Xiaomao

Xiaomao

Lives in China Kunming, China
Works as a Businessman
Joined on Feb 14, 2009

Xiaomao's recent activity

  • Louis, mazing "sunbursts"! I like this shot very much, it reminds of my similar shot with a 15 mm lens, well known for its "starbursts", on my other camera. It's obvious that your (Nikon) lens ...
  • Replied in Dear Yang,
    I'd be honored to be at her service, Choi, but no guarantee at all! :-( You did a much better job than me, at least you took the GR apart. I used a screw driver, forcing to open the covers, but was ...
  • Yes, I agree, Choi, D-Lux 4 is a gem, and P has put it to very good use. I've been using it since Jan., 2009. It's still working, though I dropped on a tile floor, and the LCD screen kept ...
  • Dear Louis, so pleased to see your excellent shots at the beginning of 2016! I like the images of the trumpet player and the policeman with tree branches growing on his head and shoulders😊. -- Bes ...
  • It is the recommendation from the service that the lenses be stored upside down, or the mount side up, to avoid such an issue to arise, particularly in a very hot environment. I guess the grease ...
  • Roland, you are right on for the cause of this sticky aperture blades issue. The service guy told me that he dismounted the lens, cleaned the grease that might have come from the focusing, and ...
  • Congratulations, Ian! A heavy Christmas present. I've been using DA L 55-300, and the coming of DFA 150-450 opens a clearer new world to my eyes. I like its sharpness, color and contrast, and so ...
  • Da 70 had been good to me until I was troubled by its stickily slow aperture blades about one month ago, which resulted in over exposed shots when stopped down to f/5.6 or smaller apertures. I ...
  • Dear Louis, thanks a lot for the colorful greetings! Wishing you and you loved ones a merry Christmas and a prosperous new 2016! You've let us enjoy you unique works this year. Looking foward to ...
  • Hi, chessov, thanks for the comment! I wonder why the issue disappeared once you got home. Did you do anything more (besides going home) to make it work again?
  • That's sad news for me. I think I'm handy, but not in a position to take apart the delicate parts and put them back again. Thanks for the link, very informative! It was all right when I bought it. ...
  • Your comment and observation are much appreciated, Roland! It is very clear that the lever at the back of the lens is rather resistant, quite like the feeling of turning the focus ring of a manual ...
  • Smitty, I bought a set of screw drivers (32 pcs), and tried to loosen the screws, ..., no use. The blades of the apertures are still resistant, just like turning the focus ring of a manual lens. ...
  • Thanks for your input and experience, Tan68! The lever appears to be rather resistant like turning the focus ring of a manual lens. Maybe the grease flew to the mechanical parts of the aperture ...
  • I read somewhere K-5 IIs has better DR. -- Best regards, Yang
  • Hi, Lawrence, thanks for sharing your idea! I've never had the need for a backup, except for a D-Lux 4. I only had the experience of a dead K-5 for several times, which was brought to life after I ...
  • Smitty1, thank you very much for your inputs! I'll go and buy a suitable screwdriver and follow your advise. Hope the lovely lens will please me again. Sorry, the temperature was about 7 ℃ in ...
  • Created discussion thread Is my DA 70 wrong?
    Hello, friends! I have been troubled by this lens' for the phenomenon that I get over exposured shots if I use f/5 to f/19 or smaller apertures, but the exposures are about normal from f/2.4 to 3.2. ...
  • I agree to everything here. Also neglecting K3. -- Best regards, Yang
  • Replied in K1 Speculation
    I'd like to see a K1 as small as physically possible, like or smaller than my 1st DSLR Kx.
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