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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-05-2016, 05:24 AM  
People Bangladesh
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Thank you for the kind words. I would love to go back... Bangladesh is really crazy and chaotic but it was also really interesting. I noticed the colors on the web seem to be a bit muted compared to what I see in Lightroom. Does anyone know if this is normal?

Also if you go to Bangladesh I know some good guides there. steve_mckay@hotmail.com

---------- Post added 03-05-2016 at 07:27 AM ----------


The elephant was really random. I was walking to breakfast when we saw the boy riding it. Elephants are something I expect to see in Laos and Thailand in the countryside logging, for tourism, or at wildlife refuges.... but it was a bit of a shock to see it right in the middle of the city on the road.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-03-2016, 11:53 AM  
People Bangladesh
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Here are a few photos from Bangladesh.

If you would like to see some from other trips you can visit my photo sharing sight:

stevemckay
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-22-2016, 09:15 AM  
60-250mm lens problem.
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Thank you. I will try it in live view. I suspect that isn't the problem but it won't hurt to try.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-22-2016, 08:38 AM  
60-250mm lens problem.
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 7
Views: 923
I had it serviced in Taiwan. Unfortunately everything in Taiwan is Canon or Nikon these days so it isn't the easiest to find someone to look at it. However, my friend just recommended another person who he said is really really good at repairing lenses who I am hoping can look at it. I literally see zero difference on my k3 with this lens even when the lens compensation is set all the way to each side. The focus is quick and it seems to be working correctly in this respect but the images are just really soft. It seems to be a bit sharper at close distances and also when stopped down. Thank you for your responses.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2016, 06:58 PM  
60-250mm lens problem.
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 7
Views: 923
I left my lens sitting around and it got some mold or something inside it. I could see what looked like snowflakes if I shined a light through the elements wide open. I sent it away to be serviced but now it isn't very sharp anymore. I am wondering if I should sent it in again to be adjusted or if maybe it is a problem with how it was cleaned.... Or if this is just the reality from getting some fungus or mold in the lens. I would consider selling it cheap to someone who could fix it or sending it away to someone who could make it more usable again. Any suggestions or experience with a similar problem?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-11-2014, 01:24 AM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 2,237
Views: 118,833
This would be my favorite lens to win. I had a broken copy of an 43mm limited lens once and even though it wouldn't meter it was still amazing. Here are some photos I took from Myanmar and various places .... stevemckay I believe a 43mm lens would help renew my interest in portraits and street photography.... it would be a perfect travel lens. Merry Christmas
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-15-2014, 08:12 AM  
People Rapt in thought
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 107
Views: 8,965
Very nice portrait. Looks great in Black and White with the Black background.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-15-2014, 08:09 AM  
People Hidden Bagan
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 8
Views: 876
I really have no idea what my best photo is... I see them all the time. Here are some more if you are interested stevemckay

Thanks for the nomination. I appreciate it.

Steve
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-01-2014, 06:54 AM  
People Hidden Bagan
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Hidden inside a small temple two young novice monks light candles. I did some minor adjustments in Aperture 3 - I decreased the saturation, adjusted the white balance, and lightened the shadows.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-15-2013, 06:33 AM  
Pentax K-3 Specifications
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 421
Views: 66,971
Will sharpness be similar to the K5IIs?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-04-2013, 04:36 AM  
Travel Rays of Light
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 14
Views: 908
I have had quite a few problems with my camera and lenses recently so I was quite happy to get some nice photos while in Myanmar. It is a pretty cool place.

Here are some more photos: Travel Photography - Steve Mckay

I would appreciate any comments you have - negative or positive.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-03-2013, 11:52 AM  
Ricoh GR Digital IV Giveaway: Ending 7/8/2013!
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 630
Views: 88,302
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-03-2013, 11:48 AM  
Travel Rays of Light
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Bright rays of light illuminate the pages of a Novice Monk's book in the dark shadows of an ancient temple. This picture was taken late in the afternoon on a dry and dusty day on the plains of Bagan.

I was worried about going to Myanmar without a prime lens especially if I was going to take any photos indoors. The inside of this temple was especially dark. The Tamron lens is my cheapest lens but it produced some nice photos for me.

Here is the link to the lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Lens for Pentax AF016P-700

The K7 isn't made anymore... also you would be much better off getting something newer like the K5IIS or K50 since the picture quality would be substantially better.
Used Pentax K7 14.6 Megapixels Digital Slr Camera Body
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-09-2013, 11:46 AM  
Mold problem with DA 60-250
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
I bought a dry box. Now that I am back from vacation I will look into getting it fixed. It still works although it seems as though this lens isn't always so sharp. i am not sure if the fungus effects this or if it is just the lens.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-23-2013, 10:05 AM  
Mold problem with DA 60-250
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Today I was looking at my DA 60-250 lens and noticed some spots inside the lens. Upon further inspection with a flashlight it looks like there is an even bigger spot on an element in middle of the lens. I am super worried. I have hardly used this lens and I am about to go on a big vacation. I don't make a lot of money and this lens cost me about as much as I could afford in photography.

I am currently living in Taiwan to make things more difficult. I am guessing I will have to send this in which will probably cost a fortune to fix. I am not even sure if it is worth taking it on my trip. I used it the other day... I will have to go back and inspect the photos closely and see how much it is noticeable.

Any advice?
Forum: Sold Items 01-17-2013, 09:53 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
I am interested in this lens. Will you ship to Taiwan?
Forum: Sold Items 01-17-2013, 09:51 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-FA 43mm f1.9 Limited - LIKE NEW
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
How much to ship this to taiwan?

Any problems with it?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-31-2012, 09:31 AM  
Tonle Sap speedboat
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Life on the Lake
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM  
Feet
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 0
Views: 406
Here is a photo from a black sand beach - Monterrico, Guatemala
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 08-01-2011, 02:45 PM  
Picture of the Week POTW #174 July 31, 2011 - August 07, 2011
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 44
Views: 8,470
Here are some photos I took up at Grouse Mountain this week.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-25-2011, 03:44 AM  
Bonded
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-25-2011, 03:38 AM  
Sticky: Contest Rules, Procedures, & How to Submit
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 279
Views: 148,492
I noticed that depending where the photo is ex- page 1 of the contest or page 4 can change whether you get 100 views or 400 views. Therefor the contest isn't really fair. Any way to solve this?
Forum: Sold Items 07-09-2011, 12:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Reduced: Pentax 18-250mm w/ 4 Tiffen filters (US/CAN)
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 6
Views: 3,310
Now sold. Thanks for your offers.
Forum: Sold Items 06-29-2011, 04:55 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Reduced: Pentax 18-250mm w/ 4 Tiffen filters (US/CAN)
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 6
Views: 3,310
I am also trying to sell a AOR AR8200 MK3 scanner for $400 if anyone is interested
Forum: Sold Items 06-29-2011, 04:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Reduced: Pentax 18-250mm w/ 4 Tiffen filters (US/CAN)
Posted By stevemgap
Replies: 6
Views: 3,310
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Reduced: Pentax 18-250mm w/ 4 Tiffen filters

Asking Price
$330

Item Location
Golden, BC

Item Description
Selling a Pentax DA 18-250 F3.5-6.3 lens with a Tiffen Digital Enhancing filter set (value $169 new on Amazon) See Below for details.

I can ship using Canada post or an express service if you want to pay the difference. Easiest is to ship to the US or Canada.

I am the original owner of this lens and it works fine. I have taken some good shots with it and it is a good lens for traveling. It has no scratches or issues except I am missing the lens hood. The polarizing filter vignettes a tiny bit at 18mm.

I am selling it in hopes to upgrade to a DA* 60-250 or Sigma 70-200.


To see some photos of the lens:

lenses - Travel Photography - Steve Mckay

Item Includes
Enhancing Filter
812 Warming Filter
Circular Polarizing Filter
Digital ultra clear filter
Filter Pouch
Description
Tiffen's Digital Enhancing Kit packages the professional filters necessary to creatively enhance your portrait and scenic photography.

Enhancing filter for deep rich reds, browns and oranges. Ideal for fall foliage, rustic barns and wooded scenes.

Tiffen's exclusive 812 warming filter for portraits and scenics. Adds warmth to pale skin tones and richness to washed-out colors on overcast days.

Circular Polarizer for increased contrast and color saturation and the elimination of glare from highly reflected surfaces like water and glass.

Digital Ultra Clear filter for lens protection.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
$20

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No return

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
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