howieb101

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia, Australia
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Joined on Aug 1, 2008

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  • Yeah, I still use it regularly.
  • Created discussion thread Original Q does live concert, Meg Mac
    A few photo's from Meg Mac at The Wool Exchange, Geelong on 7 Sep. It's my pocket concert camera: Meg Mac Live in Concert All with the original Pentax Q and 06 lens. Enjoy.
  • Not really although it is substantially more expensive than the DA 50mm F1.8. The DA*55mm definitely deserves it star rating though.  You can see the difference in the images.  I am happy I have my ...
  • Well, for whatever reason lots of people discount the quality and performance of the KP. If you don't need the buffer of a K3, the KP is an upgrade over all the APS-C camera's including the much ...
  • I'd suggest you try a Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 HSM.  Your camera will focus a lot faster with that lens.
  • Well a great low price kit with great performance would be a K3 Mk I with a Sigma 17-50 HSM F2.8.  Add a FGZ540 mk I flash and you have a lot of bases covered.
  • Depends on your point of view.  Releasing a sub-par product and letting your buyers do the beta testing for you for free is hardly great customer service. The original X-E1 and X-Pro 1 were rushed ...
  • Hi. I don't think what you are proposing is possible although I will be interested to see what other posters say. I think the approach is to drag the shutter (see link below): Dragging-the-shutter ...
  • Well, in a shrinking market a small nimble player can survive whereas as large bohemoth tends to move slower. Well, that's what I am hoping. As an aside, I wish Ricoh-Pentax would roll out some...

  • I'm with you.  There is something artificial about the Fujifilm colours. They seemed to have convinced all the web reviewers around the world unfortunately. If you get one of the X-E bodies you ...
  • I think people who keep saying Pentax are never going to get new customers should have a look at Amazon.com and user reviews of the K1. This is one camera that peeked interest in Pentax. Well, so ...
  • Well, I bought an X-E1 second hand. First, decide if you like EVF's and also whether it is very good in sunlit conditions. Many are difficult to use in bright sunlight as the eyecup, if there is ...
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I actually think the Nikon DF is one of the ugliest camera's around.  To my eye, the Pentax K-01 is more attractive than the DF. To those who praise the K70, ...
  • Replied in K3ii successor
    Yeah, I like the KP style as well. If they got rid of the flash and replaced the mirror and prism with an EVF they could probably shrink it further.  I like OVF's though. Still if size meant ...
  • Depends what you want from a camera. Also, people keep comparing it to a flagship APS-C camera. It has been indicated that this is not the APS-C flagship replacement. By all means compare it to the ...
  • Created discussion thread Contemplating life
    Well, I wanted to show a few photo's but I am having trouble uploading photo's so I have limited this to just one photo that I am calling "Contemplating Life". Actually, here's one more. Howie Be
  • Well, Pentax buys sensors from Sony.  Sony sensors are used by Sony, Pentax, Nikon and Fujifilm (yes, the X-trans are Sony manufactured sensors as well).  Canon make their own sensors. Anyway, that ...
  • Actually, several mirrorless camera's have had shutter shock/vibration issues. Panasonic and Olympus being the primary culprits it seems if you scour the web. They now have workarounds / firmware ...
  • This is another advantage of the KP and higher specification models such as the K1, K3 and K5.  The ultrasonic cleaning doesn't get mentioned by reviewers but is a definite plus in favour of these ...
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