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Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Howick, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Jun 12, 2005

miked58's recent activity

  • I have shot a dozen or so weddings for friends and if you are the main shooter things happen fast. Swapping lenses is a luxury. The lenses you have are more than adequate. How are you off for ...
  • I tired of the poor low-light performance of crop cameras.. iso1600 was really the limit. I have had them all from 20D, 40D,50D,60D, 7D, etc.  I have shot my 6D at 12,800 and been very pleased ...
  • I had a 1DS a while back. Nice images at low isos. In use the rear screen is worthless for checking whether the eyes are in focus or pretty much anything else. The battery is expensive to replace, ...
  • I only shoot jpeg. The X100 looked great but I never enjoyed it and found it difficult to capture immediate shots. I seemed to spend half my time checking dials and settings. If it focussed like ...
  • Mine is definitely noisy. Probably the loudest of my lenses. Had me worried initially but I have used it a bit without incident or issue. Very sharp and focuses well as you would expect.
  • Have a look at the ef 100-300 f4.5-5.6. I got one in mint condition for under $100. Image quality is lovely, particularly the shorter end. It has usm so it handles well. I have had plenty of L ...
  • Replied in Another go
    Spent a few minutes more in a room that isn't streaming sunlight onto a monitor.....lol
  • With a bit of tweaking the jpeg still allows you to get a lighter foreground by lifting shadows. A 20 second quick play...using Faststone image viewer
  • Super compact with large sensor and very sharp prime 28mm equiv.
  • I had a 24-105L sent to me by mail and it got damaged, sounded gritty. Couldn't take a clear shot, everything fuzzy. Sent to canon repair and it wasn't hugely expensive ($200-ish). It has been in ...
  • Here is a link to her website showing some of the newborn images. The lighting is simple and she tries to get the parents to interact as much as possible, other siblings, favourite toys for the ...
  • Replied in Kiwi advice
    I am a NZ resident. You need a wide zoom (more than 18mm) as often you can't back up enough - we have windy roads and lots of trees. What that means is you may see a stunning view but if you back ...
  • Does it happen with all lenses?
  • I still have a 50-135mm f2.8 from Tokina for crop cameras. Very highly reviewed and is amazingly sharp with awesome bokeh. Pentax version is only slightly different. I found it fabulous for portraits.
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