Donald M Mackinnon

Donald M Mackinnon

Lives in United Kingdom Isle of Lewis, Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Energy solutions
Joined on Nov 13, 2006

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  • Replied in Tamron 14-150mm
    I have a GX7 so the thread caught my eye. It is rather surprising that no one seems to have recommended this lens http://www.tamron.eu/uk/lenses/14-150mm-f35-58-di-iii/ Early reports suggest it has ...
  • Brilliant reply :-)
  • Created discussions D3300 & 16-85mm VR
    I am wondering how this combo would sit in terms of weight given the lens weighs more than the body. If anyone is using this set up I would appreciate feedback and examples. Torn between the D3300 ...
  • Replied in Nikon D40
    I am going to stick my head above the parapet to suggest you stay with your D40. I like many started out with a D40 but sadly then went on a very long and very expensive upgrade journey. Currently ...
  • Donald, If you would state what computer and operating system you have we could give you better advice. I am using an Asus all in One PC running Windows 7 with 2TB RAM
  • Oh Boy, sound heavy already :-( I don't have a Mac.
  • Created discussions RAW advice for GX7 user
    I asked in another thread for jpeg settings for the GX7. One reply encouraged me to think about raw, so I would welcome advice on using raw. I actually have an old copy of Lightroom 1.4 which I ...
  • Many thanks for the replies so far. I didn't expect suggestions that would be a mile away from default but just the wee tricks that can make a difference. I note the recommendation on NR and will ...
  • Created discussions GX7 jpeg settings only
    Please do not reply by suggesting raw. I don't shoot raw,end of story I am awaiting a GX7 and would appreciate feedback on jpeg settings especially NR. I have an FZ150 which is set at -2 NR, at ...
  • I thought at first this is what I had done, just touched the lens and moved it from 12 to 13mm, but then why would Picasa show the focal length as 12mm. Anyway here is a shot taken at the 12mm ...
  • Hmm, interesting as I have just checked and Picasa shows every image at 12 mm as being 26mm equivalent. Opening the properties side panel confirms this. My GM1 is at Panasonic with dust under the ...
  • I have a GM1, well I own one, because it is currently with Panasonic having the dust under the sensor issue addressed. Last night I was looking over some of the images taken with it and noticed on ...
  • I have a GM1 which is currently at Panasonic with the "dust under the sensor" issue. Whilst awaiting its return I am contemplating additional lenses and whether to add a GX7 body to my kit. The ...
  • Many thanks for the replies. I telephoned a reputable dealer today who is doing the G6 at £399, with £100 cashback it's a bargain but there is real confusion about which lens is supplied. the ...
  • Created discussions G6 lens question
    Amazon UK list the G6 with the 14-42 II HD lens. The product code is G6- KEB-K. I am reliably informed that this is in fact incorrect and that the G6 ships with the standard Mk1 14-42, would any G6 ...
  • On a Saturday. I have to say that the most recent correspondence form Sony intimating that there was missing paperwork pretty much blew me out of the water. To then receive the cashback payment the ...
  • With no intimation or correspondence from Sony whatsoever, a payment of £50 was made by bacs transfer to my account today. A long and totally bizarre struggle indeed !!
  • Replied in On going farce
    I received this astonishing response today from Sony who had assured me that a bacs payment was being arranged to make the £50 cash-back Sony and customer service are yet to meet I see :-( Dear ...
  • How bad is the kit lens, and at what focal length ? Is it a case of soft wide open at 18 mm like its predecessor?
  • I have the opportunity to purchase a K50 from Tesco Direct and use  vouchers towards the cost which will give me a substantial saving. Previously I had a K30 with the original 18-55 WR kit lens. I ...
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Last review May 17, 2008
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Last entry Jan 16, 2010
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Last upload Mar 2, 2012