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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-04-2011, 01:38 PM  
Samsung NX100 evil
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 14
Views: 8,126
Thanks for your impressions on Samsung NX. Interesting to hear about autofocus, I guess there is a room for improvement. I am interested in NX system mostly due to their present and expected lenses. They all look great IMHO. On a side note, have you seen their upcoming 300mm f/2.8 (check photorumors.com)? Although I would never afford it, it's nice to see their commitment to the system.

Marcin
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-03-2011, 05:02 AM  
What can I say... hi!
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Witamy na forum. Pozdrawiam Wroclaw, swietne miasto studiowalem tam przez 5 lat.

pozdro,
Marcin
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-26-2011, 01:28 AM  
Raw processing with Linux?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 48
Views: 12,446
Geeky is a good word to describe it. I just installed it out of curiosity and while the interface is slick, it takes some tweaking to get the results I want. The default look of my DNG files from GX20 is very dull. THere is definitely a learning curve. I am willing to try it though.

Marcin
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-25-2011, 01:57 PM  
Raw processing with Linux?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 48
Views: 12,446
Thanks, I'll give it a try,

Marcin
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-25-2011, 05:40 AM  
Raw processing with Linux?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 48
Views: 12,446
Make sure you try Bibble. There is a trial version available.

Marcin
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-21-2011, 01:28 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 10,888
Views: 1,815,551
A shot from a walk in Grasmere, Lake District.

FA43mm



Marcin
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-13-2011, 11:07 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,978,983
A few from Grasmere in Lake District, UK





Marcin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-20-2011, 09:58 AM  
Samyang 35mm f1.4 now Available
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 228
Views: 70,520
You need to remember that Lenstip (Optyczne.pl) always publish photos with the sharpness turned all the way down. You may want to sharpen the samples a little to get look you are used to from your photos.
Marcin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-18-2011, 04:21 AM  
Would you sell a 35mmLtd to help finance a 43?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 35
Views: 7,315
Hi,
I did exactly the same. Sold FA 50 1.4 and DA 35Ltd for FA 43. No regrets so far. The FA 50mm felt always to narrow, and 35mm had annoyingly slow AF although the IQ was stellar at close distance. Focus near infinity was more tricky.

Marcin
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-10-2011, 07:27 AM  
Hello from Poland
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Witamy na forum!
The automatic translations doesn't work that great, your message in Polish makes perfect sense, in English - not so much
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-05-2011, 04:34 AM  
Prime Travel Kit: 2 or 3 lenses?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 105
Views: 29,549
FWIW I always travel with 15 and 43 and they work fine. I wouldn't mind adding 70 to it.

Marcin
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2011, 11:48 AM  
Pentax EVIL NC-1 has smaller sensor than APS-C - your opinion?
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 1,096
Views: 163,795
Thom Hogan says on his website that Pentax mirrorles will have 2.7 crop sensor. Sounds better than 5.6 but who knows if this is his speculation, or he actually knows something.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-10-2010, 05:05 AM  
Tried an A55 last night....
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 20
Views: 6,081
Thanks for your impressions. I haven't had a chance to play with any of these yet but I'd like to know what do you think of the electric viewfinder. Do you think it's a good substitute for an OVF?

Thanks, Marcin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-08-2010, 02:14 PM  
DA 35mm macro limited vs. DA 43mm limited
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 17
Views: 9,428
Hi,
I used to have DA 35mm, sold it and bought FA 43.
While DA 35 was wicked sharp and great for manual focusing in macro distances, it was painfully slow to autofocus and had difficulties with achieving focus near infinity i.e. for landscape shots. Mind, it was with istDL2 which is IMO the slowest focusing Pentax DSLR ever. It didn't get much better when I bought GX20 though.
Slow focusing combined with my daughter growing and getting faster make me look for better option.
FA 43 is much faster to autofocus and IQ is great and slightly longer focal length is better for portraits. I miss sometimes the biting sharpness of DA 35. I don't think FA is quite as sharp. But it only matters when you pixel peep, the prints look great from both.
Anyway FA suits better my needs but DA is great as well. Whatever you choose will make great shots.
Sorry if it isn't very helpful,

Marcin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-28-2010, 01:17 AM  
My first wedding. It was possible to use only three Limited primes
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Well done, nice shots.
I also have done my first paid wedding using only da 15 and fa 43 and it turned out fine. Didn't feel constrained at all, although da 21 would be more useful than da 15.

Marcin
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 09-27-2010, 01:14 PM  
New Metz flashes
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 1
Views: 1,885
Haven't seen it mentioned yet, Metz released three new flashes sitting below new 50 AF-1 and 58 Af-2

All will be available for Pentax

10_09_The perfect travel companion for flash novices: Metz

10_09_New generation of the perennial compact favourite: Metz

10_09_The high performance alternative for amateur photographers: Metz


Cheers, Marcin
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-24-2010, 12:47 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,978,983
Couple of holiday snaps, 15mm plus 43mm make a great holiday kit :D

Lake Balaton, Hungary



Prague, Czech Republic



Marcin
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-24-2010, 04:11 AM  
Post a pic of your DIY Macro rig/flash
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 64
Views: 41,359
Here is my setup:
Samsung GX20 with FA 43mm on extension tubes,
Arca Swiss rail with tabletop tripod attached,
Manual Sunpak flash with diffusor made from icecream box, triggered by Yongnuo radio triggers




Marcin
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-21-2010, 02:22 PM  
Samyang 800mm + T2 -> Pentax infinity focus problem
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 24
Views: 18,873
I'm pretty sure that it's adjustment problem. I had the same with my russian lens. The fact that it works with other mounts supports it. Look for a way to adjust infinity range on focusing ring. If you are not confident enough to do it, give to professional but it should be relatively straightforward. I did it myself on my lens.
Marcin
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-20-2010, 12:05 PM  
Samyang 800mm + T2 -> Pentax infinity focus problem
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 24
Views: 18,873
No, it has nothing to do with FF and APS. The mount is the same. You simply have to adjust the infinity on focusing ring. Can't give you specific instructions for this lens but look for set of screws that will let you adjust focusing ring.

Marcin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2010, 01:51 AM  
DA35mm Ltd Macro vs FA43 mm f1.9 - Advice needed
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 15
Views: 4,272
I swapped DA 35 for FA 43 and couldn't be happier. DA 35 is a fine lens but I didn't like slow focus and dfficult manual focus nearer infinity. FA 43 suits me better for portrait and landscape shots, for macro works well with extension tubes. Again, it may be too close to 58mm, but only you can decide.

Marcin
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-14-2010, 02:55 AM  
Lighting diagram app for android phones
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 6
Views: 7,958
Thank you kenyee, I was looking for domething like that.

Marcin
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-10-2010, 12:34 AM  
Knock-off of Lowepro slingshot 200 on Amazon
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 11
Views: 4,878
Hehe, I got mine brand new with tags for 5 GBP in charity shop. Very happy with it as well,

Marcin
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-09-2010, 12:39 AM  
Landscape Landscapes from Poland
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Czesc Tomasz,

I really enjoyed your photos, Thanks for sharing.

Marcin
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-08-2010, 03:53 AM  
Travel the muddy volcanoes of Buzau, Romania (12 pics)
Posted By marcinski
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Amazing photos from amazing place. Thanks for sharing,

Marcin
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