markgv

markgv

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Joined on Aug 8, 2010

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  • Just got back from a trip to Italy/France/Spain... Took along the DA 18-135, DAL 55-300, Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, and DA 21. I could have gotten by without the 55-300. Probably 70% or more of my shots ...
  • I agree w/ MightyMike and awaldram: DA 16-45 f/4 DA 18-135 WR DA 35 f/2.4 M 50 f/1.7 DA 55-300 Maybe keep the DA 50-200 WR if you need WR, but the DA 55-300 is a better lens. I keep the F 35-70 ...
  • Another one just a bit north of you near Gettysburg, PA - Sachs Bridge
  • One thing that has not been mentioned yet is to set for continuous shooting as your drive mode. Not sure what you have on the K5-II, but my K-30 has a Hi (for JPEG) and Lo (for RAW). I can feel ...
  • I'm using a K-30 and have both the 18-135 and the 55-300. When my girls were younger, and the soccer fields were smaller, and I could be closer to the action, it was easy to get shots in the ...
  • I love my DA 35 f2.4... small, lightweight, fast, excellent IQ. It's my museum and night time walk around lens. But... I have had many times when I wish it were wider. For just one lens in NYC, ...
  • I used the compare feature regularly on my K-x. I was disappointed to see that it disappeared on my K-30. The zoom and then use front dial to compare works okay much of the time, but I'd still ...
  • Over on the other site, I just wrote a somewhat thorough review of a 3 week trip from my photographic perspective. Rather than repeat it all here, I'll simply point you to the site: wwwDOTpentaxfor ...
  • I'll simply confirm what audiobomber says. I also don't bother with the 18-55 and only keep it if I ever sell the body. I also have had wonderful results with the 55-300. In fact, I'm having ...
  • I have taken lots of pics that I really like w/ the 18-135, so I'm satisfied I have a good copy. The main thing w/ the two tests I did is that the light wasn't the greatest and the pics seemed ...
  • I don't find the distortion to be very much at all at 24mm. I think the photozone.de distortion measurements would seem to be pretty accurate. My results on my Pentax K-30 do seem to be ...
  • Okay, I just did a rather thorough (though not at all scientific) comparison of the DA 18-135 and Tamron 24-135 along with some primes for comparison. As I state in the conclusion, I'm not getting ...
  • What's worse for that little bluebird is that there was also a robin that kept chasing it away. Thanks, all, for the positive comments!
  • Thanks, ozdean and Ian! The poor bluebird not only was fighting the ice, but it also had to keep evading an aggressive robin!
  • Created discussions Ice Storm and the K-30
    It's nice to have a WR K-30 and venture out when it was still raining / dripping. Some pics from the day... DA 18-135 1/1000 at f13 ISO 800 DA 18-135 1/250 at f13 ISO 800 DAL 55-300 1/400 at f8 ISO 800
  • I just got the Kenko Pz-AF 1.5x Teleplus SHQ Teleconverter and posted a review of it on the 'other' site: www_pentaxforums_com/userreviews/kenko-pz-af-1-5x-teleplus-shq-teleconverter.html (replace ...
  • I love my 18-135 as well, but the Pentax 35 f2.4 is indeed sharper at all apertures. How does the Tamron 28-75 match up with the 18-135 over the same range? I'm willing to sacrifice some range on ...
  • I have a similar kit as yours, Jim, to go with K-30. (1) Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 (the older one) (2) DA 18-135 (3) DAL 55-300 (4) DA 35 f2.4 (the one you're ...
  • I am using a Tenba Discovery Photo/Laptop Messenger to carry 2 bodies with lenses (Pentax K-30 w/ 18-135 and K-x with Sigma 10-20) plus 2 extra lenses (35mm and a 55-300) plus miscellaneous stuff ...
  • Replied in Messenger Bag
    I got the Tenba Discovery Photo/Laptop Messenger, and I really like it. The dimensions of the camera 'box' are 12" wide by 7.75" high by 3.75" wide. I have a lengthy review HERE .
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