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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-17-2022, 07:49 PM  
Clackers Beginners Tip 9: Macro lenses as short telephotos
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Agree, picked up a Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro lens.

Great as a short telephoto but with a very, very narrow depth of field and incredibly sharp.
You can really focus on 1 thing only, and you have to use F11+ to really discern what's in the background.
Forum: Pentax K-70 & KF 09-20-2021, 10:49 PM  
One OVER and one UNDER exposed shot with the K-70
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
My symptoms were over exposed, under exposed then ok.
Repeated over a couple of months.
Would start the day by shooting multiple exposures until it came good, then one day all black.

Replaced the solenoid.

I wasn't aware that there was a test for aperture block failure, sounds interesting.
Greg
Forum: Pentax K-70 & KF 09-20-2021, 09:09 PM  
One OVER and one UNDER exposed shot with the K-70
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Sounds exactly like Aperture block failure. I had exactly the same issues until my failed completely. Pentax returned a dead green solenoid on the bag of parts replaced.
Greg
Forum: Pentax K-70 & KF 02-23-2021, 07:58 PM  
K70 aperture block?
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 108
Views: 25,953
Hi,

just had my K70 fail with "Aperture control failure" and repaired by CR Kennedy in Australia. Cost $A188, returned to me a small green coloured solenoid . K70 purchased in 2018, so I think the K70 may be afflicted as per previous models.

Greg
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-04-2020, 06:45 PM  
Where to buy Pentax K-1 in Australia
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Ordered my K70 through Ted's Camera store in Adelaide, and then had to wait until Pentax Australia supplied their distributor CR Kennedy who supplied Ted's.

Price was better than the RRP from Pentax Australia/CR Kennedy.

Greg
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-15-2020, 08:26 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW Photo Contest #163 Poll (Rain March 2020)
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 55
Views: 5,229
11 for me
Forum: Pentax Q 04-05-2020, 07:51 PM  
Different views from the same place
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Superb images

Live long and prosper
Greg
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2020, 07:57 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 9,746
Views: 709,969
Buckethead, Hold Me Forever (In memory of my mom Nancy York Carroll) Pike 65
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-18-2019, 10:05 PM  
Milky Way lens?
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 33
Views: 3,664
Hi,

don't know what camera you have, but for the Milky Way, I can use the standard 18-55mm kit lens at f4 or my Sigma 10-20 f4

I have a K70 and a K200d, so 3200 or 6400 ISO for the K70 at 20secs.
K200d 20secs at 800 ISO

You don't need a super fast lens, but it does help.

So if you have the kit 18-55, try it out, you'll be surprised what it can do.

Greg
Forum: Pentax K-70 & KF 11-06-2019, 09:13 PM  
Lenses for K70
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 23
Views: 3,341
I'm using a old Tamron adaptall 2 90mm f2.5 macro. It is great, heavy but very sharp
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-22-2019, 04:20 PM  
Landscape Early Morning Townsville Beach
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 13
Views: 617
so spoilt, but it is a long drive from Melbourne.

Understand your Melbourne weather comments, not so cold in Adelaide, but gets too hot in summer
The sun killed my last back lawn when it hit 48C, that's 3 heat tolerant lawns burnt to a crisp in summer, no amount of watering could save them.

Those giant lagoon pools up north are wonderful, sounds like they are beckoning me again.

Greg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-10-2019, 11:28 PM  
Landscape Early Morning Townsville Beach
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 13
Views: 617
love your photos on flickr too.

Yes the council pools up your way are great

Greg
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 10-10-2019, 06:30 PM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - October - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 458
Views: 18,428
I'm in.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-10-2019, 06:25 PM  
Night Lightpainting
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Very impressive, draws you eyes in

Greg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-10-2019, 06:14 PM  
Landscape Early Morning Townsville Beach
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 13
Views: 617
beautiful place, just mind the crocs.

Or are you too far south for them???

Greg
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 10-10-2019, 06:13 PM  
2019 Pentax Forums T-shirt Contest!
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 105
Views: 10,806
I'm hopeless in these drawing programs.

But it goes like this.

Yellow brick road heading at 2pm.
Sign post pointing up the road. Pentax forum logon on the road sign.

there, all done
Greg
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-10-2019, 06:09 PM  
Long exposure vs Average Interval Composite
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 71
Views: 5,678
thanks MossyRocks.

Yes that makes sense, prefer dots to trails as it is not my aim. I can do trails without any expert guidance, haha

Greg
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-10-2019, 03:09 PM  
Action Electronic shutter or manual shutter? K1
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 30
Views: 3,756
Considering all the talk about "SR on" on a tripod distorting your photos, there really isn't a lot of difference in the images even at that level.

Impressive camera and lens!!!

Greg
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-10-2019, 03:02 PM  
Photographying in summer with polarizer or sunglasses?
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 22
Views: 3,149
I'm sure sunglasses polarizers are designed to give the WOW impact when you look through them, no thought for colour accuracy.

And each pair has been different in its impact. But it is nowhere near an accurate representation of colour.

But I certainly appreciate their colour rendition, just not for my photos. I like them more natural, just less reflections. Personal choice.

Greg
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-10-2019, 02:55 PM  
Long exposure vs Average Interval Composite
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 71
Views: 5,678
Thanks MossyRocks,

I have done a bit of stacking but was wondering how they compare against in camera averaging.

Has anyone tried it???

Greg
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-09-2019, 09:53 PM  
Long exposure vs Average Interval Composite
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 71
Views: 5,678
Very interesting.

I'm wondering whether in camera averaging would be a good solution for night time shots eg average 8 shots???

And for astrophotography. Might be worth trying next time I'm out.

Greg
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-09-2019, 09:47 PM  
Night 06/25/17 Milky Way
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Nice. The dock grounds it.

I didn't know that going too wide (10mm) would cause trails on the extremities. I'll keep an eye out for that when I use my Sigma 10-20mm f4

Greg
Forum: Pentax KP 10-09-2019, 09:42 PM  
Ordered the Sigma 10-20mm F3.5
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Yes, I have the older f4-5.6 lens.

I'm very impressed, usable without corrections from about 14mm. Otherwise run a correction in most photo processing software.
Bought it for Astrophotography but have used it inside for family gathering.

Greg
Forum: General Photography 08-30-2019, 04:59 PM  
Camera for beginner - thoughts?
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 35
Views: 2,120
Hi,

I would be talking to the Mum and daughter together find out what she wants to do.

At that age it may not be a serious interest in photography as you have been told.

Also take around a selection of your cameras so she can test them out. Find out what she likes and what she is able to hold and carry
That will send you in the right direction.

My 12yr grandaughter loves my DSLRs but they weigh too much for her, so we bought her a bridge camera (Fujifilm ...) and now she runs around with a tablet to take photos. Go figure.

My best laid plans undone,

Good luck
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-30-2019, 04:34 PM  
Should Canon Add IBIS to its Cameras? Phoblographer Article Shows Lack of Research
Posted By Greg1956
Replies: 7
Views: 958
I think Canon is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

After championing ILIS as being so, so, so much better than IBIS, it is a bit embarrassing to switch boats. And probably they will have to pay someone else royalties for the technology, ummm won't like that.
My understanding is that ILIS gives better results with long lenses and has an advantage there, but IBIS works better at the low end,

And IBIS gets better with micro 4/3 cameras, I believe it is to do with the crop factor accentuating the movement. (Yes probably wrong on that one, but that is what I've read).

Not sure that adding IBIS to a Canon DSLR will boost sales, it is just part of the package.

My kids and grandkids 10-35yrs see their phones as their main camera.

So until a manufacturer grasps this reality and makes a crossover DSLR with an android based system so they can connect directly to the Net with snapchat, Instagram and other Apps. Then there are likely to be drop offs in sales of most large body cameras.

The younger generation has moved on and the camera companies aren't catering for them.

IBIS will improve Canon's cameras but not necessarily it's sales.

Greg
Pentax K200d and K70 with IBIS

---------- Post added 08-31-2019 at 09:05 AM ----------

PS Don't any of these companies do real market research????????
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