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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WARNING: DO NOT consider any of my recommendations, or suggestions reliable, or useful in any way. Please thoroughly test to fit your need and confirm suitability. User assumes complete liability for all uses, imperfectly applied uses, or non-use.

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  • 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 ...
  • Nice plan... May I suggest you consider getting the HD 1.4TC (sooner, rather than later, and certainly) before you acquire the 200? You can get the 200 (and others) later, if need be... the HD ...
  • K3+DA*300/4+HD 1.4 TC = 420mm of awesome-ness (weather resistant, too) Cheers... M
  • Replied in NO...
    There was a time, perhaps... but today, NO! Modern lenses, plus wonderful advances in post-processing software running on powerful computing hardware, permit the photographer to beat the 'legacy ...
  • ...me from disappointment? I control my feelings, not you. I'll be disappointed, if I want. So long as I remain alive, nothing you do, or say, can take my feelings away... Who anointed you to be my ...
  • Replied in May I ask...
    How good are you as a photographer? I see you wish to pair the 08 with a Q. Keep that in mind when looking at examples provided by others. Take note of their lens+camera pairing. Clearly, a skilled ...
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