PortrayingLife

PortrayingLife

Lives in United States SE Michigan, United States
Has a website at www.Portrayinglife.com
Joined on Apr 27, 2020

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  • I bet the “unknown” butterfly is a GFS since it's most common. AF much less common (smaller, too). https://www.butterflyidentification.com/great-spangled-fritillary.htm Nice photograph. Cheers... M
  • Replied in My 2 cents
    Assuming the warranty remains intact, and the lens performs per spec, I'd take the additional discount, use the lens for a while (say 6 months), then assess whether the speck is a problem, or not. ...
  • Replied in You're safe...
    Your K-x camera mount (KAF2) is NOT compatible in ways that allow you to make full use of the new DA 16-50 (KAF4) lens's capabilities. Lucky you... M
  • Replied in Lens Used?
    My hands-on experience with that lens is zero. Any possibility for you to post the original… not here, but in your gallery? I know how difficult it is to get close enough to a Heron to get a ...
  • Replied in Lens Used?
    85mm...? Hmmm? Nice photo. Thanks for sharing. Cheers... M
  • Replied in Instead...
    Is there any reason why you can't share your question with the person from whom you acquired the battery, then share his/her answer with the rest of us? Cheers... M
  • …Was the generous early hands on review and follow up comment by Wallace Ross. Perhaps DPR will do a better job, but I have doubts based on past performance. My 2 cents… M
  • …get me some distance. It’s K-1 MkII set to crop mode paired to DA*300/4+HD1.4TC. :-) Cheers… M
  • Replied in No need
    I bet you will not let that happen again. Personally, I consider moments like yours (when I let them happen to me) to be "kaching!!" moments (as in the sound an old cash register bell makes as it ...
  • Replied in Please...
    ...do. :-D Cheers... M
  • ...the way they are for a reason... ;-)
  • I found the 1.7 to be too old-fashioned, fiddly, and fussy when paired to my AF and MF lenses... so I sold it. As to ways to deal with the vignette of the 1.4 and loss of an f/ stop on the K-1, ...
  • The K-1MkII+DFA 100/2.8+HD 1.4 TC kit is a fav of mine. I find its screw drive  “snap to focus” to be quite quick and precise. I get the impression that Pentax may have juiced the gear ratio in ...
  • Just imagine all of those once in a lifetime photos that could have benefited from the enhanced characteristics of the new lens that have been lost forever. How much is that worth to you? $100… ? ...
  • Replied in Easy…
    If DPR’s expert reviewers do NOT list the lack of GPS as a “con”, it’s NOT missing... eh? Just curious… M
  • …not even close. Works great. My friends, customers and clients (where it counts) seem to think so, too. Lots of compliments, or maybe it’s just me? 🤭 No complaints. Cheers… M
  • I carry my 150-450 just like my DA*300+HD1.4TC. The kit's strap is rigged across my body with the kit hanging by the lens foot rotated to the 9 o'clock position at about my wast level on my left. ...
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
    Kelsey Museum-UMich-VillaMisteriesPompeii: 20120617-Caddy: 20100429-VeniceLagoon (3 image pano):
  • Replied in A Couple...
    K-7+DA15/4(Gen 1)... OOC (no crop or PP) Mustang K-5+DA15/4 (Gen 1), Crop, LR (minimum PP) ... Starburst Mini Cooper (2012) ...from my archives... FWIW Cheers... M
  • Added 2 photos to their gallery
    20120617-Mustang (1 of 1)20120519-MiniCooper (1 of 1)
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