KCampbell

KCampbell

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Has a website at www.adrem.net
Joined on Dec 31, 2004
About me:

An amateur photographer since 1979

KCampbell's recent activity

  • I hadn't paid much attention to micro-focus adjustment since I shoot so much landscape with relatively small apertures, but after buying an 85mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.4 and seeing the difference between...
  • The Phase Detect autofocus method used by DSLRs is faster because a single measurement enables the system to determine how much, and in which direction, the focus has to be adjusted. Contrast...
  • Replied in Did long ago
    I've got X100 and X-Pro1 with 3 lenses. It's nice to have a much smaller, much lighter alternative - especially with the X100. With Canon now I almost only ever shoot with TS-E 17 and TS-E 24 and...
  • Replied in 95% OVF, 5% EVF
    I bought both cameras for the hybrid OVF, and that's what I use the overwhelming majority of the time. Kevin
  • I've been completely and utterly satisfied with my Acratech Ultimate Ballhead - exquisitely made, relatively light, and locks up solid without straining anything. Bob Rigby...
  • Replied in 35mm for me
    I find 35mm to be the most natural focal length on full frame, and if I had to limit myself to a single focal length this would probably be it. Kevin
  • Hello, and welcome. shankze wrote: ... I have been using a Canon S 95 for the last 2 years and I really like the camera. I feel that the time has come for me to buy a DSLR camera. ... I mean this...
  • Whether it's an essay, a report or a photograph, one of the most important skills to develop is a critical eye for your own work - the ability to look at it as if it were done by someone...
  • Assuming you shoot JPG make sure you've set the camera for "large" and fine - whichever setting gives you the biggest file size, as that will make the fewest compromises to image quality through...
  • I wasn't unhappy with the noise on this example. Kevin
  • As mentioned there's a lock switch in addition to the friction screw, and I've had no problem with mine even if I don't use the lock tab. Kevin
  • The choice of focal length is entirely driven by the subject and distance, there's no way for anyone to provide a useful answer without more information. Why low light? Kevin
  • This question comes up quite often, you'll find lots of advice in addition to the suggestions already provided if you search. Kevin
  • Replied in Most are better
    My 24-105 is the least sharp of the Canon lenses I own bar 1, but that's not to say there's anything wrong with it. It's soft as you approach the edges when shooting at the wide end, but contrast...
  • Replied in Autumn sunshine
    Winthrop, WA. X100.
  • At the moment there's a huge gulf between the quality of a full frame reflex viewfinder and even the very best EVFs, akin to the difference between looking out the window and looking at the image...
  • Replied in I can't see it
    I wonder if what you're seeing is an example of posterization, where your display lacks sufficient tonality to display all the very similar, yet slightly different, tones involved? Can you post a...
  • For a very modest amount of money you can get a 3rd party extension tube set which will include a number of different lengths to use individually or together - you get to choose how close you want...
  • Not only is the TS-E 17 wide to start with, but you can stitch shifted images together to get even greater coverage, or just use shift to correct for perspective Shifted vertically and...
  • I've no experience with the 40mm, but the 35mm f/2 is an excellent lens - and significantly lighter than the IS version. Kevin
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