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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-05-2019, 03:52 PM  
Bokeh of DA 70 limited HD
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 11
Views: 704
HD DA 70 at f/2.8
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At f/2.4 with a little flash and a dark room.
Forum: Ricoh GR 01-25-2019, 06:32 AM  
Wired magazine put Ricoh GR III into Top 3 Compact Camera List
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
So essentially the GR III is still vaporware at present?
Forum: Ricoh GR 01-25-2019, 05:29 AM  
Wired magazine put Ricoh GR III into Top 3 Compact Camera List
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Is the GR III available yet? Doesn't seem to be so in Canada.
Forum: General Photography 12-29-2018, 07:20 PM  
What is your "Lens of the Year 2018"
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
My lens of the year is the DA* 60-250 f/4. Over the past few years I have been shooting exclusively with primes HD DA Limited's and the D FA 100 Macro WR. It was a tough decision to choose between the DA* 200 and DA* 60-250. The versatility of the 60-250 has been extremely helpful. This zoom is without question a stack of primes!!! An absolute joy to shoot with once you master the modest AF speed.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-28-2018, 05:21 AM  
Band Arch Enemy Is slammed for dissing photog.
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 57
Views: 2,103
A complicated situation that didn’t need to be so. The merchandise company and band management handled the issue poorly and disrespectfully toward an artist whose medium is photography. The authors proposal of a modest charitable donation to resolve the issue was reasonable. Like BigMackCam; I too have mixed feelings regarding the Author/Photographer’s approach in continuing to pursue the issue. On one hand I applaud bringing the issue to light and informing photographers of an issue they may face and that they do have recourse. On the other hand “trial by social media” only creates more conflict with the seeming intent to create more damage to parties involved. When reading the article words of Native Canadian (First Nations) advice my Grandfather gave me as a child came to mind; “those who throw mud only lose ground”. I also agree this issue should have been pursued, mediated and resolved in private by all parties, legally or otherwise - preserving integrety and respect between all parties.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-11-2018, 06:32 AM  
Pentax k3ii in Canada
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Sadly Pentax’s lack of marketing has caused most local stores to abandon the brand. When Henry’s stopped carrying any Pentax locally, I started shopping at Newfoundland Camera. On Friday I dropped in to Newfoundland Camera - not a single Pentax in the store. I asked why. Here’s the answer “Pentax is doing nothing to drive sales. No marketing. Nothing. We have to dedicate our limited showcase space to brands that consumers are seeking. Advertising drives that. We can still order in Pentax for you but we can’t carry it.”

I did find that Aden Camera in Toronto has the K-3II.
Pentax K-3 II DSLR Camera (Body Only) | Digital SLR Camera, Digital Cameras, Toronto Canada Digital Camera Store, Aden Camera
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-02-2018, 02:49 AM  
I have a Manfrotto monopod
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Another option is the Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR. Vanguard VEO 2 AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod VEO 2 AM-264TR B&H

I have the original 264TR and have been using it for years. Outstanding piece of kit.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-25-2018, 01:17 PM  
KP or K1 Mark II?
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 35
Views: 2,292
....but the colours really pop with DA* glass....
Forum: Pentax K-70 10-24-2018, 09:51 AM  
K70 with monopod?
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 4
Views: 644
I shoot sports with the DA* 60-250 and a Vanguard VEO AM-264-TR monopod and travel with HD DA Limiteds and a Veo AM-324 monopod. SR is always utilized. A monopod adds some stability but not complete stability.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2018, 11:28 AM  
On location with Matt Emmett, Heritage Photographer & Pentax Brand Ambassador
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Brilliant video. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-21-2018, 11:18 AM  
"The 200mm... the seemly unloved these days focal length club"
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 47
Views: 3,069
I was torn between th DA* 200 and DA* 60-250 this past Spring - ultimately choosing the zoom for flexibility as every other lens in my bag is a prime. After several months of use, and loving the image quality of the 60-250; I have found that 90%+ of my photos have been shot around 200 mm. I do wish that I had the extra stop of light from time to time.

I plan on upgrading my K-5II in the new year or Spring with a KP or hopefully K-3II replacement. If the improved sensor eliminates the need for an additional stop of light then I’m set. If not there will be a 200 prime in my bag shortly after. On crop sensors the 200 is a sweet focal length for shooting sports.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-14-2018, 03:58 AM  
How to Carry It?
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
To travel light and stay warm, I highly recommend swapping out the 9mm for a .380 Walter PPK - it’s the pistol version of a Pentax KP with HD DA 40 Ltd. Swap the rye for a flask of Laphroaig and everything will fall into place.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-29-2018, 03:31 AM  
An APS-C kit for landscape photography ?
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
A gently used K-3, DA 15, DA 21, DA 40. Or perhaps a DA 12-24.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 08-29-2018, 03:25 AM  
Pentax Giveaway "What will you do if you win?"
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 180
Views: 3,309
Keep it, shoot with it (a lot) and give my son my K-5II.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-28-2018, 03:24 AM  
Landscape All Along The Watchtower
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Well captured😄
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-28-2018, 03:23 AM  
Godox X-Pro P
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 40
Views: 4,514
The Godox looks sweet. I’m into the Cactus system with 4 x RF60’s and two V6 transceivers. Have been waiting for the RQ250 but Cactus has been slow releasing it....
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-15-2018, 06:40 AM  
Action A wearable monopod
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 6
Views: 691
I typically use a monopod with the DA* 60-250. The Vanguard VEO AM-264-TR fits nicely in the Think Tank Perception Pro with the folding feet upwards. I'd take stable ground over anything self-supported.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-11-2018, 08:49 AM  
The one lens that you just ended up never getting
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 107
Views: 4,987
For me it’s the DA* 300. I got the 60-250 and the HD DA 1.4 x TC. I will probably pick up a DA* 200 as well for the extra speed and lighter weight.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-11-2018, 05:02 AM  
Cityscape Stray cat strut
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 9
Views: 307
I’m a dog owner but couldn’t help feeling for this kitten. Your photo reminds me of the type of images that pull heart strings in National Geographic. Exceptional image capture. Kudos.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-11-2018, 04:59 AM  
Macro First Outing D FA 100mm F2.8 WR
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 14
Views: 397
The lens is a beauty as is your photo. I consider my copy of the D FA 100 Macro WR to be “optical perfection”.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-11-2018, 04:57 AM  
I had a dream.
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
For me the grip should be an add-on. The adaptability of the Pentax system is the reason I shoot it. When Travelling I carry a K-5II and take 3 HD DA Limited’s, all within a small Domke F-5xb shoulder bag. When shooting sports with the DA* 60-250 my kit is carried in a backpack and the grip is attached to the camera for balance as well as the second set of controls. The ability to increase or reduce the size of my camera body based on the shooting requirements for the day is important to me. Lately I have been looking at the K-1. The body isn’t much larger than the K-5II. The K1 and FA Limited’s would make a nice compact kit for travel or street photography while a grip would be handy for the massive FF zooms.
Forum: General Photography 07-30-2018, 03:07 AM  
The best photos of Earth taken from space - Chris Hadfield, Astronaut
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Very cool work from a fellow Canadian. Thanks for Sharing.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2018, 06:47 PM  
Does serial number database also facilitate camera retrieval after theft?
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 10
Views: 419
+3 for a one-click database tool.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-28-2018, 06:44 PM  
DFA 50/1.4 first walk
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
How smooth and precise was manual focus?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2018, 06:42 PM  
Machinery 240sx
Posted By Saltwater Images
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Sexy rear end on this girl!!!
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