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Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 11-12-2018, 03:23 AM  
USA Road Trip
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
I was planning six weeks around September or October - Probably September.
We don't get fall colours in my part of Australia, so I'd like to see some. I understand that's about the right time of year depending on location/altitude
Cape Cod sounds nice. I'm open to any ideas
I have done road trips in the USA before. The South West all the way up to Oregon and back. I don't mind driving in the Cities, although I've only done LA, Portland and San Francisco. I tend to base myself in a single location and explore, then move on to another area.
It sounds like Boston and NYC are worth a few days each, but maybe I can just train between the two rather than drive.
The USA is so big, there's so many options.
Thank you all so far
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-17-2018, 02:59 AM  
Teleconverter Question
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Thanks Crooski!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 10-17-2018, 02:54 AM  
USA Road Trip
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Hi Guys

I am planning a Road Trip in the USA North West

The Plan is to Fly in to Boston, rent a car, drive North to Arcadia NP in Maine, then West to Niagara Falls, then loop back down the Hudson Valley to NYC, out to the Hamptons, across to Rhode Island then back to Boston.

The things I want to shoot are Arcadia NP, White Mountain, Niagara Falls, and NYC.

I really don't know the areas well though, so I'd love to know if anyone knows where to go and what to shoot in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York State - plus Long Island, RI, and Massachusetts

It is early in the planning stages, so all input is welcome

Cheers

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 08-27-2018, 12:59 AM  
Pentax Mirrorless?
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 274
Views: 29,127
I would love to see this. Thereís lots of excellent M43 glass, so Pentax would not have to come up with a full range straight away.
I currently use an Oly Pen EP5. Itís beautiful but the menu designers really need to talk to Pentax about how to do it right
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2018, 04:34 AM  
Teleconverter Question
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 9
Views: 947
So, one of you says yes, and the other says a definite maybe, but unlikely?!?!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-24-2018, 04:21 AM  
Pentax KP AU$990
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 11
Views: 575
I was wondering the same thing. CR Kennedy (aka Pentax Australia) have a looong history with Pentax and might know something we don't...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-05-2018, 12:23 AM  
Teleconverter Question
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Does any one know if the Pentax 1.4TC works with the Sigma 70-200. F2.8 OS HSM EX lens (latest and final model)?
Iíve been eyeing one off for a while, but I canít seem to find if they are compatible
Forum: General Talk 03-29-2018, 10:36 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 20,758
Views: 1,481,805
I finally upgraded to a K3 ii. I decided the move up from 16MP to 24 MP was worth it.
It is a 50% improvement after all.
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 03-29-2018, 10:25 PM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 1,329
Views: 394,550
Yes it is, however no one sells medium format as a compact solution to anything. Anyone buying into that system knows there's no such thing as truly compact.
But everyone harps on how Mirrorless makes "everything" smaller, when it only makes the Camera smaller. The Sensor size dictates how big the lens must be for a given focal length/fstop
A full frame mirrorless lens cannot be smaller than a full frame DSLR's lens. It's Optics 101.
And for you Trolls out there, please don't go searching for one and come back to me saying but such and such make one that's 1mm smaller
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 03-25-2018, 03:01 AM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 1,329
Views: 394,550
I think Mirrorless should be next, such as a Mirrorless 645 like the Fujifilm GFX50s.
Pentax can easily come up with an adaptor for the lenses they already have, so that can buy them time while they develop more lenses
And while we are at it a Mirrorless M43 would be nice too. All those lovely Olympus and Panasonic/Leica lenses ...
I think a Full Frame Mirrorless would be a waste of time though. Everyone talks about how great the Sony ones are, but they still have to have big stonking full frame lenses attached to them, which in my opinion totally reverses the advantages
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-17-2017, 01:02 AM  
What (feasible) lens is missing from Pentax's lineup?
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 72
Views: 8,119
a nice F4 24 - 90mm lens Full Frame and F2.8 version for APS-C
and NOT screw drive, but DC or the latest version
Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-03-2016, 02:33 AM  
October, 2016 Winner: Jacobite Train (Hogwarts Express), Scotland
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 51
Views: 4,837
Love this shot. Great technique
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-01-2016, 04:22 AM  
What (feasible) lens is missing from Pentax's lineup?
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 72
Views: 8,119
I'd love to see a 16-135mm DA F4 WR DC lens
Or even a 16-60mm DA F2.8-4 WR DC lens

As an old school shooter, my favourite focal lengths were 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 90mm
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-31-2016, 12:50 AM  
(Update) Use of Pentax mount SIGMA interchangeable lenses when attached to the K1
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 202
Views: 21,300
Update from Sigma Australia's Importer/Agent:

Our technicians in our Port Melbourne office can perform the free mount replacement for this K-1 compatibility issue. However we are currently waiting on a shipment of these modified lens mounts. I am expecting them to arrive in the next 1-2 weeks. If you are in Melbourne you can bring the lens to our service centre 8.30-4.30 Mon-Fri. We also have the following interstate offices that you could take the lens to and they will send it on to us in Melbourne for repair.

C.R. Kennedy Repairs department

VICTORIA
300 Lorimer Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
Tel: (03) 9823 1555
Fax: (03) 9827 7216

NEW SOUTH WALES
Level 2, 15 Bourke Road
Mascot, NSW 2020
Tel: 02 9552 8300

QUEENSLAND
80 Kingsford-Smith Drv
Albion QLD 4010
Tel: (07) 3862 6222
Fax: (07) 3862 6224


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
261 Sturt Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: (08) 8410 0533
Fax: (08) 8410 1370


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
17-19 Oxford Close
Leederville WA 6007
Tel: (08) 9381 7144
Fax: (08) 9381 7344


Kind regards,

Rob Grunden
Consumer support/Photographic spare parts


300 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne 3207
P.O. Box 82, Port Melbourne 3207
Victoria, Australia
T: +61 9823 1500 | D: +61 9823 1508
F: +61 9823 1590
E: rgrunden@crkennedy.com.au | W: C.R.Kennedy Photo Imaging Division
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-28-2016, 08:31 PM  
(Update) Use of Pentax mount SIGMA interchangeable lenses when attached to the K1
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 202
Views: 21,300
I have emailed Sigma Australia to get the details on how to send my lens to them
I will post their reply here when I get it so others can take up the free "fix"

---------- Post added 05-29-16 at 01:38 PM ----------

My two cents worth for Sigma users - I like silent lenses in KAF-3 mount - Pentax until now have not supplied a silent 70-200 F2.8 lens - and now they have, it's was priced at THREE times what I paid for my new Sigma.
I know it isn't weather proof - but THREE times - DAMN
I can buy the Pentax FF camera or I can buy the Pentax lens, but not both - so a free fix from Sigma is a blessing - especially since they didn't have to do it at all
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-24-2016, 04:17 AM  
SIGMA 8-16mm CLUB
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 837
Views: 230,370

My Grand Canyon Pic - The view from Navajo Point
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-26-2016, 04:06 PM  
Help Deciding Which Lenses to Keep
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 32
Views: 2,971
Totally agree with Sandy.
As a travel photographer it covers an excellent range, gives you one quiet DC lens, one low light shooting/portrait lens, and one good long range/macro lens
WR is a consideration too, but you can buy plastic rain hoods for your lenses
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-19-2016, 04:15 PM  
Machinery DSS-24 at Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 1
Views: 717
It's a lovely and sharp picture. Blue always makes White whiter and White always makes Blue bluer. This really pops
Forum: General Photography 03-05-2016, 05:05 PM  
Lenses for Hawaii trip
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 27
Views: 2,185
Here's my two cents worth
Keep the 18-135 on the K-30 at all times - then you will have no fogging issues. It can be your walk around body/lens.
Keep the Polarizer handy, as it's essential for landscapes in the tropics
Tripod = YES, especially with your variable density ND filter - which you can use Midday on the beach for those wispy waves ...
As for the K-3, you can alternate with the 10-20, and 55-300, and the 35 f2.4. The 35 is your low light lens. I'd leave the 50 behind, unless you are doing portraits. But bearing that in mind, if your taking the family to Hawaii, you may want portraits to incorporate the landscape to show where you were, so Shallow Depth of Field may not be a factor for you, so the wider 35mm lens could possibly work better.
Haleakala is a must if you are going to Maui. But it's chilly up the top, and if you go for a dawn shot, then dress in layers (cold at the top and hot at the bottom).
The lenses and cameras will fog up on the way up the mountain, so keep some desiccant crystals in your camera bag or you will loose shooting time waiting for them to dry.
Also - check out the pics of other's dawn shots from there online. That will give you an idea of the focal lengths you will likely use, and choose the ones that work for you. You could have it mounted and ready to go.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-27-2016, 07:03 PM  
K5IIs or K3 ?
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 56
Views: 7,583
I can see on your profile, you have photos there.
Since I can easily see your granddaughters eyelashes, I don't think your camera is not sharp. It is possible the lenses you are using or your technique (hand held) are at fault.
It is possible to adjust the lens to allow for back focusing. To tell if you have a back focusing issue, you can try shooting with Live View instead. If your photos consistently come in sharper, you may have to dial in compensation for the lens, or have it repaired.
In my experience, it is rarely the Camera at fault.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-25-2016, 05:29 AM  
Pentax K-1 "Thank you" Thread
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 104
Views: 9,532
The K1 is now listed on Pentax.com.au for pre-sale at AUD$2899 - a little bit cheaper than US pricing, especially once you factor in shipping. :-)
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-20-2016, 06:42 PM  
Pentax K-1 "Thank you" Thread
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 104
Views: 9,532
Thank you Ricoh
I have a number of Full Frame lenses ready to go.
Hurry up and post it on your Australian Site so I can order my K1 please!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-16-2016, 12:43 AM  
Gear to be announced together with K-1
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 76
Views: 14,341
Don't diss Pentax for using Tamron to assemble their lenses.
Pentax uses Pentax glass, made using it's specs, formulas and coatings. It's what differentiates their lenses from other's lenses.
Most people don't know that during the 90's Cosina manufactured most of the cameras made and their lenses too.
All it takes is the parts and an a skilled assembly line. So Pentax parts, Tamron assembly line - that's all
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2016, 03:16 PM  
Gear to be announced together with K-1
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 76
Views: 14,341
Why 28-105? 24 is the new 28 and has been for years
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-06-2016, 11:40 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By shuttles12000
Replies: 21,070
Views: 1,508,211





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