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Forum: General Photography 5 Days Ago  
Photography Drones
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 17
Views: 581
The hardest part to flying a drone is remaining cognizant of the left/right controls flying the drone in reverse movement coming towards you opposed to them being standard flying away.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-08-2018, 08:15 AM  
Focus lock using remote ...?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Some of it has to do with your camera model. Some of them have an auto lock button and an ael button. I believe all of them can be set to auto lock in conjunction with the ael lock in the C menu. If yours has the AF back button then it makes it easier as it will auto lock when it is depressed and released whether you are using AFS or AFC. Another way to AF lock, re focus but not need to use a remote to reduce camera shake Is lock the focus then use the shutter delay setting in the drive mode.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-08-2018, 07:41 AM  
Focus lock using remote ...?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 9
Views: 343
If you don't want your remote half press to auto focus you will need to make sure it is set to off in the C menu.
Forum: General Photography 11-05-2018, 04:39 AM  
Photography Drones
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 17
Views: 581
As someone who owns a GoPro Karma drone, they are fun but it is getting increasingly difficult to fly them. First you have to register with the FAA then there are a lot of rules/restrictions as to where and who you need to contact to fly them in the area you want. If you want to fly commercially you need to take the courses and pass an FAA pilot exam. You cannot fly them over any federal parks and most state parks have the same restrictions. Best to start here Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-04-2018, 05:32 AM  
K-5 II memory card issue
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Agreed you should only format camera cards in the camera. Even then there can be times the cards mess up so a low level format may straighten out the problem. For this the SD Association has a software made for formatting the cards on a computer without damaging a partition the camera uses on the card....OK try this....

Download this software SD Memory Card Formatter - SD Association


Look for and run the low level format. Then try your card in the camera again and see if it errors.. If so then your cards are bad.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-05-2018, 08:37 AM  
External Battery Pack for AF-540 FGZ
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-03-2018, 05:12 AM  
Flash triggers for P-TTL and HSS
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Although Cactus is the first choice for Pentax and the best they were not the first trigger to allow HSS with Pentax Pttl. Due to the cost factor of Cactus and lack of often use I still get by using my Aokatec radio triggers I bought a couple of years ago that do HSS with my Pentax flash. However they do not do some of the main features of the Cactus such as grouping control and are a bit more of a challenge to set up they do work well. They were the first as far as I know that had a work around radio trigger that would allow HSS for Pentax.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-25-2018, 08:51 AM  
? re: printing services in USA
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Nations Photo Lab... Yes they have ICC profiles...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2018, 08:56 AM  
K3II failed under rain
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 34
Views: 2,039
Firstly, Where did you ever read anything from Pentax stating about their cameras being waterproof? Secondly even waterproof cameras and lens can be subject to condensation. Thirdly even with waterproofing there are varied degrees from splashing to depth levels of submersion.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-14-2017, 08:22 AM  
K3 won't trigger external flash?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Does the flash fire when the test button is depressed? if so then check your setting and you might try cleaning the contacts
Forum: General Photography 09-06-2017, 08:24 AM  
Heads Up: Wacom Photo Tablet Small improvements
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Thanks for the heads up... I've got the Pro small and glad I got it.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-01-2017, 07:24 AM  
low budget options for daylight, shallow DOF portrait with a flash
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 7
Views: 936
One can get that look using the flashes you have, a long telephoto lens and an inexpensive umbrella or soft box. Using a long telephoto lens will give you the desired blurred background. Taking an ambient light reading then dropping it will give you the subtle darkened background look, while using an off camera flash with an umbrella or soft box can give you the subjects lighting.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-30-2017, 05:58 AM  
Chesapeake Bay Kayak Fishing
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 557
That region.. Striped bass, Largemouth & Small mouth Bass, 3 varieties of catfish, white and yellow perch mainly. Some walleye mostly on the Susquehanna. If you go to Lewes, Rehobeth or Jersey shore depending on the time of year you can throw some salt water into the mix.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-28-2017, 10:44 AM  
Chesapeake Bay Kayak Fishing
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 557
I fish quite often down around there. I have had it out when sudden 30mph winds have come up and 2-3ft chop. Not my favorite but it will handle it and get me back safely.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-28-2017, 04:42 AM  
Chesapeake Bay Kayak Fishing
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 557
To answer a couple questions from another thread. The bay around Havre de Grace currently is more brackish on the fresh water side of things changing to fresh around the 95 fwy bridge turning into fresh. It has been this way for over 3 years now due to all of the rains. Prior to that you could stand on any of the banks in HDG and see crabs in numbers, not so much now. This is the set up I use to fish all of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-28-2017, 04:28 AM  
Has Pentax K1 overheating issue?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
I wouldn't mind answering any of your questions but I don't think it fair to others this thread gets hijacked from it's topic. So if you'd like I'll start one over in General Talk under Chesapeake Bay Kayak Fishing header.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-27-2017, 05:09 AM  
Has Pentax K1 overheating issue?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
I like it here, there is a lot of photography opportunity in and around the area. I haven't been doing as much photography as late, been kayak fishing more. The big time of the year for eagles at the Conowingo is in November but man it's gotten to be a zoo there now at that time so go early or you may not find a place to park on the weekend. It can be hit or miss as to whether there are a lot around. I suggest bringing a very long lens and a gimbal head on a good tripod.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-26-2017, 04:39 AM  
Has Pentax K1 overheating issue?
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-24-2017, 05:13 AM  
To Lightroom or Not To Lightroom, that is the question...
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
As a long long time user of PS and one who was not a proponent of using Lightroom, when I converted to the CC format when it first came out my thoughts were oh well light room is included I'll never use it because PS does so much more. As I've delved more into Lightroom and it's capabilities I use it a lot more than just for photo organizing and it has become my main software for the beginning and for some the end of all of my photo editing. I find It does beautifully what PS ACR can do in one program. I say this because there is no opening in Bridge, then ACR, then switching to PS. The beauty of the CC format is I can do my editing in lightroom, If I need or want to continue with what requires layering, with a couple clicks of a button while still in Lightroom open my photo in PS for any layered effects or using other software such as Topaz I wish to perform.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-05-2017, 04:21 AM  
High shutter speed help
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 10
Views: 799
You forgot another HSS compatible trigger that work with Pentax ... The Aokatec triggers. I have successfully been using those since before the others came out.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-02-2017, 06:06 AM  
High shutter speed help
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 10
Views: 799
It still will not do HSS with those triggers.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-11-2017, 08:03 AM  
Focal lengths and crops...
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Afaik another factor that comes into play outside of the focal length difference is the Nikkor 200-500 used on a dx camera has a narrower angle of view throughout its range @ 800-310' than the 150-450 Pentax 16.5-5 . That narrower angle will give the appearance of a subject being closer than that of the Pentax lens.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-06-2017, 05:08 AM  
New user back AF button question
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Are you focusing on the same subject? Once you press the AF2 button and take your finger off it the focus will lock but image stabilization should stay on. This allows you to recompose without losing focus on the subject/depth of field or change your exposure settings locking them using the Ael button. Slightly pressing the shutter button should release the focus lock. If your focusing on a different subject then pressing the AF2 should refocus if it is a different distance.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-29-2017, 07:08 AM  
K3 and K3ii - color on LCD different from raw file brought into Lightroom
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Basically you don't, the image on the thumbnail is showing the image using the cameras processing engine the best you can do is have the exposure correct as possible.. The Imported raw image lacks very little to no processing prior to importing into any raw imaging software. When imported the image you see is that software's initial engine processing then it is up to you to make the adjustments until you achieve the look you want.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 03-26-2017, 05:34 AM  
Shooting the Three Sisters near Canmore, Alberta
Posted By Oldbayrunner
Replies: 4
Views: 1,713
A photographer's ephemeris can help you.
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