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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 04:20 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By ericlwoods
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Because free camera.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 12:33 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By ericlwoods
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Forum: Pentax K-1 07-01-2016, 08:19 AM  
Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 on the K-1
Posted By ericlwoods
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I have a K-1 and the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 and they work great together.

Main points:

Lens minuses compared to more modern offerings:
-Screw drive noisy compared to modern drives.
-AF/MF on lens clutch redundant w/ on body AF/MF switch.
-Not weather sealed.

Lens pluses:
-Cost me $525 used and is only $769 new.
-Sharp as a tack
-Wonderful colors.
-The bokeh is very pleasing to my eye.
-No impact on IQ, but I find it to be a handsome lens, especially with the hood attached.
-Relatively light for this lens spec.
-Comes with a hood and a very nice padded carrying bag.
-Cost me $525 used… you get the point.

First three pics here are with the K-1 and the ones after are from when I used it with the K-3ii.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericlwoods/albums/72157659304603325
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-13-2016, 06:58 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By ericlwoods
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My growing K-1 gallery at 500px.

https://500px.com/ericlwoods/galleries/pentax-k-1



Loving the K-1.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-10-2016, 08:05 AM  
Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift challenges medium-format dynamic range
Posted By ericlwoods
Replies: 22
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May have already been listed on this thread, but this manual focus Venus 15mm 'Macro' lens shift Venus for just under $500 currently lives on my wish list:

http://www.amazon.com/Venus-Laowa-Angle-Macro-Pentax/dp/B01A9VFDYW/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

Many good reviews including the one on this forum, but this one has excellent examples of the lens shift at work:

Review: The Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Wide Angle Macro Lens
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-02-2016, 12:57 PM  
Hello all. Anticipating the arrival of my K-1.
Posted By ericlwoods
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Thank you very much.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-02-2016, 10:31 AM  
Hello all. Anticipating the arrival of my K-1.
Posted By ericlwoods
Replies: 6
Views: 736
I have long found this forum to be a great source of knowledge.

First SLR experience was my Dad teaching me how to shoot on his Pentax ME Super so I have always had a soft spot for the brand although I tend to bounce around a bit.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericlwoods/albums/72157634975972674

More recently I had and enjoyed a K-3ii.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericlwoods/sets/72157657806088269

Recently traded another entire system to fund ordering a K-1 which is due to arrive some time in May.

Until then I am kicking around with the K20D I borrowed from my Dad (I purchased for him when his ME Super packed it in on a trip he and my Mother took to the Grand Canyon a while back) and a Takumar 135mm f/2.5 I bought as the first K-1 purchase from keh.com ($39.00) in anticipation of the K-1.

Recent photos of and with the combo here:

www.instagram.com/ewoodsphoto

Will be taking lens purchases slow after that, but I already have a good idea for what I will be getting first after the legacy 135mm. Definitely will be doing research here as a part of the process.

Have a great day.

ELW
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