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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-07-2020, 07:40 PM  
Sunrise's After
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 45
Views: 408
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-07-2020, 07:36 PM  
Color sky
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 48
Views: 562
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-07-2020, 07:36 PM  
Aspen Gold
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 10
Views: 170
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-02-2017, 08:39 PM  
Blanche and a street car named desire
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Last of the summer MusicFest celebrations in White Bear Lake, MN
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-10-2017, 09:47 PM  
underside exposed
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Processed in LR and Silver Efex Pro
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-26-2016, 09:00 PM  
lanky with shades
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 4
Views: 644
In Chinatown Singapore, this young woman passed by as I was scanning faces in a crowd
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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-23-2016, 09:05 AM  
PF Christmas 2016 Giveaway!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 100
Views: 7,473
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-19-2016, 03:47 AM  
Ricoh Theta seen in the wild -- produces uncontrollable giggling!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
I was working in the lobby/reception area of a hotel this morning and one guest approached the counter grinning sheepishly with a smart phone in one hand and a Ricoh Theta device in the other. He set the camera down on the counter, stepped back a few feet then after examining the scene on his connected smartphone, snapped a photo. He almost could not stop himself giggling as he examined the output image. He turned to me and a few others nearby and exclaimed how amazing it was and to underline his point he sideswiped with his finger so his 360 degree globe spun and glided to a stop. Next he called his wife to the counter and pulled out his GoPro. This time he giggled less and it took him a few tries navigating the bleeping menus before he could snap another photo. Pocketing the device he walked over to the lobby area where his wife was already sitting and he repeated the whole giggling business again -- this time with his Theta on a low table. By the time he left through the hotel front doors he was laughing again.

Obviously with a sample size of one I could be wildly wrong but am going to suggest the Ricoh Theta device is definitely pushing the right buttons out there in consumerland and I dearly hope this gives a warm glowing feel good effect to potential customers of Ricoh's DSLR cameras :)
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-09-2016, 06:06 AM  
Question How to stack multiple cameras in signature?
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Can i get some help please, updating my signature and adding only ONE banner -- K1 Proud Owner?
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-09-2016, 02:26 AM  
Battery & charger compatibility
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
This is a really cool idea/product sold by B&H -- Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 D-Li90 Battery Plates D-3704 B&H

Its a dual battery charger but here's the kicker. Each battery socket accepts various adapter plates so your dual charger can accept two batteries of the same type or even two different types of batteries at the same time! For example I could be charging the batteries for my K30 and K1 simultaneously with just one charger. Aint that real neat and convenient for travel?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-06-2016, 11:50 PM  
Pentax Firmware updates vs Mobile App
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
...

I understand and agree to this point. The functionality must exist in the firmware, to be accessed and commanded via a published API as some others have said.

Its a finer point but it is generally less risky and less complexity to separate the interface logic (smartphone app) from the implementing logic (firmware). So the smartphone app would be making API commands to the camera. Providing your API is rock solid and secure, should not be possible to make inappropriate commands to the camera via the app and also should be possible to improve on how commands are sent by the app so that better results are obtained from the same firmware.

Separately I assume WiFi can be switched off anytime. But there's this also -- you can do things faster in an app than in firmware like rolling out an in-app tool that saves battery life or uses less power to do the same commands or speeds up the process to save time and battery, etc etc etc
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-06-2016, 07:34 PM  
Pentax Firmware updates vs Mobile App
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Raising this post for more broad discussion and in hopes Ricoh takes note.

I participated in a recent poll promoted here on PF where Ricoh solicited user interest in various features that can be added to its camera bodies via software ie. firmware updates, icluding for Eg. focus stacking. Readers might have also noticed Fuji has just released focus stacking and full electronic view shutter as firmware updates. So this could be the start of a new trend.

I don't support putting too much new functionality including focus stacking into Pentax Firmware because it adds development, complexity and maintenance costs to features only a narrow user base would benefit from. Rather this feature and many others should go into a mobile app which can have a much faster development and release cycle and if there's a bug in the software it won't brick your camera.

I envision a future in which Pentax camera bodies are WiFi enabled and a part of the IOT. Users can wirelessly connect to camera with their Pentax App and command a sequence of operations that will automatedly deliver a focus-stacked final image. And if an improved algorithm is later found or the user wants to tweak the process this can be safely done by the user or by app update.

Really appreciate your taking the time to read, commenting to give support, and if necessary rewriting and reposting to give this idea more airtime, thank you again.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-02-2016, 07:53 PM  
Arizona Haboob
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 6
Views: 479
glorious colors!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-02-2016, 07:50 PM  
weather
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 39
Views: 1,953
good, nominate
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-02-2016, 07:46 PM  
Awesome lightning
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Very impressive!
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 07-30-2016, 07:12 AM  
Survey with shutter count and aperture block or shutter failure.
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 256
Views: 35,684
Thanks Adam. My K-30 is four years old and have had absolutely no problems. Love it to death.

Camera PENTAX K-30
Manufacture Date 2012:08:28
Shutter Count 33,550

Is mine the highest shutter count so far? the only issues I have are sometimes the UI freezes I think from overheating, and a bit erratic on very low power
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 07-30-2016, 05:03 AM  
Survey with shutter count and aperture block or shutter failure.
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 256
Views: 35,684
How to tell manufacture date and shutter count on my K30 please?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-02-2016, 06:27 PM  
the razor
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-17-2016, 07:29 AM  
World Pentax Day Map (Beta) Now Live!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Thank you Adam, I submitted five photos by email today
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-12-2016, 08:32 AM  
World Pentax Day Map (Beta) Now Live!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Ctl+F5 and trying the Edge browser made no difference. I dont know if I can participate this year
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-10-2016, 09:43 PM  
World Pentax Day Map (Beta) Now Live!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
By f5 i guess you mean if I forces a page refresh. I closed and reopened my browser and the tab and still facing the issue but did not try Ctl+F5. Will try and let you know.

My uploads are about 1.1Mb in size. The issue occurs immediately when i hit 'Submit'. I cannot upload anything at all?!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-10-2016, 05:45 PM  
World Pentax Day Map (Beta) Now Live!
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Adam can you help or advise please? For past three days been trying to upload my photos for WPD and keep seeing this error page (but i assure you my connection is fine):

This site canít be reached

The connection was reset.
Try:
Reloading the page
Checking the connection
Checking the proxy and the firewall
ERR_CONNECTION_RESET
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2016, 12:28 AM  
Sticky: How to upload / link photos - BEGINNERS START HERE
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 198
Views: 223,698
Thank you my fellow Peter :)
Forum: Winners' Showcase 04-09-2016, 05:47 AM  
March, 2016: Runner-up: Elina with Kitten
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Nominate. nice focus, compo and PP
Forum: Winners' Showcase 04-09-2016, 05:46 AM  
March, 2016 Winner: Lana
Posted By Pewter
Replies: 61
Views: 5,087
Nominate. nice focus, compo and PP
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