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Forum: Pentax Q 08-15-2019, 11:05 PM  
IR infra red conversion for Pentax Q cameras
Posted By 2old4toys
Replies: 10
Views: 4,316

Pentax Q, Q10-IRcut, most Sensitive Sensor ILC
Successfully modded a spare Q by removing it’s IR cut filter glass. Thanks again to goe444’s very detailed instructions that gave me sufficient confidence to proceed.
It wasn’t difficult to perform. Use folded bits of paper post-it notes to steady the sensor box. Use a fresh sharp hobby knife blade.The plastic is softer than I thought it would be. Score it a few times till you feel it pop through. If I were to do it again I might be able to preserve more of the bottom lip of the sensor box frame. I would also have at hand some glass to cover up the sensor ASAP after removing the ir cut filter to reduce chances of contamination.
The rubber gasket under the ir cut filter is not glued in place at the base but lightly adhered to the glass.

As this point the camera is full spectrum, taking in a mix of both the visible and IR light.
Forum: General Photography 06-26-2019, 01:58 PM  
Somebody is keeping the rabble out. Wet plate is back.
Posted By photoptimist
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Imagine how I feel with only a puny 10X crop-sensor K-1. ;)
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-27-2019, 09:47 AM  
Is this a Pentax 645NII?
Posted By serpe
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Be careful because on eBay you can buy this model as a Pentax 645NII,
I was fooled :(
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2019, 08:49 PM  
CP+ 2019 - New lens roadmap - DA Standard Zoom added - Fish-Eye Zoom removed
Posted By wed7
Replies: 104
Views: 12,105
Red could mean HD coating perhaps ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2019, 08:32 PM  
CP+ 2019 - New lens roadmap - DA Standard Zoom added - Fish-Eye Zoom removed
Posted By JPT
Replies: 104
Views: 12,105
My guess is that this is a midrange zoom with PLM focusing. My speculation is that it will be released with the new high end APS-C, which will probably have much more competitive continuous AF and video capabilities.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-11-2017, 10:23 AM  
Looking for an ME Super Disassembly Guide with photos
Posted By UMC
Replies: 8
Views: 3,743
Here on my onedrive I have collected a few documents and pictures that might be helpful when repairing cameras of the ME series: Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-05-2019, 10:44 PM  
Need help for amateur wedding and equipment.
Posted By DeKay
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
At the last wedding I shot, I also took along a Nikon Coolpix W300.
Now this is not the best camera in the world by a long shot, but it does take a decent snapshot and its shock proof.
I gave it to one of the kids around 12 years old and told him to go to town and photograph whatever he wanted of the wedding and reception.
Kids see things in a different way, and what came back was some absolutely great photos of all the kids and also the food. Kids act differently when in front of a pro photographer, but in front of another kid, they seem to relax and be more natural.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-17-2018, 03:59 AM  
Common E-Dial settings seem backwards to me
Posted By Wheatridger
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
To pass a restless night, I was just tinkering with my beloved K-1. It's just back from service, with all settings returned to defaults. One of those defaults always bothered me, so it was first priority to reset.

Every two-dial camera I've ever bought comes with the front dial set to control the shutter in Manual Mode, and the rear dial setting the aperture. That seems utterly contrary to me, since the aperture sits several inches in front of the shutter. How did this custom get started? Is there any practical reason for it? Do you reset yours the logical way, as I do?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 11-29-2018, 06:33 PM  
A pro building the wrong reputation ...
Posted By c.a.m
Replies: 43
Views: 2,720
Apart from that, did they like the photos? ;)
Forum: General Photography 09-17-2018, 08:50 AM  
I called it "The Salieri Syndrome" - Some of you might relate.
Posted By rdenney
Replies: 42
Views: 2,167
The thing to remember is that Salieri-as-villain is fiction. Salieri was extremely influential in purely artistic terms, and his conflict with Mozart was ended by the time Mozart became established in Vienna. After that, they collaborated and were, at the least, mutually respectful colleagues.

Personally, I’d be happy to be a Salieri. I do not need to be a Mozart.

I’m also a mediocre musician. (“Dedicated but untalented” might be a better description.) But I have a good ear for the music I hear, and even professionals trust my opinions in that regard. And I have developed a basic technical competency. I’m happy to be a critic, if the role of critic is to expand horizons. Only a poor critic is negative about what he doesn’t understand, and there is much I don’t understand about new music (and photography) that gets praised critically.

I could get depressed about my own mediocrity, or recognize that my technical accomplishments have given me the tools of appreciation that have enriched my life. The most difficult job artists have is editing their own work.

One more thing: Ansel Adams made tens of thousands of photos in his long career. Only hundreds of them are seen in public. I wonder if he felt disgusted by all the other thousands that now sit in a file cabinet.

Rick “also trained as an architect” Denney
Forum: General Photography 09-17-2018, 08:44 PM  
I called it "The Salieri Syndrome" - Some of you might relate.
Posted By leekil
Replies: 42
Views: 2,167
You may be at a downturn of this cycle:

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-29-2018, 01:22 AM  
DA*11-18/2.8 delay to 2019
Posted By veato
Replies: 227
Views: 16,707
Ricoh announced today that Phil's divorce has been delayed until 2019. In a statement released to the media they said "by delaying the DA 11-18 until 2019 we can guarantee a few more months of marriage for Phil. Upon its eventual release though we fully expect Phil to cave in, buy the lens, then be immediately kicked out of his home by a furious wife."
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-04-2018, 01:01 PM  
Mysterious lens - what is this? (IR chrystal night vision 0.42x)
Posted By Simen1
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
I just came across someone selling a lens like this together with some other Pentax K mount lenses. What is it used for? What effects does it give aside from widening the view from the lens its screwed onto?

Is it just a combined focal reducer with an IR filter?

Crystal Prism Pro AF Night Vision 0.42x mit Macro Ring und 49mm Ser VII Foto Zubehör Converter
??????? Crystal Pro AF Night Vision 0.42x 0.42 x mit Macro Ring ? ??????????? ? ??. ??????? - ID20904947 ?
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