steephill

steephill

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Has a website at www.pbase.com/steephill
Joined on Sep 10, 2003

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  • How else do you expect to attach a screw thread to the camera tripod mount other than by rotation? You can either rotate the camera or rotate the ball head or even both at the same time but the end...
  • George Abbott created this hospital in 1619 during the Jacobean era. Courtyard on the other side of the gate. Letter box, that is the date not the house number :) . Building...
  • Created discussions Head for heights
    So you thought your job was tough? I heard a chainsaw buzzing away the other day and initially didn't give it much thought. Then I realised that the view from our house was opening up and spotted...
  • Sadly the DA18-135 suffers from softness in the corners and there is little you can do to avoid the effect. Stopping down to f8 or f11 will reduce the impact a little but the corners just can't...
  • Replied in Retouching forum
    Lots of knowledgeable people over there.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Great to see kids exposed to such natural wonders, I have never forgotten being introduced to the beauty of the great outdoors as a kid many years ago.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in Thanks
    Interesting test. Hadn't heard of these lenses, possibly because nobody I knew back then could affort a Bolex!www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in 08 Lens hood?
    02 lens hood won't fit, too small and wrong shape. Found the genuine item on ebay at $40 - way, way too much in my view. Pentax webstore doesn't even list it. Might look for an ebay knockoff like...
  • Any of the 50mm lenses would be a good start. The old classic beginners set was 28, 50 and 135mm lenses and although these all give a different view on current DSLRs they are still worth...
  • Nice work! I am very impressed with the lack of typical wide angle barrel distortion. I had been hoping that the latest version of Lightroom would have a profile for this lens but a quick play with...
  • Most are designed to work with raw format images but you can also find user generated profiles for jpegs too.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • This is just capitalism at work, the mainstream ideology of North America (and lots of other countries too).www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in Nerdy detail
    In #6 it isn't a thermometer but a hydrometer which is measuring the sugar content.Lovely to see the process in action, thanks.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in 11% because...
    There have been 327 newer cameras released since the K3 was first announced so it is now a dinosaur.:)www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in not possible
    At least I cannot find anything in the manual. Pressing any button other than the four way arrow keys will switch it off before the 30 sec timeout. The only thing I can think of is to keep making...
  • Replied in link
    http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates.html www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in Hmm,
    Auto-update didn't kick in on opening LR5.3, neither did a check for updates from within LR5.3 so now downloading direct.
  • Replied in And use LiveView
    That will eliminate any viewfinder issues. I see that you have fitted a split screen so you might want to check that it is correctly installed with the right shims in place.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • £100 They describe it as a macro lens which it isn't and as manual focus when it is AF but it is still a great bargain at that price.www.pbase.com/steephill
  • Replied in No easy answer
    Flash won't work as every one of those snowflakes will reflect it obscuring the scene. Using a slow shutter speed will give you streaks which can give a neat effect.Sodium light is horrible and...
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