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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-09-2020, 03:28 PM  
Nature Stick Insect
Posted By troika
Replies: 5
Views: 303
That is a cool insect. Nailing the perfect shot is WAY LESS important than just getting it when these come up...unless it's of bigfoot. I'm tired of out of focus, low light photos of bigfoot.

...but I digress...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-08-2020, 06:23 PM  
Landscape Sea of leaves
Posted By troika
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Better get the rake out, I hope you have teenage kids!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2020, 02:52 PM  
Nature Mind Flayer!
Posted By troika
Replies: 4
Views: 248
I never actually played D&D, but the D&D character was referenced in the naming of this creature from Stranger Things. Thought of it as soon as I walked by that fallen tree.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2020, 11:24 AM  
Pets Sunlight on the Toller
Posted By troika
Replies: 8
Views: 321
She was over-exposed. I didn't sleep well and tweaked the image this morning.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-03-2020, 07:18 PM  
Pets Sunlight on the Toller
Posted By troika
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Grazie, Mario.

Her name is Jillian.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-03-2020, 06:37 PM  
Pets Sunlight on the Toller
Posted By troika
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-03-2020, 06:36 PM  
Nature Mind Flayer!
Posted By troika
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2020, 04:28 PM  
Challenging the APS-C Flagship Series
Posted By troika
Replies: 217
Views: 8,095
I think there was miscommunication, I didn't mean to imply anything contrary to what you are saying.

My poorly articulated point is that I see the K7 - K5 - K3 to be an evolution of a specific camera line. I see the KP as a nice surprise that has appealed to and worked out great for people like you.


It is still an ASP-C and is in fact a better ASP-C (at image quality) than the most recently available camera in the line mentioned above, so I would have really liked to see those advancements released into a camera of that line, but they didn't make that option available. Therefore, I'm looking forward to the to-be-released camera.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-01-2020, 03:17 PM  
Challenging the APS-C Flagship Series
Posted By troika
Replies: 217
Views: 8,095
The K7, K5, K3 are all more or less the same form factor, build quality and for the most part UI and ergonomics. Providence aside, I will copp to regarding them as evolution of an original design.

The KP is a little bit special and it was a surprise. I don't own one, but I think it's been a successful model. Certainly we have happy users here who are producing some great photos with it. Clearly they did not try to replace the K3ii with it because it didn't have things like dual slots and burst rate on par with the K3, so it was a different line.

I was one of the loud voices for bringing the upgraded ASP-C guts into a K3iii, but probably they weren't ready to compete with the KP and possibly they thought they could release the K-next sooner with more substantive changes. The pre-release photos of the new camera are entirely recognizable from the context of the K7-K3ii line and I'm really excited to see it come out and get tested. I won't go so far as to say that I am glad they didn't release a K3iii with the KP sensor and processor, because that would require admitting that I was wrong and that's just not something that I'm comfortable with.

Unless the new flagship is priced inappropriately or a flop in testing, I'm in. Whether I'll be a first adopter or not hasn't been decided yet, but I'm watching closely and getting the rest of my kit sorted in anticipation.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-01-2020, 02:56 PM  
Nature Variegated Fairy-wren race assimilis
Posted By troika
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Wow. Beautiful bird and great capture.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-27-2020, 08:14 PM  
Product Stories of New APS-C (Directory)
Posted By troika
Replies: 112
Views: 10,586
I don't get it. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2020, 11:44 AM  
Product Stories of New APS-C (Directory)
Posted By troika
Replies: 112
Views: 10,586
I'm excited about this camera.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2020, 08:36 AM  
Product Stories of New APS-C (Directory)
Posted By troika
Replies: 112
Views: 10,586
Ergonomics and build quality. Two defining qualities of modern Pentax.

I'm glad they are staying true.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-01-2020, 08:24 PM  
Streets Chinatown on Porta 120
Posted By troika
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Thank you again.

Porta is a nice film and I enjoy our Chinatown.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-01-2020, 08:20 PM  
Streets Seattle on Porta 120 (2019)
Posted By troika
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Yes, it's a ... Not a sculpture, because it's not carved, but an instillation?

It's in my neighborhood, I could get a full shot of it.

I have mixed feelings about photographing the Space Needle because it's just been photographed so many times, so was trying to make it interesting.

Thanks for your comments!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-31-2020, 01:45 PM  
Nature Platypus
Posted By troika
Replies: 12
Views: 350
He's a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action!

Nice shot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-25-2020, 08:33 PM  
Pets Willow at work
Posted By troika
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Good girl, Willow!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-23-2020, 08:49 PM  
For Sale or Trade: Pentax HD DA 15 Limited
Posted By troika
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
I didn't get a reply to the PM I sent. I have a very good 70 that so would love to trade. Let me know.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-22-2020, 05:28 PM  
Nature Squirrel and Shrooms
Posted By troika
Replies: 6
Views: 381
I hope he knows what he's doing!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-09-2020, 12:45 PM  
For Sale or Trade: Pentax HD DA 15 Limited
Posted By troika
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
PM Sent
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-07-2020, 07:10 PM  
Hello from Washington State
Posted By troika
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Welcome from Seattle. There is plenty of beauty to photograph here in Washington State.

I shoot with a K5ii, an MX and a Program Plus. Lots of activity here with both film and digital.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-03-2020, 10:07 AM  
Nature Happy Mountain Slug
Posted By troika
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Ran into this guy in the North Cascades this weekend. He was about 5" long and I had to crank the shutter speed up to 1/30th because he was moving so fast. ;)

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-28-2020, 08:46 AM  
Mirror Lens?
Posted By troika
Replies: 12
Views: 802
I agree in this case it fits the picture and I'm sure that the (at least) 500-hand-held-mm helped get this shot. Someone gifted me one a few years ago and I was fairly snobbish including it in my bag alongside legitimate lenses, until a took a few photos with it and was amazed. I got some great at bat photos from centerfield of some of my son's little league games last year. I took a few with it this year and got a very unsettling result.

I think it can be a good tool given the right subject and background.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-28-2020, 08:05 AM  
K1000 lenses for a novice
Posted By troika
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
A flash is problematic for candid photography. Lenses are fun, especially fixed lenses because they force you to deal with (and learn from) the perspective they present.

A faster 50 would give you more light to play with. As someone said, f1.4 lenses are not necessy sharper, but the bokah can be creamier. As a guideline the more aperture blades, the less geometric the bokah balls, especially in mid apratures.

But a different focal length would stoke your world a bit more if you were chosing one, I think.

One of the greatest things about shooting Pentax is the generations of K-Mount lenses out there in thrift shops and yard sales, not to mention camera stores.

Have fun, go slow.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-27-2020, 07:55 PM  
Mirror Lens?
Posted By troika
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Yeah, I was pretty sure I was with my people.
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