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Forum: Pentax K-1 1 Day Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
Nice lighting and composition. Looks delicious :)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 1 Day Ago  
SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro 8
Posted By sbh
Replies: 6
Views: 500
I haven‘t tried, but in DCU you can see the sliders and the colour wheel changing when you set the profile. Maybe you can find and set the equivalent sliders in Silkypix?
Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
Sharpest K-mount lens with K-1? Any f-stop.
Posted By sbh
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
The 100mm WR is sharper than the DFA*70–200 and others if you consider that it has much less falloff towards the edges and through different apertures. In the center at f/8 there is no difference but at f/4 in the edges it gets ahead quite a lot. The 70-200 has better colours though. I compared them with the DA*55, DA 35ltd, FA43ltd, 24-70 and 60-250. I don‘t know about the 50mm macro, I have never used it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:02 PM  
How to test Pentax 15-30 for decentering?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 21
Views: 659
I tested by shooting level in a right angle to a wall. It's important to be in a right angle and level. Your brick wall picture shows that you shot slightly to the right because the lines are not straight. They should be perfectly horizontal and vetical.
Set the aperture to 2.8 where it is most noticeable and compare the results with another lens. Tape pieces of newspaper to the wall in the edges of the frame. 30mm should be fine.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-03-2017, 02:17 AM  
Capture One Pro 11
Posted By sbh
Replies: 20
Views: 845
After downloading, you don't need to purchase it right away, you can test it for a certain period (I don't recall how long).

There are tutorials and webinars on all kinds of topics on youtube and their website made by phase one. I found them very interesting for best practices.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-02-2017, 03:44 PM  
Capture One Pro 11
Posted By sbh
Replies: 20
Views: 845
I have only compared it to other current editors like dxo 11, raw therapy, silypix ds pro 8, Phocus and Affinity Photo raw persona. dxo is over-doing it and the others don't get the rich, deep and brilliant colours that C1 produces somehow.

So, C1 gives me the best results although I don't do portraits but rather products. The only alternative that comes equal in terms of IQ is DCU which is to be expected.

For C1 it is important to know that colour quality and editing is the strong side. The tool that I use most is the advanced colour editor. It is so easy to use and powerful.

Lens wise it only supports the Limiteds. However, it has all the individual correction tools you need like distortion, diffraction, sharpness falloff in the edges, vignetting, CA, purple fringing etc....

There is no direct tethering, I use IT2 with hot folders in to C1.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-26-2017, 04:45 AM  
How to improve a dull and boring cloudy photo?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Agree. Software can't fix everything, at least not on my skill level. :D I personally try my best to get the most in–camera so I don't have to rely too much on post processing. Sometimes the conditions are limiting what we can get, but I think that is also a challenge to creativity.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-25-2017, 06:00 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
:eek:

You should do a tutorial on how you create this kind of magic.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-23-2017, 08:28 AM  
How to improve a dull and boring cloudy photo?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Interesting question. I've tried to edit your image in Affinity Photo and in Capture one. This is the best I could do in reasonable time.

In Affinity I first used the "Lighting" live filter and then added Vibrancy, Clarity, Dehaze, colour cast and curves.

In Capture One, it was less effort. Just some curves, shadow recovery, Structure, clarity and some work in the Colour Tool.

1 Original
2 Affinity Photo
3 Capture One
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-22-2017, 03:35 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
That fly looks at me says „Yo man, Y U so close!?“ :D
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-21-2017, 02:42 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
Love the colour matching, framing and lighting. Very nice!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-20-2017, 06:39 AM  
DA 60-250 replacement baffle
Posted By sbh
Replies: 61
Views: 3,728
I couldn't remove one of those tiny screws and gave up the first attempt because the screw head was almost entirely gone.

After reading the instructional article, it turns out that this exact screw doesn't need to be removed. So the second attempt went fine.

The 3D printed baffle was a tiny bit to wide at the end. It wouldn't go in all the way and sick out at the top about 3mm. I took apporx. 1/4 of the "wall thickness" off until it went in easily.

Imho it needs to be glued to the top ring, otherwise it might slide in to the lens when the zoom is extended and pointing downwards.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-18-2017, 05:30 PM  
Magenta color cast while using AWB
Posted By sbh
Replies: 24
Views: 825
If that is reproducable it should be worh a bug report. There is a thread somewhere for bugs and feedback.
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-11-2017, 03:15 AM  
What QR plate are you using with the K1?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
I use the Manfrotto 410PL (with 394). It snaps on one-handed, is easy to release and is super stable with heavier lenses. It‘s metal but not much heavier.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2017, 12:49 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By sbh
Replies: 287
Views: 37,800
Those rolls were good, thanks for donating. I used only one or two so others can use some too. I posted my photos on page 13 and on the flickr group. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-30-2017, 03:18 AM  
Latest Pentax patent for a "Tilting Sensor"
Posted By sbh
Replies: 64
Views: 6,874
I clicked the link, and looking at the other patents, one of them is for SR with tilting the sensor and also moving it "parallel to the optical axis".

I'm not an engineer but this kind of precise controlling seems like quite a challenge. But I would love to see it working well.

Tilt is also useful for product shots, so this could make sense for the next version of the Z even without SR due to the heavy sensor. If tilting the sensor can deliver the same results as tilting the lens, you wouldn't need to invest in such lenses (they are quite expensive).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-27-2017, 12:43 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By sbh
Replies: 287
Views: 37,800
Yes I used it.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-26-2017, 01:38 PM  
Alternative choice for Ricoh Image Sync App - Pentax Photo Sync
Posted By sbh
Replies: 128
Views: 8,527
Got the update yesterday. Download and language work fine now on my iPhone 5s. That was quick, thanks!
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-20-2017, 02:23 PM  
K1 MacBook Air Software
Posted By sbh
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Iirc the dxo app is currently free as special offer but I can't remember the discussion where the link was posted.

The easiest solution would be the Potos app that comes with MacOS. I prefer to use Capture One. It's powerful and easy to use. But it doesn't support pixelshift, afaik only LR, Raw Therpy and DCU do so.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-11-2017, 11:51 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
Thanks, I didn't know that. I do have the 55 and I love it on my K-5iis. My best lens. Back then when I got the K-1, I made a quick test against a white wall from 2m distance and it had dark corners. Haven't used it on the K-1 since then. Maybe I should try again and compare it to my FA43. I thought I might sell these two and get the upcoming DFA 50mm to replace these two!?
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-11-2017, 06:24 AM  
Alternative choice for Ricoh Image Sync App - Pentax Photo Sync
Posted By sbh
Replies: 128
Views: 8,527
Thanks, I'm using
iPhone 5s Model ME439FD/A 64GB on iOS 11.0.2
and
iPad Air Model FD785FD/B 32GB on iOS 11.0.2.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-10-2017, 02:31 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By sbh
Replies: 13,524
Views: 1,170,905
Very nice! Is the DA*55 in crop or FF mode?
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-09-2017, 01:53 AM  
Alternative choice for Ricoh Image Sync App - Pentax Photo Sync
Posted By sbh
Replies: 128
Views: 8,527
Hmm... sorry, there is no Option for that. Only for Siri search ans cellular data access.

Also in the other setting „Privacy > Photos“ its not available.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-08-2017, 10:46 AM  
Pentax video: is it really that lousy?
Posted By sbh
Replies: 23
Views: 1,404
The video output on Pentax isn't inferior to others, it's more the feature set which may lack a few things depending on what you need it for. I find my K1 has everything I need exept ibis. Does the KS2 have video ibis?
IIRC this clip was shot on a K5iis and K1:















You Tube



Forum: Pentax K-1 10-08-2017, 04:19 AM  
Alternative choice for Ricoh Image Sync App - Pentax Photo Sync
Posted By sbh
Replies: 128
Views: 8,527
Yes, it's English now.

I tested on iPad Air and it also cashes when starting a downlod both pef and jpeg. Anyone else having this?
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