Lives in Spain Inland Andalucia, North Malaga region, Spain
Works as a Photographer/Consultant BSL Allen HonFZPS,AHFAP
Joined on Nov 9, 2001
About me:

Our website (see HomePage link) gives useful info about the Zone 8 Photo Society. Articles on the main website ( are only occasionally updated because the Society Members have their own Forum website, with lots of Technical Information Leaflets (printable) on a wide range of topics, constantly updated and with new additions, which together with their Newsletter and Free Advice Service, provides a unique source of information on a wide range of photographic and computing topics.
Equipment: Sigma SD9 (since day one) still working fine, SD10 and SD14 now joined with later SD1M. Kodak DCS14n (full-frame, used for specific work). Also still have 5x4 and 6x9 film cameras, etc.


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On photo 10_ISO125_Dan5997 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

What is the point of showing samples (for most reviews) mostly taken at the widest aperture? At least for landscapes, buildings, close-ups and so forth a much smaller aperture should be used to show us what the lens is capable of recording. Using - as just one example - widest open aperture for close-ups results in images around 98+% out of focus. Such results mean nothing in terms of taking pictures that can be examined larger than about 3"x2" before it becomes so obvious that everything is blurred. Samples should be taken to show what the lens is capable of capturing at apertures relevant to the subjects. Just check how many images in these samples are at f2.8 - totally useless for showing what the camera can do for the majority of the subjects.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo portarit in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations Jim. Jim is a member of our Zone 8 Photo Society and is based in Wexford, Eire. He is very prolific and certainly has a real ability for fine portraits - all taken outdoors and predominantly of working men and women. We get to see a lot of his portrait and landscape work and although he has several camera systems, I keep telling him that his best, quality wise, are via the Sigmas - SD9 and SD14.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 08:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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