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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-18-2016, 05:07 PM  
Widest full frame lens that can support filters?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 16
Views: 3,341
I have used the 12-24, and I did enjoy it, but I did like the Tokina 11-16mm as well. I used the Tokina on my D800 and it has some heavy vignetting at 15mm but is usable.. Not sure at what focal length the 12-24 would be usable at on FF. I'm trying a few different DIY rear filters on my Rokinon to see how much they hurt IQ.. hope something works well enough, I won't want to use a 5"x5" or bigger filter setup.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-18-2016, 04:56 PM  
FroKnows Photo talking about K-1
Posted By Chex
Replies: 210
Views: 19,893
That's exactly what I'm talking about.. magazine ad's are not the largest audience by a LONG shot.
In years past, I've seen plenty of ad's for Canon and Nikon camera's, even on TV..
If I was in marketing, I would be aggressively using YouTube, Instagram & FB ad's. Print still works, but it's audience has diminished enormously as more and more quality content webpages are available, faster internet, more user friendly devices to get you there etc.. Just makes sense to market to the largest bases possible.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-16-2016, 12:48 PM  
FroKnows Photo talking about K-1
Posted By Chex
Replies: 210
Views: 19,893
I've been watching light field photography and I think it has amazing potential.. it's just the simple fact that Lytro has about 3 or 4 years more of development to bring it to fruition to actually compete.. still a nice gimmick/toy for now.
With the K-1 being closer to actual launch, things have seemed to die down on the media front when it comes to this camera.. what in the living hell does Ricoh put all the R&D and time in to a product and seemingly have a $5 marketing budget to get these camera's out there and having people lining up to grab them?

Smart marketing as Canon did back in the day to grab dominant market share.. Sydney Australia's summer Olympics came around and Canon GAVE pro photographers their new top of the line camera's and lenses to shoot with.. while Canon marketing photogs took pictures of "The Pro's use Canon".. smart marketing which bolstered their sales in a huge way.

In today's granola/backpacker/hiker/outdoors lifestyle of people who drop wads of cash at places like MEC and Outdoor outfitters and such, how hard would it be to find leading people in those types of area's and set them up with Pentax rugged weather sealed gear. It just seems that no matter what great gear Pentax has on the market, their advertisements seem to be word of mouth from users bases like these forums. I don't even have a Pentax digital in any form anymore (looking at re-aquiring a K-5 or newer) but I love their gear and wish the K-1 came out when it could have competed with my D800.. now it competes and beats the D810 IMHO, but I'm vested in glass and I do enjoy the larger (new) lens selection and higher flash sync speeds. To make my D800 compete with an D810 or K-1 I'm simply going to send it out and have it's Filters pulled.

As for the original thread topic
Jared Polin is a Nikon fanboy at heart, respects the efforts Canon is making in video and in the past year is broadening his thoughts on other gear IMHO. I watch some of this stuff because it can be entertaining while makin' dinner etc..
Always take any you tube streamer or any review site with a grain of salt..
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-07-2016, 08:49 PM  
Widest full frame lens that can support filters?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 16
Views: 3,341
After searching for my own Rokinon 14mm f2.8 I have found 3 square filter holders for it as well..

Haida, Lee and NiSi all make holders that will fit the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f2.8 but the 150mmx150mm (some take 160mmx160mm) are very expensive when you look for a Big stopper/ 10 stop filter.

I would grab this lens in a heartbeat for the K-1, and just may if I choose to drop my D800 and head back to beloved Pentax gear.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-07-2016, 01:57 AM  
Widest full frame lens that can support filters?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 16
Views: 3,341
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Pentax K VE1540P B&H

This has a 77mm filter thread for a 15mm lens.. not sure how good the lens is of course..
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-22-2016, 12:12 AM  
Mystery Lenses in Pentax Interview??
Posted By Chex
Replies: 123
Views: 17,264
I'm guessing some of these unbadged tamron designs 35mm f1.8 & 45mm f1.8)... or possibly one of them is the 85mm f1.8
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-20-2016, 02:22 PM  
Current K-mount Full-Frame Lenses
Posted By Chex
Replies: 100
Views: 38,399
B&H has 50 FF lenses availeble, of course some duplicates between stuff like Samyang/Rokinon/Bower
SLR Lenses, DSLR Lenses | B&H Photo Video

Think it's time to start looking at selling off my D800 and acquired lenses.. The K-1 looks to be a slight upgrade from a D810 IMHO and at good price point! Years late, but well done.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-04-2015, 05:33 PM  
Sticky: FF Officially Announced, to be presented at CP+ 2015
Posted By Chex
Replies: 152
Views: 47,285
My D800 has served me well, but I do long to return to Pentax.. simply enjoyed the K-5 more. Maybe it will be good enough for me to come back.. I hope so!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2015, 07:18 PM  
Pentax Full-Frame, DFA* 70-200mm, DFA 150-450mm Announced
Posted By Chex
Replies: 544
Views: 84,749
Holy crap.. 2 years later and it's starting to materialize!
Maybe time to sell the D800, can't wait to see what it is when it's realized and delivered!
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-25-2014, 09:36 PM  
What do my night images need?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
I agree about the shots with and without the GPS unit on.. and as Mike said.. a touch of light painting can/will go a LONG way in sharpening up your details in your rocks, no matter how you choose the exposure value to use when you layer mask in in with your tracked star background.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 12:15 PM  
Nature Seagull 1a
Posted By Chex
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Nominated! Great work centering that gull on the horizon!
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 12:14 PM  
Nature Sequential flight shots of Coppersmith Barbet
Posted By Chex
Replies: 30
Views: 3,936
Nominated, nicely spaced apart sequence!
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 12:09 PM  
Travel Still Movements
Posted By Chex
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Nominated, love the contrast and vibrancy!
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 12:03 PM  
Machinery Fired Up
Posted By Chex
Replies: 35
Views: 3,640
Nominated, nice work!
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 12:02 PM  
Landscape Time Is A Wave
Posted By Chex
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-01-2014, 11:51 AM  
How to push the Pentax Full-Frame Idea and get that FF out faster...
Posted By Chex
Replies: 1,493
Views: 179,046
Sometimes I wonder if Pentax's FF rumors and even that interview back in the day hinting about needing to develop a FF solution was nothing more than lip service.
Glad I have my D800 and all, but I really would be happier with a Pentax solution 36 or 24 MP range.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 11:44 AM  
Landscape Incoming Tide
Posted By Chex
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Nominated this as well, nicely done, I love the long exposure tidal work.
(I'm in the same boat as you.. moved from K-5 to D800, still awaiting Pentax FF).
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 11:43 AM  
Nature Love U
Posted By Chex
Replies: 43
Views: 3,394
Nominated this photo, a great emotional capture.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 11:42 AM  
Abstract Bokeh
Posted By Chex
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Nice and vibrant, nice DOF work.. nominated this photo.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 11:40 AM  
People The Worker
Posted By Chex
Replies: 49
Views: 3,791
Nominated this photo, great HDR work.. the look suits the subject matter so well.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-01-2014, 11:23 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 6,787
Views: 913,513
Even though I now walk around with my D800, When ever I see a Pentax I give them credit even though many look at me lost like when I ask about any lenses, all but one have had a kit 18-55..
I still take out my Super Program with my M 50mm f1.7 though!
I miss my old 10-17mm fisheye.. might have to buy the Tokina soon.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 11:15 AM  
People The Storm Chaser
Posted By Chex
Replies: 52
Views: 5,125
Nominated, great concept and very well pulled off.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-15-2013, 11:10 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Chex
Replies: 18,186
Views: 3,569,233
Some cheap $7 fleabay item.. the soft corners are VERY noticeable on the heavy processed shot of her out front of the car.. the loss of detail around the picnic basket is hard to take.. and I was at f8... the lens is far better than that so I'm assuming the adapter had a little hand in this.. But my Tak can go back on my PK adapter and hang out for use on my old Super Program again.. my Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC/USD has been ordered.. let the VISA bleed..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-09-2013, 10:30 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By Chex
Replies: 6,787
Views: 913,513
I have only seen two pentax shooters in the past year around my area, I know of 5 locals that have Pentax camera's (population around 7,000). Wish I was still one myself, but when the ex took the K-5, and still no FF released.. I know I made the right choice... but I sure do miss the size and layout of the K-5, I just wouldn't trade my D800 for it... ever.
Some entry level shooters that are not too sure of what they want and such I talk to them about camera brands and what they need/want from the gear.. I honestly hold nothing back about trying to steer people away from Canon gear, I'm just not a fan of their convoluted menu systems and button layout.. less of a fan of their archaic sensors (keep flogging the dead horse Canon!). But I do try to push Pentax a little.. unless they know people with Nikon gear, because face it.. being able to "borrow" and try some lenses/flashes etc for free is sure hard to beat!
This is a great little bit about popularity of Pentax and it's ability, I'm sure many have seen this already..

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-09-2013, 10:21 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #99 Winners
Posted By Chex
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
haha i have plenty of cool ones with my D800.. but not everyone wants to work with a 43MB .NEF file ;)
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