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06-06-2014, 11:01 AM - 1 Like   #1846
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arne Bo Quote
A few impressions of my first Yosemite visit: First Day it rained and snowed. Good to have WR lenses.
Awesome work with the 18-135.

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[moderators - rambling follows. if this is against the forum rules, please remove the post]

regarding the size: I don't know why CaNi feel obligated to build these gargantuan sized FF bodies - apart from feeding the common misconception "that guy has a Big Black Camera, he must be a PRO". ok, there's larger mirror box (is it, actually? depth-wise?) and larger pentaprism, what else? does a physically larger sensor require a physically larger processor? . I don't see a reason, why Pentax's supposed FF would need to be bigger than K-3. that's just me, perhaps, but N D800 and C eos1x are ugly, ugly cameras. did they do it on purpose?
after all, pentax has built nice, compact 35mm film cameras, and these bodies needed to store FF mirror box, prism, and two spools for film. and the battery. I still think, that MZ-S is one of, if not the most beatiful 35mm cameras ever built. precise, angular, purposeful, sleek lines, nothing redundant, "ripped" like a gymnast, who needs to be strong, but who can't afford an ounce of redundant weight. and weird enough to stand out of the crowd.

OTOH, marketing trumps common sense any day; significant - if not the largest - market share are aspired amateurs, of which most are men - or at least I tend to believe so - and for men, "bigger is better" is chiseled in their subconscious. more megapickles, bigger cameras, huge, huge lenses = more happiness and better pictures, at least till someone with even bigger camera and lenses appears on the stage.

As much as I think that K.R. [sometimes] is a pretentious snob, he got it quite right with "equipment measurbators".
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70 Years D Day


B25 Mitchell - Grumpy
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Dedicated to the war photographers

Army Photographer
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06-08-2014, 08:27 AM   #1849
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Couple birding shots from friday. K-3 with HD DA 55-300 WR. All handheld.

Sunny wings
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On the blue sky
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The beauty of the sky
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Two fishermen
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I see you!
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Superior view
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Flower in a shell

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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
70 Years D Day

Dedicated to the war photographers.

Army Photographer.
Nice shots for D Day. The USAF was still using that photo equipment 20 years later. Ask me how I know.
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We had some weather passing through... K-3 and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a polariser filter.

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Impressive image!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tjompen1968 Quote
We had some weather passing through... K-3 and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a polariser filter.

Incredible storm and rainbow shot

wtlwdwgn - Thank you and I would like to hear what it was like as an AF photographer sometime

Another fun one

Army Photographer
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Heavily cropped

B25 Bomber
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WWII Bearcat
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Another good series John. The first cameras we used at the USAF Photo School were WWI (yeah, One) 8x10 Deardorff, Kodak, and Ansco field cameras!
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Went to the lake and shot some dragonflies. Not the easiest task... K3 and DA*300

Only way was to prefocus and then fast as ... manually adjust focus and shoot, hoping to get the shot. They will NOT hover very long...





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Nice dragon fly shots!
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K-3 with 10-17 Fish Eye

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K-3 with 10-17 Fish Eye

Sunset dream
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Love it
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Love it

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