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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-15-2009, 07:03 PM  
What is the difference bwt WR and DA* lenses?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 5
Views: 2,873
What is the difference bwt WR and DA* lenses?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-12-2009, 10:18 AM  
Archiving = JPEGs or TIFFs, that is the question!
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 36
Views: 6,890
Looking for help at archiving photos

what is the best jpeg file size to save if you have NO intention to further PP the photo?

what is the best TIFF to archive at? 16 bit versus 8 bit? what is the difference?

I will continue to search for info, while waiting for any help; thank you :)
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-03-2009, 03:35 PM  
LINK for 540 fgz flash tutorial?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 1
Views: 2,726
I got the 540 flash and it is mostly straight forward; however is there a link that has a tutorial or any helpful info on use application

thank you
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-25-2009, 04:31 PM  
K7 is 1.5 x focal length?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 18
Views: 5,189
"No. 300mm = 300mm.
Learn to use the equipment you are using rather than equipment you are not using."

Misdirected hostility :) HA!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-21-2009, 01:59 PM  
K7 is 1.5 x focal length?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 18
Views: 5,189
The K7 sensor produces images at 1.5x focal length, right?

e.g. 300mm X 1.5 = 450mm?

thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-24-2009, 12:23 PM  
Lens suggestions for wildife photography
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 29
Views: 6,043
check out ebay for manual 500mm f4.5 lenses, either SMC or Taks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-23-2009, 07:11 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
so if i am not trusting the beep then i guess that i am eyeballing it the best i can

i have a multiplier eye cup

i am using the remote shutter release as suggested :)

i am using a sidekick setup with a 10kg capacity MH 1000 giottos head and manfrotto 055xprob sticks

it is a steady setup; i am going to fence test the DOF

i have been opening to 4.5; focus; then close down past f11

yesterday I was vfustrated; today i am in the acceptance phase and will practice more; get more very helpful tips and accept the art as it is :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2009, 10:24 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
how would you adjust the focus on a k10, when it is set to mf? i do not think the k10 has af adjustment?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2009, 09:41 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
ty; i just learned that trick by accident :)

now i am opening up for focus then close down to an acceptable shutter speed while in green auto exposure

a little better

i need to get a friend to stand in the backyard instead of crazy moving birds and rabbits :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2009, 09:40 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
f11 should be good, right???

when would use try it use anything close to f4.5; i am guessing bright light and big thing :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2009, 09:34 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
i actually have a magnifier on :)

i am trying f11 but not easy to focus; i heard the katz eye throws off your EV?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2009, 08:45 AM  
SMC 500mm f4.5 soft focus issues :(
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 27
Views: 3,004
hi,

i have a 500mm f4.5 I have it on a tripod with a TV of at least 500/sec; the SR is off and my aperture is f8; but i am still getting soft focus when downloaded to desktop, even though I am getting focus indicator when shooting

??

any advice? is this just par for this lens? or am i missing something?

i am using a k10 now going to check with k20

i switched to the k20 and the menu asked for the focal length i put 500mm; however the k10 did not ask????

i turn ed off the k20 aND then back on but it did not ask for manual focal length ;hmmm?????


thanks
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-19-2009, 07:28 PM  
Canadian Prices up already! Holy crap!
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 225
Views: 25,322
when will the US retailers change gears for higher prices?

i just dumped all my change jars for a DA 50-135 :)

i thought we had till apr 1st?
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-19-2009, 03:36 PM  
prodigital or not? that is the question :)
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
i have purchased from prodigital but received the lens in its box with only a thin sheet of bubble wrapping inside a UPS plastic baggie it was for a DFA 100mm f2.8 macro for $320 total; it works fine :); i saved $$; but it was scary to see the banged up condition of the box when it arrived

I am looking for the another lens probably a DA*; it seems to be only a $100 difference bwt prodigital and B&H

is there any difference in warranties? I wondering if it it pays to invest the $100 for peace of mind that it gets delivered and safely; it seems that 2% of prodigi's orders get wacked or never sent or some other malady :)

any thoughts?

thanks
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-19-2009, 03:27 PM  
Pentax CDN Prices going up (and in some cases...WAY UP :o
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 76
Views: 12,059
i am not US-centric; i merely want to prepare for higher US prices if Canada is scheduled to increase :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-19-2009, 02:33 PM  
Pentax CDN Prices going up (and in some cases...WAY UP :o
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 76
Views: 12,059
if canada is schedule to raise prices on Apr 1st, then does that infer that US prices will also adjust higher on Apr 1st???
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2009, 05:05 PM  
16-45mm versus 18-55mm kit lens?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 13
Views: 2,851
i was playing with a canon 24-70m, which also has a reverse zoom ring; is there any reason for this?

it is not a big deal at all; i am curious if there is a scientific explanation :)

it might be a financial reason coupled with IQ throughout the zoom range; any ideas?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-17-2009, 03:36 PM  
16-45mm versus 18-55mm kit lens?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 13
Views: 2,851
is the 16-45 really that much of a jump over the kit lens?

yes; i have been searching threads and found alot of mixed reviews on good and bad copies of the 16-45; which makes me think to only buy a new copy because someone selling a used one probably had a bad copy :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-11-2009, 11:03 PM  
lighting kit for under $300; suggestions
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 1
Views: 2,531
I am looking for ideas on what $300 lighting kit to get for portraits

thansk
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2009, 04:29 PM  
M42 adapters
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 12
Views: 2,995
here is an ebay item # 130282055403

it is more than $30 but you get the original item fast
Forum: General Talk 02-04-2009, 02:20 PM  
Which website design program and hosting is best???
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 17
Views: 2,788
Hi,

I welcome any advice about website design software and web hosting services. I find iweb too primative and website tonight by godaddy too unreliable
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-31-2009, 06:10 PM  
memory card readers; which one?
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
I just returned the Belkin reader from the Apple store; it did not read some of my cards


has anyone had this issue; is there a reader with no issues?

tahnks
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-28-2009, 11:22 AM  
K10D batteries
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
wow! that was great :)

so as long as the voltage is 7.4 there are no worries to messing up the body; whether the battery holds the charge longer is another issue

it seems the 3rd party is a better value

great post :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-28-2009, 10:34 AM  
K10D batteries
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
what is mAh?

the pentax has 1620mAh on the battery; while others have 1500 & 1800 mAh.

if 3rd party which is better?

is it better to stay away from 3rd party all together?

ty
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-28-2009, 09:37 AM  
Long-term availability of K20D batteries???
Posted By rdrum76
Replies: 19
Views: 5,407
does the mAhs make any difference?

the kit battery is 1620 mAh while others are 1500 mAh or 1700 mAh in terms of capacity, and what is capacity on a battery?


any difference?
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