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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-08-2018, 09:37 AM  
Nature Algonquin Park - Fall Insanity
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 12
Views: 298
My goodness! Now I know where all of the idiots (and they were) on the 400 were going on Saturday. I was just trying to get up to Barrie!

A few years back I camped at Kiosk the week after thanksgiving and had the place to myself.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-07-2018, 08:20 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 15,887
Views: 2,876,700
Thanks very much, both! It's beautiful here at the moment.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-07-2018, 08:17 AM  
Micro Four Thirds and Panasonic FF
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 27
Views: 925
Panasonic have confirmed that they are committed to M4/3, and stressed this at the time they were announcing the full-frame concept.

Without a revolution in sensor design, focusing on their inherent strengths (size of lenses, portability, interchangeable system, fantastic video, better IS/SR), rather than the F1.2 lenses currently coming out will prevent a fate similar to classic 4/3. There are now a trove of good lenses for the system - pretty much anything anyone would need. If they put out a native ISO 100 sensor (!), or one of the Sony multi-ISO designs (which they did for the GH5s), I think that would go a long way to being enough for a greater proportion of users' needs, and look good when pixel peeping.

Most users do not print >8x10/A4 size, and as noted the latest 20MP sensor is well and truly good enough. For online uses, I'd agree they are being squeezed from 1inch and smartphones. Dynamic range is better than some APS-C competitors, and the output in good light is very detailed. You could say that 1 inch is enough, and this is true, but having processed 1 inch (I had a Nikon V1), I would rather have something a bit bigger. And you get to change lenses.

Personally, my GM5 works well. I'm travelling next month, and having a fully featured body with decent output, good video and an EVF (211g), plus a 12-32 (70g), slow 35-100 (135g), and 20mm (87g) that is smartphone connected still works. Pity there isn't a successor of similar size and weight that has an EVF a touch bigger. I would consider a GX9, but honestly it is more than twice the weight.

Competition from Fujifilm and the Canon M series seems the key concern. However (since their start), Fuji is making bigger lenses, which are starting to turn some users off (me included), rather than match the sub-400g bodies that they originally provided. Personally, I have the 23mm F2 (a lens that Pentax refuses to make, and which caused me to find a solution elsewhere), and am definitely looking forward to the 16mm F2.8.

Canon M is interesting (especially if they release more lenses), but with the rumoured APS-C body for their EOS R system, I'm not sure that they will develop this further. Their tiny and good/well priced 23mm F2, and now 32mm F1.4 lenses certainly help the system. Their M100/M50 bodies are good in this respect, pity about the lack of image stabilisation.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-06-2018, 07:25 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 15,887
Views: 2,876,700
Finally got out for a bit of a walk today. SMC Macro Takumar F4, 1:2 version:

Tree fire.
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-06-2018, 07:23 PM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 638
Views: 55,689
X-T20 and 14mm:

Red
by Aaron, on Flickr

X-Post: SMC Takumar 50mm Macro 1:4:


Tree fire.
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-22-2018, 08:32 AM  
Show me a Sign! Billboards,sign,bus ads,shop signs go here!
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 4,572
Views: 349,560
That'd make a change as we have a bunch of imports from you that cause the odd issue....;)

Deer in NZ come from all over the world, courtesy mainly of the acclimitisation societies of the early 1900's; UK, Europe, Japan, India and North America for our deer (Sambar, Red, Sika, Rusa, Fallow, Whitetail), Wapiti, Chamois and Tahr. Hell, they even tried Moose.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-20-2018, 04:33 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh GR Kit
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
This is a great price for inclusion of the adapter lenses - the macro in particular is very rare and useful.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-17-2018, 06:13 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 11,108
Views: 1,788,138
Beautiful, and very unusual rock formations. Well deserved explore.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-17-2018, 06:00 PM  
People Loggers day - Algonquin Park
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 12
Views: 359
(IMHO) The beauty of Algonquin is that it doesn't have roads or logging where it matters -it's the uninterrupted space that is important.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-15-2018, 06:49 PM  
People Loggers day - Algonquin Park
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Thank you for sharing. I might have to come up next year. People moan about active logging in the park, but it is definitely part of the history.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-09-2018, 12:23 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 2,496
Views: 223,723

Portrait
by Aaron, on Flickr


Stalking
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-06-2018, 06:43 PM  
Today only - KP on sale at Amazon Canada for CDN$749.99
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 10
Views: 759
I logged in to post this, good work that you already had. That's a great deal.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-05-2018, 07:56 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 15,386
Views: 910,703
Think of the thunderstorms you are missing here this year....
Nice shot.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-03-2018, 12:34 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 2,496
Views: 223,723
I'm really trying to give Silkypix a good go. Getting my head around the colours and the sharpening. I used a grad + polarizer here, so there is some shift:


Late summer at the river
by Aaron, on Flickr


Fences
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-02-2018, 06:11 PM  
Thematic Post Your Tractor Photos
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 183
Views: 10,132
Just picking up on this thread now. Lots of youthful work memories for me (I was a farm boy, after all). I do wish that I'd taken more pictures of my dad and I working doing hay contracting, but hey - we were working!
A few posted elsewhere on the forum:


Charge of the tractors
by Aaron, on Flickr


Waiting for high Tide
by Aaron, on Flickr


_JU13531.jpg
by Aaron, on Flickr


Taking the boat out
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-16-2018, 08:20 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 11,108
Views: 1,788,138
:lol: They're some well fed birds. There's a sand(ish) beach on the right side beyond the pier with the green building, and ice cream and food shops nearby.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-12-2018, 02:41 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 2,496
Views: 223,723
A couple of recent shots of old haunts in Montreal. Heading back there tonight:


Canal Sunset
by Aaron, on Flickr


Summer's eve on the canal
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-12-2018, 10:53 AM  
Thematic Beach walks - scenes, shells, stranded creatures, flotsam and jetsam
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 217
Views: 9,337
Scots and Kiwis are aligned here. If there are more than two people on the beach, it's too crowded.....
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-12-2018, 10:25 AM  
Thematic Beach walks - scenes, shells, stranded creatures, flotsam and jetsam
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 217
Views: 9,337
Ah, the photo needed human context anyway ;)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-11-2018, 07:16 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 16,418
Views: 1,098,912
Sticking with the nautical/seabird theme:

The restaurant and the sea
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-11-2018, 07:10 PM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 638
Views: 55,689

The restaurant and the sea
by Aaron, on Flickr


Cropped
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-10-2018, 07:46 PM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 638
Views: 55,689
Enjoy.

I'll jump in and say that I have had a Fuji since 2013 (I previously had a sony NEX-5n for this purpose) and have made a few comments here. I also have the X-T20 now, and have the 23mm F2, which is a great lens that is only weak at close focusing distances.

Depending what focal length you want to use and your budget, I'd certainly recommend the 23mm F2 for street, the 27mm F2.8 for size (smaller and noisier to focus, but very sharp). The 50mm F2 is super. I also use the 14mm F2.8 for landscapes. The 18mm F2 gets bad press, but works well at F5.6. If you are a 50mm equiv shooter, the 35mm F2 is also excellent.

The X-E3 and 27mm would be an excellent and small combination, or you can even look at the XF10/X100 models if you want a dedicated small and wide camera for street.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-07-2018, 09:45 AM  
Light, Wide, Macro & Cheap: System Options?
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Let us know how the LX10 runs - I am thinking to do something similar (or ZS100) for getting back into through-hiking. Just had my Fuji gear in Michigan. Ended up not shooting not that much and with 20mp, the LX10 is likely all I need in the daytime. With a 1.4 wide open, OK for evening too. For me, it's the other end of the range that I end up missing.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-28-2018, 07:46 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 638
Views: 55,689

Here!
by Aaron, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-27-2018, 04:59 PM  
Confessions of a Toy Camera Shooter....Confess Here!
Posted By Clarkey
Replies: 2,052
Views: 149,547
Me also. Wisteria in its home range (India). This is the largest I've seen:

P1000144.jpg
by Aaron, on Flickr
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