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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-11-2020, 11:35 PM  
Pentax K-3 II successor on September 2020
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 362
Views: 33,715
I am planning, for the first time, to get one of the pre-order deals. I have been waiting for this!

My K-10, K7, K5 and K3, I waited for a price drop. K3II I got second hand in 2017. But with this one, I think I will be in from the beginning.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-25-2020, 12:36 AM  
New APS-C is
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 895
Views: 53,464
...Wow.

Yes, the 55-300mm + tc is NOT what you are looking for. I try to specialize in BIFs, but you are simply far above my level. Wow.

I am happy with my DA* 300mm f4 though, in terms of subject isolation, and with better AF / better high ISO in the next body, I expect I will just keep cropping rather than using the tc. Cropping is more flexible anyway, particularly for BIFs.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-19-2020, 01:09 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #164 Poll (Knick knacks close up - April 2020)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 40
Views: 3,549
Each of them great in its own way. And so many of them seem to speak so strongly about the state of it all right now...
I have to make up my mind. There vote cast.

But I WANT to vote for more of them, so please, finalists, consider yourselves winners already.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-18-2020, 11:19 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #164 Poll (Knick knacks close up - April 2020)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 40
Views: 3,549
Wow, this is impossible! I want to vote for all of these!

I will have to come back later. Impossible to pick just one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-16-2020, 02:24 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 286
Views: 18,982
Oh. Oh that will be SO useful for scatterbrained photographers like myself! How very many times I have been busy sneaking up on wildlife with the camera turned on, only to find out after the bird flew, that the aperture wheel rubbed against my clothing and left me with a bunch of underexposed iso3200 shots at f29...

This, the better viewfinder, the anti-nose-rubbing design - and above all improved tracking focus. I feel like Pentax designed this one particularly to meet my needs! :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-15-2020, 01:28 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 286
Views: 18,982
Actually, I am pretty sure the "nose mark reducing design" of the viewfinder + lcd screen will be a more useful feature for me than options for turning and twisting. I had a flippy screen many years ago on a lumix compact camera, and I never used it as much as I had imagined.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 11:51 PM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 286
Views: 18,982
Yey! Exactly what I was hoping for! Can’t wait to try out the new AF, and all the rest, and they DID say this year after all! *happy*
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-14-2020, 11:16 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
I think one of the BIFs that I have tried-and-failed with the most must be partridge. It is mostly because their flight path is close to the ground, and the background is almost invariably some sort of green/brownish field - and that keeps baffling my AF. I hope when that video is released tomorrow, it's all going to be a lot of details about how their new-and-improved AF system provides accurate focus in situations when birds are flying past a background of earthy colours. Actually, I have a STRONG feeling that this will be the main message of that video tomorrow!

But meanwhile I actually DID manage a decent partridge for once! :)

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2020, 04:18 AM  
PENTAX new product introduction video coming soon
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 286
Views: 18,982
I'll call you on both and raise you one ring ouzel!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-12-2020, 12:06 AM  
Apple blossom children
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 4
Views: 39
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-03-2020, 05:17 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
This could be one of my best BIF-moments, even if the photo isn't technically impressive. The bird was. And getting this close to a white tailed eagle in Denmark is definitely a rate experience!

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-29-2020, 12:17 AM  
Post photos of snakes and other reptiles here
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 553
Views: 58,995
Our pretty green sand lizards are ready for spring again!

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-21-2020, 09:24 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
Yes, well, you know: These bluethroats are fast. They are hard enough to get sitting, but once they take flight, they are all over the place. Which is why I root for improved AF in the K-new. Until then, I just need to practise my reflexes!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-03-2020, 07:13 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
I got to spend some time with this hunting short-eared owl. One good thing about the lockdown - nature is not contagious. :)



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-06-2020, 02:02 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
WOW! And twice WOW!

And just when I was fairly content about being in Denmark, what with the light coming back and the rough-legged buzzards visiting...

...now I want to go to Australia!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-03-2020, 02:10 AM  
BIF Photography
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 1,404
Views: 153,641
Nice moon shot!

I am SO very happy with the BIF I got yesterday: An overwintering rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus).



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-30-2020, 03:55 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 52,158
Views: 2,080,128
Chocolate, making of

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-29-2020, 02:46 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 52,158
Views: 2,080,128
Urban diversity



I just visited Brussels on a work trip - it's the most complex city I have ever seen. So many layers of different architecture, different centuries, different cultures - power structures and poverty, culture and commerce. I think I need to go back.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-25-2020, 04:27 AM  
Nature Bird baubles
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Thank you.

I do see your point with NO. 3, but I guess the fact that is it a heron (cattle egret) - about the most un-spherical family of birds among them all - and still somehow managed to look roundish, made me add it. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-17-2020, 02:44 AM  
Nature Bird baubles
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 10
Views: 391
K3 with the DA* 300mm. Mostly of them rather brutally cropped.
Camera program: TAv

Long tailed tit: f5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 2000
Kingfisher: f5.0, 1/320 sec, ISO 3200
Cattle egret: f5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 500 (Yey! You could almost see the sun for a moment there!)
Dipper: f4.0, 1/500, ISO 3200
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-15-2020, 01:03 PM  
Nature Bird baubles
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Thanks - yes, they all get a bit fluffy this time of year. :)

The long-tailed tit in the first image is incurably rotund, though. It somehow doesn't even have a real head. It is really just a ball with a tiny face at one end and a long tail at the other. :) But they are very cute - one of my favourite winter species.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-14-2020, 02:41 PM  
Nature Bird baubles
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 10
Views: 391
For some reason, the birds I came across today all seemed roughly spherical...







Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-07-2020, 01:36 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 52,158
Views: 2,080,128
Journal. For writing secrets.

Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-02-2020, 03:35 PM  
Switching from Lightroom... but where to? (CaptureOne or DxO Photolab?)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 77
Views: 5,831
Wow. What a lot of input - thank you!



Great, thanks Pelto! Very helpful article, I will look into it.



Thanks gatorguy. Looks like your setup is close to my current one, but with the addition of DxO and Luminar. That would be a less scary transition that a complete software switch, I suppose.



Very true - and your photos make a strong argument for DxO too. I guess I need to pull myself together and download some free trials.



Yes, I had the same thought: If they aim for a professional user group, they are likely to keep updating and stay around for a while. The link in my original post was one out of a bunch of tutorials, blogs and webinars, so I get the impression that there is good support around as well, but... it requires effort. Well, maybe I just need to make that effort!

Thanks all of you. I certainly got lots of food for thought.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-02-2020, 04:12 AM  
Switching from Lightroom... but where to? (CaptureOne or DxO Photolab?)
Posted By MetteHHH
Replies: 77
Views: 5,831
So, I have been using Lightroom for years, but I stopped updating my version back when they went cloud based.

Recently, people around the forums have been promoting various newer software for RAW editing. I see a lot of you seem to be happy with CaptureOne and DxO Photolab.

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I hate having to rebuild my entire workflow: Right now I use LR for importing RAW files and basic editing, and I add adjustments in Topaz Clarity and Topaz Adjust. My catalogue has more than 100,000 photos.

I read the thread here about the new version of CaptureOne, googled around and found some very reassuring pages about switching from LR to CaptureOne (this one for instance: Photo Editing Tutorials, Tips & Tricks – Capture One Blog Blog Archive 11 Killer Tips for Switching from Lightroom to Capture One)

But I REALLY only want to switch once! I know I can download free trial versions, etc, but the more I could qualify my choice before making the effort of getting to know new software the better! So - I turn to you, my trusted external pentaxforumbrain, for advice:

Assuming I gather the courage to switch, which will give me the most of an upgrade in post processing? And will one of them be less painful than the other? (OK, that last one is hard to answer, I know!)
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