Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Australia
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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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  • Replied in Grips
    For me the grip is 100% unimportant, both for compacts and for my M4/3 gear. Early on I used an Olympus E-PL5 where the little grip was removable and could be replaced by an optional fatter grip ...
  • Yup, now at PL5.6 and PL6.1, find release notes at https://support.dxo.com/hc/en-us/categories/360003943351-DxO-PhotoLab
  • That may cause some extra blur effects with anything moving, best to leave that one purely for low light and not use it for every shot. Here's the ZR800 Best Shots list and what each item does... ...
  • That's a new one for me, found it at https://birdsarentreal.com/pages/who-are-we In future I will be much more careful with what I do when birds are around, thanks for the warning.
  • Yup, down the Internet rabbit hole. So easy to get sidetracked from reality. :-) Flat Earthers and NASA deniers simply prove that people can be complete idiots, believing total rubbish. As for the ...
  • My question is why do you even watch this rubbish?
  • True. Get OK results in low light if you use the automatic mode that chooses a scene mode for you, it often does very well indeed. That's Premium Auto Pro as indicated on my mode dials page. ...
  • Replied in Raw forever
    That's my (bad) habit. It was pointed out to me that Sony always does on the fly raw conversion to jpeg when viewing raw files, so in truth only ever need to shoot raw and forget about the ...
  • Good purchase. You will have some fun again with a "new" camera to re-explore. All of which reminds me that I should check my wife's ZR850 to see if still OK. It gets little use now as we both use ...
  • Replied in Below 1/250
    Not as good as I was even only 8 years back when testing. I could rely on 4 to 5 stops then at any focal length. My E-P5 is rated as 5EV IBIS and at tele yes, that seems to be attainable with care, ...
  • OK, now running for a week and I am not seeing what I expected. At this moment is.... Right eyes =121 Left eyes = 124 All eyes on screen = 8 Others = 3 My summary is that it's fairly even between ...
  • Replied in Henry
    That made me look and sure enough I found Henry in Oz https://myhenry.com.au/products/henry-home?variant=30936982814813 A bit expensive though, I do have a very similar small cheap red shop vac and ...
  • Replied in RX100M6 and PL5
    RX100M6 + Photolab5 in my case and it is always a case of adjusting until it looks like I want it. Here's one from the other evening, local cherry festival and a church was selling pancakes with ...
  • Agree. In my case PL5 and RX100M6 and quite happy with default raw file processing, plus maybe a few minor tweaks here and there. The OP needs to show some samples of what he thinks is wrong, that ...
  • No special technique, usually a wrist strap fitted to my hand so in normal operation the strap tends to do most of the holding. Only a light holding action by the right hand and always a steadying ...
  • Thanks, and I always thought so too. :-) I suspect the confusion arises because of the noise of IBIS, it ALWAYS is working when the camera is powered on. But if "disabled" by the Lens OIS switch or ...
  • Nah, it would be the usual "I'm right and you're wrong, the poll is fixed".
  • Yes, there's a few simple tests like that. I find that I randomly get right or left eye indicated as dominant, so really if I tried or needed to, then I could easily use my right eye instead of ...
  • Replied in USB Usage?
    Experiences do vary and in my case over the last 20 years or so of digital cameras, 4/3 and M4/3 plus many types of compacts, using a mix of mainly OEM and a fair few clone batteries. I have NEVER ...
  • Yes, I do have to agree. Not a good image for comparisons about how lenses perform. You need something with detail edge to edge and all in focus in the shot to be able to judge lens "quality". Plus ...
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