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Forum: Lens Clubs 08-28-2008, 05:20 PM  
DCL (dirt cheap lens) Club
Posted By AML
Replies: 173
Views: 66,169
I can now join this club. Two days ago a friend gave me a Sigma UC 70-210mm/5.6 and a Sigma DL 35-80mm/5.6 for free. He had bought an old Pentax film camera from an auction warehouse and it was faulty so he didn't want the lenses.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2008, 05:03 AM  
DA 55-300 Delay
Posted By AML
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Thanks very much, Creampuff. I'll definitely check out all the info. :)

Have any aussies used this service? Were there any problems going this route?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-07-2008, 04:07 PM  
DA 55-300 Delay
Posted By AML
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
It's such a shame Amazon won't ship camera gear outside the US.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 07-06-2008, 07:01 AM  
POTW # 17 6/22/08 to 7/6/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 81
Views: 13,364
Got these today with the 55-300.













These was taken with the 55-300 and the Tamron 1.4x TC.





Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-03-2008, 11:36 PM  
More DA 55-300mm shots (lots of pics)
Posted By AML
Replies: 19
Views: 4,107
Hi hrishi,

I did try the 1.4x TC. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in reality the lens is too slow with a TC, it's very slow going from close to infinity focus and mine hunted quite badly. When i did get a couple of lucky shots (which i can't seem to find now), the IQ was very good with the 1.4x, can't comment on the 2x though.
From my own personal experience with the 55 -300 i wouldn't buy this lens just for the intention on using a TC with it, you'll end up sorely disappointed, imo.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-03-2008, 11:25 PM  
More DA 55-300mm shots (lots of pics)
Posted By AML
Replies: 19
Views: 4,107
Hi James,

Nice too see you here. :) One of the forum members made it for me. I'm sure he wouldn't mind you using it too. Go right ahead and save it and use it. :D
If you have any problems just PM me and i'll find the original file and send it to you. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 07-01-2008, 11:03 PM  
POTW # 17 6/22/08 to 7/6/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 81
Views: 13,364
Sorry don't have time at the moment to individually reply, but so far all shots look great. :)

Here's two flower shots i took today inside my Chiropractor's waiting room. Taken with my M 50/1.7






I could have cropped the 2nd one better but it's been done in a hurry. :o
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-29-2008, 08:03 PM  
DA 55-300 Sample Shots (x7), no post processing
Posted By AML
Replies: 15
Views: 12,058
Very nice Heather. I especially like the purple colour in your flower shot. :)

I played around yesterday with the quick shift focus on this moonflower. The lens did pretty well, imo.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-29-2008, 03:57 PM  
Vivitar series-1 105mm f/2.8
Posted By AML
Replies: 15
Views: 3,762
I wished i hadn't of poked my head in this thread. I now have some serious LBA. LOL!!

Jay, love the colour of the yellow flower in#2. But, 3 and 4 are stunning. :D
Mike P, great bee shot. :)
G_Money, lovely colours on the leaf. :)
Roy, fab fly shot. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 06-29-2008, 08:49 AM  
POTW #16 - Shots from 06/15/08 - 06/29/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 87
Views: 12,121
maxwell, i drool over the DA*300 but cannot afford it. I'm glad to help out a fellow Pentaxian with LBA. :D

I have two more pics taken today with the 55-300mm.
This one is more a cuteness factor because of the statue. I also liked the blue wall as a background and the greenery around the statue.




I think this cat was watching me more than i was him.

Forum: Sold Items 06-29-2008, 06:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: M 135 f 3.5
Posted By AML
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
I can vouch for Ken, i recently purchased a 200mm off him and it was in great shape, packaged extremely well, and he was a real pleasure to deal with.
Someone should snap this up. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-27-2008, 05:03 PM  
DA 55-300 Sample Shots (x7), no post processing
Posted By AML
Replies: 15
Views: 12,058
I like the saturated colours with flowers. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 06-27-2008, 03:22 AM  
POTW #16 - Shots from 06/15/08 - 06/29/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 87
Views: 12,121
Got these yesterday with the 55-300.








daacon, enjoy your weekend away. :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-25-2008, 01:14 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Frank, those are stunning. They are so sharp and clear. :D
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-24-2008, 05:07 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Simon, that servo won't be there from early next year. :( The owner of the land has sold it to the company that is developing the old ABC grounds. :( :(

I really do like the 135mm. I think it's going to become one of my favourite lenses. :)
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 06-24-2008, 08:00 AM  
POTW #16 - Shots from 06/15/08 - 06/29/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 87
Views: 12,121
Great shots from everyone again this week.

I decided to try out the TC 1.4x with the SMC Super Tak 200/f4 today. It sure made it a heavy combination, not something i'd want to carry around all day long.

This hive has grown since i last saw it.

Forum: Lens Clubs 06-24-2008, 06:01 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Took my 135/3.5 and Super Tak 200/f4 with the 14x TC for a neighbourhood walk late this afternoon.

All these were taken with the 135/3.5
I love the lens, it's such a joy to use.







Tonight's sunset colours.







Some hand held night time shots with the 135/3.5













Peak hour.






Super Tak with TC 1.4

Check out the size of this hive.







All these pics have only been resized in medium and around the 100 -150KB for another forum

Jay, you did really well with not blowing out the white with the flowers, they are pretty too. My favourite pic though, is the one of the cat. :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-23-2008, 06:04 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Those tower shots look great. The night time shot of it lite up looks really cool. :)



That should be great fun at Eastern Creek. :) I'm here every evening so that's no problem. :)

Tom, very nice colours of pretty flowers. :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-23-2008, 04:31 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Simon, that tower is the bane of my existance. I wish someone would blow it up...LOL!!
I suppose it would be interesting seeing it from in the centre and looking up. It has so many things hanging off it since digital came in.

It's hard finding the time to use all the lenses we may have, isn't it.
Btw, have you had a chance to test out your new body? How is it, good i hope. :)

Have you decided yet on your 35mm?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-23-2008, 05:24 AM  
Need advice about k20d
Posted By AML
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Amazon won't ship the lens to Australia. You can get it for the same price at Adorama.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-23-2008, 05:06 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By AML
Replies: 8,310
Views: 1,227,223
Thanks Jay. Sadly i haven't had a chance to take the 135mm out again.

Nice shots Paul.

Great shots Tyson. Enjoyed seeing all of them.

You did good, ballgofar. :)

Such a wonderful shot of a beautiful baby, Jandon.

FruitLooPs, what a good freebie to get. :)

Excellent series of shots, tomtor. I love the shot from the M135/3.5

Lovely shot of a pretty flower, pentagor. I have only received the SMC Super Tak 200mm/f4 late last week. It sure has some weight in it. :) Haven't taken anything exciting yet with the lens, just some basic stuff checking sharpness and colours.

This is a section of a huge transmission tower across the road.

Super Tak 200mm/f4
















Sign at the bus stop.



Hopefully, i'll get some time this weekend to go to a harbour spot and try out the TC 1.4x with the lens and get some decent shots.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-21-2008, 10:47 PM  
What's your back-up P&S camera ?
Posted By AML
Replies: 182
Views: 21,734
I have 2x Kodak DX7590's which i'll never part with. I also have a Kodak P880 which has seen little use since getting my DSLR. I'm actually thinking of the selling the P880 to fund a lens purchase.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 06-21-2008, 10:35 PM  
Keep me in the family...
Posted By AML
Replies: 30
Views: 7,007
Lowell Goudge, i also have 2 DX7590's and would never part with them. They are such workhorses and they do produce wonderful colours/pics without too much fuss. As you mentioned, it would have been nice if it had SR, but that doesn't detract from the camera too much anyway. I've found when i use my Oly T-Con 17 with it, it doesn't do too badly at wildlife shots. :D
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 06-21-2008, 08:58 AM  
POTW #15 - Shots from 06/08/08 - 06/22/08
Posted By AML
Replies: 122
Views: 15,270
Wow! What an excellent array of shots from everyone this week. :D

I finally got some in focus shots with my 55-300mm without any dramas today.
It was great to see some blues sky too! :)













I liked the colour of these leaves in the puddle of water.

Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2008, 07:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Heather's $1.00 photography book sale
Posted By AML
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Wow! It's the quick or the dead around here..LOL!! Good buys TourDeForce. :)

Heather, if you are going to do anymore book clearing and you have either, the Magic Lantern Guide K10D, Mastering Digital Photography and Imaging by Peter K. Burian or Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure, could you let me know please. :)
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