tonybelding

Lives in United States Hamilton, TX, United States
Joined on Dec 6, 2006

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  • BTW, I tested the radioactive Super Takumar on my Pentax Q7. Cat on a Cool Tin Roof Looks like some real bokeh to me.
  • Replied in yellowing
    That's what I used.  Maybe I wasn't patient enough.  I'll try giving it another week under the lamp and see what happens.  As it stands now, the yellow tint isn't too obvious, but it can be ...
  • Replied in yellowing
    I got one for similar reasons.  A lot of people obsess over the safety, which to me is not a real problem, but they gloss over the yellowing, which can be a significant problem. I bought a lamp and ...
  • One thing to keep in mind about the Q system is that they aren't dumbed down at all.  Their user interface is similar to Pentax DSLRs, and they support most of the same firmware features.  If you ...
  • I have used it (got a Q7 Premium Kit) as my primary camera in the past, and still use mine fairly often, although I'll admit that I've been spending more time playing around with the Sony A7 and ...
  • Replied in Raw Therapee
    Snapshots?  What are snapshots? Also…  Is there any way to create multiple versions of a photo with different adjustments?  That's something I often found useful in LR and other programs.
  • Replied in Raw Therapee
    Maybe I can give you a few tips. Cropping is not the most intuitive.  But really, I've never seen two photo editors that handle cropping the same way.  Each of them seems determined to re-invent it! ...
  • Replied in Pentax K100D
    I dragged my Pentax K100D out of the closet yesterday.  That's K100 with a "D" for DIGITAL, because everyone needs to know this isn't any old fuddy-duddy Pentax film camera! It's still working just ...
  • Replied in degrees of angle
    If there was any logic or even common sense at all, we'd describe lenses by their actual field-of-view in degrees.  A "normal" lens is about 45° horizontal field of view, and anything much less is ...
  • Replied in Pentax Q?
    Just curious, have you ever tried using adapted lenses on a Pentax Q-series camera?  I had some interesting results with my Q7. http://zobeid.zapto.org/image/photos/buzzards.jpg http://zobeid.zapto ...
  • You are making me start to want a Sigma Foveon now, even though I know they have disadvantages in other areas.
  • Not sure what to think of this, myself. Check this: Sony A7 false colors If you look closely you'll see false color on the fine highlight details in a number of places, not only the radiator, ...
  • Takumars are, of course, fantastic and gem-like.  The only real negative I can say is that thread mount is a bit of nuisance. Konicas are not super-luxurious like Takumars, but they have some ...
  • I am rather fond of 40mm focal length.  I do have the Pentax-M 40mm, and it's not my favorite. 1. As others have noted, by the time you add an adapter it's not super-small anymore.  However, the ...
  • What's amusing to me is that you've got a long list of features you want for your dream camera, yet very few of them are even of interest to me. I'm not saying you're doing it wrong, just making ...
  • I tested both the original X-T1 and the Sony A7, and I stand by the Sony. I like the Sony's ergonomics and controls better (much to my surprise, because I expected to love the X-T1's retro control ...
  • Not following your logic, seems backward to me. Most of the time the center is where you do your focusing, so of course that's going to be in focus.  Then the deviation of focal plane would be ...
  • Yes, I also have seen the whole laundry list of reasons why an adapted vintage lens "can't" produce good results, and I'm a fool to even try using them.  Yet, somehow they keep working ...
  • I have no idea where UHD 630 fits in Intel's product hierarchy. All I know about Intel graphics are that they generally aren't considered adequate for anything but casual gaming — which makes ...
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