesting reflections and is my fave in the series... I would love to get a circular polariser to play with conditions such as that... do you use any ...
  • So any idea how the 1020 screen performs in direct sunlight? The 808 is still usable in direct light... often where I use it to take photos...
  • Replied in Lisetta ...
    Thanks for sharing. The old lady's wrinkled face reminds me of those classic portraits from National Geographic magazine. I would be nice to tweak better dynamic range from the face but I don't ...
  • Replied in Seriously?
    Nice photos Bruce! Love all three, but the retro bicycle shot is my fave...
  • Thank you WJ. I think I agree that the XS1 lens is quite sharp, so I don't think it's the main issue. The shutter speed can quickly get a bit low for hand-held zoomed shots (what the heck did I ...
  • Hi Gavin Welcome to the forum. I really appreciate your post, since I've had the x-s1 for 6 weeks now and have taken around 2500 photos so far, and I struggle to get sharp photos. Sometimes it does ...
  • Replied in Avian bipod
    Thanks Aaron!
  • Created discussions Avian bipod
    No branch to perch on? No problem! This cutie wanted the top spot, regardless the risk of a pulling a groin muscle (X-S1 at 600mm equivalent, handheld. ISO100, f/5.6, 1/250; basic PP in Photoshop ...
  • Nicely done. Many of them show the animals in interesting orientation or activity... I love the cute cub shot just because we don't have bears native to South Africa. I often take the same 'style' ...
  • Nice shots indeed. Thanks for sharing. Here in South Africa we don't have a true 911 service, but the closest thing that we have to that won't ever respond to a call to help a bird... they usually ...
  • Hi I think I can help. The size and position of the focus area can be changed, not shape as such. Follow these steps: Put camera in "M" or manual mode Go to shooting menu Go to AF Mode, and select ...
  • Replied in X-S1 Wowed Me
    I'm still getting to grips with my new X-S1 and I have mixed feelings. I am disappointed in the lack of sharpness on many of my photos, but that may be due to zooming in too far and not using a ...
  • My first attempt at moon shots with the X-S1. Last night, somewhat cloudy but there was a gap ... cropped only. Tripod. I like the fact that it was so perfectly full. Comments please...
  • And then cruising the forums to get advice and be confronted by the trolliness.
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