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    Welcome to the K-5 thread, Neil...you'll enjoy it...lot's of really good people with good ideas.
    Really like your images...especially the clover around the tree trunk.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    100WR (it's Jono's fault)


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    @Rich: but is he accountable ?

    @Jono: love the goldfinch and that cat is just hilarious

    @Neil: welcome, that shot with the tree and clover, superb !

    @Carl: good to see some "dutch glory" in your picture


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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    100WR (it's Jono's fault)

    That's lovely Rich - so, why is it my fault?
    (has it just arrived?)

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Some from Wednesday evening with the DA*200.









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    Bart: you sure have a way with the birds...all pics are real eye-catchers!

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Jono......yes......held out as long as I could.

    Bart.......beautiful.......especially this one......amazing detail.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

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    Jono......yes......held out as long as I could.
    To avoid irritation - just remember to part focus manually before pressing the shutter - especlally when you're going from close to distant and vice versa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    Bart.......beautiful.......especially this one......amazing detail.

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    I'm with Rich - fine Goose . . . Knowing Geese I would suggest from that expression, that you were in some considerable danger!

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    To avoid irritation - just remember to part focus manually before pressing the shutter - especlally when you're going from close to distant and vice versa.
    Thanks Jono.....it's that suggestion of yours (made a while back here) that convinced me to get it. I was at an orchid show in the spring and heard a sound akin to a cordless drill running out of battery. Lo and behold, it was another photog using the 100WR. At the time I thought (and this was before I joined the Pentax camp), what a miserable excuse for an autofocus lens.

    Your tip, however, stuck in my mind and I tried it with a few other lenses. It worked....I decided to give the 100WR a try....the rest is history.

    See.....your fault (and we're not even doing a Kevin Bacon here).....simple linear causality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    I was at an orchid show in the spring and heard a sound akin to a cordless drill running out of battery.


    I really must remember that one - it's almost as good as the person talking about the shutter noise of a Canon 5d: to whit: like someone stamping on a tin can

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Some from Wednesday evening with the DA*200.









    Thanks for viewing.
    Very nice shots.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Bart
    The goose is spectacular, but i wonder what was on his mind at this time?
    My wife sometimes makes this face, and i turn and run, LOL.
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    Sorry Jono and thanks for the warning: being a city-dweller I'm not familiar with geese customs, I thought it was alright


    But I'll tell you what: my 'problem' is that I keep my cameras in plastic sandwich bags. Keep them nice and clean.
    Now the very moment I start taking the camera out of the bag, you'll hear this rustling (?) noise.
    And that rustling noise attracts all kind of animals, I suppose they associate the noise with food, including dogs, ducks, cows, horses and now geese.

    Last winter I had some 'hairy' moments with Scottish Highland cattle.
    It's good procedure, or so the signs read, to keep a safe distance of about 25 mtr or so: they step towards you, you take a step back, et cetera.
    Well what about sitting innocently on a bench and that bloody Highlander starts rushing towards me, stops at just 25 cm and starts licking my camera


    Thanks & All the very best.
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    Very selective focus with the 300 of tips of philodendron leaves (aka: "elephant ears").

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    There's a lot of fine detail in those leaves to be found.
    The crop shows it clearly.
    Pretty good lens, Roy.

    Kind regards.
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    Now I like the DA*200 a lot, but sometimes there is only room, no way to step back, for head shots or too tight framing.
    A bit of zoom would be nice in those circumstances.
    Anyway, see for yourselves: from an evening walk through the polder.

    Thanks for viewing.
    Last edited by Knorp; 28th October 2013 at 12:51.
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    Bart: .I had to find out what a "polder" is (went to Google) before reacting to your images. Images are fine, especially the two geese pics, and the nursing lamb with mom. I know the feeling of running out of room and backing into a pile of cowflap. Will the 50-135 do the trick? Or do you need to go wider AND longer (like Malc's Bigma)?

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Roy, I had the same question and had to look it up as well. For others who live in the US and have no idea:
    a tract of low land (as in the Netherlands) reclaimed from a body of water (as the sea).

    Pictures are good and I understand the issue about fixed lens and distance. I even feel this way sometimes with the 70 when i can't back up far enough. Primes are great but zooms do provide great flexibility.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Not much action on this thread lately, so risking "kicking a dead horse", here's some more 300 pics close up...minimum focus: 7 ft.

    I really like this lens...please forgive me for wanting to show it off.

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    Last edited by benroy; 19th December 2014 at 08:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    Not much action on this thread lately, so risking "kicking a dead horse", here's some more 300 pics close up...minimum focus: 7 ft.

    I really like this lens...please forgive me for wanting to show it off.

    Roy Benson

    Really love those details and I can imagine you like shooting this lens, like I enjoy shooting my 200.
    I'd say: keep them coming and keep showing off, Roy

    All the very best.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Really love those details and I can imagine you like shooting this lens, like I enjoy shooting my 200.
    I'd say: keep them coming and keep showing off, Roy

    All the very best.
    I'd say that as well - lovely shots both of you.

    Keep 'em coming - I'll be back here soon, but just a bit busy right now.

    Here is a rose with the 100 WR in the meantime:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I'd say that as well - lovely shots both of you.

    Keep 'em coming - I'll be back here soon, but just a bit busy right now.

    Here is a rose with the 100 WR in the meantime:

    That's a lovely shot with sweet details, Jono. I'm a sucker for rain or dew drops.
    We had a bit of rain too, but unfortunately () I wasn't able to take the Pentax out.

    Ahum, most of the time when you say you're busy, you're testing something ...
    But if you're really busy working, well take care and get a break now and then.

    All the very best.
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    Thanks, Bart and Jono...I appreciate the encouraging comments.

    Jono: I have a photographic "sweet tooth" for dewy flowers...in turn, keep them coming!

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    Walking the dog...early AM... with the 35 macro...a very flexible lens, as you'll see in these examples...very sharp from extreme close up (root...the closer you look at the root, the more detail you will see) to 60 ft. away (tree).

    The flower: bougainvillea (beautiful color but formidable thorns)...the palm: palmetto

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    Something a little different...

    Taken with the K5 and DA 35 macro



    Saved these from the wife's birthday in April... let them die and dry then shot in a cluster.
    Indirect light from a nearby window shot on the kitchen table.
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    Truly wonderful image. Congratulations

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    Jim: marvelous picture of faded roses...beautiful lighting.

    Woody: glad to see you back in action...how is the back, by the way?

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Some from Wednesday evening with the DA*200.



    Thanks for viewing.
    There's something very soothing about this one. A perfect moment caught in time. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    Walking the dog...early AM... with the 35 macro...a very flexible lens, as you'll see in these examples...very sharp from extreme close up (root...the closer you look at the root, the more detail you will see) to 60 ft. away (tree).

    The flower: bougainvillea (beautiful color but formidable thorns)...the palm: palmetto

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    The 35Macro has become my standard lens on the K5.
    Now I even find my X1 35mm FOV to wide for many things.

    Second most used lens would be the 50-135 and then third 21mm (I dont like its distorsion though).

    If I didnt have the 35Macro I would probably allready have sold the K5.

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    Jim: marvelous picture of faded roses...beautiful lighting.

    Woody: glad to see you back in action...how is the back, by the way?

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    Hi Roy

    The back is healing nicely thanks for asking. Expect to be fully back in the field in a week or so.

    Best

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Roy,that 300mm looks like wonderfull lens,smashing shots.
    Bart,be carefull not to cut yourself on that 200mm lens!so sharp and such a lovely way of rendering the detail,I can see why you like it!That goose!The eye!
    Jim,Faded Roses,,,,,Stunning!
    Jono,if it was'nt for you and everyone else showing me what a great lens the 35 macro is ,then your 100mm roses shot(which is great) amongst many others, would be tempting me,noisy focus or not!But I'll get the 35mm first methinks(more bang for the buck) and then???
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    A weekend spent at the out(in)laws.
    A couple of shots from their garden,a colorfull windmill and a rather sorry palm thats reaching up to the sky and au revoir to the woodpeckers(forgive the repitition)but its been fun watching them over the past month or so.They've had their ups and downs(falling chick not quite ready)but in the end a succesfull fledging
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    Re: Faded Roses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Saved these from the wife's birthday in April... let them die and dry then shot in a cluster.
    Indirect light from a nearby window shot on the kitchen table.
    Well up there among my handful of all-time favourites this one, Jim. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    If I didnt have the 35Macro I would probably allready have sold the K5.
    But then you'd be missing out on the real reason for having a K5 ... the 43mm ltd.

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    @Jim - Great photo of the dead roses. Kinda creepy, but very nice photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    But then you'd be missing out on the real reason for having a K5 ... the 43mm ltd.

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    Hi Lee,
    I was very close to buy one - because of the faster speed of the 43.
    I am not using the Macro function of the 35 much, so if I find a good buy for a 43 and if it works as well for me as the 35 it might replace it one day.
    But from the lenses I own (15/21/35/70/50-200) the 35 is the best IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Taken with the K5 and DA 35 macro



    Saved these from the wife's birthday in April... let them die and dry then shot in a cluster.
    Indirect light from a nearby window shot on the kitchen table.
    Jim, well done and really beautifully executed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    A weekend spent at the out(in)laws.
    A couple of shots from their garden,a colorfull windmill and a rather sorry palm thats reaching up to the sky and au revoir to the woodpeckers(forgive the repitition)but its been fun watching them over the past month or so.They've had their ups and downs(falling chick not quite ready)but in the end a succesfull fledging
    Regards
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    Hi there Malcolm.

    Love that woodpecker shot, but please stop killing me with that BIGMA
    Still not decided what to do

    All the very best.
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    Jim - the roses are after my heart - wonderful.
    Malc - love the swirly first shot, and of course the woodpecker. Unlike Bart I'm not tempted by the Bigma, but can admire it from afar!

    Right - off to bed:sleep006::sleep006:

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    Jono, Woody, Bart, Michael, Roy... and others..

    Thanks for the kind words about the Faded Roses... I have been saving those damn roses for almost two months now waiting for the opportunity to shoot them. Since it was 101 degrees outside yesterday I decided the day had finally come.. I wasn't going out and I wanted to do some photography... I placed a piece of black foamcore board on the table.. placed the roses in a black bowl and set the K5 to spot meter on the rose highlights.. took about five shots and hoped for the best.

    Glad you guys like the work... two of the women at work want prints.. I was surprised.. I thought the women would not like the shot because the roses are "Daid" as they say here in Texas... but they loved them.

    20 years ago the 100 degree heat in Dallas would not bother me but now it does and I find it hard to enjoy being out in the hell that passes for Summer here. I've got to get back to the Pacific coast where the sea breeze is cool and I can forget these tempertures...... sorry for the rant... the heat does that to me.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Last Night in Plant City , Florida
    K5 - 50MM 1.7 at f5.0

    Plant City Shoot by jmmtampa, on Flickr

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    Very pleasing portrait, Jim.

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    Some examples from the garden with the 200...just to underline what Bart has been demonstrating with his 200...very sharp!

    Want to see really sharp? Look at the little hairs on the anthers of the red hibiscus (first pic).

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    Last edited by benroy; 19th December 2014 at 08:26.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    All photos with my new DA*55. Mixed feelings about it and having AF issues ... Last photo is the only live view photo and AF was much better. Awesome bokeh for sure though!



    F2.8 Marley by Armanius, on Flickr



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    F5 ISO12800 by Armanius, on Flickr



    F2 by Armanius, on Flickr



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    F2.8 - 2 by Armanius, on Flickr



    F1.4 - 2 by Armanius, on Flickr



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    F2.8 by Armanius, on Flickr



    F1.4 by Armanius, on Flickr



    Live view at F1.4 by Armanius, on Flickr
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    with the 35macro.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Jono, Woody, Bart, Michael, Roy... and others..

    Thanks for the kind words about the Faded Roses... I have been saving those damn roses for almost two months now waiting for the opportunity to shoot them. Since it was 101 degrees outside yesterday I decided the day had finally come.. I wasn't going out and I wanted to do some photography... I placed a piece of black foamcore board on the table.. placed the roses in a black bowl and set the K5 to spot meter on the rose highlights.. took about five shots and hoped for the best.

    Glad you guys like the work... two of the women at work want prints.. I was surprised.. I thought the women would not like the shot because the roses are "Daid" as they say here in Texas... but they loved them.

    20 years ago the 100 degree heat in Dallas would not bother me but now it does and I find it hard to enjoy being out in the hell that passes for Summer here. I've got to get back to the Pacific coast where the sea breeze is cool and I can forget these tempertures...... sorry for the rant... the heat does that to me.
    Hi Jim, I'm sorry about your suffering under these temperatures, I really do hope you make it one day to settle permanently somewhere along the coast.

    Keep hope alive !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Last Night in Plant City , Florida
    K5 - 50MM 1.7 at f5.0

    Plant City Shoot by jmmtampa, on Flickr

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    Beautiful lady and a beautiful portrait, Jim.
    Do I sense a hint of flash light ?

    Kind regards.
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    Some examples from the garden with the 200...just to underline what Bart has been demonstrating with his 200...very sharp!

    Want to see really sharp? Look at the little hairs on the anthers of the red hibiscus (first pic).

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    Hi there Roy,
    Am I correct that this 200 is your latest acquisition ?
    Undoubtedly you'll love it and I'm curious how you rate it against your 300.
    Fine series with some very clear details [#3], which shows IMO the fine characteristics of the 200.

    Happy shooting !
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

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    All photos with my new DA*55. Mixed feelings about it and having AF issues ... Last photo is the only live view photo and AF was much better. Awesome bokeh for sure though!
    Armando, may I suggest that you use the lens for awhile only at f/5.6 and f/8.0 ?
    I noticed a few shots that IMO just won't work with a large aperture, you really have to close it especially at short range.
    However do notice the portraits where the subject is posing, those shots show, again IMO, excellent detail but of course also here the short distance and hence the very narrow DOF,
    makes one looking for the point of focus and therefore could make the picture less attractive in a technical sense.

    Perhaps this might explain why you're doubting your lens.
    Give it a try and see how you fare.

    All the very best.
    Bart ...

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Bart - thanks - there is a little fill flash in there.

    t_streng - nice pink shots with the 35 - she has a great look

    Jim - love the Faded Roses

    Armanius - nice shots but I agree it's hard to achieve focus at those f stops

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