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Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-29-2017, 08:39 PM  
Landscape Shepherd
Posted By Xiaomao Yang
Replies: 20
Views: 621
The shepherd and his goats were on a harvested field.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-22-2017, 04:03 AM  
Question on K-r start srcreen
Posted By lushdimple11
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Thank you so much for your all advice! Most appreciated! :)
Forum: General Photography 07-29-2017, 12:30 AM  
Bird of prey ID required to settle an argument -- photo not mine.
Posted By MadMathMind
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Man, and I thought this was going to be a thread about Star Trek. Romulan or Klingon?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-27-2017, 02:03 PM  
Travel Come with me and enjoy wildlife,landscapes and some cities of South Africa
Posted By traveler57
Replies: 52
Views: 2,381
There were 500mm and I was safe, protected in the safari car.
Highly seated behind a sturdy door....
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-27-2017, 02:00 PM  
Travel Come with me and enjoy wildlife,landscapes and some cities of South Africa
Posted By savoche
Replies: 52
Views: 2,381
Excellent trip report :) Hluhluwe is still one of my favourite parks.



:lol: The exif says 500mm ;)

But really, not all buffalo are out to get you. It's the old, grumpy bulls roaming around on their own you should be scared of. They'll try to kill you given half a chance. I guess being evicted from the herd does that to you... The big family herds are ok. Sort of the opposite of the behaviour of elephants.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-27-2017, 06:20 AM  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27,037
Views: 2,303,156
I love lens cases.
Hiking in Algonquin Park, Trak and Tower trail. by Norm Head, on Flickr

The only thing wrong with this image is I can only see 4 lens cases, a few more would have been better. :D

OK that and that I look fat... but I digress...
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-17-2017, 08:21 AM  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Ducatigaz
Replies: 27,037
Views: 2,303,156
I came across some juvenile Swallows being fed by the adults.
K-5/Sigma 300mm F2.8 EX DG on a Gitzo tripod.

Swallow juvenile by Gary Chalker, on Flickr

Swallow juvenile by Gary Chalker, on Flickr

Swallow feeding juvenile by Gary Chalker, on Flickr

Swallow feeding juvenile by Gary Chalker, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-01-2017, 04:57 AM  
Macro Conrad macros
Posted By k091
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Some of my recent works. Enjoy!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-25-2017, 07:26 AM  
hi there, im going to get a k1000 as my first camera 1 hour later
Posted By uprightenjoyment
Replies: 11
Views: 533
guys, i got it. took some shots too. thank you all for being with me in this morning (or whenever). you guys earned a new pentax user now:lol:
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-11-2017, 11:01 PM  
Macro How to get good bokeh
Posted By Nuno Almeida
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Nope, Optical configuration. Shape, number, disposition of the optical elements
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-21-2017, 03:17 AM  
Film era flash on digital body.
Posted By Adam
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Nope. You will want to go by the chart on the back of the flash to set the aperture manually, and the flash should be able to fire at the right setting on its own to achieve a correct exposure.

(in other words, you're not guaranteed a correct exposure in P mode as the flash doesn't support P-TTL)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-21-2017, 03:21 AM  
Film era flash on digital body.
Posted By ivanvernon
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Good question. Pentax cameras use P-TTL instead of TTL. This means that very few non-Pentax lenses work on Pentax cameras with full automatic functionality. However, I use old legacy flash units, particularly the Sunpak 422 and 522 series. I use them in manual mode, which I recommend as an excellent alternative to automatic P-TTL flash. Here is my approach: Set shutter at 1/160, actually 1/200 in the case of the K-1. Set ISO at the camera's minimum level, and aperture at 8.0. Actually, I set up a user mode (U1 for me) with these settings, then set flash unit to Manual and power level to 1/2. This flash level is all I need all evening in using legacy flash units for parties and other evening gatherings where flash is permitted. I always use a voltage protection unit in the hot shoe to be sure the old flash unit does not harm the camera.

You can get plenty of old, high-output Sunpak units on eBay for peanuts. I stick to Sunpak just because I have always used them on film cameras, and am used to how they work.


Good luck to you!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-21-2017, 06:59 AM  
Film era flash on digital body.
Posted By Not a Number
Replies: 12
Views: 583
All Pentax flashes with dedication (two or more pins) will automatically set the flash sync speed on bodies that support flash dedication (two or more pins on the flash shoe). The flash will communicate to the camera that it is charged and ready. The body doesn't support TTL so no TTL signals are sent to the flash. That's all. No mystery there.

The AF240Z has an auto sensor on it. Set the flash to "A"uto, set the f-stop and the ISO to the settings indicated for the distance range on the calculator chart on the back of the flash and away you go. The flash will sense the amount of light it receives and quench the flash as needed.

Shooting in P mode on a non-TTL body probably fires the flash at full power.

Download the manual for the flash here:
Download Instructions Manuals: Pentax AF240Z Flashes
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-21-2017, 07:06 AM  
Film era flash on digital body.
Posted By mcgregni
Replies: 12
Views: 583
That's great , thanks for clarifying things ....there you are, you have a very useful flash now!. Just remember to set the camera manually in M mode. You can control the amount of natural light allowed to record by increasing the exposure time manually. I think auto and M modes are a fun, more mechanical way of doing things with flash and can aid the learning process as well.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-03-2017, 11:51 AM  
A few shots from my little Minolta Hi-Matic G
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 3
Views: 486
I forgot to say that the first shot was already on the forgotten roll, but the others are ones I took a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-23-2017, 01:34 PM  
Suggestion Likes Given
Posted By Rupert
Replies: 17
Views: 684
I do a lot of Likin' because I like a lot of stuff I see here. Some for IQ, some for content other than photos, and some because the poster is a good contributor to this place. :) I just gave Bert one because after years of hating bacon, he finally converted to bacon loving and became a bacon addict like most of us! :D

I get a lot of Likes at times...but so far all but two are really for the squirrels and not me....and one of those for me was a mistaken click, I was told. :(

Like someone...or something...it will make you feel better! :D:D

Regards!:)
Forum: Winners' Showcase 10-09-2016, 09:32 AM  
October, 2016 Winner: Jacobite Train (Hogwarts Express), Scotland
Posted By bulloughphotography
Replies: 51
Views: 3,517
From near Ben Nevis, the highest point in Britain, and the seaport town of Mallaig, runs the Jacobite steam locomotive, otherwise known as the Hogwarts Express. This is the train that carried Harry Potter and his magical friends in the Harry Potter movies. Running since 1901, the train passes the deepest freshwater lake in Britain, Loch Morar, and crosses some of the most scenic land and ancient viaducts imaginable, including the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct.

Today the town of Mallaig is a bustling fishing and business port, certainly not hurt by the demand of worldwide Harry Potter fans wanting to ride the Hogwarts Express. Of particular interest to me, is a small island slightly off the coast of Mallaig, the Isle of Rum. This island was owned by a relative, George Bullough, and he built a fine castle there in 1897, the same year construction on the Jacobite train was begun.

This image of the train crossing one of the old viaducts was taken as I hung out the train window...my wife and son keeping a lookout for tunnels and branches that may not have been good for my skull.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-02-2016, 11:53 AM  
October, 2016 Winner: Jacobite Train (Hogwarts Express), Scotland
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 51
Views: 3,517
Fantastic shot!


Nominated!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2016, 03:02 AM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By Mahaku
Replies: 3,347
Views: 308,644
Hi All
I new member this page. I would like to participate or not.
Because I love the CCD (Model K10D & K-M)...:)

"If I make mistakes, apologize for."




























Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-23-2016, 12:23 AM  
Landscape my first try at a pano, from diamondhead
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 2
Views: 289
just got back from a lovely hawaii trip with my girlfriend and her family. i tried a pano from the top of diamondhead with the lovely da15. this is 10 shots. i didn't bring a tripod so this was just a simple handheld pan while firing off shots. i think it came out ok.

Forum: Lens Clubs 08-22-2016, 10:29 AM  
Vivitar Lens Club - share the beauty
Posted By marcusBMG
Replies: 739
Views: 136,130
FYI My big comparison of the famous vivitar series 1 70-210mm lenses with Tamron SP 70-210mm...

Test classic 70-210mm vintage lenses: vivitar series 1, tamron SP
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-14-2016, 08:39 PM  
Quick question on AF adjustment
Posted By photolady95
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-01-2016, 01:26 AM  
Macro Hoya Close Up Filters
Posted By Anton Magus
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
I big "thank you" to everyone who has contributed to this thread.

To sum up all the advice so far, it seems that these close-up lenses are best suited to people who want an inexpensive way to get macro images without carrying a dedicated macro lens around.
It seems they work best on longer focal length lenses and the smallest aperture settings possible. Use flash if there is not enough light.
Always use manual focus and move the camera towards or away from the subject for the sharpest image. Don't rely on autofocus.

Putting extra glass in front of your lens does reduce the IQ of the image but this is somewhat offset by increased magnification of detail in the image.
Two-element achromatic close up lenses are best but are more expensive. Single element close up lenses may show chromatic aberration - fixable in PP.
There is less of a reduction in IQ when one lens is used rather than a stack to give the same magnification, so its preferable to use one +7 dioptre lens rather than a +4 and +2 and +1.
From the several makes of close up lenses available select the best quality you can get. People who replied on this thread seem to have had adequate to good results from Hoya close up lenses.
Like most things, your mileage may vary. Its worth spending a little time experimenting to see how to get the best results from your lens with combinations of close up lenses and lighting.

Overall these close up lenses are the least expensive way to get a macro image, and are by far the easiest to store in a pocket of your camera bag and carry around, but they are not necessarily the best way.
If you are seriously into macro photography you should investigate the benefits of alternatives - proper macro lenses, extension tubes and even lens reversing adaptors.

Personally I am very encouraged by the comments made here and I will be buying a set of these lenses to try. Hopefully they will deliver some results worthy of showing in this thread.
Thanks everyone.

Tony
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-21-2016, 11:59 AM  
Thematic Spiders
Posted By hangman43
Replies: 480
Views: 31,776
IMGP5449 by Tim Crumly, on Flickr

IMGP5450 by Tim Crumly, on Flickr
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 05-07-2016, 02:06 PM  
Question Misellaneous lens review database
Posted By Adam
Replies: 7
Views: 653
That's not a bad idea- having lenses that are more common in their own category. I'll keep this in mind as we make changes to the system.
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