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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-22-2019, 02:37 AM  
WiFi Commander for PENTAX v 1.6 is online, now with autodownload
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Hi Andrea, I have tried on several occasions to get your app to connect to my k-1, without success. I keep getting the message that there is no connection between laptop and camera, when clearly there is. (I can see the connection in the wifi list. )

Can you make any suggestions?

Also I have had a k-5 converted to Infra Red, is there any chance of getting this app to connect to the k-5 via something like a flu card? It would be very handy when shooting IR.

thanks in advance
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2019, 04:40 PM  
Your FF Travel Kit
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 108
Views: 5,784
Thanks for responding Paul. I agree the 15-30 is a wonderful lens, probably the best WA zoom available in any dslr mount

What I neglected to say was I'm also thinking of taking my nisi filters on the trip. While the 100mm filters are large and awkward to carry and use, the 150mm set for the 15-30 is just too big to travel with. The da 15, or the FE 10-17, or even the sigma 10-20 are far more compact and can use the more compact filter set, if and when I get a chance to contemplate a sunrise/sunset
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2019, 03:44 AM  
Your FF Travel Kit
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 108
Views: 5,784
I'm really struggling with this dilemma folks. We are headed to Japan, China and Hong Kong next month

I could take the 15-30, 24-70 and 60-250 and have superb IQ for my k-1, but that's a lot of heavy kit for my arthritic hip to handle. I could go minimalist and just carry the 3 amigo's and the Dfa 100 (maybe with a couple of TC's for the 100) and something wide and light, but the only lenses I have that are wide AND light are for crop sensors. I could take the magical DA15 and be prepared to crop off the vignetting (or shoot in crop mode) so I get a 21ishmm field of view. But I would sure miss the versatility and convenience of the zooms. Maybe I could take the 10-17 FE and defish? Could I live with 16mp images?

I bought a 28-105 after reading this forum, with a view of using it as a 'travel' lens in lieu of the 24-70, but after the experience of the superb build and image quality of the DFA 28-70, the DA 24-105 sort of leaves me a little in the 'meh' camp.

I could revert to my trusty K-3 and take the 12-24, 16-50 and 50-135 (or 60-250) and have superb IQ for a crop body, but boy oh boy I'd miss the K-1. At least I would have the convenience of a sometimes useful built in flash

first world problems, I know

Any suggestions would be appreciated
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-06-2018, 02:55 AM  
Pentax K-1 II and Capture One
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 76
Views: 6,132
C1 is the best raw converter I have used. I really like the richness of the colours I can get from the K1 files. I downloaded v12 the other day and am having a play with it. I like the radial filter and the lum masks (still getting used to them, I think I like PS lum masks better at this stage.) My usual workflow is to get a Tiff out of C1 which I like and then use PS to add the finishing touches.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-20-2018, 04:53 PM  
K-1mkII overpowered NR. Firmware update?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 87
Views: 6,025
Precisely...or, in reference to DPR tests, not very precisely
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-02-2018, 03:19 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 5,932
Views: 760,505
I was at a display garden in a place called Blackwood on the weekend. In the distance I spied a young lady taking pictures with what, from a distance appeared to be some kind of 50mm lens. As we got closer I heard the familiar muted kerchunk of a Pentax shutter and took closer notice. It turned out she was shooting with a K-p and FA43. We had a brief chat and she said I was the first Pentaxian she had ever met in the wild. She had a hankering to buy a FA77. I didn't dissuade her from purchasing my favourite all time lens.

This little ditty came to mind as we were driving away.

I met a young lass from Bendigo
at a Blackwood flower and garden show.
With her K-p and her '43,
she was a Pentaxian, just like me.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-29-2018, 04:36 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 5,932
Views: 760,505
An article written at least partly by the "I've got a PhD in physics" (so that's why I'm working doing camera tests?) Rishi, The same Rishi who conducted the wonky bike AF tests and refused to concede he was wrong. I wouldn't pay too much attention to what Rishi says.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-01-2018, 05:48 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 5,932
Views: 760,505
Harrow: Latest Episodes : ABC iview

Had the unusual pleasure of watching an Aussie TV series on Friday night where the major clue was photographs taken with a Pentax. The quote in the episode was " That is a Pentax K1000. They made about 3 million of them" Not sure I've ever heard a specific model ever referred to in any tv show or movie.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-15-2018, 09:44 PM  
Poll: K-1 upgrade circuit board or not?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 120
Views: 8,186
Hey there KD, long time, no chat

I agree that I will probably never find a use for 2 gazillion ISO either, but each improvement in the ceiling would hopefully see a corresponding improvement in the 'usable' ISO ranges circa 100-3200. Maybe this makes 6400 and 128k usable now?

It gets mighty dark up in those highlands, I hear

I'm much more interested in

a, supporting the concept of upgrading camera's rather than have the old body gather dust on my shelf - recycling is the way to go and the K-1 body is as tough and durable as anything ever made by any camera manufacturer.

b, hand held Pixel shift if it works
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-14-2018, 01:08 AM  
Poll: K-1 upgrade circuit board or not?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 120
Views: 8,186
I will probably wait for the review of the K1-II upgrade from DPR,

and then do the opposite of what they recommend :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-14-2018, 12:40 AM  
K1-II upgrade in Oz
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
This made my day.... :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-13-2018, 06:56 PM  
K1-II upgrade in Oz
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
G'day folks

I just got off the phone to CRK. I was inquiring about the availability and cost of doing the K1-II upgrade in Aust. The info is that it will cost au$770 and be available in May. The conversion will be done locally (so presumably without much delay).

At current exchange rates $550 USD works out to Au$699.74 (close enough to $700). If we then add 10% GST, we get $770. Fair enough.

I assume the techs will do a minor service and check the camera for tolerances, etc when they do the change of components. I should have asked.

I wonder what I can get for my used K-1 (with Sigma scratch) and is it worth the hassle to sell it and get a new K1-II with the extra period of warranty, etc?

Food for thought
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-18-2017, 01:02 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #131 Poll (Sculptures and Monuments - July 2017)
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 47
Views: 4,983
# 14. Well captured and processed
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2017, 05:02 PM  
People Melbourne Tattoo Show
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Amputation?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2017, 05:19 AM  
People Golden Hour with the Golden Child
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 8
Views: 592
I have a cupboard full of screw mount and bayonet mount taks and SMC's, etc as well. Bought them all when I first started out on this 'cheap' hobby :lol:

I really should put them through their paces on the K-1 and see which works.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2017, 04:57 AM  
People Golden Hour with the Golden Child
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Absolutely gorgeous. What a great choice of lens to enhance the golden feeling as well. I'm sure Mum and Gran's will be pleased with a print of this
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2017, 04:47 AM  
People Melbourne Tattoo Show
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Nicely taken Clarkey. Art is such an individual taste. Not my cup o' tea but it is undeniable that these kids think they are important. I never have figured out how they think they are being individual by looking like everyone else with tatts, but hey, what would I know? (colour me fuddy duddy).

I hope these kids still like them in 40 years time, there is no going back (or is there? I've often thought a tatt removal business would be a goldmine :))

My daughter and her hubby have quite a collection, but they are respectful enough to at least make a pretense of covering them up when they visit. No neck or face tatts, thank goodness.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-20-2017, 06:05 AM  
New video review: Pentax 31mm f1.8 limited Vs Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art lens on K1
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 27
Views: 3,953
Fair enough.
I disagree.
The 31 is amazing, The sigma is huge by comparison, less wide, but faster.
There is no less subtlety in a large but silent lens than a small but slightly noisy one.
Your findings are valid. Thanks for the comparison.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-27-2017, 05:03 PM  
Another Aussie? Strewth, cobber!
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Digitalis and Sandy Hancock told me. And they should know, they are from Adelaide. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-24-2017, 03:54 AM  
Another Aussie? Strewth, cobber!
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Its funny how KD always seems to have dissapeared when it's his 'shout'. A wee canny Scott. :lol:

Anyway Cooeee Cobber there can never be too many Aussies.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-06-2017, 04:09 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 5,932
Views: 760,505
in the recently controversial Pepsi ad there are two photographers, a male and a female. Both are using a pentax 645. I couldn't tell if they were the d or z.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-26-2016, 08:19 PM  
1:1 behavior
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 35
Views: 3,826
I'm not sure I see the logic in returning the lens that got you the best shot of the year, but OK. The tales of traveling 100,00kms/year to take photo's must be worth telling.

---------- Post added 27th Dec 2016 at 14:24 ----------



My experience is the opposite Barry, I hadn't expected too much from a 'Tamron' lens, but really needed something as a walk around/semi wide for the K-1. It has far exceeded my expectations, even if it was a touch on the expensive side. ($2000 Au)
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-25-2016, 05:36 PM  
Changing Metering Modes on a K-1 with Guide Display Off
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Thats great Leekil, As I look at the rear display when changing metering modes I've never noticed. Thanks
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-25-2016, 05:20 PM  
1:1 behavior
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 35
Views: 3,826
We must be talking about different lenses. My D-FA 24-70 is great. It has hardly come off my K-1 since I bought it back in October. And if you look at my sig line you will see I have quite a few lens options to choose from.

Have you actually used the lens, or just read reviews?
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-25-2016, 04:46 PM  
Changing Metering Modes on a K-1 with Guide Display Off
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Sorry Jer, if you don't like to have the guide display on, you are out of luck, that is the only way I know of to see which metering mode is active. One suggestion may be to assign three of your user modes to the three metering modes, then name them accordingly. As you turn the dial the display will tell you the name of the user mode.
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