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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 2 Hours Ago  
New to Pentax Camera
Posted By normhead
Replies: 22
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Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Hours Ago  
Post your "Park Bench" "or "Picnic Table" images
Posted By normhead
Replies: 1,548
Views: 149,188
A replica lumber camp dining table. It looks kind of picnic table-is.

2018-07-17-Day2day-7 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Hours Ago  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By normhead
Replies: 4,580
Views: 266,878
It's awesome for photographers, but you're right, you don't want to go with non-photographers. You also aren't supposed to take a tripod, but they allowed me to use mine as a monopod. I just wasn't allowed to spread the legs out

Same with Bird Kingdom. You need to go with other photographers if you want company. The time I went with my grandkids I got two shots.

IN Niagara Falls, if you park at Duffering Islands (for free) and walk down to the falls, you'll probably see 15 species if not more along the river on the way to the falls.

I still can't believe I didn'tt get back there. I had a free place to stay in Niagara Falls with my step son, for 8 years, and we stayed there at least 2 weeks a year. I went once with the K-3 and 60-250, and never went back. Since then I acquired the a K-3 a K-1, A Tamorn 300 2.8, the 1.7x TC, the 1.4 TC, and my DA*200, and I never went back with better equipment. It was always on the list, I just never got to it.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Hours Ago  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By normhead
Replies: 4,580
Views: 266,878
A few more from Niagara Falls.
https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit/attractions/butterfly-conservatory/

K-5 and DA*60-250.

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-8 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-7 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-6 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

And one from today. One of what, I have no idea. Hovering on the path virtually stationary.
2018-07-17-Day2day-8 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Hours Ago  
People and their cameras!
Posted By normhead
Replies: 2,285
Views: 230,067
When you have the 200 and 1.4 on sometimes you have to shoot real tight.

2018-07-17-Day2day-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr

Or you can change lenses and still cut off the top of his head.
2018-07-17-Day2day-5 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Hours Ago  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By normhead
Replies: 117
Views: 5,941
Taken from the hot tub? SOm elf my favourite views of the world have been seen while soaking in a KOA hot tub.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10 Hours Ago  
KP vs K3 ii for wildlife photography
Posted By normhead
Replies: 12
Views: 611
I'd like a K-P and i don't care much about many of the things others mention, like the battery, (so change batteries, big deal) the memory card slots (the second card slot is rarely used on my two cameras that have it.It's actually quite a pain, having two slots to deal with instead of one.)

The low light performance may be a plus.

For me it all comes down to 8 FPS and a 23 shot raw buffer. The buffer being the thing I won't give up. What good is 7 FPS if it only goes for a second? Especially for my birds photography, I often fill the K-3 buffer. I'm looking for 10 FPS and a 75 shot buffer in the coming APS-c flagship. I'm looking for ore 300% more buffer, not 66% less.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11 Hours Ago  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By normhead
Replies: 4,580
Views: 266,878
More conservatory images.

Over at a feeding station.

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-11 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-10 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-12 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2015-12-23-Butterfly-Conserve-9 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Q 11 Hours Ago  
Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses - is really worth it? ($200)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 48
Views: 732
For use with a Q? My guess is it would be pretty good, but 5.6 is in pretty good diffraction territory for a small sensor. 4 can be good.
Forum: Lens Clubs 22 Hours Ago  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By normhead
Replies: 29,062
Views: 2,552,353
A few from the other day. Somehow Didn't post them here.

K-3 and DA*60-250.

2018-07-12-day-2day-1 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2018-07-12-day-2day-2 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2018-07-12-insects-9 by Norm Head, on Flickr

These taken on day when I was feeling strong enough to take the DA*60-250 out. The 55-300 is easier to shoot with and carry. But the 60-250 and 1.4 get your better images, as long as you don't causing yourself some discomfort on your otherwise nice stroll in the woods.

Also a DA*200 image or two. I know, it's not 300mm, but I shot it on a K-3 APS_c so it's 300mm equivalent.

A ficker I spooked waiting to see if I'd leave so it could get back to the ant hill.
2018-07-12-young-flicker by Norm Head, on Flickr

2018-07-12-WHite-Admiral-6 by Norm Head, on Flickr

2018-07-12-WHite-Admiral-4 by Norm Head, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Q 22 Hours Ago  
Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses - is really worth it? ($200)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 48
Views: 732
I find the 60-250 to be essential. I can find my subject then keep them in the frame when zooming in. With a lens that long it's just impossible to even find birds if I start at full reach.
Forum: General Photography 22 Hours Ago  
Wildlife photographer who lost it all
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
You're trying to make it sound like they can't do both at once. I absolutely guarantee you, they take the most artistic image, every time. A friend took pictures of zoo animals in Toronto, to sell int e gift shop there. Every image was a work do art worth framing an hanging on your wall.

I totally don't get this anti-art thing amongst photographers. I find it hard to comprehend among the engineers and hard sciences guys who seem to hold artists in complete contempt, but among photographers, it's actually self hatred.



You are so wrong about that. If it appeals to your sense of "nice looking", it's art.
Forum: Pentax Q 1 Day Ago  
Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses - is really worth it? ($200)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 48
Views: 732
I have one, I never use it. I bought it for use with the Q and my DA* 60-250 which is actually pretty nice set up.... and I bought the thing that attaches to the back of the Q to turn the back screen into a viewfinder, but, we just never use it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Nature Red Wattle Honeybird
Posted By normhead
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Excellent shot, and great camo on the bird.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 1 Day Ago  
SmugMug Swallows Flickr
Posted By normhead
Replies: 170
Views: 7,220
IMHO Adobe has always been about providing tools for people who are making a lot of money from photography, and then marketing those tools to wannabe's who don't for most of their income. Kind of like Canon making really high end cameras for the best pros, and then making a lot of money selling base level units that are overpriced compared to many competitors.

To me, using what the pros use just means you're paying way too much.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By normhead
Replies: 377
Views: 19,290
Not to mention I hate that piece of metal sticking out the back of the lens when changing lenses in the wild.
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
Wildlife photographer who lost it all
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Next time ask "Is it just photographers or is it everybody?" :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Sony A7 iii or Pentax K1
Posted By normhead
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Every EVF I've ever looked through cause disorientation and eventually head aches.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By normhead
Replies: 377
Views: 19,290
That sounds like more of an argument for why they will never have MILC. The rate at which the new DFA lenses are rolling out is upsetting to many. How would Pentax ever convince anyone to go to a system with practically no lenses available, given the slow rate at which they release new glass. They are slow releasing lenses for their current mounts. adding one more mount would turn the current "snails' pace, into "put a mark beside it on the sidewalk and come back in an hour to see if it's moving."

They don't exactly have a track record as company who can get new lenses out the door quickly. After buying a Q system, and then have them cancel the Q macro, I wouldn't buy into a new Pentax system unless every lens I wanted for it was available at the time of purchase. Fool me once....
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 1 Day Ago  
Pentax-FA 20-35mm F4 AL Samples
Posted By normhead
Replies: 12
Views: 4,584
I passed on this lens a few years ago, and have since decided to wait for a 20mm in KAF4 mount. But, I wish I'd picked it up to use until the new version comes out 10 years from now or whenever the will be. Since the K-1 was released used prices have gone through the roof.

The problem for me with images like this is it completely rekindles the "I should buy this lens, no I shouldn't" debate, which I thought I'd buried and left behind. And if I do ever decide to buy it, it's going to cost me a couple hundred U.S. because I didn't buy it when I shoulda.
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
Wildlife photographer who lost it all
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Exactly.... this is a debate many photographers simply ignore, because there is no upside to getting into it. it teaches you nothing useful.

A few years ago at a craft sale, an older gentleman talked to me for a while about how my work looked just like his suisters. She was a painter, he was looking at some canvas landscapes. His wife and I kept trying to point out, mine were photographs, hers were paintings. It clearly made no difference to him. It's unfortunate that for some people, it does, or it should, or something.

The other funny thing from that sale was I noticed, if I was occupied talking to this man, people were much more likely to go into my booth and look at things. If I was busy with someone else my booth was packed, if i was standing there alone doing nothing, my booth was empty. We had prints, mine and Tess' from 4x6s to 30x20 canvases and everything in between. People who buy the big canvasses were much more likely to come in alone. The people who picked out a couple 4x6s from boxes on the the shelves wanted a crowd. People are so weird.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By normhead
Replies: 377
Views: 19,290
IN a different kind of way, the new lenses may be nothing more than Pentax getting ready to release a MILC somewhere down the line. Getting the lenses ready before the launch so that when they do launch, there will be lenses to take advantage of the new bodies. KAF4 is the logical system for a MILC camera.
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
Wildlife photographer who lost it all
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
With all due respect, Brian, those examples are incredibly artistic. Compare this with these. One does by painters and undeniably artistic, Steve's done by a photographer, and equally artistic.

18 best Canadian Wildlife Artists images on Pinterest | Wildlife art, Painting art and Wildlife paintings


Like this is art... a pintest Canadian WIlife Painter


And this isn't. From your "this is not art, this is a documentry" link. Steve Parrish , from when according to you, he wasn't into creating art.
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With all due respect, you guys are picking at nits and I have no idea why.

Why is it do difficult for you guys to admit good photographers create good art? Where does this odd philosophical distinction come from? The biases of painters looking down their noses at photographers? Some deluded painter telling you "no matter what you do with your camera, it will never be as good as what i do." It must be hard to use a camera under that kind of weight.

In essence all photography is art. If you aren't interested in artistic expression, you aren't good at photography. Documentary photography without artistic values is so rare you couldn't even come up with an example. Very interesting that gaweidert has gone Stockholm on us, and internalized the values of one of them.

From my experience the "photography is not art " school of thought is promoted and kept alive by not very good painters who resent the competition from those who they feel are inferior to themselves.

Anyone who decides a whole group of other artists are inferior to themselves is by definition myopic and delusional. I expect to meet the odd painter suffering from such delusions. I don't expect to see such thinking on a photography forum. You are identifying with your tormenters.

The fact that there is a long history of painters who thought photographers were inferior, doesn't mean they were right, ever, not even in the very beginning of photography. Photography was always about aging art. It did to a large extent replace technical illustration, which cost many "artists" income. In my mind that is the source of the "photography isn't art "movement. It's about money, not about artitistc values. And by those who for some reason have negative attitudes toward the idea of artists because don't slave away in the fields or factories making useful things to improve our material wealth.

Reminds me of Money for Nothing.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=aaplw&p=MOney+for+Nothing+DIr...6&action=click

The story of the song being a bunch of truck driving delivery men in bar, and their attitudes towards people who make their money through art. You guys have been Stockholmed. You have adopted the attitudes of your detractors.

Ho is it possible to won and make use of camera, while having such negative attitudes towards the medium? You must feel guilty every time you pick up the camera.
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
Wildlife photographer who lost it all
Posted By normhead
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
There has been no evidence to point out he wasn't the most artistic wildlife / landscape artist of his time either. You're drawing conclusions not based on evidence.

Maybe you can find some photography by Steve Parrish that is somehow lacking in artistic vision, I can't.

https://images.steveparish-natureconnect.com.au/portfolio/G0000Q1gdONFKxdw

---------- Post added 07-15-18 at 09:00 PM ----------



My physics and math teachers in high school argued about whether math was subject in itself or just an adjunct to science. A Professor ar Western University here Ontario measured the sizes of people from various races and tried to argue Chinese were the smartest and that their smaller es were proof of that. You studied with a whack job, as have lots of other people. Don't let it ruin your life.

Here we have the Steve Parrish fine art overview. Maybe you could get your professor to phone him and explain how wrong it is to call photography art.
https://images.steveparish-natureconnect.com.au/portfolio/G0000jFcyDOrnpbk

Click on the Fine Art link at the bottom of the galleries.

What part of the definition of art is it makes you think photography isn't artistic or shouldn't be?
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-the-definition-of-art-182707
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
DA* 300mm with 2x manual teleconverter
Posted By normhead
Replies: 8
Views: 464
You must have really bad TC. The loss of resolution over the whole frame from the Pentax TC is 3%, the increase in magnification is 40%. The increase in resolution can be up to 37%

It amazes me that someone would think using a TC is the same as enlarging. The only case where that is always true is when you are using cheap lenses or cheap TCs. With DA* quality glass and the HD DA 1.4 TC the increase in resolution can be substantial, as explained below.

This is one of those whacked out conspiracy theories where camera companies are selling TCs that don't do anything just to take our money. Next lets discuss what happened at Roswell.

Understanding folks saying a TC doesn't ad more detail. - PentaxForums.com
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