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Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 08-05-2018, 11:40 AM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Oh, wow, you're practically a neighbor! I'm down the road in South China!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-30-2018, 03:25 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 1,862
Views: 113,281
From a few years ago...

Robbins Hill; South Solon, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-25-2018, 12:02 PM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Definitely tourism backups. Nobody local will take 1 unless they absolutely have to during tourist season. :) Unfortunately, anyone commuting up and down the coast has no real choice other than 1 though.

If you have the Waze app on your phone, I'd definitely consider running that just in case '15 miles inland' is faster than that 5 mile leg along the main road.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-24-2018, 08:26 PM  
Maine tips wanted - several days in south Maine en route to Acadia
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
You'll be driving right past Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows (you'll probably be going over the bridge in fact). The fort and the observatory on the bridge are well, WELL worth the visit. Expect to spend a few hours there if you go, and bring a good fast lens and/or flash if you start prowling the fort itself.

Camden Hills may not be worth the cost if you don't plan to spend a good part of your day. The view up on Mt. Battie is astounding, though if weather permits. You may find just prowling the town worth it (as that would be free).

Be aware that US 1 can be astonishingly slow going if you hit it at the wrong time much south of Belfast. Traffic can be insane.


Fort Knox - photo is front focused, but it does give an idea what it can be like. :)

Andrew at Fort Knox; Prospect, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr

Independence Day from Mount Battie; Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-21-2018, 01:51 PM  
SIGMA 10-20mm CLUB
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 3,791
Views: 832,786
Not sure if I shared some of these or not... if so, apologies for the duplicates.

China Lake; China, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr

Lewiston Sunset; Lewiston, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr

Sunburst; South China, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr

China Lake; Vassalboro, Maine by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-30-2018, 09:22 PM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 835
Views: 184,785
I have the 35mm and 85mm, both act like an old school A lens.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-11-2018, 03:17 PM  
Post your self portrait
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 782
Views: 95,702
Crappy cell pic ahoy... but its the last I have with any kind of creativity involved...

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-05-2018, 02:35 AM  
Thematic Forest-walks_Lichen-Fungi-Moss-dead-leaves
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 1,423
Views: 66,777
A quick dose of F35-70 fun. :) My first Flickr upload in forever as well!


Forum: General Photography 05-25-2018, 01:49 PM  
Determining subject distance for DOF
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 5
Views: 656
They have some cheap under $20 ones over on Wish. Wish being Wish, YMMV as far as quality goes.

Rangefinder | Wish
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-25-2018, 01:46 PM  
Manual Zoom Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 740
Views: 64,253
It's probably the f/5.6. Those big lenses (heck, lenses in general) usually tend to be soft wide open. I bet those shots at f/8 or so would look worlds different.
Forum: General Talk 10-17-2017, 08:42 AM  
Someone Just Won a K-3II on The Price is Right
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 1
Views: 524
So theres some advertising or... something. They gave the retail at $1650 (it came with the 16-85mm).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-15-2017, 09:49 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 15,928
Views: 1,428,926
85mm Samyang bokeh...

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-21-2017, 10:59 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 15,928
Views: 1,428,926
Portrait bokeh. Samyang 35mm f/1.4, wide open

Tiger Patrick by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-21-2017, 10:48 AM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 835
Views: 184,785
Just to show how ridiculous the 35mm is, this is wide open. My older son just joined scouts, so we picked him up his uniform. I took a bunch of shots at the store only to realize I'd screwed up and left the camera on 200mm so the shake resistance actually killed my shots.

Wound up racing the sunset to get down by the lake here, and I was stuck using on-board flash (something I usually avoid like the plague).

This is f/1.4 (yes, wide open), ISO 3200 1/180 seconds. Bower/Samyang 35mm.

Tiger Patrick by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-21-2017, 10:38 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 1,862
Views: 113,281
My older kiddo just got his uniform.

While not a sunset picture exactly, it certainly made the shot for me here. Wound up having to resort to on-camera flash, and somehow it worked.

Samyang 35mm @ f/1.4 (Yup, wide open), ISO 3200, 1/180 second

Tiger Patrick by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-14-2017, 07:25 AM  
My K-3 grip has died, anyone know how to troubleshoot it?
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 10
Views: 824
I'll need to see if I can find the D-Li90 attachemnt - never used it so its been shelved somewhere.

Quick silly question, are the pins supposed to be uneven when its off the camera, or are they supposed to be flat? Mine are all over the place as far as how retracted they are when looking at it.

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-13-2017, 04:01 PM  
My K-3 grip has died, anyone know how to troubleshoot it?
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 10
Views: 824
I haven't tried cleaning. Definitely not backwards batteries (I'm using AA's). I'll have to check the pins more closely, I hadn't considered one may have become bent.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-12-2017, 11:02 AM  
My K-3 grip has died, anyone know how to troubleshoot it?
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 10
Views: 824
I'd noticed my grip was starting to act up for a while - sometimes it would show the batteries as live, sometimes nothing. This had been going on for quite some time, but usually just taking the batteries out and sticking them back in would solve the issue.

I shelved the grip for a while, just loaded it up with freshly charged batteries, and now its acting as if the batteries are completely dead.

I can still use the buttons on the grip - shutter, focus, etc, its just not detecting it actually has batteries in it.

I looked, I'm not seeing any signs of corrosion anywhere, so all I can figure is its shorting somewhere but I don't really have an idea as to where.

Has anybody else run into this and does anyone know a solution?
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-27-2017, 11:18 PM  
Sears Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 960
Views: 249,718
Ones I own:

Ricoh-made 50mm f1.7 and 2.0, Chinon 1.7
Model 202 135mm f/2.8 (macro) both 'A' non non-'A' vesions.
Tokina-made 135 f2.8
Tokina-made 75-260 f/4.5 'close focus'
Model 202 28mm f/2.8 macro
Model 202 28-70 (macro)
Model 202 70-210 (macro)
Tokina-made 300mm f/5.6

Ones I know of but don't own
Model 202 80-200mm
??? 60-300mm (I think its a 202)
Ricoh-made 50mm f/1.4

I'm sure I'm missing a bunch.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-24-2017, 09:11 PM  
Sears Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 960
Views: 249,718
Its a 202 lens, which means its probably a Samyang as mentioned above.

The 202's seem to be the generation of Sears lenses after they stopped being made by Tokina. In my experience, the Japanese Tokinas are much better than the Korean 202's, but the 202's also (sometimes) have the auto-aperture availability to them.

I wasn't even aware there *was* a 50mm 202 out there in the wild, so I guess I learned something new today. :)

EDIT: I have the orange and green Chinon 50 - its better than the Ricoh 50's by far.

---------- Post added 08-25-17 at 12:16 AM ----------

Old photo is old, but one nifty observation about the various Sears lenses is the fact that the coatings changed color when they jumped from one manufacturer to another, or even one focal length to another.

Sears Lenses by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-19-2017, 03:33 PM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 835
Views: 184,785
Don't forget the wider you get, the more specialized your use of the lens becomes. The Samyangs are all pretty much even as far as quality goes, so its more of a choice for which focal length attracts you.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-17-2017, 09:58 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 15,928
Views: 1,428,926
Snakey bokeh... (Pentax F 35-70mm)



Ducky bokeh... (Samyang 85mm)

Forum: Lens Clubs 08-08-2017, 12:50 PM  
the Samyang Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 835
Views: 184,785
35mm@f/3.2

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-11-2017, 08:06 PM  
Pentax User Map : New Forum Feature!
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 88
Views: 16,240
Added myself to the closest intersection. :) I'm a bit too rural to be brave enough to show *exactly* where I live!
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-05-2017, 06:27 AM  
Sears Lens Club
Posted By Sagitta
Replies: 960
Views: 249,718
One from last month - Sears 75-260mm.

2017-06-11_11-51-48 by Jody Roberts, on Flickr
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