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Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 03-07-2019, 03:47 PM  
Flickr and "Explore"
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Well it is a great image
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-03-2019, 07:48 PM  
Wanting opinions on sensors
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 15
Views: 823
The K3 and the KP are both very good . The KP is compact and lack a few features of the K3 but more than makes up for it in other areas.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-23-2019, 08:00 PM  
Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW or Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 9
Views: 622
I have the Sigma 50 F1.4 EX it is a great lens sadly it is out of production when it was in production it went for about half of what you would pay for the current Pentax 50 F1.4 which I have yet to obtain.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-21-2019, 11:04 AM  
Budget APS-C wide landscape lens below $200
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Spend a little more and get the Rokinon 14 F2.8 manual focus lens $250 at Adorama it is A GREAT lens if you do not mind manual focus and it is full frame should you move into a full frame camera in the future
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-19-2019, 11:09 AM  
Choosing First DSLR
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 54
Views: 2,101
There is about a 200 dollar difference between the K70 and the KP if you have the funds the KP is a very nice compact camera. The 18-135 is a great walking around lens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2019, 09:13 PM  
CP+ interview question suggestions
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 129
Views: 7,147
Actually now we are seeing mirrorless cameras growing in size I think a Pentax mirrorless in k mount would make sense now if it had a EVF.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2019, 08:02 PM  
CP+ interview question suggestions
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 129
Views: 7,147
When does the K02 get released?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-11-2019, 03:30 PM  
K1 users: what lenses do you use?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 77
Views: 3,931
My favorite is the 24-70 Pentax great lens If I could only have one lens this would be it. I have a Sigma 50mm F1.4 no longer in production but it is a great lens wonderful in low light. I also have the following Pentax 50 F2.8 Macro, Sigma 70mm Macro F2.8 ( no longer in production in kmount) a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 no longer available in K mount, the 70-200 is my favorite to use at events at the granddaughters school . A Rokinon 14 mm F2.8 and a Rokinon 85 F1.4 both of which are decent lens with out auto focus. I have recently added a cheap 70-300 Sigma because I needed something light for trips to the zoo with grandchildren and Pentax offers nothing in FF like it.

I am not a great fan of the non auto focus lens but the cost was very low.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-23-2019, 11:34 AM  
Sigma 50-500 non OS compared to Pentax 150-450 on K-1
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 34
Views: 1,955
Photo B sure looks better
Forum: General Photography 01-19-2019, 01:44 PM  
Did you take any photography courses?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 53
Views: 2,003
I have take a couple of courses offered at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago I have also done a couple of course from the "Great Course's" The ones by Joel Sartori are great and you can do them at home lots of great information delivered in a down to earth manner
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-19-2019, 01:41 PM  
Mamiya Lens Club
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 60
Views: 2,206
What does it take to mount a Mamiya lens I have a couple one is a 50 F1.4 they have been siting on the shelf with the old Mamiya body a 1000DTL. I have not use the camera in 15 years
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-28-2018, 02:34 PM  
Suggestions for a cheap flashgun for K30
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 11
Views: 581
The Yongnuo YN585 works on my K1, K3, KP, and several other Pentax
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2018, 12:17 PM  
Upgrade to my K5 for low light gig photography
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 47
Views: 2,087
My low light APS-C combo is the KP with a SIgma 30mm F1.4 art lens the only affordable art lens in the series. I have an older Sigma 50 F1.4 which I use on my K1 and it works great sadly the Sigma 50 F1.4 is no longer available in K mount
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-05-2018, 07:27 PM  
At a small pond
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Image taken in Stevensville Michigan
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-02-2018, 08:31 AM  
Upgrading: K3 or?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
I own a K50 , K3, Kp and K1 any of the options are great up grades from the K50. The K3 is a very dependable camera which I love the Kp is a smaller form factor with wonderful ISO and of course the K1 is a workhorse of a camera.

The Kp I like when I want a light small camera but at home I leave a 30mm Sigma 1.4 on it a great combo for low light.

The K1 has a bit of heft to it and when mated with a 24-70 it is a big heavy but very capable combination.

When I bought the K1 I had researched that half of my lenses were full frame so for me it was an easy decision to buy it. Sadly many of the full frame Sigma lenses which I have are no longer available in K mount .

Whatever way you go K3, KP ot K1 it will be a great upgrade from the K50
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 07-28-2018, 03:51 PM  
60 year old B&W undeveloped film discovered -help?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Hey it might be of interest I have seen 40 year old film developed successfully.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-16-2018, 06:26 PM  
Why would somebody buy the DFA28-105?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 104
Views: 4,170
I have both lenses. the 28-105 I bought when I purchased my first K1 the main reasons Cost, Weight and reach. The 24-70 is a wonderful lens but it has some heft to it. it stays on one of my K1's all the time but if I am walking about ouside I will put the 28-105 on a body.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-10-2018, 08:04 PM  
Is KP a worthy “upgrade” from K3?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
I have a K3, K1 and a KP they all are great cameras. Image quality on the KP is great and it has the small foot print for when I do not want a large camera. The KP is certainly a camera worth having.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-17-2018, 06:56 PM  
Pentax K-1 & off camera flash
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 6
Views: 667
TTL cord is available from several vendors
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM  
Off-Camera Flash setup for K3-II
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
I use off camera flash if you go to to David Hobby's site : Strobist he has a wealth of good information about off camera flash and some recommendations on equipment
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-11-2018, 06:13 PM  
K30 replacement; what would you do?
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
The KP is a great little APS-C camera and it will use the same battery as your K-30.
Forum: General Photography 05-14-2018, 08:43 PM  
Renting gear for a family event
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 4
Views: 558
I have both cameras and I use both . The KP is a great little camera it light in comparison to the K1 and has some of the same feature set. If you think you are going to buy the KP it would be a great chance to see if you like it by renting it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-10-2018, 02:32 PM  
Pentax 18-270mm vs Sigma 18-300mm lens
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 15
Views: 1,858
I have been using the SIgma 18-250 as my walking around lens for years it never has had a problem
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-10-2018, 02:29 PM  
What do you consider the best Pentax for sports and fast moving subjects?????
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 28
Views: 2,273
I would recommend shooting in .JPG as the buffer will not fill as fast and you can get more images. Of course you lose a little by not shooting raw but at least yo might get the shot.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-24-2018, 09:35 AM  
Looking for a "cheap" upgrade
Posted By rr1736
Replies: 6
Views: 723
I have the Yongno 585 and it works well and the price was very affordable
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