Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-01-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 787
while waiting for the next pentax body... kx does the job

came home today to find this miniature UAV on my front lawn.

started taking pictures with my mounted 18-250 but went back with the tamron 90 macro.

i still have to be reminded at the sharpness of this macro lens.

does man copy nature? certainly looks like it

Inspecting the "UAV"

a closer view 100% crop

from the top

a closer inspection

all natural to me

08-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,406
Hell, YEAH! I'd say it's doing a very fine job and that the odds are of the next body being able to do any better is pretty slim.
08-01-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
Forum Member

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pune
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 80
Those are some amazing pictures you have taken using K-x.
08-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
Senior Member

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pemberton BC
Posts: 238
That's a funky moth! I'm going to have to get a real macro lens someday. And I second your opinion of the K-x, it's still surprising me. From the K-x and Tamron 17-50 2.8

and a 100% crop:

08-02-2010, 04:29 AM   #5
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 787
Original Poster
nice. that 17-50 is plenty sharp.

i wonder how sigma's 17-50 would compare?
photozone's review was pretty good for the sigma and the tamron is no slouch either.
08-02-2010, 12:13 PM   #6
Inactive Account

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,216
What the hell is that thing!?

And keep them up there in nc!
08-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 787
Original Poster
relax, it's harmless

it's a Luna Moth

they don't even have a mouth so they don't eat and don't bite or sting.

their life cycle is nowhere as long as DSLR's . only 2-3 weeks and they die

the shape looks like a B2 bomber, antenna's like a YAGI

but i must say, they're very pretty and mother nature has excellent design!
08-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #8
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: south africa, johannesburg
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 228
its the lens, stu...

As much as i like the KX, when are you guys going to realise the camera is a box holding a sensor. The lens does the work of getting fine details onto the sensor, not the camera as a whole.

In other words, you can get the same quailty pix with any good DSLR with the lens you are using. Praise the lens and the photographer's steady hands, not the box holding the lens!


  • 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!
camera, dslr, macro, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Waiting for my very 1st Pentax!!! moonstar88 Welcomes and Introductions 2 08-19-2009 11:35 AM
waiting for a test of the new Pentax 55-300 zoom lens lesmore49 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 01-23-2008 05:50 PM
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K1000 (Body only)+body cap+leather case+ strap Not Registered Sold Items 3 11-02-2007 07:51 AM
Waiting for the ceremony to start.... (photo approved in Pentax Premiere Collection) mikerigel Post Your Photos! 16 09-28-2007 06:27 PM
Pentax shooter snoozing on the job hamidlmt Post Your Photos! 5 07-24-2007 12:55 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:18 PM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]