edwinD

edwinD

Lives in Canada Oliver BC, Canada
Works as a Retired engineer
Joined on Jul 23, 2007
About me:

My first pentax was a SV1 purchased in 1966 Since then I've had a Spotmatic, a SF1, a PZ1 and now a K10D and now a K5
I shoot mostly nature and landscapes. The lenses I have are a Pentax F300mm f4.5 star
Pentax F100mm f2.8 macro
Pentax F 50mm f1.7
Pentax 24mm f2.8
Pentax DA16-50
Pentax DA 55-300
DA14 f2.8
Takaumar 500mm f5
Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4-S
Pentax extension tubes
SMC K135 f 3.5

edwinD's recent activity

  • I have Lightroom 4 and I went directly from Lightroom to Blurb . The Lightroom book module has all of the settings and page options and yes, there is a template for the front and back covers where ...
  • I recently did my first photobook. I used Blurb and did it through Lightroom. I am pretty happy with the results. It was printed in Richmond BC and I live in Oliver BC. At first I was annoyed as ...
  • Thanks Simon, I appreciate your help. I'll check all of that later today. Ed
  • Replied in Lovely!
    Thanks mxx, Yes, I love the lens, don't know why it's not very popular!
  • Thanks Simon and Tom, The photo that I uploaded had much richer reds and greens. Something was lost in the upload or am I forgetting to do something. The same thing happened in the 'Poppies' ...
  • Thanks for the comments, the pic was taken only 5 minutes from my home. The old tree is incredible and every Spring the poppies come out  and I go there to see what captures I can get. The picture ...
  • Created discussion thread Sometimes it's good to soften a picture
    I enjoy 'softening a picture a bit to give it a more 'mystical' effect. This pic I took with my DA 14 lens in Canyonville, Oregon last November. In Lightroom, I softened the Clarity a bit to take ...
  • Created discussion thread Poppies with DA 14 f 2.8
    Took this a few years ago with K5 and DA 14. I love this lens, great for getting 'down there'
  • Recently at a local flea market I picked up a K135 f3.5 for $15. Beautiful lens, very sharp. About 20 years ago I got a Spotmatic and 100 mm f4 lens for $70 at a yard sale and sold both to Henrys ...
  • Yes a little chilly here. We usually spend a few weeks in California every year, Joshua Tree, Death Valley and the Central coast!
  • Thanks, I love the lens and I don't mind that it's manual focus, after all my first pentax was in 1966  and it was all manual!
  • Created discussion thread K5 plus $15 lens
    Bought a SMC K135 f 3.5 lens for $15 at a local flea market and haven't had it off my K5 since I bought it a week ago. I find it very sharp! These pics were taken today, very overcast and dull.
  • I love my DA 14, a lot of people don't but I have a great copy. When I want to go wider, I just stitch 2 or 3 images together!
  • Last Saturday I went to the local flea market and saw a camera bag with a Pentax ME, and a few lenses  50mm f2, Soligor 2X converter and a SMC K 135 f3.5. I was just interested in the 135mm lens ...
  • Replied in Horseshoe Bend
    Thanks Jack, I was really excited when I saw the sign at the side of the road!
  • Created discussion thread Horseshoe Bend
    On a road trip to the Grand Canyon last October, we left Page Arizona and were just heading down the Interstate. I saw a parking lot and a small sign that said Horseshoe bend. I had never known ...
  • We don't get very much here..just a few inches every winter. Happy New Year!
  • Last one for this year. At Fairview Mountain Golf Course Oliver BC,
  • Created discussion thread How is HD 1.4 with F* 300
    I am contemplating the HD 1.4 as it is on sale now. I use my F*300 for birds and would like more reach. How well does the HD 1.4 work with it? Thanks for any replys Ed
  • Great shots Arijit, which lens were you using, Ed
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