Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Writer
Joined on Jan 9, 2007
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Pentax K3 II
Pentax DA15 f/4 Limited
Pentax FA 28 f/2.8
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax FA 135 f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55 WR
Pentax DA 16-85 ED DC WR
Pentax DA 55-300 PLM RE WR
Sigma 12-24 EX DG
Kenko 1.5x teleplus (never use it - quality is worse than cropping the 135mm)
Pentax AF201FG flash
Sigma EF-530DG Super flash, PTTL

Panasonic Lumix GM1 w/12-32
Sigma DN 60 f/2.8, MFT mount

iMac 4k retina 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5
Capture One 9
Pixelmator 3

Paul_R_H's recent activity

  • Wow two Vampires in the air together. My father flew them in National Service, in around 1959. We tried to get him a flight in one for his 70th birthday 51 years later, but we couldn't find any ...
  • Lumix GM1 not worth a mention? The camera that really pushed the size down. Yes, it's so small it's a pain to use, but if you really need to get a good picture out of a tiny black box, nothing...

  • Created discussion thread Case for primes
    Since getting a 16-85 I've wanted some way of looking after my short primes. Not to use when shooting, as they'll be in my shoulder bag then. But to keep them safe when travelling around and at ...
  • Replied in K3ii ISO Noise
    What RAW software are you using? I have a K3 ii and Capture One Pro 9. I use low levels of luminance noise reduction but a fair bit of colour NR. You must be printing at HUGE sizes to see much ...
  • Replied in Spider
    Nice shot., with the web for context. I had a rather bigger one the other day in the corner of my kitchen. We leave their webs undisturbed because our little daughter hates flies. And our arachnid ...
  • Replied in K-5 win
    Very very good Paul
  • Created discussion thread New-to-me FA28 f/2.8
    A while ago I posted about my F28mm which I dropped and the aperture blades started flopping about. My very good local repairer Sendean Cameras of Clerkenwell said they could fix it, but for £150. ...
  • Great atmosphere and colours. Just how the sunsets are in those parts. And welcome back Paul
  • You did well! Didn't know Jessops did those flash offers. SRS sometimes do and they also have open box deals, which is how I got my 16-85. But £509 really is going some. Which 55-300? The PLM one? ...
  • Ha ha… well at least the FA will look nice and orderly alongside my FA50 and FA135. They're all ugly compared with the M28, M50 and M135 I had in film days, but they're all the same sort of ugly. ...
  • Mike - see my reply to Andrew above. Make me an offer if you like. Paul
  • I have been quoted £150 plus tax (>US$200) to fix so am doing what you advise. Paul
  • Hi Andrew I think it's your number 2. I have a good repair shop 15 mins walk from where I live – Sendean Cameras Clerkenwell. They have quoted £150 plus VAT. They once repaired my K5 when the lens ...
  • Created discussion thread F28 f/2.8 broken aperture mechanism
    Hi I banged this lens, and now the aperture blades flop about. The stop-down lever does nothing and they pivot randomly and individually across the circle rather than forming a nice neat iris. Is ...
  • Hi Barry These and the other series on the Cathedral are excellent. Good you covered the unusual views as well as the ones often seen. You mention it's hard to show how big it is. The view that ...
  • Mark, Interesting thanks. I don't mind your having a go. And I still can't decide whether I like the boat closer or not… Paul
  • Ha ha, that's why I asked for feedback. When I saw the boat approaching, I pre-visualised the shot with it crossing, at a fairly large size, the sun-reflected path across the water. But I'd ...
  • Hi I usually use primes with my K3 II - DA15 f/4, F28 f/2.8, FA50 1/1.4, FA135 f/2.8. But we were due on a family holiday in Hong Kong and experience shows it'd annoy everyone if they were ...
  • Hi I'm using a K3 II with Lexar 32Gb 1000X 150Mb/s U3 SDHC II card. Usually I shoot fewer than 100 frames before downloading to computer and formatting the card. Last week I shot 650 raws to a ...
  • My thoughts agree with KPM2's. Your camera is focussing not on the vase but on the reflections in the vase's surface (possibly the focus sensor was on the bulky body of the vase not its sharp ...
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