newmikey

newmikey

Lives in Netherlands Heiloo, Netherlands
Works as a Customs consultant
Joined on Apr 9, 2003
About me:

Currently shooting K-5 IIs (since November '13) and Ricoh GR (September '13) and loving it!

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  • Replied in Recommendation
    You can, but the long exposure will increase the noise even more in high-ISO to the point the shots will become unusable. The whole idea of longer exposures is to get this smooth, buttery look in ...
  • The DA55-300mm is an extremely versatile and useful lens to have and punches far above it weight in image quality. I'd pass on the 18-55 and, seeing your requirements, go for the Sigma ...
  • Replied in D-lighting?
    Have you got your D5100 body set to some kind of shadow recovery or highlight protection mode? Especially highlight protection ends up underexposing the shot and then over exposing the shadows in ...
  • Replied in Concur
    Not too sure they'd go down well at all! The SMC-M, SMC-K and later F's and FA's would not have the issue and can be eaten freely!
  • Key issue here, what exactly do you think FF will change in your images? Unless you have a specific goal the answer is going to be "nothing whatsoever". The K-3 will actually be more than just good ...
  • Lots of people don't use Windows but Apple OSX or even Linux, boatloads of people never touch PS/CS/ACR but truckloads of other options out there whether paid or entirely free. If you are ...
  • I'm too lazy to go into detail but you seem to be entirely clueless here. What exactly IS your point? You write in your blog you shot a bracket of 5 "to see what extra dynamic range I could pull ...
  • I use GIMP which is a full-featured editor which is completely open-source and therefore free. Your image is actually quite good as it is, I merely duplicated it into a separate layer. Set the top ...
  • Lightzone is quite powerful but I still need to get the hang of it. The more F/OSS software, the merrier though and it's another tool to use when needed.
  • Gimp, Digikam, Krita, LuminanceHDR, Darktable, Rawtherapee, UFRaw, ImageMagick, Hugin, Irfanview and the list goes on What OS you are running and what you mean by "editing" will probably limit the ...
  • The last one was added by me. It is true though that you can reach essentially the same result with any converter as long as you know what you are doing. 100 ISO 1/100s Exposure f/6.3 Aperture ...
  • Replied in I did and...
    I find it very hard if not impossible to assess whether all of those pros and cons would actually make sense to the OP or fulfill his requirements ( remember he asked for " the best combination of ...
  • there is no such thing as "the best photo processing and editing software for an amateur" any more than there is a "best camera for an amateur". There is a wide variety of both commercial as well ...
  • their cars with part of their anatomy...
  • He'll be what, 66 years of age before he'd even get a chance to get out. The sentence removed a dangerous criminal from the streets at least until his pension age and even then I assume he will be ...
  • If you don't like the working conditions, stay out of there. I made that choice a long time ago, didn't want to live and work in a country that seems a few hundred years behind the rest of the ...
  • Dialed in -0.7 Ev compensation to avoid burning out bright lights. Every time I put down the K-5 IIs and pick up the GR I am amazed at the ease with which this little wonder generates quality ...
  • Just good fun with a great camera. PP all with digiKam and GIMP
  • No really, just apologize and say you still need to set up the new equipment and have technical difficulties. Get one of those modelling heads with a wig or even a vase on a little table and ...
  • Replied in Answer:
    No, it's the regular 28mm wide of the GR but cropped to a panoramic format.
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