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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-04-2015, 11:52 AM  
Subjects turn out soft in 4/5 shots with various lens at large aperture. How to fix?
Posted By photoleet
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I've noticed this even when I've been in the mountains on a sunny day so the shutter speed is quite fast and hand-held shouldn't be a problem. I'l check the Live View method. If it is AF fine tuning, where can I get that fixed?



Yes center point. On a sunny day in mountains, various colors of clothes. I'd say I've noticed this in high contrast situations as well. Lens was Tamron 18-50 F2.8 and DA50 1.8.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-03-2015, 03:43 PM  
Subjects turn out soft in 4/5 shots with various lens at large aperture. How to fix?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 13
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Stopping down to F9-10, the sharpness is acceptable but the shots that I really miss are of a person and trying to get a bit of blur for the background. The subject ends up turning out soft :(



What's shimming?



If I find out that live view gives me sharp focus while the viewfinder does not, where does the problem lie? Camera or the lens?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-02-2015, 11:20 PM  
Subjects turn out soft in 4/5 shots with various lens at large aperture. How to fix?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
I've noticed that I need to take multiple pics of the same subject at F2.8 or less to get it in sharp focus. Even then it I'm not sure if I've gotten the subject sharp. I've tried micro adjustments without luck. Is there any service shop in the Seattle area where I can get this fixed?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-03-2014, 10:34 PM  
Landscape Car Henge outside Alliance, Nebraska
Posted By photoleet
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Car Henge outside of Alliance, Nebraska

C&C welcome.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2013, 08:21 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By photoleet
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I second that
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-27-2013, 08:23 PM  
Is a CPL supposed to produce an effect like this at 17mm?
Posted By photoleet
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I don't have a LPL to test it out



yes it is tulip
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-27-2013, 08:01 PM  
Is a CPL supposed to produce an effect like this at 17mm?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505


I'm referring to the darker blue sky in the center. I noticed on my recent death valley trip that I couldn't get an even shade of blue for the sky. It was always blue on one end or middle when I rotated the CPL.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-27-2013, 05:03 PM  
Polarizer fused with the lens, can't take it off now
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 25
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This thread is hilarious, thank you for the excellent advice and ...erm... explanations with analogies...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-27-2013, 11:51 AM  
Polarizer fused with the lens, can't take it off now
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 25
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Anybody ever have a polarizer stuck so tight to the front of the lens that it won't rotate or come off? I have a Tamron 17-50 with the polarizer in front. What are my options in this case?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-08-2013, 03:36 PM  
Anybody have experiences with sending a Tamron lens in for calibration?
Posted By photoleet
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Cleaned up the OP a bit but the gist is that it seems the subject I'm trying to take a picture of comes out a bit soft. This is in daylight outside in the sun.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-08-2013, 02:09 PM  
Anybody have experiences with sending a Tamron lens in for calibration?
Posted By photoleet
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I have a Tamron 17-50 F2.8 lens hooked up to a Pentax K-5. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t always focus right produce a sharp picture. It seems the subject I'm trying to take a picture of comes out a bit soft. This is in daylight outside in the sun. I've tried focusing with the middle focus point and ones left/right of it. I’d like to send it in to Tamron for calibration. I’m not the original owner of the lens so I don’t believe the warranty applies to me.

1. Anybody have experience with doing this?
2. Are there any local shops around Seattle area which will do the same thing?
3, Do I send in the camera too?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-20-2013, 09:58 AM  
Nature Storm's A Coming - Flying Cloud Farm, North Carolina
Posted By photoleet
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Interesting comment about the grain. I added it in the picture thinking it looked good. Could you say what situations grain should be added and when not to overdo it ? What does grain represent for you?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-19-2013, 05:17 PM  
Nature Storm's A Coming - Flying Cloud Farm, North Carolina
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Storm's A Coming | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Taken on the last trip to North Carolina. PP in ACR. C&C appreciated.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 03-31-2013, 11:50 AM  
Weekly Challenge POTW #259 24 Mar 2013 through 07 Apr 2013
Posted By photoleet
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Views: 2,229
From walking around DC yesterday

1. Kite festival


2. Kite Festival


3. St. Peter Catholic Church


4. US Capitol Hill from Pennsylvania Ave


http://www.flickr.com/photos/photoleet/
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-31-2013, 10:17 AM  
Architecture DC Kite Festival and Area
Posted By photoleet
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Walked around the National Mall area in hopes of seeing the blossoms, but they hadn't bloomed yet. C&C good and bad both highly appreciated

1. Kite festival


2. Kite Festival


3. St. Peter Catholic Church


4. US Capitol Hill from Pennsylvania Ave
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-29-2013, 11:21 AM  
How can I check if my Tamron 17-50 is front-focussing/back-focussing and needs repair
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 6
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My Tamron 17-50 does not seem to get subjects in sharp focus at F2.8.

I found out however that if I focused a little bit (about 1ft) in front of the subject standing 10 ft away from me, the subject turned out sharper in the picture than if I focussed on the subject. I don't have any samples, but would like to confirm if there is a scientific test to determine issues.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-24-2013, 08:40 AM  
Architecture Some of my best work from recent New York trip
Posted By photoleet
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C&C appreciated. All images shot in RAW and developed in Photoshop. EXIF information can be viewed on the flickr photostream - New York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2013, 01:31 PM  
Pentax 16-50 F2.8 vs Tamron 17-50 F2.8 - Questions about size/weight ?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Hmm, I haven't heard that. I may just hold off on getting that one in 2013 then. Guess I'll have to take 18-135 on the wet days.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2013, 08:23 AM  
Pentax 16-50 F2.8 vs Tamron 17-50 F2.8 - Questions about size/weight ?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Anybody who has used these two lenses, is there a noticeable difference between the size/weight with these lenses while walking around ?

I'm thinking of selling the Tamron and getting the Pentax since I'll be moving to the wet NW soon :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-03-2012, 06:50 PM  
*PETITION* Lets put an end to the crazy online Pentax lens prices in the US!
Posted By photoleet
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I'm all in for supporting this
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-10-2012, 03:27 PM  
Architecture Abandoned old Gold Mine of the Wild West in Bodie, California
Posted By photoleet
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Yep, this is about 10% left of the original town.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-10-2012, 10:14 AM  
Architecture Abandoned old Gold Mine of the Wild West in Bodie, California
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347






More here - Flickr: photoleet's Photostream

Travelled there this past summer. The last 6 miles involved driving through mountains on a dirt road. The car will need a wash after that but the place was totally worth it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2012, 06:26 PM  
Landscape Prairies
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 11
Views: 632
I can't take my eyes off the last one
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-16-2012, 04:41 PM  
Travel Crater Lake Pano
Posted By photoleet
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Views: 477
Awesome! I was here in August and did this hike.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-15-2012, 02:01 PM  
Is the DA 18-135 really that bad?
Posted By photoleet
Replies: 22
Views: 4,368
So what you are saying is for $169 I get a lot better RAW converter than Adobe ACR 7 in Photoshop CS6 ? Is it great for other lenses too (FA 50, Tamron 17-50 etc.) ?
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