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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2016, 01:32 PM  
Travel Rainy Jaunt Around Iceland
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 7
Views: 429
I wasn't sure why there were so many nails in the main post of the cross. I assumed it was just an exaggerated, stylistic representation of a crucifixion. It was in a sculpture garden full of very scrappy, disjointed pieces made from various bits of detritus by the Sigurjón Ólafsson museum just outside of Reykjavik.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2016, 09:55 AM  
Travel Rainy Jaunt Around Iceland
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Sigh... this always happens, anyone know a good way to link to photos from Google Photos? I can't be bothered uploading them all to my decrepit 500px account.

Edit: How about now? I shared the album on Google Photos.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-04-2016, 10:54 PM  
Travel Rainy Jaunt Around Iceland
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Trip to Iceland in September turned out to be rather damp... But it was still excellent, and got some great shots from it. Really wanted to try and avoid the usual shots of Gulfoss and Thingvellir.





















Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-19-2016, 09:45 AM  
Nature Resident Birds
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Thanks for the feedback!



Nah it's just a wood effect railing on my balcony.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-17-2016, 09:29 AM  
Nature Resident Birds
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 5
Views: 284




Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-17-2016, 07:12 AM  
Architecture Impere & Others
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 2
Views: 290




Forum: Pentax K-3 05-23-2016, 01:28 PM  
sports tracking wide open?
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 8
Views: 744
https://www.facebook.com/Olexi-Photography-142238982536887/photos/?tab=album...44862005607909

There's a load of examples there of shooting indoor in low light with f/2.8 nearly all the time on the 50-135 which is a pain to focus with, very slow. It's still quite serviceable. Not great but not a deal breaker. Certainly wouldn't want to shoot professionally with it though, at least not for this situation. Other than low light sports shooting it's a great lens, but low light action is really demanding on any camera.

Edit: Some are on the 16-50 and 50/1.8 too. A lot are out of focus but in there because they're the best of a bad bunch, it's not the best example but it does highlight the shortfall of this particular camera/lens combination. This is using continuous 9-point pattern AF with medium tracking.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-24-2016, 11:56 AM  
Nik Collection FOR FREE!
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 75
Views: 5,831
If you google separately for nik (don't us that link just in case, no offence) then yeah I can confirm that Google has now made Nik free apparently. They're refunding anyone who has bought it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-29-2015, 09:15 AM  
Architecture Ashton Memorial
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 4
Views: 348
I've had this problem in the past actually. I'm linking it to Google Photos, where I upload my shots. For some reason it doesn't show for some people. I'll re-uplaod it on 500px and try re-linking.

Also thanks CreationBear! Yeah I have no idea why it was shining the way it was, I think the wet stone was just catching the light in just the right way. Leading wandering Victorian souls ever upwards...

EDIT: Changed it to 500px now, hopefully everyone can see it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-29-2015, 06:50 AM  
Architecture Ashton Memorial
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Traipsed up to old Ashton Memorial on Thursday, it's such an amazing building. Sadly the weather wasn't quite so fantastic, but the deathly autumn landscape made for a wonderfully gothic setting on a dark, misty day...

Tried making it dark and gothic in post-processing but didn't want to over-egg the structure itself, otherwise it just looked weird. And perhaps a slightly lower angle would have been better, but I wanted the tree branches to fill out the white space formed by the featureless sky, and I figured it sort of veiled the top of the memorial which I kinda like.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-16-2015, 11:39 AM  
16-50mm, 50-135mm, 60-250mm dilemma
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
I can attest to the capability of the 16-50 in terms of delivering beautiful images but the autofocus on both the 50-135 and the 16-50 isn't the best. That's not to say it's bad, I've had acceptable performances shooting indoor sports in crappy light at close range, by all accounts a rigorous test of AF. But it definitely has plenty of room for improvement.

Both are stunning lenses when they do lock focus properly though.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2015, 10:27 PM  
Nature Chester Zoo
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Re-uploaded them to 500px instead of Google+, let's see if that works. But it's weird that they seem to fail on Google+... Something to do with the way it generates unique links to the pictures for security?

Thanks for the comments if you can see them though :D
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2015, 10:50 AM  
Nature Chester Zoo
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Hmm, not entirely sure what happened there but they should be back up now.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-27-2015, 04:09 AM  
DA 15mm bargain Amazon UK
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Pentax DA 15mm f4: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo

Pretty sure this is the one. It says it's out of stock though so I wouldn't expect to actually get one as it's clearly a pricing error.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2015, 03:46 AM  
Nature Chester Zoo
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 15
Views: 889






And the obligatory shot of a moody snake...

Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-25-2015, 05:47 AM  
Scotland in Winter with the 645z
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
These shots are beautiful, the scenery looks so tranquil and soft considering how harsh and rugged the truth is.
Forum: Ricoh GR 09-17-2015, 09:12 AM  
GR - can i reverse functions of the front and rear dials ?
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 2
Views: 943
You can set which you'd prefer to be Av & Tv in Key Custom Options > M/TAv Mode Dial Settings but yeah I don't think the rear dial is intended to be used like a wheel, hence why it's not available for Av/Tv selection in Av or Tv mode. It's a shame but I can't say I've noticed it until now.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 09-11-2015, 09:54 AM  
Hey Ricoh, have you taken notice of this?
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
I think if nothing else it should be cool to see what software engineers can make the Axiom do, but photography wise I can't help but feel it's such a convoluted way of making a camera. But hey, at least people have the option now, if that's what floats your boat.
Forum: Pentax Q 09-04-2015, 11:47 PM  
A zero-cost OVF for the Q's
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 55
Views: 4,822
This looks awesome, perhaps if you had a spare hot shoe cover lying around you could glue the rectangle to that? So you don't have the body of the clip obscuring the screen.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-31-2015, 04:57 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 14,118
Views: 931,904
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2015, 03:30 AM  
Desire for compact ultra wide
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 60
Views: 5,522
What about the Ricoh GR with the GW3 adapter? It'd 'only' be a ~14mm but you'd have autofocus and superb IQ in a very compact package.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-30-2015, 01:07 PM  
Black & White Looking for a home...
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Just a few... interesting items I found on sale in a flea market in Brighton (yes that one). I can't understand why no one has bought the baby doll or the bird yet...





Forum: Pentax Q 08-30-2015, 12:52 PM  
A zero-cost OVF for the Q's
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 55
Views: 4,822
I always wondered whether you could do something this with a second piece closer to the eye with a frame drawn on it. And then calibrate them so that when you align both frames in your view, it corresponds to the angle of view of the lens you're using. Perhaps even have different frame lines for different focal lengths on a zoom?

In any case this is a really nifty low-tech viewfinder, cool idea!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2015, 12:47 PM  
Roughing a lens
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Could you remove the elements and soak them in solvent or something like that? I assume that'd be the easiest way to affect the coating without altering the glass itself. Might need some pretty strong stuff though, not sure what coatings are made from or how they adhere to the base material.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-15-2015, 07:21 AM  
DA* Club
Posted By Mareket
Replies: 4,805
Views: 633,699
Taken with the 16-50. It's a bit out of focus but ah well...



I'll add that I was attempting to catch some of the meteor shower here but as luck would have it they came down everywhere apart from in my frame.
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