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10-15-2018, 01:45 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Hello from Melbourne, Australia!

Hi, Tim here.

Long time lurker, first time poster!
Iíve had a Pentax camera since my dad gave me his K1000 for a high-school class I took.

Iíve now got a K3 and a few lenses.

I now have a 15 month old son of my own which means itís time to consolidate my lenses down to the ones that will actually get use. If Iím shooting for me itís usually landscapes/cityscapes/macro.

Iím thinking Iíll keep the following -
DA12-24
DA35 Limited
Sigma 18-125
Sigma 55-300

Any tips on camera setup / lens options for snapshot type pictures of him would be appreciated. Iíd like to get the best out of the camera. I know I wonít always be able to compete (especially with the focusing speed and convenience) with my wife and her iPhone, but I can try. 🙂

Next lens on the list is most probably the DA70 Limited. I think the 12-24, 35 and 70 would be the ideal small kit for me.

10-15-2018, 02:00 PM   #2
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A long overdue Welcome!

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Hi Tim, and welcome from a little further South.

One quick suggestion: have you tried the Catch-in-Focus setting to possibly improve your keeper rate?
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Welcome from the deep north from another K-3 user. You have some good lenses there. But the Sigma 55-300?? Surely you mean Pentax 55-300 or Sigma 70-300? Both will get the job done but if you have a WR version of the Pentax that is a bonus. I would like a DA 70 Ltd myself, but other priorities are higher just now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tmjohns_ Quote
Next lens on the list is most probably the DA70 Limited. I think the 12-24, 35 and 70 would be the ideal small kit for me.
Welcome! I have a daughter living in Melbourne, so I visit there often. Twice this month in fact

The DA70 is a smart buy; it's a great lens and super compact. Substitute the 12-24 for the DA15 and DA21 and you'd really have the ideal small kit....
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Surely you mean Pentax 55-300 or Sigma 70-300?
You are quite right. It's the Sigma 70-300 (DG Macro).

QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Substitute the 12-24 for the DA15 and DA21
The temptation is always there, but as I have the 12-24, I'm determined to use it first.


I know we all say it, but the DA70 is the last one for a while... ��
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Welcome to PF Tim, from another Victorian. Quite a few of us here. We have often joked that we should have a Pentax float in the Moomba parade.

You've already got a good kit and a portrait lens like the DA 70 would round it out nicely.

I'm with you on the DA 12-24. An ultrawide zoom is a great asset. You can't always zoom with your feet (e.g. in a tight indoor space, or standing on rocks in a stream) and 12mm is very different from 15.




As for tips on candid photographs of a toddler, that might be worth a thread of its own. Or you might find there are some already.

You might want to think about lighting too. A flash with suitable diffuser would help. Start here: Flashes, A Flag and Domestic Portraits
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Hi Tim, and welcome aboard mate.

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Welcome aboard, Tim. I think we have more Ozzies, than any other place on earth. I have many friends here that are from Australia. And hope to make you one of those as well.
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Welcome to the forum, there's quite few of your countryman/persons about the place, so you wont get lonely.
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