Barry Pearson

Barry Pearson

Lives in United Kingdom Stockport, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired computer systems engineer
Joined on Sep 24, 2005
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Photographic qualifications: LRPS, CPAGB

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Barry Pearson's recent activity

  • See my post above for my analysis of a de-baffled DA* 60-250mm lens in 1:1 Crop Mode.
  • Nice photos. Which prompted me to have a look at your website. Very nice indeed! (Artistic talent is something that eluded me. You appear to have it in spades). Thank you.
  • For many other products, a thread like this would be considered weird! When the topic is motor cars, food, computer applications, weapons, DIY tools, overnight accommodation, etc, it is taken for ...
  • Replied in K-1: for whom?
    I use the K-1 solely with current lenses. I have no legacy lenses. In fact, I nearly always use it with Pentax FF lenses launched in the last year and a half. Ricoh has launched a pretty complete ...
  • Replied in K-1: for whom?
    I'm an amateur. I've been using a K-1 since late April. It is by far the best general-purpose camera I have ever used, since I started serious photography in 1963. I'm helped by the fact that Ricoh ...
  • I assume the raw files will be about 2/3rds of the size of an FF raw file. That has advantages in some circumstances. Perhaps the frame rate will be greater than 4.4 fps? It will interesting to ...
  • I have used the D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 a lot, mainly for motorsports, on both the K-3II and the K-1. (And I've posted many of the photos here). I find it to be very high quality. (But I haven't ...
  • Yes, thanks. I tested this on a Pentax Z-1p . I don't feel it is sharp enough in the corners, and I want a WR lens. But it could be useful in some circumstances.
  • I agree, and I suspect many others would too. I'm influenced by my use of the DA 12-24mm f/4 over many years on APS-C cameras. I've found 12mm to be wide enough in nearly all cases, and where it ...
  • I would like to see a comparable design philosophy go into a wide zoom. But I don't believe the design philosophy of the 28-105mm would stretch to a super wide. To make the lens fairly small, ...
  • My user review here of this lens: Review of the D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-f/5.6 lens
  • Nice summary video, and not a surprise to me. I started to use that lens on a K-3 in May 2015, (about the time of that video). It became my most used lens, (being used sucessfully for airshows and ...
  • Replied in Teila says...
    My needs today are vastly different from what they were 7 years ago. In fact, different from what they were 3 or 4 years ago. So my confident assumption is that my needs (In any useful sense of ...
  • Ouch! I was a software and system, development and design, engineer in the computer industry before I retired. I disagree with your assessment of the degree of difficulty with developing and ...
  • Ouch! I suddenly feel a weight on my shoulders! I wrote a user-review here for the K-1. One page of that review has links to photos I've uploaded to DPReview . They were taken with various (Pentax) ...
  • Here is a more thorough review of this lens at ePHOTOzine Here are user-reviews at PentaxForums I'm happy with this lens. But I've never used non-Pentax 70-200mm lenses so I can't compare it.
  • Commented on article 6 tips for shooting fall color

    Leonp: you said "... not just and only about how far you can go with your saturation slider".

    I didn't use a saturation slider. I "simply" shot damp trees and used a CPL to remove unwanted...

  • I use SRS Microsystems for all my Pentax equipment and more besides. They are one of the most respected Pentax dealers in Europe. I've just read a "news" (?) article they published on their website ...
  • Commented on article 6 tips for shooting fall color

    AcerAntec: you say "As a result, colors are more saturated... than without filter, but definitely not more than if not affected by flare.".

    I disagree. I suspect what is happening is that somehow...

  • I love your use of f/2.8 for isolating the singer.
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