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05-30-2016, 07:02 PM   #31
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Are you aware of the memory option for the LCD Outdoor setting (Camera menu 5, page 3)? This will allow you to have the setting retained from the last selection. You can turn the camera off and it will remember the setting. It's not as handy as having it as a selection on the third wheel but worth selecting the memory for this one.
Quite clearly I was not! I thought it was pretty stupid for it to reset after leaving review mode. This will help a lot.

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Another thing I like...the K1 has given me an extra hour of shooting every day with the low light capability. Sometimes the best shots are at this time of day. Also helps for early morning shooting. Small thing but can give big rewards.

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Quite clearly I was not! I thought it was pretty stupid for it to reset after leaving review mode. This will help a lot.
You're not on your own mate, I was reading the instructions this morning to find that the bottom button on the 4 way pad is a selector for the screen brightness.

Guess I should have read the instructions earlier, it would have save me diving into the menu.

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As bizarre as the articulated* screen is, I have to say it is very useful.

This image would have been rather difficult to do with a fixed screen camera.


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*Regarding the K-1, to use the term tilting screen is a bit of an understatement in this case

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I would say the two biggest things that aggravate me about the K-1 are button placement (particularly the live view button, which I still hit quite a bit when trying to chimp) and slow write speeds (turning off lens corrections seems to help quite a bit). I'm learning the button placement, although since I still shoot with a K3 at times, it does make it a little difficult going back and forth.

Otherwise, the camera is a dream, with great dynamic range and is easily the easiest camera in which to change any setting that you desire without menu diving.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
As bizarre as the articulated* screen is, I have to say it is very useful.

This image would have been rather difficult to do with a fixed screen camera.

*Regarding the K-1, to use the term tilting screen is a bit of an understatement in this case
For this purpose (low angle shots with static subjects) I much prefer to shoot tethered via wifi function. I can see a lot better what I'm doing on a 8'' or 10'' tablet screen. But there are a lot of other scenarios where tilt screen is usefull.

P.S. Love the image.
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For this purpose (low angle shots with static subjects) I much prefer to shoot tethered via wifi function.
Every time I see someone using tethering on a handheld shot I can't help but think of it as a mis-application of technique. Yes it is convenient, Yes it is ergonomically familiar - but it makes photography easy: things that are easy hold little interest for me. Photographers should compose with their camera, not their phone/tablet. The only situation where I use tethering is in the studio is so the art director can see what I'm doing...I'm always behind the camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
As bizarre as the articulated* screen is, I have to say it is very useful.

This image would have been rather difficult to do with a fixed screen camera.


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*Regarding the K-1, to use the term tilting screen is a bit of an understatement in this case
That is a great image and you managed to get only one knee muddy !

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That's rich, considering you just posted a brag-photo showing how you used the "cheat" of the articulated screen to get your shot. How is that any less easy then using a tethered setup? Heck, fiddling with getting the tethering to work properly and reliably is arguably more difficult than using the attached screen.

If you are going to insist on such a ridiculously artificial standard, then how is anything not taken through the OVF acceptable? Where do you get off using focus peaking? Cropping? Postprocessing?


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Every time I see someone using tethering on a handheld shot I can't help but think of it as a mis-application of technique. Yes it is convenient, Yes it is ergonomically familiar - but it makes photography easy: things that are easy hold little interest for me. Photographers should compose with their camera, not their phone/tablet. The only situation where I use tethering is in the studio is so the art director can see what I'm doing...I'm always behind the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
That's rich, considering you just posted a brag-photo showing how you used the "cheat" of the articulated screen to get your shot. How is that any less easy then using a tethered setup? Heck, fiddling with getting the tethering to work properly and reliably is arguably more difficult than using the attached screen.
Yes tethering is technologically more demanding - Paring devices can be frustrating, then there is the issue of adjusting display brightness/contrast on the external device so the image will closely resemble what will be captured, setting up focus peaking and then there is the issue of latency with shutter activation, and ease of access to critical camera functions - personally it seems to me to be a lot of hoops to jump through when a simplified approach would be quicker and more efficient. Don't make things needlessly difficult for yourself.

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If you are going to insist on such a ridiculously artificial standard, then how is anything not taken through the OVF acceptable? Where do you get off using focus peaking? Cropping? Postprocessing?
I respect your opinions Dcshooter, you practice truly superlative craft in re-finishing and restoring lenses to their former glory. However, the above remarks are antagonistic, hyperbolic and serve no other purpose than to erode my opinion of you. All I'm advocating is a simpler approach and using what is already at hand. Rather than rely upon an external device which, as these gadgets and gizmos often do, just get in the way of ones creative vision.

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That is a great image and you managed to get only one knee muddy
Thanks, getting my clothes muddy was the least of my worries: It turned out I got plenty of sand in my shoes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Every time I see someone using tethering on a handheld shot I can't help but think of it as a mis-application of technique. Yes it is convenient, Yes it is ergonomically familiar - but it makes photography easy: things that are easy hold little interest for me. Photographers should compose with their camera, not their phone/tablet. The only situation where I use tethering is in the studio is so the art director can see what I'm doing...I'm always behind the camera.
You still compose your image with your camera, just using a bigger screen. To be more clear about what I was talking about static subjects, I will say that I was referring to those scenarios where the camera is on a tripod. If this image was taken handheld, then yes, tilt screen is usefull.

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A terrific image and kudos to Digitalis for using the screen's capability to get the shot. There are probably a dozen good ways to get that shot but the most important one is the ability to see and capture the shot. Well done.
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Are you top posting just to annoy me?



Yes tethering is technologically more demanding - Paring devices can be frustrating, then there is the issue of adjusting display brightness/contrast on the external device so the image will closely resemble what will be captured, setting up focus peaking and then there is the issue of latency with shutter activation, and ease of access to critical camera functions - personally it seems to me to be a lot of hoops to jump through when a simplified approach would be quicker and more efficient. Don't make things needlessly difficult for yourself.



I respect your opinions Dcshooter, you practice truly superlative craft in re-finishing and restoring lenses to their former glory. However, the above remarks are antagonistic, hyperbolic and serve no other purpose than to erode my opinion of you. All I'm advocating is a simpler approach and using what is already at hand. Rather than rely upon an external device which, as these gadgets and gizmos often do, just get in the way of ones creative vision.


Thanks, getting my clothes muddy was the least of my worries: It turned out I got plenty of sand in my shoes.

I call you out because you are wrong much more often than you are right and you constantly spread misinformaiton here.

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I just noticed something with my K1 that I've never seen on any other brand of camera that I've ever used. A unique, original, new, little feature that none of the Pentax APS-C cameras had, nor do Nikon, Canon or Fuji cameras.

The unique little feature that I'm referring to is a body cap that locks in place onto the camera when installed. To remove it one needs to press the lens release button. While seemingly a petty feature, I think it's a great idea. In the past, I've had body caps (especially the generic ones) work loose and fall off. This neat little feature will certainly help to keep the K1 sensor clean.

Thanks Pentax, you do the little things right!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I call you out because you are wrong much more often than you are right and you constantly spread misinformaiton here.
You're calling him out for having formed an opinion ?

Digitalis basically said he finds it odd to use a tethered device while taking a handheld shot.. Unless he misspoke, I imagine he means a person holding an SLR in one hand and a cell phone in another. If this is the scenario he has in mind, I agree with him. It would certainly be more simple to hold the camera with both hands and use the attached articulating screen.. yeah? Using a tethered cell phone with the camera on a tripod is less odd to me but Digitalis may disagree and I would have to accept that :^|

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I just noticed something with my K1 that I've never seen on any other brand of camera that I've ever used. A unique, original, new, little feature that none of the Pentax APS-C cameras had, nor do Nikon, Canon or Fuji cameras.

The unique little feature that I'm referring to is a body cap that locks in place ...
I noticed this as well and thought it was a nice introduction to the camera.

Some cameras come with a cheap press-to-fit body cap and I have had some with nicer twist-to-secure caps but none locked.
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