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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-09-2013, 02:18 PM  
What is the most you have paid for a camera bag?
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 63
Views: 7,686
80 for my Lowepro fastpack 350, which I use as a travel bag mainly if I'm going away to keep everything together, then swop to a S&F belt and pouches. my dearest bag is a billingham 445 bought for me as a birthday present which cost about 150 20yrs ago, if I add all the other bags, pouches etc together I've probably spent about 1000 on bags etc over the years. a few I've still got but several have gone by the wayside
Forum: Photo Critique 03-11-2013, 02:19 PM  
Nature First Shots
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 7
Views: 719
thanks for the feedback, i'll try it closed down and to keep shutter speed at 1/500 or higher, the lens is the OS version, but it wasn't on for all the shots,
Forum: Photo Critique 03-11-2013, 12:35 PM  
Nature First Shots
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Just got the lens a few days ago, thought I'd put up a few pics from a trip to a nearby reservoir for comments, all were taken with the lens wide open as the light wasn't good
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-11-2013, 11:46 AM  
Lens for wedding shoot
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 29
Views: 2,958
Same here, I'd go with the K50 f1.2, you can never have enough aperture speed when working indoors with available light
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2013, 04:40 AM  
lens prices in the Caribbean.
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 4
Views: 812
I was on Aruba in 2007 and got a good price on a Tamron 18-200 but it was the only Pentax fit lens they had and was the display one so got some money off for that, but within 6 months it was the same price in UK, and on later visits to to the Caribbean I've not seen any Pentax DSLR or lens only compacts.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-29-2012, 07:31 PM  
Post your Camera background history
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 22
Views: 4,555
My camera history is roughly

pre 1984 - borrowing parents 126 camera on the odd day trip with school/holidays
1984-1989 halina telewide 110 camera - this went everywhere with me and took some good photos on it, by 89 it was worn out and getting sluggish on the autowind on
1989-2004 Pentax SFX my first proper camera, i mangaged to smash the lcd within 6 months of getting it and having at the time a hefty repair bill of 80, but it went onto serve well for a number of years, eventually suffering shutter/drive/flash failure
1990-1992 Olympus AF1 compact was sort of a go everywhere replacement for the 110 but ended up cushioning a fall and getting badly damaged
1992-1998 Pentax zoom90WR replacement for AF1 worn out from use, had a handy IR remote too, got dunked in a pint of beer at a party once and still worked fine after much to the disappointment to the person dunking it
1998-2003 Pentax Efina APS compact - big mistake getting this but soldiered on with it using occaisionally
2003-2004 Pentax optio 33L - my first digital camera was one of the first to have a flip out screen too
2004-2006 Sony f828 - was the replacement for the SFX as DSLR's were out of my price range at the time but was too limiting with 1 RAW shot every 7seconds!!
2005-2009 Pentax WPi, ahndy little waterproof compact till it had a drink of seawater
2006-2009 Samsung GX10- back to Pentax in a fashion, i hadn't realised till i'd got it that it was actually a rebadged Pentax :D
2009 to date fuji j15 with waterproof casing
2009- to date Pentax K7 - back to Pentax proper
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-18-2012, 05:48 PM  
Instagram has the right to sell your photos
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 45
Views: 4,723
After reading this post, I've just deleted most of my photos of Farcebook and won't be putting any more on
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-09-2012, 12:52 PM  
K5, K7 signature badges
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
check out this page, it lists them and how to put them on your signature
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-09-2012, 12:47 PM  
Your method of carrying 2+ bodies, and straps
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
I use OP-TECH pro straps on both bodys and have had them slung off each shoulder to switch between them on a couple of occasions, but normally the secondary (usually the GX10) is lens down in a Lowepro Toploader pro though ready to grab as needed
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-09-2012, 12:38 PM  
Misc U-2 Dragon 21 departure RAF Fairford,England
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 7
Views: 980
great pics
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-16-2012, 02:36 PM  
Old metz 45 on a K7
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
thanks for the advise everyone, I had heard the mecamats can help but not been able to get hold of one locally, but i'll look out for them and check the wein safesync and cactus.too, as a lost resort I'll chance plugging it into the socket
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-11-2012, 03:36 PM  
Old metz 45 on a K7
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
I've got an old metz 45 CT1 with the high trigger voltage and knowing it can fry the shoe flash circuits on a camera ( i think it did this to my old SFX) I'm not keen on putting using it on my K7, but as the K7 has a pc socket on the side i was wondering if anyone knows if it is safe using the flash through the pc socket or will this fry the camera as well.

thanks for any advice
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-11-2012, 03:02 PM  
Wedding - which lens with which body?
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
I'm doing a wedding in September (family ) and I've been thinking about the same thing with my kit and I was planning on using my K7 with the 17-50 f2.8 and the GX10 with the 70.200 f2.8 as I'll be able to get in close for most shots with the K7 at the venue
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2012, 03:31 PM  
Tamron 1.4x AF PZ MC4
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
not sure about your combo of TC and lens but i use a Pentax 1.7 AF Adaptor with my Tamron 70-200 f2.8 without any problems so it's likely your combo will probably work OK too, but there is probably a member on here that uses your combo and will give you more accurate info
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-23-2012, 04:21 PM  
Samsung DSLR user as ?
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
I've got a Samsung GX10 that was almost 100 cheaper than the K10 and with the cashback offer Samsung had when i bought it was nearer 200 cheaper so i went with the cheaper body and put the saved money towards a lens, got a K7 now as my main camera but still have the GX10 as back up
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-03-2012, 04:24 PM  
Do you Do you use AA battery tray in your battery grip?
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 16
Views: 7,152
I've never used my AA tray, like Chex above any AA's I'm carrying are for the Metz 58 that lives in my bag
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-03-2012, 04:20 PM  
Storage of extra tray for D-BG4
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
mine hides in a drawer, still wrapped up, the 2 D-Li90s in have never let me down yet
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 02-03-2012, 04:14 PM  
Tamron 70-200mm SP AF f/2.8 Di LD IF samples
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 136
Views: 45,206
I love this lens
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-26-2011, 01:05 PM  
Pentax AF 1.7 TC observations
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 20
Views: 3,795
I've had one for since my old SFX and have used it a lot on that and my current K7, it works great on the Tamron 70-200 giving me the extra reach when i need it,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2011, 12:08 PM  
Need advice! Which lens
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 1
Views: 702

I've got the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 on a K7 and it is pretty nippy on focusing unless the light levels are really low. it's almost become my standard lens when i'm out shooting. i had the same should i go Tamron or Sigma when i got it last year, i read several reviews and comparisons online and in magazines and found a dealer with both lens in stock to try them out on my K7 before going with the Tamron,, most of my other lenses are Tamron but i wanted to make sure i got a good lens i was comfortable with for the money I was spending -800

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-10-2011, 11:53 AM  
Best lens set-up with K-x
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 25
Views: 4,578
i'd go for tammy 10-24 and 70-200 f2.8 with the lens you've got.. I've got them both plus the tammy 17-50 f2.8 and wouldn't be without them on my K7
Forum: Visitors' Center 09-30-2011, 02:43 PM  
What is your favoriets camera?
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
of my current cameras it's the gripped K7 especially with the 50mm f1.7 on, great handling, but loved my old SFX too until it died
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-10-2011, 11:13 AM  
K-7 Price
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
thats about 400 over here the UK, which is a good price
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-10-2011, 11:01 AM  
K7 Battery Life
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 12
Views: 2,857
I've got a grip on my K7 with genuine batteries in both body and grip, and they usually last between 2500 and 3000 photos for the pair of them. i rarely use the built in flash as i have a external flash . so that sounds like it may be a duff battery only lasting that short space of time if it was on the charger properly
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-10-2011, 10:43 AM  
[ENDED] Post to Win a Remote (September 10th 12am-1am EST)
Posted By stevereidlrps
Replies: 469
Views: 24,827
hope i made it in time to enter
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