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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-11-2019, 03:04 AM  
PENTAX 100 Years : Event in Paris 7-9th November 2019
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 72
Views: 9,418
Would have loved to be there, but it would have been a bit expensive to travel just for the evening... I settled to go and monopolize the Ricoh/Pentax salesman for one hour during the Lyon event the day before, it was still a good experience.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-15-2016, 09:40 AM  
K1 Support on Linux
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
There's a patched dcraw version project on github, but you need knowledge on source code compilation to be able to use it... I'm not sure a lot of projects know to to assemble a PS image: it seems to rely on multi-image DNG files (something that was originally done to store multiple exposure for HDR processing) and some auxiliary information for pixels that moved.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-15-2016, 05:36 AM  
K1 Support on Linux
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Hi, I'm the guy that worked on some K-1 support in darktable :)

Basic support is ready is the last release, but since my K-1 is now in repairs, I cannot finish the noise profiles yet..

What is not going to work soon, sadly, is multi white balance and pixel shift as these requires significant changes in the data processing workflow.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 11:52 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 1,825
Views: 84,764
I like the red!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-18-2016, 03:19 AM  
D-FA 100-300mm f/4
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 103
Views: 15,880
Thanks, but no thanks : my K-1 has already enough scratches :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-29-2015, 02:40 AM  
D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Officially Announced
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 557
Views: 66,562
For that to happen, the lens would have to be manufactured by Pentax, which is not a given right now. The superzoom were built and assembled by Tamron in their own factories if I remember well...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-28-2015, 11:56 PM  
D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Officially Announced
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 557
Views: 66,562
The DA* 16-50/2.8 was not a pentax design... I guess it's rather "not built in pentax factories" which is a no-go, and there's probably more quality control on the star lenses.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2015, 08:05 AM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 328
Views: 42,162
One mistake is easier to remember than ten successes.

On other forums, you already had comment before that, asking for each new lens if it were tamron rebadges... When all pentax did what rebadge superzoom nobody cared about.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2015, 10:55 AM  
DFA 24-70mm to be launched soon
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 328
Views: 42,162
And people were already always asking if pentax lenses were just tamron rebadges... Well, I never wanted this one anyway, neither the 15-35 f/2.8: bring forth the DFA 20mm f/3.5 LTD, damnit!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-31-2015, 04:07 AM  
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 57
Views: 11,669
Actually, some things changes, for example, you have a full rez processed jpeg preview in PEF (at least, until K-5) while preview in DNG is low-res (768 lines if I remember), plus maybe some more proprietary information.

People tend to say that opening DNG files is easier and ready, but as far as I know, DNG do not specify enough for a straightforward opener, there's still a lot of camera-specific stuff that require to be added for software to actually support new cameras.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-24-2015, 11:57 PM  
FF out in 4 months
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 1,200
Views: 143,969
I have been wondering and searching for a long time: did anybody do even a the draft of a study to prove the harmlessness of using EVFs?

For years, we've been told to stay a good distance from screen to avoid eye fatigue/damage, and now some people put theirs against LCD screens...
Forum: General Photography 08-24-2015, 03:28 AM  
The Photographer's dilemma
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 44
Views: 3,962
Funny, those times, I was under the impression the majority of people with cameras (read phones) had only pictures of themselves :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-13-2015, 09:10 AM  
Ricoh Imaging Japan website down?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 40
Views: 5,976 works fine... maybe it's just a comeback to a better division name? ;)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-07-2015, 03:58 AM  
Longer lenses?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
I'd love to see that too, if they can keep the quality of the 60-250mm. On FF, I'd give up F/2.8 for F/4 to gain a little more reach without compromising anything else (not that I don't see the appeal of a 70-200/2.8).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-15-2015, 11:07 PM  
Polarizer for 15 SMC DA?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
I have the B+W 49mm F-PRO polarizer (*not* the XS) and it works like a charm despite appearing quite thick. It's also up to the optical quality of the 15mm.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-02-2015, 11:20 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mm F2.8 at 5th February?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 1,414
Views: 193,702
In low light action, they are: the subjects can fill the whole frame or you may have to recenter the scene by cropping and bad corner performance will be more noticeable with one side noticeably sharper than the other.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-13-2015, 08:38 AM  
K-Mount lens on Nikon/Canon mounts (pro/cons)
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 17
Views: 2,663
Canon registration distance is so short the aperture lever hits the mirror on many FF canon bodies. You have to permanently damage the lens or the body.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-08-2015, 12:30 AM  
Can we have a left handed version?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 54
Views: 5,017
I'm left handed and I don't have issue with the handling of a SLR... My right hand fingers are able to push a button, in fact I prefer keeping my left hand for fine focusing/zooming.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-03-2015, 12:57 AM  
Now that FF is here and what do we do with the cropped DA lenses?
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 63
Views: 7,031
Mine is working super fine.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2015, 05:54 AM  
Lens Maps Updated
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 248
Views: 42,020
Arg, no DFA 20mm ltd in sight, I guess I'll have to search the fleabay... :(

(but nice starter offer)
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-14-2014, 01:43 AM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 2,854
Views: 124,667
Check :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-12-2014, 11:44 AM  
Pentax / Ricoh Full Frame at CES
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 44
Views: 6,954
If they even announce it at a show :)
Forum: Non-Pentax: Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. 11-20-2014, 05:41 AM  
Pentax RIP
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 57
Views: 5,690
Did they add a optical viewfinder too?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-07-2014, 06:16 AM  
Cinema Tokina 50-135mm f2.8 offically cover FF
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
This is the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 sharing a design with the pentax lens:

I don't think the cinema lens have anything to to with that one, which was tested to be fully not usable on FF.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-04-2014, 06:24 AM  
RawTherapee good software for Pentax Fans
Posted By Mazhe
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
"Not windows" rather, I use it on FreeBSD and MacOSX.
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