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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 Days Ago  
DXO PhotoLab 4
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 49
Views: 3,286
I've been using Photolab since November. Overall very pleased with it. I switched from Darktable, although I still use the 2.6 version of that software on occasion.

DXO does a great job of one-click denoise without me having to fiddle with the levers. In general I can get an image I'm happy with out quickly.

One thing it has taught me is that I actually like a little vignetting, as I frequently find myself turning that autocorrect off.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-09-2021, 02:19 PM  
Pentax KP screen not working when flipped out
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Thanks, I'd love to visit Prague one day. Maybe when COVID is over.

I imagine that the repair will be pricier here. I'll start working on getting quotes on Monday I suppose. Thanks for the information, all!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-09-2021, 06:06 AM  
Pentax KP screen not working when flipped out
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Thanks! If you don't mind me asking, where did you take your camera to get serviced?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2021, 05:25 PM  
Pentax KP screen not working when flipped out
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Hi,

Unfortunately it seems like I have an issue with my flip screen. I noticed today that the screen goes black when I flip it out more than a few degrees. The camera still works and takes photos, etc, just no screen. It's still working fine unflipped for now.

Anyone else have this issue? Possible repair tips? The camera is out of warranty unfortunately.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-25-2020, 05:12 PM  
New member from Maine
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Welcome, I also shoot in Maine so you are not alone!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2020, 06:39 PM  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 1,603
Views: 97,001
There's a lot more information here.

26 megapixel sensor, interesting.

The video is kind of funny, they act as if more information is coming soon, but then if you look at their spec sheet it basically reveals everything about the camera.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-03-2020, 05:53 PM  
The Darktable Users Coterie
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 212
Views: 19,961
I'm also struggling with colors in Darktable (on Windows 10) with KP DNGs. The last pre 3.0 build still works great for me and produces lovely images, but starting with 3.0 to the current build I get this weirdly off skin tone and... just a look that makes everyone look vaguely ill. I guess I can just use the old build forever, but I'd love any suggestions about what to do here.
Forum: Pentax KP 10-03-2020, 02:19 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 2,875
Views: 273,707
Some recent shots from woods and seashore:


Pebbles by A.T., on Flickr


Dawn Fingers by A.T., on Flickr


Harvest Reds by A.T., on Flickr


Sere by A.T., on Flickr


Gesturing by A.T., on Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-02-2020, 12:10 PM  
Setting in Camera Preventing me from taking a Picture??
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 16
Views: 947
At least in the KP, you go into AF with Viewfinder setting, then AF.S Setting, then set to Release Priority.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 09-19-2020, 07:54 PM  
Better camera for video than K-01
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
I have a Panasonic G85 and I'd recommend that if you want something that has excellent 4K quality, mic in, and awesome video stabilization. They are plentiful used although dunno in your area.

I have an inexpensive adaptor I bought that allows for manual aperture control with Pentax DA lenses. I haven't used it much though since the kit lens with the G85 is quite nice and perfectly sufficient for my needs.

I can't really recommend using any Pentax camera for video, sorry.

EDIT: it might be called the G80 in your region, I don't know why Panasonic makes this so confusing.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-15-2020, 04:56 AM  
Do I really need a KP?
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 21
Views: 2,343
If you have a K-70 it's probably better to wait for a future model. There's actually some things that are better in the 70 like phase detect AF in live view.

I like the KP quite a lot but I don't think it's enough of an upgrade unless you're really attached to the styling. I think the 70 is more versatile as well due to the deeper grip... I find the KP awkward with larger lenses.

Also I think the IBIS has technically been improved over the years but I don't find it any more effective than my K50s IBIS and buying an m43 camera was a revelation in terms of "oh, this is what way better IBIS feels like". (not criticizing the KP, it's just the smaller sensor on m43 makes IBIS much more effective).
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-02-2020, 01:27 PM  
SDM Drive Motors
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 358
If the SDM performance prior to conversion was markedly better than using the camera's internal motor you might want to repair, but the fact is that it isn't. So I agree with the prior posters.

It might hurt the resale a bit but I doubt that the cost would make up the difference. Also I have a feeling Pentax may eventually retool the lens as they are doing with the 16-50 at which point the lens probably won't be worth enough used to bother anyway.
Forum: Pentax KP 08-29-2020, 02:33 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 2,875
Views: 273,707
Seems like I'm seeing a lot of spiders recently!

All with the 35mm Limited.


Patience by A.T., on Flickr


Lurker by A.T., on Flickr


Underbelly by A.T., on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-23-2020, 10:05 AM  
K-new vs KP
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 63
Views: 4,492
I use my flip screen on the KP constantly so the Knew is a non starter for me unfortunately.

The one thing about the KP I would warn about is that even the "big" grip is smaller than your typical DSLR grip and added with the weight of the camera makes it awkward with larger lenses. I use the medium grip but I shoot almost exclusively with the limited primes.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-21-2020, 05:08 PM  
How to get Pentax colors in darktable?
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 7
Views: 959
I decided to not go with 3.x because I had a ton of color issues as well. Probably solvable but not worth it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-19-2020, 05:49 PM  
Pentax lens names in Flickr
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Wow, thanks! And to think I've been going to all that trouble.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-16-2020, 03:19 PM  
Is gap on KP ok, and is dust removal working?
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
When the dust removal activates, you may hear a very faint high pitched squeaking sort of noise. But like I said it's very faint, because it does not involve moving the sensor with the Ibis system.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-16-2020, 08:05 AM  
Pentax lens names in Flickr
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 14
Views: 992
I was procrastinating so I made this guide if you want to do it using ExifToolGui. See attached pics below.

1. Open ExifToolGui and select the file you need to edit.
2. Click the "custom" button in the upper right.
3. You'll see multiple identical fields with the lens name under "LensType". Right click on one and then hit "Copy Value to Clipboard".
4. Click on the "workspace" button in the upper right.
5. Select "LensModel" field and then click into the bottom box. Paste the lens data in replacing the dash that is there.
6. Hit "Save" in the lower right. You will get an error message about duplicate fields: it doesn't matter.
7. Upload to Flickr. You should now see your lens listed.

Hope this helps!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-16-2020, 07:53 AM  
Pentax lens names in Flickr
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 14
Views: 992
The lens information is in the EXIF data, just not in the right place for Flickr. I use ExifToolGui to copy it from the custom "LensType" into "LensModel" and that takes care of it.
Forum: Sold Items 07-15-2020, 08:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Godox XPro-P
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 0
Views: 484
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Godox XPro-P

Asking Price
40.00 USD

Item Location
Maine (United States)

Item Description
This is a Godox X-Pro P flash controller for Pentax. I received this as a gift some time ago and have never really found myself wanting to get into this side of photography, so it's time for it to find a more suitable home.

The device itself comes in the original packaging and has only ever been used to test that it works. I have never owned any Godox flash units so I haven't done anything more than turn it on and off.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
10.00

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return only if substantially not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 07-16-2020 at 05:36 PM ----------

Sale pending
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-12-2020, 06:57 AM  
K-5 IIs or K-70?
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 55
Views: 2,796
I'm pretty sure none of the recent Pentax cameras have a low pass filter, so I think you'd have the same moire issues regardless. It can be corrected in post processing, though.

The K70 has an updated sensor and better live view functionality. On the other hand, it seems to have the same solenoid issue as the K30 and K50.

What's your budget?
Forum: Sold Items 07-11-2020, 05:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 AL WR
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Bump with price drop.
Forum: Sold Items 07-08-2020, 09:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K50D Body Only: For Parts or Repair
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 826
sale pending
Forum: Sold Items 07-07-2020, 10:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K50D Body Only: For Parts or Repair
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Updated with much lower price as, incredibly, I discovered more stuff that is wrong with the camera!
Forum: Sold Items 07-01-2020, 09:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 AL WR
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 2
Views: 770
bump!
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