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Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-03-2018, 06:43 AM  
Night our house under the Big dipper
Posted By stanic
Replies: 0
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this was in the early autumn, a composition of 2 pics
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-02-2018, 01:22 AM  
APS-C wide angle comparison (Laowa 15/4 macro, HD 16-85, HD 15/4 limited, K5IIs)
Posted By stanic
Replies: 5
Views: 967
here you go mate
seems like when uploading directly to the forum, quality drops significantly
the 15/4 limited is definitely with least amount of reflections
the Laowa colour rendering, especially of the sky, is also visibly different
as for sharpness, I'd say they are all pretty similar
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-01-2018, 04:18 PM  
APS-C wide angle comparison (Laowa 15/4 macro, HD 16-85, HD 15/4 limited, K5IIs)
Posted By stanic
Replies: 5
Views: 967
yeah it has its merits if you like it..my smc version has sadly disintegrated after a lot of abuse :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-01-2018, 03:48 PM  
APS-C wide angle comparison (Laowa 15/4 macro, HD 16-85, HD 15/4 limited, K5IIs)
Posted By stanic
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Hi guys, I had a chance to do comparison shots with the three lenses mentioned in the title, the images were processed without any profile corrections, using identical WB, while the exposure was adjusted individually. I used a K5IIs.
Enjoy :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 02-01-2018, 03:33 PM  
Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Limited Macro samples
Posted By stanic
Replies: 49
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view from the bedroom last Thursday (panorama, smc 35/2,8 macro, K5IIs, LR6)
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 03:56 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By stanic
Replies: 2,854
Views: 96,315
thanks for prompt ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2014, 01:07 PM  
15/4 limited smc and HD version comparison
Posted By stanic
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
you are correct about the motion blur there, it was a windy night
however, my 15/4 smc has had a bit of bumpy life with me which shows (been to repair twice)
since I am not much of an artist, more of a pixel peeper :D, I am really happy with the HD version, to me it creates images that are more true to life than smc, which can be very well seen on the image nr. 4 - the tree branches are in reality not covered with little starbursts :)
thanks for comments everybody!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2014, 10:41 AM  
15/4 limited smc and HD version comparison
Posted By stanic
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
also the aperture blades were rounded which apparently has had a big impact
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2014, 07:33 AM  
15/4 limited smc and HD version comparison
Posted By stanic
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
Hi all, I would like to post this comparison aimed at showing the differencies between the "starburst" effect and bokeh of the DA 15/4 limited lenses in smc and HD version. These are screenshots from LR 3.6 and shots were taken in a quick succession.
Personally, I prefer the HD version for its clarity, reduced starburst and lower price :)
Thanks for comments!
Rastislav
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-08-2013, 04:00 AM  
DA Lenses Fate
Posted By stanic
Replies: 35
Views: 3,406
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-06-2013, 03:32 PM  
How much have you spent in photo equipment?
Posted By stanic
Replies: 38
Views: 2,634
nice! I spent 4000 € in 2 years since I got the K-x and 18-55 DAL but feel at the moment I have enough stuff (but that 300/4 arrgh :D )
now I am trying to focus more on b&w process at home, 35 mm (Z1p) and 6x6 (Pentacon Six Tl) so I`m looking forward to it too :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-17-2012, 12:32 PM  
Macro Weed by K-5 II.s
Posted By stanic
Replies: 22
Views: 999
beauty and nice background too
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-27-2012, 01:43 AM  
K-5 and PTTL bounce flash--any success stories?
Posted By stanic
Replies: 21
Views: 4,557
I use Metz 48 AF1 bounced with the K5 and have no problems with this combination, given there is good contact between the camera and the flash - make sure the flash`s autofocus assist light goes on instead of the camera`s

nearly all pics shot with the Metz 48 AF1 + diffuser, tilted upwards at 45°, K5 + DA 15/4, DA 35/2,8 macro and DFA 100/2,8 macro WR
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4251753700552.2171244.1487053134&type=3
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 09-25-2012, 11:58 AM  
First time in cave with WG-2
Posted By stanic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
very nice trip and documentation!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-22-2012, 01:31 AM  
Unexpectedly heavy flare/ghosting on new K-5
Posted By stanic
Replies: 25
Views: 1,986
the spots in the first two images look like ones I get with the A 50/1,7, a lens that does not have digital-friendly coating on the rear element
the third image shows the coma of the 15/4 limited, which is quite high and measured for this lens in Lenstip`s test
but of course, that doesn`t explain why you don`t get those with the K7...weird
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2012, 09:57 PM  
DA 55mm review on DXOMark
Posted By stanic
Replies: 50
Views: 5,938
based on Lenstip`s statement in DFA 100/2,8 macro WR lens review ("the K-5 gives exactly the same MTFs as the Canon 50D" Pentax smc D FA 100 mm f/2.8 Macro WR review - Introduction - Lenstip.com), I always compare DxO Pentax lens tests with K5 with Canon lens tests with the 50D and guess what - they are pretty close with Pentax lenses often getting better results...(DA 55/1,4 on K5 - 17 points, EF50/1,4 on 50D - 13 points)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-07-2012, 02:46 PM  
DA 35mm f2.8 macro for Landscape?
Posted By stanic
Replies: 15
Views: 5,475
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-04-2012, 12:29 AM  
DA 35mm f2.8 macro for Landscape?
Posted By stanic
Replies: 15
Views: 5,475
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-21-2012, 07:41 AM  
K-5 Successor Updates
Posted By stanic
Replies: 148
Views: 30,857
if it would give me those ugly blue-yellow moiré colours on architecture shots like the K-x did, I would hate my K5 without LPF ;)
the K5 is perfect for me in this area...sharp and no moiré false-colour
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-21-2012, 07:13 AM  
Filters, Filters and more Filters
Posted By stanic
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
that is a large set of filters...good for B+W film shooters
what I think I need are just three filters now - one ND4 soft graduated, ND8 and ND1000 filters, maybe later I will get a reverse graduated filter..they don`t come cheap :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-20-2012, 12:49 PM  
Filters, Filters and more Filters
Posted By stanic
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
my filter is branded simply Marumi 49 mm C-PL Made in Japan, and like You said, I also use it to remove reflections and sometimes when shooting moving water
for the autumn foliage shooting, good polarizer is really worthy (when the angles of polarisation work for the photog)

yeah, the 49 mm filter size for many primes is a real system approach and sometimes it is hard to explains such things to canikon users :P
a 49 mm extension ring would surely do, I just had a broken UV filter
there could be some vignetting when mounting the 49 mm Marumi system adapter ring+the 49 mm extension ring on the DA 15/4...but probably not much..maybe someone using this setup could share their experience

by the way, stunning images in Your galleries ;) love the outdoors
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-20-2012, 12:07 PM  
Filters, Filters and more Filters
Posted By stanic
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
the DA 15/4 works well with my Marumi 49 mm CPL, and this thread size works with my other primes too - the DA 35/2,8, A50/1,7 and DFA 100/2,8 WR - this is one more reason why I love Pentax ;)
there is no vignetting with this non-slim filter
to be honest, I don`t use polarizer with the DA 15/4 very often though
but I am very much into Cokin P system, which will be great with the medium format Pentacon Six Tl camera, and would like to use some ND filters with the K5 too
the filter holder would be fitted on the DA 15/4 through one extra filter ring without filter glass (accidents happen :D )
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-08-2012, 10:08 PM  
OMG. what are these dirty dots in my pic
Posted By stanic
Replies: 33
Views: 3,372
excellent!
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-05-2012, 06:19 AM  
OMG. what are these dirty dots in my pic
Posted By stanic
Replies: 33
Views: 3,372
what brand?
I use the Visible Dust Smear away kit and found it pretty good http://www.photonet.sk/images/uploads/visible_dust_oil_16.jpg
also have the Pentax OICK-1 but a good wet clean is often irreplaceable
hope that you will clean that easily (coz to my eyes it seems frightnenig :P)
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-02-2012, 12:26 PM  
Comparing with a Smartphone - Good for a grin
Posted By stanic
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
I read somewhere in the Zeiss materials that this assembly of sensor + lens has 10x higher manufacturing precision than traditional SLR lens
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