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Forum: Pentax K-1 03-25-2018, 02:33 PM  
Poll: K-1 upgrade circuit board or not?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 120
Views: 5,837
Does anyone know whether the K-1ii will clear the buffer faster?
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-22-2018, 12:28 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 15,831
Views: 1,389,277
Nice one! How did you do the lighting?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-19-2018, 03:47 AM  
A "What Should I Do" Thread
Posted By sbh
Replies: 42
Views: 1,630
This looks fairly obvious to me. I‘d take the KP for the long shots and the K1 for wider shots.
With the K1ii you could crop longer shots but wouldn‘t have the resolution of the KP. IIRC they have roughly the same iso performance.

Also with the KP you‘d have a smaller and lighter walkaround kit if you want to go for a walk or hike.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-07-2018, 03:00 PM  
Affinity.
Posted By sbh
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
I use Affinity Photo and Capture One for all my work. For me it's the best combo for workfow and image quality. The easy use of focus stacking in Photo is worth a mention.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-06-2018, 01:36 PM  
cheap D-LI90 accu for K1
Posted By sbh
Replies: 20
Views: 788
I feel much more comforable with one spare original battery than three third paty ones. In my experience the originals have more capacity, hold up many more charging cycles and perform better in low temperatures.

The price difference is not only branding but also the raw material cost. Good batteries need certain chemicals and recipes that prevent rapid degrading during charging cycles. That'ts what I learned from a battery researcher presentation recently.

The regular price for me is around 65 EUR (80 USD) but I bought two spares when they were on sale at SRS.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-06-2018, 08:19 AM  
The best portrait photography lenses
Posted By sbh
Replies: 61
Views: 3,961
That should be the ideal case for the new DFA*50mm 1.4. I don't think that anything else will come close to this lens in this focal range.

For half body portraits maybe the DFA*70-200 or the older FA*85. Maybe you have already seen the excellent portaits of LeRols in the K-1 forum, he uses the 85 most of the time.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-05-2018, 11:07 AM  
aps-c portrait primes: 43 Limited or DA*55?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
The *55 without a doubt. I have used both.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-05-2018, 10:35 AM  
My K-1 problems
Posted By sbh
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Tricky situation. As long as it isn't clear what causes the spot, you might spend a lot of money for zero success.

The safest way would be a new K-1 II. For paid shoots a backup body is essential anyway.

IF the mk II upgrade would fix the spot, that would be the most economical solution.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-05-2018, 12:20 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By sbh
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
The Pentax design has more elements. Does that hint towards a better correction?
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-05-2018, 12:04 AM  
Pentax Winners!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 26
Views: 1,419
Congratulations, it's a really fantastic image. I see great use of colour, composition and leading lines that makes it feel good. Well deserved! That combo is perfect for this kind of shots.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-03-2018, 11:34 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By sbh
Replies: 3,156
Views: 250,565
This is my lens. Can't wait!
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-01-2018, 05:27 AM  
Pentax k1 + 43mm?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
I had the 43 for a while and I can't say anything negative about it other than the loud AF. IQ wise it is in the ballpark of the newer star lenses. But I find the DA*55 to have a richer and smoother rendering that is more pleasant. Unfortunately it vignettes in some situations on FF and the difference between 43 and 55 is noticeable. My plan is to go for the upcoming DFA*50 1.4 hoping that it has some great colour and contrast replacing both the 43 and 55.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-01-2018, 02:20 AM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By sbh
Replies: 407
Views: 23,489
I've always thought that a DFA* 35-135 f/2.8 would be the perfect lens for the K-1. Why doesn't it already exist? Maybe because it would make other lenses obsolete as it covers all of the most used focal lengths at once.


I'ts an excellent lens indeed. I've put mine up in the marketplace as I already have the 15-30 and don't mind the size and weight for those few times that I use it.
Forum: Sold Items 02-28-2018, 09:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm F4 AL
Posted By sbh
Replies: 1
Views: 358
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing


Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm F4 AL

Asking Price
459 EUR

Item Location
Germany (PLZ 78xxx)

Item Description
Selling my SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm F4 AL in excellent condition. Only the front lens cap is a second hand one. I bought it initially as the K-1 came out to have a wide angle lens for outdoors. It never disappointed me. Now I mostly do studio shoots and I rarely use it any more.

These images show the actual lens I'm selling.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used, Excellent

Shipping Destinations
EU (others please ask in advance)

Shipping Charge
5 EUR

Shipping Services
DHL

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal or cash

Return Policy & Additional Details
sold as-is, no returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
5 EUR

Shipping Services
DHL Paket incl. insurance

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Shipping to EU. Other countries please ask me in advance. No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-03-2018, 11:22 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 15,831
Views: 1,389,277
Thanks, yes it‘s some kind of Tapioka pearls with coconut cream and Palm sugar syrup.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-02-2018, 04:35 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 15,831
Views: 1,389,277
Some of you may know this. It's insane how good this stuff tastes.

K1 and 24-70 @ 50mm
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-02-2018, 05:42 PM  
Best cheap vintage ultra wide
Posted By sbh
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
That sounds like a good plan.

Thirty words??? Are they for different types of rain or just synonyms for rain in genereal?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-01-2018, 02:58 PM  
Best cheap vintage ultra wide
Posted By sbh
Replies: 30
Views: 1,529
Iirc there are K and A lenses with 15mm. But I can't recall the current prices. Maybe it's worth subscribing an ebay search and wait for a good opportunity?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-01-2018, 02:40 PM  
the limiteds do they live up to the reputation and why
Posted By sbh
Replies: 138
Views: 9,465
I own and use the smc DA 35 macro and the FA 43 and prefer the 35. it is very sharp and has a noticable pleasing colour-rendering. The 43 is „only“ sharp and has nothing too special in my experience. I bought it as a nifty-fifty thing on K-1 but the 35 is more exciting on K-5iis. However, the DA*55 beats them both exept corner sharpness on the 35.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-31-2017, 08:02 AM  
Pixel Shifted Images
Posted By sbh
Replies: 615
Views: 75,298
Did some testing with the 60-250 after de-baffeling and it performed better than expected.

Pixelshift helps a lot in low contrast situations to retain details like these two towers.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-24-2017, 03:45 AM  
Poll: Poll: Who will buy the new DFA*50mm on release?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 139
Views: 5,280
I thought the same but this year prices haven't come downhere in Germany. I don't remember the initial price of the 70-200 but it is still 2000€ including discount. The K-1 body has gone up from 2000€ to 2300€ so you still pay 2000€ if you get a good price. :hmm: I believe it's an exchange rate thing with Japan.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-23-2017, 05:25 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 15,831
Views: 1,389,277
Nice!
Is #1 natural light or flash? Was vignetting added in post?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-23-2017, 04:28 PM  
Poll: Poll: Who will buy the new DFA*50mm on release?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 139
Views: 5,280
This made me laugh!

It's a prime and a star lens. That's not the recipe for high volume. The 24-70 and 28-105 are more in to that segment.

They are designing it for the K-1 aim for the top end of the market, so I do have quite some expectations. If they don't butcher it completely it might become the best prime they ever made. I love the rendering of the *55 which is the only lens I can single out by just browsing in Capture One. But there is still room for improvement.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2017, 10:32 PM  
Poll: Poll: Who will buy the new DFA*50mm on release?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 139
Views: 5,280
I will get one.

I expect it to be excellent glass with modern features and will sell my 55 and 43. I hope the new 50 has it all. I don't like a lot of lenses lying around.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-17-2017, 04:40 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 15,831
Views: 1,389,277
These are gorgeous. How do you get this clean and shiny bright look in your post processing?
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