Lives in United States WI, United States
Joined on Sep 21, 2005
About me:


Pentax *ist DS
Sony DSC-F717
Pentax K-1000

My Lenses:
SMC-M 28mm f/2.8
SMC-M 50mm f/1.4
MC Zenitar 16mm f/2.8

SelrahCharleS's recent activity

  • Replied in Impressed ....
    I have noticed my *ist DS renders reds very differently from my K-5IIs and K-1. It has much more orange on the *ist DS, which seems to be less accurate. Using raw in all cases. I would guess it ...
  • There was more experimentation in the early days of digital which led to some pretty funky camera designs. There is only so much you can do before it becomes awkward to use and hold though. Same ...
  • Pentax *ist DS. Taken in 2021. Had the camera since I think 2006 (it has gotten additional siblings over the years).
  • I have noticed an increase in hot/dead pixels on my camera from 2004, but what you're describing sounds more like an issue with the lens (could be fungus, or just dirt/finger grease. Try gently ...
  • Replied in Pentax...
    The DA Limited "Pancake" series for their APS-C cameras. All very compact with metal construction. (1) DA 21mm f/3.2 (2) DA 40mm f/2.8 (3) DA 70mm f/2.4 They ...
  • Nice shots!
  • On my (old-ish) Pentax K-5IIs and K1 at least it would probably lock on to the wrong thing there. The few autofocus lenses I own have quick-shift though, so I would be able to just correct it ...
  • On APS-C the DA 35mm Macro.
  • Replied in Go CCD
    Sounds like a used Pentax 645D might be in your future:) They are relatively affordable now (I've seen prices between $1700-$2300 USD at KEH and PentaxForums marketplace). Along with some older ...
  • The K1 came out in 2016, and the K1II in 2018 was more of  a refresh than a new camera. I'm sure there was plenty of forum chatter 5 years ago, but people tend to move on pretty quickly from the ...
  • Love that first photo!
  • I don't know of any comparison to the D-LI109, but someone recently posted a comparison of the D-LI90 against (6) AA's in the grip of a K1-II on Pentax Forums and got around twice the life with ...
  • Mostly hand held, which is why I'm not positive that is the issue, but the blur has a very distinct look and direction to it. It also goes away at 1/45 and lower, and 1/250 and higher shutter ...
  • I have what I believe is shutter shock on a K5-IIs between 1/60 and 1/180, and it also seems intermittent. It happens more often than not, but some shots are perfectly sharp at those same shutter ...
  • I had that feature in my *ist DS too, which was from 2004. Wouldn't be surprised if it was in their film cameras before they even had digital.

  • Thanks for this! As the owner of a K5IIs this is the comparison I'm most interested in seeing, and one I doubt I'd see at any review sites.
  • I have the DA 35mm Limited Macro and love it as a general walk around lens. I'd say it's a pretty versatile single lens. Since I've gotten it I've barely removed it from my K5IIs. For 1:1 macro ...
  • Replied in Once
    Up until recently I'd have said never. I bought a used camera from KEH, and it had a broken mode dial. They gave the option of return or repair so I'm seeing how their repair service does. ...
  • I've purchased both used cameras and lenses from KEH and been happy. I've mostly purchased in 'Bargain' or 'Ugly' condition and found the stuff I've gotten to be in better condition than expected. ...
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