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01-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #2656
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From experience, I will say that the superzooms probably did a lot better than the 70-200 $1500 lenses on the C&N
QuoteOriginally posted by manacho2005 Quote
I recommended a Nikon superzoom for my sister. It has a crazy range of equivalent 28-1000mm! Not the best at lowlight, but would be great for long bird shots in daylight.
I should have taken the Q and Converter with the 55~300.

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Way to go Ricoh! Its great to see them actually investing in the brand.
My first SLR was a Ricoh KR5, which I bought in 1980 because it was the closest I could get to having a real but more expensive Pentax. I started buying used Pentax lenses from then on. I still have and use them with my digital cameras. Surely, Ricoh has had an affinity with Pentax for a long, long time.
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Another week, another shoot, another Pentaxian

Yep, two weeks in a row, I turn up to a shoot (no nudes this time fella's) and find another Pentax shooter with a K-3. I think there were 9 plus the lead guy shooting (too many people in too small a space, but that's another story) I didn't get to do an audit of cameras this time, but there was at least one OMD-4, and one other Olympus mirrorless I think. (I just don't get people holding camera's at arms length to see a LCD screen and expecting good pix... but I digress) with the balance made up of the usual assortment of N and C.

I'm often amazed at people who have equipped themselves with something like a Canon 5d MkIII and a 70-200 L series lens and then ask ME how to set their camera up for a shot. I mean, for that sort of money a genie pops out of a port somewhere and does it for you, doesn't he? Happened twice on Sunday, both females, neither were spring chickens. One of the Olympus guy's couldn't get the dinky thumb rest/support thingy out of the hot shoe socket, because he didn't have an allen key with him. (Really?, you turn up to a shoot with studio flash and you don't prepare the camera first???) So he wasted 20 minutes of my time while I tried to help him. The ignorance, rudeness and general selfishness of some people at photo-shoots is starting to grate on me, but that is something for another thread.

The other K-3 owner I have known for a little while, He had a K20d when I first met him. He is a nice gentle little guy married to one of the aforesaid Canonistas, (who - quote- 'Is only interested in taking award winning shots' - unquote) and really I feel sorry for him. Henpecked as he is, she was even directing him how to take a shot from the back of the room 'Make sure you don't cut her feet off' - 'Yes Dear'. But in the end it was great to be able to talk with another Pentaxian about just how seriously good the K-3 is.

Once again there was the advice about mixed lighting and how it may be better to shoot for B&W results. It makes me wonder just how poor the WB settings of these -ahem- 'better' brands are.
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Crappy cellphone pic of one of the front windows of a local camera shop.

Wait— the GR gets the first position before even the K-3? Pentax is dooooomed!

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Wait— the GR gets the first position before even the K-3? Pentax is dooooomed!
Looks like they carry Pentax! How is their selection of used stuff?

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Looks like they carry Pentax! How is their selection of used stuff?
Used Pentax stuff tends to be slim pickings and overpriced. Though I find that they're far more likely to get specialized stuff (macro, shift, and mirror lenses, extension tubes) than the Henry's 'round the corner.
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We are more rarer then McDonald's bringing back their pizza's.......Which were good by the way

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We are more rarer then McDonald's bring back their pizza's.......Which were good by the way
What does the old man with his tractor who does not like Macca's think of Pentax?

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Over at my parents' place for holiday the last fortnight there were three Pentaxians: me with my K-30; my sister with something I can't recall now; my father with a *istD, MZ-50, and K1000.
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Ah, its congenital then!

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Ah, its congenital then!

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Ha! Seems so
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What does the old man with his tractor who does not like Macca's think of Pentax?
Guess you never had Mcdonald's pizza before or to young.........
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Guess you never had Mcdonald's pizza before or to young.........
No, I did not know their pizza.

Talking about pizza, I took my Pentax to Rome and was walking about and saw some friends eating pizza at one of the restaurants. Took a picture of them and the waiter accused me of be a paparazi. Another night I was eating pizza just near the Vatican , when it was already dark, and got an interesting picture of a priest and someone else talking that I thought looked like the caption should be "plotting church politics".
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K3 sighting today... where I work we often get groups of tourists, and in one of those today was a Canadian fellow with a K3. Of course I nearly pounced on it (he seemed surprised that anyone would recognize the camera), but we only had a few seconds to chat. A fellow Pentaxian, his previous camera was a K5! Said he liked the K3, was starting to get used to handling it with his existing lens collection.

I suggested he join in here at PF.

Other cameras in the group included some silly Canon Rebel thingy, a whole bunch of itty-bitty P&S and some cel phone cameras. The K3 was the only real camera in the bunch.
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Again I started teaching my adult school class in photography. 15 students, one Pentax, MINE! All the rest were Canikons, one mirrorless advanced P&S, the rest DSLRs, all ASC-P.

And the search continues.....
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