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Forum: Headline news 07-09-11
Replies: 8
Views: 4,583
Posted By straupenieks
Re: A cheap and fun way to to shoot macro - use an old lens and a reversing ring

tried to take this a bit further, just for fun. Fixed my sony kit lens at 18mm reversed on a 200mm lens... The magnification ratio is quite huge, but its almost impossible to get the focus right and...
Forum: DSLR and other system camera discussion 08-06-11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,483
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Top 20 models in 2010

I'm a bit surprised about Sony. Nex series and A55... What happened to a580? I don't think there is any other camera that would beat its features and image quality at the price. Just yesterday...
Forum: DPNow Salon Competition 04-06-11
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By straupenieks
Re: DPNow Competition #107 - Nightlights

Couldn't resist to post here. This shot is a couple of years old, but fits the competition title well.
http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/1117/stuuris_small.jpg...
Forum: PMA Show spotlight 04-06-11
Replies: 8
Views: 13,529
Posted By straupenieks
Re: The new 14kg Sigma super-BIGMA 200-500 f/2.8

Looks like my dream lens. Photography AND workout at the same time - can anyone think of a better hobby? *LOL
Forum: Say hello 04-06-11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Hello from Derby, UK

Thanks for the kind words, guys. The concert photography was a by-product of my occupation at that time, I was working as a sound engineer in alternative club. I hate to waste opportunities, so I...
Forum: For sale or wanted 04-06-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Pentax sold.

remaining:

Super-Takumar 300/4
Forum: For sale or wanted 02-06-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Nope, I just keep raws as much as possible and jpegs on external drive and dvd's. Sadly one of the drives went belly up, and I left most of my backup dvds behind when I moved to UK.

The problem...
Forum: For sale or wanted 02-06-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6643/igp8953.jpg

Will see if I can find anything better. It's a real pain to archive pictures, I need a better approach to it
Forum: For sale or wanted 02-06-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4440101671_e7f6f1e977_z.jpg?zz=1

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5230418896_0503b1f932_b.jpg
Forum: For sale or wanted 31-05-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Ok, here are some more or less decent pictures of the gear:
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7599/frontgc.jpg
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1467/backfz.jpg...
Forum: General discussion 30-05-11
Replies: 55
Views: 37,481
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Police intimidation of photographers?

Yes, private security is a whole different matter. I often wonder if being rather small minded, stubborn and overly suspicious is a pre-requisite to become one. It also seems like a lot of them are...
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 55
Views: 37,481
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Police intimidation of photographers?

I think we are going off-topic here. But you are right, the definition of size depends on perception...
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 55
Views: 37,481
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Police intimidation of photographers?

Nope, it's a small town. If you can walk through the city center in 15 mins max... Suburbs don't count in my book.
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 55
Views: 37,481
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Police intimidation of photographers?

So far I only had good experience with UK police, maybe it's due to the fact that I live in a small town (Derby). They have a couple of photography courses in the Uni of Derby, and students are being...
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 2
Views: 9,908
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Super-Takumar 300/4 vs Tair-3 4.5/300A

Nope, I'm actually quite average. I do find it more easy to get a stable shot with this setup than with more lightweight Sigma 70-300... (maybe I should drink less coffee).

The other thing I...
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Should photographers make a spectacle of themselves?

Well, a lot of my friends photographers still wonder how on earth I manage to shoot with manual lenses with such eyesight. But I guess people always find a way to adapt to their shortcomings.
Forum: General discussion 29-05-11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Should photographers make a spectacle of themselves?

True. The diopter adjustment only goes to -2 on my pentax k10, while I have -3
Forum: General discussion 28-05-11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Should photographers make a spectacle of themselves?

Weird.. I have always been shooting with my glasses on. Don't see any problems with that. And almost 500? Seriously?
Forum: General discussion 28-05-11
Replies: 2
Views: 9,908
Posted By straupenieks
Super-Takumar 300/4 vs Tair-3 4.5/300A

It so happens that I am a huge fan of manual lenses, especially telephoto ones. The biggest reason for that is the price/performance ratio I guess *LOL

For the past two years I have been happily...
Forum: Camera technique 28-05-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5,789
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Raw + Jpeg any advantages ?

I normally shoot only in RAW, but I do have an exception. Whenever I go to family gatherings and alike events, I always shoot RAW+JPEG, as it allows me to instantly give them the JPEG's and then be...
Forum: Say hello 28-05-11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By straupenieks
Hello from Derby, UK

I have been an amateur photographer for 5 or 6 years now. I did have some experience of using film and darkroom processing as a kid, but then had a huge break, till I got my first digital SLR. The...
Forum: For sale or wanted 26-05-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Thanks for your advice, Pol. To be honest - I only registered here to sell my gear, as I am not overly fond of forums as such... Most of my stuff can be seen on my flickr page, I even doubt I stil...
Forum: For sale or wanted 26-05-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Pentax K10 plus Pentax SMC DA 18-55 - 210
Super-Takumar 300/4 - 100
Forum: For sale or wanted 23-05-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Re: Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Sigma flash and Jupiter-9 reserved.
price for K10 and Takumar 300 - 300
Forum: For sale or wanted 20-05-11
Replies: 14
Views: 4,757
Posted By straupenieks
Pentax K10D, Takumar 300/4

Due to upgrade and change of systems I am selling my trusty kit:
Pentax K10D - good condition. Some minor marks on lcd, which cant be seen when viewing a picture and do not affect the operation in...
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