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08-12-2016, 01:03 AM   #241
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I think I'm becoming lazy in my old age as I've been saving as jpeg only of late, I used to save raw+jpeg, use the jpeg to view and the raw to edit.

Since getting my K-S1 i have noticed that the jpegs it produces are pretty good depending on your camera settings, I've settled on Bright mode with -1 Sat, -1 Contrast, -1 Sharpen, Highlight correction on and Shadow correction off. I take the jpegs into CC2015, duplicate the layer and edit in the camera raw filter where I find the camera has done most of the work and I just have to refine little areas.
I did try a comparison starting from scratch with a raw file and comparing my edited effort with the in camera jpeg, 1 photo and 2 different outcomes, which looked better ? I suppose it was down to personal taste in the end.

Both images looked decent in their own right but again it came down to personal taste. Jpegs for now with the option to edit the file in raw is probably my route for now.

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I've also been thinking recently about trying jpeg only for a while, to get closer to recreating the experience of shooting slide film that I've always loved so much. But for now here are a couple shot in raw with the DA16-45mm (xposted).




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Did a baby shower shoot this weekend with the K-S1...

DA 35 2.4 @f/2.8


F 50 1.7 (wide open)


The K-S1 does need a bit more PP than my K10D but if I get the exposure right, I find that the colors turn out quite accurate and pleasing and now I am starting to get the workflow of RawTherapee so things are getting easier.
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I have always liked the results that come from the KS1. Just something about them that appeals to me. Sort of sharp and smooth at the same time. I can't really describe it. The K1 has a bit of this too and that is one of the reasons that I like it so much. A lot of value for the price.

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I took my K-S1 with the Tamron 70-300 out today looking for early signs of this years fungi season, in previous years I have used my trusty Canon 600D with it's flip out lcd for this kind of work so today was a learning experience.......and it was, no twisty flip lcd, metering in dark areas way different to the Canon. I used on board flash with a plastic diffuser which produced results far better than I expected, just have to wait a day or two for more to pop up then go hunting again. A few from today:

Fung0005 on Flickr

Fung0002 on Flickr

Fung001 on Flickr
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The hummingbirds were fussing at me for not having a feeder on my deck, so after getting one, I'm annoying them whenever possible with the K-S1. This is with the FA 100-300 / 4.7~5.8, cropped about as much as I dared:



This is with the Samyang 500/8 T-mount lens left over from my "cheap, long glass" days. I had to put extension tubes on the back to get the minimum focus distance short enough (it's about 10 meters normally, another reason why that lens is so cheap):



And this is with the Samyang 500/6.3 reflector T-mount lens (likewise a cheap LBA buy). The lens is constant-aperture, which at this range gives very shallow DoF. I managed to get the "one eye in focus" look that is so popular in portraits. (@Parallax would be so proud of me! ) I decided it was easier to shorten the MFD on the 500/8 than try to make a Waterhouse stop for the back of the 500/6.3 (if that would even work).


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HD DA 21mm

Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/138394404@N04/]

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by ALexey Novikov, on Flickr

DA 40mm Limited


Distagon 35mm f/2 ZK

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by ALexey Novikov, on Flickr

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x-posted to the Tamron Club...



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Super Takumar 55mm/2.0



Super Takumar 35mm/2.0



Super Takumar 20mm/4.5



Super Takumar 55mm/2.0
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On the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

A trip out on this 15" gauge railway last September. All 13 miles of it and back. Pix are:

1) Northern Chief prepares to leave Hythe.

2) Winston Churchill at Dungeness.

3) Northern Chief arrives at Dungeness.
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01-16-2017, 12:36 PM - 2 Likes   #251
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Plastic Fantastic DA 35 2.4 (xposted to its club). Wide open at f/2.4


Sigma 30 1.4 Art. Almost wide open at f/1.6. Xposted to Bokeh club.


I do like my normal FL lenses, and I believe I have two great ones now
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More photos from the RH & DR

The first image shows Northern Chief taking on water at New Romney station. Next are two taken inside the engine shed at New Romney, one at 1/8th sec, the other at 1/80th. The faster shutter speed gave a sharper picture (although the shake reduction did a good job at 1/8th), but increasing the exposure in LR gave almost as much detail as at 1/8th, for a little extra noise.
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02-16-2017, 03:34 PM - 2 Likes   #253
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Borrowed my daughter's K-S1 for a couple of photos. Here's one...

Victoria (with DA *55)

02-21-2017, 11:57 AM   #254
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On Saturday I said goodbye to my trusty Pentax K-S1 after knocking it off a bridge, yes a bridge, a railway one at that.
I was out on Friday close to home trying a few attempts at a moving train, I took my camera and 2 lenses a 16-85 and 70-300 to weigh up what would be best suited. The wall on top of bridge itself is just over 6 foot so I found a bit of wood to give me a leg up, I took a few with the short lens then changed to the zoom then back and forth until I decided to change for the last time. This time though instead of climbing down with camera and lens I removed the lens and left the camera on top of the wall, I grabbed the other lens then went to jump back up............sigh, as I got back up the wood slipped and I reached out for the bridge wall.......any guesses ? yes my hand knocked the camera off the top for a 25ft drop to the tracks below. My fault entirely.

That moment in your mind when there aren't enough swear words in the world. Anyway, camera landed on the ballast and must have caught the bridge as it went down, the flash housing was knocked off and the camera body itself had landed face down with a lump of dolomite inside the camera, the mirror assembly was completely smashed along with the flash. I tried the camera and it still turned on....Pentax build quality!

I had a friend of mine who actually repairs digital items have a look and he gave me the news that I already thought, cost to repair far outweighs the cost of a replacement........bye bye Pentax, it's ended up in his parts bin.

I learned something last Friday, cameras come with straps for a reason.
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I saw a troll today.
Luckily trolls are slow creatures . Both in body and in mind so I had plenty of time to take photo and get to a safe distance before it discovered me.


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