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

Richard B.'s recent activity

  • 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 ...
  • LOL, my mistake - thanks for the correction noirdslr. I have never heard a fan and could see no place for a fan to vent, so I had assumed there wasn't a fan.
  • I do process "100s of photos" a time. I just imported 435 raw images into Capture One on a Macbook Air in 80 seconds. Just how much heat do you think that will generate? The Macbook Air doesn't ...
  • I converted from Aperture to C1. I tried LR, but couldn't get to grips with the interface, especially with regard the catalog. I like the C1 catalog much better and am getting some really nice raw ...
  • I have been to Death Valley a couple of times, its a great location for photography. If interested, I wrote up a report of my favorite shooting locations/times. http://www.rbpics.com/field-report-- ...
  • I can't speak to the 5500, but I have been using the K-5 IIs for a couple of years now. I switched to the the IIs from the Nikon D7000 and have been very happy with the move. I strongly prefer the ...
  • Replied in Agifold Agilux
    http://historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=1972 .....for some reason it doesn't show up in the DP Review camera database!! :-O
  • You have some nice color in the sky. A couple of suggestions - adding some foreground interest can sometimes help a shot e.g. a gnarled tree, interest rock formation etc. This can help frame the ...
  • Replied in Yikes!
    The second version removes the sharpening artifacts that detract from the first shot, but I prefer the color and contrast on the first version. I was going ask where the shot was taken since it ...
  • Beautiful set, fantastic contrast and color! Bryce is a great location, I hope to get back there sometime.
  • Replied in Thanks
    Many thanks to all for taking a look and your comments!
  • Great captures!
  • Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't sure how well the crop on that shot worked. I had also lost a little of the edge when I straightened the shot. I tried the shot with the 15mm also (the original ...
  • You have some nice lenses there, but I would definitely consider an option that would give you a little more scope at the wide end. Personally, I am a big fan of the 15mm Ltd. I think the only ...
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