Lives in United Kingdom Oxford, United Kingdom
Works as a Lecturer in Architecture
Joined on Apr 25, 2011
About me:

Student for 5 years, practising architect for 20 years, university lecturer for 17 years, Pentaxian all that time.

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  • Surprising that images 56 and 57 were not used as examples of the dreadful purple finging which the D FA* 50/1.4 exhibits.

  • Oops, I neglected that one, thanks for the correction. High time I took it on an outing!
  • @bolt2014 I have a K-70 and can happily vouch for it. You seem to have done your research and know it's specification well. In use, it is a delight. There has been much discussion about ...
  • I understand your point, but the D FA 50/1.4 is designed to optimize sensors it delivers light to, and that includes ultra high resolution pixel shift photography. If you don't require that there...

  • The Pentax D FA* 50/1.4 is stabilized on a Pentax camera.

    Will the Tokina Opera be stabilized on either the Cannon or Nikon?

    I don't think so. You get a better deal from Pentax. ;)

  • Could anyone, including DPR staff, post a similar photo taken with a 50mm 1.4 from any manufacturer without similar or worse chromatic aberration?


    No, I didn't think so.

  • All Pentax's 50's are all good, but the new D FA* 50 1.4 tops them all. Granted that most expensive, heaviest and largest are not on our wish list, but that's the consequence of all its other...

  • Replied in 6 Lenses
    OK, 6 lenses for the K-1 1. HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR 2. HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR 3. HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW 4. SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited 5. HD ...
  • I use the 28-105 more than any other lens - it may be the cheapest new f.f. Pentax lens, but it isn't lacking image quality.  Like the OP, for greater depth of field I use the 3 FA Ltds. I agree ...
  • Tom's contributions in this thread are really helpful.  Some may be obvious when reading them, only I would probably have not have got there without his input. Thanks Tom, really appreciated!
  • Not much on rumours or hints from Ricoh, but I can wait. I have a GR, and with the optical viewfinder GV2 added I can keep on taking photos to my hearts content.  It does what I want it to do. For ...
  • Replied in K-S2 purchase
    I did have a K-S2 and enjoyed using it because it was so much more portable than the K-3ii and K-01, however high iso / low light noise was a setback so I traded it in for a K-70. Same form factor ...
  • Good photographs Valeriu. You asked about the Pentax D FA 150mm - 450mm.  I used it to photograph Swifts in flight with a high degree of success.  It is worth noting that the Swift is fast, indeed ...
  • The quality is a tad 'meh'. The Red arrows make less noise than the 'Royals' on the balcony. But there's some fun to be had spotting the weirdos in the photo.

    I do so want to meet two nose...

  • It's perfectly right that anyone who had SDM failure should notify you about it, and you would be wise to heed their comments, especially when they apply to the lens you are looking into purchasing. ...
  • Replied in k-s2
    My partner has the K-50, nice camera. I had a K-S2 and part exchanged it for the K-70. For a number of reasons, beginning with the sensor, it is a better camera than the K-S2. Detailed info and ...
  • Looks like many of us have missed your contributions Barry.  Good to know you're here again.
  • Created discussion thread Ricoh Forums?
    As a Pentax user I frequently visit their forums, i.e., etc. Recently I took up with Ricoh cameras, GR, GXR, & GRD.  After a few visits to I see a ...
  • There's something enchanting about these two.  Until I realised it was a reflection, they looked mysitical, then looking at them again, it's like they each comprise two images and can be seen in ...
  • I'm not sure why, but the raised beach makes for an interesting composition. The others are very nice, clearly you enjoy the GR.
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