SBS

SBS

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Has a website at www.skyoftexas.com
Joined on Jul 12, 2006

SBS's recent activity

  • That's a great photo.
  • Simply gorgeous!
  • Lovely, and so is the couple. I'm too nervous shooting more than one person at such a wide aperture. You seem to have it down.
  • Replied in Sour Grapes?
    Uh, maybe you should re-read the title and topic of this thread. It's about weight, not optics. I'm sure the McDonald Observatory has a great lens, but I wouldn't want to carry it around. Just a ...
  • My guess is that you and I would not be pleased with the size and weight of an updated wide angle prime from Pentax. Just look at the new, 2 lb  50mm f/1.4 lens. Surely a wide angle lens in this ...
  • Replied in Sour Grapes?
    I don't think it is silly to comment on market trends, particularly since Pentax appears to be emulating Sigma. This constitutes a new direction, which directly affects my interest in the brand. ...
  • "Under reported" implies that it was over looked, or not mentioned. The reviews I read specifically addressed this aspect and reported an insignificant increase in AF speed. I know we would all ...
  • Replied in Sour Grapes?
    Not me. I have no doubts about the quality, I'm just wondering in what context would you use it? I certainly would not poke such a big lens in a brides face and expect any kind of natural ...
  • The F-Stopper has been a little buggy lately. If you select the link right below the article and then go back to the page you will see the images. You know, kind of like a Pentax work around.
  • Some of how I feel about the new Pentax 50mm f/1.4. Here's the link: https://fstoppers.com/originals/sigma-art-lenses-are-becoming-far-too-ridiculous-318522
  • Replied in Live view AF
    Would this include the tres amigos?
  • Replied in Live view AF
    Very unscientific analysis, but I've had poorly focused images from LV. Not always, but enough that I don't use it for important shots. Also I have read other posters refer to Pentax's unreliable ...
  • Actually upon reflection, I believe these were taken with live-view. Whew! This is something I can live with. I use LV less than 2% of the time, mainly because I don't trust its AF. Thanks for the ...
  • In answer to your questions: –  Using mechanical shutter. – Two locations / buildings. The first and third photo were in the same spot, at the same time. – I don't think there was fluorescent lighting.
  • Created discussion thread Lines/banding on K1 mk1
    From my weekend wedding, I had three pics that have lines or banding in them (see below). Anybody got a clue what this is about? Thanks, Michael
  • This illustrates where the real separation of photographer vs casual shooter is – post processing. Photos from photographers who want to shoot SOOC will soon be, if not already, indistinguishable ...
  • I've never used catch in focus, but your post makes me want to try it for myself. I like your post processing of the photo. Thanks for this stimulating thread.
  • Excellent, and creative.
  • I'm okay with Pentax not joining Mirrorless Mania. Given that Pentax has struggled to keep up with AF standards in DSLR's, and has not even bothered to stay current with video, I don't see how in ...
  • Replied in Nephila
    Maybe you should have used the 35mm. :-)
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