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Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-06-2010, 08:55 PM  
Marketplace: possible scam?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Update: the seller finally got back to me, and has now shipped the item, albeit two weeks late (he did thoughtfully upgrade my shipping to expedited). I'm not sure exactly what came up, but I don't think it was anything malicious on his part, just unfortunate circumstance, and a little forgetfulness.

Peter: this is indeed from Canada, to the US, but it is not a shipping situation. (It shipped yesterday.)

Thanks all.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-05-2010, 01:21 PM  
Marketplace: possible scam?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
I've sent you a PM, and I'm kicking myself. ;)
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-05-2010, 12:05 PM  
Marketplace: possible scam?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
I should clarify: I'm not sure whether this is a scam or not. The seller might just be unreachable, and forgot to PM me back about shipping (though he said he would do). The seller's "last activity" info in Pentaxforums reads today, but I'm wondering if that might be some glitch in the forums; he hasn't posted for two weeks. Anyway, I figured alerting the admin would be helpful if this *is* a scam, and potentially other people are involved.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-05-2010, 11:17 AM  
Marketplace: possible scam?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
I have not received it, nor any shipping confirmation/information.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-05-2010, 06:20 AM  
Marketplace: possible scam?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Sorry if this is written out somewhere (I have an awful slow internet connection at the moment) but if a seller is unresponsive/inactive for two weeks directly following a sale, should I alert admins here, and if so, how?

Best,
Michael
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 01-14-2010, 08:35 AM  
Micro Four Thirds discussion
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 72
Views: 17,039
Yes -- good point, the refresh rate is huge, and I'm thinking now that slower refresh rates are the reason why I've never quite liked other LCDs I've used. It's hard to describe, you really have to use one in person.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 01-14-2010, 08:12 AM  
Micro Four Thirds discussion
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 72
Views: 17,039
Definitely. It also has a nice MF assist feature: when you're focusing, the LCD crops to 100% for detail. In some situations I've found it very useful. You can turn this off if it's annoying.

EDIT: oops, yeah, you knew about that. ;)



A little. I have small hands, and the GF1 feels OK in them. My fingers do cram a little on the front if I try to hold it tightly. But a good grip seems less important with the camera further out in front of me and weighing significantly less. I probably need a good week of use to know, though. If you're lucky enough to have a camera shop nearby with one in stock (I was... still can't believe it!) you should try it out.

As for the build, it's very solid, alloy construction. I'm not too rough on my cameras but this feels like it could handle a few bumps.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 01-14-2010, 07:54 AM  
Micro Four Thirds discussion
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 72
Views: 17,039
juu,

I just sold my K10d + lenses for a GF1 w/ pancake. I've only used it for a day now, but I'm super, super impressed, and although I'll miss the Pentax, I know I'll actually use this thing. I don't have the EVF (and I've heard mixed things about it) and using the screen at first is odd, but I can see *much* more detail with it than the K10's viewfinder, at least so long as I'm not in direct sunlight.

For me, it's like an SLR that's a reasonable size for taking it most everywhere. I think in my case, it's an excellent 1st system -- but I'm not using it to make huge prints or anything. I'm also quite happy with the 20mm.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 03-05-2009, 12:15 PM  
favourite film camera and other film cameras?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 54
Views: 15,882
the ZX-5n you sold me :)

I don't like the auto film winding / rewinding / general reliance on the battery and would probably prefer all manual. But damn the controls and autofocus are great.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-25-2009, 07:46 AM  
A few more from Maine.....
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
gorgeous. you've captured the best colors of maine. I'm going up next month... and I wish it was autumn now :)
Forum: Sold Items 02-23-2009, 11:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Great Photography Book
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
that looks like a great book.
if only for the typesetting :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-19-2009, 10:06 AM  
impression
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 14
Views: 2,764
I agree with Mallee Boy, try it out in b&w. the emphasis is on composition and play of light. there is a band of light in front of the hunter(?) at level with his knee that I didn't notice in the color version.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-18-2009, 12:02 AM  
Tucson (Reid Park Zoo)
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
that lens performs well. (As does the photographer!) I like the mood of each photo, your composition is in harmony with each animal.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2009, 11:53 PM  
first 120 film developed...
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 0
Views: 1,361
I am jumping into medium format!

ok, so this isn't a pentax camera (it's a mamiya twin-lens) but as I'm moving to film more and more this is exciting for me. I love the definition and color of medium format, although I'm just seeing its potential in these first shots.







I am very lucky my dad kindly gave me his old mamiya camera, three lenses and a light meter... I only wish I hadn't waited so long to use them.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-16-2009, 10:38 AM  
Is this a genuine way to be a greener photographer?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 5
Views: 1,781
It's good to be mindful of such things, but rarely is being "green" so simple. Stores must be well-lit, foot/car traffic to stores is far less efficient than internet browsing, etc...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-14-2009, 10:01 PM  
lense cleaning kits?? what to buy?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 4
Views: 2,165
all I use are giottos rocket blower and (rarely) a lens pen. works great, although be careful when touching glass with anything... make sure you blow off the big particles first.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2009, 02:54 PM  
Rumour: K3D, 22 Mp, square sensor
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 134
Views: 27,453
did I miss it or does the link not mention a source?

that aside, it's a great idea.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-14-2009, 09:47 AM  
Taking pictures of the sunrise...
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 8
Views: 3,933
a classic problem. you can buy neutral density filters, I believe, that reduce exposure in the top-half of the frame (I've never used so I'm not sure how well they work). Otherwise post-processing. An obvious answer would be HDR (high dynamic range) shooting, search the forums or wikipedia for more info on that.
Forum: Photo Critique 02-14-2009, 06:54 AM  
Old tree
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 4
Views: 2,640
this is a very interesting, painterly shot. I would try to bring out the color more as jani says, especially the green leaves. To my eye the light looks a little strange in the lower right, as if a flash were used. Perhaps darkening or increasing contrast in the wood a touch would help?
Forum: General Talk 02-13-2009, 10:09 PM  
who are your favorite flickrers?
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 0
Views: 1,383
Who are your favorite (non-friend) flickrers, and why?

...and someone correct me if 'flickrer' is wrong ;)

two of mine: Tommy Oshima for his great compositions, use of bokeh and color

and tetheredto for raw emotion, humor, playfulness and intimacy. (warning: adult content!)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-13-2009, 09:46 PM  
bench b&w
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 3
Views: 2,124
FA 50 f1.4
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 02-13-2009, 08:15 PM  
Filters for B&W photography
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 9
Views: 4,066
I might be wrong about this, but I think that b&w filters are pointless on digital because all that may be controlled more precisely during post processing (in PS or LR or aperture)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-13-2009, 06:40 PM  
chinese restaurant
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
I like the composition in the second photo, but the colors aren't as interesting. I might like it more as black and white
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-13-2009, 06:03 PM  
bench b&w
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 3
Views: 2,124


comm ave, boston
Forum: General Talk 02-11-2009, 08:53 PM  
The Great Marketplace Selloff
Posted By mhoy
Replies: 21
Views: 4,410
better by what standard/for whom? I think it's great for buyers to have plenty of choice, and since sellers are then in turn buyers, it works out for everyone. The fact that some are willing to part with old lenses that don't see much use allows these lenses to continue to be used and to produce great photos.
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