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Forum: General Talk 01-27-2010, 04:32 PM  
What qualities in a person, makes you trust someone ?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 61
Views: 8,783
There's not a human on this planet I trust, not even my own parents.

I trust my dog though. If only he wouldn't try to lick my face after he finishes licking his butt. :fedup:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-27-2010, 12:25 PM  
Misc Grunge
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Playing around some more with grunge. Probably not most peoples cup 'o tea, but something I have a strange interest in.




Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-24-2010, 11:13 AM  
Is max res of the k7-k20d really 4672 x 3104?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Edit: Forget it.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-24-2010, 08:00 AM  
Is max res of the k7-k20d really 4672 x 3104?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
That's the correct size actually. The effective resolution is 14,501,888. Pentax is just being a bit liberal with their rounding.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-22-2010, 04:52 PM  
Poll: Poll: I own a K-7
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 62
Views: 8,158
I would own a K-7 right now if my computer hadn't have decided to implode upon itself two days before I was going to order it. Now I have to start over saving again. I am a very sad Panda. :(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-22-2010, 04:32 PM  
Regarding Adobe RGB
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 105
Views: 21,688
Yes, there are fewer steps in the gradiation which causes a risk of posterization when using wide gamut spaces in 8-bit mode. I use ProPhoto and anybody who uses ProPhoto will tell you don't even think about trying to use it in 8-bit. You run the risk of absolutely wrecking your image once you start pushing it around in an image editor. Thankfully Photoshop has really good 16-bit editing support. GIMP users are SOL, being stuck with 8-bit only.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-07-2010, 12:48 PM  
Poll: SDM lens, safe to buy?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 126
Views: 15,235
I refuse to buy Pentax lenses because of SDM. It's a joke. It's not really USM. It's basically taking the screwdrive motor out of the body and stuffing it in the lens. Except the screw drive is more reliable, and in some cases, faster. I'll be buying Sigma HSM lenses for my new K-7, because Sigma uses true ring-type USM.

When Pentax gives us ring-type USM, I'll consider their lenses. Right now? The only Pentax lenses I'd consider are the Limiteds. I will not purchase a DA* lens.
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2010, 07:37 AM  
Australian Racism take II
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 139
Views: 13,455
It's a racist sterotype in the US. It's not the only foodstuff in that group either. Grape/Orange Soda, Watermelon, and Kool-aid just to name a few.

Most of it is dumb though. Just people grasping for straws just so they can play the Race Card. Which is exactly what I see this as.

And this thread makes me want to post a Dave Chapelle video (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4B7G8Rw3Q
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-07-2010, 06:26 AM  
Without FF, improvements you want.
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 48
Views: 6,594
1) Real USM. SDM is a phony wannabe.
2) Tethering support
3) 1/250 flash sync speed

But primarily #1. If it isn't ring-type, it shouldn't exist. We have the screw drive, so this SDM micro-motor trash shouldn't have ever been considered.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-03-2010, 01:22 PM  
Macro Leaves on Wood
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 1
Views: 983
Honestly, does anybody feel the PP is too much? I like it, but it looks a little too "fake" to me.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-01-2010, 01:46 PM  
If you need to choose a macro lens
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
I have a 50mm, 100mm, and 180mm.

The 100mm is a good balance between the other two in working distance, size and weight, and hand holdability. I keep mine in my bag and carry it everwhere with me in case I need a macro lens. You just can't go wrong with a 100mm Macro, IMO.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-15-2009, 06:19 AM  
FA 50mm/1.4: Preposterous Price?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 182
Views: 18,065
I never buy from the Pentax store because the prices are so out of whack.

B&H, Adorama, and Newegg for me.
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-09-2009, 08:41 AM  
What store is the cheapest?
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 16
Views: 4,751
Don't forget about Newegg. They're the end-all computer hardware source, but everybody forgets about them when it comes to camera equipment. They don't have the stuff real camera stores have, but the selection is fairly decent. They're actually selling the K7 right now with a free bag.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-07-2009, 09:34 AM  
Hello
Posted By Kelarch
Replies: 3
Views: 594
I've read the forums for some time, but only now decided to sign up. Been looking for a more active forum, since the one I've been part of for years has really slowed down a lot. I've also been out of photography for awhile, and I'm kinda trying to "start over" so to speak. Building a new website, blog, and trying to find a new style.

I currently shoot with an *ist DS, but soon intend to upgrade to a K-7. I traditionally shoot macros and still life, but am wanting to venture out into other areas like street, architectual and landscape.

Oh, and portraiture. Because I'm jealous of you portrait guys and the hot women you get to hang out with. :p
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