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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-14-2014, 10:57 PM  
iPad - useful as a photo browser? (or anything really)
Posted By patjp
Replies: 27
Views: 4,077
If you are looking for syncing try Photosync link. It lets you transfer photos between devices and computers and cloud services.

Patrick
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-16-2014, 11:44 PM  
Which budget AF SLR would you recommend?
Posted By patjp
Replies: 42
Views: 3,345
If you do pick up an MZ or ZX also look out for a cheap FG grip. It will not only make the camera a bit easier to hold but also lets you use Eneloop or similar AA batteries. Much cheaper than the standard CR batteries.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-29-2014, 12:53 AM  
Mourning the Loss of Bruce "Bramela" Stephenson
Posted By patjp
Replies: 140
Views: 22,150
Sad news. I knew him through the Single Challenges where he was a regular contributor.
He was always friendly, a top bloke.
He will be missed.
My thoughts are with his family at this time.

Patrick
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-08-2014, 02:25 AM  
Game Single in March 2014
Posted By patjp
Replies: 321
Views: 18,146
If I might emerge from lurking and make a suggestion. Perhaps if you joined up to the Flickr Singles Challenge group it might help you get Explored :)
There are 99 members now, you could be 100! The link is here

Patrick
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2014, 12:35 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Original Q with 01 lens, Wasabi battery kit, Q to PK lens adapter
Posted By patjp
Replies: 10
Views: 3,009
PM for shipping sent.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-02-2013, 11:50 PM  
Tamron 17-50 origin - does it matter?
Posted By patjp
Replies: 7
Views: 4,489
I can't vouch for the eBay seller at all but the price of this lens on Amazon Japan is 22,000 which is about $215. They don't ship internationally. Below is the link

http://www.amazon.co.jp/TAMRON-大口径標準ズームレンズ-AF17-50mm-ペンタックス用-APS-C専用/dp/B001...n+17-50+pentax
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-08-2013, 05:17 AM  
Game Single in November 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 473
Views: 26,568
Rod thanks for letting us know about Bruce.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-17-2013, 03:55 AM  
Game Single in September 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 228
Views: 14,532
Nice one Mar!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-06-2013, 06:33 PM  
Game Single in August 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 166
Views: 8,851
@Todd - Thank you for sharing your story and pictures. Those smiles are wonderful :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-03-2013, 06:34 PM  
Game Single in August 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 166
Views: 8,851
About Explored pictures on Flickr - I use this site to find if I have been Explored or not.

Scout: Find your photos in Flickr's Explore pages.

Good work so far this month!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-03-2013, 06:28 PM  
Scanning Software for Mac
Posted By patjp
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
What about Image Capture which comes with the OS? It has basic scanning functions. I have used Vuescan for many years and although the initial price is high, new versions are free.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-18-2013, 04:20 AM  
Game Single in July 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 111
Views: 6,171
All the best for a speedy op and recovery Mar!
Take care of yourself!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-13-2013, 10:29 PM  
Game Single in July 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 111
Views: 6,171
Sorry folks I have been MIA for a week or so because of end of term work. I had a charge at commenting today SO I hope I am up to date. Also thanks for all the comments on my shot for the 6th which made it to Explore.

Patrick
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-13-2013, 11:48 PM  
Game Single in April 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 85
Views: 5,743
I shot only E6 slide film this month and I had to change how I usually scan. I had the same weird colour cast on some of my scans but it was easy for me to adjust. I tried the shop scans a few times but they were horrible, maxed out contrast and over sharpened. I bought a used Epson GT9800 which while not perfect gives me better control.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-13-2013, 11:35 PM  
Game Single in April *film only version* Discussion
Posted By patjp
Replies: 162
Views: 7,184
Well done repaap! The Velvia 50 looks nice. I'll have to get some. I have 2 more shots to post but they only come back from developing tomorrow.
Looking forward to your posts, Tim and Matt :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-03-2013, 03:18 PM  
Velvia 100 vivid or wild colour
Posted By patjp
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
After a month of shooting Velvia and Provia I now only want to shoot slide film. The negatives look so wonderful.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2013, 06:34 AM  
Velvia 100 vivid or wild colour
Posted By patjp
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Thanks for help. I think it looks like a scanning error on my part rather than a lab error. The film was not expired either.
I never thought to use a light box. I don't have one but using my computer screen I don't see such an extreme red shift.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2013, 05:17 AM  
Velvia 100 vivid or wild colour
Posted By patjp
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
I am looking for a bit of advice about Velvia 100. I had never used it before and after scanning I got pictures like this.


Scan-130426-0009.jpg by patjapan, on Flickr

I have heard Velvia colours are vivid but is this typical? I can easily adjust the colours while scanning but if I am shooting Velvia I want it to look like Velvia.

Any pointers would be welcome as a few of us on the Single in Challenge are scratching our heads. :)

Patrick

An unprocessed DA15 shot of the same scene

IMGP2802.jpg by patjapan, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-27-2013, 12:04 AM  
Game Single in April *film only version* Discussion
Posted By patjp
Replies: 162
Views: 7,184
I finally got around to scanning and uploading some pictures. I have seen some super shots posted this month and I have been trying new kinds of film too.
I will make an effort to post some comments too.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-21-2013, 12:58 AM  
Game Single in April *film only version* Discussion
Posted By patjp
Replies: 162
Views: 7,184
I have been watching this thread develop (sorry :)) for a while. and it seems like everyone will be working at different speeds. I am lucky as the local camera shop is only 15 minutes away and they can process my colour films in 30 minutes if they are not busy. In December I shot 6 rolls of 36 exposures but my output varied greatly from day to day. Also Thursday is when I have the most free time.

I think the main trouble will be knowing when someone posts new pictures. If there were not many film shooters could we each make an individual thread for the whole month and then subscribe to each other's threads? That way we can get notifications from the forum about new posts. If we post the pictures in reverse order then it should be easier for people to find them and comment.

Also the idea of using a small notebook as a record is great. Don't know if I have time to write down all the details though :)

Finally a bit of bad news the price of Fujifilm films will be increasing by 15-20% here in Japan from April 1st.

patjp
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-27-2013, 04:44 AM  
Game Single in February - 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 96
Views: 6,070
I have just put up the thread for March but am not sure if I am up for another month. I just checked and February will be the 2 year mark for me. Perhaps I need a wee holiday. :)

A bit of a lens review - my lens was the Super-Takumar 105mm f2.8 which I rescued from a junk shop for very small sum. I also have the M100 2.8 and really I don't see much difference between the two. I also started the month using the K-01, while the semi TAV mode is pretty good, I found focus peaking wasn't so good with a longer lens. I had to focus, then push the OK button to zoom and then fine tune focus by that time the shot was gone. Shorter primes are fine on the K-01 as are AF primes which can be set to auto zoom on the lcd. As for my theme of People well all I can say is I am glad February only has 28 days :)

I am NOT a street shooter. :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-27-2013, 04:31 AM  
Game Single in March 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 116
Views: 6,916
A new month and a new Single Challenge. All are welcome!

Ever wanted to find fame and glory by being Explored on Flickr? .......... Then why not join the Single in Challenge?

The idea is simple:

Every day, take a picture with your chosen lens of the month and post it to the thread of the day. Then other members of the group will comment on your shot. Don't be shy and comment on other member's pictures too.

Here are some more details

1. You need to join the group to post
2. This thread is only for discussing the March 2013 Challenge - if you have a problem this is where you ask.
3. You can upload your pictures to an album in the forums here, Flickr, Picassa .......... Here are some of mine on the forums and on Flickr.
4. Each day has a thread of it's own. Here is March 1st.
5. This is how to put your pictures from an album on the forums to the daily thread
















You Tube




if you post from Flickr you need to copy and paste the BBCode


Screen Shot 2012-10-27 at 6.55.42 PM by patjapan, on Flickr

This all must sound a real pain but by Day 3 you will be an expert! I promise ;)

The only strict rule we have is it must be a Pentax or Ricoh body and the pictures you post must be from the same lens.

If you miss a day don't worry.

We are a very friendly, very international bunch. Come and try!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-26-2013, 05:22 AM  
Game Single in February - 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 96
Views: 6,070
Looks like a few folks are struggling to finish :) Time to play those safety shots. If you have no time to shoot have a look back through what you have already taken and upload one of those.
What's the best shot you haven't shown? Or try a bit of PP, convert it to B&W or HDR.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-26-2013, 05:04 AM  
Game Single in February - 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 96
Views: 6,070
@ Sandy - well I have the 70mm and it works really well on the K-01. I was like you and had both the FA43mm and the DA40. I ended up keeping the FA. Your comparison shots were very useful and got me a little interested in the 21mm but I have an FA28 which is probably good enough :)
I also think that the lens of the month has been John's Sigma.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-25-2013, 03:47 PM  
Game Single in February - 2013
Posted By patjp
Replies: 96
Views: 6,070
At least your bag is a bit cool. I use a Kata Shutter-M Photo here which everyone refers to as my pants bag because that's exactly what it looks like :) UK pants that is rather than US pants.

It's a great holster bag though.
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