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New Pentax Compact Camera, the MX1

Just when I thought my next camera could be the Pentax Q, Pentax announces a new compact camera, the MX-1, which seems to offer some compelling new features for a small handheld compact camera. This of course has a built … Continue reading

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Pentax Q review.

I had looked at the Pentax Q when it first camera out as a possible point and shoot camera. I dismissed it as the price was over $700, and the sensor is smaller than my Canon S95 albeit with a … Continue reading

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Comparison of prime and zoom lenses.

I bought the new DA 55 300 mm zoom lens as my primary lens for photographing orangutans in the jungle in Indonesia. I also brought along my prime Limited lens the FA 77 mm lens. The difference in the quality … Continue reading

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Indonesia Photos are online

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Raw Processing of Pentax K5 images part 2

I am continuing to processs my RAW files from my recent trip. One of the most amazing aspects of this camera is the dynami range of the image data that is recoverabel using the raw process. I shot a lot … Continue reading

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RAW processing of Pentax K5 DNG Files

On my recent trip to Bali, I decided to shoot all the RAW files using the DNG setting on the Pentax K5. I figured this would maximize compatibility and also allow me to view the files on Picasa on my … Continue reading

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Sigma 105 DG macro Lens Test

As part of my search for a short telephoto prime lens, I rented the Sigma 105 DG Macro lens in the Pentax mount and walked around False Creek, Granville Island and a bit of Commercial Drive to test the lens … Continue reading

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Pentax FA 77mm Lens Part 3

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After testing the FA 77mm lens and then testing the Sigma 105mm Macro lens, I purchased the FA 77 lens. I had a few concerns about the CA/PF at wide open apertures, but figutred if I could tame the beast, … Continue reading

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Pentax FA 77mm Lens Test Part 2

The second part of the evaluation of the FA 77mm lens was to photograph a scene at different apertures and observe the CA/PF effects. I set up the camera on the tripod and photographed the scene across the street. This … Continue reading

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Pentax FA 77 Lens Test Part 1

The FA 77mm limited lens has a legendary reputation for containing “pixie dust” inside and giving the pictures a particular quality that is hard to describe, but that excites the photographer. As a long time shooter of prime lenses, and … Continue reading

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