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Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Hours Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Quite cold outside (at least by our standars) but a beautiful day.
Here are a few from this afternoon/evening walk along a small river and a some icy lakes.

All K1 with SMC A 4/24-50 zoom.







Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
SWPP (Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) Trade Show, London
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Thanks for sharing the information!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 3 Days Ago  
Post your medium format photos!
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Another vote for #1
Great shot!
Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Weather has been miserable the last couple of days.
Finally a nice cold day, good for a walk around the village.

K1 and Tokina 3.5-4.5/20-35

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-12-2019, 07:55 AM  
A study of photographs on flickr
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I believe that another difference might contribute to the perceived difference in quality between MF and FF shots.
The percentage of shots taken from a tripod might be considerably higher for the MF shots (and this leads to the question if there is a difference in perceived quality beteẃeen FF shots from tripod vs hand held?).
For sure, the modern FF cameras are offering wonderful possibilities to shot handheld. No need to be afraid to use higher ISO, effective SR etc.

But if you look for the best quality a tripod still helps in mainly two ways:

You are free to select the most suitable ISO to get the extra dynamic range and you can select the best aperture for the picture you are looking for.
For me it is even more important that using the tripod will force you to slow down. And if you take the extra effort to set up the tripod, it is more likely that you will also take the time to think a little longer about your composition.

Since I changed to a K1 I find myself using a tripod more often than ever. I might add that the moveable display of the K1 makes using a tripod a pleasure.

ABout 40 years ago I have read an anekdote in one of Andreas Feiniger's great book about photography:
When asked if he had a simple advice how to improve in photography he responded, that the most effective advice to improve your photography is an advice you will most likely not follow. Use a tripod.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-08-2019, 02:29 PM  
Da60-250 vs dfa 70-200
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I'm using my DA*4/60-250 since about 8 years very frequently. Never had any issues, no SDM problems or any other problems.
No need to state again what a great lens this is and after modifying the inner baffle the remaining vignetting on FF is minimal and easy to correct in PP.
Unless you need the extra stop speed or need the extra bid of IQ (and if you have the experience and technique to shoot for this utmost IQ!) of the DFA I would think twice to spend that extra money.

Just my 2c.

@PentaxRT: is this the 1200 RT in your avatar picture?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 01-06-2019, 10:24 PM  
For Sale: 500mm 1:4.5 Sigma with Box(price lowered)
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You can find 2 reviews here: Sigma 500mm F4.5 APO Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

I'm using mine since quite some time now and I'm very happy with it.
Here's an example with the k3



and here with the K1

Forum: Pentax K-1 01-06-2019, 08:53 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Just recently I had modified my DA 4/60-250 to cover FF.
I don't do any "brick-wall" test shot, but today I took the lens for the first time with me on the K1.
Here are some un-scientific real-world test shots of an old barn near my village.





Forum: Pentax K-1 01-06-2019, 02:12 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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What a great collection, Ken. Outstanding!
I have only come to Singapore twice for technical symposia. Not much time for sight-seeing, but walking around the Marina is a lot of fun.

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That pano is just wonderful!
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-01-2019, 08:10 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Happy New Year to all of you!
I've started the year with a 2 hour walk around my little village, with the K1 and the SMC M 1.7/50.







Forum: Pentax K-1 01-01-2019, 06:38 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Congrats and a great shot!

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That looks very delicious, Ken!
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-31-2018, 01:58 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Thanks for the hint, Dave:)
The colour was hidden deep inside the lens:lol::lol:

Forum: Pentax K-1 12-30-2018, 02:18 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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I just got an old Tokina 3.5-4.5/20-35 from a Japanese ebay seller. This was my 3rd purchase from a Japanese seller and the condition of the lenses was always better than advertised.
Here is one of the first shots with the "new" old lens on the K1, taken this afternoon.

Forum: General Photography 12-30-2018, 01:16 PM  
F-Stoppers Put Canon and Nikon Mirrorless as the Worst Cameras of 2018
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Well, let's say that both the DPR as well as the F-Stoppers verdict are part of the "less serious" side of the internet.
For sure I am not qualified to select a "worst product of the year". I might qualify for the "worst photographer" part, maybe ...:)

What I find disappointing though is that Alex says he never actually used a Nikon Z. I'm not sure I see more credibility here than I see at DPR.

But I am sure the "controversial" verdicts help on the financial side.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-28-2018, 12:36 PM  
Greetings from Munich
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Willkommen im Forum, Stefan!
Viele User nutzen Film und Digital; kein Problem - die Objektive passen halt an jedes Gehäuse ...
Gruß aus dem Norden
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-28-2018, 12:32 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
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That's great advice Norm! That is what I did yesterday night; took the K1, tripod and some vintage glass to have a ton of fun shooting:)
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-27-2018, 01:46 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
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Here are 2 shots of the "New City Hall" in Hannover (the "old" city hall is a couple of centuries older:))
K1 ans SMC A 4/24-50

B&W conversion with DxO Filmpack 4



Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-21-2018, 01:52 PM  
Landscape Frozen Falls, Iceland
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Great composition and excellent execution Vieri! Wonderful work, as usual.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-21-2018, 12:32 PM  
Misc Merry Christmas
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Many thanks Heinrich!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-21-2018, 11:45 AM  
Landscape Only some sand, water and sky
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Great stuff Remco!
... and Merry Christmas to you and yours
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-20-2018, 11:05 PM  
Post your K-1 pics with vintage glasses
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Great use of the vintage lenses!

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Another quick test shot with the Tokina 20-35
looks like I will have some fun with that lens on the K1!

Forum: Pentax K-1 12-20-2018, 12:52 PM  
Post your K-1 pics with vintage glasses
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This morning I picked up a Tokina AT-X 3.5-4.5/20-35 from customs. I bought that lens in great condition from an ebay seller in Japan.
After work I could take a few test shots at the railway station near my office. Feel free to click for a larger version.

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-16-2018, 10:50 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
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Railroad through Scotland
K3 with DA 15 limited

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-02-2018, 01:16 PM  
Thematic Post Your Cloudscapes
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At the Lago di Lugano

Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 12-01-2018, 02:13 PM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
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Speyside, Scottland

K3 and FA 1.8/77 limited
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