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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-15-2009, 06:46 AM  
Pentax Digital Camera Utility 4 problem
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 23
Views: 22,738
I have the same problem. I used the technical support link on the Pentax web site to report it about a week ago and have received no reply.

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-30-2009, 12:27 AM  
Live view question
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
Thanks for your responses. It seemed to me that if you recompose based on live view you probably would also have to refocus. I don't really expect anything and doubt that I would use it. I was exploring various things in the manual and hit on this one to play with to try to understand how it works and rather or not I would want to use it. One of the first things I do with something new is go through the device as thoroughly as I can to identify things that I don't need or want.

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-29-2009, 01:33 PM  
Live view question
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
I understand the difference between live view and preview. I guess what is confusing me is that the focusing ring on the lens doesn't turn when I am in live view and shift from one object to another that is further away. After a bit of observation the image on the LCD does seem to be in focus when I shift from on object that is close to one that is not. I am going to take some actual pictures and see if I can figure things out better.

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-29-2009, 09:57 AM  
Live view question
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
On the K-7, if I understand correctly you must press the AF button to get the camera to focus. If you change the point that you want to focus on you must press the AF button again. This seems to be sort of the same as preview except that in live view you see changes in whatever you are taking a picture of as they happen.

I hope I am clear about what I am asking. I would like a clarification of how live view works and how it is used. I understand that you can see depth of field and all that but I think that would be pretty much the same as preview so what if anything is the advantage of live view and how do you use it?

Mike
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-17-2008, 06:11 AM  
File transfer
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
I use a card reader. When I am home I transfer from the card to my desktop and when I am traveling I carry a card reader with my notebook and transfer daily to separate folders to the notebook. When I get home I transfer from the notebook to my desktop using my wireless connection.

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-05-2008, 06:34 AM  
K10D Battery Grip
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 12
Views: 1,766
I just got a D-BG2 battery grip for my K10D and while playing with it discovered that the switch on it does not turn the camera on. This means that while out wandering about I must now turn two switches on, the one on the camera and the one on the grip if I want to use the controls on the grip. Do you turn both switches on and off when you get to a destination or do you leave the grip on and turn the camera on and off?

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-12-2008, 07:37 AM  
Poll: Sensor Cleaning Function
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Yes, you can do it by means of the menu. I do it any time I change lenses.

Mike
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-12-2008, 07:31 AM  
good cable release
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
I ordered one and received it a few weeks ago. It seems to work very well.

I was very surprised at the low price and the free shipping was an added bonus.

Mike
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2007, 03:20 PM  
JPEG file size
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 4
Views: 3,111
It appears you are right. Thanks for the replies.

I did another experiment and it turns out that the file size of JPEG files is about 67% smaller at ISO 100 than at ISO 1600, The file size of PEF files is about 73% smaller at ISO 100 than at ISO 16oo and there is no significant difference in DNG file sizes between the two ISO settings.

Thanks again for your responses. It is getting time to go play with another thing on this camera.

Mike
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2007, 12:20 PM  
JPEG file size
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 4
Views: 3,111
I guess that could be the case. The only things I touched was changing the ISO number by means of the rear e dial and pushing the shutter release button.

This is a chart of file size versus ISO rating.

ISO 100 1,615 KB
ISO 140 1,668 KB
ISO 200 1,735 KB
ISO 280 1,860 KB
ISO 400 2,050 KB
ISO 560 2,267 KB
ISO 800 2,405 KB
ISO 1100 2,532 KB
ISO 1600 2,679 KB

It seems like a fairly large change of file size even considering noise. I am going to try a similar experiment just out of curiosity.

Mike
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2007, 10:49 AM  
JPEG file size
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 4
Views: 3,111
I just got my K10D yesterday and am playing with it to get familiar with the controls and so forth. I just shot a series of the same subject from the same location and lighting using Sensitive Priority. The images are all the highest quality JPEG. I notice that the file size gets smaller as the ISO number gets smaller. For example, the file size at ISO 1600 is 2.62 megabytes and the file size at ISO 100 is 1.58 megabytes as reported by Adobe Bridge. The file size get progressively smaller as the ISO number gets smaller throughout the range. All other settings are the same except, of course, the f number and the shutter speed.

The answer is probably simple but I just don't see it so why does this happen?

Mike
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-28-2007, 10:08 AM  
Greetings from Foresthill
Posted By Mike Moffet
Replies: 1
Views: 493
I just got my K10D yesterday and am looking forward to all of your wisdom and knowledge to help me through the learning curve.

I moved up from a Minolta Dimage A1 and have owned several Pentax SLR cameras since purchasing my firsst Asahi Pentax S3 in the early 60's. I still own a Spotmatic, an S1A and a K1000 and my major film cameras are my Olympus OM2 and a Canon A1.

I am looking forward to when the M42 to K mount adapter becomes available so that I can try some of my older Pentax lenses out with the new camera.

Mike
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