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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 09:25 PM  
New APS-C is
Posted By Gray
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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 09:17 PM  
New APS-C is
Posted By Gray
Replies: 824
Views: 39,207
No articulating screen. Sigh. Why cripple the usability of a "flagship" in such a capricious way? It baffles me that a feature that many photographers need, me too, is absent for no good reason.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-16-2020, 10:20 PM  
Ricoh Imaging booth at CP+ 2020
Posted By Gray
Replies: 29
Views: 4,291
A sensible precaution, but disappointing all the same.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-15-2020, 08:26 AM  
Passing of Yvon Bourque
Posted By Gray
Replies: 77
Views: 5,761
Sad news indeed. Farewell, Yvon and thank you for the energy and time you put into your very helpful books, of which I have two.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-31-2020, 02:58 AM  
Better second camera: K3ii or KP?
Posted By Gray
Replies: 25
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I have two K-5IIs and a KP. The KP is a very good camera, but it just isn't ergonomically as good as the K-5II. The battery life is very noticeably shorter and it's not nearly as comfortable to hold as the K-5II, even with the large grip. For me, the KP's short battery life, lack of IR remote, small buffer, no top LCD, and uncomfortable grip are more than compensated by its low light performance, fast processing, better focusing and tilt screen.


Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2020, 10:45 PM  
Is the KP just sold with a single grip ( in Japan)?
Posted By Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 803
My KP ordered from Amazon in the US came with all three grips.
I only use the large grip and still find it not as comfortable as the K-5.
The battery life sucks too compared to the K-5 series, so I got the battery grip as well, which makes the KP much nicer to hold.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-08-2020, 06:20 AM  
Landscape Rondebosch Common
Posted By Gray
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Cape Town, South Africa

---------- Post added 08-01-20 at 03:21 PM ----------

Thanks everyone for your kind words about this photo.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-20-2019, 09:48 PM  
Post your Sony RX100 Pictures Here
Posted By Gray
Replies: 429
Views: 75,900
Protea repens "Red Sugarbush" at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town - the Sony's tilt screen comes in very handy at times.

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-16-2019, 10:29 PM  
Post your Sony RX100 Pictures Here
Posted By Gray
Replies: 429
Views: 75,900
Keeping this thread alive by showing what this little marvel of a camera can do...

Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-16-2019, 08:32 AM  
Landscape Rondebosch Common
Posted By Gray
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Thanks everyone.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-16-2019, 04:42 AM  
Landscape Rondebosch Common
Posted By Gray
Replies: 18
Views: 374
This is why I carry my camera everywhere I go. On my run yesterday morning (15 Dec. 2019) I saw this and had to stop for 5 minutes.
This is a stitched panorama of 5 images. Compact cameras have come a long way!

click image to enlarge x4
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-16-2019, 04:29 AM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By Gray
Replies: 385
Views: 10,906
Great to be able to celebrate 100 years of Pentax.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-15-2019, 10:38 PM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Forum: General Talk 12-14-2019, 12:47 AM  
The Person on the Other Side of the Wire
Posted By Gray
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Steve - thank you for your wise words - they are so true. I very much wish you, Digitalis and the others who have shared with us better health.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-09-2019, 09:23 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Thanks!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-08-2019, 09:56 PM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
A photograph taken with my K-5II and FA 77 while visiting the St Lucia wetlands national park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-07-2019, 08:49 AM  
Nature Passing storm
Posted By Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Thanks everyone.

Yes, I was lucky. I was "frivolously" looking at the clouds and light, irritating my American friend who was only interested in instructing me how to tune into the emergency band to get news of the direction and severity of the storm. Hail is a big worry in Colorado and Wyoming.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-07-2019, 01:47 AM  
Nature Passing storm
Posted By Gray
Replies: 13
Views: 315
I carry my Sony RX100III everywhere. I never know when an opportunity will suddenly present itself, unplanned and unexpected.

Here's an image taken though the windscreen of a car travelling at speed on I-25 towards Denver. The light from the setting sun lasted only a very brief time.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-07-2019, 12:52 AM  
Nature The end of a long, hot day in the Bushveld II
Posted By Gray
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Thanks. I often slow down s/speed for deliberate motion blur to make the image more interesting. Here the focus of my attention was on the elephants' act of drinking - the movement of their trunks and splashes of water. But it makes taking sharp images very difficult sometimes. So often, it's hit and miss.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-06-2019, 11:04 PM  
Nature The end of a long, hot day in the Bushveld II
Posted By Gray
Replies: 12
Views: 317
At the back a game-viewing vehicle, depending on the kindness and patience of the driver and friends, the vageries of the wildlife, one takes what one can get...

A family of elephants at the end of a long, hot, dry and dusty, thirsty day.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-01-2019, 05:56 AM  
Landscape The end of a long, hot day in the Bushveld
Posted By Gray
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Many of my favourite landscapes are taken with a long focal length. This one was 200 mm and taken around sunset. The sky was overcast and dreary, the bush dry and hot, but the photo is interesting all the same.

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-01-2019, 05:44 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Thanks so much. Give the K-5 sensor light and it won't let you down.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2019, 07:53 PM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Sunset, Welbeloon Farm, Riebeecksrivier near Malmesbury, South Africa (K5, DA 55-300 f/16)

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2019, 11:36 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Not quite sunset over Sea Point, Cape Town.

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2019, 09:06 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Gray
Replies: 2,346
Views: 146,442
Buck Mountain (3,640 m / 11,943 ft), Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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