Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-12-2017, 02:24 AM   #13606
Kiwi Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
NZ_Ross's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Timaru
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,677
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
Is that dude me? I've been here for a while
I think it must be - I looked at the link, and wondered if you were on these pages

07-12-2017, 02:41 AM   #13607
Pentaxian
Transit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Whanganui NZ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,353
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
Is that dude me? I've been here for a while
I guess so !
07-12-2017, 02:52 AM - 1 Like   #13608
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,839
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
Is that dude me? I've been here for a while
A belated welcome!
Kind regards,
Mark
(Wairarapa)
07-12-2017, 11:30 PM - 1 Like   #13609
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2015
Location: Hawkes Bay
Posts: 34
QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
A belated welcome!
Kind regards,
Mark
(Wairarapa)
Thanks Mark.
I've been following this thread since I joined PF and have posted twice before, but I don't have much to add that you guys don't already know. Just trying to learn as much as possible.

07-13-2017, 12:09 AM   #13610
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2015
Location: Hawkes Bay
Posts: 34
As I've exposed myself, I'll post a photo. Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, taken from my driveway on State Highway 2, just outside Hastings. K-500,Tokina 28 - 70mm lens.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
K-500  Photo 
07-13-2017, 12:26 AM   #13611
Kiwi Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
NZ_Ross's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Timaru
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,677
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
As I've exposed myself, I'll post a photo. Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, taken from my driveway on State Highway 2, just outside Hastings. K-500,Tokina 28 - 70mm lens.
Nice, thanks for sharing. That is not a bad view to have from your driveway
07-13-2017, 02:40 AM - 2 Likes   #13612
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Auckland
Posts: 15
Hello, I've been told that this is where the Kiwis hang out. May I join you?
I can't say that I'll have anything useful to add - I'm a complete beginner really (I know how to operate the camera in manual mode at least).

I feel a bit shy about posting images but here's one I got from the top of Mt Eden the other day that I thought was okay. I have played with it a bit in Lightroom, not that I know what I'm doing, and cropped it somewhat, but happy to hear any suggestions about how I could make it better.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-50  Photo 
07-13-2017, 02:56 AM   #13613
Kiwi Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
NZ_Ross's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Timaru
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,677
QuoteOriginally posted by photo_monkey Quote
Hello, I've been told that this is where the Kiwis hang out. May I join you?
Welcome, and of course you may

07-13-2017, 04:39 AM   #13614
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Auckland
Posts: 246
Welcome, from another fellow Jafa.
07-13-2017, 04:41 AM   #13615
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
pixelsaurus's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Te Kuiti, NZ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 889
QuoteOriginally posted by photo_monkey Quote
Hello, I've been told that this is where the Kiwis hang out. May I join you?
I can't say that I'll have anything useful to add - I'm a complete beginner really (I know how to operate the camera in manual mode at least).

I feel a bit shy about posting images but here's one I got from the top of Mt Eden the other day that I thought was okay. I have played with it a bit in Lightroom, not that I know what I'm doing, and cropped it somewhat, but happy to hear any suggestions about how I could make it better.
Welcome.

---------- Post added 13th Jul 2017 at 11:43 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
As I've exposed myself, I'll post a photo. Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, taken from my driveway on State Highway 2, just outside Hastings. K-500,Tokina 28 - 70mm lens.
Cheers. How to you find the K-500?
07-13-2017, 02:30 PM   #13616
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,839
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
As I've exposed myself, I'll post a photo. Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, taken from my driveway on State Highway 2, just outside Hastings. K-500,Tokina 28 - 70mm lens.
Nice view. I think I must have passed your driveway quite a few times!
07-13-2017, 02:31 PM   #13617
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,839
QuoteOriginally posted by photo_monkey Quote
Hello, I've been told that this is where the Kiwis hang out. May I join you?
I can't say that I'll have anything useful to add - I'm a complete beginner really (I know how to operate the camera in manual mode at least).

I feel a bit shy about posting images but here's one I got from the top of Mt Eden the other day that I thought was okay. I have played with it a bit in Lightroom, not that I know what I'm doing, and cropped it somewhat, but happy to hear any suggestions about how I could make it better.
Welcome! Nice shot of that survey marker.
07-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #13618
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Auckland
Posts: 15
QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Welcome! Nice shot of that survey marker.
Thank you. Taken with the 18-55mm kit lens on the K50, it does okay given my skills
I am struggling with focussing at the moment, and after a bit of reading after my Mt Eden evening excursion I realised I should use Live View with manual focus and focus peaking so I will get out and try that next.
07-13-2017, 08:44 PM   #13619
Pentaxian
Transit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Whanganui NZ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,353
QuoteOriginally posted by Metal278 Quote
As I've exposed myself, I'll post a photo. Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, taken from my driveway on State Highway 2, just outside Hastings. K-500,Tokina 28 - 70mm lens.
hya good shot ! I've always admired the huge fold of land

---------- Post added 14th Jul 2017 at 03:45 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by photo_monkey Quote
Hello, I've been told that this is where the Kiwis hang out. May I join you?
I can't say that I'll have anything useful to add - I'm a complete beginner really (I know how to operate the camera in manual mode at least).

I feel a bit shy about posting images but here's one I got from the top of Mt Eden the other day that I thought was okay. I have played with it a bit in Lightroom, not that I know what I'm doing, and cropped it somewhat, but happy to hear any suggestions about how I could make it better.
yeah gidday
I like that shot, classic lines and tones
some here would say operating in manual mode is all that is required
07-14-2017, 12:59 AM   #13620
Junior Member




Join Date: May 2015
Location: Hawkes Bay
Posts: 34
Thanks for all the comments.

Mark, if you haven't been past this year you wont recognise the road. The council are putting in a new road right next to our house, it will go through to Pakowhai Road, and there is a very large roundabout being created outside our driveway.

Pixelsaurus, I've never used any other DSLR than the K-500, but compared to the film cameras (all Pentax) I've used in the past I'll never go back to film. The things that I'm finding that can be done with digital are amazing. I've read reviews and comparisons of the Pentax range and I see that the K-500 lacks a lot of features of other Pentax models, but because I've never used them, I don't miss them.
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!
aperture, bit, bobd, camera, display, ear, flickr, jun, k1, k5, kiwi, lens, lenses, new zealand, nz, pentax, pentaxians, photos, pig, pm, post, results, ross, saturation, sharpness, theatre, time, weeks, whanganui, yesterday
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kiwi Newbie :) Heidi Welcomes and Introductions 15 01-13-2011 09:04 PM
Another Kiwi has landed zk-cessnaguy Welcomes and Introductions 5 11-22-2010 05:00 AM
Another G'Day from an Oz Kiwi Tonto Welcomes and Introductions 4 04-26-2010 12:44 AM
Hi From yet another Kiwi Scott NZ Welcomes and Introductions 4 06-14-2009 07:24 PM
Kiwi sharp shooter (aspirations...) K-xx-500-user Welcomes and Introductions 11 10-07-2008 09:26 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:03 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