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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2009, 07:49 PM  
da* lens rubbish
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 67
Views: 7,942
Mmmmhhh!!
Well let me put my two cents on that one. It will take a miracle for me to buy another Pentax lens...why?? OK

1 The 16-50 is complete doo doo. Just check the list of issues in this forum...well i have them.

2 The 50-135 died on me 7 months after purchase. Reason...one of the small plastic gears inside broke and they had to change the entire autofocus motor. Result, i lost the lens for 4 months.

3 The 200 f2.8 is soooooooo sllllloooooooowwwww basically cant work with it.

I have the 50-500 sigma lens....WOW works like a charm
another sigma is the 120-400 2.8. This lens is expensve but beats the crap out of every lens i use on the Canon.

So yes Pentax could have issues with their lenses...i know i have.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-30-2009, 07:19 PM  
Favorite Older Film Camera?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 241
Views: 26,539
LX...no questions about it.
Still have two!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-30-2009, 07:17 PM  
handled a K-7 today
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 11
Views: 2,627
I only want to know how fast it focus....
Does it focus at the same speed the K20 does?
Can it follow a high speed object and still take pictures or does it loose it like the K20?

If its fast...perfect. Thats my next buy
Forum: General Talk 06-30-2009, 07:10 PM  
Brand Snobbery? Is it just here or everywhere?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 171
Views: 18,745
Funny that a few months ago when i said i was going to buy a Canon to create a killer duo with Pentax....most of the members on this board told me i was a moron!!!!

So yes camera snobery is everywhere and mostly in here.

And yes i did buy a Canon 50d with a 70-200 2.8 IS lens and yes i still shoot with my Pentax K20 and yes its a KILLER duo. Pentax for the portraits and Canon for the fast sport action.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-01-2008, 12:15 AM  
Canon 50D copies & improves on Pentax
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 48
Views: 9,384
Be carefull of what you say:lol:
Just got trashed in another tread for saying pretty much the same thing:lol:

Well glad i am not the only one thinking the same thing:D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-01-2008, 12:01 AM  
K20D vs Canon 50D & Nikon D90
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 139
Views: 41,750
Glad you are not a Pentax rep, or the company would have gone bankrupt in matter of weeks.

Next time READ the complete thread

I will NOT get rid of my Pentax, but seriously thinking of buying the Canon and keep both as a killer duo like i wrote two days ago. What one camera cant give me the other one will

Is it now clear??
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-31-2008, 04:51 PM  
K20D vs Canon 50D & Nikon D90
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 139
Views: 41,750
First i dont need a new job. Photography is a hobby.
My boss are my clients. Currently they are quite happy with what they see.
But i will go a bit further in the future and using and i am being looked down because of my choice of using Pentax. For those who doubt that i am a sport photographer...did you check my website?? The answer is there.

The 50d with its higher frame per second burst could give me a lot more action pictures than the 3fps currently given by my K10 and K20 duo.

If Pentax doesnt release a body that can do this...what can i do??

And for those who still doubt i got another example today. 2 amateurs with Canons showed up at the races today. Both of them had 40d's with "white" pro lens on. Both of them got asked to take pics of the race while me with my Pentax had to show my card to get in.....because "i didnt look pro with my equpment"....:hmm:

I have all the DA* lenses.....a k20 and a K10... How more "pro" can you get....Do i have to paint my lens white??

Do you see my point now or am i going to be trashed again??
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-30-2008, 07:33 PM  
K20D vs Canon 50D & Nikon D90
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 139
Views: 41,750
I am at cross roads here.

To be taken seriously in the field i take pics i will have to make a move to Canon or Nikon.
Sorry to say but for the contract givers, wathever the quality of picture i present, using a Pentax is an issue.
The Canon 50d looks great on paper. Will it be good on the field??

So what i see in my future is this. Canon 50d body to "impress" my boss and get those sports pics he wants....K20 to take the pictures that really needs sharp details that the 50D wont be able to give me.

That could make a killer duo
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-09-2008, 05:43 PM  
Any news on the new DA★ primes?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 91
Views: 12,586
Same here.
Pentax have to be serious....dead serious.
If they dont release a FF pro model by nest summer with the long awaited 60-250DA* and a 50 f1.4...........thats it i am gone to Nikon D700
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-22-2008, 04:57 PM  
Noise on other brands
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 17
Views: 3,317
Comparing the K10 with the 5D is stupid.
The 5D is full frame and 4 times the price.
If you want to compare noise on both, take a Canon in the same range of price.
The K10 is a midrange....no more
5D is a semipro....Pentax dont have semi pros , wathever people say here. Even the K20 is a midrange camera, a few steps under semipro.

But it makes darn good pictures:lol:
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-15-2008, 01:15 PM  
Poll: street photography
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 39
Views: 5,448
Both. Depends on the subject and surroundings

Oh my god!!! cant type anymore:lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 06:40 PM  
Will your K200d + Kit Mk 2 behave like this??
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 18
Views: 3,176
Are the pics blurry?
Will it actually shoot?

I checked on my K20 and sometimes i will have that end limit too but only on a non Pentax lens!! But the pics are OK
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-09-2008, 06:37 PM  
The Off-Brand Club!!
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 1,187
Views: 337,636
Ah man......i have this camera.
Glad to see someone else as it too
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-09-2008, 06:34 PM  
Film & Airport X-ray
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 6
Views: 2,769
Ask for manual inspection.
Thats the best way
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-09-2008, 06:32 PM  
New to digital, what lenses to purchase
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Like i said in another part of this forum.
You might want to check the Tamron 70-300mm
Its a great lens. Gave me a lot of great pictures.
If you want to check it out, go to my site and check the karting 2007 pics i took with it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-09-2008, 06:28 PM  
good lens in addition to kit
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 19
Views: 3,407
If you want a great lens for low cost...
Tamron 70-300mm
I simply love that lens. Gave me a lot of great pictures.
Sadly with the DA* lens i dont use it that much anymore but its on my second unit (the K10) and its a great learning tool for the young photographer i train.


By the way....my avatar is done with that lens by one of my trainee...
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-09-2008, 06:23 PM  
Suggestion Business Forum
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
People go on my site and always guess that i take my racing pictures with a Canon...are they stumped when they notice its done with a Pentax!!

Yep they are getting there
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 06:02 PM  
Best Pentax Film SLR
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 123
Views: 76,246
LX without a shadow of a doubt
The best they ever made
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-09-2008, 06:00 PM  
PENTAX DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM Lens Announced
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 106
Views: 16,199
Dont thay all look the same??
I saw a lot smaller on other Pentax lenses. Never was a problem for manual focusing
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-09-2008, 05:43 PM  
Time to switch brands?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 99
Views: 12,228
Ok i shouldnt do that maybe but.....
Never had any problems with them...bought 6000.00 worth of equipment with them and never complain. They ship fast also.

eBay Store - Prodigital2000: Lowepro, Canon, Digital Accessories


OK OK OK its Ebay.....but its a Ebay store
They also sell the K20 under 1K!!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 05:30 PM  
Memory Card Error! Pentax K10 D
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 22
Views: 10,991
I had the same issues with a bad 8gb card.
I used Active File recovery...and pluged the camera directly as the card reader.
The software succesfully recovered all my pictures in about 20 minutes and also "repaired" the card. It actually removed the bad sectors from the card so now its a 6GB:mad:
Serve me well to buy cheap cards on Ebay:lol:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 05:06 PM  
Pentax Auto 110
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 24
Views: 6,591
OK the Pentax 110 is now a museum piece.
If you can find one like mine then you should put it behind a glass wall.
I can still find 110 film around, its not so hard to find but next year?? the year after??
But the quality of the pics for a 110 camera is amazing.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-09-2008, 05:02 PM  
What Camera remote brand you use ?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Same here...the Pentax one....fits the grip and used it....ummmmhhhh twice ?
:lol:
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-09-2008, 04:49 PM  
Time to switch brands?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 99
Views: 12,228
Nope.......and you are going to go raving mad....:p
Montreal

I dont want to make you drull even more but we have a "flea market" ( dont know if i spelt that one correctly ) twice a year.
They call it a flea market...i call it a treasure chest.
I saw a brand new LX with a 200 f2.8 mounted...brand new. Price tag 500.00 OH MY GOD!!!! Bought it on the spot
I cried my eyes out all the way home...tears of joy.
So every 6 months i go there....my last catch was a Pentax110 with all the lenses for 125.00...in its original leather case!!!!
I own a little Pentax Museum at home
Forum: General Talk 07-09-2008, 04:47 PM  
Quiz: Which famous photographer are you?
Posted By babelphotos
Replies: 36
Views: 6,165
Henri Cartier Bresson........
My idol!!:p
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