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Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-03-2009, 02:28 PM  
Pentax K-X + Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 & Old School Pentax Lens Performance
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 31
Views: 22,295
Thank you for the info. I see it's pretty easy to do, but you cant see/control the actual selection in the viewfinder, since it's empty, I mean K-x doesn't have the red dot indication like the K-m, which I am using. So in order to select the desired point manually you have to use LCD screen, which is ok, but still takes an extra second or two. Thanks again for the info!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-03-2009, 12:50 PM  
Pentax K-X + Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 & Old School Pentax Lens Performance
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 31
Views: 22,295
starscream
I really like your pictures! It looks like Tammy 70-200 is a very capable lens, perhaps my next purchase will be this beautiful Tammy!!! :)
I have a question about changing focusing points in K-x: is it convenient? Are you using a dial to change them or you have to go threw the menus?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-18-2009, 02:15 PM  
K-x, does it have the focus indicator?
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 26
Views: 5,471
no, it doesn't have focus indicators like K-m.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-09-2009, 08:13 AM  
K2000 catch focus problem (need help!)
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 18
Views: 4,702
ooohhh, I got it. :rolleyes:
I will try it again! Thank you !!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-09-2009, 07:39 AM  
K2000 catch focus problem (need help!)
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 18
Views: 4,702
ok, right now I have tried using Catch-in Focus with my manual lenses, it's not working:cool:

the camera setup:
focusing - Manual
Catch in Focus - enabled

What i am doing wrong ?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-09-2009, 06:50 AM  
K2000 catch focus problem (need help!)
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 18
Views: 4,702
I am wondering if "Catch-in-focus" is working with manual lenses? I haven't tried it yet....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-06-2009, 11:50 AM  
The M42 Crew
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 264
Views: 93,178
Very cool shoots! I have Russian version of this beautiful lens which is Jupiter-37A 135mm/3.5 (btw, my version is not MC version, but there is another copy which has MC special coating and what i know, it's really hard to find MC version).

F3.5
Light Room + Resize
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-02-2009, 06:14 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 4,129
Views: 1,037,327
Thanks Igiligan!!!
I love this old metal monster, here is another one at F2.8:
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-01-2009, 01:16 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 4,129
Views: 1,037,327
Tair-11A 135mm/2.8

Mutation@F4 :)

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 08-26-2009, 12:38 AM  
Focusing Screen for K2000/K-M
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 28
Views: 6,703
What do you mean? Please explain. Spot metering is not accurate when using this custom screen?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 08-25-2009, 11:17 PM  
Focusing Screen for K2000/K-M
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 28
Views: 6,703
So this screen from "jinfinance" is not accurate, right?
I am in the same boat, I don't want to spend too much on this screen, so I am thinking about getting this one.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-15-2009, 02:40 PM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
Yes, exactly! I don't need super-wide angle like 18mm to 35mm. 43mm (on a cropped sensor) is enough for me:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 02:16 PM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
MacGirl
no way!!! NIN is one of my favorites!! I love NIN!!!!!!! NICE SHOTSSSSSSS!!!!
My budget is limited :( so in my case Tamron would be the best bang for the buck :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 01:46 PM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
I mean small club shots (very narrow/small stage with decent lights), I've used my FA50/1.4 and it performed very well in dim lighting conditions. Well, I can't say the stage was totally dark, no.... there was enough light to get an acceptable shutter speed 1/30-1/60@F2.8/ISO800.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 01:38 PM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
Igilligan and EDL
WOW!!! I like your photos!! It is sharp @F2.8! This is exactly what I need for club stuff shots!
thank you guys!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 08:59 AM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
thank you, Skinja.
I will order it from Amazon, so in case I'll get a bad copy I will exchange it right away!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 08:55 AM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
jeffrey r

thank you for your info. this is exactly what I thought. I use "75mm and up" very often. I will cross my fingers (maybe I'll be lucky getting the perfect copy of this lens) and order this Tammy:D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 08:43 AM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
Thank you guys!!!

Currently I have: 18-55 + 50-200 + FA50. I am not using wide angle 18mm at all (my kit is collecting dust:)) I love my FA50/1.4, but sometimes 50mm (75mm on a cropped sensor) is too short for me! This Tammy will give me something like 116mm on a cropped sensor. I just want to check if F2.8 is really usable threw all focal length? Please show me you pictures at F2.8!:)

p.s.
I don't need wide-angle, in fact I like to shoot panoramic landscapes (using FA50), like this one:


full size 1Mb click here
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2009, 08:07 AM  
Tamron 28-75/2.8 Need feedback
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 27
Views: 7,319
I am interested in this lens for stage shooting, 75mm is enough for me. Please provide any useful information/pictures/feedbacks about this lens. Thank you!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2009, 05:41 AM  
Pentax K7 or Canon 500D?
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 137
Views: 35,594
really? does it look so bad?:o:(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2009, 03:42 AM  
Pentax K7 or Canon 500D?
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 137
Views: 35,594
My 2 cents:

Recently I've tested high ISO noise on my K-m. I have to admit, it's not what I'd like to see, but sometimes it's quite acceptable with a proper exposure settings, fast prime and SR-OFF.:confused:

Pentax K2000(K-m)
1.
Noise@ISO1600
FA50\1.4
NR-OFF, SR-OFF, Sv-mode, Jpeg 6mp -- straight from camera (no pp!!!)
to view the picture, click here!!!

2.
Noise@ISO1600
FA50\1.4
NR-ON!!!, SR-OFF, Sv-mode, Jpeg 6mp -- straight from camera (no pp!!!)
to view the picture click here
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-13-2009, 12:15 PM  
K2000 - I wish I had never read the review
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 65
Views: 13,853
Ben_Edict

ok, I've uploaded two self extracting archives:

1. Noise Reduction ON, SR-OFF
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2. Noise Reduction OFF, SR-OFF
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I used FA50/1.4 for these tests. No PP, "JPEG 6mp" straight from camera! I turned SR off, id order to get "real" shutter speed too. I used Sv mode + EV correction to get a proper exposure. Honestly, I think ISO800 is quiet usable, depending on the lighting conditions. But, again, comparing to entry level canon 450d.... it is not the result I've expected. I know I can reduce amount of noise by using LR or ACR or Raw Therapy, but my goal is to have a capable camera, which will handle ISO800! as simple as that! I am not saying K-m is a bad camera, it just can not handle high ISO, thats all!



Semico and Ben_Edict, with all respect (no offense), I know how to adjust settings, how to get proper exposure, how to use histogram! Not to mention, I am still using film camera!:)
My goal is simple: I want to get acceptable noise level at ISO400/500/640/800/1000, which is a very basic task for DSLR, but K-m can not even handle ISO400 when I am using camera's built in jpeg engine, of course I can use raw processing software and play around changing sharp, noise levels, camera profile color settings etc.... and in the end, still I will loose some details and the final result will have noise, maybe less noise but noise!!!! While canon, for example, losing the same amount of details, only without going to the depth of post processing stuff. I know it sounds stupid, but sometimes I just don't have enough time to sit and develop every single image I took, you know.:) So, now I know I've made a mistake when I got K-m. K-m is superior camera for somebody who will never care about PP, Light Room, fast primers and stuff. Thats why sooner or later when I'll have enough funds, I will buy an advanced DSLR with sophisticated auto-focusing system and reliable high iso noise handling. And after I looked at K-7 ISO tests, I dont think I will get Pentax again, don't get me wrong I love Pentax, but it just can't compete with other brands in terms of sharpness, noise and stuff, imo!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-12-2009, 01:49 PM  
K2000 - I wish I had never read the review
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 65
Views: 13,853
My ISO test:

SMC FA50/1.4 + Sv-mode + NR-On + SR-OFF + 6mp jpeg straight from camera, no PP!!!
I think ISO800 is quiet usable, but it depends on a lighting conditions! ISO1000 is so so.
http://rapidshare.com/files/255108564/NR_ON.exe
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-12-2009, 06:10 AM  
K2000 - I wish I had never read the review
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 65
Views: 13,853
flippedgazelle:

Well, k2000 is my first DSLR, so I did not really worried about focusing point issues with kit lens.The real problem occurs when I am using fast prime like FA50/1.4 only!!! For example: if I am choosing 5 auto-points, camera will never! never!!! focus where I want! It will try focusing here, there, go back, go forward etc... in the end, like i said, it takes time to focus properly!
Now, if I'll select central focusing point only - everything seems to work fine! Focus is fast and reliable!
DPReview - clearly described this issue, but I've never thought I am gonna get fast prime! So I am not blaming my camera, I am blaming myself! This camera is very good as an entry level dslr with kit lenses, but with fast prime or tele this camera is not good at all!
Not to mention ISO noise, which is driving me crazy :-)
Anyway, I like K-m as my first DSLR.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-11-2009, 03:33 AM  
My K-7 vs K-20d High ISO comparisons
Posted By grishazzz
Replies: 53
Views: 14,116
PentaxPoke
Thanks for the comparison results!!! Now I know for sure: I will not buy K-7. I'd rather wait for Pentax FF, or I will get another brand.
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