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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-18-2019, 05:08 AM  
Leaving Pentax
Posted By danielblues
Replies: 71
Views: 4,522
I think you also enjoy this one

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Forum: Pentax Q 10-26-2018, 01:34 PM  
Let's share shots with Q!
Posted By Abulafia
Replies: 6,048
Views: 884,718
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-14-2018, 07:44 AM  
DA560 lens club - Let's see some photos!
Posted By Chris Mak
Replies: 191
Views: 28,639
One of these sunrises that are so very rare where I live..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-12-2018, 09:23 PM  
5 Pentax DSLRs- My 7yr Old Daughter Picks Only One
Posted By Kozlok
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Well, duh; the K-3ii has the DA15 on it. It’s controling her mind.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2018, 05:40 PM  
How best to use a HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
Posted By mikesbike
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
With the K-70, like other models where the AE-L button has variously assigned functions, it may not be set up for its labelled function, so it did not lock in your spot-metered exposure. That is what I see in your first photo.

Your other photos using matrix metering look as expected in terms of balance between light and dark areas, but they do seem a bit underexposed to me, especially the ballpark scene. Almost to the degree similar to my old K200D.

The only way to tell if this is a lens issue is to take the same scene, same framing, with no change in lighting with the DA 21mm and another lens set to the same aperture and shutter speed.

I've had this lens for some years, used first with my K-5 which does also tend to underexpose very slightly, but more accurate than the K200D, and have gotten great images with it, even without careful metering under normal conditions.

Actually, in looking again at your first picture- I wasn't there to see the lighting conditions in reality, but my guess is by spot metering off her face, which was very much in shadow, if it went the way it should, it would greatly overexpose the rest of the scene. Her face is a comparative extreme in the overall lighting. All you want to do is open up her facial shadows to a degree, so her face is more visible. If using spot metering, it would be best to meter off a mid-tone in the scene, like off of a lighter area of the building on the right, or even off of the better-lit gray pavement of the street below, lock exposure, or use the green button to do your spot metering in "M" mode and see how that turns out. The other way is to simply use a pop of fill flash with the camera in "M" mode and metering for the entire scene first, using the green button then popping up the flash, since the flash would not affect the more distant part of the scene. You can also modify flash output by using the flash comp control, according to the effect desired, and the ambient lighting of the scene compared to your subject.

I find it desirable as a general rule to use flash when subjects are close even in an evenly well-lit outdoor scene anyway, as this will put a catchlight in the eyes, and more evenly reduce harsh facial shadows from downward or sideways lighting. Especially also when subjects are wearing hats or caps, which can easily darken the face.
Forum: General Photography 07-23-2018, 06:34 PM  
40 years of cameras
Posted By aaacb
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
By their launch date, in near 10 year increments:

KM - 1975
Super Program - 1983
PZ-1p - 1994
K10D - 2006
K3II - 2015

Two things that occurred to me: 1) I have too many cameras (doh); 2) it's interesting to think how many things changed between any of these two cameras, and yet the same FA 35 lens will work as intended on any of them.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-11-2018, 06:08 PM  
K3,KP,K1 firmware update
Posted By OoKU
Replies: 147
Views: 14,485
Latest PENTAX K-1 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

Changes to V1.50

Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mmF1.4 SDM AW.
Improved stability for general performance.
*When this update is done, the contents of version 1.43 and earlier will be also updated.

Changes to V1.10

Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mmF1.4 SDM AW.
Improved stability for general performance.

Latest PENTAX KP Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

Changes to V1.40

Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mmF1.4 SDM AW.
Improved stability for general performance.
*Contents of [Version 1.30] and earlier version will be also updated.

Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-06-2018, 10:04 PM  
Macro lens on APSC and FF
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 53
Views: 1,973
Its easier for me to think of 1:1 by visualizing putting the thing i am photographing on the sensor. If i took a coin and pressed it on the sensor that is what the sensor would process. Its actual size. Since the ff sensor is bigger the coin won't take up as much of the sensor as on apsc.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-01-2017, 10:18 AM  
Another film SLR revival project pops up.
Posted By monochrome
Replies: 64
Views: 2,587
If this kind of thing becomes a thing, I have an entire chest of drawers completely packed with carefully arranged ‘investments’. This could be a millionaire-next-door level windfall.

Rolls on floor :lol:
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-21-2017, 05:58 PM  
Nasty sensor accident, need cleaning / repair help
Posted By monochrome
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Y’all do realize you’re posting legal theory about User Error damage to a camera that’s worth $100, right?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-21-2017, 11:51 AM  
Another film SLR revival project pops up.
Posted By Mistral75
Replies: 64
Views: 2,587
As stated before by stevebrot, this so-called Ihagee Elbaflex is indeed a revamped Kiev 19M camera (designed and manufactured from 1988 onwards at the Arsenal factory, Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union) without its light meter and with a wooden grip replacing the original plastic one.

This is admitted by the Ihagee people themselves, see the Comments section of the Kickstarter project:

So, yes: the design is based on the Kiev 19M but you are getting a brand new camera with a guarantee.

The people behind the Ihagee Elbaflex project are the German, listed, Koblenz-headquartered net SE group.

net SE are also behind the resurrection of Meyer-Optik Gφrlitz (several lenses), Oprema Jena (two Biotar lenses), Emil Busch A.-G. Rathenau (Glaukar Anastigmat lens) and C.P. Goerz (Citograph 35, a 35mm f/8 fixed-focal lens).

Most trademarks belong to their subsidiary SEMI Verwaltung GmbH, also headquartered in Koblenz: C.P. Goerz, Ihagee, Meyer Optik, Biotar, Lydith, Makroplasmat, Nocturnus, Oreston, Primagon, Telemegor and probably more.

Some trademarks belong to net SE directly: Emil Busch A.-G. Rathenau, Glaukar and Anastigmat.

---------- Post added 11-21-2017 at 07:57 PM ----------

Do you want to laugh a bit? I would presume so.

This is one of the pictures from the press kit:

Dropbox - Ihagee Press Kit

Not only are the 'Ihagee' and 'Elbaflex' logos obviously photoshopped...

...but they forgot to photoshop the '19M' (from Kiev 19M) out of the reflection!!!

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-22-2017, 02:04 AM  
PENTAX K-1 Limited Silver released
Posted By pschlute
Replies: 325
Views: 35,538
I am sure you will still remain friends after the split !
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-16-2017, 07:53 AM  
AF360FGZ Hot Shoe Split
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Thank you so much. I will probably purchase one today.

---------- Post added 06-16-17 at 10:56 AM ----------

I just looked at the product price. You are right, that is really a good deal. I am not sure on exactly how to remove the old one and replace it with the new one yet. If you possibly know a link to instructions on the procedure I would be interested. I wonder if it comes with instructions or if there is a video I could watch or something. I'm curious as to if I would have to remove the four screws on the bottom of the flash to do it.

Thanks so much.

---------- Post added 06-16-17 at 11:34 AM ----------

I went ahead and ordered the part listed below from USCamera. I saw a video about a shoe foot replacement and have the basic idea of how to do it.

Genuine Pentax replacement flash shoe foot for the AF360 FGZ flash unit.

Only $12.16
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-29-2017, 06:06 PM  
DCU 5.7.1 update
Posted By OoKU
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649

[Main changes from Version 5.6.2/5.7.0]
Corresponded to PENTAX KP
Added character input function on the image.
Corresponded to image size change when continuously processing multiple images.
[Improve from previous Versions]
Added simple processing setting for reduce preview of Laboratory mode.
Corresponded to start up of Laboratory mode.
* Expand candidate images at startup in Laboratory mode and when switching from Browser mode to Laboratory mode without specifying images, please drag and drop from the Explorer etc to specify it.
Corresponded to Laboratory mode transition without specifying image in Browser.
[Corrections from previous Versions]
Corrected – It does not start up when deleting the registry.
Corrected – Flash dimming correction is not displayed.
Corrected – Outside of 1:1 area is not output when enlarging the trimming area with Laboratory for RAW image that shooting vertical position in 1:1 crop.
Corrected – The development result become brighter by about 1 EV when the shadow correction is ON with RAW image of K-01/K-30/K-50.
Corrected – It becomes a subfolder of the copy destination when the name of the destination folder suffered by simple image transfer.
Corrected – The file name change at the time of detailed file list display was illegal.
Corrected – The windows no longer responds when transferring a large number of images with simple image capture.
Corrected – The space between the edge of the screen and end of screen greatly differs between when the top and bottom edges of the image are aligned vertically for character input.
Corrected – A frame indicating the focus is attached to multiple buttons in the save dialog.
Corrected – The preview image was specified when transition to Laboratory mode, the display direction of the image was not reflected on the button of the tool bar.
Corrected – The redevelopment of JPEG file shooting with PENTAX Q series cannot be done correctly.
Corrected – The parameter change is not reflected when finishing is set to reversal film by JPEG redevelopment.
Corrected – A black band appears in the vertical position image when finishing is set to reversal film by JPEG redevelopment.
Corrected – The image becomes grainy image when redevelopment of JPEG image taken by the monotone setting of PENTAX K-3.
Corrected – It cannot be expanded normally if the parameter file of the past version (Such as version 5.3.1) is applied.

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update for Windows : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-09-2017, 04:34 PM  
The K-3: The Honey Badger of Cameras
Posted By luftfluss
Replies: 21
Views: 2,084
K-3 don't give a sh*t.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-27-2017, 04:15 PM  
K Mount Wide Angle
Posted By Adam
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
This tool lets you search genuine Pentax lenses by filter size:

Pentax Lens Search |
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2017, 06:06 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By OoKU
Replies: 3,156
Views: 275,896
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-19-2017, 05:26 AM  
CP+ 2017 Pentax Interview Questions
Posted By noelpolar
Replies: 214
Views: 15,505
Will Noel's wife really kill him if he buys a KP?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-19-2017, 01:45 AM  
CP+ 2017 Pentax Interview Questions
Posted By totsmuyco
Replies: 214
Views: 15,505
Will there be a remake of the current APSC zooms using the PLM motor?
Forum: General Photography 01-10-2017, 05:53 PM  
2017 crystal-ball gazing
Posted By Paul the Sunman
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Photographing the exotic is only one form of the art. Perhaps even more interesting is photographing the familiar in a way that provokes an "I never saw it that way" moment.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-30-2016, 01:30 PM  
K-1 price hike
Posted By Cambo
Replies: 163
Views: 23,888
I paid $1,000.00 for a PZ1P in 1996...and you had to keep buying film.


Forum: Pentax K-1 11-15-2016, 12:44 AM  
Going solo - A week of cycle touring in Perth
Posted By pinholecam
Replies: 33
Views: 3,036
White camera is a silver Q7.

I had thought that by Nov, the cooler winds from Asia would come down towards a warmer Oz.
Unfortunately, not so. :D
Headwinds from the SouthWest for the whole day for day 1 and 2. :D :D
Slowed me down by 3-5kph at the least.

I had a wonderful time in Perth.
Blue skies, lovely sunsets, nice food, people.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-14-2016, 04:46 PM  
Going solo - A week of cycle touring in Perth
Posted By pinholecam
Replies: 33
Views: 3,036
There's the "One year on with the K1" thread (I thought it was like 8-9mths?), and that made me do up this post to give some further impressions of the camera 8-9mths into its use.
What better way than in real world usage as opposed to theoretical arguments.

20161107-IMGP5341 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Mandurah; K1+FA35/2

I just did a cycle tour for a week and despite the "MILC is smaller, lighter" arguments, I brought along my K1.
M20/4, FA35/2, FA77ltd - its offerings such as these that make Pentax more special to me.
Very portable despite the bigger size/ weight of the K1.
I wanted a camera that I knew would "cut the cake".
The astrotracer, the sensor shift capability, the fantastic IQ and 36mp that will allow me to crop.
Trying to go light on the bike, does mean my prime selection is tight and cropping (while retaining great IQ) does allow me a bit more flexibility.

20161107-IMGP5328-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr
Shore birds along the Swan River; K1+FA35/2

more to come soon...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-12-2016, 07:34 PM  
How to move your large lightroom library to another drive or NAS
Posted By Edgar_in_Indy
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
This is one of the reasons I decided to just use Bridge and Photoshop instead of Lightroom. I like the simplicity of knowing exactly where/how my photo files are stored. When I upgrade computers, hard drives, etc. I didn't want to have to deal with the headache of figuring out how to move a database.

Last time I mentioned this on here I was told that my fears were unfounded and it wasn't a big deal moving Lightroom, but this post would indicate otherwise...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-06-2016, 11:11 AM  
Converting PEF files
Posted By PentaxPZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
did not know about "as shot"

However I did convert using "photos" app in the end.

I then spent 2 hours rotating them 90 degrees lol
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