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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2012, 10:42 AM  
DA40XS Lens Tested on Film (MZ-S + DA40XS on Kodak Gold 200)
Posted By chse
Replies: 31
Views: 22,325
Hah - the mz-s with the 40mm looks like a body builder who took steroids for to long!
Thanks for the test! Good to know it works on full frame.
Forum: Sold Items 12-28-2011, 04:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Spotmatic IIa, 50 1.4, 28 3.5, 135 2.8, & 70-210 3.8
Posted By chse
Replies: 4
Views: 996
wow a Spotmatic IIA - these are quite rare - you should put this in the title.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-09-2011, 06:39 PM  
Shadow clipping when importing K-5 raw files
Posted By chse
Replies: 5
Views: 1,582
I don't know if I can change the settings for the import, the format of the camera is sRGB, doesn't that mean they are imported as sRGB? - where would I change the import settings in Lightroom?
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-09-2011, 08:11 AM  
Shadow clipping when importing K-5 raw files
Posted By chse
Replies: 5
Views: 1,582
When I import raw files into Lightroom they appear much darker than the images on the camera preview screen, bright areas are OK, but shadows are very dark. The same happens if I use apple iphoto. If I convert the images into a jpg in the camera they look like the camera screen preview. Does anyone has the same problem? This is a pain since I have to bring up the shadows for nearly every image I import.

I attach some samples, the brighter ones are the jpgs converted in the camera the dark ones are imported into lightroom and converted into jpg there.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2011, 09:30 AM  
Whats the pimple on the F primes for?
Posted By chse
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Thanks- that makes sense! I go in a dark room now and practice..
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2011, 08:09 AM  
Whats the pimple on the F primes for?
Posted By chse
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
I recently got a Pentax-F 50/1.7. There is a pimple on the right next to the focus scale window- does anyone now why that's there? I looked at the F-lens manual (PENTAX MANUALS) but there is no mention of it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-17-2011, 03:33 PM  
Your 5 Most Used Lenses ?
Posted By chse
Replies: 148
Views: 15,547
Pentax DA 16-45mm
Pentax A 50/1.7 (but just replaced with an F 50/1.7- not sure if it's better)
Tamron SP 90/2.5
Tokina 80-400/4.5-5.6
Photex (Arax) 35mm/2.8 Tilt&Shift
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2011, 04:46 PM  
SMC 300 f4
Posted By chse
Replies: 51
Views: 6,494
I guess we are on a kind of consensus here- the pink hue in the blue background in your picture is exactly what was unacceptable for me. I would say we all have 'figured the lens out' it is just different levels of tolerance. For me it was two many missed pictures (or hours in photoshop fixing them) so I got an alternative - actually 2: a Tokina 80-400 and a Tamron SP 400mm.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2011, 11:26 AM  
SMC 300 f4
Posted By chse
Replies: 51
Views: 6,494
I believe we had nearly exactly the same discussion here before a couple of years ago. I do not really understand why Lowell is getting so emotional about this topic (again).

I pretty much share Jewelltrails opinion - there is a whole rainbow of colors in the out of focus area which ruined about half of my images (and it only took me 2 longer walks to figure this out, too). But as someone said before you can sell the lens for the price you buy it- so why not give it a try?

Jewelltrails medium format alternative sounds pretty interesting, too. You could even try this with the 1.7x AF adapter.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2011, 06:16 AM  
SMC 300 f4
Posted By chse
Replies: 51
Views: 6,494
I agree with the posters above who advice not to buy it. It is a good performer when the background behind the subject is dark but as soon as it is bright its awful. Since it is a very simple design chromatic aberration (blue and purple fringing) is very strong and the background rendering is ugly. It is quite sharp at f4 but the colors are somehow muted - which gives nice effects - but probably not in soccer. You should also consider that with an AF zoom its much easier to frame the picture, since you can find the subject wide and then zoom in.
Forum: Sold Items 04-19-2011, 02:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kiron 105mm f2.8 Macro, Russian 500mm f8 Reflex Lens, Pentax A 50mm f2
Posted By chse
Replies: 18
Views: 7,929
I guess the flash did not work because it does not have the A aperture setting- it should work using the meter of the flash, though. Thats the first Kiron I see without the A function.
Forum: Sold Items 04-09-2011, 07:51 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 3: Crumpler Cheesy Disco M laptop bag (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 3
Views: 4,927
Bump- added another picture to show dimensions and colors better.
Forum: Sold Items 04-02-2011, 06:16 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 2: Crumpler 15 Love Camera bag (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 3
Views: 3,715
weekend bump
Forum: Sold Items 04-02-2011, 06:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 3: Crumpler Cheesy Disco M laptop bag (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 3
Views: 4,927
bump for the weekend!
Forum: Ask B&H Photo! 03-30-2011, 11:28 AM  
K5 $1299.00?
Posted By chse
Replies: 16
Views: 3,974
Giving a discount 1st and than increasing the price for the amount of the discount is just lame! I don't believe Pentax is dictating the price for retailers this closely-

Thumbs down for B&H!

By the way: amazon gives you 20% off a kata bag if you buy the K-5 there or 10% of an Rokinon 8mm for the same price K-5
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2011, 03:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 3: Crumpler Cheesy Disco M laptop bag (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 3
Views: 4,927
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Bag 3: Crumpler Cheesy Disco M laptop bag

Asking Price
$50

Item Location
Philadelphia, PA

Item Description





This bag is not sold in the US normally- I got it from Europe. I love these bags since they do not look like the usual laptop trunks. This is a nice medium size laptop bag, it easily fits a 13" macbook but also my 15" G4 powerbook plus a camera (K20d with 16-45mm f.e.) and a smaller zoom in a pouch - the perfect set-up for the city. Has a padded laptop sleeve, 3 inside pockets, a front pocket with zipper and a padded strap.

Another very nice feature is the "third leg stabilizer" a strip which runs from the middle of the strap to one corner of the bag and makes it very comfortable and steady to wear- especially on a bike.

I got this one myself and the L version at nearly the same time as gift. I never used this one.

The dimension are:

bag in in inch: 14 1/2 wide, 11 high, 6 wide at the base
laptop pocket in inch: 14 wide 10 high

bag in in cm: 40 wide, 28 high, 16 wide at the base
laptop pocket in cm: 35 wide 25 high


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
only actual shipping fee + 3% paypal

Shipping Services
USPS (or others)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Only if not as described or defective

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2011, 03:19 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 2: Crumpler 15 Love Camera bag (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 3
Views: 3,715
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Bag 2: Crumpler 15 Love Camera bag

Asking Price
$40

Item Location
Philadelphia, PA

Item Description





Very nice and sturdy and compact crumpler bag with unusual format. I normally had 2 lenses and the camera with another lens attached in the top compartment and a 4th lens (if needed) and flash in the lower one. The large compartment on top easily fits a K20D with 16-45mm. It is also perfect for 4-6 prime lenses. Has 2 inside sleeves for filters, batteries, cards etc and one loop on each side to attach a gorillapod or monopod. Also comes with large pad for the strap (not in picture)

Another very nice feature is the "third leg stabilizer" a strip which runs from the middle of the strap to one corner of the bag and makes it very comfortable and steady to wear- especially on a bike.

Outside looks clean, the inside is a bit faded.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
only actual shipping fee + 3% paypal

Shipping Services
USPS (or others)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Only if not as described or defective

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2011, 03:00 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Bag 1: Tamrac 612 (huge!) (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 1
Views: 1,513
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Bag 1: Tamrac 612 (huge!)

Asking Price
-sold!- fastest sale ever! $50

Item Location
Philadelphia, PA

Item Description




This is the bag you take when you want to "bring all the equipment on the bus- you can't mess with this" bag! It can fit 2 bodies and multiple lenses; one body, 2 flashes and multiple lenses, or several lenses in the bottom, 2 flashes AND a tamron 400mm/4 with a camera attached (you can't beat that!)- or millions of other combinations.

It is perfect for wedding photography or traveling. It has 4 large side-pockets and a sleeve in the back for notes or even an ipad or macbook air (not padded, though), and 2 loops on the front bottom for a tripod.

Has leather grip and strap padding. Looks clean with a little dirt if you look very carefully at the corners.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Actual shipping +3% paypal

Shipping Services
USPS (or others)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
only if defective or not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2011, 11:23 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Fuji finepix F20 and F70exr (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
next weekend try..
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-25-2011, 10:25 AM  
where is that $1349 K-5 deal??
Posted By chse
Replies: 7
Views: 2,436
Thanks for the info Adam- when I clicked on the banner before it linked directly to B&Hs website (I see it is fixed). That is a good deal!

For the other comments- please be aware that adorama supports pentaxformus if you buy through the links on pentaxforums (which is a good thing to do, and you get site supporter status).

Now I have to think about if I want to sell my soul and address to Mr. Rebates.... also not sure if the coupon code works without linking from pentaxforums.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-24-2011, 02:56 PM  
where is that $1349 K-5 deal??
Posted By chse
Replies: 7
Views: 2,436
On the homepage of this website it says B&H is offering the K-5 as low as $1349, when clicking on the link the price is $1399- is this just false advertising? I thought BH is more serious than that!
Forum: Sold Items 03-20-2011, 08:33 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Fuji finepix F20 and F70exr (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
bump for the queen!
Forum: Sold Items 03-20-2011, 08:29 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Case for Tamron SP 500mm 8 mirror lens $15 (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 6
Views: 3,049
try again: bump!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-09-2011, 07:14 AM  
Special Event 5x Giveaway: Eye-fi 8Gb Pro X2!!
Posted By chse
Replies: 131
Views: 34,216
This sounds like a great tool for studio work. It will not be necessary to load images from the card to the computer to verify them. The screens on cameras are to small to really evaluate an image.

The description (at BH) lacks some important points, though:

Does the card support true tethering- do images show up automatically in Lightroom (or similar programs) right after they were taken- or do they still have to be loaded manually?

The description mentions it supports geo-tagging- how does this work does it have its own GPS?

How long does it take to transfer a average raw file to the computer.
Forum: Sold Items 03-05-2011, 12:03 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Fuji finepix F20 and F70exr (Worldwide)
Posted By chse
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
- I try again: Bump!
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