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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-17-2017, 10:56 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #128 Poll (Flowing Water - April 2017)
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 46
Views: 5,666
All are fantastic; congratulations and thanks for sharing. 8 and 11 have a "painting" look to me; 3 and 7 have a unique subject included; 4 is enjoyable with the bridge over the stair-step falls. But, my favorite is 10.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-28-2017, 12:37 PM  
Why I won't buy a KP.
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 113
Views: 9,199
At the announced price-point, Pentax's current line-up, and its odd mix of specs (and specifically the still lacking af for decent video and fully-position-able touchscreen), it's tough to figure who the target buyer is.
Forum: Pentax K-70 01-13-2017, 03:37 PM  
Pentax K-70 photo samples
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 240
Views: 38,843
Just a bit more DOF so the entire rose would be in focus would fit my taste better (but that's just me!!). Nice pic though.
Forum: Pentax K-70 01-13-2017, 03:32 PM  
Pentax owner dilemma
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
I think it is! Very flexible (working at learning the controls well); so far so good. You know one of the biggest differences I am still adjusting to from my trusty K110 is one of the simplest: placement of the shutter release button lol !!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-09-2017, 06:10 PM  
Best of 2016 Rocket launch.
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Nicely done and fairly unique (at least to me!!).
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-09-2017, 06:04 PM  
Old style man
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 9
Views: 374
I like the composition; the vertical and horizontal features add an interesting element.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-09-2017, 06:00 PM  
Cityscape Some street shots
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 6
Views: 418
The "mirror image" in the first one makes it very interesting, and the last one is a nice exposure for a snow storm - really captures a true view (post processing on it??).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-09-2017, 05:35 PM  
Upgrade time for K-r
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
If video performance had not been one of my upgrade musts, I would have opted for a K70----great features for stills, in particular.
Forum: Pentax K-70 01-08-2017, 05:54 PM  
Pentax owner dilemma
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Great input; thanks to all. I did a ton of research, back and forth on alternatives, more research, etc, etc. I would really have liked to go with the K70 but simply could not get past the poor autofocus performance for video/action. So, while I still have my trusty K110d, I opted for the Canon 80D. I'm working at getting oriented to the new gear and am pleased with it thus far. Thanks again for the responses!!!
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-19-2016, 01:58 PM  
Pentax owner dilemma
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
All great comments and look forward to additional ones. The Pentax forums are such a great place.

I would certainly appreciate being able to correct for slight back\front focus issues. I've done a fair amount of research and have more to do. I do appreciate my Pentax K110D, its essentially rock-solid and a great layout, as are all Pentax dslr's. If I could add just a feature or two to the K70.....dilemma solved!!! lol.
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-18-2016, 12:08 PM  
Pentax owner dilemma
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Thanks for welcome and the quick replies. Actually, I was (am) a Forum member several years back, got busy with other things, and got away from shooting much----and, of course, could not recall/find my previous account info :o

The K3II is a consideration, but as pointed out, it is a bit more costly (particularly for its "age"), video-challenged, and no touch/articulating screen.
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-18-2016, 10:51 AM  
Pentax owner dilemma
Posted By John Photo
Replies: 25
Views: 2,442
Informative review. I have an older Pentax K110D. I am looking at upgrading to add capabilities primarily for landscape and nature (audience is self, family and friends), which would include: decent video, good continuous focus for wildlife, easy sharing capability, and a pivoting touchscreen would be nice. So, I'm disappointed that the K-70 does a relatively poor job in these areas (my hopes were much higher). So my choices are: 1) wait until Pentax brings out something that meets my needs, 2)change systems to ..??... (I do like flexibility) trying to stay under $1000 with body and 2 zooms (kit). The Nikon d5500 appears to fit a system change, but it sounds like the burst buffer is too small/slow to practically shoot more than app 5 frames before it really slows. The Canon 80D would be about perfect but at best it is $300 over budget. I am thinking the Canon t6i is a decent compromise, albeit not perfect) within budget. Any bets on how soon Pentax might come up with a body with decent continuous autofocus??
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