13thBagel

13thBagel

Lives in Fly-over, USA
Works as a Apprentice Retiree & Vizsla Gun-dog Trainer
Joined on Jul 1, 2002
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  • His write-up suggests that he's ready to move on. If that's the case, his followers should benefit. The K-3 is becoming really hard to ignore. Cheers... M
  • Auto Power OFF function (Manual pp. 19) When the flash unit is left unused for about 3 minutes with the power switch set to the (ON) position, it automatically switches off to save power. 1. Turn ...
  • ... uses the 7100 as the back-up to his 7000. Offers some thought provoking assessments on the pair. No mention of Pentax, so no comparison. http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-latest- ...
  • Replied in K3, plus...
    Wish it worked like that, but you're choosing to do things the hard way. Since the prices are never going to be better than today, just take a deep breath and get the K-3+FA 31/1.8. Then say to ...
  • Replied in K3, plus...
    ... FA 31/1.8 and you'll be set for life! ...my 2 cents... M
  • Check out... http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k3_s.html Cheers...
  • When paired to my K-3, the HD 1.4TC @ f/5.6 optimizes at +3 for my DA*300/4. Alone, the 300/4 @ f/4.0 works best at +2 correction. For my other lenses, the TC correction factor is zero even though ...
  • SDM issues with the DA*300/4... I use the lens almost every day in the field since September 2008 (It was introduced by Pentax in January 2008). I treat my gear with respect and I've have never ...
  • ... you'll only be disappointed. Get the DA*300/4, then once you get the hang of it, add the HD 1.4TC. I started with the 300 paired to a K-7. Now, I shoot the 300 paired to a K-3 almost every day. ...
  • I hope so... I find the 77's ability to capture more of a scene's 'atmosphere' than the 70 as a major strength. Sometimes 'sharpness' works against you. I've yet to figure out how to duplicate that ...
  • Does look like a good deal. I've bought used from Adorama with no problems. As to the DFA 100/2.8 MACRO (non-WR), I found the IQ differences between it and the WR version to be zero. Both can ...
  • Yeah... right (sigh) Just get the O-GPS1...! Cheers.. M
  • Kinda depends on your desired end product, I guess. For just standard photographic products (prints, publication to the wwweb, etc.), I find Photoshop overkill and suggest working in DNR (raw) with ...
  • http://view.s6.exacttarget.com/?j=fec917777561007e&m=fe9212737561007873&ls=fe2b157873670579761274&l=fefb117270640c&s=fe57117776660c7e7312&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe5f1571776207797d13&r=0 ...'nuff said. Cheers...M
  • ... go down? How does that work? Just curious... M
  • Replied in "Less is...
    ...more?" With less stuff, buyers might consider the K5IIs is more better than the K5II... Cheers... M
  • Replied in K 5IIs and...
    I bet, after 10 minutes of Q7 use, your viewfinder objection will vanish. Mine did! Cheers... M
  • Replied in K 5IIs and...
    ...and don't look back! Agree with Miles500! Should choice be available, IMHO, it's K3 with no hesitation... On the other hand, if all you wish to render is an acceptable JPG image and have no ...
  • Replied in Get a pair of...
    ...these. http://www.adorama.com/IDSSD32GA46.html I experienced a slow down in my K-3 similar to yours until I put one of these in slot 1 and the other in slot 2. No problems since. Cheers...M
  • Your selection of the DA*300/4+HD 1.4TC is a good one. I bet 95% of your birding images will be captured using that combo (many of the birds in Florida are quite small, shy and FAST). If I were at ...
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