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Forum: Pentax K-70 1 Day Ago  
What's best for remote shutter release
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 26
Views: 4,545
Opened the main unit where there is a battery, a "dog collar battery": 12v 23A, which I'm going to look for. Is that the only problem then?

Changed the battery and all is back to normal.
Forum: Pentax K-70 1 Day Ago  
What's best for remote shutter release
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 26
Views: 4,545
Well, it's been 12 months since the last post and a lot of answers did mention a unit and/or a link that does not work... please post the link to the unit you are talking about. The only link that worked is for the PIXEL TW283E3 Wireless Shutter Remote at $32 on amazone which seems good.

I'm still looking for something out there to replace my JongNuo IR remote that quit on me 2 days ago after 10 years of great work...

Has anybody found an application for that, that works on a K1 or K5IIs, or is there a good remote living out there...? The only remote shutter release which is able to work well up to 100ft - 30m - IR is controlled by a hand held unit who triggers a unit plugged in the camera. The only alternative is using a wi-fi system.

Thank you for all available info.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-08-2019, 05:48 PM  
Special pano question for K1 users
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
That's because the exif is lost in the stitching. I normally make my panos with the K5IIs or K5 before 2014, the 10-17mm set at ∞, f8.0, ISO 100 (as much as I can) with 5 brackets spaced at 2.0EVs. I'm using my K1 II with the 17mm f4.9 fisheye since April with the same settings.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-08-2019, 11:26 AM  
Special pano question for K1 users
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
See what that K1 mark II and the 17mm f4.0 fisheye can do for full panos... great stuff, better than with my K5IIs and the 10-17mm fisheye:
https://www.360cities.net/image/saint-antonios-orthodox-church
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 06-08-2019, 11:08 AM  
Best wide-angle lens for K-1?
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 25
Views: 888
With the K1 you should get yourself the Pentax M42 converter anyway (the only one), this will allow you to navigate around dozens of great lenses at a fraction of any price, well under 50 quid, since nobody wants them... The Zeiss 4/20 is one, as mentioned above, as well as the WA Takumars such as the 28mm f3.5. In the mean time, you might also consider using your DA 50mm f1.4 in portrait mode to stitch 2 or more frames to make great, wide angle, landscape panoramas - just magical possibilities. You might not even need a WA lens if you do that, just crop as required...? Getting out of the rigid 2:3 or 4:3 formats is opening a door to discovery...!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-06-2019, 05:54 PM  
Thematic Post your Church images
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 581
Views: 52,628
Churches offer an interesting and good variety of interior volumes of all kinds, see my page on 360cities.net for a choice of different ones, here:

Richard Novossiltzeff, panoramic photographer - 360Cities
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-05-2019, 02:45 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 24,368
Views: 2,071,152
Thanks Volley...
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-04-2019, 05:58 PM  
New and loving Pentax glass!
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 6
Views: 521
I'm using my old trusty Takumars on my new K1 II and the results are magic with "focus peaking" and "catch in focus"... that's if you don't need AF, of course!
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-04-2019, 05:44 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 24,368
Views: 2,071,152
This pano shows a big improvement compared to ones I used to make with my K5 IIs and the 10-17mm fisheye. Shot with the K 17mm f4.0 fisheye and all other conditions equal in PP as before so, it must be the K1 sensor that makes the difference...?

https://www.360cities.net/image/saint-antonios-orthodox-church
Forum: Sold Items 06-02-2019, 02:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Benbo Trekker 3 tripod
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 0
Views: 347
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Benbo Trekker 3 tripod

Asking Price
120.00 CAD

Item Location
Halifax (Canada)

Item Description
The popular trekking tripod for light DSLRs. You can set it up any old way for shooting anything down to the closest macro work inches above the ground - a very versatile tool. I used it for my Canon G11 and K5s. Carrying bag is included, folds to 30", 63" long fully extended and weighs 4 1/2 lbs, perfect for climbing mountains and crossing rivers...!

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
North America

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Only standard shipping cost is included for North America. Contact seller for any different shipping method or other destination worldwide.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-08-2019, 05:26 PM  
Landscape lens for Glacier National Park
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Well said, panos made with 3 or 5 shots with a wide angle are the way to go for that kind of landscape in portrait mode. If you have manual lens (with a focusing ring) set it at the hyper focus setting - infinity symbol opposite f stop. So, 2 primes and your 16-45mm will be fine.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-08-2019, 04:48 PM  
Catch-In Focus discovery
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Great stuff, that's what I'm doing as well with my Takumars on my K1 II.

There's something else too with those lenses when you're set up with CIF: when you want to shoot a scene with a lot of depth of field, setting the focus ring infinity symbol opposite the chosen f stop - the hyperfocal distance setting - you will hear the "beep" telling you you're in focus somewhere beyond the hyperfocal distance. I did a 5 bracket/5 image panorama of the interior of a church yesterday with my 28mm f3.5 Tak and all was perfectly in focus. With modern lenses you can't do that so you have rely on the old "focus at 1/3", if it works, and check results before finishing. Some will focus at infinity and hope for the best.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-03-2019, 05:38 AM  
HDR with Takumars on K1 II
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 3
Views: 636
My mistake... totally ignore what I wrote...!
I was under the impression I did set one-push bracketing. I guess you would call that a "brain fart"!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-02-2019, 05:53 PM  
HDR with Takumars on K1 II
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Interesting finding today for those who want to do HDR with Takumar lenses on a K1...
I was making some HDR tests for full 360° panos with my K1 II and a 28mm f3.5 Takumar when I suddenly found out that 5 brackets at 2.0 EV didn't work, only the base exposure was taken. I kept on snapping and found out that each next exposure was actually each of the bracketed exposure set the menu. The camera can't shoot the brackets automatically because the 28mm is a manual lens but it does know how to shoot the brackets one by one...! Shooting an HDR or and HDR pano will take time and you had better check each shot so you don't miss one but it works.

This is what I got on the test: Base exposure 1/6, f8.0, ISO 800 and each next snap came true at 0.7s, 1/20 and 1/90. Rendered in Photomatix - the focus was a bit off with camera shake (?)
Forum: Sold Items 03-28-2019, 03:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K5 body with accessories
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 0
Views: 494
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K5 body with accessories

Asking Price
200.00 USD (price drop!)

Item Location
Halifax (Canada)

Item Description
Selling my trusty K5 back-up camera which I don't need anymore after buying a K1markII. Still to this day part of the best group of K5 cameras after the K10D.
In excellent working order, fitted with a Katzeyes screen (the box and the original screen is included) very useful when using M42 or manual lenses, an AC.MXX LCD protecting screen, charger + cable, original battery, USB and HDMI cables, strap, 8GB memory card, Manual, Pentax Digital Camera utility 4 DVD, shutter count 21346 as of June 2018. I did some of my best 360° panoramas, VR tours and time lapses with this camera.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
Included in price

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns are accepted if the item is not found to be as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 03-07-2019, 08:12 AM  
Digitising slide and negative collection quickly
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 55
Views: 2,218
I've been using a flat bed scanner for years to do that. It's the best way I've found and quick if you have 500 + slides to do. You need a scanner that comes with adapters that fit on the flat bed, that will house 2 35mm film (colour & BW), 2x4 mounted slides, or 6x22 cm Medium-format Film Holders. They do a great job. Epson and Canon do that and I'm sure you can find something on eBay as well.
What you may also need is a light box made of an 18" x 12" x 6" plastic storage box; fit a couple of LED light bulbs inside and a cord with a switch and cover with a 1/4" translucent sheet of plastic. You can lay 50 slides on that and select the ones you want to scan.
Get the best scanned resolution possible right away and finish up the renditions on a computer with PS or even better... LR. Will cost $250 - 300CAN tops.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-01-2019, 04:40 PM  
Go!
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 31
Views: 763
Total concentration on the task at hand, well done!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 01-10-2019, 07:15 PM  
New french on this forum
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Bienvenue au club, le p'tit français, et avec un K1...très bien. Don't worry, we'll look after you!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-10-2019, 07:08 PM  
Post your self portrait
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 772
Views: 94,682
Just as Pentax is not a well known brand but we all know it's the best, nobody that knows Berlebach is the best as well...except maybe for lugging one to make panoramas at the top on mountains...!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-06-2019, 10:36 AM  
Post your self portrait
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 772
Views: 94,682
Yeah, no hiking with that thing...! It's a Berlebach, made in Germany...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-04-2019, 04:20 PM  
Post your self portrait
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 772
Views: 94,682
Making 360° panos of church interiors at Mystras, Greece.
Forum: Sold Items 12-26-2018, 03:08 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K10D with SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Yes, it is.

---------- Post added 12-26-18 at 18:10 ----------



I missed your message, the shutter count is 14325, and the camera is from 2007. Send me a PM if still interested.

---------- Post added 12-27-18 at 17:53 ----------

This item is sold

---------- Post added 12-27-18 at 17:54 ----------

Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-23-2018, 07:27 PM  
Pentax K-1 Video Quality - Dynamic Range/Matching with other cameras/Best Practices
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 31
Views: 3,215
The best "real" answer I've seen so far...!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2018, 06:41 PM  
Mark's K-1 II discovery thread
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 49
Views: 3,970
Got my K1 at Henry's in Halifax. Get ready to explore these screw mounts on the K1 and bring them back to life! You'll love it, in fact, the Pentax niche is getting deeper and I'm nor sure I care what other others are using any more and even what they are saying about our brand.
Forum: Photo Critique 11-20-2018, 06:54 PM  
Night Help with moon shots
Posted By Rnovo
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Photographing the moon is like working in broad daylight, same exposures, the sun illuminating the moon is like the sun on earth - don't be fooled by the black sky and use "manual exposure" so nothing will change as you keep shooting. As for focusing I agree with all who suggest using live view. I don't know the K50 but on the K5 I press the "Info" button repeatedly to zoom up to X 6 and only then do I focus in "manual", shoot and repeat as required. I never use any AF - too unreliable and useless. Focus peaking sounds good too, as says UncleVania - never tried it(?).
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