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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-28-2018, 08:07 PM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
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Some street shots I took with da200 a while ago
Portait shots Sept 9 - Steve's Digicams Forums
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-28-2018, 12:21 AM  
Purchased ME Super to compare to my K3
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 14
Views: 470
I wish I try it if not for the fact that I need to drive 1/2 hr to develop film. My lab was gone at least 10 yrs ago. Wish you all success
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-24-2018, 12:32 PM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
To me as I said earlier is easy. Get a good lens and throw those distraction all to creamy/dreamy bokeh.
Push comes to shove, while shooting we just do not have time even to pick the background and these are good examples.
These were from a more typical (not FA135 or DA200) portaint lens (F50mm F:1.7)

at F:2.2

(Distraction: disturbing door frame at the back )
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at F:2

(distraction: the pants and socks of a fellow photographer at top left)

Around 15 of us were literally swarming the models LOL.
All I did was to focus on the eyes and the rest can be ignored with zero issue at all. If the arms/shoulders are not in focus , so be it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-19-2018, 08:17 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
About taking portraits, I can recall the good old days of having a local camera club making all the arrangement (in heaven so to speak).
Oct 19 portraits in Niagara on the Lake , Ontario - Steve's Digicams Forums

The club arranged the setup for members (say $30-40 a pop) for the shootout with venues, MUA and models who wanted the exposure. And both parties got what we wanted.
Now I cannot find anything locally indeed
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-19-2018, 06:42 AM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 4,553
Views: 423,221
I posted these some time ago (Santa Parade Toronto)with a lot of moving subjects and background
Santa Parade- Toronto Nov 15 - Steve's Digicams Forums
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-19-2018, 03:14 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
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Of course. Those were/are my images. I decide. You can do whatever you want to your images too
I do not make comments too. You like your way. So be it
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-18-2018, 06:15 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
Hmm the topic is about 『get nice very shallow bokeh portraits? 』!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-18-2018, 02:11 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
For da200 , using f:4 or 5.6 is like asking for trouble. That is your image though.
You will end up busy cloning out all the blemishes or pimples.......
No portrait subject (women) like that LOL
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2018, 03:57 PM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
Again it is wrong. The FA135mm was at F:3.5 . It is still wide and there was no need as I had the background (ugly wall character)blurred out.

Image2.jpg photo - Daniel TONG photos at pbase.com

BTW we (at least it is me) want the subject to stand out (the subject's eye or eyes ). The rest to me is not relevant at all.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2018, 05:58 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486


That was from FA135mm which can focus real fast and right on all the time





This was from DA200mm at f:3.2
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2018, 04:57 AM  
what would you do to get nice very shallow bokeh portraits?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 65
Views: 2,486
Wrong. I use long lences fa135 & da 200. All cluttering background are in a creamy dreamy paste of colors
Forum: Pentax K-70 04-25-2018, 08:24 PM  
Pentax K-70 photo samples
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 240
Views: 38,490



With A300mmF4
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-25-2018, 06:39 PM  
K20D Remote
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 5
Views: 667
https://www.amazon.ca/CowboyStudio-Wireless-Remote-Control-RM-E7/product-rev...owViewpoints=1

Go with this one. It works like mine (different brand same infrared set up)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-21-2018, 04:19 AM  
Does Pentax SR result in more image noise than DSLRs without in-body SR?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 49
Views: 3,574
Agreed. The whole idea is just for badmouthing in camera SR (compared with in lens SR) which I think only Pentax still has a monopoly after Sony has shifted away
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-03-2018, 10:09 AM  
Exif FL info is wrong for Tamron 28-75mm
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 13
Views: 798
I suspect that the reason is that the Tamron is not geared for full frame (as in K1). Can you do that with another Pentax DSLR?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-26-2018, 11:40 AM  
The best portrait photography lenses
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 61
Views: 6,558
I agree. But what we are dealing with is purely perception . And if the distortion is of a nature that is ok from a photography or arts point of view, we the photographer takes that.
See my 2 images of March 13. I personally think (IMO) that the distortion and subsequent defished image is presentable or in simple terms ok.
I have deviated from the subject line on portrait though
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-25-2018, 06:08 PM  
Pentax Modern AF Lenses VS. MF Older Lenses Shoot Out Which Is Better?
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
That is a loaded question and hardly anyone can answer that. As there are so many AF & MF lenses (good ones and bad ones) around , it is impossible to ascertain AF is better than MF lenses in shoot-out (or vice versa).
If one can handle manual focus well enough, there is a cost advantage as they are generally inexpensive. That is about it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-21-2018, 05:27 PM  
Reluctant to purchase K1 but I did
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 12
Views: 1,621
Congrat on your new purchase firstly.
I beg to differ on your view about back focus and SDM issue. As shown below, I was really far far away with my DA200 & K20 and I had to do enormous cropping indeed. I was given only 3 seconds to respond and the focus of the BIF was spot on.


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BIF With DA200mm - quite a bit of cropping - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-17-2018, 06:08 PM  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 5,863
Views: 309,316
Sometimes I use my long lens for macro stuff as its min focus distance is super short (DA200mm). Both are on F:4.5
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-17-2018, 03:40 PM  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 5,863
Views: 309,316
I like your car show image with FA85mm. They are stunning. Kudos to you
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-15-2018, 07:17 AM  
Should I take a chance??
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
These are great lenses. I suppose you are aware that these two are for manual focus only. Nowadays younger photographers cannot handle MF
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2018, 05:59 PM  
Help me choose - Pentax FA 100m f2.8 vs.Tamron 90mm f2.8 272Ep vs. Sigma EX 105 f2.8
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 67
Views: 3,072
FA100mm macro has P F too. But nowadays with pp, that is not an issue at all. I thought the coating of the newer DFA100mm is better
But FA100mm is heavy- old style heavy indeed
Mechanically it is foolproof after all these years 25-30 yrs I think
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2018, 05:02 PM  
Help me choose - Pentax FA 100m f2.8 vs.Tamron 90mm f2.8 272Ep vs. Sigma EX 105 f2.8
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 67
Views: 3,072
I still owns FA100mm. Previously I had the Tamron macro before
For sample of Tamron shots ....... ..tamron90mm Photo Gallery by Daniel TONG at pbase.com
For sample of FA100mm shots .... macro Photo Gallery by Daniel TONG at pbase.com
I did not have chance to use Sigma macro
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-13-2018, 06:07 AM  
The best portrait photography lenses
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 61
Views: 6,558
Sometimes there is no way to extend the shooting distance. There are way in pp to lessen the UWA effect.

It came from a fisheye Zenitar 16mm with all the curves
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After defishing pp is done getting rid of most wide angle distortion
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-11-2018, 01:05 PM  
300mm f4 lens for K-1
Posted By danielchtong
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
I do have A*300mm F4 which is a manual focus lens. I wear glasses and if I can do BIF (bird in flight) , any younger fellow can do it too. It is the shortest 300mm lens too


The shortest 300m prime - PentaxForums.com
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Nowadays with S R, 300mm the absence of a tripod mount is not a huge deal indeed for a relatively short tele
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