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Forum: Photo Critique 11-10-2020, 07:43 PM  
Night Amazing Jewels of the Night Sky
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Yes i did use Astro tracer.
Forum: Photo Critique 11-05-2020, 05:59 PM  
Night Amazing Jewels of the Night Sky
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Thank you everyone for your feedback. Last 2-years i was quiet as i was working to improve my photo editing skills.

- Original photo was not cropped.
- I will adjust the ISO and play around with it.

I am using Lightroom version 5. I must admit, editing milkyway is not easy.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-01-2018, 06:10 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 34,632
Views: 3,464,476
Thanks Terry.

What do you mean by special pass and keys?
I am in South East. But will surely try your suggested places.

Regds
Pratik
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-30-2018, 05:48 AM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 867
Views: 198,163
Pentax K3II + Samyang 14mm F2.8
Location: Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Australia

Please feel free to advise any suggestions for improvements.

Also if you know any local locations for landscape photography then please share.

Thanks.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-30-2018, 05:39 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 34,632
Views: 3,464,476
Pentax K3II + Sigma 300mm F2.8
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Started utilizing this lens. Please feel free to advise any suggestions for improvements.

Also if you know any locations which has bird photography hides then please share.

Thanks.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-09-2018, 06:50 PM  
Winter Wren
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 29
Views: 782
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-09-2018, 06:49 PM  
Blue Waxbill
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 4
Views: 267
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Photo Critique 04-11-2017, 12:30 AM  
Night Amazing Jewels of the Night Sky
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729


K3II + Samyang 14mm

My attempt to capture this amazing jewels of the Night Sky. Friends, Pls feel to provide some feedback. Thanking you.

Cross Posting: the Samyang Lens Club - Page 51 - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-11-2017, 12:19 AM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 867
Views: 198,163
K3II + Samyang 14mm

My attempt to capture this amazing jewels of the Night Sky. Friends, Pls feel to provide some feedback. Thanking you.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-01-2016, 10:43 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
It was a stressful process for me buying directly from Japan and returning the goods. How did you buy yours?
Thanks
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-01-2016, 09:03 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Finally able to return the lens and got the refund. Now in market again for good telephoto Lens for my K3ii.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-04-2016, 10:18 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
I am in process of exploring returning option. No filter in the front.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-03-2016, 07:52 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Just spoken CR Kenneddy, They have indicated that Pentax-Japan has stopped servicing legacy pentax lenses. Hence this one can't be repaired. :-(.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-03-2016, 02:59 AM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Thanks Uttam. Where are you from?
I do not want to spoil this lens further unless the repair cost is too high. I will go to CR Kennedy service centre and see if they can fix it with reasonable price.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-02-2016, 04:31 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Thanks eveyone for your responses.
I have moved Collar in both the states few times but same story.

I have uploaded the video here as well. See Lens is constently hunting for the focus and never be able to get any sharp focus.

Dropbox - 20160929_192633.mp4

---------- Post added 10-02-16 at 04:32 PM ----------


It seems damaged during the shipping.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-28-2016, 09:28 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Thanking you for response. In process of return and refund.
In worse case scenario, does anyone know where to repair this in Melbourne?

Thanks
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-28-2016, 03:28 PM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Morning here and again run the tests, same story again.

Lens is keep hunting for the focus all the time.

Meter on the lens moving Bern 0-infinity all the time. I am suspecting related lens element is not moving at all. Same story for MF too, outer ring rotates but suspecting related lens element is not moving at all.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-28-2016, 04:02 AM  
Pentax K3ii with SMC A* 300-4.5 Lens - Out of focus
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Hello Friends,

Just received the SMC F* 300 F4.5F ED IF Lens. My first experience with Primes.
Lens looks clean.

- Set the Aperture Ring on Lens to A
- Mount the Lens on Pentax K3ii
- Set the Camera in Av mode. Pentax K3 is allowing me to set the aperture. Currently i have set it to 4.5.
- Focus-setting on camera body is AUTO

- I have tried taking multiple photos at night here, All are out of focus. I can see that lens is hunting for the focus all the time and Never able to get any clear focus.
- I have also tried Manual Focus option, again i can't see any objects clearly through OVF. Image remains out of focus all the time.

= Am i missing something? OR you believe Lens itself is faulty?
= Anyone/shop in Melbourne who can check the Lens and advise if it requires repairing or somekind of settings in camera body?

Pls help.

Thanks
Pratik
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-26-2016, 11:19 PM  
Landscape Last week I spent a Day in Kananaskis Country.......
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Lovely pics of Mother Nature. Keep sharing.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-19-2016, 06:25 PM  
Hi from Kangaroo Island South Oz
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Good luck Peter.

Kangaroo Island and Pentax Gear is a perfect combo for serious photos. We are waiting to c those lovely shots.
Enjoy.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-14-2016, 12:39 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 477
Views: 61,194
I think people on this forum they all love Pentax as a brand and their gear. However sometimes frustration does come out due to lack of telephoto lens choices. People in US may be lucky as secondhand market there is robust. Other parts of the world i.e. Australia doesn't have that option.

I also like few people's suggestions that not our sentences, our photos should speak.
Let me see if i develop such skills. I am sure all of you will support me as always.

Take care. Keep shining.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-13-2016, 05:27 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 477
Views: 61,194
It seems Pentax is ripping off its loyal Pentaxians.... It is also called greed.
Lets start with DxoMark for IQ compare.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-13-2016, 04:42 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 477
Views: 61,194





QuoteQuote:

PENTAX D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW - 2.496$
NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR - 1.396$
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM - 1.999$
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports - 1.999$



Nikkor and Canon glasses are both superior than Pentax in terms of IQ. Pentax is almost 1k overpriced.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-12-2016, 05:39 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 477
Views: 61,194
Which lens is sigma sport? Thanks.
Yes agree 150-450 overpriced.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-12-2016, 04:39 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By amazing_universe
Replies: 477
Views: 61,194





QuoteQuote:

TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

New Lens Announced by Tamron USA. I wish they make this lens for Pentax Mount as well. Has anyone heard about it?

Lack of choices for Value for Money type of Telephoto lenses for pentax are pushing pentaxians towards Canon and Nikon.
Whatever is left is double in price. i.e. Sigma 100-300 f4 for Canon/Nikon is generally sold around 500, for pentax 1000. What's going on.



I think my straight forward observation has generated very interesting discussion in last 3-days and both sides have shared very good knowledge and lovely photos.

For the tiger photography, where the forest is dark, you need fast FPS and weather sealing.. Pentax body like K3 is just fine.Challenge is lens choices. 300 F4 may not be long enough. There i feel 150-450 OR 150-600 (if available) will really help.

Lets take emotion out of the argument and see from independent position which is the best value for money type of lens will provide Good IQ for this scenario. I am sure someone will be able to find the answer.
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