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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-12-2017, 11:23 AM  
HSS with trigger only signal (e.g. P67 + Cactus)
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 7
Views: 324
The only way for these cameras is the use of LS-Lenses or permanent (Halogen/LED) light instead of flash light

From my experience a distance of 3 stops between ambient and flash light is enough to be ok even with 1/30 of a second for most subjects
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-28-2017, 11:16 AM  
Assist Cactus with V6 II PTTL testing
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 4
Views: 603
"Cactus help": I did too

HSS on old V6 - in my view over-evaluated. I have 2V6II, 2V6 and 2RF60 - makes 3 units that are HSS capable - but I never had a need for more than 2 HSS- devices. HSS always means lots of ambient light - most of the time 1 flash unit is best if you don't wand to destroy the ambient moode.
Forum: Pentax Q 10-24-2017, 01:00 PM  
Lensbaby copy built for Q?
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 11
Views: 621

I use a G3-100mm for 6x7 and a G3-50mm for the K1.
For the use on K1 the focal length of the 67 is too long and the sweet spot too big - same situation is the G3-50mm on a Crop-Pentax.

A 53mm on the Q will be much worst - It is on of the sensless the 35mm-6x7-Fisheye ;)
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-31-2017, 10:42 AM  
Lens Baby Club
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 511
Views: 103,346
Here another K1-Photo - Selfie during cherry blossom

Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-25-2017, 10:13 AM  
Cactus RF60 Flash Review
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 164
Views: 19,551
I talked about TTL .... HSS is working fine with the RF60 - that update was the reason to purchase my 1st V6II.
Meanwhile I got a 2nd V6II - waiting for the Pentax-TTL-Update.

Curently I enjoy the option that the old Pentax flashes now can be zoom-controled
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-21-2017, 09:26 PM  
Cactus RF60 Flash Review
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 164
Views: 19,551
Only back side is that RF60 will get the Update significantly later than it will be available for the V6II.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2017, 02:40 PM  
Comp. Sigma 100-300+1,4TC - Sigma 120-400 - Pentax 150-450
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 6
Views: 738
May be we should include the Da 60-250+DA-TC in thet comparison

btw:I enjoyed my combination possibility during the Isle of Man TT recently - only back side is that files do not tellyou whether you used the TC or not.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2017, 02:17 PM  
Comp. Sigma 100-300+1,4TC - Sigma 120-400 - Pentax 150-450
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 6
Views: 738

As a long Tele I am using a SIgma 100-300/4 on my K1 ...and if that is not long enough I use a sigma 1,4 TC.
What I really like on the 100-300 is the fast AF (mechanical) and quuality/weight of that combinations is quite good.

To my questiod: Has anyybody compared that to the lenses mentioned in the thread title?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-23-2017, 01:44 PM  
Light/sound activated trigger
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 2
Views: 463
A combination of Cactus LV5 and V5 or V6 would work for motion on the K1/K3 or in a dark environment a conination of Blub mode and flash triger might be even better (delay ~0)
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-17-2017, 09:26 AM  
Lens Baby Club
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 511
Views: 103,346

Recently I was able to find a used K-Lensbaby 3G with macro, wide angle and telephoto adapters - and the good thing is that all these adaptes fit the 100mm LB for my 6x7 too.

Today I got my CineStill films from a Indigogo/Kickstarter project I supported 1 1/2 years ago and used the K-LB to take some simple product shots:

Hopefully there will be more pictures soon

Forum: Pentax K-1 03-17-2017, 09:01 AM  
Lensbaby on K-1
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437

I recently was able to get a used Lensbaby 3G for my K1 - in a set with macro, wide angle and tele photo lens. I already had a 3G (that the one with the 3 thread pins for fine adjustements), bit using the 50mm on the K1 with LV, Tilt Screen and Focus Peeking is a perfect combination.

Are you aware that there is a specific Lens-Club for Lensbaby-pictures?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-26-2017, 03:22 PM  
foam seals for pentax 6x7
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 8
Views: 468
the the Vievfinder Inserts I got some good parts from some years ago.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-05-2017, 01:52 AM  
HSS on Cheap ? and Cactus V6 ?
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 83
Views: 4,561

I am using Pentax flashes & Cactus V6i/ii in combination with RF60.

1st - already mentioned HSS is taking away a lot of the flah power - the remaining rst is suitable up to e.g. 1/500 but on even shorter exposure times is is only siutable for very small flash/Object distances.

The Cactus V6II with the RF60 flashes is working HSS - but without any automazation - right exposure is purely try & error. (but for soem setups I like it anyway)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-22-2017, 01:22 PM  
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 on the K1?
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247

I have the Rokinon now for several years and it replaced my M85/2 because ist was much sharper (on the K7 that time) - and allways was sad that I gave away my SMC-Takumar 85/1,8 when I changed to K 2002.
I used the Rokinon on K7, K01, K3 and K1- and beside the MF I was always happy with the results - but yesterday I coudn't resist a Sigma 85/1,4 - so I will give it away now. Sharpness wide open seeems to be very similar for both lens. The only thing I will miss on the Sigma is the aparture ring for MX/ME analog.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-26-2016, 11:45 AM  
Electronic First Curtain... when not to use
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
I found another negative effect: For short exposure times the rolling shutter effect is much worst than using mechanical shutter.

Take pictures out of the sinde window of d driving vehicle and look to vertical elements like lamp posts:
Here is a link toa german forum showing some picture examples: K1: Rolling Shutter
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2016, 12:37 PM  
Help choose a lens in the 70-200 range
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 34
Views: 1,839
I had the same considerations and finally dicided for a Sigma 100-300 & Sigma 1,4 Converter for my K1 2 weeks ago. - so far I am quite satisfied but real test will be the 2017 TT on the Isle of Man.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2016, 12:25 PM  
15mm for K-1
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
With some luck you can find a Tamron 14/2,8AF which is optically identicaal to the Nikon


Focal Length




Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-23-2016, 01:33 PM  
31 limited, Sigma 35 1.4 or 24-70 for the first lens on K-1
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 53
Views: 3,668

Goming back to the initial Question: If you liked 35 mm on Crop you should look for e.g. 43mm on FF and leave out the zoom (which you did not use on crop if I understood right)

I have the 35/1,4 Art and the DFA24-70 beside others.
I thought about the FA31 but I think the newer design and I licke th Dock-option for AF-Adjustment. I love 35mm and if I have to deside for one focal lengt I would always choose 35mm. The DFA24-70 is a great but bulky lens - but I can recommand it too.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-29-2016, 11:48 AM  
Looking for advice
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 9
Views: 822

On the wide side I have 35(fish), 45, 55 and 75(non shift) for my 67 system. If I had to decide for only one lens of these I would take one of the 55/4,0 (NOT the 55/F3,5).
- Good quality
- File of view ~ 28mm on FF
- only 77mm filter (45 & 75 have 82mm/55/3,5 has 95mm - for me availability of yellow and orange are a must)
- good sharpness

If your standard lengts is 90mm instead of 105mm than 45 might be a good alternative. Keep in mind that 90 & 105mm need extension ring1 for close portaits.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-29-2016, 11:26 AM  
Crop mode quality on K1
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602

I have the DA12-24 for 10 years now - and since I got my K1 I use it in FF-Mode too.
Including the lens hood 18-24mm cover full frame quite well.

Without the lenshood even shorter focal length works for non-2:3 shapes. CAs are mainly a F4.0-problem..F5,6...F11 it disapears and sharpness bekames quite ok too.
I would nor buy this lens for a K1 but if a DA12-24 is available it is a siutable solution for me.

Keep in mind, that the angle of view for 18mm on FF is identical to 12mm on CROP. For real ultra wide shots I got a Tamron 14/2,8.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-15-2016, 09:35 AM  
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029

I recently took some jazz-concert photos with this lens on a K1 FF - and I think it worked quite well.
Konzert Fotos / Natalie Kies Trio | (pictures taken with DA50-135 & Sigma 105/2,8Macro)
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-19-2016, 09:49 AM  
Pentax K-1 and new Eyefi support
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Is there any reason to use something else than the build-in WiFi?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-18-2016, 10:57 PM  
Pentax 67II service in Europe?
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Ask HOST PHOTOSERVICE in Germany - so far they always found a soultion for my Pentax MFs
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-28-2016, 10:42 AM  
Cactus RF60 Flash Review
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 164
Views: 19,551
@ClassA: Hello - how about a review of the V6II
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-26-2016, 06:21 AM  
Fisheye Fever Club -- Flaunt your fisheye photos!
Posted By klaus123
Replies: 2,994
Views: 512,121

I am curious to see DA10-17 Pictures taken with the full frame K1.....
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