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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-15-2010, 10:02 PM  
Samyang 35mm f1.4 photos
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 73
Views: 27,160
Someone who needs auto focus. Trust me chasing toddlers with MF lenses is a pain. At the price points I would consider both, there is certainly room for each in my collection of affordable lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-15-2010, 09:54 PM  
Who is becoming nervous after the K5 vs. the D7000 announcement?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 141
Views: 32,084
Is the d7000 penatamirror or prisim. The big thing making me want to upgrade my k100ds to a K-7 or 5 is the view finder. Playing with a k-x and k-7 side by side made that desire even greater. The k-x maybe nice in low light, the the k-7 is 8 times the camera to take pictures with.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-28-2010, 06:42 PM  
Poll: Do you use an external flash?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 23
Views: 5,485
i use flash for indoor photography. I can;t afford fast auto focus glass, and my ability to quickly focus with vintage glass is lacking and I tired of so many missed and blurred shots. I use a vivitar df-383 on a k100ds and a da 18-55 mostly on occasion the 55-200. Considering the price I am happy with the results, but I am still learning.

The vivitar flash seems to work fine and has all the features i though important, but it does lack in build quality. the Battery door is flimsy and i take a lot of care with it, and the shoe seems fairly fragile, so i worry about it breaking, but for the price i feel it was worthwhile.

next step progress from flash diffusers and bouncing to some off camera flash on a budget.

I have not used any other flash units, so take that for what it is worth.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2010, 06:55 PM  
Lenses discontinued?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 25
Views: 7,542
that is pretty smart way to look at things.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-29-2009, 09:10 PM  
The stock flash ain't cutting it anymore on my K100D!!
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
I am pretty happy with my vivitar 383. Not the most well built Flash I suppose. the mount is plastic, so that concerns me for breakage and the battery door seems fragile. Overall it is really a cheap build, but I treat my gear well and it was enough cheaper I am willing to risk it. It seems to function well, being my first external flash, I am by no means an expert to judge its ability. overall i have been pleased with my purchase.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-28-2009, 09:17 PM  
Rechargeable Batteries Test
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 1
Views: 3,439
Great info. I am glad I invested in enloop so far over more readily available hybrids. In the future i will have to consider the powerex Batts.

thanks for the link.
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-13-2009, 11:24 PM  
Camera for a 2.5 year old
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 7
Views: 4,342
I am not in the least worried about picture quality, it is for a toddler. Durability is key.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-13-2009, 09:45 PM  
Hin's blog surpass RH in Alexa and mozRank
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 34
Views: 8,121
You have a great site Hin, I enjoy it and have learned a lot from you. I hope you continue to have good success with it. I have really enjoyed you reviews of older lenses and the nice pics you take. Thanks man!
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-13-2009, 09:30 PM  
Camera for a 2.5 year old
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 7
Views: 4,342
I want to buy a camera for my 2.5 year granddaughter for xmas. She can already use my wifes Canon a710IS to some degree. I have looked at the Fisher Price and V-Tech cameras designed for this age group and want some input on what product to buy her. Obviously for this age group optical and picture quality is not of any concern, just build quality and ability for a young child to easily use it. I want to encourage her to enjoy photography and start her off early. I am sure some of you have had the same thoughts.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-05-2009, 08:57 PM  
Metz 48 AF-1 high pitched noise!?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 19
Views: 6,541
My vivitar flash does that, i assumed it was something to do with the capacitors charging or something.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-21-2009, 07:01 PM  
Focusing screen reviews
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 104
Views: 86,456
thanks for the great review this is a big help as I try to decide what screen to buy for my 100ds.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-19-2009, 05:15 PM  
Flash for my K200?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
You might look at a Vivitar Series 1 df-383-pen I picked one up for around $130 It is my first flash unit, so I can't compare it fully to others, but it seems to work well for the money. It does p-ttl as well as full manual settings and has both swivel and tilt, which all but the most expensive Pentax models lack. I intend to eventually use it off camera as my skill grows.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-15-2009, 07:22 PM  
Sto-fen bouncers
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 8
Views: 2,289
I believe they recommend a 45 deg angle and not stright on.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-24-2009, 08:20 PM  
Question: How can I use LCD as Viewfinder?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 15
Views: 3,269
A bridge camera may be of more interest for you then like the x70 or any other sold by the major makers. In the future you probably should research the camera before you buy it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2009, 07:53 PM  
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 or DA* 50-135
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
I really want a lens thats is 28-135 ( at least 100) f2.8, that for me would be the perfect hiking/walk around lens. Of course it would also need to not be over $500 or I am liely not able to afford it anytime soon. Does such a bird exist in Pentax land, AF is not a must.
Forum: Photographic Technique 04-17-2009, 08:46 PM  
History Museum-Focus learning experience
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 13
Views: 2,536
A photog with a tripod is a large obstacle to other patrons.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-07-2009, 06:05 PM  
Size does matter...
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Nice pics, not even considering the environment. I enjoyed them.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-20-2008, 09:57 PM  
AA Eneloop Batteries
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 11
Views: 3,986
Damn nice deal, I was just in a CC in Miami and thy had none. At least they had a cheap UV filter for a few days at the beach.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-03-2008, 07:27 PM  
Sigma DP1 DSLR-like did not get it, can Pentax do it -- now?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 11
Views: 4,026
I want nothing to do with a camera with out some form of view finder. I don't care if it is at least like those on some point and shoots. In bright light even the best lcd becomes hard to see well. I suppose an enclosed EVF like on some Bridge cameras would be acceptable.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-03-2008, 07:24 PM  
Do u want a Wi-fi feature with your K20D too?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 34
Views: 3,713
I really just don't care about wifi at all. I suppose a pro in studio would find it useful, but I don't see how much an amateur/enthusiast would benefit.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2008, 07:24 PM  
New Pentax lenses roadmap
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 19
Views: 3,682
One thing that attracted me to Pentax as a new to DSLR buyer was how Pentax has kept compatibilty through the years.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-27-2008, 04:24 PM  
Tamron 28-75 f2.8 arrived
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 28
Views: 4,350
Jealous, I wan't one. I think that would be a great walk around lens for me.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-27-2008, 04:14 PM  
Poll: K100D Super or K200D ?
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 23
Views: 8,297
Not positive, but I thought the 100d also did not do the SDHC cards.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-27-2008, 04:10 PM  
Native ISO of the 14.6 MP CMOS Sensor (with !shocking! attempt to lighten mood!)
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 22
Views: 6,269
Thanks, that makes sense. I am fairly new to photography and brand new to the world of DSLRs. I have lots of questions.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-26-2008, 09:10 AM  
Why I think I want a FF Pentax
Posted By Ramitt
Replies: 26
Views: 2,974
Considering niether Nikon or Canon use in body shake reduction might have a lot to do with why nobody makes a FF with it.
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