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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  • OK, thanks, that day I looked at a few RX100 variants and became suitably confused. :-) Maybe I'll wait for the M5B to see if they install the better eyepiece? I am a wide person so need the wide ...
  • Interested bystander here: When I tried a few RX100 variants in a store the latest ones (M5A, VI ?) have an auto pop-back eyepiece that does not need to be separately pulled out. It auto slides ...
  • Sadly, you are not. It should be "you're redeemed". Regards..... Guy
  • My currently used gear is in a bag and ready for use so is outside any storage. Usually in an easy to access place in the house. The rest of the gear, retired or not being used/needed at present, ...
  • True, they only seem to have the irregular discount periods at any time of the year. They are French and are not bound to US traditional discount periods. Regards.... Guy
  • Replied in Canon Selphy
    Good to see that you like it. Must "revive" my one and get some more prints made to stick on the refrigerator, though getting a new Selphy with the wireless ability appeals. Luckily the price of ...
  • If you can see that it is "HDR" then it is overdone. If it looks entirely natural then it could be carefully controlled HDR that has been done properly. I  have some Casio pocket cameras with HDR ...
  • Yes, monitors are the answer. In my case early days with Olympus and used Olympus Viewer to create all camera jpeg possibilities from a raw file where the Viewer fairly accurately mimics what the ...
  • #1, I never use a lens cap on my most used lenses, they stay in the bag with lens hood on and never get any finger smears, only some easily removed dust at times, a rocket blower fixes that. As for ...
  • Replied in Size matters.
    The way I see it is that phones are slowly getting bigger and bigger screens, so one day when they get to around 24 inches size the images may look OK. Overall my beef is that smartphones ...
  • First up in Olympus-land "Noise Reduction" is dark frame subtraction, where shots double the time so they take an equal time black shot to enable subtraction of the hot pixel noise. Best left on ...
  • Replied in Raw files
    Input from anyone: Yes, I now always shoot raw+jpeg as storage is so cheap, even with multiple backups. I seriously regret that on early digital trips that I did not take raw+jpeg all the time, I ...
  • Replied in Service manuals
    Yes, but sometimes the service manuals "escape". First place to look is https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-download/panasonic-service-manual but sadly the GM5 is not one of them. That site hopefully ...
  • Not missing anything, it's just the way the camera works, particularly as it hits limits of the adjustments possible (it is attempting to keep sensible shutter speeds). Indoors with lower light ...
  • All the usual suspects have canned ways to make a photo look old, here's the "Time Machine" panel in PaintShop Pro.... Back to 1839 in this case. The "early colour" at 3rd from the right results in ...
  • Replied in Which camera?
    Which camera are you talking about? Most system cameras have that nasty focal plane shutter, and most compact cameras have long life in-lens shutters. Some have options to use electronic shutters ...
  • Yes, agree, the last two are "street", but even then in the last one the emphasis (focus) was on the scenery and not on the people. The focus should have been on the guy and the story seems to be ...
  • My opinion is that Olympus, when going mirrorless, were hungover on DSLR firmware and didn't thoroughly think through the differences (mainly focal plane shutter shock in a small body). The ...
  • Not me. I see as seriously on the rise due to all the smartphone users and interaction with social media. Whether all those trillions of photos are actually worth taking is an entirely different ...
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