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Forum: Pentax K-1 04-12-2019, 07:58 AM  
Catch-In Focus discovery
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
I wonder why they limited it to manual focus lenses. I'm no engineer, but it just seems like instead of doing a beep to confirm focus it tripped a relay to fire the shutter it would work.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-10-2019, 05:54 PM  
Catch-In Focus discovery
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
I couldn't seem to get this to work on my K-1ii with the 28-105mm.

The camera will shoot the picture even if the shot is completely defocused.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-22-2019, 06:10 PM  
Film look DYI how to?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Heh. Good to read this. Back in the day I often got inconsistent film looks even with film, due I guess to developing variations, chemicals, stray cosmic rays, etc.

It's kinda fun to look at the film color grading sites and see what they do, since they have even more issues, since they have to achieve consistent looks across all kinds of equipment and conditions. Eg: The Power Of Color Grading And The Benefit It Can Have On Your Work Summarized In Two Minutes | Fstoppers
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2019, 11:04 AM  
Latest LR update - is Pentax excluded?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 37
Views: 4,040
Tony Northrup did a review of the ED feature on his YouTube channel. He got some noticeable results with Fuji XTrans sensors, but even then might not be worth it for normal use. And he did see some detectable improvement on Bayer files, but not much. Probably not enough to warrant using it much. Interestingly, seems that it works best for lit signage or lights at night in cityscapes. Wonder if its AI uses Sensei and figures out that the bright red thing is a stoplight and not a flower? I dunno. Certainly it seems that ED is light years from the 30% improvement Adobe hyped.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-15-2019, 10:00 AM  
Latest LR update - is Pentax excluded?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 37
Views: 4,040
No, I'm not sure about dynamic. I thought we were discussing PS, sorry.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2019, 09:56 AM  
Latest LR update - is Pentax excluded?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 37
Views: 4,040
Yes; Rawtherapee (check the long thread hereabouts).

And Adobe (just not dynamic pixel shift, and the Enhance function doesn't work on pixel shift).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2019, 09:44 AM  
Latest LR update - is Pentax excluded?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 37
Views: 4,040
Shot in DNG on a K-1ii with a Tamron lens, processed in Lr on a 2015 MBP with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB. Didn't do anything to the file.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-12-2019, 05:02 PM  
Latest LR update - is Pentax excluded?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 37
Views: 4,040
It supports Pentax DNG, but not pixel shift.

I've tried it; doesn't seem to help much on the landscapes and wildlife shots I tried (and consistently crashed on one cropped Pentax DNG shot). Enhance fine details in raw images

Enhanced detail about "Enhanced Detail" is here: Enhance Details | Adobe Blog
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-06-2019, 02:06 PM  
Flash compatibility with K-1
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
The Godox TT350P works with the K-1ii in TTL mode. Does HSS too. Relatively low-powered (and prefers Nimh batteries, BTW). Godox TT350P - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-02-2019, 05:30 PM  
Pixel shift and Lightroom CC
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 5
Views: 912
It doesn't AFAIK. I get artifacts. But depending on how bad they are I can use cloning to get rid of them. I usually take a non PS shot when I do PS as well so I can use compositing in Ps if need be to mask out movement.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-23-2019, 05:22 PM  
Fixing Adobe's problem with maps in LR 5 and LR 6
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 4
Views: 646
If one just wants to use GPX to encode, or copy from Google Earth, or to show an image location in Google Maps, Apple Maps, OpenStreetMap, etc, get Friedl's geolocation plugin. It can do all that and more, and works back to Lr 3.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-21-2019, 05:37 PM  
Automated focus stacking
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 24
Views: 2,554
Very cool.

Focus bracketing in-camera (I agree the correct term for the shot sequence is bracketing; the post is stacking to create a single image. That's how most folks describe it, and how Oly describes it in their cameras) would be great.

I have used it with an Oly in the field and it was a lot more useful than I thought; as with exposure in some tough shooting scenarios it can improve your chances of getting a keeper even if you aren't doing stacking later. I've used it in shooting within a narrow DOF where the object is swaying around in the wind, for example. Seemed I sometimes got better results than just doing a burst on a single focus point, although on the Pentax catch-in-focus can work for that as well.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-21-2019, 05:31 PM  
From a k-1 user real world impressions about the k-1 II
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 90
Views: 7,193
Yeah, I know. Similar experience. And for me handheld is almost never worth the overhead, and loss of raw. You can push stuff a long way.

And even with regular PS there are constraints, even with a tripod. I've gotten motion artifacts from air movement with distant objects, for instance. But in the cool desert, it can make a much better picture. And for macros. So it really is dependent on what you're trying to achieve. And of course what end product you need. For photo competitions that I do, it's not worth it at all since those images are projected.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-20-2019, 01:30 PM  
From a k-1 user real world impressions about the k-1 II
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 90
Views: 7,193
Right, exactly. The handheld dynamic version. I agree that PDCU still doesn't seem to do it.

I seem to recall at least speculation that there was metadata from the movement involved in the processing; it wasn't just a matter of stacking.

The new up-and-coming Olympus E-M1x is reported to have handheld PS. Be interesting to see.

Frankly I'd trade DPS for focus bracketing....
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-19-2019, 03:19 PM  
From a k-1 user real world impressions about the k-1 II
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 90
Views: 7,193
Having seen those nice Dynamic Pixel Shift images earlier on, thinking I'll give them more of a shot. Seems kinda dependent on the context; my initial ones weren't really worth it so I stopped using it.

Is there anything that can post process raw Dynamic Pixel Shift? Aside from PDCU, which I find unusuable? I tried shooting DNG in camera, then creating TIFFs from those, and results weren't really worth the effort. I know Lr still only uses the first frame; dunno about Rawtherapee as I'm a think a version behind.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-16-2019, 07:07 PM  
Kodachrome 64 "look"
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 17
Views: 1,423
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-26-2018, 10:01 AM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 914
Views: 44,424
Amazon probably cares little whether Sony outsells Pentax; it's going to anyway. There are pages and pages and pages of Pentax stuff for sale there, sometimes by the "select special companies" like Adorama (maybe one of Pentax's bigger dealers in the US?). And that of course begs the question of whether Pentax SHOULD use Amazon as an authorized dealer. Their list of authorized ones is rather meh, and since brick and mortar places are disappearing maybe time to consider a bigger presence. I'm sure they have, just dunno why it hasn't happened. And BTW, it's odd to me their site has a list of UNauthorized dealers. Whaaa? It doesn't include Amazon on that list, although Amazon does itself sell Pentax branded gear. With apparently no warranty from Pentax.

I do think Pentax gear gets dis'd at DPR, but I doubt it's anything to do with Amazon and marketing, since Pentax is just not much of a player. I suspect it has more to do with reviewers themselves getting free swag, and just plain ol' prejudice against equipment they aren't familiar with and only pick up for a review. They seem to have trouble with stuff like pixel shift, could care less about old lenses, and I doubt they've ever even tried Astrotracer.

They do aggregate a lot of info on specs and have sample photos and stuff like that, and a nice active forum. So credit there. But I steer folks looking for reviews—even of Canikon equipment—elsewhere.

Contrast with Imaging Resource. Their reviews were so comprehensive that even a user of the camera can learn tips and techniques from reading them, even if one didn't agree with all of their conclusions.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-23-2018, 05:36 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 914
Views: 44,424
The truth is that any of these cameras would be fine choices. And as tools, it's impossible to say what's "best" without reference to their intended use, not just in the abstract. Is the K-1ii the best for someone shooting video? no, not even in the running. Is it the best for maybe macro, Astro, and static image (pixel shift)? Arguably yes.

If I had to pick one standout (note, not "best") I'd probably say the Sony because it rocked the industry for value for a full framed mirrorless (I think the Pentax is a comparable value, but again, depends on what you need, and that was more true with the K-1i).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-22-2018, 06:15 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 914
Views: 44,424
Why in the world would anyone even consider it? it's clearly an incremental change. I suppose there are some Big Deal upgrades, like the A7iii, but if not, don't even consider them in the running. Not even many die hard Pentaxians considered switching out a K-1 for K-1ii; in some ways the only unique thing about it was the send-in board swap.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-20-2018, 03:01 PM  
Luminar 3 with Libraries is out
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
On the Mac it has a Preferences... menu item, and opens to give you one and one only preference, the ability to adjust cache. Which maybe could help speed it up for you.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-19-2018, 10:22 AM  
Luminar 3 with Libraries is out
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Yeah, I dropped out of paying the Macphun/Skylum tax. I've had their stuff since they started as Macphun. Gave Luminar a shot, but even at a yearly upgrade fee of $40-50 I didn't feel I was getting enough, especially since I still needed other software along with it. I still use the Creative Kit plugins on occasion, but I don't know how long they'll continue to work and Skylum has stopped updating them.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-18-2018, 05:01 PM  
Luminar 3 with Libraries is out
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
You can get a demo here: Luminar 2018 Free Trial - Download Luminar for Free | Skylum (ex-Macphun)

I don't think it's worth buying (or even upgrading in my case). But YMMV.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-17-2018, 09:13 AM  
Hähnel PROCUBE2 - 3D printed adapter for Pentax D-Li90
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Oops...doh. Dunno how that got in my head.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-15-2018, 05:33 PM  
Hähnel PROCUBE2 - 3D printed adapter for Pentax D-Li90
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Couldn't one simply buy one of the Watson (or Wasabi) plates for a Pentax battery, and then solder or otherwise connect wires to the appropriate pins on another Procube2 adapter? yeah, it wouldn't sit there all pretty but why would the charger care. Assuming it is any better than the Watson.

Indeed, given there are bazillions of 3.6v lion chargers out there, wouldn't that work for Pentax batteries? or is there some super circuitry inside that prohibits that?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-15-2018, 05:18 PM  
M42 adaptor with the pins cut off
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Yeah, I take 'em off too.

Be aware that depressing the spring can be a PITA on some of the non-OEM adapters, so sometimes you're better off never bothering. And screwing in lenses with messy old threads can just deposit crud inside your camera. The Loctite is often not necessary, but it depends on the lens and how stiff focusing is, etc.

And BTW not all the non-OEM adapters fit as tight as others on the mount itself. With bigger lenses they can rotate if you have say the camera hanging off a shoulder strap; I like to secure them a bit with gaffer's tape. Some of 'em can have light leaks too. It's kind of a grab bag, but you can make it work.
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