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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Hours Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By normhead
Replies: 1,250
Views: 88,728
Yawn... and you need this because?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Hours Ago  
Architecture Dimly Lit Kirks
Posted By normhead
Replies: 22
Views: 287
That's one thing I never had access to growing up. Old guys sitting around telling stories.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Hours Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By normhead
Replies: 1,250
Views: 88,728
There isn't a Sigma lens I'd bother carrying from my house to the car. They are the anti-Pentax. MY current rule is, anything I buy has to be smaller than what it replaces in my camera bag. WIth the 60-250, 28-105, 100 macro and FAJ 18-35, there isn't a lot of room for anything Sigma.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Well at least she has really nice hair.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Ya, apply the rules after you take the photograph. There's bound to be one that fits. :D

Your photo follows the rule of thirds, she's just pointed the wrong way. If she was pointed the right way she would have seen you. Practical choice.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Architecture Dimly Lit Kirks
Posted By normhead
Replies: 22
Views: 287
Aha Lesmore has given away the secret.

You build a really solid structure for a common cause, and over hundreds of years you decorate it. It's a great way to have generation after generation contribute to a shared wealth.

This side of the Atlantic, almost everything gets torn down. Very little is passed on generation to generation, and that kind of beauty is completely absent, except may in New England. There are few places you can go in North America that will give you that sort of lavishness, and what their are are for the most part privately owned. We don't believe in common ownership of lavish. We believe the rich deserve lavish, the poor can spend their entire existence in hovels.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By normhead
Replies: 1,250
Views: 88,728
This thread is becoming the "Why I won't buy a K-3" for people who are a little more camera oriented. :cool:

We need a rule, no talking about beer or food, or especially bacon.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Especially since the rule of thirds seems to be the only oe anyone knows, learn the other 10 is you want to follow the rules.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Landscape Two night's sunsets
Posted By normhead
Replies: 3
Views: 148
IN a few weeks we'll be able to set a picnic table in the middle of highway 60 and have dinner without interruption.



Thanks eaglem
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,123
Views: 356,373
That's what the 21 ltd and 40 XS are for. They take no room, and fit in a pocket.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Architecture Dimly Lit Kirks
Posted By normhead
Replies: 22
Views: 287
Pray tell, what be a Kirk Matey?
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By normhead
Replies: 978
Views: 59,445
Whitney Beach
K-1 and DFA 28-105
1600 ISO, ƒ11, AV

2017-10-19-Sunsets-3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-2 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-1 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 1 Day Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By normhead
Replies: 12,459
Views: 1,076,001
Whitney Beach
K-1 and DFA 28-105
1600 ISO, ƒ11, AV

2017-10-19-Sunsets-3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-2 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-1 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Landscape Two night's sunsets
Posted By normhead
Replies: 3
Views: 148
XG-1 images
100 ISO 5.9mm, 4.4, AV

The Bancroft Cliff Face illuminated by the evening sun.

2017-10-19-Sunsets-6 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-5 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Whitney Beach
K-1 and DFA 28-105
1600 ISO, 11, AV

2017-10-19-Sunsets-3 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-2 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2017-10-19-Sunsets-1 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 4,912
Views: 594,223
That how I found the price at Camera Canada. They have ithe K-P at $110 off right now.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 4,912
Views: 594,223
In my quest to find a camera store, the best price in Canada on a K-P is Camera Canada. I found these guys....

I asked if they had a K-P and a K-70 in stock so I could compare real cameras.

Thank you for your interest in Camera Canada. We have the cameras here to
try out and see.

We are located in Downtown London, here is our address...
Forest City Image Centre
217 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
N6A 1H1
Here is a link to the map...
Google Maps
anada

London is along way from us and we'd have to plan it, but, Tess has a nephew and couple nieces there we could visit an make it a trip. Plus the current price on the K-P is the best in Canada.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
Sounds like my back yard.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
That's not a real place.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Worth waiting for the K-3II Successor?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 54
Views: 2,570
What we now is a record of whether or not Precision can repair it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Worth waiting for the K-3II Successor?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 54
Views: 2,570
Click on the Edit Message button.

I wonder if this is something specific to your copy that could be repaired.

It certainly sounds correctable.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
People Break The Rules II
Posted By normhead
Replies: 32
Views: 540
I hate the slippery slope... and the double edged sword that cuts both ways, and the thin edge of the wedge.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
What do you listen to, while driving ?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Name them.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Worth waiting for the K-3II Successor?
Posted By normhead
Replies: 54
Views: 2,570
That would be a huge problem with my bird images.... and our landscapes. A very high percentage of our image, there is no opportunity for retakes.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By normhead
Replies: 1,250
Views: 88,728
Ya, I read those stats and cringed. But I figured at $500 it's probably worth buying just for the super fast AF in good light. No one else's ƒ6.3 glass i PLM so that doesn't enter my thinking on this one.

If you buy a lens of what it does for you you buy that lens for fast AF, not for it's aperture. Other manufacturers are producing average focusing 6.3 lenses. And with the K-P's fast low light capacity focusing, they have upgraded the camera it should be used on to be able to handle the lack of light coming to the AF system.

So while I understand your point in a debating sense, I also understand that this is a unique lens specifically engineered to be light enough to be used with a very fast PLM motor. Other people are going 6.3 with a pretty standard less than ideal set up. IN fact I've heard complaints about the focussing gasped of many or those 6.3 lens from other manufacturers.

While no one has come right out and said that the 55-300 PLM on a K-P might be the fastest focusing system in consumer glass, and theoretically fast than anything but a 1Dx with a very fast lens on it, it is quite possibly true. SO ya, it's ƒ6.3, but there's an asterisk behind it. 6.3 to achieve performance. Not mediocre performance and 6.3 because the company intentionally wanted to come in at price point less than what a top quality offering ( like the DFA 150-450) would cost.

When your whole business plan is based on undercutting the prices of OEM manufacturers, you're always looking of short cuts. Pentax wasn't looking for a shortcut, they were looking for performance. Older Pentax 55-300s that didn't feature the mind numbing performance of the PLM lens were ƒ5.6.

But you all knew that. For some freaking reason you couldn't figure it out for yourselves.

Do i have to explain every little thing? :D

When i see these kinds of numbers I don't just start bashing Pentax, I think, "What were they thinking." In the case of the PLM lens, a Pentax lens designer is on record a saying that keeping the lens elements light enough to be moved by the PLM motor was a design constraint. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that's why the lens is ƒ6.3.

Pentax sets these parameters but as they should will violate them it there is good reason to. But they have to have a compelling reason, better than beating someone else's price point at any cost.
Forum: General Photography 2 Days Ago  
To stick with Pentax or not
Posted By normhead
Replies: 51
Views: 1,648
I have to trade her in while her resale value is still high. :D
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