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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-13-2019, 03:16 PM  
Pentax KP with Elinchrom D-lite/ El Skyport Eco dosn't trigger quicker than 1/160
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Thanks for you the info, very helpful.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-12-2019, 04:47 PM  
Pentax KP with Elinchrom D-lite/ El Skyport Eco dosn't trigger quicker than 1/160
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Hi folks. I have x2 elinchrom strobes but need to trigger with the KP. So far I have got the Eye-cell to trigger in slave with good results. Ideally I would like to trigger them remotely. The elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Eco sometimes works but has some sort of difficulty in triggering the strobes. In manual @ 1/160 second or slower the kp it works. Setting the kp to 1/200 second the elinchroms don't tigger.
Any ideas?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-06-2019, 12:54 AM  
Black & white lenses planned for March / April release
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 92
Views: 6,622
a lens with switchable nd filters, now that would impress me.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-24-2019, 07:34 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
These are really great street photos. Wow, you must get these developed in quick time.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-20-2019, 03:11 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
it's a sliced pepper. red. kp digital film simulation. I think I got the grain right, what do you think?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-19-2019, 12:12 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
this is kinda groovy
Forum: Pentax KP 02-17-2019, 03:25 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 1,105
Views: 116,200
a cold day in commercial street..
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2019, 03:12 AM  
Food Shishito peppers
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 4
Views: 350
green and red combo. Explosive.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2019, 03:10 AM  
People Khmer friend in Phnom Penh
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 3
Views: 462
wow..
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2019, 03:09 AM  
Still Life Wrapped silage.
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 4
Views: 272
nice use of yellow...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2019, 03:08 AM  
Black & White House-on-Barn?
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8
Views: 402
twister perhaps?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-17-2019, 03:05 AM  
Black & White Scanning old negatives
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 3
Views: 305
a very powerful image... let us know how your experiments go..
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-17-2019, 02:52 AM  
What lens for this shot?
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Photobill, you have a lot of dark in the background. Consider black and white finish from raw. I get great results from a 35mm with crop sensor.
Forum: Pentax KP 02-11-2019, 12:45 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 1,105
Views: 116,200
I see this view almost every day. Something appealing about water and hills in black and white.
Forum: Pentax KP 02-10-2019, 04:44 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 1,105
Views: 116,200
Up Helly aa in Lerwick 2019. These Vikings are real.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-08-2019, 01:10 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
no film, is dslr converted but am interested in b/w film and posting gets me email updates :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-06-2019, 09:04 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
This picture I took during a photography class. We were supposed to do two, one in manual and one using macro auto function (flower symbol) to see the difference between the two. When asked about my results, I proudly explains the KP has no flower symbol so I had only one photograph in macro. This is the picture here.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-02-2019, 05:20 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
Taken today whilst out for a walk. The subject is a building site.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-31-2019, 12:05 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 1,105
Views: 116,200
a quick shot of the water. cab see the sea floor as the water is so clear.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-27-2019, 06:35 AM  
WiFi Commander for PENTAX v 1.5 is online! Discover the new features!
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 46
Views: 3,385
Focus stacking works great and the way the program works in terms of flow is great (LV, preview, download etc) I currently focus stack with Affinity and have found jpegs are better at combining than RAW. I will need to do more experiments and will do over the coming days. Andrea, do you have a thread we can post our experiments and record our results?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-26-2019, 03:15 PM  
WiFi Commander for PENTAX v 1.5 is online! Discover the new features!
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 46
Views: 3,385
Great software, had fun till the battery gave out. Looking forward to the focus stacking.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-26-2019, 04:46 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 8,074
Views: 833,938
hiding
Forum: Pentax KP 01-24-2019, 01:30 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 1,105
Views: 116,200
found out how to use macros and made this
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-20-2019, 07:10 AM  
Caption Contest New Caption Challenge Now through Jan 25, 2019
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
grandad, it'll be right where you left it
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-11-2019, 06:53 AM  
When a viewfinder isn't ocular
Posted By Martin KP
Replies: 7
Views: 909
I've been mindful of this subject for a while now. On each street excursion, studio photo shoot or a simple macro, the viewfinder is an important part of my work. It tells me all I need to know. And that TTL image is superb; exactly what I want to see before squeezing on the trigger. Yet, each shot requires uninterrupted viewing that is to say I don't want any light seeping into the corners of my eye.

I am a glass wearer, but I take off the glasses and adjust the Viewfinder accordingly. This is all good, because now I can put my eye up close on the viewfinder. Yet I can see light through the left side, and light through the bridge of my nose. This light isn't normally a problem in low light settings, but outside it can be a distraction. I find I fiddle with the eye far more than I should do, this time would be better spent on adjustments to the composition. For example, last month I photographed a bench over looking the sea. The sun sat at 90 degrees to the image and I remember being aware of sunlight, an obstruction to the digital viewfinder readout and a nuisance to the lighting conditions with the image itself.

I notice this is a problem common to all modern day camera's. Often, a small piece of rubber surrounding the viewfinder is believed to be enough and I agree, for most photography it is. But there is that occasion when it fails, and when it does, I take notice.

For some time, on a completely different topic, I wanted to add an x1.4 ocular. The reason for this was to improve manual focus for portrait shooting, so I bought the andoer viewfinder ocular. Totally by accident, when I added this piece of glass, I also eliminated all side light creeping in. This is because the andoer glass comes with two extra rubber mounts. One small and one large. The large cup rubber fits closely to the eye forming a nice seal and a comfortable grip. It is so good, I bought the andoer zoom 1.08 to 1.8 glass which comes with the same rubber viewfinder mounts. The two units are so versatile, they interchange easily depending on the photography subject and have become a premiant addition to the KP, my main camera.

With so much effort placed on viewfinder design, why do manufacturer's skimp on this important detail? This issue isn't confined to only Pentax. Other camera's from Nikon, Canon and Sony are all culprit to viewfinder light creep.

With camera design the way it is now, it would seem fashion overcomes function. Isn't it time manufactures give the viewfinder better ocular options as standard or at the very least provide optional additional elements to nullify light creep at the working end?

Just a thought.
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