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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 1 Day Ago  
Hi from Poland
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Ibis vs OS on Sigma 50-500 and Pentax k-70
Posted By C_Jones
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It is good for you to know that it is not good to leave both systems on. If on at the same time the way the camera and lens look to perform their normal activity may be interrupted/affected causing software or hardware dysfunction. It is nice that you know better now.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Ibis vs OS on Sigma 50-500 and Pentax k-70
Posted By C_Jones
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I have the Sigma 150-500 DG OS for Pentax. I have used it with my Pentax cameras. I was told by Sigma customer service to use either the lens OS (optical stabilization) or the Pentax in camera SR (shake reduction), and not to use both at the same time. The agent said that they may work against each other and deter performance. I use my Pentax in camera stabilization exclusively and get very nice results. I also have used the Sigma OS with satisfying results, but the Pentax SR system performance is enough for me.

Also, when zooming at the longer end, I would suggest an aperture of approximately F 8 or higher aperture number to retain reasonable detail in images.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 1 Day Ago  
Hi new to this forum but need help desprately
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Just bought a K-1. Do I sell my K-3 or K-3ii? Advice sought.
Posted By C_Jones
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If you want two aps-c bodies that will give you 24 mp, that will accommodate two lenses without swapping, and which will provide the reach for certain wildlife situations it may be wise to keep both the K-3 and the K-3 II along with the K-1 which can be used for full frame shooting. Otherwise if you do not need the K-3 or K-3 II, I myself would be inclined to hold on to the K-3 II. Just a suggestion.

I have the K-3 II, K-5 IIs, and K-1 II. I have a Sigma 150-500 DG OS on the K-5 IIs, Pentax 16-85 on the K-3 II, and a Pentax 70-200 on the K-1 II. That way I am set up for different types of shooting and do not have to change lenses frequently.

It really depends on what you plan on shooting and equipment set up preference.

Good luck with your choice.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Hello from SFCA
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
I have the 15-30 2.8, 28-105 and 70-200 2.8, should I get the 24-70 2.8?
Posted By C_Jones
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If you desire the F 2.8 advantage for situations which it may come in handy, and the flexibility of the 24 wide end with a range up to 70 on the same lens, I would. recommend the Pentax 24-70. Otherwise, if you do not necessarily need the zoom, the Pentax 50 mm 1.4 may be a nice choice if you are planning on moving around to accommodate your subject distance and if you also are interested in the use of the 1.4 aperture. Both of the lenses I am mentioning may be valuable in event situations, depending on how you shoot. The 15-30 you have covers a lot of landscape situations, but if you want the 24-70 range flexibility for certain shoots, it would prove itself valuable. I see the 28-105 as a convenient lens that performs well and has portability, but the 24 end on the 24-70 is very useful and the lens has excellent capability. It looks like it really depends on what you plan on shooting, each individual lens has a category it may cover.

If you shoot with aps-c also and want a range performance that is similar at the wide end and has a longer reach than the 24-70, I would suggest the Pentax 16-85. I have one and it is capable of excellent results.

Good luck with your choice.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Good to be here
Posted By C_Jones
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Welcome to Pentax Forums. I also have a super telephoto Sigma (150-500 DG OS).

Happy shooting!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Greetings from Scotland!
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Pentax blogger
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Hello from London
Posted By C_Jones
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Welcome to Pentax Forums. I too have a K-1000. It was my first Pentax camera. I just wanted to mention that using a tripod for longer exposures would enable you to shoot on overcast days if you possibly wanted to. Just a suggestion in case you did not already possibly know.

Happy shooting!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
How does the K-3II feel vs. K-50 & K-70?
Posted By C_Jones
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I have the K-3 II. The features, style, and performance are excellent.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Hello from Normandy
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
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That is right. I think you might be surprised at how nice the images are that the Pentax 16-85 takes. I love mine. I have that on the K-3 II, and on my K-1 II I have a Pentax 70-200, both of which I also love.

Good luck with your decision. Like I said, the 16 end is really good to have if you come across a group situation, and also for landscape..
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
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The Ricoh site defines it as being so in the product description. As in the URL I listed. "Compact, Weatherproof, DSLR" in subtitle and "weather-resistant design" in description statement.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
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It is WR. Spec listed at URL listed below.

PENTAX KP
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 54
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Yes, it is DA. I use it on my K-3 II. It also has a DC (direct current) AF motor, which is highly reliable and well built. which the 28-105 also has. The 16-85 is an HD (high definition lens coating) lens. I would see it as the more suited for group lens than the 28-105 due to having the 16 wide end, and the 85 end provides nice shots also.

I would agree with clackers that if appropriate lighting is not already available, 2 lights (or more depending on group size) for lighting a group would be helpful. Modifiers to disperse the light such as umbrellas or softboxes are valuable in that type situation also. Simple umbrellas can do very well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 54
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The 16-85 does an excellent job. It is one of the reasonably recent Pentax WR lenses and is F 3.5 - F 5.6. I have done portraits with it of single and group subjects without flash in good light conditions and the results are great. With flash or flashes it performs brilliantly also. I also use it for landscape shooting. It is currently listed new on the market for approximately $496.95 (B and H and Amazon).
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 6 Days Ago  
Thanks
Posted By C_Jones
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Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Suggestion for Large Group Portrait Lens
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 54
Views: 1,192
I would also mention the Pentax 24-70 for versatility if you are using full frame. I have a 16-85 that I use with lights if required on my aps-c camera bodies, but if using full frame the 24-70 might give an edge having the F 2.8 advantage, though if more depth was required with groups you may not necessarily use the F 2.8. Still, if you are using full frame, the 24-70 is a versatile and effective tool, and would handle groups plus individual shots in a splendid manner. My Pentax 16-85 handles a lot of situations also. I keep flashes handy if I am getting images of people when using it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Nature Green Heron
Posted By C_Jones
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The other leg is most likely raised. I see seagulls do that too. Makes for an interesting circumstance of a shot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-13-2018, 05:56 PM  
Nature Green Heron
Posted By C_Jones
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The Green Heron actually does have somewhat different coloring, and from what I have scene is usually smaller, but of course they do look similar in ways, being members of the Heron family.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-13-2018, 05:48 PM  
HD PENTAX D FA 150 to 450mm ED DC AW Lens with K3 camera
Posted By C_Jones
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I use my Sigma 150-500 DG OS with my K-3 II. If I am shooting moving objects naturally I am going to use a suitable shutter speed to accommodate the speed at which the subject is moving (examples: 250-320 for bird on branch, 400 for bird in moving waeter, 800 for slow flightt of bird like Blue Heron, 1000 for Osprey or Seagulls in normal flight, and 1250 or more for Osprey hunting). The F stop you use is going to also determine what is going to be enough depth for detail of the subject, depending on its size. I would recommend F8 or higher F stop number if shooting the lens fully extended at 450, depending on subject size and what you want to include in the image.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-13-2018, 07:57 AM  
Nature Green Heron
Posted By C_Jones
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Views: 292
No offense, but it looks like a Great Blue Heron.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-13-2018, 07:55 AM  
Hello from Singapore!
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
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