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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-07-2015, 04:00 PM  
After 15 years, I have finally completed my collection,
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
I'll trade you a silver 49mm filter for your 31mm so my three amigos will be complete :)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-31-2015, 09:14 AM  
A* 200 f4 macro yahoo auctions ending now
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 2
Views: 892
There's been one of those on my local craigslist for months now sitting at $1600. Almost wish I had the disposable income to grab it just to see what it's like.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-01-2015, 06:34 PM  
K-3II High res mode ??
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
From what I hear my dad just finished putting in a waterfall at his house in time for his annual 4th of july party, and I'm bringing my k3-ii and a tripod with me so I should be able to test this out. Don't think it's too large of a waterfall or a lot of moving water but could potentially be useful for purely scientific reasons.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-29-2015, 06:09 PM  
Post Your K-3 II Photos Here
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 175
Views: 48,162
Finally got a chance to sneak a picture of the neighbors awesome dog, Gizmo.

Forum: Pentax K-3 06-25-2015, 07:15 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 10,481
Views: 1,282,314
Two amigos down, one to go.

Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-24-2015, 09:18 AM  
Hello from SE Michigan
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Welcome from Roseville! I like the picture of the orange civic. Always wanted to put the ef9 front end on it when I had one.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-13-2015, 03:31 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 5,619
Views: 734,812
A couple of months ago I took a vacation to florida and stopped in to a small restaurant to grab a quick bite to eat. I was shooting with my K5-IIs with battery grip and DA* 50-135, and didn't feel like taking off my strap to put it in the bag for a minute so I just set it on the table after getting my food. The manager of the place walked up and said "That's a very nice camera, who makes it?" and leaned over the table to see what was on the prism housing. He looked confused and then walked away without another word after that. The only people I've encountered who even know who Pentax is are older people who shot pentax back in the film days
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-12-2015, 08:13 PM  
K-3 II Pixel shift for Macro?
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 6
Views: 2,361
Yeah that is the first time I've had moire appear ever, and that is a really funky place for it. It is possible the coin did have some movement, my tripod is just a cheap amazon basics 20 dollar special and isn't the most stable of tripods. I was using a remote with a 3 second delay for everything, focusing in live view x2 magnification.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-12-2015, 01:58 PM  
K-3 II Pixel shift for Macro?
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 6
Views: 2,361
Finally got a minute to mess with some macro stuff (between crazy overtime at work and weddings weddings weddings things have been crazy) It seems like Pixel shift is subtle, but it definitely has its uses.

Without pixel shift:
Macro Pixel shift test by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr

With pixel shift:
Macro Pixel shift test 2 by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr

Without pixel shift:
Pixel shift test by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr

With pixel shift:
Pixel Shift test 2 by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr

Without pixel shift:
Pixel Shift macro test by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr

With pixel shift:
Pixel Shift macro test 2 by Alex Thorpe, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-10-2015, 04:03 PM  
K-3 II Pixel shift for Macro?
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 6
Views: 2,361
I have had the k3ii for a little over a week now, haven't had nearly enough time to mess with it as of late. I also have a 100mm macro lens arriving tomorrow so hopefully I'll get a chance to bust out the tripod and take some pixel shifted macro shots to see if it improves anything.

I came from a K5-iis (which is now on backup duty) so I can't speak of it in comparison to the K3, but I find the autofocus is a decent bit faster in achieving a solid lock. SR seems to be nice, I shot a couple shots at a friends wedding with my 50-135mm at 135mm iso 3200 and shutter speed of around 1/60ish and was getting really good results. I am a fan of the camera and feel its worth it's price of admission.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-05-2015, 01:06 PM  
Received my new Pentax K3II today!
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 119
Views: 13,982
Here's my desk right now! Too bad I just went back up to 60+ hours at work so I won't have much time to play with it for the next few weeks.

Forum: Pentax K-3 06-05-2015, 12:49 PM  
Post Your K-3 II Photos Here
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 175
Views: 48,162
First test with pixel shift. Used straight in camera JPG into lightroom because the raws don't get along with it. Got this printed out at 20x30 just to see the large printing capabilities and I think I could have gone nearly double the size still.

Pixel Shift test
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-01-2015, 07:15 PM  
Post Your K-3 II Photos Here
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 175
Views: 48,162
Just picked my K3-II up today, but all the light was gone by the time I got home and got it set up. So far trip report of taking pictures of my cat: The AF is considerably more accurate than my K5-iis, to the point that I think my K5 could go in for recalibration or something. I was never happy with the 16-50 on my K5 but what little I got to play around with it today on the K3 makes it seem like an entirely new lens.

Can't wait to get to try out pixel shift tomorrow once I get home from work!
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-28-2015, 05:53 PM  
Pre-Order your K-3 II
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 32
Views: 6,527
I mixed up in my head adorama and b&h, my order of we from b&h and it just shipped and will be here on Monday. Whew, crisis averted!
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-28-2015, 12:57 PM  
Pre-Order your K-3 II
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 32
Views: 6,527
Well that's bad news. Was really hoping to get the body in time for some events coming up and relegate the k5-ii to backup. Wonder what the delay is from?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-26-2015, 07:08 PM  
K3ii to Ship May 28th in USA
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 22
Views: 3,666
I had one on order at Amazon and it said it was due to ship on the 25th. I emailed a rep when it didn't ship out today, and they said they were on backorder for 1-2 months now. Put my pre-order in on the 5th! Ended up canceling that and putting on in at B&H. Hopefully they get enough stock! I have a bunch of events coming up that I'd love to have two bodies for and I need some time to get used to a new body.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-26-2015, 05:10 PM  
One day giveaway: win a PF shirt!
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 145
Views: 9,369
Also count me in for a dark grey P shirt!
Forum: Sold Items 04-01-2015, 09:11 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Sent a PM!
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-01-2015, 09:07 AM  
New to me K-5IIs
Posted By AlexThorpe
Replies: 28
Views: 2,478
My girlfriend has a k50 and between the two cameras in glad I ended up with the k5-iis. It's a heck of a camera, make sure to turn on expanded sensitivity so you can go down to ISO 80!
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