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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-04-2018, 11:10 PM  
The Sony A7 series picture thread -- bring your base, S, and R pics here!
Posted By LeRolls
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-26-2018, 12:14 AM  
The Sony A7 series picture thread -- bring your base, S, and R pics here!
Posted By LeRolls
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Some interesting points that I was mostly already aware of but still good to hear reiterated. I ordered the 56mm 1.2 yesterday for $900. Should have it by Tuesday afternoon for a shoot. I got the company I work for to pay for the lens so I don't feel too bad about it being more expensive than the Sony 85 which I did buy with my own money. I may give VSCO presets a try.

Day 3 Final (1 of 1) by Christopher Rankin, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-09-2018, 08:57 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By tuco
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A 50/1.8G came with my Df. I've only used it once. I'll give it a bokeh test when I get a chance and post it here for you. Of course with its 7 aperture blades lights won't be as round as with the 9 rounded blades on say the 58/1.4G when stopped down a little.

Here is some bokeh on the 85/1.8G


U of W Cherry Blossoms by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-30-2018, 09:34 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By Bumbles
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Gear used....
  • Nikon D610 DSLR

  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

  • Tiffen Circular polarizing filter


I have really been amazed by the difference from my APS-C Canon 40D, when I sold it and upgraded to my Nikon D610 full frame sensor. I've had an absolute blast with this camera, and it's so much more versatile over the crop sensor (in my opinion). It's also more forgiving if you have to recover from accidental overexposure / underexposure (it happens to the best of us!).

I still want to get a Pentax FF so that I can use my SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1.4 on it. That lens is so yummy. :)

24-85mm ED VR @ 85mm / F8 / 160th / ISO 100


24-85mm ED VR @ 66mm / F5 / 800th / ISO 100


50mm 1.8G / F2 / 800th / ISO 200


50mm 1.8G / F2 / 1600th / ISO 200


24-85mm ED VR @ 85mm / F4.5 / 500th / ISO 100


50mm 1.8G / F4 / 125th / ISO 100


50mm 1.8G / F1.8 / 4000th / ISO 100


24-85mm ED VR @ 80mm / F8 / 80th / ISO 100


24-85mm ED VR @ 35mm / F8 / 100th / ISO 100


24-85mm ED VR @ 45mm / F8 / 80th / ISO 400


24-85mm ED VR @ 75mm / F5 / 1250th / ISO 100
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-28-2018, 11:18 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By tuco
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A picture posted back in 2013. I exposed for the highlights and had to pull up the shadows due to harsh sun/shadows the kayak was in. The colors sucked. It had that ugly brown tone to it I'd see so often when I would pull up the shadows too much on a Sony senor. So recently I revisited the picture and converted to monochrome to try and salvage it for better or worse.

At the Robe Canyon Race of Champions event.


Kayaking The Robe Canyon by tuco, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-27-2018, 07:12 AM  
The Sony A7 series picture thread -- bring your base, S, and R pics here!
Posted By Sliver-Surfer
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Views: 8,203
Nice Capture AtitG!!

Here is a test shot with Pronto by Fotodiox AF adapter with the Tokina 2.5/90mm AT-X No Flash(I usualy use flash for macro) on A7ii
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 07-21-2018, 08:18 AM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Posted By normhead
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I was out with mu DA*60-250 the other day with the 1.4 on it. I Missed some great images. I have absolutely no doubt with time to put the lens on a tripod the DA* would have produced superior images, but the heavier longer lens is harder to manage hand held. I missed quite a few shots when the day before with the 55-300 PLM I hardly missed any. Therein lies the conundrum, a properly held DA* gives a great image. But with a young bird sitting on a fence 5 feet way from me, with the slower focusing harder to hold steady 60-250 I missed them all.

People tend to give a premium to potential image quality and ignore the lower chances of actually getting sharp images at all when discussing lenses like this. I certainly would like to have nice sharp 55-300 image as opposed to the blurry images I got yesterday from the 60-250.


The longer the barrel of the lens when extended, and the heavier the lens, the less likely you are to be able to effectively hand hold a shot. I definitely thought I was going for better IQ taking the 60-250, but that just isn't what happened.
Forum: Pentax KP 12-02-2017, 11:20 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Crooski
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first frozen mist of this season Lens Helios 44M4
Forum: Pentax KP 11-28-2017, 08:03 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
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I like the lens well enough. While it's not necessarily blazingly sharp (my Tamron 70-200 is sharper), it's sharp enough for my purposes. It features the classic Pentax pictorial rendering of detail, with emphasis on smoothness of transitional lines rather than mere acutance. Be that as it may, the images the lens produces nevertheless can often tolerate quite a bit of sharpening in post --- more so than is usually the case. What I like most about the lens is its slowish f3.5 aperture. The smaller aperture means smaller size (it's wonderfully compact, like a DA limited lens) and less glass (only five elements). Less glass means better flare control and better contrast. In landscape work photographing scenes at a distance (which is what I chiefly use the lens for), contrast is more important than sharpness, since you're losing resolution due to atmospheric disturbance. The lens is not, in terms of numerical specs, on the level of modern, over-corrected 135mm lenses. It's suffers from some minor aberration flaws which need to be fixed in post. But if used in a way to emphasize its strengths it's capable of producing beautiful images.

One more image from the lens, also shot with the KP:

Forum: Pentax KP 11-15-2017, 10:28 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By shiner
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Early this morning, with *300+DA1.4

Forum: Pentax KP 10-17-2017, 08:12 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
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Views: 147,446
With HD DA 21:

Forum: Pentax KP 09-20-2017, 11:05 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Crooski
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Views: 147,446
Cow in the morning sun
Forum: Pentax KP 08-18-2017, 10:47 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Crooski
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Views: 147,446
Beautiful kite surfing day
Forum: Pentax KP 06-28-2017, 11:45 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Astropaps
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Pemaquid oil house at sunset with 15mm DA:
Forum: Pentax KP 06-26-2017, 07:20 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By mattwoodcock
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here's my favourite recent shots with my KP







Forum: Pentax KP 06-25-2017, 08:29 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Sandy Hancock
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So the trip to Italy is at an end, and I have a four hour transit stop in Doha.
Here are some of my favourites. The KP didn't miss a beat, and I only changed the battery about three times in 18 days.


Como after dark


How's the serenity?


On location


Farewell to Como


Sigh....


The world is a globe


Il Duomo di Firenze


The Duomo at night

This one is a testament to the latitude of the KP's RAW files. I was sure the highlights would be irretrievable.
I can also vouch that the burst speed is quite decent - I got 10 shots off from leap to splashdown :)


Local hero


Monterosso al Mare

ISO 3200 hand held


Siena Duomo 2


Duomo nocturne


Pantheon oculus


St Peter's from the Tiber


Mick and Raf


The map room


Wiiiiide


Normal


Colossal

I might be ready to sell my K-3.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-23-2017, 11:51 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Crooski
Replies: 1,305
Views: 147,446
Smoke in the city, Football club national champion celebration.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-10-2017, 12:32 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By RubyT
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These are all with the DA 20-40. Love this lens & camera as a hiking kit.


two hours of winter
by RubyT (I come here for cameraderie), on Flickr


two hours of winter
by RubyT (I come here for cameraderie), on Flickr


the winner
by RubyT (I come here for cameraderie), on Flickr
Forum: Pentax KP 04-02-2017, 07:06 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By apete
Replies: 1,305
Views: 147,446
Pentax KP definitely deserves to have more photos presented therefore I am attaching some of my Today's captures here. This was Wieliczka's Rally, Krakow, Poland.

I am sorry if colors are innacurate but Capture One 10 does not yet know KP and I am not sure if I have properly handled White Balance. I am having Essilior Prevencia glasses and editing colors is a nightmare - everything is moved towards warmer colors. Sometimes I am taking them off but then I am unable to verify sharpness... :D

BTW some nice Canon pro guy who was shooting with some big Canon camera next to me looked at my body (I mean camera and not me :p) and said "Oh, I am also gonna go mirrorless" :D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-09-2018, 11:42 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By Des
Replies: 382
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That's a fine example. Here's one of mine. K-3 + DA 55-300 PLM; 300mm, 1/1250th, f8, ISO 800.


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:39 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By jbinpg
Replies: 382
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I definitely agree. The rendering of this zoom is excellent. K-1 in crop mode + DA 55-300 PLM.


Yellow-head Bumble Bee on red clover by Jack Bowling, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-24-2018, 07:16 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 382
Views: 32,495
Del Norte redwoods, shot with KP @108mm:

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-15-2018, 07:17 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By Ramcam
Replies: 382
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First time poster just got this lens for my K50 .
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-15-2018, 04:46 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 382
Views: 32,495
Castle Crags, close-up and personal, KP+PS, @210mm:

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-12-2018, 06:58 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 382
Views: 32,495
Mount Bachelor, over Diamond Lake, KP + PS:

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