jimby_99

jimby_99

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Dec 17, 2006

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  • I've been using it with my K3 for a few weeks and haven't had any issues. What a fantastic lens!  Sharp as a prime lens.  I haven't had any of the mis-focus issues reported on Canons. K3 - 35mm - ...
  • I wouldn't let the CA scare you off from this lens. The 12-24mm is super sharp and the constant aperture is really nice to work with. If you are processing in LR, then you are one button-click ...
  • Me? I just wait for the little suckers to land :)
  • How high is the ambient light level?  You may not have enough light coming out of the flashes to overpower the ambient light.
  • For your 8mm lens, your EXIF data is reporting a focal length of 35mm. You'll want to make sure you set the focal length properly if you are using the in-body shake reduction since entering the ...
  • I don't think the light leak can come from the viewfinder since the mirror has to be up (and blocking the viewfinder screen) during exposure. I think the flare is from the filter or lens. (Viewfind ...
  • Here's another, shot with an FA 100mm Macro.  It doesn't have as much magnification as the DA* 60-250mm, but it makes up for it in closer focusing. It's probably a bit sharper too :)
  • Thanks guys. Here's another... this one's been in the pollen :)
  • These guys are difficult subjects as even when they are perched, they rarely remain still. Photographed using the IR remote with a K-3 and DA*60-250mm lens in focus priority mode with all 27 point ...
  • It depends on the degree of correction.  Here's an example of some moderate CA on the edge of the frame effectively corrected by Lightroom using the profile of the lens (in this case a Pentax FA ...
  • Looks like some kind of warbler. Willow Warbler from Wikimedia Commons. Willow Warbler from Wikimedia Commons.
  • That's probably not a firmware issue.  I have the BG-5 grip for my K-3 and it works perfectly.  You should probably look into getting a replacement grip. -jim
  • Replied in Lens for macro
    I'd recommend you start with the Pentax FA 50mm F2.8 Macro.  You can find it used around $300 or so, and it is an exceedingly sharp lens.  It's 75mm equivalent focal length for cropped sensor also ...
  • Yes, you can turn off the rear screen and the light on the top LCD screen, which I do as a matter of course when I get a new camera.  I just set up my K-3 this way.  I don't want any lights on my ...
  • Replied in Tripods
    The proper use of a tripod will get you photos that are impossible handheld. If you are looking for the best image quality (and if you bought a K-3, I would assume you are), then a tripod is ...
  • If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the RRS L bracket, check out this one on Amazon. I am using it right now on my K-3 and have no complaints. For $39 it is well-made and functional.
  • Replied in New K3 users
    To me it seems that the viewfinder optics, especially the eyepiece, is of slightly higher quality than on the K-5.  The eyepiece lens is now round, and I find that it appears a little sharper and ...
  • The  camera (1929 Original Rolleiflex) is still functional, but the 117 film is not available.  It could probably be converted to 120 though.
  • Created discussions K-3 macro studio shot
    K-3 with FA 50mm macro, ISO 100, 1/10 sec @ F8.  I really like the sharpness of this sensor with no AA filter. Here's a 100% crop:
  • My K-3 just shipped today from Adorama.  Should be here (in California) by Friday.
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