Chris R-UK

Chris R-UK

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2002
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Canon 7D
Canon 17-85 IS
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Canon 100-400 L
Canon 50mm f1.8
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic GH2
Panasonic 20mm f1.7, 14-45, 45-200, 100-300
Olympus 45mm f1.8

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  • I would crop in quite tightly around the bird. The surroundings simply aren't interesting enough to make this a good "bird in its environment" shot. If you have the time it shouldn't be too...
  • Will Macfly wrote: Chris R-UK wrote: Will Macfly wrote: [snip] Well, about the fact that any camera can take good landscape pics, I dunno... Let's put this round the other way. A really good...
  • Replied in DSLRs and video
    DSLRs are really good for professional quality video shot off a tripod using manual focus and lots of ancillary equipment. DSLRs are really bad for casual hand held video because the OVF blacks out...
  • Will Macfly wrote: [snip] Well, about the fact that any camera can take good landscape pics, I dunno... Let's put this round the other way. A really good photographer can take great landscape...
  • Replied in Camera bag?
    In my experience when looking for a new bag nothing beats taking all your gear into a camera store with a reasonable selection of bags and trying them out.  That is the only way that you will...
  • DSLRs are very good for making professional quality videos shooting off a tripod and using manual focusing.  If this is what you want to do then get a DSLR but budget for around $2000 of ancillary...
  • I have had a look at your flickr site and there isn't very much wrong with your control of exposure. The only problem that arises on a lot of your shots is converging verticals/perspective...
  • Replied in Lightroom?
    Lightroom is very much more than just a raw converter. It is designed to cover the whole of a photographer's workflow from downloading, tagging, reviewing and sorting images through post processing...
  • Another possibility - the lens could be set to Manual Focus. If you are using the camera on full auto (the green square) it will normally focus on the nearest object covered by one of the focus...
  • I assume that this is your shot since you have not credited the photographer. Or is the flaw that the original photographer's copyright has been breached?
  • Replied in Bounce problem?
    Just a suggestion - I assume that you bounced the flash. On one occasion I shot with flash in a restaurant that was in part of a converted church.  The room was long and narrow with a steeply...
  • This is a photography site. You are more likely to get an answer on DPReview Connect which deals with camera phones or a specialist Galaxy Note forum like this one
  • As has already been said, the light is poor which doesn't help the shot.  It would have been so much better with low sunlight either in the early morning or the late afternoon. The out of focus...
  • You can also look at some of the smaller mirrorless cameras with pancake lenses, e.g. the Panasonic GM1 with a 20mm f1.7 lens. Have you considered the Sony RX1?
  • The term "diffraction limit" is misleading.  Diffraction is something that increases gradually as you reduce the diameter of the aperture.  It has the effect of softening/blurring the image and...
  • Lumixdude wrote: If I bought the 14-140 I'd be looking at buying primes at 17(34) and eventually possibly at 25(50) I'd have the 14-140 for when I couldn't be bothered changing lenses. With a 12...
  • It sounds as if it has become the practice in India for the retailer to put a seal on the box after receiving it from the manufacturer. I have had a look at some camera body and lens boxes that I...
  • bimbert84 wrote: Hi Chris, As has been said crop factor is a function of the sensor not the lens. What may have been confusing you is that M4/3 lenses can only be used on M4/3 cameras which all...
  • bimbert84 wrote: My question was not rhetorical, and your answer makes perfect sense to me. I usually calculate crop factor by looking at the lens spec, too, but then it dawned on me that might be...
  • Replied in Birds
    Roger60 wrote: Can anyone advise me on the best settings for photographing wild life/birds, I am a complete beginner, my camera is a canon 400d with the basic kit lenses, 18-55, 55-200, and I also...
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