K Mcgregor

K Mcgregor

Lives in United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 16, 2002

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  • Replied in I had two
    Ah yes, both the E520 and the E1 aren't that happy about focusing on moving things in very dark conditions, but I assumed from your example photo you were talking about this being the case in good ...
  • I don't think an E1 should struggle that much to focus right or need multiple button presses. Mine was fine- no need to press the button twice, it didn't make mistakes unless I accidentally ...
  • So far as I saw you haven't posted any example shots of what you mean? That would help narrow down what's wrong here. You may just have an E1 with bad focus calibration for that particular lens, ...
  • While this is partly a matter of taste, I disagree that extra sharpening ought to be needed with the E1. In my opinion, sharpening is best kept at 0 or below, the E1 isn't stunningly sharp but ...
  • In my current situation where I can use the E520 instead, no. However, if it was a choice between ONLY an LX100 (fairly limited lens right?) or LX100+E1+40-150 on a 'trip of a lifetime', then yes, ...
  • Not too dark to me, they have a lovely rich warm colour and a lot of depth to them. Very pleasing to the eye.
  • Does this happen on both lenses? Any time the aperture has not showed up for me it's because the lens wasn't on right- listen for the click when you attach lens to camera, if you don't hear it ...
  • Thanks for your comments. Seems Pentax DSLRs in camera IS works, but may well not be better than the VR I'm struggling with, from what you're saying. I always use my camera on manual for exposure, ...
  • That depends how much you want to spend and how heavy a camera you'd tolerate. The E5 is the best in overall specification and the most expensive, but the E30 and E620 have similar sensors and ...
  • Replied in Perspective
    I remember you recommending the 17-70 to me when I was considering getting a D3300 and looking at my lens options. It does sound promising- how's the flare? The 18-105 has the worst flare of any ...
  • How do you find the image stabilisation to be on the Pentax DSLRS VS Olympus? I had heard there was some issue about having to hold down the button to let it initialise before it would work right ...
  • Replied in Perspective
    Thanks for your comments- did you also feel that camera shake and dof/focus placement was an issue? I am curious because I am aware that it may just be my being new to the camera that makes this a ...
  • S-AF is extremely fast, but since the AF on the E520 is pretty fast anyway for static subjects with the 14-54, I didn't feel this was hugely different, and as I mentioned in the opening post, ...
  • I've used the Vivitar 285HV on top of my E520 and it is heavier than the FL50, and it's quite usable.
  • A second hand FL50/FL36 might be worth the savings, given how the 4/3 market is just now. Do you still have the Vivitar 285HV? I use one of those with my E520 and if you don't mind using flash ...
  • Who wants to see how the E520 measures up to the Nikon D7000? Probably nobody except me, but I'm going to write at length about it anyhow. This is partly for fun, partly for my own sake as I ...
  • For me the viewfinder size difference was significant enough that I know I'd never tolerate the D3200, but would consider the D3300.
  • The puny viewfinder of the 5200 would make it intolerable to me, for that reason, I would never consider a 5200 although I would possibly consider a 5300. It might be only slightly bigger but ...
  • These look pretty good, it's a promising suggestion maybe there was a bit of unfamiliarity with the camera causing issues before (note- the last one has camera shake and possibly the one of the ...
  • I don't think you should do that in camera. I always used my E1 at -2 sharpening and -2 contrast and that produces more natural looking jpegs. Really looks like a focus issue to me. It could be, ...
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