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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-22-2020, 03:55 AM  
Which 35mm lens?
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 35
Views: 2,615
All fantastic suggestions above. For the money, a combination of FA35/2.0, F50/1.7 and the FA77 would cover most needs with elegance and aplomb.
Forum: Sold Items 09-01-2019, 12:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 35mm/F2 ZK Mount (minty)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 5
Views: 925
I thoroughly enjoy mine. I am surprised to see you sell this. You have been an active voice in the Zeiss lens thread.
Friendly bump and nod to a fantastic lens.
Forum: Sold Items 08-31-2019, 08:36 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Please indicate any issues you have experienced with this lens. Any decentering, etc....?

PM sent with interest...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 03:05 AM  
Old lenses are calling...
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 78
Views: 4,265
To the OP:
There's a fair amount of technical information provided, alone with a healthy dose of philosophy. Both are extremely important when it comes to the art of photography. So pick an excellent lens with any mount or lens type (K or it's various iterations, M42, etc), use it to your heart's content, and move on to the next if it doesn't seem to resonate with you. If you enjoy it, you will use it..
Cheers!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:55 AM  
Is the 43mm really that bad? (APS-C)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
To the OP: Have you considered trying the FA 35/F2? It's inexpensive, fast and sharp, lightweight, and comes with a functional hood (pardon me for for missing any related prior comment on this lens. In case I missed it...).

I have found that having a system of lenses that include focal lengths of 28, 35, 50-58, 70-77, 85-100, 100-135 can satisfy most needs (but for LBA).

Sometimes, you connect with images taken with a specific focal length more than others. Personal state of mind, mood, ambient lighting, the subject, etc can greatly influence the perception of our images at the time... That's what art is about. It doesn't have to be perfect. It just needs to make you feel a little better...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:42 AM  
Why the 40 if...
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 33
Views: 2,175
These comments above are the sum of cummulative knowledge and experience... It never ceases to amaze me how inclusive and helpful all of you are.

Keep up the good work. Cheers!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-30-2019, 07:02 AM  
One K-Mount PRIME to rule them all 2019
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 71
Views: 4,870
With a crop sensor, I would be happy with the ZK 35/F2. If I had a K-1, then my VL 58/F1.4 would probably be the one. Although even the ZK 100/F2 is a strong contender... Aargh... Choices, choices, choices..
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-18-2018, 06:07 AM  
NYC to Boston trip in early Fall
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Many thanks for this info. I will explore this routing. I had a chance to review some commentary on the Road Trip America forums, and your routing has not been mentioned. Is there a website that declares the best fall drives each year? I guess "google" can tell me. Any tips about staying along the way for a night? I'd love to be able to consider a cabin in the hills for 1-2 nights, but I need to wait to know more concrete travel plans. Regardless, any suggestions are welcome.

In terms of equipment, I was planning on simply taking my K5 and F28/2.8 or ZK 35/F2. I also have an older manual Sigma wide 24/F2.8 (my copy seems sharp, though). These are about the widest lenses I own, and I wasn't thinking about buying anything else. I'm planning on keeping the kit "FF Friendly" for the future. I can borrow the 18-135 DA lens, though. I'm happy to take suggestions/ideas.

Thanks, again, to all.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-14-2018, 06:13 PM  
RAF 100th Anniversary Fly Past - London, July 10th
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Awesome shots!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-14-2018, 06:10 PM  
NYC to Boston trip in early Fall
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Friends, I will be traveling to NYC to meet some family who will be flying in from overseas for a few days. We plan to be in NYC Sept 26-29 together, and then plan to drive up to Boston where we will disperse on/about Oct 5. The hope is to drive some back-roads on the way to Boston to catch some fall foliage, if it isn't too soon (I hope). I am seeking opinions/suggestions on the route to take, perhaps even indulge in some B&B stays en-route, so that we could be in Boston by Oct 2. I'm open to the idea of taking a train/flight from NYC to Boston, and then renting a car from there, instead of NYC, and exploring some real interesting nature photography opportunities outside of Boston.

Thank you, in advance, for your kindest suggestions.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-02-2018, 06:52 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
You guys are posting some very inspiring images. So here's my first try at a Pano. This was taken in Chicago, Dec 2016. I specifically went out at night. It was cold and windy as always, but totally worth it. I need to learn how to straighten the horizon if possible. I was standing off to one side, so I'm not sure if how easy that will be... I guess I need more practice... :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-19-2018, 02:46 AM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
Thanks, Tas. I agree with you. This is straight out of the camera.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-18-2018, 06:37 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
This was with the ZK 35/F2.
Forum: Sold Items 06-18-2018, 05:15 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Sold.
Forum: Sold Items 06-17-2018, 09:45 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Sale pending.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-13-2018, 05:01 AM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
Not leaving. I am still holding on to the ZK 35 and 100, along with the VL 58.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-13-2018, 03:35 AM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
Tas, I have the ZK 85/1.4 up for sale in the marketplace. You are making me wonder... I struggled with the decision to sell, and you aren't helping. :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2018, 08:55 AM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
Tas, do you have any idea if your experience with the K-1 and fast MF lenses is pretty consistent with what others say? Does focus peaking really fall short??
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-08-2018, 06:04 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,309
Views: 165,249
I went the same route for my K-5, and the S-type screen did wonders for my MF lenses. I appreciate your feedback on the issue of MF with the K1. I'm finding it hard to consider the upgrade since I don't use AF lenses. I think I will hold on to the K-5 for now, and resist all temptation.
Forum: Sold Items 06-08-2018, 09:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Pre-weekend bump to the top with price reduction.
Forum: Sold Items 06-03-2018, 06:06 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
I have had terrible luck sending stuff to India. If it doesn't sell, I will prefer to personally bring it in December when I travel to Mumbai.
Peace.
Forum: Sold Items 06-02-2018, 09:28 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Bump to the top.
Forum: Sold Items 05-26-2018, 11:53 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K1, Irix 15 2.4 Blackstone PRICES LOWERED
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
What is the shutter count on the K-1?
Forum: Sold Items 05-26-2018, 11:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
That are what I had posted earlier on the Zeiss lens club. Hope this helps. The bokeh is sublime.Attachment 401557Attachment 401558
Forum: Sold Items 05-26-2018, 11:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 85mm/F1.4 ZK lens, Excellent - LN condition
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
I'm not sure as I have never used the 77. That being said, this lens is built like a tank, and the manual focus is smooth as butter. Out of focus area is beautiful.
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