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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-10-2009, 09:48 AM  
Interesting head to head reviews K-x and Sony 550
Posted By Red
Replies: 15
Views: 7,295





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On the negative side, despite the return of 11-point autofocus as used on the K200D and previous models, there’s still no display of the focusing points in the viewfinder. So in multi-zone, it’s impossible to know what’s being focused on, and – as with the K-m – we advise you to use the center AF point only.



This makes me laugh. Impossible? Note to the reviewer, that little window looking thing on the back of the K-X is called a viewfinder. When you look though it, you will see what is in focus. And another thing because the indicator can actually be wrong, I trust my eye more than a stupid little dot or a beep.


What on earth did photographers do before the invention of the red dot?
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-26-2009, 06:08 PM  
Ovation TV : Genius of Photography marathon
Posted By Red
Replies: 0
Views: 2,756
Besides being photography week on Ovation, they just started a Genius of Photography marathon.

Great 6 part BBC documentary.


:D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-18-2009, 09:26 AM  
Color K-x - Which color you like the most? Which one you'd like to buy?
Posted By Red
Replies: 16
Views: 3,820
I really wish Pentax would make these color choices available outside of Japan.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-17-2009, 01:33 PM  
Color K-x - Which color you like the most? Which one you'd like to buy?
Posted By Red
Replies: 16
Views: 3,820
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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-28-2009, 12:03 PM  
New K-x owner impressions and sample images
Posted By Red
Replies: 124
Views: 31,908
I dropped by Fry's at lunch and played with the K-X. Mainly to test the AF.

I found that it is much quicker to focus (in select focus point mode) than my K10, didn't go into a hunting cycle once. I also thought the VF was nice and bright. The shutter was louder than I had expected. Menus were decent. Can't comment on IQ.


One observation. Focusing in LV mode has insanely slow. Not that I would ever use it but I would imagine P&Sers stepping up would, and be very disappointed.

Anyone else notice this?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-27-2009, 01:30 PM  
New Toy
Posted By Red
Replies: 30
Views: 8,930
Gave up searching for a Pentax, I have often thought about getting a off brand. I'm the quality difference is huge.


General Brand | Pentax K-Mount Lens Monocular Converter | BT828
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-26-2009, 09:41 PM  
My DIY Beauty Dish Result.
Posted By Red
Replies: 38
Views: 17,669
I ended up using some chrome spray paint. Also used it to spray the backside of the bowl, followed by a couple coats of flat black to stop the light coming through the plastic.


I'm digging the dish. :)


Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-23-2009, 05:49 PM  
My DIY Beauty Dish Result.
Posted By Red
Replies: 38
Views: 17,669
Thanks Peter, yeah after testing I realized the plastic bowl was just too translucent. I am also going to paint the plastic behind the mirror, hopefully to achieve catch lights that have a more pronounced or larger dark center.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-22-2009, 04:48 PM  
My DIY Beauty Dish Result.
Posted By Red
Replies: 38
Views: 17,669
Great project. Thanks for the ideas.


I used a $2 plastic bowl, a old DVD case, a $2 mirror and a $1 can of high gloss white spray paint.

I cut a hole in the bottom of the bowl big enough to fit the dvd case. I used the bottom piece I cut out to super glue to the top of the dvd case. Attached the mirror to that. Cut a hole in the base of the dvd case to insert my AF360fgz. Then I painted everything white.

Assembled dvd case.


Back of the bowl with the dvd case inserted




Front



Testing







Example




Took no time to make and I only spent $5.




Never used a dish before, how did I do?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-11-2009, 07:13 PM  
ephotozine k-x review
Posted By Red
Replies: 77
Views: 14,277
Looks very promising.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-17-2009, 06:19 PM  
Idea for Pentax 'prosumer' lens series
Posted By Red
Replies: 23
Views: 3,889
If you know the secret to producing premium lenses for a 1/3 the price, start making them. Bet you'll be rich in no time.


Who wouldn't buy sub $300 31mm or 77mm LTDs? Or maybe get all DA* lenses in a package for sub $2000?


I'll take one of each. :lol:
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-17-2009, 11:20 AM  
Poll: How do you focus?
Posted By Red
Replies: 98
Views: 15,515
You can select a focus point with the K-X
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-12-2009, 09:38 AM  
Samsung 85mm f1,4?
Posted By Red
Replies: 49
Views: 13,757
Viewed the page source to find where the images were located on the site.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-12-2009, 09:00 AM  
Samsung 85mm f1,4?
Posted By Red
Replies: 49
Views: 13,757
Looks different from the Polar/Samyang lenses.

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-14-2009, 08:41 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Red
Replies: 16,212
Views: 1,881,567
x2 excellent work. Very inspiring, thank you all for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-13-2009, 12:01 PM  
The madness sets in...
Posted By Red
Replies: 21
Views: 2,929
Love the last 3. Thanks
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-13-2009, 07:26 AM  
Shots from My Favorite Local Location
Posted By Red
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Really like the second one. Love the overall balance and the highlights on the grass in the foreground. Well done.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-12-2009, 03:52 PM  
Montreux Jazz Festival 2009
Posted By Red
Replies: 48
Views: 6,295
Fantastic series. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-11-2009, 07:56 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Red
Replies: 16,212
Views: 1,881,567
Thanks all! I appreciate it very much.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-10-2009, 02:05 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Red
Replies: 16,212
Views: 1,881,567
ME, M50 1.7, 400CN






Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-06-2009, 09:23 AM  
365 Days of Self-Portraits
Posted By Red
Replies: 32
Views: 2,820
Simply WOW! Huge undertaking, executed brilliantly. Congratulations...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-18-2009, 11:49 AM  
What is your shooting mode?
Posted By Red
Replies: 46
Views: 5,662
Mostly AV and RAW
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-10-2009, 04:35 AM  
"Pentax" Was "Contax"!
Posted By Red
Replies: 40
Views: 10,450
I was under the impression Pentax meant Pentaprism/Contax mount(M42), M42 developed by Ziess in 1938 and first used on the Zeiss Contax S camera.

The Zeiss east German name was Pentacon.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-05-2009, 08:20 AM  
Light Meter
Posted By Red
Replies: 16
Views: 5,549
I use one for portraits with an external flash unit. Kids don't seat still long.


Also I use incident metering for subjects that are very dark/black or very light/white.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-03-2009, 10:53 AM  
PPG Premiere Collection
Posted By Red
Replies: 30
Views: 3,755
Fantastic!
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