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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-24-2016, 12:27 AM  
Silkypix, Anyone use/reccommend it?
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
I am using Silkypix since version two and am a happy user of version 7 pro now. Don't mix these programs up with the Pentax supplied software which is different software with a very old Silkypix engine. Silkypix is a RAW editor and not a "photoshopper" which gives good focus on getting good "normal" results without getting into the effect pics you see on the internet (too) often.

I find it the most userfriendly RAW editor and I have used them all. Quality is good. In some cases one of the other give better results and in other cases Silkypix does. Most of them are quite good these days. So try some of them and make your pick. Lightroom has the advantage of having the largest userbase and therefore easiest support.

Very customisable userdesktop to be tailored exactly to your needs without having to go in workflow tabs, menu's, expandable functions etc. Extemely userfriendly compared with the rest.

I recommend it however I am aware I am one of a kind.

And BTW I am using Windows.
Forum: Ricoh GR 08-25-2015, 12:11 AM  
Ricoh GR II WiFi Frustration
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 27
Views: 12,576
I have a OPO as well and connecting is no problem. I do have to go into the wifi settings and select the Ricoh to connect with, make sure wifi is on on the GR and push connect on the web app. 100% hit within a second.
Hope this helps.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-21-2015, 10:11 PM  
Silkypix and barrel distortion
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
I am using Silkypix pro 6.

I can confirm that barrel corrections in RAW are being imported into Silkypix. Don't now about other RAW software.
Will look into the details later.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-24-2014, 02:04 PM  
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 877
Views: 86,144
Regarding the original DA 55-300mm lens.

The September 2006 roadmap showed a 70-300mm lens.
The March 2007 roadmap showed the 55-300mm lens, as did the October 2007 roadmap
On the January 2008 roadmap the lens still shows as future but for the first time with a picture. Same on the March 2008 roadmap.
The September 2008 roadmap was the first which shows the lens as available.

Utterly useless information but for who might be interested. And yes I still have all the roadmaps available from May 2005.
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-20-2011, 11:42 AM  
Pentax K-5 v1.10 Firmware
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 128
Views: 30,219
Yes and the coffee tastes better now.
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-20-2011, 10:32 AM  
Pentax K-5 v1.10 Firmware
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 128
Views: 30,219
Yes it is real and I found a GPS menu as an extra.

Choose between
- e-compass
- simple navigation
- startracker

- kalibration
- time position
- automatic time sync on/off

Did not find other changes so far.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-21-2011, 11:50 AM  
Has anyone tried Sandisk Extreme Pro (45Mbyte/s) cards on the K-5
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 110
Views: 27,737
The K-5 cannot take advantage of the Extreme pro because it is NOT compliant to the UHS standard (as stated in Pentax press release which came with firmware 1.02).
The card falls back on the normal bus which is a tad slower than the Extreme III as you can read on Rob Galbraith's site.
The Nikon D7000 does support the UHS bus and the D7000 reaches a 10% higher speed than the normal Extreme III:

Nikon D7000 RAW Burst Test

In Europe though the card is not more expensive or even a tad cheaper than the Extreme III so I would recommend the PRO because it is more future proof and the upload speed to your PC can be faster when used with an appropriate reader.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 04:20 PM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
The card has been bought at a respectable and well nown Dutch camera shop. And I am able to format and use it on my desktop.
And therefore still the question: does anybody has experience with SDXC cards in a K-5??
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 01:42 PM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Yes it is a Sandisk Ultra 64GB.

Pentax stated that the K-5 is not UHS compatible. The cards should work because I think they are backwards compatible but how fast they are in that case I don't know.
The Nikon 7000 is UHS compatible however not mutch faster with this card compared to the Extreme 30MB card.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 12:51 PM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Sorry error with a double post. The problem with the SDXC is still there
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 12:36 PM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Yes I did, even to the latest hidden version
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 12:35 PM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Yes it's upgraded to version 1.02
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-11-2011, 10:45 AM  
K-5 and SDXC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10
Views: 4,528
Does anybody have actual experiance with the K-5 and the use of SDXC cards?
I have the opportunity to buy a Sandisk SDXC 64GB for a good price but it does not seem to work.
Factory formatted the K-5 showed a numer of pics to be taken of almost 2000 for DNG which is correct. It could take 1 pic but after that the -5 said card error. Formatting in camera did not work. Formmatting in exFAT on a PC did not eather.


Forum: Pentax K-5 01-21-2011, 03:29 PM  
Writespeed to SDHC card test!
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 19
Views: 7,242
Quick test:
Fill up the buffer with 24 RAW DNG pics:

ADATA 16GB class 6: 52 sec to clear the buffer,
not fast enough to record full HD video

Transcend 16GB class 10: 29 sec fast enough for HD

Sandisk Extreme 3 8GB, class 6: 17 sec

Wonder how fast a Sandisk extreme class 10 is.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-15-2010, 11:56 AM  
New Game For you...from PEF..interresting
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
The supported camera list on the English part of the site is not up to date. The K-5 is supported since two versions allready.

See the list on the Japanese part of the site.

SILKYPIX == 対応カメラ
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-14-2010, 01:57 PM  
New Game For you...from PEF..interresting
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 19
Views: 3,808
Silkypix Version: supports K-r and K-5 and all the other new camera's.

I think they are allmost allways the quickest especially in the Japanese version.

And it does not crash.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-28-2010, 11:58 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 4,957
Views: 885,332
Since today I have all five DA limiteds.
First shots with my new 35mm in Rotterdam. This lens is sharp although it does not really show in these rezised pics.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-16-2010, 06:37 AM  
Pentax DA14mm Club
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 275
Views: 56,965
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-10-2010, 12:04 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 10,862
Views: 1,706,381
I have the DA 15 limited since two weeks.
Normaly I do soccer with my DA* 60-250mm, but today I used my 15mm limited.
What do you think?
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-09-2010, 11:19 AM  
Pentax DA14mm Club
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 275
Views: 56,965
And some more:
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-08-2010, 08:13 AM  
Pentax DA14mm Club
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 275
Views: 56,965
Just a few of mine:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-03-2010, 01:32 PM  
DA* 60-250mm F4, show us what it can do.
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 72
Views: 18,926
From this summer in Radjasthan
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-03-2010, 01:22 PM  
DA* 60-250mm F4, show us what it can do.
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 72
Views: 18,926
Some from girls soccer. Also in the rain.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2010, 11:35 AM  
new smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] WR DC
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 227
Views: 67,907
Read the full review of the pentax 18-135mm lens here: Pentax-DA 18-135mm review

SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR Lens Reviews - Pentax Lens Review Database

Picked up from Pentax Estonia. No rumor but real (I think). It's SDM, WR, IF and round diafragm.
Do not understand what DC means. New type of SDM? SDM is not in the name anymore!
The styling is like the new 35mm f2.4.

Translated with Google.


smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division will launch a new smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] WR DC lens. PENTAX digital SLR cameras use a standard zoom lens with a weather-resistant construction has been simplified. In addition, 7.5 ラ zoom lens is especially thanks to the integrated teravustamismootorile smooth autofocus performance.

Key features

1. A large extent
PENTAX digital SLR camera for the zoom lens is mounted, and 7.5 ラ zoom range of 35 mm camera equivalent of 27.5 to 207 mm. Thanks to a good extent of the lens is a universal tool for capturing the variety of shots, whether portraits, sports or travel photos. Thanks to PENTAX optikatehnoloogiale is substantially compact and lightweight lens design, and in spite of massive scale. The result is a versatile and comfortable to handle universaalobjektiiv everyday use.

2. Simplified weather-resistant construction
As the lens housing is weather resistant and prevents water and moisture inside escape. If confirmed, this weather-resistant lens for PENTAX digital SLR camera, the result is a durable, reliable tool that works flawlessly in the rain and mist.

3. In particular, a smooth SDM autofocus
The AF system takes care of the integrated micro-motor for smooth autofocus lens .* The Focus ring does not rotate in the course of AF, it is possible to keep the lens as the lens manually teravustatavale.
* This lens is compatible with the camera body: PENTAX K-5, Kr, K-7, Kx, Km, K20D, K200D, K100D Super and K10D (Ver. 1.30 or newer software). Other camera is automatically activated when the manual mode teravustamisre ˛.

4. Drawing Quality
Thanks to the optical system attached to ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, and hybrid aspherical lens molded aspherical lens provides excellent lens for minimal distortion figure. Lentils have contributed to the reduction of body dimensions.

5. Rounded Diaphragm
The lens is a circular aperture diaphragm, which captures the background out of focus pleasantly soften. Focused beams of light sources from around the effect is minimal.

6. Other Features
Closest focusing distance: 40 cm throughout the zoom range
Quick-Shift Focus: allows for quick switching to manual focusing, the AF system to work, after fine tuning is needed
Esil蒿tsele entered SP (Super Protect) setting: abandons water, dust and dirt.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-07-2008, 03:08 PM  
16-45mm or 16-50mm or 17-70mm ?
Posted By KeesdH
Replies: 23
Views: 6,451
Like the DA* 16-50 the DA 17-70 seems to have some spread in quality. Apart from a few less positive reports there are also very positive reports and tests (eg Colorfoto Germany).
My own experience is that its better then the FA 24-90 which is suppost to be on par with the DA 16-45. I am very happy with the image quality of the DA 17-70.

The DA 17-70 is NOT watersealed but has a rubber ring around the bajonet like the DA* lenses.
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