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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-31-2016, 05:15 PM  
Abstract Last Two Weeks Worth of Birding- Decent Variety
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 2
Views: 435
All shot with Nikon D610, Tamron 150-600 SP. Some with a monopod, some with a tripod, some handheld.















Forum: General Photography 10-26-2016, 06:16 AM  
Need help pricing out DSLR + lenses for friend going on Safari
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 9
Views: 787
A one time trip? Rent something nice.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-23-2016, 04:47 PM  
Water-damaged 645Z: not covered by warranty?!?!
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 63
Views: 5,314
Also the camera is not said to be water proof, just resistant.
Forum: General Photography 10-12-2016, 07:11 AM  
Disposable cameras at the presidential debate
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 23
Views: 3,109
Yes but we are talking about a disposavle camera. I hardly think it deserves film lab quality
Forum: General Photography 10-11-2016, 02:38 PM  
Disposable cameras at the presidential debate
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 23
Views: 3,109
I have receipts from the late film days (2003-2008) ranging from 5-9 dollars a roll. Prices for development have climbed higher and higher as the amount of film being shot has dwindled.
Forum: General Photography 10-11-2016, 09:34 AM  
Disposable cameras at the presidential debate
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 23
Views: 3,109
Unlike the film days, it will cost them 15 bicks a roll to mail it off for development now...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2016, 02:55 PM  
Nature The nuthatches.
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Good work norm. I know from experience how fast these buggers can be
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-02-2016, 06:43 PM  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 29,996
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First shots with the D610 + Tamron 150-600. ISO 1200-4000.











Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-01-2016, 08:30 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
I'm talking about initial focus l lock. There is really no contest. The ild sdm jist doesnt keep up- at any focal length. Especially with the use of a focus limiter. Most of the other stuff is body dependant and im talking about lenses.

Im not saying the DA* 300 is bad or unusable for fast subjects- I photos to show it can be. But initial focus lock is slower.

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I would think this is right.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-30-2016, 06:44 PM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
Or in the thread about the lens I'm talking about. Or maybe move this thread to the non pentax camera forum since the lens its about can't be had in k mount ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-30-2016, 06:37 PM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
Shorter actually. Because people wouldn't be justifying the need or lack there of for it existing in K mount.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-30-2016, 06:29 PM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
I just got the tamron 150-600 original and D610- the AF leaves the DA*300 in the dust. If you can use the focus limiter, its pretty swift. Hope to test it out better this weekend.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-26-2016, 09:57 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
24 vs 36 megapixels isnt really a problem for the 150-600 type lenses. The truth is they cant resolve all 24 megapixels so spending more on 36 is a waste. Unless you are shooting a 500 or 600 f4 primes, I wouldnt concern myself with the megapixel difference.
Forum: General Photography 09-19-2016, 09:15 AM  
K3II + DA*300/1.4HDTC to D700 + 150-600?
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Actually the d600 might be the ticket. Nikon has made good on fixing the dust problem even on out of warrantee cameras.
Forum: General Photography 09-18-2016, 06:18 PM  
K3II + DA*300/1.4HDTC to D700 + 150-600?
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Ive been debating if this trade would be worth it. Ive changed brands before- Im not a brand loyalist so please don't go there.

Pros for the current K-3II/DA*300/1.4TC setup:
24MP
Weight
size
dynamic range at low ISO
sharpness at low ISO (debatable perhaps)
8.3FPS without a grip (D700 is 5fps without/7 with grip)

Pros for the D700 +150-600
AF system-tracking especially
ISO performance, especially in the 400-1600 range which is useful for birds/ wildlife
Tamron and Sigma 150-600 lenses have faster AF, and focus limiters
stabilization will be in lens- so you can see it in the viewfinder- helpful for tracking
image quality in the ISO400+ range

This would be an entire system change. Wildlife is my focus and I can make everything else work around this. I don't have the money for a D610, DF, D800 etc. I have ruled out the D600 due to the sensor oil issues. Canon's 5D, 5DII, and 6D offer me no gains in AF performance.

I would life to get back to full frame (shot film for years). I like the bigger view finder. I still think of focal lengths in terms of 35mm equivalence. The K-1 is a nice camera, but its too expensive for me and don't think it offers any real advantages without affordable long lenses (i.e. not the 150-450).

My main concern is the 12MP sensor in the D700 for cropping bird shots. I shot a 12MP Rebel XSI- but I wasn't into bird photography at the time so the MP were never an issue. Is the 12MP a deal breaker? or are the quality of the pixels going to make up for it? I routinely print 8*10, 11*14, and sometimes 16*20.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-18-2016, 02:02 PM  
Sports Jumping Horse
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 2
Views: 343
beautifully done
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-10-2016, 02:26 PM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
I dont necessarily disagree with any of this. Your orginal post sounded to me kike you were saying the 150-600 type lenses would be the best lenses of the type in k mount. All I was saying is there are better lenses- albeit at great cost.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-10-2016, 09:28 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 477
Views: 53,153
1- there are plenty of examples from that combo if you bother to search. Its a very capable combination. The best? No, but still ver good.

2. That's the most ignorant statement I've heard in a while. While you are looking up the DA*300 plus TC photos, perhaps you can also look up the FA*600/4, DA560/5.6, sigma 500/4.6, FA* 250-600/5.6... The 150-600 and 50-500 dont even compete.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-05-2016, 06:18 PM  
Return of the FA 35/2
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 152
Views: 10,991
I notice you didn't repond to the schooling I gave you earlier about 35mm production dates. But here you are blabbing about nothing again.

The DA* 55/1.4 is the most recent 50ish mm Pentax prime. It has 9 rounded aperture blade, and yes it works on full frame.

Again, no Pentax hasn't updated everything as quickly as we would like. But they are getting around to it- you will see that soon when the new DFA primes come out. Recent Pentax lenses are every bit a match for the competition.

If you don't like Pentax offerings, then move on. But quit accusing us of being ignorant. I've shot Canon before coming to Pentax- USM, STM, L lenses, etc. Im well aware of Pentax weaknesses.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2016, 05:59 PM  
Nature Commorant, GBH, and Swallow in flight, plus Sandpiper
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 2
Views: 490
All of these taken in about an hour this morning. I guess the migrations are starting. Critique if you see something I could do better.

ISO 500, F5.6, 1/2000


ISO 640, F6.3, 1/2000


ISO 320, F8.0, 1/500


ISO 320, F8.0, 1/500


ISO 640, F6.3, 1/2000


ISO 500, F5.6, 1/1600


ISO 500, F5.6, 1/1600


ISO 500, F5.6, 1/1600
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2016, 03:52 PM  
Nature the sun has returned
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Nicely done. 1,3, and 8 are exceptional work.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2016, 03:09 PM  
Ricoh quiet about K3 2 Successor
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 147
Views: 13,379
I expect they might milk it another year. The K-3II is hard to touch in other brands at the same price.

Sure a D500 or 7DII might be better in some areas (sports), but look at the price difference ($850 vs $1500-2000)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2016, 03:02 PM  
Return of the FA 35/2
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 152
Views: 10,991
Canon EF 35 F/2 Production dates: 1990-2012. 22 years. Replaced only once by the EF 35 F/2 IS USM.
One of the major upgrades was the IS, which Pentax doesn't need to upgrade to get...

FA 35 F/2 Production dates: 1999-present. 17 years so far. Likely to be replaced in the next year or two by the "wide angle prime" on the road map.

The new DC motors are fast, within hundredths of a second of Canon and Nikon. Plenty of Pentax lenses with low dispersion elements- though these aren't an end-all-be-all, especially in shorter focal lengths where they are less necessary and can ruin bokeh quality. Many Pentax lenses have 9 aperture blades, newer ones are rounded.

So no Pentax can keep refreshing as often on some lenses, and they don't offer many lenses. But hardly are we in the dark age. Do your homework before you post this crap next time.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-02-2016, 06:37 PM  
Pictures overblown and extreme purple fringing help
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
I think that confirms its definitely an aperture lever issue.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-02-2016, 01:27 PM  
Choosing a Pentax Long Telephoto
Posted By Venom3300
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
The 150-450 is the most convenient choice. The 600/4 is going to give the best results.
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