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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2020, 10:51 PM  
How much are willing to shell out for Knew?
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 251
Views: 11,500
I am glad the Pentax APS-C family continues to move forward. Being part of the fixed budget (retired) crowd I hope they don't price me out of the market. It is comforting to know that Pentax is moving their vision of photography forward at a measured pace. I am tired of most camera marketing trying to convince me that my current camera is no good, even though it was the greatest thing just two years ago. I would rather use my current camera and enjoy it until it ceases to function, and then jump back into the market for a replacement I need, not one that some marketing firm is trying to convince me to buy.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-31-2020, 10:30 PM  
Landscape Two from Loch Lomond, in Scotland
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Two years apart and very similar lighting. Makes a lovely set. I especially like the energy in the first one. Feels like the water is ready to break over my shoes. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2020, 10:22 PM  
K-3 Mark III Flagship -- Advantages over the K-3 II
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 69
Views: 6,838
I hope that whatever innovations we get will be evolutionary. I like my K5IIs' design approach to photography. I would be happy if the K3III will continue the current direction with improvements.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-31-2020, 10:12 PM  
[New video Oct 27] New information about upcoming APS-C flagship model
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 1,603
Views: 106,087
Those of us on a fixed income hope they don't price us out of the ability to purchase.
Forum: Pentax K-70 10-31-2020, 10:10 PM  
Highlights Blowing Out?
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
I usually have my K5IIs set for bracketing with matrix exposure. This allows me to be covered for blown highlights. Digital sensors are like slide film in that it is too easy to blow the highlights. I find my camera wants to overexpose, so I keep it set for -1ev which works well with bracketing.
Forum: General Talk 10-31-2020, 10:04 PM  
The end of a Scottish icon... Sean Connery dies, aged 90
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 37
Views: 1,497
His dry humor and acting talent will be missed.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-31-2020, 10:01 PM  
New Guy
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Welcome to the forums from Maryland
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 10-31-2020, 09:58 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 89,499
Views: 3,734,945
This is a new security feature. Thieves will not want to steal a camera with an unknown Logo on it. Let them steal the Nikons, Canons, and Sonys. We will be safe with the Ricoh anti-theft Logo.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-10-2012, 02:06 PM  
Landscape The Badlands in HDR
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Maybe the BAD lands have repented, thus the halo's.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-09-2012, 08:19 AM  
Post-Processing Post Processing Challenge #76
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 24
Views: 2,594
I processed the RAW file with Oloneo HDRengine to recover the lost highlights and shadows. I used Corel Paintshop Pro X4 to adjust tones and to align and crop the picture. I tried to keep some of the sundown tones in the sky and shadows because I liked the feeling of getting in the last minutes of flight time.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-20-2012, 09:38 AM  
Oloneo Photo Engine
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
I have been using HDRengine version with great results handheld. The automatic alignment feature works great with my K7 RAW files. :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 07-02-2011, 05:49 PM  
Ricoh buying Pentax?
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
As the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy intoned, "Don't Panic." When Hoya bought Pentax, Chicken Littles were running everywhere on the forums. Even with Hoya really only interested in the medical side of the house, they kept the Pentax brand alive with the likes of the K7 and K5. I suspect, Ricoh is actually looking to get into the DSLR consumer market and the Pentax legacy is a good place to start.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-02-2011, 05:43 PM  
The Foveon X3 Sensor
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 155
Views: 44,487
The problem is not the HDR imaging, the problem is tone mapping operators. Tone mapping algorithms could be developed to be both realistic and a return to the earlier Pentax look.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-01-2011, 04:35 PM  
How many times did you almost switch to another brand
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 43
Views: 7,192
When I outgrow the feature set of my K7 (or my K10D for that matter), I might consider another system. At my current (slow) pace of improving as a photographer, that may not happen in the next 20 years.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-01-2011, 04:29 PM  
Ok, Now That Ricoh Ownes Pentax !!!
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 48
Views: 9,710
With Ricoh in control, maybe we will see a radical new approach in Pentax DSLRs, like this prototype process from AMP:

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2011, 04:26 PM  
The Foveon X3 Sensor
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 155
Views: 44,487
This attempt by AMP to produce HDR Video would be a wonderful approach for Pentax DSLRs of the future.

Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 11-24-2010, 08:24 AM  
new requirements
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 24
Views: 4,650
DxO Optics Pro 6.5 (one shot HDR) has turned my K10D and K-7 into the camera I always wanted. It is almost magical. It is truly amazing what it does with the RAW files.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-18-2010, 05:26 PM  
Post-Processing Winner PP Challenge #35
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Good work Ash. That was a real "thinker" project.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 11-12-2010, 07:24 AM  
Uh Oh! My new K5 has loose innards !!!
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 42
Views: 10,374
Have you tried immodium?
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-12-2010, 07:19 AM  
Snapshots are a Valid Branch of Photography
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 29
Views: 5,486
I often wonder at the "trash talking" that snapshot photography gets. In my mind, snapshots are akin to journalistic photography in that they capture a moment without artificial staging.

Here is a link to an interesting short story on snapshot photography"

Snapshots Are Good Photographs
Forum: Photo Critique 11-11-2010, 10:15 PM  
Landscape Patches of rain in the English Channel
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 14
Views: 2,970
I can smell the rain.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-11-2010, 10:13 PM  
Weekly PP Challenge #35
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Cropping, change of perspective, dynamic range adjustment, basic curves.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 11-04-2010, 04:37 PM  
K-5... Wow wow wow wow wow!! Hugely impressive.
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 85
Views: 20,881
Wow wow wow wow wow!

I think Inspector Gadget will forgive you if you use the word "Wowsers!"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-04-2010, 04:35 PM  
Landscape Zabriskie Point
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Very nice shots Davide. Congratulations as well.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 11-03-2010, 07:01 AM  
Winners P52-3-13 Exposure: High Key
Posted By mithrandir
Replies: 13
Views: 2,638
Really nice jobs Rense, Rob, and Dan.
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