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Forum: Sold Items 05-26-2013, 09:57 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-30 (low shutter count) (GREAT PRICE)
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Forum: Sold Items 05-25-2013, 03:29 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Price Reduction Pentax K-5 with WR 18-55 Lens and extras
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Forum: Sold Items 05-25-2013, 03:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5, K300/4, Vanguard 43, Kenko 2xTC, Quant 28-90 & Macro FF, TR-III, Grip, Filter
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Forum: Sold Items 05-25-2013, 03:20 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 9200 clicks - Price Reduced - $515
Posted By jwiles
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Forum: Photographic Technique 10-04-2010, 02:25 PM  
My PPG
Posted By jwiles
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Nice shots of the hummingbird Danny. How did you get the shots - hand held, set up, flash, etc.?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-17-2010, 09:23 AM  
After some window shopping...some lenses seem to be on the rise...again...
Posted By jwiles
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I agree with what you are saying. Could also be the supply and demand game. The K7 and Kx turned out to be very popular, increasing sales. While it is normal to see a price decrease after time, if more people are buying them, the manufacturer has less incentive to lower prices. The life cycle curve sometimes gets strange at this point in a products life. In any event, it will be interesting to see what happens to the prices now that tht eKr has been released and the K5 has been announced.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-13-2010, 07:39 PM  
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Posted By jwiles
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Wow - each one can tell a story on its own. Thanks for posting the link - these are certainly worth studying.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-01-2010, 10:06 AM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
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If you want to defend the world's professionals, perhaps you can get with them and start a different forum. There have been some pretty interesting and thought-provoking posts; some analogies have been used that are often opinions and often true statements. To attack someone for that is not the purpose of this thread.

With the amount of posts and the amount of hits on this subject, it seems to me that others are interested. So, in the interest of the subject, we'll get back to the discussion. If you'd like to participate in a constructive manner, you are ceratinly welcome.

Thanks
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-01-2010, 09:32 AM  
Color saturation--iso vs. shutter time
Posted By jwiles
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Word I just got from Pentax On-Line Chat Help is no light is able to penetrate when the mirror is up. Furthermore, I searched for the cover and it seems they made them available for their SLRs and some DSLRs but stopped including them about the time AE lock became available. You can still buy one from Adorama. I'm thinking AE lock is the way to go if you have that feature though.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-01-2010, 08:34 AM  
Color saturation--iso vs. shutter time
Posted By jwiles
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I checked with Pentax - the Kx doesn't come with one.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-01-2010, 08:20 AM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
If at all possible, can we keep the threads constructive? Attacking each others' knowledge and integrity doesn't add to the good of the conversation.

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-30-2010, 02:37 PM  
Color saturation--iso vs. shutter time
Posted By jwiles
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This might sound like a dumb question but what do they mean by "ME exposure cap?" :o
I don't see a reference to that in my manual (K-x).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-30-2010, 02:30 PM  
Color saturation--iso vs. shutter time
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 24
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I won't argue with you there. Back in my film days I used a Konica NT3 body. It actually has a lever that closes off the viewfinder! Later, when they came out with the FT-1 motor drive body, They took the in-camera viewfinder shade out and supplied a device on the strap to do the same thing. I've heard folks talking about a similar item on Pentax straps, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to use it!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2010, 02:23 PM  
Pro Photographer G. Lewis (Shutterfinger) Chooses... the kit lens?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 10
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I agree - the DA35 is a great lense if that's all you're going to take. As far as clarity, prime is the way to go.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2010, 02:19 PM  
Pro Photographer G. Lewis (Shutterfinger) Chooses... the kit lens?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 10
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That's the word I got straight from Pentax.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-30-2010, 02:11 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
Good post woof. So maybe that's the difference between good photography with the right amount of PP and digital art with artificle items, light, and color added during PP. For example, increasing the richness of a blue sky vs making it purple?
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-27-2010, 05:21 AM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
Although I've done some extensive PP, I 'm with you for two reasons. 1. As you said, "I am much more satisfied when i can tell myself that those great shots are done on the field." 2. I stare at my computer 4 - 6 hours a day for my FT job. The last thing I want to do after that is stare at for another 4 hours. Kind of a dilemma because I know the importance of a properly processed or "developed" picture. In addition to that, although I used to work in a darkroom for several years, and loved it, I don't get that excited about PP software.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-26-2010, 01:53 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
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I agree. Adams seemed to want what we have now. He was a pioneer of new things as well.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-26-2010, 01:41 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
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I've been to a number of nature photography workshops as well as journalism photo workshops in the past several months and the mix is evident. Especially if there is a contest involved. And that's what brought up my question of "is the picture you're looking at a true representation of what the photographer saw or is it PP (by, for example, changing colors)?" You assumption that I assumed all this was incorrect. It's out there and perhpas there is a split between the "partial to in-camera" and "partial to PP". Perhaps its a whole different art form.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-26-2010, 01:32 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
Interesting. Do you do a lot of "abstract" photos (modifying colors, perspective, etc.) requiring the PP software?
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 08-26-2010, 01:27 PM  
New Social Group - In-Camera vs Software
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1,888
Yes, I figured out where the thread belonged and started a new one. Then came back and realized I had the capability to delete this group since I created it. Hopefully this was the right thing to do?
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-25-2010, 08:14 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
True!
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-25-2010, 01:39 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
Earth?
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-25-2010, 01:26 PM  
In-Camera vs Software, what's your preference?
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 70
Views: 11,083
Thats funny - "insulting, uninformed, roll my eyes" I needed a good laugh.

Anyway, the reason I posted this was because I'm seeing a trend towards not caring so much in the field and trying to make up for the lack of craftsmanship during PP. I like Marc's response in as much as PP is replacing the darkroom but shouldn't be a crutch for poor craftsmanship in the field. I've seen too many times where someone picks up an DSLR as a hobby, not learning the very basics of how to take a good shot, then tries to make up for it in software. I too use Lightroom to adjust and crop but pay more attention to learning the skill of taking good photos. I guess my background in film made me that way. PP is our new darkroom. But remember that in the days of film, although much could be done to a photo in the darkroom, the average photographer had little control over that so they relyed on skill in the field. To me, its kind of disappointing not knowing if the picture I'm looking at is the true art of the camera and the photographer or if it is the result of a computer guru and PP software. Perhaps it doesn't matter - what's your opinion?

With that, I'm certain your comments weren't directed at me and that you are informed enough to see this happening as well. To me, it's insulting for someone to call themselves a photographer when they don't know which end of the camera is which.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-25-2010, 05:23 AM  
Help with pricing Photos for State Fair
Posted By jwiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2,855
Sounds like an interesting venture. Please let us know how you make out. With the fall season upon us, there are many opportunities to do this type of stuff with festivals popping up.
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