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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-12-2020, 02:50 PM  
ACDSee
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 4
Views: 594
I'm considering making the jump to ACDSee from Lightroom. I know I'll like the file management better, but I want to know if there's anything in raw development that Lightroom has a major advantage with. The only thing I'm seeing is the obvious lack of presets available compared to Lightroom, but I rarely use those anyway. If you've made the switch I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-29-2020, 11:43 AM  
Nikon ES-2
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 11
Views: 635
I have the M 50 macro f4 if I can't make the DFA 100 work. The M 50 f4 is only 1:2, but I could make it 1:1 with an extension tube
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 09-29-2020, 07:15 AM  
Nikon ES-2
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Has anyone tried this yet? First question is does it fit on the barrel of our Pentax DFA 100 macros? It does seem pricey for what is essentially just some plastic and a diffuser, but I really like the idea of the film actually being attached to lens, and avoiding the steps needed to make sure the camera is level and the viewing plain is flat.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-01-2020, 04:45 PM  
The Phone Club!
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 1,062
Views: 125,441
New acquisition. Need a battery to see if the meter works.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-27-2020, 05:36 AM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
I'd be stunned if it's more than the 15-30. High quality zooms are almost always more than primes, until you start getting into the telephoto prime range. I think charging more than 1k for the 21 would be a mistake.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2020, 04:43 PM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
I'm not the best at keeping up to speed on rumors and announcements, so I missed the announcement of the DFA 21. That is very tempting to wait for. It will undoubtedly be much smaller and lighter than the 15-30. And a weather sealed limited lens!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2020, 01:05 PM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Longer than typical focal lengths for landscapes are underrated. I often used a 50 or 55 on my k-3, and I suspect i'll even use the 77 sometimes on the k1
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2020, 12:57 PM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
I've really like what I've seen from the Venus 12mm. But price wise, you're not gaining much over the 15-30, and you lose a lot of versatility in focal length, as well as autofocus.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2020, 12:36 PM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
The 10-17 has mediocre full frame coverage at 17mm, very poor below that. The 20-40 does a little better at the long end with high apertures. The 35 covers the full frame well at high apertures. They are all bad near the wide open end. I'm talking full frame, of course I know they could be used in crop mode, but, eh, I'd prefer to use the full frame on my full frame camera.

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that f 17-28 does look like a nice option
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2020, 12:19 PM  
Do I sell DA lenses to fund a DFA lens?
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
So I purchased a K1 mk2 about a month ago. I don't plan to sell my K3, as I will still use it fairly frequently with my 300 for wildlife shots, and 100 for macro work. But I reckon the K1 will now get 99% of the landscape work. I'm now noticing the somewhat lacking options for quality AF wide angle for full frame. It seems the 15-30 is the best option, and it ain't cheap. I have the 10-17 and 20-40 limited, both of which have some usage on full frame, but when shooting I really don't want to have to remember and adjust to what focal lengths and f-stops work on the K-1 vs which are compromised. I like both the 10-17 and 20-40 quite a bit. I liked the 10-17 enough to sell my 15 limited because I found I just wasn't using it over the 10-17. I rarely leave it fish-eyed in pp, and it's pretty rectilinear on its own by 17mm. I wonder how obsolete both these lenses will become for me if I get the 15-30. I doubt i'll miss 30-40 range that much, and I have a plastic fantastic at 35mm if I need it. I'm guessing I could at least cut the price of the 15-30 in half if I sold these lenses.
Forum: Sold Items 08-07-2020, 05:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: HD 15mm Limited
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
treat yourself
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2020, 01:32 PM  
Meet the new flagship
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 765
Views: 74,289
I'm aware that's an option, but I never bother. When processing I'd rather delete 1 raw file than 1 raw and 1 jpg. The more valuable function is the backup for paid gigs.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-28-2020, 01:21 PM  
expected sales
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
I have the grip for the K-3. and honestly I rarely use it. I'd pack it on long day trips when I thought I blow through a whole battery, but I prefer the ergonomics without the grip.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-28-2020, 01:03 PM  
expected sales
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
I've decided I finally want to buy a K-1. I don't keep up on sales and prices. Is the just under $1800 from the 2 big stores high or low or never changing? I'm not in a rush, but I don't want to wait until Black Friday. Anyone think a lower price or sale is on the horizon?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2020, 12:42 PM  
Meet the new flagship
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 765
Views: 74,289
So you can write the same thing to both cards, in case of card failure. Important for professionals.
Forum: Sold Items 07-28-2020, 06:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: HD 15mm Limited
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
still available
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-27-2020, 12:27 PM  
Post-Processing Post Processing Challenge #339 "Spitfire"
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
i thought about b&w but the colors are nice
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-27-2020, 10:26 AM  
DA* Club
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 5,445
Views: 820,789
sun set with the DA* 300
Forum: Sold Items 07-23-2020, 07:59 AM  
For Sale - Sold: HD 15mm Limited
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
HD 15mm Limited

Asking Price
300.00 USD

Item Location
Ohio (United States)

Item Description
HD 15 Limited
Used rarely, perfect condition
Cap, pouch and box included

Simply selling because I don't use it enough and I'm trying to fund a K-1

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Free shipping

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
return shipping will be the cost of buyer and refund will be made after receipt and inspection for no damage

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-22-2020, 05:59 AM  
Meet the new flagship
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 765
Views: 74,289
If there was a major leap in auto focus performance, they would have teased it more. I'm still baffled they don't pour more resources into that. For a long time now Pentax has been at the top of the heap for image quality and build quality. They have that part down. If they would have a major advancement in auto focus and buffer rates, they'd have it all (obviously video aside, but i really don't feel like video is a priority for photographers).
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-21-2020, 07:32 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #166 Poll (Abstract through post-processing - June 2020)
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 32
Views: 3,553
I vote for no.10

no.11 is a close second
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-21-2020, 07:29 AM  
coming in to dock
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Presque Isle, PA

IMGP0016
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 07-21-2020, 07:07 AM  
HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 9
Views: 669
The DA Limited Zoom Lens Club is a thread entirely dedicated to this lens
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-21-2020, 06:55 AM  
The A Club
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 3,720
Views: 532,269
A 50 1.4

IMGP9249 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/132824483@N07/]
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-21-2020, 06:46 AM  
DA zoom club
Posted By Bunch
Replies: 2,625
Views: 370,306
All taken with the DA 10-17. Useful on a 20 ft boat.

IMGP9811 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/132824483@N07/]
IMGP9810 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/132824483@N07/]

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