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Forum: Pentax K-01 07-01-2020, 10:32 AM  
Time lapse for 3D printer using K-01?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Its not cheap, but it does allow for battery elimination. The only problem is the 1,000 image limit with the internal intervolmeter.

Pentax K-AC1202U AC Adapter Kit for K-01 Digital Camera 38899

---------- Post added 07-01-2020 at 01:35 PM ----------

Its not cheap, but it does allow for battery elimination. The only problem is the 1,000 image limit with the internal intervolmeter.

Pentax K-AC1202U AC Adapter Kit for K-01 Digital Camera 38899

PS - I find that if you shut of the back screen review (to save battery life), I can get up to 5 hours of time lapse photography. (One photo ever 30 seconds.)...
Forum: Pentax K-01 06-30-2020, 01:31 PM  
Time lapse for 3D printer using K-01?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Great question. K01 is my standard time lapse camera, because (correct me if I'm wrong) but unlike may DSLRs the K01 has an electronic shutter. Thus, shooting 1,000 to 5k images for a run will not cause early breakage of a mechanical shutter. Also you can purchase a battery eliminator so that you don't have to keep changing batteries. The one problem is that you are limited to 1,000 shots before you must reset the camera.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-04-2020, 02:22 PM  
Meshroom photogrammetry
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
With regard to Metashape, the Obj and still files may be used with a 3D printer. However, the demo version of Metashape cannot export files. The other issue is some manipulation of Stl and obj files maybe required to make them water tight. So yes it can be done, however it may not be straightforward.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-04-2020, 11:45 AM  
Meshroom photogrammetry
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Many thanks for this suggestion. As someone who is also beginning photogrammetry, I can attest that it is both fun and an intellectual challenge. I took a quick look at Meshroom and unfortunately they do not have a Mac version. Bummer. An alternative for Mac is Metashape by Agisoft. Agisoft Metashape

While the Metashape software is not cheap, you can download a demo version that does much of the full software program, with the exception of saving the output. Therefore on a mac, I run the program to evalaute my photo collection technique and then screen shot the result to document the work.

An example of one of my projects (The Church Tower at Historic Jamestown) is below.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-02-2020, 09:29 AM  
Landscape in Monochrome
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 37
Views: 568
Historic Jamestown at Dawn
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 01-01-2020, 11:49 AM  
K-50 / K-500 Aperture Solenoid fix (DIY with pics)
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 381
Views: 78,319
The aperture block?

Let me know

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-03-2019, 05:36 PM  
Landscape in Color Photo Contest - Eikando Temple - Kyoto, Japan
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Eikando Temple - Kyoto, Japan

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-31-2019, 06:37 PM  
My first shots with Smc Pentax da 15mm limited!
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Is it just me or do others find that you must stop down to f8 to obtain acceptable sharpness?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-13-2019, 07:22 AM  
Landscape Sunset on the Memorial Church at Historic Jamestown
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 12
Views: 798
A color-making machine....

Forum: Pentax K-1 12-01-2018, 04:34 PM  
Focusing on the K1?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Amen. As a photographer for Historic Jamestown I just picked up a second K-1. What is life without a back-up...
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2018, 05:12 PM  
Sticking Shutter on a 3 year old Pentax K1
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Twice this week during multi-shot sequences, the view finder went black. The second time live view still worked but it was black through the view finder. The problem was corrected by turning the camera off and on

Question, is this something that could be corrected by a good camera cleaning or is the shutter on my 3 year old Pentax K1 dieing?

Any help would be appreciated

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-22-2018, 11:20 AM  
Help Recommendations for a 5x7 Photo Display Product needed!
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Dear Pentax Folks

I'm relying on your collective wisdom.

A high level government official visited my non-Profit Organization and as a follow-up, my management would like to send five of my photos from the visit as a thank-you. (Yea Pentax quality).

So now I need some recommendations for a nice/professional looking way to display the 5 photos. I was thinking of some type of leather folding portfolio, however maybe you have better idea!

Many thanks!

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2018, 07:14 AM  
Need recommendation for the best Rectilinear FF Lens at 24mm or less
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 14
Views: 869
As an archaeologist, distortion is killer. Any recommendations for a prime or zoom that is 24 mm or wider that provides a good rectilinear image?

So many thanks

Forum: Sold Items 03-10-2018, 11:17 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax F 1.7 Adapter....
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 5
Views: 412
I have one for sale if you are still interested. Great shape. Feel free to PM me...
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-26-2018, 10:47 AM  
The Strobist recommended gear
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Strobist works with MidWest Photo and has a discounted Jumpstarter kit including Ares Triggers.. Consider it...
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-22-2018, 06:01 AM  
Poll: K-1 upgrade circuit board or not?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 120
Views: 9,097
Depends on the number of shutter actuations (need to check) and the desire to have a back up K1... However, the business model is wicked clever and having choices is appreciated...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2018, 11:03 AM  
End of Pentax K-1? & It's Official According to Photo Rumors - K-1 Discontinued Rea
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 136
Views: 17,275
We announce the end of the sale of the successful model Pentax K-1.

Last pieces can still be updating with our business partners, their list can be found here: kde koupit PENTAX, RICOH

From -- Pentax / Ricoh ?R - Home | Facebook
Forum: General Photography 01-14-2018, 12:02 PM  
Pentaxians of Instagram
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-26-2017, 06:52 AM  
Night Yule Log at Historic Jamestown
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 1
Views: 500
What do you think. 17th Century Street photography...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-13-2017, 06:47 AM  
MacBook Pro 13 mid 2017
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
I use a non-retinal display 2012 MacBook Pro 13 for editing on the road. At home I use a 27" BENQ- monitor. The correlation between the two calibrated monitors is very good.

Thus, for an initial sorting and non-professional stuff, the 13" monitor is fine. Two other additions to the laptop that makes processing possible: 1) 16 GB of ram and 2) an SSD drive. The latter is essential for running Photoshop...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-07-2017, 10:07 AM  
Thoughts on an ultra wide zoom.
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
I love the Rokinon 8mm on my K-1. Sharp, good color and inexpensive.... Consider it....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:43 AM  
k1+ prime lenses for traveling?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Just finished a 3 week trip to Japan with my K1. 95% of my images were taken with: 1) UWA (8mm), 2) FA31mm or 3) FA77mm.

What else do you need (or want?)...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2017, 11:26 AM  
Suggestions for a new Prime Zoom
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
One more. One of the biggest surprises for me on the DaF 100mmF2.8 was bokeh. Truly creamy... Aside from the sharpness of the subject, the out of focus aspects of this lens are top notch..
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-04-2017, 12:51 PM  
Dxo OpticsPro 9 Elite free until the end of the month
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Question. How does the DXO compare to the ACR packaged with Photoshop Elements.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-06-2016, 02:02 PM  
Pentax K1 over-expose highlights?
Posted By cdurfor
Replies: 87
Views: 7,556
I was shooting side by side this weekend (for two different fireworks events) with a K-1 and a K-3. I was surprised that my K1 tended to over expose more frequently then the K3 even though the same exposure, aperture and shutter speed settings were used.. I still haven't ruled out settings differences, but it is worth further evaluation.
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