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Forum: Visitors' Center 19 Hours Ago  
Configuracion de fabrica pentax k-50
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Debe de haber una opcion que dice "Factory Reset". No se si esta en la cuarta pagina.

There should be a Factory Reset setting. I think it's on the fourth page.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-02-2022, 10:05 PM  
Firmware V1.41 update for the K-3 devoted to the DFA 85 f1.4
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 4
Views: 672
V1.40 had improved stability updates. Everything after that seems to be mainly for lens releases. V1.43 is the latest & it has all the firmware updates before it.

Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-01-2022, 10:42 AM  
Updated Roadmap: New 100mm Macro Coming
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 285
Views: 15,579
I'm still waiting for this too. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 07-31-2022, 09:38 PM  
K3III owner, and now I've bought a D500 too. So....
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 73
Views: 4,873
The results are interesting so far. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 07-30-2022, 02:56 PM  
K3III owner, and now I've bought a D500 too. So....
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 73
Views: 4,873
Sounds interesting so far. Looking forward to your long term comparisons. :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-30-2022, 10:10 AM  
Pentax Club House to open in Yotsuya, Tokyo
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 126
Views: 8,298
^ Cool! Hopefully they start expending their efforts more outside of Japan as well.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-26-2022, 06:48 PM  
The end of the SLR
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 90
Views: 3,230
'Historical Role of the SLR is Already Over,' Says Former Nikon GM | PetaPixel

^ There is also this.

But yeah. Many of us still prefer the "old fashioned" OVF. :D
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-22-2022, 07:53 AM  
PetaPixel: Pentax May Have Lucked Out as Nikon and Canon Leave DSLRs Behind
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 105
Views: 7,106
This.

Everyone that I know is perfectly happy with the photos & videos that they get out of their smartphones. A lot of them don't care about ultimate image & video quality. It's the simplicity & convenience of it all. You can share instantly & you always have those photos & videos with you.

Very few have asked me about cameras & once I tell them what's involved & how much it costs, they pretty much forget about it. Having to use a PC to at least "download" the out of camera jpegs from the SD card & the cost of the gear pretty much drives them away. I don't even mention converting RAW files to images 'cause that would almost blow their minds.

Smartphone: 1
MILC/DSLR: 0

Hahaha! :p
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 07-21-2022, 10:21 AM  
PetaPixel: Pentax May Have Lucked Out as Nikon and Canon Leave DSLRs Behind
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 105
Views: 7,106
This times a million! :cool:
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 07-14-2022, 02:10 PM  
K-S1 and K-S2 - Samsung Sensor?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
I was under the impression that the K-S1/S2 was using the same sensor that was beong used in the Sony a58. I coild be wrong, though.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 07-13-2022, 02:45 PM  
Fuji or Canon for Action?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 82
Views: 1,780
^ Coolness! Looking forward to your K-3III & D500 thoughts.
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-05-2022, 12:21 PM  
k70 freezing up and not working
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 11
Views: 412
One more thing I forgot. Could be a corrupted SD card issue as well.
Forum: Pentax K-70 07-05-2022, 11:17 AM  
k70 freezing up and not working
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Try doing a factory reset to see if that will resolve the issue.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-01-2022, 12:33 PM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
^ A while ago I compiled a native build manually in Fedora, but it ended up having its quirks. I also tried the Appimages, but they had issues at times.

As of right now, I'm just using the native one from that I got from the GNOME Software in Fedora 36. It's version 5.8. It works perfectly fine for me.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-01-2022, 07:29 AM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
^ Hey! If it ain't broke, don't tfix it? Hahaha! :p

Yeah. I check the milestone once in a while & it hasn't moved form 72% in like forever.

v5.9 Milestone GitHub

It's all good, though.

As far as compiling goes, I have a system figured out here. In my C: drive I have a folder called code. In that folder, I have a folder called repo-rt. With those folders setup, these are the lines I use to compile.






Code:

$ git clone https://github.com/Beep6581/RawTherapee.git /c/code/repo-rt



$ cd /c/code/repo-rt



$ git checkout dev



$ mkdir build



$ cd build



$ cmake -G "Ninja" -DLENSFUNDBDIR=share/lensfun -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE="release" -DPROC_TARGET_NUMBER="2" -DCACHE_NAME_SUFFIX="5-dev" ..



$ cmake --build . --target install



I then copy all the files required to the release directory per this link. You just need to make sure that you have the latest MSYS2 & follow the instructions in the previous link.

Before doing all that, I usually modify the improccoordinator.cc & simpleprocess.cc files in the rtengine folder by replacing FILMLIKE with STD. This way RawTherapee uses a standard tone curve instead of that funky Film-Like tone curve. Ninja compiles it really fast. I usually test it to make sure it's not buggy before I install it or make a generic build with Inno Setup to distribute.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2022, 06:11 PM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
Yes. The TSM - Noise Reduction PP3 files.

If you go to Preferences on the lower left hand side, a box will appear. Go to the Dynamic Profile Rules section & you can se how they're setup & what PP3 file they're using. You can add more if you like.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2022, 03:15 PM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
^ Should be good now. :cool:
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2022, 02:49 PM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
C:\Program Files\RawTherapee

Copy the folder there. There should be that folder & whatever version of RawTherapee folder in it. Basically 2 folders in there. :D
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2022, 02:09 PM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
The instructions are located inside the zip file.

The easiest thing would be to download the Windows 64 bit build from my Google Drive & install it on your machine. The PP3 files will be installed where they need to go.

You will have to navigate to system folders to install the rest of the items like the Adobe .dcp files, but it's all relatively easy to do. :cool:
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2022, 10:38 AM  
The Squirrel Mafia's new & improved RawTherapee thread!
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 302
Views: 37,932
UPDATE!


I've uploaded a new batch of updated PP3 files for Linux & Windows.

There is also a Windows 64 bit build in my Google Drive.

There are some minor tweaks with the noise reduction. The noise reduction color space is set to RGB Conservative. This is typically used in most cameras & RAW converters. You can change it to L*a*b*, but there will be some compromises with certain colors at times.

The Chrominance noise reduction is set to Automatic global & RawTherapee will calculate on its own how much color noise to remove. You can use the Median Filter in the TSM - PP3 Optional - Noise Reduction folder to help RawTherapee calculate the color noise a bit more.

Each ISO PP3 file has its own Luminance noise reduction settings as well. Those settings remove some of the grain, but they will also remove some of the fine detail ever so slightly. I have tried my best to find a balance between removing some of the grain & keeping most of the fine detail, but if you want all the grain intact with all the fine detail, there is a PP3 file in the TSM - PP3 Optional - Noise Reduction folder called Luminance Noise Reduction - None. That will turn off all Luminance noise reduction. There is another PP3 file called ALL NOISE REDUCTION OFF that will turn off every single noise reduction option if you want to see what the image looks like without any noise reduction at all. There are other noise reduction settings like Impulse Noise Reduction & other settings in the RAW tab that change with each ISO PP3 file.

That's basically the bulk of it. There are more optional PP3 files in the other folders that could probably help or ruin your images a bit more. You'll have to play with them to see if they'll work on your images. OK! Have fun! :cool:
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-29-2022, 01:17 PM  
Budget camera body upgrade: K-5/K-3/K-70?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 45
Views: 1,797
Sounds good for $200. Hopefully it doesn't have or develop solenoid issues. :cool:
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 06-29-2022, 08:43 AM  
Will we see a K1 Mark 3?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 107
Views: 6,078
Nothing yet. It's been quiet on the Ricoh front & Pentax Rumors. :confused:

More than likely this post will end up being moved to this forum.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-28-2022, 01:34 PM  
Fuji or Canon for Action?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 82
Views: 1,780
^ Sounds good!

There's really nothing else out there in the APS-C format that can touch the D500's AF & buffer performance. Not even the Sony a6600 or whatever the latest Fujifilm camera is. Maybe the eventual K-3IV will surpass the D500's AF performance by +-2028, but you know what? I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't. Hahaha! :p
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-28-2022, 10:03 AM  
Fuji or Canon for Action?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 82
Views: 1,780
Yeah. The AF performance of all Pentax bodies before the K-3III leaves a lot to be desired. Basically, if you're shooting an older Pentax body & the subject moves, don't bother. It's not that it's impossible to catch motion & action with an older Pentax body, but it can be an exercise in frustration at times, especially if one has been exposed to cameras that have better AF systems & fast focusing lenses. You have to concentrate more on what's going on & sometimes you have to prefocus, but if the subject has erratic motion, forget about it.

A Canon R7 would probably be your best bet. Save your chips as you wait for one. Who knows. Maybe Nikon might end up coming out with a D500 mirrorless equivalent (mini-Z9) by the time the R7 is released to the public......... or maybe they won't.

If I were in your shoes, I'd hold out for a while. Keep looking at eBay & other places for a used D500. You can make alerts on eBay to let you know when there are new D500 listings. You never know what you'll find. Good things come to those who wait. Well, you don't want to wait for too long either 'cause life is short. Hahaha! :p
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-28-2022, 09:18 AM  
Fuji or Canon for Action?
Posted By The Squirrel Mafia
Replies: 82
Views: 1,780
If your main concern in AF & buffer performance for relatively "cheap", there's really nothing like the Nikon D500 at the moment. A used D500 would probably be your best bet. Problem is finding one. They're still pricey & a lot of them have very high shutter counts.

The Canon 7D Mark II also has very good AF performance, but I still think that the D500 has better AF & better IQ. The K-3III would be 3rd in line, but you already know the AF & buffer limitations in the body & the lack of fast focusing K-mount telephoto lenses.

Outside of the D500, you'd have to step up to a Sony a1, a9II, Nikon Z9, or a Canon R3 to get similar D500 performance, but you're gonna pay a lot to play. Speed & accuracy costs money. How fast & accurate do you want to go? :confused:
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