Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 2 Hours Ago  
Sony Camera Division and all EP&S segment moving outward
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Quite true. I could never keep the Sony line straight. I encountered a similar difficulty sometimes, over the years with the Canon line. For example , awhile ago I was considering getting into Canon when looking at my entry into digital full frame DSLR.

I recall doing research of the following 5D cameras. At the time, there were a few new old stock, 5D3's available. Then there were the newer 5D cameras ...the 5D Mark IV, 5DS and 5DS R.

Then the 6D.

Of course this was before the additional models...the Canon Mirrorless full frames were introduced and nowadays if you want a new Canon FF...you do have some choice and a lot of research with such a large repertoire of Canon FF bodies.

For me, it was a little like the old Abbot and Costello comedy routine...Who's on first base.

Back in the '70's, as far as top of the line, Canon 35mm SLR camera bodies, it was simpler to figure out. Canon had the Canon F-1 (which I have), then that was replaced by the Canon F-1 New (think it was called), which was an evolutionary upgrade.

So it can get confusing for an average enthusiast like me. I like the Pentax line...full frame the K-1, medium format the 645Z.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Wow, I am impressed. That Weinermobile with it's Chevy truck LS 300 HP/ 6 liter V8 engine...really cuts the mustard. 110 MPH you say ! :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 16 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
They sure look different than the weenies we have in Western Canada.
Forum: General Talk 20 Hours Ago  
Personalized license plates..your favorites
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Interesting case that personalized plate, Wheatfield. It's the guy's actual, genuine last name, he was banned due to what the plate may have implied to some viewers.

Think he took his case...to be allow to have his name on a personalized plate...to court.

Don't know the results of the wisdom of the court...insofar as how this case was decided.

Judging by the expression on his face, I'm not sure if the court ruled in his favour.

There was also a situation in your home province about a guy that had a name that he couldn't use on a Saskatchewan plate. Darn it, I can't recall the name. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Nature Mockingbird: Revisiting the K-3
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Your K3 still has got it ! Nice pix.

I find I generally use my K1. I love it. Although I do use my K5 every so often, mostly attached to my Sigma 150-500 and then that's for wildlife shots. I understand, perhaps misunderstand, that the 500mm end of the Sigma is in reality functioning like a 750mm when used with the smaller sensor K5. On my K1 with it's full frame sensor a 500mm lens is just that a 500mm lens. I like the extra reach of the K5 on a telephoto for wildlife.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 19,375
Views: 1,345,848
I like small multi bit screwdrivers. One of the best I've got is a MEGAPRO Original screwdriver. It's pretty robust in build quality, has a nice variety of bits and has one bit in particular that I have nowhere else in my 'multitude of multitools' and just plain screwdrivers...a Torx # 10 bit.

Our son has an BMW F series G/S motorcycle and one of the screws that holds body panels over the battery cover requires a # 10 Torx bit. Couldn't believe how difficult this particular bit is to get...but fortunately it is in the MEGAPRO.

We've got the MEGAPRO multi bit screwdriver for each of our kids, because of it's quality and selection of bits. A good tool and made in the states.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Landscape Fangorn Forest
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 22
Views: 340
We don't seem to have forests like that and that may be due to the fact we don't have Ents or dreich days. :D

Your photo has an otherworldly atmosphere.
Forum: General Talk 3 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 19,375
Views: 1,345,848
Having lived in Western Canada cattle country for awhile...I know exactly what you mean. :lol:

---------- Post added 03-25-20 at 11:40 AM ----------



Yes they (horses) do. :D You are a practical man. :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Landscape The draw bridge.
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Very nice, great perspective, that last picture in particular.
Forum: General Talk 3 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 19,375
Views: 1,345,848
I bought a couple of cheapie tripods and used them from the late '60's till the mid '80's. The last straw for me, for a cheap tripod was around 1985.

One weekend I rented a Pentax 6 X 7 with a 90 mm Leaf shutter F 2.8 lens. Heavy equipment.

I was taking some landscapes by the mighty Red River and left the camera on the tripod to take a hand held meter reading, and happened to look back at the camera and saw it flop downward and then the tripod started to topple. Fortunately I was close enough to grab it before it hit the forest floor.

That incident which nearly became an expensive accident caused me to have what Cartier-Bresson used to call a 'decisive moment' in photography, although in my case it had nothing to do with getting a great photograph. In this case it was when it occurred to me to get a good, strong, stable tripod. Enough already with trying to get by on the cheap.

That very next morning I went down to a local dealer and bought a black Leitz Tiltall tripod.

It's been a fantastic accessory. I've used it for medium format (Mamiya TLR), 35mm SLR/Rangefinder and my DSLR's. It supports everything well, including my XL Sigma 150-500 with camera body.

It's not light, but it's well designed, very strong and stable and has done the job without problem for 45 years. Back then it cost a bundle...$ 166 CAD if memory serves.

My opinion is that I got what I paid for.

Another tripod I bought around the same time is my small Leitz Tabletop tripod...copy...made my Minolta. Just the thing for taking wide angle pix, down low of things like European cathedrals, etc. Same deal, quality piece.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Machinery 1927 Ford Mustang ?
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Nice shot. My dad's first car was a 1926 Ford Model T, like the one in the pix, only one year earlier.

He bought it for a couple of bucks (CAD) in 1935 when he was 15. He said he could only drive it for 10-15 minutes at a time as it had a leak at the bottom of the gas tank. H resolved this issue...briefly...by chewing gum constantly while driving and replacing gas soaked gum every 10-15 minutes with a new wad on the hole in the tank.

It was the depression, he was a kid, with little money , but he was resourceful... :D...and his jaws were tired after every drive in the T.
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Correcto mundo ! Didn't think I was bilingual, I bet ! :D

My wife told me after I made the post. I was more of a Barney Miller fan than The Adams Family....that's my excuse. :lol:
Forum: General Talk 4 Days Ago  
Ok, who enjoys a good " cuppa " and what makes a good " cuppa " [ of tea ] any way ?
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 98
Views: 1,384
My wife is more knowledgeable about tea...and many other things than I am says in her view.....for some tea drinkers it's more about having the break...than the beverage. Others it's more about the tea quality/taste, etc...than the break. These would be aficionados.

Me, I mostly go with water, occasionally V8 low sodium vegetable juice or the once weekly beer...which in my case is Budweiser Prohibition. My beer used to be Newcastle Brown Ale.

I have tea very occasionally and it's Tetley Orange Pekoe decaf....or whatever is available.

One beer I've had a hankering for about a quarter of a century is Theakstons' Old Peculier. This Yorkshire beer company's advertising and the odd name/spelling ...some might say peculiar name is the appeal. Unfortunately they don't handle it out here.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSWAnC713_caYvT_o420k...kFa8T_7uo_2g6b

Sorry for going a bit off topic.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
I agree. That disconnected mystery hand...courtesy Canon.... might creep some out. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Really tough times. I hope for the best.

Les
Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Nature Dick and Jane
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Nice series, but are you sure it's Dick and Jane ? Looks more to me like Fred and Ginger.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Abstract barn find
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Like the 'patina'. Looks like a Ford GT40...so this mini car may go back to the 1960's. Just a guess on my part. Like the background you came up with...simple, white, effective.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Thx for the info. Didn't know that. When I think of it, I think I had heard that reference somewhere.
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
I'm not sure, but think there's more to it...it has an air of mystery. :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
I probably missed something, but what is the 'Big Shed ?'
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 4 Days Ago  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 79
Views: 2,306
I've always used a squeeze bottle horsehair brush to rid the lens surface of dust, etc. , then photographic lens cleaning fluid, lens cleaning paper. Does the job.

I used to use Kodak products, but haven't seen them for awhile, but now use Henry's lens cleaning fluid. Henry's is a large Canadian photo store chain.

Also finding the old style squeeze bottle horsehair brush is almost impossible to find.

I've been using this cleaning stuff for 50 + years and maybe this is why you can't find it as easily as before. Maybe this old guy (me) needs to update. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Now that sounds like the voice of experience. :D

About 50 years ago, when I was a young guy, I learned that lesson with my '67 Camaro RS coupe...powerful 327 cube V8, 4 speed Muncie transmission, 3100 pounds and ...tiny 9.5 inch drum brakes at each corner. :eek:

In contrast my next car was a '69 VW Beetle with a not so powerful 96 cube (1500cc) 4 banger engine, 4 speed, and half the weight of the Camaro @ 1600 pounds and 9.1 inch size drum brakes at each corner. The brake drum size on the V-Dub were just a bit smaller than the brakes on the Camaro, but the VW had a lot less speed/acceleration potential and a lot less weight to stop.

The VW brakes didn't fade much under hard use...the Camaro's did. It was at this point that I understood that Whoability is critical, where Goability is merely important.

As famous American humorist Will Rogers said...good judgment is the result of bad experience. :D
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 4 Days Ago  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 79
Views: 2,306
I agree and do pretty well what you do. I generally use B+W F-Pro filters, generally clear filters to protect my lenses. I have tried a number of before and after tests...with/without filters...same subject, same weather/sun, etc. conditions and with the B+W have failed to notice any discernible difference.

In my many years of photography I have occasionally (very rare) dropped a camera. My K10D and 16-45 lens fell out of a poorly designed bag (dumped that one in a hurry) about 4 feet to the floor. I had a B+W on....the filter absorbed the impact as the camera hit the hardwood floor...lens first. Fortunately all was ok.

It maybe an unusual event , but even though I'm very careful with my equipment...sometimes (blank) happens, as they say.... not me though...I say (blank). :D

I do have some lenses that are impossible/ difficult to fit protective filters on...my 10-17 fisheye, my 40 and 70 Limiteds...so I go filterless.

I also believe that if you are going to put a protective filter on, use top quality filters. Why, put cheap glass on in front of expensive glass lenses ?

I also always attach my lens hood.

The discussion of the merits of filters is one of those perennial debates in the camera world . There will always be advocates pro and con. Who is right, I do not know. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 76,512
Views: 2,878,708
Reminds me of a discussion famed racing/fast luxury car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti had with one of his customers. Bugatti's were one of the last cars to go from simple cable actuated brakes to hydraulic systems and some Bugatti's only had rear brakes, rather than 4 wheel brakes as many other cars had, even back in the '20's and '30's.

According to legend when one of his customers complained about the poor brakes Mr. Buggatti was reported to have replied, "I make my cars to go, not to stop."
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Black & White Monochrome Ibis
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 9
Views: 217
A lovely photograph, such delicate shading and subtle detail on the subject. I like colour, but the various shades of B+W are more appealing to me.

This choice of B+W enhances the photo. That beady, bird eye is very sharp (great job of focus) and dare I say it...he seems to be watching the viewer like a hawk. :D

Very intense gaze.
Search took 0.03 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top