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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-10-2018, 07:05 AM  
DPReview manages to do a negative review of the DFA*50
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 265
Views: 13,725
I stopped visiting the DPR site about a year ago. Nothing worth viewing or reading there. Writers are only interested in the payoffs for positive reviews that they get from the big boys.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-22-2018, 10:26 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 2,057
Views: 129,006
I use both my K3 and my K1 in the studio quite frequently where I have a full strobe setup. I'm more interested in when I am using off camera flash for when I'm needing to use a softbox or reflectors in an outside or in a situation where bringing the large studio setup is not practical. Often when I go to someones home with my flashes I need to setup two flashes one for a reflector and the other with a portable softbox. Yes a cactus 6 would work, but I would like to be able to do it without having to purchase add ons
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-20-2018, 10:40 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 2,057
Views: 129,006
being able to program the flash and multiple flashes from the camera would be very useful especially when a flash is located inside a softbox.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-18-2018, 11:57 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 2,057
Views: 129,006
Along with a much-improved autofocus system, I would like to see auto calibration for lenses, a much larger number of focus selection points and the ability to select groupings from 5, 9, 12 points etc., higher frame rate, improved dynamic range and improvements to the flash system more in line with CANIKON. As for lenses I would like to see a DFA 300 f2.8
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-22-2018, 07:25 AM  
HD DA*11-18/2.8 patent was filed by Ricoh in Japan.
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 64
Views: 5,539
Looks like a very interesting lens. Will be great for landscapes
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-21-2018, 07:25 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 20,933
Views: 1,714,833
I took this one two days ago at morning sunrise. Image is of a Canadian Coast Guard Cutter at the north end of Baynes Sound. Sunrise produced a wonderful backlighting to the ship. The Pacific Coastal Mountains share in the Glory. Image taken with my K1 Mark II paired with a Sigma 70-200 HSM OS

ROSH3597-Edit.jpg | Canadian Coast Guard Cutter in Early Mor? | Bob Ell | Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-09-2018, 06:16 AM  
Nature K-1 II Cormorants (5 Photos)
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Well done Mike. These images of the Loons and Cormorants are outstanding. You obviously have that lens calibrated to perfection.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-07-2018, 10:59 AM  
viewfinder manual focus harder on the K-1 harder than on the K-5
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
I"ve had the opposite experience with my K1 Mark II. I have a number of manual lenses that I have never been able to use effectively on either my K5 or K3II. Now that I have the K1, I'm using my manual 400mm lens as well as a number of A lenses that I have collected over the years.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-07-2018, 10:56 AM  
K-1 II My First Airshow Gallery
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Great series. I always enjoy airshow images.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-07-2018, 10:53 AM  
DFA*50/1.4 first review
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 325
Views: 22,119
I'm impressed so far. This is going to be a great lens for portraits. Bokeh is excellent.
Forum: General Photography 06-07-2018, 10:48 AM  
Just thinking out loud here. DPR speculation.
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
I used to read DPR regularly, but now I just avoid it and look elsewhere for unbiased analysis and reporting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-05-2018, 09:01 AM  
Amateur Photographers (UK) Predicts End for Pentax
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 671
Views: 38,577
I agree we have heard this all before. Will be interesting to see if Ricoh responds to the article.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-03-2018, 07:51 AM  
pentax 55-300 PLM: best in class for Digital Camera Magazine
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 129
Views: 9,247
It appears to be a great design would be nice to see the concept widened to include other focal lengths as well as implement it in full format.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2018, 11:47 AM  
Four SDKS to be released
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 112
Views: 10,406
Wow! Great news. I'm looking forward to see the creativity of the software developers. Hoiy Cow, perhaps we will have a first class tool on our phones and tablets.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-10-2018, 04:28 PM  
Do k-1 mkii raw files open with no problems in LR6?
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 4
Views: 625
LR handles the DNG files, but the PEF files are not recognized. Also there are no profiles available for the K1 Mark II at this time. If you are satisfied to work with the LR defaults then no problem.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-09-2018, 07:17 AM  
Asahi Man:1.4x and 2x tele-convertors will come to full frame (tentative :p)
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
I should think that developing one or two teleconverters should not be that complicated. Pentax has already successfully developed a converter for APSC glass. It seems to me that the biggest challenge they faced with that converter was the electronics.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-08-2018, 03:16 PM  
Asahi Man:1.4x and 2x tele-convertors will come to full frame (tentative :p)
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 22
Views: 3,513
Typically, they are used on 70-300 f2.8 and 300 f2.8 glass
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-24-2018, 04:14 PM  
K1 Mk2 DA 300 TC
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
I have a Kenko Pz-AF 1.5x Teleplus MC Teleconverter and have used it on my K1Mark II when paired with my FA*300 f4.5. Focus is fast and reliable. I have used it on stationary items, but haven't tried it on moving objects such as birds. Hope to give it a try this weekend.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-23-2018, 05:05 PM  
SmugMug Swallows Flickr
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 170
Views: 8,091
I was looking at the $15US a month which becomes $180 per year. Convert that into Canadian Pesos and it is about $235 per year. Currently, I'm paying $24.95US per year for Flickr.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-23-2018, 08:09 AM  
I'm impressed so far.
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Yes, the image was processed in Topaz Glow. Nothing is real in the image. Just thought i would try something different. Thanks for noticing.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-23-2018, 06:35 AM  
SmugMug Swallows Flickr
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 170
Views: 8,091
I have a pro account on Flickr. When I heard that SmugMug purchased Flickr I checked SmugMug out. Very expensive membership fees. I'm concerned that my annual pro account fee will increase to the point that I can't afford it. I presently have thousands of images on Flickr. Hate to lose what I like about Flickr. I'm hoping for positives, but may have to move somewhere else.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-21-2018, 05:39 PM  
I'm impressed so far.
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
I too am impressed with my K1Mark II. I had a successful shoot of the RCAF Snowbirds on Thursday. Camera handled the fast moving jets quite well. Focus was spot on. RCAF Snowbirds | Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-19-2018, 01:21 PM  
Video review of the Pentax K1 mkII
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 29
Views: 2,658
I just got back from shooting the RCAF Snowbirds at Canadian Forces Base Comox. While the jets were in flight I shot exclusively with my K1Mark II paired with an FA 300 f4.5. Haven't looked at all the images so far, but one thing was certain. The lens never lost focus as it has done frequently on both my K5 and K3MarkII. Focus felt very confident even when shooting moving jets at 1/2000 and 1/4000 sec.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-18-2018, 10:07 AM  
Cool Pentaxian Year Book 2017
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 30
Views: 3,053
Wow! This is amazing work. Thanks so much for this. It is such a delight to see such great Pentaxian Photography.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-12-2018, 03:49 PM  
Order the Pentax K-1 for a 1-year account upgrade
Posted By bobell69
Replies: 54
Views: 16,715
My K1 Mark II is expected on Monday the 16th. I ordered it however from The Camera Store in Calgary. B&H and Adorama are of course in the states and I want my two year Warranty that comes with the Canadian distributed K1's.
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