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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-12-2018, 03:10 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By lenticular
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B - Balloons

Taken this morning (12 March) at the 2018 Canberra Balloon Festival.

K-1 and FA-31 f/1.8 Ltd

Big bird awakes by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-27-2018, 07:09 PM  
May I introduce myself ? My name is HelenJo.
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 40
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Just wondering....is there a letter transposed in your 'Sun City' address? ;)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-26-2018, 11:22 PM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By lenticular
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Old camera (1955 Leica M3 double-stroke)

Leica M3 DS and Summicron 50 Dual Range by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-26-2018, 02:33 PM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 39,299
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'J' is for Jura

...where you want to linger longer.

The Paps of Jura by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 02:26 PM  
Hello from bramula808
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 11
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Welcome to the forum.

I'm too recent a member to have known your dad, however I can see from the entries above that he was much respected and valued.

Good luck with learning more from this forum about shooting your legacy camera.

Your dad's legacy lives on with that alphabet photo thread he started and that was linked by someone in an earlier reply. I've just posted to it for the first time myself: 'J' on the current page - 2553(?).

David (Canberra)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 02:19 PM  
Help me choose lenses for the soon to be mine K-1ii
Posted By lenticular
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I have too many camera systems I like to shoot with, so I can't afford to pay the prices of new Pentax zooms, however good they may be.

I shoot a K-1 and my first dedicated lens purchase for it worked out great for me: it's a second-hand
Tamron APO XR Di 28-75 f/2.8 and it cost me about $400.

I also love shooting the FA31 and FA77 primes in particular, although each of those cost nearly double the Tamron price.

Recently I also bought a mint condition Sigma DG APO 70-200 f/2.8 lens for about $400; not sure which version except that it's one of the older non-macro versions. I'm very happy with its IQ on the K-1.

Here's where I store most of my K-1 images. The lens will be identified in each shot: Pentax 35mm DSLR images | Flickr
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 02:09 PM  
New Here
Posted By lenticular
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Welcome to the forum denniedigital.

I'm sure you will love the K-1 II.

I have the K-1 and also still shoot film, including with a P6x7 MLU.

I'm sure you will find the K-1 to be be even easier than the Canon 6D, with things like the customised 3rd dial being very handy for exposure compensation, SR on/off etc.

I love shooting the FA31 and FA77 primes in particular. Another great 2nd hand lens for the money, if you can find one, is the Tamron XR Di 28-75 f/2.8

Finally, don't hesitate to get a P645 - PK adapter to enable you to use great lenses like the A75 on your new K-1. I also use a P67-P645 adapter for some classics like the P67 105 f/2.4

David (Australia)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 02:01 PM  
Hello from France !
Posted By lenticular
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Bienvenu Raph!

J'aime la Normandie.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 01:57 PM  
May I introduce myself ? My name is HelenJo.
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 40
Views: 887
Welcome HelenJo,

I'm only a youngster at 61. I still own an ME Super that I bought in 1981.
I look forward to seeing your photos and love your very positive outlook.
Greetings from SE Australia.
David
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-23-2017, 02:19 PM  
Holiday Special: Loyal Site Supporter Status
Posted By lenticular
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Views: 4,877
I bought a K-1 e-book yesterday. Am I able to get a refund on that if I switch to this $55 deal (what I should have done first off)? :)
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-22-2017, 06:41 PM  
K-1 or 645D? I did it (not the sensible choice)
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Fantastic shot lightvox. So, that's with the P67 55mm, or something else?

I must say that of the 4-5 P67 lenses I have that the SMC 55 f4 is my favourite.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-07-2017, 07:07 AM  
K-1 or 645D? I did it (not the sensible choice)
Posted By lenticular
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Thanks for your comment.

In fact the rose shot is heavily cropped, as I realised that the RH rose was not in focus. Here is the full image (just uploaded :) ):

Garden roses (uncropped) by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-06-2017, 09:44 PM  
K-1 or 645D? I did it (not the sensible choice)
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 27
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Welcome to the forum lightvox. I also shot with an M9 until recently and somewhat regret selling it to buy an M240, apart from the better high ISO performance and versatility with live-view.

I intended to sell my P645D, having bought a K-1 about a year ago. I also now shoot P67 film, having bought many P67 lenses to use with the 645.

This thread has made me hesitate on my intent, particularly as I've just shot a few images here in the Australian Spring and I'm loving the results. Perhaps I should sell my P67 II film camera instead ( I also have a somewhat dodgy P6x7 MLU as a backup).

Here are two from today, using the SMC version of the P67 105 f/2.4 with a polariser:

Garden roses by David M, on Flickr


Garden bottlebrushes by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-15-2017, 06:26 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By lenticular
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Ivanvernon is correct, Image B is the P645D photo. I agree that P645 and P67 lenses are great to use with the K-1, as indeed are P67 lenses with the P645!

Image B: P645D, A75 f/2.8 at f11

Image A: K-1, FA77 f/1.8 Ltd at f11.

I believe for the Image A / B test I copied the white balance and tint values from the P645D shot to the K-1 (in Lightroom). Despite that, I prefer the blue sky in the P645D image.

Full size images are using WB as shot.

P645D, A75 f/2.8 at f11
P645D_DMC9299-fullsize-72dpi.jpg - Google Drive

K-1, FA77 f/1.8 Ltd, f11
K1_DMC5696-fullsize-72dpi.jpg - Google Drive

My fear that I would not use my P645D after buying the K-1 are largely proven, however it's still a pleasure to use the 645D.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-15-2017, 12:29 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By lenticular
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Beautiful big pups Ishimitis!

Ok, I used my P645D for the first time in many months yesterday.

Here are two images.

Which one is taken with the P645D?


Image A:

Image B:
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-16-2017, 05:42 PM  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 621
Views: 75,784
Thanks pinholecam on this thread (and elsewhere) for extolling the virtues of Raw Therapee. I just downloaded 5.1 and used it to process the image below.

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 Asph lens, f6.3, 44mm, ISO200. Rested on a wall (no tripod), hence the cropped image.

Carrickfergus Castle by David M, on Flickr

A much larger (iMac desktop-sized version) is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9dwIDu9gH7FdDd5YWRsTk1pQzQ (it looks a little over-sharpened by the stepwise sharpening script I use).
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-02-2017, 03:58 PM  
=Capture a stranger street style=
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 8,555
Views: 752,599
One I shot yesterday.

Contemplation by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-16-2016, 06:37 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 15,897
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Great capture of the black-shouldered kite. What lens?


Two shots of the supermoon from Canberra, Monday evening.


Leica R APO-Telyt-R 180/f3.4 @f9.5

Supermoon 14Nov by David M, on Flickr


P645 ED IF 300/4 @f8, using Kipon P645 - PK Adapter

Supermoon 14Nov by David M, on Flickr



Leitaxed APO-Telyt-R 180/3.4 again

Icelandic Poppies by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-03-2016, 11:27 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By lenticular
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Views: 1,394,253
Daisy depth-of-field by David M, on Flickr

FA77 f1.8 Ltd. Original camera-jpg uploaded to Flickr. RAW not yet processed as I was travelling with a new Windows 10 tablet and all of my PP is done on Apple Macs at home.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-03-2016, 11:14 PM  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 621
Views: 75,784
The Long Hole boat mooring at dusk by David M, on Flickr

FA31 f1.8 Ltd, PS with MC on. 16 bit TIF output from Digital Camera Utility, input into Capture One Pro 9.3, then minor further PP.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-02-2016, 09:37 PM  
Thoughts on the 67II
Posted By lenticular
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That changeover price for your 16-35 sounds very good to me.
I started with a cheap 67 with mirror lock-up, loving the experience so much that I upgraded to a 67 II. I haven't regretted the upgrade although the financial investment is about 4x the original.

My rationale for the upgrade to the 67 II was driven by the matrix metering and the easier to use mirror lock-up button. The MLU function is a must-have feature when looking for a 67 model IMO.
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-21-2016, 04:41 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By lenticular
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I'm away from Australia visiting family.

I have no real editing device with me except for rudimentary sw available via a tablet running Windows 10 - not mine to keep; as such I am posting in-camera jpeg output files only, with minor PP via Windows 'Photos'.


FA31 f1.8 LtdA classic CitroŽn by David M, on Flickr

A classic CitroŽn by David M, on Flickr


These were taken on an extremely dull day with threatening/arriving drizzle.
FA77 f1.8 LtdFishing on a gloomy autumn day by David M, on Flickr

'Diagonals in the murk' by David M, on Flickr


A ruined circular staircase at the 12th Cent. Anglo-Norman Inch Abbey (shake reduction working its magic at 1/4 sec handheld). FA31

Inch Abbey by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-24-2016, 03:06 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By lenticular
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Views: 1,394,253
First two are with the FA 31 f1.8 Limited

The Weir at Tidbinbilla by David M, on Flickr

The Weir at Tidbinbilla by David M, on Flickr


FA77 f1.8 Limited

Brolga by David M, on Flickr

I've posted some PS images in the separate dedicated thread for those.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-24-2016, 02:53 AM  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 621
Views: 75,784
Trying out some pixel shifted shots yesterday at a nature reserve. I used Motion Compensation as the water was often a little disturbed, by rare platypus, or by wind.

As expected, attempts at processing using ACR did not give good results, with clear colour issues in areas of disturbed water. Digital camera utility did seem to cope well with most of the movement.

I output 16-bit AdobeRGB TIF files from DCU and imported them into Capture One Pro 9.2, with only minimal further processing, and then C1Pro's claimed improved re-sizing algorithm (inherent to any of its size-reduced output recipes) to produce the 1200w jpgs for Flickr upload.

This first one is using a P645 300/4 ED(IF) lens, with P645-PK adapter.

Pixel Shift resolution, using P645 300/4 ED lens on K-1 by David M, on Flickr


FA31 f1.8 Limited (next 4)

FA77 f1.8 Ltd, PS resolution by David M, on Flickr


The Sanctuary, Pixel Shift resolution by David M, on Flickr


No PS in the last 3 images

The Weir at Tidbinbilla by David M, on Flickr

The Weir at Tidbinbilla by David M, on Flickr


FA77 f1.8 Limited

Brolga by David M, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-19-2016, 06:01 AM  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By lenticular
Replies: 621
Views: 75,784
I think you will love the SMC 28 f3.5, based on my own very limited experience so far ( I have owned mine for about 2 weeks, but have only shot with it maybe 10 times).

Here's a shot taken at f11 with my SMC 28 f3.5 (no PS)
Lakeside at Canberra Yacht Club by David McI, on Flickr
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