sam-joseph

Status: Member
Join Date: 22nd September 2009
Last Login: 18th March 2012 - 22:18
Real Name: Glen
Website: No Website
Occupation: Fitter & Turner
Interests: Photography, Mountain Biking

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FS Sigma 70-200 2.8 macro mark II
Posted in Classified Adverts
Hi Mark. I have a Sigma 70-200 APO EX as well, and it's a great lens. I sold my Tokina 80-400 to fund it. The Tokina was a good lens, but I was after something faster. welcome to the club.8)8)8) Regards
Pentax K5 made in China ?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
There is a camera shopping mall (3 buildings x 6 floors) at Luban Rd / Xie Tu Rd, Shanghai (20 mins from downtown). I buy 90% of all my cameras/lenses from there (the Pentax shop at the back of the ground floor in the first building, not the one next to the escalator (but that seems to be fine too).Camera Shopping Mall?3 buildings with 6 floors?? And there's an entire Pentax shop, no less. I thought such places only existed in my dreams. Regards
Shy model!
Posted in Your Photos
Thanks for modelling Vera. That's a great portrait of you. In my opinion, the use of photoshop, etc, can go too far. I like to see the person AS THEY ARE (sorry for shouting). I hope you continue to model. Regards
FS: SMC -A 35-105 F3.5 85
Posted in Classified Adverts
This is a beautiful collector's lens everyone. I only sold mine to get a fast AF, and I still regret it. BUY IT!! Regards
A (Very) Fond Farewell to Pentax
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
It's nice to see someone leaving Pentax for purely practical reasons, and maybe one day you will return to the fold when the offerings are better. Good luck with the new system, but have you considered how much it's going to cost you when Pentax ups the ante with a new, better system? Regards
So what you got on at the week end then ?? 2
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
Saturday, helping my brother-in-law move house. Something to look forward to... Sunday, an early squirt on the mountain bike, then I have an all-day appointment with a newspaper and coffee. Regards
It`s time to say goodbye.
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I've been a member for a couple of years, and the mood generally seems to change like the weather (for me, at least). This is a good thing. If everything was plain sailing, it'd be boring. And those times when it's all too stressful to follow a slanging-match thread to the end, I dust off the mountain bike and go for a blast in the bush. Thanks to all the confrontational PU members for getting me fit again! Mike-P, your big, cheery smiley 'bye' face is the best reply I've seen, and it's only one word. Regards
Cold ,wet and dark Whitby!
Posted in Your Photos
Tch, tch. All this bickering about Whitby. No wonder Captain Cook left the place and came to Australia for a holiday. Regards
Seven Lenses
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
My seven, for what it's worth. Sigma 17-70 Sigma 70-200 f2.8 Sigma 30mm f1.4 UWA lens, Pentax 12-24, Sigma 10-20 or similar Pentax-A 100mm f2.8 macro, or new version That's it. I can't count. Five lenses would be sufficient at this moment in time. The first two I already have. The others are "on the list". Regards
Dinner
Posted in Your Photos
Clearly that's the Queensland Chiro-Spider. He's just giving old mate Mr. Ant an adjustment. Yes, yes, nice shot. Regards
Macro
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
do you have any particular method of securing it (the toilet tissue) in place?A rubber band works for me, but I use a tissue. I never use toilet paper, because that would just be a flash in the pan.... Regards
Take it on the chin
Posted in Your Photos
Just a touch of attitude there. I reckon that Sigma 30mm is at the top of my 'want' list. Regards
Super Pit
Posted in Your Photos
Why are you carrying a rifle in the first one?The rifle is a necessity, with so many drop-bears and rabid 'roos about. Regards
Super Pit
Posted in Your Photos
Nice pit. My brother drives one of those trucks in a Hunter Valley mine. What was the lens? Regards
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I always make a trip to the Newcastle Lovett Gallery when this exhibition comes to town. There's a good mix of great and not-so-great shots. Regards
Good news for Timbo
Posted in General Photographic Chat
Congratulations Tim. Stunning images. Regards
Unexpected breakfast guest
Posted in Your Photos
No. 2 is good. For an action shot, get him to dance. Just flick the kettle on.:D
Sigma 70-200
Posted in Classified Adverts
I've just bought a used pre-HSM version off ebay, with matching AF 1.4tc for $700AUD. It's in the post as we speak. Can't wait to get me grubby little hands on it.... Regards
A Couple of Bust Stop Photos
Posted in Your Photos
I lived in Acton, London in the early 90's, during my travelling phase, and I used to catch the 207 to Ealing for shopping or the cinema. If anyone's got the compact Canon film camera that was stolen from my flat in Shaa Road, I want the film back! The Samyang works well, apparently. Might just put one on my wish-list. Regards
Noise and the K7
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Someone on the other Pentax forum suggests setting the High-ISO Noise Reduction (Custom menu 3, option 19) to 3 (High), as well as High-ISO Noise Reduction Starting Sensitivity Level(option 20) to 3 (ISO400). This is apparently very effective for those of us shooting jpegs. Regards
35mm 2.4 vs 2.8 macro or 40mm 2.8 Ltd
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I'm currently in the midst of a similar dilemma. After shedding some lenses I'm looking at a much reduced stable, ie, Sigma 17-70, Tamron 70-200 f2.8, and a nice short prime. The DA35 f2.8 macro stands out, but the Sigma 30mm f1.4 is also interesting. The question is, would the short prime be useful, given the versatility of the Sigma 17-70?? Regards
Technical Question about using older lenses
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I have the "A" series 50mm f1.7 and it's a cracker. I also have an "M" 200 f4, a Tak 135 f2.5, and a 50 f2, and they have all been a great help in understanding the relationship between aperture and shutter speed. For 20 years I had a Pentax film camera and used 'Program' mode all the time. Now, with a collection of good manual focus lenses, and a few good AF ones, I'm finally learning what it's all about. Regards