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Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Okay think it's has to do with a security feature, the little block at the bottom has to be checked to Unblock the file before you extract it. When I checked the box then extracted, all the dates remain the same as the creation date. Not going to mess with anymore tonight, but might try it tomorrow?
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
You only go through life once LOL Does the file size match mine?

Wait a minute. they both have the same created date, but mine says "modified" today's date, and yours says "modified" on the creation date. Mine says "accessed" on the creation date, and yours says "accessed" on today's date???? That has me confused.
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
It almost acts like there might be corruption in the file, but I've downloaded it three times, and put it on three different cards.
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
See attachment
Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Hmmm, I unzipped the file but there was no readme.txt file???? Just the fwdc240b.bin file, 18MB

---------- Post added 06-17-19 at 04:47 PM ----------



Yes I did
Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Hours Ago  
Lightroom Tethered To K1MII Issue
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Nope.


But I do have an update. After 2 hours online today with tech support for Adobe, they tried their best, but it appears that the problem is in the Plugin supplied by Pentax. Call into Pentax support, for another problem so, I guess I'll ask about this one as well.
Forum: Pentax K-1 8 Hours Ago  
Problem With Firmware Update on K1MII
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 16
Views: 315
I'm trying to update the firmware on my K1Mii from Ver. 1.02 to 1.03. I've downloaded it multiple times, saved it to different SD cards, but every time it gets to loading and kicks out with this message "Unable to update firmware. There is a problem with firmware update file.

Is there a problem with the firmware?????? Or suggestions???????????
Forum: Pentax K-1 8 Hours Ago  
Lightroom Tethered To K1MII Issue
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 3
Views: 283
No one???????
Forum: Pentax K-1 1 Day Ago  
Lightroom Tethered To K1MII Issue
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 3
Views: 283
I haven't used tether since December when I bought a new computer, so I hadn't downloaded the plugin. Just downloaded and installed it today, and having a problem. When tethered, to the K1MII, everything works fine, except when I take a shot, a few seconds later the image appears, in the Lr window, then a few seconds later another exact same copy with the next shot sequence number appears. Both images are dngs, both images have the exact same file size and both images have the exact same time stamp. I don't have auto import enabled. Only one Raw file shows on my card.

I'm pulling my hair out trying to stop this from duplicating, any ideas????????? I saw on Adobe forums that this was an unresolved problem with some Canon models. Could this also be the case with Pentax?
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-21-2019, 05:51 AM  
Battery in the K-1: how long does it last?
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Long enough that I forget where I put the charger between charging. LOL I don't use wifi or GPS, and rarely use LV, plus I'm not generally taking a large number of shots at any one time. Like the others I probably get in the range of 400+ before I put it on the charger, even then there's a lot of life left in the batterry.
Forum: Sold Items 04-19-2019, 06:33 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax FA 50mm F1.4 Lens - Like New
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Interested assuming all is as described. I'm currently considering yours and another one. What is your bottom line price including shipping via priority mail, to zip code 35954. Having been burned by EBay fees on selling, Ive found it's generally better to do a private sale. Payment would be via PayPal.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-27-2018, 06:25 AM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
I'm not sure as I skipped it for the K1 II. I do know the K3ii has some gain applied.

Did you see my earlier question. Does an external monitor work any better?
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-27-2018, 04:40 AM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
At least you've confirmed I'm not crazy. I really wish I'd known this before I shelled out the money because I'd likely have stayed with the K3ii or gone a different route. I had the same thought only assigning one to AV mode and the other manual, except if you have a live subject you stand a good chance of missed focus from movement.

---------- Post added 06-27-18 at 04:43 AM ----------



I confirmed this worked last night. Screen lights up bright as day. Only problem is it looks like the shutter is locked at 1/200.

---------- Post added 06-27-18 at 04:46 AM ----------

Perhaps the above posters can also answer this? If I use an external monitor, would it emulate the LCD or would it be brighter?
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-26-2018, 08:03 AM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Yes, I'm using a wireless trigger in the hot shoe to trigger the studio strobes, and that's what it's doing. Now, is there a way around this??????? From what I've read several other brands allow you to turn this off
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-26-2018, 07:29 AM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Finally got in touch with Pentax support. They don't have a clue as to how to make it not stop down. They've escalated to next level for call back. Hopefully I'll get an answer. For now I can work around by using AF and pushing button half way, or holding preview lever. I suspect it's going to be the amount of light the display is capable of showing/not showing.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-26-2018, 04:40 AM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Not sure what you' re intent is here. With the camera set to manual. If I snap a shot, with live view, and the settings mentioned above, the strobes fire and the resultant image is perfectly exposed. The problem with LV is only during the preshot stage. So any image EXIF is going to reveal the settings I entered. If I take a shot of the back of the camera with another camera then the EXIF will be for that image.

---------- Post added 06-26-18 at 04:41 AM ----------



Yes. In studio I don't use EV

---------- Post added 06-26-18 at 04:52 AM ----------



In researching I've come across several articles on other brands doing this but nothing on Pentax. I did read something, and don't remember if it was Pentax or another brand, that the LV screen will go dark if your exposure meter is greater than 5 stops under exposed. In thinking about it, this is the first time I've used it in studio, so I can't say if it ever worked in a low light situation. The screen will light up normally under the following scenarios:

1. If I set the camera to any of the program modes
2. If while in manual, I push the green button, but that takes me to program mode and changes all the settings.
3. If I half push the shutter the screen will light up as long as the shutter is half pressed.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-25-2018, 04:42 PM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Yup in LV. When you change the shutter slower and get the meter to less than 5 stops underexposed the screen is usable, If it goes greater than 5 stops under is useless.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-25-2018, 04:21 PM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
All AF set to manual. Tried it with a DA 50 and the new HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED Lens same result on both. Standard studio settings for me are f/8, 1/125, ISO 100.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-25-2018, 03:51 PM  
K1 MK II Live View Help
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Not sure If I've changed something or it's the way it works, because I haven't had it long. In studio when I switch to manual and turn on live view, it automatically stops down. At that point it's way to dark to use, even with the modeling lights on. Is there a way to keep it from stopping down???? I really would like to use the magnification ability of live view to drill down focus.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 07-04-2017, 06:27 AM  
Weekly Challenge Picture of the Week (POTW) # 462- 26 June - 9 July 2017
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Happy 4th Of July All!! From the series the 4th.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-22-2017, 08:05 AM  
Post Your K-3 II Photos Here
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 175
Views: 47,498
Couple from January of This year

Florida-182.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr

Florida01082017_032.jpg by William Raber, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-05-2017, 08:03 AM  
K3II Which Settings Affect the Raw File
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
At first I assumed this but when I did some unscientific tests on my own, it appeared that there was less chroma noise with it set to high. In reality all cameras by their design apply some noise reduction.I've debated installing Raw Digger for some time, that might give me more insight in a comparison. Do you have any references to cite on this statement???
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-05-2017, 07:14 AM  
K3II Which Settings Affect the Raw File
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Looking for definitive information on which settings actually change the raw file (not just write adjustment instructions in the metadata) . In reading the manual and other sources it appears that in the dynamic range adjustments for Highlight/Shadow corrections menu, the Highlight reduction, will actually affect/change the raw file, but the shadow correction will not. Can anyone verify this by actual use or reference?

Also, I can find nothing to confirm or refute the High ISO Noise Reduction adjustment will affect/change the raw file, either in the camera manual or from other sources. Anyone care to elaborate???
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-18-2017, 08:00 AM  
Post Your K-3 II Photos Here
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 175
Views: 47,498
Almost hesitant to post this, as there are so many fantastic shots here, but what the heck. One from the other morning. I had gone there to catch some ducks that frequent this beaver pond. No ducks but interesting lighting and fog on the water.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-11-2017, 08:59 AM  
Waiting
Posted By Smoke665
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Like my days all in a row
Like my days all the same
Like my days each appearing and fading
Like my days......waiting
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