markgv

markgv

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  • Takumars! Tamron SP AF 24-135 f3.5-5.6 AD Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 AL Pentax F 35-70 f3.5-4.5 Pentax SMC 50 f4 macro, M 50 f1.7, A 50 1.7 Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro ... assuming I ever have enough ...
  • Congratulations! Wonderful in so many ways!
  • Replied in Spyros
    I think the easiest way, though not entirely precise, is to take a picture of a metric ruler. Zoom in to closest magnification where you still have focus. Since the APS-C is 24mm wide, if you can ...
  • The Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro is my best 1:1 macro, but any of the old fast 50s on extension tubes will do a great job as well. As sharper if not sharper is my SMC Pentax 50mm F4 macro. ...
  • Thank you for that assessment. This is really what I have been wondering about. I have other lens that can do better in the 85mm+ range than the 18-135 can do, so I can live with that switch. But ...
  • Thank you very much for doing this comparison! I've been thinking for a while about the DA 15, but your comparison shows that the 16-85 will be a better use of my money in terms of being able to ...
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    Catedral de Barcelona (Spain)
  • I also think that part of the deal is simply becoming accustomed to the strengths of the lens. If you are shooting a wide/distant scene at 10mm, that's just an awful lot of data, and you can't ...
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  • Pentax forums has quite a few user reviews. HERE = http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-F-17-28mm-F2.8-Fisheye-Zoom-Lens.html
  • Thanks. Now that makes sense. I was thinking it was an early morning or late evening shot to account for the lack of people or vehicles in the pic, but using ND and a long exposure did a good job ...
  • I really like this 2nd shot you have of the Blue Mosque. I'm trying to make sense of the shutter speed. The EXIF says 18329/100. Does that mean it was about a 3 minute exposure? And the focal ...
  • I concur with the recommendations for the Pentax Forums lens database and Photodo . Use the Lens Finder link in Photodo to find what you want. They do have reviews for more of legacy lenses than ...
  • Replied in K30 vs K50?
    I bought my K30 at a big discount when the K50 came out. Really not much difference between the two other than the angular look of the K30. One minor complaint on the K30: The way the flash (ie, ...
  • 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, ...
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