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Forum: General Photography 11-26-2018, 10:59 AM  
An unusual store front
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Baahahahaha !
Forum: General Photography 11-26-2018, 06:22 AM  
An unusual store front
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 5
Views: 992
I've heard from our reliable sources here in Northern Ontario that the store is overstocked in Stale Dated FujiFilm Disposables.;):lol:

"Makes one wonder what lies behind that door."
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-15-2018, 03:21 PM  
Legacy glass in cold weather
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
No problems I used very heavily in the 80's Takumars & Pentax Lenses with K1000's down to -30 C . Outside humidity in Northern Ontario very low and inside even lower in winter so no moisture problems. some times light meter battery would freeze up when out for extended perods. I actually worry more about my DSLR gear now because of batteries and electronic contacts throughout.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-13-2018, 09:39 AM  
Can I use AC adaptor, tethering cable, and shutter switch at the same time?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 6
Views: 574
I used an A/C adapter , Mini HDMI to a 42" Samsung , R/C remote shutter release , flashes on K-3 control with slaves
Forum: General Talk 11-11-2018, 01:32 PM  
Lest We Forget
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 8
Views: 773


The photo of James Kerrison my Grand Father was taken in Australia when he was serving in the Royal Navy ( Days of Wind) As a Killick then. It was is a hand coloured black & white and survived the trip home to England , a fire there and eventually to Port Arthur ( now Thunder Bay) . The colour is still good and it is an Oval Shape (16 " high)mounted in an Oval Frame ( I dont know if it is original - the frame). He was 13 years old when he joined the Navy on the Island of St Helena where he was born(where Napoleon was incarcerated & interred) and honorably discharged at 36 (23 Year Career in the Navy). Had more careers after including a London Bobby on the East India Dock section of London. A book could be written on him alone. God Bless all Who serve in the defense of our Freedom
Regards Bruce
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2018, 05:59 PM  
Lest We Forget
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 8
Views: 773
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
People I Knew
James Kerrison
Clara Sturma
Jim Grant
Jim Pounder
Joe Casey
Art Stanzell
Bill Symington
Gib Symington
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-10-2018, 05:37 PM  
Why would you use these values for taking a picture?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Pre-emptive set up for a lot of movement on both ends ! Air Shows & Auto Race movement is predictable in most cases ;Critters & People movement is not in most cases . You certainly don't want to be changing lenses or anything for that matter in a Zodiac on the high Seas.:eek: I use a t/c with my 55-300 PLM all the time for birds & critters when cruising in my 4X4 especially if there is a lot of open areas where i'm going. i like to pre set TAv shutter at least 1000/sec f8 and max the ISO 1600(depending on available light). Very seldom do you have the luxury of changing lenses ISO f stops or shutter speeds. My only exception was this Lynx who posed for me and then sent me a bill for "Sitting Fees";)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-03-2018, 12:49 PM  
Nature Look Out Below !
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Bald Eagle Fishing for Salmon at the Mouth of the Current River
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2018, 05:18 PM  
Identify a mount please?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Thank you Boriscleto. Do you know if it is hard to adapt to K mount or even possible? The flanges look similar to a K mount but the aperture tabs do not.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2018, 04:10 PM  
Identify a mount please?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Could Some one give me a hand on this mount ?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2018, 06:40 AM  
Life has gotten too busy, give up film photography or store it for a VERY long time?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 28
Views: 2,125
Wow ! With that and all your other problems I would put everything in the Goodwill Bin and take up Dog Walking.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-26-2018, 06:30 PM  
Thoughts about using Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Some clarification for those that don't speak CANADIAN Des the "e" is silent on Bruce and its pronounced Honey "Booh" "Booh" not "Boooo" "Booo". It all has to do with disguising my identity and confuse those nasty Russian Hackers and others so they can't touch my privates. I often use disguises as well on these Social Sites.;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-26-2018, 10:27 AM  
a different tc challenge.
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Photos to show what you're talking about. How Unique on this forum. Thanks swanlefitte;)
I get greater distance to the target with the crop & with the 55-300PLM & sometimes the 1.4 TC. I'm after the story that I see and I want the picture even if it is imperfect and this combo gives me the opportunity to get closer & to get it without being burden with a hugh amount of equipment. The IQ is usually excellent and there is always a chance of motion distortion on both ends .
I have 2 pictures on a recent Post : "Thoughts about using Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW" that show something similar. Both shots are cropped extremely. I have shots on My Flickr of Eagles Aerial Combat & grabbing Salmon out of the river mouth. Both shot in very poor light but with the combo Lens & Crop I got the Photos. I have other aerial shots that are bang on with light & the same combo. I need the flexibility of the 55-300PLM & cropping to catch the unpredictable flight & distance of these magnificant Raptors.:) These are all Hand held out of the window of my Truck.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-25-2018, 07:08 AM  
Thoughts about using Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Works very well. 1st photo full ext 420mm, 2nd photo about 1/4 ext. 125mm
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-18-2018, 02:44 PM  
Focus for birds
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 35
Views: 3,498
Back Focus & lock on to approx. distance on some other point is one.
Forum: General Photography 10-18-2018, 02:33 PM  
Instagram vs...
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Flickr Pro - $50/ year Sept/18 & Flickr since 2014 No Problems - Have 15,000 views to date mostly last couple of years 560 Photos with a neat Stats thing on the Pro version. Photo presentation 1000% better than this forum . Links in Facebook etc. and simple download available. Hope it doesn't change with Bub Bub takeover or whatever its called.:)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-14-2018, 03:04 PM  
What Is Up With K1000 Prices?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 213
Views: 11,840
The K1000 was popular and still is because it was so simple and dependable. You did have to know light & exposure though no free rides. That's why it was used in teaching so much. The only auto was the light meter and it was bang on. I used 4 of them commercially back in the 80's ;that was my auto ISO. A long with my Bronika ETR and ME Super with winder which didn't see much action especially when Ektar 125 film came out. I used them for Commercial , Industrial , Aerial , Weddings and Portraiture shooting. You could bang nails with them. I dropped my Bronika in a church wedding one time and it cost me $400.00 in 1980 $$$$ that never happened with the K1000, I kept them in the trunk of my car a lot of the time. It was especially good for multiple exposures because it was so well built that I used in slide presentations. I Finally sold my guys a couple of years ago and I trust that they are still banging away. Average price $70 USD.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2018, 02:14 PM  
55-300 PLM and... Help me spend my money?!?
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 56
Views: 2,777
18-55 WR indoors & occasional Landscapes
55-300 PLM Walk about Out Doors
$$$$ Best Combo
I Q " "
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-10-2018, 05:30 AM  
Nature Spawning Salmon
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Yes my Grand Daughter says that an Eagles Eye is so sharp they can see into the future! To bad this forum is so restrictive on posted Photos size etc. I use Flickr now more.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-08-2018, 11:14 AM  
Nature Spawning Salmon
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 3
Views: 457
After Spawning Salmon in the Current River
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-02-2018, 08:50 PM  
Zzzzzzzzzzt, Zzzzzzzzzzt with the 55-300
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
These are from the film days 1991 I believe Duluth Air Show . I used the pre-focus method @ Infinity (K1000 Ektar 125 back then)on a snug down tripod , picked up the aircraft at distance and followed them in through the view finder and started shooting when they started enlarging in the view finder. Same method can be used now with digital with more tools . Made sure that I was far enough away that I would not over flow the view finder. Didn't have to re-focus and it was locked in on infinity just concentrated on the action of the planes. The last shot is the bonus for using the pre-focus method. Followed them in and forgot about the Hydro wires to my left. Could not in a billion tries get the tail hooks or the wheels to line up like they did. Tried to get a ride from the Navy sent them a copy with a caption under it "I know how you guys do the Aerobatics without bumping into each other-- You run on WIRES strung out in the sky. Didn't work!

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They fly in relatively predictable lines- birds do not . So you have to engineer a solution to keep the focus on
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-02-2018, 06:40 PM  
Zzzzzzzzzzt, Zzzzzzzzzzt with the 55-300
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
No magic the lens has to have some detail to focus on and the detail has to be in the focusing area you have chosen to use. I have never had a miss if my spot or my 9 point has hit the target. If it misses the target then it hunts briefly and goes to a neutral focal point until I give it something to focus on again ( I Will pre-pick something big @ infinity so I can quickly get general focusing back) . Thats with my HD 55-300 WR , HD 55-300 WR PLM & Sigma APO DG 150-500 . Thats clear sky, snow , water etc all have to have some kind of detail and depending on the quality of your equipment how little detail is needed and how fast it will focus that will determine "In Focus". Pentax & Sigma are excellent in my opinion. Low light is my only problem and I'm not willing to spend Tens of Thousands of dollars to buy a fast telephoto. Besides 8 times out of 10 I can work around low light anyways.

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The only time that happens to me is in really low light. Maybe something wrong with your lenses. I use back focus all the time so infinity on distant subjects locks in and doesn't reset every time I push the shutter button. I confirm every chance I can lock in on the target without losing focus . (works about 9 of 10 times)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-02-2018, 06:22 AM  
Thematic The Very Essence - Show me your abstracts!
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 1,429
Views: 107,886
Drops of Dew on the Web (spider). Each one has an abstract image reflected upside down of whats in front of it . In this case its of the Boat launch & gravel parking lot beside my RV trailer. I've right sided the image in the second photo.:)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-02-2018, 06:05 AM  
Zzzzzzzzzzt, Zzzzzzzzzzt with the 55-300
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
I had the same happen to me both with the HD WR & HD WR PLM even with back focus. You either have to broaden the focal area or pre-focus on infinity or a particular point. The camera is not able to focus on sky and it takes you & the camera a split second before you hit the target 9.9 times out of 10 on spot focus.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-01-2018, 03:56 PM  
Flickr Fees
Posted By honey bo bo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
I just paid $50 USD (1 year)to move from free to Pro on Flickr last week. I had been free since 2014.
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