Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pentax AF-280T Use and Settings Suggestions

I thought I wrote an article about the Pentax AF-280T flash unit describing what settings work best with the flash. I spend a few minutes searching through the site with no luck. I was making a large number of video overviews today and did one on the AF-280T. I guess that I mentioned an article that only existed in my mind! I’ll fix that post haste…done (see below). Put the … Continue reading

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Enthusiast equipment of choice guessing game.

As I’m sure you have realized by now, I primarily used Pentax equipment. I also spend time reading forums like pentaxforums.com with the lively equipment centric debates. I would like to eventually offer more content on this site for all brands, but I will need to make some connections before that can happen. Well anyways, here is another post about Pentax I was writing up for a forum topic. It … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Pentax Q

If you haven’t noticed, Pentax will be joining the small sized mirror-less interchangeable lens camera club. There is a lot of information out for the camera excluding sample photos. Here are a few images borrowed from Pentax USA and the USA president Ned’s blog: Now I’ll give some opinion on what I see as the positives and negatives of this new camera and lens system… First off, I’ll go over … Continue reading

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Digital Rev Contest Parody Entry (Leicatax digicam)

If you don’t know, Digital Rev TV is a popular Youtube channel and website that have unique photography related videos. They do goofy things like painting DSLRs from Nikon pink and take new gear out frequently to do theatrical candid sessions or photographing action shots (fighters sparing) with a manual focus micro 4/3rds setup. Just recently they started a contest to find the “Internet’s most talented photographer,” which I though … Continue reading

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Pentax 645D Hands On Review

Thanks to David at Camera Craft Inc. in Rockford Illinois, I was allowed to get some shooting time with Pentax’s 645D medium format camera. Here is a 40 second video clip of the camera in action (youtube link): I’m going to go over the camera in bullet points because there are a lot of small things I noticed. Body and usage: – The camera is of course big, but manageable … Continue reading

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World Pentax Day Macros

So according to pentaxforums.com, today is “World Pentax Day” where everyone who has a Pentax camera is asked to participate in uploading photos to the forum gallery. I decided to take some macro photos today with my standard setup. (K-5 is being serviced), so… – K-7 with battery grip. – Custom bracket and adjustable flash cord. – Pentax 100mm f2.8 WR Macro with Kenko 1.5x teleconverter. – Sigma flash with … Continue reading

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DSLR Star Trails Calculator for Android Promo Video (K-7 at 720p)

I just made a second promo video for an Android application called DSLR Star Trails Calculator that I just completed yesterday. It’s a simple yet useful application to give estimates on how to avoid or gain star trails in photos. This application is under my personal business of sorts with a focus on photography. I’ve been wanting to make simple but useful applications that I can utilize in the field … Continue reading

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2011 rockfordfirst Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show Photos

I attended a vehicle show at a local church called rockfordfirst today. Every year they have a vehicle show that includes contests, food, music, and events for all ages. It’s nice idea that gives the local community something to do on a weekend and is a positive event all around. So I of course brought my K-7 and DA 14mm f2.8 lens to take some photos of the vehicles on … Continue reading

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