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05-16-2021, 10:58 AM   #11776
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
Thank you. Will the program accept RAW Pentax images?

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Thanks. I'll check the link. I hope no one damaged anything because of my question.

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Nik Effects works with Tiff images. Usually generate those with LIghtroom, elements, or whatever your choice program is to do that.

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minimum focus
It is actually at maximum focus (infinity), but the barrel rotation between 3 meters and infinity is not large, so this "extreme scenario" might occur fairly often. It probably never occurred to the designer of the teleconvertor that anyone would use it with a f4 UWA lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
Nik Effects works with Tiff images. Usually generate those with LIghtroom, elements, or whatever your choice program is to do that.
Ok. Thanks Rondec. It is always good to know about programs that produce rich images like yours. How is it for black and white?

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I did it before I knew also. I think the likely problem is only under very extreme scenarios. My guess is that at minimum focus the rear element might possibly touch. But it is a guess only.
Sheesh. I'm glad your lens isn't damaged. Thanks again for the link. Are there any other links that EVERY Pentax owner should be aware of? I am constantly experimenting with lens and body combinations. I especially love old lenses. They force me to pay attention.

A few years ago I tried to find an original version of the 15mm. Bought one online. Turned out to be the new version, so I returned it. Was I mistaken? Is the older version any better than the HD version?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
Ok. Thanks Rondec. It is always good to know about programs that produce rich images like yours. How is it for black and white?

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Sheesh. I'm glad your lens isn't damaged. Thanks again for the link. Are there any other links that EVERY Pentax owner should be aware of? I am constantly experimenting with lens and body combinations. I especially love old lenses. They force me to pay attention.

A few years ago I tried to find an original version of the 15mm. Bought one online. Turned out to be the new version, so I returned it. Was I mistaken? Is the older version any better than the HD version?

Cheers,
Loyd
There are better starbursts on the smc version. But there are good images to be had from both.

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After the rain

Always a pleasure to play with one of my favorite lenses .

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To Jonathan Mac: Nice perspective!! very good capture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
There are better starbursts on the smc version. But there are good images to be had from both.
If you had to choose, would you buy a used smc or a new HD?

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This is using Nik Effects?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
If you had to choose, would you buy a used smc or a new HD?

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This is using Nik Effects?

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I bought the SMC DA 15 as I love the starburst effect and find the 15 a lens that I donít tend to need improved flare resistance from as it is already excellent. I also donít see smoother bokeh from an f4 wide angle being much of a driver for me.
For each DA limited my answer is specific to that lens:

DA 21 same as DA 15.

DA 35 (I donít own) - I would give the edge to the HD version.

DA 40 (I own the SMC) - I think I might like the HD if I tried it as bokeh is more of a possible benefit than starbursts on this lens the way I use it. Flare handling is a lower concern.

DA 70 (I own the HD) - Improved bokeh is important to me here but having never shot the SMC Iím not clear what I might be overthinking and what is real.

DA 20-40 (I own) has only ever been offered in HD as far as I recall.
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Do you own any zoom lenses apart from the 20-40? I checked out your albums. You seem to be more into portraits than landscapes. I'm a "close-ups" person as well, but I often use a telephoto to achieve this. By the way, I love your close-up of the pig.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
Do you own any zoom lenses apart from the 20-40? I checked out your albums. You seem to be more into portraits than landscapes. I'm a "close-ups" person as well, but I often use a telephoto to achieve this. By the way, I love your close-up of the pig.
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Me? I am all over the place. And I have a lot of zooms.

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Hi Jonathan Mac.

I checked out some of your other photos on Flickr. Loved the one of a daisy nestled between fox-tails. I think it's called White and Yellow.

It appears that you enjoy using older lenses on the K3. I do too. Have you tried the smc Pentax-A 1:2 50mm on your K3? This is my first lens (1980 K1000), and I had hoped it would result in some interesting photos. If you have any tips about using this lens or any of the older Pentax, Vivitar, etc lenses, I would be happy to hear them.

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When pacing up and down like an expectant dad, waiting for the new K3iii to hit the shelves, my photographer buddy said: "Why don't you get a Sony or a Fuji?" And the single reason I laughed off that suggestion as being completely ridiculous is the 15mm limited. It is just the most amazing lens I've ever come across. Wherever I go, it goes with me. The way it captures the sun is absolutely unique and it separates pics between those taken with the 15mm limited and those that weren't. 8 years ago, I bought the 15mm limited because of this thread and maybe, just maybe, this post will inspire others to do the same
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Always a pleasure to play with one of my favorite lenses .

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To Jonathan Mac: Nice perspective!! very good capture.
Greetings.
It's incredible how well you caught the leaf, macro like.
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When pacing up and down like an expectant dad, waiting for the new K3iii to hit the shelves, my photographer buddy said: "Why don't you get a Sony or a Fuji?" And the single reason I laughed off that suggestion as being completely ridiculous is the 15mm limited. It is just the most amazing lens I've ever come across. Wherever I go, it goes with me. The way it captures the sun is absolutely unique and it separates pics between those taken with the 15mm limited and those that weren't. 8 years ago, I bought the 15mm limited because of this thread and maybe, just maybe, this post will inspire others to do the same
That large bird with the wickedly hooked bill is how far away from you? Love it! And you used 1/500th of a second? Some chaps on another thread recommended this setting for birds. I'll try my luck tomorrow.

I'm assuming you bought the HD version of the 15mm. Any problems matching it with the K5?

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