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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 11:13 AM  
why do we still need shutters
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 48
Views: 5,825
Well.. - yeah.

And it all working together makes ear candy for moi... ;o)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 11:10 AM  
K100D, K200D, or K10D? (first time DSRL purchase)
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 42
Views: 7,195
Good goin' there Aperture!
Like Thom sez: "It ISN'T the pixels" - it's the eye that's peering through the viewfinder...

Go out and have some fun!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 11:00 AM  
why do we still need shutters
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 48
Views: 5,825
Why do we need the shutter?

Why? - man - I just LOVE that sound when I mash down on the button and crank off 10-12 frames while shooting my friends beating each other up on the field in their armor.

So, what, - it should just "beep" or something? Nah. I quote Linus and his sister, Lucy, on that thought. "BLEAH!"

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2008, 10:50 AM  
Tamron 70-300 or DA50-200
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
I have them both.

I'd vote for the DA 50-200, hands down.
NO PF problems, sharp-sharp, small to tote, and uses filters you probably already have for your 18-55.

The Tammy is OK, - but there's got to be better around...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2008, 10:42 AM  
Your best deals?
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 43
Views: 5,901
Don't have a lot of gear to relate with (as of yet) - probably best coup was my 50mm M f1.4 in mint shape for $44 incl. shipping? Or the A 2.0 for $14?
Recent bargain was a nice Nikon D70 body with under 9000 snaps for $200. (I had a few lenses left over form my film days and needed something a little faster in the inside focus dept.)

Of course, Cameta selling their Sigma 24-60 f2.8's out last week scored me a new, warranted fast lens for just $199 delivered. I sorta dug that deal. :-D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2008, 10:33 AM  
Sigma vs Tamron 70-300 - First impressions
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 11
Views: 4,268
My copy of the Tammy is showing quite a bit of PF problems, although seems razor-sharp at longer lengths.
But then, most shooting has been done through winter, so that might have a bit to do with it as well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2008, 10:27 AM  
The Ultimate IQ for $$$ line-up
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 19
Views: 4,652
Ditto what Deni said.
I chose the Tammy 28-75 for it's apparent IQ and the little extra on the long end. Was perfectly happy in my choice.
Recently added the Tammy 70-300 he also mantioned but haven't had a lot of fun out with it as of yet since ol' man Winter is just breezing out of here this week - or so it seems. (knock on wood)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2008, 10:21 AM  
Why I love the Pentax 50mm f1.4
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 158
Views: 30,102
Umm... Lithos, - where'd you say you met her...?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 09:47 AM  
Need to get a flash.. but what? (College student)
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 31
Views: 7,036
I used my SB 24 on the K10 for a number of weeks and through one wedding, - no ill effects. Same went for the SB 20. (only no swivel head)
All of the Nikon flashes I have heard, are of low voltage at the shoe. And the build quality, as has already been mentioned, is sub-par to none.

BTW, - I 1st purchased the Sigma DGSuper for the K10 and detested it's controls and the build. Sent it home and got the FGZ 540. Much happier and now the Nikon units have been relegated to the Nikon bad of tricks for a D70 I picked up cheap...

Cheers and happy-snappin'!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 09:31 AM  
Infra Red Sensor on K10D for Remote
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 18
Views: 4,534
Cygnet, - you're my kind of photog, man...

DIG that cra-a-aaazzy shutter release! ;o)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-07-2008, 09:17 AM  
Which way to go? Body or lens?
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 20
Views: 3,554
Glass, glass...
The new glass on the old body could probably make a lot more difference in your photos than the new body with the same old lenses.

Or so it has been shown to myself through experience and dumb purchases... (on my part) ;o)

cheers and good luck!
Forum: Sold Items 01-06-2008, 01:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Banged up, but working *ist DL (perfect spare for focus screen or infrared
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 3
Views: 2,641
I was just going to ask you about that.
How IS the sensor, - dust-wise, that is?

And ALL functions are as should be then - I suppose pentax gave it a CLA when you sent it in and checked all functions / adjustments?

Forum: Sold Items 06-10-2007, 10:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K10D etcetera like new!
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984

I wouldn't suppose there'd be any possibility with a name like Bob James that you might originally be from around Cleveland?
Probably not, but just in case, - you'll prolly figure out who I am pretty easily.

Cheers and good luck selling!
Forum: Sold Items 06-10-2007, 10:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: FA35 and FA50
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 2
Views: 1,938

Do you still have the FA 50mm 1.4 for sale? And if so, how much? Any chance for a Pay-Pal payment if you do and if it's in my range?

John (DHCowboy)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-16-2007, 01:27 PM  
Lens mount converters? Anybody know of...
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Ok... - you're probably going to shudder in revulsion, - but I had a K10D for a week here for evaluation, - and I sort of "gently coaxed" my 50mm 1.4 Nikon AF lens into position onto the K10 and then used the aperture ring and the body's shutter-speed to take a few snaps in the house of my Mom and Gf. Hey, - it worked and the pics were pretty decent.
So I was just wondering whether there might be some other way... I have seen those other mount converters incl. the Pentax bayonet to either Canon or maybe Oly 3/4ths?
Anyone else?

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-16-2007, 01:14 PM  
weight of K10D camera and lens
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 22
Views: 4,391
Pro! Pro! Pro!

What I'd like would be akin to a brick with a lens. The heavier the better! Gimme steel, brass, or at least the newer magnesium and metal-bodied lenses any ol' day. Easier to keep steady for hand-held slow-shutter pics and then always there's the durability factor...
I lost ALL of my equipment in Australia in a flood back in 2000 up in a town called McKaye - 2 Canon bodies and a slew of mint lenses as well as a beater Minolta 3xi and it's lenses (I loved that thing.. - it took a beating and always delivered beautiful pics..) when the town's drainage system clogged up and I awoke to my car being awash in a parking lot and water up to my keister! (what had finally woken (?) me up, - as my hiking boots were waterproof and I didn't wake as soon as I might have...LOL!)
So I went out and bought the heaviest thing I could find a few town further South... Weighed 'em all and the Nikon was the best I could find. I sure do rue that purchase now tho, - plastic lens mounts? Say what?
So far the K10 looks to be my new selection to get back into the wedding / portrait business. Still haven't bought, - but had one in hand for a week and was decently impressed.
A good camera isn't made to be "convenient" to carry in my eyes, - but durable, predictable, and able to deliver what you need when you need it. Weight concerns might be able to be addressed by a point-n'-shoot. But please build the serious cameras like you're thinking serious! Plastic has it's limits man...

And what if you run out of film and have to throw the camera like the bad guys always do when their pistol goes empty? (hah!)

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-16-2007, 01:00 PM  
Lens mount converters? Anybody know of...
Posted By DHCowboy
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
...any way to use the older Canon "FD" mount lenses on either Pentax or on any other digital bodies?
I keep seeing converters to use screwmount lenses on almost everyone else, and even for a Pentax bayonet mount onto other brands. But never for a way for me to use my old FD's on anything else newer. And I have several really nice FD's... *pouting* in Ohio here...
And how about for Nikon's bayonet to Pentax? Anything? I still have several of those as well... ;)
Cheers and thanks in advance for any info gleaned!

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