Gerry Winterbourne

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 24, 2007
About me:

Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6
DA 35/2.8 macro ltd
FA 50/1.4
DA 70/2.4 ltd
DFA 100/2.8 WR macro
DA* 200/2.8
Tamron SP 300/5.6 tele-macro
Pentax AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW
Kenko 2x DGZ TC
13, 21, 31mm extension tubes
8.5/1.9 (01)
K-to--Q mount adapter
3 tripods

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  • It's a bad idea ever to buy a camera for someone else without them first trying out a range of cameras in a store. There are many types of camera of all shapes, sizes and capabilities; it's ...
  • Which would have put the OP knee deep in the sea ... Which is OK for a medium with restricted dynamic range and photographers with very limited knowledge. But the OP's shot - the one he wanted - is ...
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    Well, I'd answered the OP's questions here you came I with your suggestion of EC - which, as I explained to the OP, wouldn't actually solve his ...
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    I think you find it confusing because you haven't grasped that there are two things here. They are closely connected but are best understood by looking at them separately. I'll start with dynamic ...
  • You are confusing things by making it an either-or topic. The important point is that the end result depends on both the light and getting exposure right - which often needs + or -EC. And if you ...
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    Of course. But that's stage two. Stage one is getting the appropriate exposure from which to do the processing, and all we've discussed in this series of posts is setting the exposure. ETTR is ...
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    Not really. ETTR sets the brightness of the whole image so that the brightest points are just not clipped. In other words, it's a way of setting the bright extreme but won't, of itself, help with ...
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    No! No! No! All that will do is brighten the whole frame in a similar way to the above. The only difference is that the exposure may not be exactly 1/3 or 2/3 different from what matrix metering gives.
  • Lots of people. If you know what you are doing and keep your eye on the pan you can scramble eggs better the traditional way; but if you haven't learned the traditional way you can burn the eggs ...
  • I wouldn't say they are "more than" adequate but they are good enough for most scenes for what most people want. As a beginner, certainly not. As already pointed out, there are semi-automatic modes ...
  • If you want wide wide you can't beat the Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6 . In terms of the area it covers it gives this much more than a 10-xx lens
  • I use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR, which is part of Photoshop) for basic editing. Lightroom works the same as ACR and on the Basic screen looks the same. This is what I did to bring out the detail in the ...
  • It's not mainly the flash as such - it's the combination of the two different lights. Take either away and you'll get more consistent results. I hadn't realised you were using only the onboard ...
  • I agree with skyglider that your best choice is a bridge camera but I'll go further in explaining why. In the long term if you get deeply interested in photography you are likely to develop ...
  • And 1/125s. Why such a fast shutter speed? Even without IS you should be able to shoot at about 1/30s or even faster, putting four times as much light on the sensor. The "grain" is noise, which is ...
  • So is mine. I use it often at its CFD for "proper" 1:1 macro work. Whatever the subject one must use the appropriate lens. You chose the topic of this conversation in your first post: " it's easier ...
  • You are using two light sources with very different colour characteristics. This means that there are bound to be colour differences in different parts of each picture. Put this together with what ...
  • This is what those settings would yield. Exposure compensation brightens the whole frame; here that worsens the background with no meaningful benefit to the horse.
  • Thank you; but to be clear I was using a macro lens: Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Limited macro
  • Don't try to argue from ignorance. My Pentax 35/2.8 most certainly is a macro lens - its full name is Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Limited macro Its ...
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