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Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
Pentax??? Really?
Posted By TER-OR
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Start juggling your pancakes and make them jealous. Works for me. OK, not juggling. Fondling, maybe.

I try to start talking technique as quickly as possible, we're all in the same hobby.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 Days Ago  
Should I buy K-3ii or try to like KP or ?
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
I have a K5 and K3II. The difference is obvious.
I do lots of macro with the K3II and manual ring flash.
It feels good - which could be the difference for you, particularly with a fairly heavy loadout on the camera - big lens, flash etc. You can see my images on Flickr, it's a mix of K5 and K3II. I still use both, carrying two cameras in the field now.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
Hello from Italy !
Posted By TER-OR
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Welcome from Chicago!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 3 Days Ago  
Hallo from Milano Italy
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Welcome from Chicago!
I'm sure we all look forward to seeing some great photos from Italy.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
21 mm or 35 mm 'walk around' on aps-c???
Posted By TER-OR
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It's compelling, but so is the pair of pancakes. I can say I greatly enjoy the 21mm. It's honestly a fun little lens. I don't use the 40mm very often, but it's very nice and pocket-sized. I have made many Nikon users jealous with this pair of lenses. The 21mm is nearly a macro lens, too.

I got both the 21 and 40 for very good used prices. Were I considering new lenses, I'm honestly not sure what I would decide.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Days Ago  
Thematic Show me your insects
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/prairie/plantx/btf_milkweedx.htm
There are a LOT of milkweed species. The big common milkweed most of us think of isn't really the favored host for Monarchs.

Here's a great blog, not far from your territory. Chris Helzer | The Prairie Ecologist
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Days Ago  
Thematic Show me your insects
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Nice. I never see Walking Sticks either, but I'm not often in the woods.

The black bee is likely a Melissodes bimaculata - beautiful black bees, and great subjects. Though in your area you may have other related ones.
You have a nice back yard, I can never get butterfly milkweed or the smaller ones to grow.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Which Pentax lens will/would be your next purchase? (we need more posts;)
Posted By TER-OR
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I missed that you're on Full-Frame.
The Sigma 28mm f1.8 is full-frame. It can be brutally sharp, I use it for photographing small things like miniatures and models at contests etc. I've also used it indoors where it's surprisingly useful at f1.8. It's not a small lens, having a 77mm front element, but that's kind of expected with close-focus and wide aperture.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Macro High Moor - Season 2018 - Lower Saxony - Germany
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Replies: 12
Views: 275
Very nice! It's a lot of fun getting into the field and photographing what's there.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
21 mm or 35 mm 'walk around' on aps-c???
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 94
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The 21mm is my favorite casual lens. By that I mean not my 100mm macro, 300mm tele etc. It's got a great "eye-view" image and has outstanding IQ. Indoors, it seems perfect for putting the viewer in the scene.

Though a 20-40 is compelling if you don't want to swap lenses between the DA21 and DA40 (at significantly higher price).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Which Pentax lens will/would be your next purchase? (we need more posts;)
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 88
Views: 2,039
If you mean field-of-view, the 28 and 30mm lenses won't be a big difference for FOV over the 35mm. Sigma does make nice 28 and 30mm lenses.

You could consider a DA21mm if you want significantly wider with very good image quality. You can crop down when needed. It's my favorite indoor lens, you can be at conversation range with people and get very pleasing images. It has a very "eye-view" feel to it, the images put you in the scene.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
From Barcelona
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Welcome from Chicago! Pentax has some nice lenses for that, I'm a fan of the pancakes since they're very nice and so small.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature The Beach Was Buzzing
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Native wild roses are a sure draw for the bees!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Which Pentax lens will/would be your next purchase? (we need more posts;)
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 88
Views: 2,039
I just bought the DA300 this spring, so my lens-purchasing budget is pretty much blown for the year. It was a great purchase, now I'm carrying two cameras in the field and it's payed dividends already.
I am constantly tempted by the Sigma 8-16, it's a unique lens. Though I'd probably get the 70mm pancake to round out the trio.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
New in Texas, K-5 1st DSLR!
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Welcome to the clubhouse!
The K5 is a capable and durable camera, I'm sure you'll have a great time with it.
Forum: Visitors' Center 6 Days Ago  
Pentax K-3 II with weather proof-sealed body
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
My K5 has gotten pretty wet, there was a slight problem with the trigger but it resolved after a couple of days. The K3II hasn't become that soaked, but has been caught in a couple sprinkles. Make sure you clean the rubber gaskets occasionally on both lens and camera, you want those to stay in good condition. Just a clean cloth with a bit of water will do, you just want to prevent grime and dust buildup if you swap lenses a lot.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-08-2018, 07:23 AM  
New to Pentax Camera
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Looks like a purpose-built Osprey platform. At Fermilab they have 3 nesting pairs. One tore a nest apart last autumn and rebuilt it this year. Odd, but they're nesting again.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-08-2018, 07:21 AM  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By TER-OR
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What's the location? Seems maybe like a Phoebe or Pewee.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-07-2018, 05:46 AM  
K3 ii settings
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 2
Views: 394
I typically use TAv for most shooting. Set Aperture for a decent range based on lens and conditions. Adjust shutter speed based on subject movement and conditions to keep the ISO in a decent range. It's all about trade-offs.

For example, in the sun maybe set lens to f8. A longer lens will let you still use around 1/250 and give you ISO of 400 or less. If it's still too much light, move aperture to 11 or higher.

You can save all these to a USER setting. I used to have one set up for "speed" when I was still shooting JPGs. All in-camera corrections turned off (highlight control, lens correction etc), High speed shooting, center point focus, center metering, so forth. It will remember a lot of settings in the USER mode.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-07-2018, 05:38 AM  
New to Pentax Camera
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Welcome to the clubhouse!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-07-2018, 05:36 AM  
Camera Newbie
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Just get out there and take photos!

I like TAv mode - set aperture for the lens and conditions, set shutter speed to keep ISO in a reasonable range. Most of the time I'm in that, but for my macro work I'm shooting Manual mode.

Oh, and use your lens hood. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-07-2018, 05:36 AM  
Camera Newbie
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Just get out there and take photos!

I like TAv mode - set aperture for the lens and conditions, set shutter speed to keep ISO in a reasonable range. Most of the time I'm in that, but for my macro work I'm shooting Manual mode.

Oh, and use your lens hood. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-07-2018, 05:34 AM  
Need a recommendation for my first pentax DSLR (used or new)
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 43
Views: 1,771
Good call on getting a second battery. These big lithium cells last a long time but you'll want a spare for two reasons. Firs, of course, Mr. Murphy's Laws. Second, if you're out in the winter, those batteries will lose their mojo. If you keep your spare in a warm pocket, you can swap them and keep shooting.

Wait on that 77mm. See what that focal length brings you. Indoors, that's way too tight. The inexpensive DA40 might be a great FL for you on an ASPC body. I find that a bit tight indoors and really like the 21mm. Outdoors or if you need reach, of course it's different. I haven't bought the third pancake, I don't think it's likely to be as useful. The 21 and 40 pancakes are a lot of fun, though.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-06-2018, 06:09 AM  
Need a recommendation for my first pentax DSLR (used or new)
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 43
Views: 1,771
If you're really looking for macro I would suggest a model without the AA filter. It's not VITAL but it does help give the best possible resolution. That puts you in K5IIs, K3 and K3II range. Those models are very well constructed, used is a fine option. I got good shots with the K5 but better with the K3II. Some of that is technique, some is technology.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-06-2018, 05:47 AM  
Nature Top o' the Sage.
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Nicely done.
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