JeffAHayes

JeffAHayes

Lives in United States Spartanburg, SC, United States
Works as a photojournalist, currently on disability
Joined on Aug 28, 2011
About me:

I'd like to get to the point where I can once again function and work. I can still write well and continue to work on my photographic craft (always a "plus factor" for both), but I don't deal at all well with stress, so I'm having to take things at a pace with which I can accommodate, psychologically.

JeffAHayes' recent activity

  • The good thing is that a new version of PS Elements seems to come out about every year, and usually on Black Friday you can find it bundled with Adobe Premiere Elements and on sale for around $80, ...
  • I can't say if you're right about a 2015 launch for a Ricoh/Pentax FF camera, Alex, BUT what I have noticed is that except for the original K-5, Pentax hasn't seemed to really put Photokina OR CES ...
  • Actually, Bob, I'm pretty sure that although the FOV would be increased by a factor of 1.5 (assuming those lenses are "specced" at 75 mm and 150 mm based on FF values), the effective field of view ...
  • I like it. Your sunrise pics (especially the first one) are stunning, and the sillouhette (sp?) you shot of someone standing in front of the geysers is also quite impressive! One comment, however: ...
  • Were you using the DA* 300 or the 55-300 (or perhaps another lens I haven't considered). THAT could also make a difference. I haven't really tried to use the 55-300 in Macro applications, but I ...
  • I agree, Soheil. SINCE I already have lenses that cover this range (and one of them is the DA* 16-50), I wouldn't be in the market for this new lens. HOWEVER, were buying my first Pentax DSLR, ...
  • At the moment, Robert, I'm doing something very similar with a 7-year-old HP laptop and getting 1920 x 1200 resolution on my Dell U3011 (30" screen with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600). The ...
  • That's a real bargain when contrasted with the new, lower prices of the standard K-3, Ron, since it's about $200 less but DOESN'T include the extra Pentax battery OR the battery grip. The two of ...
  • Post YOUR pics of this event, Ron, since most of us can't get there. I'm sure you'll have some great ones! Jeff
  • As far as I'm concerned, they all come in just two colors (or variations). Black, and white -- the variation being something like the "silver" color on the K-3 Ltd. And frankly, I couldn't care ...
  • The THIRD lens I bought for my K-5 back in 2011 was the Sigma 50-500 F4.5-6.3, and I'm pretty sure I was FAR from the only one! I've also bought an older model, used, Sigma F3.5 180mm Macro lens, ...
  • Gosh, Howie, I'd have to compare them head-to-head. I'll try to get out and do that in the next day or two. Speaking of which, my order for the K-50 was placed in the WEE HOURS of 8-14 and they ...
  • Replied in Photokina?
    I'd like the HD DA 150-45 F 4 FLAT MUCH BETTER -- of course the price might be PROHIBITIVE. Then again, they managed to make the 560 a FLAT F 5.6 (albeit the "corresponding" lenses from CaNikon at ...
  • I didn't say I agree with that, and I certainly said I CAN'T AFFORD TO DO IT, MYSELF. But there ARE a great many "serious pros" (the ones who make 100% of their living in photography and have been ...
  • Some folks are just CRAZY, Holger. And perhaps this seller is attempting to discover if there are any Pentax shooters who want that lens so badly that THEY are AMONGST "The Crazy Ones." (Sorry, I ...
  • That's actually A CROCK, John. The LITERAL definition of whether you're a "PROFESSIONAL" at any given skill or using any give device or instrument, whether it's a hammer and saw, a lawnmower, a ...
  • I've picked up a great deal during my subscription to Shutterbug magazine, which just began about the first of the year, Eric. One thing one of their pros has said more than once is that he's A ...
  • I know very little about either lens, having NO personal experience with either. I do know that fisheyes can have their advantages AND their disadvantages, depending upon what you use them for, ...
  • Thanks for the post, George... Couple of notes, though. First, the first post you made, for the two-pack of 64 GB USB drives is for Lexar drives that are rated at EXACTLY HALF the speed of the ...
  • As I shoot about as much video with my Pentax cameras as I do photos of the intricacies of the local wastewater treatment plants, I have little to no knowledge of what actually goes on when ...
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