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Old Sep 13, 2014, 1:43 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, hopefully someone remembers me, lol. It has been a wild year with many changes so here is one image to show that I am still in the Pentax fold.
Here is an image shot at a wedding this summer. Pentax K7 with DA 18-55mm WR
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Old Sep 13, 2014, 5:52 PM   #2
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I regret my long absence

Hi everyone, hopefully someone remembers me, lol. It has been a wild year with many changes so here is one image to show that I am still in the Pentax fold.
Here is an image shot at a wedding this summer. (My son Svante's with Ulla, in Finland) Pentax K5 with FA 35mm f2.

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Old Sep 14, 2014, 12:50 PM   #3
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Hi everyone, hopefully someone remembers me, lol. It has been a wild year with many changes so here is one image to show that I am still in the Pentax fold.
Here is an image shot at a wedding this summer. Pentax K7 with DA 18-55mm WR
Great image.

I trust you are still running that photography business besides your regular teaching job. With full time job, you do have better excuse for not posting in the forum.
I have retired Jan this year. But I have been tied up with trips that does not give me much chance to take photos and post in this forum. I never used my dslr for landscape which nowadays is entirely served by those more than capable camera phones.
BTW the forum is kind of quiet lately and I notice that even in the August contest there were a grand total of 17 entries (736 views) the whole month. There are a lot of Pentax camera with new models and lenses that I am not familiar with. The main reason is that I hardly need more lenses at all.

Lately, I have been playing around full frame with a Sony Alpha 7r. Focusing manually is relatively easy but the absence of SR takes a while to get used to. Here is one with FA135mm




That actually translate very closely to the portrait norm of around 85mm. Even though there is some benefit in a full frame camera, the drawback is enormous.
All AF is gone and so is SR.
I could hardly cope with the Sony plus my DA200mm as SR is really needed (not to mention my A300mm). I just had no mood to search my dusted monopod or tripod



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Old Sep 14, 2014, 4:53 PM   #4
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Kjell, that was a very cool follow up! I especially like the far more colourful wedding you covered, my wife's niece went for a more formal (dare I say western traditional) look for her wedding. Glad to see I am not the only prodigal returning.

I went in the opposite direction Daniel, micro 4/3, smaller sensor rather than larger. I do not rule out some future delving into some form of full frame however, the price premium is slowly reducing as more models enter the market.

It's good to be back.
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 6:08 PM   #5
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Ira & Kjell -

So nice to see a bit of your fine work, and even better to see the wonderful family news!

It sure has been quiet here lately. And I've not had much time to visit lately either...
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