miles500

miles500

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

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  • Very nice images - I see that they were all shot at 500mm.  I was wondering whether my newly acquired DA*300 would be too long for airshows - but it looks as though it may be manageable on the ...
  • Great images and good to see how well the Tamron 90mm performs.  Thanks for posting.
  • I would not hesitate to buy the 18-135 which is a great all purpose lens and being WR is suited to inclement weather, but is equally good indoors,  I find mine to be sharp, quick to focus and with ...
  • This is a lens which can do everything  well, so I am afraid that I can not understand your statement that it only works satisfactorily for macro!
  • I am struggling with the concept - why would I pay someone else to have all the fun of processing my image?  They might be more skilful than I am but they would not have any memory of what the ...
  • There is nothing wrong with the focus in these pictures! I have been pleased with action shots that I have got using both K5 IIs and K3.  I particularly like the last one where the rider is sharp ...
  • This was the store's own brand CPL, which was obviously made by a 3rd party manufacturer, but I have no means of knowing which one. It was cheap so no problem.  The lesson learned is only to buy a ...
  • The one I got is marked CPL but I picked up later on the UK pentax forum that these filters caused problems.
  • It is a bit of a puzzle as I am not clear whether the polariser is defective or does not work in combination with the 18-135. I have no other suitable lens to test the polariser and so far I have ...
  • Many thanks for this.  I was delighted to see that the Marumi DHG super which I have for my Ltd lenses performs so well in the tests. Polarisers can be tricky - I bought one last year cheaply on ...
  • I greatly  enjoyed reading your review and clearly you got one of the good copies. I absolutely loved the handling, build and use of this lens, but in a previous thread I described the edge ...
  • I had a K7 which was subject to missing focus. I sent it in for service and they replaced what they called the focus block. I have had no trouble in getting good cycling pictures with the K5 and ...
  • You really captured it very well and I am impressed.  Two years ago we visited the same area which was under a dense cloud of smoke which was rather unpleasant - we never got near to the fire and ...
  • Enjoyed your pictures which give a very good idea of what Edinburgh is like - next time maybe you will get into the Highlands which are of course also quite stunning.
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  • Thankyou Ron for your advice which i will study carefully and give it a go.  I am very grateful to you and the other who have posted - just got to go somewhere now to find some suitable subjects. Miles
  • Thanks for your kind comment Jim Miles
  • You are very kind James - I think it is becoming  criticism of camera clubs in that the judging tends not to favour  familiar subjects unless they are doing something unfamiliar.  I doubt I would ...
  • Many thanks for your suggestions.  With that and the others I can not wait have another attempt.
  • Thankyou Roger for that really valuable tip. I will certainly try that.  I have the camera settings of the K£ all set to focus priority, but the shutter seems to fire anyway, but that maybe ...
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