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Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless May 16, 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By mtngal
All very cool! Your pictures are really, really...

All very cool! Your pictures are really, really nice!

How do you like the PLM lens? Is it optically about the same as the original 55-300? I don’t really understand it’s differences, been...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Apr 7, 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By mtngal
So precious! Love the photos and yes, I remember...

So precious! Love the photos and yes, I remember that K10. How’s the AF doing with the kit lens? Behaving itself? Glad to see it’s still going strong after all these years, and I hate to think how...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 27, 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
I used both of them outside a lot, hiking and so...

I used both of them outside a lot, hiking and so on in the rain (with a WR lens on them) and all sorts of other conditions. I was reasonably careful and never had an issue.

They are both tough...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 27, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
It could be - I don't have any problems with it. ...

It could be - I don't have any problems with it. But then I have small hands, the thumb fits right where it's supposed to be, and I have no interference.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 26, 2018, 9:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By mtngal
KP and DA*300

A couple from Saturday morning, walking around with the KP and DA*300. I didn't want to mess with the 1.7 AFA and the 1.4 just arrived today, so I haven't really played with it much.

I think I'll...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 23, 2018, 7:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
Hi, Ira! If I hadn't come upon a great...

Hi, Ira! If I hadn't come upon a great opportunity for Alaska I would have been heading your direction this summer. Maybe next year I'll try to make it over there.

My initial reaction when the...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 23, 2018, 7:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
There's nothing binding in the lens - I was...

There's nothing binding in the lens - I was wondering if the focus mechanism was a bit loose inside it. I had forgotten about some cameras struggling to focus correctly depending on the light, and I...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 23, 2018, 7:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By mtngal
I like both ideas - the b&w would be good since...

I like both ideas - the b&w would be good since there's not much color in it. Bump up the contrast some and it would be even more of an abstract.

And yes, something interesting under the water...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 22, 2018, 8:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
I now have a floor full of photo stuff upstairs...

I now have a floor full of photo stuff upstairs and a floor full of trailer stuff downstairs - the house is a disaster. I've spent part of a rainy day checking the focus on a couple of lenses I've...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 22, 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By mtngal
KP and DFA 100 Macro

If I have a doctor's appointment, I make a point of getting there early and then wander around. Today I left extra early and took the KP and the weather sealed 100 macro lens.

The weather sealing...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 21, 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
Nice to hear from you, Daniel, even if Toronto...

Nice to hear from you, Daniel, even if Toronto weather isn't cooperating. The weather here in SoCal isn't the greatest today - very wet. I had a doctor's appointment so drove down in driving rain...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 21, 2018, 9:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
Good luck with it - I think you will do...

Good luck with it - I think you will do better/learn more with the two Nikon cameras. But even then you'll have a lot of variables - which is probably why I don't often mess with comparison shots,...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 21, 2018, 9:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mtngal
I haven't tried it on the KP, but I suspect I...

I haven't tried it on the KP, but I suspect I might do OK with it. It was pouring today and I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so I was in the big city, messing about with the KP and DFA...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 20, 2018, 7:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
It does look that way, though the fact you are...

It does look that way, though the fact you are dealing with a zoom vs. a prime will make a difference. Also, the lighter, 28mm has less clipping in the darks which could potentially show more...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 20, 2018, 5:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
Forgot to include these 2 - here's the full scene...

Forgot to include these 2 - here's the full scene from the KP with the DA300 and 1.7 AFA (ISO 320):

http://mtngal.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2790171433-4.jpg

Then a 100% crop:
...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 20, 2018, 5:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
There's a whole lot less noise with the KP. I...

There's a whole lot less noise with the KP. I played around with some high ISO shots last night, and it has less noise at 12,800 than the K1 does. When it gets over 100,000 (insane, definitely) the...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 19, 2018, 7:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
I found that Samy's Camera in Pasadena had a KP...

I found that Samy's Camera in Pasadena had a KP in stock, so I drove over, checked it out, and bought it. Now to get used to shooting with a REALLY long combination, and to order the 1.4 TC.
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 19, 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
I put the DA300 plus 1.7 AFA on the K1 on a...

I put the DA300 plus 1.7 AFA on the K1 on a tripod to see what issue I was having with the combination. It looks like it back focuses, at least on closer objects. So that would explain why I've...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 19, 2018, 9:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mtngal
I really struggled with the lens on the K-S1, it...

I really struggled with the lens on the K-S1, it doesn't have the pentaprism. And my eyesight isn't the greatest any more (sigh!). But I found with the K1 I didn't have much of an issue.

As a...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 18, 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By mtngal
SMC 24mm f2.8 and K1

I bought my 24 f2.8 lens right after my then boyfriend gave me a Pentax ME, back in 1980-81 timeframe. At the time I knew very little about photography, had no idea how to make use of a wide angle...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 18, 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
We're leaving toward the end of June and will be...

We're leaving toward the end of June and will be back toward the end of September. We have reservations for the first part of the trip up to Prince George and Canada Day weekend, then we're leaving...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 17, 2018, 5:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By mtngal
What to buy?

Such a loaded question!

This summer Iím going to caravan/convoy the Alaskan Highway with 3 couples. Iím the only solo so Iíll be driving the whole way and wonít be able to take quick grabs out...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Mar 17, 2018, 5:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
Thanks for the further discussion. I did pull out...

Thanks for the further discussion. I did pull out the 24 F2.8.8 and played with it a bit. I seemed to have less trouble focusing it with the K1. I used live view with its focus peaking feature. My...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 13, 2018, 9:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
Very cool article! I've known the principles of...

Very cool article! I've known the principles of hyperfocal focusing for a long time, but the article went into better details on some of the aspects of the subject. I've never been all that...
Forum: Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless Jan 12, 2018, 6:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By mtngal
Love the photos! I know what you mean...

Love the photos!

I know what you mean about the 28mm lens, though I've never used one. I do have the 24mm f2.8 and find it's really difficult to focus, at least it was on the K-S1. In fact,...
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