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Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-24-2021, 10:33 AM  
Not a good look..
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 125
Views: 7,365
It's easier, and more profitable, to sell people on what they "need" than what they don't need.

I get there's legitimate uses and desirability for high fps and infinite buffer. It just seems the way it's always brought up, like people are just itching for the day they can hold down the shutter button and capture every frame of a feature-length Hollywood film in one go.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-23-2021, 09:59 PM  
Not a good look..
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 125
Views: 7,365
I think the only legitimate point CameraVille brings up in his video is the potential of the camera overheating and it's possible effects on the sensor's performance. That's a fair criticism to explore, but as with most everything else brought up, it seems like a isolated/uncommon occurrence (overheating) that doesn't have further adverse effects (image quality/colour shifts).
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-03-2021, 09:53 PM  
Not a good look..
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 125
Views: 7,365
Used sample images from DPReview featuring a fair amount of shadow areas, ISO 200, 320, 32000, negative exposure comp.

Default "Adobe Color" profile, white balance "As Shot", exposure +2, highlights and white/black point adjustments to retain highlights and maintain realistic shadows. No colour shifting. Even cranking exposure +5 shows no colour shifting in shadows or anywhere else.

Video issues (overheating, underexposure, colour shifting) seem like things easy enough to be widely reported. But I've seen nothing on these issues. Unless he's got some messed up settings for the picture profile he's using, I don't know how he's getting underexposure and colour shift issues in video and stills.

55 shot buffer seems perfectly usable enough to me, even for sports/wildlife. Could it be bigger? Sure, but whatever.

Menu system… from horizontal to vertical. Wow. So different. I don't have the K-3iii, KP, or K-1, but from what I see photo settings are under the photo tabs, video settings under video tab, general settings under general tab, advanced customization under custom tabs. Same logical layout as K-3 mark 1. Seems like a non-issue.

Wish he'd provide RAW files. As someone else said, flawed testing. Far from scientific. No effort to figuring out cause of issues, human error, camera error, lens error, editing software error, etc.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 07-21-2021, 05:52 PM  
New firmware and electronic shutter is here
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 136
Views: 7,896
I wonder what the purpose of electronic shutter with the OVF would be? In terms of silent shooting and movement/vibrations, there's still the flapping of the mirror moving. Definitely an added benefit in LV, but in OVF it seems to me the only added benefit is a higher shutter speed. Any other uses?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-27-2021, 10:41 PM  
"New" K mount?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
From what I understand, the biggest difference of KAF4 is the aperture control and no screwdrive AF motor compatibility. The Pentax K-mount Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

Not sure about your K-30. Might have to do with the firmware hack you did. Updated list of KAF4 lenses -
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-27-2021, 10:08 PM  
"New" K mount?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
KAF4 mount The Evolution of the Pentax K-mount - Articles and Tips |

The new D-FA* 50mm f1.4 and D-FA* 85mm f1.4 are also KAF4 mounts.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-24-2021, 02:12 PM  
This review has me inching ever closer to a K3 lll
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 42
Views: 2,881
I think the "limited lens lineup" reviewers always bring up about Pentax is in relation to modern lenses, not the library of Pentax lenses ever released.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-02-2021, 11:52 AM  
K3-iii, any news on Eye AF and Video Codec?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 54
Views: 4,252
Video quality looks like a marked improvement on the K-3III. I haven't used video too much on my K-3, but I remember it would always look too contrasty, resulting in highlights and shadows easily getting clipped.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-19-2021, 01:02 PM  
K-3 Mark III -- Images across the full range of ISO settings
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
I wonder what the high ISO noise reduction settings were.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 04-18-2021, 01:06 PM  
Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 Giveaway - Enter here once per day until May 18th
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 2,853
Views: 67,596
*raises hand*
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-18-2021, 12:51 PM  
Do you recommend using a lens filter?.
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 58
Views: 3,926
Only lens I have a clear filter on is the 20-40 Limited as the lens hood is so small.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-18-2021, 12:44 PM  
Small flash unit to use with a Pentax K-1 Mk II?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 72
Views: 4,000
I missed the P-TTL requirement. I normally go manual when using flash so that's why it works for me.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-18-2021, 12:20 PM  
Will you buy the k3 Mark 3?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 452
Views: 23,769
Not needed but I'm definitely considering it as an upgrade from my K3. Updated low light and AF would be welcome. We shall see.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-18-2021, 12:14 PM  
Small flash unit to use with a Pentax K-1 Mk II?
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 72
Views: 4,000
LightPix Q20ii is a really small flash that I have. Attaches to the hotshoe but can detach for off-camera flash with included remote. Power I think is comparable to what you'd find with a built-in flash, maybe a little more powerful.

? LightPix Labs
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-18-2021, 12:09 PM  
New Firmware Released
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 305
Views: 26,896
Updated on my K3 and my FA77 I guess feels a little snappier. Could just be in my head, but I'll take it.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-18-2021, 12:04 PM  
why no camera bag with hidden tripod
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Not a camera bag and not a tripod, but I found this tackle box bag with table legs.
NGT Unisex's Table System II Carp Bivvy, Green, One Size: Sports & Outdoors

You Tube

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-24-2020, 10:13 PM  
Meet the new flagship
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 765
Views: 83,681
Perhaps they'll compromise for the lack of an articulating screen with a superb tethering experience to mobile devices. From what I hear about the competition, no one does it well. Too complicated to set up, poor connectivity, high latency, poorly designed app, only works with the phone in portrait orientation, etc.

Probably not too likely, and not the same as an actual flippy screen, but it would be something.
Forum: Sold Items 03-27-2020, 04:11 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA* 50-135mm f2.8
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
PM sent
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2019, 05:17 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 3,487
Views: 292,580
On the hopeful side, remember this is what the K-1 looked like when first teased at CP+ 2015. No extra dials on top and a "maybe/maybe not" articulating screen of some kind. It was a 3D print mockup rather than a polished material prototype though.

Forum: Sold Items 09-08-2019, 08:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
PM sent
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-18-2019, 09:11 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 11,964
Views: 2,181,601
How do you make already dramatic DA15 shots more dramatic? Black and white of course :)

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-22-2019, 09:46 PM  
O-ICK1 Sensor Cleaner
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
I have an Eyelead sensor gel stick, which is basically the same thing. Comes in a metal case.

Sensor Gel Stick

Best DSLR Sensor Cleaning Kit | Sensor Gel Stick
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-30-2019, 06:20 PM  
F* & FA* club!
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 887
Views: 201,322
FA* 24mm f2 with K-3

Forum: Lens Clubs 03-11-2019, 08:56 PM  
The Tammy Club!
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 2,859
Views: 536,792
More with the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

Forum: Lens Clubs 03-09-2019, 07:01 PM  
The Tammy Club!
Posted By cgchang
Replies: 2,859
Views: 536,792
Tamron 17-50 f2.8

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