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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-08-2019, 04:48 PM  
Flash Settings with flash modifiers
Posted By sjovolde
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Thank you.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-08-2019, 12:08 PM  
Flash Settings with flash modifiers
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Hi
I have a simple question and I was wondering what your guys thoughts on this was. I have a Metz 50AF and a set of cactus V6ii triggers. I also have a couple small soft boxes that I attach onto the flash when using it off camera. My question is what zoom setting should you set the flash to when using these? I've been flipping the wide angle diffuser down, my thought being it would spread the light the widest across the soft box, making the largest light source. Just wondering what others do?
Thank you
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-06-2019, 10:07 AM  
M and K lens with cactus trigger
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Thanks Class A
I'll give that a try today if I get a chance. I'm still trying to understand a few more features of these cactus triggers, such as how to get rear sync to work as well as the delay and multi flash modes.

Evan
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-05-2019, 10:00 AM  
M and K lens with cactus trigger
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Peter
Thank you for the explanation on how the system works. I didn't realize that the cactus system still relies on the P-TTL protocol to work. That explains why a few other things I have observed with system. In general for what I do it works well.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-05-2019, 09:06 AM  
M and K lens with cactus trigger
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Hi
Steve, I using the Cactus V6ii, both as triggers and receivers. My flash is a Metz 52-AF1.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-05-2019, 08:17 AM  
M and K lens with cactus trigger
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Hi
I have K3 as well as some old K and M lenses. I'm trying to use my Cactus V6ii triggers to fire my flash with these lenses. I know the pTTL mode doesn't work, but I thought if I set the cactus trigger to manual on my camera I should be able to adjust my flash level. This doesn't seem to work the flash will fire, but only on the highest power. Am I missing a setting somewhere. If I put my speedlight directly on the flash and set it to manual I can adjust the level, I'm not sure what the difference is.
Thank you
Evan
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-27-2017, 04:56 PM  
K1, Rokinon 24mm Tilt Shift: Abraham Lake Alberta
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Beautiful pictures. I've been there in the summer years ago, but never have had the opportunity to see it in the winter, another place for the list of places I want to go to. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2016, 06:01 AM  
Macro Fly Photography
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 8
Views: 862
CCC
Thanks for the other ideas. Another background I use are spare pieces of tile from my kitchen floor. It's a man made tile, but looks like limestone. The fly looks like it's sitting on rock.
As far as the mouse, it's tied out of rabbit zonkers, but I use the majic tool to cut the hide of and spin the hair in a dubbing loop. I haven't had a chance to cast it but I hope it's not too bad. If it is I'll use my 8wt.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-26-2016, 11:33 AM  
Macro Fly Photography
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 8
Views: 862
CCC
Thanks for the ideas.
It is a mouse. The head is made out of a foam popper head and then coloured with sharpie markers.

Evan
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-25-2016, 09:12 PM  
Macro Fly Photography
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 8
Views: 862
My apologies, i thought the exif info would show up. All are take with K3 and DFA 50 mm macro. A speed light is setup to the right running TTL metering. The camera is set at ISO 100, 180th shutter speed to get a black back ground.

Picture #1 F32,no reflectors.

Picture #2 F2.8 with a rubbermaid tub lid acting as a reflector on the left side. I know, kind of hokey, but it works. I was going for very little depth of field but still being able to light the left side as well.

Picture #3, the bait fish streamer. F22 with the same reflector set up.

If you would like a picture of the setup i could rig my my Kx and take a picture.
Evan
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-25-2016, 08:49 PM  
Macro Fly Photography
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 8
Views: 862
I also posted these in the macro group, I'm sorry if you follow both. Any tips photography wise or editing would be appreciated.





Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-23-2016, 10:29 AM  
Nature Young Mountain Bluebird
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Nice pictures. I never seem to get a chance to take pictures of the blue birds we get around here. They don't seem to stay around very long.
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-22-2016, 12:03 PM  
Macro Tube Guide ( Using extension tubes )
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Does anyone make a set of extension tubes for Pentax that have the contacts to transmit lens data. I don't care about focusing, just running the fstop and using the pttl metering for my flash. If not what makem of extension tubes do you recommend?
Thank you.
Evan
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2016, 06:09 AM  
Abstract Killdeer
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 7
Views: 655
I didn't crop them, I was able to get that close. I think used to me wandering around the farm yard.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2016, 08:57 PM  
Abstract Hummingbird from egg to flight in 20 Photos
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Great pictures
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2016, 08:36 PM  
Abstract Killdeer
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 7
Views: 655
A couple shots of the Killdeer in my yard with a DA 55-300 on a K3



Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-15-2016, 04:30 AM  
Macro Focus Stacking
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Thanks for the information. I'll have to watch the video when I get some time.
Evan
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-14-2016, 08:41 PM  
Macro Focus Stacking
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Got playing around tonight with some clover blossoms.

15 shots with a DFA 50mm 2.8 maco stacked in photoshop CC


23 shots with DFA 50mm 2.87 Macro and a Takumar-A 2X teleconverter, stacked in photoshop.

I think the teleconvereter doubles the effect of the lens so if I am at 1:1 with the teleconverter I should be at 2:1. If I'm wrong, please let me know.

Evan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2015, 09:23 PM  
Interval shooting
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Deadjohn. The interval composite shooting mode can be set to save all the sub frames, which I did. Like I said earlier the rings are present on all the frames, they just become more pronounced as the shoot goes on.

Evan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2015, 08:51 PM  
Interval shooting
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Intrigomon, Quatermaster James. I was also using a UV filter. If I get a chance in the next day or so I'm going to try again with the same setup and remove the UV filter to see if it makes a difference. Would be an easy fix if that does it.

Thank you everyone for the information. This forum always amazes me how fast you can get answers to your questions.
Colonel 00 as far as the bumps go, I was shooting on my deck, and was wandering around for the half hour it took to shoot this. Next time I'll have to try stand still.

Evan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2015, 08:23 PM  
Interval shooting
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Thanks for the ideas. I had the camera set to keep all the previous images and the pattern shows up on all of them, it gets more pronounced as the shoot progresses.
Shake reduction was turned off, and as far as I know the noise reduction has no effect on raw files unless I'm wrong.
If its the focusing screen, why would it show up.
I'm wondering it it's some sort of reflection inside the lens. Quartermaster James I was wondering what lens you used. The exif data just says 15 mm. Maybe it's a problem with using older M series lenses for this type of photography.

Thank you
Evan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2015, 06:57 PM  
Interval shooting
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Hi
I set up my K3 to do an interval shoot last night. I was using my 28 2.8M lens and set the camera to take 90 images 20 seconds long, on interval composite with a bright setting. What I'm wondering is what caused the concentric cirlces in the center of the shot. any ideas would be helpful.

Thank You
Evan
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-12-2015, 05:20 AM  
E dial customization
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Thanks jatrax and Fogel70 for the tips. I was just wondering if there was a way to link those two buttons to the front dial. I have
my K3 set pretty close to the same way you do Fogel70, but I'm going to have to check the memory setting for exposure comp so it doesn't stay set, that might be turned on.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-11-2015, 04:30 PM  
E dial customization
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Hi
I have a K3 that is usually shoot in aperture priority mode. I find this really weird, if you run your aperture off the back e dial, the exposure comp, and ISO are also set by the back dial when you press the corresponding button from factory. If I move aperture to front e dial the exposure comp and ISO stay on the back. In shutter priority the shutter speed is set to the front dial from factory, and the exposure comp and ISO are on the back dial. I know I can program the front dial in aperture priority to either the exposure comp or ISO, is there a way I can press the corresponding button and have the front dial run that setting while keeping the aperture on the back dial. That way it is the same as shooting in manual or shutter/aperture mode?

Thank you

Evan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-28-2015, 08:40 PM  
Focus scale repair
Posted By sjovolde
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Dcshooter, thanks. I'll take a look at fixing it when I get a chance. It's a great lens, that I got from my Grandpa when he gave me his K1000, so I'd like to fix it.

Evan
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