Ishpuini

Lives in Belgium Antwerp, Belgium
Works as a IT Consultant
Has a website at http://gallery.ishpuini.be
Joined on Sep 6, 2004
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  • Hello all, Just a quick post to let you know that the K-3II survived after all. I never expected it, but switching it on one last time before leaving for Kyoto, it worked again. Seems leaving the ...
  • Thanks, I've marked both places on my 'places to go' map. Should be arriving at the station on Wednesday. Wim
  • Thanks, I'll try that over night now. Hope the fridge in my hotel room is good enough. I'll take it out tomorrow once I wake... I'm starting to mentally convince myself if that indeed! ;-) ...
  • Hello all, I'm posting this right after my K-3II started behaving strangely in the beginning of my Japan trip. I hiked all day through the rain, which shouldn't be a problem as I have done this ...
  • Replied in Samyang
    Samyang makes a few great 24mm primes. There's a great 24/1.4 and a 24/3.5 Tilt/Shift. I have both and love them! It's a shame they are as large as they are, but you cannot have it all... For a ...
  • The dynamic range of the sensors in de Q series is acceptable given their tiny size, but there's no denying that it's much less than any DSLR could ever offer. Shooting RAW is one way to deal with ...
  • I've had my Pentax O-ME53 for ages (>10 years) and it's been migrating from one camera to the next (K10D>K20D>K-7>K-5>K-3>K-3II). I seem to remember it was introduced somewhere at the time of the ...
  • Replied in How Ironic ??
    Happened to me a few times as well. Both my 16-50 and 50-135 had their SDM repaired 3 and 2 years ago resp. One or two years later both started showing lapses in AF again, with both refusing AF ...
  • I used this frequently many years ago, and found it worked very well in mixed light conditions, i.e. in order to find a WB that balanced out a scene with different colour temperatures. However, ...
  • Shame indeed. I came away with the same feeling. Good ideas and advice, though strangely not reflected in the images shown.

  • K-5 or K-5II would indeed be the body I would advise you to look out for second hand. Functionally very close to the K-3 / K-3II and with a very good 16MP sensor. Wim
  • Back in 2004 I had been using Pentax for 15 years with my SFXn and several lenses. I decided to switch to digital and made up my mind I would be looking at all options on the market, not feeling ...
  • I feel your need. I'm currently using Samyang glass to fill those first two requirements. 1. Samyang 10/2.8: this is an APS-C lens, but one stop faster than what you describe, which makes it a ...
  • Good review. I agree with most points expect I never had an issue with the shoulder straps not being padded. I've had my 20L since late 2016, and have been using it daily as a day backpack to carry...

  • Currently I'm using Manfrotto 234RC Monopod Head. It's the head I had on my first (cheap) Manfrotto monopod, and I kept it when I switched to the Gitzo GM2562T Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber ...
  • I ride around my city all the time on my bicycle. Actually getting around town is what I use the bicycle for. Historical European city centers are more bicycle friendly than they are car friendly ...
  • Lots of good tips already. I use my DFA150-450 on a K-3II, so a similar setup to you... My tips would be (overlapping with some other earlier posts): (1) TAv: the only lens I always use TAv mode with, ...
  • I went from K-5 to K-3 to K-3II. I don't think the IQ is dramatically different. Many do claim the K-3II is worse than the K-5, which may be so at pixel level (who cares?), but I don't see these ...
  • I generally get this type of softness on my images when my lens optics have some condensation on them. Typically when there's a considerable temperature and humidity difference between the ...
  • I understand from other posts that you want to set your starting values in M mode and bracket around this? You can do this no problem, though not exactly like you want to when using the K-3II's ...
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