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Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 6 Days Ago  
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
my favorite macro lens for anything larger than a ladybug

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-08-2018, 09:17 AM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
the press release does not seem pentax specific... words say electric aperture control, but pictures do not agree. you need an aperture lever with an a contact, or kaf4 mount... this doesn't show either? or does kaf4 not need the additional two contact for aperture?
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-07-2018, 07:40 AM  
Thematic Insects
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 547
Views: 24,456
carolina mantis from a few weeks ago
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2018, 04:53 PM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-05-2018, 07:51 AM  
K1 sensor not level
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 22
Views: 849
if it's only in some cases, it's probably the camera moving. down and to the right is the way the camera moves when you press the shutter button. try Auto Horizon Correction (or try it off if it's on?) or 2 second timer? good luck.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-04-2018, 08:30 AM  
Batteries for Flashes.
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 48
Views: 1,498
eneloops.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-01-2018, 08:51 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 2,451
Views: 160,930
is this the difference between talking to a ricoh representative at a product launch and and a sales guy at a trade show?
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-29-2018, 06:45 PM  
Macro Tilt-Shift Macro Bellows
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 1
Views: 549
neat... i wrote something buried on some thread about using t/s for (3:1 and up) macro using more open apertures to avoid diffraction... neat to see someone actually playing around with it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-17-2018, 07:58 AM  
Image Sync updated
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 18
Views: 2,813
via ricoh germany's twitter (they do a much better job than north america)

Important message about the image Sync iOS app.

with the current 2.0.0. version, there were serious bugs
within the app under iOS 12. The app is expected to be
re-released within the next 7-10 days.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-16-2018, 06:26 AM  
New KP/K-70 kit variations coming
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
also from nokishita:

Ricoh's R02010 is expected to expect the Pentax brand new SLR because Bluetooth is not described in the GR III developed and announced last month (although Bluetooth may be added in the product version).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-15-2018, 01:19 PM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 2,451
Views: 160,930
they should change the name of this website to contrarian alley:D
Forum: Sold Items 09-28-2018, 01:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: hd pentax-d fa 15-30mm f2.8 ed sdm wr
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 4
Views: 427
all pm's replied to, thanks!
Forum: Sold Items 09-27-2018, 08:32 AM  
For Sale - Sold: hd pentax-d fa 15-30mm f2.8 ed sdm wr
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 4
Views: 427
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
hd pentax-d fa 15-30mm f2.8 ed sdm wr

Asking Price
850.00 USD

Item Location
nazareth (United States)

Item Description
great contition, barely used 15-30mm, unfortunately need to thin the herd to pay some bills. there is dust on the front element in pics, i'll clean it off before packing it up. nice wr wide angle.








ship usps priority from pa. usually i can ship same day.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
free if in conus

Shipping Services
usps prioity

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 days if not as described, minus shipping and paypal fees.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2018, 06:49 AM  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 927
Views: 57,527
it's called diffraction... some lenses you don't notice until f14, some you notice at f8.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2018, 03:00 PM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
on a 50mm that will go up to 3:1 (or whatever) as i'm sure you know the more wa the lens is, the more the rate of magnification increases on extension tubes. my favorite for anything bigger than a dime is my sigma 70mm on 40(ish)mm of extension tubes. anything smaller, and i use the dfa 50 macro on a bid stack tubes. dragonflies/butterflies or anything that's likely to fly/hop away, i use the 180mm sigma. if it's raining i use the dfa 100.


50mm
IMGP7971 by spohn, on Flickr


70mm
IMGP6886 by spohn, on Flickr

180mm
IMGP4034 by spohn, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2018, 10:51 AM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
unfortunately extension tubes don't do much on 150mm... on a 50mm they do though.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2018, 06:13 PM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
they don't. they do make a couple zooms that are "macro." they used to make a 50 1:1 and currently have a 70, 105, 150, and 180 that are all 1:1. the 70 and 180 are stellar.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2018, 01:05 PM  
Irix Dragonfly 150mm Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 118
Views: 8,510
irix seems to be choosing wisely... offering ff lenses that no one else does for k mount, with aperture control. i already have the sigma 180mm macro though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-10-2018, 01:15 PM  
Pentax 100 vs Sigma 70 Macro
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 49
Views: 1,848
i have the wr100, the sigma 70, the dfa 50, sold the da35mm macro (not ff), sold/re-bought the sigma 180mm macro... also have the da70.

the only benefit to the 100 is the weather resistance.

the only benefit to the 50 is maximum magnification on extension tubes, and it's a bit wider as a walk around lens.

the only benefit to the da70 is the compactness.

the sigma 70mm macro is a stunner! i never thought i'd replace my dfa50mm as my walk around macro lens, but i did. now i only use it on things smaller than a nickle. everyone likes to use the phrase "tack sharp wide open" for just about every lens, whether it's true or not. none of my other lenses are this sharp wide open and truly useable at 2.8. the only drawback are the hood design(threaded screw on), no aperture ring (need "a" contact extension tubes, and no good ones exist for pentax once you stack them beyond a certain point... the full manual pentax tubes are fine though), and no weather sealing. i found one on ebay (from aus) for $250 or something.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-08-2018, 02:12 PM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 1,960
Views: 105,636
sure, pace is slow, but not all lenses are roadmapped. they released 70-200, 150-450, 15-30, 24-70, 28-105... plus there's a bunch that were ff ready.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-06-2018, 08:59 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 1,960
Views: 105,636
the image transfer app lets your phone work as a waist level viewfinder/touchscreen... could work a lot better, but it is improving.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-05-2018, 06:27 AM  
How Canon lineup compares to Pentax?
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
canon makes everything, and every 3rd party manufacturer makes things for canon... this has been true for a long time. it can make your life easier if your photography needs something non-typical. also, they have a professional network. need to borrow a lens from the company? there's a system in place for that.

the astronomical price for some of their cameras vs pentax is crazy though... and no image quality advantage.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-04-2018, 03:46 PM  
Leica doesn't exist
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 71
Views: 2,246
in the last month and a half, i've seen 3-4 leicas... before that maybe once in 3-4 years.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2018, 04:51 PM  
The News here is not the first three
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 142
Views: 8,054
finally, an off topic rant i can comment on!

same here... been roasting for 10ish years. all coffee outside the house is garbage, i wish that wasn't true! even if i buy the cheapest, most nondescriptive green beans, it is still way beyond any coffee i can buy anywhere. often overlooked is good half and half, a good sugar.


that said, i will still happily drink coffee at any greasy egg diner.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-31-2018, 10:19 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By sculptor666
Replies: 1,960
Views: 105,636
sony seems to be busy... a successful motorcycle/racing photographer had all of his (long time) canon gear stolen... sony swooped in and helped him out.
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