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  1. loopy

    Which was the first digital camera you ever owned?

    Canon Powershot S40, purchased for ~$800 in 2001. Died after about a year and a half...
  2. loopy

    Anybody try the K5?

    Ive had my k5 since October and I love it. I do not know much about the D7000, but this site has a comparison between the two: Nikon D7000 vs Pentax K-5 Perhaps another camera store has one in stock, so you can hold one before purchasing.
  3. loopy

    Snowboarding in Fernie

    I have to agree with Mike, these look underexposed to me. I'd like to see the backgrounds a little brighter. Aside from that, I think #4 turned out the best. The subject looks sharp while the background is slightly blurred. Nice work. I love Fernie, great hill. What do you use to protect...
  4. loopy

    Undo "sucked in” effect

    Oops! I just saw that this was done on a phone so never mind my previous post. Looks like your SOL.
  5. loopy

    Undo "sucked in” effect

    There is no way your going to be able to undo this effect. If the file is on a windows 7 machine, you can try right clicking on the file > properties > previous versions. Will any luck you may be able to access the unedited file.
  6. loopy

    So I got a Pentax K5.....

    Sweet, I want one! Where did you find this?
  7. loopy

    Sagemax extended warranty – good or bad?

    I looked into this when I bought my K5, there was a lot of mixed reviews and when I inquired with Mack they told me that the Warrenty started on the purchase date. I concluded it wasn't worth it as Pentax Canada already offers 2 year Warrenty. I actually think Nikon does as well. One thing I...
  8. loopy

    Pentax lenses

    Hey Nick, take a look at this article on cheap Macro for Pentax. CHEAP MACRO -- Buying or exploiting a lens for ultraclose work - The site also has a lens review database.
  9. loopy

    Pentax K-5 review

    I don't know too much about the 60d but this site gives a side by side comparison : Canon 60D vs Pentax K-5 I've only owned my k5 for a couple of months and I've been really impressed so far. Great high iso performance, dynamic range, build quality and ergonomics are some of the things that...
  10. loopy

    Shooting a wedding.

    If you shot in RAW, then you can change the white balance in post.
  11. loopy

    Do you carry your camera?

    Nah, I only take it with me when I think I might want to use it.
  12. loopy

    Equipment, tools, gadgets and anything else.

    Keep shooting, eventually you'll figure out your style and what area of photography you enjoy the most. If you asked me 10 years ago, I would have said people but if you ask me today I'd say nature.
  13. loopy

    Some of my b&w after a little editing.

    I totally agree, I've read some of your threads and not only are you supporting your daughters emerging passion but you are getting involved and I think that's awesome.
  14. loopy

    which film camera do u have?

    I used a Pentax K1000 when I was learning film, it's a solid camera. The k1000 is a manual camera, no auto. If you go with a pentax, you can still use your lenses on a DSLR if you decide to go digital in the future. A film camera might be a cheaper set up, developing yourself is fairly...
  15. loopy

    a horrible chapter in our endeavor to become illustrious world famous photographers

    I feel your pain, I remember going out with my k1000 thinking that I was rocking it only to find out that not a single shot turned out. Oh well, the joys of film. When I worked at Walmart, we could scan b&w to cd-rom. Sure that was 6-7 years ago, but I have a hard time believing that they...
  16. loopy

    Advice on getting a digital SLR

    Thanks for pointing that our MLeek, I was just about to say... I've been very happy with not only the image quality but the build quality as well. I own a Pentax KM and a K5. Pentax does have really good bang for your buck, actually the Pentax K5 is one of the best ASP-C cameras on the market...
  17. loopy

    Could you help me find...

    I'm looking for something similar, I'd like to be able to how my camera in my purse and go. However purse style camera bags are expensive! I've decided to make something like myself. Below are a couple how-to posts, I think I'll add a flap to mine that uses Velcro. Blue. Lace. House: Make...
  18. loopy

    F a l c o n

    Awesome shot, love the symmetry in this photo.
  19. loopy

    What do you guys do to stay in shape?

    I've been a lazy pig these last 4 months, I need to get back into being active and more importantly....eating healthy (as I type with a candy cane in my mouth...) I find the easiest way to eating better is to calorie count on my iphone. I don't obsess about it but it does make me more...
  20. loopy

    My first photos ever C&C please

    I don't have a lot of time but here are my comments: 1. I like the colours in this photo, but that is it. The composition looks a little off, and the flower itself looks a little soft. 2. I think this shot might look better if it was framed to crop out the trees and houses. I'd also try...