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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-24-2020, 02:24 PM  
16-45 or 18-135 wr for trip to Scotland
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
I am going late June, so I hope so!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-24-2020, 11:44 AM  
16-45 or 18-135 wr for trip to Scotland
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
WTH is a Kerrowdown?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-24-2020, 07:41 AM  
16-45 or 18-135 wr for trip to Scotland
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
To answer some questions.

1. My other lenses are:

SMCP-DA 15mm F/4 ED AL;
HD DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED;
SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4;
smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2;
SMC DA XS 40mm F/2.0-8.0 Pancake;


2. Plan on lots of landscapes; as well as architecture (both interior and exterior)


3. I do have a Ricoh GR I could bring as a backup body.


I don't travel oversees much and last time I went to Germany and found myself using the 15mm and 50mm almost exclusively. --but changing lenses is always a PITA.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-23-2020, 11:04 PM  
16-45 or 18-135 wr for trip to Scotland
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
I am going on a trip to scotland in a few months. trying to pack light and just take my k5ii and 2 lenses. I love my 16-45 but it is not WR and the large front element seems to attract dust specks Outdoors. I am considering getting a used copy of a 18-135 WR. The consensus on the reviews seems to be that it is sharp at the center but not so much in the corners. How much an image quality would I be sacrificing going to this from the 16-45.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-23-2020, 09:12 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 21,072
Views: 1,508,496
underbirdge5 by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-22-2020, 04:16 PM  
Old School Dude Just Got Windows 10--help
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 10
Views: 935
So, couple of clarifications. I had elements 9 NOT 11. I bought a new system because my 10 yr old computer had both memory slots maxed out and due to the lack of support for windows 7. Elements 9 will not install...it keeps getting identified as a threat by HPs security software.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-21-2020, 04:21 PM  
Old School Dude Just Got Windows 10--help
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 10
Views: 935
So, I have not kept up with tech for the last 10 years. Untill tonight, I was running Windows 7 with a hard copy of Elements 11 and DxoOptics.

I am not interested in a subscription, web-based, or cloud-based photo editor.

I am just a hobbiest who shoots in RAW. So, I need a raw converter and a "decent" basic editor to mess with levels, layers, filters, and clone/repair, etc. I don't want something I need a 1000 page manual to figure out.

What are my options for opensource and actual purchase of a commercial product?
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-07-2020, 09:34 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 65
Views: 4,191
I remain convinced these would have sold like hotcakes had they gone with retro-styling. Put the guts of a K-01 into something resembling the Pentax ME, and they would have had a sure winner, given the state of the market at that time.
Forum: Ricoh GR 11-05-2019, 08:01 PM  
50mm Conversion Lens for Ricoh GR
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 25
Views: 13,024
Parts finally came and I took some quick test photos in low light, high ISO, and wide open--not the best test, I know. Obviously very soft everywhere but center. Will post better pics when I have decent light and a cooperative subject.


R0000997_DxO by T_MB, on Flickr

R0000982_DxO by T_MB, on Flickr

R0001040_DxO by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-29-2019, 07:23 PM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 2,091
Views: 181,435
R0000904_1 by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-29-2019, 06:31 PM  
Ricoh GR Hands-on and Lots of Photos...
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 800
Views: 199,347
Autumnal Snow

R0000906_DxO by T_MB, on Flickr

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R0000897_DxO by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-22-2019, 06:57 AM  
50mm Conversion Lens for Ricoh GR
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 25
Views: 13,024
I have the original GR ....bought in 2015 when on uber clearance: Ricoh GR Pocket-Size Compact Digital Camera, 16.2MP



Edit: Well, shit. I didn't know there was a difference between the "Ricoh GR" Digital and "Ricoh GR".....can I still use the Gt-1 lens with the correct adapter....Or am I completed out $140 bucks?
Forum: Pentax K-01 10-21-2019, 06:54 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 3,694
Views: 689,695
IMGP0091 by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-21-2019, 06:50 AM  
50mm Conversion Lens for Ricoh GR
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 25
Views: 13,024
Thanks. I ordered the GH-1 adapter and and GT-1 lens
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-19-2019, 06:24 PM  
Ricoh GR Hands-on and Lots of Photos...
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 800
Views: 199,347
R0000838 by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-18-2019, 09:09 AM  
Indoor Candids
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 4
Views: 890
That is where snap focus comes in handy.
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-18-2019, 07:56 AM  
50mm Conversion Lens for Ricoh GR
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 25
Views: 13,024
I am interested in tying this. Will this mount directly to the GR or do I need an adapter?
Forum: Ricoh GR 10-18-2019, 07:33 AM  
Ricoh GR or GRII Teleconverter
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 11
Views: 4,929
can people update this post with some sample photos?
Forum: Pentax Q 10-15-2019, 06:32 AM  
Considering Used Q--which one?
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
I own a K5II; K-01, and Ricoh GR.

I owned the original Q with the prime lens for about a year before selling it to fund the Ricoh. My camera on my phone recently broke and it will be a while before I get a new phone. I am considering a used Q to replace the phone camera--daily carry around, random pics of kids, etc. Want something that takes decent pictures, is portable, and something I won't be afraid of damaging.

There are a couple of used original Qs on Ebay for between $220-$280; and fewer Q10s. I recall that the Q10 had a better sensor but dropped the mag body for plastic.

Is the Q10 "that much" better than the original Q?

Thoughts?
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 12-04-2018, 02:36 PM  
Original Q-style or MX-1 stype modern camera?
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 34
Views: 6,218
I replaced my mx-1 with a ricoh GR and am very happy with the decision. The GR is more compact, has more features, better low-light performance, better buffering speeds and IMHO hands down beats the MX-1---except for styling and the tilit screen.Then again, it was also much more expensive.

I did enjoy the Mx-1 when I had it....just found it too bulky to "pocket" and it had horrid low light performance.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 12-04-2018, 02:27 PM  
The K-01 (Que Oh Juan) 6 Years Too Late
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 14
Views: 4,094
Even though it has the same processor as the K5ii, I find that the captures from the K-01 have a unique brightly colorful and pleasingly "soft" look to them, which makes it great for portraits. For some reason, I cannot replicate the "look" I get with the K-01 on my K5ii, even using the same lens and color settings.

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My biggest gripe about the K-01 is not the lack of viewfinder, but the fact that the screen is impossible to see in the sun, unless using one of those bulky and unsightly aftermarket screen hoods
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 12-04-2018, 02:25 PM  
A new pancake-ish Limited prime or a Q or a GR or... something else? Help my GAS!
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 15
Views: 3,608
FWIW, my GR is my bikepacking/biketouring camera (as in cycling). Basically same issues you described with added lack of real estate available to hold a camera. My Gr is either in my vest pocket or handlebar bag. Very easy to just pull out and snap a pic with one hand--even easier than a phone!
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-04-2018, 11:22 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 3,694
Views: 689,695
RMP2_DHR - Copy by T_MB, on Flickr

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EmeraldLake1HDR by T_MB, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 12-04-2018, 11:18 AM  
Ricoh GR Hands-on and Lots of Photos...
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 800
Views: 199,347
trailridge1_bright373And2more_tonemapped by T_MB, on Flickr[COLOR="Silver"]

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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-25-2018, 11:07 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By pentaxian_tmb
Replies: 21,072
Views: 1,508,496
R0009513 by T_MB, on Flickr
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