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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 12:13 PM  
Dragonfly "Anax imperator", laying eggs in water.
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 102
Views: 1,077
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-19-2020, 12:49 PM  
full frame lenses
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 32
Views: 2,495
I've had a think about your question.

I sold my Tamron 70-200 2.8 because it was heavy. In its place came the 70-210 f4 which is a revelation in terms of weight and very good image quality. I have the 24-70, 28-105, 70-210 as well as the fat 50 1.4 and 43 1.9. All have a role to play depending on the what you intend to do. Hike all day? 28-105. Low ambient light? 24-70. Feeling like challenging yourself on a walk? Take the 50 1.4. Street photography? The 43 all day long - literally! And no, I personally don't think that the extra stop is worth the weight and cost of the 70-200 2.8. Others do, however. I don't have an issue with who makes what lens. Is it sharp enough and does it do the job? If yes, then that's enough. If I had to keep three lenses then they would be the 24-70, 70-210 and the 50 1.4. You do everything with them. Heck, you can have the 50 1.4 glued to your lens mount and never see a need to change it. It's by far the best lens I have have ever used, and I used to have a 35 2.8 macro, which, as everyone knows, is the best lens in the world..!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-27-2020, 01:39 PM  
Lens Roadmap 2020 June
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 172
Views: 15,270
I'd sell a kidney for that.

My worry is that I'll have aged too much by the time it gets released! Greenland will have melted completely by then...
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2020, 07:30 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 7,037
Views: 532,747
Ryo Fukui...

If you like jazz you'll understand...
Forum: General Talk 06-21-2020, 07:29 AM  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 622
Views: 52,895
35 f2.4
50 f1.8
70 f2.4
15 f4
HD DA18-135
Tamron 70-200 f2.8
100mm Macro
My 35mm 2.8 Macro went to my brother so it is at least still in the family!

All gone to make room for 70-210 f4 and 15-30 f2.8
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-19-2020, 02:59 AM  
I'm gonna' SCREAM
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 35
Views: 4,281
You all know there's only person in this forum who could take that on and dish out some truthful advice...!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-08-2020, 12:01 PM  
Salam from Algeria
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Welcome to the best and friendliest camera forum on planet earth! I hope your stay is long and fruitful. Best wishes.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-07-2020, 12:51 AM  
Nature Fiddle leaf fig
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Thank you for your kind comment. The lines are the shadows of small sticks of the bamboo blind - the room faces west and the sun shines through until late.

I have to say that the camera's spot meter on the K1 does wonders for isolating a subject - if you get it right, and this can be a challenge at times!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-06-2020, 01:58 PM  
Nature Fiddle leaf fig
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Used the K1's spot meter reading to read for the exposure and it darkened the extremities of the scene nicely.

I like the suggestion of there being something else there, besides the leaf itself...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-04-2020, 04:36 AM  
DFA 85mm f/1.4 Is now open for Preorder at B&H
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 68
Views: 4,390
The good thing for you folks in the US is that it's a lot cheaper than here in the UK! We are paying the equivalent of $2379 for the pleasure..!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2020, 01:58 PM  
Nature Big cluster of
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 2
Views: 232
...and my childhood days come flooding back...
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-08-2020, 04:17 AM  
Rain at the Chicoteague Island Pony Swim
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 45
Views: 616
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-30-2020, 12:13 AM  
Sticky: Pentax Forums Statement on the Coronavirus
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 21
Views: 7,989
Thanks Adam. Here in the UK I think we're going to get a lot more familiar with the indoors than we've been up to now! I suspect we'll be told to remain indoors even more than now - at the moment we can still go out to exercise but things will probably change. I'm going to take out my K1 and 50 1.4 - The Fat One! - and get some shots of the kids as they go about their homeschooling. I very much hope to look back on this in the future and say, Remember When..?

I echo your sentiment and wish the best to everyone here on the forums.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-27-2020, 07:23 AM  
Landscape Walking Home In The Morning
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 6
Views: 307
So much possibility in this. I like it very much. it's a metaphor for my life at the moment...
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-06-2020, 03:20 PM  
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 2
Views: 130
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-23-2020, 11:54 AM  
Thomas Heaton Pentax lens kit...
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 92
Views: 5,628
Pentax has gone crazy! And not for the first time! Seriously though, it's great to see a 70-210mm f4 with a light and portable body. I've got the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is heavy. Like you I think I will re-assess... It might be time to look at the new offering. And I'm also hoping Pentax goes completely nuts and releases the 85 1.4 this year!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-11-2020, 06:53 AM  
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 23
Views: 373
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-08-2020, 01:59 PM  
Park Cameras for UK/EU customers 24-70 2.8
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 6
Views: 415
The coupon code didn't work for me but I picked up an 'as new' 24-70 for 547.97 from Park Cameras this afternoon.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 01-08-2020, 11:29 AM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 385
Views: 11,898
Super. I'll have a go.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-08-2020, 11:00 AM  
Park Cameras for UK/EU customers 24-70 2.8
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-07-2020, 11:05 AM  
Abstract greenpeel
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 2
Views: 213
I really like the textures. This is a beautiful image.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-07-2020, 11:01 AM  
Landscape Pond Reflections
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Beautiful image. So tranquil.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-07-2020, 11:00 AM  
Cityscape Harmonist
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 3
Views: 555
There's a story in this photograph...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-07-2020, 10:57 AM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 987
Views: 85,984
At CP+ I hope we will have the launch of the new 85mm. I'm starting to get impatient!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-07-2020, 10:49 AM  
Abstract A horror scene
Posted By Jeff
Replies: 4
Views: 415
That'd keep zombies away after the apocalypse...
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