Gerry Winterbourne

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 24, 2007
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K-1 ii
K-3
K-5
Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6
FA 31/1.8 ltd
DA 35/2.8 macro ltd
FA 43/1.9 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
AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW
Kenko 2x DGZ TC
13, 21, 31mm extension tubes
Q
8.5/1.9 (01)
K-to-Q mount adapter
AS540FGZ
AS360FGZ
3 tripods

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  • As I said in my earlier post "For journalism you want something rugged, which cuts out the cheapest entry-level models from most makers. ... The ability to control settings directly (rather than ...
  • It is, up to a point - but you'll get conflicting advice that you need to choose between. Here's the first problem : there are several different styles of camera that all produce very similar ...
  • The idea of split infinitive is itself an error, based on the premise that as the infinitive in Latin is a single word - and, therefore, impossible to split - it must be wrong to split the ...
  • Replied in Tribute acts
    Some performers were (some still are) very popular. This has led to the creation of tribute acts. Some of them are quite good at looking like their models; some are quite good at sounding like them. ...
  • Dial in exposure compensation; I'd start with +2EC but you'll need to try different amounts until it looks right. Putting more light on the subject will help but the basic problem is that your ...
  • This isn't "fall off". Another name for that is optical vignetting , explained in this link https://photographylife.com/what-is-vignetting In that the picture darkens gradually from near the centre ...
  • No, it isn't true. No, not that either. it's simple ignorance about the way cameras work. The first thing is that colours don't exist out in the world; they are invented in the brain from the way ...
  • The "wheel" as a very broad concept doesn't need reinventing … … but the details of wheel technology have been constantly revised, improved and updated since the concept was first introduced. The ...
  • To a large extent you can: any camera you buy will have a fully automatic mode in which all you do is point the camera and press the shutter. The photos delivered that way won't be as good (in ...
  • Quite right, it should - thanks. Unfortunately it's one of the words my spell-checker "corrects" automatically (I didn't know that until I tried it a moment ago). I usually scan over my writing for ...
  • There's no such thing. I posted this same link in another post https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63953638 As far as your phrase above "true colour in real life", colour is created in your brain ...
  • The answer is here (as recently as yesterday) https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63953638
  • It need be neither. The idea of split infinitive is itself an error, based on the premise that as the infinitive in Latin is a single word - and, therefore, impossible to split - it must be wrong ...
  • Replied in Exactly right
    No. As I explained here, there's a big difference between n one (0%) and some, no matter how few https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63969405 Nicodemus is right - 0% is different in nature from ...
  • As others have said, it's a fact of optics that lens design can't mitigate. But note that its the actual size of the aperture that matters, not f-number. The larger the sensor (or film) the larger ...
  • Replied in Exactly right
    Not necessarily, if the poll is thought out properly. Yet you offered six and omitted one of the extremes; so you clearly thought you were improving on the "best". You are missing the important ...
  • Virtually none. Buy the film, put it in the camera. Set two parameters (that take a few seconds to learn); frame and compose; click the shutter. After the appropriate number of exposures remove ...
  • If you think that photography is complicated you've been reading the wrong sources. The basics can be taught in under an hour (I did that for my two granddaughters aged 10 and 15 a few moths ago). ...
  • Reasonably good without getting to perfection. Most of the time the difference, if any, will be slight but not zero. However, it seems that it's close enough for most users most of the time. I say ...
  • The first question is "why?" In other words, what is it about your current camera that you think is holding you back? Sensor technology has improved over the last decade so just about any modern ...
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