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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-31-2020, 03:16 AM  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By 3by2
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It looks good, I look forward to reading the first reviews and experiences and seeing some shots. The price is going to be beyond my budget so no regrets going for a KP but in a couple of years who knows.
Forum: General Photography 10-08-2020, 12:18 PM  
I just got a request from a book publisher
Posted By 3by2
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Just be sure it's genuine. I've had one 'commercial offer' email with 3 numbers to call, no real detail, nothing I could look up, so almost certainly a scam. If it isn't a scam, well done and good luck.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-02-2020, 02:19 AM  
Thor Looking Out
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Replies: 22
Views: 341
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-02-2020, 02:18 AM  
Hunter
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Replies: 50
Views: 575
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 10-02-2020, 02:17 AM  
September, 2020 Third Place: Pixel, our very shy cat
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Replies: 40
Views: 526
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-02-2020, 02:17 AM  
Kurious Kitten
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-02-2020, 02:16 AM  
Black & Blue
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Views: 457
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Forum: Pentax KP 09-22-2020, 04:03 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 2,876
Views: 273,917
A month on and 600 shots later, me and the KP are beginning to get to know each other.

The DA40 and some much photographed old Groynes on the local Caldy Beach. Slightly muddy getting out there and the dog did not do as he was told and stay on the sand!
Forum: Winners' Showcase 09-12-2020, 02:59 AM  
August 2020, Runner-up: Raining Starlight
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 09-12-2020, 02:59 AM  
August, 2020 Winner: Timeless
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-07-2020, 02:58 AM  
Focus!
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 12
Views: 207
How do you keep a Labrador's attention.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-27-2020, 12:02 AM  
K-new vs KP
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 63
Views: 4,493
You deffo want the ltd edition one then. The dark blue is gorgeous, only available in Japan 2nd hand that I've seen on eBay.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-26-2020, 02:46 AM  
K-new vs KP
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 63
Views: 4,493
Without a strap on it does dangle down annoyingly but with a strap on it moves out the way as you grip the camera. You also adapt, I grip the KP from the bottom up not from the top down.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-25-2020, 04:55 AM  
K-new vs KP
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 63
Views: 4,493
A few people have mentioned the KP not being as comfortable to hold with larger lenses but I've adapted quite quickly to holding it with my largest lens the Tamron 70-200. Initially it did feel clumsier with that lens but because the KP has 'dropped shoulders' in comparison to the K5, say, I found my palm just cupping under the camera more, in fact I didn't really discern any difficulty using it for an hour or so the other day. I've still got the large grip on because that felt more natural coming from the K5 but I shall probably move to the medium grip soon.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-25-2020, 02:11 AM  
Pentax Silver KP for 578.91 at Amazon UK
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 40
Views: 3,524
And to answer my own question after buying one on Amazon, I contacted Ricoh about it, who said, proof of purchase is all you need, so print it out and stick it in the box!
Forum: Pentax KP 08-24-2020, 05:15 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 2,876
Views: 273,917
From my new KP, this is just the kind of image my K5 struggled with, a higher iso on a dull day in an almost monochrome landscape would produce a lot of sensor noise. It still exists here in the KP image but at manageable levels and the extra sharpness and detail from the sensor means less or no balancing of sharpness and noise reduction. There would be even less noise if I'd got the exposure right, very impressed with the KP.

And the photo is people walking out to Hibre Island off the Wirral coast

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-24-2020, 12:58 AM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 11,772
Views: 991,007
Labradors; water and food, it's impossible to keep them away from either. The stinkiest green pool, the stalest most squashed piece of bread, magnets to a Labrador.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-23-2020, 07:40 AM  
K-new vs KP
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 63
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I've recently bought the KP. I thought about hanging on for the K-new but I decided two things, one it will probably be more than my budget and two, that the KP suits what i need. Somebody on here wrote that the KP suited the DA Ltd range perfectly and they seem to be the lenses I favour. I've only had it a few days but no regrets about that decision, the KP is a fabulous camera.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-23-2020, 03:13 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By 3by2
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Views: 1,584,428
Lighthouse - It's not actually a Lighthouse but a folly and someone's home. It dominates the skyline around that bit of coast though.

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-23-2020, 02:59 AM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 11,772
Views: 991,007
The dog retrieving a found tennis ball, which he always proudly shows me when he finds one, from his favourite pool, whereupon I bury it in the sand, he digs it out and repeat.....
Forum: Pentax KP 08-21-2020, 02:21 AM  
KP look and feel
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 50
Views: 3,968
I've just bought a Kp new, which in 40 years is only the third new camera I've ever bought and all of them were Pentax's. Yeah it handles quite differently to the K5 but I'm already adapting, slightly different grip etc... It looks great and I was completely sold when I checked the first image off it, in fact I'm still looking for the socks I was wearing at the time.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-21-2020, 02:12 AM  
Views on DA 20-40 Ltd in comparison to DA35 F2.4
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 37
Views: 3,842
I think it's going to be my go to lens and the 20 and 40 will remain for times when I need something more compact. The 70 is a lens I really want to try and the 55-300 also. Previously my K5 wouldn't run the plm lens but my newly arrived KP will. The arrival of the KP pretty much completes a journey I've been on for the last 18 months which was to finally put together a complete camera kit which suits me. I've kinda taken a half arsed approach in the past not wanting to spend money and not really knowing if I did what I should spend it on.

The 20-40 also looks great on the Kp.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-19-2020, 09:21 AM  
Views on DA 20-40 Ltd in comparison to DA35 F2.4
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 37
Views: 3,842
My version of Lightroom doesn't show the lens in EXIF either, even though it has a profile for it. Raw Therapee does but as you say exporting it from Raw Therape to a TIFF or Jpg doesn't seem to add the name to the EXIF. So in Lightroom it's an unknown lens which is a slight irritation but this version (5.7) is starting to have a growing number of slight irritations. I did add an extension lens tagger but it's clumsy to use.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-18-2020, 07:42 AM  
Views on DA 20-40 Ltd in comparison to DA35 F2.4
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 37
Views: 3,842
Yeah you're probably right about them serving a different purpose. After some quick test shots the weaker end of the 20-40 seems to be the 40 end but weak is relative here, so if anything I'd probably keep the 40 but......


The push on cap keeps coming off taking it in and out of my bag so I have ordered a pinch cap for it and the hood will probably live separately in my bag for the moments I need it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-18-2020, 05:05 AM  
Views on DA 20-40 Ltd in comparison to DA35 F2.4
Posted By 3by2
Replies: 37
Views: 3,842
I think I'll need to adapt as well. A few test shots I've taken don't show much difference between it and the DA 21 and 40, so I'll use it for a while and then decide what suits me. I don't need three lenses covering the same focal length.
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