DougOB

DougOB

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Joined on Sep 30, 2007

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  • Your concern on redundancy is valid.  It is hard to tell with me because I have deliberately favoured the DA 20-40 since I bought it to give it a good test. Although smaller than, say, a DA* 16-60 ...
  • I have a DA 16-45 which for many years was my standard zoom lens.  It was fine.  Then I started to acquire DA Ltd lenses and I stopped using zooms.  About 6 months ago I got the DA 20-40 Ltd and ...
  • Many reviews (and I agree) suggest that on a per pixel basis the K-5ii has better high ISO performance than the K-3.  But the K-3 has more pixels which you can use to compensate for this. Doug
  • Also 14bit output vs 12bit for the K-01 (which I still like). Doug
  • I have had the *istD, K10D, K20D, K-5.  Currently I have the K-01 and K-3.  So I hear you. My K-01 gets a lot of use as relatively compact camera combined with DA Ltd lenses.  I have two friends ...
  • The green button is a very useful Pentax feature, basically a reset.  In M mode it will reset to the best settings, as in P mode if you have changed things.  When setting ISO, or EV Comp, or... it ...
  • 1. In the camera menu under Custom Settings set "Using Aperture Ring" to "Enabled".  Do this once and leave it. 2. When you use a lens without an "A" setting, set the mode to "M" on the dial of the ...
  • #2.  #1 is too busy, the framing branches are not needed, although the bench is a nice touch. Doug
  • Based on my experience and other comments, it is 6 of one, half a dozen of the other at the wide end.  Which leaves the question, what would you use at the longer end?  DA35, DA35 Macro, DA40, ...
  • Don't forget the DA 15/f4 at the wide end ;-)
  • So you have 3 systems, perhaps 1 too many. In terms of Pentax, I am guessing that you can rid of the old film bodies.  In terms of Pentax lenses I would suggest a slight modernization... get rid of ...
  • So if I were to speculate, and why the heck not, I expect that a lot of it will be similar to what they did to the DA Ltds - change to HD coating and make the aperture blades rounded.  Perhaps add WR.
  • Is that looking north or south? I am trying to figure out your shooting spot. As for me, nothing but a crocus (Crosuses, croci?) in the backyard. https://www.flickr.com/photos/douglasobrien/1718770 ...
  • Maybe people used it instead of doing brick wall tests ;-) Most responses were consistent - it is (more or less) comparable to the 21+40 in IQ, more convenient as a single lens, but less portable ...
  • I have had the DA21 & DA40 for several years now (plus other lenses).  Recently I got the DA20-40 and I have purposely left it stuck on the front of my K-3 to get a good try out. Mechanically it is ...
  • Created discussions AW???
    I note that the new lenses have an "AW" designation.  In reading the description I assume that this means "All Weather".  I may have missed it, but is this new?  How does it compare to WR? Doug
  • I note that each of the 2 new lenses weighs over 2kg, on top of a body that will likely be around 1kg.  Unless Pentax offer free gym memberships with each purchase, I expect that I will be ...
  • The new lenses are DC and I expect that will continue.  I haven't heard of any issues with it. On the prime side, lenses currently available that officially support FF are the FA31, FA43, FA50, DFA ...
  • A late response... On a recent trip to Spain the longest lens I had was a DA70.  Your DFA100 should be fine.  In general, wider is better than long.  My most used focal lengths in order were 21 70 ...
  • With ExifToolGUI you can generate bar charts showing, for example, what focal lengths you use over a set of pictures.  I find this useful. Doug
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