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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 06-12-2021, 11:12 AM  
MBP photo
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 18
Views: 911
I've had good interactions with them.
Forum: Pentax Q 04-26-2021, 01:07 PM  
Finally found a Q bag I like!
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Looks like a lot of the GoPro/action camera cases that I've been looking at. Since the Q is about the same height as a GoPro, there may be other action camera cases that work with the Q.

I recently got this Tenba Tool Box 8 for my Insta360 cameras - https://www.adorama.com/tbtb8.html?

Never thought to use it with my Q gear but it may work!
Forum: Ricoh Theta 360 Cameras 04-21-2021, 04:05 PM  
Z1 Sold Out Due to Popularity
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Wish they would improve the image stabilization and video performance. I switched over to Insta360 for those features.
Forum: Pentax Q 04-16-2021, 07:04 PM  
Mattias Burling: Ultimate All-round Camera Shootout (for my needs)
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 12
Views: 2,984















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Forum: Pentax K-01 04-02-2021, 07:33 PM  
How the Pentax K-01s crappy video quality made me a better videographer
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 1
Views: 568















Youtu.be



Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-01-2021, 04:47 AM  
Latest announcements concerning K3III and K-02
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 35
Views: 4,227
I would totally buy that K-02
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 03-03-2021, 02:25 PM  
Ricoh should revisit K01
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 154
Views: 12,717
Even if the K-01 had an EVF it would have failed, as no modern mirrorless camera maintains the flange distance of their DSLR predecessors.



The K-01 wasn't designed for the kinds of people that frequent forums like this. It was designed for a younger, fashion forward generation that looked at black DSLRs as devices that their parents used.
Forum: General Photography 02-25-2021, 09:04 PM  
Nat Geo Your Shot was moved to Instagram an now I need help
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 18
Views: 975
There are ways to post to Insta from your computer but you need to have an Insta account that's connected to a Facebook page account.

The easiest way is via your phone. The Flick - Insta share seems popular here.
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-25-2021, 04:40 PM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 173
Views: 12,661
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-18-2021, 02:46 PM  
Nikon starts to make SENS or They are not Doomed!
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 6
Views: 628
My lens wasn't actually vibrating. ;)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-18-2021, 08:27 AM  
Nikon starts to make SENS or They are not Doomed!
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 6
Views: 628
It's a 1" sensor. My Nikon 1 70-300 CX lens is vibrating in anticipation!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-09-2021, 10:49 AM  
Finally got the classic Limited
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Oh, I forgot the DA70! FIVE!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-09-2021, 08:48 AM  
Finally got the classic Limited
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
My 4 Limiteds nod in agreement.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-09-2021, 06:45 AM  
At What Point Did Your Pentax Digital Camera Become "Good Enough"?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 61
Views: 3,073
The K20d was a fine camera, as was the K-x, which stepped up the low-light performance.

My objective has been to produce images suitable for two-page magazine spreads, and the K-5 and K-01 got me there consistently.

K-5

Quebec: Postcards from the Province
by John Flores, on Flickr

K-01

Pentax K-01 gets two-page spread in RoadRUNNER Magazine
by John Flores, on Flickr

I'd be happy with that sensor in a modern camera with improved AF.
Forum: General Photography 01-29-2021, 06:08 PM  
What do you think will happen to APS-C over the next 10 years?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 171
Views: 9,459
It's funny - I don't remember Fuji ever being criticized for sticking with APS-C in quite the same way Pentax was pre-K1. Fuji's APS-C offerings have been highly regarded and coveted by pros and serious amateurs alike.

Maybe it's not the sensor size after all?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 01-25-2021, 05:23 AM  
You guys were right, no one really cares about 4K video on Youtube.
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 64
Views: 5,244





QuoteOriginally posted by PiDicus Rex Quote

Nice shots! - Are you pulling from h.264, ProRes or Raws?[



Thanks. They're pulled from H.264 video.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 01-18-2021, 07:03 PM  
You guys were right, no one really cares about 4K video on Youtube.
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 64
Views: 5,244
I shoot 4k video to pull 8 megapickle stills for publication


RoadRUNNER 2019-02 Montana Shamrock spread
by John Flores, on Flickr



In the Tire Tracks of a Pioneer
by John Flores, on Flickr


Riding the 2019 Honda Gold Wing with Anna
by John Flores, on Flickr

It's kind of like shooting JPG - you have to get as much as possible right in the shot because there's less latitude for post. But it has simplified my workflow significantly. And one of the things that led me away from Pentax was their lack of decent 4k video. The images above were taken with Lumix cameras.

And I stream 4k YouTube to my television.
Forum: Pentax Q 01-11-2021, 01:29 PM  
Anyone have 2 or more Q's?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 38
Views: 3,728
Forum: Pentax K-01 01-05-2021, 05:27 AM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 173
Views: 12,661
That's not the modern way. With advancements in manufacturing and marketing, it is possible to design products for increasingly segmented target groups. That's why BMW went from having just three sedans for sale (small, medium, large) in the 1970s and 80s to over a dozen sedans, coupes, convertibles, and SUVs today.
Forum: Ricoh Theta 360 Cameras 12-31-2020, 07:36 AM  
Amazing 360-degree video of total solar eclipse 2020 December 14
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Cool video. Brings back memories - this was taken with a Pentax Q + P/K adapter + 55-300mm DA kit zoom:

Total Eclipse from Mackay, ID by John Flores, on Flickr

Worth the effort to go see one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-20-2020, 08:22 PM  
Vecnos - A new Ricoh spin-off brand for 360 cameras
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 90
Views: 7,805
You are right. My bad.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-19-2020, 09:53 AM  
Vecnos - A new Ricoh spin-off brand for 360 cameras
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 90
Views: 7,805
Not yet. I'm actually looking for improved still and videos quality in my 360 work, and the Vecnos seems to more about ease of use and convenience.

It does strike me as odd to have both the Theta and Vecnos brands. It's hard enough to launch and establish one brand, let alone two. This should have been another Theta model.

Right now, Ricoh has Pentax, Theta, Vecnos, and Ricoh itself. Unwieldy.
Forum: Pentax Q 12-01-2020, 08:29 AM  
Q system not dead? Ehhh. . .
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 101
Views: 13,153
The Q is like the Auto 110 before it - a quirky, fun, and surprisingly capable photographic tool. It seems like Pentax goes on a 'shroom bender every 20 years and produces something wonderfully weird. I hope to be around for the next one around 2035 or so...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-26-2020, 07:29 AM  
"There are two new DSLR bodies to be released in 2021." according to nikonrumors
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Would a DF mk II look even older/more retro than a DF mk I ?

:lol:
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-16-2020, 02:48 PM  
K-01 - why did it not suceed?
Posted By johnmflores
Replies: 173
Views: 12,661
The K-01 was never meant for the kind of the person that would frequent a camera forum like this one. It was meant to appeal to a younger, hipper crowd, thus the hiring of Marc Newson for the project. I loved the looks of it from day 1, and it's actually held up better (aesthetically-speaking) than other cameras from that era. It was doomed due to the one thing that appealed to folks in this forum - it's K-mount compatibility. That resulted in a camera too big for people cross-shopping Sony NEX, Olympus, or others. The timing was tough too, right when phones were becoming the snapshot tool of choice.

In the end, it tried to be too many things to too many people and succeeded at none. That said, I'm never selling mine.
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