Lives in United Kingdom Alresford, United Kingdom
Works as a Carer
Joined on Jun 13, 2007
About me:

K30 (lent to son)
da 16-85 WR
18-55mm WR
18 -55 mm mk1 (lent to son)

DA55-300ED WR
DA70 f2.4 ltd
100mm f2.8 Macro- Samsung Xenon
Sigma 30mm f1.4
SMC F501.7
DA 50mm f1.8
FA50mm f1.4
FA35mm f2
DA40mm XS 2.8
SMC-A 50MM 1.7
SMC-M 50MM 1.7
SMC-M 55MM 1.8
SMC-M 85mm F1.8
Sigma Miniwide II 28mm f2.8 macro(lent to son}
Sigma Miniwide 24mm f2.8 AF
Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 EX HSM
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Tamron 28-105AF F4 -5.6
Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Tamron 70-200 F2.8
SMC-M -200 F4
FA 28 -70 f4
Sigma MC PKA 400mm f5.6
DA*300mm f4
DA*60-250 f4

Wish List
Sigma 85mm f1.4

Stephenhampshire's recent activity

  • FastStone Image Viewer allows up to 4 images to be compared. It will read RAW files, but the compare function only shows the embedded JPEG I think
  • Native format, then crop to mostly 7:5 as I print 7"x5" greetings cards
  • I use the DA 60-250 unmodified plus hood. You get a little vignetting, but I tend to crop most of my photos a little anyway - often to get a 7:5 ration. Couple of shots with K1 and 60-250 here. Als ...
  • Yes, I think I would count photographing steam trains as "Sports photography" as we are often looking for that ideal image in a number o others- you know the thing, rods down, decent exhaust, ...
  • Replied in TAv
    Yes I know, but on Pentax it has a separate spot on the mode dial, which means that M is a purely manual mode, nothing for  the camera to set at all (although you can ask it to set what it thinks ...
  • Replied in TAv
    I mostly use TAv on my Pentaxes - set required aperture and shutter speed and let camera set ISO. 2nd is M On my other cameras, generally use P
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  • Created discussion thread Musician(s) Challenge- Pentaxian win
    I managed to come first in the Musician(s) challenge with a mono conversion of a shot with my K3 and Tamron 70-200. Interestingly, most of the top 10 were B and W entries!
  • Submitted a challenge entry Trumpet Player
    Mono conversion of a shot taken at a music festival in June 2016
    Placed 1st in the challenge. Mono conversion of a shot taken at a music festival in June 2016
  • I ticked "Other" as I do use DoF calculations, rare, but I do, for instance when I know I am going to be shooting moving trains in low light, so I m likely to be shooting close to wide open.... ...
  • Sorry, long day and I didn't explain myself - if you leave the K1 at the highest frame rate, I find that it is very difficult to just take a single shot - I often end up taking two or even three- ...
  • I have the same problem with my K1, I need to be a little careful when shooting bursts when shooting photo runpasts of trains, but then I am used to the K3 which clears the buffer a lot quicker. I ...
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