Announced May 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
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I'm looking to buy a Good Portrait lens for my Pentax K30. I already have a 50mm fixed the 18-55 kit and a 50-200mm telephoto. I'm on a budget and several well meaning photographers have already told me about the 18-135mm 17-70mm and the 55-300mm. I have been given the fixed prime is the better way to go opinion too. I'm totally confused now. I love the idea of a zoom but sharp crisp images are the most important. Please help!! Like I said I'm on a budget so I need a sharp lens at a decent...
I have a question about something I have noticed over several years and several Pentax cameras: Sometimes, when I take consecutive pictures, it appears that the white balance or something else color-related changes between each picture. Here are two examples: The two pictures are taken less than a second apart. Both pictures are manually set exactly the same: F/2.8, 1/400, ISO 3200, manual white balance. No auto anything. Even the focus is manual. As you can see, the first picture appears...
The image below is straight out of my K-30 except for straightening it using the DA 18-55 WR kit lens. Please judge if this lens is performing as it should. Mostly interested in sharpness/resolution, but other considerations are also important. This image responded very nicely to post processing. Would the 18-135mm WR or the 16-85mm WR really be much better? Thanks, Dan --Christian Amateur PhotographerChoose life's involvements carefully with an eye toward eternity.
Is it harmful to the camera lens for the camera to sit on it ? Some cases including holster types cause the camera to rest on it's lens. I have a Pentax K-30 with the 18-55mm WR lens. Seems that the everyday up-down and side to side movement of the case while walking would cause harm to the lens. I am sure there are those that have always done this without harm. I am interested in those persons comments, but especially those presenting evidence of the potential harm or lack of it to my lens....
Does anyone have a white K-50 or K-30? I just bought a K-3 and was planning to keep my K-x as a second body. But since I needed a couple of WR lenses for rainy-day shooting, I think I've decided to sell the K-x and just get the WR lenses in a kit with the K-50. Comes out to be about the same net cost, and I get a new camera for the backup. Anyway, I really like the looks of the white K-50, and that kit is only $20 more than the black. But I have two questions first: Does the white part of...
Hello all, I'm a wildlife researcher working in Madagascar and I'm going over for my second field season in a month. I currently have a Pentax K30 camera and three lenses: A Pentax DA 300mm f/4 for lemur shots A Tamron 90mm f/2.8 for macro shots (insects and herps) A (little-used) Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for landscape shots I'm pretty sure that I can do rather well with this set-up, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for lenses. I do think I want to focus more on...
By: Tatouzou (Jun 14, 2015)
I just bought a brand new HD DA21 f3.2 limited to use on my K30with firmware 1.05 (=latest version, which is announced by Pentax-Ricoh for better AF with HD limited lenses). I usually shoot JPEG or RAW+JPEG, and I use LR5 for PP. The lens works fine and I think I will like it, but, wether in LR5 or in Silkypix developer studio (the latest version of Ricoh-Pentax bundled software), the exif data of pictures show exif version (0230), firmware version, focal length and aperture and other exif...
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