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Forum: Pentax KP 02-28-2017, 02:19 AM  
KP related links - Previews, Reviews, Samples
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 19
Views: 4,251
Some comparisons with other brands:
Pentax KP | Camera Comparison Review
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-21-2016, 03:36 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 5,568
Views: 720,000
4 weeks traveling through Thailand, part of the time on concert tour with a 50 heads high school big band. Not 1 single Pentax camera seen, except my K-1 of course. In the Camera shops, even the duty free shops on the airport there are Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, GoPro, but no Pentax.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-04-2016, 03:03 AM  
Pentax DFA 28-105 Walkaround on K-1
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
During a visit to Weimar, site of the best and worst of German History - Goethe, Schiller but also Concentration Camp Buchenwald - I used the occasion to test my new Pentax FDA 28-105. All Fotos OOC, all in camera corrections switched on.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-05-2016, 02:21 AM  
Thailand - what lens to take?
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 42
Views: 3,398
After a couple of week with the K-1 I decided to take it to Thailand - that thing simply is too good to stay at home. My equipment now for Thailand in August/September: K-1, DFA 28-105 WR Zoom, FA 35/2, FA 77 Ltd, small Flash AF201 FG, all in a ThinkTank Retrospective 6.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-05-2016, 01:10 AM  
Thailand - what lens to take?
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 42
Views: 3,398
It always depends on the situation. What I wanted to say is: Switch on your brain first before acting. Even at home you wouldn't leave your bag unattended at the entrance of a whatever and go sightseeing. We do a lot of translations of police protocols for insurance companies: Mostly thefts and an estimated 95% due to pure carelessness.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-04-2016, 03:52 AM  
Thailand - what lens to take?
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 42
Views: 3,398
You are quite right. I used to work in Thailand a couple of years and have been there I don't know how often. And my wife is Thai. But when we returned last time after some years absence it was quite a shock. But still, Thailand is a great country, a fantastic landscape (especially Isan) and charming people. We will go in August on a concert tour with a school band, and we do not fear. Just don't do, what you wouldn't do at home!
As for your equipment: Keep it light! And the lenses as fast as possible. WR would be a nice Idea too, especially in the rainy season and at the beach. Last time my K3 was sticky with salt and sand when staying at some beach. This time my equipment will be: K3II, 30-40 Zoom, 70 ltd. and for the temples 10-17 fisheye. No K1; I ordered one but with 50 children in tow I think it wise to scale down.
I wish you a very pleasant trip, and great pictures to bring back.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-01-2016, 04:01 AM  
Need help justifying adding DA 16-85mm to my camera bag
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 32
Views: 2,543
I sold mine, mainly because of size and a really bad zoom creeping. IQ is OK.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2016, 07:50 AM  
Good Travel Lens for My K5-IIs
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 46
Views: 4,457
It is a great lens - in every respect. Great IQ but big and heavy. I use to hold the Camera in my right hand strapped around the wrist when walking the streets, and it really pulls at the arm. But even worse is Zoom creeping! When holding the lens downward it gets longer and longer. So I got into the habit of always keeping a finger on the zoom ring. Not very comfortable. Now I sold it. Maybe on my next journey I use my tried and proven 20-40 or the Sigma 17-70.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-29-2016, 06:47 AM  
Hi from Lower Franconia (Bavaria, Germany)
Posted By xgoetzfried
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Regensburg greets Unterfranken, a fellow Bavarian.
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