Sharik0192

Sharik0192

Lives in Australia Canberra, Australia
Works as a Geochemist
Joined on Feb 2, 2014

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  • I think more likely this is the difference in our preferences for post-processing. The shadows were lightened, highlights darkened, black and white set close to the limits of clipping, and the ...
  • Replied in Wedding 16-85
    Hi Dean, Am I utter a word of criticism among all cheer? Your photos leave an impression that this lens is too sharp for this kind of work. Just look at the pimples on bride's face in #2. I ...
  • Cannot comment about the Pentax 16-85, but here are a few landscape photos taken with Sigma 18-35 Art from my recent trip to (or, rather, around) New Zealand. All taken handheld. Caution - large ...
  • Alignment is indeed good, but the photos look rather unnatural and (to my taste) unpleasant. The problem is not in the nature of HDR, but in the poor choices in the tone mapping algorithm. I tried ...
  • Interesting discussion and good photo, but (sorry for off-topic) the photo would benefit from removing chromatic aberration, which is quite visible along the high-contrast vertical lines (lamp ...
  • Pentacon Six TL, bought in 1977 and used for about 12 years. Ever since moving to digital I was missing the smoothness of medium format, although APS-C is certainly more suitable for my current ...
  • RIP Jeff. This forum and this community won't be quite the same without you. BTW it was a good idea to create a virtual flower basket for Jeff.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Welcome to Middle Earth
    Placed 43rd in the challenge.
  • Just checked: Camera off - shutter closed, camera on - shutter open, irrespective to whether the lens is attached.
  • Hi Craig, Thanks for posting these test results. My impression, however, is that the difference between the images are mainly due to focusing to different points in your test scene, more than the ...
  • I agree. On related matter, there are contrasting opinions on the quality of bokeh. But this is a subtle matter... In my impression, bokeh varies from beautiful to rather inpleasant, depending on ...
  • Yes, it does. The problem was discussed extensively both in this forum and in Pentax Forums: see, for example http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/277359-sigma-18-35-art ...
  • Consider Sigma 18-35 f1.8 "Art". It is my second most used lens after DA*60-250, and I'm happy with it despite the AF problem (will be even happier when that problem is resolved, and I believe ...
  • Amazing pictures and great story, really enjoyed it. BTW what focusing and tracking settings did you use?
  • Great photos Doug: beautiful scenery and light, and excellent image quality. I think the usefulness of telephoto lenses for landscape photography is too little appreciated. The DA*60-250 is my ...
  • Merry Christmas to all! Christmas tree at the Australian Parliament Add one (or more) to your Santa's wish list :)
  • Yes, I understand and agree I have no hands-on experience with K3. That camera was used in the most recent and most detailed review of that lens on Pentax Forums that was referenced and discussed ...
  • I agree Yes, naturally. I tried to minimise experimental errors, but of course no experiment is perfect :-) I hope not any more :-)... I can send it to CR Kennedy for service, of course, but they ...
  • Excellent capture Ventzy. I just have to mention that a bolide is not a meteorite but a large meteor. Meteorite is a remnant of a meteoroid (a rock in space outside Earth's atmosphere) that fell in ...
  • Hi JF, Sorry forgot to mention that. I used K30. This is my only DSLR at the moment. I also used this lens with K01, but that camera has no PDAF, only CDAF, and the latter works perfectly on both ...
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