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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-14-2018, 05:16 AM  
Clik Elite Closed shop
Posted By Macario
Replies: 5
Views: 489
It's a shame, one of the best brands out there. have a couple (well more than a couple) of their bags, and they are very good indeed.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-04-2018, 02:13 PM  
Sports photography - single images
Posted By Macario
Replies: 327
Views: 51,718
K_3_5705 by Macario Gomes, on Flickr
Forum: General Photography 01-29-2018, 10:57 AM  
Kickstart Pinhole Pro: Professional Pinhole Lens Includes Pentax K
Posted By Macario
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
I did back up the wide angle one for $38 US. So it's a sweet deal (price does double thou for sending it to Europe). But is just so much fun to use the original one, that i just ordered this one too.

And there is a reason for the pinholepro to be that big. They need the space to be able to turn the pinhole apertures with gears. and that does take space.
Forum: General Photography 01-27-2018, 07:43 AM  
Kickstart Pinhole Pro: Professional Pinhole Lens Includes Pentax K
Posted By Macario
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Skylight by Macario Gomes, on Flickr

with the K-3
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-27-2018, 07:35 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Macario
Replies: 14,611
Views: 977,708
K_3_5274 by Macario Gomes, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-10-2018, 11:51 PM  
Pentax APS-C Dead-End?
Posted By Macario
Replies: 85
Views: 5,000
To be honest, you have very little experience with AF lenses to be complaining about them. 


I have the 16-45, and I get very good results out of it, even wide open.  


I have a sigma 8-16, excellent results. 


I have a tamron 28-75, excellent results (aslong as you don't shoot wide open at 75mm). 


I have a Tamron 70-200 excellent results 


I have a Pentax 80-200, excellent results concidering it is an old cheap lens. Just don't use it wide open. 


So there are plenty of excellent lenses which you can use on APS-C sensors. But as with all things, not everything is equal. Even with quality control, bad copies will seep through the gaps. If you happen to get one of those, bad luck. But it doesn't represent the majority of it. 


And with the 20-40. Yes they could have started at 16 or 17mm, but then it wouldn't be so small, or IQ would be less, or the aperture would start smaller. 


Look at the latest lenses from Sigma All very good, very sharp, all large aperture lenses, and all very big. To have it all, you will have to pay the price, in money, and in size. there is no other way around it (yet)


Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-20-2017, 08:17 AM  
Best Backpack for 645D
Posted By Macario
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Well for landscape I would say either an F-stop, Clike Elite or Mindshift backpacks are the way to go.


Home || f-stop

Clik Elite | Camera Bags, Camera Backpacks, DSLR Bags & Camera Cases


MindShift Gear - Outdoor Camera Bags, Camera Backpacks, Photo Gear


All three makers make very good backpacks, and all of them have their own cons and pros. it all depends on what you want. My choice is Clik Elite, because I like their fit on my back. But with any of them you cannot go wrong. And it also all depends on what else you want to take besides your camera.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-18-2017, 03:26 AM  
Best Backpack for 645D
Posted By Macario
Replies: 9
Views: 785
well, there are many options, but more details are needed. Are you going outdoors, or just commuting in the city?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-08-2017, 01:20 AM  
Remote control timer for K3 ii
Posted By Macario
Replies: 14
Views: 599
What do you need the accuracy for? When the exposure times exceed the 1minute mark, a second or 2 are not gonna show any difference. The longer the exposure, the less accuracy you will need ( in normal cases)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-28-2017, 09:01 AM  
Struggling to find a cheap, good large backpack
Posted By Macario
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
If you want a "cheap" good backpack, then you have to go for secondhand. Cheap and good and new, it is possible, but difficult to find.


I have a clik elite Escape for when I go out with long lenses. It is not a cheap bag, but they have now an 50% discount until sunday I think Backpacks Archives - Adventure Photography Camera Bags by Clik Elite so the bag will be a lot cheaper.
And the pro for me is, you only have to open the top to get the camera with long lens out.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-11-2017, 03:27 AM  
What's Your Favorite Camera Bag That Looks Nothing Like a Camera Bag?
Posted By Macario
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
I used to have this bag Military Ops Alpha-L DSLR Photo Laptop Backpack - Naneu Camera Bags It will fit what you want to take, including the laptop. I just found it a bit too bulky for my taste, but otherwise it is a nice bag, well made. Well padded. and easy to wear.


If I take the laptop, I now take this bag Escape 2.0 by Clik Elite | A pack to carry a full day's adventure. It doesn't have a laptop compartment, but if you have a sleeve you can put inside the main compartment, there is enough space for it. It might be a bit too big for what gear you want tot take. But it is a very comfy bag.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-21-2017, 08:38 AM  
Bowens out of business - It is official!
Posted By Macario
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
If I read the statement it basicly says:
new, considerably less expensive products by Chinese manufacturers - they are too expensive
product innovations by competitors - we are an old company, so we do not want to change. People should just buy our products, because we are old.
who are now only willing to invest in new equipment if the investment guarantees additional income - apparently others also want to make money.


You see this now a lot. Old companies that have always done very well with little effort, are now closing because they cannot adapt (and many are in the hand of investors, who want their investment back. And that yesterday rather than tomorrow)
Forum: General Photography 07-04-2017, 08:05 AM  
Another mythbuster: how CDAF is not fully reliable or precise
Posted By Macario
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
as far as I know, AF is always done with the lens wide open. If it wasn't, from f6.3 most AF systems would just stop working because there is not enough light.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-19-2017, 08:01 AM  
Dark Negatives
Posted By Macario
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
I do not know this film, so I do not know what the latitude is.
But there are films that have a wide latitude, so you can easy under or over expose them (and the develop accordingly). But there are films that have a very narrow latitude, show you have to stick as close as possible to the ISO value.
But also with developing, if the mixture is too concentrated, it will push the film, therefore give more dense negatives.
It might be that this film does not react well to under or over exposing. But it might also be that the film does not react well to the developer that you are using.


And don't worry, if this is your second roll of this film, and it didn't go right. It happens to everybody. You need to get to know the film, the developer, and the way you develop. And it can take some time until you are really satisfied
Forum: General Photography 05-19-2017, 07:45 AM  
Fullframe or APS-C for sports or bird photography
Posted By Macario
Replies: 59
Views: 3,323
I have shot sports with FF (in the film era), and now op APS-C with the K-3. And I really cannot think of a reason why to go back to FF just for the sake of shooting sports. I have all the lenses needed (from 8mm until 400) for the sports I shoot.
Also the faster framerate isn't the holy grail. I have many times my camera set on M instead of H (I think it is 5fps vs 8fps). because the more you shoot, the more you have to go through at home. And that takes a lot of time.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-04-2017, 03:15 AM  
Bag & Straps
Posted By Macario
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Clik Elite has very good backpacks Backpacks Archives - Adventure Photography Camera Bags by Clik Elite


I think for your needs the luminous or stratus would be a good choice. The countrejour might be too big for your needs.


Also F-stop has very good backpacks, and so does mindshift.
f-stop || Adventure Photography Camera Packs and Bags - +1.253.236.0070
MindShift Gear - Outdoor Camera Bags, Camera Backpacks, Photo Gear


these three brands really gear towards the adventurous photographers. It is just to personal preferences which some one chooses, as they all have their pro's and con's
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-09-2017, 11:37 PM  
It's a men world (rant)
Posted By Macario
Replies: 87
Views: 4,378
F-stop gear has one backpack designed for women. If it is really true or just marketing, that I do not know


Kashmir UL - Ultralight - Product
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-26-2017, 11:36 PM  
Coral PaintShop Pro8 / Aftershot 2 users
Posted By Macario
Replies: 10
Views: 645
yep same her, also bought it. and it is legit
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-28-2017, 09:29 AM  
Roller bag for my kit ?
Posted By Macario
Replies: 12
Views: 535
you could try one of the think tank rollers, they are very good.


I personally have the Lowepro roller 150Lite. And that one is too small for you. so it's successor the streamline 150 will be too small for what you want to bring.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-25-2017, 02:06 PM  
Advice on larg backpack requested please
Posted By Macario
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
You could try one of the CLik Elite bags

Escape 2.0 by Clik Elite | A pack to carry a full day's adventure.
Pro Express 2.0 by Clik Elite | The ultimate travel photo bag.

The Express does have a laptop storrage place, but I personally use it for the filters.
Both have a good attachment for your tripod. The escape needs a trick for it not to swing-around. But it works perfectly. Both should fit all your gear easy.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-10-2017, 10:45 AM  
pulling images off the SD card on a PC - ???
Posted By Macario
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
just copy paste
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-10-2017, 09:32 AM  
DNG viewer/codec recommendation
Posted By Macario
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
A DNG viewer is very handy. I always check my photo's quickly before copying them to the hard drive. Unsharp photo's will be out right away, and bad composition too. Then there is less photo's to be copied. And Irfanview does a good in this.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-08-2017, 03:31 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Macario
Replies: 14,611
Views: 977,708
guide by Macario Gomes, on Flickr
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-08-2017, 03:30 AM  
DNG viewer/codec recommendation
Posted By Macario
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
I use irfanview. Which is pretty good
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-14-2016, 02:57 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Macario
Replies: 9,074
Views: 1,061,665
Untitled by Macario Gomes, on Flickr
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