DNScott

DNScott

Joined on Jul 3, 2013

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  • Replied in K3 does Bhutan
    I did it last year with a 5IIs. The $200 to $250 per day is Quite reasonable since you do not have to spend a dime for anything else unless you want to. All the lodging, food, guide, and ...
  • The real problem seems to be that people need to learn to properly use the focus systems in their cameras. Know when it is best to use either to use manual or auto-focus, and which auto-focus mode ...
  • For maximum DR on the K3, turn on the the highlight correction to a couple of stops of DR. See the DPR K3 review.
  • There are no electronic connections on the adaptor (Pentax).  So any 645 lens will be manual focus and manual aperture.  I own the adaptor, FA 400mm 645 lens, and a K3.  If you are going to buy a ...
  • The 40mm was originally designed for the ME & MX film cameras in the early 1980's.  Autofocus was added for digital.  It is still the same 5 element design.
  • I doubt if Pentax will make a FF anytime soon.  The 645z is their FF.  The FF market is saturated by competition from the big boys.  A FF would require a whole new system.  Pentax has decided to ...
  • Pentax makes a 25mm (19mm equivalent) weather sealed lens for the 645D.  It is pricy, $5000.
  • Commented on Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article

    The Pentax 645D is not a bargain basement camera. I own one. Pentax was smart by using the R&D from the K7, K5, & K3 cameras and not reinventing the wheel. Hassy and Mamiya do not other cameras...

  • I shoot a lot in venues with LED stage lighting with changing colors as well as "white".  The best way to handle it is to shoot raw and set the White Balance to flash.  Do not overexpose.  Reset ...
  • California Precision Service in Sacramento is an authorize Pentax repair facility.  For convenience,  use a nearby repair service that knows older equipment.
  • I have shot a lot of photos in dark entertainment venues.  Since Pentax upgraded the autofocus for low light, the plus is that it good and accurate, the negative is that it sees everything and has ...
  • Forget DxO, Look at the DPReview Studio Scene in Raw format for the cameras involved. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k3&attr13_1=nikon_d ...
  • Full frame has only a one stop atvantage over APSc.  A APSc 400 ISO is equivalent to a FF 800 ISO. So buying a Nikon D610 or a Canon 6D and a 70-200 f4 lens instead of a Pentax K3 and a 50-135 ...
  • As you might want to know, Pentax was first with the instant return mirror, autofocus compact, autofocus SLR zoom lens, multicoated lenses, and more.
  • You should be fine up to 1600, 3200 & 6400 are adequate if needed.  Shoot in Raw; the noise that Pentax does has a more film-like feel to it than many other cameras.  I have about 50,000 live ...
  • I photograph a lot concerts for local bands (70,000 exposures last year with a k5IIs and 1,500 since I got my K3).  It is not a problem with the K3 or any other DSLR , it is the need to be able to ...
  • For wedding photography you get a K5 II or K5 if can't afford a II, with Pentax 16-50mm f2.8 and 50-135mm f2.8 lenses or third party equivalents.  Kit lenses aren't good enough or fast enough.
  • While a lot of you would like an articulated screen, for good reasons, I hope Pentax would still make a high end camera without one.  Articulated screens are useful for video and very high or very ...
  • What is interesting is that the equipment I bought from Japan through Ebay was  delivered to California in less time than from B&H in New York.  Since there are no local camera stores that carries ...
  • Most others- source: Local camera repair shops my area. Supply & demand.  KEH prices have not change that much.  I know they are not a low price company.  What has changed is EBAY, There are a lot ...
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