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Forum: Pentax K-3 III 07-08-2022, 08:45 AM  
Tethering
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 20
Views: 1,989
Image Transmitter 2 is all that's available. It's not hard to set up Lightroom to monitor and automatically import photos that land in your tethering directory, if your concern is with getting images into LrC easily. If you want to use LrC to control the camera, however, then you're out of luck.
Forum: Pentax K-70 06-30-2022, 08:37 AM  
Geotagging on K-70?
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
The K-70 can only geotag if you have O-GPS1 attached and turned on. Only the K-3 iii is capable of getting geotag information from the ImageSync app. It appears that OP was transferring images to his phone pretty much right after shooting them, and thus his phone was adding location data based on where the phone was when the import happened.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 03-24-2022, 06:05 PM  
Example of the dynamic range of the K3iii at 400 ISO
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Try shooting soccer at night at 25,600. LR doesn’t do well on that noise reduction. Topaz makes it like you reduced noise with 800 as your start.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-09-2022, 05:40 PM  
Topaz Sharpen AI - Save $20 + 15%
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 8
Views: 628
1000% worth it for both Sharpen and DeNoise.
Forum: Sold Items 03-09-2022, 05:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Watson 66 Bulk Film Loader
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 3
Views: 508
PM sent
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 03-08-2022, 04:36 PM  
Have we ALL been using the K-3 Mark III wrong?
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 44
Views: 3,988
I think that this is still overstated. You'll get the deep learning for AF as long as you have the right AF settings (in terms of which AF points are active), even with a custom image set. You will get additional aspects of deep learning that will choose from amongst the available custom images when you have auto select turned on.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 03-08-2022, 08:56 AM  
Have we ALL been using the K-3 Mark III wrong?
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 44
Views: 3,988
Exactly this.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 03-08-2022, 08:54 AM  
K-3 III and Image Transmitter
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 39
Views: 2,772
I took some PS shots while tethered after upgrading to 1.41 and am unfortunately getting three frames in the transmitted PS files still. DCU refuses to open the files, and RawTherapee tells me that there's three frames. LrC I guess just processes one frame with these defective files, which is better than nothing, it seems.
Forum: Sold Items 02-14-2022, 08:36 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Films for sale
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
PM sent
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 12-18-2021, 03:01 PM  
K-3 III and Image Transmitter
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 39
Views: 2,772
It would work fine for this sort of thing. It transmits much, much faster with the K-3 iii than it did on the K-70. If you saw a half dozen things you wanted to transfer, you could have them on your phone within a minute or two and get them posted quickly.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-27-2021, 12:21 PM  
Pentax Meeting on Nov 27: K-3 III evolution (firmware and model variants)
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 259
Views: 15,958
They also made an amazing OVF for a crop sensor body. Some would be thrilled to have it even brighter to use with legacy glass, perhaps.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11-07-2021, 06:42 PM  
My film developing shopping list - thoughts?
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 51
Views: 1,728
Rather than the overpriced CineStill heating device, get an inexpensive immersion circulator designed for cooking sous vide. I have had one for a while that I use for cooking, and now I use it for a water bath for C-41 chemistry. I’ve also used it to keep B&W chemistry at 68ºF now that my house is running a bit below that temp.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-02-2021, 03:33 AM  
Image Sync updated
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 202
Views: 28,387
I would fill out the contact form on the Ricoh website to report the absence from your App Store. Most likely someone there missed an email from Google with a hoop that needed to be jumped through. Even if “Pentax is d0oM3D!”, this app gets used for some of the Ricoh-branded cameras, too, and so I doubt they are intentionally removing it.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-29-2021, 06:13 PM  
Mk III Highlight Weighted Metering
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 26
Views: 2,940
It’s my go to for sunrise and sunset shoots with the sun in the frame.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 10-13-2021, 01:39 PM  
Pentax repair by Eric Hendrickson
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 494
Views: 124,669
He turned my Spotmatic SP II (and a lens with oily aperture blades) around in like two days in the timeframe since he received your camera. I got an electronic invoice from quickbooks@notification.intuit.com pretty much immediately after he received the package. (Invoice received 26 August 2021.) I don't have a phone number for him. You're using the email address on pentaxs.com to contact him?
Forum: General Talk 10-13-2021, 05:33 AM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 3,336
Views: 122,482
Monoclonal antibodies are still under an EUA, while the Pfizer vaccine is fully approved by the FDA and Moderna should be in the not-too-distant future. I do think a big part of it is being unwilling to admit to having been wrong.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-11-2021, 05:13 AM  
Please validate or critique my choice of film processing chemicals
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 61
Views: 2,611
Excellent!
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-09-2021, 06:18 PM  
Daylight savings and the K3iii
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Before Image Sync 2.1.7, there was a menu in the app that would let you synchronize the time, but you had to remember to do it. Automatic is much nicer, since usually if I’m traveling to a new time zone, I will probably connect my phone early on for some GPS data, and that will take care of the time too.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-09-2021, 05:17 PM  
My K-3 Mark III review.
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 33
Views: 2,918
AF.C works great on my Tamron 70–200 f/2.8, both with and without the HD DA 1.4x TC.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-09-2021, 05:13 PM  
Daylight savings and the K3iii
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 9
Views: 831
I disagree. The time settings are pretty focused on getting time from a device paired over Bluetooth. I think it was one of the firmware updates that gave you the option to automatically update the camera’s time when connecting to a device.

The Ricoh Imaging site for most countries has a contact form that can be used to submit bug reports, and we’ve seen some things resolved that members reported, but I doubt that this is an issue they’d do anything about.

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Just connect to your phone over Bluetooth and have the setting to sync time automatically enabled.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-04-2021, 05:18 PM  
Aperture priority mode for lenses without contacts is pretty great
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 11
Views: 863
They made a huge deal out of this in all the materials they released leading up to the release of the camera.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-03-2021, 11:54 AM  
Please validate or critique my choice of film processing chemicals
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 61
Views: 2,611
What about using one at the Edmonton Public Library? They seem to have maker spaces that you can use there. Thingiverse has a few options, but this is the one that I used.

---------- Post added 10-03-21 at 13:56 ----------

Oof, @cpk. That’s rough. And it also tells me I need to keep putting the red rubber top onto my Jobo tank when loading film, since I can totally see myself doing something like removing the light-tight lid because I’ve got to remove something before pouring in the chemistry.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-03-2021, 11:33 AM  
Please validate or critique my choice of film processing chemicals
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 61
Views: 2,611
I scanned a whole bunch of my first foray into film using my K-3 iii last night. I 3D printed negative holders for 35mm and 120 film, cut out spots for them in a sheet of foam board, and then used gaffer tape to attach the foam board to my light board. Now that the K-3 iii can tether to a computer, this was super duper simple and I think I got to the point where I was scanning a 36-exposure roll of 35mm in under 5 minutes. A roll of 120 shot in the 645 takes literally 2 minutes. The thing I forgot to do when scanning last night was to use PixelShift, which Stephen Obermeier had literally just suggested the other day on Facebook. Doh! I suspect that I will eventually want to take multiple shots of each 645 negative and stitch or else use the 645D to shoot my 645 negatives, since 40MP is better than 26MP for 120 film. Lots of evidence says that the resolution on the K-3 iii is right at the sweet spot for 35mm.

I am not going to wade into the holy war over stop bath vs tap water. I read up on things and chose which one I would do.

I selected HC-110 for my developer and got a bunch of pipettes on Amazon to use for measuring it out into a beaker. Using it basically as one-shot in dilution B, but I did have two rolls of 35mm and a roll of 120 all to do last weekend, so I did do them all with one batch of dilution B without incident. (Had to do three runs as the 35mm were Foma 200 and Foma 400 and my tank isn’t big enough to put in 120 and 35mm at the same time.) FYI, the data sheets for Foma 200/Arista EDU 200 say “NR” for HC-110, but I went by the massive dev chart and had no issues.

For storing mixed up chemicals (Ilford Rapid Fixer for my B&W, but I also have a Rollei C-41 kit and will wind up with an E-6 kit before long, too…immersion circulator for sous vide cooking makes the temperature-fussy color processes easy-peasy), I bought empty wine bladders (like those that box wine come in). Super easy to evacuate all the air from them and seal them up. My used fixer is being stored in a hydrogen peroxide bottle since it’s super cheap and safe to just dump down the drain and leave you with a good bottle for not much money.

We have really hard water here, so for chemical mixing I’m starting with distilled water and then will fill those jugs with deionized water from a lab where I work. Rinsing I just use tap water, but then I do finish in a bath with photo flo. Decided against a squeegee based on what I read, but I do use clean hands without rough spots and run the film between my fingers before hanging to dry. This has done well with preventing streaking so far.

Only disaster I’ve run into was my first roll of 120…I took it out of the insert, was trying to snug it up a little bit since that’s what I’d seen online, and I dropped it on the floor and it partially unspooled. Figured the whole roll was toast, but 10 of the 15 frames were fine!
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2021, 07:28 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 3,336
Views: 122,482
The Moderna trial is currently boostering their phase 3 participants. I went in yesterday for the jab and again today for a blood draw. (Blood draw per schedule would have been Sunday, but site isn’t open then and they are allowed to do early but not late ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.) Dose 2 for me was 19 February, so I’m a bit over 7 months out. Really, really mild side effects for me with this jab. Stiff shoulder and a tiny bit achy, but I took an Aleve this morning and was fine.
Forum: General Talk 10-01-2021, 02:34 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 3,336
Views: 122,482
Sounds like your premier is taking inspiration from Kim Reynolds. And maybe in a race to the bottom with your neighbors to the west.
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