Mark Banas

Mark Banas

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Works as a Industrial Designer/ Panographer/ Writer
Joined on Jan 26, 2005

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  • Commented on Pentax K-3 Review preview

    Richard's new Maserati was spotted near DPR headquarters, and it may say "PNTXLVR" on the front plate, but look at the back!
    Oh Noes!

  • photoramone wrote: How do I get to see your example?? in this forum??? RJM It should be in my first reply, and if your browser isn't showing it (maybe a mobile device?) there should be a link at...
  • Nicols wrote: Mark Banas wrote: Here is an example from the K-3 and the Sigma 70mm macro, which, at 100%, will show you both the sharpness and the bokeh (including the strong colored bokeh (axial...
  • For a Gitzo Series 1 traveller, you'll want a compact tripod head, so no Arca-Swiss (they're huge) and maybe the smaller RRS (BH-40). I second the Markins Q3, since I've used one for years and it...
  • The Sigma 70mm is the typical "SLR test lens" used on many pixelpeeper gear review websites for a very good reason; the size is the only fault with the lens. I have owned and used the Pentax 100...
  • I love the big, rubber mallet in that photo... for "fine" optical adjustments.

  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    Thanks for looking at them. I've not labeled the lens for all of them, but most are with the (earlier) SMC DA 35mm Macro or the Sigma 70mm Macro (love those two lenses). There are a couple from the...

  • Meuh wrote: 35mmBlueSky wrote: Not to discredit the dp3m as a camera, it's a great camera for sure, but using a zoom lens on the K3 to compare with one with a fast prime lens to begin with as a...
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  • Commented on Pentax K-3 preview

    Woot! More pages...

    I've added 20-some images to my "K-3 Samples" gallery (which goes back to October 30th):

    The K-3 metering...

  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    _IMG3404_IMG3102_IMG3326: K-3 can handle very subtle transitions in the highlights.
  • I agree with you regarding a narrative. I searched out this interview with the photographer:


  • That's a lot of great glass and technology! The SD1 excels at macros.
  • It's a short column for low-to-the-ground shooting. Unscrew the bottom of the existing center column and loosen the lock, then pull it all the way out. You then put this one in and tighten the...
  • Added 21 photos to their gallery
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  • James O'Neill wrote: rogerstpierre wrote: Transferring 20Mb files over a WiFi link is perhaps not such a good, nor very practical idea in the best of cases. What practical or useful purpose would...
  • James O'Neill wrote: I've been playing with the much cheaper transcend card over the weekend (same hardware, v. similar software) and it manages less than 1MB per second for file transfer - about...
  • emaentie wrote: Transferring RAW-files automagically is very possible without any hacks. Just use "FluCardĀ® Pro Instant WIFI" on a PC that is connected to the FLUCard. The mobile versions of the...
  • "No one who buys a K3 and a FluCard is shooting anything but RAW."

    Nice generalization, but if that was truly the case, it would be very tough to see the results of each shot. The FluCard uses...

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