Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
11-08-2018, 02:50 PM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Hello from the snow capital of New York

Hello all,
I am just an amateur who has been using a K100D for the past 12 years photographing private art and antique collections, all kinds of images for web pages and thousands of travel photos. Yes the old K100D produces acceptable web page images but alas, the old girl isn't focusing so well any more so I am looking to buy a new K70 or KP. I love low light and street photography so I am here to listen to the latest wisdom. Hope we talk soon.

Dennis

(hint about snow capital): A city with a NFL team that lost the Super Bowl four times.

11-08-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
gofour3's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,876
"Wide Right" and welcome to the forum!


Phil.
11-08-2018, 03:29 PM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Original Poster
Thanks Phil.


Wide-Right and NO-Goal are burn't into the area's soul.
11-08-2018, 04:53 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,054
Welcome from Rochester. For what it's worth, the Tug Hill Plateau snowfalls on the east end of Lake Ontario make the snowfall contest between Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester look pretty lame. They usually have double what the "winner" gets.

11-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
robgski's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,690
I do not own either camera, I own a K-5. Both of your choices look very good, so it's a matter of how much you want to spend. I'd go for the KP, personally, it seems a bit more rugged.


If you like street shooting, consider getting a DA 40mm XS "pancake" lens. Combined with the compactness of either body, you have a great street phtoto combo. Since you will likely be out in rain and snow, consider buying the 18-135 weather resistant zoom lens. You can usually find used copies of both lenses on PF, and the sellers here are honest.

I look forward to seeing your pictures, especially because I love winter, but my wife does not, so we moved out of the snow belt and I have to live vicariously through the photos of others.,

Also, consider posting your photos in the PF group "Bad Weather Makes Good Pictures" (link in my signature block). Pemtaxians and their cameras fear no foul weather.
11-08-2018, 07:56 PM   #6
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,267
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
11-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
jimr-pdx's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: 1hr north of PDX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,667
Some day I'd love to catch a lake-effect snowstorm (just one!), a Sabres game and a Bills game. All the stuff Oregon doesn't have
Welcome, and enjoy whichever body wins out! It won't be hard to appreciate either one.
11-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #8
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: syracuse
Posts: 19
at least the sabres aren't terrible right now. No one wants to catch a lake effect storm. Last year we got caught in Pulaski heading back to Syracuse. I can vouch for the K70. Just used it at the 1890 Wickwire house in Cortland. I do not like having to rely on focus peaking and or af for low light, lacking split prism.

11-11-2018, 12:54 AM   #9
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 38,698
Welcome to the forum, as for the white stuff... please do not feel the need to share, you can keep it all.
11-11-2018, 05:07 PM   #10
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Original Poster
RE: Welcome from the snow capital of NY

Thank you all for your welcome. I feel inspired to do a photo study of Western NY Bad Weather. In addition to snow, Lake Erie can put on a real show. The idea of a fierce-weather image collection has crossed my mind before.

Found some good information in dpreview on how access the auto focus correction menu on my K100D. I didn't know about that and I found that I needed to correct the focus point by +50um. Don't know why but now most of my images a very sharp again with my 2 zooms and the DA35. . But I also discovered that the focusing chip in the K100D can struggle with fast lenses like my DA 35 F2.4. It seems to get fooled about the focus point once in a while when using it, especially when wide open. The K100 is very long-in-the-tooth but processing 10 MB raw files is pretty snappy.


I spent a few hours reading the K70 and KP manuals. They are both feature-rich cameras but the KP seems to have some worthwhile additions and capabilities. Looks like the focusing ability of the KP is about as good as it gets in the Pentax line. My only reservation about the KP is mechanical--the three grips. It appears that the mid and larger grips are extra now and I wonder about using it with a heavier zoom (like the DA 16-85 ED on sale at B&H) and small grip. No Pentax dealers in Buffalo these days to try one out.

Thank you all again for the welcome,

Dennis

Last edited by dennishohman; 11-12-2018 at 05:17 PM. Reason: grammar error
11-11-2018, 06:11 PM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,901
QuoteOriginally posted by dennishohman Quote
(hint about snow capital): A city with a NFL team that lost the Super Bowl four times.
Why does Buffalo always lose the Golden Snowball then?
11-11-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Why does Buffalo always lose the Golden Snowball then?
Buffalo has won it a few times but it has been a while since the last time. Looks like Syracuse is the clear leader! But hey, I live in the Lake Erie snow belt and we get way more snow than the city of Buffalo but we are not allowed to compete! :-(

Looking out over my deck in November of 2014:
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K100D  Photo 

Last edited by dennishohman; 11-11-2018 at 09:30 PM.
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!
images, k100d, snow, web
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Canada's capital, Ottawa nematologist Welcomes and Introductions 11 04-08-2018 05:27 AM
Heading to New York, New York... repaap Pentax DSLR Discussion 36 04-05-2017 11:33 PM
Cityscape New York New York AlexM Post Your Photos! 3 03-16-2013 02:56 PM
People New York, New York Don From The Radio Post Your Photos! 2 11-26-2011 06:32 AM
New York New York daacon Post Your Photos! 11 11-04-2008 08:44 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:32 PM. | 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