DarylK

DarylK

Lives in United States Omaha, NE, United States
Works as a Consulting Environmental Engineer
Joined on Feb 6, 2009
About me:

Born and raised on the plains of middle America (on a farm). Love of nature's beauty was instilled in me at an early age thanks to my parents and family and our annual vacations to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

My early years in photography: Started shooting B&W photos with a cheap Kodak Instamatic while in high school for the photography club; bought my first SLR (a Pentax KX film camera with 55mm f1.8 lens) as a sophomore in college (1977); while a college student, worked on campus for a photographer processing B&W film and prints.

Then the demands and rewards of career, marriage and children took over, reducing my interest in still photography.

In 2008, upon turning age 50, and after years of frustration with the limitations of a P&S camera I owned, I purchased a Pentax K200D, regularly visited the Pentax SLR Talk and other forums here at DPR to learn as much as possible, and began getting serious as a still photography shooter. Another camera (a Pentax K5) and multiple lenses later, here I am updating my bio. Looking forward to the days and years ahead as I continue to learn how best to capture nature's beauty through the gift of modern day photography.

DarylK's recent activity

  • Thanks for your comment, Kim. Daryl
  • Created photos Harvest Season Colors
    An amazing show put on by Mother Nature this evening after a day of steady and dreary rain. Finally got out to try out my new K-3.  Was not disappointed! Shot near Bennington, Nebraska.  C&C welcome. ...
  • Having possession of my K3 for only several weeks with little chance to put it through its paces, I only have a short list: (1) Ability to keep SR engaged while panning (should be feasible with the ...
  • Replied in Problem Solved!
    Fortunately I was able to find the solution to the problem in a post on the other forum linked here The Solution as posted by dmoisuk. It turns out that if you have composition adjust option turned ...
  • LOL!  If I did, I wouldn't admit it!  But no...the lens cap was off. I'll report back after trying a different device. Thanks, Daryl
  • Thanks for the suggestion, Mike.  I just tried Firefox.  Unfortunately, still the same result.  Still searching for a solution.  I may have to make some calls (or send emails) to Pentax for some ...
  • Thanks for the suggestion - no problem with you stating the obvious - I'm looking for ideas and hoping for something that potentially simple. To answer your question...Yes I did - every time I do, ...
  • Several weeks ago, I put my hands on a brand new K-3, which included a Flu Card as part of the package deal.  I have brainstormed a method to get the K-3 elevated high above me (a tall tripod ...
  • A couple things to consider if the new full frame does have SR built into the body as asahi man has indicated: (1) The DA 200 and 300, having been demonstrated to work on a film camera without too much ...
  • I just recently purchased the Sigma 17-50 based on budget limitations (BH Photo had it with an instant $150 rebate if I remember the amount correctly, so it made it nearly the same price as the ...
  • Replied in May I?
    Kaso, I was thinking of a more portrait oriented crop, but your crop is pretty close to what I was thinking, but didn't have the time (at work) to suggest.  Getting some foliage visible in front ...
  • Used to be so, but that is no longer correct.  For example: http://www.pentaxforums.com/ . Daryl
  • Replied in a dog
    Looks like a very happy dog!
  • Thanks for your kind works SlamDesi. Funny you should mention an Instamatic.  An Instamatic was the first camera I ever owned...gifted to me by my mother and father while in high school, probably ...
  • Replied in Thanks Everybody
    I want to thank all of you who replied.  Very informative and helpful, all of you. After sorting through it all (including other online reviews) and looking at relative prices, I've decided to opt ...
  • You are very correct, Photohawk.  I just checked and yes, the Pentax mount Sigma doesn't have in-lens OS.  That's okay. Thanks for commenting - keeps my expectations in check... Daryl
  • Thanks fotobert. I just checked and see that BH has it for $519 after instant rebate...not that much more than the Tamron, which is $499.  Looks like the Sigma is likely the better value at this ...
  • Fellow Pentaxians, I'm considering options for a lens purchase.  The Tamron referenced above nearly fits perfectly in the budget I have set aside (which includes the purchase of a new K-3 with ...
  • Congratulations.  Looking at the vote distribution for the first place entry leads me to believe vote stacking was going on for it.  Yours and the third place entries are much, much, MUCH better ...
  • That is poor.  As a serious Pentax user it's unsettling.  Seems like a letter from a lawyer friend might be in order to make this a more serious matter from their perspective.  New replacements ...
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