Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 244 Search:
Forum: Ricoh GR 12-27-2015, 02:15 PM  
Ricoh GR Useful FAQ and Custom SettingsInfo Links
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Indeed very helpful. I finally learned how to enable focus assist with the GR.
Forum: Pentax Lens Articles 11-30-2015, 01:48 PM  
Venus(Laowa) 15mm F4 1:1 Macro+Shift, Review and Samples
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 26
Views: 14,424
Enjoyed viewing your galleries for this lens. Many of those macro shots show a nice sense of 3D. Seems like a talented photographer found a good lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-27-2015, 02:13 PM  
Vintage lenses for Astro and landscape
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 8
Views: 3,245
The issue here is, that older lenses with Pentax K mount were designed for 35 mm film cameras (fullframe). Fullframe cameras have a wider angle of view with of a lens with a certain focal length then APSC cameras (like your K-5). Focal lengths around 16 mm or lower are rarely required or useful when using a 35 mm film or sensor. This means that there are hardly any old lenses which result in a wide angle of view on APSC. There are some A Lenses (15, 16, 20 mm), but they seem to be even more expensive than the Rokinon.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-15-2015, 03:57 PM  
What to do with broken k-x
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 41
Views: 4,099
Sorry for the late reply, had a tight schedule.
Are you sure you actually shorted the correct contacts? Repairing it is unlikely, but shorting connections can make it worse.
Activating a switch or button while checking the connection with a multimeter can give you some insights. Start with the Continuity check - it beeps if two contacts are connected with a resistance below a certain value (multimeter specific, see manual). Run the combinations which are nearby of the switch. Use the continuity test only without battery/power or you get false positives.
You can also measure voltage and check how far the supply reaches into the system. Measure with one probe to ground and a connected battery. Ground could be where the black wire from the battery connects to the flexible electronics. A continuity test between this pin to most of the metal frame and screws of the camera should be positive (remember: no battery).
Even if you want to scrap for parts this could be interesting to try.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-11-2015, 10:53 AM  
What to do with broken k-x
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 41
Views: 4,099
Do you have a multimeter or similar available to make a continuity test ? You can easily test if a switch is working by getting a probe on each pin.
Also you could measure voltage and check how far the system gets powered if at all. This can however be hard to reverse-engineer without experience and you could accidentally short different signals on the parts with finer pitch.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-01-2015, 07:41 AM  
Moin moin from Hamburg
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Welcome. Awesome shots! Looking forward to see more of these.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-01-2015, 07:35 AM  
K3II & Astrotracer 'odd' behaviour
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
If you got enough time and battery charge I would suggest leaving it on. It really helps to remove a bunch of noise. As this feature actually does a second exposure with closed shutter it should be able to distinguish between stars and noise. Test it and decide for yourself what results you prefer.

This feature really got me when I was unaware of it while doing lightpainting for the first time. My K-30 didn't show a message at all but only the "busy" light. I thought my camera was damn slow as others had their results way faster. But the results were worth it IMO.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 09-10-2015, 05:47 AM  
Pentax Dedicated Flash vs Radio Manual
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 26
Views: 2,764
Looks like a good summary to me.
Not sure about the current dedicated Pentax system, but most dedicated systems still communicate settings over a optical wireless connection. The master flash has to signal the settings by flashing multiple times for one picture. This leads to a higher energy consumption than using RF communications. Also the range is limited by the power of the master flash, usually considerable shorther than with RF.
Forum: Photo Critique 07-24-2015, 04:51 AM  
Machinery Accident
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
You got me there. Took a moment till I got everything figured out. :D
Forum: Photo Critique 07-23-2015, 03:08 PM  
Black & White Pano I Want to print
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Plenty of detail of a fascinating scenery. Where did you take this?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-21-2015, 07:07 AM  
The business of Adobe cloud subscriptions
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 85
Views: 7,725
I am not that much concerned about the price but rather about the business model. Also I dont want to have to run a couple of cloud related programs just to work with a single program (Lightroom in this case). I will stick with the perpetual version for now and hope there will be perpetual versions in the future. I would not mind paying a bit more for a (uncrippled) perpetual version.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-21-2015, 06:54 AM  
Aperture Blades not visible (SMC Takumar 67 135mm f4)
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Some lenses will only close the aperture to the set value, if you activate the aperture lever on the lens. But I dont know what the usual behaviour of the Takumar is.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-19-2015, 09:50 AM  
The business of Adobe cloud subscriptions
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 85
Views: 7,725
Thats actually not a solution for me. All competitors I have tested, including comercial and open source, aren't up to Lightrooms feature set. I really like the software. Also I prefer not to take the path of least resistance and rather voice my opinion. I perceived this as a virtue of the USA aswell. Silence gives consent...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-18-2015, 02:16 PM  
The business of Adobe cloud subscriptions
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 85
Views: 7,725
The question for me is, whether there will be future Lightroom versions with perpetual license. Also the divided updating is a mean-spirited move IMO. Some have noted one obvious motivation for the company: money. However I disapprove the "sink or swim" approach, which sadly is quite common.
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-18-2015, 02:11 PM  
GR ll...wonder if dust will be an issue
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 12
Views: 7,027
Just got me a GR and love the handling and customization options. A note: The focallength is 18.3 mm and thus 28 mm equivalent.Good for scenic shots. Still have to test it on people though.
Due to the leaf-shutter I can (optically) sync with a slave flash down to 1/400th s and effectively use flash in daylight.
However I am worried about the dust issue aswell...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-15-2015, 08:37 AM  
Needing help choosing a computer
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Those specs are certainly fast enough for image editing. You will notice the largest change from your old PC if your new one uses a solid state disk for storing operating system and programs (one of the bottlenecks marcus mentioned). An inbuilt SD Card reader could also be handy.
My monitor is a Dell U2415 now and I am quite satisfied with it. Got no experience with iPads or tethering though.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-15-2015, 08:26 AM  
18-135mm filter size
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 5
Views: 859
An advice if you have more lenses: You can save a lot of money by using step-up rings for filters. Buy only filters for your lens with the largest filter size. With step-up rings your lenses with smaller filter size can use those too.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-15-2015, 06:37 AM  
The business of Adobe cloud subscriptions
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 85
Views: 7,725
I dont like the attitude that Adobe shows with their business decisions. After introducing the Cloud model they backpaddeld and said there will always be a "boxed" version of Lightroom. Looking on the product page of Lightroom now, it is rather hidden with everything focusing on the Cloud Version. The update policy shows that Adobe wants to force their customers into the subscription model to increase dependency.
Value wise the subscription is good for everyone who regularly needs up to date photoshop and lightroom. As a hobbyist I will update soon to Lightroom 6 after nearly 3 years of Lightroom 4. The subscription model would have led to more than tripple the cost I will pay for this. As soon as I find a proper alternative I will change as Adobe does not show respect to their customers. You should bind customers to your products and services by quality rather than dependency and market power.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-08-2015, 02:54 PM  
Abstract 4th of July Daylilies
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 6
Views: 631
The colors look surreal, nice shot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-08-2015, 06:22 AM  
Landscape Peak a View
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 12
Views: 922
I see the noise too. The cropped frame feels like the opening scene to a tale or movie. Really nice perspective.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-08-2015, 06:05 AM  
Pentax Workaround HSS + Jinbei Porty
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 10
Views: 3,103
A pity that there is no software option to trigger external flash at any speed... As long as it would not be on by default it would not hurt the unimformed but would enable so many possibilities for the knowing.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-06-2015, 03:36 AM  
Flash : Starblitz 300dfxi - is this safe to use ?
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Maybe try again and set the one switch which currently is on TTL to M. My guess would be that this is for manual.
Forum: General Photography 06-19-2015, 11:58 AM  
You know you're a photographer when...
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 144
Views: 12,175
... when you start noticing blown highlights and chromatic aberrations in the newscast.
... when you start hearing "Your camera takes nice pictures".
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-09-2015, 09:58 AM  
Nature Official 2015 WSSA Squirrel Frenzy! Post Here!
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
I am adding the eurasian counterpart to the mix and would like to join the glorious association.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2015, 03:43 AM  
Abstract To the Moon
Posted By delegopa
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Definitely stunning.
Search took 0.01 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 244

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top