Chris R-UK

Chris R-UK

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2002
About me:

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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  • Replied in UV Filter
    But I believe that all digital sensors, even those on fixed lens compacts, have a UV filter over the sensor. If the lens removes all the UV, why were UV filters used on film cameras?
  • IMHO the first photographer's images in particular are all fantasy shots - they have been processed to the point where they no longer bear any significant resemblance to the scene that he saw.  ...
  • You leave the lens aperture at f/22 which tells both the lens and the camera that the aperture is going to be adjusted by the camera. I assume that the camera that the author was using had a ...
  • Replied in UV Filter
    I doubt that the lens removes all UV, otherwise why would manufacturers bother to attach a UV filter to the front of the sensor?
  • Replied in Which set up?
    A difficult question because there are other alternatives. Personally I would get a general purpose lens with a wider range to start with because this will also be useful in the future for travel, ...
  • Given equal lenses and equally skilled photographers, the system with the largest sensor will have the best depth of field control and the best low light performance. There are 4 (or 5 if you ...
  • I think that this is the correct behaviour on a Nikon because the Nikon mount version of the lens has electronic connections.  You set the lens aperture ring to f/22 and the actual aperture is ...
  • Try a Canon without the extra "n" instead. :-D
  • Replied in UV Filter
    All digital cameras have a UV filter over the sensor (and an IR filter as well).  This wasn't the case with film cameras. Adding a second UV filter can do nothing except degrade the image quality, ...
  • I have done a fair amount of shooting off smallish boats but always ones where there was a cabin down below to store things safely when the weather got really rough.  You don't normally want to ...
  • Thanks Danny. As always, you photos are an inspiration.
  • Replied in very nice gift
    I want to try out the E-M1 viewfinder first.  We have a major trip coming up next March to Baja California and I want to be able to shoot whale breaches.  The dot sight might come in useful for that.
  • Ah, but that's a 17-50mm. I was very careful in my wording. :-D
  • One is one current problem with the 100-300mm that you should be aware of, although it will only affect you if you want to use high speed continuous focusing. Because of its diaphragm design, the ...
  • Some general points: (1) The tripod/heady load capacity should be at least double and preferably treble the heaviest load that you will want put on it.
  • I am a Canon user I am afraid so I don't know Nikon in detail, but I will answer where I can. I didn't know that Nikon still sold the D300S.  They appear to have abandoned this product line which ...
  • There is no "Mark" Series. The word "Mark" refers to the version.  The Canon is the 5D and there have been 3 versions or marks of this camera since 2005.  It has just been joined/superseded by the ...
  • Yesterday I finally gave away all my DSLR gear, mostly to a grandniece who starts a photography course in September.  Canon 7D, 100-400mm lens plus 3 others, flash, filters, CF cards, spare ...
  • The 75-300mm normally sells for less than $199 so you may have either the 55-250mm or the 70-300mm.  Both are good lenses. In any case, if you only use the lens twice a year there is not much point ...
  • The lenses in the bundle are essentially the same as the lenses that you already have (assuming that you have the 55-250mm and not the dreadful Canon 75-300mm), just with quieter motors for video ...
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