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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
P 6x7 from Stockholm
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Hi Christer,
welcome on board. That's quite an eclectic mix of gear - I'm sure the 6x7 is a great way to gear the muscles working out. We should run a category where people list the heaviest camera they regularly take out for shoots. I'm starting off lightly with an ESII and a 50mm f1.4 (I also have a Mamiya Press 23 but in honesty I haven't completed a film through it yet)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-09-2018, 01:50 PM  
Pentax KP for CAD 900 = 563 EUR (excl. taxes) = 696 USD
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-27-2018, 12:37 PM  
Nature The birds again...
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Nice set of shots; I particularly like the last one (I also liked the earlier in-flight shot except the bird box obscures part of the wing on that one)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-27-2018, 12:31 PM  
Cityscape Morning Mists Of Inverness
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Looking good. This view may change dramatically if the ' Beast from the East' actually materialises
Forum: General Photography 02-13-2018, 02:28 PM  
This must be a good read for the price :-
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 10
Views: 764
clearly 'acceptable' condition has different meanings to different people.
Joking aside I have seen books listed at ridiculous prices quite a few times to the extent that I'm wondering if these 'prices' were created to, say, fool a financial report by overstating the value of a bookshop's assets
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2018, 03:56 PM  
Streets Health & Safety issue
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Nice shot was this on Byers Road?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-16-2017, 04:58 PM  
Nature Eagle Owl in Flight
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Great shot and the fast shutter speed is spot on and enabled you to grab a ton of detail
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-25-2017, 12:29 PM  
Tair 3 photosnaiper
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 5
Views: 657
I had a Sniper kit but always used it on a tripod; convinced someone would report the camera and stock as a firearm
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-22-2017, 11:35 AM  
Ideas for adding value to your spotmatic...
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 33
Views: 2,087
I'd say they had a brass neck but that may be stating the obvious
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-27-2016, 12:05 PM  
Pentax makes Gear Patrol list of top compact travel cameras
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
I have been tracking this for , I think, at least a year - as far as I know it has not been released; so as Ron has flagged up it's surprising that a camera that has never been available should make the list and it undermines all the other cameras included given how poorly researched the article is.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-12-2016, 12:33 PM  
Poll: Tamron 70-200 2.8 soft is 'too soft'?
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 19
Views: 1,934
I have this lens and it is sharp wide open so something is amiss
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-06-2016, 11:44 AM  
Pentax ESII
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Got one a wee while ago with a stuck mirror (easily fixed) and enjoyed using it except when I 'chimped' and tried to look at my results on the non existent rear screen
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-23-2016, 11:18 AM  
Black & White Sad song, out of tune
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 5
Views: 347
I'd stop inviting Pete Townshend round to your gaff ;)
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-09-2016, 08:42 AM  
Moving on from Pentax
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 17
Views: 2,756
I have to say you may be a bit unfair, if jch is having a number of repairs carried out then the problems experienced may run deeper than handling or familiarity issues
Forum: General Photography 09-24-2016, 11:12 AM  
Non - Photographers often have bad taste.
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 87
Views: 4,697
You'll end up frustrated trying to work out why certain pictures get more likes on FB. Takes pictures for yourself and you'll be a lot happier
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-15-2016, 08:56 AM  
People Kristina
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Like this shot, especially the out of focus background. Were you using a reflector or was the straw acting as a reflector?
Forum: Photo Critique 08-14-2016, 07:02 AM  
Nature Heron_3
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Is it only me or is the picture not showing?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2016, 05:33 AM  
People Ama
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 12
Views: 559
I really like these; the first one, in particular, is a lovely natural looking portrait. With the third one I'm afraid I prefer the shots that include the hair fully but in cropping tight you have given the picture a lot of impact so my preference might have been less impressive.
Your sister makes a striking model.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-29-2016, 02:50 PM  
50mm f1.2 autofocus lens
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Thanks for the replies, I doubt if I could ever afford such a lens but I was curious given there was a manual focus version back in the analog days and so many new zooms seem to be coming out with wider than before apertures
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-29-2016, 12:37 PM  
50mm f1.2 autofocus lens
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Is there a reason why a 50mm f1.2 has never been produced as an autofocus lens, even though Pentax produced the A 50mm f1.2 manual focus lens?
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-23-2016, 11:37 AM  
K-1 video quality: why?
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 26
Views: 1,795
I have used my Pentax K-r for video and found it quite acceptable and I use a separate HD camcorder most times for video. I also occasionally use a Nikon J1 for video; again with acceptable results (plus the J1 continues to focus during the shot whereas the K-r doesn't autofocus during the shot).
As said above use a tripod; my K-30 with SR on has produced stabilised footage that is fairly obvious and not in a good way.
If you are shooting video of a lengthy event then a HD camcorder is probably still the way to go at the equipment level I operate at - it avoids overheating problems, is a lot easier to operate and has the advantage of a mic and headphones socket allowing me to use a Rode Videomic instead of the tinnier onboard mic. That said the dSLR footage has a more 'film-like' look.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2016, 09:29 AM  
Landscape Spiral Jetty
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 9
Views: 459
You do have point, I think the design works as a baffle. The main harbour pier is behind this
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-15-2016, 05:41 AM  
Misc Cars in a row
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Lovely composition; well spotted.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-15-2016, 05:36 AM  
Landscape Spiral Jetty
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 9
Views: 459
thanks for that, it strangely reminds of the zig zag pier at St Monans; where it's unnecessarily complicated but an interesting feature
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-14-2016, 01:49 PM  
Landscape Spiral Jetty
Posted By Johndav
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Love the handstand shot; out of curiosity why was the jetty built?
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