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Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-19-2018, 02:59 AM  
So, final cut, or LR premier or not either of those.
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
Hi,

No it doesn't ! Amazingly enough the free version is a full-fledged video editing tool with heaps of great features :cool:.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-11-2018, 03:17 AM  
So, final cut, or LR premier or not either of those.
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 2,568
I'd also recommend DaVinci Resolve which is a very comprehensive product, and the free version includes all of the features that you will ever need as an amateur videographer, and much more than that actually.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-05-2018, 08:21 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 730
Views: 58,186
I often bring my GR when hiking, along with a light tripod, so PixelShift could have come in very handy !
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-05-2018, 07:09 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 730
Views: 58,186
It's a pity ! Is it because 5-axis stabilization is required to perform PixelShift ?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-05-2018, 06:25 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 730
Views: 58,186
Will PixelShift be available on the GR III ?
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-28-2018, 03:27 AM  
Famous Internet Reviewer Has Good Things To Say About Pentax K-1II
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 25
Views: 2,374
His reviews are almost always unbiased and very thorough.


Following up on his first K-1 II post, he goes on to say that in the right circumstances Pixel Shift is almost a match for the Hasselblad H6D-100C !


"I rate the megapixels equivalent from the 36-megapixel sensor in the Pentax K-1 Mark II in pixel shift mode at an absolute minimum of 50 megapixels, and as high as 90 megapixels when the total quality sum is considered."


diglloyd diglloyd.com Blog: 2018 month 11
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-30-2018, 06:19 AM  
Northern Mirror
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Northern Mirror
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-24-2018, 06:18 AM  
Sud Lipez Sunset
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Sunset at 4855 meters above sea level in Sud Lipez, Bolivia.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-03-2018, 01:16 AM  
Mooney Falls Nocturne
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 22
Views: 444
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-03-2018, 01:16 AM  
Lightning Behind the Saguaro
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 25
Views: 643
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-26-2018, 11:52 AM  
Cloudy Way
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Cloudy Way
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-13-2018, 01:50 AM  
Torn between Irix 15mm f/2.4 and Samyang 20mm f/1.8
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
I never reallty warmed up to the 24mm focal length, IMHO it's got the drawbacks of an UW focal length without the actual field of view.



I'm leaning towards the 20mm. But I'm surprised that there aren't more user reviews of it !
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-12-2018, 01:07 AM  
Torn between Irix 15mm f/2.4 and Samyang 20mm f/1.8
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Yes I would, and I am used to shooting landscapes with 12mm and 14mm lenses on APS-C cameras so I should be quite comfortable with a 20mm lens on FF.



Actually the larger maximum aperture wouldn't be the deciding factor for astrophotography as I'd mainly use medium apertures such as f/4 with astrotracer. I also like to do panoramas so the 20mm seems to be more suited to this use.



I was aware of this concept but din't bother to compute everything, thanks for doing it :).

Btw I also own the Zeiss 28mm f/2, so don't need a zoom lens.





I already came across both reviews, but thanks for pointing them out to me.
Forum: General Photography 08-11-2018, 04:13 PM  
Is the Sigma 300mm F4 APO better for Astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
I live inside Paris wich appears to be a 9, but I'll try to find M51.

I've searched for Orion without success a few weeks ago, and discovered that it wasn't visible in the northern hemisphere during the summer :(.
Forum: General Photography 08-11-2018, 03:58 PM  
Is the Sigma 300mm F4 APO better for Astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Thanks for the very detailed answer.

I'll have to give it one more go with the astrotracer and try the Bahtinov mask focusing technique.

Now I just need to find time and a somewhat dark site !
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-11-2018, 03:42 PM  
Torn between Irix 15mm f/2.4 and Samyang 20mm f/1.8
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Hi,

I have a K-1 and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens, which I mainly use for astrophotography with the astrotracer.

I'm considering the Irix 15mm f/2.4 or the Samyang 20mm f/1.8 as a replacement for the 14mm.

They wouldn't have a lot of advantages over the 14mm for astro use as the wider apertures wouldn't be needed thanks to the astrotracer, but quite a few for daytime landscape use : narrower field of view so easier to frame with, less distorsion, better sunstars...

I would like to hear fellow forum members opinions on this matter :)

Thanks,

Mat
Forum: General Photography 08-11-2018, 10:19 AM  
Is the Sigma 300mm F4 APO better for Astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Great ! Do you have any advice for DSO photography with this lens btw ? Notably focusing wise.
Forum: General Photography 08-10-2018, 03:14 AM  
Is the Sigma 300mm F4 APO better for Astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Hi,

I have the lens and have tried it for astro recently.

I am more used to astrophotography with wide angle lenses and manual focusing with it isn't very easy so the results weren't breathtaking, but otherwise it is a sharp lens, and a huge bargain compared to the Pentax DA* 300mm F4.

Mat
Forum: Sold Items 07-13-2018, 09:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1 Mark II
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Listing updated.
Forum: Sold Items 07-02-2018, 05:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm SLII
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 0
Views: 545
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm SLII

Asking Price
300.00 USD

Item Location
Paris (France)

Item Description
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm SLII lens in excellent shape.


Optically there are no issues, with exception to small amounts of dust within.


The barrel itself shows small amounts of wear and has a small dink on the focus ring.


The lens is manually focused, but has contacts for aperture to be controlled via camera.


The lens will come with:

-original box
-caps
-close-up filter
-original dome-shaped hood

Thanks for looking,

Mat


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
25 $

Shipping Services
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No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 06-19-2018, 01:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1 Mark II
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
The price is negotiable, and I have friends travelling to the US this summer so hand delivery could be possible.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-13-2018, 02:49 AM  
Lonely speck review of the K-1II for astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 62
Views: 6,049
Just did :).




I only use DCU to convert PixelShift files into TIFF files before processing them with Photoshop, so I haven't tried to push regular RAW files with DCU. Actually I don't have a lot of faith in the shadow recovery engine of DCU :D.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-13-2018, 02:19 AM  
Lonely speck review of the K-1II for astrophotography
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 62
Views: 6,049
Actually I've noticed the same annoying magenta tint when the K-1 II files are pushed several stops.

But then I modified their exif info with Exiftool in order to fool Adobe Camera Raw (same demosaicing engine as Lightroom) into believing that they are K-1 files, and the magenta tint disappeared.

So you guessed that right ;).
Forum: Sold Items 06-12-2018, 01:59 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1 Mark II
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-1 Mark II

Asking Price
1,850.00 USD

Item Location
Paris (France)

Item Description
Hi,

I am selling my Pentax K-1 Mark II camera as I just bought a K-1.

I prefer a slightly less agressive noise reduction on RAW files, and don't shoot sports so the improved autofocus doesn't really matter to me.

The body was bought in April 2018 at B&H Photo and is in pristine condition, with less than 500 shutter actuations.

Comes with its box and all the accessories.

Thanks for looking.

Mat


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
50

Shipping Services
Colissimo, Chronopost

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted only if the camera, grip or lens is not as described. Buyer pays return shipping. Original shipping cost is not refundable. Equipment must be returned in the condition received and serial numbers must match. Equipment must be fully insured with tracking and signature confirmation.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2016, 05:26 AM  
Diglloyd reviews DA 35, DFA 50 and DFA 100 Macro lenses on the K-1
Posted By Matchete
Replies: 19
Views: 3,703
Hi fellow Pentaxians,

The well respected Lloyd Chambers has reviewed the following lenses on the K-1 : DA 35 f/2.8 Macro, DFA 50 f/2.8 Macro and DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

diglloyd - Blog

Speaking about his usual test scene, he says that when using Pixel Shift "The Pentax K1 blows away anything Ive seen on this subject before" :cool:.

Mat
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