Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 3 Days Ago  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Great shots. Kapiti Island is still on my to do list.

Frankly wish I had a bit longer reach than my 55-300 Pentax lens and with better IQ. Moving above that 300mm mark seems to be very expensive in Pentax land. I love the focusing speed/volume of that PLM lens though, it's pretty amazing.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-19-2019, 10:00 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Not sure, would have to look back. Was whatever I dared get away with hand holding whilst balanced on a rock. Probably 1s or similar.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-19-2019, 03:53 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Waterfall that was used as a Lord of the Rings film set location.

Tawhai Falls: Now known as Gollum’s Pool, a short walk takes you where Gollum catched a fish while Faramir and his rangers aim their arrows at him?

Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-11-2019, 01:03 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Pretty cool aerial viewpoint for this one.

Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-04-2019, 05:04 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Love seeing the shutter speed adjusted to suit the props. Looks nice in a final still image.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-03-2019, 03:13 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
I have a lot of photos from Vietnam that are similar. Common over there was to pop a plastic soft drink bottle over the ends of any unused cables, as a sort of temporary (I hope?!) termination cap...
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-03-2019, 01:36 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
oh I like that Melbourne shot!

Another from Surfers Paradise, only a different angle than normal.
Loved how you could see through the water to the sand at various depths below.

Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-31-2019, 04:58 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-31-2019, 01:13 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Sunrise Surfers Paradise/Gold Coast Australia

Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-23-2019, 12:32 PM  
Come on Pentax where’s next 645 !?
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 65
Views: 3,804
Can I throw a K-3 upgrade in the mix too please? Nothing on that front for years now either.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-20-2019, 08:13 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Ha fully agree. Going ultra wide or ultra long is expensive. If you can live within that 18 - 300mm region, it will certainly be better on your wallet!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-20-2019, 05:14 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
The Olympus/Ricoh tough cameras are a pretty massive tradeoff between image quality and ruggedised/waterproof compact.
No getting around that.

DPReview test shots aren't perfect, but they give a pretty good rough idea.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 08:21 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Bit of a side conversation here, but the Ricoh/Pentax and Olympus main waterproof cameras looked to be identical. Firmware/UI was different but capabilities and housing were pretty much the same device. Pentax stopped producing them at some stage from memory, so you have to go Olympus now to get that anymore. My brother got one in NZ a few years ago and still uses it, but at the time (as per normal) there wasn't a local vendor with a Pentax version in stock.

I didn't shoot this, but edited it from files sent to me. Stabilisation is rough and shows a lot of artefacts. Some of this is in camera (no idea if stabilisation was turned on to start with) and some is from the software stabilisation applied in post. I believe it was mostly shot on the olympus rugged camera.
















You Tube




I heard a presentation from Huawai (pronounced Wow way or similar by the way) and they described how they were black listed by the US for not providing the US government a back door for listening purposes. PR wise that's been spun into them not supporting the US and routing back to china etc. Not saying I believe the story from either side, but expect there's more to any story coming out of the US these days.

Agree also re RAW support, especially where dynamic range is a bit suspect to start with. Most of these smaller sensor devices are prone to blown highlights/little shadow depth and have less leeway to post process. Usual deal though, that if the lighting conditions are good, they're very often good enough. Cellphones are on a par with DSLR in some conditions, where the lighting is favourable and your're happy with the fixed focal length of the phone lens etc.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 06:24 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Re vlog, I'm a huge fan of lavalier (lapel) mics. I mic the talent up, and then run the cable down to an older iPhone running the rode app.
Then use the on camera audio track to sync up the audio to the video.

Audio is often as important as the video for speaking/business type content. On camera works, just if you have the time and ability to control the setup etc the lav mic can be significantly better.

Just thought I'd mention that.

Most content is still watched on a 1080p screen, or lower res on a cellphone these days. 4k is now standard video and TV wise (8K TVs are out now), but most content is still consumed at a lower resolution.
That goes for pictures too and means most photos are viewed as a 2MP resolution final image!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 04:55 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
Interesting discussion and I agree, the camera market/tech has improved significantly to the point where you can have one device that's capable enough for good results in both stills and video.
Gone are the days of these two fields being so far wildly apart that separate devices were required, especially if your requirements are not too far to the extreme of either discipline.

Will be interesting to hear how you get on Ross.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-06-2019, 01:27 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
That looks incredible! Glad you made it back safely too.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-05-2019, 04:11 PM  
Can the limited 20-40 handle a wedding
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Me, I'd plan as much as I could, and that would help guide the discussion.
If you can get access to the venue in advance, then definitely do that, and test lighting / flash aspects and/or natural light aspects if indoor.
Also determine the distance you'll need to be from the subject - to remain somewhat hidden but still get the angles and shots you need.

I wouldn't muck around with primes for the none posed section of the day. You need to be able to react quickly, as certain aspects are only happening once and you need to get them.
Don't expect to be intimately involved in the wedding either, that's the unfortunate side effect of taking on one of the duties. It quickly moves into high pressure work at times.

Later on, when you've got a period alone you can switch to the wide aperture primes and do the fancy stuff, but get the core shots under your belt first.
Getting a solid shot at f8, so everythings in focus, is better than a missed focus f2.8 that has creamy background bokeh etc.

Have someone else, one from each family, heard the groups of people for group shots.
Don't forget the likes of memory cards, batteries, clean lenses, clean sensors etc. Lots of prep to be done in advnace, and have a system where you switch some of the cards during the day, to ensure you don't have all your eggs in one basket.

And have fun :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-28-2019, 05:03 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
That looks awesome, well done!

No issues with the humidity?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-22-2019, 07:42 PM  
Panasonic SR-1 Pixel-Shift Works with Motion?
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Yep, bottom line is it’s best for static scenes, be that studio or still landscapes.

Any areas with motion just revert to a single frame to avoid motion artefacts, so the motion parts aren’t ‘pixel shifted’ anyway.

In some scenes it’s phenomenal and at other times it’s a bit of a sales gimmick. Overall I’d say better than the simulated anti aliasing filter, which does work but most won’t ever use.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-15-2019, 04:27 PM  
Nature Cherry Blossom
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 3
Views: 208
I like these 👍🏻
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-15-2019, 04:27 PM  
Landscape Sunset Urro del Manzano, Cantabria (Spain)
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Very nice 👍🏻
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-14-2019, 09:37 PM  
How good is the DA 16-85?
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 13
Views: 907
I’ve found the 16-85 very versatile for travelling, so personally I’d be looking that way. Depends how much time you have really.

Like all zooms, the 16-85 seems best mid range, so it all rather depends on what you are shooting and if you always need wide angles and need it at wide aperture etc.

I tend to think versatility and WR beats pure IQ when travelling, within reason.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-11-2019, 02:40 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
All the best for the trip GUB.

I have a bunch of silica packs scattered throughout my camera bags. Purchased a bunch from China and just threw them in there. Small attempt to avoid lens mould and fungus.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-10-2019, 12:58 AM  
Pentax K-1 Video Quality - Dynamic Range/Matching with other cameras/Best Practices
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 31
Views: 3,219
God I just wish I could say that even just once about my Pentax bodies.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-09-2019, 08:26 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By richandfleur
Replies: 16,001
Views: 1,011,865
I was super annoyed at myself for my one. Fogged up the view finder and was present on the test images I took too, so was throughout the camera.
Basically you'll get condensation on any cold surfaces (metal/glass) when you go from cold to hot. Think taking a can out of the fridge and sitting it on the bench on a warm/muggy day.
Cold air can't hold much water, but warm humid air has a lot of water in it, just perfect for condensing out onto cold surfaces.

Do check the bathroom of your accommodation. I'm not normally one for putting your camera gear in a wet location, but in this case it helped me a lot. Not the whole bag etc, just the body and lens I'd be using the next day.
In my case there was about a 20 min drive and some sitting around for discussion and tea before we headed off. Was all good to go by the time I needed it.

Look forward to the shots :)
Search took 0.02 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:47 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top