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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-09-2016, 01:13 PM  
Basic Camera for Product Photography- Suggestions?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 13
Views: 848
I do love my K-01. The DA 35 and 50 are great lenses for the price, but I think I'd need something wider, was possibly thinking about the Tamron 17-55 2.8 or Sigma equivalent + keeping the K-01 and selling the rest.

I haven't been keeping up with the new offerings in the camera world, but I wouldn't mind going with an all-in-one smaller non-removable lens camera for the sake of simplicity and convince. That is, if one exists out there with the options. I'll be looking around.

And thank you for the suggestion on the Eye-Fi, I'll have to look into that!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-09-2016, 12:58 PM  
Basic Camera for Product Photography- Suggestions?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Hey there my Pentax friends, long time no see!

I'm looking to par-down my entire Pentax kit (K-01, K-30, 18-55, Rokinon 8, DA Limited 40, DA* 55, Tamron 90 macro, Tamron 70-200 2.8) because I just don't use this stuff... only things that see use are my K-01 + 18-55 and hot shoe flashes + triggers. I run an ecommerce bussiness selling clothing online and am looking to purchase a camera (doesn't have to be Pentax and doesn't necessarily have to be a mirrorless or DSLR camera either) that meets these requirements.

- MUST have hot shoe flash option

and would be awesome if it could also:

- be able to shoot in the square 1:1 aspect ratio
- have option for wireless remote

Any and all suggestions, please throw out here.
I'm willing to spend ~$500+ if need be, but if I can get something for cheaper that's on-par quality-wise with my K-01 + 18-55 and meets the above requirements, that would be awesome. I just need a new workhorse camera. Added some example pictures of what I do below.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-31-2014, 08:33 PM  
Misc The Great Gatsby Still-Life Scene
Posted By Julie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Long time no see, PF members! I've been pretty inactive for the last year or two... photography has been put off on the back burner... :(


Here's a new photo I'd like to share and get some opinions on.. see if I've still got it. ;)

K-01, DA 40 Limited, processed in Lightroom 4.

Great Gatsby by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/pB1hqD

For those that aren't familiar with the book, one of the central themes is getting lost and caught-up in a materialistic world. The eyes are a dominant symbol, meant to represent the dullness, the emptiness, and corruptness of America's shift in values... towards consumeristic / materialistic.

Hopefully they'll be more to come... thinking of doing a themed series with other books and works of literature.


"I told her she might fool me but she couldn’t fool God. I took her to the window" – with an effort he got up and walked to the rear window and leaned with his face pressed against it – "and I said ‘God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God!’"

Standing behind him, Michaelis saw with a shock that he was looking at the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, which had just emerged, pale and enormous, from the dissolving night.

"God sees everything," repeated Wilson.

...Wilson stood there a long time, his face close to the window pane, nodding into the twilight."
Forum: Sold Items 07-18-2014, 07:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron SP DI AF 90mm 1:2.8 Macro 1:1
Posted By Julie
Replies: 1
Views: 742
BUMP for an awesome macro lens ~ I love mine! :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-18-2014, 07:36 PM  
Woohoo, New Camera!
Posted By Julie
Replies: 50
Views: 3,150
Oh my goodness, what a beauty! :)
Be sure to take good care of her ~ she looks spotless!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:06 PM  
Fair market prices for the following lenses?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 2
Views: 710
I really don't have much time for photography anymore, this stuff is just sitting here collecting dust. :(

I know a lot of you guys on here have got LBA and are constantly scouring the internet for sales and good deals, so maybe you can help me out a bit... I'm looking for fair prices to price some of my gear at. I know that the lens reviews section isn't the most accurate because it takes the average the people have paid over the years and I'm looking for current values.

So, what I have...

Pentax DA* 55 f/1.4, very good - box / manuals / pouch / hood / HOYA UV, polarizer, ND and various filters

Bower / Rokinon 8 f/3.5 fisheye, very good - box / manuals / pouch

Tamron LD Di 70-300 f/ 4-5.6 Tele Macro (1:2), very good - box / manuals / pouch / various filters

DAL 18-55 for parts (broken aperture switch - blades don't open, always stay at f/22)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-14-2014, 08:52 PM  
Can't get good results with new Flash!?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Have you tried bouncing flash off the ceiling?

Mine is non-PTTL, so I just use it on full power and have to adjust shutter speed/iso/aperture accordingly.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-28-2014, 11:05 PM  
Yay! My first "real" video!
Posted By Julie
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Oh... thanks for noticing that. I uploaded a test video the other day (only about 1/4 of the movie and it took a little while, but eventually the 1080HD option became available). Hopefully this is the case here as well, the video itself was just uploaded pretty recently (after a nearly 1-hour upload wait)... please do check back!
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-28-2014, 10:13 PM  
Yay! My first "real" video!
Posted By Julie
Replies: 4
Views: 802
So a couple weeks ago, I posted a thread asking for some basic video tips because I was really really clueless about this stuff... I got lots of great replies and helpful posts, so I just wanted to thank everyone for helping make the video a success (at least, I think it is...)

Well, it is finally done, so here it is!

Filmed with K01 + DA 40 & DAL 18-55 and K30 + DA* 55, edited entirely in Windows Live Movie Maker.

In case you don't understand what the whole thing is about, then in a nutshell:

School project that we were assigned to do as a final for AP Lit. We got characters assigned from novels that we've read (in this case, Bump from Malamud's The Natural, Avdotya Raskolnikov from Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and the Fool from Shakespear's King Lear).

If you haven't read Crime and Punishment, some background needed to help understand the video: Avdotya/Addy is supposed to marry this conceited guy, Luzhin, for money and to save her mom and brother. Her brother, Raskolnikov killed Alyona (with the blunt side of an ax), the pawnbroker for money, and is serving time in Siberia.

We were also assigned a random setting and some elements that needed to be incorporated into the video (Saw Doctors meet and greet, a peculiar sense of smell, and a time traveling character). So if it doesn't make any sense to you guys, I guess it's fine... the audience viewing it should know what's up because they were supposed to have read these works too. ;)

And btw, it looks quite nice when you watch it full 1080HD; worth waiting for it to load!

Also, if you had the time, it would be helpful if you posted what you thought was good/bad about the video. What you liked/disliked.

Thanks! :)
















You Tube



Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-28-2014, 10:01 PM  
Video Basics? - Help
Posted By Julie
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
We're finally done, guys! Thanks for all the help! :)

If you want to watch it, here it is. Filmed with K01 + DA 40 & DAL 18-55 and K30 + DA* 55, edited entirely in Windows Live Movie Maker.

In case you don't understand what the whole thing is about, then in a nutshell:

School project that we were assigned to do as a final for AP Lit. We got characters assigned from novels that we've read (in this case, Bump from Malamud's The Natural, Avdotya Raskolnikov from Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and the Fool from Shakespear's King Lear). We were also assigned a random setting and some elements that needed to be incorporated into the video (Saw Doctors meet and greet, a peculiar sense of smell, and a time traveling character). So if it doesn't make any sense to you guys, I guess it's fine... the audience viewing it should know what's up because they were supposed to have read these works too. ;)

And btw, it looks quite nice when you watch it full 1080HD; worth waiting for it to load!
















You Tube



Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 04-26-2014, 10:06 PM  
MX-1 Moth Macro
Posted By Julie
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Ah, ok!
Very cool, thanks for the info and pic. :)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 04-26-2014, 09:38 PM  
MX-1 Moth Macro
Posted By Julie
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Nice!

How do you use your Metz with the MX1? It doesn't have a hotshoe...
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 04-25-2014, 01:58 PM  
goodbye kr, hello mx-1?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 19
Views: 2,921
I'm really tempted to just sell a lens or two that I don't really use and/or my K01 body... I've been eyeing that MX1 for the longest time...

The only thing that holds me back is the fact that it does not have a hot-shoe flash mount, which is something that really comes in handy for me. (hot shoe bounce/swivel flash, wireless flash transmitters, all that great stuff...)

But it sounds like you'll have fun with it! :) Let us know how it is.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-23-2014, 05:45 PM  
Ciaooo!
Posted By Julie
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Hi Francesca, welcome to the forums!

You really need to pick up a camera and start shooting, you don't know what you're missing out on! We have some great knowledgeable people here that can help you with almost any film or digital photography related questions. :)
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-17-2014, 02:31 PM  
Video Basics? - Help
Posted By Julie
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
First we needed to get the group together, script written, costumes, props, locations, supplies... we will be filming next week. I know, I did ask this question WAAAAAY in advance. :)

Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone, greatly appreciated!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-16-2014, 09:12 PM  
Costco K-50 Deal!!!!!!!
Posted By Julie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
They have an army GREEN?! (where have I been... didn't even know K50s came in that)
That's a really nice color...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-11-2014, 04:56 PM  
Misc Bugs (no, not real bugs...)
Posted By Julie
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Funny... when I look at the thread now, I don't see them. :confused:
But when I go to edit my post, they're there.

Do you by any chance upload your photos to Flickr first and then link them to the forum by copy/pasting the IMG code? That's what I always did before and it always worked for me...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-11-2014, 04:48 PM  
Misc Bugs (no, not real bugs...)
Posted By Julie
Replies: 8
Views: 786
... VW bugs. :D

Taken with K-30 and Lester A Dine (aka Kiron) 105mm f2.8 dental macro lens.

Most shots wide open at f2.8, minimal processing done- mostly in-camera "Retro" filter.

beetle2 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
beetle1 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
beetle3 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
beetle5 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
IMGP8756 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr

IMGP8755 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
IMGP8749 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr

IMGP8747 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr

IMGP8758 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr

beetle4 by ptaxlmtd, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-11-2014, 04:37 PM  
Nature Amidst the Pine Cones
Posted By Julie
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Beautiful! Rich colors and gorgeous textures. Love it! :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-09-2014, 07:32 PM  
Who else hates using a flash
Posted By Julie
Replies: 55
Views: 3,323
I hate the on-camera flash, however I love my hot-shoe bounce/swivel flash that can be triggered wirelessly. Takes some playing around, but the time and effort is worth it, hot-shoe/off camera flash is a great thing to have when you know how to use it correctly. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-31-2014, 05:33 PM  
K10D- AF Assist not working, ideas please..
Posted By Julie
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Maybe obvious, but there should be an option somewhere within the menus to turn the AF assist light on/off. You sure that's on?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-30-2014, 07:20 PM  
buy a new camera or new kit?
Posted By Julie
Replies: 21
Views: 1,937
I vote for keeping the older camera, getting better glass.

Cameras lose value quicker, glass prices stay relatively stable. If you buy the lens and are still unhappy with your quality, then I'd say invest your money in a new body (unless you really NEED the features like WR, higher MP, and focus-peaking that the K-30 offers right now). Most likely you won't even notice a huge difference in your casual every-day shooting between a K-r and K-30. The best photographers can make even the crappiest of cameras perform like champs. ;)
Forum: Pentax K-01 03-30-2014, 07:17 PM  
Lesson learned...
Posted By Julie
Replies: 21
Views: 2,306
Yup, I learned the hard way too that the K-01 is better for stills and not outside on super-bright days. :hmm:

Too bad for the missed photo ops, but at least you'll be better prepared for next time!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-30-2014, 07:13 PM  
k100d
Posted By Julie
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Rechargeable batteries won't last forever, they can only be recharged so many times. Slowly, their capacity starts to dwindle, especially if they're a low capacity/cheap brand to begin with.

If you have any other rechargeable or any non-rechargeable batteries laying around, give those a try.

And may I suggest Sanyo Eneloops rechargeable batteries if you're looking for new ones- worked great with my istD, K-x, K-30 and my flashes.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-29-2014, 09:43 AM  
Reasons for a camera ignoring the shutter button
Posted By Julie
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Technical issue; the button just not connecting and sending the signal to the camera?

Is it under warranty?
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