Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lens Review: Pentax D-FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro

The D-FA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro is one of the newer mid-range lenses from Pentax, which was based on a long line of 100mm macro lenses through the years. The main purpose of a lens like this is to have the ability to achieve 1:1 magnification of the subject, but also allow for a good amount of working distance from the subject thanks to the 100mm focal length. Macro lenses … Continue reading

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Lens Review: Pentax DA* 300mm F4 SDM

In the current land of Pentax, the DA* 300mm F4 SDM is as long as new lenses get unless you have the time, money, and connections to custom order something longer directly from Pentax Japan. Even then I’ve only heard that is possible from what people say on Internet forums. Until around a half year ago, I managed with a Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD telephoto zoom lens. Eventually I … Continue reading

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Cosplay Photography

What is “cosplay” you might ask? It’s a Japanese word, which is a merging of two English words that describe an action and more importantly a subculture. It technically means “costume play,” or to dress up in costume similar to what many Americans do on Halloween. In this case it’s done more than once a year and at times with extremely impressive or ludicrous results. Many cosplayers create their own … Continue reading

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Pentax K-5 Review

The people at Pentax Forums created their first review of the K-5 camera. Overall it’s pretty good. I especially found the comparison to the K-7 helpful in seeing just how much of an improvement the K-5 is. Besides the obvious improvements, I’d say what is nicest about the K-5 is that Pentax is giving users more control. 5 user modes, two auto-focus priority settings for AF.S/AF.C, raw button can now … Continue reading

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Kittens Playing

I took more photos of the feral cats today. This time the kittens were out in full force, so I focused on them. Here is a link to the full set on flickr. Look behind you… “Pwned”. Siblings. Perfect pose.

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Feral Cat Expressions

We have had feral cats around for a few years. It’s a tough life they lead, but the alternative in captivity is most likely a quick “humane” end. As some of them are quite friendly, I take photos of them occasionally. Here is a link to the full set I took recently A few highlights: Little tiger face. This was the first time I saw this cat. She must have … Continue reading

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Luminous Landscape 645D review (first look)

Here is a first look article on the Pentax 645D (review link opens in a new window). If you haven’t visited luminous-landscape.com before, I highly recommend it. Their articles are unique in that they have a strong photographer’s feel to them, and the topics in are focused on photography for what it is at the heart instead of what many other sites have. Without getting into the 645D specific content … Continue reading

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Question: Best Canon DSLR for video?

I was recently asked this question: Hey Scott…I’m looking at DSLRs from the filmmaker’s point of view. Of course I want to take awesome photos but the world of DSLR filmmaking is exploding and since the video quality for quite a few DSLRs are so amazing it’s something I want to get in on. I’m looking at the Canon 550D right now. I can’t afford anything like the 5D, desp…ite … Continue reading

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