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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-24-2019, 03:30 PM  
Grüezi from Switzerland
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 21
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Hey everyone, I found my first Pentaxian and promptly sent her here. Do I get a reward? :lol:



Welcome to the wealth of knowledge and a great friendly and informative community. Im glad you registered. Now, about those Pentax lenses you wanted to try. Get them all. :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-14-2019, 02:07 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
K3 150-450

Gray Catbird after a bath.





He's totally checking me out.







Forum: Lens Clubs 05-14-2019, 02:03 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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From Feb thru April, they were here in non-breeding plumage. I've not yet to see one in breeding plumage.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-13-2019, 04:11 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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If you told me that and asked me which bird it was, I would never know. They act so differently here. I've seen them perched 3 feet off of the ground singing away.

Different shot of the same bird I posted previously:

Forum: Lens Clubs 05-12-2019, 10:15 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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That's the only way I can get close to Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers. If I am on foot, they see me from a distance, and just move a little further away, keeping a pretty big gap between us.

Forum: Lens Clubs 05-12-2019, 10:10 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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It's a different story here. Probably because I am on the coast, catching them as their coming in during migration, and they're more concerned with food and rest than humans. That's my guess at least. Last year, we had a large group of Hooded Warblers come in, and they were so tired that they were sitting down on the ground right at our feet.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-12-2019, 04:08 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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Interesting. I only see them during the Spring migration, and they are usually at ground level, or a few feet up from there looking for food. If ever you have the chance, you need to see their blue color just as the sun is going down. It really stands out.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-12-2019, 10:18 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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Views: 3,067,188
K3 and 150-450

Bronzed Cowbird



Indigo Bunting
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-11-2019, 09:11 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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Views: 3,067,188
K3 + 150-450

Juvenile Pied-Billed Grebe



Brown Thrasher



Forum: Lens Clubs 05-09-2019, 05:51 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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Views: 3,067,188
K3 and 150-450.

The alligator was getting some sleep just before the rain hit.



Found this Purple Gallinule while making my way back to the car during the rain.



Forum: Lens Clubs 05-09-2019, 05:07 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
K3, 150-450, and a Waterthrush that didn't mind that I was near.









Forum: Lens Clubs 05-09-2019, 04:53 AM  
Post your HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW pictures!
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 2,035
Views: 273,990
K3 and 150-450.






Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-05-2019, 06:20 AM  
I think that my DA*300/4 is dying ! Please tell me what you think - see details.
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Are you using the 1.4 converter? I ask about the 1.4 converter because when mine started to die, I got that buzzing sound you describe, though it never tried to go into screw drive. I took the converter off, the buzzing stopped happening, and it died a slow quiet death.

When the SDM in my DA*300 started to die, it either would not focus at all, or it would start to focus, but stop before it ever locked focus. Sometimes, I would have to spin the focus ring from lock to lock and try again and it would start working again. Eventually, it just completely quit.
Forum: General Photography 05-04-2019, 09:23 AM  
Why I won't buy into another camera brand - I'm keeping my Pentax gear.
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 60
Views: 5,032
I used to say the same thing, and then I got a Panasonic.....


....and put my Pentax lenses on it. :lol:

(the panasonic doesn't replace my K3's.)
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-04-2019, 09:07 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
K3 + 150-450mm

























Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-29-2019, 01:48 PM  
First tests with my Penta-sonic setup
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Thank you for the info in both posts.

I'm totally fine with not being able to use the Panasonic batteries in the Pentax. I did notice that the Panasonic battery wouldn't seat. I have a good amount of Pentax batteries, so it works out.

Video is a new realm for me, so I have alot to learn as far as getting a setup together and actually shooting the video. I've got experience with Sony Vegas Pro 9 editing wedding videos a few years back, just never shot video myself.

I got the GH5 kit with the Panasonic 8-18mm lens. I want have a vlogging setup for commentary or whatever, as well as shooting wildlife. If it's anything like my Pentax equipment, i'll have a setup for shooting everything in the end. :lol:
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-28-2019, 05:53 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
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Thank you. I've been busy with other projects. I still browse here, just haven't made any posts. I still shoot regularly, just haven't uploaded much at all. With the Penta-sonic, I wanted to get into wildlife video, and a friend convinced me with her Panasonic. When I learned that I could use all of my Pentax lenses and my Pentax batteries on the body, I was sold.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-26-2019, 03:33 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
Panasonic GH5 with DA*300

Forum: Lens Clubs 04-24-2019, 03:57 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
Thank you. Second ever.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-24-2019, 09:37 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 32,369
Views: 3,067,188
Got my 2nd Cape May yesterday.
K3 and 150-450 @ 450mm

Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-24-2019, 09:35 AM  
So, final cut, or LR premier or not either of those.
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 37
Views: 4,011
Does Resolve handle 4k 10bit video or is that for the paid version?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-24-2019, 09:26 AM  
First tests with my Penta-sonic setup
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Panasonic GH5 and DA*300. Using a Novoflex adapter. My intentions are to start a Youtube channel, and use my Pentax glass on this body. Pentax DLI90's also work in this GH5 body.



Here's some first test 4k video shot with it while I learn how to use the body. Coming from 10yrs of Pentax bodies, this is new to me. So far, I am loving the combo for video.

This redwing blackbird was hand held, right from the camera. No editing.
















You Tube




This mouse was shot hand held, but I attempted to stabilize it in Shotcut video editor. It made some of the frames look a little jumpy. Open for suggestions on video editing software that doesn't have a monthly charge and can handle 4K.
















You Tube





This squirrel was shot using a tripod. There was a hawk flying over and the squirrel knew it.
















You Tube



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-26-2018, 04:19 AM  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 3,512
Views: 272,118
Do RC cars count?





Forum: Lens Clubs 06-26-2018, 04:15 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 7,803
Views: 1,132,093
K3 / M100 2.8

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-04-2018, 06:47 PM  
Thoughts from my first week birding with the 150-450.
Posted By r0ckstarr
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Thanks. I shoot every chance I get. I just don't post or upload as much due to work and other hobbies.
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