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Some MF K20 shots
Posted By: Igilligan, 01-08-2009, 06:20 PM

Still not happy with the AF on my copy of the K20d but I have been playing around with MF a bit before sending it back to pentax...

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Tamron 80-210 BBAR MC adaptal - big crop on the first one

I like this old tamron zoom... I think I paid 25 for it with the adaptall 1 mount

Peace out my pentax brothers and sisters
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01-08-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Hi Gus,
That first shot has certainly got that extra 'something'....think its called emotion

Nice work mate.
01-08-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hi Gus, sorry to hear about your AF problems with the K20D and hopefully Pentax won't take too long to fix it. You have some very nice images here, (they don't care how they were focused :-) ) The first one is real dark, was that done on purpose? The old Tamron seems to work well.
01-08-2009, 06:46 PM   #4

I dont say this very often....

QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
Hi Gus,
That first shot has certainly got that extra 'something'....think its called emotion

Nice work mate.
But I am loving that 1st shot. Thanks for supporting my initial reaction to it!

And Heinrich, it was not initially done on purpose but when I saw what it looked like on the LCD I did not boost anything to lighten the scene up.

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ALl very sharp and beautiful color. Composition of the first is very nice. It doesn't matter if it is dark - it is sharp and dark and I think that captured the moment.
01-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #6
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Hey, Gus - I'm not sure you need AF. These are wonderful - #1 is a masterpiece.

01-09-2009, 12:36 AM   #7
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Great shots, Gus. You're a talented portrait shooter.
I was wondering if you had sent the K20 in for need to rush with MF results like these
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The BW 1st & 3rd shots are very nice portraits. Thanks

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all the photos are great!
hope your camera gets fixed ASAP!
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Shot 3# is great.. the first is also really nice, great composition and subjects.. although a little grainy
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Very nice series, numbers 1 and 3 are outstanding. Sorry to hear about your problems with the autofocus, you are the second person I've heard of that has had to return a k20 for this.
01-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #12

Great set. I really like how you use that lens to it's fullest advantage. Sorry to hear about your K20d problems!
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I really love #1 & #3. you are an excellent portrait photographer, and you have a beautiful family as well.
01-09-2009, 08:51 PM   #14

Thanks to all...

I think this K20 camera is quite a machine... I will eventually send it off to pentax usa to have a go at the AF issues, but I am having so much fun right now just using the MF lenses on it, that I think I will keep it around a bit longer. I guess I need to start the process soon to make sure that I am ready for the first burst of spring.

And thank you all for the nice comments about my shots of the girls... It is truly why I started taking pics again... just one or two of those kind of shots a month and I am happy. And I loved that dark one of The boss and the menace.

Thanks also for the concern over the AF problems. It really now is down to two lenses that are past the point of -10, but from what many of you have told me the AF should have been closer on the other ones too. I still cant wrap my mind about how far the DA 40 is off. It is so sharp on the K100, but I have put it all behind me and I am no longer stressin' about it.
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Excellent work Gus! Particularly found of your two portraits!


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