miles500

miles500

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

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  • This is now out and it seems to be some sort of joke.  His review has a lot of praise for the camera until you get to the recommendations which are not to buy it. He gives no logical reason for ...
  • Commiserations - Despite taking utmost care  accidents sometimes happen, especially when a tripod is involved and it is easy to knock the lever which locks the camera.  It happened to me a few ...
  • Sorry I missed this post earlier.  I am afraid that the subject which I has was not really much use for showing Bokeh as pretty much everything was in focus.  I have taken some flower pictures at ...
  • A bit heaver than the 40mmXS but probably a safer bet and with the macro ability, not that i would anticipate that many macros on my trip.
  • Hi Dan, I think you are right - My fastest prime is the 50mm 1.8 but I think it is a too long to be useful so I will take my 40mm XS 2.8  which is not much bigger or heavier than a lens cap.
  • Suggest you buy it as an extra and see how often you then use the 18-135.  I took the 18-135 to the country show for the extra reach.  I have hardly ever sold a lens which I did not later regret.  ...
  • Replied in 16-85 v 18-135
    I do not wish to denigrate the 18-135 - I used it at a country show on Sunday and was pleased with the results because it is sharp enough in the centre - but pixel peeping is a different story. ...
  • I am not certain what is meant by this - prime means a fixed focal length to me and zoom a variable one.  I am not at all certain which I prefer to be honest so I could not describe any as prime ...
  • Very nice shots.  I sometimes think I was a bit hasty in returning my copy and I like this lens a lot, but there has to be a limit in the number of lens one has - or does there?  Any way it is ...
  • Replied in Hi Miles
    HI Dick, Yes I will take a look at how things work out with smaller apertures.  The purpose of the exercise was however initially to get a comparison with the primes so that is why I tested at ...
  • I also tested my 18-135 and it was less sharp particular at the edges and seemed much more prone to CA.
  • I also did not see much difference in rendering
  • Created discussions Penax DA 16-85 v Ltd primes
    I have indulged in a spot of pixel peeping in trying to assess how good the 16-85 is as compared to my 15, 21, 35 and 70 Ltds.  I set up my tripod in the garden today and shot my house and garden ...
  • I would vote for the second which is a clean and simple image and you can see the whole of the tree reflection. To my eyes the first is less pleasing because there is too much to look at, the seat ...
  • I have also experienced this from time to time but not always, so it may well have something to do with other settings.
  • Looking at the Flick pictures the K3 has much more yellow in it than the K3ii - I would say that the colours are more subtle and pleasing to my eye on the latter, but of course I have no means of ...
  • My apologies for causing any confusion by making the point that failure to support recent Pentax cameras is not confined to Capture One.  I guess I was simply sympathising with the OP and ...
  • Just received a reply from ON One support to say that the K3 is NOT supported. All other Pentax DSLRS up to and including K5ii and iis are supported. They did not say when or if K3 would be added. ...
  • I had the same problem with the K3 and I used their forum to report it and there was fairly prompt reply but it still took several months before they issued the necessary software update.  It is ...
  • It is the k3 and fw 1.21.
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