stevesayskanpai

stevesayskanpai

Joined on Oct 15, 2011

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  • Sounds good. Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm thinking of going for the Tokina 11-16, it seems to get slightly better reviews overall, has the extra f stops and seems like it would complement ...
  • I'm thinking of getting a wide angle lens for my D5100. At the moment the lenses I'm considering are: Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Tokina 12-24 f4 Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 Are there any other lenses you would ...
  • Created discussions Re-editing photos
    I have just bought a new MacBook Pro, and combined with the Nik software suite (particularly Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2) and the ability to actually edit photos extremely ...
  • Created discussions Nik software guides
    I'm really getting into the Nik software plugins, and am looking for the best guides as to how to use them for portrait and landscape shots. Rather than actual guidelines on how to use the ...
  • Now I finally own a fast computer (!) I've dived into Nik's editing software - and this is my first result. http://stevenjamesmartin.com/nikcolorefex Any thoughts appreciated! I'm concerned I might ...
  • Created discussions Accurate colours ...
    Hi all, After much deliberation I finally bought a MacBook Pro last weekend, and couldn't be happier. The colours and Retina screen are stunning, and instantly make my photography look 25% better! ...
  • I still don't see this as a massive disadvantage. If you want to vary the exposure you can always manually change the shutter speed or aperture in M mode. I either shoot in A mode with AUTO ISO or ...
  • Which is better practice, getting the 'correct' exposure right in camera, even if it means using a high iso, or getting a darker exposure and then increasing exposure afterwards in Lightroom?
  • Why would you want EC in M mode? Surely you're determining exposure yourself by setting A and S (and auto ISO setting ISO)? -- D5100 user. Twitter @stevesayskanpai Feedback always welcome: <a ...
  • Created discussions AUTO ISO and EC
    Can anyone explain to me the interaction between Nikons AUTO ISO mode and exposure compensation in each of the three modes A, S and M? I find this quite confusing and never quite know the best way ...
  • The issue is that the battery is draining really quickly. I'm using a 16GB SanDisk Ultra SDHC1 card with 30 MB/s written on the label. It may not be a problem at all, I'd just be interested to hear ...
  • Created discussions D5100 green light problem
    Hi all, I've had an issue with the green light on my D5100. Whenever I take a shot the green light positioned just above the trash icon lights up. This is normal, I know, as it means the camera is ...
  • As the OP just wanted to chime in and say yes, you're absolutely right! My comments apply to me just as your thoughtful post applies to you. People are different and rather than discovering 'the ...
  • Thank you very much. No, 1-5 (Paris) and most others on the site are 18-55 kit 6+ (from the colourful island) are Sigma 17-50 2.8. Can you really see a general difference between the kit lens ones ...
  • I've now updated my website with a few of the pictures I took with this lens while away. You can see them here: http://stevenjamesmartin.com/europe-2014 - after the first five pictures if you're ...
  • Yes I totally agree with your comment. I'm not criticising the lens in itself, I'm sure it will suit lots of people with different shooting needs, I was just explaining why it didn't suit me. You'r ...
  • I wrote a post on why I'm sticking with my kit lens for now after trying the Sigma 17-50 2.8. If anyone is interested, please take a look! http://stevenjamesmartin.com/sigma
  • Thanks for your replies. I don't mind a good bit of disagreement, that's what discussion is all about after all! You may lose sleep over a JND (just noticeable difference) but most people don't. ...
  • Thanks for your reply Nexu1. I'll try the test you suggest and update with a couple of samples tomorrow. All in all I guess I just expected a bit more, maybe unrealistically, from this lens. It is ...
  • Created discussions Kit lens vs Sigma 17-50
    I've been using my new Sigma 17-50 and can't really see any massive difference in image quality from the Nikon kit lens. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the samples below, as I really don't know ...
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