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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 02:35 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By borno
Replies: 1,825
Views: 49,948
My son has my last Pentax, and I miss the Pentax Forums. Great place. :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-21-2015, 05:00 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By borno
Replies: 5,513
Views: 551,377
Let me see if I remember how to do this:)

This is a shot with the sigma 150-600mm

[IMG]355R0895 by tomborneman, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 08:37 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By borno
Replies: 2,854
Views: 79,363
Yeah, Thanks for the contest Adam! :)
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-10-2014, 01:31 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By borno
Replies: 2,237
Views: 102,550
I would love a FA31mm, I was sorry to sell the one I had. :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-25-2014, 07:36 AM  
Nature Sun rays at the sea
Posted By borno
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
I nominate this one, it is very nice!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-24-2014, 04:58 PM  
Mourning the Loss of Bruce "Bramela" Stephenson
Posted By borno
Replies: 134
Views: 16,781
I was sorry to hear of Bruce's passing today. He will be missed.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-28-2013, 09:55 AM  
capture one discount
Posted By borno
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Capture one pro 7 is 30% off until Sunday if anyone is interested. I just upgraded for my Christmas present.:) 30% off and Money-back guarantee on Capture One Pro 7
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 11-10-2013, 04:11 AM  
Tamron working on 150-600, too bad not in Pentax mount :(
Posted By borno
Replies: 55
Views: 6,678
The mtf chart looked good as far as I can tell, and if it is sharp at 600mm wide open I might have to get one. My 100-400mm canon is sharp wide open, but doesn't go to 600mm of course.:) If they can make it work with the pentax sdm, it would sell like hotcakes.:)
Forum: General Talk 11-08-2013, 01:51 PM  
Adorama's shipping
Posted By borno
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
The only neutral I got on ebay was when I packed a lens in a box with pillows. No damage, at all even. I think they are good, but some people just don't like them.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 11-06-2013, 03:39 PM  
Is this a sensor issue? Not sure what to do
Posted By borno
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
looks like the shutter going bad to me:(

Here's my 1dsii shutter failure (got it fixed now)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-04-2013, 09:53 AM  
First Nikon Df images up at SteveHuff
Posted By borno
Replies: 60
Views: 3,513
Marketing manipulation at it's highest form.:) It isn't as ugly as other nikon's at least.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-23-2013, 03:37 PM  
Let's Talk About Teleconverter Bokeh...
Posted By borno
Replies: 26
Views: 2,861
I found another with some crazy highlights with a 300mm (canon)and 1.4x wide open. There was a real good thread a long time ago about specular highlights and had some similar bokeh caused by aspherical lens elements.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2013, 07:53 PM  
Let's Talk About Teleconverter Bokeh...
Posted By borno
Replies: 26
Views: 2,861
It seems to me, and I use TC's frequently, they can do some strange things to the OOF highlights and foliage when they are at a particular distance from the in focus area. Even a lens with good results with no TC can get crazy. I still usually get good results, but here are a couple with a canon 300mm and a 2x.:)





same combo with different conditions:


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2013, 05:36 PM  
Lens repair nightmare
Posted By borno
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
That's a terrible story, and I hope if he finds the element he will have the integrity to send it to you with an apology.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-22-2013, 01:15 PM  
Travel Settled in for the vacation.Osprey Fl. PT. 1
Posted By borno
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Nice place:) Stone crab claws are better than lobster IMO :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-13-2013, 09:08 AM  
How to take in-focus wide family in front of landscape photos?
Posted By borno
Replies: 18
Views: 1,939
A tilt-shift lens can change the plane of focus so more or less is in focus also.(just to confuse things) :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2013, 03:58 AM  
DA*300 vs 150-500 birding
Posted By borno
Replies: 67
Views: 8,184
I think that is about right and I really wanted faster aperture at times so I tried a tamron 300mm f2.8, but the fringing was bad, so it needed stopping down anyway. I got my hands on a FA300 f2.8 but it was a bad copy. (or I'd still be shooting Pentax)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2013, 03:51 AM  
DA*300 vs 150-500 birding
Posted By borno
Replies: 67
Views: 8,184
I should also add, the only TC I found to work with the da300mm was the 1.7x afa. I tried a couple of the 1.5x shq kenko's with the PZ contacts and they hunted way too much. The 1.7x afa uses the screw drive.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2013, 02:52 AM  
DA*300 vs 150-500 birding
Posted By borno
Replies: 67
Views: 8,184
The DA300 works really good with the 1.7x and probably holds it's value if you ever decide to sell. I don't know about the sigma. F4 is nice to have when you need it too. With the 1.7x and cropped:

Forum: General Talk 10-10-2013, 01:12 PM  
My Ugliest Shot....
Posted By borno
Replies: 93
Views: 5,106
Glad to hear you are doing a bit better.:) For my backyard snaps I usually use a 7d and 100-400mm and run the raws through capture one, the defaults are pretty good and I don't like too much manipulation anyways. If the light isn't good it gets deleted.:)

This other momma squirrel was on another branch of the pin oak waiting for some of those unsalted peanuts:) They like what the birds drop out of the feeder too. We have a squirrel buster feeder for the birds, the only one we ever had that really worked.:)

[IMG] IMG_0125 by borno., on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: General Talk 10-10-2013, 02:35 AM  
My Ugliest Shot....
Posted By borno
Replies: 93
Views: 5,106
Wow Rupert, that must be painful! I hope you are feeling better soon.:) I know I'm going to let some young guys do my roof when it comes time, it's like a 6/12. This east coast momma squirrel says take it easy.:)

[IMG] IMG_0115 by borno., on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-09-2013, 05:00 PM  
Question How do I exclude annoying posters ?
Posted By borno
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
I found that out when we had a P&R section.:lol: (not you though):)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-09-2013, 04:54 PM  
Poll: Pentax! :) Nikon? :(
Posted By borno
Replies: 37
Views: 4,504
I don't get exited over any new bodies. The first and last camera I bought when it just came out was a K10D and it went a week or so until the built in flash fried the main PCB. The replacement had the tilted viewfinder and developed the corner crack and also died before a year was up. It seems all the new stuff has a glitch and we are the ones to sort it out. It's a lot cheaper to wait for a while. I got great deals on used bodies and spend my dough on lenses.:):) I might break my own rules for a 7dii if it had a sensor as clean as my 1diii but with more MP though. :)
Forum: General Talk 10-08-2013, 07:56 PM  
My Truck Back from the Painter
Posted By borno
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Nice truck, is it an '81? My first car was a '68 short bed step side chevy I bought at auction from the local army base. O.D. green 250 6 cyl. and it ran like a top. Gas tank right behind the seat and the ashes from the vent wing flew right by the fill cap. I wish I still had it.:) I had a '74 too but rolled it.:( Don't use anything but r-12 in the A.C. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2013, 03:18 PM  
Pentax K-3 Officially Announced (See our detailed preview here!)
Posted By borno
Replies: 213
Views: 44,355
The specs look great:) The AF array looks good with the 4 corners covered and the nice big buffer. If they had a 100-400mm I would be really tempted. :)
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