duncsuss

duncsuss

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Joined on Jun 7, 2007
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Pentax K10D
-- smc Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
-- smc Pentax-M 50mm 1:2
-- Tokina AT-X 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5

Olympus C-5050z
-- Olympus PT-015 u/w housing

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  • More than likely. Russ Buttner (a.k.a. "Kiron Kid") knows his stuff -- he wouldn't have made the error in the caption. It's not a coincidence that the scan from the Kiron 70-210/4 manual I posted ...
  • I don't know for certain, but it looks like it could be the Kiron 70-210 f/4 with zoomlock ...
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    I expected you would have looked closely at it for signs of Frankensteinery, but I've been known to overlook the obvious :-) It will certainly feel at home among so many Landsmänner :-)
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    Jim, is it possible the front bezel is not original? Is there any sign that it might have been replaced at some point?
  • If this is a one-off (i.e. you aren't planning to take up u/w photography on a serious basis) I recommend you contact the dive shop in Hawaii and ask if they have rental gear. Many dive shops not ...
  • That kind of purple fringing around over-exposed highlights is not uncommon. Do you have filters on the lenses? (Polarizing filter, UV, whatever.) That can have some impact, but IMO the best way to ...
  • Have you tried this on a different camera body? (Since you have 2 listed in your signature.) I'd try turning off the "use aperture ring" custom setting, and make 100% sure that the ring on the lens ...
  • In my experience, although they are graceful and appear to be slow-moving creatures, you actually do not have very long at all to react when they surface and/or breach. They pop up in all sorts of ...
  • In other words, "wireless tethering" (complete with LiveView) to a tablet ... great for product photography. It might be time for me to retire my K10D ... :-D
  • That's what happens when a photographer like Russ (a.k.a. "Kiron Kid") shows what the lenses are capable of (in the right hands) -- though "a few years ago" is probably over 5 years now. The 105mm ...
  • Have you checked by looking into the front of the lens (as if you were taking a selfie) to see if the aperture stops down at all? Set the shutter speed to 1 or 2 seconds and watch what happens. It ...
  • I haven't done a head-to-head of the 28-105 and 28-90 lenses. My 28-90 is M42 screwmount, which makes me less inclined to do frequent lens changes with that in the rotation. I have compared the ...
  • I own a copy of the Series 1 28-105 (Cosina built) lens but seldom use it, which doesn't make much sense because it's a decent performer. Significant lateral CA (green and purple fringes) at wide ...
  • Yes, if you buy the PK/A version (as opposed to the PK one, which doesn't have the electrical contacts visible in the pix on the KEH page that Ron linked for you) and the lens you use with it is ...
  • Darren -- I love looking at astro shots, and these look great. Never done it, so I don't know any of the challenges or special techniques, but I'm surprised you used the Bokina for it. I find my ...
  • Do -- provided the aperture blades move freely when you operate the stop-down lever, and provided when you hold it up to a light you can see the glass is clear of fungus. Any cloudiness, or white ...
  • Welcome to the wonderful world of the Kiron 105mm macro ... I have the Lester A Dine kit but without the actual camera body, and the ring flash has a Nikon module. Fires perfectly in auto mode ...
  • Sorry, I have no advice that you haven't already been given. I stopped using Flickr years ago, it seemed to get harder and harder to use.
  • I now see 16 albums, up from yesterday's count of 5 (but this is still not "most of them" if you have a total of 35.)
  • How many is "many"? I can see 5 of your albums when I click the link in your signature line then click "Albums" in the Flickr menu bar. Attached is a screen grab of what I see ... if you have other ...
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