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Forum: Contest Voting 08-08-2019, 08:49 AM  
Lake Sunrise
Posted By devouges
Replies: 10
Views: 144
This is nice
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-08-2019, 06:37 AM  
Landscape in Color Photo Contest - Eikando Temple - Kyoto, Japan
Posted By devouges
Replies: 32
Views: 449
Nice !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-02-2019, 06:34 AM  
Medicine Lake near Jasper
Posted By devouges
Replies: 20
Views: 369
This looks like spring at home !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-09-2019, 05:30 AM  
Propwash
Posted By devouges
Replies: 7
Views: 164
I like this one !
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-19-2019, 09:01 AM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
WOW ! Great idea ! I did not think about that ! I will do some testing when I do a test run of the location.

Thanks ! ! !
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-08-2019, 07:35 PM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
I know a lot of you are saying I should hire a photographer as a wedding gift. Please bear in mind that the ceremony will be adjacent to the celebration room and the ceremony will be IN the celebration room in case of rain.

Now she also wants only 3-4 nice pictures. Wedding albums are not in style much around here any more. She does not event want prints ! Just pictures on a USB key to show her friends on a tv set or PC.

She says a wedding album will only pick up dust for the next 40 years.

My most important recommendation is to have a second shooter AND I am also looking into a THIRD shooter.

Thanks again everyone !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2019, 05:33 AM  
Tender of The Garden of Death
Posted By devouges
Replies: 28
Views: 694
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-08-2019, 05:33 AM  
Zinnia distortion
Posted By devouges
Replies: 4
Views: 118
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-05-2019, 09:29 AM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
shyrsio: yes I will look into that. I bought that lens mostly for bugs an flowers but I hear several good things for portrais. I will need some room since I am using it on an APSC sensor. Spacewise, that will be 150mm. But I sure will try it out. Oh.... and it is autofocus.... but will probably be used MF if things go well.

I am taking a LOT of notes here with all the feedback I am getting !
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-05-2019, 05:23 AM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
A lot of good advice here...…. Thank you very much everyone.
Like I mentioned earlier, I have 6 months to practice and will have access to the hotel where the ceremony will be as often as I want before the wedding.
The ceremony will be on the hotel terrace, adjacent to the celebration room, at 4pm and direct sunlight should not be a problem..
So until then..... practice.... practice.... practice....
Thank you very much everyone
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-04-2019, 02:03 PM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Pentageek: YES, I will be part of the ceremony for sure, this is why I have a second helper and he will have a shot-list also. He will do a lot of training before summertime. :)

---------- Post added 2019-02-04 at 16:07 ----------

I am lucky, part of the actual ceremony will be OUTSIDE on a terrace if the weather permits. This should take care of some lighting worries.

Also, I have 6 months to sharpen up on "people" pictures as opposed to "bird" pictures. I do like the 17-70mm idea….. I will follow-up on that
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-04-2019, 01:36 PM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Hi everyone,

I need some advice.

I currently have a K5ii and a K3ii which I use about 99% of the time for birding pictures.

My daughter is getting married this summer and asked me to take pictures at her wedding.

Keeping in mind the newer generations are not into full blown wedding albums and that all they want are several "decent" souvenir pictures, I accepted.


Now, with my cameras I have the following
- a 35mm 2.4 plastic fantastic: my be useful for group shots
- a 50mm 1.4 FA: maybe a few portrais with some bokeh
- a 18-135mm 3.5-5.6 DA DC: may be good for general shots where space is small
- a 100mm macro: pretty much useless for a wedding I imagine
- a 300mm f4 which is my favorite lens but will be basically useless for a wedding.
- a 55-300mm DA zoom which would most likely not be useful.
- a METZ 52 AF-1 is on the way.

I have a shot-list of minimal pictures that must be taken.

I have a second photo hobbyist to take shots I will not be able to take.

Keeping in mind that I am by no means a pro but would like a minimum of success.

Opinions everyone..... can I do anything half decent with this equipment.


PS: I am toying with the idea of borrowing some $$$ (it is my daughter after all) for a K1ii with a 28-105.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-17-2018, 06:49 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW – Photo Contest #147 Poll (Negative Space – November 2018)
Posted By devouges
Replies: 34
Views: 3,843
Wow ! ! ! A lot of great pics here ! ! ! I am going to have to wait a few days and re-look at them at various time intervals. I really like the "foggy" ones but those other pics sure look great !

This is not a fair vote :(
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2018, 05:16 PM  
Kambavatn, Iceland
Posted By devouges
Replies: 17
Views: 401
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2018, 05:14 PM  
Mirrored Thunderbirds
Posted By devouges
Replies: 29
Views: 469
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 07:40 AM  
Sunset photo contest.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Beautiful bird capture !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 07:40 AM  
Between the Moon and NY City.
Posted By devouges
Replies: 28
Views: 467
This is special !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-08-2018, 01:17 PM  
Cloudy Way
Posted By devouges
Replies: 5
Views: 232
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-24-2018, 09:11 AM  
Pentax DBG4 pin stuck
Posted By devouges
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Hi, my bg5 has I loose and one stuck pin again. I sent it in for repair when on warranty but before sending it again, I would like to know if the pins are useful. Where can I get the pinout for the bg5 ?

Thanks
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-17-2017, 05:44 AM  
The Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW (and any lens) Club
Posted By devouges
Replies: 415
Views: 73,165
I LOVE my DA*300 ! ! !
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 02-12-2017, 06:35 AM  
Weekly Challenge #379 Eyes
Posted By devouges
Replies: 39
Views: 4,463
As I was getting closer, the eyes were getting bigger..... At this point, I backed off.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 01-30-2017, 01:23 PM  
Question Is there a new auto log out?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
I had to relogin ! ! ! Strange......
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-21-2016, 06:38 AM  
Focus help with K-3 birds in flight
Posted By devouges
Replies: 47
Views: 5,952
I have my U3 mode setting for BIF with Tav AF.C 9 points, F7.1 at 1/1600 sec with bracketing +- 3 shots. Tracks when shutter is half down.

When walking around doing birding, and someone says "in flight !", I immediately switch to U3 mode and then aim and shoot.

All right.... Birds are usually far out, I ave a 300mm F4 DA* , and success is far from great. But I do have "souvenir" photos :)

sample : Mesangeai du Canada 2016100703 | Gary Devouges | Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-21-2016, 06:27 AM  
More than one camera body?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 40
Views: 2,778
I went from K10 to K5ii to K3ii.
I Kept my K10 as backup when I had the K5ii.
Now that I have th K3ii, I basically gave away my K10 (traded it for a battery grip) and use my K5ii as backup.
I do mostly birding with my K3ii with my 300mm da* and when I go somewhere I do not often go, I will also bring my K5ii with the 18-135mm for landscaping and general use.

I do not like to change my lens when it is windy or anywhere outside for that matter.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-14-2016, 05:17 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By devouges
Replies: 31,540
Views: 2,948,231
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