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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Hours Ago  
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Where do you get your tame dragonflies from?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
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K3 and K 50mm f4
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
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I have noticed since I have owned it, it does now and again produce some odd colour casts. Usually blue. But I have invariably been happy with these idiosyncrasies. I believe you can see an example in one of my bug shots.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 Days Ago  
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I also have the A 50 f2.8. I prefer the K 50 f4. Partly because of the build quality, and partly because I prefer the colours from it. I am really comfortable using K mount lenses in M mode with the green button. My K3 I shoot in RAW on the natural profile, and heresy to say, process entirely in camera.
I suspect that you can't sync with the K because you prefer the Tak for its build quality over it, and prefer the convenience of the A .I do not like using M42 mount lenses on my K3 because of the inconvenience of being forced to either use LV or stopping down to take the picture.
I have stated previously elsewhere that the A would be one of my desert island lenses, but the more I use the K I am coming to the conclusion I will be selling the A on. The K has become my favourite lens on my K3 since acquiring it last year.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
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Bug invasion in he garden captured with the K 50mm f4 Macro
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
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Like you I went dragonfly hunting this am. No luck for me though anf the Tamron SP 300mm f5.6. Had to settle for a damselfly , a couple of butterflies and a barge
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
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Canon EF and FD 55mm f1.2, wide open. Kodak Ektar.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
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Bronica Etrsi and 105mm f3,5. Fuji Velvia
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
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Minolta XE1 and 1. Tamron SP 70-210 52a and 2. MD 35-70 f3.5 Fuji Velvia
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-07-2019, 11:24 AM  
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More adventure with HD DA 70mm
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-06-2019, 06:53 AM  
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More from the HD DA 70mm
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-06-2019, 06:45 AM  
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Practice shots with the HD DA 70mm. I have two problems with this lens.
1. It is not a field of view I am used to using, so I am always miss-judging the distance to my subject for initial composition.
2, It does not feel like I have a telephoto lens on my K3, so I am sub-conciously thinking I have different lens on the camera to what I actually have.
Best keep practising then!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-04-2019, 02:49 AM  
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First test shots with newly arrived HD DA 70mm f2.4. Very promising. I am not used to the FOV for normal subject distances so it will take some getting used to. It really is astonishing though how so much quality can be put into a telephoto lens in such a small light package

HMMM...... I might need to get a KP or K70 to match this lens and the other Ltds i already have.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-03-2019, 02:06 AM  
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K3 and K 50mm f4
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-03-2019, 12:10 AM  
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M 100 mm f4 Macro and K3
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2019, 04:57 AM  
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Oh dear! I have had a moment of moral weakness..... HD DA 70mm Ltd on its way to me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2019, 03:20 AM  
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M 100mm f4 Macro and K3

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I perceive that there was a slight diminution of manufacturing quality between each of the series. Although there are probably some exceptions. Hence I prefer the K series over the A and M. I concede though that the convenience of the A setting does make ownership of that series quite compelling. After all, the manufacturing quality is still far in excess of what is generally produced in the modern era, unless one is prepared and able to pay for things like the Ltd series.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-25-2019, 04:03 AM  
Just Aquired a Bunch of Old Manual Gear, Time for a K1?
Posted By richard0170
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As others have said. You do really need to have a feel of these cameras before making a decision. On paper though the K1 would make more sense. Unless you were into extreme telephoto shots. SH it's very competively priced, although it's a brick it is a very comfortable one, and you will get the correct fov on the wider lenses. The IQ will be better, although the sensor may be beyond the capabilities of your glass resolving power. The only real downsides of the K1 is its bulk and the file sizes at full resolution.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-24-2019, 02:17 PM  
In camera RAW processing.and profiles
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I think you are missing the point. I would be happy to do post processing work but will not use Windows and can't afford Apple. Chomebook offers limited opportunities. If cameras could produce perfect image SOOC I would be happy, They can't. Therefore I am exploring what can be done by processing in camera RAW. I was hoping for some feedback from others who have explored Pentax's in camera processing capabilities.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-24-2019, 12:19 AM  
In camera RAW processing.and profiles
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First I'll get this off my chest. i m essentially lazy.I do not want to spend ages processing images on a computer. If I could get perfect JPEGs I would not shoot RAW. Second I really dislike Windows and can't afford Apple to make a judgement, so I use a chromebook for my computer needs. This leads me to using Pentax in camera RAW processing, which I must say is the best I have used out of my other digital cameras, Nikon and Fuji.
So to get to the point of this thread, I have been taking RAW pictures and processing in camera for a few years now. I have almost exclusively used the natural profile, but the other day I could not get the look I wanted for some shots of roses, so I tried the slide profile.Job done! This got me thinking. If anyone out there does the same as me it would be nice to see what can be achieved and to discover how to do so, using just Pentax in camera processing.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-23-2019, 09:45 AM  
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A visit to aged parent , to introduce new dog, gave me the opportunity (and excuse) to go for a walk I have not done for over 30 years. M 100mm f4 and HD DA 35mm f2.8
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-23-2019, 09:32 AM  
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A break in the weather yesterday provided some opportunities. So what did I do?.... Found some shade and sprinkled water over the subjects. K3 and M 100mm f4 Macro
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-22-2019, 03:40 PM  
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Ah the 52A....l love that lens so much I now have 3 copies. But now we are off topic.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-20-2019, 05:18 AM  
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Tamron 72b and K3
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-20-2019, 03:48 AM  
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I do not mind 135mm on crop sensors as it is very similar to 200mm on film or FF. Never did like it though on film. It was always a compromise FL going back to the days when things were more expensive and people did not earn as much. You could not afford a 85 or 100mm AND a 200mm (which is what you really wanted), so you settled for a 135mm instead. In fact you could not afford either a 85 or 100mm only! They have always been way more expensive than 135mm's!

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Thank you. She's a working cocker crossed with toy poodle. We were looking for a rescue dog, when the neighbour poked his head over the fence and said "do you want to see my puppies?" The rest is history.
He keeps cockers for shooting with and breeds them about every 18 months. He had two cocker pups and this one, Lola. She was born on 2nd April. He let us have Lola on condition she has a litter in a year or two's time and he has a couple of her pups.
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