Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-11-2014, 03:58 AM   #961
Pentaxian
fevbusch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,070
You're a lucky man, Gadge. I spent $56. US for my tak 55 and I know you will love it. You may never take it off your camera.
Here's one of my favorite shots from it. Hope it attaches properly. Freddy P.S. This is one of the few shots I have actually hung on my wall.

Attached Images
 
03-12-2014, 09:03 AM   #962
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Western Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 173
QuoteOriginally posted by fevbusch Quote
I'm just sticking with my DA55-300. It is a great lens for me, with remarkable bokeh as a bonus. As much as I loved my old DA50-200 I'm just more impressed with this beauty of a lens. Freddy
It is quite good with a close subject but I find it a bit soft for distant subjects, however, for the price I can't complain.

Goanna @ 300mm
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-r  Photo 
03-12-2014, 09:24 AM   #963
Pentaxian
fevbusch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,070
Goanna, really great shot for a a 300mm. I'm happy you like your lens, though. I seriously doubt that I would
ever shoot anything at more than 200 or 250mm, so I'm not concerned. I just love the lens. My next and FINAL
buy will be the DA50mm 1.8 plastic prime. If I really love it I might even sell my Sigma 50mm 2.8 eX macro lens If
I likke the plastic lens better. regards and thanks, Freddy
03-21-2014, 12:46 AM   #964
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buddina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 67
Hi Freddy. Got the 1.8 a couple of days ago. You're right-It's a top lens indeed. Been taking a few snaps and I reckon it will be on the Kr for a while now. Beautifully made and quite compact. Here's 3 I took recently. @ Wide open, F 2.8 and 100% crop @ F11

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-r  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-r  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-r  Photo 
03-21-2014, 03:23 AM   #965
Pentaxian
fevbusch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,070
QuoteOriginally posted by thegadge Quote
Hi Freddy. Got the 1.8 a couple of days ago. You're right-It's a top lens indeed. Been taking a few snaps and I reckon it will be on the Kr for a while now. Beautifully made and quite compact. Here's 3 I took recently. @ Wide open, F 2.8 and 100% crop @ F11
Hey, that's what I'm talkin' about, Gadge. Can't wait to get my 1.8. The bokeh on the 1st shot is just like my Tak 55. The middle shot is just plain superb. Mag color and clarity, and nice DOF, and in a restaurant, at that. Do'nt even need a flash with that baby.
Congratulations on a great buy!!! I'll be in touch. Freddy. P.S. I can't wait to go on my wall art outing in Brooklyn streets, soon. I'm talkin' about world class art, here. I'll also be bringing my 16-45, because some of the shots will need a wide angle. Freddy
03-21-2014, 04:18 AM   #966
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buddina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 67
Yeah Man, I think this little Takumar 55mm is my new best friend! The second shot was in my house, incidentally, so can't claim that that the light was that bad! Anyway, enjoy the outing in Brooklyn. Plenty of opportunities for some good shots there..15 years since I was last in N.Y.C. Great place. Cheers. Steve in NZ
03-21-2014, 05:20 AM   #967
Pentaxian
fevbusch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,070
QuoteOriginally posted by thegadge Quote
Yeah Man, I think this little Takumar 55mm is my new best friend! The second shot was in my house, incidentally, so can't claim that that the light was that bad! Anyway, enjoy the outing in Brooklyn. Plenty of opportunities for some good shots there..15 years since I was last in N.Y.C. Great place. Cheers. Steve in NZ
Steve, I'm a litle confused. You did take these three shots with the Pentax DA50mm 1.8, right? I don't use my Tak because of the awkwardness of the M42 adapter. And, after all, the new lenses, in tandem with the high ISO's are just as good as the old glass and they also
have the automatic capability. Exciting subject, hey? Freddy
03-21-2014, 06:50 AM   #968
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buddina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 67
Hi Freddy. No, I took those with a Super Takumar 55mm 1.8. You were dead right about the bokeh in the first snap. Maybe what caused the confusion was that I had mentioned earlier about getting a half-decent zoom lens. Hopefully, the Sigma 17-70mm contemporary, if and when I can afford it. I got that Tak a few days ago in the post and just been having a wee go with it...

03-21-2014, 07:32 AM   #969
Pentaxian
fevbusch's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,070
QuoteOriginally posted by thegadge Quote
Hi Freddy. No, I took those with a Super Takumar 55mm 1.8. You were dead right about the bokeh in the first snap. Maybe what caused the confusion was that I had mentioned earlier about getting a half-decent zoom lens. Hopefully, the Sigma 17-70mm contemporary, if and when I can afford it. I got that Tak a few days ago in the post and just been having a wee go with it...
Well, I'm still getting the Pentax 50mm 1.8 in a couple of days. Just gotta have it. If I'm not happy with it I can always re-sell it or return it and go back to my Sigma 50mm 2.8 eX macro lens, which does take great pictures with wonderful bokeh. If I prefer the pentax 50 1.8 I'll then probably sell the Sigma 50, since I'm not really into
shooting tiny little insects, as a rule. By the way how do you like life in New Zealand. Freddy
03-21-2014, 08:00 AM   #970
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Buddina
Photos: Albums
Posts: 67
It's a great place, Freddy. Been here 10 years now and originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Quiet, scenic, safe and healthier..On the down side, you can miss the vibrancy and eclecticism of the big city. That said, I couldn't go back to living there for any length of time- too used to the quiet life now. Steve
03-26-2014, 05:03 AM - 2 Likes   #971
Junior Member




Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Herefordshire, England
Posts: 33
Here are a couple with the new Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 Contemporary:



Last edited by theoldsmithy; 03-26-2014 at 05:40 AM.
03-26-2014, 08:38 PM - 2 Likes   #972
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Windsor, Colorado
Posts: 196
Great Sand Dunes National Park with K-r and 16-45mm





03-27-2014, 03:18 AM   #973
Loyal Site Supporter
OrchidJulie's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Magic City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,286
Very well done!
03-27-2014, 08:21 AM   #974
Site Supporter
Jean Poitiers's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,376
QuoteOriginally posted by ccd333 Quote
Great Sand Dunes National Park with K-r and 16-45mm
Agreed ... very well done & TFS, J

---------- Post added 03-27-14 at 16:22 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by theoldsmithy Quote
Here are a couple with the new Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 Contemporary:
Really like the B&W second capture ... quite nice, J
03-28-2014, 05:17 PM - 1 Like   #975
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Windsor, Colorado
Posts: 196
K-r and 18-55

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, composition, k-r, kr, pentax k-r, sand dunes
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who can post pictures in the post your pictures category? Sitting Bull Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 3 12-14-2010 05:41 AM
two pictures zj4c Photo Critique 3 02-01-2009 04:23 AM
some old pictures wil4713 Post Your Photos! 1 12-04-2008 04:05 PM
what is going on in these pictures? throndor Photographic Technique 16 09-11-2008 03:14 PM
two pictures, what are they? Heinrich Lohmann Post Your Photos! 5 01-24-2007 02:17 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:10 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top