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Forum: Pentax K-3 06-16-2014, 08:05 AM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Rondec
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Some shots from Chattanooga with the DA 15 limited.

Dixie Queen by Vincent1825, on Flickr

Bridge over the Tennessee River by Vincent1825, on Flickr

and one with the FA 31 limited.

Dixie Queen by Vincent1825, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-15-2014, 01:46 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By dane.dawg
Replies: 9,956
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A few from today, I know more friggin Hummers.
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Forum: Pentax K-3 06-15-2014, 12:41 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By SkipperRi
Replies: 9,956
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Another test of smc PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR. Some classic macro shots, some portraits of my best friend. Very versatile lens.

Golden, my golden
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

The eyes of my friend
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Spring dreams...
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Crown of drops
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Natural tears
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-04-2014, 07:16 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By john5100
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candgpics - those are some very good questions and ones that I struggled with too. I wanted the K5IIs for it's known performance but I was nervous about the flash results. I shoot a lot of concerts where lighting is very difficult and mixed but I am venturing into portraiture. With portraits and weddings flash will become more important.

So far the K3 has done really well. Coming from a KX and K200D it has taken some getting used to. It does underexpose a bit but that might be a Pentax thing

The first concert that I did with the K3 was The Motels and it was VERY DARK and I was at 12,800 most of the night. The very first photo of the shoot was a backstage interview with singer, Martha Davis. She was only lit with an overhead fluorescent light in a hallway. I shot that at 12,800 and pushed to 16,000 because I was nervous and underexposed by 1 stop.

I postprocess in LR5 only. I thought about some plugins but I haven't gotten any yet.

The Motels at 12,800 pushed to 16,000

Martha Davis and The Motels
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr


Martha Davis and The Motels
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

Since then I have shot several concerts and I have been pleased.

Amos Lee at 3200

Amos Lee @ The Paramount
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

Paula Cole at 2500

Paula Cole
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

Volbeat at 1600

Volbeat @ The Paramount
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

Foy Vance at 6400

Foy Vance @ Neptune
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

NeedToBreathe at 2500

NeedToBreathe
by John Rudolph Photography, on Flickr

For more examples, see the link.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnrudolph/collections/72157624492303549/

Recent magazine shoot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnrudolph/sets/72157644416101924/
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-04-2014, 01:28 AM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By SkipperRi
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Couple shots from yesterday on the beach at the Adriatic Sea. K-3 with HD DA 55-300 WR.

Dog enjoyment
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Jump!
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Trix
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

Wet...
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr

In the sea foam
by Tomislav Ćuto, on Flickr[COLOR="Silver"]
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-09-2014, 03:22 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Tjompen1968
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Went to the lake and shot some dragonflies. Not the easiest task... K3 and DA*300

Only way was to prefocus and then fast as ... manually adjust focus and shoot, hoping to get the shot. They will NOT hover very long...

Dragonfly by ThomasHedlund, on Flickr

Dragonfly by ThomasHedlund, on Flickr

Dragonfly by ThomasHedlund, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-12-2014, 01:19 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Tjompen1968
Replies: 9,956
Views: 1,161,205
Clowds. K-3 and Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and Tamron 70-200 f2.8

Clowds by ThomasHedlund, on Flickr

Clowds by ThomasHedlund, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-11-2014, 01:08 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By DimC
Replies: 9,956
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Hi all,

It's been a long time I've not passed by this nice thread, and as always there is some great shots to see :D

I've been shooting musicians lately but the pics are not ready, in the meantime I'd like to show you some various images.

NYC on a stormy day

GodZilla in Times Square par DiM C, sur Flickr

Philadelphia on a cloudy day

Philadelphia par DiM C, sur Flickr

Windows

Zeppelin Windows par DiM C, sur Flickr

FireTruck in NYC

Fire Truck par DiM C, sur Flickr

Leaving the States

Leaving par DiM C, sur Flickr

A nice African Haircut

African Haircut par DiM C, sur Flickr


Tatoo par DiM C, sur Flickr


Cérès par DiM C, sur Flickr


Cérès par DiM C, sur Flickr

Back Home

Préfecture du Val de Marne par DiM C, sur Flickr

I've been using the K-3 extensively since release, and I am really enjoying it. The only problem I see is that Im doin more and more videos and it's not a good tool for that.
Hope you like the pics.

DimC
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-14-2014, 11:16 AM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By SkipperRi
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Thanks norm! Yes, I agree, macro in garden is always "here", even on days like these, when weather isn't our and macro friend. I can't wait for more sun, less wind, bees, butterflies and so on...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-05-2010, 12:32 AM  
K-x CTE White Balance
Posted By dlacouture
Replies: 1
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CTE is the exact opposite of AWB... It stands for Color Temperature Enhancement, and emphasizes the actual color temp : if you are under Tungsten, it will shift the image toward warmer tones... In shade, it will go colder yet...

Nothing to do or set...
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 08-19-2013, 07:22 AM  
Trigger flash faster than 1/160??
Posted By JimJohnson
Replies: 26
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Chuck, if your maximum (non-HSS) flash speed is 1/160, it means you have your camera configured to use 1/3 stop increments. Switch to the more traditional 1/2 stop increments and you'll see a max flash speed of 1/180.

The difference between 1/3 and 1/2 stop steps is at most +/- 1/6 stop. Few exposures are going to be critical enough that you can't deal with that in processing.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-15-2013, 09:15 AM  
Aperture priority
Posted By Reliant K1000
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Our eyes are the most sophisticated light meters around...a camera can't even come close.

But the beauty of digital is that we can take a shot, see that it's under/over exposed, then press delete and try try again. We don't have to wait for days like in the film era when you have time to forget what you even did!
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-15-2013, 09:07 AM  
Aperture priority
Posted By ToyTank
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Hey chuck,

I'd say it matters what effect you want. I got some books from the library that helped me understand some of the basics of photography that using a P&S camera never taught me.

I can suggest understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. IMO when in aperture priority you can get 3 "effects" 1. isolation and bokeh(up to f5.6) 2. sharpness(between f5.6-f11) and 3. increased DOF(F11+)

1. Isolation and smooth bokeh. Portraits with that dreamy effect. Isolate a flower or other subject.

2. Sharpness f5.6-F8 Is where most lenses get maximum sharpness. Used when sharpness, color and contrast matter most. vignetting and other issues lessen as well.

3. Increased DOF F11 and above spot sharpness starts to fall off, but total DOF increases which can make the whole composed shot sharper. Used for macro, or landscapes if you also want foreground subjects
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-15-2013, 08:55 AM  
Pentax AF-200FG vs. Yongnuo YN560EX
Posted By elliott
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
It can, but why pay extra for a feature you can't use? The YN-560 II is $60 on Amazon. The YN 560 III, which has a built in RF receiver, is $80.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2013, 01:44 AM  
How to get the best out of FA43
Posted By chesebert
Replies: 57
Views: 6,557
I have had 4 copies of this lens (at various times including the latest copy) and I am writing from experience not believe. I will shoot some test shots hopefully over the coming weekend. "3D pop" is more of personal opinion (the photo is 2D afterall), but "edge to edge sharpness" can be tested and proven.

I do however appreciate the advice given in this thread about how to best use FA43 (e.g., get closer, watch out for harsh lights, tendency to compress highlights, etc).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2013, 10:17 PM  
I touched the Holy Grail today.... (or one of them)
Posted By Mike Bokeh
Replies: 40
Views: 8,868
Over five and a half years between posts #21, and #22. :eek:

The members of Pentaxforums.com are stable, and devoted.

Mike ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2013, 11:43 PM  
I touched the Holy Grail today.... (or one of them)
Posted By RobA_Oz
Replies: 40
Views: 8,868
It is the search for the Holy Grail...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2013, 10:48 AM  
Sharpest aperture for 77mm??
Posted By Adam
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
It's at its best from around F4.5-F8. Btw, that's a nice pic- I wouldn't call the DOF extremely thin. It's nowhere near as bad as it would be at F1.8 or 1.4 ;)
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-27-2013, 05:15 PM  
Matrix or Center-weighted?
Posted By robtcorl
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
This is something I probably need to pay more attention to.
I tend to just use spot or center-weighted.

I very rarely use them, but assume the scene modes change the metering method.
Spot for portrait, multi for landscape, etc.
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-26-2013, 10:00 PM  
Matrix or Center-weighted?
Posted By selar
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
You might find "Link AE to AF point" setting in Custom Menu options useful if you prefer matrix metering. The rather enigmatic help text says "Auto Exposure value linked to AF point in multi segment metering". I take it to mean that it gives more weight to the Exposure value recorded at the metering segment that corresponds to the AF point that locks focus. I suppose you could rephrase it as AF point weighted metering for clarity.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 05-09-2013, 09:04 PM  
Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited samples
Posted By Munki
Replies: 91
Views: 35,094
Oh my goodness...I used to have a dog who looked so much like this one! He was a Dalmatian cross Australian Blue Cattle. Developed a heart condition at 9 years of age and had to be put down, unfortunately. He was such an affectionate dog.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 12-04-2012, 08:19 AM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
Posted By Sage97
Replies: 245
Views: 94,374
I tried to do a portrait shot last night but couldn't find anyone to pose for me.......... except this guy.


Chillin-4 by sage972003, on Flickr


Chillin-2 by sage972003, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-22-2013, 04:23 PM  
Portrait Lens Dilemma. Advice needed!
Posted By maxfield_photo
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Try moving your subjects further away from the background, it's free!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-22-2013, 12:13 AM  
How to get the best out of FA43
Posted By alamo5000
Replies: 57
Views: 6,557
I have managed to get that 'look' on a few shots...and I don't own an FA lens. I think a lot of it has to do with the lighting more than just the lens. I am sure its a fantastic lens (in fact so fantastic I want to buy all the FA's)...

Having a good sharp lens is critical and I have heard it from A LOT of extremely good photographers that if you do one thing with your money, its to invest in good lenses. Everything else as it relates to equipment is secondary.

But even if you have the best body and the best lens attached to the best body... if you feed it bad light or harsh light or don't know how to obtain or interpret those 'technical' factors... then no matter what lens you have the shots won't be as good as they could be.

Understanding the principles of light and lighting will give you more 3D shots than just buying a new lens or having the top of the line wigit.

What's the old saying about computers? Trash in, trash out? Well bad light in, poor image out. What are you feeding your lens is the question I would ask.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2013, 02:35 PM  
Best lens for Car shows
Posted By Sonic
Replies: 30
Views: 5,829
Schmidlapper, sorry I'm a bit new to it all still so my question was a bit vague, i've had my K-r about a year & a half so I'm getting the hang of the different technique, trying to remember them all at the time can be hard but i'll get there.

I currently have the 18-55mm lens that came with the camera & a 50mm & 80-200mm manual lens's

& some shots I'm looking to take will be outside & some inside just depending on the time & the place as I'm trying to get the best shots of my own car in different locations & then when I'm at car show like yesterday where there are car outside in the sun some in the shade then some indoors with different level of lighting so a bit of a mixed bag.

So was wondering if a different lens would help me get some better photos.
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