John.Laninga

John.Laninga

Lives in United States USA, TX, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.laninga.com
Joined on Nov 1, 1999

John.Laninga's recent activity

  • Created question thread MicroSD card OK, or use SD card?
    So I'm going on trip where I expect to take a lot of pictures with my K-3ii.  Normally, I capture JPEG in SD1 and RAW in SD2. I use the JPEG when I'm traveling but only download the RAW files when ...
  • Created discussion thread Lenses for Alaska
    I have a 2 week Alaska trip that includes bus rides, train rides, a river cruise, and a 4 day cruise to the Glacier fields. Lots of side trips. Obviously a lot of different venues! So this will be ...
  • Created discussion thread How weather proof is the RX-10M3?
    I'm looking at downsizing from a DSLR to the RX-10M3, which would also replace my aging Fuji XS-1.  My current DSLR is a Pentax K-3ii with weather resistant lenses.  I have been caught in the rain ...
  • Way to go, Henry.  All too often the news media try to get viewers by highlighting anything that will attract viewers, although they are quick to add "alleged" etc. to avoid legal issues.  And ...
  • Yes, PhotoMate has level correction, as well as vertical and horizontal perspective correction.  A very fine program with more features than you would expect, especially at $10 or so.  And it ...
  • Created discussion thread X30 in low, low light
    Just thought I would add this one... our ship was passing the Rock of Gibraltar after sundown and it was getting very dark. And, it was very far away, requiring full zoom.  But nothing ventured, ...
  • I still have the XF1 and the XS-1.  But the X30 gives me more control than the XF1, and the XS1 is obviously a much bigger camera, but I don't use either of those very often. Yes, I had a nice m43 ...
  • The X30 is, for me, a perfect travel camera. Together with my Samsung S2 tablet running PhotoMate R3 software I can take pictures, process them, and post them. And the entire package fits into a ...
  • Created discussion thread Art Car Parade (6 img)
    Houston, TX has an annual Art Car Parade, where every would-be car customizer can show off their work.  I took my K-3ii and 18-135mm zoom, and decided to shoot JPEG only.  Reason being, I wanted ...
  • Replied in john
    No problem.  I'm used to travel photography so this on-the-fly dog photography was a first.  Not much chance to think about framing etc. etc. especially since I don't normally do this type of ...
  • Took this image not knowing what it was. Now learned from a forum member this is a "spiderwort".  The K-3ii seems to hold up quite well at higher ISOs! K3-ii with Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
  • Created discussion thread Going to the dogs (K3ii, 31mm, 6 img)
    My friend raises and show Schnauzers, and has Champion and Grand Champions to his credit. He was at a dog show nearby so I got a chance to try my K3ii with 31mm Ltd on some of the dogs, always ...
  • My experience parallel's that of Tatouzou very closely. I have used my XS-1 a lot, especially on long trips when range and rough use were the norm. So the X-S1 is still the camera I grab when I ...
  • Live and learn.. never knew what spiderworts were until you made your post.  Looked it up, interesting plants!  And quite photogenic, as well. Thanks, Brian.
  • Created discussion thread K-3ii and Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro
    Still playing with my new-to-me macro. A few images of weeds around here (near Houston, TX). Shot DNG and processed in Capture One.
  • Created discussion thread Replacement for my X-S1 arrived.....
    .... and it's a Sony.  The new RX10 III seems like the first real X-S1 replacement: manual zoom, faster lens, 24-600mm zoom.  I like bigger cameras, the RX10III is a bit smaller but heavier than ...
  • I have had excellent results from an X-S1, still have it and use it.  And, for my main gear I switched from m43 (GH4 + pro lenses) to Pentax (K3ii + quality lenses).  I also have an XF1 (hardly ...
  • My K-3ii DNG files work well on Capture One 9.1, just like all previous versions. I've always use DNG (but do NEF files have an advantage?).
  • I agree completely, most of the time.  But when you need higher ISO or more dynamic range out of RAW images the Pentax is the way to go.  Or, of course, if you need a longer lens, although I could ...
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