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Forum: Lens Clubs 02-24-2019, 01:12 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By gramar
Replies: 7,254
Views: 1,073,391
Sorry guys-- photo accidentally deleted in Flickr - now reinstated here

We don't expect Spring in February but here in the UK it has been glorious weather for two weeks now - warm by day and sunny. I took this photo in my garden this afternoon. It's the first time I've tried my SMC M 50 f/1.7 on the K-70 and I love it. Hope you do too.

K-70 + SMC M 50 f/1.7 ISO 100 @ f/8






http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/47148506462_ef774617af_h.jpg
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-24-2019, 08:00 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By gramar
Replies: 7,254
Views: 1,073,391
We don't expect Spring in February but here in the UK it has been glorious weather for two weeks now - warm by day and sunny. I took this photo in my garden this afternoon. It's the first time I've tried my SMC M 50 f/1.7 on the K-70 and I love it. Hope you do too.

K-70 + SMC M 50 f/1.7 ISO 100 @ f/8



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7857/47145339012_fdc3238fc1_h.jpg
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:55 AM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By gramar
Replies: 2,882
Views: 470,776
Im now on my second 18-135 having sold an earlier copy and enjoying it more this time around. Photo 1 is cropped and was taken yesterday on my current lens. Photos 2&3 were taken on the previous one.

Photo 1 Wood carving at Ickworth Park, UK. K-70 ISO 100, 18mm, f/3.5

Photo 2 Buggati T51 Grand prix car. K-30 ISO 100, 78mm, f/5.6

Photo 3 Thornton Force, Yorkshire, UK . K-30 ISO 100, 53mm, f/9



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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-20-2019, 09:43 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By gramar
Replies: 15,651
Views: 1,406,307
1. "Mr Frog" a garden ornament. K100D + DA50-200ED



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/7982935563_26ee190d8e_h.jpg


2. Tulip. K100D + SMC M50 f/1.7



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2580/5695324017_e3a56f6acf_b.jpg


3. Portrait of Alison. K-30 + SMC M50 f/1.7



http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5669/23847923180_f473638d21_h.jpg
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-16-2019, 04:51 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By gramar
Replies: 5,529
Views: 713,049
I too bought a K-70 body from SRS on the run up to Xmas. The K-70 was preceded by a K-30 and before that a K100D. I have to say the K-70 is a worthy successor to the K-30. How many people do I know locally with Pentax equipment? only 2! it used to be 3 but one has now defected to Nikon. In my travels both in the UK and elsewhere I have seldom met anyone else with a Pentax camera. More commonly the vast majority favour Nikon/Canon. Why??
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-10-2019, 01:03 AM  
Landscape Lone tree
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Out for a walk around this lovely park I took advantage of the winter sun reflecting on this tree.




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Forum: Pentax K-70 01-30-2019, 05:09 AM  
Just got a new K-70
Posted By gramar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've bought a used DA 18-55 WR and here are 3 photos I took recently. I'm pleased with how they've turned out but suspect I'll upgrade the lens sometime.

I don't think the 18-135 would produce anything better.



http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4866/31965529797_fcc14d5c8a_k.jpg



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Forum: Lens Clubs 01-09-2019, 12:57 PM  
The Kit Lens Club!
Posted By gramar
Replies: 2,747
Views: 463,442
Thanks Uncle Vanya

I've had that lens along time and it's always performed well but on the K-70 it's gone up a notch or two in terms of resolution. Focus is faster too.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-09-2019, 09:03 AM  
Small cheap point and shoot cameras, is each iteration better?
Posted By gramar
Replies: 17
Views: 877
I have the K-70 + a Sony RX100. It's the mark 1 model still available new here in the UK at approx 1/5th of the cost of the mark 6. The RX100 is capable of capturing good images on occasion, almost, indistinguishable from a DSLR.

Previously I've owned two P & S cameras from the Panasonic TZ range which were also good albeit fitted with a 1 2/3 sensor
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-09-2019, 08:42 AM  
The Kit Lens Club!
Posted By gramar
Replies: 2,747
Views: 463,442
First image taken recently with new K-70 and the DA 50-200

I photographed this landscape from the roof of a multi storey car park in Bury St Edmunds, UK. The white office block is about 200 metres away, the church spire 400 metre and the sugar beet factory chimney approx 800 metres away.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-09-2019, 08:02 AM  
Nature In the garden
Posted By gramar
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Taken in my garden two summers ago on K-30 with m 50 f/1.7 + soft focus filter attached
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-30-2018, 01:34 AM  
Just got a new K-70
Posted By gramar
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
A few months ago I let my K-30 +18-135WR go they had served me well. Just before Christmas I bought a new K-70 body (only 395 in the UK) and have been trying it out with my old DA50-200.

I've had the DA 50-200 since I bought my first DSLR, a Pentax K100D followed by a K-30 and now the K-70. It has always given good results despite it's budget tag and it's still working great on the K-70 too.

I'm tempted to get a 18-55WR as I'm not a fan of the 18-135 which had on the K-30 and I'm not willing to buy the expensive 16-85. Anyone using the 18-55 still? and what reasonable price alternatives are there. I'm looking for a sharp lens on a budget I suppose.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-30-2018, 01:27 AM  
Streets Post Christmas shopping
Posted By gramar
Replies: 2
Views: 271
I've had the DA 50-200 since I bought my first DSLR, a Pentax K100 followed by a K-30 and now a K-70. It has always given good results despite it's budget tag. Thus far it's still working great on the K-70 too.




http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4803/31574733117_ae498c821c_h.jpg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-20-2018, 01:20 PM  
Landscape Sugar beet factory in production
Posted By gramar
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Recently I purchased a new K-70 body to replace a K-30 and have been trying it out for the first time using my old kit lens with amazing results. Photographing in RAW I have spent less time in PP yet the images obtained surpass any for sharpness and clarity that I could have got using the K-30. A example is shown below.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/44566236070_e723277894_z.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/44566236070_e723277894_b.jpg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-27-2017, 11:32 PM  
Machinery Blakeney Quay, Norfolk
Posted By gramar
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Visited here yesterday on a cold grey day. This was only photograph I took.



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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-27-2017, 02:30 PM  
Abstract Classic Motorcycle racing - season opener
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Gents,

I'm glad my photography has given you pleasure and brought back some memories. I've had the DA50-200 since I bought my first Pentax DSLR, a K100D and although it' soften underrated I always got on well with it. You'll probably have noticed I had to use high ISO to get the fast shutter speeds needed (the weather was cold and dull at times) for action photos.

I too am very happy with the results and thank you for your feedback.

Graham
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-24-2017, 09:27 AM  
Abstract Classic Motorcycle racing - season opener
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Classic Motorcycle Racing club race meeting at Snetterton circuit, UK - 19th March 2017


1. Contesting the lead in the Classic 500 GP race are Richard Molnar (no 1) and Michael Cooper (no 24) riding replica Manx Norton 500's.

K-30 + DA50-200@ 200mm settings f/11 1/1600th/sec ISO 1000




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2. Leading this trio in the 750 formula race is Graham Higlett (no 50) riding a Triumph 750-3.


K-30 + DA50-200@ 200mm settings f/11 1/1000th/sec ISO 1000






http://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2843/33418313091_923738ffd7_h.jpg



3. Open practice session earlier in the day.

K-30 + DA50-200@ 200mm settings f/11 1/800th/sec ISO 1250




http://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2915/33547323825_434529cc6c_h.jpg


4. Seen in the bike park a very pretty BSA Spitfire 650.
K-30 + DA50-200@ 160mm settings f/5.6 1/400th/sec ISO 100






http://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3874/33390044572_d5de6a07bc_c.jpg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-19-2017, 01:16 AM  
Architecture Pakenham windmill
Posted By gramar
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Thanks Eaglem.
It's been very cold and wintry here for a while and too cold to hold a camera at times. I choose to take a trip out locally on a warmer and bright day to capture this image.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2017, 09:35 AM  
Architecture Pakenham windmill
Posted By gramar
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-18-2017, 01:20 PM  
Landscape January sunset
Posted By gramar
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Another winter sunset. Completely different of course to the last one taken at the same location.



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Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-23-2016, 10:18 AM  
Landscape Winter sunset
Posted By gramar
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-01-2016, 01:29 AM  
Landscape Suffolk sunset
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Eaglem thanks for your comment.

There's a story attached to this. The view is across open fields about 700 metres from my home. I hadn't noticed the sky until it was almost dusk so grabbed my camera and ran to the spot. I soon realised in my haste that I had no card in the camera, doh, so I ran home again to get it before it was too late. The light of course had changed and this was the best photo I took. I'm happy with it and glad you appreciated it too.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-30-2016, 03:39 PM  
Landscape Suffolk sunset
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-31-2016, 08:36 AM  
Nature Bright and colorful
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Thanks for the compliment Eaglem. All the more gratifying since it was taken handheld (as are most of my photos) on the humble 18-55 kit lens.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-30-2016, 07:38 AM  
Nature Bright and colorful
Posted By gramar
Replies: 4
Views: 398
I have just rediscovered this photo and thought I would share it. On the day I think I used my DA18-135.

Update 31/10 - I didn't have the 18-135 at this time and was using the DA18-55AL II on the day.




http://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5455/30007087313_2452bb749d_b.jpg
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