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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2019, 08:46 PM  
Gamut Stand Up
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Great colors and contrast.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 02-08-2019, 08:45 PM  
January, 2019 Third Place: Orange on blue
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 02-08-2019, 08:44 PM  
January, 2019 Winner: Snowy Dunes and the Henry Mountains
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 49
Views: 2,038
Great colors and contrast.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2019, 08:43 PM  
Food For Though
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Very nice image.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2019, 08:41 PM  
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 21
Views: 584
The colors are vibrant and the contrast in stark.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-24-2018, 06:13 AM  
TAMRON SP 300mm F2.8 (Japan ebay) - US$388 + Ship
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Thank you George. It's always wonderful to hear of someone doing something kind that goes above & beyond the call of duty. Also cmohr, hope you enjoy the palm rest. Nice story to hear about on our Thanksgiving weekend.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-20-2018, 06:03 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #143 Poll (Vacation Atmosphere - July 2018)
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 44
Views: 5,516
I loved all of these, but I adore the expression of delight on the little girl's face as she's surrounded by the tide in #12. Well done fellow-pentaxians, well done!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2018, 09:34 AM  
Pentax K3ii officially discontinued
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 509
Views: 44,807
I want to go a different direction instead of us arguing about whether they're introducing a replacement to the K-3ii next month. If they do, here is what I'm hoping for. First & foremost, improved auto-focus. I do mostly nature photography, but even with that there are times when moving animals stretch the current auto-focus system. I often take pictures for an elementary school & there moving children are frequently too much for the auto-focus. Second, since it has been 4.5 years since the K-3ii was introduced, I expect an improvement in ISO performance. Third, & of course this is a preference item, I hope they bring back the pop up flash. I like the convenience of having it available when I want to add a little fill light. Fourth, although I'm generally satisfied with image quality, I expect after nearly 5 years image quality will improve at least slightly. Finally, I expect the smooth refined user experience Pentax engineers into their flagship APS-C sensor cameras to continue. Please don't attack me if my preferences are different than yours, just share what you hope for IF AND WHEN the K-3ii is replaced. I look forward to reading other users wish list.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-21-2017, 07:46 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 2,451
Views: 205,396
I've been a loyal DSLR Pentax fan for the last 10 plus years but I must admit I do sometimes get impatient by the very long interval between updates to the Pentax cropped sensor flagship. To date I've shot with the K-10, the K-7, & I now have the K-5 & K-3. I know some will disagree, but to me the K-3ii seems like a fairly minor tweak rather than a significant upgrade from the K-3.
However, my dilemma is that I'm far too heavily invested in my Pentax kit to make the switch without seriously considering the jump. As a serious enthusiast, I have most of the lenses I want. I've carefully upgraded with the best glass I can afford by generally buying slightly used bargains each time I was in the market. On my present budget the idea of jumping ship sounds almost depressing.
However,when you consider that the K-3 came out in October of 2013 with no monumental upgrade since other than the K-1, staying with Pentax is also frustrating. Perhaps I will eventually move to the K-1, but the cropped sensor is sufficient for me as I rarely do really big enlargements & I don't often heavily crop my pictures. In addition the frame rate of the K-1 is slow in comparison & from what I've read the focus speed isn't appreciably better.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-16-2017, 06:56 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #127 Poll (Architectural Elements - March 2017)
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 51
Views: 6,980
#13 gets my vote
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2017, 07:28 AM  
Sunset with swans
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Arguably the most beautiful set of pictures ever for a monthly contest. However, I think this is my favorite. I love the beam of light illuminating the swan. Nicely done!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-16-2017, 07:45 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #124 Poll (Portrait of a Stranger - December 2016)
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 82
Views: 9,100
Many great images in this month's context, but number 14 because the woman's eyes are so dramatic which makes it the winner in my opinion.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-08-2017, 04:56 PM  
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Superb image. My favorite this month. Nicely done. Well worth the 3 minute wait!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-19-2016, 02:09 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #116 (Lamps - April 2016)
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 69
Views: 8,207
Several nice shots, but I'm voting for #6.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-30-2016, 09:17 PM  
K3 discontinued
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 65
Views: 9,722
I don't get it. If you don't like the pop up flash on a camera like the K-3 don't use it. But even some of us who are pretty serious photographers simply don't always want to carry an external flash and in those situations the little pop up comes in really handy. I have a nice external flash and if I'm shooting a wedding or taking lots of flash pictures I will use it, but on other occasions the pop up is great. I cannot imagine anyone not buying a K-1 or K-3 II because it has a pop up, but there will be a few of us who will seriously consider not upgrading to a camera that doesn't have this nice little convenience.

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I couldn't agree more.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-02-2015, 02:26 PM  
Pentax 60-250, or Tamron 70-200 (plus 1.4x or 2x TC)?
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 24
Views: 2,599
The Tamron 70-200 is my favorite lens because it often captures truly incredible shots. However, please make sure you shoot some shots with it before buying it. I generally keep in on my K-5 and there it sometimes goes all the way through the focus range before it locks on. I don't believe it will generally work well for sports action.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-20-2015, 05:36 AM  
70-200mm F2.8 Sigma/Tamron discontinued ??
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
I have the Tamron 70-200 and it's my favorite, however, you should be aware that auto focus is this lens weak point. It is quite noisy and sometimes searches, although I can easily live with that. The images it produces are truly spectacular. While not a true macro lens, I absolutely love the close up shots I can get with it. In fact, I believe I get more great images with it than any other lens I have. I think for the price its' one of the great lens deals out there. In addition, if you buy a new one the Tamron warranty is really great.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-17-2015, 02:09 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #108 Poll (Junk - August 2015)
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 72
Views: 10,087
Number 12 gets my vote. However, by far my least favorite monthly Photo Contest to date. Pictures of junk just really don't do anything for me.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-03-2015, 03:59 PM  
Himalayan Poppy
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Beautiful picture!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-03-2015, 03:57 PM  
red & purple
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Very cute little girl and it fits the theme of this month quite well.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 05-03-2015, 03:55 PM  
April, 2015: Poppies in the Magic
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 27
Views: 3,680
Nicely done!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-15-2015, 08:57 AM  
Lightning Moon
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Nicely done. I always have an image in my head of what I want to capture, but it doesn't always end up being what I get. Even though this image may not have lived up to what you wanted to get, it's still a very nice shot. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-03-2015, 01:32 PM  
Loon on the Lake
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 11
Views: 691
I like it.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-03-2015, 01:31 PM  
Barca D'Alva
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 41
Views: 2,652
One of my favorites on the reflections theme.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-03-2015, 01:30 PM  
Foggy Morning
Posted By PentaxRev
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Nicely done!
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