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Forum: General Talk 13 Hours Ago  
Coronavirus
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 4,098
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I blame the deep state ( another example of slack jawed thinking).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Yes well just to give you something to laugh about, I spent the past three days helping my neighbours build a deck. We just got the rails on, and still need to do the bannister for the stairs.
I picked up my lens on the way to the lumber store, and so far have had about 5 minutes of play time with it, I’m simply too exhausted right now to do anything with it, and I go back to work tomorrow. It will probably be next Tuesday before I get to do anything with it.
Sandy will probably have his before I get to do anything with my copy.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Well, I hate to add to the cruelty, but I just got the call. My lens has arrived. I’m just finishing lunch and am on my way to get it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 Days Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Fabulous. Most excellent.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Well, I’ve paid most of my fee.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
Nice work. I intend to be in on the lens club, but I presume one must own the lens to join.
I'm not quite there yet.
Maybe Thursday.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 39
Views: 2,215
I'm hoping mine ships before that, but another day has come and gone with no new lens happiness.
Tomorrow is our national birthday, so no new lens happiness tomorrow. Maybe Thursday will bring joy to my heart, put a spring in my step, and give me new lens joy.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 101
Views: 5,215
Water boils at 212F, A “hot” cup of tea or coffee is probably in the 170F range. If you have an instant read thermometer, it wouldn’t be hard to check what you find is a “hot cup of tea or coffee. They were holding the beverage at 205F or thereabouts, apparently hot enough to cause some fairly serious injury. They were holding it that hot because it increased it’s storage time, not because that is a reasonable serving temperature.
Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
All shelf, no trophies.:lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 5 Days Ago  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 101
Views: 5,215
In the coffee one, at least, the company was found partially negligent because the temperature they kept their coffee at, while the best for giving it maximum storage time, was excessively hot as a temperature for serving it at. The lady in question was found partly negligent as well.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Greetings From Canada!!
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Welcome aboard. Whereabouts in Canada are you?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Hello from the North
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Welcome to the forum. What part of Canada are you from?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Is the D FA* 50/1.4 a Pentax/ Ricoh design or a Tokina design?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
You must be more special than I am.
Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
I've mentioned a few times over there that friends don't let friends buy Sony cameras.......
Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
Personally, I think we've given the guy more oxygen than he deserves.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Is the D FA* 50/1.4 a Pentax/ Ricoh design or a Tokina design?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Thanks guys. The information I asked for has been found.
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW first review
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 72
Views: 4,390
That's what happens when I'm answering posts at 5:00 am while in just awakened from hibernation mode.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Is the D FA* 50/1.4 a Pentax/ Ricoh design or a Tokina design?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 60
Views: 2,447
Enough please. You've made your point. Move on now.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW first review
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 72
Views: 4,390
If you look at the pictures in the review of the lens, you will see a slight loss of sharpness between f/11 and f/16. I suspect that by f/64, the lens would be pretty mushy.

---------- Post added Jun 28th, 2020 at 04:55 AM ----------



I find myself forced into focus stacking to get depth of field with the K1 in situations where getting it with the 4x5 would have been routine,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Portrait Lens Length
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 33
Views: 1,175
Depending on the size of the family groups you will probably appreciate something shorter, in the 50mm range for those. A 70-200 or so zoom is a nice portrait zoom for up to a fewish individuals.
Have you looked at the 77mm LTD. It is, I find, a tiny bit short for close portraiture, but it’s rendering is uniquely suited to portraiture.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Days Ago  
Lens Roadmap 2020 June
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 61
Views: 4,250
Exactly.

My A15/3.5 was custom built for me, for example, and expensive. A few days after I placed the order I got a call from my pusher explaining that there would be a delay of “up to several weeks” while it was built and shipped, and was I ok with that or did I want to cancel.
Who could turn down a lens being custom built just for themselves?.
Not me.

Anyway, they’ve shown that they can sell expensive, low volume, stuff Into a small market even if they don’t generate big numbers in the mass market. . I hope for what I am paying they are making a bit of profit from me.
The question always asked is “how many will they sell at that price?”
The answer appears to be “enough”.
While we’ve been beefing about not having enough lenses, they’ve released fourteen over the past five years, nine full frame if I can count that high.
I think this stuff we are seeing now is the Pentax version of the upgrade path that people said was missing.

---------- Post added Jun 27th, 2020 at 08:16 PM ----------



I quite like my 35/2 lenses. They are my go to wides. I like the 31 a lot, but it is wide enough to be more of a special use lens for me. It’s my go to for car shows, and is a fantastic standard lens on APS-C
For me, 28m is both too wide and not wide enough.
I would like to see a 35/1.4, I expect I would buy one.
I don’t know why I just thought of this, and it’s way OT, but when I was starting out at this, I always wanted a 35, 50 and 85 mm lenses. Some years ago I put together a Nikon F2s kit withe those three lenses to spoil my inner 16 year old camera nerd, and I added a 105 as well.
We have the 50, and 85, doing a D FA* 35/1.4 after the 21LTD, which I expect is next, would be grand.
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
That make a refreshing change for me.
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
I almost did that a few years ago.:lol:

---------- Post added Jun 27th, 2020 at 05:20 PM ----------



Ooops.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Days Ago  
Lens Roadmap 2020 June
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 61
Views: 4,250
That's what they said about thousand dollar 50mm lenses and two thousand dollar 85mm lenses........
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Who is dpthoughts on dpreview? Why so full of hate?
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 71
Views: 2,216
I touched a Lamborghini at a car show one day. I didn't actually bash it.
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