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  1. wrangler

    Pentax Why I don't find the K-01 Ugly

    Now THAT's funny!!
  2. wrangler

    Pentax Why I don't find the K-01 Ugly

    There is no ornamentation on that car, it's all about function. It's an 88" wheel base car that can haul seven people. The only place for a spare tire is on the "Bonnet".
  3. wrangler

    Pentax Why I don't find the K-01 Ugly

    I've owned both the Land Rover and a Wrangler. The Wrangler is pretty water tight, the Land Rover drains well.
  4. wrangler

    Pentax Why I don't find the K-01 Ugly

    I posted a picture of my 1966 Land Rover in another post, and from the comments, It came to me that I was attracted to he "Brick" because I like things square.
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    WINNERS SELECTED: 16th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

    You are right on. A Range Rover at 110 mph is like 55 in a normal car. A Land Rover at 55 mph is like 110 in a normal car.
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    WINNERS SELECTED: 16th Serious Compacts Salon Challenge: A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

    This old gem keeps on rollin, and I've seen no moss on her.
  7. wrangler

    Pentax K-01 becomes prime camera

    They don't?!?. Maybe what I'm hearing is the auto focus!
  8. wrangler

    Pentax K-01 becomes prime camera

    Different strokes, and all that. I have a hard time spending any extra for color. Silly, I know, I bought the thing for about a third of original list. Even the yellow one would have been one of the better buys I have ever made.
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    Pentax K-01 becomes prime camera

    I'm a curmudgeon, cameras are supposed to be black and silver. When I bought mine, yellow cost $10.00 more, so I have the black one!
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    Pentax K-01 becomes prime camera

    I have a Delkin Hood to shade the LCD in bright light. So far, that has served me well. I have just the two Digital cameras, so there are no other alternatives. We'll see how this goes!
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    Pentax K-01 becomes prime camera

    I bought the K-01 as a cheap backup body to my K110D. I have been totally seduced by the IQ and features of the brick. Yesterday I took the batteries and memory card out of the old SLR. It will make a fine backup.
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    Show "Remarkable Car(s)"

    My 22 Year Old
  13. wrangler

    How was your day?

    Thanks guys, I harvested the Walnut from a farm that has been in my family for over 100 years. I have been building stuff for family members from the wood in my "Glucose" powered wood shop since I retired.
  14. wrangler

    How was your day?

    My day was productive; I finished my granddaughter's jewelry box.
  15. wrangler

    Pentax k-01 does fireworks

    Very nice indeed! And welcome from a fellow Pentaxian.
  16. wrangler

    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    Glad to hear that you aren't offended. I tend to be unfocused and a whole lot undisciplined so I am easily led off on tangents. My iPad using Forum Runner does not display smiley faces, so I'da missed that anyway.
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I'm sorry Simon, I am the one that started the hijack of your thread. I thought your question was answered and you had made a decision. I guess I just started rambling.
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I also don't find it particularly ugly; but I like things a bit square. I have more trouble dealing with the amorphous curves of most current consumer products, including the current crop of SLRs. I just crop it up to being a curmudgeon.
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I marvel at the mixed emotions that the K-01 evokes. I can't think of another consumer product that has had such a love/hate response. I am amazed at the people that have bought and sold, then bought and resold, then in cases bought a third time. What is it about this machine that creates this...
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I'll second that!
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I never thought about it that way; but the K-01 has that solid, well put together feel that is reminiscent of early Volvos, and something I haven't experienced in any brand of Consumer DSLR. Actually, I have compared the feel to my Pentax MX.
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I hope you enjoy using your K-01 as much as I have mine. Just keep an open mind, and remember that it is not an SLR. It has different strengths and weaknesses than other cameras. I find the lack of eye level viewfinder to be liberating. It allows totally different viewpoints and hence composition.
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    Your'e absolutely right! However, I believe I'm an outlier on this sight; I don't buy much photo equipment. I use only Pentax, because I want to use the lenses that I have accumulated over the years, ranging from a Soligar 180 mm preset screw mount, a Quntaray 100-300 zoom that I bought because...
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    Pentax To buy or not to buy....that is the ? etc etc

    I'll start off by saying that I have very little experience with different cameras. In 40 years, I have owned three film cameras, and three digitals, all Pentax. And until the K-01, all SLR. I bought the K-01 as a backup for my K110D and now the DSLR is the backup. In bright sunlight I use the...
  25. wrangler

    Steam returns to the River Dart

    Thanks for sharing a very nice set of images that evoke strong memories. I have been a Steam fan since the waining days of Steam on US railways. In 1960, my brother and I had a chance to ride behind a Civil War era locomotive that was on a tour as part of the Centennial Celebration of the war...
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    Rhoda Mallardstern

    Nice set of pic's. I'm particularly taken with the fourth one. I like how it shows the effectiveness of color as camouflage and the camouflage failure due to selective focus.
  27. wrangler

    The Pub now asking for photo-ID.

    I'm usually the one behind the camera, so this a rare one.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    I can use Photogene to reduce the CA inherent with the Tamron 12-24. Also, it has some brush tools that I don't think are available in Snapseed. Therefore; I'll keep on.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    Sue, I have played a bit with filterstorm. Maybe I will eventually use it enough to get comfortable (and I will use it, because it is the most expensive App on this machine) but I wanted to let you know about Photogene, another powerful App that I find a bit more intuitive. Snapseed is still my...
  30. wrangler

    Beach/Ocean: Lets see yours.

    Does Lake Superior have a beach?
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    Show: Spring 2013 (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway :) )

    Last Fall, I planted some Daffodils and have been impatiently waiting throughout this long Winter for them to come up. The first one bloomed today. K-01 wi/18-55 mm kit lens. In camera processed jPeg.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    No "free" Filterstorm showed up in my search at the App Store. The not pro version was a bit cheaper, but not significant.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    I just bought Filterstorm Pro. It's not even close to being as intuitive as Snapseed. It will take a while to figure out what I can do with it. Thanks again Sue. You are my iPad photo processing guru.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    Check out Kyteflier's post on why you need a computer if you use an iPad. She convinced me that I needed to back up my Pad to iTunes. To get your pictures onto an iPad, you need an Apple Camera Connect Kit. It's an approximately $30 dollar accessory. You slip your SD card into the dongle, and...
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    I recently purchased a Pentax Mount version of the Tamron 10-24 mm. I think that it will adequately fill my desire for an ultra wide lens; however, the purple fringe is unacceptable. The reviews that I read before buying this lens stated that it is a problem easily dealt with in post...
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    I also have an iPad 2 without Retina. It displays photos just fine and it is what I use for photo processing. My son in law has the iPad 3, and to my old eyes, I don't see enough difference to replace my iPad.
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    iPad Processing: more sophisticated than ever

    Looking good! I'm still using SnapSeed on my iPad, and it does most everything that I need. That said, I recently added Photogene, and have been learning some of the nuances.
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    If you could only have 1 camera (inc lens) What would it be?

    Me too! Make mine my Pentax MX with an unlimited supply of Pan-X.
  39. wrangler

    If you could only have 1 camera (inc lens) What would it be?

    Please, can't I just keep my K-01 and 40 xs?
  40. wrangler

    If you could only have 1 camera (inc lens) What would it be?

    It better be, that thing costs over twice as much as the car that I drive.
  41. wrangler

    If you could only have 1 camera (inc lens) What would it be?

    Since this is purely hypothetical;'I have lately become fascinated with the Leica Monochrom.
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    Show: Spring 2013 (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway :) )

    Spring has arrived here in southern Minnesota; although snow is predicted for Wednesday.
  43. wrangler

    I spent the day in an Asylum... a real one (LAST PICS ADDED)

    Wow! That's one bizarre place. I'd stick with industrial sites myself!
  44. wrangler

    When you get a new camera-- how do YOU test it?

    You don't say shoot the cat to a Yank!!!
  45. wrangler

    When you get a new camera-- how do YOU test it?

    I've bought five new cameras in 40 years. With the most recent, a Pentax K-01, I charged the battery and packet it in the bag to go on vacation. The other 4, it was too long ago, I don't remember.
  46. wrangler

    Pentax Just added an ultra wie angle lens

    The most flexible, and most often used lens in my kit is my 18 to 55 mm. I have observed that over the years, most of my shots have been at the wide end; hence, the growing need for something wider.
  47. wrangler

    Pentax Just added an ultra wie angle lens

    I selected the Tammy solely based on price and warranty. I'm not a "Pixel Peeker" and from my experience, you can get interesting images from any lens, just look at the Toy lens craze. I think the balance on the K-01 is just fine. I cradle any lens and body in my left hand and punch buttons...
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    Pentax Just added an ultra wie angle lens

    I've wanted an ultra wide lens since I got my first SLR in the early '70s. I just couldn't justify taking the money from the budget. Now that I have retired and travel more, it was time. I just received a Tamron 10-24 zoom to use with my K-01. On first inspection, I think it will be a nice...
  49. wrangler

    US internet sale tax is coming!

    Interesting argument! If I go to New York, walk into Adorama's store and purchase something, the sales tax goes to the State of New York. That sales tax then benefits the infrastructure supporting that business. If I buy that same item on line, the sales tax will go to the State of Minnesota...
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