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    Buyers guide, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

    You probably want to replace the Lumix DMC-LX5 with the Lumix DMC-LX7 in the buyers guide. Or not.
  2. Thread: Weird Looks??

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    I often say "I'm shooting for Wikipedia". It's a...

    I often say "I'm shooting for Wikipedia". It's a half-truth: I do upload a number of photos to Wikipedia, but I rarely shoot specifically with that in mind. And people in general don't know enough...
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    Sensor cleaning

    Hi all,
    My Pentax K10D has a dirty sensor or mirror, as evidenced by a dirty spot that appears in the same place on virtually every photo, regardless of lens. Is it possible to clean this myself?...
  4. Not according to this: ...

    Not according to this:

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/expose-right.shtml

    Ok, you may be talking about slightly different things, but there are (according to the website) advantages...
  5. Are you sure about that? One photo is an...

    Are you sure about that? One photo is an astonishngly small amount of light.

    Steve
  6. Almost always 1.5, sometimes 1.6. So it's not an...

    Almost always 1.5, sometimes 1.6. So it's not an enomous change going from that to 2.0 - you'll just have a bit more depth of field.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format

    (One last...
  7. The green button doesn't meter. Don't know where...

    The green button doesn't meter. Don't know where that site got that idea from.

    Steve
  8. Ah, thanks. That pretty much confirms most of...

    Ah, thanks. That pretty much confirms most of what I had sort of guessed at. Though I'll have to try out the green button and see whether it also meters.

    For some reason though, the metering is...
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    I was looking at the photos I took of a party...

    I was looking at the photos I took of a party recently, where I was using a 50mm F1.4 manual lens, and concluded that such closeup shots lose a lot of the atmosphere of the party. When you just have...
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    It's an interesting conundrum: selling a few...

    It's an interesting conundrum: selling a few photos for 25c, knowing that the site is getting $10, or sellin less photos for say $1 each, but the comission being more reasonable.

    I think it would...
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    Interesting, people play rugby in the US? Also,...

    Interesting, people play rugby in the US? Also, what's with the smugmug search feature? At first I thought I was getting zero matches for every search...took a while to realise you have to search for...
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    Microstock photography

    I'm considering uploading some photos to one or more microstock photography sites (istockphoto, shutterstock...), mainly as an incentive to improve my technique and produce better photos. Making...
  13. Thread: Kit or no kit

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    I got the kit lens with my Samsung GX10 (K10D...

    I got the kit lens with my Samsung GX10 (K10D rebadged) - some sites say it's the same as the K10D kit lens, some say it's worse. Either way, it's certainly not great (lots of vignetting when wide...
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    Well, on my camera, DNGs are about 16.5 mb, and...

    Well, on my camera, DNGs are about 16.5 mb, and JPEG's are about 3-4mb. So you'd need 4 copies of each JPEG for it to be "negated".

    And in any case, the problems with big DNGs aren't that they...
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    Yes, I think you can change the options, but the...

    Yes, I think you can change the options, but the way mine is set up, when you do the preview, it overlays a simple brightness histogram, and flashes over (red) and under (yellow) exposed pixels. If...
  16. Hmm, I found that setting, but it was already on....

    Hmm, I found that setting, but it was already on. All it seems to do is actually let you take a photo on a manual lens. But the metering isn't working.

    Although, I did discover that if you change...
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    Good news! I had another look at it, and it looks...

    Good news! I had another look at it, and it looks like what's missing is a way to turn off the automatic aperture control, so what I needed was a way to jam the pin open. I managed to squeeze in a...
  18. Thread: Oly Color

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    Whereabouts is that house? I was going to say...

    Whereabouts is that house? I was going to say "That looks very much like an modern Australian front lawn" when I saw your location actually is Australia :) Something about Diosma, daisies, lavender...
  19. Ah ha! Will give that a go, thanks. Steve

    Ah ha! Will give that a go, thanks.

    Steve
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    With the K10D (and probably others) there's a...

    With the K10D (and probably others) there's a 'preview' button, so I tend to line up with my eye through the viewfinder, then look at the LCD as I press the preview. If all is ok, then I line up...
  21. Exposure metering with old manual lenses on K10D?

    I've never used an SLR before my current Pentax K10D, so please forgive what is a very newbie question :) Basically, I now have a little collection of old manual lenses which fit, but the camera...
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    Aperture ring doesn't work

    I'm having a problem with a newly acquired (free!) lens, and wondering if anyone has any ideas. It's a Tamron 80-210 manual F3.8/F4 with an adaptall mount...plus an adaptall->m42 converter...plus an...
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    I agonised for a long time over these two and am...

    I agonised for a long time over these two and am pretty happy with the Pentax (well, actually the Samsung GX10). There was a much greater price differential though - $1180 AUD for the samsung with...
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    DSLR + Compact = great combination

    Hi all,
    I can relate to the previous poster who was shocked by the extra weight of a DSLR for apparently marginal extra value indoors. I've recently bought a Pentax K10D, but fortunately am very...
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    Well, is it a card problem or a camera problem?...

    Well, is it a card problem or a camera problem? What happens when you put the card in a computer - can you read it then? What happens if you use a different card in the camera?

    Steve
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