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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-20-2017, 07:51 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 411
Views: 22,589
Every time I start thinking I could take better pictures if only I had a K3ii or a K1, or whatever the next cameras will be (have a K5), I take a look at the beautiful pictures here and get my head screwed back on straight again. Keep posting the great shots and comments!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-04-2017, 05:47 PM  
K-3ii marked as discontinued
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 660
Views: 66,559
Hi All, hasn't it been about 7 months since the KP was announced? Maybe they are getting ready for the K3iii!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-28-2017, 02:19 PM  
Misc K-3 II (Pixel Shift vs.HDR vs. Flash (Shanny SN600FGZ)
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 5
Views: 524
I'm confused. If the hdr shot also used the flash, what happened to the shadow?
Forum: Pentax KP 01-29-2017, 02:44 PM  
Why I WILL buy a KP!
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 60
Views: 6,926
Is this the place for a "Buy a K3 or KP?" question. It's an interesting trade, especially since the K3 and K3ii are $300 lower in price.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-25-2017, 07:47 PM  
Best of 2016 Niagara Falls Light Show
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 7
Views: 579
American Falls right?

---------- Post added 01-25-2017 at 08:50 PM ----------

Sorry I meant to say great shot first, then ask the question! Great Shot!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2017, 07:43 PM  
Pentax KP Officially Announced, New Forum!
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 409
Views: 27,562
I was just wondering, is this the usual way that pentax announces a new camera? Send out the announcement along with the specs. And minutes later retailors have it ready for order on their websites for the following month? That is really fast!
Forum: Photo Critique 01-15-2017, 05:07 PM  
Best of 2016 Sunset at Horseshoe Bend (Page, Arizona)
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Great shot. I was there in Aug. but in the afternoon, lighting was harsh but I took almost the same picture. I was nervous about falling forward the entire time. Hope it was less scary for you!
Forum: General Photography 11-02-2016, 02:37 PM  
No more "Travel Photography" or "Photo Safaris" for me...
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 71
Views: 4,698
I am pretty sure that whatever I say won't change your mind, but only someone with a photographer's eye and more importantly heart can make the argument you did. I would venture to add that the picture is not the important thing (unless you sell them to provide for your family!), it's the journey (physical and mental) to get the picture, and the things you realize about it and the experience afterwards that counts.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 08:18 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 1,825
Views: 50,434
Happy Anniversary, this forum is the best!
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-20-2016, 08:00 AM  
K-5 IIs inconsistent exposure
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
I meant the aperture lever. Good luck!
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-18-2016, 12:53 PM  
K-5 IIs inconsistent exposure
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Hello, BigMackCam may be onto something. My K5 did similar things, I tracked it down to a specific lens, and found that the shutter lever that goes into the camera body was "scraping" the side of the track it goes in. I bent it a little and the problem went away. If only "photographer's understanding of the metering mode" problems that I have were so easy to remedy! Good Luck!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-22-2015, 12:55 PM  
front-back focusing lens and auto focus
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Thanks for the response and the pointer to the article which is quite useful. My question could have been stated better. I can imagine that the autofocus system could focus on something in a picture that was closer to the camera than intended focus point. I am curious as to how it can front focus if there is nothing in front of the intended focus point, like a wall for instance.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-21-2015, 09:25 PM  
front-back focusing lens and auto focus
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Hello, I was wondering if someone could explain how an slr autofocus with a front or back focusing lens can signal that it is focused (green dot and beep) when the camera is taking a picture of a flat surface like a wall or a picture hanging on a wall.

thanks, this has been bugging me for a few days!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 08-30-2015, 08:34 PM  
Metz 58 AF-1 Error Message
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Hello,
My flash that was still under warranty did the same thing. The note I got back with the repaired unit was that it was cleaned and re-aligned. It worked great for 2 yrs, and then would not fire, this time because of some capacitor problem, it would have costed $150 with shipping. They just don't make flashes like they used to!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-16-2015, 01:31 PM  
Metz 58 v1 will not fire
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Hi,
I have hardly used my flash in the past 1.5 yrs and now it will not fire even when I push the green lit button. All other functions/controls work, has anyone else had the problem, and is it worth fixing?

thanks for the help in advance!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2015, 09:40 PM  
Misc Dragonfly
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Lucky shot taken with the sometimes maligned Takumar 135mm F2.5.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-10-2014, 07:27 AM  
Is this normal sharpness for the SMC 40mm Limited?
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 24
Views: 3,458
You may want to try testing the lens for front or back focus. I don't know what f stop the photos abover were taken with but I have a lens that was underperforming and finally figured out that it was front focusing. It was more apparent at larger F stops.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-12-2014, 02:46 PM  
People Beauty headshots with K3
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 10
Views: 818
If it OK to ask, would you share some tips on how to get these types of shots?

thanks!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-06-2014, 06:50 AM  
blending uneven shadows on outdoor portrait
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Thanks everyone for the tips. Fill flash did lessen the "sunspots" but they were still visible. Looks like the consensus is that you can make it a little better but can't remove them completely. Best advice is to avoid dappled light unless it is the effect you want!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-05-2014, 07:48 AM  
blending uneven shadows on outdoor portrait
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Hi,

How do you remove or blend light or dark shade areas from a person's face? For instance from a picture where the subject is in the shade of a tree, and there are a few places where the sun was not shaded on their face. I have Topaz clean, but have not been able to figure out how to do it.

thanks in advance!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-19-2014, 08:05 PM  
Pretty Good Video on Equivalence
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 416
Views: 20,833
Winder,

Thanks for answering my question on full frame lenses on an APS-C. I think I got it!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-18-2014, 01:53 PM  
Pretty Good Video on Equivalence
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 416
Views: 20,833
Wow it took me 2 days and watching the video to get to the point where I may get it! I should leave well enough alone but one question. If you are using a full frame lens on an APS-C camera, is the APS-C picture is equivalent (exposure, depth of field,...) to a full frame picture except for the field of view? If it is, I get it, if it is not then will have to watch the video again......
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-01-2014, 04:00 PM  
Not Work-Safe forest Lake
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 19
Views: 739
The picture gives me a sense of peacefulness, or calmness. I wonder how it would have looked if it had been shot looking slightly down at the model instead of up?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-01-2014, 03:39 PM  
shake reduction with full frame lenses
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Thanks to all of you for the answers. Makes sense that the motion correction is the same regardless of whether the image is cropped or not. One last question, when I use the "Check the shutter count" tab on this website and look at the exif data, it says "ShakeReduction On (15) ". What is the (15) telling you?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-01-2014, 02:39 PM  
shake reduction with full frame lenses
Posted By Hiroshi
Replies: 7
Views: 756
My question is: Shake reduction needs to know the focal length of the lens. If you are using a full frame pentax "F" series lens or similar, do you need to manually input the focal length to account for the crop factor? I'm sorry if this has been answered before, I did a search but did not find anything.
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