GESO - First Snow Crystals 2013/14

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at
Sun Dec 15 22:06:04 EST 2013


Dan Matyola

On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 7:31 PM, Mark C <pdml-mark at> wrote:
> Pentax K-3, SMC DFA 50mm f2.8, flash. The snow crystals were not too well
> formed but the K-3 and DFA 50 did a great job.
> The start of the season is always about getting setup again and getting
> things working properly. This year aside form upgrading the camera and lens
> I stopped using the AF360FGZ and just slapped a little Achiever manual flash
> onto a PC to hot shoe adapted and ran it through an Olympus Safe Synch. The
> AF360 kept going into power saving mode and then resetting itself, requiring
> constant attention. TGhe little manual flash with a bit of white cloth
> wrapped around it works great.
> Lots of detail in the K-3 images - I think the DFA 50mm f2.8 is optically
> superior to the Sigma EX 50 that I used before (the non-digital version).
> Mark
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