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Forum: General Photography 08-25-2021, 04:50 AM  
You know you're a photographer when...
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 150
Views: 13,237
You bring out your camera to take a group picture of your Zoom meeting.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2018, 06:42 PM  
Fun thread: If you were given $5,000 to spend...
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 163
Views: 6,659
I’d buy a watch, all my REAL money went to cameras and lenses already.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-27-2018, 09:26 AM  
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or SMC Pentax M 85mm f/2?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 77
Views: 11,622
next step is to buy a pentax k to nx adapter.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-25-2018, 07:18 AM  
The Sony A7 series picture thread -- bring your base, S, and R pics here!
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 193
Views: 25,464

Festivals of the North (Street Dancing)
by Atit Go, on Flickr

This one is taken with the 85GM.
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-24-2018, 06:05 PM  
Cleaning saltwater residue from the K-70 body & WR lens
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 14
Views: 1,543
My k-s2's (similar to k-70) fully articulating screen went blank recently after exposing it to rainfall (lots of it)! Camera is still taking pictures though, only the screen died. You might want to go easy on that screen.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-24-2018, 10:21 AM  
Pentax KP or K-70 for a first DSLR
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 79
Views: 5,751
The K-P is not a regular design series from pentax, its like the old K-01 or a K-S1, there's a big probability that they may never be a KP II. What I'm trying to say is, the design is a big factor when choosing the KP and not just its features. And because of its design, you may still favor it 5 years from now over newer pentax cameras with better technology.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-23-2018, 09:40 AM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 335
Views: 32,919
Sony bodies are relatively good bang for the buck. And that is actually the trap, because sony's FF lenses are a lot more expensive than equivalent canon and nikon brand. Its their lens price that hurts the most when i decided the sony FF route. But sigma, samyang, zeiss and tamron are now offering autofocus FE mount lenses so there are cheaper options today.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-23-2018, 03:53 AM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 335
Views: 32,919
I decided to go the sony mirrorless FF route and chose lenses that would compliment my pentax APSC system. On my travel camera bag I bring a KS-2 with a 18-135, 55-300 & tamron 10-20 plus the Sony FF with a 28mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/1.4. I find it easier to just bring two cameras and just cope with the extra weight. For museums (no flash photography), night photography and travel portraits (bokeh!) I prefer the sony FF. When it rains, snows, in the beach, pool, landscape and wildlife photography I grab my pentax. I never really switched to FF, If I did, Im sure I'll regret it. Having said that, I cant give up my FF system either.
Forum: General Photography 06-30-2018, 10:57 PM  
Pentax??? Really?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 73
Views: 5,981
when someone gives me the look I show them my back up camera, a sony a7ii with a 85GM.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-07-2018, 06:12 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 854
Views: 122,297
This picture was taken on a cold and wet weather. I watched other passengers cover their cameras while it was raining. The K-S2's weathersealing does not disappoint.

kenai Fjords
by Atit Go, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-03-2018, 03:36 AM  
pentax 55-300 PLM: best in class for Digital Camera Magazine
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 129
Views: 12,458
They tested it on a K-70. I'm replacing my DA-L 55-300 with this one. Faster silent AF, WR, and RE. Can't resist anymore.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-03-2018, 02:51 AM  
pentax 55-300 PLM: best in class for Digital Camera Magazine
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 129
Views: 12,458
This is taken from a free pdf Camera Shopper buyer's guide from Digital Camera world magazine.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-01-2018, 03:46 PM  
Chocolate river
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 12
Views: 509
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-17-2018, 11:46 PM  
But Pentax is a business for the ones who would...
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 78
Views: 5,796
... and now by not moving to mirrorless in time.:rolleyes:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-17-2018, 11:14 PM  
Im speechless kmount with fuji medium format
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 17
Views: 3,620
there was a matt granger video showing the otus 85mm covering the hasselblad MF sensor pretty well.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 03-29-2018, 11:10 AM  
K3 vs A6500, to switch or not to switch
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 110
Views: 10,887
The grass is not always greener on the other side. These are the things i miss when im shooting my sony aps-c. 1. weather-sealing, pentax is spoiling us with relatively affordable weather sealed camera and lenses. olympus and fuji can give you this, but at a much higher price. 2. small 55-300mm, native apsc e mount maxes out at 200mm, 3. IBIS unless your buying a6500 which is about the same price as the A7ii. 4. in camera raw processing. 5. built in time lapse (no more play memories in newer bodies). 6. sony's apsc system has the the worst price to quality ratio in my opinion, unlike the FE counterpart, prepare to pay significantly higher price for mediocre optical lens performance.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-24-2018, 11:42 AM  
DSLR versus Mirrorless
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 47
Views: 3,231
I think pentax strategy of offering small weathersealed bodies with IBIS, with affordable WR lenses would work well with mirrorless. As far as i know, olympus, fuji and sony does not offer weathersealing in their entry level cameras and lenses. I think a mirrorless version of the k-70 with wr 18-135mm would be a hit. the olympus omd em5 plus 12-100mm lens, fuji x-t2 plus 18-135mm, and sony a6500 plus 18-135mm are all over $2000, and none of them have an apsc sensor, IBIS, and WR at the same time.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 02-24-2018, 10:27 AM  
Who has a Pentax K-S2 withlens SMC 18 - 50 mm WR RE
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 21
Views: 5,221
Its light (158g), weathersealed, and reasonably priced. Personally I bring it when I know im not going to use the lens extensively. Sort of a "just in case" lens. Its the lens I bring just in case i might need a camera or just in case i need a weathersealing when im using non-wr lenses. Its not my favorite zoom due to its limited range, fly by wire focusing and clunky ergonomics, but i never regretted buying it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-30-2017, 06:32 PM  
mitakon 85mm f/1.2 vs a combo of porst 50mm f/1.2, samyang 85mm f/1.4& 8mm f/3.5
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
my samyang 85mm f/1.4 compares favorably to my sony 85mm GM on a 24mp sensor.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-13-2017, 06:55 PM  
My beloved 16-85 failure!
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
or get a wide angle zoom like the sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 and pair it with your kit zoom. when i went to hobbiton, the wide angle zoom lens was my most used lens, it was crowded there and found myself shooting in 10-15mm a lot.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-07-2017, 06:36 PM  
DA 18-135 mm lens
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 70
Views: 7,196
i've been shooting mirrorless for a couple of years now aside from my pentax system, and the range, weight, and weathersealing of this lens makes it my most used lens in the pentax system. I have a sigma 17-70 C that is supposedly optically better and I can't see a significant difference in real world use.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-25-2017, 10:03 PM  
HD Pentax-DA★ 11-18mm f/2.8
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 474
Views: 67,329
i thought they would rebadge the new tamron 10-24mm. this is much better.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-25-2017, 09:56 PM  
DA* 11-18 f/2.8 coming soon!
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 1
Views: 2,575
wow. finally.
not good for the bank.

---------- Post added 10-26-17 at 01:04 PM ----------

there is an older and more relevant thread going on about this topic. please disregard.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-17-2017, 03:09 AM  
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or SMC Pentax M 85mm f/2?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 77
Views: 11,622
I'd recommend the samyang 85mm f/1.4. I adapt it on my sony and it compares favorably well with batis 85mm on a 24mp sensor. I find it however difficult to nail focus on my ks2 at f/1.4 without using optical preview on the lcd. It could be a struggle when shooting portraits.
Forum: Pentax Q 08-23-2017, 08:36 PM  
So, is the Q still supported?
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 120
Views: 13,207
with the sizes of cameras shrinking, I think m4/3rds has to some extent filled the niche for small ILCs. also premium p&s now offers 1" sensor's with fast zooms (f/1.8-2.8), which the small ILC's like samsung nx mini, nikon 1 and pentax Q systems do not offer.
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