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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    28 again

    Bus stop sign



    Rainy day. K-5 Vivitar 28mm 1/2000 f2. C1.

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    Canola field with red roof, Iceland

    Pano stitched from several images.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Problems with angles around th window

    DA*300 + K-5



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    Iceland color

    Two images from my recent trip to Iceland. Reykjavick is one of the most colorful cities I've visited. The architecture isn't anything to shout about but the use of color is. These photos were shot with the K5 and the Zeiss 25MM 2.8 lens walking around Reykjavik. I'll post more later.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5 and FA 50 1,4



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    A little bit more portrets from FA50 1,4



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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    K5 with 18-135 zoom

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Did anyone see this?: PENTAX DUST AND WEATHER SEALING IN AFGHANISTAN - YouTube

    Rather reassuring I thought...
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Also a couple with the 35 macro



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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by silasslack View Post
    Did anyone see this?: PENTAX DUST AND WEATHER SEALING IN AFGHANISTAN - YouTube

    Rather reassuring I thought...
    Excellent stuff! Iíve posted it on MLKSHK and Facebook.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    I don't know how anyone else feels about the lens, but I've been quite happy with the 50-200 kit lens...

    This is 200mm @ 1/160 and f5.6. That bug appears to be eating lots of little bugs - there's one in its mouth

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Stunning shots, Silas! I think the little bugs are eating Higgs Bosons. The question now is, what are the Higgs Bosons eating?

    This one is called "Bag Bike"
    18-135 zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by silasslack View Post
    Did anyone see this?: PENTAX DUST AND WEATHER SEALING IN AFGHANISTAN - YouTube

    Rather reassuring I thought...
    Indeed reassuring, still my camera lives in a 4 liter plastic deep freezer bag ...

    Thanks for the link, Silas.
    All the best.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    18-135 zoom. Part of "let's line up everything with the horizon" series.

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    "Bricks and Glass"
    18-135 zoom

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    18-135 zoom. Sky looks blown, but lightroom doesn't show it.

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    More from Iceland

    Abandoned home, ocean view.

    K-5, 50-135 (at 90MM)

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    K5 with Pentax 18-135 zoom
    "Early Morning Lily"

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Winter bloom and buds



    Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/2500 @ f2.8. 15th June 2012.
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    Winter rose



    Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/1250 @ f2.8. 15th June 2012.
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    Climbing



    Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/1600 @ f2.8. 15th June 2012.
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    Banksia



    Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/400 @ f2.8. 15th June 2012.
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    Car park lighting



    Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/500 @ f2.8. 15th June 2012.
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    One from today



    Last of the winter flowering. Pentax K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/500 @ f2.8. 17th June 2012.
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    Very nice flower series, Ian.
    What about that lens ?

    All the best.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Here is an "urban landscape" shot
    Pentax 18-135 zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Very nice flower series, Ian.
    What about that lens ?
    Got it for my Mamiya 645. Then bought an adapter on eBay.

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    Converted a recent vegetation shot to mono.



    K-5 w/Mamiya 110mm 1/1600 f2.8, processed in C1
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Here's another with the 35 macro. 160th @ f5.6
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    An almost dream-like picture, Silas.
    At the moment I'm very much in love with the E-M5, but I really should take out the K5 more often.

    All the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    An almost dream-like picture, Silas.
    At the moment I'm very much in love with the E-M5, but I really should take out the K5 more often.

    All the best.
    Thanks... My Dad is in love with his E-M5 too. From my limited playing it seems fantastic... The NEX5n fits that slot for me at the moment. I don't know if I could do without focus peaking for using MF lenses (mostly it lives with a Voigtlander 35 f2.5 and a helecoid adapter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    An almost dream-like picture, Silas.
    At the moment I'm very much in love with the E-M5, but I really should take out the K5 more often.

    All the best.
    Here's another to tempt you back!-->

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    Steam Locomotive in for repair - K5 & DA* 16-50mm

    It's been a while since I posted here as I have been using the Fuji X-Pro1 quite a bit but I am now revisiting some of my K5 shots since getting Lightroom 4.1 and thought I would post this one here.

    I took this shot with the K5 and the DA* 16-50mm some time ago but I have recently added Lightroom 4.1 to my workflow and did a new version of this shot. It started in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop for a little dodging and burning which I am not quite good at in Lightroom at this point. Lightroom 4.1 is the first version of Lightroom that I have actually liked. It is still a bit slow compared to Photoshop but it has some fine tuning capabilities that are missing in Photoshop.. so, it's a trade-off. Bottom line is this photo looks much better to me having gone through Lightroom.

    ISO 400 f/2.8 18mm focal length 1/30s exposure - handheld

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Jim

    How do you like the Fuji X-Pro 1 compared to the K5? I recall some stunning shots you took with the K5. Which would you recommend?

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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Jim

    How do you like the Fuji X-Pro 1 compared to the K5? I recall some stunning shots you took with the K5. Which would you recommend?

    LouisB
    Louis, I like them both and often use the K5 for different purposes, in particular concert and anything involving action. Having said that...

    The X-Pro1 is outstanding. The high ISO performance beats any camera I have ever owned. The IQ out of the camera is often astonishing. Its small size and those three lenses (18, 25 and 60mm) are all very good.

    The hybrid viewfinder is a blessing as well and I use it often. Those not familiar with "rangefinder" style cameras may be put off due the the paralex but you can get used to it very quickly. I started with a rangefinder and knew what to expect.. and of course you can simply switch to the EVF and see exactly what you are going to get as opposed to the optical viewfinder.

    It is slow to focus in low light / low contrast situations but when focus is locked it is 99.9% always spot on. Great bokeh and the Fuji film simulations are spot on. It has become the camera I carry with me at all times.

    When the new lenses come out I will buy them. This camera is a real keeper for me.. it just works for me on so many levels but the main thing is the quality of the images it produces... they are outstanding.

    Here are a few samples....





    And this was my first ever attempt at shooting the night sky with the X-Pro1, not perfect because I didn't know what I was doing but impressive to me.



    You can see more of what I have been getting from the X-Pro1 at this link:
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Ian and Jim Radcliffe are hard acts to follow, but here are some cactus closeups shot with the 43 and 77...getting back into the "fun with K5" action.
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    Welcome back, Roy !


    All the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Louis, I like them both and often use the K5 for different purposes, in particular concert and anything involving action. Having said that...

    The X-Pro1 is outstanding. The high ISO performance beats any camera I have ever owned. The IQ out of the camera is often astonishing. Its small size and those three lenses (18, 25 and 60mm) are all very good.
    Jim

    Outstanding shots. Just got rid of all my Leica rangefinder kit as I can't keep up with their ludicrous pricing and even more ludicrous product introductions.

    I've tried the X Pro-1 and it is a hard camera not to like.

    Need to persaude the wife that I need another camera, though!

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    More 77 images...
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Jim

    Outstanding shots. Just got rid of all my Leica rangefinder kit as I can't keep up with their ludicrous pricing and even more ludicrous product introductions.

    I've tried the X Pro-1 and it is a hard camera not to like.

    Need to persaude the wife that I need another camera, though!

    LouisB
    Louis, as I said in my semi-review of the X-Pro1.. The X-Pro 1 is everything I like about a rangefinder.. without it actually being a rangefinder. It's a small, boxy camera. It's quiet, has three great lenses to start with, it's non-threatening, it has outstanding image quality and dynamic range, terrific high ISO performance, it's black and it's not made by Leica.

    It is a bit pricey but compared to Leica prices and considering the IQ you get.. it is a helluva bargain. I would take the X-Pro1 over an M8 or M9 any day.

    I have three systems I use and one point and shoot. Panasonic GH2, Pentax K5, Fuji X-Pro1 and a Leica D-Lux 4. I use them all and unless something truly amazing is introduced in the near future I see no need for more gear at this time other than the upcoming lenses for the X-Pro1.
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    One with the DA*300 (handheld)


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    Good shots by all above
    My offerings-mooching around Worcester cathedral with the Tamron 17-50
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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    One more with DA*300 on the K-5 in the garden



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    The 35 Macro again. Bzzzzzzzzz :

    And something completely different
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    Some bee shots with DA*300







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    Taken last year, forgot about it.



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    Re: Fun with the Pentax K5

    Very pleasant surprise...150/3.5 Pentax 645 lens adapted to K5...short, compact, well constructed.

    So the 150mm on the K5 body comes out to 225mm...on a short, unassuming lens.
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    No surprise here...legendary Pentax 120/4 macro lens for 645 adapted to K5...the nonpareil of macro lenses...on the K5 120mm becomes 180mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    No surprise here...legendary Pentax 120/4 macro lens for 645 adapted to K5...the nonpareil of macro lenses...on the K5 120mm becomes 180mm
    What an amazing lens, Roy.
    The IQ is outstanding and in particular the red flower and the wet grass shots show excellent detail.
    I take it there is no AF, so you must still have good eyesight ...

    All the best.
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    Thanks, Bart. You have to stop down and manually focus...these 80 year old eyes are good for about 20-30 exposures...then the batting average for sharp shots gets lower and lower. I appreciate your interest.

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