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Forum: Pentax K-5 11-30-2010, 04:16 PM  
K-5 or d7000 ?
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 78
Views: 20,270
Hahahahhaa. This is hilarious. There is no such thing as "serious" HDR, it's a terrible gimmick that should have died out years ago.

Nikon has more affordable lenses, if you know where to look. My 35mm/1.8 prime was $160, and Pentax doesn't have anything modern or good in that price range. You're stuck with the 50/1.4 which costs twice as much. It's also easier to find deals on Nikon glass since there's just so much more of it than Pentax. Don't forget about the AF, which Pentax is just barely catching up on. The D7000 has a new AF system, which blows any Pentax out of the water.

Do ever want to try shooting tethered on Pentax? Too bad. Pentax stopped supporting it after the K20D.

Most importantly is the flash system. If you use flash, you're going to get a LOT more out of Nikon's CLS system than Pentax's wireless flash system which doesn't do nearly as much.

In reality, the D7000 outclasses the K-5 in anything that matters in a real-world setting. And it does it for $400 less. So the people saying that the Nikon glass is more expensive? The price difference in the cameras more than makes up for it.

Sure, Pentax used to be the best bang-for-the-buck, but they are NOT ready to go head to head with the big two. The K-7 was a great camera for its price (I got mine for $800), however, the K-5 doesn't compare to the cameras in its price range. Sure it has a pretty new sensor, but without the rest of the features to back it up, it'll fall short.


tl;dr: D7000 is better value for the money.
Forum: Sold Items 11-11-2010, 09:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon 17-55mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm, SB600, D200 (Worldwide)
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 10
Views: 4,118
You have the SB600 in the title, but not in the post. Has it been sold?
Forum: Sold Items 11-11-2010, 02:22 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ grip, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 50-200, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma flash
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
Bump, will sell both remaining lenses together (50 and 50-200) for $375
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2010, 07:19 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ grip, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 50-200, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma flash
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
Lenses are still available! 2 of the best K-Mount lenses, I'd say. And of course the 50-200, which is still good!

edit: Found my Tamron box!

---------- Post added 11-07-10 at 01:36 PM ----------

Bump, now with free shipping!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-05-2010, 06:58 PM  
Nikon D7000 seems like a better deal than K-5
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 60
Views: 28,336
I'm switching to Nikon because I can't justify sticking with Pentax. They just don't have the options in glass the Big Two have. There's also Nikon's CLS, which blows Pentax's wireless P-TTL out of the water.

$1600 is just way too much for the K-5, especially when the D300s is only $100 more.

And it seems the only thing I'm losing in the D7000 is (questionable) ISO performance, and a PC sync port.


Pentax to me has always been about the dollar performance, but the way they priced the K-5 just makes me think they're getting inflated egos thinking they can compete with Nikon and Canon's similar offerings at that price.

PS: check out Joe McNally's Hot Shoe Diaries if you ever want to see what kind of stuff the CLS can do.
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2010, 05:06 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ grip, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 50-200, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma flash
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
I'm hoping to keep the camera and grip together, sorry. And it's a 3rd party D-BG4 so it should, but I have no idea since again, it is a third party and was made before the K-5 came out. I'll think about it though if I don't get any offers for both.
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2010, 04:55 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ grip, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 50-200, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma flash
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 8
Views: 5,648
I hate to do this, but I'm both moving and switching to Nikon, so I guess I'll offload all my Pentax stuff.



2. Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4 $290

A great lens, my favorite lens. In absolutely perfect condition, no dust inside or scratches. No box.
Item Condition
Used
Excellent



Shipping
FREE



4. Pentax DA 50-200 $100 OBO


I'll probably take any reasonable offer, as this lens is a pretty old kit lens. Although some of my best shots were taken with it.
Item Condition
Used
Good

Shipping
Free


SOLD:
1. Pentax K7 Body and 3rd Party Grip SOLD

Camera has minimal wear, shutter count under 1000 (826 as of this posting). I bought it used, though it still comes with all accessories in their original bags, so I'm assuming it was a "wife didn't approve" return. The camera grip is an eBay 3rd party grip, but it works fine and has all the same features as the official Pentax one, except the weather sealing. Box included for the camera, not for the grip.

Also included is 3 batteries and an extra charger.

http://defectiveimages.com/k7/k71.jpg
http://defectiveimages.com/k7/k72.jpg
http://defectiveimages.com/k7/k7box.jpg[/size]


3. Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 SOLD

Another excellent lens, has been to Tamron for calibration and adjustment, so no focus issues. Not sure if anyone cares, but it is made in Japan, which is apparently good for this lens. I love this lens to death, and will probably buy the Nikon equivalent. Also a very rare lens for Pentax!
Item Condition
Used
Excellent

http://defectiveimages.com/k7/tamron.jpg

Shipping
FREE


SOLD 5. Sigma EF-530 DG Super SOLD

Great flash, has wireless P-TTL and many features. Works well with the newer Pentax DSLRs. Comes with a stand and a nice little carry pouch. Includes box and manual.






Item Location
Palestine Texas

Accepted Payment Types
Paypal

Kit Farman Photography for my gallery, most of the shots were taken with at least some part of this package.
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 05-30-2010, 09:48 AM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 1,330
Views: 397,139
Start selling the DA pancakes in Nikon/Canon mounts. Odd? Probably, but they would sell like hotcakes and Hoya would have a lot more money for their Pentax division.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-28-2010, 11:30 AM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
Just got my third party grip. A bit of taking used to, coming from the K200D which didnt have anything but shutter and AE-L on the grip, but it works perfectly so far.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2010, 07:34 AM  
Upgrading from K10d to Kx--Should I do it?
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 31
Views: 6,951
The Kx is only meant to be an entry-level camera. I'd say wait a few months to see if Pentax comes out with something like the K-7 with the Kx's sensor.

Things the Kx lacks:
Top display
Ability to use battery grip
In-viewfinder AF points <- big one for me, why I just ordered a K7 over the K-x
Front e-dial (Also a big one)
Other buttons


The Kx just lacks a lot of things the K10 doesn't. Hell, it even lacks things my K200D doesn't.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-25-2010, 10:26 AM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
That's the point. Is it worth the risk to me? Well, yes. The chance of it happening and doing any real serious damage is pretty small.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-25-2010, 03:08 AM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
I'm not saying they're immune, but it's very unlikely to happen.

No one on these forums has had a problem with a third party battery so far, so I figure that they must be built at least somewhat well.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-24-2010, 08:36 AM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
When's the last time you heard of a DSLR catching on fire?

If there was a problem like this with the third party batteries, you KNOW it'd be posted here. I've yet to see any issues about it posted, and everyone here actually recommends the batteries.


edit: In fact, I could probably get a good insurance policy on my camera with the money saved on batteries, which would cover in the very small chance that something did go wrong.
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 05-24-2010, 06:00 AM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 1,330
Views: 397,139
A flash system comparable to Nikon CLS
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-24-2010, 03:37 AM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
Well if the battery caught fire and melted, how would they know it's third party? :P

Also it's not "a few bucks" It's 35 dollars. As a college student, I need to save where I can.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-23-2010, 02:03 PM  
Pentax K7 3rd party battery grip
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 242
Views: 83,185
From what I've read 3rd party batteries are pretty good.

I just ordered a K7 and got a 3rd party grip and two batteries from that same store.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2010, 01:09 PM  
Pentax Rainbow K-x
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 90
Views: 19,806
I think people just want them to focus on building better cameras instead of just painting the current ones crazy colors and calling it a day.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-14-2010, 12:06 AM  
Metz 58 AF-1 underexposure in P-TTL
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 9
Views: 3,140
You have to set your camera to AF-S to get it to use the spot beam, it doesn't work under Continuous.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-06-2010, 09:24 AM  
vertical band on images K20d
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
What kind of light are you shooting in? Fluorescent lighting can cause banding in images over 1/60th of a second in shutter speed. The reason for this is that the kind of light isn't constant, it is actually a series of small pulses so only part of the sensor catches the light at one time.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-03-2010, 01:24 PM  
Looking for my first flash.
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 23
Views: 4,168
The AF540 is more powerful and can act as a wireless commander, and the Metz can't be a commander.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-03-2010, 01:22 PM  
Studio Strobes or Small Flashes?
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 40
Views: 7,790
I was thinking the same thing.

But hey, whatever you have to do to get the job. I'd rather have someone who can pull of stunning photos using only small hotshoe flashes than mediocre images using studio strobes. But then again, it can work in reverse.

Just don't act like it's impossible to produce good photos with hot shoe flashes.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-03-2010, 09:41 AM  
Studio Strobes or Small Flashes?
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 40
Views: 7,790
Do you really think they'll know the difference? Which one do you think they'll tolerate more? The smug bastard who spends half an hour setting up his equipment using big heavy strobes, or the guy who can set up his hotshoe flashes in under a minute?

Really, stop being so smug about it, and acting like someone's presence is less professional just because they choose to use hot shoe flashes.



Really, to answer the question, use whatever you will feel most comfortable with. Clients will respect someone who knows his way in and out of hotshoe flashes than someone who struggles with studio strobes. So whatever you end up getting, practice, practice, practice.

And don't just choose one over the other because it's "more pro".
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-01-2010, 04:45 AM  
Studio Strobes or Small Flashes?
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 40
Views: 7,790
Fixed this list up a bit:




The thing is, both have their uses. But the best thing I've read concerning it is "The best piece of equipment is the one you have with you."
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-31-2010, 05:02 AM  
Best Hotshoe Flash for K-x
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 6
Views: 2,520
The DF-383 does not have P-TTL wireless.

The Pentax FGZ360 and FGZ540 do, along with third party flashes such as the Metz 48-AF1 and 58, and the Sigma EF-530 Super.

Check the link in this sticky for a better comparison.

(I own the Sigma EF-530 Super and I love it. Your mileage may vary)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-31-2010, 01:05 AM  
Quick note about P-TTL and incorrect exposure
Posted By Kazy
Replies: 24
Views: 5,707
Center-weighted metering is your problem here. It's not wanting that lampshade bright, it's wanting to turn it into an 18% grey. Turn that off and re-do the experiment.

The flash doesn't do center-weighted so it compensates for the whole scene, which is why it's nice and bright.
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