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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-15-2010, 08:52 PM  
Need lens for autoshow
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 29
Views: 3,262
#1 16-45,I like the 16-45, a bit distorted at the wide end but fun to use. #2 DA 35mm Limited, I just like the way the DA 35 portray's the car. #3 FA 43mm Limited, And if you got the room from your subject the FA 43 does a great job. As others said be sure to have a CP on hand, you'll need it in full sun to control the glare.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-09-2010, 07:48 PM  
Green button - who really uses it?
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 45
Views: 10,604
I will first respond by saying "Never use it". I didn't really know how or what it was for.
That was until I read thru this post. Then today I got a chance to walk thru the Botanic Garden in Denver and used it for almost every shot. With the FA 100mm Macro mounted on my K20 and in the manual mode, the results were very good. The lighting changes constantly in the conservatory and "The Green Button" made almost every shot a keeper.
It's all the shared information on the forum that helps me get better at photography. Thanks to you all.
Jeff
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-06-2010, 07:24 PM  
Questions about the Pentax Universe
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Snowvent,
Pentax has the DA 35mm macro that I use often for all types of shooting, and IMHO is much more than a macro specific lens.
Can't give any advice on the K7 But I have enjoyed both my K10 and K20.
BTW, I just picked up a G10 for my wife, nice camera, but the Pentax dslr with a prime mounted renders great images.
Jeff
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-06-2010, 06:58 PM  
K20D......mirror lock
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 4
Views: 2,875
Go into the menu, Set-up>scroll till you come to Sensor Cleaning>Choose Mirror up. After you have cleaned the sensor Turn off the camera and the mirror falls back down. Hope this helps.
Sorry I may have misunderstood, I thought you wanted to "Clean the sensor. Ash and yourself are correct, 2 sec/10 sec delay will lock the mirror
Jeff
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-05-2010, 07:54 PM  
Good walkaround prime for first Pentax DSLR
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 10
Views: 3,833
Ditto, I totally agree. I love my DA 35 for nature shots, and you get a very nice macro as the added bonus too.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-05-2010, 07:17 PM  
If you need to choose a macro lens
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Excellent Choice. You won't be disappointed. Then if you can afford it, pick up the DA35 macro later. You will have a great combination with those 2 in your kit.
Jeff
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-23-2009, 07:03 PM  
So you own a 16-50mm and 50-135mm, what primes do you still run back to?
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 31
Views: 5,935
I too own the 50-135. It was on my k20 most of the time, That is until I purchased the 43. Now the 43 sits on my k20 a lot. I'll second what Andrew said. It really is that good.
Jeff
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-21-2009, 08:08 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 9,700
Views: 1,481,029
Here's a few from possibly my favorite FA Limited. The 43.
"3 Hopi Pots" 1/25, f-5.6,ISO 320.
"Frosty Rose" 1/250, f-13, ISO 640,
"Kerosene Can" 1/160, f-11, ISO 640.
All shot on my K20
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-20-2009, 04:52 PM  
FA 50mm/1.4: Preposterous Price?
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 182
Views: 18,066
All I can say is LBA.:lol: As I was talking with the gal behind the sales counter I kept asking myself the same question, why the 50 when i have the limited 43. makes no sense does it. And yes I do have the 77, that is a joy to use. (no regrets what so ever shelling out the cash on any of my limiteds, 35 macro, 43, or 77) Here's one with the 35 macro
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-20-2009, 06:10 AM  
P&S Camera
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 24
Views: 4,711
gp, can you post some examples? I'm curious.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-20-2009, 06:02 AM  
P&S Camera
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 24
Views: 4,711
I got to get it all sorted out so I can explain how it works to her. You know, make sure the camera is in working order. LOL:D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-19-2009, 08:42 AM  
FA 50mm/1.4: Preposterous Price?
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 182
Views: 18,066
It's been some time since I have purchased any new len's and was looking at the 50mm 1.4 the other day and was surprised to find the price hike. Then I went and looked at prices on the limited's I had bought as little as 10-11 months ago. Makes me very glad I picked them up then. Since the purchase of the limited's I rarely have a wide/zoom on my camera anymore. Even with the price increase, I'm thinking I'll be taking the hit on the fast 50.
Jeff
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-19-2009, 08:15 AM  
P&S Camera
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 24
Views: 4,711
I just bought a G10, (a gift for my wife who wants an easy to use camera) I have been doing some experimenting with it and above ISO 400 it does have more noise than I'm used to. It is a bit slow to focus when in low lighting conditions but the little camera has a very diverse range of user choices. Very close to a DSLR in a compact body. (well not as compact as some others). The view finder is IMHO useless. I never use the live view LCD on my K20 so getting use to it on the Canon is taking some time. I do like the color the camera renders, very natural looking. When I was making my choice I had it narrowed down to 3-- Nikon P-6000, Lumix(sorry forgot the model), And the Canon G10. All were around $400-$500.
The biggest factor in my decision making was the fact that 2 sales persons at 2 different camera shops recommended it even though they no longer carried the G10. I am in the same situ as yourself, If I want great pics I shoot the K20 with fast glass. But the little Canon seems like it's gonna be along for the ride a lot of the time.

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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-18-2009, 08:16 PM  
How do you frame your prints?
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 11
Views: 3,386
Wombat,
Keep the frame simple. Sometimes an inexpensive frame from the local hobby supply works quite well. I've got to agree with navcom, you don't want the frame to "compete" with your
image.
For a black and white, I choose a black frame then, I'll do a double mat design with an off white or cream color top mat with a light grey, or neutral liner mat. I too, frame my images myself and for a small amount of cash you can pick up all the tools required. With abit of practice and after framing only a few of your own things the investment pays for itself, and it is kinda enjoyable doing it.
Good Luck.
Jeff.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-17-2009, 08:58 PM  
Reflection of Fall
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Here is my entry. Hope it meets the criteria for the contest.
Jeff.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-10-2009, 10:40 AM  
why don't people like K10D JPEGs
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Just a street shot of bldg. 6th St. downtown Austin, K10, 50-135 2.8, iso 400, f3.5
Sorry for the 2nd reply thought it would be nice to give an example.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-10-2009, 10:24 AM  
why don't people like K10D JPEGs
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
I am very satisfied with My Jpegs from the k10. I always thought the pics were good enough for me. I have been shooting only in raw since I got my K20, and your post has motivated me to go out today and play with the custom image mode in the jpeg format.
Thanks for the inspiration
Jeff
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-09-2009, 08:04 PM  
Poll: Sell K10D to fund K20D....
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 30
Views: 3,252
Buddha,
Hang on to the K10, Save up the cash, then buy the 20. I enjoy the option of having 2 bodies.
Just my opinion.
Jeff
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2008, 05:21 PM  
New K200D owner, wide angle advice...
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 15
Views: 16,006
Jason,
For $280 you won't be disappointed. That is good price for that lens. I will agree with Chip B, as it is a great value and very versatile in most situations. I kept it on my camera almost exclusively until I purchased my 43mm limited.
Just a suggestion, if you have a pentax store close, go in and shoot a few test shots, to see if it meets your needs. As also mentioned read thru the forum and get other opinions.
Jeff
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-16-2008, 05:52 PM  
Mac/Time Machine compatibility with K20
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Yale, Just tried a different card, No difference, I can restore a photo back into the library by using the thumbnail still have no full view of the image while in TM.
Jeff
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-16-2008, 05:29 PM  
Mac/Time Machine compatibility with K20
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Yale, I'm running iphoto 08 version 7.1.5,
The way I am accessing TM is,.. the iphoto app is open, go to the dock, then left click on the TM icon, Time machine then opens my backed up iphoto library. I go back, find the photo/photos I wish to view, a single left click chooses the image, then either a double left click or hit space bar to see a full view and the only thing I see is digital lines of color.
You may be on to something, with the SD card. I use 4-5 different ones and i will try a different card and see what happens.
In this instance it was a different card in the 2 cameras. However I think I have been using the same card in the K20 for awhile now.
Regards, Jeff
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-16-2008, 04:47 PM  
Mac/Time Machine compatibility with K20
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Yale, I'm running OS X 10.5.5, It doesn't matter if the image is a Jpeg or a raw, I shoot in the PEF format when using raw. My K10 images open fine, all the photos are in the iphoto app. When using the space bar for a quick look I get the same result. It appears I am only having trouble with the K20 images. I'm stumped.
Jeff.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-16-2008, 01:08 PM  
Mac/Time Machine compatibility with K20
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
This post goes out to all the Mac users with Time Machine as 1 form of backing up your photos.
I was going thru some old files that I Had backed up on time machine when I came across a situation where I couldn't open a full screen version of the image. I can see the thumbnail fine, and I can even restore it back into my library if I want to, I just can't look at it in full screen.
Here is what baffles me, only the images shot with the K20 give me this problem. Everything shot with the K10 works as it should. Are any of you other Mac users experiencing this problem with Time Machine?
I have the firmware version 1.01 in the K20, and 1.30 in the K10. Any thoughts or help would be great.
Thanks, Jeff
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-10-2008, 10:12 PM  
New K20 what to get with it
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Gary,
I think my question to you is, What do you plan on shooting with the lens? I own a copy of the 12-24mm and it is a nice lens for wide angle landscape, and it gives the image a real sense of "a vast horizon". It would complement your 50-135 nicely, (of which I also own and love). These two lens' together make for a fantastic landscape combo. I can't comment on the 31 limited but many others on the forum can, all I have read of that lens has been very positive.
Regards, Jeff
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-06-2008, 05:49 PM  
Surprise Purchase! K20d on order...
Posted By roverlr3
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Great Buy and at an excellent price too. Just take lot's of family shots and she'll forgive you in no time.
I too paid about a grand a couple of months ago. Some guys have all the luck
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