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Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 07-22-2018, 12:32 AM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 500
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A seedling of Rosa primula, aka the Incense Rose from Samarkand. It's called Gizi's Rose and is named after one of my dogs. Lens is DA 50mm F1.8.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-05-2019, 11:40 PM  
Beautiful bee
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Winners' Showcase 05-05-2019, 11:39 PM  
April, 2019 Winner: Bird in Ueno Park
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 04-01-2019, 05:34 PM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 500
Views: 58,128
Lavatera occidentalis. Native to Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Baja California. Lens is DA 50mm F1.8.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-05-2015, 10:13 AM  
Poll: 35mm find that prime.
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 40
Views: 7,880
That campfire picture is loaded with pixie dust! My DA35mm F2.4 (in yellow!) will soon be on its way from Japan. A fun lens in a fun color is the perfect match for me.

The FA 35-80 that I bought off of Ebay on Thursday is out of delivery today (and that's with economy shipping). When I looked up the specs and saw how light and compact it is, that sealed the deal. I hope it is as nice as yours.

So now my new blue K-S1 will have a black 50mm F1.8, a silver 35-80, and a yellow 35mm F2.4. Hadn't started out thinking of getting my lenses in all different colors, but now the idea has some appeal--I will be able to tell which lens is in the camera bag with just the slightest glimpse of color. That might come in handy.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2015, 10:17 AM  
Poll: 35mm find that prime.
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 40
Views: 7,880
In the test section I voted for number 4. It stood out for me and was an easy choice. The colors are just the way I like them, and the lens even got the subtle shadings in the horse's mane that the other lenses didn't. Being a horseperson, I notice details like that. The DA 35 f2.4 has been on my shopping list, so I was happy the image from that lens pleased me the most. Nice and sharp! I also liked Test 2 and 6. What surprised me was my reaction to Test 3. It's certainly sharp, but I guess it lacked pixie dust for me. I hadn't even considered the FA 35-80 before but the colors and general image quality impressed me. After checking the review database to see how well this lens did for others, I decided to get one. Bought a nice clean one on Ebay this morning for $30.

In the crop section I voted for number 6. Several of the others were quite nice too.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-04-2016, 08:46 PM  
Ljubljana winter spirit
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Bright and cheery.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-25-2015, 02:10 PM  
Travelling to Qatar - which lenses?
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
I went to the UAE in 1996 and Bahrain in 1998 to attend Arabian horse conferences. We went out into the desert to see some of the horses. The camera I took back then was a film one recommended by another horse friend for both the beautiful lens it had (Zeiss) and the weathersealing. A Yashica T4. Photos turned out well and no issues with any dust getting into it--at least no issues even years later (the last time I used that camera). But there was plenty of dust being kicked up all the time, so I would go with lenses with the better sealing and would use a filter to protect the lenses.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-23-2015, 12:33 PM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 500
Views: 58,128
I bought a K-S1 from B and H earlier this month. It is my first DSLR. Mine is blue and I also bought the DA 50mm f1.8 lens (thought this would be a good first lens to learn the camera on). Mostly I take pictures of horses and dogs at shows and events, both indoors and outdoors, and wanted a lightweight, non-bulky camera that I could manually focus if need be, has a excellent optical viewfinder, a good selection of lenses (and I've inherited some legacy glass), and has pics which are sharp right out of the camera. The K-S1 seemed to fit the bill, and I really like it so far. There haven't been any horse or dog events nearby, so I went to my local botanic garden, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA and shot some California native plants which is also an interest of mine (a macro is likely in my future). I didn't know what to expect from this lens/camera combo, just wondered if it would be versatile enough to get some pictures to make me happy of plants/flowers that I like. I haven't used an SLR in many years. It felt strange to have something again that can do so much, after several frustrating point and shoots. The handling/ergonomics of the camera felt quite good.

Does anyone have pictures of a blue K-S1 with a silver lens?
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 10-02-2015, 12:26 AM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 500
Views: 58,128
First pictures from my new lens, DA35mm f2.4, aka Buttercup. Plants in my garden. The pink flowers are on a miniature rose named Rennie, and the grass with the fluffy seed heads is Pennisetum.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-27-2015, 12:23 PM  
Woohoo! New Lens!
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Buttercup!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-26-2015, 04:30 PM  
Woohoo! New Lens!
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
It's bright lemon yellow and arrived in the mail today (in Calfornia) from Japan. The DA 35mm f2.4. Thanks to a forum member I tried a Japanese buying service called Zenmarket. It was relatively easy to set up an account. Then I paid via Paypal. All told, including packing, shipping, insurance, banking transfer fee, and Zenmarket's fee (around $3 I think), it came to around $180. Zenmarket bought it off Amazon.co.jp which can't sell and ship this lens direct to the US. I won't take it out for a spin on my new K-S1 until I get a filter from B and H to protect it. Just waiting for them to open......
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-25-2015, 05:05 PM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 500
Views: 58,128
Thanks for the welcome!

Here are some more California natives from my visit to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic garden--a desert willow, chitalpa, manzanita, wild buckwheat, and palo verde.
Forum: Ask B&H Photo! 08-30-2015, 03:52 PM  
DA 35mm f2.4 color availability?
Posted By Tessie
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Thanks for checking. I found out they still are being produced (currently in Pentax's online Japanese catalog). I decided to pursue alternative ways to purchase, and contacted Amazon.com today, although my first choice would be B and H!
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