miles500

miles500

Lives in United Kingdom Guildford, United Kingdom
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Joined on May 25, 2007

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  • Just checked the lens on my K3 and the two silver parts of the camera and lens mount come together and there is no gap - all looks pretty normal to me.
  • I can now answer my own question.  I got on line to Microsoft support and the main problem was that the Camera application had somehow become corrupted and a re installation has made the full res ...
  • Created questions Trouble with my Nokia 930
    I git a Nokia 930 largely because I thought it would be a good option when I am not carrying my Pentax DSLR and was keen on using full resolution DNG files.  I am using Nokia Camera as my image ...
  • I could not give a definitive answer to this, unless I were able to take an identical shot with each camera and then pixel peep having regard to choice of lenses. This I have not done but  I doubt ...
  • I have both but much prefer the handling of the K3.  It is much much faster if you use the lens correction facility or hdr facilities.  I use back button focusing - the AF button is in a much ...
  • It all depends how far away the planes are likely to be. At an airshow in the summer I used my DA*300 and had difficulty keeping planes in the frame and they were often too close to get the whole ...
  • I like your shot of of Parliament Square and of course of the sunset.  The painted ship must be fairly newly positioned or painted as I have never noticed it, but it makes a nice picture.
  • We we shall never the anything like this again and I am fortunate to live within an hour's travelling time from the centre of London.  The shots are simply record shorts and of no artistic value ...
  • I have not seen that film and will look out for it.  It is hard to take in the immensity of what those poppies represent.
  • Replied in Flickr codes
    Thanks Mike.  At last I have managed it, but they do not make it easy and the guidance on Flickr seems to me to be wrong. Yes you go to all sizes and then view image data and that enables you to ...
  • A few images of the scene at the Tower of London where about 866,000 ceramic poppies were 'planted' in the moat to commemorate those who died in WW1.  It was pretty crowded but I managed to get a ...
  • Created photos Flickr codes
    Very occasionally I post a picture and once learned how to find the Flickr code to paste into a message.  Since I last did it, they have changed the way it works and I can not fathom how to get at ...
  • I would endorse comments on the Sigma 17-50 which I use to capture the antics of my young grandsons.  I think you need the flexibility of a zoom as they never stay very long in the same place.
  • I use ACDSee 7 and my only criticism is that it is not as stable as I would like but I put up with  the odd crash, because it is so easy to use.  I think that the initial version of a RAW image ...
  • I think you are right - the only reason I got the UV filter was that the Sigma 17-50 is pretty big at 77mm and has a relatively small petal hood and I found myself accidentally touching it, but I ...
  • Many thanks for this - I know that mine is a circular one, but I tested it ti make sure!
  • Thanks for the explanation - that seems to be the likely answer.  Fortunately the DA *300 has a fairly large hood so provided that is always used then I see no risk to the lens.  I will not be ...
  • At the risk of reopening the controversy of whether UV filters are necessary, my practice is not to use them unless I see a risk to the front element of the lens I am using.  In the summer I ...
  • Another vote for the DA 35mm Macro - if I could only have one prime lens, I would take this one as it does everything from landscapes to macro.
  • I have both cameras and much prefer the K3. If you use the lens corrections or Hdr settings  you will see how much quicker than the KIIs this camera processes.  The 18-135 is a good general ...
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