Mark Ransom

Mark Ransom

Lives in United States Minneapolis area, MN, United States
Joined on Feb 13, 2003
About me:

Pentax was kind enough to let me win a K-7 camera as a door prize. I try not to let that color my opinion of them; I've been a Pentax supporter long before that, but I'm not a fanboy.

Mark Ransom's recent activity

  • Just saw this image again, even though DPReview has lost the original. Just as amazing as ever. https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/3d/moonillu.htm
  • White paper will often have a very slight blue tint to make it look whiter. The color balance will correct in the opposite direction. As far as the differing brightness levels, it won't matter ...
  • The late great Ron (brandx) also had both and preferred the 18-300, and had a few pictures to show it off to good effect. There's a bit of a price difference at the moment though. I've been ...
  • There have been several versions of the 28-105 over the years, and the latest is totally unrelated to any of the prior versions. It's new enough that you're extremely unlikely to find it used.
  • Replied in Thank You
    Thank you for posting! This really is a fantastic series.
  • Don't count on it. They know where their bread is buttered.
  • This is a really nice sequence, thank you. The second shot really shows the kind of texture improvement you can get with pixel shift. The third shot is interesting, because even at maximum AA ...
  • Certainly the hardware design wasn't finalized that early, but the requirements for the hardware might have been. Requirements are generally the first thing you nail down. Yup, nobody knows - ...
  • True dat. Seen it many many times. Sometimes it isn't just a matter of dropping in some code. The result needs to go through some quality assurance process to make sure that it works as expected ...
  • Replied in Just get one
    I hate to say it, but the resale value of a used Canon is probably better. But maybe the K-1 is the exception?
  • Posers? Let's see your portfolio so we can judge what your standards are. By fast internal memory I assume you mean RAM. There's no way to know how much RAM is in a camera since it isn't specified, ...
  • I like it a lot! I knew that place looked familiar, but I didn't recognize the name right away. Here's a picture I took in 2003, a year and a half before I bought my first Pentax DSLR. Yours is ...
  • It's beautiful. What an eye to see the possibility in that scene.
  • It's not just cost, it's space. If you've bought 16GB of DRAM for your PC, how large was it? Everything in life is compromises. Add extra memory that won't be needed 99% of the time, and you've ...
  • Nice pictures! I didn't realize the DA-300 had close enough focus to be useful for butterflies. I gotta get me one of those!
  • Replied in STOP SHOUTING!
    I'm far more annoyed at the people complaining about the debate than the original debate itself. At least there was some useful information buried in it. If you really want to see a poor AF ...
  • Does anyone know how the size of the AF targets compares to those of other cameras? I've wondered if the ability to focus in near darkness comes at the expense of having a larger AF spot. You ...
  • Your link is dead, here's a better one: https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/0688041743/photos/3490570/ That is a very lovely shot indeed, especially for low light. I've always been impressed with ...
  • When the K-3II was introduced, some forum members determined that it was already doing some sensing of motion and trying to correct for it. I don't think anybody has tried to figure out the ...
  • Replied in Butterflies
    Thanks Tom. As in real estate, it's all about location, location, location. This weekend I was at a park where they planted a wildflower garden in their drainage area, and it attracted quite a few ...
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