mike703

mike703

Lives in United Kingdom South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Academic
Joined on May 18, 2007

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  • Review of the 17-70: http://www.lenstip.com/366.1-Lens_review-Sigma_C_17-70_mm_f_2.8-4.0_DC_Macro_OS_HSM.html - the review is rather equivocal and points out some ways in which the new version of ...
  • Replied in Nate...
    ... you should carry that combo with you more often.  That is a wonderful set of images. Best wishes
  • Replied in k-01 or k-r?
    Not the K-r.  As others have said the later generation sensor in the K-01 / K30  / K50 generation is significantly better.  Also the K-r had (if I recall correctly) AF issues in tungsten light. Whe ...
  • .. and +2 for the RX100.  If you want light / convenient for travel you don't want be lugging extra lenses, in which case buying an interchangeable lens camera seems a bit pointless. Best wishes
  • What is it that you need help with?  The pic could use a little more subtley in the postprocessing but I think that's a pretty good job.  What's the problem? Best wishes
  • Replied in 42 st photo
    http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/42nd-street-photo-new-york-4 Avoid like the plague Best wishes
  • Yes for two reasons. 1. AF is done with the lens wide open: faster lenses AF much better in poor light. 2. Even with today's high-ISO capabilities i find myself sometimes wanting to shootat the ...
  • Replied in Humpty Dumpty
    Quote from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass': 'When I use a word', Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean'.
  • I really like it.  The treatment you have given it is somehow appropriate and works well; I can imagine that the 'uncooked' version wouldn't look so good.  Thumbs up. Best wishes
  • Thanks Aaron - yes that one does work well in B&W, good suggestion. best wishes
  • Replied in impressive...
    Well, you can have some further discussion anyway. Apart from the infantile nature of your insults above (well done, really helps you to make your case), let's look at the question you pose. (i) ...
  • Replied in Not the case
    Really? Then why did you write this.... 'Another benefit from ETTR is that it helps your zoom lens hit focus in low light. Mostly the best zooms are f/2.8, and when they are at long reach say ...
  • Replied in PPA insurance
    If you don't make enough form selling pics to cover the cost of a professional insurance policy, wouldn't you be better off giving the pics away for nothing and then having your gear insured under ...
  • Strange optical illusions can appear when looking at intersections of light and dark stripes in a grid... http://www.instructables.com/id/Optical-Illusion-Mysterious-Black-Dots/ http://en.wikipedia ...
  • I agree with a lot of what you say but we're coming at this from different angles.  Did the commentator and cameraman have the right to do what they did?  Sure.  Middle aged men with 300mm lenses ...
  • You're very sure of yourself, aren't you?  It is a fact that people have been driven to suicide by internet abuse.  I have no idea how much these events affected him: more to the point, nor do you.
  • Yes.  It's a good point though: many people think that depth of field is (a) absolute (i.e. independent of viewing conditions) and (b) sudden, so that something 1 inch within dof is completely ...
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