13thBagel

13thBagel

Lives in Middle of Everywhere
Works as a Artist/Photographer
Joined on Jul 1, 2002
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WARNING: DO NOT consider my recommendations, or suggestions reliable, or useful in any way. Prior to implementation, confirm suitability. User assumes complete liability for all uses, imperfectly applied uses, or non-use. Thank you...

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  • Replied in In addition...
    ... your upgraded K-1 MkII will be more decisive and perform in a more fine-tuned/mature way than the original K-1. You made a good decision... M
  • Replied in So...
    ... you think someone else's opinion of the KP will satisfy you? They make a battery grip for users that share your objection... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1313279-REG/pentax_38589_d_bg ...
  • Great... I'm glad for you. Bet lots of others feel likewise. So, may I ask what's the point of being like the hunting dog that loves to parade the prey? I understand. Once you gain more worldly ...
  • Replied in Hmmmmm...
    I interpreted MM's observation as the personal satisfaction by the photographer that (s)he upped his/her skill level , NOT necessarily a measured increase in marketplace $$$+$ though that would be ...
  • Replied in Hmmmmm...
    You must be speaking to experience with 'other' camera brands. I've been using Pentax exclusively in the field almost daily since 2006, model by model, (including the Q/Q7) starting with the K100D ...
  • Replied in Why Can't...?
    Sure... Why not? Care to list the ways? :-D Cheers... M
  • Replied in Why Can't...?
    Help me understand your point since my comment was meant for Alex... Given PF's K-1 MkII reported performance, I interpreted his closing as: "Why can't Nikon be more like Pentax (using the D500 as ...
  • Help me understand... The PF K-1<->K-1MkII AF evaluation only used the cameras full frame, NOT their crop frame (1.5x FF) option. The last time I checked, the D500 is limited to crop frame (1.5x ...
  • Like others have mentioned, in good light, I shoot the 150-450 paired to my K-1 MkII handheld using short bursts. the lens has activation buttons on the barrel that makes AF very convenient. At ...
  • Replied in Easy...
    DFA 24-105 - General purpose, everyday walk around, landscapes, family, etc. DFA 100/2.8 WR - Portraits, headshots, details, still life, etc. Add... DA*300/4 for nature, animals, birds, insects, etc. ...
  • If you can find one and can accept some imprecision, give the Voightlander KONTUR 35mm viewfinder a try. To learn more about how it works (brilliant, IMHO) see... https://obscurecamera.wordpress.co ...
  • The DFA 100/2.4 macro+HD1.4TC is a sweet combo (140mm/4.0) and compact. The TC's screw-drive gearbox has a through-put that seems faster than 1:1, so it's AF can be quite snappy, as well. Might be ...
  • I use... https://www.on1.com/products/resize/ and get great results. Cheers... M
  • Replied in Waste...
    Get a K-1 MkII. Anything less is a waste of time and money. Cheers... M
  • Not so... The MkII benefits from better AF in FF (and crop mode), plus when using RAW DNG (and PEF), its images are much easier to post-process with LR CC Classic (7.4) due to truer color ...
  • My "profile" has a link to my website. You are welcome to explore it at your convenience. Really? Again, when it's time to post-process, a selected candidate image has tons of variables working in ...
  • As I understand things, the samples used in the cited report were NOT created by the author and their set-up/settings are considered suspect by many. So, as the cliche goes "Garbage in..." might ...
  • Can't speak for the OP... From my field/post-processing experience with nature subjects (birds, insects, butterflies, etc) using the K-1 almost every day from May 2016 and the K-1 Mk II, I'd say 'Yes.'
  • ... works just fine on my K-1 MkII post-processed DNG files using latest versions of LR Classic (7.3.1) and Photoshop CC (19.1.4). As such, I'll only look at fixing things (an update) when I find ...
  • Replied in Pssst...
    ...the K-1 MkII is even better (but let's keep it a secret) :-) Cheers, and enjoy the season... M
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