Ken Croft

Ken Croft

Lives in France Aquitaine, France
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Nov 4, 2001

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  • anujkk wrote: I am looking for a small camera that I can carry easily in my trouser pocket. Here are my requirements :1) It should be as small as possible but at least small enough to carry in...
  • Stephen Barrett wrote: The small sensor of the SX50 is a big factor in getting more pixels on the bird I am truly amazed. Please explain more.
  • Many thanks, I just wanted to know. On another forum that I look at about model aircraft, it is possible for the OP to close his thread. But I do accept the point about the apparent rudeness of in...
  • Created questions Can an OP close a thread?
    Is there a way for an original poster to close a thread once he thinks it has gone on long enough or because it has drifted off the point, or for any reason at all?
  • If there was a way to close this thread I would now do it because I think it is now due. The thread has been interesting because it has re-affirmed several views I have about forums. 1 As one...
  • GeraldW wrote: Ken, Just get a Fuji X-100S. The Canon 350D (Rebel XT over here) was a very good camera, and the 18-125 Sigma was not "a cheap lens"; it was quite good. However, mine was...
  • No cross roads at all. I bought an SX50 to find out what all the hype was about. Although I didn't really believe it I thought that it might replace my DSLR / 400mm as a lighter camera for daily...
  • dicklaxt wrote: This Aviation Obstruction Beacon's vertical dimension is about 36 inches. I shot this from my backyard on a fairly bright but solid overcast day. There is not any blue sky or clouds...
  • I find that Photoshop CS6 does not have a lens profile for my 400mm f5.6 L lens. The 400mm DO version is there and so is the f2.8 version. I emailed Canon who replied that they do not have a...
  • Peevee1: Your rather unnecessary final comment leads me to wonder what the average number of normal polite posts is in a thread, before someone decides that a snide comment is necessary. You are of...
  • My post is the result of getting up too early and feeling grumpy. But I still believe some of what I said! Maybe not all. Apologies to those who took it just a bit too seriously.
  • You may be right about the EOS-M despite the dreadful reports about it, and of course there is no review of it on this site because they dare not upset Canon by telling the truth. Even with the...
  • I have a Canon 60D which I do not want to carry everywhere, so as my always-with-me camera I have had a Canon S95 for the past two years. It produces excellent images, for a pocket camera. But I...
  • Commented on At the end of the day photo in Ken Croft's photo gallery

    The camera was not as specified. It was my much loved Sony 717, the nicest camera to use that I have ever owned, bar none.

  • I have finally discovered how to get the best out of my SX50. Yesterday we had the farmer ploughing the field behind my house and there must have been around 20 raptors following him, a mix of...
  • I didn't have any idea what was in the sky at a very great height, and I was surprised to see that it was this pregnant lump that I thought was called the "Guppy". I have been informed by an...
  • Replied in SX50 & Shutter
    On the other hand I think you may not have actually asked what you really mean! If by "auto shutter" you really mean "Auto", which is in effect auto everything, then no you cannot under any...
  • Replied in SX50 & Shutter
    Frizzen wrote: SX50HS Question Can you set the shutter to Auto for C2? What I want is ISO 200 and shutter speed on Auto in C2. I'm 71 and love the camera. If you really mean SHUTTER on auto, yes...
  • SOOC then levels, local contast and crop. Yes, the front lens was about 6 or 8 inches from the subject. I know many would not agree but I much prefer cameras with small imagers and therefore very...
  • Created discussions Macro with the SX50
    I guess that many folk are attracted to the SX50 because of its long zoom, but it has other uses. I am not particularly in love with my SX50 but sometimes it does surprise me. I had a macro shot...
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