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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-28-2021, 12:20 PM  
What image organization software are people using
Posted By Painter
Replies: 77
Views: 3,554
I switched from Lightroom to ACDSee a couple years ago. I rarely need to go outside of it for any of my imagining needs. The latest version has some powerful image editing tools.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-08-2021, 07:17 AM  
Electronic Shutter - Time to read all data
Posted By Painter
Replies: 10
Views: 632
By default isnít it reading the sensor in 1/16000 of a second? If it took longer it wouldnít be a 1/16000 second exposure. So I guess the question is what happens when the exposure time is greater than that with the electronic shutter. What if you had something that moves at a uniform speed and then you changed the shutter speed to see if there is an increase in rolling shutter as you lowered the shutter speed.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-27-2021, 09:26 AM  
K-3 III water damage
Posted By Painter
Replies: 349
Views: 13,552
Playing devils advocate here but for such a long post you spend a very short time actually describing the nature of the getting wet. You state that it did get wet but wasnít submerged. Thatís not the kind of statement I would make if my camera had just been rained on that sounds different. So what actually happened? Before I get all up in arms about Pentax I would like to know what I am getting mad about.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 09-23-2021, 10:29 PM  
K3 III - Wish list and 'bug reports' for future firmware updates / upgrades
Posted By Painter
Replies: 90
Views: 6,172
With the user modes I can assign settings to any of the 10 boxes but when I want to recall them to assign to a user mode on the dial I can only see the 5 that are already assigned to a dial. Essentially boxes 5-10 can hold settings but you can never access them. Iím using firmware 1.10

Edit- I just figured it out you have to select the dial position first then the box to move to it. Iím sure there is a better implementation of user mode assignments they could have come up with.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 09-02-2021, 09:27 AM  
First impressions
Posted By Painter
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
I completely agree with your initial assessment. Once I received mine I just started using it with the main thing I needed to reprogram myself with was the playback button otherwise you can go straight into using it from a K3. Itís an amazing camera what else can I say.
Forum: Pentax Q 08-24-2021, 05:14 AM  
Tilt shift adaptor for Pentax Q?
Posted By Painter
Replies: 6
Views: 520
The DA12-24 is the widest I have and that would give something like a 55-110mm equivalent on the Q7 so not so enticing for what a I would use a tilt shift for.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-17-2021, 07:29 AM  
Took Katie to Medieval Times - A learning experience
Posted By Painter
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Please stop trying to make Katie happen itís not a thing.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 07-17-2021, 12:24 PM  
K3-3 Review by PC Mag Australia
Posted By Painter
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
As a K3III owner I have little reason to read any of these reviews. This seams to be a bit of a common feeling based on other comments. Itís not my job to sell camera gear but in my opinion the K3III is a camera that stands on its own as a fantastic photography tool. Comparing it to a mirrorless camera is pointless it is unabashedly something different.

I expect that Ricoh will keep this model in the lineup while multiple iterations of other manufacturers cameras will come and go and I am fine with that.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-09-2021, 12:01 PM  
Pentax k33 - My AF Tip / PZMAN
Posted By Painter
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Excellent information and clearly presented. Thank you very much.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-08-2021, 11:34 AM  
K-3 Mark III firmware V1.02 now available.
Posted By Painter
Replies: 39
Views: 4,144
Good grief Iím not afraid of updating my camera but if Pentax is churning out firmware updates every two weeks I think I can wait until they fix something of import.

In my job we do firmware and microcode updates on network gear all the time. No one expects things to go wrong but they still do.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-07-2021, 10:54 AM  
K3 III - Wish list and 'bug reports' for future firmware updates / upgrades
Posted By Painter
Replies: 90
Views: 6,172
On the wish list note As they have implemented several bracketing modes I would like them to implement a smooth transition focus composite mode. A simple explanation would be aperture bracketing with image combining. The result is that the in focus area is not impacted but the out of focus areas are averaged giving a smoother background. You can do it manually but everything is there to do it automatically.

The Minolta Maxxum 7 could do it Smooth Transition Focus – Simulation with the Minolta Maxxum 7 | Wallace Koopmans Artlog
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-07-2021, 10:39 AM  
K-3 Mark III firmware V1.02 now available.
Posted By Painter
Replies: 39
Views: 4,144
Personally Iím going to wait for a firmware update that I can notice. The risk of something happening when doing a firmware update is not 0 so I donít want to be doing it more than I need to. I will need to put some thought into what I would tip me over the update edge but undefined general stability is not it.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2021, 10:09 AM  
For all those 110 shooters, KEH has a deal on Fuji Superia film
Posted By Painter
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Thanks for the link UncleVanya in the end they donít ship to Canada and I canít cross the border right now for reasons everyone knows.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-28-2021, 06:34 PM  
For all those 110 shooters, KEH has a deal on Fuji Superia film
Posted By Painter
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Just re-read your post I see the eBay reference now back for another go

Iíve been trying for 15 minutes but just canít find it on their site. Perhaps itís all gone.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-15-2021, 08:54 PM  
Astrotracer Type 1 or Tyoe 2 With Pentax K3 III
Posted By Painter
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
I like a mystery as much as the next but I gave up. Thanks though but in the absence of official info from Pentax I am comfortable with type 2 being half strength.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-15-2021, 07:24 PM  
Astrotracer Type 1 or Tyoe 2 With Pentax K3 III
Posted By Painter
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Based on some images I took I now am pretty sure your right about that. It looks like Type 2 is about half way between no tracking and type 1
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-15-2021, 07:37 AM  
ZX-5 body
Posted By Painter
Replies: 4
Views: 531
The price of picking up another one is low enough that even if could be repaired it wouldnít be cost effective. I would give it away to someone looking for parts and maybe sell the lens for a little or find it a good home.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-14-2021, 10:21 PM  
Astrotracer Type 1 or Tyoe 2 With Pentax K3 III
Posted By Painter
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Iíve been searching for any information on what the difference is between setting the astrotracer function on the K3 III with the OGPS-1 to Type one or Type 2 but canít find anything. Anyone know how the two behave?

Type 1
Tracks and captures celestial bodies in B mode using the Shake Reduction function.
Type 2
Tracks and captures celestial bodies with settings suitable for starscape photography in B mode using the Shake Reduction function.
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-28-2021, 12:39 PM  
K-01 new owner
Posted By Painter
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
It has a fantastic sensor maybe not at high ISO but I really like the images from the K-01 over the original K-3. I liked it so much I bought a second.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-27-2021, 08:04 PM  
Viewfinder light doesn't light
Posted By Painter
Replies: 38
Views: 1,900
They don't appear to light in AFC which makes some sense as once you have focus they track. Try AFS and see if they light then
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2021, 09:37 AM  
Pentax 43mm f1.9, is it worth it?
Posted By Painter
Replies: 51
Views: 3,259
Whenever I deciding what lenses to take somewhere the 43LTD is always a consideration. Especially on film. I love it on my MZ6 as a standard lens and on my APSc DSLRs as a portrait lens. I also have the 40mm XS from a K-01 purchase and itís very good but itís no 43LTD
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-24-2021, 08:29 PM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By Painter
Replies: 1,111
Views: 100,295
I took a lot more, very happy so far.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-02-2021, 12:24 PM  
Advantages of K-3 Mark III over the K-3 II
Posted By Painter
Replies: 75
Views: 5,222
Dropped multi exposure from 2000 down to 20
Appear to have removed interval movie record
Unable to use new outside focus points with DA15LTD and DA21LTD

Increased number of user modes from 3 to 5
Increased interval shooting number from 2000 to 9999
Face priority metering
Turn on and off viewfinder info display bellow the viewfinder view
Flash sync goes from 1/180 to 1/200. :)

Sorry if you got these already.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-02-2021, 08:14 AM  
K-3 III manual is available for download (no joke)
Posted By Painter
Replies: 33
Views: 3,617
I think you received a slightly negative tone in replies primarily because you started off with the comment that you hope the camera works better than the manual downloads. On to the manual now I suppose.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-02-2021, 08:06 AM  
Kai W's review of the Pentax K3iii
Posted By Painter
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Iím not sure he could have tried any less. Is he in a lock down due to COVID or just canít be bothered to take a single photo? Itís not even good enough to be controversial itís just a waste of time.
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