Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #1141
Veteran Member




Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 328
Im curious. It looks like everybody here has M primes. Does anybody have a zoom? The only M lens I have is the 40-80mm . It makes me feel like the bastard child. :-(


Last edited by jboyde; 11-11-2009 at 07:31 PM. Reason: .bmp wouldnt upload.
11-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #1142
Senior Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 135
My 50mm f/1.7 ' PussPuss '

11-12-2009, 04:20 AM   #1143
Veteran Member
8540tomg's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,461
M 400/5.6

This is probably the best shot I've managed with this lens so far. Considering the low light conditions I think the old M 400/5.6 did pretty well with this Black Capped Chickadee.



Tom G
11-12-2009, 02:11 PM   #1144
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,199
QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
This is probably the best shot I've managed with this lens so far. Considering the low light conditions I think the old M 400/5.6 did pretty well with this Black Capped Chickadee.

Tom G
Great shot, Tom!

I'm getting antsy in the pants for my k10 to come back from the Pentax hospital. I got the bad news yesterday. $360. I sent it in with an electronics problem before the warranty expired, but they detected an undetectable crack next to the AE-L switch that was the source of the problem, and sent a macro photo back to McBain's who hadn't seen it when they accepted it for warranty. I took one too many slips on rocky surfaces. The camera survived three, but the fourth one had me limping for a week, and did the dirty deed.

11-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #1145
Veteran Member
8540tomg's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,461
Thanks Albert,

Hope both you and the K 10 are feeling better soon.

Tom G
11-12-2009, 09:57 PM   #1146
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,199
QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Thanks Albert,

Hope both you and the K 10 are feeling better soon.

Tom G
Thanks for the good wishes Tom. McBain's expect it in about two weeks. The only damage will be to my wallet.
Albert
11-13-2009, 01:28 AM   #1147
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 359
I can't believe it, I wanted to throw my computer out of the window last night. At a local net auction I came across a SMC-M 120mm F2.8. I had the winning bid at $60 USD. Just before the auction ended a guy bid $80. I managed to type $100 but the computer froze.. I was not able to hit the "confirm bid" button. .

However, I received the 85mm F2 a couple of days ago and so far it looks like an excellent lens.

Kind regards
.lars

11-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #1148
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
Bad luck lars.
I seem to get sniped almost any time I use ebay - trying to stay away from that now.

I also want to add an M120 F2.8 to my collection.

Here's another from the M400 while I am here.
I have already posted this in the "post your photos" section, I hope it doesn't matter?

11-13-2009, 08:51 PM   #1149
Veteran Member
8540tomg's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,461
Jason,

You're doing amazingly well at capturiing birds in flight with the 400mm. I get nothing but blurr when I try. I don't even bother any more.

Tom G
11-13-2009, 09:10 PM   #1150
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
Thanks Tom. I will say, don't give up!
The only other lens I have attempted BIF with is the DA 55-300. I have had very little success with the DA lens, apart from a distant osprey once - but that was because he was hovering.

For some reason I find the 400 slightly easier. I think this might be because I just concentrate on the focus. And I only really get results when the bird is moving slowly. Oh yeah and I take LOTS of shots in the hope of something sharp enough.

Eg. In my photo shown above, although it might look like the pelican was going fast, the reality is that he was quite slow getting out of the water. The next shot that I took was quite blurred, and he was moving faster.

If you look at this one:
It's actually not that sharp, BUT I was just lucky here. I think luck has been on my side with the M400 lately. I have certainly taken a lot of bird shots before that have not worked at all.



cheers,
Jason
11-14-2009, 09:44 AM   #1151
Veteran Member
8540tomg's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,461
SMC Pentax 400/5.6

OK Jason,

I'll give it a go. I managed another shot of a Black Capped Chickadee today.



I even tried ( and failed) to get a BIF shot.



Cheers

Tom G
11-14-2009, 09:52 AM   #1152
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 258
Lot of birds... Here's some long pepper. M 100/4 Macro on bellows.


Last edited by thomascdk; 11-15-2009 at 04:50 AM.
11-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #1153
Veteran Member
8540tomg's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,461
QuoteOriginally posted by thomascdk Quote
Lot of birds... Here's some long pebber. M 100/4 Macro on bellows.
Nice image thomascdk.

Nice change from our bird droppings. I've never had pebber. It looks good.

Tom G
11-15-2009, 04:58 AM   #1154
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 258
QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
I've never had pebber.
Tsk. Pepper is peber in my native tongue. The post and I stand corrected.
11-15-2009, 07:34 AM   #1155
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
OK Jason,

I'll give it a go. I managed another shot of a Black Capped Chickadee today.

I even tried ( and failed) to get a BIF shot.

Cheers

Tom G
Tom,
Nice shot!
I think that such a tiny bird would be extremely difficult for a BIF shot! You know, even harder than normal
I can't recall viewing a photo of a small bird in flight to be honest.

Good to see you are trying anyway.
I managed to get a bird of prey in flight on the weekend. Not as good as it sounds though, I was a fair bit too far away.

What the h***, here he is anyway (big crop)


Just identified this bird as a Nankeen Kestrel.

Last edited by goddo31; 11-15-2009 at 07:48 AM.
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!
28mm, background, bokeh, camera, city, colours, contrast, dust, elpolodiablo, flickr, focus, hood, k-5, lens, lenses, light, m50/1.4, park, pentax, pentax lens, photo, picture, pm, post, pp, ps, shot, thanks, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D-FA WR Club Rico Lens Clubs 640 1 Day Ago 05:43 AM
The A Club jake.astig Lens Clubs 3822 11-22-2021 10:56 PM
The F Club! jsherman999 Lens Clubs 1057 11-22-2021 03:26 PM
Ltd club, here I come axl Lens Clubs 21 12-12-2010 03:06 AM
In the club again metroeloise Post Your Photos! 4 10-20-2008 08:59 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:33 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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