miles500

miles500

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

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  • 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 ...
  • I have the K5IIs as well as a K3 and have never noticed moire using either.  I did try to find some by photographing a tweed jacket but did not get any!  Unless you intend intentionally and ...
  • Yes it does and at first I found that I was touching the focus ring but I swiftly learned to position my fingers well away from it.  It is a fairly large lens so that is not difficult.
  • I am not sure how it happened but that was indeed the case so I feel a bit of a fool - to say the least.  I never thought of it yesterday, so thanks to you Ron and to the earlier poster who drew ...
  • It is on the very latest firmware - ie 1.11
  • Thanks Dave - yes I have tried different lenses, cleaning contacts working the AF/MF switch and resetting custom settings, but the focus side of things is dead - no motor and no bleeping.  I am so ...
  • Thanks for that - I guess I had better get in touch with Johnsons.  I always try to remember to switch off before changing a lens.  I last used it at Wings and Wheels when I did not change the ...
  • Created discussions K3 autofocus ceases to work
    Just took out my K3 with Sigma 17-50  and found it had lost ability to autofocus. Returned home and tried with other lenses and it no longer works either with screwdrive or with SDM lenses.  ...
  • It has been a useful learning experience, as it has never happened to me before and the narrow knurled ring is impossible to shift without some sort of tool.  I now see that there are quite cheap ...
  • Replied in Panic Over
    I looked on the net and found the following : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A89HP625WcU I would never have thought of it , but putting an elastic band around the filter,  it increased the grip ...
  • Thought I would buy a CPL for my new Tamron 17-50 and tried it out this morning. To my horror when I try to remove it, it will not budge - does anyone have any suggestions? The outer ring turns as ...
  • Replied in AWESOME
    DXO has produced a report on the best zooms and primes for both K5iis and K3 and this lens is rated by them as one of the sharpest.
  • Hi Rich, No it was the Sigma 17-50 but it took  about a month before SRS had them back in stock.  Oddly enough it was an old style Sigma 17-70 which I traded in. The shop said that a customer ...
  • I just traded in my Tamron 17 -50 for a Sigma - the only reason being that the copy I had was a little soft on one edge and as it was second hand, there was no guarantee to fall back on, but it ...
  • PIxel peeping is definitely not good for you.  I have conducted some further tests in my garden and have established that the Tamron is slightly sharper than the DA 21 Ltd both at f5.6 until you ...
  • Your image is super sharp.  Using the same lens on the K3 I did not get the overall sharpness which you have achieved and I am wondering whether there may be some pollution here which makes it ...
  • Thanks Ian for that - in my ignorance I imagined there might be a Samsung version of the Tamron - obviously nonsense, so in my stupour I took your image to be one taken with the Tamron.  You are ...
  • Well - I have looked at this image at 100% several times and I have to say that I find it very acceptable - maybe I am missing something or am not as discriminating as I thought.  The edges do not ...
  • I plan to check out the performance of the 17-50 against the Ltds with some landscapes. I will see how it goes.  In a worst case scenario I still have the Ltds - I have learned never to sell any ...
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