First real weekend shooting Pentax DS digital body

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Cheesehead, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Guest

    Spent the weekend in Wisconsin.
    Saw my parents, 3 of 4 brothers, grandmother, and
    other friends and family.
    Brought curds back to Ohio.
    Buckeyes seem to have no appreciation
    for the finer things in life.

    Filled most 1x512 & 2x256 for a total of 1 gig of data.
    RAW, of course.
    And that was after deleting a bunch of bad shots.
    Will post on my new domain (http://www.brendemuehl.net)
    after the DSL line gets installed later this week.
    (Just waiting for the modem & splitter to be delivered.)

    Gave the Tokina AT-X 80-400/4.5-5.6 a good trial.
    It performs well up to 200mm-300mm,
    but requires a lot of light to use @ 400mm.
    Still, it performs well. Images are sharp.
    Didn't test for flare or anything else.
    Always use a monopod or tripod when past 150mm.
    It's light but very long,
    and the length is the real issue with it.
    The images don't show any problems
    that would make me want to part with it.

    It's the "A" lenses that I'm becoming dis-satisfied with on digital.
    They'll remain with the film body. B&W for the most part.

    Winder ME-II (on Super Program) developed a problem.
    Seems to require two button presses in "S" mode.
    One to advance, one to fire the shutter.
    Works fine in "C" mode, as long as I don't hold down too long.
    Your thoughts?

    MotorDrive-A units seem to be going cheap these days.
    Maybe one of them should be in consideration.

    This next weekend I'll be evaluating a Tokina AT-X 80-200/2.8.
    On the DS, of course. Should be fun. Will post results.

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    Cheesehead, Jun 21, 2005
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