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Forum: Pentax K-3 III 12-06-2021, 11:45 PM  
Firmware 1.31
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 2
Views: 781
What is the meaning of SATOBi?
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 11-29-2021, 01:18 AM  
How many are truly using bulit-in GPS?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 89
Views: 2,336
I'm using GPS in all my pictures, except for repro at home. It's one of the reasons i don't Like the K3-III.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-17-2021, 12:51 AM  
Is it time to ditch the SD card concept?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 106
Views: 5,121
I'll prefer a fast card for at least two reasons.
- Fast exchange if full. I don't like to wait until the internal storage is emptied to my computer during an important phase. Switch cards ready. Several cards available, quick and easy
- Breakdown of the drone/ camera. How to access the last data internally?
- Removing card, assuring that no third person has access to my data (security personal, moving across borders always with no or empty card in.)
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 07-26-2021, 11:15 PM  
Pixel Shift Question
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
How to handle Pentax RAW Pixelshift pictures ind Adobe Photoshop CC, to get a composed image from the 4 subimages?
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-20-2021, 03:22 AM  
Hopes For the next full frame camera
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 60
Views: 3,250
You must have a look on the engineering cycle. When there are rumors from a company about a new product, some of the fix points are frozen especially in the HW part. You can't exchange the sensor in the last 5 minutes before deliveríng. The Kati was on the road for four years up to now. Therefore the stable sensor technology from 2017 will be used.

I assume that the sensor Technology for a putative K1-III will be on the Level ob 2020.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-19-2021, 12:58 PM  
Hopes For the next full frame camera
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 60
Views: 3,250
I'm in the lucky situation, that I'm happy with my K1 and my K3. If I can go to festivals and concerts again, there may be a small need for the K3-iii. The money for that is already set aside. I think this may be possible by the end of the year and I hope that at this time the rumors for he K1-III will start. Therefore there is no masochism - for me
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-19-2021, 08:13 AM  
Hopes For the next full frame camera
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 60
Views: 3,250
I'll think they will use the K3-III is also an test-case for the new K1.

There is a new processor an new rgb-ir sensor and a new accellerator unit.

If the Kati is successfull in a technical point of view, will will see rumors of new K1-III.

But it will take some time because they wont sell the the new top aps-c
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 01-28-2021, 12:10 AM  
Pentax K-1 ii Micro SD Card
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
"Got a new lap top w/ a micro sd slot which would make loading pix easier." I don't know there is any adapter from SD to a microSD Slot. I think it will work
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 01-26-2021, 11:54 PM  
Pentax K-1 ii Micro SD Card
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
I'm using an sandisc 256GB sdxc-micro in Slot 1 of my K1 as main-storage for round about two years.

For copying to the computer I use an external Card-reader and the card in the sd-Slot.
Because of the size (more than 5000 pictures raw) the card in the slot2 nearly gets no pictures anymore.
On concerts it may be roundabout 1500 pictures in 4 hours

I didn't have any Problems on my K1 (140 000 pictures) and K3 (85000 pictures).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-22-2020, 09:29 PM  
Meet the new flagship
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 765
Views: 83,637
What I don't understand - the mentioned improvement in the low ISO - I didn't know that there are any problems. Both K3 an K1 are doing an excellent job in low ISO.

Interesting would be real ISO Settings below 100 like 50 and 25.

Very interesting for me would be further improvements in high ISO Quality between 5000 and 25000.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-19-2020, 12:19 PM  
How many lenses do you take when out photographing?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 84
Views: 5,073
When I'm out just for fun than it is one lens 24-105.
When I'm going to concert 24-70 2.8 and 70.200 (when I got an accreditation)

When I'm on a photo-tour in a town or on holiday irix 11mm, 15-30, 24-70, 70-200 in a camera backpack - yes it is heavy and the strolling will last round about 3 hours. The 150-450 an a tripod in the car to take it with me when there is a need for.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2020, 02:16 PM  
Question about Pentax 60-250 lens.
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
He didn't ask explicit for regular use.

I said it is possible and I think it wouldn't damage the camera. I'm using a longer arca-swiss plate, I would never mount the camera directly with a 1/4 screw to a tripod,

To use it this way isn't the best solution, when I use the lens foot I have a better balance and less swinging of the system.

When trying to work on a more professional level, i would always mount the camera-lens system in balance to the tripod, and therefore using the foot.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2020, 04:49 AM  
Question about Pentax 60-250 lens.
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
I've used ist several times on a good tripod, using the body in the arca-swiss mount, because the foor was at home. It works fine, but swings more. But if the shake reduktion is on it work stille fine.

I would prefer the foot, but it works the other way round. With an arca-swiss plate the Body ist strong enough even to hold the 150-450 (forgotten the arca-plate for the lens) - it works, but mounted with the lens it works much better.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-07-2020, 12:18 AM  
A way to measure batteries or chargers?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Have a look at the Voltage. It should charge up 8.4 Volts.
And the number of shoots is not as bad as you think. You have your way to take photos, therefore the number you can take is typically for you. If a battery will have diverge more than 20 % from your typical count, it will be bad or not fully charged.
My charger shows me the mAH put to the battery and the Voltage.

The voltage of the battery can be seen in the exif Data of a picture. Therefore you can measure it, by taking a photo after charging. You can get the shutdown voltage if you look at the last picture before the camera shut down.
Forum: General Photography 12-03-2019, 10:08 PM  
GPS tagging make easy how to ?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 20
Views: 949
The K1 adds the coordinates and direction automatically. The K3 adds it automatically if the GPS Unit is mounted and switched on. External gps coordiantes can be added with the exif tools.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-27-2019, 10:07 AM  
Now that the new APS-C flagship is coming, anyone have thoughts for K-1 I replacement
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 39
Views: 3,124
Simply sampled wishes from different forums, but only the wishes I'm interested in.

* Improvement in reducing the noise. The noise is already very good, but for concert photography at "night" you can afford more. Possibly by combining pixels
* The pixel count must not be increased
* Fast memory transfer to the cards, 25 MB / sec are clearly too little (100 MB / sec minimum). As fast as the fastest SD XC or faster
* Buffer for continuous shooting for at least 50 frames in Raw without pause

* A purely electronic shutter option for the successors of the K1 and K3 - logically only in the LV - to photograph really silently, currently the mechanical shutter is still moving.
* A way to focus hyperfocal.
* Focus bracketing, start position end position, number of steps at least up to 100, then the camera automatically takes a series of shots - analogous to bracketing
* GPS must be kept
* The GPS module altitude information is actually present are just not saved. (Addition: Here the track log is meant, to the include height and speed)

* Full remote control of the camera from a computer - emphasis on complete, so everything as if I use the trigger on the camera. It is not understandable, why only single shot actions are supported
* A modern functionable SW interface, to make good remote apps available, Programming Interface al la Magic Lantern
* A way to save all current settings of the camera including all user modes on the SD card and load. Back up different setups at home.
* One or two freely selectable positions on the dial button of the K1, which can be assigned with any custom function.
* The mode used to reintroduce the cleanliness of the sensor - why it did not work is incomprehensible to me.
* The ability to save all current settings of the camera including all user modes on the SD card and load. Back up different setups at home

* A mini-flash and if it is only to control correct flashes.
* lockable eyepiece
* For video cameras, there is the so-called video pin next to the 1/4 "thread, this synonymous with the cameras and battery handles offer (costs nothing helps but twisting)

* Active selection of the card to be written to
* if possible parallel writing on the two cards, both are simultaneously supported at maximum speed.
* USB 3.1 connection, maximum speed fully supported / maybe with charging the battery or as a continuous power supply (if that should go power consumption during operation).

* Joystick for AF field
* more AF fields and / or larger AF area
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-26-2019, 10:36 PM  
Now that the new APS-C flagship is coming, anyone have thoughts for K-1 I replacement
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 39
Views: 3,124
see below, lot of things added and changed
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 11-05-2019, 11:59 PM  
Do you like the unique design of the K-1 lcd?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 82
Views: 4,630
Have you ever tried to make a series of 3 pictures with the wifi app? It's impossible because only single shot photos are supported.

I don't understand why the have no mode in the app to do exactly the same thing as if you were pressing the release button on the camera.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 11-04-2019, 11:54 AM  
Do you like the unique design of the K-1 lcd?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 82
Views: 4,630
I like the lcd screen. It fits 95 percent of my usage but sometimes I would like to have it turned a 180°. When I put the camera on the floor to take a UWW picture of the ceiling of a room, or put it directly to a wall to get the opposite wall or object. For all other cases i pref the K1 system because i keeps in line with the camera axis
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 11-03-2019, 12:54 PM  
Will Ricoh ever use crowd funding to develop a new K-1 or other camera?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 37
Views: 3,055
I don't think so. A crowdfunding project is excellent for small startups with low overhead. In a big Company (and Ricoh is one), so many money gots lost in the overhead of controlling, that you can't explain it to crowdfounders. When more than 50 percent of a budget gets lost in reporting, meetings, meeting project points, paying an project manager crew, doing a lot of financal reporting thats nothing fitted for crowd funding.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 10-23-2019, 09:23 PM  
K1 sleep mode battery life
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 7
Views: 917
I've used my K1 switched on with gps tracking every 5 Seconds for 10 Hours (9 hours with tracking, the buffer was full after 9 hours as shown in the menu). I took only roundabout 50 photos. I've seen no drain on the batteries.
Forum: General Photography 10-08-2019, 03:15 AM  
Should Pentax bring “extended ISO” back to the new APSC or future FF flagship body? –
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
if the native sensor ist capable of handling a lower Iso it would be fine. If the extended ISO is only a divide by x of the base Iso in the camera, with the risc of overexposing in the highlights it's useless, there is a ND Filter better. It there is a good technical solution for that it would be fine if ist is a simple marketing gag it should be omitted.

I would like a technical base ISO of 50 /25 and a extension of the Quality for 1 EV at least in the high ISO's

Pentax should use there patent with the fixed mirror, which can be switched between reflective and partly reflective up to transparent and build an variabe ND-Filter into the body.
Forum: General Photography 10-06-2019, 09:47 PM  
Iso .. how high is too high for you?
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 87
Views: 4,051
During daylight typically ISO 250 sometimes ISO 640.
Taking photos on concerts with low light situation. TAV ISO 6400 on the K1 and ISO 4000 on the K3 working on noise in the RAW Files and pushing up to 2 EV in ACR.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-06-2019, 09:40 PM  
SDXC versus Micro SDXC cards
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 56
Views: 2,748
I'm using a 256 GB micro-sd card (SanDisk Ultra 256 GB microSDXC Speicherkarte + Adapter bis zu 100 MB/Sek, Class 10, U1, A1) on a K1 for one year without any problems
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 09-26-2019, 12:39 PM  
L-Bracket for Pentax K1 with Grip
Posted By joergens.mi
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Can you give a link for the bracket, maybe as PM.

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