DougOB

DougOB

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Joined on Sep 30, 2007

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  • Which lens? The Pentax TAKUMAR (BAYONET) 135mm k-mount lens did/does not have SMC coating and is not well regarded.  I had one and I found it had poor contrast and flare resistance.  For me the ...
  • A number of years ago we stayed for a day in Betws-y-Coed.  Everything was Black / Dark Gray stone (slate?).  Lot's of B&W without the need for a filter or post processing.  It was quite striking. ...
  • Nice shot, incredibly sharp.  I need to get a DA*300.  My shot with a A400 on a K-3 is not as sharp...see crop.  Could be other factors too. On the geek side, from the photo and related info, I was ...
  • I just realized, you must have been on the longer hiking trail up above, I was on the short "tourist" trail down below;-) Doug
  • Dale, I wasn't that close, at the observation point across the valley, a short hike from the parking lot. I did not go down to the lake below like many others.  They are re-configuring the paths ...
  • A year ago... taken with a K-5 and DA 40.
  • I handled an Olympus OM-D EM-1 last month.  Very, very tempting.  I found it ironic though that the Olympus m43 lens line-up consists of great primes, smaller set of zooms, and lack of long focal ...
  • Go small... DFA 100/f2.8 WR + Q-K Adapter + Q7. The DA*200 would be overkill, although the DA*50-135 might be of interest. ;-) Doug
  • And if you look there are simple user interfaces like ExifTool GUI for Windows : that make it easy for casual use. Doug
  • Exiftool http://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ There are extra tools built around it as well. Doug
  • "differing opinions"...  have you heard any criticisms from any one who actually owns the lens?  I ask because the negative comments that I have seen are from people looking at specs or reading ...
  • Replied in KF
    At first they were labeling their cameras with a "D" as in digital (*istD) but then dropped the D because they were all digital and reintroduced the "K" to recognize the K-mount. On the lenses the ...
  • Like these? http://www.photoprice.ca/product/02854/Canon-EF-S-18-135mm-f3.5-5.6-IS-price.html http://www.photoprice.ca/product/01443/Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-DX-16-85mm-f3.5-5.6-G-ED-VR-price.html http:// ...
  • I have complained about this - I like switches. But actually my main complaint is that the NEW K-3 buttons are Push/Hold and Dial only which can be awkward, whereas the other buttons support the ...
  • The first - he is looking into the view, carrying the sight line for the photo. The 2nd is a better picture of the dog as you see his face, but I think #1 is a better photo. Doug
  • Created discussions K-3 - 1st Impressions
    I have not had a chance to try out the K-3 much since it showed up Thursday, just playing with the settings and controls and a few test shots. Most of my basic comments you will have seen in other ...
  • I also ended up with B+W Kassemann.  The easiest choice was a 49mm filter since I have 10 lenses with this filter diameter, including most of the DA Ltds, so an $80 investment was cheap.  Even if ...
  • Going back, there was the 1st DA 18-55, then the 2nd DA 18-55 II with an improved optical design,  The WR and L versions are all the same optical formula as the 2nd version, the differences being ...
  • Actually I meant older M/K series FF lenses on a modern 24MP+ FF body/sensor (and in this context the Sony A7).  Yes I was overall 'tongue in cheek', which is also saying that I am fine with APS ...
  • It looks like a nice camera.  But for me... - $400 more than the K-3, without factoring in other costs. - Size - actually about the same as my K-01, more or less depending whether it is width or ...
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