Confused of Malvern

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Joined on Jun 18, 2006

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  • Replied in Just Testing
    The second image looks a bit brighter to me.  There is more detailn the first one.
  • Probably 2-3 minutes per scene on average (or as long or short as it takes, really) trying different view points, slightly different compositions, different exposures if necessary and making sure ...
  • Scene modes will give decent results a lot of the time but I wouldn't call them a 'good feature'. The OP indicated he had a good understanding of the technical aspects of photography, which I took ...
  • In principle, the 'best' results will always be achieved at the lowest ISO setting but it doesn't really matters until you get to the point where the digital 'noise' created by higher ISOs becomes ...
  • I think you've cracked it!  There's nothing wrong with that at all.  The focus is sharp where it needs to be;  the choice of aperture is entirely appropriate to achieve a relatively shallow DoF ...
  • If you want the foreground sharp but the background blurred then you need to focus on the bit you want sharp but use the widest aperture you can (f3.5) to limit the depth of field (DoF). The usual ...
  • Replied in Photokina
    I'm underwhelmed by Ricoh's offerings at Photokina. There are three things keeping me with Pentax at the moment - the cost of the gear I've already got, the expense of changing brands and starting ...
  • Striving for better and recognising that you need to do more than just use the Auto setting in order to get the best out of your camera is a positive step. P and Auto are very similar. There is a ...
  • f1.7 or f1.8 are vey good but its often better to stop the lens down a little (say f2 /f2.4) if you can to give a little more depth of field and becuase nearly all lenses are sharper stepped down ...
  • Using RAW + Jpeg is a good strategy.  You can share the Jpegs instantly if you want and then work of the RAWs later in post-processing Shooting in fully automatic mode is less of a good idea in my ...
  • In full frame terms a standard lens is usually 50mm; it sounds like you want something that is equivalent to about 70mm in full frame terms. Your camera has a 2x crop factor so you're looking for ...
  • Just put the insides from the KP into a K5 body
  • Created discussion thread Backup Solutions when Travelling
    What do you use to back up your photos and upload them to the internet when travelling? I currently take a small netbook PC and make a second copy of my images to an external HDD - this does ...
  • The Fuji - other things being equal, a larger sensor will always give you better images becuase it can gather more light
  • Don't worry about it - just use back button focussing with the AF button instead (you may need to set this up in the menus).  Once you get used to it, I find it a far far more convenient way to AF ...
  • Replied in PS Tests
    Maybe I'm just dense but an explanation of what these images are meant to show would have been helpful - I've still no idea what I'm meant to be looking at.
  • In principle, I don't see any fundamental difficulty in doing what you suggest. Recording RAW files on card 1 and transferring these to your computer is standard. Capturing JPEG on card 2 is also a ...
  • 'Budget' and 'Tripod' are not generally words that should be used in the same sentence but that said, I don't think £150 is too shabby an amount to play with. Of the three (and not having used or ...
  • Every indication is that the DFA*50mm f1.4 is a fantastic lens....but if I was using a KP I'd much rather have a DA 50mm f1.8 and think what else I could buy with the money I saved
  • Replied in IR Corn Fields
    Excellent IR capture.  Far mor interesting than the colour version. If you're interested in IR then it's worth gettinga camera that is permaently converted to infrared as it enables you to take ...
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