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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-01-2010, 08:31 PM  
Show Us Your Best K-X shots
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 1,231
Views: 272,654
Haha, excellent! I like how the poster in the background mimics the motion of the puddle jumper. ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-31-2010, 10:20 AM  
K-x with Zeikos Rubber Lens Hood: any PROBS?
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 11
Views: 4,003
Works fine on my 55-300, but it vignettes my 18-55 at wide. At 18mm, I can't get the hood to hide. It is rubber, so maybe you can cut or shape it to work. Otherwise, it's a very clever hood.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-24-2010, 09:45 PM  
50mm lens pricing
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 27
Views: 4,024
I now have two 50mm lenses. I snagged an A f/2 lens off CL with K1000 body, both in excellent condition for $25. It's plenty fast enough for most situations and the A helps with video mode. Thing is, I find myself taking most of my indoor pictures of the kids at around f2.8 because the DOF is a bit wider.

I do have a faster Ricoh XR Rikonen f/1.7, fully manual of course, but the DOF is so narrow that it becomes much tougher to focus. I use it for still subjects, or sometimes portraits. When I do use it on portraits, I take a ton of pictures at 4.7fps, rocking the focus around what I think is in focus. I snagged this lense for aboug $40 off CL.
Forum: Photographic Technique 01-21-2010, 09:12 PM  
street photography - how do they take these shots?
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 30
Views: 9,638
Agreed. Look at the child in the first pic. How tall do you think he is? Waist height? He's shooting from the hip.

In the 2nd pic, there's a few people lying on the ground. He may have just gone with the flow, casually lied down. Or perhaps he set the camera down with a timer or remote shutter.

I bet these photo journalists have a ton of experience and a huge bag of tricks.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-21-2010, 05:20 PM  
Nuggets for a Wrestling Match
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 27
Views: 3,816
Wow, that's awesome garage lighting.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-16-2010, 05:32 PM  
First Prime Lens for new Pentax K-x User
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 26
Views: 12,163
Grabbed a Pentax K1000 body, neck strap, and 50mm f2 A lense from Craigslist for $25. It's in beautiful condition, looks barely used. I really dig the retro neck-strap. While f2 isn't the fastest 50mm lense, I think the A lense will be particularly helpful in video mode and may make for a nice walk around lense.

Snagged a Ricoh XR Rikenon 50mm f1.7 off ebay for $30 shipped. Not as hot of a deal, but I think the fast 50mm are in decent demand on ebay right now. I think it lacks coating. If that's true, it may be a nightmare for flare.

I'm really hoping to snag up a 300mm f4 M or A lense for Wildlife photography. After cropping factor I'm looking at about 450mm. That will be fantastic.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-13-2010, 10:58 PM  
First Prime Lens for new Pentax K-x User
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 26
Views: 12,163
Ordered mine on 1/2 from Amazon. Still hasn't shipped yet. Hopefully you'll get lucky and be in the same ship group as me and not have to wait so long.

*************** had instructions for a free Prime trial. I hit it and bought 1 day shipping for $4.

Great news! My kit shipped from Amazon today (1/16).
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-12-2010, 02:18 PM  
First Prime Lens for new Pentax K-x User
Posted By dougdeep
Replies: 26
Views: 12,163
@Igilligan

When did you order? I ordered mine from Amazon and I'm still waiting. The anxiety is killing me. I've already started blowing cash on lenses from ebay, CL, and all kinds of accessories I could have waited on.
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