Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. My avatar is Momotaro = Peach Boy, a fairy tale character from Okayama in Japan.

Guy Parsons' recent activity

  • Well, it just does not matter what "aperture" you choose as it's always the exact same aperture with exact same depth of field and exact same diffraction. The ND filter is there to help stop ...
  • Now starting on exploring the ZR5100 as I prepare to make web pages mentioned elsewhere. So far only have used P mode and the Super P mode for most shots. Now when I try the relatively useless A ...
  • Replied in the ZR5100
    Aha! I was wondering how the heck you got f/16.3 in your sample shot as I only ever see f/6.4 - then I realised, that using Aperture Priority mode I see f/16.3 and elsewhere I get f/6.4 at the ...
  • Way back in May 2016 I wrote this up above somewhere..... Here we are now in May 2018 and my heavily used 12-40mm still has the original hood in one piece, never fallen off at all. Never is taken ...
  • Yes, noise reduction in the old days was hard work but now using DxO+Prime noise reduction then that does it all for me. No need to fiddle further with noise. Anyway, if printing, most noise ...
  • Replied in Re the ZR5100
    Is there any chance that you were in the zoom zone past the optical limit of 95mm equivalent? If so the EXIF still reports the optical limit focal length but the camera may drop into a stacking ...
  • Thank you for the extras, will fix that tomorrow morning, it's bedtime now for me. At the moment only doing the ZR models as they are the most popular here in this forum, maybe add some other ...
  • Replied in Re the ZR3700
    The ZR3700 seems to be the end of that line, and now you have told me about a ZR3550 that I've never seen or heard of. :-) The ZR3700 user manual is at ...
  • Replied in M4/3 hobbyist
    Ticked as per my subject line, but also muck about with a variety of 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" sensor cameras. Basically recording memories of any holidays and of things happening at home. I do try and ...
  • Replied in My regrets
    On the other hand, I 100% regret that I did not take raw from the beginning with every camera that was capable of raw files. Reason is that I now have better knowledge and better ability and better ...
  • Created discussion thread Making a list of ZR cameras
    Before any likely abandonment of information or of web pages, I'd like to start and build a chart of the various ZR models. So far the start of the chart exists as an unlinked page at ...
  • On page 85 of the manual I see this.... Basically, if the LN-F button is not seen then it can not be assigned. Also try Custom Menu B - Button Function to see if anything is there. That's where all ...
  • Replied in Metering
    Never used sunny 16 but started from day 1 (in 1960) with SLR and an incident light meter. Those days no in-camera meters for us. My friends had various similar cameras and got varying results. My ...
  • Thank you. It's a start but truly the best way is to provide the raw files from your future experiments so we can either use OV3 to see what the camera would do, or use the raw converter of our ...
  • Replied in Re the ZR5100
    Yes, I need to experiment more with comparing the ZR5100 at night with the ZR850, but so far it seems with a bunch of casual shots that the ZR5100 at ISO 6400 looks better than the ZR850 at ISO ...
  • The facts are that as mirrorless FF versions appear, their native lenses of medium to tele focal length will actually be bigger than their DSLR equivalents. That is due to the extra length added ...
  • All my 11 crim ancestors shipped to here in Oz had no camera stealers amongst them. They had other talents. OK, it was before cameras were invented. :-) No, we are proud of our convict ancestors, ...
  • Replied in Re the ZR5100
    Yes the sane limit is 1600 but I wanted to see what above that could do. Yet to get back to the mess of photos and do careful analysis to see where my limits are, that probably needs a few ...
  • My comment is that the image quality should turn out the same ZR850 to ZR1800 as long as they used the same lens assembly. Operationally it gets down to what they include or leave off the Mode ...
  • Replied in Re the ZR5100
    Setting the Memory to the way you want it to turn on is important. Things like the focus aid light annoy me so that is off, but comes on with some of the Best Shots if I use the Super P mode, but ...
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