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Forum: Pentax K-5 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM  
K-5 lens for model train photography
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
The 100mm wr macro is such an amazing lens I can't keep it off my camera. If you have the room to work with a 100 it is a fantastic lens and will get you as close as you want.
Forum: Sold Items 12-23-2012, 04:43 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA 31mm Limited SIlver Made in Japan
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Is this lens priced where is is due to the silver body being rare, or is there something about MIJ that makes it rare and sought after?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2012, 07:51 AM  
*PETITION* Lets put an end to the crazy online Pentax lens prices in the US!
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 550
Views: 36,237
Lower prices? I'm in for that.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-14-2012, 07:39 PM  
K5 RAW Preview Image is Desaturated/Overexposed, RAW Correct. WTF?
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 15
Views: 2,584
Almost has to be a setting on the camera, the right arrow lets you select vivid, bright etc, make sure there isnt something odd in that. The raw files look fine because the camera settings only apply to jpg.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-14-2012, 07:55 AM  
One angle about the K5II I never hear...
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 79
Views: 12,394
You seem to be implying that you couldn't get the improved focusing AND the better image processor. When forced to pick between them the focusing is a clear winner. However, if you are upgrading the camera (focus), why not slap the new processor in there to?

I have been eyeing the K5's, the prices they are selling here on the forums is basically robbery (650 for a practically like new camera?!?). I'll be waiting to see how good this new AF system is and then deciding from there. Either way I plan on having a K-5 of some sort by the end of the year.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-14-2012, 05:04 AM  
One angle about the K5II I never hear...
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 79
Views: 12,394
True, we haven't seen a comparison between them, but I think it is safe to say that if it is using the processor found in the K-5 and not the one in the K-30, that this quote from the Pentax Forums K-30 review will likely still hold true.


The K-30 features the same improved imaging processor found in the K-01, called PRIME M. It greatly improves overall camera performance compared to the K-5 and previous cameras. Images are displayed faster and can be cycled through more quickly in playback mode, instant preview has a shorter delay, and in-camera image processing has also sped up versus the K-5 and K-r. Most importantly, however, the new processor delivers a much smoother live view experience than in previous Pentax dSLRs--there is practically no latency at all unless you're shooting in extremely low light.

More Pentax news at:

TenZ.NL, no offense taken. As I mentioned earlier I have been in and out of photography quite a bit, with long periods of no shooting (something I'd very much like to change) so I just haven't been looking for an upgrade. I was taking quite a bit of pictures earlier this year and was waiting for the new model to be announced instead of jumping on the K-5 when it was nearing the end of its cycle.

The K-5Mkii looks like a great camera, and if the auto focus is as good as Pentax is making it sound I will likely still buy one because I do need to upgrade. I am just a little disappointed to see better processors on 2 other pentax cameras and the new flagship gets the old one. We'll see when people get their hands on it though.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-13-2012, 11:52 AM  
One angle about the K5II I never hear...
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 79
Views: 12,394
The point I am trying to make is that better technology exists in pentaxs lineup, video and processor, yet isnt included in the flag ship. Does it ruin the camera? No, but I can't believe how many people fail to see the problem.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-12-2012, 03:36 PM  
One angle about the K5II I never hear...
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 79
Views: 12,394
Exactly, it isnt that the k5mkii wont be a great camera, obviously it will be since it was based on a great camera. I just dont get why they dont upgrade at least to the things the k 30 has as well. According to the k 30 review the prime m did make a difference and it records video as a better framerate. You shouldnt have to sacrifice anything for a brand new "flagship" camera.

As for me torturing myself, I have been in and out of photography and only recently started up again. Since I knew the new pentax would be announced in a few months I have been holding off.

And philip, only the mkIIs has the aa filter removed and neither have the upgraded processor in the k 30.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-11-2012, 12:40 PM  
One angle about the K5II I never hear...
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 79
Views: 12,394
Considering the K-5II is still missing features that the K-30 has like better video recording and the Prime M processor, I think your comparison is way off.

What has happened here is Porsche is selling you a 911 with better suspension, while the Boxster has better suspension than the last model 911 and a more powerful engine than both 911s.

If the K-5II is really their new flagship, why does it have a worse image processor than their K-30?

They couldn't change the name, in fact I am surprised they are even trying to add a MkII title to it if the only thing changed is the AF system.

Compare this to the 5D and the 5D MkII. Canon's MkII came with:
Higher MP sensor
New Processor
Higher ISO
More focus points (61 vs 9)
Larger LCD (and resolution to match)
Better viewfinder coverage
Higher continuous drive
Larger exposure compensation
Larger AE bracketing

Obviously, some of those things the K-5 can't improve upon like viewfinder coverage. The fact is that while the K-5MkII is an upgrade, it is just barely an upgrade and everyone saying "cant get better than perfect" are fanboys. There is always room to improve even if it is on the lesser used features like 1 billion ISO or recording FPS.

Unless the new AF is absolutely incredible, this is is a pretty big letdown in my mind.

That said, i have been holding out for the new flagship (using a K10D) but again, unless the new AF is fantastic I will likely save the money and just get a used K5 while I wait for a real upgrade.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-23-2012, 12:22 PM  
645N beats the 645D !
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 47
Views: 6,400
I would say the same reason all digital camera's cost more than film counterparts.

Also figure in the cost of film, what it costs to develop and get those scans and factor in the lost convenience of chimping and I think the price starts to show itself a little more fair.

And I don't mean to alarm you, but if you think the price of these items is bad do NOT look at the price difference between pencils and computers. :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-10-2012, 06:36 AM  
Misc Grill
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 3
Views: 576
There should be a NSFW tag on this, I'm starving now.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-10-2012, 06:33 AM  
People A few more fitness images
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
As mentioned, I think stock is good. I don't take pictures to sell them but if someone wanted to pay me to use it I would be flattered.

The first is my favorite and I could see it in a magazine or as an add.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-06-2012, 01:32 PM  
Night Comet Lovejoy
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
No doubt a once in a lifetime picture.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-06-2012, 01:20 PM  
People A few more fitness images
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
I don't care much for the vignetting, otherwise I like the pictures. They have a very "stock" feeling to them.

Well done.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-06-2012, 01:18 PM  
People Rick Strobist B&W
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 11
Views: 874
I like the conversion, for me a portrait really shines with 2 things, good lighting and eyes.

The eyes here are awesome. The lighting is a little under exposed for my taste, but too over exposed (or just too evenly lit) to really get that moody feel.

Not sure if it is just the crap monitor I am on at work but there is next to no detail in his shirt.
Forum: Photo Critique 01-06-2012, 01:15 PM  
Misc Red Riding Hood
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 3
Views: 707
No offense to your girlfriend (an excellent first attempt) but that is terrifying. It's those eyes.

As for the shadows they could definitely use some fill, probably a white sheet of paper would be enough to fill them in some.

I agree with the hair, it kinda looks like the pine cones almost. Again, a little more lighting could probably have really drawn that out.

My question is what is the purpose of the picture? If you want to show off her doll I would think a slightly less busy background would help that. Also, what are the nuts for?

That's cool she made that, how long does something like that take?
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-06-2012, 12:25 PM  
K-5 Debug Mode now accessible
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 26
Views: 22,223
Oh wow, very cool software. Thanks for pointing it out.
Forum: Sold Items 01-01-2012, 12:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: New year limited sale
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
PM sent for the 100 as well.

Why are you selling them?
Forum: Sold Items 12-30-2011, 01:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma ef-610 dg super flash for pentax
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 2
Views: 3,105
After using this flash built for nikon, I wish I had picked this up instead of the Pentax AF540FGZ. Excellent little flash here for the price.

Good Luck with the sale.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2011, 07:37 PM  
Shutter count question
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
It seems that the average shooter gets no where near to wearing out the shutter. In fact, almost all failures ive seen on these boards is a result of the sensor going bad. The good news then is that you wont likely need to replace the shutter. The bad news is the other parts of the camera fail more frequently so have a low shutter count means nothing for life remaining.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2011, 05:53 PM  
Streets Windy
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 4
Views: 477
No argument there, it's a very nice picture.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2011, 05:06 PM  
Streets Windy
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Had to read your comment to really get the picture. I think the feet are a little hard to make out so it doesn't immediately become available that she is flying trying to hold onto the stroller.

I love the background and the lighting, but think if you did it again from an angle that better captured how horizontal your wife was it would be an amazingly funny picture.

Take this with a grain of salt though, I am pretty slow at noticing things so maybe others instantly understood she was being blown back.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2011, 05:02 PM  
Cityscape The cruise, part 3
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 3
Views: 539
The third reminds me of the matrix, with little pods you can live in all over the walls.

Nice pictures, great color and exposure.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-29-2011, 07:23 AM  
Misc So bright, it's dark
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Thanks Adam. I know it's a simple shot but I really like the way it turned out to represent exactly what I was aiming for.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-28-2011, 04:07 PM  
People Redbeard
Posted By xfloggingkylex
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Matt, I completely agree and as soon as I posted it up I edited the picture to state that it was very spur of the moment, background wasn't planned or anything. In fact I think I did it there because the flashes were already where they needed to be.

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