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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-01-2020, 09:51 PM  
Giant Water Bug
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 3
Views: 43
Belastomatidae
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 01-12-2017, 01:54 PM  
Point & Shoot Competition # 108 - Music
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 55
Views: 5,189
Woops, thought this was just a generic point and shoot images thread o.o. didn't fully read the thread/title.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-09-2017, 05:35 PM  
Thematic Street Photography (No, Not THAT Street Photography) - Share Your Shots of the Roads
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 3,915
Views: 255,656
Las Vegas, NV


Road near Bryce Canyon, AZ


Parking near Bryce Canyon, AZ


Buddhist Tzu Chi San Dimas, CA


Somewhere, possibly in California
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-09-2017, 11:31 AM  
Best of 2016 Fairplex Crossing
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 2
Views: 629
It is a model :D. the objects in the background are larger than the foreground.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2017, 10:22 PM  
Best of 2016 Fairplex Crossing
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Went to the Celtic Fair in Pomona this year.

for more photos see:
Celtic Fair Pomona 2016 | Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-12-2016, 12:06 PM  
How does the K1 deal with high temperatures?
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
While I can't find the storage temperature for the K-1, its operating temperature range is -10 to 40C or 14 to 104F. This seems to be a common range on ricoh products, as the theta S has similar operating temperatures (0-40C).
The theta S lists storage temperature as -20C to 60C or -4F to 140F. I would expect Ricoh's listed storage temperature for the K-1 to be similar.

I've had the multicoating on my HTC One M8 fail from leaving it in the car on hot days, so it would be a good idea to keep the gear out of direct sunlight. DSLR lens multicoating might be more durable though, since I haven't had a problem with any of my DSLR lenses (Quantaray/Tamron/Pentax).

K-1 | Ricoh Imaging
RICOH THETA S - RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S
Forum: General Talk 04-08-2016, 07:27 PM  
Laptop or tablet with good keyboard
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
the gt80 titan has a numpad combined with the touchpad :S not ideal though since it lacks physical keys... kinda ruins the point :\ they should've put a physical numpad where the touchpad is, making it a membrane-key if they need the rest of the depth for hardware, then move the touchpad to a position somewhere above the keyboard :S (since the keyboard has to be positioned at the front due to its depth). kinda silly design since a right side touchpad alienates left hand mousers. I mean a lot of users are just going to use a mouse...
Forum: General Talk 04-08-2016, 05:28 PM  
Laptop or tablet with good keyboard
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
There's always the super massive 10lb msi gt80 titan with mechanical keyboard
The MSI GT80 Titan Review: The Broadwell Gaming Laptop Your Desktop Envies
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-24-2015, 04:56 PM  
Older version of Pentax Editing software?
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 3
Views: 741
i don't know what you mean by pentax editing software, but here's a link to pentax/ricoh software downloads
Software Downloads : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: General Talk 11-02-2015, 04:22 PM  
How long have you had an item in customs?
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 4
Views: 596
i don't tend to buy things internationally, except for cheap things on ebay, with free super-slow shipping, so i have no personal experience.
google says it can take anywhere from ~ a few days to months :S.
lots of people suggest contacting the seller for the customs number and then calling customs to ask about it.
Forum: General Talk 02-13-2015, 05:25 PM  
Computer needed for sister
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
The i3/i5/i7 all have hyperthreading. The i3 doesn't turbo. The i7 has more cache and slightly higher clockspeeds. the i7 xxxxq is quadcore with hyperthreading.
I would recommend either an i5 dual or an i7 quad-core, since the slight bump in clockspeed/cache on the dual-core i7 isn't worth it unless the price difference isn't significant.

if your budget is high enough:
for photo work I'd recommend looking for something with greater than 1366x768 resolution and an IPS panel
the higher resolution display will help significantly when working with relatively high megapixel images from cameras.

I would also recommend an SSD for general use if the budget is high enough, along with an internal or external HDD for file storage.

http://dealnews.com/c49/Computers/Laptops/
dealnews is a pretty good place to search for laptop deals, since they have a section dedicated to them.

There's an Acer for ~$400 and several Lenovo Z-series that are ~$550 that seem pretty nicely spec'd. The Acer will require more RAM though.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-04-2015, 03:12 AM  
photo entry
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Thanks, I didn't get to spend as much time here as I'd liked :P.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-29-2015, 02:01 AM  
photo entry
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Antelope Canyon, December 27, 2014
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 04:08 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 2,854
Views: 112,677
woo, don't have any prime lenses yet, and my most expensive lens is my tamron 10-24.
I kind of prefer versatility, since I don't do professional photography.
Forum: General Talk 12-12-2014, 09:46 PM  
Windows 7 eating up my SSD space rapidly - what to do ?
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 33
Views: 6,155
If you have an internal/storage HDD, you could move your user folders to the storage HDD.
This mostly helps if you keep lots of stuff in those folders.

go to your user folder
right click on the folder (downloads, my documents, my videos, my music, my pictures, etc)
properties
location tab
find a new location or type in the new location (i.e. E:\users\"user name"\videos)
click move
repeat above for folders using up lots of space.

this won't help if most of the space is being taken up by program files.

For reference, I have ~30GB free on my 90GB boot SSD.
~24GB is windows, I've seen the windows folder get up to ~30GB though :\
Forum: General Photography 12-06-2014, 02:56 PM  
calling all Entomologist or bug lovers.
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 15
Views: 5,870
Forum: General Photography 12-04-2014, 12:08 PM  
calling all Entomologist or bug lovers.
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 15
Views: 5,870
I saw a bioluminescent click beetle once on a behavioral ecology field trip. Didn't get a picture though, so here's a picture of a solifugid

Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-21-2013, 08:29 PM  
Pentax ring flash or (likely) a concert speaker
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
the same item from antonline's (amazon reseller) webpage
Pentax 30477 Macro Ring Flash (Black) - antonline.com
description:
Part Number: PFW-12+
Manufacturer: Nady

the Nady pfw-12+ is probably the speaker in the image.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-22-2013, 02:14 AM  
new AF360 for $155 and AF540 for $319
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
resellerratings say they do a lot of "bait and switch" like tactics. F rating on bbb.org
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-21-2013, 02:43 PM  
Red K-30 with 18-55 WR for $533 at Amazon (free shipping)
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
D: someone reviewed it and said they shipped the DA-L non WR lens.
another one of those etailers that don't know the difference between lenses I guess?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-04-2013, 08:15 PM  
Pentax SMC P-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited Lens for $272.00
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 133
Views: 11,371
hopefully you guys get the Limited, there was a recent deal where the lens turned out to be the XS, even when store reps EXPLICITLY stated it was the Limited :(. Which makes this not too hot if it's the XS, since the K-01 w/ 40mm XS was selling for ~$315.



The pictures of the product are different :P.

Also, the Limited is metal mount and has quick shift. Both features are arguably not too big a deal, since the focus ring is tiny and close to the camera body (making it somewhat more difficult to manipulate), and plastic mounts are proven to be reliable. Although, the Limited is arguably more pretty to look at than the XS.
As stated above, the XS is lighter and a kit lens to get with the K-01 mirrorless.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/173839-40-xs-vs-da-40-a.html

optically they're supposed to be identical.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-08-2012, 09:40 PM  
KEH sigma 50-500 APO EX pentax $695
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 2
Views: 1,409
KEH supposedly has 1 copy of the sigma 50-500 APO EX (non HSM OS, non DG) in pentax mount for $695 (+$3 insurance optional) in EX+ condition, with hood, caps, case

Pentax Autofocus 50-500 F4-6.3 SIGMA APO EX (86) WITH HOOD, CAPS, CASE, 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS ZOOM STANDARD ANGLE LENS - KEH.com
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2011, 07:34 PM  
For Sale - Sold: COSINA 100mm 3.5 MACRO with 1:1 ACHROMAt
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 6
Views: 3,252
is this the auto focus or manual focus version?
too bad it'd probably cost alot to ship to the US :( or i'd consider getting it, as it's the lens the pentax fa 100mm 3.5 is based on
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-03-2010, 03:01 PM  
Special Event Pentax Holiday Giveaway: 35mm Lens (Entries go here)
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 206
Views: 37,121
my F 100-300mm review
fralexandr's Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
hooray took a while to get it to 300 words though

Approved!!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-03-2010, 02:02 PM  
Special Event Disqualified entries for 35mm giveaway
Posted By fralexandr
Replies: 77
Views: 16,700
Pentax F 100-300mm review
wooo

Disqualified: <300 words
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