robbiec

Status: Plus Member
Join Date: 16th December 2008
Last Login: 22nd July 2020 - 20:19
Real Name: Robbie Corrigan
Website: Visit My Website
Occupation: Systems Analyst
Interests: IT, Karting and now starting out in photography
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Another month and another lens :)
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Thanks Nigel. Yep still going, don't know if strong is the right term but far less meh days than this time last month with the Distagon 25 Found an abandoned church very close by in a quiet lane way :) by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr
Another month and another lens :)
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A few more days to add in. Its been seriously hectic at work which in turn makes home more hectic which then burns into camera time. by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr
Unexpected birthday guest
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Wow - Now I know why I need one of those :) (The 200 Macro that is :))
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Day 11 is a fun image. 108mm @ f/5.6 - 'Buckled' by , on Flickr
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You've got me going itchy for a new toy with these images. Most impressive!Thanks David. It's a fun lens :D
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Great sky in the last one Robbie - maybe dropping the contrast in the foreground (the land at the bottom) might help to emphasise the clouds a little more - just an opinion :PThanks John. I'll have a look. Always love to hear opinions.
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Day 7 & 8 were a bit hohum so today I went wide (83mm) & f/8 by , on Flickr
Introducing Lissy
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Lovely use of the light in No 1, great eyes expression. No2, to be young again :) Thanks for the monochrome tip.
Another month and another lens :)
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I've had my F DA* 70-200mm 2.8 for more than three years now and its the sharpest lens in my collection - as well as the heaviest by far. Focussing issues? Check the switch on the lens barrel with has settings for 1.2 - 4 metres and 4 metres - infinity as well as manual and auto. Good set of images by the way Robbie. DavidThanks David, good tip. I'm beginning to use the switches a bit more now. Day 6 Theme is messy :) so here is a messy, upside down and inside out look. by , on Flickr
Another month and another lens :)
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Yep :), hopefully getting down to the coast later this morning. Might get another image or two :D Still at a getting to know you phase
Another month and another lens :)
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Thanks for looking in.
First ride out post lock down
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Look immaculate :)
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Day 5 by , on Flickr
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Some more from the last few days by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr by , on Flickr
What to do after the shopping?
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Eat them? Take some marvellous shots first though if you have some Pentax gear lying about :)
Maximus
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It'll have to be a puppy too to allow Max feel in control. The balance of the house changed with Rufus passing. Oh indeed, the dynamics of having two pets can be complicated. When I was a kid we had an older Siamese and a Collie (from a pup). The cat made it quite clear who was boss and could get the dog to vacate it's (now suitably warmed) bed with a simple hard stare. Five years ago when we got Ripley as a little brother for Rio we expected it to be plain sailing as Rio loved playing with other dogs. But no, for 10 days he wanted nothing to do with the little upstart. Very sorry for your loss.Yep, dynamics is the word I was looking for. Dogs have a different personality :) I'm feeling a bit left out with all these super pet portraits on the forum - you've really got to grips with the 70-200 Robbie, Max has done it justice :wink: and the Chinon 50mm lenses were top notch glass, I still have a 50mm f1.4 (that nobody wants ;) ) and it's in the same league as the Pentax equivalent (IMO). Must be tough losing Rufus - we lost our Rabbit a few years ago and I couldn't believe what an impact that had on us :oops:Thanks John. I'm still scratching the surface of its capabilities. I was describing its character to a local photo club friend and the wording I used was this: "The best compliment I can pay it is that I want to take it out and see what it can do. Its like a giant point and shoot but with a certain aristocratic imperiousness to it. I point, I shoot and it nails it and I get the feeling that I'm a moron who does not deserve to use it 😜 Like is this all you got?" I don't understand the weakness at 200/2.8, I'm personally not seeing it or else I'm easily satisfied.
Maximus
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Rufus is a cutie too. Nice capture of him in his element. Are you considering another dog at any time ?Thanks Peter, I dropped a tear or two writing the last post, still a bit raw. All part of the process 🙂 I've had dogs and cats in my house all my life so for sure. I think the next dog will be Hazel's (my 4 year old) though so might wait another little while. It'll have to be a puppy too to allow Max feel in control. The balance of the house changed with Rufus passing.
Maximus
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It's come out well. The wife had been going through my recent Flickr set as I had mentioned that I'd be doing the Singles-in stuff to get me back into the game, quote, "x, y, & z are better I think but you know Max will get that explorer thing, people like animals, and cat people really like cat pictures" :) she was right of course as wives invariably are :shock: I'm moreso a dog person as I'm slightly allergic to cats and I'm missing Max's opposite Rufus who passed away a few months back. Taken with my first ever prime (a Chinon 50/1.9) on a K20D, which I still have - fantastic glass and sensors are all well and good, but capturing memories or monents in time is what this is really all about.
Templetown
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Beautifully taken and fabulous PP.
Q Garden
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Fantastic series of shots.
By popular demand.... Rio and the DFA* 85mm
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Rio has become a prop as opposed to a model for the next couple of weeks as a means to demonstrate the new DFA85's prowess :) Jokes aside, this is a marvellous image Peter.
Maximus
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Maximus, our 16 or 17 year old cat. Taking no prisoners when faced with K-1 and DFA*70-200 combo :)
Lana Del Ray
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Nice detail and oof areas, but not so keen on the blurry thing projecting up to the top rh corner.That's the deck cover :) It's not just a prop ;) I try to get a listen every day and the things are absolute dust magnets.
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Nicely done Robbie 8)Very nice.Thanks for having a look :) - happy with this.
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Hey Robbie, Looks like that lens had delivered, been considering one myself, however I tested one a few months back and I think I must have had a bad copy. Really couldn't get the focus/image sharp even at lower f-stops. looks like you have a better copy! very nice.I think so, well at least I hope so. This image is sharp out and it looks it, I have taken about 40 images in total and I'm getting about a 50% keeper rate, but I'm very much learning how to carry, handle and use a zoom since I've been primarily a prime user for the last 10 years, and this is not your typical run of the mill zoom :) One thing I have picked up anecdotally and proven to myself is that critical sharpness varies by focal length and distance to subject. So for example say you set it at 200mm & f/2.8 and focus at 1.3m or MFD, your image will be softer than expected. Do the same again at say 2.5m and everything is very different, contrast, resolution are now where you would expect them to be. The next month and more will be about learning these focal length operating windows. Lastly and I hate saying it but it does highlight that on a K-1 using AF, you do need to be careful, even with center point. Feels to me that it gets 70% accuracy when handholding. That is down to me moreso with lack of technique but it is something that I have in the back of my mind.