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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-16-2010, 01:43 AM  
Pentax SMC FA 50mm/F1,4 to buy or not to buy?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 22
Views: 13,300
I like it:



You could say it's soft wide open, but the problem wide open is of course to keep everything important in focus.

Now, if you do not care for f1.4, you don't really need it :-)

Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2010, 06:09 AM  
Pentax K-7 and K-x size comparison
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 2
Views: 2,182
Thank you :-)

It gives me an idea of the size. I would have thought the k-x were a bit smaller.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2010, 06:07 AM  
K7 battery grip
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 18
Views: 3,961
It also balances the camera when using bigger lenses.

I sometimes use it without batteries, just for the better ergonomics. It might look a bit silly with a DA 40mm Ltd on, but it really is much nicer to handle that way.

/thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2010, 03:30 AM  
K-7 with Sigma EF-430 ST flash?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 3
Views: 6,191
I'm pretty sure this flash is TTL-only. This is not something the K-7 supports.

Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2010, 03:06 AM  
Pentax K-7 and K-x size comparison
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 2
Views: 2,182
I would like to see some images where the K-x is shown next to the K-7 from various angles.

I have tried google - but I have not found anything (maybe I'm using the wrong search-terms?).

Please link to, or include images if you know of any.


Kind regards


Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-18-2010, 03:58 AM  
K-7 vs K-x, 500D, D5000, D90 - Why is the K-7 a better camera?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 101
Views: 16,866
I think for a meaningfull comparison you must remove the money-parameter, and put extra weight on the intended usage-parameter.

The camera is a tool, and for a specific job we use the tool that gives us the best result.

For me, the size of the K-7 along with the Limiteds makes a really great and robust travel-camera.

One weird thing about the K-7 is that it seems to be marketed for extreme outdoor adventures in cold and wet weather. But handling the camera with big warm and weatherproof gloves or mitts is actually not very easy.

Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-02-2010, 05:12 AM  
K7 or 300s???
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 40
Views: 6,160
The D300s and the K-7 are both very competent cameras. The most limiting factor, will be the user.

My background: I have had the Nikon in my hands, and I own the K-7.

My thoughts
It's pretty hard for me to come to a conclusion, since both camera's are great, but each shine at different areas. I think it all comes down to whether size is important. If you want a small camera with small lenses, then go for the K-7 and a stack of limiteds.

If you are fine with a large camera and lenses, go with the D300s. It's a really great camera. It beats the K-7 when it comes to ergonomics, usability and speed. But it's a small margin.


Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-18-2010, 03:04 AM  
da 40mm or 70mm for ny?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 16
Views: 3,027
If you are going to use just one lens, then bring the 40mm:

-Takes up no space.
-You can move pretty close to objects, and still get an image.
-Great angle of view for street photography.


/thomas
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-14-2010, 05:04 AM  
What's the purpose of "Pancake" lenses?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 26
Views: 45,365
The size and weight is the big plus for pancake-lenses in general.

Speaking of DA Ltd lenses, build quality and optical quality add to the pro's.


For travel or active adventure photography, you could go with a DA15mm on the camera, and a DA70mm in one pocket. In another pocket you could have spare SD-cards and a couple of batteries.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-08-2010, 02:46 AM  
K7 and 10-17mm fisheye zoom
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 13
Views: 3,463
In-camera CA-correction also only works on jpegs, but I don't consider it a real problem, since it's very easy to remove in post, e.g. in Lightroom.

I really recommend the 10-17. It's fun to use, compact, and the build-quality is excellent (metal construction).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-07-2010, 02:40 PM  
K7 and 10-17mm fisheye zoom
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 13
Views: 3,463
I have only used this combination shooting DNG's.

Examples here:

Tour de Bloc

and here:

Odense Total Boulder 2009


/thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-05-2010, 05:01 AM  
Bright Viewfinder, is it the camera or lens plays a part as well?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 13
Views: 5,176
Both.

A lens with a large aperture will let in more light.

If you have a f2.8 lens, you can easily see the difference by stopping it down, and use the DOF-preview-button.


I suppose the penta-prism or penta-mirror will have some effect as well.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-01-2009, 06:43 AM  
K7 and Wireless bug?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 27
Views: 4,619
@Wheatfield: Wireless flash is triggered by the onboard flash.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-20-2009, 02:49 AM  
Domke F-2? What will it fit?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Hi

If you have the Domke F-2, what amount of gear will it comfortable fit?



Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-03-2009, 03:01 AM  
Pentax K-7 and Final Cut Express
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 2
Views: 2,326
Is the video from the Pentax K-7 optimal for direct ingestion into FCE, or is there any advantages by converting it to an uncrompressed format?

Kind regards

Thomas Boesgaard
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2009, 02:13 AM  
Those who has SDM lenses.
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 25
Views: 3,244
How many SDM lenses do/did you own?
2

What SDM lenses do/did you own? List which ones you did owned and which ones you now do own.
16-50
50-135


Which ones were bought used and which ones are bought new?
16-50 new
50-135 new


How long have you owned which ones?
16-50 for < 1 year
50-135 for < 1 year


Which lens have not failed on you?
16-50
50-135

Which ones have failed on you once?


Which ones have failed after SDM repair?


If it failed on you would you send it in for repairs? If no, why?
Yes for all

If one failed on you, how would that change your view on Pentax if it does all?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-11-2009, 09:44 AM  
sticky zoom on 16-50, is it normal?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 5
Views: 1,787
I just bought a new lens, and it does the same. Feels a bit weird, but my guess is that it's perfectly okay. I guess it is just resistance from the weather-seals.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-08-2009, 01:31 AM  
Compact bag for K-7 with 50-135
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 1
Views: 2,312
I'm looking for a nice pistol-type bag for the K-7 with a 50-135mm attached.

The bag has to be faily compact in size, since I will need to place it inside my regular backpack for travel and hiking.

I'm not looking for a camera-backpack, since I will need to bring other stuff than just camera-gear.

I have been looking at the Lowepro 70 AW - any other suggestions?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-26-2009, 06:56 AM  
K-7 contineous shooting limited to 4 frames
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
The various autocorrection's will slow down the camera. Try to turn them off.

Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-26-2009, 05:15 AM  
K-7 BG4 grip made of plastic?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 31
Views: 4,536
Well, I sure do not find the body-material of the K-7 a meaningless detail...

But the grip is made of plastic. Nobody's going to change that now, and whether it's good or bad does not really make any difference if you already got the K-7.

End of discussion :-)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-26-2009, 04:29 AM  
K-7 BG4 grip made of plastic?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 31
Views: 4,536
Well, for the price here in Denmark ($373,-), I would expect only the best.

Time will tell if plastic is good enough :-)

...and I already have the grip, and it's a joy to use btw. The camera balances very nice when using the 50-135, which without the grip (+battery) feels a little front-heavy.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-26-2009, 01:22 AM  
K-7 BG4 grip made of plastic?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 31
Views: 4,536
I have just received the batterigrip for my K-7, which is really recommended if you want to hold the camera vertically.

Any way. Is it just me, or is the grip really made of plastic?


Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-14-2009, 02:18 AM  
K-7 not in Europe?
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 19
Views: 4,830
The K-7 has arrived in Denmark at the distributor.

Body: 6
Body + 18-55: 10+
Body + 18+55 + 55-200: 3

That's not a lot of camera's....

Kind regards

Thomas
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-07-2009, 02:44 AM  
Something that DSLRs are lacking in this day & age
Posted By boesgaard
Replies: 22
Views: 3,187
Some Canon and Nikon DSLR's can be outfitted with wifi.

The Pentax might work with the eyefi SD-card. That could be an option.

Tethered shooting is also an option.

But a 32GB sd-card has the the capacity for a lot of pictures. I don't really see the practical need to hook up an usb- or harddrive.

Kind regards

Thomas
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