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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 21 Hours Ago  
Camera forums to disappear like dinosaurs?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 46
Views: 1,650
These things come in waves. In the long run diversity tends to increase, and I think there will be demand for topic-based forums.
Definitely hope so :-)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 22 Hours Ago  
Ricoh Imaging Diversifying the Pentax Brand via High Performance Astronomy Optics!
Posted By PePe
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Anything that supports and reinforces the brand is a plus, isn´t it?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-04-2019, 12:47 PM  
K and M lenses with the K-1. How well does it work out?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 23
Views: 775
I use K- and M-series lenses frequently. They are just as usable as Nikon lenses from the same era. Optically some of them are very good. Irrespective of manufacturer lenses from this era sometimes show CA, which may need some post processing. One advantage of Pentax bodies is the green button function for semi-automatic exposure adjustment with manual lenses.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-28-2019, 06:02 AM  
Is my HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR sharp enough?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 12
Views: 711
It is really hard to judge as IQ suffers dramatically when sent as an attachment. I have found the DFA 24-70/2,8 to be sharp in the center already wide open, with edges and corners catching up when stopping down a little. The most annoying thing to me is vignetting wide open at short focal lengths. Fortunately this is fairly easy to fix in post processing.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 11-25-2019, 09:27 AM  
Sticky: PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - November - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By PePe
Replies: 400
Views: 7,818
I’m in!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-25-2019, 09:24 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By PePe
Replies: 519
Views: 21,553
Yes. On the other hand I was really delighted to hear Mr Farreng clearly confirming Pentax’s support to all the three formats.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-25-2019, 09:07 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By PePe
Replies: 815
Views: 43,914
Exactly. Data bus and processing capacity is the key to reaching the desired performance level (file size, frame rate, buffer size, AF, maybe composite viewfinder , noise handling etc). The electronics used in the previous models has reached its limits and this may well be one of the time consuming tasks with the new model. Once completed, they probably use the same technology with their next FF and MF models.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-25-2019, 04:28 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By PePe
Replies: 519
Views: 21,553
That is a good idea. Using the MZ-S design would really make a difference !
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-25-2019, 04:02 AM  
Biggest enlargement from K-1 you've been happy with?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 52
Views: 1,868
I do big prints for exhibitions, but have to say I have not reached the limit for K-1 files yet. Fairly recently I made a 1m x 1,5 m reprint from an old K-10 10 MP file for exhibition use.
This was pretty much on the limits, did take some extraordinary tweaking in Photoshop. Nevertheless the result was just fine, even for gallery use. In addition to the pixel count the maximum enlagement size depends on a number of other factors. However, with similar precautions I would imagine you could triple the picture area using a K-1 file, provided the image itself is flawless.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-23-2019, 10:35 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By PePe
Replies: 519
Views: 21,553
OK, the Google translation is pretty good. Yes, he talks about future developments for both MF and FF lines without any hesitation. That is good news!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-23-2019, 10:03 AM  
interview with Ricoh Imaging General Sales Manager for Europe
Posted By PePe
Replies: 519
Views: 21,553
Hmm.... not a word about MF...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-22-2019, 10:42 PM  
How does he achieve this wonderful matte film like effect?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Just a wild guess: could adding a texture layer in PP give you something like that?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-13-2019, 11:24 AM  
Looking for Camera Body recommendations for night time exposure photos
Posted By PePe
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Night exposures sometimes take a lot longer to process. It also depends on the settings and functions chosen (noise reduction etc ).
Modern cameras in general are faster than the K-100 due to their processing power and advanced electronics.
Low light exposure is an area where FF really excells. I knew to expect this when I upgraded to K-1. Nevertheless I was surprised to see the IQ provided by the bigger sensor.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-06-2019, 03:24 AM  
Post your K-1 pics with vintage glasses
Posted By PePe
Replies: 579
Views: 46,427
Here in the north days are getting shorter. Spent a while on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia to get a glimpse of the sun :)
This one shot with Tokina 17/3,5 and K-1.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-04-2019, 12:32 PM  
Do you like the unique design of the K-1 lcd?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 82
Views: 2,795
I like the flexibility of the articulated screen. I have not had any problems with it, not even in freezing conditions. Would love to see the design in future bodies.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-19-2019, 04:35 AM  
Pentax 100 YEARS anniversary 2019!
Posted By PePe
Replies: 66
Views: 9,103
Big sensors do exist. They are used in medical imaging and other special applications. However, they are very, very expensive, and producing a 67 for 10k is not feasible at the moment. But who knows, maybe some day !
File sizes and image processing would also be an issue.
Forum: General Photography 09-24-2019, 10:27 AM  
Ricoh announces the relaunch of Pentax Photo Gallery
Posted By PePe
Replies: 90
Views: 3,714
After some six ( or so) attemps with two computers and three browsers it finally worked
Forum: General Photography 09-24-2019, 02:45 AM  
Ricoh announces the relaunch of Pentax Photo Gallery
Posted By PePe
Replies: 90
Views: 3,714
Same with me. There is obviously something wrong with the site.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2019, 12:43 AM  
Newest Pentax Ricoh imaging catalogue
Posted By PePe
Replies: 41
Views: 4,047
Excellent brochure!I would have expected this kind of material to be released worldwide to celebrate the anniversary.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-15-2019, 01:29 PM  
Pentax Battery Grip
Posted By PePe
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
I have had a battery grip in my K-7, K-5, K-3 and K-1. All of them have basically the same design. Hasn’t really bothered me.
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-13-2019, 01:26 PM  
Pentax K-3 vs K-1
Posted By PePe
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Having owned them both the pros and cons:
+ fast frame rate
+ size and weight
+ pulling power due to lens factor
- high ISO performance

+ superior image quality
+ high ISO performance, dynamic range
+ somewhat better AF
- size,weight and price

I sold my K-3 and use the K-1 exclusively now. However, once the new APS-C body is available, I will probably buy it for telephoto use.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-21-2019, 11:47 AM  
Hd pentax-d fa 24-70 mm f2.8 ed sdm wr
Posted By PePe
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
That sure looks strange. The damage seems to be behind the first lens.
The only explanations I can think of are:
- if exposed to sunlight, unexpected combinations of refractions and reflections may sometimes occur on lens surfaces, causing hot ”focal points” in strange locations.
- manufacturing defect
Difficult to know for sure or prove. Hope the dealer is co-operative!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-18-2019, 09:17 AM  
Do you carry a multi tool in your camera bag ?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
On longer trips I usually have one with me. But not in my hand luggage...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-01-2019, 05:42 AM  
Tokina 17mm RMC fd mount, Bad copy?
Posted By PePe
Replies: 8
Views: 480
I have one of these lenses, use it mostly with the K-1. Have not seen anything like this. As mentioned above, it looks like light rays not hitting the sensor at the right angle in the edges of the frame. Does anyone know whether the sensor/pixel arrangements of the K-1 and A7III sensors differ in this respect?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-24-2019, 06:31 AM  
Hello from Finland
Posted By PePe
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Terve Harri !

And welcome to the forums! Good to see some more of my countrymen here. Don´t forget to join our social club Finnish Pentaxians.
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