Richard B.

Richard B.

Lives in United States MA, United States
Works as a Information Technology
Has a website at www.rbpics.com
Joined on Apr 1, 2002
About me:

Camera: Pentax K-5 IIs
- Pentax 15 f4 Limited
- Pentax 21 f3.2 Limited
- Pentax 40 f2.8 Limited
- Pentax 70 f2.4 Limited
- Pentax 17-70 f4
- Pentax 35-105 f3.5
- Pentax 55-300 f4-f5.8
- Manfrotto 190X + 322RC2

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  • Beautiful set, I really like #1. Great sense of drama from the sky.
  • APS does provide more DOF than FF at the same field of view, but stopping down by 1 stop will get it back. The only time you might care about that is if you need to keep the shutter speed high, ...
  • All three are nicely framed, my favorite is #3 very nicely framed and some great light!
  • I can't claim to be any expert on either park, but I have visited a couple of times and wrote up a field report from my last trip, which may give some ideas for shooting locations. If interested, ...
  • I'm a big fan of the Ltd primes. My go to landscape set are the DA 14, 21, 40 and 70mm. Together, they weigh under 600g and provide beautiful contrast and color, not to mention great control of flare.
  • Recently revisited and old favorite, the Bluebell railway in Sussex, England. It's always a good excuse for a few more train shots. The railway itself is doing great and now has four stations and ...
  • For me it has to be the Pentax Ltd primes (1) DA 15mm f4 (2) DA 21mm f3.2 (3) DA 40mm f2.8 (4) DA 70mm f2.4 Aside from great optical performance, all four ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-5 IIs
    It will have to be my current camera, the Pentax K-5 IIs, for the following reasons: (1) Compact design with great ergonomics and handling (2) Excellent ...
  • I agree with photopastor, the bison can get very close. On my last visit, a bison took a dislike to the rental car and gave it a good whack with it's horn causing $750 damage. A good place for ...
  • Not sure what version C1 you were using, but the UI for C1 8.x is certainly not slow. I found it similar in speed to Aperture on the same hardware. As to unintuitive and cumbersome, that is a ...
  • I switched from Aperture to C1 pro. I have been very happy with the move. C1 pro provides a few features Aperture never got around to providing, such as lens and perspective correction. I prefer, ...
  • I haven't done a helicopter ride, but I have photographed from a light plane. The amount of zoom you need will probably be dependent on the height you are flying at. Most of the pictures I took ...
  • I moved from Aperture to C1. I don't think C1 can open and directly edit Aperture libraries, but C1 can import them. The import from Aperture preserves meta data, ratings etc. and some basic ...
  • I had the Nikon 70-300VR when I shot with Nikon and now have the Pentax DA 55-300. I have the older SMC, rather than HD version of the lens. However, I believe these lenses are both the same ...
  • Great idea! I had all my old color negatives scanned at Scan Cafe, but it looks like you have a really excellent process method set up there. ....and is that Arundel castle I see in one of the ...
  • Using filters with the DA Ltds is pretty easy. I occasionally use an ND filter or a polarizer to slow the shutter speed. With the 15mm, you just push in the lens hood, screw on the filter and pull ...
  • Not sure which K-5 you are seeing at $350, but that would be a great price. The K-5 II and IIs have improved AF over the original K-5. The IIs is a little sharper than the other two, due to not ...
  • I have no opinion about how good or bad a 1" sensor should be - I don't care. I simply pointed out the samples you posted weren't that low light compared to some other performance situations. I ...
  • Hi Dylan, I have a macbook Air 1.7G i7 with 8G RAM. CO runs pretty nicely. The app opens in a couple of seconds, having all flash storage helps significantly. I did the import test above before I ...
  • ISO 1600 at 1/100s, is a luxury I seldom have. I often shoot theatrical performances and usually have to start out at ISO 3200 and often end up shooting a performance at ISO 6400. Some samples from ...
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