DougOB

DougOB

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

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  • 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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    Phil Harvey, who is the author of Exiftool, once said that the bigger the company the worse they are at metadata.  Unfortunately Ricoh is a big company ;-( Doug
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    Did you add -k to the shortcut's target field?  That is what keeps the command window open. Doug
  • Replied in Exiftool
    If you scroll down the home page there are a list of related applications, including user interfaces.  I use Exiftool GUI for Windows. Doug
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  • Created discussions DA 20-40 Initial Impressions
    Hi, My new HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm f2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR (whew) arrived yesterday. So far I have only done little more than fondle it, so this is only first impressions of the lens on my K-3. ...
  • A friend recently got the DA 35 to pair with his K-5 because he likes the focal length.  He found the AF quite good, partly because the lighter build allows for faster AF (less mass to move ...
  • Great review.  I say that because your experience with the FA77 and DA70 matches mine ;-) but also that you expressed it much better than I would! Doug
  • The FA50/f1.4 is very soft at f1.4.  The wider aperture helps with AF etc but I never shoot at f1.4. Doug
  • For indoor volleyball how close will you be?  Do you need 200mm?  A DA* 50-135/f2.8 might be a good choice if you can give up a bit on the long end.  A friend used to use K-5 + 50-135 for High ...
  • Which lens? The Pentax TAKUMAR (BAYONET) 135mm k-mount lens did/does not have SMC coating and is not well regarded.  I had one and I found it had poor contrast and flare resistance.  For me the ...
  • A number of years ago we stayed for a day in Betws-y-Coed.  Everything was Black / Dark Gray stone (slate?).  Lot's of B&W without the need for a filter or post processing.  It was quite striking. ...
  • Nice shot, incredibly sharp.  I need to get a DA*300.  My shot with a A400 on a K-3 is not as sharp...see crop.  Could be other factors too. On the geek side, from the photo and related info, I was ...
  • I just realized, you must have been on the longer hiking trail up above, I was on the short "tourist" trail down below;-) Doug
  • Dale, I wasn't that close, at the observation point across the valley, a short hike from the parking lot. I did not go down to the lake below like many others.  They are re-configuring the paths ...
  • A year ago... taken with a K-5 and DA 40.
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