peterpainter

Lives in France Finistère, France
Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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  • At the moment, no, but things may be changing.  My first SLR, many years ago,  a second-hand Praktica with 50mm lens, cost about a month's salary.  After that, of course there was film, ...
  • Yes, I like the method too, and thanks for the explanation. It's the sort of thing I would do years ago with old manual cameras that weren't functioning too well. I was disappointed that Adam said ...
  • In the past I've come across posts where it happened after the camera has not been used for a while, and wondered if there was some commonality across failures. In this post https://www.dpreview.co ...
  • Thanks - I'll certainly give this a try if (when?) my K50 goes belly up! I wonder if this has been discussed on Pentaxforums....
  • Just seen this thread - https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60341237 - seems it may help.  I have a K50 and am dreading the day it decides to die on me even though I use m42 lenses a lot of the ...
  • Commented on article Canon EOS M100 review

    True, but on the other hand not for somebody who buys this as a move up from a phone cam or for those who buy this particular model as a complement to their other Canon gear - if the latter use...

  • Commented on article Canon EOS M100 review

    I know the use of Adobe software to process the shots has been mentioned before, but as Canon sell an enormous number of cameras and include DPP with them it would be nice if reviews showed what...

  • Commented on article Canon EOS M100 review

    Nice gallery, enjoyed! Shows the camera is capable, but it's the photographer that makes a difference.

  • How exciting! I need to take a few extra sedatives to get over this! It means DXO can now publish the Pentax 645z as at 101 it won't be the highest score, sadly for them.... Will probably have a...

  • My mistake - I've been in Pentax land for too long!  Thanks for correcting,
  • I don't know much about Minolta cameras, but I remember at the time being interested in the X300 and X700 but stuck with Pentax in the end.  You can probably use your Minolta lenses with them, but ...
  • I still have a Pentax P30n. I bought it at about the same time the K1000 came out. The P30n (and it's clones) had things like Program mode and depth of field preview which is why I bought it ...
  • Yep, that's what I got from the video. Oh, as well as eye-strain with the camera moving all over the place - that was really irritating.

  • Commented on article Fujifilm X-E3 Review

    It does look kind of big, though, doesn't it? Not going to slip that in the pocket etc. etc. etc. Still, the laws of physics and all that - maybe one day someone will come up with an alternative...

  • Replied in Trouble is....
    That wasn't quite what I meant.  The people I was referring to (though it evidently was not clear, and re-reading it I can see why) are those who don't already have a dedicated camera (but perhaps ...
  • Replied in Trouble is....
    Interesting about seeing more DSLRs about. At a guess, if somebody decides they want a 'real camera' and looks around the internet there's a good chance they'll land on sites like this where very ...
  • I don't have a KP but you can contact people who do have one at Pentaxforums.  I suspect you'd have to sign up.... Pentaxforums KP thread
  • Replied in Wet Afternoon
    Taken on the same outing as the first one, rather OOF but I'm happy with the effect: (both were with the 18-55WR kit lens)
  • a b&w taken for a competition. The camera didn't mind the rain, but I got wet;-) Bins, Bench and Bollards My approach was to make it dismal, but there are plenty of other ways......
  • The other difference (I hope) is the shutter, presumably leaf-type and quiet - but it's one heck of a lot to pay for it if that's so.....annoying, really, as I like the idea but not the price!

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