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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-02-2015, 09:10 PM  
Will the new Pentax K1 FF be DOA??
Posted By Digitalis
Replies: 87
Views: 9,430
Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-15-2015, 10:04 AM  
Fisheye Fever Club -- Flaunt your fisheye photos!
Replies: 3,692
Views: 660,792
Famous spot, difficult to be original, but I think you've done it. Superb scenic.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-05-2015, 10:29 AM  
SIGMA 10-20mm CLUB
Posted By kengoh
Replies: 3,836
Views: 880,859
Some sunset shots recently uploaded to flickr
Changi Boardwalk sunset (Re-Processed) by Ken Goh, on Flickr

Sunset @Pangkor Island by Ken Goh, on Flickr

LV Sunset (Re-processed) by Ken Goh, on Flickr

Singapore Skyline sunset (re-processed) by Ken Goh, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-02-2015, 08:56 AM  
Sigma Telephoto Zoom Club
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 966
Views: 106,187
WOW! That is a big turtle Scorpio! Nice shot:D.....I hear that if they get a hold on you they won't let go until sundown? By then there wouldn't be much left of you to hold on to?:lol:

Xanis...Love that little bloom...lovely shot! :D:D

For several years in a row we had a couple of families of Yellow Crowned Night Herons nest in our yard. Here are some shots taken with my original Bigma 50-500.

Nest building

Let's take a break!

We had a late snow one year...

Some eggs were lost to the cold.

But most survived

And learned to fly

And even do a high-wire act!

The chicks were so used to me that they would walk the cedar fence within arms reach of me and never spook.

I have hundreds of shots, many with an old Quantaray 70-300 in 2005 and 2006. This has been a few from when I first got the Bigma. Most were shot with the K10D.......would love to have them back with my K5IIs where I could get more low light shots in the Woods of Otis!

Forum: Lens Clubs 10-19-2015, 03:34 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 11,608
Views: 2,031,041
Thank you.

Cornfield at Sunset.

Sunset by Vincent1825, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-14-2015, 07:53 PM  
Sigma Telephoto Zoom Club
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 966
Views: 106,187
Hey....corn is good too! They love corn! :D

97552306.PILNUa2Q.IMGP4990700 by James Williams, on Flickr

"Oh Mr Corn...let me whisper in your ear!" I know, that was kind of corny! :lol:
IMGP5155-700 by James Williams, on Flickr

Forum: Lens Clubs 09-21-2015, 10:21 PM  
Post your HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW pictures!
Posted By Franc
Replies: 2,390
Views: 336,392
sparrow hawk in my front yard.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2015, 11:31 AM  
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5
Posted By severalsnakes
Replies: 56
Views: 4,205
It's my dream lens. <3 I'll never part with it!

I liked it best in Av mode, f/8, infinity focus. Fire away!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-02-2015, 10:13 AM  
Junk with potential
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Nominated by me, as the best photograph in the category..'Junk'.

Nicely done pic, well found.

I'm a fan of old VW's, including Karmann Ghia's. This is a different picture than just another old junker, in an overgrown salvage yard.

The broken headlights, fallen headliner of the car, while it sits morosely (I like that word :D) on flat tires...on a bed of rusted cable fence, in a shed like building.

Also like the Chico's Towing sign...adds punch to this photograph.

Aside from the great picture quality, this car does have potential. The body looks solid in the pix and not too many VW KG's out there anymore. It's restorable.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2015, 07:34 PM  
Wide angle lens comparison....
Posted By Digitalis
Replies: 67
Views: 9,289
It was a single 30s exposure, the flare resistance of the DA15 maintained a high degree of contrast in a situation where other lenses would have suffered from lowered contrast.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:20 AM  
The K20D Club
Posted By wtlwdwgn
Replies: 532
Views: 85,455
Very nice imagery. :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-04-2015, 06:07 AM  
K20 Frustrations
Posted By normhead
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
There is simply nothing wrong with this image, accept your lighting was harsh, the eagle is in shadow, and your lens was too short. Even a "not so good" lens like the 50-200 would have given you a much better result but if you look at the Eagle's beak 1:1, it is sharp. It doesn't matter what lens or camera you use, you aren't going to improve much on that level of sharpness.

You might want to go to 400 ISO to increase your DOF and make more of the tree sharp, but really what you want in this picture is a lot less tree, and a lot more resolution on the eagle.

Here's an image taken with an in-expensive Sigma 70-300. The eagle fills much more of the frame and shows a lot more detail. I think you are confusing detail with sharpness. For more detail in this case, a longer lens is the solution. There's not anything you can do with this lens and camera to improve on what you've got. A K-3 would give you more resolution by getting more resolution out of the same size sensor, and a longer lens would get you more resolution through more magnification.

Also note, direct lighting instead of back lighting makes a huge difference in contrast, definition and the appearance of sharpness. Backlit needs perfect exposure to achieve a similar result. On your image, you needed to be at least +1 EV maybe 2. The old rule of thumb used to be " 2 Stops over expose for backlit."
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-03-2015, 09:11 PM  
K20 Frustrations
Posted By stevebrot
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
OK...these things I noticed first off...
  • f/5 on a 200mm lens is fairly limited DOF The eagle may be a little behind the plane of focus, though not much.

  • You could have safely been shooting at ISO 400 and gained two more stops of DOF

  • The eagle is underexposed by about two stops due to it being back-lit by the sky. That is why it looks a little dull. It may be possible to bump the values of the head in PP while holding the body low to increase the contrast overall.

If you were to have it to do over, ISO 400 or 800 and f/8 with +1.0 to +1.5 stops exposure compensation.

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-30-2015, 10:10 PM  
Question about K20D
Posted By Adam
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Most likely dust on the sensor. After 6 years you probably have a lot of dust, but only the largest specks will be visible unless you choose a very small aperture.

Cleaning Your DSLR Sensor - Tutorial Videos |
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-28-2015, 12:30 PM  
My Technique shooting Macro Insects
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 69
Views: 18,783
Looks like a great start.

As for using a lens without access to the aperture control, I will have to defer to someone with more experience in these things.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2015, 10:04 AM  
Any Camera shops in the Detroit area with used Pentax Lenses?
Posted By vonBaloney
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Westborn Camera in Dearborn and Woodward Camera in Birmingham are probably your best bets, but I'd call and see what they've got first. CameraMall in Ann Arbor (30 miles from Detroit) is also worth an inquiry...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2015, 10:25 PM  
Multiple Exposure on a K20
Posted By Adam
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Newer models support this. I don't believe the K20D has the feature, but the K-5, K-3, K-S2, and possibly the K-7 do.
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