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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2020, 10:39 PM  
Pentax 645z shutter clicks twice
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Have a quick look at this You Tube video, at the 2min 40sec mark, he takes a picture to hear the shutter sound, it does sound very much like a few clicks going on. Again, much different to a FF or APS-C Dslr.
















You Tube



Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2020, 10:32 PM  
Pentax 645z shutter clicks twice
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 15
Views: 420
I'm wondering if the first click you are hearing is the very large mirror flipping up, then the second click leading shutter opening, the third click trailing shutter closing , forth click the mirror flipping back down, I know when I would hear my old friends medium format take a photo (Mamiya 645 it had a sound very different to a normal 35mm slr with a real thump- click-thump sound with each photo)

You could carefully, set a 1 or 2 sec manual shutter speed, and with NO lens on the camera, release the shutter, and watch exactly what happens, and see if the clicks you hear correspond to the different things happening, , you would also see if the shutter does actually open and close twice.

Just don't go putting your finger in there whilst it's all going on.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2020, 07:46 PM  
Pentax 645z shutter clicks twice
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Only other things that come to minds are, Is 2 sec Mirror Up delay on?? Being a dial on the side, of the pentaprism could be why if after reset no change has happenned??

Also, what shutter speed is being used? Flash is obviously set to Trailing curtain release if the flash fires just before the shutter closes, if it is a really slow shutter speed, you would hear the opening and closing quite distinctly.

Hopefully someone else may have some ideas. Did you buy the camera privately or from a Store?
Forum: General Talk 01-08-2020, 07:36 PM  
The Aussie Thread...
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 170
Views: 4,874
Sorry to Hear Man, It's hard enough to know people have lost their life, but, harder when you know the person personally.

cmohr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2020, 05:23 PM  
Pentax 645z shutter clicks twice
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 15
Views: 420
As Above, I was going to ask if you were using LiveView, that has to close the shutter and drop the mirror, then open and close the shutter for the exposure, then it will reopen the sutter and lift the mirror to go back into LV mode.


Welcome aboard, with a Loverly Camera .
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-08-2020, 02:11 PM  
Dual Flash Hot shoe Bracket
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Thinking you might have a KP, and from what I've seen, it doesn't have an X-sync port, but, maybe you could use the PENTAX Hot Shoe Adapter F on the camera, then Mount the O-GPS1 unit on that, and then use the PENTAX Extension Cord F5P (Short) with PENTAX Off-camera Shoe Adapter F attached to any third party flash bracket, with your flash on there.

All three items here in the review section.
PENTAX Hot Shoe Adapter F reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
PENTAX Extension Cord F5P (Short) reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
PENTAX Off-camera Shoe Adapter F reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

My only caveat on that is the compatibility of using the GPS unit at the same time the the hotshoe is being used to fire the flash, on this , I don't know, maybe someone esle might, or there maybe some info in the manual for the GPS unit

cmohr
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2020, 09:03 PM  
The Aussie Thread...
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 170
Views: 4,874
WOW, The total area over England, That's almost the entire thing. And we haven't even hit the Traditional BAD part of the Fire Season yet. At least there has been a little rain, not much, but any is good. Hopefully when it does come, it doesn't wash everything away.
Forum: General Talk 01-07-2020, 08:00 PM  
The Aussie Thread...
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 170
Views: 4,874
We've seen the best and unfortunately the worst of People during these Fires. Whilst most people have banded together and offer help, there have still been such Lowlifes out there, starting up Scam Donations Funds, and even worse, are the ones waiting for people to leave properties to escape the fires, then breaking in and robbing them , people coming home to find their house survived the fire, but, was robbed. It's sickening.

THen, you see this makes you feel better about people.

Koalas rescued on Kangaroo Island by teenagers after bushfires ravage national park | 7NEWS.com.au

Also, heres that map of the fires in Australia, overlayed over a map of the USA, Really gives you a sense of the scale of the disaster here.


Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 01-07-2020, 01:29 PM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 385
Views: 9,021
I have to admit, The Super Program is very tempting .
I believe I'm in.
Forum: Contest Voting 01-06-2020, 11:33 PM  
-20 degrees celcius
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 15
Views: 113
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: General Talk 01-06-2020, 08:33 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 2,014
Views: 165,713
Here's a good ole Star Wars Joke.

How warm would it be inside a tauntaun??


Luke warm
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-06-2020, 05:09 PM  
Sigma 800mm f5.6 in Pentax mount
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 43
Views: 2,027
CRIKEY!!!!!!!!!!

If the rendering is anything like the Sigma 300/2.8 I think you'll be happy Gary. So long as all this are good.

I think I remember , maybe seeing this a year or so ago, bundled with an Olympus and an adapter or something like that. Can't completely remember.

Waiting to see how it goes. Congrats.

cmohr
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-16-2019, 10:23 PM  
My printed calendar photos are often dark
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 24
Views: 861
As everybody has said, it's about calibrating your monitor. Look for a tutorial on Gamma Calibration for your monitor, depending on what monitor and computer you are using , Most Mac's have it built in, and on Windows 7 and above I'm working from memory here, but I think they have a Gamma correction tool in there somewhere. I also maybe remember Adobe software have a Gamma Correction wizard. This will give you a good representation of what your files are actually like. You may want to have two monitor profiles, as a properly Calibrated screen is great for making decisions and editing photos ect, but, not the greatest for general viewing phots, movies, web pages ect ect.

Also, in the printing industry, most common photobook producers, are only using CMYK separations on their machines, very few , or, only high end printers will be done using a CMYK + LC , LM, LY +Grey separations. CMYK has less of a colour gamut than the the later, so less contrast generally. If you supply RGB files you may get a darker print than suppling CMYK files, as with all the different printers out there are using differnet systems and softwares to RIP your files for production, depending on the output machine, be it a high speed inkjet, Digital Offsett Press, and even some places just use Colour copiers, each RIP engine does different things to the file to print on each of the differing machines, Supply good CMYK files, add you can get a better and closer reproduction across different production processes.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-10-2019, 01:20 PM  
Travel Nice beach - for a walk
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Definately, Be Alert.... The world needs more Lerts :D
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-09-2019, 03:35 PM  
Travel Nice beach - for a walk
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Haha, reminds me of that Billy Connolly sketch "Beware!!!! STINGERS!!!!"

"I didn't know if they were in the water, swooped down from the sky, or, arrived in Taxi's........ But, I was Being Ware"
Forum: Pentax Q 12-08-2019, 08:15 PM  
What big system do you carry and does the Q ride along?
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
On the weekend, my Big Kit, was a K-1 with a FA*600/f4 and a K-3ii with a FA*300/2.8, I also had the DFA150-450 with me, But, I always have my Q-7, with the 01 prime, 06 zoom and 08 wideangle with me, for filling in all the time between waiting for big birds to show up.
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-04-2019, 03:00 PM  
Cold/blueish tone on my K-1
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Try taking a few pictures in RAW, and develop some jpegs in camera, using the different Custom image settings, Landscape, Bright, Portrait, Reversal Film ect, (all from the same RAW) and see the difference, you can then even make your own custom setting that suits your taste by slightly altering the hex tool.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-04-2019, 02:15 PM  
Advice on replacing a Bogen (Manfrotto) 3001 tripod
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 21
Views: 732
I can't speak for that particular Induro tripod, but I do have the Induro Series 4 Baby Grand Tripod, and I can say the build quality of the Induro is excellent (IMHO) and well, It's as solid as a rock. And it holds 220lb's :)

If the spec's of the CLT103 meet your requirements for height and weight, it looks pretty good. If you are looking for "More" stable in a tripod, getting one without a centre column will increase the stability, as the the centre column will always be another wiggle point, but that will generally put you up into the next pricing bracket.

Good luck with your choice
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-04-2019, 01:53 PM  
Cold/blueish tone on my K-1
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Well , there's your problem, The "Bright" setting.

That's exactly what the "Bright" setting does, look at the colour hexagon in the custom image setting when choosing the custom image , it pushes the blue and yellow, to give exactly what you are describing, where as Portrait, pushes Magenta and green, doing what you say you like from your other cameras'.

Have a look here, it shows and explains the settings and has samples of the differences between them. You can slide the photos from bright to portrait and seeee the difference .

Give further expression with PENTAX "Custom Image" | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-27-2019, 11:18 PM  
Pentax Australia Promotional Sale
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 26
Views: 2,575
MMmmmmm. all very tempting , must resist urges.

As a side note, I did see someone here on PF selling one of these in SEQ, could be a good savings. ( not me, I love my 15-30. )
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-27-2019, 01:33 PM  
Justifying the Unjustifiable
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
You cannot go wrong with the DFA 50/2.8 Macro, it's a great little lens, and not only for macro, I like the way it renders in general.
I wish they would bring out a new HD version of it with WR and a silent focus motor. But even just a revamp as they have done with the 35/2.

Hope Santa brings you want you want for Christmas...... So long as you have been a good boy this year .:D
Forum: Photo Critique 11-22-2019, 06:45 AM  
Nature Birds Silhouette
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-22-2019, 05:58 AM  
Will we ever get a 400mm f2.8 lens for sports photographers?
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 86
Views: 3,155
Would have been worth it, even if a constant 5.6. Again would have been more on my list.
That being said, it didn't stop me buying it, it's a fire cracker of a lens regardless.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 11-22-2019, 05:54 AM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - November - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 400
Views: 8,713
Reply......
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-22-2019, 05:45 AM  
DCXPERT eBay store - 20% off until 21 November (Australia)
Posted By cmohr
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Wish they would pop a DA 11-18/2.8 on there sometime. I believe I must have this lens.
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