Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 18 of 18 Search:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-25-2011, 07:44 PM  
Shooting nature/sunsets, what body and lens?
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Wow these are all great replies, thanks so much! Two dials does seem like it would be nice, it is kind of annoying having to dig down into the menu system sometimes when trying to dial in a shot. I also like the top LCD of my K100. Probably my only gripe with the K100 is the AF is kind of slow and gets confuzzled sometimes.

Its not that I would prefer a prime, its just I heard a prime lens can make up for the k7's low light problems. That is a wonderful 35mm shot.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-24-2011, 06:20 PM  
Shooting nature/sunsets, what body and lens?
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
I started my amateur photography about 5 years ago with a K100d and the kit lens. Its been great to me over the years and has taken some excellent photographs, and still works well! Problem is my wife has gotten into photography recently and has taken a liking to my camera (not a bad thing!). I like to keep a camera with me when I'm out in case I see a stunning sunset, I have a passion for sunsets. So I need help finding another Pentax.

I'm looking at the K7 or the KR, and both seem like formidable cameras. I'm wondering in your experience which one is better for sunsets/outdoor photography. I've heard from some the K7 lacks in high ISO ranges but others say it can be made up for with good glass. Should I forego the kit lens altogether and get a prime? While I like the WR of the K7 and seems like it would be a nice feature to have, I've never had any trouble with my non-wr K100. My main concern is which one would take the better photos.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2009, 11:59 AM  
Something wrong with my lens? Blurry around edges
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 8
Views: 7,898
I will try to post a sample, how do I capture EXIF data with the picture?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2009, 10:20 AM  
Something wrong with my lens? Blurry around edges
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 8
Views: 7,898
First of all, I want to humble myself in front of all of you experienced, knowledgable people. I got into the DSLR game because they take great "genuine" pictures, but I am by no means a professional photographer, which is why I'm coming to you with this question.

I'm going to Japan for two weeks in August, and since this doesn't happen all the time I want to make sure I take perfect pictures. My current camera is a K100D with the kit lens, I've noticed it blurring around the edges of the pictures for a while. The center is perfectly in focus but the farther toward the edge you go you can tell its goes out of focus. Its not terrible, and with a 4x6 picture you'd never know, but I'm sure I'm going to take pictures that I want to blow up bigger than that.

Is this something wrong with the lens?
Can I fix it or have it repaired?
Should I just buy a new lens?

Thank you all!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-12-2007, 10:36 AM  
Be a Green photographer with your Pentax DSLR
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 21
Views: 3,422
hey, i can't help it, i poor, not enough money to buy fancy new car.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-05-2007, 11:18 AM  
Pretty new amatuer
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Visited your galleries... love your photos.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-05-2007, 07:41 AM  
Pretty new amatuer
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Thank you. I like the sleeping dog one the most as well. However I'm partial to the picture of my wife for good reason :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2007, 06:14 PM  
Pretty new amatuer
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Hello all. I got into photography last fall and picked up a K100D for Christmas (thanks Santa). Check out my gallery and comment. I like to think I'm pretty good, however I haven't gotten into photo editing at all, a part of me just likes to keep it natural. My Gallery
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-25-2006, 02:42 PM  
Officially a pentax member
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 4
Views: 559
I've been surfing around here for a few months now, waiting for my K10D to come from Santa this year... and this morning.. SUPRISE! I got a K100D, not what I was expecting, it looks like santa's helper mixed them up, but that's OK. I was a little worried the K10 would be a bit too advanced for me, considering this is my first DSLR. I've taken a bunch of photos this morning already, dog, wife, parents, and about to head out to the lake to get some more. Now I just need to get the hang of it! It is a lot better than the old P&S I used to have.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-22-2006, 04:37 AM  
Expired Theme Theme: Contest #4, December 2006
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 5
Views: 3,525
Just yesterday we had a cold front come through so its a good 60 degrees now (haha), last time it snowed in Houston was over 2 years ago. So we can see the pics after the contest is over?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2006, 06:51 AM  
So.... My new Impact batteries
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Pentax is mis-spelled.. that is rather funny! Who could miss that? :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-13-2006, 01:56 PM  
October Life
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
I love this photograph. This is a very artistic picture, for that reason it doesn't have to bring out all the details. In a way it exemplifies the simplicity of nature, invoking a feeling of peace inside of us. (at least it does for me)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-07-2006, 07:03 PM  
First REAL review of K10....highly recommended!
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 5
Views: 2,336
I feel the same way, I'm getting a K10D from Santa this year (how much the wait kills me) and as you can see I'm avidly surfing this forum, as well as others constantly looking for new info about it!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-05-2006, 05:59 PM  
indecisive
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
^ what he said. I couldn't exactly "afford" the K10D so I was determined to save up for it. ( I think Santa is getting it for me ). The last 2 oly camera's I have had both were water resistant and it pays off! Even if you've never had a camera die from it, its nice peace of mind to know it can handle it, I've taken some great shots from the back of a moving boat or in rain that I wasn't afraid to take.

I'm the same way about losing money, I figure its more expensive to buy cheap then upgrade later than it is to just take the upgrade in the first place.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-20-2006, 10:16 AM  
Help me choose a lens!
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Awesome replies guys thanks a lot! I think I'll go with the kit lens for now like you said to find which focal lengths I like, I may want to go wider or not, but for a hundred bucks I'd might as well find out. I'll also get the Tamron macro lens, where is a good place to find a good selection of these lenses? I'd like find a good place and stick with them for all my photo needs.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-20-2006, 05:14 AM  
Help me choose a lens!
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
BTW, would there be any weathersealed lenses out there in this category? Wouldn't make much sense to have a seal camera but vunerable lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-20-2006, 04:54 AM  
Help me choose a lens!
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Hello, I am just getting into DSLR photography, I've owned 3 digital cameras over the past few years and decided SLR is the way to go for me. I think I am going to purchase the K10D when it is released. I'd like some help decided which lens to get, I enjoy shooting sunset and landscape photography, I'm also interested in Macro. Should I get the kit lens 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 with the camera, which I think would work fine for the outdoor photos, only I'm a little concerned it only costs $100 more to get the lens, doesn't strike me as a great lens. What macro lens should I get for shooting things like flowers? I really want to get the lens right the first time even if it means spending a little more initially.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-20-2006, 04:34 AM  
Poll: Who is going to buy a K10D?
Posted By bigburb
Replies: 46
Views: 6,327
I think i'm going to get one, may at least wait for a review or two to come out on it, but I don't see how I could go wrong as this will be my first SLR camera and a huge step up from my P & S olympus
Search took 0.00 seconds | Showing results 1 to 18 of 18

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:11 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top