Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 Giveaway - Enter here once per day until May 16th
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 240
Views: 6,512
I don't need it but hey, I'd love to have it :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 2,313
Views: 206,060
Lovely colors on that one!
Forum: Lens Clubs 2 Days Ago  
DA zoom club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 2,675
Views: 385,905
Shooting inside the house... both shot JPEG in the K-50 with HD DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 and then I applied a Kodachrome 64 preset in RawTherapee, otherwise unchanged.



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
Minimalism-Post your minimalist images here
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 2,356
Views: 229,850
Shooting inside the house... both shot JPEG in the K-50 with HD DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 and then I applied a Kodachrome 64 preset in RawTherapee, otherwise unchanged.



Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Should I buy?
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 12
Views: 959
No, you don't *need* the 28-75... 50 to 70mm isn't that big a gap and the 70-300 is f4 at 70mm, so only one step down. And it's pretty sharp wide open at 70mm.

An SMC DA 70mm f/2.4 in the used market won't be much more if any more than the 28-75mm f/2.8 (I paid 179 US dollars shipped for mine last this year) and would offer more I think. Having said that, there are a few people who list the 28-75mm lens as their most used on APS-C, so you're really the only one who can answer that question. I would however get to know your 17-50 2.8 first, to know if you don't use the wide end that much, and wish for a longer end all the time....
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 2 Days Ago  
Anyone got a chance to try the MonsterAdapter yet?
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Is this supposed to give you AF and program modes? The B&H site has it for sale but gives no info whatsoever.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
Hello to all pentax friends
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Willkommen!

Don't be shy, a lot of us are just enthusiasts. Please do share some pictures!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Point and shoot vs superzoom
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 19
Views: 955
For reach and portability with very good image quality in real world use cases, on a Pentax camera, the DA 18-135mm probably just can't be beat.
My suggestion for the 18-50 was basically for minimal size/weight, since you were considering point and shoots with a similar reach range.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 6 Days Ago  
Pentax K-50 photos
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 1,390
Views: 198,970
Great pup pics as always. That's a great lens isn't it? I kind of miss my big chunky Tokina version of the 19-35. I suspect the Tokina and Cosina (labeled Promaster, etc) versions of this lens were really the same lens with different cases, another joint Tokina/Cosina effort.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Point and shoot vs superzoom
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 19
Views: 955
I asked myself this question recently, what would be a good setup to take on a casual biking/hiking trip.

One of the strongest options I considered was to just add a prime (a DA 21mm) to my K-S1 or K-50 and be done with it.

A 2nd option I considered was a cheaper RX100 or one of the equivalent Canon cameras, if I could find it. Of course their advantage is the pocketability. The only one that I *might* be able to consider price-wise would be the RX100 mark I or II with its f/1.8-4.9 lens. That lens wouldn't be much better than a f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom when you consider aperture, and it would be quite worse at the long end. But portability is good, except that it also means cramped controls, so I gave up on that option rather quickly - there are DSLR setups that aren't very heavy so I decided to go just for that - and my decision came down to two options, a DA 21mm or a light zoom (so something like the DA 16-85mm, DA 18-135mm or DA 18-250/270mm was out, too heavy).

The option I ended up choosing was the light, retractable HD DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 lens on my K-S1 or K-50, and I was able to find a used copy for a good price. The range isn't that different from an RX100 (28-75mm instead of 28-100mm in the case of the RX100 mk I and II, 24-70mm in the case of Mk III and newer). The images are sharp from wide open and have beautiful color and detail (the HD version of the 18-50 design, I feel, finally gets the best of the original 18-55 design, which I suspect was under-coated, and the HD DA I suspect has coatings in more elements, hence the "higher resolution" claims in the Ricoh website).

With the K-S1 the setup looks like a bridge camera - I was able to sneak this into a wedding a couple of weeks ago and nobody cared. I wasn't going to take pictures of the wedding itself, I just wanted to take some pictures of our family in that beautiful farm setting, while we were all dressed up :) But with the K-S1 there's an issue with shutter shake, so I might take the lens on a K-50 sometimes instead - not quite as light but still quite lighter than the K-3, K200D or K10D. Or I'll just take the K-S1 anyway and watch my shutter speed.

I'm quite happy with this purchase... in case you're interested in the thread where I discussed this, it's here: Crazy?? DA 21 (SMC) vs HD 18-50mm for very small walk-around lens - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-11-2021, 05:46 PM  
Hello from Kelowna
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Welcome Kendra!

The K-50 sensor is very good and capable of great images.

I would like to suggest to pair it up with an affordable prime, and I think you'll start to see what it really can give you. My first suggestion is the excellent DA 35mm f/2.4 - you can get one used for 70-80 dollars.
And of course a nifty-fifty (50mm lens) is a must as well. They can be even cheaper when you go for a manual focus lens..
Your kit lenses are good for what they are but you'll really begin to see what the camera is capable of, when you get yourself a better lens, like these primes.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-11-2021, 05:40 PM  
New user returning to Pentax!
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Welcome home. Nothing like having a real camera with real controls.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-11-2021, 05:39 PM  
Introducing myself
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Bem vindo. Brasileiro aqui, morando nos EUA.

Good to hear about Pentax users in Brazil. When I'm there I never see anyone else with Pentax cameras, but I know there's a few fans out there!

Make sure to post pictures of Brazil!
Forum: Pentax K-70 04-10-2021, 04:10 PM  
Super cheap K-70 from Amazon Warehouse
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Congrats, that was a really nice grab!! Post some pictures from it when you can!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-10-2021, 01:11 PM  
MPB US has a couple of SMC DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR lenses for 49 dollars
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Ah yes I was going to add the link to the original post as I had forgotten, but for a long while it wouldn't let me edit or reply. And after that I forgot...

Yeah I'm glad people here were able to jump on them.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-08-2021, 09:23 AM  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 12,606
Views: 659,308
Great primes always look great at f8...

DA 70 Limited


K 50 1.2
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-08-2021, 09:19 AM  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 12,606
Views: 659,308
An A-la-carts buffet?

(do you regret asking the question yet? ... :lol: )
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-08-2021, 09:11 AM  
Theory on DA 35mm ltd 'greatest lens ever' (?) tag
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 800
Views: 207,690
Sorry to hear you're going from the Pentax fold (mostly)... I find it hard to believe that a zoom will render as well as the "magic lens" (as Mike Johnston calls it). Hopefully the cropped version of it on the Olympus will still yield good results. But the important thing is to keep shooting...
Forum: Visitors' Center 04-07-2021, 11:01 AM  
Still can't log in!
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 7
Views: 621
We missed having you around, Carol! I'm glad you are home and on the mend. Here's wishing for a quick and complete recovery!
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-07-2021, 07:30 AM  
DA zoom club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 2,675
Views: 385,905
Another one from our Easter get together, with the HD DA 18-50...

Forum: Lens Clubs 04-07-2021, 07:27 AM  
Theory on DA 35mm ltd 'greatest lens ever' (?) tag
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 800
Views: 207,690
Flowers... always look great with this lens.

Forum: Lens Clubs 04-07-2021, 07:21 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 5,554
Views: 1,092,207
Some flowers with my two DA Limiteds, 35 and 70...



Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-07-2021, 06:24 AM  
Pentax K-70 Body In Amazon Warehouse $234.84
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Thanks for picking it up. I was very tempted :lol:

But I have 5 bodies already so how would I explain this to SWMBO? (if it was a KP I think I would have taken the risk... hehe)
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-06-2021, 02:17 PM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 1,899
Views: 275,430
Two 50mm bokeh monsters... I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite, honestly. The Pentax K 50 1.2 bokeh is much softer so technically it's better but I like the "paintbrush bokeh" look of the Rikenon.

K 50 1.2


Rikenon XR 50 1.4
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-06-2021, 02:16 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 20,874
Views: 1,902,675
Battle of bokeh?

K 50 1.2


Rikenon XR 50 1.4


Xposted to 50mm Club
Search took 0.03 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:49 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top