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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-21-2020, 03:50 PM  
K-1 Exposure Metering Help
Posted By 77me
Replies: 23
Views: 865
At least for me, if I press and hold the EC(+-) button and make a change, then release the button, the mode switches out of EC mode. If you press and release without making a change, the camera stays in EC mode.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-07-2020, 01:52 PM  
Full time manual focus on Pentax K1
Posted By 77me
Replies: 35
Views: 3,916
I use 2 methods. I use focus confirmation along with the Pentax O-ME53 to dial in focus. I also strap a Hoodman loupe to the camera and use live view.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-05-2020, 09:19 AM  
Pentax 50-135 2.8
Posted By 77me
Replies: 8
Views: 748
On mine it is not the SDM motor, but the clutch. It sometimes will not manual focus either. I just exercise the focus ring in manual focus mode till it starts working again and all is fine until the next time I need to repeat procedure.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-05-2020, 09:30 AM  
ASA vs. ISO
Posted By 77me
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
For me digital changed things. On BW film, mainly Tri-x, the grain, even when pushed, was not objectionable and many like the aesthetics. Now that I probably can't even get film on to a roll anymore and rarely convert my digital images to BW, I don't think noise is ever wanted so the lower the ISO the better.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-21-2020, 10:40 AM  
K-1 Crop mode vs KP
Posted By 77me
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
This is why I don't use crop mode. I find it to be a lot of extra work to keep my subject in frame using crop mode. It doesn't do much good if I can get twice the number of frames when in many of them the subject is not where it should be. I find it much better to not rely on spray and pray and crop in post instead.

For me I only half wish for a higher frame rate on my k-1. I do miss the cool sound a fast firing shutter makes, especially when I am standing next to somebody who can hear it. I don't miss all the extra frames I have to go through in post.

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This is why I don't use crop mode. I find it to be a lot of extra work to keep my subject in frame using crop mode. It doesn't do much good if I can get twice the number of frames when in many of them the subject is not where it should be. I find it much better to not rely on spray and pray and crop in post instead.

For me I only half wish for a higher frame rate on my k-1. I do miss the cool sound a fast firing shutter makes, especially when I am standing next to somebody who can hear it. I don't miss all the extra frames I have to go through in post.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-07-2020, 02:06 PM  
Advice asked on buying Sigma 70-300 DG APO Macro lens or using my SMC DA-L 55-300
Posted By 77me
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Below is a screen capture of the Sigma 70-300 APO and Pentax HD DA 55-300 wide open and for good measure the Sigma 100-300 f/4 at f/5.6 and f/4 all at 300mm.

I also included a screen capture showing the vignetting of the Pentax at 300mm and 100mm wide open.

If you didn't already have the pentax and you like flowers or small things, the sigma's "macro" capability might tilt favor its way.

Based on most of the reviews I have seen of the sigma 70-300, it is better than I thought it would be but depending on your use probably not better than the pentax 55-300 since at the center the pentax is definitely sharper with better contrast plus it is weather resistant.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2020, 01:03 PM  
Pentax DA* 300mm f4 or Sigma 100-300mm EX DG f4
Posted By 77me
Replies: 43
Views: 2,000
I have the sigma, had the old pentax pre-plm version. The pentax is weather resistant, smaller/lighter, focuses faster and silently. I don't think the pentax will work very well with a TC especially at the long end. The sigma works great.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-27-2019, 01:35 AM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
I bow to your superior knowledge of the inner workings of C1, even more than C1 support. I am not taking issue with a few missing white balance canned settings. Those settings led me to contact C1 support. If I decide to go back to C1 if/when my camera is officially supported, I will pass any support emails I receive by you for verification before I make any further bone-headed knee-jerk decisions. Really my main issue is why should I pay for a program that does not officially support my k1m2 when there are a few other alternatives that do support it? I apologize for spreading false info from C1 support on this issue.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2019, 04:51 PM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
The ICC profile, as mentioned in an earlier post, is dng neutral.

Yes I can change it to k1-generic, but it doesn't change the available white balance predefined options ie it doesn't make the CO gui think it is working with raw data.

I had no complaints with using CO with my k1m2, but my photos generally didn't have dynamic range issues or noise issues or anything else where raw vs jpg makes a big difference. But if the gui changes based on the format of the data, is it not reasonable to assume the imaging algorithms do too? If so how likely is it that the gui decides one format, but the imaging algorithms decide the other? Don't know any of the answers, but phase one's support response wasn't reassuring and I don't think I want to pay money and not be sure I am getting the best the software has to offer.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2019, 03:35 PM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
I didn't use the predefined settings either, but I did want to know why they were not there. The answer was not comforting and I decided to give up on capture one ever supporting my camera and decided it was time to move on. I decided to give my money to a company which is supporting the k1m2.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2019, 01:10 PM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
I have many blind spots and I am an amateur photographer who does not particularly like post processing and knows very little, but I think I do know more than you think I do. I do "know" that CO does treat k1m2 raw files differently from k1 raw files. The white balance controls are what you get for jpg files, not raw files. The difference in the handling of white balance is what triggered my correspondence with Phase One, and why I got the reply that I got. Other than the white balance difference, I know of know other limitations other than the hyperbole I got from phase one support, but with all the other options out there I see no need for paying for more updates that don't fully support the camera I use.

Below are screen captures from k1 and k1m2 dng files:

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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2019, 12:07 PM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Don't know if it is hyperbole or not. The fact that CO says DNG instead of RAW for the file type, and none of the RAW white balance controls are available says to me that CO is using the jpg and not the raw data. If you shoot jpg, I suppose then it is hyperbole. What is not hyperbole is that phaseone added many other camera that are newer than the k1m2, but still has not added k1m2. I paid for 2 versions and got nothing for it. I am out.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2019, 10:40 AM  
Capture One Pro 20 on pre-sale (deal available)
Posted By 77me
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
This not true. Yes CO12 will work with k1m2 dng files, but it does not treat them like raw files so you do not get the full capability of the program. For instance some of the white balance adjustment controls are missing. I asked phase one what else doesn't work and they said just about everything. Below is the response I got from phase one:

Hi,

Per the release notes (available here: https://www.captureone.com/en/features/release-notes), the camera isn’t supported yet in Capture One. Essentially, none of the features will work. There may be some workarounds via DNG, but it's not ideal. We don't discuss future product development. You aren’t the first to inquire, however, and I’ve added your case to the note for R&D to consider future implementation.

Best regards,

Phase One Technical Support
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-10-2019, 05:08 PM  
15-30mm Filter Options
Posted By 77me
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
I use the Fotodiox WonderPana system on my 15-30. I especially like the CPL because Fotodiox also has a lens cap that clips to the system when you want to shove it in your bag or whatever. While large, it handles very nicely. I also have the circular ND, but I haven't tried attaching any of the rectangular grads.


On my 24-70 I use the Wine Country Camera filter system. While expensive, I like it a lot. They now have a system that fits the 15-30.

150mm Filter Holder System ? Wine Country Camera
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-07-2019, 03:41 PM  
Capture One
Posted By 77me
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
I did use exiftool to make my files work with C1. While C1 will work with K-1mII dng files, it does so using reduced capability. For instance white balance adjustments work as if the file is a jpg. PhaseOne indicated to me that many of the functions did not work as it should.
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-15-2019, 09:59 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By 77me
Replies: 30,769
Views: 2,787,629
A couple from the Big Island this summer.

Lensbaby Sweet 80, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden


HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR /18.0 24.0 mm, Kona Sunset
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-29-2019, 05:05 PM  
Lensbaby no longer making Pentax mounts
Posted By 77me
Replies: 153
Views: 10,857
Yes indeed. sometimes I attach my loupe and use it when using my lensbaby lens. But most of the time I prefer using focus confirmation with the magnified eye piece instead. Can I get the same effect using software? Maybe. But it is definitely more fun to do it for reals.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-01-2019, 08:29 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By 77me
Replies: 30,769
Views: 2,787,629
The Big Island's newest black sand beach formed during the 2018 lower Puna eruption.

HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR



/20.0, 24.0 mm, 3 secs, ISO 100



/22.0, 24.0 mm, 1/5 sec, ISO 100
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-01-2019, 04:49 PM  
Capture One
Posted By 77me
Replies: 17
Views: 3,142
I wouldn't count on PhaseOne to do anything no matter what Ricoh does. They don't support pentax exif information very well and they can add support for all kinds of other cameras, but not the K-1mII. I gave up and moved on.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-30-2019, 07:00 PM  
Lens Baby Club
Posted By 77me
Replies: 683
Views: 135,641
Sweet 80 at the Zoo
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-01-2019, 12:33 PM  
Disable green button for back-button focus?
Posted By 77me
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Menu->5 Button Customization->E-dial Programing->2 M

Lets you set the green button to no function.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-24-2019, 02:31 PM  
Lens Baby Club
Posted By 77me
Replies: 683
Views: 135,641
Sweet 80 on K-1II
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-02-2019, 05:34 PM  
3 Lensbaby Lenses - All 75% Off!
Posted By 77me
Replies: 53
Views: 3,850
When I ordered the Sweet 80 was not on backorder so I ordered. Adorama charged my card $100+shipping, and I have a tracking number (which doesn't yet show up at UPS).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-01-2018, 09:31 AM  
Wide Angle Lenses That Still Have Threads
Posted By 77me
Replies: 30
Views: 1,714
Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro takes 77mm filters.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-07-2018, 01:11 PM  
AF.C and focus priority
Posted By 77me
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
My experience with this setting is that it should be labeled "Focus, or Close to Focus, Priority unless using back button auto focus".
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