bokane

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On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Just ten years too late - I always wanted a full frame for my Pentax 28mm shift lens, but when it wasn't forthcoming I switched my while system to Canon. Canon's 17mm shift in any case is beyond the wildest dreams of a Pentax owner.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 156th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)
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bokane: Yes, good photo. But that reminds me, this is the same macro photographer who on earlier DP posts was asked how he got his insects to stand still. Did he ever respond?

Sorry I missed it - do you have the date of the posting?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)

Yes, good photo. But that reminds me, this is the same macro photographer who on earlier DP posts was asked how he got his insects to stand still. Did he ever respond?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 09:57 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

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Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 07:10 UTC as 4th comment
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drummercam: As a brand, my sense is that a chief Pentax characteristic has been the willingness to try novel things in cameras, with the occasional home run as a result (e.g., off-the-film-plane metering on the LX). Another is the ability to produce really top-notch glass when they want to (part of which was optics in the medical industry, and eyeglass lenses, I think -- I don't know if they still do that. Did Hoya strip that away?), and some world class lenses (e.g., 31mm). Another characteristic has been steadfastness to K-mount. Another has been really good form factors (MZ-S and especially K-7/K-5, which is deservedly a long-lived flagship as a result). My hope has been for one more home-run out of the park camera body. If it happens, they have declared that it will still say Pentax on the front. But the bottom ID plate will now say just Ricoh, apparently. I just hate to see "Pentax" disappear from that location, and it makes me wonder what remains of the Pentax / Asahi Optical "old guard."

I had an LX. The off the film plane metering was a fabulous innovation, especially with their Pentax shift lens, which on all other cameras has be be metered manually before shifting.
However, since they never offered a full frame camera, I switched to Canon and haven't regretted it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 09:38 UTC
On article Finding macro wildlife (35 comments in total)

Yes, useful, but we're still waiting for the big secret of the series - how do you get them to stay still while you focus stack?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
On article Composition Basics in Macro Photography (73 comments in total)

Great photos and useful tips - but I'm still waiting for the killer (if that is the right word, maybe stunning instead?) post on how you get insects in the wild to stay still long enough to photograph them.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:18 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
On article Depth of Field in Macro Photography (159 comments in total)

the number one question is: how do you get the insects to remain still in the field while you take, not just one photo, but enough for focus stacking?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 17:01 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
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