Paul_R_H

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

  • Have you tried sharpening up the DPReview test scene? I downloaded the K3-ii and k3-iii low-ISO images, and yes the older camera's shots were sharper. Then I sharpened the k3-iii shots a little ...
  • Well there has been a lot of chatter on this forum lately, and elsewhere, about the notion Pentax might go out of business, or perhaps that DSLRs will become extinct. Point one , will DSLRs become ...
  • Congratulations on getting this info, and thanks to DRP for engaging. Most of all, glad the review is coming. I was beginning to suspect something sinister: the suspicion that either a) the K3 iii ...
  • Thanks, that's helpful Paul
  • The question for upgraders  is 'is an upgrade worth the money?' and the answer to that question depends on two factors: 1. How much money (we know the answer to that) 2. What is the benefit (I ...
  • Agreed. For instance the AF tracking tests - no examples of the photos they shot, nor any info on the speed of the traffic that was coming towards the camera, or the focal length. This is a use ...
  • Me too. I want to buy this camera but there are a couple of things I trust only dpreview to check. Anyway it seems Pentax has been very sparse in lending cameras to other review sites, or has lent ...
  • Replied in Impressed ....
    Actually the K10d had shake reduction. The K110d didn't. And now i've gone to look it up, the SDM power was added to the 6MP line with the K100d Super. For me the big advantage switching from the ...
  • Jon It depends partly in their speed. Whatever focal length you use to frame them, you'll probably need (until you're very practiced) a shutter of only just longer than 1/FL. Otherwise you might ...
  • Replied in Paris, K100d
    Hi My first digital SLR. I had lenses designed for 35mm - a 12-24 Sigma and 24-135 Tamron. The latter I no longer have and don't miss (have the Pentax 16-85 and 55-300PLM for action plus a FA135 ...
  • Created discussion thread Shooting cars - K3 ii
    Hi A preface. I'm not professional - I usually do the words and let people with more time, talent, experience and equipment take the shots. But on this occasion it was arranged in a hurry so I did ...
  • Absolutely agree. I read the Guardian and have pitched them. For a while their TV critic did the car reviews and revelled in his ignorance. Great writing, nonsense car reviews. There's a fashion ...
  • A supposition that might be valid in some cases. But I plead not, in the case of most front-line auto reviews. I really do sweat blood on them, because I respect my rivals and colleagues, and ...
  • Replied in Harvest - B+W
    Very nice. It's 2 and 4 for me - they make best use of the stubble. Number 1 is a little less pure, having the stubble, the swath of unbaled straw and the round bales, but it tells the story of ...
  • I write reviews for a living. Not of cameras (cars actually) but in my field if all the reviews end the same then you can reasonably conclude the reviewers have reached a valid consensus. Not ...
  • Replied in K-3iii Cat XYZ
    Well sorry to have taken it seriously, but I think the cat coming towards us _is_ in focus. Look at the whiskers. Sections of some are sharp. What we have here is motion blur, not out-of-focus blur. ...
  • Replied in agree
    I'm happy with APS-C not FF. It's not about size or weight or cost actually. People buy FF because of the ability to get thin DoF. And finer grain at high ISO. Well, most times we or the camera ...
  • You ask for stories. Here's mine. Have a history with Pentax. When I was 17 (am 57 now) I got my first SLR, and MX, and then the 28mm and 135mm M lenses. Then at university too an MG so I could ...
  • Hmmm, I don't really agree. There has been no review (that I've seen) which compares the C-AF of the K3-iii with that of common rivals, or a known standard. And C-AF is my reason to upgrade or not ...
  • It seems fair, but I'd be cautious because it says the entire review was done on half a battery. So that's max 500 shots. Hardly enough to test the new AF in a wide set of circumstances Paul
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