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Forum: Pentax K-1 21 Hours Ago  
Fw 1.43
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
For when you are shooting during earthquakes?

NaCl(giving new meaning to the term "shake reduction" )H2O
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2017, 09:22 AM  
New K-mount roadmap
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 55
Views: 5,379
I think the jury is still out on the DA*55. My copy does vignette some what even w/o the hood at wide open and focused to infinity. I get the same results to a lesser degree with the FA 43 ltd. But I very rarely shoot wide open and focused to infinity. On the other hand I do not see the kind of edge smearing you are reporting on this (the 55mm) lens. I'm not saying that you don't experience this problem, only that I don't.

NaCl(I use the DA* 55 as my walk around prime and am very happy with it)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-02-2017, 07:54 AM  
Game Daily in October 2017 - discussion thread
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 20
Views: 612
After a distressingly bad late summer I'm back to shooting. I've decided to migrate over here from SIC, with my (somewhat) new K-1 I'm more interested in exploring different lenses. Also, MoVember sounds like a good idea! Won't be able to shoot today, getting a new ride, (or at least signing the contract for one...new Subaru Outback to replace my ancient and elderly 2005 version).

NaCl(variety is always a good idea)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-28-2017, 06:35 AM  
Game Single in August 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 110
Views: 3,581
I'm in, the last part of this month has been a wash, I'm hoping next month will be better. At least late August is usually a bit cooler. To be truthful this challenge makes it hard to not go out and shoot. Lately I've needed all the encouragement I can get. Since this month has been big tele zoom, I think I'll go with a small wide angle prime, the inimitable FA 31mm limited. I've shot with it some with my K-1 but this will be the first time I've focused on it (pun intended).
NaCl(and my neck won't be sore after a day of shooting)H2O
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-20-2017, 06:56 AM  
looking for replacement of pin cover on K-1 battery grip.
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 8
Views: 538
I don't really know where to post this, but since I'm looking for a K-1 part I thought I'd start here. After several days of intensive tripod usage (I always remove the battery grip when I'm using a tripod) I've lost the small white plastic cap that covers the i/o pin array on the battery grip. Since the cover protects the delicate pin array, I'd like to replace it but haven't found a source. I've tried Ricoh Imaging, Amazon, Adorama and B&H. It might help if I knew what it's official name is. If anyone can help I'd be grateful.
NaCl("little white plastic cover thingy" gives 0 results)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-27-2017, 06:00 AM  
Game Single In July 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 105
Views: 3,487
I'm in. One of my favorite ASP-C lenses is the DA* 50-135. Since I'm now shooting with a K-1 I'm going to go with the equivalent FOV, 70-200mm Sigma EX DG. This is the older non macro version. Since I featured the DFA 100mm macro in May, I'll have to pass on the macro lens, but a telephoto can be used as a close focus lens in certain situations.
NaCl(it's time to reach out and touch stuff)H2O
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-29-2017, 09:03 PM  
Tripod bracket help needed
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Thanks Heebie. What I'm looking for is a bracket with the tripod mount situated directly behind the camera so I can set it up so that the center line axis of the lens (and yes, it's the lens center line I need not the camera center line, I should have been more clear). I'm not sure that a gimbal head would give me that flexibility. As far as the rest of it goes, I don't think I'll need a yard stick or anything like that. I have a geared head that allows for minute micro adjustments so I should be able to exactly center the camera on the center line axis of the lens, but it's getting the tripod attachment point from the bottom of the camera to the centerline axis of the lens that is the problem. It also doesn't have to be exact exact, because multiple exposures will allow for some slight off center sloppiness. Just not the 1/4 inch or so exhibited in the explanatory photo.

NaCl(it's a difficult problem)H2O

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I may have to go this route Arjay, but I'm hoping there is an "in the field" solution. My photoshop skills are not that good, and I can see myself spending many minutes in PP work, whereas in field situation shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

NaCl(in addition I'm not particularly fond of PP work)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-29-2017, 08:36 PM  
Game Single In June 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 141
Views: 4,396
I'm in. I originally thought to go with the DA 55*. But this talk of the A 35-105 has me thinking that way too. But I think I'll stay with my original thought. I've shot a fair amount with the latter lens in FF, and have yet to explore what 55mm means on FF. Maybe July for the A 35-105.

NaCl(besides the * lenses are so easy to use, and their bokeh is very very nice)H2O
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-29-2017, 04:03 PM  
Tripod bracket help needed
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 11
Views: 524
I've got a problem. I want to create radial multiple exposures around the central axis of the lens mounted on the camera. The pic below was taken hand held, I'd like a steadier platform and one where the central point was exactly the same in each exposure iteration. As you can see, the center point bounced around a bit and in addition if I didn't have to hand hold the camera, I could precisely rotate it to get a full exact 360 view. The only way I can figure it out is to get some sort of L bracket where you can situate it so that the tripod mount is directly behind the camera body on the center axis of the camera. I've looked around a bit but haven't found anything on either Adorama or B&H. Does anyone know of such a bracket? Or does anyone know of a different way of doing this?

[IMG]IMGP6379ssm by Peter Moore, on Flickr[/IMG]

NaCl(it's a fun technique but would be much more effective with a steadier and more precise platform)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-01-2017, 08:50 PM  
Game Single In May 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 215
Views: 7,254
Warning appreciated, Thanks

NaCl(I do remember saying a few choice words about the lack of a focus limiter myself)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-30-2017, 04:45 PM  
Game Single In May 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 215
Views: 7,254
I've shot with it a lot on the K-3 so I am familiar with that. Especially for macro work. But then again, I mostly shoot macros manually focused anyway. My K-3 had a split focus ring focus screen, it will be interesting to see how the K-1's focus tech compares.

NaCl(I even did a Single In month with it a while ago)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-30-2017, 05:03 AM  
Game Single In May 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 215
Views: 7,254
I'm in. Since I went with the Zenitar fisheye for April, I want something different for May. You can say that ANY lens is different from a fisheye, and that is true. Several people mentioned 50mm lenses and I have an A 50 f/1.7 that has been pretty lonely, but I think I'll go with the DFA 100mm macro. After the ultra ultra wide of a fisheye I want to use something with a bit of reach.

NaCl(moderately long AND close, that should give me enough variety)H2O
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-21-2017, 06:31 AM  
Lens performance on my K-1
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
I have used the Pentax A 35-105 on my K-1 and it works very well. It actually is my go to zoom when I'm looking for a bit more reach than my Tamron 28-75. To be truthful if I could have a wish it would be a newer version of the 35-105 with weather sealing and quick shift. Auto focus would be nice also but not a necessity for me. Or maybe instead a ff compatible remake of the DA 50-135. Pentax really needs a mid range FF zoom.

NaCl(if wishes were horses...but I've still got a long list)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-02-2017, 10:37 AM  
Game Single in April 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 307
Views: 9,436
I failed miserably in March. As I get older I have found that I'm prone to bouts of depression. IMO there is nothing so ennervating as depression and I failed to get out once in the last 2 weeks plus of March. Now that things are a bit warmer (if not dryer) and more visually interesting outside I'll be in for April. In deference to "fisheye April" I'll be using the venerable Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 on my K-1. Hopefully I'll do better this month.

NaCl(Spring is really here now and that should make it easier)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-27-2017, 06:46 AM  
Game Single In March 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 178
Views: 5,953
I'm in. Since I decided I needed a belated Christmas/early birthday present. I recently acquired the K-1. Since I have most of the lenses everyone else has, I decided to go with one that is relatively rare at PF, the Sigma EX DG 24mm f/1.8. It is a fun lens, but like a lot of Sigma's as big as a brick, but it should balance nicely on the K-1. It also has very good close focus capabilities. I'm going to be interested in what happens.

NaCl(new body, the possibilities are legion)H2O
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2017, 06:28 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 2,051
Views: 152,238
There is always the Sigma EX DG 24mm f/1.8. It is a big brick of a lens but I've have very good luck with it on my ASPC Pentax cameras, haven't gotten around to shooting with it on my new K-1 that will be remedied in a few days. It's only problem is no WR. Good close focus capability.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-15-2017, 10:29 AM  
Wide angle lens
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 29
Views: 3,184
There is also the Tamron 14mm aspherical, which is rectilinear. Official name is Tamron SP 14mm AF 1:2.8. As the name suggests it's a F/2.8 lens. I just got my K-1 so I haven't shot with it on that body but here is a link to a bunch of shots taken with my K-3. click here.
Forum: Sold Items 01-15-2017, 09:21 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: K10D or K20D
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Chris,
I too have a good condition K20D, don't know shutter count, will have to wait for battery to charge. Third party grip, extra batteries, original box and all cables, battery charger, software etc. Body was bought in 2009.

Salty.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-11-2017, 10:29 PM  
Recommendation for SD card?
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Hey Jer, Yep I'm still shooting. I usually post down in the "Single In (Month) forum mostly. It's a format that keeps me shooting most of the time, but I've been very lax this month. As you say I finally got a K-1 also, there was a decent price on Amazon for a package deal. I'll mostly be shooting with my older FF lenses, tho I am lusting after the 15-30. Good to hear from you. Hope your boat is doing well.

NaCl(and I'm retired!)H2O

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Thanks everybody for the replies. I looked around, did a lot of comparison shopping, and decided that the best bang for the buck w/o compromising too much on speed is the sandisk extreme. The 64gb size is only $25 at B&H and with a 90 mb/sec read and 60 mb/sec write speeds it should be more than sufficient for my shooting style. If I find I need more speed I can always go to an extreme pro, or something with comparable speed. Thanks again for the suggestions.

NaCl(input!!!! I love input!!!!)H2O
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-11-2017, 06:43 AM  
Recommendation for SD card?
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 10
Views: 759
OK, I've finally bitten the bullet and ordered the K-1. My question is this. What size and speed SD card would you recommend? I am shooting with a K-3 and K-s2 and am using San Disk 32 gb extreme pro and San Disk 32 gb ultras. I shoot mostly landscapes/architecture/florals, but I have been known to try my hand at BIF. I very rarely use continuous burst mode. I also realize that the San Disk Ultras are considered slower than the extreme pros but in the kind of shooting I do with the K-3 I haven't noticed any difference. Should I stick with the ultras and double the capacity to 64gb? That seems to me to be the best option for both my shooting style and wallet. Thanks

NaCl(there are lots of decisions in upgrading to FF)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-02-2017, 09:02 AM  
Game Single in January 2017
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 191
Views: 6,687
I'mean in. Will be using the DFA 100mm WR macro. It's a nice lens and I haven't been shooting with it much lately. Time to get reacquainted with it.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-01-2016, 05:33 AM  
Game Single in December 2016
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 364
Views: 10,330
OK, Thanks Rod.

NaCl(feedback on this site is always good)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2016, 11:31 PM  
Game Single in December 2016
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 364
Views: 10,330
OR: Did you ever have an occasion to compare it to the newer Macro version? If so I was wondering if your experience was similar to mine, I found my older non-macro version was better: sharper better bokeh, more contrast etc. Usually when a newer version of a lens comes out it's improved. Not so with the Sigma 70-200 EX APO (non macro).

NaCl(sometimes newer isn't necessarily better)H2O
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2016, 01:30 PM  
Game Single in December 2016
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 364
Views: 10,330
I'm in. I'll be going with my favorite tele zoom, the older non-macro version of the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. It's sharp and does bokeh too! Besides, I've never featured it in a SI challenge. AFAIK no one else has ever featured it either... tho I could be wrong. For a while I had both it and the newer "macro" version of the same lens. The newer iteration was significantly inferior to the older non-macro version.

NaCl(it's a geezer lens for a geezer)H2O
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-21-2016, 04:00 PM  
Price Drop Pentax K-1 $1846.95
Posted By NaClH2O
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
I'll wait and see if steeper discounts happen after black friday. Frequently steeper discounts happen during the week b4 Christmas. There are also steep discounts sometimes available after Christmas.

NaCl(waiting for now)H2O
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