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    Another waterslide shot processed yesterday.



    K-5 • 16–45 @ 24 • 1/1000 f8 • iso200 • processed C1 (no keystone correction or crop!)
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    Hi, everybody...few snaps of Nature...I like the Place so really much!
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    Some pics from vacation in Lviv. All by FA*24mm





























































































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    Skateboarder shadow



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    Hello All. Here are a couple with the 35 f2.8 macro... Loving it


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    Hi there Silas,

    as many has reported before it seems to be an excellent lens indeed for both general purpose and close-up photography.
    Hope to see more results of your new K5

    Happy shooting !
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    Yes... I got it mostly because I'd heard it makes a great 'standard' lens... The macro is a real bonus though!

    Cheers

    S

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi there Silas,

    as many has reported before it seems to be an excellent lens indeed for both general purpose and close-up photography.
    Hope to see more results of your new K5

    Happy shooting !
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    So, On your recommendation I now have the SMC-A 50 f1.4 (arrived today!). It's lovely!....

    f/1.4 1/2500 :-


    f/4.5 1/125 :-


    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi there Silas,

    as many has reported before it seems to be an excellent lens indeed for both general purpose and close-up photography.
    Hope to see more results of your new K5

    Happy shooting !
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    That's looking excellent, Silas. Lovely bokeh !
    Congrats with this beauty

    All the very best.
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    I was really split which lens to get- the DA 35mm macro Limited or the DA 40mm... Tough choice for me- on one end the DA 40mm focuses *hyperfast* and has an interesting focal length for street life. But so does that macro.

    On the other the macro will be slower. I wonder how much slower. IN the end though given I did buy the telephoto macro, and I love using it for street life also, I think it's fine, as much as I loved the idea of having all DA limiteds only.

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    Yup, K-30 is coming. I have on a good word from a little bird that is due to be announced next week. I think having a K-5 like performance sensor wise *and* weather sealing at that price with those ergonomics sure seems interesting.

    Oh and 100% view finder! weather sealing + 100% view finder is unheard of at that price range.

    Of course, this also means the successor of the K-5 is coming up. I am afraid Pentax will put more megapixies. I wish they stayed at 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Yup, K-30 is coming. I have on a good word from a little bird that is due to be announced next week. I think having a K-5 like performance sensor wise *and* weather sealing at that price with those ergonomics sure seems interesting.

    Oh and 100% view finder! weather sealing + 100% view finder is unheard of at that price range.

    Of course, this also means the successor of the K-5 is coming up. I am afraid Pentax will put more megapixies. I wish they stayed at 16.

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    Hi there Ricardo,

    surely you've no objections against a FF 24mp Kn ?
    I'd love one, but then it would render my DA lenses (16-50,200) useless ...

    Kind regards.
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    One more with the 50 f1.4!
    (1/125 ISO800 f1.4)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    surely you've no objections against a FF 24mp Kn?
    I'd love one, but then it would render my DA lenses (16-50,200) useless ...
    The existence of DA lenses is a real stumbling block for a potential FF Pentax; my 12–24 and 16–45 would have to be replaced with entirely new lenses which don’t exist, 18–36 and 24–63 or so. Maybe they would push the longer lens up to 24–70.

    Don’t see it happening …

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    I wish they stayed at 16.- aist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi there Ricardo,

    surely you've no objections against a FF 24mp Kn ?
    I'd love one, but then it would render my DA lenses (16-50,200) useless ...

    Kind regards.
    No, but I have objections against APS-C with 24 mp. It will be a workflow clog, very few lenses will take real advantage of it and the super high ISO performance I am used to see from the K-5 may go down a notch.

    - Ricardo

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    Quote Originally Posted by silasslack View Post
    One more with the 50 f1.4!
    (1/125 ISO800 f1.4)
    Oh man.. I really don't want to buy more lenses. I have been thinking about the F1.4 simply because of the low light performance. GRRR.

    - Ricardo
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    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    The existence of DA lenses is a real stumbling block for a potential FF Pentax; my 12–24 and 16–45 would have to be replaced with entirely new lenses which don’t exist, 18–36 and 24–63 or so. Maybe they would push the longer lens up to 24–70.

    Don’t see it happening …
    Me neither, just look at Pentax' roadmap for 2012-2013: only DA lenses.
    But one can always dream ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    No, but I have objections against APS-C with 24 mp. It will be a workflow clog, very few lenses will take real advantage of it and the super high ISO performance I am used to see from the K-5 may go down a notch.

    - Ricardo
    You're presumably right Ricardo, but look at Nikon they've got a FF 36mp sensor that seems to be highly regarded.
    It's feasable so why not a 24mp APS-C sensor ?
    Oh well, only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Yup, K-30 is coming. I have on a good word from a little bird that is due to be announced next week. I think having a K-5 like performance sensor wise *and* weather sealing at that price with those ergonomics sure seems interesting.

    Oh and 100% view finder! weather sealing + 100% view finder is unheard of at that price range.

    Of course, this also means the successor of the K-5 is coming up. I am afraid Pentax will put more megapixies. I wish they stayed at 16.

    - Raist
    Do you have any information about FF? People say it should be released this year too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    … look at Nikon they've got a FF 36mp sensor that seems to be highly regarded.
    It's feasable so why not a 24mp APS-C sensor ?
    The pixel pitch would be much finer on a 24MP K-5–size sensor (23.4 x 15.6mm); this size sensor is only 44% of the area of 24 x 36mm. If you do the sums, 16MP on a Pentax K-5 is very close to the density of 36MP on a D800.

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    K5 with DA*300mm (almost a macro lens with some cropping).







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    Do you have any information about FF? People say it should be released this year too!!
    No info on the FF. What I would love though, is Pentax to stay at 16MP for the K-5 successor, but I am afraid that's not happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    You're presumably right Ricardo, but look at Nikon they've got a FF 36mp sensor that seems to be highly regarded.
    It is a workflow clog :-)

    It's feasable so why not a 24mp APS-C sensor ?
    Oh well, only time will tell.

    Kind regards.
    Because it is a workflow clog! But let me give you more reasons:

    - For the type of photography I do, I don't need more than 12-16 MP. What exactly does 24 MP buy me? Nothing. Zero. Nada. I don't enlarge to 32'' x 42'' or whatever. A wedding? Weddings are quite fine at 16 MP.

    Street life? Same thing.

    - It is a workflow clog- given the previous point=- that I really don't need them. The computer power required to edit a 24MP file does not grow linearly from 16MP. More memory, more time transferring memory card to hardisk, notable longer times editing/converting form RAW etc.

    Why? Why do I want this? I don't.

    A few lenses will have to be re-worked/re-launched at a higher price to keep up with the sensor detail. Otherwise, what's the point?

    I really think the new Nikon is highly regarded for many features not dealing with 36 MP and those who regard the 36MP as some kind of photographic epiphany = from what I have seen, are people obsessed with shooting brick walls, cats on a couch with flash and a lens flare, etc.

    Once in a while I see someone with a real need- the landscape photographer (the one with the real decent landscape photographs, not the one saying they need the new Nikon to really do what they always wanted).

    Now, I am being selfish when I say all this because I am talking from the point of view of my needs, but I can say right now the vast majority of people out there want 24 MP over 16 MP simply because "24 is the bigger number and bigger is better."

    I sure don't.

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    Me neither, just look at Pentax' roadmap for 2012-2013: only DA lenses.
    But one can always dream ...

    Kind regards.
    That doesn't change anything. Why would Pentax reveal a full frame new lens line up when the camera is unannounced? That doesn't make one bit of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    The existence of DA lenses is a real stumbling block for a potential FF Pentax; my 12–24 and 16–45 would have to be replaced with entirely new lenses which don’t exist, 18–36 and 24–63 or so. Maybe they would push the longer lens up to 24–70.

    Don’t see it happening …
    Pentax has FA lenses, and if they are launching such system, you can bet on a few confidentially sealed for now new FF lenses.

    I am not saying they will launch one but I don't see the limitation you are seeing on that end.

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    Apple trees before the storm.


    K-5 , DA15mm

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    Spider with K-5 and 35mm Limited Macro.
    Nice Pentax colors





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    Sunset light for the win.



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    Autumn sunset in my street.



    K-5/16–45
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    Amazing sky capture. Wish it was in a landscape but still. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Amazing sky capture. Wish it was in a landscape but still. Nice.
    If it’s not a landscape, what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    If it’s not a landscape, what is it?
    I think you now what I mean :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    If it’s not a landscape, what is it?
    Must be a suburbscape

    Beautiful photo, and the contrast between the suburban setting and the sunset ads to the image. Beautiful sunset over beautiful landscapes... there are at least 14 to the dozen, but that's me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediumcool View Post
    Autumn sunset in my street.



    K-5/16–45
    Wonderful light beautifully captured

    Kind regards.
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    DA40 f=2,8 ISO 1260
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    Transit of Venus, just prior to sunset over Lake Erie. 67 500mm f/5.6 ,2x, on K-5.


    _IGP8365 by tsjanik47, on Flickr
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    Start of Winter.
    Peach tree with the last leaves.



    Pentax K-5 with adapted Mamiya 110mm f2.8, extension tube.
    1/1600 f2.8.
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    Start of Winter.
    Peach tree with the last leaves.

    Pentax K-5 with adapted Mamiya 110mm f2.8, extension tube.
    1/1600 f2.8.
    Love the complementary colours here and the simplicity of the composition.

    Well you may enter winter down-under, here it's about autumn all the way: chilly, windy, rainy ...

    All the best.
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    Some landscapes shots with the 50/1.2 @F/8.0







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    I sincerely congratulate Ukraine, a beautiful match turned out!
    Photos from yesterday, when the Swedes were happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Love the complementary colours here and the simplicity of the composition.
    Thanks. I think my mantra has become get closer/simplify.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Well you may enter winter down-under, here it's about autumn all the way: chilly, windy, rainy ...
    3 degrees overnight two nights ago, so pretty cold here too. And our summers regularly hit 40 degrees (C). Freeze and bake …

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    Cooler, for some reason the images don't show up in my browser…

    Anyone else having the same problem? Safari/Mac OS X here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raist3d View Post
    Cooler, for some reason the images don't show up in my browser…

    Anyone else having the same problem? Safari/Mac OS X here.

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    Soccer pix? Showing up fine in my Safari v5.1.7

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    Hi all,
    one from today(sat).Tamron 17-50f2.8
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    Recent result from my new [used] Pentax 50/1.4 M on the K-5.

    Wet Swings



    Pentax K-5 50/1.4 at f2 1/500 iso160. Capture One.

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    On the same walk to the post office.

    Wet Leaves



    Pentax K-5 50mm at f1.4 1/400 iso160. Capture One.

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    And again, a old cliché of the world in a droplet.

    Inverted landscape



    Pentax K-5 50mm at f1.4 1/1600 iso160. Capture One.
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    Once I got to the post office, I picked up my new [used] Vivitar 228/2 that had come all the way from the UK.

    4WD Bonnet at bus stop



    Monochrome, but with a rusty screw. K-5 Vivitar 28mm 1/2000 f2. C1.
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