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 F 28 f/2.8
Pentax FA 50 f/1.4
Pentax FA 135 f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55 WR
Pentax DA 55-300 PLM RE WR 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 2.66 GHz core 2 duo
Capture One 9
Pixelmator 3

Paul_R_H's recent activity

  • The only 30mm equivalent lens? Well, the the Pentax DA21mm is close: 31.5mm equivalent on a 1.5 crop-sensor camera, which means all the Pentax SLRs except the K1. It's lovely and small and makes...

  • Hi Still don't understand you. You said it won't auto-zoom in the original post, and then said, once again, in your second post, that it won't auto-zoom. I have the same lens and body combination. ...
  • Thanks. That's why I said I'm not a pro - the fast shutter-speed ones were basically safety shots in case the blurrier stuff didn't work. Then I did even blurrier ones as an attempt to portray ...
  • Hi I'm not a pro photographer, not a motorsport photographer at all. Also not a motorsport writer, just a general car and car industry writer. With those caveats, here are some of my shots around a ...
  • I had a G2 and three lenses. It was beautifully made mechanically, but in the end a trivial electrical fault killed the body. I got a great price for the kit because the lenses are insanely good...

  • Thanks for the info. Yes I never use the 50mm wide-open except for B&W (the PF and longitudinal CA rule it out for colour) and it's a devil to focus, but it's OK by F2. I do have an M50 1.7 which ...
  • Hmm. This morning there is a special offer on this and most other Pentax lenses at my favourite UK camera shop. I nearly pressed 'go'. Then I realised it's the same price as a used but ...
  • Hi You don't say what your application is, which makes it a little hard to help. Try this: I work with lots of action photographers (I write about cars, they shoot them). They say the D500 has ...
  • I had the DFA100 for a long time. But I didn't shoot enough macro. Mostly used it as a landscape tele. Because there's no focus limiter it too often racked the whole length of its focussing range ...
  • Great shots, nice processing Paul
  • I've got an old F28 f/2.8 and it's the best lens I have on the K3 II. It's sharp, focuses fast, and has lovely colours. To help you gauge your comparison I also have the DA15, FA50, FA135, DA33-300PLM.
  • Folded optics? I had a Minolta Dimage X once. Just saying.

  • Hi Set up the camera exactly as you want it - B&W, and the settings for the B&W jpeg including contrast and filtering and auto DR. Also set your preferred Settings for shake reduction, exposure ...
  • But in the UK the KP is £1100, the K3-ii £700. That's a mad price difference, even if the K3-ii is getting close to end of life (though the K3 is still for sale, at a bargain £550). The KP lacks ...
  • You're quite right. But absolute sharpness wasn't the priority for me - I wanted the cars to look like they are moving. In no 4 the car was accelerating out of a hairpin, making panning tricky ...
  • Thanks for the advice. Which shots? I really wanted to get some panning blur to show subject movement, The ideal is car sharp with background blurred and wheels obviously turning. In shot 1, the ...
  • Thanks for the kind words everyone. Was very useful to have zooms. I normally shoot primes but lens swapping would have lost me several shots in this environment. I also had the 18-55 WR kit lens, ...
  • Hi I bought a 55-500 PLM because I wanted a fast focussing, light WR zoom lens for the Rally. I used it cautiously, stopping down well to get broad DoF. I now suspect, looking at the shots on a ...
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