Michael Farris


Photo Information
My friend, working at the university; shot today in my office.
22/06/2011 - 18:19nonur
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/20
Aperturef/2.8
LensN/A
ISO320
Focal Length100mm
Views/Likes55/0

GIULIO57

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 19:09
I'm sure that your K5 works well
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nonur

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 19:29
No, it doesn't work well, Giulio! It suffers when I change the lens, the AF struggles, gives out a noise but cannot adjust it. Sometimes it fails and gets stuck. I asked it to Pentax, lets see what they will say.
Regards,
Nezih

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 19:40
nonur wrote:
No, it doesn't work well, Giulio! It suffers when I change the lens, the AF struggles, gives out a noise but cannot adjust it. Sometimes it fails and gets stuck. I asked it to Pentax, lets see what they will say.

I'm glad my K-x hasn't suffered any problems... The more forum threads I read (here and pentaxforums) the more issues with the K5 I stumble accross...
I keep thinking about an upgrade and I've spent a fortune on lenses (which I love on the K-x) I hope when the time comes I don't have to change systems...

Maybe keep the K-x and (back)upgrade to a K20D... Or wait for the next Pentax release...
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 19:42
AGGHH!! SORRY!

I really like the shot... Great expression you caught on him!!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

DrOrloff

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 20:05
I like this portrait, it has a warmth about it, as does the companion shot. They look a really nice couple and that's what the photos convey.
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nonur

Link Posted 22/06/2011 - 21:17
Thank you folks! It took some time, but I solved the problem. Here's how: by trial I found that it occurs only with 50-200mm DA lenses (I've got two). The problem is that when you put the lens on, you twist it until it stops,then you have the problem. The trick is to give it a little backward turn to make it click, then everything is OK! I have no such problem with my K20D though. I think I should mention that in the forum.
Regards,
Nezih

szgabor

Link Posted 23/06/2011 - 06:33
Nice portrait. I like the colours and the lights. The bookshelf gave a great background to it.
Regards,
Gábor
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pauljay

Link Posted 24/06/2011 - 12:29
That's really nice Nezih, and the bookshelves actually enhance the shot.
Paul.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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