Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-15-2018, 01:36 PM   #46
Senior Member
Khashoggi's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: IJsselstein
Posts: 177
QuoteOriginally posted by LXNights Quote

Last call at Sully's: Bar closes after 84 years - News - The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA - Quincy, MA

And don't let anyone tell you Pentax can't shoot sports, that's a myth, and a bad one. I have never shot rodeo ever in my life, but here you go:

Photos: 4th Annual North Star Rodeo at Marshfield Fairgrounds - Marshfield Mariner - Marshfield, MA
I often hear that during events. Already shooting for the media a couple of years. And a few years ago I had made a photo which was sold world wide. Even used in a live broadcast of CNN news. Now, the past 2 years or so, I see a lot of people being jealous that I still work with Pentax and sell photo's of accidents and events, and they are more often pleased to let me take a photo above others using Canon or Nikon.

10-20-2018, 08:37 PM   #47
Senior Member
LXNights's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New England
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 119
Outstanding. More power to you. Keep up the great work.
10-20-2018, 09:37 PM   #48
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,506
In a land far away and time farther away, I did use Pentax as a Photojournalist. I've since grown past that.
10-21-2018, 04:22 AM - 2 Likes   #49
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 39,417
At one time in my working life long ago in the Middle East, I dumped all my four (what was considered professional tools at the time) Nikon F3s with MD-4 Drives and lenses for Pentax LXs, Drives/NiCad Packs and lenses. That's two in use while two were being cleaned, Pentax just seemed to have better dust/sand sealing and didn't require cleaning every week, I'd get possibly two or three weeks or more before cleaning.

Trust me sand in the film gate puts a beautiful score across the emulsion on film. Photoshop had yet to be invented so touching up (PP) involved heaps of time and using an actual paint brush, either on negatives, prints or both.

I've still got a couple about he place... this one even has a battle ding on it on the viewfinder base housing.

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K20D  Photo 

Last edited by Kerrowdown; 10-21-2018 at 09:33 AM.
10-21-2018, 11:30 AM   #50
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 5,382
QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
At one time in my working life long ago in the Middle East, I dumped all my four (what was considered professional tools at the time) Nikon F3s with MD-4 Drives and lenses for Pentax LXs, Drives/NiCad Packs and lenses. That's two in use while two were being cleaned, Pentax just seemed to have better dust/sand sealing and didn't require cleaning every week, I'd get possibly two or three weeks or more before cleaning.

Trust me sand in the film gate puts a beautiful score across the emulsion on film. Photoshop had yet to be invented so touching up (PP) involved heaps of time and using an actual paint brush, either on negatives, prints or both.

I've still got a couple about he place... this one even has a battle ding on it on the viewfinder base housing.
Great story about your experience with your LX...any adventures you would like to tell us about your experiences with your LX's in your working life ?

Love the pix of your LX with 50 F 1.2 and motor drive. Impressive unit. BTW, I've got an old Canon F-1 with a similar dent in the viewfinder housing. Adds to it's character, IMHO.
10-23-2018, 03:06 AM - 2 Likes   #51
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,506
I should elaborate, the reason I quit photojournalism...........I can't stand people and the politics that go with it. Now I'm a happy nature photographer.
10-23-2018, 10:21 AM - 1 Like   #52
Journeyman Cat Wrangler
Loyal Site Supporter
SSGGeezer's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Maine, U.S.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,657
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I should elaborate, the reason I quit photojournalism...........I can't stand people and the politics that go with it. Now I'm a happy nature photographer.
Critters can't complain if they are not positioned in the correct light!
10-23-2018, 10:28 AM   #53
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,506
QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
Critters can't complain if they are not positioned in the correct light!
Yep, you got that right.

10-23-2018, 01:09 PM   #54
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Fries's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gauw
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,169
Haven't seen any photojournalist using Pentax. Know one retired one that told me they used to use Pentax in the film day's at the newspaper. I do use one of my two camera's but I am not a photojournalist (radio&tv).
10-24-2018, 02:46 AM   #55
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romania
Posts: 11,497
I had the pleasure of meeting Dominique Schreckling at Photokina. We quickly agreed that Pentax doesn't seems to move with any reasonable speed, and how unnerving that was.
So I've seen a Pentax-using photojournalist
10-28-2018, 06:21 PM   #56
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2016
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,352
Just a couple of years ago, I shot for an university newspaper for about a year, so this is more similar to local news on a shoestring budget (everyone in photo was using their own gear). I know it wasn't a national newspaper, but it had a print edition. I've seen my concert photos, color at about iso 12,800 with my k3ii, printed and they looked perfectly fine. Most assignments were not for front page all-photo or photo essays, so high resolution wasn't a requirement, our guideline was to submit at around 2000px on the longest edge, to speed up uploads and edits The only place I consistently saw photographers (local news) with expensive gear such as 1D or D5 was for sports.

Last edited by aaacb; 10-28-2018 at 06:34 PM.
10-29-2018, 12:57 AM   #57
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 9,446
News paper print isn't to demanding. Except the glossy they ad to the paper overhere in the weekend. Most print is 200 dpi, so for most prints even 1000 pixels is enough, for the larger images a little more.
10-29-2018, 04:01 AM   #58
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruising PentaxForums and watching your back.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,506
I have a friend who used to work for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who used Pentax. He's retired now, but worked for them for years. and always used Pentax, and of course that was in the film days. I'd forgotten about Bob when I wrote before about my experience.
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!
canon, equipment, frame, increase, nikon, option, pentax, photo industry, photography, photojournalism
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'10 Key Traits of Winning Photojournalists' CWyatt Photographic Technique 2 06-23-2010 03:45 PM
Pentax Photojournalists dopeytree Photographic Technique 3 02-17-2010 09:38 AM
Online Photojournalists/Photo Internship Nowhere Matt Photographic Technique 4 07-02-2008 01:52 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 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