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Forum: Lens Clubs 10-08-2010, 02:51 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 3,893
Views: 647,397
Seeing a K85/2.2 Soft on the marketplace has prompted me to post some of my first pics of the copy I picked up a couple of months back.

This is a truly wonderful lens - and unusually compact for a K.

I found shooting with TTL flash to work perfectly with this lens, where you're always changing the aperture to get the desired degree of softness.



Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-09-2012, 03:41 AM  
Picture of the Week POTW #197: January 1 2012- January 15 2012
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 86
Views: 8,445
Looks like we both escaped Summernats, Wolfie.

Last week, my "will work for food" attitude to photography yielded roast chicken followed by apple and rhubarb crumble for me, and this shot for the proud parents.

Forum: Pentax Q 06-23-2011, 03:46 AM  
Pentax Q in the Flesh
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 1,310
Views: 212,164
Face it, most people toting DSLRs would be much better off with a digicam. They "want to get into photography a bit more", but don't graduate past the kit lens and auto mode. No reading manuals; No understanding of metering modes, exposure compensation, shutters or apertures; No lurking on photography forums. They instinctively hold a camera at arms length. They're not particularly price sensitive and they value form over function.

This is a camera aimed at them.

If you're all about IQ and shallow depth of field, move on to another part of the forum, or indulge in the pointless flagellation fest until the K-mount shooter is announced in August.

There are, however, a few "serious" photographers for whom this camera will be of interest.
  • Strobists (sync to 1/2000)

  • Macro-photographers (small format= big depth of field)

  • Birders/digi-scopers (great crop zoom and the possibility of mounting directly to a spotting scope with little addition to the weight of your kit)

Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-18-2010, 02:42 AM  
Suggestion Any chance of a Sport Optics section?
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
I've noticed that Pentax Sport Optics gear (binoculars and scopes) releases get reported in the Official News section of the site, but there doesn't appear to be a dedicated section for discussions about them - even with respect to imaging applications like digiscoping.

Any chance of a Sport Optics section?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2010, 02:30 AM  
Poll: is it logical to sell fa50/1.4 and goto da35/2.4 ?
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 32
Views: 6,410
I'd always want the normal range covered, so would want something around 35mm. You might like to look at the 35 Limited macro. It's just a touch slower, but macro offers another raft of shooting possibilities.

Depending on your style, however, you might also look a little wider still - 21mm 3.2 Limited.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-19-2010, 12:26 AM  
Thematic Wetness...If the Subject is Water
Posted By openyourap
Replies: 2,041
Views: 159,571
Not sure if a waterfall would be too cliche for this month's "water" contest.
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