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Forum: Winners' Showcase 09-11-2020, 03:50 AM  
August 2020, Runner-up: Raining Starlight
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 52
Views: 604
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-24-2020, 04:49 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 11,369
Views: 1,418,087
I think I started a new photo category. Gives a new meaning to BIF :D
Forum: Pentax KP 02-26-2020, 08:07 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 2,738
Views: 260,525
Thank you for the encourging words.

Good to know I'm on the right track 😊
Forum: Pentax KP 02-26-2020, 06:54 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 2,738
Views: 260,525
Manila Bay
KP + DA 18-135 + Capture One 9
Still figuring out B/W :)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-29-2019, 12:35 AM  
From Canon to Sony to Fuji but saving the best for last... Pentax?
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 36
Views: 2,925
Reminds of the interview at Imaging Resource (if my memory serves me correctly) and how 'joy in photography' is mentioned more than once.

He maybe is on to something here 😊
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-12-2019, 08:15 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 11,369
Views: 1,418,087
Taken with DA 18-135
Forum: Pentax KP 05-11-2019, 08:02 PM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Well, that too :D

@JMcGill the green mode do disables a lot of controls, and is useful mostly for beginners. You can review the settings (exposure, image modes, etc) the camera used for a photo, and experiment by changing settings for the same photo.

It may be a good starting point or baseline for you, or you at least you'll know what settings to avoid when you shoot :D.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-10-2019, 08:24 PM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Not sure if you read this from this site:
Pentax KP Review - Recommended Settings | PentaxForums.com Reviews

I don't know if you are new to Pentax in general, Pentax KP only, or photography in general. In any case the video below might be of help. It's not comprehensive, and it's not KP, but Pentax body functions are basically the same.















You Tube




When I was new to photography and Pentax, I stuck in green mode for a while. Hence the name :D
Forum: Pentax KP 05-10-2019, 07:14 PM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Thank you for the complement. We are in a wide field with different interests, held together by a common medium.

I myself don't see me in a studio environment. Not that I have anything against it, but I'd rather go outside to shoot :).

Thanks again!

---------- Post added 05-10-19 at 07:41 PM ----------



Thank you, and nice photo.

This is now my 5th Pentax body. My only regret so far is the tungsten AF issue with the Kr.

Oh yes, I sometimes look back at my *st DS pics and miss the CCD :D.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-08-2019, 05:36 AM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Thank you :).

I do use Natural image setting with Fine Sharpening up a notch for my other bodies. I keep reading about how better the KP JPEG is, but I haven't spent time yet with this body to 'fine tune' to my liking.

I gotta get out and shoot :D
Forum: Pentax KP 05-04-2019, 07:55 PM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Thanks for your replies :-).

Now I have 3 Pentax cameras, and not much time to use them all :D.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-04-2019, 06:06 AM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Thanks for the reply DeKay. Very nice photos :-).

Like I originally mentioned, I own a K3, and yet I still got the KP. I guess it's finding the right mix of features that work for you, for the right price.
Forum: Pentax KP 05-03-2019, 09:32 PM  
Now a new KP owner :)
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
I just got a KP body on a recent trip from Japan. Got it for about USD775.00. Tax-free, plus 5% discount for credit card payments.

For the past two years I've read about how it got the short end of both high and low end Pentax APSC bodies. But for the price I got it for, for my needs, I'd say it got the best of both.

I have a K-3 and a K-30, so not having the top LCD nor the bigger battery is nothing new to me. Neither having only one card slot is an issue for me. I'm not a pro, and also I haven't had a card failure since I've been a DSLR user (a Pentax *DS), back in 2007.

Taken with an 18-135. SOOC JPEG.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-21-2019, 07:05 AM  
Post Your K-30 Photos Here
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 2,720
Views: 499,636
Taken at Lake Sampaloc at San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-09-2019, 06:29 AM  
Post Your K-30 Photos Here
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 2,720
Views: 499,636
Thanks! Yes, it is subjective, and have been discussed to death :).
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-09-2019, 04:52 AM  
Post Your K-30 Photos Here
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 2,720
Views: 499,636
SOOC JPEG using a DA 18-135.

I don't have much experience with other brands, with the 'general knowledge' that Pentax JPEGs are inferior, how does this fair?

No need for a long discussion about JPEG engines, I guess we've got information overload on that :). Just a simple reply would do. Thanks a lot!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-18-2018, 06:11 AM  
Beyond
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Taken at Manila for a supposedly sunset shoot. Clouds got in the way, shot people instead.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-14-2016, 05:06 PM  
K-3 firmware update: KAF4 mount support
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
Thanks for the info.

So you can only choose one mode of sharpening and, the level for that. You cannot set an individual level simultaneously for each mode of sharpening.

I always had in my mind that you can, like an graphic equalizer. But then again as I wrote, I'm more of a RAW shooter an very seldom look into the JPEG settings :D.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-27-2016, 05:09 PM  
K-3 firmware update: KAF4 mount support
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
Thanks! I only tried updating JPEG settings recently, after the update to be exact. I'm primarily a RAW shooter :).

But the setting works as expected in my K-30. Surprising that this 'bug' is already 2 versions old.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-26-2016, 06:45 PM  
K-3 firmware update: KAF4 mount support
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 26
Views: 5,082
I have updated to 1.30. When I customize the JPEG settings, the settings for Sharpness, Fine, and Extra cannot be set individually.

When I select one of the sharpness settings and adjust, the adjustment is also applied to the other two settings. At least that is what is displayed.

Anyone else experiencing this?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2015, 04:43 PM  
D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR Officially Announced
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 557
Views: 63,427
I know right? Like car companies can't make their own tires! The horror!

Seriously Pentax has been rebranding lenses for quite some time.

This strategy saves any company resources (time and money) getting a product out.

If the end result is worth it, why not?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-23-2015, 09:37 PM  
Hyperfocal distance setting
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Thanks for the replies :).

I guess the current focus mechanism isn't designed for this, where the camera only turns the focus ring until the AF module says stop.

But the 'old' lenses have distance scales, maybe something can be determined electronically for each AF lens, and the camera just needs to know how much turning it has to do for a given set of parameters.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-22-2015, 07:24 PM  
Hyperfocal distance setting
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
There are some who use it, and if this can be done using firmware updates, it sort of makes up for the missing lens markings.

LIke I mentioned, it can be another unique feature :).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-22-2015, 06:39 PM  
Hyperfocal distance setting
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Anyone uses hyperfocal distance? Maybe Pentax can add a 'hyperfocal distance' setting for modern (read no lens marking) lenses where the cam sets the focus for any given aperture.


This can be done by firmware update, right? Could be another unique Pentax feature.


Excuse me while I go to the patent office... :P
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-27-2015, 06:38 AM  
Leaving the camera switched on...
Posted By GrinMode
Replies: 42
Views: 4,750
With my K-30, I choose to turn it off for a different reason: It starts up faster than waking up from sleep mode.
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