pixelsmithy

Lives in United States Alda, NE, United States
Joined on Mar 23, 2010

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  • Thank you for sharing your images! I'm wondering if you cared to comment on the need to do a -0.7 EV exposure composensation on every image? TIA
  • I only learned about this today, and wish I had the funds to get in on this by May 10th (if only as an investment). By way of update, as I type this, only 24 of the 50 needed K-mount buyers have ...
  • I have to say that I am the least happy with the K-3II than I have been with any of my previous Pentax bodies (K200D, Kx, K-5, K-5II, K-3). However, I'm not ready to blame the camera. Many of my ...
  • Replied in Old 24mm
    I'm guessing you have not yet experienced the SMC K 28mm f3.5 or the 30mm f2.8. :)
  • Replied in Old 24mm
    I love both old lenses and monochrome, but to truly judge a lens (particular vs modern lenses) one needs to view the color version. It is in the areas of chromatic aberration that older lenses ...
  • Impressive work, particularly regarding your limitations. (Amazing lenses though!!) Have you considered adding a K-01 to your arsenal? Same great sensor as your K-5 and with Live View (only). Also, ...
  • I agree. Don't forget that the F 35-70mm also has a handy close focusing ability. For the price, both the F 35-70 and F 70-210 deserve a place in every Pentaxian's camera bag (IMHO). They take up ...
  • Thank you for sharing! In addition to your tripod-mounted examples, this is a neat way to painlessly get longer exposures for astrophotography when using a driven-telescope-piggybacked camera or a ...
  • I'm not familiar with that program, but it is supposed to be compatible with Photoshop plugins (correct?). I haven't looked at this latest version, but Nik used to come with Lightroom and Photoshop ...
  • Very nice. Silver Efex Pro 2 absolutely rocks, in my book. A couple of mine (if I may) Distortion correction in Photoshop... Silver Efex Pro 2 monochrome conversion Long abandoned NW Kansas ...
  • Let the record show that the OP agrees. But Las Vegas has it 5:1 that my headline will be vindicated as written. :)
  • Terrific idea. But everything is predicated on available sensors. Has Sony made a 6x7 (or similar) sized sensor?
  • I agree. But the thing that affects price is simply price vs demand (and what else is available for the same amount of $$$ - or less). My point is that there is now a $1700 option that can accept ...
  • Created discussion thread K-1 dropping demand for the 645d
    I expected the camera to be most affected by the K-1 announcement would be the 645d. (I'm interested to see IQ comparisons between the two once the K-1 is shipping). On the surface the K-1 would ...
  • He is my hero in the arena of work with AstroTrack.
  • GPS is useful for tagging your images locations of origin. Flickr, for example, can show where on the planet a particular photo was taken with the info. I believe it is also used by that AstroTrack ...
  • I have not yet gotten to test the AstroTrack on the K-3II. It may be a bit better than before because the SR system of the K-3II is improved over previous models (and probably similar components ...
  • I'll try not to repeat answers you have already been given, but I've owned Pentax DSLRs since late summer of 2008. I've never regretted going with Pentax and with their innovations they just keep ...
  • No arguments here. I'm a huge proponent of manual focusing/manual focus lenses.
  • Oh yes please: What my next camera really needs is a component that introduces latency into the capture process. </sarcasm>
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