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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM  
HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mm F2.8 at 5th February?
Posted By monochrome
Replies: 1,414
Views: 186,203
My take:

SR will be effective for FL under 135mm (or some number) but at longer FL has some noticeable negative effect (vignetting or whatever).

Possible Solutions:
  1. VERY SLIGHTLY crop the FF sensor and retain standard Pentax IBIS for all lenses

  2. Use ILIS with lens-sensing FW that automatically turns off IBIS when an ILIS lens is mounted.


[EDIT for clarity:] The above is a sarcastic response.

Outlier - Ricoh used the extra time to completely re-work IBIS, which is the "surprise' briefly mentioned in a recent interview.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-04-2014, 10:10 AM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 1,858
Views: 264,029
That's a very nice capture ! Bravo and hope to see more M50/1.7 ... J

---------- Post added 11-04-14 at 18:12 ----------

And some great "50" images everyone !!!
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-04-2014, 04:26 AM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By Piotrek K
Replies: 1,858
Views: 264,029


This one was made wide open. Big pluses for Pentacon are bokeh and minimum focus distance which is 0,33 m.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 09:18 PM  
Landscape Fisheye view of a lone Oak
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Special effect ...



Chêne solitaire
by Curculion, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-03-2014, 07:16 PM  
Nature Ever seen a red pineapple?
Posted By gildedfool
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
I hadn't either. I call it a wineapple because, you know. :D

The last shot (taken with a 35mm prime) is the top of a smaller one.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-21-2014, 12:49 PM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By dcpropilot
Replies: 3,522
Views: 569,408
Thanks! :)

Talk about perfect timing....I was able to capture the strobe on the tail!

_IGP6116.jpg by dcarman75, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-20-2014, 10:45 AM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By dcpropilot
Replies: 3,522
Views: 569,408
IMGP5453.jpg by dcarman75, on Flickr

IMGP5430.jpg by dcarman75, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2014, 07:58 AM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By schnitzer79
Replies: 3,522
Views: 569,408
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-03-2014, 08:08 PM  
People thoughtful
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Even after all these years it still amazes me how well the K-5 sensor holds up at such high ISO. It can even add character to what might otherwise be mundane images.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-03-2014, 06:24 PM  
Nature drop
Posted By demondata
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Everybody probably has a few of these water-drop shots in their collection - just an irresistible scene. The 50/1.7 is serving you well. I do have some suggestions, though. There is insufficient light here, you could have easily added more by lowering your shutter speed, esp. if this was on a tripod. Look at the histogram on the camera or in your preferred editing app and I'm pretty sure you'll see that it doesn't go all the way to the right, so the whole image lacks "sparkle". The white balance also seems very off - it doesn't do the subject any justice. Was this taken indoors? Either way, the smooth background is very nice.

Lastly, a problem with limited depth of field is often what to do with the foreground. In this case, the part of the petal or leaf before the drop is so blurred that it feels to me as if it "blocks" my visual entry into the image. My eye (brain) has to overcome this literally distracting blur at the front to reach the drop. I'd have slightly closed down the aperture for more depth of field and tried to get the front part of the leaf sharper as well, but not so sharp as to be in competition with the drop. Keep practicing, use a spray bottle in the absence of rain, these images are not hard to re-create.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-03-2014, 06:58 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By cxdoo
Replies: 53,618
Views: 2,233,075
K is for King


Forum: Photo Critique 11-03-2014, 02:33 PM  
Black & White Match Flame
Posted By boozary
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Please review my photo, this photo taken with a Manual Lens, Helios 44M-5 M42 Mount on a K-50 Camera.

Flame Match by Mohammad Reza Boozary, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-03-2014, 08:29 AM  
Impressed by the sharpness of the K5II & 18-135 WR lens
Posted By nj1975
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
I took some photos with my K5II & 18-135 WR lens at a local sheep show during the summer and was impressed with the sharpness of the results...I am only relatively new to using a DSLR - I have had the K5II for just over a year now and it was my first DSLR - so I would welcome any comments as to your thoughts about the sharpness of my results...coming from a bridge camera it impresses me :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-03-2014, 11:30 AM  
Machinery Tower cross
Posted By Snipes
Replies: 14
Views: 742
"Wally" in front of the tower of Schiphol Airport:


Airbus A380-861 A6-EEW Emirates by Wesly van Batenburg[Thnx for 700k views], on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 04:40 PM  
Nature Lake Superior
Posted By shamer
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Have been browsing through old photos recently - you might see me post some of them. It's nice to go back and see that photos from cameras over 7 years old still hold up!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 12:10 PM  
Landscape Colourful Sky
Posted By Pablom
Replies: 8
Views: 683
I'm not a big fan of sunsets but this scene caught my eye. C&C is very welcome.


Colourful Sky
by Pablo Margulies, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-16-2014, 02:45 AM  
Black & White Eye
Posted By redcat
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 12:11 PM  
Sports Hope
Posted By redcat
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Our skydiving team is waiting for the sky to get clearer so we can do our jump, and here is our hope



We did fly that day after these sun rays appeared ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 11:35 AM  
Landscape Country sunset, both sides.
Posted By flaviopetrone
Replies: 7
Views: 989
It was the first cold day, a big icy wind, so the sky was clean (I live under the level of the sea, so it is very foggy e full of smog almost 340 days per year, so was a great moment for me).
I went in country to take some shots and after I took the sunset, with the trees a little bent in the wind, I turned myself 180° and I took the other shot, the stable with sunset colors.

Unfortunately sky color looks a little odd because of the compression... :(




Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-02-2014, 07:55 AM  
Abstract Cleopatra's Needle
Posted By Kerrowdown
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Well actually it isn't, but this park fence detail remind me of it. ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-28-2014, 02:49 AM  
Nature Yes, tentatively
Posted By cxdoo
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Yes, but only so much. And don't make me explain myself.







Ok, I'll give you a flower.


Forum: Pentax K-5 11-02-2014, 11:24 AM  
K5 Meter
Posted By Fogel70
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Yes, this is how it works.

The camera has no idea what aperture you set on the lens so it can't calculate exposure.
But if you stop down the lens using "optical preview" lever you will see the metering scale, as with a stopped down aperture the camera can calculate exposure.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-30-2014, 05:39 PM  
Get ready for the PF "Limited" November Giveaway!
Posted By Adam
Replies: 6
Views: 2,354
You guys have been a great crowd throughout the Pentax Lens Tournament, and soon it will be our turn to give back to the community!

Starting on Saturday, November 1st, we will be hosting a month-long giveaway featuring daily prizes as well as two brand-new Limited lenses as grand prizes: the DA 15mm Limited (greatest wide-angle lens) and the FA 77mm Limited (overall winner of the lens tournament).

The giveaway will be very similar in format to our February 2014 giveaway. Daily scores will be determined based on forum post count and number of Likes. The member with the highest score will win the daily prize, while the top 10 scorers will all receive a grand prize raffle entry. At the end of the month, we'll draw the winners at random. Participants with a higher number of daily wins will of course have a higher chance of winning. There will also be a guaranteed lens prize for the overall top scorer.

Our February giveaway was met with great excitement, so I'm looking forward to a very fun November giveaway as well. This time around, the lens prizes will ship in early December, just in time for Christmas!

I hope you're all as excited to partake as I am to be coordinating the event. See you in November!

Forum: Lens Clubs 10-28-2014, 03:05 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By cxdoo
Replies: 8,364
Views: 1,239,515
A couple of portraits of my daughter with M50/1.7 (cross posted to 50mm club)





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