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Forum: Contest Voting 06-15-2019, 07:18 AM  
Fragaria vesca
Posted By tungal
Replies: 3
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Fragaria vesca - wild strawberry, one of the most beloved berry of summer and we actually don't know how it looks real close.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 05-11-2019, 01:05 AM  
April, 2019 Third Place: A Morning in the Spring
Posted By tungal
Replies: 39
Views: 489
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-11-2019, 01:00 AM  
April 2019
Posted By tungal
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Beautiful :-)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-01-2019, 02:14 AM  
Hearts Full of Spring
Posted By tungal
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Blood gets hot in springtime.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 04-13-2019, 11:43 AM  
March, 2019 Runner-up: Submission
Posted By tungal
Replies: 49
Views: 806
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-13-2019, 11:42 AM  
Bell Gorge
Posted By tungal
Replies: 30
Views: 463
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-13-2019, 11:41 AM  
Peak foliage time in Maine: A detailed landscape
Posted By tungal
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-30-2019, 02:56 AM  
Pinkscape
Posted By tungal
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Sunset at the boglake couple of summers ago. Remeber that I stood on the turf in the water and someone took a lens from my bag and threw it to me for that snapshot.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-07-2019, 12:04 PM  
Kirghisse
Posted By tungal
Replies: 20
Views: 281
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-15-2019, 01:26 PM  
Speeding Time-machine
Posted By tungal
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Tried to stop the time but it speeds up
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-07-2019, 01:06 PM  
Contrasting Colors contest
Posted By tungal
Replies: 6
Views: 175
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-02-2019, 01:26 AM  
Pentax FA 35mm f/2 flare resistance and performance on full frame?
Posted By tungal
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Have anybody compared image quality of 35/2 and 20-35/4? Modern 15-30/2,8 seems too big, so I’m looking for alternatives among old and light wide angles.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-11-2019, 10:44 AM  
Carrot-top
Posted By tungal
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Carrot-top. After official photoshoot I had my chance to take some photos at abandoned concert hall. After noticing this bright green graffiti was clear that some photos should be taken there. (Btw, the carrot-colour is natural, just a bit boosted in PP :-)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-26-2018, 12:09 PM  
Picture of the Week POTW-# 529- Period 17 - 30 December 2019- CHRISTMAS EDITION
Posted By tungal
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Some examples from that walk. Pictures are taken with K-1 + DA 60-250 (modified to FF)

Merry Christmas everybody!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-26-2018, 11:58 AM  
Thematic Watertowers
Posted By tungal
Replies: 4
Views: 348
The shape and material of that watertower was quite ordinary a century ago.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-23-2018, 01:39 AM  
On Safari with the K-1 and the Pentax-DA 60-250mm lens
Posted By tungal
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Today I found a review about using D-FA 150-450 with a DA 1,4 teleconverter -
https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/da-14x-teleconverter-150-450mm-fullframe/introduction.html - and it made me to share similar dilemma I had a year ago. Found this thread, seemed appropriate.

In February this year a safari in Kenya was ahead and I didn’t know which tele lens to take along. I had modified 60-250 for K-1 and it worked perfectly - no (significant) vignetting etc. But I assumed that 250mm is a bit short for safari and thought how 60-250 with DA 1,4 TC would work on K-1. Made thorough testing and found that this combo is mostly like disaster, TC amplifies all the weaknesses of 60-250 and adds some new. It would be usable at cropped mode of K-1 (but I wanted to keep it FF as to leave the room for cropping). Results:
- Acceptable sharpness only at F8-11 and only in the centre of the frame
- Heavy purple fringing
- Heavy vignetting (from some point not recovarable in PP)
And what I found - Pentax DA 1,4 TC works pretty well with old Tamron 70-200 :-) Actually, on K-1 in FF mode Tamron 70-200 F2,8 is sharper around the frame than Pentax DA 60-250. Pentax is said that if even some DA lenses work on K-1, these are designed for APS-C, i.e. the IQ might not be as expected. And I’ve found that it results mostly on softness in corners and edges (in my case more on DA 60-250 and less on DA 40 Ltd).

So, for safari I rented D-FA 150-450 and I was very happy about that decision.

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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-18-2018, 01:30 PM  
Lights over water
Posted By tungal
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Time after time I drive over that bridge. One night when first snow of the season covered the land I took a step aside for that view.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 12:51 PM  
'North Face B + W'
Posted By tungal
Replies: 66
Views: 1,076
Like a map
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 12:49 PM  
White Dove
Posted By tungal
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Perfect moment!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 12:47 PM  
an afternoon moon
Posted By tungal
Replies: 12
Views: 190
Same time abstract and natural and colourful too!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 12:45 PM  
Lost in the Mist
Posted By tungal
Replies: 28
Views: 484
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2018, 12:44 PM  
2 negative
Posted By tungal
Replies: 48
Views: 809
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Winners' Showcase 12-02-2018, 12:42 PM  
November, 2018 Runner-up: Edisto Dreams
Posted By tungal
Replies: 69
Views: 1,933
Dreamy!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-20-2018, 01:05 AM  
Break forth
Posted By tungal
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Bud against pink sky on high branch.
New leaf of fern tree breaks forth in Caldera Velha on Sao Miguel, Azores.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-10-2018, 06:08 AM  
October, 2018 Winner: Morning in Wetlands
Posted By tungal
Replies: 73
Views: 1,953
If it is real :-)
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