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Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jan 9, 2007
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Pentax K3 II
Pentax DA15 f/4 Limited
Pentax F 28 f/2.8
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax FA 135 f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55 WR
Pentax DA 50-200 WR
Sigma 12-24 EX DG
Kenko 1.5x teleplus (never use it - quality is worse than cropping the 135mm)
Pentax AF201FG flash
Sigma EF-530DG Super flash, PTTL

Panasonic Lumix GM1 w/12-32
Sigma DN 60 f/2.8, MFT mount

iMac 2.66 GHz core 2 duo
Aperture 3
Pixelmator 3

Paul_R_H's recent activity

  • Well $800 will get you quite a long way. Remember lenses lose their value slowly, cameras lose theirs fast. Good lenses can make technically good shots on mediocre cameras. Mediocre lenses are ...
  • I have a great set of primes, some out of production: DA15 Limited f/4, F28 f/2.8, FA50 f/1.4, FA135 f/2.8 I just switched from a K5 to a K3 II. The 24MP sensor, when you view its output at 100 ...
  • Hi My experience is that it is four individual exposures at the nominal ISO, so the noise is reduced by being averaged out. The camera seems to open the physical shutter for a long time, and then ...
  • Thanks. That's what I think I'll be doing. If I'm shooting landscapes etc where I take few shots, I'll download to computer all the RAWs I haven't deleted. If I'm shooting action in 8fps, I'll ...
  • Thanks. Then it behaves like a K5 - gives you the option to delete the RAW or jpg or both. So you can select a bunch of non-sequential photos and erase both file formats for each. But if you write ...
  • I bought a K3 II yesterday and can't see I'll ever use pixel shift at anything other than low ISO. It works only when the camera is on a tripod and the subject isn't moving. If those two ...
  • Hi I have a new K3 II. I've set it to send PEF to card 1 and jpg to card 2. If I delete a shot it seems i have to do it twice, switching between cards on playback. Or is there a clever way to ...
  • Thanks all. In the end I went for a simple cheap manual solution. I got the new weather proof Pentax AF201FG flash. On-camera this does P-TTL and bounce and is better than the built-in flash of my ...
  • Funny I just had the same idea, but at the moment it's nearly dark and raining in London so I can't do it. Over to you... Paul
  • Hi Mike I have been following your fascinating observations since the start of your first post. I have been enjoying your photos for years. I don't doubt your experience and skill at all. But I ...
  • Created discussion thread Flash advice K3-II
    Hi I just ordered a K3-II from SRS in the UK. They were offering it over the weekend with both a £50 discount (to £699) and a free DA50 1.8. Now what shall I do about flash? I have a Sigma DG 510 ...
  • Well the main thing is, he went there shot them. And to me they are beautifully composed images of an extraordinary historic event. Testament to the people who have preserved and restored these ...
  • Hi I have a Kenko 1.5x, which I think is the current version. I've used it with a few lenses, zoom and prime, albeit not in the long focal lengths you're talking about. My sharpest tele is the ...
  • Created discussion thread Amateur Photographer UK K-3 II review
    Hi This is a couple of weeks old but I only just noticed it. AP is normally regarded as pretty authoritative. They say the continuous focus feels faster than before, but haven't measured it. ...
  • Hello These seem to be lovely shots, as are all you galleries. But I think you might get more response if you posted just the best. It takes me, with a 50Meg connection, about 10 sec sec to ...
  • Replied in Sigma 60mm 2.8
    Brilliant idea. Must try it. I already transformed the ease of use of my GM1 with a home-made grip out of Sugru. Paul
  • If you shoot jpeg you can tune the camera's settings, so that the camera applies your own adjustment to every shot you take - until you tell it to do something different. You can begin with some ...
  • Created discussion thread K3 low UK price until July 27
    I have no connection with SRS Microsystems though have been a happy customer. They are offering the K3 body for £624 at the moment in a bundle with a Hama spare battery. From that you can subtract ...
  • No 10 is genius. Bravo Paul
  • Yes I did spot those howlers Paul
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