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Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Black & White Go Away, I'm Molting
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature Just Ducky
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Just Ducky by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Motion trigger?
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Miops smart trigger, with canon 2.5mm sub-mini cable, works on K1, K3, K50. as well.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2021, 07:03 AM  
Streets Hydrant
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 4
Views: 138
You were to do both, a good one and bad one.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2021, 06:26 AM  
Streets Hydrant
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Sometime way back, in 1970s or 1980s, I took a short photography class (Shooting Film).

One of the exercises that we were given was to choose a subject and photograph to make look as good as possible and, also, as bad as possible.

I chose fire hydrants. ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-12-2021, 06:25 AM  
Landscape Here comes the Sun
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Sunrise over Fountain Park Lake
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-29-2021, 10:28 PM  
Advice / Opinions
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and opinions.
It is nice to have a venue to ask a naive question without ridicule.


I have read and contemplated each of your responses, A few items bubble to the top.


I do enjoy the focal range/Field of view provided by the 10-20mm on crop/15-30mm on ff.
While I'm sure the 15-30mm on K1 would have extended capabilities over the K3 and 10-20mm, With my current skills it would be a marginal gain at great cost.
Filtering the 10-20 is easier or at lest less expensive.
The K3 with 10-20mm does have its flaws, But, Until my skill level can press its capabilities stick with what I've got.


Pentax K3 with Sigma 10-20mm somewhere in South Mountain Park, Phoenix AZ.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-29-2021, 07:02 AM  
Advice / Opinions
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Comparison as far as image quality, usability and financially.

Between a Pentax K3 using a Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 as apposed to a K1 using a 15-30 f2.8.

I'm sure this is a very naive question. I have the Pentax K3 with Sigma 10-20 and the Pentax K1.

Would I really gain anything with the Pentax 15-30 on the K1. ?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-28-2021, 06:35 AM  
Landscape Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Nicely Captured
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-27-2021, 07:59 AM  
Landscape Desert Sky
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Desert Sky by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-21-2021, 07:26 AM  
Landscape Tenacity
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Tenacity by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-13-2021, 06:30 AM  
Black & White Superstition Mountains Panorama
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 8
Views: 290
The Superstition Mountains is one of the photos every Arizona photographer has. Dramatic Mountain front makes for stunning views. This is a nine, six second vertical frame panorama.

Arizona Required Photography by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-12-2021, 09:24 AM  
Black & White Cactus
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Cactus by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-09-2021, 06:55 PM  
Heavy Duty Strap Recommendation
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
I use a large strap from a tripod bag, got some rings for the camera from a hardware store ( they are like big key rings). I do have a black rapid strap but with a really heavy setup I don't trust it.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-07-2021, 07:38 AM  
Need Tripod Suggestion
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Asking for tripod suggestions opens a whole can of worms. So I won't suggest any, But I will tell you my story.


I started with an 'Old' Velbon tripod with geared center column I found at a second hand store for about $10. Its actually is a pretty good tripod,

but heavy, cumbersome and awkward, I changed the head to a arca-swiss comparable.

When I finally grew tired of fighting with it, I found a older Vanguard Alta Pro 263AP Aluminum Tripod on sale for $80,

Changed out the head for a Benro geared head (Arca-Swiss compatible, Love it) Still use this one quit a lot !.

Then I decided to go full tilt, purchased a Feisol Ct-3472, about $600, and a RRS BH-55 head. the heads great,

the tripod, well, it does the job, its study, stable, light, all the stuff you think a tripod should be. And it gets a lot of use, but, I'm not a fan.

More often than not I'll pull out the Vanguard.

Just my experience.

I will suggest, Like bdery did, what ever you do make sure the head is Arca-Swiss compatible.

Happy Hunting.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-07-2021, 07:14 AM  
I think I want a K-1II
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Be Warned !!

I have a Pentax K50 and K3, After I got a Pentax K1 the other two hardly ever see any use....
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-27-2020, 06:08 AM  
Black & White Made for the Shade
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-26-2020, 06:06 AM  
Nature Agave
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Agave by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-23-2020, 05:52 AM  
Black & White Bridge over still Waters
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Bridge at Tempe Town Lake Arizona
Bridge over still Waters by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-22-2020, 06:51 AM  
Night Conjunction Junction
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 8
Views: 317
It seems the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is the theme of the day. This is my rendition. A composite. Moon image taken with a cell phone thru a 6" Dobsonian telescope, 25mm eye piece lens. Jupiter/Saturn image taken with a Pentax K3, 300mm lens and a 1.4X rear converter.


Conjunction Junction by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh Theta 360 Cameras 12-19-2020, 07:28 AM  
Wide Angle: Show us your shots.
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Samyang 20mm
Arizona Desert morning storm.


Coming with clouds and every eye will see by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-18-2020, 08:18 AM  
Still Life Happy Christmas Snowmen
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-15-2020, 08:47 AM  
Black & White Vinyage Pickup
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Vintage by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: General Talk 12-13-2020, 05:39 AM  
Name that hog! (Or help identifying an old Harley Davidson motorcycle)
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 19
Views: 2,523
I think that's a Harley Flathead E-Series, with the tank mounted instruments started in 1937, I'm guessing 1937 to 1941, although I don't see that shiftier on the tank.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-12-2020, 07:23 AM  
Black & White Ceramic Pots
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Ceramic Pots by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
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