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06-24-2010, 10:55 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by Netsoft Quote
I'm here to clarify that photography is all about art and not about gears.
Who made you the authority on what photography is?

I disagree that photography is "all about art." Maybe to you it is. To others it is about business and making a living. To me it is most often about recording events. I don't give a rat's behind about "ART" when I am taking pictures for remembrance of an event. I just want the camera to work. I doubt the OP cares much about art when he is taking pictures of his kids playing soccer.

So those of you that think that photography is just about art, go back to your K1000's or MX's and be happy making art. I've been through the manual focus SLR era. I don't want to go back. I have experienced what state of the art AF is like on direct Pentax competitors, and it is good. There is no reason to make excuses for SAFOX or SDM. They are both way behind the competition (about 20 years in the case of Canon) and I look forward to the day when Pentax remedies that situation.


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06-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #107
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Ever read this; Tripods and Ball Heads by Thom Hogan? Ever think to apply the principle to camera system?

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That article just proves that hindsight is 20/20. Thanks to Thom, a whole bunch of lemmings with money to burn are going to buy Gitzo and Really Right Stuff. Some will actually use the gear. Others will either drift away from photography or find that the kind of photography that they want to do is more dynamic (=less tripod usage). My prediction? 10 years from now there'll be a glut of "Gitzo tripod, barely used" ads on Craigslist LOL!
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Good to see that "People who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do!" is alive and well.

Time to put someone on my ignore list!
Good for you. If you don't read, you can continue in blissful ignorance for as long as you want.
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A camera is as good as what is required by the user. If you are not getting the results you require and you are competent in using a DSLR, most certainly make the switch.

Good luck with your new toys.

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To all those aspiring Nikonians... What ya gonna do when there are great shots to be had but it's pouring rain or your in a situation where getting wet is inevitable? Kind of sucks to be limited with only a fair weather camera, no?
The D700 does fine in rain as long as you use the lens to match.

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The D700 does fine in rain as long as you use the lens to match.
Now were talking $$! Pentax doesn't do everything but if one isn't willing to spend the big bucks, they shouldn't expect everything.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Russell-Evans Quote
Ever read this; Tripods and Ball Heads by Thom Hogan? Ever think to apply the principle to camera system?

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I'll ponder this concept this weekend when I'm out shooting with the FA 77mm on my K20d and MZ-3 or the K200d and preset Tak 105mm & Auto-Tak 35mm f2.3 lenses.
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Pentax does sports. Kx, Tamron 18-250.

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Nice!
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QuoteOriginally posted by tarsus Quote
Pentax does sports. Kx, Tamron 18-250.
Not to be a smart a__, but that is a common reply when this topic comes up. Somebody shows some really nice sports shots and says something like "Pentax Does Sports"

But did you notice in your pics, that the lens focus was hyperfocal? Everything from the foreground to infinity is in focus because of your aperture setting. So is it really much of a strain on the autofocus when your depth of field is infinity?

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yep indeed
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2 other important points are that 1) any significantly downsized jpegs will be sharp, 2) it is not about getting some shots, but THE shots.
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it is not about getting some shots, but THE shots.
And there's no substitute for skill, luck and timing.
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Don't want to sound rude or anything but didn't someone in this forum (is that falcon or someone else) managed to "short" out some circuitry and get the SDM lenses to work with the body AF motor?

If this can be replicated, would this not be some help to those ppl with failed (or failing) SDM lenses which are out of warranty?
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