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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-24-2015, 11:22 PM  
It's Good to be FEARLESS! - The Heie DA* 16-50 Giveaway
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 198
Views: 40,785
nice photograph! if you even get tired from the lens, apssit down to the runner up :p
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-24-2015, 11:13 PM  
Around. $1900.00 for the FF n the U.S.? What. do you think?
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 322
Views: 19,846
Thank you sir, that would be perfect and i totaly agree.. pentax is about versatility and real world usage, but from the coments i've been reading the folowing line i'll type seems to prevail amongst our users.


"i was hoping more in the likes of 60megapixeis, 12K Video with colaboration from phantom cameras so it would record 12k video at 999FPS
it would be so awesome showing that to my canikon friends and telling them "I TOLD YOU SO!" "

---------- Post added 02-25-15 at 06:20 AM ----------




isn't the crop factor 1,56 relative to the sensor size?...

for ie:

A fullframe sensor size is 1,5 times larger than an APS-C one. right? if that's so, why would 24 become 10 and not "15,74" ?

24mp / 1,5 = 16mp
36mp / 1,5 = 24mp


wrong math/calcualtion doesn't apply?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-24-2015, 11:10 PM  
k20d Service Manual -
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
i just need to clean the brushes on the motor! i know it will work....!!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-24-2015, 10:59 PM  
Around. $1900.00 for the FF n the U.S.? What. do you think?
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 322
Views: 19,846
i hope the sensor doesn't pass the 30MP barrier or else the noise performance might be crap..

and if you think about it and stop thinking about your dreams, and listen well to the pentax representatives... they talk about the pro market, and the best feartures to be on the 645 system... so that's their pro, high end megapixel crappola if you might say so,
and you can confirm that because when people start asking/begging for bigger flash sync on the APCS/FF DSLR's they cleverly respond:
"we're developing more leaf shutter lenses"
and we know where those belong.. (645)
launching a ff with an 50mp sensor would be shoting themselves in the foot.


24mp would be perfect, high iso performance, high frame rate, and fast focus.. if you really want to print big and do fine art, you're a seller/printer, and if you're a seller/printer you ahve more than enough for a nice 645 system...
you don't need 50megapixeis for family trips, for soccer pics, for cat pics, for "omg look a flower" pics.. you just dont.

there's this great photographer from france, he's a user here in our foruns, i totaly forgot his name.. he has some samples on the k20 (14mp) and his photographs look amazing.. it's not about the megapixels folks, please lets distuinguish ourselves from the other market (canikon)

pentax is a serious brand and should be treated like it deserves, you should all stop dreaming and thinking of it as a "Make a wish" foundation.

it probably won't have 4k, or even fullframe at 60fps. heck! they will put a video mode in it because of marketing, but they will know it will suck, and it will be intended.pentax is a serious photography brand, not some tranvestite canon "do it all but crappy" kind of thing.
Want a photo camera and a video camera? get an iphone.

i rather have a tool that will stand the tests of time and last for half a decade or even more, than to have something so that i can show off to my canikons friends ate the next nerd photowalk.

the PROFESSIONAL market, the REAL professional market use medium format, you guys should stop really dreaming the new pentax, because it's fullframe, that it will be aimed at those markets... pentax alredy reigns the PRO-Market, and that is the 645Z (vs hasselblad and phaseone)
again, everytime people start asking/talking about "professional market"
pentax gives us the same; talk about 645 system.

check the link for a portrait, two days ago. if i had 50megapixeis or a k3, would tis picture look better?... we all know it wouldn't... pentax is not about being technical and top notch, pentax is like the Apple of the cameras, they don't have the best specs comparing to pc's, but they are more functional and design oriented.

Look at the pentax cameras and the position of the buttons throughtout the years, and compare it to a canon/nikon model... pentax design is flawless..

if less megapixeis means less noise, more range and more batery life... who really cares?...


portrait: 6w led lighting in the ceiling, fa 50mm f1.7
k20
295, Paradise : Photo


Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-05-2015, 04:36 PM  
k20d Service Manual -
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
50000! :(
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 04:33 PM  
Now...lets talk about names
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 256
Views: 21,422
It will be called

"Pipe Dream" (because until i have in my hands, it's not real)

or

"Canikon Plus" (because it will have the best feartures of those brands PLUS the Pentax novelties)

or it could just be called

PK-Alpha
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-04-2015, 05:23 AM  
k20d Service Manual -
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
IM looking for a service manual for the k20d, i need to replace the motor that lifts the mirror.. i've found the one for the k10d but evne though they look alike from outside, they might not be the same as inside.... and since this is my liltle and only baby... i really need some help on this.


I have the tech know how but i wont attempt this without the service manual..
pentaxhacking doesn't having and i couldn't find it on rice'shigh.. if anyone can shed some light, i0'd be very gratefull!

thanks
Forum: Pentax Q 12-15-2014, 10:52 AM  
Sticky: Adapted lenses tested on the Q : the reference thread
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 1,113
Views: 471,305
i don't know if this is to be posted here, even though it's video it doesn't exit the topic "adapted lenses"

this was just a quick test with a witty tripod, with the normal fotodiox adapter.
unfortunally i cant seem to upload the 720p version, but still:

Pentax Q10 Type-00 + MTO 500 + Zeiss x2 teleconverter

















You Tube





Also:i have movie SR off but yet, sometimes the sensor seems to shift.. could this be from the witty tripod?
Forum: Pentax Q 11-15-2014, 04:04 PM  
Mockup Ventilation Fan cam modelled after Q
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 3
Views: 841
was just browsing some random site and i found this product, that looks like a pentax q, even the mockup lens resembles the standard zoom lens


the brand is written with canon font though!



Thought it was funny so i decided to share!


Buy Camera Cooling Fan at Wholesale Price | Dropshipping
Forum: Pentax Q 11-15-2014, 01:41 PM  
Firmware on Special EVANGELION edition Q10
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
yes it did! thanks!
Forum: Pentax Q 11-12-2014, 07:04 PM  
Firmware on Special EVANGELION edition Q10
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
!!!! that worked it is indeed different firmware, thank you very much for the tip!
Forum: Pentax Q 11-12-2014, 05:45 PM  
Firmware on Special EVANGELION edition Q10
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
it doesn't work, when i follow the instructions from the pentax site (and i've upgraded firmware different times before from different cameras, just not this one) it says the firmware file is invalid...

even though this is indeed a normal q10 camera, for the firmware, is not.
Forum: Pentax Q 11-12-2014, 05:24 PM  
Firmware on Special EVANGELION edition Q10
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Hello guys, so i had the opportunity to get this Q10 evangelion edition TYPE-00 But i can't seem to find any firmware that works with it...

i tried the original q10 firmware, i believe i can't find any help online because people that buy this keep it in the box, mine was bought used so i didn't have to suffer un-minting such artifact..


When i turn on the camera it shows a NERV logo, and i believe that isn't in the "original" firmware. but i want in fact to upgrade my firmware to the latest version and am unable too...

I can't believe no one ever made a review or took pictures with one of these.. i can't find it anywhere online, just ebay :(
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-19-2013, 03:53 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #101!
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 21
Views: 3,037
I really like the reflections on the floor, i never used lightroom to PP, i have to try it :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-18-2013, 05:45 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #101!
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 21
Views: 3,037
This Picture was taken today and in my humble opinion it has lot's of things that can be done
it will be a pleasure to see how everyone that participates deals with it and i'll be checking this thread by the post so i can check out what things you changed



Taken between the tree and the trafic light, looking in the direction of the white car on the right part.
Google street view
dont find this weird, i just like to publish the spot where i take my photogprahs, maybe for inspiration. for mood.. im rambling here

I respect artistic freedom alot, so be my guest and and turn it upside down if you have to!
I hope you guys enjoy



-Porfírio Azevedo


***Pentax k20d + smc-m 50mm f5.6***
The Challenge will be closing June 26

Download jpg
Download RAW/DNG


Previous challenge can be found *here*



************************************************
Information for the next host:
The MediaFire website is: mediafire.com
The log in name is: pentaxchallenge @ yahoo.com
The password is: postprocessing
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-18-2013, 05:09 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #100 Winners
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Thank you so much for the honour of hosting the PP Challenge #101 :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-17-2013, 03:07 PM  
It's Good to be FEARLESS! - The Heie DA* 16-50 Giveaway
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 198
Views: 40,785
Hello,

i just would like to thank you for the oportunity and care to give away such precious piece of equipment.
Is there a way to check who voted where?
I just don't want to die knowing that i coulda have voted for myself and maybe coulda have won.


Again, thank you for all of this experiencie and devoted time :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-17-2013, 04:49 AM  
Suggestions for "death bed" photography
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
you give me the willl to photograph olders! :) nice job, i like it
Forum: Photo Critique 06-15-2013, 03:35 PM  
Architecture Elevator Tower
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Parking Lot of via catarina, the tower that leads the parking lot.



I talk about this place in my submission to the"It's good to be fearless" thread. ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/news/120-metros-de-terror.html )
It's funny how you live in a place for years and today, i gotthe chance to photograph it from this angle in a party i attended, i probably will never see it from this point of view again :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-11-2013, 07:15 AM  
Suggestions for "death bed" photography
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
AS i never took pictures of elders im not sure what to expect, but that is a nice looking photograph if you ask me

if i was doing that:
Leave the wrinkes, take things that aren't natural and that are there temporarily, for ie, zits

when i do portraits i dont take signs or wringles, but i take zits.
Zits are not a part of the subject, they are just there because he or she ate something they shouldn't have, but wrinkles... that's a whole different story, wrinkles are part of you, and even though you might look better without them, it's better leave them for real "portrait" reasons
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-10-2013, 02:37 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #100!
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 20
Views: 2,196
saw this at pentaxforuns facebook, i felt inspired by your picture, here it is my submission i hope you enjoy :)


I croped the image so the lines would fit into the intersections of the crop, removed the white shrubs because since they were really diferent color from the rest of the vegetation and in my opinion they were distracting from the main horizon church and housing, so did i remove the right part of the trees



PNG (1.2mb - https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/53456/1_Challenge_100.png )
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-09-2013, 04:01 PM  
Lens or Flash?
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 10
Views: 824
get lens + something fancy to use on the built in flash, a white glove, a reflector, a tobaco pack..

the built in flash is more than enought for your 18-55 kit and the 35mm will bring you some new things to explore.

Just what *i would do* :)

let us know what you've decided :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-06-2013, 07:12 AM  
Easy K-X 16:9 crop composition?
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 9
Views: 955
it was a pleausure i really love simple DIY hacks, and sorry for broken english :p
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-05-2013, 09:14 AM  
Easy K-X 16:9 crop composition?
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 9
Views: 955
i would get eletric tape and make the crops on the lcd screen myself, or even better, get cello/transparent tape so you can see the crop but also the menus :)

if you wan't to be absoluto sure fo the crop, get a white image, resize to 16:9 crop, load it full screen on the camera and cover the horizontal black lines with transparent tape :)
it wont hurt you, or or camera .)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-04-2013, 05:26 PM  
Eye-Fi Card Falling Apart On Me
Posted By Akarak
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
if you can't get it returned/replaced, take the plastic off, clip it off with a nail cliper.

the plastic that's broken is an aesthetic of the sd cards, they are just there for that, the card will still work if you take them off.

Unlike popular belief they are not there to guide the pins inside the camera to the proper position, because if they were there for that, the pins inside the camera would be shorting all the time and we both know that doesn't happend.
don't be scared to carefully take the plastic off.
you're not going to bend or short the pins inside the camera as longs as you're carefull you'll get a fine working card.

If you want to be extra carefull and don't trust your "D.I.Y" solution, get a card reader to test the card before putting it into the camera
I hope everything works out, good luck!
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