donla

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Porirua, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Jun 20, 2005

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  • Good work! You have retained facial detail without blowing the highlights created by a light source behind and to one side of the pianist. Not easy conditions to photograph in. The bokeh of the ...
  • Well done! From my own music photography, I know that in such situations with a dark background that exposure is a real issue, but you have prevented the highlights from clipping and retained ...
  • Nice to know another Kiwi is watching this forum today.
  • No not to Tiritiri Matangi Island. They were taken at the Zealandia Sanctuary at Wellington NZ. This is an open air/predator fenced wildlife area. The Gannet was photographed at Ahuriri lagoon, ...
  • I have been using the DA* 300mm plus HD 1.4 x TC for more than a year and find the results noticeably better than my Sigma 170-500 zoom even when more cropping is required. When out in a forest ...
  • Thanks for putting these images up on view. There is a motion difference between the images that may account for any quality differences: in the image taken with the 300 plus 1.4x converter the ...
  • Yes it does seem a different beast even though the elements/groups and aperture blade numbers are the same but it has the silver finish that others don't. I wonder if it was the black FA reissued ...
  • Thanks for putting this comparison up for us to view. I think that in the Pentax image, the feather detail is more apparent in the dark grey feathers to the left of the thigh. This might be due to ...
  • According to the Bojidar Dimitrov Pentax K mount site, both the 24-90 and the 28-105 3.2/4.5 were introduced in 2001, the same year as the MZ-S film camera. The 24-90 was marketed as a standard ...
  • Hi, I bought the 24-90 new in 2003 to use on my MZ-S film camera and enjoyed using it - until it fell off a table and being a heavy lens, demolished its insides. I tested it against my DA17-70 on ...
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