peterpainter

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

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  • Great stuff, many thanks. I wonder how all those involved in the inventions would view digital photography if only they could have lived to see it.

  • It's all pretty mysterious to me, but does remind me of the oddity of the 35mm f2.4.  Here, under Metering and Exposure https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/pentax-da-35mm-f24-al/general-image-qual ...
  • Interesting, though, that there are no 'insider' comments on this thread from the mods or the DPR staff.  Keeping us all guessing?
  • I don't know, perhaps they have decided that it isn't worth the hassle.  After all, it's quite peaceful here at the moment so why stir the pot?;)
  • I considered buying from them as they appear to have a good reputation.  However, yes they show the shutter count for DSLRs but didn't (and I think still don't) for mirrorless.  I did have a ...
  • LOL - thanks, but unfortunately that wouldn't work because I always take bad pictures.  Perhaps if I took some good ones for a change that would convince her;-)  Perhaps not:-(
  • A camera becomes 'obsolete' when a person wants to replace it with another one.  It's either that or it becomes 'broken.'  How else does anybody convince husband/wife that they need to spend the ...
  • I think one of the factors was the introduction of the Panasonic GM1 - equally small (or smaller) and with a larger sensor - as you can imagine certainly on DPR and similar forums it was ...
  • That was my first ever 'wet clean.' I suspect, but can't prove, that it would have been unnecessary if I hadn't neglected taking care of the thing since its aperture block failure (but continued ...
  • Thank-you.  I'll think about this one (I do have some fan brushes, never thought of using them for this purpose though.)
  • That's an interesting idea - I do have one of those somewhere or other so it may be worth searching it out.  Thanks!
  • Yes, my impression is that there's dust sitting in there.  I have done the usual 'blowing out of dust with a Giotto rocket air blower, but suspect that there's more in there.  Actually, after my ...
  • No, just a set of swabs and come cleaning fluid.  Will look into the Rocih tool.
  • Created discussion thread Sensor Cleaning - a grump.
    I haven't cleaned the sensor on the K50 for some years, but noticed some really impressive dust bunnies so took the plunge.  Last few times one or two wipes  with the swab was enough, but not this ...
  • LOL, I may have other problems with that was well:-D
  • They weren't overly enthusiastic about the speed of autofocus (could that be the lenses?) and how well the autofocus points showed in the viewfinder which was disappointing.
  • Created discussion thread K3iii Review at Ephotozine
    https://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-3-iii-review-35480 Kind bland, really.  Some interesting comments about viewfinder position and the 16-85 lens, but on the whole I found it rather ...
  • Street photography here in France is kind of tricky
  • Thanks Jon I'm sure it's a temporary phase, so I'm not really worried. As for the price of the 16-50: I was more amused at totally underestimating the price rather than upset about it, - LOL, how ...
  • The K70 is very tempting, I have to admit.  With not getting out so much at the moment plus the aperture block failure threat, though, I'm reluctant disturb the moths in my wallet;-)
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