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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-06-2021, 10:57 AM  
Will you buy the k3 Mark 3?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 452
Views: 22,071
Very nice! Within the next few weeks/month or so, I will have one too!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-18-2021, 01:09 AM  
UAV DRONE CLUB-All Makes Photos and Videos
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
The DJI P3...still a great drone!
I would go to the DroneZone, - FAADroneZone and update all the firmware for the drone from the DJI website and update all the DJI apps.

I still have two P3Ps...they never fly anymore since the P4P and Mavic Air I use.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-16-2021, 10:04 AM  
UAV DRONE CLUB-All Makes Photos and Videos
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Enjoy the drone!

Any drone with a 1" sensor is perfect for anything on the web.

Professional media work *requires* some drone capability in some form.
As a pro-pilot as part of my overall media responsibilities, I still get around to doing personal projects.

So go out and fly your drone! Responsibly and with permission(s) of course!

A little personal project I am working with the State of California on.





;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-05-2021, 04:24 PM  
Will you buy the k3 Mark 3?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 452
Views: 22,071
The media landscape (pardon the pun) is both stills and video. As a Multimedia Architect, I do mostly cinema/video. However, by default, I am expected to be an accomplished photographer. It goes with the territory.

Will all my cameras/drones...the one niche that Pentax fills is a camera that is tough enough to survive out in the field. That is, if a little rain or the elements are part of the shoot. None of my Sony cameras (A7S/FS7/FS5) can handle anything remotely inclement weather. My action cameras are, well, action cameras. My drone cameras, are drone cameras.

With the Pentax cameras I have, they represent "field cameras" because they can go anywhere and do pretty much anything.

With my 645z/K1 I had excellent image quality in my field cameras - yet not acceptable video. The K3 III as an APS-C (super 35mm film) allows me to round out location/field shooting when I am mostly there to take stills.

Without video, I was crippled in not taking a Pentax with me.

Now, FINALLY...I can take one camera if most of the work that day is stills.

Lauren
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-05-2021, 03:45 PM  
Will you buy the k3 Mark 3?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 452
Views: 22,071
Yep. Finally a Pentax dSLR that does at least 1080p/60 and 4K/30...it would have been nice for 4K/60 but that is a dream. A little expensive, sure, but a great field/media camera to use with native Pentax glass. I will be picking one up when they are available.

I so miss having a decent field dSLR...I have been waiting...years.

L.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-25-2021, 10:04 PM  
"3 way" binocular and monocular projects
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 55
Views: 9,701
I got one too.
I wish it came with lens covers and some kind of case.
Also, it would have been good for the cell-phone holder to also have a 1/4-20" thread somewhere.

;)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-23-2021, 08:49 PM  
Pentax Museum closed - what happened to the exhibits?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 12
Views: 3,084
Yep. Still have my Pentaxian artifacts. Still in perfect condition.

;)
Forum: General Talk 02-09-2021, 11:18 AM  
PENTAX Monocular VM 6x21 WP
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Waiting on the new K3 III and I stumbled on this little guy.
Its on Amazon, and can be found in the search on the Pentax site, but its not shown anywhere (that I can find) as part of the Pentax current product line.

I've always tried to collect the little Pentax scopes that come out, and this guy got under my radar...until now.

https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/product/vm-6x21-wp-monocular/
















Youtu.be



Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-30-2021, 09:40 PM  
Holding them again
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
A shoot is always a challenge...and *something* always goes wrong. ;)



Thanks!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-29-2021, 12:36 AM  
Holding them again
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Part of today's setup.
These images will wind their way to the photoshop folks, where they will take them and put them into product catalogues, marketing materials, etc.



Its so funny how "production" photography is often brutish, efficient and part of a larger workflow.
The K3's really did their job today.
I had 5 cameras for this shoot, and about 4 setups through the day.
I'd show more, but they are all pre-production machines taken from our labs.

These boxes that I shot today...will generate billions in the coming years.
For our customers and ourselves.

Lauren ;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-27-2021, 02:09 AM  
Holding them again
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
I will never leave...once a Pentaxian, always one.



Yeah...good to be away from the A7S,A6500, FS5, FS7 and other alphabets for a week or so...then back to the grind.



Yep.



The machines I have to photograph will be taken apart and laid on a table. To get all the views for the technical publications and marketing folks its easier to put the devices on a "lazy susan" and have identical lenses and cameras and settings so that the workflow can move quickly. This way the setup is static and only the hardware that is to be photographed moves.

I can also assure consistent images by keeping the cameras in one location.

;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-26-2021, 10:45 PM  
Holding them again
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Hi everyone. Its been a LONG time since I posted. Its been busy. Life has been mostly cinematography, drones and Sony/DJI/Action camera. There's been a smattering of 645z in there, but not much pure "photography" since I just don't have the time.

Well...as a cinematographer, its assumed that I also do "photography" and I've been tasked with shooting some new product hardware that is coming down the line.

If you know what "Exadata" is, well, then in the next couple of months every image you will see of the new stuff will probably be the result of this photoshoot this week!

So in preparation, batteries are charged, firmware has been updated, settings re-familiarized with and what not.

Handling the cameras again, waves of nostalgia rolled over me, and putting a dSLR back up to my face, and taking pictures with a mirror-based camera again...well...I think the Pentax engineers are 100% right about staying with this.

I'm a Pentaxian for sure, but its been WAY too long that I have not held some of my other "still" cameras and stepped away from making cinema or video.

Wow. Just wanted to share a bit. Now I can't wait to buy the new Pentax when it comes out!



With product photography, many cameras will be setup so that I don't have to move the product much after its in position. So all K3 cameras on deck!

;)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-26-2021, 10:33 PM  
UAV DRONE CLUB-All Makes Photos and Videos
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Cool. ;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-19-2020, 03:34 PM  
Does anyone shoot video with their Pentax?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
I'm still here. Its been a long time since I used a Pentax camera body for video, but I still use Pentax DA lenses and other Pentax glass with Novoflex adapters on Sony cameras. The absolute minimum video standard these days is 1080p/60 with 50mbps...which does not exist in any current Pentax body.

However, I still shoot stills with Pentax bodies, and my 645z goes everywhere with me.

If by some miracle the next APS-C Pentax body does good video, I will in a heartbeat, bring Pentax back into my professional workflow.

Heck, these days, I am comfortable just having Pentax as my "feel-good" camera without worry about whether or not it fits into my professional workflow.

With so many video projects that I do...I still need the comfort of a Pentax regardless.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-03-2020, 02:41 PM  
Recommended audio editing software for videos
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
In a timeline, "audio tracks" can be spoken words, sound effects, music or what not. You might have to take out noise, enhance something, or stretch something to replace something somewhere. Because of the integration with Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition is the go-to utility when you are working an Adobe timeline. Nothing else allows easy re-importing, as well as working with your final encoding/rendering. Premiere has some really amazingly good audio features too, so only when you really need to work something, its great to have audition there.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-17-2020, 04:46 PM  
Have you experienced pressure to switch systems?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 116
Views: 7,803
First...I have to laugh. With a Novoflex adaper, he could continue to use his Pentax glass on Sony mirror less...especially for video, like I do. APS-C is just about Super 35mm - which is what my Sony FS5 and FS7 are. Pentax DA glass is PERFECT because of the nature of the step-less aperture for video. Second, there is no better field camera out there than Pentax. Nothing comes close. Third, peer pressure? To switch tools? If a tool works, use it. Who cares what others think. Peer pressure is something made up. Be strong, don't succumb.
Forum: General Talk 03-12-2020, 08:39 PM  
Who is scheduled to travel during the pandemic? (just another COCID-19 talk)
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 42
Views: 1,660
I had a few international gigs on the calendar as well as stuff in the USA.
All. wiped. clean.
Not a single trip planned, the first time in like...7 years.
Dunno what I am going to do.
Stay safe!

L.
Forum: General Photography 02-19-2020, 05:24 PM  
Is the poor video support in DSLRs going to ensure their early demise?
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 105
Views: 3,775
Thanks for the shout out!
I re-read what I wrote back in 2018, and I still stand by that.

If an APS-C Pentax comes soon, and it can at least do 1080p/60 or better, Pentax will once again make an appearance in my video workflow. You just can't beat the weather-sealed field camera of a Pentax.

In the stills department, I am often asked to do photography as a cinematographer, and I use the 645z which is sublime.

So Pentax *is* part of my daily (professional) workflow in some capacity.

side note: when on assignment in Japan, I always make a point of buying some kind of Pentax gear when I am there.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-11-2020, 03:38 PM  
Architecture Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Nice pic.
I love these "template" light houses on the west coast of the USA.
Here is something I shot several years ago - look how they are almost identical.
Pigeon Point -


Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-24-2020, 06:35 AM  
Landscape Shropshire White Horse
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 45
Views: 1,658
Very nice...lots you can do with that image! congrats!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-17-2019, 05:56 PM  
Godox XT2-P and V850II
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
GoDox XPro and AD200pros and you will never look back. I use the AD200Pros with my Sony or Pentax and all I need is to use the brand specific transmitter. Trust me...you will never look back.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1465859-REG/godox_ad200pro_ttl_pocket_flash.html

Pentax - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1432377-REG/godox_xprop_ttl_wireless_flash_trigger.html
Sony - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1383690-REG/godox_xpros_xpro_s_ttl_wireless_flash.html

Also, if you do have a brand specific flash - I have two Sony Godox VING V860IIS - and I can use them with the Pentax triggers.
Really amazing system GoDox has.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1341866-REG/godox_v860ii_f_sony_kit_v..._sony_kit.html


Using the GoDox system, you can adjust the power and groups without running all over the place. Its amazing.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-25-2019, 07:35 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 17,247
Views: 2,795,921
Yes, it was very misty/foggy...but it kinda cleared by Saturday.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-25-2019, 11:14 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 17,247
Views: 2,795,921
I was in Germany last week. A cold morning and a Castle.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-20-2019, 02:14 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 17,247
Views: 2,795,921
Thanks! It helps that I was driving myself around, and I stayed the night at the foot of the Castle. THOUSANDS of people come in for the day, take the bus in, and leave in the afternoon.

Its a magical place after 6pm, and before 10am.

L.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-16-2019, 11:45 AM  
Hello fellow Pentaxers!
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Pentaxers?....I believe the term is Pentaxian(s). Welcome!
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