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08-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #91
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote

Pentax istD ( Pentax 50th Anniversary model )
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Nice work. I'd love to see some photos of your Anniversary model!

When I bought my used *istD a few years ago, it came with the same Sigma (Quantaray) 28-90 macro as you have. Pretty nice all-around lens with a fun 'macro' (1:2) mode. I use mine quite a bit. Here's a shot taken with that combo (xposted from elsewhere in the forums):




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Will do ... it's 11.34pm , so will post tomorrow ...

PS/ Im looking for the DBG1 grip .... No luck so far ...
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A picture I took this morning :

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Questions for *istD owners

Hi everybody,
I enjoyed looking at the pictures very much and quite surpriced by the IQ on some...
I have the chance to get a body in good condition for a very good price. But I am wondering what is the best way to power this non-proprietary-battery camera?
I searched and read a lot and the main reason I care is for improved AF speed with better batteries. Also, Lithium ones seem lighter and last longer but are also very expensive. From what Ive read:
- Some are in favour of "hybrid" rechargable AA batteries such as Eneloops, Sony Cycle, Ray o Vac Hybrid, etc. But its a mixed bag of experiences for each user.
- Others say Lithium disposable batteries are the only ones that work as expected / reliable.
- "RCR-V3" batteries are tempting but difficult to find and dangerous to the camera if they are not "regulated". This one seems good and not so expensive for example: Amazon.com: 2 Lithium-Ion Battery&Charger for Kodak CR-V3 CRV3: Camera & Photo

So, anyone has any experience with this kind of batteries? Which are the ones that work for you?

PS: Now I realize I am perhaps highjacking the thread, Ill make a new one if OP finds it suitable.

Thanks everyone,
Francisco

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Nimh - Eneloops .... LSD technology ( genuine eneloops should work fine )
Im also using Turnigy LSD ( nimh ) from hobby king dot com ...

My istD pictured is some what voltage sensitive , dont like Lithium at all ... ( Like the Turnigy LSD though )
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Quantaray 28-90

Liked those photos posted recently using the Qantaray 28-90, so took a look on e-bay and found a seller with 10 new ones with PK mount for $69.98 including shipping. He's keeping the lens caps at that price, but seems he was able to buy them from Ritz as they were going under. Should get mine next Tuesday.
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QuoteOriginally posted by T Evergreen Quote
He's keeping the lens caps at that price, . . . . .
Huh?

Lens caps are cheap, so why would a seller hold them back simply because he was giving a low price on a lens?
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
Nimh - Eneloops .... LSD technology ( genuine eneloops should work fine )
Im also using Turnigy LSD ( nimh ) from hobby king dot com ...

My istD pictured is some what voltage sensitive , dont like Lithium at all ... ( Like the Turnigy LSD though )
Thanks for your advice. Your camera looks great

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Taken this morning using an *istD & a manual-focus Image 28mm/2.8:


and a little wider view. I'm not sure what type of plant this is, but I found it interesting.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Taken this morning using an *istD & a manual-focus Image 28mm/2.8:

and a little wider view. I'm not sure what type of plant this is, but I found it interesting.
Paul,

The istD and 28mm are working well together. That is sumac (not poison sumac). The ripe red seeds can be used to make a lemonade kind of drink, or as a lemon-like spice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by k0og Quote
Paul,

The istD and 28mm are working well together. That is sumac (not poison sumac). The ripe red seeds can be used to make a lemonade kind of drink, or as a lemon-like spice.

-Joe-
Thanks, Joe for the comment & the info! These are very common around these parts, and I like the way the leaves turn a deep red during the Fall.
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*istD + Sigma (Quantaray) 28-90 macro (xposted from Bokeh Club)


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one from last week with the Quantaray 28-90 macro:

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Nice shots with that Zoom Paulh.
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