13thBagel

13thBagel

Lives in Fly-over, USA
Works as a Apprentice Retiree & Gun-dog Trainer/Handler
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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  • Get a K-3 paired to the HD 20-40. Shoot every day and learn everything about this kit for (say) 6 months so you can see how its wrinkles iron out. At the end of that time and you've mastered the ...
  • Replied in Errrrr...
    ... Pentax K10, right? ;-) Cheers... M
  • Replied in See...
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55652690 Cheers... M
  • Replied in My 2 cents...
    Try this in LR (should take less than 10 seconds)... 1. Open the DNG file in the DEVELOP module. 2. Open the DETAIL dialog box and go to the Noise Reduction set of sliders. 3. Press the "Alt" key ...
  • Replied in My 2 cents...
    Cheers... M
  • Replied in 17-70...
    Yep... felt the sane way when the DA 17-70 was introduced without screw drive (only electronic contacts drive it). Wish that held me back, but *no*... just didn't buy the lens... I got over it... ...
  • ...and WR HD 20-40/2.8-4.0 @ 9.98 oz (283g).... $696 w/$300 discount (B&H) Compared to: HD 21/3.2 @ 4.2 oz (119g)... $596 w/$100 discount (B&H) Sigma 10-20/4.0-5.6 @ 18.24 oz (520g)... $796 w/$100 ...
  • Replied in Appears...
    ... washed out and OOF to me. Really needs serious PP work to give it some punch, if it's even possible. Why could it *not* be more like a Pentax ;-) BTW: Here's an experienced Olympus OM-D user ...
  • How do you plan to use the flash, in what type of settings and to what effect? In family settings, I've found this works well as a pop-up flash diffuser... http://www.amazon.com/Gary-Fong-Diffuser- ...
  • Replied in Woks for me...
    Try following the instructions provided. Cheers... M
  • Replied in Nikon 43-86/3.5
    FWIW: Ken Rockwell identifies the original Nikon 43-86/3.5 (1963-76) as the #1 *Worst* lens Nikon ever made. The second version (1975-83) seems OK. http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/10-worst.htm Als ...
  • Replied in K-3 vs D7100
    Unless you do not know it already, replace the obvious and check out... http://www(dot)pentaxforums.com/forums/76-non-pentax-cameras-canon-nikon-etc/289892-nikon-d7200.html Cheers...M
  • Pentax S1a (1962)-->K100D-->K20D-->K-7-->K-3/Q7 (born, again, with each new iteration) ;-) Cheers... M
  • Replied in Flash fault
    So... you're willing to buy a K-S2 at the going rate, plus the (say) 25-45% loss on the amount you paid for the K-3, when the repaired K-3 is a superior camera in every way? Sounds like a plan, but ...
  • Replied in Flash fault
    "New car...?" I must have missed that in the OP's commentary. Anyway, as I understand things, the OP is considering selling the camera after it is fixed. This means the camera will be working just ...
  • Replied in Flash fault
    May I ask why you would sell a fixed camera in perfectly good working order when you could be using it to improve your eye for interesting subjects and personal skill level? Am I missing something, ...
  • Replied in Go...
    ... for it ! It's never too late to ink-up... M
  • Replied in Do the Work !
    No... You have too much time on your hands which is leading you to overthink things. Use what you have. Photography is work... DO IT ! Cheers... M
  • OK... but personnel in a service center have the tools and knowledge base needed to build workarounds for an "Uh-oh". Are you absolutely sure the proposed fix is 100% risk free *and* you can ...
  • Only if you lack imagination. Just sayin'... M
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