donnybrook

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Apr 15, 2009
About me:

K-5IIs, Pentax DA 18-250 mm, DA 12-24 mm, DA 15 mm Ltd, DA 21 mm Ltd, DA*60-250 mm/f4; Tamron 17-50/f2.8; Pentax 540 flash & K-5 battery grip

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  • Nice shots!  I've never been able to get used to back button AF but it sure works for you. D.
  • A belated thanks for your comments.  I am not an MMA fan but appreciate your remarks that you use a similar technique for shooting sports.  Good to get positive confirmation. Cheers
  • Replied in Maine Images
    Maine is beautiful.  I've been there twice.  Nice images.  5 of 8 is my fave, with a lovely composition of rocks, sea and sky making really good use of the rule of thirds.  1 of 8 really good too. ...
  • Created photo thread One good fall photo for ya...
    Taken just outside Milton, ON which is NW of Toronto.  This horse stable/ranch backs onto the Niagara Escarpment.  Taken with my K-5IIs and Tamron 17-50mm/f2.8 at around high noon with a circular ...
  • Thanks Jack! Great to see you again while I was in Vancouver.  Too bad I didn't buy anything this time. There's always next time... :-)
  • That first one is beyond gorgeous!  So well done, I'm jealous.  Congrats.
  • Yes, you can shoot sports with a Pentax DSLR. Some sports, particularly baseball and tennis, are well suited to enthusiast gear like Pentax, but I have also done hockey and auto racing with my ...
  • Replied in Love my k5iis
    Totally agree as well.  Went to France for 10 days at the end of May and took my K-5IIs with Tamron 17-50/f2.8 and Pentax DA 15mm Ltd.  Great travel kit.  Nice and compact and great image quality. ...
  • Jack, The anniversary trip was a 10-day trip to France that consisted of 7 days in a rental boat on the Canal du Midi followed by a day in Carcassonne (medieval walled city with castle) and a day ...
  • Good to hear! I plan to upgrade to a 24 MP body in the next year or two... I hope. :-)
  • Thanks all for your kind words.  My DA*60-250mm is the crown jewel of my Pentax kit.  What a great lens.  And it only got better when I upgraded my camera body from the K-7 to the K-5IIs.  So good ...
  • Hi all, I also attended this fascinating tank and infantry display.  I attended the morning re-enactment of this tank battle in Italy in WW2.  All shot with K-5IIs and DA*60-250mm with some ...
  • Sorry to hear that mate.  I just took my 60-250 out on June 8 to the Aquino tank weekend featured on a few other posts and it worked fine.
  • I grew up in Ottawa and still visit but thanks for that blast of winter. I live in Toronto which is not as wintery but more damp. Still we've had several days of deep freeze this winter. And don't ...
  • Thanks Mike and to everyone else. Life and work intruded. 🤔 I will take the advice and exercise it more often. I bought the lens in May 2014 so well beyond warranty. I love how well it works with ...
  • Created question thread DA*60-250mm lens - SDM problem?
    Hi all, I was shooting with this lens and K-5IIs body last weekend, indoors, through a glass door into the backyard (bird feeder).  Both the lens and camera were at room temperature.  I noticed a ...
  • Thanks for that report.  I do the same when out and about.  In 2010 I went to Disney World in Florida and saw precisely one other Pentax shooter on the last day.  I think I scared him when I ran ...
  • Hi all, Check out this holiday scene of the rink at City Hall with the Christmas market in the background.  Very festive! Taken just after 5pm on Dec. 18.  I used a tripod to mount my K-5IIs with ...
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