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Forum: Pentax K-1 05-31-2016, 06:27 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 30,487
Views: 2,746,619
Awesome shot Kengoh!
After looking at your picture I was tempted to order the K1 immediately. :) The fact that K1 is in backorder saved my impulse.

I am keen in seeing good number of shots at high ISO's like 5000 to 12800 in low light. If any one of you can post them on the forum it will be a good input for me to order K1 or not.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-02-2016, 06:23 PM  
DP Review: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 101
Views: 13,171
It looks like he covered a lot of critical features of K1 given the limited time but for High ISO performance. It would have been nice had a taken couple of shots at 12800 ISO.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-27-2016, 08:53 PM  
Interesting article about lighting
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Yes, very interesting and thought provoking. I did understand the direction of the light, the color and the mood it creates based on the course I did and the books I read but this article woke me up and made me think how deep an impact you can create with these implicit tools in story telling. When we watch a movie we get the feeling the way the author was telling like "some thing is going to happen" or "She looks like a sinister character" but when it is analyzed explicitly it is an eye opener for me to understand how the light is used to convey the inner emotions. Ah, I am tempted to join a cinematography course.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2016, 08:20 AM  
Dear Pentax, don't forget about us APS-C Shooters!
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 35
Views: 3,895
Absolutely! Savoche said it.

In fact my guess would be that the next version of APS-C will be testing bed for the new technologies that they would incorporate in the FF K-1 Mark II. For example more focus points and higher FPS.
Looking at Nikon's D500 I will not be surprised if the next APS-C model will be in those lines. Imagine a light weight compact (traditional strengths of Pentax) APS-C model with fast Auto Focus and FPS and an aggressive pricing will attract a lot sports and action photographers to Pentax.
Forum: General Photography 02-26-2016, 08:06 AM  
Online Photography Course Recommendation
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 15
Views: 2,584
Complete course in Professional Photography is a pretty comprehensive online course offered by New York Institute of Photography. They will make you do some assignments and submit the prints for critiquing. Further they also have specializations in Wedding, Travel, Photo Journalism etc. The focus of the entire course would be on understanding the triangle of photography (Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO) and how they can be used creatively, composition, lighting etc. Given the fact that she comes from point and shoot this course will give her a good in-depth understanding of the tools and the way to use them creatively. Trust this will be helpful.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-24-2016, 09:45 AM  
CP+ Interview Question Suggestions
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 127
Views: 14,054
Does Pentax have any Plans to bring in a camera for sports/action either FF or APS-C? Something similar or better than Nikon D500.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2016, 02:29 PM  
New D-FA lens pictures
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 48
Views: 8,496
Probably Pentax will launch the 135mm lens with a new version of FF camera for sports and action.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 02-21-2016, 07:24 AM  
K-1 sync speed
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Probably the next version of APS-C will show up with Syncs at 1/250. I also saw on Pentax rumors that Ricoh is likely to announce WG2-M action video camera, an upgrade to the earlier version of WG1-M version. The main upgrade is likely to be 4K Video. So it will be reasonable to conclude that the next version of DSLRs (APS-C or FF) will include all these features.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-20-2016, 09:32 AM  
Full K-1 Spec list
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 781
Views: 88,574
There was a clarification from Adam recently in one of the threads.
Pentax no more mentions it as extended ISO in their specs.
Forum: Pentax Lens Articles 02-20-2016, 08:56 AM  
FF lenses for the K-1 that can be bought new
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 156
Views: 29,653
You can add Sigma 70 mm Macro f/2.8
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-19-2016, 07:36 PM  
Pentax 645z or k-1
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 39
Views: 6,487
Adam Said it all. I was tempted for MF few times in the past but held back looking at the limitations of weight and type of money you need to spend to build the Lens echo system. While I lean towards the FF the truth is K-1 is just announced. All the great specs are on paper. Image samples from pre production units have just started appearing on the web.If you have time wait till the actual production units of FF start shipping. Once they are out more hands on reviews and real life sample images will be available for you to make an informed decision.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-19-2016, 01:14 PM  
Pentax K-1 "Thank you" Thread
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 104
Views: 9,541
Congratulations! Awesome job done on K-1.

It is easy to whine, criticize and find faults. But it is different to catch up and bring in a product that would challenge the established brands. I will not be surprised if design teams in Nikon and Canon have started thinking better specs for their upcoming FF cameras to prevent their customer base from jumping the ship. While I eagerly wait for the next FF camera that would address the sports/action photographers needs I Thank you for the wonderful K-1.

Good luck.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2016, 07:55 AM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 1,581
Views: 198,210
15 MP in Crop mode. You can see some sample photos in DP Review sample Gallery. Some shots were with DA 70 f/2.4. Further they also showed a chart of some of the Pentax DA primes and the likely effect of the primes with K1. The sample pictures have both JPEG and RAW format and their file sizes.

First shots: Pentax K-1 pre-production sample gallery: Digital Photography Review
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2016, 09:22 PM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 1,581
Views: 198,210
Albert Siegel has posted some sample pictures that he took with his pre production camera. Below is the link if someone want to see them.

Albert Siegel: Pentax K-1 sample photos

Also sample images by DP Review

Images of ISO 6400 and 12800 look pretty clean with no noise.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2016, 10:11 AM  
More new K-1 pics
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 41
Views: 9,263
It is 70-200. If you see the picture with water droplets you can see 70-200 marked on the lens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-15-2016, 08:50 AM  
Full K-1 Spec list
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 781
Views: 88,574
I think you missed out on Tilt shift screen
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2015, 08:28 AM  
Pentax FF spring 2016
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 971
Views: 102,661
May be you can send a PM :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-26-2015, 04:59 PM  
FF out in 4 months
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 1,200
Views: 137,164
Is Pentax likely to come out with only one version of FF? or are there plans to come up with two different versions one with high FPS and high ISO performance to meet the sports photography and the other with high MPs for portrait and landscape? That's what Nikon and Canon offer in the market. It will be a good strategy for pentax to launch multiple models instead of one size fits all.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-11-2015, 08:20 PM  
Favorite 2 Pentax Lenses
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 108
Views: 9,830
My choice would be 70mm and 15mm in Primes.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-11-2015, 08:00 PM  
Favorite 2 Pentax Lenses
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 108
Views: 9,830
Yes it is difficult to pick just two. I would rather split into two groups two primes and two zooms.
Forum: Sold Items 11-06-2014, 09:45 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
PM Sent
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2014, 09:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip for Pentax K-7 & K-5
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
PM Sent
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-19-2014, 10:19 PM  
Poll: 24mp vs 36mp
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 234
Views: 26,506
I voted 24 MP. The current two high ISO performance and high FPS full frames that are available in the market are Canon 1DX and Nikon 4D or 4DS that is likely to be available. The price tag for both of them is huge ($6K to $8K) and not everybody will jump in to buy it. Give the Pentax ability to offer better high iso performance in its APSC models if Pentax can offer a FF camera with better high ISO and FPS around $3K it will be a very good low cost quality option. Currently if anybody want a FF camera for action or sports there isn't really a choice. Hence this will be a good slot jump in for Pentax. Alternatively as Richard balonglong said ideal is to offer two models one with 24 MP with high ISO and FPS for action and sports, and the other one with 36 MP for commercial and art work. The implied assumption is that Pentax will also offer required lenses for full frame. My 2 cents.
Forum: Visitors' Center 02-12-2014, 07:50 AM  
Stores selling K-3 in Washington, DC metro area?
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 1
Views: 912
You can try Ace Photo in Ashburn VA. Below is the address. They carry all the brands, Pentax, Canon, Nikon etc. You can try some lenses as well.

Ace Photo
Address: 44710 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (703) 430-3333
Hours: Wednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Trust this helps you.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-05-2014, 10:19 PM  
New firmware v 1.02
Posted By Lightograph
Replies: 116
Views: 18,939
I just managed to upgrade the firmware to 1.02. Let me test it tomorrow and will let you know.
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