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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 16 Hours Ago  
Game Daily in December 2017
Posted By Jools
Replies: 84
Views: 1,910
Understandable and best wishes on the test results.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-03-2017, 11:13 AM  
Game Daily in December 2017
Posted By Jools
Replies: 84
Views: 1,910
Hey kids, I am joining late.
Been a long while since my last SiC and this is my first DiC.
Real nice images from everyone in the first three days. Should be a good ride.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-05-2017, 11:27 AM  
For Sale: Free Expired Medium Format(120/220) film (shipping costs only)
Posted By Jools
Replies: 2
Views: 290
PM sent.
Forum: Sold Items 10-16-2017, 05:36 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Bargain FF Lenses - Kiron 28, Vivitar 28, Sup-Tak 35, Yashinon 50, CZJ 50, Mamiya 55
Posted By Jools
Replies: 9
Views: 758
PM sent.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-12-2017, 06:18 PM  
Question Marketplace feedback screwup
Posted By Jools
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Hi,

Just made a positive feedback for an item purchased in the marketplace but my description is only half complete. (User error without a doubt:o)
I would like to edit it to properly reflect the transaction for the seller.
Any solution or do I have to wait 14 days like mentioned in a similar thread?
Thanks.
Forum: Sold Items 07-06-2017, 01:59 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5iis body, D-BG4 battery grip + L-plate PRICE REDUCTION
Posted By Jools
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
PM sent your way.
Forum: Sold Items 02-12-2017, 03:49 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Battery Grip D-BG4 for K-5 series & K-7
Posted By Jools
Replies: 3
Views: 456
PM sent.
Forum: Sold Items 02-03-2017, 09:43 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Price Reduced, FA 31mm Limited, HD DA 70mm Limited, K5IIs, A-50mm 1.7, K-1000's
Posted By Jools
Replies: 8
Views: 2,469
PM sent.
Forum: Sold Items 01-07-2017, 11:23 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K5IIs Damaged
Posted By Jools
Replies: 4
Views: 509
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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-21-2016, 04:53 AM  
K200D upgrade: K-5 IIs, K-3, or K-3 II?
Posted By Jools
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Cool. A lot of good comments and insights into these bodies.
Yeah, I guess there is some decision making to be made. And ultimately just get one and run with it.
Thanks for your quick responses. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-20-2016, 07:02 PM  
K200D upgrade: K-5 IIs, K-3, or K-3 II?
Posted By Jools
Replies: 21
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Planning to upgrade from a K200D to a used K-3, K-3 II or a K-5 IIs, and to ultimately go the full frame route.
But for now, I am focusing on these three in large part because I can add a battery grip ( a must for my comfort).

I have been reading reviews on the trio of bodies as well as forum discussions to get a better sense of their strengths/weaknesses, features and what not. I am still undecided on which one is best for my needs. I am leaning for the K-5 IIs because of the used market price and the grip is cheaper but...

For background, I use m42 and K mount lenses about 90% of the time and do not really use AF in the remaining stable of my glass. I take mostly landscape photos, macro, nature and low light situational images. Not much of action photography unless the occasional wildlife situation arises.

The K200D has served me well and still does.I am not parting with them (I have two both purchased here on PF). I just want a technological update with a newer sensor and larger files.

So I welcome any input from current and previous users that can help steer me in the right direction.:)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-04-2014, 10:10 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #270: Unholy Interiors
Posted By Jools
Replies: 19
Views: 1,769
One from the backroom of the pool hall.

Somedays..., I shoot like crap by citrusjig, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-31-2013, 08:43 PM  
Game Single in December 2013 - Bokehcember
Posted By Jools
Replies: 491
Views: 23,310
I just want to begin by saying that I am humbled by all the images this month from all the participants of this Single in December 2013 challenge. Many thanks some fine work!
Gleaned much from your vision, composition. lenses, post-processing and approach during the month. Many thanks for that. I would rush from work just to see the daily pictures each of you uploaded, sometimes while letting go of valuable light for the image I had not yet taken.

This month, unlike any other Single in... Challenges was the most difficult. Between my long and heavy work schedule and the inclement weather, I felt I was pressed for time to capture an image the way I wanted but in the end this was another learning experience of a different kind.

My thanks for all the comments on my images and my apologies for not having been able to comment as often as I would have liked.

Regarding, the Helios; it still remains a strong and interesting lens in my arsenal. Love what it can produce under low light conditions. (Something I learned this month) This is a gem of a lens.

Here is wishing all of you a great 2014. Hope the right light you are looking for illuminates your photography.

See you down the road. :)
Saludos, Julio.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-28-2013, 07:29 PM  
What Is Your Best Lens?
Posted By Jools
Replies: 92
Views: 6,358
The idea of a best lens is hard to determine.
But I find myself linked more often than not with these cuties.
Some may not have the best IQ and other negatives but for what I like to take images of they work superbly.
I work exclusively in manual focus and prefer to use MF on the newer age lenses.
BTW, all these were purchased here on the PF marketplace. Thank you!

Sears 55mm f1.4 (Tomioka)
Porst Weitwinkel Auto F 28mm f2.8
Tamron 90mm f2.5 SP Adaptall-2 (52B)
Sigma 10-20mm f4/5.6
Pentax 10-17mm f3.5/4.5 FE
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-21-2013, 11:28 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly challenge #269: Holy Interiors
Posted By Jools
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Lovely images already.

But I must profess that I am one of the last holy persons...:)
Got a Sunday off so maybe I will visit a place of peace and love for all, and take a few images from the inside.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-21-2013, 11:26 AM  
Weekly Challenge Winners long exposure (weekly challenge #268)
Posted By Jools
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Hey TenZ.NL, great job in hosting, judging and commenting. No language barrier, it all came through very well. Loved the theme concept.
Thanks for the HM.
Congrats to Neville, Charliezap and MattB123 for some fabulous images. In addition, kudos to my fellow HMers; Normhead, Brownie4u, Tessfully and Gifthorse.
And many thanks to all who entered their marvelous interpretations. Really made a long, hard week a little easier to digest.
Saludos, Julio. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-16-2013, 06:48 PM  
Project 52 Project 52 Year 6 new hoster wanted!
Posted By Jools
Replies: 8
Views: 714
So glad you stepped up Noel.
I hope you make this one great year.
Thanks from a frequent/infrequent participant who enjoys the weekly photo subjects.
And my thanks to Tsukiouji for the labor of love in hosting P52 this past year. Was fun to participate in a few and to view many times from afar.
Saludos, Julio.:)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-16-2013, 04:02 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly challenge #268: Long exposure
Posted By Jools
Replies: 40
Views: 3,896
Great entries already.
Here's my take. I used a K-x, a Porst Weitwinkel Auto F 28mm f2.8 at 100 ISO with an exposure of 20 seconds to manually move the blades to give a sense of motion.


Ceiling fan eyes by citrusjig, on Flickr
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-15-2013, 08:23 PM  
Weekly Challenge Winners: Beyond Your Comfort Zone (Weekly Challenge #267)
Posted By Jools
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Job well done K David and thanks for judging and commenting. Encouraging words on my image and thanks for the HM.
Congrats to TenZ.NL, Charliezap, tessfully, atupdate! Really revealing images this week. Lots to like from all.
Saludos, Julio. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-11-2013, 02:24 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly challenge #267: Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Posted By Jools
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
I feel uncomfortable in extreme post processing. By this, I mean experimenting with various types of programs and formats that may generate a different image than the normal photograph. I tread with trepidation when it comes to posting them. I am interested in these techniques because they may add to the feel/mood of an image I am trying to capture. Sometimes, I can see it in my mind but do not know how to reproduce it. To this end, this is one of my favorites.


The clown by citrusjig, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-10-2013, 01:01 AM  
Game Single in December 2013 - Bokehcember
Posted By Jools
Replies: 491
Views: 23,310
I meant to bring this up over the weekend but was super busy not to post until today.
i received a number of Black Sunday emails... as in not to post a pix on Sunday.

My point being that I like positing images for their sake. Not necessarily looking for replies, faves nor explore.

Wonder what other folks think of the changes. Meaningful,? A sign of the times? Are we doomed? No worries? Who cares? or any other offering.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-09-2013, 07:17 PM  
Game Single in December 2013 - Bokehcember
Posted By Jools
Replies: 491
Views: 23,310
Plus 1, Sandy.
That is what it should be about. Be true to yourself.
While accolades are nice and it strokes the ego, in the end it is what is in the brain behind the viewfinder. Your vision, while popular or not, faved or not should remain yours. Screw the counter winds.:)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-06-2013, 10:22 PM  
Weekly Challenge Winners: "Lifting The Mundane" (Weekly Challenge 266)
Posted By Jools
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Thanks Stu for an invigorating theme and placing me along the HMs. Of course thanks for your judging and taking the time to comment. It ain't that easy at times.
Congrats to K David, Lisa and Neville wicked good images. Fabulous pictures from the other HMs and the rest of this great challenge participants. Give yourselves a pat in the back because I really enjoyed viewing all the entries.
Saludos, Julio. :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-06-2013, 12:08 AM  
Game Single in December 2013 - Bokehcember
Posted By Jools
Replies: 491
Views: 23,310
Love you, Rod! The point is to experiment with the lens, reach its limitations during a month's time so that owner can know all about it.
There are no winners or losers.
If bokeh does not happen on a daily basis this month so be it. Bokeh was just a suggestion for a theme.
The idea is to enjoy your photography and in knowing that a few others around the globe are also sharing in a special project called Single in.....on PentaxForums.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-03-2013, 04:36 PM  
Game Single in December 2013 - Bokehcember
Posted By Jools
Replies: 491
Views: 23,310
Gotta agree with you man! Some real nice images in the first days. Heck, commenting is becoming a second job with so many participants and fantastic images.
Thinking about all the cold souls from Canada to below. We are still awaiting it but it is coming. :hmm: Stay warm my friends.
Cheers, Julio.
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