jm_mac

jm_mac

Lives in United States San Jose, USA, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 25, 2003

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  • Those are dust spots on the sensor - symptoms are correct, they show up when taking photos of the sky and at smaller apertures.  Usually, something like a Giotto's Rocket blower will clear them ...
  • Comparing the K5IIS to the K3, the K3 does fix the bounce flash issue (it works beautifully and consistently now, but with a slight delay), AF-C tracking is much better (the K5IIS was no slouch, ...
  • The K-01 + cat would make a great dynamic range test! By the way I have the same setup.  I mean the K-01 + 18-135mm, not the cat.  ;-) jm_mac
  • Replied in pentaprism
    Go to a Best Buy and look through a Nikon D3x00 or D5x00.  These have pentamirror viewfinder, found on most other manufacturers' low and mid-range DSLRs.  Then look through a D7100 viewfinder. ...
  • Press the right button on the four way controller pad on the back to get to the color modes, then you can scroll through them.  I use "Natural", and I think most people do.  "Bright" mode often ...
  • Yes, a bit red under the eyes, but it's still a great photo, great colors and lost of detail. Pentax cameras sometimes accentuate reds, particularly if you have it in "bright" mode. Have fun, it's ...
  • Strange - I just checked both my K3 boxes. They were bought from different vendors, and both came with a printed manual (although I prefer the .pdf). Were yours grey market?  Mine were both U.S. ...
  • Replied in Moving On
    Sorry to see you go, you will be missed!  Good luck with your new system! Jm_mac
  • I think the point everyone is trying to make is that each one of these cameras should be capable of capturing many great photos of your daughter indoors without flash - with the proper technique. ...
  • Then I would open a discussion with him on how he is using it (i.e. check the mode he is using, how he is using it, his settings, etc.).  If he insists that he is using it properly and it is ...
  • مرحبا، ونأمل قرار الكاميرا تبين أيضا! jm_mac
  • Strange - his list of lenses indicates that he is definitely a Pentax user.  But then the camera symptoms indicate that it is in a mode he may not understand. Mirror flaps twice - is he in live ...
  • After having some lens issues with my D90 and D5100, I vowed to never buy another DSLR without an AF adjustment feature.  So this is the main reason I would choose the K5iis (which I have by the ...
  • Thanks for sharing. jm_mac
  • Ok, I understand.  That statement was in reference to AF-S; I don't think it's too big a stretch for third party manufacturers to reverse engineer AF-S algorithms fairly accurately.  But for AF-C, ...
  • But your comparisons don't necessarily apply to the OP's situation.  The OP is comparing APS-C cameras in the $800 US range, and you're throwing in comparisons with a Nikon D800 that is $2195 at ...
  • ...I may have bought a D7100 as a back up to my D7000 instead of a second K3!  But as it stands, I am coming to the conclusion that, with the introduction of the K3, the need for me running dual ...
  • The size/weight ration gives the K3 (and K5 for that matter) a really "dense" feel, almost as if you are carrying a solid hunk of metal, which is quite nice. I haven't noticed any problems with the ...
  • I don't have the D7100 or D5300, but my experience comes close. I used to own a D5100 - I bought it because I wanted to get the D7000 sensor on the cheap. Although the sensor was nice, I sold it ...
  • And all those photos were taken with the kit lens, too!  Looks like a really fun camera! jm_mac
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