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Forum: Lens Clubs 04-06-2012, 10:12 PM  
Fisheye Fever Club -- Flaunt your fisheye photos!
Posted By jmschrei
Replies: 3,314
Views: 587,784
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-20-2011, 07:59 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By tuco
Replies: 8,483
Views: 881,035


Life Is A Blur Sometimes



100ACR, PMK, NDX8 + O2 Orange Filters

Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-23-2011, 06:40 AM  
Pentax Full Frame - An official statement from Pentax (they listened!)
Posted By noser
Replies: 3,121
Views: 329,777
Well put.

I felt that the K-7 wasn't a big enough step to upgrade from my K20D. I almost upgraded to the K-5, but when my 50-135mm went in for it's *fourth* repair I ordered a Sigma 70-200 the same day (I knew it was going to be a while...) That blew the rest of this years budget.

I'm not sure if I would have got a K-5 when the price dropped to ~$1000 here - all of this corporate churn and uncertainty (and non-commital responses to letters...) means that I'm probably done investing in Pentax until I start seeing some roadmaps from HQ, and a roadmap that includes FF.

The thing that bugs me about this thread is the idea that Pentax is somehow different enough that they aren't competing with C/N/S. Bull-crap. They have to compete head on, and the K-5 proves they can do it.

What would suck is if Pentax released a FF, but with the following retarded features:

- Mirrorless - because that automatically means no OVF. EVF's just plain SUCK. And a back-LCD only would be a big joke.

- Small - because the K-5 is already too small without the optional grip. My K20D is the perfect size for that big 70-200.

- Optically challenged; anything besides air between the rear lens element and the sensor is a joke. No mirrors or AA's, please.

- Digital filters; if I want to put a coffee stain, torn edges, or selective color in my images, I'll do it in post. Stupid kid options.

- Hello Kitty edition: anything but black is a joke / toy. (ok, maybe the stormtrooper edition would be cool...)

- High MP: We really don't need a 36 mp aps-c (isn't that cellphone camera sensor density?). Canon nailed it with the 1Dx. 18 is a great number for FF. I want big, BIG photon wells.

- Stuff that breaks: No tilting LCD. Yes, I'd like one on a $400 camera. No way I'll ever drop $5000 on a body where it's likely the LCD will be busted off in a couple of months of actual use. I want a TANK. I want it made of metal. When I drop it I want the floor tiles to crack.

I guess I just want a camera that works, that doesn't have a lot of stuff that will break so I can use it for years, and that isn't a megapixel race victim that needs a quad-core, dual battery setup just to shoot at a sucky 3fps.

Sigh.... that 1Dx is looking mighty good right now!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-16-2011, 12:52 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Agnostic
Replies: 19,271
Views: 2,360,780
Rolleicord Vb, Rollei Retro 80S in Rodinal 1:50

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-26-2010, 01:18 PM  
Sigma 30mm f1.4 sample photo request
Posted By ramair455
Replies: 32
Views: 10,029
Sigma @ f1.8 or 2.0

Forum: Lens Clubs 08-24-2011, 01:41 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Porga
Replies: 16,570
Views: 3,064,150
It's been a while... :)

SMC Takumar 50/1.4
k-x
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-13-2011, 04:50 PM  
Post your ƒ1.2 Photos! (ƒ1.2 ONLY!)
Posted By yeatzee
Replies: 1,916
Views: 449,272
Another Bokeh panorama, this time 13 images @ F/1.2 and from a further distance from the infocus subject. Im going to try my F 135mm @ F/2.8 next and see if that works better with less distortion (and maybe more bokeh?). Im also going to start shooting inanimate ones from a far corner of the completed image (i.e. where the top right *will be*) so my images are wide enough and capture enough detail. In the one below I had to crop out a lot that I could not clone back in from not lining up the images properly. (can be very finicky of a process)


Empty tables by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

large on black:
On Black: Empty tables by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning) [Large]
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-06-2011, 01:43 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Downfall
Replies: 11,248
Views: 1,873,396
Nice! So you have gotten your ND filter it seems :)


Waterfall by _Downfall_, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-04-2011, 01:56 PM  
Fisheye Fever Club -- Flaunt your fisheye photos!
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 3,314
Views: 587,784
Thanks all. Truth told, I've struggled to find subjects and settings that were appropriate for the effect the 10-17 produces. But when it works, it works.

Here's another stab at it...


Nate in the grass by john m flores, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-06-2010, 08:02 AM  
Fisheye Fever Club -- Flaunt your fisheye photos!
Posted By iocchelli
Replies: 3,314
Views: 587,784
I call this, "Awaiting your orders, Optimus Prime!"

Forum: Lens Clubs 11-08-2009, 12:10 AM  
The "Cheap AF 28ish-80ish zoom lens" club
Posted By turbosaturn
Replies: 152
Views: 56,012
Here's a shot that I took with the Pentax F 35-70 f/3.5-4.5. I purchased it off ebay for $40.

Forum: Lens Clubs 07-02-2011, 12:58 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Porga
Replies: 16,570
Views: 3,064,150

SMC Takumar 50/1.4
k-x
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-03-2011, 05:15 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By Bruspeed
Replies: 19,271
Views: 2,360,780
The misses snapped this of my son and I working on a Wards AM 550 (Konica Auto S) rangefinder.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-28-2011, 08:08 AM  
My Shoot with Model-Actress Amber Anderson in Harper's BAZAAR & Video
Posted By benjikan
Replies: 16
Views: 6,909
If any of you are interested, I have posted my new 12 page fashion spread for Harper's BAZAAR en Espaņol, May 2011 Issue, with Model-Actress Amber Anderson who is appearing with Natalie Portman in the new film coming out shortly, "Your Highness"

Benjamin Kanarek Blog | Benjamin Kanarek Blog.
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