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Forum: Pentax K-1 04-12-2019, 09:33 AM  
Pentax K-1 II and Capture One
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 41
Views: 4,342
Works now! I will try it later. Thank you!
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-12-2019, 06:33 AM  
Pentax K-1 II and Capture One
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 41
Views: 4,342
Then I don't know why it says it doesn't have permission to unzip it. Maybe corrupt file?
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-10-2019, 12:37 AM  
Pentax K-1 II and Capture One
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 41
Views: 4,342
I downloaded it, but the zip file won't extract (on a Mac.) Is it possible it is password protected?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2019, 02:18 AM  
Pentax K1 II DSLR of the year on optyczne.pl
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
I have nothing but praise for the MkII. While the K-1 was already an incredibly good camera, the upgrade makes it even better. IQ is top notch, SR and AF is improved (ok this may be subjective, but for me it feels like it), and there are other things going on (like exposure: I rarely need to dial in exposure compensation.) Add to that the things inherited from K-1 like excellent build quality, top notch ergonomics, very logical behaviour of menu's and such and a space sheet that no other camera currently offers, I can't but feel that the MkII is the most underrated camera currently on the market.

Best camera I have ever had and a well deserved reward!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-11-2019, 06:51 AM  
X-Rite Custom Camera Profiling for Capture One Pro
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Setting auto, I think it uses a flat curve.
If you set it to Film High contrast the results are already much better, but I need some more experimenting...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-10-2019, 11:58 PM  
X-Rite Custom Camera Profiling for Capture One Pro
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 7
Views: 636
I tried it last night and it's looking good. One niggle would be that the profile's contrast is quite low. Seems C1 is doing something with the curve before applying the color profile. Will have to experiment a little further...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-10-2019, 08:26 AM  
X-Rite Custom Camera Profiling for Capture One Pro
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Would it be usable to make profiles for the K1MkII (given that the cam isn't officially supported?)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-10-2019, 08:25 AM  
Hints about future products on Twitter
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 147
Views: 22,740
I would love if they would make a digital MZ-1... Love the looks!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-31-2018, 04:37 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 730
Views: 62,675
Am I the only one missing a viewfinder? I think (as with Q and K-01) this is really a missed opportunity because even a bad vf will have an advantage against an LCD in the sun...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-31-2018, 01:48 AM  
Script to change lensdata in Capture One
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Follow up to my question I asked here...

Capture One is a fantastic piece of software, but it has also its quirks one being that it puts the focal length in the lens exif tag. Despite several questions directed at the friendly people of Phase One, this keeps being the case (also in v112 if I am not mistaken.) Also, if you use an m42, M or A lens, the camera doesn't record the lens, so I thought it fit to write an Apple script where it writes the right lens information. I am not much of a scripter, most I got from bits and pieces found on the net.



Disclaimer: this script has been tested on several Pentax files (both PEF and DNG) and to the best of my believe works just fine. However, it overwrites the original file, so make some preparations and testing before you use it extensively (I use time machine, so I can always back up easy.) Also, this is an Apple script (I don't know how Win people should proceed, but maybe someone else can hop in.) Of course you will have to have ExifTool installed.

Here goes:






Code:

use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later

use scripting additions



set DefLens to "SMC Pentax-A 24-50"



set theRespondedLens to the text returned of

(display dialog

"What's the lens used?" default answer DefLens

with icon note buttons {"Cancel", "Continue"} default button "Continue")

## in case there are multiple words in the Lens. But entering nothing will remove this Exif Tag

if 0 < length of theRespondedLens then set theRespondedLens to quoted form of theRespondedLens



set DefAperture to 4



set theRespondedAperture to the text returned of

(display dialog

"What's the aperture value?" default answer DefAperture

with icon note buttons {"Cancel", "Continue"} default button "Continue")

## Entering nothing will remove this Exif Tag from the file



set DefFocalLength to 24



set theRespondedFocalLength to the text returned of

(display dialog

"What's the focal length?" default answer DefFocalLength

with icon note buttons {"Cancel", "Continue"} default button "Continue")

## Entering nothing will remove this Exif Tag from the file

## Entering "0" will result in Capture One ignoring it



tell application "Capture One 11"

set selectedVariants to get selected variants

repeat with i from 1 to number of items in selectedVariants

set this_item to item i of selectedVariants

set theID to id of (parent image of this_item)



## So that I can log it if necessary

set theExifToolCommand to

"/usr/local/bin/exiftool -overwrite_original_in_place -preserve -m " &

" -Lens=" & theRespondedLens &

" -FNumber=" & theRespondedAperture &

" -FocalLength=" & theRespondedFocalLength &

" " & quoted form of theID



tell current application to do shell script theExifToolCommand



## Metadata tags which are removed from the image file will result in Capture One retaining the previous value.

## There is no way to cause Capture One to remove a Metadata tag, once it has loaded it.

reload metadata this_item

end repeat

end tell



Questions: feel free to ask.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-29-2018, 03:26 AM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
I have read this quite a few times, and I am curious as to where this idea comes from. I for one am not certain that this is really the case: for one, Phase One claims to engineer their profiles from up to 800 files made under different conditions. But also, If I take a file from eg. K5, and I apply the profile from X-Pro (or another camera that use the same Sony sensor) I get (very) different Colors, which if the claim would be true wouldn't be the case...


It is a very annoying problem, because if I search for a particular photo I mostly filter with camera lens (because I almost remember what lens I used.) I more or less resolved the issue by keyboarding them with the lens in question. But like you said, it shouldn't be there in the first place and takes almost no time resolving...

Curious as to what problem you are referring to.


So true, these problems shouldn't exist in the first place.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-29-2018, 01:10 AM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
While I mostly agree, you have to bear in mind that the styles can be applied to masks and thus be applied with moderation. Moreover, this way you can also apply various styles to one image (sth LR can't if I am not mistaken.) While I agree that applying one or various styles to an image can create some generic feel to an image which quickly becomes boring, you can use them as a starting point to let your inspiration free.

Just to show what you can do with styles, these images are made with a style I made myself (probably a little overdone, but I wanted the images to reflect the morbid feel of the place.)

There are some really good styles out there (the film and B&W packages are particularly good.)

That said, the style packages are ridiculously priced and one would hope for Phase One to price them a little more sensible. That is the sole reason I haven't purchased any as of yet...

Pricing of Capture One is becoming a little 'are you out of your mind?' and I cannot imagine a lot of new users drawing in, which is a pity because it is an excellent piece of software. IQ is top notch: excellent colors and IQ, very good noise reduction, excellent speed and user experience (been using it more than a year now - I don't even know what Lightroom is anymore...) Having said all this, it isn't without its quirks though: my biggest gripes are a) no full support for Pentax EXIF and no support for K1MkII. For me, I am still contemplating. I will probably skip v12 and directly go to v13 next year.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-27-2018, 11:57 PM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
I use styles whenever I feel that a photo would benefit from it. I haven't (as of yet) purchased any, have developed some of my own. Bit I am thinking of buying some (would love to try the film package...)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-24-2018, 02:38 AM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
Thank you for a project that must have taken you hours (even days) to complete.

Lightroom and HDR projects looks woful.
C1 and the MacOS engines (Aperture, Hasselblad, etc) look best to my eyes.
For detail C1 is way ahead.

So, seems I made a good choice then (C1 user here...)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-19-2018, 10:42 AM  
Hints about future products on Twitter
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 147
Views: 22,740
You have to get your facts right.
The Contax N was a disaster, plain and simple. Batteries drained like there was no tomorrow, the digital side had quirks and (the most important reason) IQ was miserable: ISO 100 was usable at best, anything higher was drained in noise. It is quite telling that the Contax was never reviewed in the US (outside of LL), but Chasseurs d'Images reviewed it and gave it a delicious 1/5.

The sole reason that Pentax didn't release the MZ-D (although development was in a very far stage, maybe ready for release) was they felt that the Philips sensor couldn't deliver the goods (and Pentax couldn't remedy it.)

If you want to read more:
1N-Digital Non Review - Luminous Landscape
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-17-2018, 10:05 AM  
Hints about future products on Twitter
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 147
Views: 22,740
What a pity that the Philips CCD was mere garbage. I remember that 2 camera's where announced at the Kina using this CCD, this MZ-D and Contax D. The MZ-D was further in development (as in ready for release) but eventually Pentax pulled the plug on it. Contax meanwhile, went ahead and released the D. In reviews of the Contax it became clear why Pentax didn't release the MZ-D: IQ was bad wit a lot of noise even at base ISO. ISO 400 was plain unusable...
However, I always found it curious as to why Pentax didn't keep the MZ form factor. Given how far development was, it must have been easier to swap the sensor and release an MZ-D with the Sony CCD than to develop a whole new camera (ist D.)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-17-2018, 08:46 AM  
Hints about future products on Twitter
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 147
Views: 22,740
How I like the form factor of the MZ-D. The sexiest camera ever not to be produced...?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-12-2018, 09:35 AM  
From Fuji to Pentax? May be yes, may be not.
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 292
Views: 14,327
I went from an X-Pro1 to Pentax (first K-5 and now K-1 which I upgraded) 2 years ago and never looked back. While everyone is raving about X-trans and Fuji Colors, Pentax is simply way better in the IQ department. I don't know what Pentax is doing, but they are better in every aspect: better colors, better DR, better noise control.
Ergonomics is also top notch and also Pentax lenses are top notch.

If you want retro look, you could go with the K-P.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-09-2018, 03:40 AM  
Capture One 12.0
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Well, I don't like DNG too much (for various reasons), but my main intake is, that I ever set the camera to PEF (for whatever reason) I won't be able to read them in C1 unless I convert them to DNG.

Agree about your takes on LR and C1... C1 is so much better in every aspect that counts!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-08-2018, 11:47 AM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
Ok, I misread that. My mistake...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-08-2018, 11:33 AM  
Capture One 12.0
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
I was on v3 in 2007 (I think) when I bought te K10D and C1 wouldn't support it (my mistake I guess - I should have checked before I bought the cam.) A friend of mine was using Lightroom, and I dowloaded a trial version. Took me months to get used to it. What I never got used to, however was the colors/contrast Lightroom gave me. So, to say that I was never entirely satisfied with Lightroom is an understatement.

Fast forward last year, I think I was on LR 6 and one morning when I opened it, I saw that the program had upgraded (to v7, I really can't remember) and began synching my photo's to the cloud. All this without my consent! I remembered I was always happy with C1 edits, so I dowloaded a trial of v10 and that was the end of it. No LR ever again for me, even if they offer it free to me...

However, to say C1 isn't without its flaws is taking it a bit easy. For catalogs and DAM LR crushes it. But there are ways to circumvent these problems.

I agree that V11 can do what V12 does, but I use a lot of masks, and to me the added luma mask would be very handy. I was under the impression that V12 would support the MkII, with which I would have upgraded in a heartbeat. Maybe new profiles wouldn't add anything very substantial (I wouldn't know), but for mindset it would be better. The added plugin support is a start (Phase One clearly stated they would add plugins in a near future.) I hope they follow it up...

Och well, doesn't do any harm to download the trial I guess...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-07-2018, 10:58 AM  
23 RAW converters for Pentax compared
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 83
Views: 5,581
Thanks for the effort and time you spend on this. I didn't read all the comments, but don't let the people who attack you for leaving out LR get you down. This is very useful information!

Basing on this, seems I made the right choice: for me C1pro all the way. (by the way C1 is able to output 16 bitt TIFF's...)
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-07-2018, 10:46 AM  
Pentax K-1 II and Capture One
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 41
Views: 4,342
Thank you very much! will try them out as soon as I have the chance... Txs a ;billion again!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-03-2018, 11:12 AM  
Capture One 12.0
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Would love to see the Pentax community to step up and all ask for MkII support... Won't happen though. Just not enough C1 users (which I really don't get.)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-03-2018, 10:19 AM  
Capture One 12.0
Posted By Pentaxke
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Just add a request on their website:

Phase One

You will have to register.

U have done a request. I hope others follow suit because it would be great if the best RAW software would support the best camera...
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