**Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

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MarBa Contributing Member • Posts: 887
**Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Let's try keeping this tradition ... share some images from the past week. Does not have to be your best work to qualify!

(instructions copied from the past posts ..)

*Please reply to this original post and change the title to reflect the subject of your image/s so that your post starts a new section.

*If you can provide details on the subject, story, camera, settings and processing, that would be great for people reviewing the images.

*We have more than enough threads about gear, so let's have some actual photos. Beginner or pro, doesn't matter, this thread is about enjoying photography and perhaps receiving constructive feedback.

*This thread should be a lot fun and can be a great learning experience: letting you show what you and your Pentax camera can do!

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OP MarBa Contributing Member • Posts: 887
A walk around with DFA *85/1.4
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Testing my new lens ...

It has a dust particle inside, which of course has no way to influence image quality .. so I'm not sure if I should replace the lens or get the offered 15% discount ...

In general the lens is big but manageable .. it is sharp wide-open .. fun but difficult to shoot with (nailing focus is a challenge). Will keep posting more ...

Slight editing in LR, resizing to 50%.

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alex_virt Senior Member • Posts: 2,480
Lake & Boats
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Pentax KP, Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6. Developed in RPP.

Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: A walk around with DFA *85/1.4

Nice - which camera body?

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Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Very nice images!

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OP MarBa Contributing Member • Posts: 887
Re: A walk around with DFA *85/1.4

Michael Piziak wrote:

Nice - which camera body?

Thank you. It was K1.

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Jon Donahue Contributing Member • Posts: 844
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**
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This week — re-discovering black-and-white and square format, and realizing that an old 18-270 was more useful than a new 55-300. Pix I liked the best? A windmill, a rodeo rider, and folks watching the street show here in Tombstone.

... and just when you think it's a B/W world, you run into Eric and Buckley at the corner store! He is finishing police certification, already has an job offer from a local town. Wants to teach Buckley to talk, and in the meantime to stop biting his ear...

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PentUp Senior Member • Posts: 2,690
Re: A walk around with DFA *85/1.4

Beautiful images MarBa

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OP MarBa Contributing Member • Posts: 887
Re: A walk around with DFA *85/1.4
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Thank you!

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left eye
left eye Senior Member • Posts: 2,599
Wild Carrot!
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Hey MarBa - I'm so glad you're keeping this thread going!

A new KP arrived this afternoon, I instantly love it. I'm back in the Pentax world.

Now I need to get my head around the new menu system (experience from the K-5) and tailor the whole thing ...every time I turn it on the info screen is displayed - and I have manually turn the display off! - not sure how to keep it off - I'll get there, just need to read the manual!

Main point (in the fading light) was mounting a lens - and seeing if the AF and sensor worked ...they did. All good so far.

A wild carrot about to open, the great 15mm utilising it's close-focus ability...

To me looks great at 1:1 (from RAW - you'll see I always let grain through).

Looking forward to tomorrow.

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mxx
mxx Senior Member • Posts: 1,174
Spring blossom

With K5 and my old but trusty Sigma 17-70.

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anware Regular Member • Posts: 164
1920s Art Deco
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From a shoot last Sunday at an authentically themed Art Deco hotel. The problem with Art Deco is that it uses a lot of mirrors and highly reflective surfaces, so some work has been done to reduce the reflections. Lighting was room ambient.

alex_virt Senior Member • Posts: 2,480
Re: 1920s Art Deco

anware wrote:

From a shoot last Sunday at an authentically themed Art Deco hotel. The problem with Art Deco is that it uses a lot of mirrors and highly reflective surfaces, so some work has been done to reduce the reflections. Lighting was room ambient.

Wonderful!

Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Wow, honestly and truly I think this is a superb photo!

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Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Excellent photos, if I don't say so myself!

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Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Nicely captured!

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Michael Piziak
Michael Piziak Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: **Weekly Pentax Forum Photo Thread 29 August - 5 September**

Wonderful!

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