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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-14-2015, 04:09 AM  
So I just got a Fuji X100T...
Posted By Jacquot
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
The Fuji Forum has great tips for focusing that really helped me a lot with the X100. The later models improved on that as I understand. I almost gave up on the 100, but got past my earlier problems, and love it. Manual focus with spot setting and the AFL/AEL button are great. Enjoy NYC René! Nice photos.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-17-2015, 05:20 AM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By Jacquot
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,742
Nice shots. Great color depth in the sky on those first ones, and the rainbow was a sweet capture, too. Great looking mountain landscape.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-26-2014, 07:18 PM  
People The Doppelganger Photoshoot
Posted By Wired
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
People always say "make sure you shoot my good side". This is because no ones face is truly symmetrical. So what would look like if our faces were actually symmetrical? Would we recognize ourselves? That's the concept behind this shoot.

luke by LK_335, on Flickr

lauri by LK_335, on Flickr

dave by LK_335, on Flickr

caitlin by LK_335, on Flickr

brysons gf by LK_335, on Flickr

bryson by LK_335, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-23-2014, 12:03 AM  
Pentax K-50 - Grrrrr.
Posted By clackers
Replies: 50
Views: 7,253
No, you missed 'whining about it', Buckaroo - point three of a three point premise. Naughty of you to leave that out.

As others have said, there's nothing wrong about someone not knowing how a camera is supposed to work.

It was your pretend-to-know better attitude - the camera's fault, not your ignorance - that was so charmless the responses that followed were predictable.

But I think you've done even better with this tantrum!

"GRRRRR GRRRR"?

Yes, get it all out, Buckaroo ... you'll feel better afterwards. [emoji6]

I reckon you could post here complaining to us all about your display that blinks when you point it at something dark, or you could actually read the manual.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-21-2014, 06:00 PM  
People Arrested Photography
Posted By micromacro
Replies: 106
Views: 7,759
It seems like OP already tried it on Walmart parking lot. :D
But seriously, I'm not getting it. So many troubles and for what? To upset the girl, to waste own time when problem could be solved just at half a second.
Again, good manors mean nothing for photographers at all?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-20-2014, 04:18 AM  
People Arrested Photography
Posted By kyricom
Replies: 106
Views: 7,759
Yep... that about sums it up. You have decided that you will set yourself up on what is legal/illegal, appropriate/inappropriate, safe/unsafe and more. You were not on public property, you should have deleted the photo when asked, and you were NOT arrested. Playing semantic games does not make you right, legally. Yes, you were "arrested" according to Webster. No, you were not "arrested" according to those courts you are willing to ignore.

The gun is a separate issue. I'm sorry you live your life in such fear that you feel you have to have a concealed (or unconcealed) weapon to run day to day errands. The Culture of Fear is one of the main problems with our country. Statistically, you have more chance of being struck by lightning than you do of being hurt in a school shooting. And, of course, even though there have been armed "good guys" present at some school massacres, there's not a single case of one being stopped by one. Part of the problem is that ALL of these armed yahoos have convinced themselves that they are a "good guy," who's trained and knows what he's doing, who will rescue the rest of us when the bad guys jump out from the bushes. Or, that you need a gun to protect yourself from home invasion when statistically you have about as much chance of being a victim of that as a shark attack in Iowa. But, it does make us the nation who's had more gun deaths from its own citizens since the late 60's than from all its wars combined. It does make us the nation with over 30,000 gun deaths EVERY SINGLE YEAR. If some other country came in and killed 30,000 of us, what do you think our response would be? Guns also often turn domestic abuse (terrible enough by itself) into domestic murder, with women's deaths rising. They also result in 1,000's of children dying every year. The list goes on and on. Just because you have the "right" to do something, doesn't mean it's a good idea to do it. But at least you feel safer. Get a teddy bear. They give you feelings of security too, and don't lead to the problems above.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-14-2014, 08:40 PM  
Swap FA* 85mm 1.4 for DA 70mm 2.4 Limited?
Posted By SpecialK
Replies: 30
Views: 5,342
There is more to an image than the lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-15-2014, 06:59 AM  
Tamron 17-50 very underwhelming
Posted By esrandall
Replies: 39
Views: 3,759
I just picked one up from the Marketplace -- and my copy is excellent. I took a long look at the previous owner's Flickr page, and was really happy with the images he was getting from his copy. Regarding sharpness, mine is more than good enough wide-open, and excellent at f/4. I had seen some varying opinions on the Tamron, so was a little skeptical myself. Those varying reviews led me to believe there was some pretty strong sample variation going on, so it was great to be able to see a body of work from the copy I was buying. No regrets here.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-08-2014, 07:28 PM  
Poll: Official Photokina Predictions Thread
Posted By Smeggypants
Replies: 309
Views: 33,099
I'm afraid that isn't true in the slightest.

Digital audio is capable of technical audio quality that far exceeds any analog audio recording system is capable of in both frequency response, distortion levels and dynamic range. I don't know of any analog system that can match,for example, 24bit 96kHz. which has a freq response of 48kHz, dynamic range of 144dB and distortion not even your dog can hear :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-22-2014, 11:55 AM  
Why are FF images so much more pleasing than APS-C?
Posted By brandonbpm
Replies: 255
Views: 21,752
This is me you are referring to, and I never once said that full frame would make my photos better, never insisted I was professional, never said i NEED anything, and I never once took a serious shot on either of my pentax kit lenses, so I don't know where you got half of this bile from. And I certainly don't need a pretentious guy misquoting me on the Internet. I simply said that I liked the way that specifically the Canon 5D series rendered their images in terms of grain and color. I have been shooting THREE years, yes, I know, huge difference but after renting a 5DmkII and playing with my uncle's old Minolta film SLR, I can honestly say FOR ME, the FEEL is different with the bigger brighter viewfinder, and I also enjoy the DOF flexibility.

Yes I don't have $2000+ glass, but I have taken some GREAT photos with my cheap 50mm, 28-75 and moderately priced Pentax 100, and made some decent money to boot, just like I'm sure I'll take great pictures if I do end up going full frame full-time. So in response to the OP, what I've learned is this:

Do what makes you happy and screw everyone else. If you wanna go full-frame, go full frame, if you wanna shoot full-time on a freaking iPhone 3GS, go right ahead. If you wanna put on neon pleather pants and take time-lapse photos of paint drying with a $2000 macro lens, do it proudly if it makes you happy. As Pentax shooters we should already know this in a world dominated by Canon and Nikon. So to some other posters here, how about being constructive instead of condescending?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-20-2014, 12:49 AM  
What Should Pentax Do?
Posted By cxdoo
Replies: 1,095
Views: 93,382
You do understand that this would require not only network card & drivers on camera but also an operating system & applications to interact with your social network of choice on camera too. So we are talking about, most probably, fully blown Android OS. Maybe that's fine for P&S and Q but I really really want none of that on my DSLR.


I'll copy my photos using a card reader and not battery sucking dog slow WiFi thank you very much. Also, I will process my RAWs before I consider uploading them wherever.
Finally, I don't want general purpose OS on my specialized device to waste battery, reduce performance and increase possibility of freezing and bricking.


Phones, while evolving from specialized device to pocketable computer, IMHO lost a lot of features a phone had in early '00s, namely: battery life, call quality, speed of operation and stability. I'd rather have a stupid phone and a tablet than a smartphone (and it is cheaper too). Same goes for camera and X, for whatever X is.
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-18-2014, 10:05 AM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By nightfly
Replies: 2,422
Views: 357,621
K-5 IIs with SMC 67 200MM F/4 @ F/5.6

Morning Moon August 16 2014 200mm by Nightfly Photographic, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-14-2014, 12:25 AM  
DA zoom club
Posted By shiner
Replies: 2,129
Views: 308,172
Here's a X-post, just to illustrate how nice the DA55-300 can be even in extreme night situations (with PP). :) 1.3 sec. @ f5, 77mm

Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-13-2014, 10:41 PM  
Exif Data Changes by Lightroom
Posted By johnyates
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
The camera is the input device, so the tag 'software' here, by the above definition, is incorrect.

Here's the (edited) output from exiftool on one of my raw files:

ExifTool Version Number : 9.58
File Name : _IGP8112.DNG
Directory : /Volumes/Data/johnyates/Pictures/2014/2014-08-10 K-5
File Size : 24 MB
File Modification Date/Time : 2014:08:13 23:33:58-06:00
File Access Date/Time : 2014:08:13 23:34:34-06:00
File Inode Change Date/Time : 2014:08:13 23:33:58-06:00
File Permissions : rw-r--r--
File Type : DNG
MIME Type : image/x-adobe-dng
Exif Byte Order : Big-endian (Motorola, MM)
Make : PENTAX
Camera Model Name : PENTAX K-5
Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
Software : K-5 Ver 1.16
Modify Date : 2014:08:10 21:04:53
Artist : John Yates



Format : image/dng
Creator Tool : K-5 Ver 1.16
Rating : 0
Metadata Date : 2014:08:13 23:33:57-06:00
Lens : K or M Lens




Creator : John Yates
Rights : John Yates
History Action : saved
History Instance ID : xmp.iid:2a9b26d2-8141-4656-a1c0-ae58d0c94313
History When : 2014:08:13 23:33:57-06:00
History Software Agent : Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.6 (Macintosh)
History Changed : /metadata

Lightroom isn't showing the full exif data and it appears perhaps they've incorrectly used the 'software' tag for the data they do show.

---------- Post added 13th Aug 2014 at 11:48 PM ----------



To answer the original question, you might want to run exiftool to examine your data. I suspect what's concerning you is that the exif you're shown in PS or LR is a small subset of what actually exists.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-11-2014, 07:43 PM  
Pentax forum questions for Ricoh at Photokina
Posted By Heie
Replies: 322
Views: 27,139
1) It is no secret that the strength of any photographic system lies not with the camera bodies but more importantly in the lenses. What is your current vision regarding "Pentax" as a collection of systems (aka different mounts)?

2) What infrastructure development has Ricoh invested in and is planning to invest in to meet the increased production demands of late and projected demands?

3) It has been officially stated before that Ricoh plans to not only be a competitor in the global imaging industry, but the competitor. Ricoh Imaging makes fantastic products, however a unanimous complaint of the Ricoh/Pentax userbase is that no one knows about them except us. What plans do you have to catalyze increased brand recognition with Ricoh Imaging products?

4) With the 645Z and the K-3, you have done a phenomenal job of building on Pentax's legacy of class-leading products that can also keep up amid Mother Nature's wrath. With an increasing global market and prioritization of adventure sports, activities, and lifestyles -- all of whom require being in the outdoors, a place that lends itself to Pentax's forte and apparent monopoly among DSLR's -- what are your plans to catalyze marketing initiatives and partnerships in conjunction with outdoor groups, clubs, retailers, etc.?

5) There are deeply entrenched perceptions among your user base that the Japanese market is all that Ricoh seems to care about, with the rest of the world a mere after thought. One clear example of this was the scarce availability of 645 system lenses because, until very recently, they were completely unavailable outside of Japan. What have you done to place a greater imperative on not only critical markets such as USA and Europe, but emerging markets with high densities of rising wealth, namely Brazil, India, and China?

6) What are you doing to go all Armageddon and sh!t against the imminent Ricohpocalypse? Cuz, like.....PentaxisDoomed bro.

-Heie
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-09-2014, 02:49 PM  
A noob with a FF opinion.
Posted By Imageman
Replies: 242
Views: 17,559
1900+2400=4300


You can buy 200 primes for that. I bought 12 primes for 200


Oh yes I have to manual focus, big deal.


If I want a zoom for walkabout I use the zoom I bought with a film camera for all of 20, oh yeah I had to pay postage on top must have cost me all of an extra 10.


Come on guys this hobby doesn't have to cost a lot if your willing to do some traditional photography.


Buy cheap gear, save some money, get some beer in, have a party.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-09-2014, 02:56 PM  
A noob with a FF opinion.
Posted By normhead
Replies: 242
Views: 17,559
Everytime someone sees a 30x20 print on my wall, people asks me "How many lw/ph is that image, and what are the CA numbers of that lens."

But really.. nobody cares. in fact, if I look at prints Tess and I have sold, I'd have to argue lower resolution is better.
Forum: Pentax K-5 07-06-2014, 01:30 AM  
Post Your K5IIs Pictures Here!
Posted By lightbulb
Replies: 2,422
Views: 357,621
_YH_7891 by Lightbulb2012, on Flickr
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 08-07-2014, 09:53 PM  
Success! 'Scanning' slides using a Kindle Paperwhite
Posted By calsan
Replies: 21
Views: 4,278
Choose the lens that can produce a field of view (or crop) as close to the inside frame of the slide as possible. Probably the 17-50 would get the closest to the slide when zoomed to 50mm? Unfortunately, mostly you have portrait lenses, so they tend not to close focus. The fisheye and the 55-300 can be ruled out. Note that I was at about 1:1.25 (IIRC) with my lens, which is a high magnification.

(35mm film copied by 28mm APS-C sensor = 1.25 to 1, so the required magnification with a dslr is 1:1.25, making APS-C actually better for slide copying than FF, as you have wiggle room with a 1:1 macro lens and aren't working at full magnification.)
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-07-2014, 08:13 PM  
Space timelapse and long exposure photography
Posted By interested_observer
Replies: 1
Views: 653















You Tube




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Forum: Ricoh GR 08-07-2014, 07:35 PM  
Ricoh GR Hands-on and Lots of Photos...
Posted By deadwolfbones
Replies: 738
Views: 180,899
I went camping.





















Forum: Photographic Technique 08-07-2014, 03:39 PM  
Using monopod with "pancakes" at 1/800 and up?
Posted By reeftool
Replies: 14
Views: 990
I want you all to know that I am capable of producing motion blur at ANY shutter speed and ANY lens and I have the crappy shots to prove it. :D
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-07-2014, 06:17 AM  
Using monopod with "pancakes" at 1/800 and up?
Posted By TER-OR
Replies: 14
Views: 990
At 1/800 you shouldn't need a monopod for any lens, unless it's just heavy. Get out there and snap pictures! Pancakes are tiny and light, don't tether yourself to a monopod.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-07-2014, 04:26 AM  
Photokina!
Posted By Black_Wizards
Replies: 877
Views: 91,693
Get another wife :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-07-2014, 04:45 AM  
Photokina!
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 877
Views: 91,693
What has your wife against screw-driven photographers? :hmm:
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