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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 08:24 AM  
Priddis Sunset
Posted By azdustdevil
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Almost 3D
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 08:18 AM  
Sunset over the Seto inland sea
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Replies: 6
Views: 125
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 08:16 AM  
Moonrise over Buckhead
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Views: 133
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 08:16 AM  
Sunset over Sognefjord
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Replies: 8
Views: 151
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2018, 08:15 AM  
Sunset on West Cape PEI
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Views: 429
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Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 08-11-2013, 01:44 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
Did someone say there's an authorized Pentax service center in Chandler? Who and where?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-30-2013, 09:27 AM  
Pentax Lens Price Hike - Here we go again!
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 412
Views: 42,858
This has to be some kind of wild rumor! Such price increases would indicate an inflationary economy. The media say there is NO inflation in our economy, so this must be some kind of rumor! FOX news said so!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-19-2013, 02:22 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
I just got back from a trip to Nashville. Makes me glad to live in AZ.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-25-2013, 08:26 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
I have had this K-30 since Christmas and had never in my life even touched a Pentax. But, holy crap! I could swear these Pentax lenses beat my Nikons! Un -real!!!! And my Nikon lenses are not a bunch of dogs. (I had a couple of Vivitars back in the old days, and they were not the best glass.)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 03-04-2013, 11:02 AM  
Sticky: Pentax MX-1 In-Depth Review
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 98
Views: 80,388
It's just too darn pricey for what it is. I use other cameras for my serious work and a little Panasonic for casual snapshots. Where is the market for this little fellow?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-07-2013, 06:44 PM  
Nice lens (sample) but adapter does not focus to infinity on K-5
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 11
Views: 3,533
Let this be a lesson: Never, ever, under any circumstances purchase cameras, lenses, or related accessories from China. You are only asking for trouble when you do.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-21-2013, 08:03 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
You probably are as nutty as a fruitcake! But don't tell my New Mexico born wife that I said that....she would string my ass up and take pictures.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-21-2013, 06:52 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
Yes, indeed! And so is New Mexico, and also Utah.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-21-2013, 09:03 AM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
"Arizona heavy"? Is that good or bad?
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-06-2013, 02:42 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
Say, could we do the Japanese garden not this Saturday, but the next? I received my new lens yesterday and I'm ready to try it out.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
Yeah, I have shot balloons before back in Tennessee. Was shooting kodachrome 25 most of the time. You ever shoot film?
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-03-2013, 05:00 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
I think the 12th would be fine with me. I have a lot to learn. I'll have to check with wifey and make sure she has not planned something....you never know!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-03-2013, 04:55 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
Dma110: Thanks for the offer but I will be receiving another lens in a few days. Tell you what, on a cloudy day, we should tackle those old machines at the Gilbert Historical Museum. If I find something that's killer, I may go back and take my 4x5. (Yes, I still shoot film...but not much)

BTW, let's try to do something specifically in Gilbert or near Gilbert.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 01-01-2013, 10:01 AM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
I only have the one lens, the 70-210, hope to soon have another. That is not the lens for cityscapes or landscapes.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 12-29-2012, 06:39 PM  
Phoenix Pentaxians?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 117
Views: 7,529
I just received my first Pentax a day or two ago! Now, what is a Pentaxian?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-28-2012, 09:14 PM  
Do old lenses lose their luster?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Well, I'm old so I guess I'm still pretty good. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-28-2012, 01:29 PM  
Do old lenses lose their luster?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Glad to hear that! Your photos are living proof that it is not which camera you are holding in your hands, it's what is between your ears that makes the difference! I just bought an old 70-210 FA lens rated by many as a "sleeper" which has gone unrecognized because the thing is ugly. Ugly is as ugly does and I suspect this lens will look like a diamond after a few shots!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-28-2012, 10:44 AM  
Do old lenses lose their luster?
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
As a general rule, I'm rather disappointed in the newer lenses I find these days. Maybe it's the economy. Maybe it's something else. They just don't make them like they used to unless I spend over a thousand bucks for a new lens, I seem to have to compromise more so than I did some 40 years ago. The old lenses have character, at least the Nikons do. My son just gave me a new Pentax K-30, so I cannot speak too much for Pentax lenses except those I know who use the older lenses rave and rant about how damn good they are. Guess I'll find out.

The photo of Freedom Street at night is absolutely superb.
Forum: Pentax K-r 12-27-2012, 07:55 PM  
Walkaround lens
Posted By azdustdevil
Replies: 55
Views: 6,436
I just received my first Pentax camera as a Christmas gift from my son. I previously owned a Sigma SD9 (not as bad as they say, but bulky) I've been shooting with Nikon film cameras and large format and a few others for nearly 43 years. Now, I have to find a "walkaround" lens for this new K-30. My previous experience tells me that the longer and faster a lens, the heavier it is. At my age, I'm in no mood to carry a heavy chunk of glass in my bag. 17-55 is the best range for me. Seriously consider what you will be shooting. Primes are better for quality but zooms are more practical in actual usage. I purchased the legendary 70-210 zoom today, but I will generally not carry it unless it's in a backpack. Oh, my lumbago!
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