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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-01-2019, 05:37 PM  
Advice for new KP user: lenses
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Thanks for your response again, I'm enjoying this discussion and learning a lot. I'm trading in my kit lens and getting an 18-135. I think based on price, IQ, zoom it will be good on my holiday in Europe last week with the new KP. I'll keep you updated!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-31-2019, 05:54 PM  
Advice for new KP user: lenses
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
@RGasel

Thanks for your response. I found it greatly helpful. I think you pragmatic advice will put in good stead for my lens choices. I noticed your a K30 user--I love that camera, my first pentaxove.
I had a qurstions many people have said the 16-85 is superior IQ. In your experience does the versatility of 18-135 trump this for this use? It's heavier and more expensive (220 vs 350). Basically that is the choice I need to make.

Many thanks again everyone.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-31-2019, 04:39 PM  
Advice for new KP user: lenses
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
@officousbystander great to hear your experience. For sure constraint of primes makes you think more about the shot. Only going for 4 days right schedule and tight budget for this time try a zoom but aim to assemble a prime kit for travel.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-31-2019, 12:46 AM  
DA14/2.8 on a KP?
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Hi Bruce Banner. That was an hulk post! Really useful to hear your in depth thoughts on 20-40 Ltd. I understand where you are coming from re WR and FF especially when you have the K1 you would like common lenses. I also second your thoughts that the FL on the lens is more useful on FF than on a crop sensor. The photogrpahs are stunning. Have you manage to use it for portraits at all? Thanks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-30-2019, 11:26 PM  
Image Sync updated
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 59
Views: 12,403
Hi anyone using image sync for kp? Connects but doesn't allow the shutter button to take a photogrpah. How can I remedy this ease? Using with android phone honor 8x
Forum: Pentax KP 05-30-2019, 08:43 PM  
Is it possible to disable the green button?
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 15
Views: 2,097
@bigyinn k30-kp snap
Forum: Pentax KP 05-30-2019, 08:41 PM  
Small issue with back-button focus
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 13
Views: 1,954
I wish I could use the green button for back button AF as I have to adjust my grip to reach ae button
Forum: Pentax KP 05-30-2019, 08:38 PM  
DA14/2.8 on a KP?
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Wow what a great thread. Have been lusting after the DA 20-40 Ltdvery recently after buying a KP. Great to hear your experiences. So is the IQ of limited prime repute Sandy/Bruce? Would be ace to see some real world images please.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-30-2019, 08:33 PM  
KP and 16-85
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 23
Views: 4,339
Great thanks for your response. Sounds like kp. And 16-85 might be a good travel kit. Over time hope to aquire limiteds...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-29-2019, 06:25 PM  
Advice for new KP user: lenses
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Thank you all for such fantastic advice. Alot of food for thought. So far lots of recommendations fo the 18-135. Compact, WR, cheap, good range just have reservations about IQ.

@TER-OR interesting comment about the DA21 and your friend's being jealous. I think this might be the next prime I look at although if I get a zoom, many others have suggested the DA15 for cities.

@officiousbystander That is what I am worried about, I am hooked onto primes but this won't be practice on a family holiday with 2 young kids- probably need one lens to rule them or a couple a zoom and a prime. The IQ of even the plastic primes is amazing for me compared to the kit lens and it makes already compact camera light weight.

@Sandy Hancock Beautiful photographs of Europe- inspirational
Forum: Pentax KP 05-29-2019, 06:11 PM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Thanks again everyone. I've taken on board all of your expert advise and been shooting with the camera. It is definitely an upgrade to the K30 in terms of functions. I have to be honest ever with my primes I don't see much difference in IQ, perhaps this is because I am viewing the images on a 4k screen. AF- with the 50mm 1.8 is a bit hit and miss with young kids, especially in doors. I am not sure I had used the flipping screen much yet, I am sure situations will present themselves. The ergonomics are growing on me. Is there any way to change the back button focusing to another bottom, finding the placement a little awkward.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-29-2019, 06:01 PM  
KP and 16-85
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 23
Views: 4,339
@tljensen

Thanks for your response, it helps in deciding between 18-135 vs 16-85-- my focus is on IQ rather and telezoom or price. Which grip do you use with the KP and the 16-85? Do you often find you need to go wider than 16mm?
Forum: Pentax KP 05-26-2019, 03:22 PM  
KP and 16-85
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 23
Views: 4,339
I have the kp. This thread answers some of my qurstions
Sounds like as long as a large grip is used it is quite balanced. Does anyone have any photogrpahs of the combo itself please? Kp with 16-85.... All the promo stuff of KP has it with 20-40.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-26-2019, 10:38 AM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Thanks @gatorguy

@reh321 good to know the team members!!! Herd nothing bu praise for both those lenses. Were you tempted at all by the 16-85 da hd pentax? Supposed to have better IQ then the 18-135 or were in it for the reach? It is expensive...
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-26-2019, 10:34 AM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 861
Views: 186,758
Hey again all. Thank you for the great numbers of replies especially nocturnal and BruceBanner. I am always struck the high degree of expert advice in the forum. I especially take on board the number of themese:

The 20-40 lt is not a lens for holiday snaps!
Shooting JPEG is not ideal- ie shooting raw give more level of control
Getting a limited lens is no substitute for technique
AF difficulties may be surmount with understanding the camera setting and practice

I also got the impression Pentax is primarily a landscape shooters brand and sports/action might come second and if the was man mode of shooting other brands might be better. I had known this but was trying to find out the best body/lens combo for the family man who also likes landscape...

I am so happy with the kit, the support from this forum is unparalleled so I am keen to stay with Pentax and choose the right lenses to get the best performance in what I am shooting...which is holiday snaps in the short term but family photographs in the medium to long term, with an emphasis on really stunning photographs to be cherished and along the way develop my photography skills-- otherwise it I would just use my phone!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-25-2019, 04:38 AM  
Advice for new KP user: lenses
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Hi

My first dslr was my K30 that I bought for family photogrpahs of my kids now 5 and 2. I have the 18-55 WR old style kit lens, DA 35mm 2. 4 and DA 50mm 1.8. The 35mm gets most used followed by 50mm. The kit lens is seldom used as I struggle to accept the IQ compared to primes: only used in poor weather. I use AE mode and shoot jpegs mainly.

I have upgraded to the KP. I am due to go on holiday soon to Europe. Considering to upgrade lenses but to an economical option, compact with the best AF, maybe just one walk about.

Researching on the forum my one lens to rule them all would be the DA 20-40 Ltd WR. It is very expensive 400 used (the Kp was a stretch new at 790). I have only inexpensive glass (less than 300 for both primes) , I am terrified of breaking and expensive lens or the IQ not bring up to it for family photos(used to prime IQ).

Is there are more economical option? (Sigma / Tamron / Tonika) More compact? (40mm Ltd) Better AF? (55-300 PLM) Should I consider a longer lens? (18-135) wr I have never gone more than 18-55mm.

I am really confused tbh. I have no good camera stores so all purchases will be with 'pentax faith' and done online.

Thanks for your help.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-25-2019, 02:06 AM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 861
Views: 186,758
Hi Bruce Banner

Thanks for your advice. It good to hear from someone who owns this lens. Lots of food for thought.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-25-2019, 12:28 AM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 861
Views: 186,758
Thinking of getting this lens for family holiday photos on KP will the AF keep up with little kids? Main concern is the distortion mentioned in reviews.... Thanks for your help
Forum: Pentax KP 05-23-2019, 01:55 AM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Thanks guys for you comments. It is interesting to hear about the comparisons with the K30/K70. I must say I am tempted by the K70 now as ergonomics are familiar. May I ask which @gatorguy which lenses you are using and what type of shoot you are with regards to k70 please? How is the articulating screen?
Forum: Pentax KP 05-19-2019, 12:10 AM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
My thoughts exactly Barondla. I think so far consensus is to persevere with KP....
Forum: Pentax KP 05-18-2019, 04:29 PM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Hi thanks guys for responses. Re K70 I considered it what replied me was AF and low light performance related to photographing kids. Are my assumptions correct? But you are spot on it may be an alternative here....
Forum: Pentax KP 05-18-2019, 03:59 AM  
K-30 to KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Hi all

I've upgradedfrom K-30 to KP, due to the former having focusing issues - leading to about50% of the shots out of focus- I did not feel repairing such a old model wouldbe worth my while. I did not want to change systems so, with 'Pentax faith'upgraded. I understood the ergonomics are very different prior to purchasing.

I hadbeen able to take over 20K shots with the K-30 without difficulty in the ergonomicsense is with small prime lenses. With the KP, ever with small lens I finddespite using various grip sizes my hands cramp after a few minutes.

I haveread people are able to adapt, accommodate and get used the different formfactor.

Myquestions is, is it just a case of getting used to or did it require adifferent grip/ technique? How long did it take?

Thecamera is still new out the box and I am considering sending it back in favourof one of the newer mirrorless options.

Thanksfor your advice, guidance and help. I have always found this forum and itsmembers to really help
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-31-2018, 05:25 PM  
Sports Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Wow. Great photos. It definitely great skill to capture action with pentax AF.
Forum: Pentax KP 12-22-2018, 03:14 AM  
Legacy lenses and the KP
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 16
Views: 3,163
Hi Ronald. Does the kp handle. Like the k30. Concerned about size of grip.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 12-14-2018, 03:21 PM  
Broken filter filter ring on DA 35mm 2.4
Posted By ubjy
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Hi Catfishjohn. I didn't know that, better be careful....
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