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Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2014, 01:09 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Yellow Pentax K-01 body only kit (NIB)
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 3
Views: 965
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Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2014, 01:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Reduced - Pentax K01
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Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
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Forum: Sold Items 01-22-2014, 09:58 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP- Pentax DA 70/2.4 and 40/2.8 Limiteds in excellent condition!
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 17
Views: 2,693
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Forum: Sold Items 01-19-2014, 02:10 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-50 BLACK. LIKE NEW - box and all accessories .
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-29-2013, 02:10 PM  
K-5 II for $649
Posted By samysarena
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Hi!,
I've been seriously hunting for K5II and I noticed that it shows up every other morning at b&h website for $649. I also got a chance to place an order for K5II with 18-135 for $849. But at the moment it shows out of stock. While I am posting this thread K5II body is still available at $649. Grab one if you yearn for it.

Pentax K-5 II Digital SLR Camera 12016 B&H Photo Video

Forum: Sold Items 12-29-2013, 12:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-01 Kit & Sigma 17-35
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
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Forum: Sold Items 12-27-2013, 01:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5ii (low shutter count)
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Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
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Forum: Sold Items 12-19-2013, 12:08 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 35 mm F2.4 AL
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Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
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Forum: Sold Items 12-18-2013, 11:58 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-01 Black/Silver $249 AND 40mm XS Pancake Lens $149
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 3
Views: 1,257
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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-28-2013, 09:34 PM  
Pentax K-5 II: $599 at B&H - Black Friday Fire Sale!
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 186
Views: 27,393
I missed the $799 KII with 18-135 lens. It shows discontinued now. Is there any way I could get one. Any chances B&H would stock it again?
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-12-2013, 12:18 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Yeah I thought about that :P but then what about little birds why to take away their daily hangout place. It would be like some one blocked a forum member to hang out without any reason.:eek:
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-11-2013, 10:00 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Thanks for sharing the tips, I'll try that. Birds not showing up on my feeder. They like neighbors feeder more. :o
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-10-2013, 06:20 PM  
PF Exclusive Deals: Free gift cards + K-30/K-5 II + Lenses at B&H!
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 12
Views: 3,921
Adam, Thanks for putting together these deals. These are great prices, right now I can see Deal 1, 2, 4 as Backordered???? So soon? Also it shows no order at this time before Saturday 9:15pm EDT.

Is there any chance that I could get Deal #1 since it shows back-ordered.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Thanks guys, I am practicing further. Good shot is not gonna come in one day I guess. Will post up more shoots again for further feedback :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 08:38 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Yup thanks for heads up. I am looking around :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 08:13 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Thanks for quick response. Yes I am gonna buy a feeder, I love these birds. Would not these birds get scared with flash. I read they've very very fast heart beat (250 beats per minute resting and 1250 beats per minute while feeding).
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 08:07 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Hi! Gordon, Thanks for suggestions. Could you please suggest such fast telephoto prime lens. Also do the old Takumar or M fall in such category as well. Please name a few models.:)
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 08:05 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Hi! Docrwm, I'll try to look around and read more about using Flash in better way. I've not explored how to use flash other than just pop up flash as in Point and shoot and there it goes. I may sound too amateur but then I'm new to DSLR world, learning baby steps.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 08:03 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Hi! Thanks for suggestions.
Question: If I want to keep myself in budget line and use this lens :S-M-C/Super Takumar 200mm F4, would it give me better shots? I am getting this lens for $60 from someone. If not then what are alternative lens. Please name them may be I can make up mind to afford them.

Also, those shots were taken hand held and I've very very shaky hands (I am not old but may be I don't have control on that), that is one of main reason I chose Pentax because of shake reduction technology built in body. I am sure if I take pics using mono-pod or tripod it would be bit better, but I don't own one at this point of time.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 07:54 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Hi! Jim, thanks for suggestions. I am not being able to read in between not very techy with camera terminologies. When you say increase DOF then do you mean that to blur the other area in background and achieved bokeh kind of effect? Also does that mean to use custom AF square dots to focus only on birds?
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 07:49 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Thanks are for your suggestions and boosting my morale, I'll try to implement these suggestions. But I did try to use the in-built flash to take birds shot, but those did not come well.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 07:48 PM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
I am not very sure what level I cropped them, but yes most there was always too much noise in all pics I take. These shots of humming birds were taken off neighbors patio :p and its dark shaded area most of the time so may be pics have too much noise. But I've noticed that even the indoor pics show excessive noise. That is why I'm not excited because most of the pics I take indoor have noise and I try to keep below ISO 400. At times the screen ISO indicators start flashing while composing a shot indoor and I've to bump up ISO max upto 800to compensate
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-06-2013, 12:27 AM  
Advise - What lenses are good to shoot these beautiful birds...and portraits as well.
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 38
Views: 3,724
Hi! I recently got a K30 and have got 18-55WR and 50-200WR kit with it. Off late been trying to take some good photographs of humming birds!! I know its not an easy subject and add to that I am an amateur photographer. No previous DSLR experience. I do read articles here and there and try to learn basics, buts not up there. I've been shooting humming birds in neighbourhood but not very happy with my shots. I am not sure if kit lens are enough for it.

Would be great if you guys could suggest me some good lens not bomb expensive ones. Old would also be fine. That can help me take very good portrait photographs and humming birds!!!

Attaching a few sample shots I took with K30, for reference. These are taken in dark shaded patio, and have been post processed in Adobe Lightroom. Shutter speed was 1/1000 and ISO 400-800. Lens 50-200 WR at 200mm.

Sam
Forum: Sold Items 05-05-2013, 01:45 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax M 50mm F1.4 price drop
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 29
Views: 3,881
PM sent for 50mm.
Forum: Sold Items 05-04-2013, 01:53 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Asahi SMC M50 1.7
Posted By samysarena
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
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