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Forum: General Photography 11-29-2017, 08:40 AM  
Harmless fun: suggestions for new cameras etc. to be available 1 April 2018.
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 62
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Full frame, mirrorless, uncrippled K-Mount with a global shutter that shoots 1080p at 120fps and 4K at 60fps all at 200mbps. Hell, I’d even take an S35 sized sensor that shoots those video specs.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-27-2017, 06:30 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 1,903
Views: 164,209
Thanks!! It was taken about 20-30 minutes before sunset, during the peak of golden hour 😃
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2017, 04:20 PM  
Black & White Northern Michigan Pines
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 2
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Thanks!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2017, 01:15 PM  
Black & White Northern Michigan Pines
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Took a trip to Northern Michigan. Headed out to Pierce Stocking Scenic Dr by Sleeping Bear Dunes. Turns out the road was closed to cars, so I walked it a little bit, which is where I saw these trees.

IMGP7778 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-26-2017, 01:06 PM  
The K-Club!
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 3,665
Views: 601,497
*ist DS
K50mm f/1.4
IMGP7812 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-26-2017, 01:05 PM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 1,903
Views: 164,209
*ist DS
K50mm f/1.4
Off M-22 in Northern Michigan
IMGP7784 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-24-2017, 06:05 PM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 1,903
Views: 164,209
Appreciate it man!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-23-2017, 10:02 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 1,903
Views: 164,209
*ist DS
K50 f/1.4 @ f/2
Perched by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-14-2017, 03:56 AM  
Range finder recommendation
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
If you can save a little bit more. My personal favorite rangefinder is the Canon P. And since it’s a LTM camera, you can use a whole slew of old Leica, Canon, Nikkor, Voigtlander lenses, along with the Pentax 43 Ltd.

I bought mine in pretty mint condition for $125, but you can definitely find them cheaper. And the Russian LTM lenses are damn cheap too.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-13-2017, 05:07 PM  
Range finder recommendation
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 15
Views: 1,773
You might be able to find a Yashica Minister D for that price. I had one for a little bit, I liked it but eventually gave it to my uncle.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-13-2017, 03:53 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 9,546
Views: 1,088,812
KX
K50mm f/1.4
Ilford Delta 100
000487990001 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-13-2017, 03:45 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 89Y49Si
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KX
K50mm f/1.4
Ilford Delta 3200 pushed to 12800
1/60th, f/2.8
000408190018 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-13-2017, 03:40 PM  
The K-Club!
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 3,665
Views: 601,497
KX
200mm f/2.5
Ilford Delta 100
1/125th, f/2.5
000488000017 by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-13-2017, 08:04 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 1,903
Views: 164,209
One of these days I’ll join this club. But ever since receiving my new-to-me *ist DS, I haven’t had the chance to break it out because of work. This thread, along with some friends who think that in order to take great pictures, you need the latest and greatest FF cameras are what caused me to buy one of these fine 6 megapickle beauties.

I also have a focusingscreen . com splitprism screen on the way to help with focusing all my old lenses. Surely can’t wait.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-21-2017, 06:41 AM  
Auto Show Lens
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 8
Views: 956
I typically use 50mm on FF and 28-35mm primes on crop for car shows.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 03:38 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
I have too many friends who can't take a picture to save their life, unless they use the meter and chimp after taking every shot. They are adamant that the meter is king and you can't outsmart it. But out of the maybe 15 rolls I've put through that camera, I think maybe only a couple of pics had the exposure way out of wack that they couldn't be saved. I rarely use the meter, even in my digital cameras.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 03:03 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Thanks!

And one of my most used film cameras has no built in meter, so I am always using the Sunny 16 rule. I practically live by it haha.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 02:40 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Well, I did some testing and found out that using either the "Natural" or "Bright" custom image yields the closest between the back LCD and Lightroom. So it looks like I'll stick to using either one of those. Highlight correction did absolutely nothing to the highlights in the RAW files on Lightroom. No exposure compensation was used during testing either.

I want to say thanks to everyone who helped out. I really appreciate it!!

Testing as follows:
Setup up tripod, set exposure, take picture with different custom images and with/without highlight correction.
At the end, I did a factory reset, set the WB to match the rest of the pictures, then took another pic.

Lens used was the K24 f/2.8

All pictures were taken at ISO200, f/5.6, and 1/800th. Calculated using Sunny 16 and then "overexposed" by 1 stop for some shadow detail. WB was custom set to 5500K.

Modified Muted profile:
Modified Muted by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Modified Muted by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Muted w/ Highlight Correction
Modified Muted + Highlight Correction by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Muted w: Highlight by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr


Natural profile:
Natural by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural w/ Highlight Correction:
Natural + Highlight Correction by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural w: Highlight by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr


Factory reset + 5500K WB to make it even.
Factory Reset + Manual WB by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Reset by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 08:39 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
I was thinking about trying that also.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 06:12 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Iíll double check when I get off work, but Iím like 99% sure I have every correction turned off. Iím using the standard Lightroom import profile also. Iíll also try the RAW+JPEG along with trying the Natural profile to see if either of those work.

Really appreciate all help everyone!

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 06:19 AM ----------



If you notice though, the Lightroom histogram is quite a bit more bunched up? in the shadow area whereas the histogram on the K50 is more spread out in the shadow areas. It was definitely a bright sunny day when the picture was taken. And the display brightness on the camera is right in the middle. As Iíve said before, I never rely on the lcd screen for proper exposure, I always use the histogram. The LCD is only used to make sure composition and focus are correct. I followed the same way of thinking when I had my Canon, but I never encountered this problem while using it.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 02:20 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
I shoot raw only, not raw+jpeg. So I’m not sure if they would look similar.



I have highlight correction and everything like that turned off.

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 02:22 AM ----------



Iíll try shooting today after work in the natural profile to see if it changes anything.

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 02:56 AM ----------

Another thing to note is that when first importing the pictures, they look normally exposed with low contrast and low saturation. But when the import is completed, the picture goes really dark.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-17-2017, 07:14 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Brightness is about in the middle. Should mention that I never rely on the screen for accurate exposure, I always use the histogram on the camera.



I donít believe I have exposure comp on, but Iíll certainly check.



Manual lens is correct. I was using the K55 f/2. I believe the aperture was around f/4 for that picture and it was sunny out.

---------- Post added 10-17-17 at 07:18 PM ----------



Adobe Standard is what I use. The only other option is Embedded Profile, but I donít use that one as it gives a green tint to the image.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-17-2017, 05:44 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Not sure the best way to explain this, but here it goes.

When uploading photos to Lightroom from my K50, they always get really dark and saturated. Checking the histogram on the LCD of the K50 compared to the histogram on Lightroom, they don't match up. The pictures on Lightroom almost always seem like they're 1-2 stops underexposed. They also get really contrasty and really saturated.

Not new to Lightroom, but I haven't really shot my K50 in a couple of years, and I don't ever remember this happening before. When I had my 5D MKII that I recently sold, this never happened.

Any ideas as to why this happens? I always shoot RAW.

Cell phone picture to show what I'm talking about. Same picture on the back of the K50 as on Lightroom.
Untitled by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

If it helps, this is the picture profile I use. It's a modified "Muted" profile.
Untitled by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-10-2017, 06:46 AM  
Thoughts on neck straps
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 43
Views: 3,559
Going to play devil’s advocate here when I say I strongly dislike any form or strap on my camera. Granted, I don’t do hikes on extremely rough terrain, but I’m frequently on my longboard or going on mild hikes holding my camera in hand. Even when I had my 5D MKII kit, I didn’t have a strap and haven’t used one in years. Just prefer to keep my camera in my hand, ready at all times.

But usually when I go out, I’ve only got one camera and one lens. A roll of film loaded in the camera and a spare roll in my pocket. If I need more than one lens, I’ll grab my messenger bag to hold the other lenses.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-09-2017, 02:21 PM  
The K-Club!
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 3,665
Views: 601,497
You just made me want this lens even more.
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