hi new to this form


pink

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 10:15
hi I've had my pentax k100d for two/three years and love it had my k10d for around 18 month and been keen on photography sine i was 18.

I am shooting my first paid wedding in November (well just getting paid for the ink and paper (its a start and the wife will not let me charge she is a friend of the family ))

what would be your next leans

I am shooting with my pentax k10d and have the following two lens

smc pentax-da 1:3 5-5.6 18-55mm al
Sigma dg 28-300mm 1:3 5-6.3

now the sigma is a great lens and it matched my pentax K100d but the same lens on my k10d seems to have focus issue (can anyone explain why) don't get me wrong it works well but not as clear or clean as the k100d when you zoom and crop.

dose any one know if or where i can hire lens if need for the pentax if needed

but i would like to buy if funds permit me to

went to view the venue last night what i nice place

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

summiteverest

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 13:55
Welcome, I have just joined myself and it is a very friendly user group.

Once I have saved up enough (will take some time) my next lens could be a Pentax 77mm limited edition. Although have also been looking a Pentax SMC A 50mm f1.7.

pink

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 14:10
thank you for the welcome but can anyone help with the following issue

now the sigma is a great lens and it matched my pentax K100d but the same lens on my k10d seems to have focus issue (can anyone explain why) don't get me wrong it works well but not as clear or clean as the k100d when you zoom and crop.

has any one had the same issue

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 14:33
Have look hear. https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/k10-focus-check-14507
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

pink

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:12
thank you Barrie

I will check out my focus

any comment on what my next lens should be

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

mikew

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:25
One of our members Nathan quoted an excellent article which explains why the same lens can be great on one body and only OK on another. The bodies and lens are all manufactured within tolerances. It may be that the K100 and the Sigma's variations in tolerance sort of cancel each other out while the K10 and Sigma are both 'in the same direction' so don't work so well together.

Without wishing to sound like a Jeremiah you're a brave man taking on a wedding. It's very hard to do well and a vitally important day for the couple.

Others may well be along who have more experience.

Why do you want another lens? For the wedding? If so you'll need a wider aperture and perhaps you should look at something like the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 which I find to be very sharp at all apertures. Maybe your money will be better spent on a flash gun that can actually light up a scene which the pop up will struggle with.

I'd suggest you start a new thread in General Chat say and ask the question there. If you search the forum you'll find lots of advice on weddings - much of it saying think twice!

Mike
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You can see some of my shots at my Flickr account.

bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:34
Which lens you decide to go for next depends most on the type of photography you intend to do. i.e. Macro, wildlife, landscape, portrait etc.
Then you will find differing opinions on, should you use Prime or zoom lenses, old glass is better than modern, Pentax is better than third party.
Oh! and then it's all got to fit in a budget.
You may have gathered by now it's a mine field, one which I'm not equipped to cross.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

Greytop

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 23:47
Welcome to the forum James
Regarding your next lens, really only you can decide. As Barrie says it really depends on what to intend to photograph. Best of luck
Regards Huw

flickr

Snootchies

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 02:33
Hola James; welcome aboard! We're a good bunch here!!!!
Bob

My website (Hadfield Photography)

Pentax Gallery Artist page:link

Flickr Photostream: link

Thordell

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 09:18
Welcome James, hope you enjoy being with us, you will find those who can give help and advice on your equipment or work that is helpful and understanding.

I am not the one to offer advice on lens I seem to have far more than I need and the moment my screen is not busy with something else it seems to find it's way to the lens page of suppliers websites.
Jackie H
K7, K20D, istDS, Optio SV, ME
Most used glass
50mm f1.4, 60-250mm, 28-80mm,
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro & Bertha 50-500

mr.mellow

Link Posted 01/09/2009 - 14:46
Hello James and welcome to the forum.
The older I get the faster I was.
Dave
K-3 II, K10D, DA16-85, DA*50-135, DA12-24, DA18-55, DA 50, Sigma EX DG 70mm Macro, Sigma 70-300mm, Sigma DG 120-400mm APO HSM.
Metz 58 AF-1.

My Flickr link

darlene

Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 14:15
Hi and welcome to the forum
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