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  1. Kombivan
    24th Jan 2022
    Bought a canon 450d easy to use but not as good as the k5 but the thing is it has a function in the menu that I love you can set the camera not to shoot if there is no sd card in the camera. I have lost count of the times I have shot photo's only to find there is no card in the camera to record the shot's on. Considering the pentax k5 ids way ahead of the 450D I am puzzled why pentax didn't pich up on this hope they have in the newer models.
  2. Kombivan
    23rd Dec 2020
    Have a nice Christmas.
  3. dlhawes
    10th Dec 2020
    in your post at DA560 production end / successor ? -, you said, "Well, the ordinary person with a Rebel has been stiffed, too."

    I'd like to know, being ignorant of that entirely, what you mean by it. How have such persons been stiffed? The reason I ask is that I've got a kid who has a Rebel of some generation, maybe he needs Santa to send him a new camera.

    Having had nothing but disasters with the DA 560mm, and warranty claims unreasonably rejected ("impact damage" that never happened) by Ricoh/Precision, I went out and bought a Canon 5ds-r and a 150-600 Tamron zoom - whole package cost less than the 560, and works better than that lens on either the KP or K-1. I'm imposing "economic sanctions" on Pentax from here on out.
  4. house
    16th Nov 2020

    To avoid further derailing the thread I just wanted to say I agree with your post [New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model - Page 75 -

    Fast lenses have chromatic aberrations. The apo naming would be meaningless otherwise.

    I've never tried to say anything else. I've merely responded to people making other statements that I think are false or misguided. At the beginning there was a green fence...
  5. Kombivan
    18th Mar 2018
    Don't you know what the Green button is for is that why you were asking
  6. Tonytee
    28th Feb 2018
    Greetings to you,

    I just want to say thank you again for your wonderful advice. I have in the past gone without a tripod
    (I hate lugging those things around) and relying on Pentax's Shake Reduction. I know the adage that it is a good photographer who credits his equipment and a bad photographer who blames his equipment. I mention this because I have had wonderful results with Pentax's SR even with much heavier lenses than the 18-55mm plastic kit lens I used on this flower. I have heard my tripod calling me for some time now, so perhaps I will give it a go. Eh?

    Thanks again, your assistance is always greatly appreciated. Haven't seen much of your work lately. Hope all is well.

  7. Kombivan
    15th Dec 2017
    You have mis interpertated my use for the bible. Up untill I was 40 I couldn't get my head around the camera as I was not taught and most of my photo's were shit I had basic knoweledge of day time photography (sunny) so I got this idea and went and did it and the exersise answered all my unanswered questions after all from when I started shooting to when I finished the lighting had changed from a 4 o'clock sky to a sunset it was a way to show me how the camera and lens worked and from that day my Photo's never looked back. I had already worked out you used a light box what I was really curious about was the iso you used and from there the shutter and aperture a little different to where i would have started but now
  8. Kombivan
    15th Dec 2017
    i have a different starting point.or could even work between your and my starting point. The shots I did like yours had a slightly darker sky with coloured cloud. I once did a selfie long before selfies were popular its a hard shot to work out set your camera up chose a spot with a dark centre in the photo use the trailing flash and the long timer hit the shutter button and run into the photo pose wait for the flash and use the manual settings you would use if you didn't have a flash then see how many people can tell you how you did it. Its surprising how many don't have a clue and these are profesional guys but this is my special shot don't share this one. Use a slightly higher F stop than fully open and a longer shutter speed to hide yourself getting in the photo.
  9. Kombivan
    15th Dec 2017
    I'll share somthing I did once will cost you a quid. I went out with about 10-20 rolls of film in the afternoon overlooking a lake to the west sunset material, and from about 1 hr before sunset I started shootingmoving one stop at a time then the shutter speeds and each shutter speed I went through the range of stops again would be heaps more now with the many iso's possible I wrote down the settings for each shot got them all developed and put them in the largest photo album I have and as I put them in the album I wrote all the settings next to each photo I call it my bible
  10. Kombivan
    15th Dec 2017
    I just hadn't mastered the portrait sunset at that point in time hence not having the settings. With the photos all laided out together basicly one shutter speed would cover two pages of photos if you want an effect at any time you can just open the bible and there it is it gives you an unreal view of what a camera can do. When I enrolled in tafe and did cert 2 and 4 photography I learnt only one thiong from the course and that was how to make and use a pinhole camera. The rest of the course I could already do just by being self taught. The Photo Album really gave me a good handle on things now would be a good time for me to get it out again.

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  • About clackers
    Pentax Cameras
    K-1, K-S2
    Pentax Cameras
    K-30, K-x, Ricoh GR
    Photographic Equipment
    DA15, DA35 f2.4, DA50, DA70, DA*50-135, DAL55-300, FA77, FA 50mm f2.8 Macro, Tamron 90mm Macro, Samyang 85mm f1.4, Samyang 14mm f2.8, Tamron 70-200mm f2.8, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8, Pentax SMC M 50mm f1.4, Sigma 150-500mm, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 17-70mm
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    "Every person has the power to make others happy.
    Some do it simply by entering a room -- others by leaving the room.
    Some individuals leave trails of gloom;
    others, trails of joy....
    What kind of trails do you leave? - William Arthur Ward

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