jamesm007

jamesm007

Lives in United States Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Computer Programmer
Joined on Jun 13, 2007
About me:

To learn the art of photography from real photographers.
This added Sept 2014 or 8 years after that first sentance. I have learned a lot. Don't know all, but I also like helping others as I can. Its a community.

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  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article

    Yes bad move IMO. The built in flash is something I use many times a year, at the least. And I have a large and small external flash. But I don't always need that much power and the built in works...

  • Its is a neat high value solution for bad weather shooting. The built in flash can be used in any K body with WR, and still be sealed. But this flash offers more power, features and a tilting ...
  • Could you please explain when you should take apart a lens and who should do it. I think its a bit dangerous for a lot of the newer dSLR owners to think IQ is being hurt if they don't clean their ...
  • Nice! Number 2 the room shows nice sharpness in the corner for its fstop. The light switch is blurred but it should be, because that's not in the focus plane. All shots show Pentax color, WB and ...
  • If you don't buy the other members K10D. And if you did buy a battery and it did not work out then I feel sort of bad. But, you did return your K10D. So your re-gained most of your funds. Now if ...
  • To help show what BobORama is saying here is nearly a perfect pic to demonstrate. It clearly shows where the focus point is. The pic gets strong Purple CA in the front and Green CA going back from ...
  • Not bad, good portraits. But I think that's a Charlie's Angle pose. I grew up with Farrah Fawcett as one of the stars. You do have two angles but the one with the Tattoo takes the attention away ...
  • "Anyhow, as per the advice of James, I have today, ordered a new battery, which I could do with anyway, but I guess as the camera fires the hotshoe flash, it probably isn't a duff battery?" I think ...
  • IMO for sure purple chromatic aberration (there are several types) and there is a bit of green aberrations. Now if that's one of the Pentax 35mm newer primes I can just about guarantee a great ...
  • I have been wondering why I don't see him anymore? I thought he may have left Pentax for another brand. No, not the case. He had a lot of charictar in a good way and made threads fun and ...
  • There is no settings that can do all the things you say happen when you open the flash. I would not give up however. Take the battery out with the camera on, then restart it. Re-load the latest ...
  • Nice shot. I liked it, its not easy getting small birds, it has very nice color and contrasts. Was it the DA55-300mm WR, its snowing! Now the pixel peeping begins. At first I thought you got it 90% ...
  • Both have very high IQ period. I have two 50mm f/1.7 primes the fully manual types. I also bought the DA35mm f/2.4. For decades, many decades it seems the 50mm was the golden standard for a 35mm SLR. ...
  • Amazingly Pentax is starting to show in big chain stores here in the Detroit area. Big chains even sell packages. Also camera only stores are starting to carry Pentax again! They are making in roads. ...
  • I have enjoyed and still respect (all the IQ and FL I need for an UWA) the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX lens. It cost me about $500. You probably got a bargain. This is a high value lens. Lens going ...
  • Every picture makes you think, something grabs your attention. I have seen some of these but don't remember the bigger city pictures. Superb is all I can say. Not just the time period, but the ...
  • Replied in Birds of Prey
    Really good...
  • For me the most exciting part is the new kit lens. Having taken apart an DA 18-55mm WR one part at a time slowly (never got it back together).  I can say for sure most of the space in  DA18-55mm ...
  • Yep I agree. There is a reason I really enjoy my K-5.
  • I enjoy a good sense of humor without taking ones self to serious. Thumbs up!
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