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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-30-2020, 01:25 PM  
Best zoom lens for candids
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
I enjoy snapping my kids with the 50-135mm f2.8. It's a bit heavier than some of the other options but outdoors makes for a versatile zoom (no wide angle options but will go full body to headshots) and I like being able to open her up, although the sharpness suffers just a bit at f2.8.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-27-2020, 12:35 PM  
Best lens pairings for new APS-C?
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 36
Views: 1,959
Same with the Sigma 18-35mm. Better AF could make this a really good lens.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2020, 04:46 AM  
[Satire] K-New name revealed
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 32
Views: 3,225
K-Rikey it’s arrived for K-Ristmas
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-05-2020, 11:28 PM  
Lenses Everyone Buys and Eventually Sells- Or Tries to Sell
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 64
Views: 3,527
This rings true...

1. Took my baby photos with it, never parting with it. But the hexagonal bokeh irritates me at times.
2. Gave it to a friend after I got the 55mm f1.4
3. Still have, never use.
4. Sold
5. I had a Sigma 70-300 instead, sold
6. I got the A series instead for some reason, after a couple of years I have an ME Super on its way to go with it.
7. Got the Sigma 18-35mm as my normal zoom instead.
8. See above.
9. 50-135mm FTW
10. Love this. Small, sharp, CA goes away when you stop down a bit. But I use it as a manual focus lens so I could have an older macro instead.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-03-2020, 11:11 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 21,986
Views: 2,791,363
If your fridge was closer I'd take it off you.

Pentax 67, 55mm f4, Lomochrome Metropolis
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-07-2020, 05:22 AM  
Is it a good idea? Switching from DA* 50-135mm f2.8 to Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 42
Views: 2,567
I've owned both. Short answer, both are good lenses, but for whatever reason the Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 didn't autofocus properly on my K3ii. It was fine on my K50, and on a friend's KS2. So I gave it to her and got a used Pentax 50-135mm. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome - the Pentax is a bit shorter I think, which I prefer, but most importantly the colours are much better. The Sigma had a muddy warmth that I didn't like (fixable in post but annoying to have to adjust), the Pentax is more saturated especially in the blues. It just seems to represent what I could see better. I'm still using the SDM and it's just fast enough for kids in the park, but for sport I would try converting to screw drive or geting something else.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-07-2020, 10:59 AM  
Pentax DA* 55mm f1.4 SDM auto focus issue
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
My copy behaves exactly like this. It’s worse if I don’t use the lens for a while. I put up with it for the wonderful quality of the images.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-07-2020, 02:06 AM  
You Don't Need A Scanner When You Have A Pentax K-1
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 47
Views: 4,869
£999 ?! I'll stick to my second-hand scanner.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-06-2020, 02:32 PM  
Embarking on an experiment (K3 II vs. GR III)
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
I know NYC is special, but 1 keeper daily is a lot, good luck!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-05-2020, 06:32 AM  
Win the new APS-C Flagship DSLR, K-70, and more - Dec/Jan Giveaway Kickoff
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 241
Views: 19,787
I’m up to 100 posts, but reviews aren’t adding to my post count. Are they meant to? I want more raffle tickets!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 01-05-2020, 05:44 AM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - Grand Prize Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 166
Views: 6,839
Me too!
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-05-2020, 04:56 AM  
LRAFB Air Show
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 12
Views: 916
That’s cool!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-05-2020, 04:02 AM  
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART - $250 off
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
I’m just grumbling. This piece is a bit more objective.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-05-2020, 01:09 AM  
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART - $250 off
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
I’m not disputing its excellence, and I would shoot with it if I had one. I’m just not a huge fan of what it represents.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-05-2020, 12:28 AM  
Bridge Camera for Kids
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 11
Views: 436
I recently found two old Fuji point-and-shoot cameras in a box and after charging the batteries they work fine. Buttons are small but they both have a fully metal body and I don’t mind if they get destroyed. Two-year old took a 14mp extreme close-up selfie yesterday which might come out on his wedding day.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-05-2020, 12:14 AM  
You Don't Need A Scanner When You Have A Pentax K-1
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 47
Views: 4,869
Trimmed, as in with scissors?!
Forum: Pentax KP 01-05-2020, 12:11 AM  
The Eagle has landed!
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Thanks, if the K-new is heavily delayed Iíll get one this year some time.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-05-2020, 12:08 AM  
Looking for advice
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
I still think circular fisheye is weird.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-04-2020, 11:49 PM  
You Don't Need A Scanner When You Have A Pentax K-1
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 47
Views: 4,869
Good results, don’t suppose anyone ever made one of these for 6x6 negatives?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-04-2020, 11:48 PM  
So should I bleach my 50s
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 25
Views: 1,815
If you like gold-tinted spectacles then you could treat all but 1 or 2. Just need to remember not to leave your camera on AWB.
Forum: Pentax K-70 01-04-2020, 11:42 PM  
Compatibility of Sigma lenses with K70
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 13
Views: 903
I had a Sigma 50-150 f2.8 which worked perfectly on my K50 but wouldnít communicate consistently with my K3ii, autofocus and aperture control dropped out intermittently. Iíve heard other people had similar problems with this lens on later Pentax DSLRs.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-04-2020, 01:33 PM  
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM ART - $250 off
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
This lens has a lot to answer for. The whole hyper-corrected, huge, heavy lens trend kicked off with this. It's the opposite of a Limited prime and because it's extremely sharp if you nail focus it demands good autofocus performance which led to this autofocus arms race of recent years that has been difficult for Pentax.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-04-2020, 01:19 PM  
The Eagle has landed!
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
I'd be keen to know your thoughts, I might upgrade from K50 to KP one day. Is the Sigma 85mm f1.4 as good as people say?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-04-2020, 01:17 PM  
Pentax 645 lenses and accessories for auction in Pearland, Texas, USA
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 4
Views: 497
That's quite an estate!
Forum: General Photography 01-04-2020, 01:11 PM  
Post Impressionism Photo Impressionism
Posted By hypermodern
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Thanks, I'll have a go.
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