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Pentax K-5
Pentax DA15 f/4 Limited
Pentax F 28 f/2.8
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax D-FA 100 f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55 WR
Pentax DA 50-200 WR
PK mount Kenko 1.5x teleplus, PK mount
Sigma 12-24 EX DG, PK mount (effectively replaced by DA15)
Sigma EDF-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
Bibble 5 (now rebranded and updated as Corel Aftershot Pro, but rendered obsolete by Aperture for me)
iPhoto 9.5

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  • Replied in 15 always wins
    I agree with both of you. That's why I love my DA15 even though I know its edge sharpness isn't exemplary. These shots also show it transmits perhaps half a stop more light than a zoom (no ...
  • Most simple photo browser/cataloging programs do this. iPhoto for instance. There's a simple 'enhance' button that does a pretty decent job, and as an alternative it will set out a series of ...
  • Sorry should have mentioned it's the non-HD version, from 2009. Paul
  • Absolutely true. I just noticed you also have the D-FA 100. This one is my main telephoto too. Now THAT is a lens with noisy autofocus, not to mention, at f/2.8, narrow DoF. The wide DoF of the ...
  • I agree with you on flare - a very important topic with a wide-angle lens as the sun is so often in or near the frame, and zoom wide-angles seem to flare badly. Also, the retractable hood is ...
  • Another vote for the K10. Has dual control wheels and great ergonomics. I changed it for the K7 in hope of better autofocus but the advantage wasn't there. The K10 was pretty poor at high ISO, but ...
  • I use a Lumix GM1 with 12-32 and Sigma 60mm  as a pocket outfit. I've turned many of the touch screen options off because I found I was altering important settings accidentally and not realising I ...
  • Last I looked, Plymouth wasn't in the South-East

  • It's fast enough for a telephoto. It's very sharp at all apertures, and has less of the flare and aberrations and messy bokeh that you get with zooms. Its hood is exactly matched to the FL because ...
  • Your post caused me to go back to find a K-7 ISO3200 RAW, converted to JPEG by the software I sued at the time (Bibble 4, now very heavily updated and called Corel Aftershot). It was a bit nasty, ...
  • Hi Apart from the 14 and some fisheyes and manual-focus Samyang/Rokinon jobs, I think nearly all the wider choices are zooms. These are versatile but bring problems, especially for landscape. I ...
  • Wooden toothpick worked for me too. I was also an ocean away from home when it happened. I also wished I'd had a wide-range zoom lens with me rather than primes. Repair once I got home was ...
  • Nice. I used my K5 and the 50-200 at maximum reach for these. AF-C, centre point. I found if I let the camera choose its own focus point it got very confused at this speed. In fact most shots were ...
  • I bought the 8x mini-pack, which gets two little foil packs of each of red, blue and yellow, plus one each of white and black. I also got a magnet pack which has some extra Sugru. Guess what, got ...
  • Yeah maybe I should have used red. Not white because it soon looks grubby. Didn't have a mould. Just rolled it into a cylinder, stuck it onto the camera and then shaped it with my fingers ...
  • I had some black Sugru, so if I'd wanted it black I could have had it. But black would have been an insult to the original camera designers: I'd have been sort of pretending it was their work, and ...
  • I bought a GM1, collapsing 12-32 lens and the Sigma 60mm, to use as a compact travel kit. Love the quality of the shots, but in sunny places I just couldn't get on with not having a viewfinder. ...
  • Hi all In a photography context, can anyone explain why they use cloud storage? It's handy for documentss and all that (though not perfect because you have to put the docs in their folder, and your ...
  • No 2 is superb - it's very hard to get a car moving on the diagonal that fast, and have nice panning blur and good composition. You ticked all the boxes. It's very sharp too, a commendation of ...
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