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Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
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Revisiting some shots from 2019 ... a great tour through Scotland!

Bad weather approaching on Islay!

K1 and Rokinon 1.4/35
B&W conversion with DxO Filmpack 4

Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2020, 01:34 PM  
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A B&W version of a shot from my 2019 motorbike ride to Scotland.
Shot on Islay, near Lagavulin Distillery, while waiting for a tasting :D

K1 and Rokinon 1.4/35mm

Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2020, 10:46 AM  
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Thanks for your reply! The boxes are actually not metal but some surprisingly strong high-grade plastic. The bike can "rest" on the pannier without damaging it ... guess how I found out:D:D!
No issues with the exhaust heat, so far.

The Africa Twin looks like a great alternative, though I much prefer shaft drive. No need for me yet to think about another bike. But the Moto Guzzi V85TT would be an interesting alternative with shaft drive.

I guess your Matchless was much advanced compared to this one:lol:
If you ever have a chance you need to visit the British National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham! A fantastic collection of British Motorcycles, all in great condition (with the appropriate "oil catcher" carefully placed under the engine:)



K1 and Rokinon 1.4/35
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-19-2020, 10:05 AM  
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Thanks! Although I don't do "serious" off-road riding the skid-plate gives more confidence to ride through unpaved territory. Without the plate the oil-filter cartridge is very exposed ...
The bike is a comfortable ride. On the way home I was riding nearly 1100 km (sorry, I'm metric) with just a few stops to fill the tank.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-15-2020, 12:55 PM  
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Federal State Bank of Lower Saxony in Hannover

K1 and Rokinon 1.4/35

Forum: Pentax K-1 11-11-2020, 09:24 AM  
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A few shots of my motorbike, when I prepared for my ride to eastern Poland.
And yes, it is pretty clear that I enjoy riding much more than cleaning ... :)

K1 and Rokinon 1.4/35





Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-10-2020, 01:32 PM  
What’s stopped me from getting a K1
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For a while your post have been ridiculous but entertaining (well, sort of at least). But it's time to stop wasting my time.
Boriscleto'ed (first time for me ...)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 11-10-2020, 12:59 PM  
SMC A 20mm f2.8
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I got the A 2.8/20 just 2 or 3 weeks ago from a Japanese seller.
A great lens!
Here are a few examples, shot with the K1





Forum: Pentax K-1 11-07-2020, 10:43 AM  
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Thanks for your kind comments!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-06-2020, 01:07 PM  
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A different processing of a shot from January 1st - a walk in the morning

K1 and A* 2.8/200 with Kenko 1.5 TC

Forum: General Photography 11-06-2020, 06:04 AM  
The ol´ Japan lens questions
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I have been buying several times lenses and cameras in Japan (and China). My view and my experience regarding your questions:

1. When I bought stuff the local Japanese sales tax was already deducted by the shops (like Yodobashi Camera or BIC Camera) when I had my passport and a proof of a return flight within a certain (short) time with me. I did not have to care about getting the tax back at the customs office at the airport.
When you exceed a certain allowance you will have to declare the purchase at customs when returning. Besides sales tax you will most likely also have to pay import duties. I wouldn't know a legal way to reduce this. A reputable seller in Japan will not issue an invoice with reduced prices for easier import.

2. If it is worth the risk in case of a problem with the lens or camera is a question only you can answer. I have never had issues (with new or used stuff) and for me the risk was limited because I've used to travel several times each year to Japan.

3. I never haggle in Japan (it's a very different story in China, though). But of course you can ask politely if you buy several items. I've seen people trying it, I'm not sure they had much success.
But one of my favorite memories from shopping in Japan at Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo: a foreign customer - I will not mention the nationality - was intending to buy a lot of stuff. An expensive FF Canon body with several high performance lenses etc.
He wanted to haggle seriously and was not satisfied with the very reluctant response from the sales clerk, a young lady. In an arrogant way he demanded to talk to the manager.
The priceless reply was "Sir, for you I am the manager ...". Without further discussion he proceeded to the check-out counter:)
Forum: Sold Items 11-02-2020, 04:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 77mm 1.8
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Guys, please read and follow the market place rules:

Price comments strictly prohibited
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-26-2020, 03:50 AM  
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Wow, the 3rd shot!! Doesn't get much better than that ...:)
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-26-2020, 03:49 AM  
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Yes, that click is worth it! Outstanding!
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-25-2020, 10:20 AM  
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Another one from Poland: an old villa, now a very nice hotel!

K1 and FA 1.8/77 limited

Forum: Pentax K-1 10-24-2020, 01:11 PM  
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My latest acquisition arrived yesterday: a SMC A 2.8/20 lens in nearly perfect condition shipped from Japan!

When the rain stopped this afternoon I took a few first shots wit the lens on the K1





Forum: Pentax K-1 10-20-2020, 11:02 AM  
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Some more from my trip to eastern Poland

Grabarka, the holy hill with hundreds (or thousands?) of orthodox crosses - a popular place for a pilgrimage.
A place with a unique atmosphere.
The number of crosses makes it difficult to find a decent composition.

K1 and A* 2.8/200



K1 and FA 1.8/77 limited





... nuns after the late service ...



K1 and A 4/24-50

Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-20-2020, 10:38 AM  
What software do you use to post process your photos?
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ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020
The post processing may offer a little less possibilities than some other packages, but it offers more than I will ever need plus I like the workflow.
The strongest point for me is the way the database allows very fast and flexible searching and filtering to identify and select the shots I am looking for.
Forum: General Talk 10-19-2020, 12:51 PM  
Your latest acquisition
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My last purchase has not arrived yet, a SMC A 2.8/20 is on the way from Japan:)
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-18-2020, 11:12 AM  
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Very good! Where did you take the 2nd shot, Frederic?

---------- Post added 10-18-20 at 08:23 PM ----------

My friend Piotr shooting a foggy sunrise at the river Bug, the border river between Poland and Belarus.

K1 and SMC A 4/24-50; B&W conversion in DxO Filmpack 4

Forum: Pentax K-1 10-17-2020, 03:00 AM  
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Thanks for your kind comment!
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 10-14-2020, 06:59 AM  
Pentax-A 24-50 f/4
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A few more examples - all with the K1





Forum: Pentax K-1 10-11-2020, 04:06 AM  
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Some fungi from the Bialowieski National Park in Poland

All K1 with Rokinon 1.4/35mm lens





Forum: Pentax K-1 10-09-2020, 06:45 AM  
Full time manual focus on Pentax K1
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Similar approach here ...

I don't shot exclusively with manual focusing but I guess that at least 50% of my shots are with manual glass. The hit rate is good, especially after installing the same focusing screen (I use the Pentax O-ME53 eye piece).

Live view? Well, I may have used it 10 times, mainly for some macro shots from positions where the viewfinder is hardly usable.
I don't like it.

Looking (and composing) through a good viewfinder is much more enjoyable. And enjoying the process of taking shots is important to me.
Some posts seem to indicate that it is next to impossible to achieve proper focus through the viewfinder. Obviously I am doing something wrong ...
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-09-2020, 02:27 AM  
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2 shots from an old railway station in Podlasie province in eastern Poland.
Now a tourist attraction with a good restaurant ...

K1 and FA 1.8/77 limited



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