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Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 23, 2008, 8:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,767
Posted By TDN
If there's one thing I've learned about flash...

If there's one thing I've learned about flash it's that it is best used off the camera.

I bought a set of cactus v2s wireless triggers 6 months back and havent looked back. Getting into this will...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 23, 2008, 8:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,541
Posted By TDN
i would go for the Metz 48-AF. I currently...

i would go for the Metz 48-AF.

I currently have the Sigma 530 DG ST and am soon switching it for a Metz. Mainly because the Metz has the option of setting the power manually, something that can be...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Dec 23, 2008, 8:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,580
Posted By TDN
Hey, been a while. Glad to see this thing is...

Hey, been a while. Glad to see this thing is still going :)

I'm currently earning a little extra cash with an assignment for a theater-production.
Along with the regular live performance, there's...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Aug 25, 2008, 7:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By TDN
danielchtong wrote: scouting the 2nd hand...

danielchtong wrote:
scouting the 2nd hand market for people that dont know what they have...

The other day I got a Pentax SMC 17mm fish-eye and a Takumar-F 70-200mm for 50 euros together!

Tom
Forum: Pentax Lenses Aug 24, 2008, 5:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By TDN
Wow, looks like a definite keeper! Pentax...

Wow, looks like a definite keeper!

Pentax sure did something right with these lenses.
Even the non-SMC takumar-F 70-200mm I have here performs above expectations!

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Aug 24, 2008, 5:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By TDN
Damn, saw this one too late. I would have...

Damn, saw this one too late.

I would have definitly given you the advice to order a set of these: http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16766

They allow you to trigger the flash...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jul 30, 2008, 6:23 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 59,066
Posted By TDN
Dal1970 wrote: Actually, yes. The gadget...

Dal1970 wrote:
Actually, yes.

The gadget infinity triggers are really coming in handy!

I did a shoot with them and they are really reliable up to about 30 feet.

Here are some results:...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 22, 2008, 2:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By TDN
nhmom wrote: Actually, we used a "strobe on a...

nhmom wrote:
Actually, we used a "strobe on a rope" : the flash on a monopod with the cactus wireless trigger attached ;)

Thanks everyone!
Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 21, 2008, 8:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By TDN
Been playing with my cactus wireless flash...

Been playing with my cactus wireless flash triggers for a few days now.

Works really well for macros with the flash on a monopod/tripod held close to the insects.
For this one my little brother...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 20, 2008, 3:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By TDN
Have a nice holiday Kjell, we expect a full...

Have a nice holiday Kjell, we expect a full photographic report when you get back ;)

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 15, 2008, 4:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By TDN
I have a friend who uses this one on a Nikon D50,...

I have a friend who uses this one on a Nikon D50, and he's very pleased about it.

I'm sure it'll give you lots of fun :) Fast glass just opens up so much more oppurtunities.

Congrats on the new...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 15, 2008, 4:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,429
Posted By TDN
Just bought an old Vivitar 285 and tested it. ...

Just bought an old Vivitar 285 and tested it.

Looks like I'm lucky :) It only went up to 8.11 Volt!

(do keep in mind that you should always test these older units. Some have much higher...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 14, 2008, 7:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By TDN
Nice one Kjell! Shake reduction @ work :) ...

Nice one Kjell! Shake reduction @ work :)

With the flash off-camera with a pc-sync cord, at the side of the aquarium you could probably avoid the reflection.

Tom
Forum: Pentax Lenses Jun 12, 2008, 9:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,283
Posted By TDN
Looks like you got a better copy than mine. ...

Looks like you got a better copy than mine.
Mine had red CA on every shot.

Looks like with some practice, you'll get some really nice shots out of this one!

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 12, 2008, 9:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,429
Posted By TDN
jachol wrote: Yes, I've got that one...

jachol wrote:

Yes, I've got that one bookmarked too :) Very useful when looking around auction sites for used flash units.

the page they link to for pentax users has a post which would confirm...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 11, 2008, 4:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,862
Posted By TDN
I honestly don't know. I'm not really...

I honestly don't know.

I'm not really brand-specific. All camera manufacturers nowadays make some great gear.

This post has actually inspired me to start some research about what would happen...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 11, 2008, 1:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,429
Posted By TDN
I'm lookign around for some older flash units to...

I'm lookign around for some older flash units to use for some experimenting with strobist lighting.

Some of those have trigger voltages too high for a digital camera circuit.
So, since I don't...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 9, 2008, 9:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By TDN
Well, happy shooting with the new gear :) I...

Well, happy shooting with the new gear :)

I saw your post on BD, if I weren't so short on cash right now I'd buy your K20 right away!

Those are amazing shots btw.

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 8, 2008, 6:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By TDN
Nice one Kjell! if you're ever tired of that...

Nice one Kjell!

if you're ever tired of that gear of yours, you know where I live... :p

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 8, 2008, 4:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 59,066
Posted By TDN
Since some flash topics came up again: bumping...

Since some flash topics came up again: bumping this useful thread again.

a small thread on wireless triggers: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=591987&forum_id=80
...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 8, 2008, 4:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,751
Posted By TDN
Illuminati wrote: Thanks Jason, another...

Illuminati wrote:
Thanks Jason, another confirmation for me to click that order button :)

Yes I heard about that mod, seems interesting with just an antenna.
The good thing is that I have acces...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 7, 2008, 3:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By TDN
Interesting stuff to experiment with. maybe...

Interesting stuff to experiment with.

maybe this will help you along aswell: http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~doswell/ltgph.html

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 7, 2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,751
Posted By TDN
Thanks Ira, glad to hear that they work on the...

Thanks Ira, glad to hear that they work on the Pentax DSLR system.:cool:


Did you get them from gadgetinfinity?
I'm ordering a set after the weekend.

Tom
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jun 7, 2008, 8:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,751
Posted By TDN
Hi, Some friends of mine asked if I would do...

Hi,

Some friends of mine asked if I would do a shoot with them in a few weeks. I'm enthusiastic about the idea, so I'm looking into some new gear to add some flexibility to my portrait setup.
...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Jun 5, 2008, 4:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,298
Posted By TDN
mtngal wrote: Yes, I think that will be the...

mtngal wrote:

Yes, I think that will be the new trend. All SDM lenses, like CaNikon.

I don't mind, it's just another big step Pentax had to take, like leaving the aperture ring out with the...
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