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.

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  • That's because the old fogies who have the money to buy the cameras are stuck on the idea that the "nifty fifty" is the lens that they should own. :-) But this old fogey finds 50mm rather unused. R ...
  • In my defence of 35mm being the "natural" lens, have a look at a recent poll at https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61402816 Regards..... Guy
  • Ancient thread, the old users would have long gone away. Meanwhile in my past experience Ricoh cameras had good interval modes which I think were rather limitless. One member used to do cloud ...
  • In my case big money for big lens and small money for small lens, use either when appropriate. Olympus E-P5, 12-40/2.8 and Panasonic 12-32/3.5-5.6. Image from camerasize.com, thanks. Bystanders are ...
  • I veer right away from liquids near lenses. The dry Lens Pen approach works perfectly well. Lens Pen plus clean fluffy micro-fibre cloth plus squeezy puffer does all that I need. It was the ...
  • Because 50mm is not a very useful focal length in 35mm film and FF terms. The consensus seems to be that 35mm makes the most useful general purpose lens. The 50mm came about because of 35mm film ...
  • Replied in No.
    In my case never any flash problems over many years. In the last years of film used maybe 4 types of Nikon flashes with no problems, migrated those to Olympus digital cameras again with no ...
  • Back last century sometime when using film I did have a really expensive Hoya filter on a really expensive 180/2.8 lens. One day it got smudged somehow so set to it with Kodak lens cleaning fluid ...
  • My bag is small, the official dimensions are 9.8 x 5.5 x 8.2" (25 x 14 x 21cm) (LxWxH) and it never causes a problem in crowds or shops, I never travel with groups so that makes life a bit easier. ...
  • Replied in Lens care
    A deep hood is good protection as found on tele zooms, but the wide open petal hoods on the usual kit lens focal lengths of wide to normal still get splashed fairly easily. That's where an ...
  • Yes, the style of that orange spot is repeated more subtly below the stalk..... And f/20 on the second shot, why f/20? That always helps show any dust or object on the sensor. That second image ...
  • Replied in DSLR design.
    Oh yes it is. D arling S illy L ight R eceiver.
  • Mine feels rough as well when I rub my finger around the ring holding the rear lens. Never had fibre problem as never used a cloth on it yet, only a squeezy puffer for loose dust. Regards.... Guy
  • Apologies to the thread, I didn't intend to cause a silly sub-thread. Have to watch my throw-away comments more carefully. :-) But meanwhile I am still interested in LX200 or whatever they may call it.
  • Whatever would I be calling a young person for? Probably only to tell them to get off the bl**dy phone. :-) Regards..... Guy
  • Replied in Hoods always on.
    I found by using a deepish bag that I can keep the hoods always on my two most used lenses, front caps off so camera always ready to grab and shoot. Plus the lens change does not involve fumbling ...
  • Great set of images! I see exactly the same here in Sydney, catch the train from my far-flung northern suburb and as the carriage slowly fills up then it would be about 90% of them are on their ...
  • I choose not to use a mobile phone because then people would be able to contact me. I definitely prefer to make contact at times I choose, thus the answer message function on my home phone works ...
  • I solved the dirty lens and protection problem by always using a lens hood (where practical). My most used 12-40/2.8 lens on my Oly E-P5 always has the hood on and the lens cap off (don't even ...
  • Typically the PASM modes leave your settings as last used, as that is possibly what you need in a few moments when turning on the camera again. The MySets allow you to recall a stored settings set ...
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