Solent Scene


McGregNi

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 15:27
No, it's not a view of the Solent, the photo is named after the boat....

Not too far away though, taken on Swanage Pier. This is the boat that gives regular trips between Swanage and Poole, passing of course near to the Old Harry Rocks and the beautiful Studland beaches.

The "spire" I referred to in my "Foreland Rocks" thread can be seen clearly here in front of the main cliffs. It is not visible from the location on the Studland side where my other photos were taken from. The "twisting thrust" rock is the one on the far edge of the image....

Shot with the K7 and Tamron Di LD 70-300....



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Last Edited by McGregNi on 11/09/2020 - 15:28

pschlute

Link Posted 11/09/2020 - 22:39
Your k7 is still going strong Nigel
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davidtrout

Link Posted 12/09/2020 - 08:08
What a fantastic coast line.....and beautifully captured by you and your K7 Nigel.
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MrB

Link Posted 12/09/2020 - 11:10
Another good Dorset view, Nigel - nicely framed.

Philip

redbusa99

Link Posted 12/09/2020 - 11:46
another fine shot Nigel. You certainly have the old K7 performing well as well as a lens that is not classed as one of the best, well done.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 12/09/2020 - 14:04
K7, K5, K3, K1... 7 was where that all started, so it's a real must that the K7 keeps going strong and performing as the true original flagship that it is!

I don't think the significance of the new model was perhaps fully appreciated at the time (2009). I saw evidence that many of its innovations, improvements and ergonomic strengths were recognised by reviewers and held up highly against the competition. However the Pentax community themselves appeared not to embrace any of this in strength.

Did it come too soon after the K20, in terms of peoples budgets and upgrade cycles? I don't think the image processing improvements were recognised, swamped perhaps by negativity towards the Samsung sensor generally . It took the offer of the Sony sensor in the same package to bring all the upgraders on board, in the reborn K7 called the K5... And that came very quickly, before the K7 was even fully established.

So ultimately the original model in this fine line of flagship cameras was left behind, and a few diehard stragglers (or latecomers like me being "budget conscious/broke"!) were left to keep the flame alive.

I'm glad to say my particular example shows no sign of any deterioration, although it does enjoy far longer rest periods between each use now than in the past.

Thanks Philip, Peter, redbussa99 and David for your responses, and I'm pleased you liked the shot.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/09/2020 - 14:08

McGregNi

Link Posted 12/09/2020 - 15:14
I can't resist reposting this quote from John Riley last year, which I stumbled upon randomly....
johnriley wrote:
A K7 for 35 sounds like quite a bargain. It's a great camera, a sort of half way step between the K20D and the K5, having the same body design as the K5.

All great cameras. I quite miss my K20D.

Its interesting that he pitched the K7 as "half way" between the K20D and K5, even though in the same sentence he told us the K7 and K5 had the same body....
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 12/09/2020 - 15:18

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 14/09/2020 - 18:49
Envious of that coastline! Does the boat do tourist trips out?
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