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Epic Olympus E-M5 OM-D User Review

To me the Olympus OM-D marks the tipping point where the Micro Four Thirds format made the leap from a good idea in theory to a good idea in practice.

Mastering manual focus on Pentax DSLRs

I have had a number of people ask me how to get consistent results with their manual focus lenses on Pentax DSLRs. The good thing is that it is not all that difficult. The bad thing is that it takes a bit of trial and error to figure it out. Or, maybe that’s a good [...]

Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited observations

I was playing around last week with a Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited lens on my K10D and I thought I would do a quick FoV (field of view) and IQ (image quality) comparison between it and my Pentax FA 35mm f/2.0 AL lens. Here’s what I found:

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Pentax K10D, SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, ISO 125,  f/1.4, 1/60 sec, +2/3 EV, IS on
Been playing around a bit with a Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 lens I’m borrowing. This shot was taken almost directly into the late afternoon sun streaming through the windows on the front of our house. So far I am finding the [...]

Pentax SMCP-DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited User Review

Ever since I started shooting DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors I have struggled to find the perfect go-to lens for the majority of my photos. I love the speed and image quality of my old A series 50mm f/1.7 but the lack of autofocus and relatively tight F0V (75mm equiv.) makes it less than ideal [...]