Madaboutpix

Madaboutpix

Lives in Germany NW, Germany
Works as a teacher of English and Geography, secondary level
Has a website at 500px.com/marc_synwoldt
Joined on Apr 26, 2012
About me:

An amateur photographer and evolutionist Pentaxian. Marc picked up his first SLR at the age of fourteen, but without a darkroom he grew increasingly frustrated with the tribulations of analogue photography. It took him a while to fully appreciate digital, but then he embraced it wholeheartedly. The unprecedented level of control, the power to give images that finishing touch that would make them match his memory of a scene - it still seems like magic to him. Much of his work falls under travel photography (in its broadest sense), which is little wonder since he shoots a large portion of his images on walks and trips, but otherwise he will capture just about anything that compels him to grab his gear. Marc lives in the Lower Rhine region, near the Dutch border. To explore his photography, check out his profile on 500px (click on link above) or visit pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/Madaboutpix.

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  • @Anastigmat:

    "The *ist D was the last time Pentax was competitive with the competition," you claim.

    Sorry, but looking back at a whole sequence of highly competitive DSLRs in the mid- to...

  • @Anastigmat:

    "The *ist D was the last time Pentax was competitive with the competition," you claim.

    Sorry, but looking back on a whole sequence of highly competitive DSLRs in the mid- to...

  • Thanks a lot, DPR, for posting these rare images. They may not constitute fine art nor distinguished photojournalism, but then they were never meant to. And viewed on their own terms, they provide...

  • Well, as an amateur photographer basically enjoying his new camera, I haven't performed any systematic, let alone laboratory-standard tests. However, I do think what I'm seeing in the K-3 images ...
  • Have been owning the K-3 for less than a month yet, but already shot 600+ images with it, if that is any indication of the fun I've had with it. Coming from a K-7, which I used through nearly five ...
  • Depicting weapons and other war-related subjects will always remain a sensitive issue requiring some tact. I count myself lucky in that I've never had to fight in a war, nor experienced it in any...

  • Depicting weapons and other war-related subjects will always remain a sensitive issue requiring some tact. I count myself lucky in that I've never had to fight in a war, nor experienced it in any...

  • Well, when I get a new lens (maybe I shouldn't, but I buy them all new on principle), I do a few test shots to determine if I've picked a cola bottle, or if there are any front- or backfocus...

  • Thanks for bothering to comment in such comprehensive manner. You are a true Pentax resource, Alex. Will sure check out your 18-135 comparison against the 18-55.

    Reviews of the 18-135, apart from...

  • I'm not a pro, nor do I know any (personally), but I'm beginning to get a feeling of what the K-3 can do with capable glass, and your point about choosing one's tools depending on the job makes...

  • When electronics manufacturers do include 3.0 cables, they tend to be ridiculously flimsy anyway, it would seem.

    I ordered the K-3 with DA-L 18-55 WR kit, because it cost the same as the body...

  • When electronics manufacturers do include 3.0 cables, they tend to be ridiculously flimsy anyway, it would seem.

    I ordered the K-3 with DA-L 18-55 WR kit, because it cost the same as the body...

  • As I'm habitually ranting about the points you're adding, I was taking them for granted, I guess. ;)

    BTW, my K-3 finally showed up yesterday. While unboxing was a mixed experience - what with the...

  • @Heie2: This is one of the reasons why it remains so satisfying to count oneself a Pentaxian. Ricoh/Pentax cameras may currently have a worldwide sales share in the single digits, but their...

  • Hey, you two are whetting my appetite even further. LR5 is already installed and configured, and I can't wait to see the DNGs that the K-3 will deliver.

    Perhaps more importantly, I'm getting...

  • Having shot my K-7 for five years now (without a single malfunction), a couple of days ago I finally ordered a standard K-3 to replace it. Given that I passed by the K-5 and K-5 IIs, I'm fairly...

  • Having shot my K-7 for five years now (without a single malfunction), a couple of days ago I finally ordered a standard K-3 to replace it. Given that I passed by the K-5 and K-5 IIs, I'm fairly...

  • Having shot my K-7 for nearly five years now (without a single malfunction), a couple of days ago I finally ordered a standard K-3 to replace it. Given that I passed by the K-5 and K-5 IIs, I'm...

  • @Just another Canon shooter: Granted, you found an exception to the rule. That's why I added the cautionary "usually".

    I suppose that, in order to achieve the equivalent angle, the 35/1.8 for...

  • For specific aplications or subjects where the main interest is in the centre and vignetting welcome, such DX-on-FX experiments may be viable. However, for general shooting, it just doesn't make an...

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