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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-20-2014, 03:24 AM  
need studio set-up for Saturday for a "detective story" dinner
Posted By twophase
Replies: 6
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Thank you very much for your advice! Iīll see if I can borrow a flash from a friend. But actually it is a good idea to get one since I have a feeling that more "detective story" dinner parties will follow ;)

Edit:



That is a very good point - I will certainly try the bounce card too, thank you :)
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-19-2014, 05:13 AM  
need studio set-up for Saturday for a "detective story" dinner
Posted By twophase
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Thanks, "Moosgummi" by Crea-Soft helps a lot!

Will do :)

I am curious about how the photos will turn out. Iīll post a couple of them here.:)
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-19-2014, 03:46 AM  
need studio set-up for Saturday for a "detective story" dinner
Posted By twophase
Replies: 6
Views: 967
thank you very much :) can you perhaps estimate if the light of the flash will be enough for group shots?
I will go to DIY store today after the work and look for black foamie thing ))

I was in NZ in August :) So beautiful! And in Wellington I was several times in a row in Embassy Theatre - such a cool cinema! I miss it. I wish I could be there for the third Hobbit movie premiere!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-19-2014, 02:27 AM  
need studio set-up for Saturday for a "detective story" dinner
Posted By twophase
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Hello everyone,

On Saturday I have 8 friends coming over for a "detective story" dinner, so everyone will be in a costume. I would not want to miss that opportunity to take many photos including group and portraits shots :)

Since I have no experience whatsoever regarding studio photography I would appreciate your suggestions regarding what kind of gear I need exactly for sufficient lighting. Amazon links would be great. I am afraid for Adorama or B&H orders it is too late (I live in Germany). My budget lies somwhere around 300 EUR.

What I have:
Pentax K3, a camera tripod and Metz Mecablitz 58 AF2.

Thank you very much!!!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2014, 02:15 AM  
Three rumors of new Ricoh Pentax products in CP+ 2014
Posted By twophase
Replies: 517
Views: 96,616
physical chemistry.. a lot of physics and very little chemistry ;)

believe me, niether do I, but my dear ones are looking for a present for me when my thesis is ready... in 2 months I hope :confused:...

And I do hope I will get more lucky than one of the cases on PhD comics.. ( PHD Comics: Are you ready?)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2014, 01:53 AM  
Three rumors of new Ricoh Pentax products in CP+ 2014
Posted By twophase
Replies: 517
Views: 96,616
Iīm afraid Iīm too impatient ;) :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2014, 01:51 AM  
Three rumors of new Ricoh Pentax products in CP+ 2014
Posted By twophase
Replies: 517
Views: 96,616
LOL :) Yeah!!!! that would be really really nice :):)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-29-2014, 03:36 AM  
Three rumors of new Ricoh Pentax products in CP+ 2014
Posted By twophase
Replies: 517
Views: 96,616
having most horrible day of my PhD thesis.... come on Ricoh, bring some sunshine with something new and fancy!!!!!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-16-2013, 01:31 PM  
cp+
Posted By twophase
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
yes.. perhaps heīs itching to say something very nice, who knows :);)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-16-2013, 01:20 PM  
cp+
Posted By twophase
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
just found this
------------------
asahi man
Regular Member • Posts: 351

Re: What will the Sony A7 Full Frame do to the K-3
In reply to Anastigmat, 6 hours ago

Anastigmat wrote:
Full frame and only $400 more than the K-3. Sony shatters the lie that a full frame body must be a behemoth.



For 400$ i will get a new flash,there is no optical finder,low frame rate,if flash system like NEX 7,than lower compare to K-3,AF prediction should be faster in K-3,cause of the AF Type and module,body to small to handle 300+converter or 560mm,same with other bigs comming up next (CP+)...
I see only a little bit bigger sensor,thats all.
Donīt need
And try the resolution between NIKON D7100 and D 600....not a big deal...
With K-3 i get the better camera,better flashsystem,better finder and better lenssystem.
More @ CP+

--------------------

from

Re: What will the Sony A7 Full Frame do to the K-3: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-16-2013, 12:49 PM  
The A7r hate thread
Posted By twophase
Replies: 131
Views: 8,610
not exactly a point to help you hating, but very encouraging post from asahi man on dpreview ( Re: What will the Sony A7 Full Frame do to the K-3: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review ):
Anastigmat wrote:
Full frame and only $400 more than the K-3. Sony shatters the lie that a full frame body must be a behemoth.



Asahi man:
For 400$ i will get a new flash,there is no optical finder,low frame rate,if flash system like NEX 7,than lower compare to K-3,AF prediction should be faster in K-3,cause of the AF Type and module,body to small to handle 300+converter or 560mm,same with other bigs comming up next (CP+)...
I see only a little bit bigger sensor,thats all.
Donīt need :D
And try the resolution between NIKON D7100 and D 600....not a big deal...
With K-3 i get the better camera,better flashsystem,better finder and better lenssystem.
More @ CP+ ;)

Iīm looking forward CP+ already! Hope his hints are sincere - I wish Pentax to be successful.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-15-2013, 03:23 AM  
After that April Fool's joke...
Posted By twophase
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
wishful thinking - turns out to be true:D
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-15-2013, 01:11 AM  
Where is Photography Positioned...
Posted By twophase
Replies: 23
Views: 2,268
Apart from finincial aspect, photography is somewhere in between piano play, drawing and running. All my hobbies complement each other very well. Running doesnīt require almost any investment. As long as I have a digital piano photography will always occupy the first place though in terms of $$ or in my case €€ ;)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-14-2013, 11:40 PM  
an overdue hello :)
Posted By twophase
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Hello everyone!

Just realised that I never actually said a proper "hello" since my registration here:o
I enjoy this forum very much! So much information, so many interesting people and their superb achievements!
Its always exciting to follow forum threads, especially the ones with rumors in them :lol:

My first ever camera was a point-and-shoot by Konica Minolta. I did a lot of snap shots with it, but after a while I wasnt happy about the lack of pretty any setting one could do by oneself and most importantly IQ. Then I saw an article in a photo magazine about Pentax K100D Super and was interested. I bought it finally. It took me some time to learn and I am still learning. At some point I wanted better AF, IQ and also a wider ISO range (though IMO it is much more fun to use MF, but because of its speed AF just comes in handy in some situations). Lucky for me K5 was there for a while already. I couldnīt decide between K5 and K5II - so I spent a lot of time here on pentaxforums :DAfter 8 months or so K5 started to develop AF issues, so I had to send it back. After that I almost bought K5II. But with rumors gaining strength I decided to wait just a bit more. Currently I am waiting for the moment when I can hold K3 in my hands:rolleyes: Hope, it wont take too long.
For me photographs have always been the most precious thing I could take home from my journey. The fun thing about photography for me is that the learning and evolving process is an ongoing one, every time there is something new to achieve.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-12-2013, 05:12 AM  
Pentax Cameras Sale on a german website
Posted By twophase
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
thats very interesting. Iīll have a look at some online shops there
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-12-2013, 05:05 AM  
Pentax Cameras Sale on a german website
Posted By twophase
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
yes, thats true, but I am registered on the german version of this ;) anyways, its always tempting to buy stuff there *ggg*
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-12-2013, 05:03 AM  
Pentax Cameras Sale on a german website
Posted By twophase
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
sorry, my bad
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-12-2013, 12:09 AM  
Pentax Cameras Sale on a german website
Posted By twophase
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Hello :)

There is a sale on

https://secure.de.vente-privee.com/vp4/Login/Portal_DE.aspx

a german web site..

e.g. Pentax K5II with 18-55mm for 749 EUR or Optio WG3 GPS for 249 EUR.

One has to register on the web site though.

Just thought perhaps someone could find it a nice deal :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-11-2013, 05:53 AM  
Sorry Pentax it is not enough....
Posted By twophase
Replies: 40
Views: 5,113
beautiful photo!!!!
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-08-2013, 10:39 AM  
ripped off again
Posted By twophase
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
well, without VAT it would be 1440 USD still.
This unfortunately delays my purchase. With X-Mas yet to come I donīt see the price to drop so soon.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-08-2013, 08:52 AM  
ripped off again
Posted By twophase
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Well, in Germany they just changed currency symbol - I was afraid of that (( The price for body only is 1299 EUR. Just the same story as in GB or in Slovenia...
To make things worse: the few retailers donīt offer a kit with 18-135 WR , just with 18-55mm.
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-08-2013, 08:36 AM  
Who will pre-order their K3
Posted By twophase
Replies: 80
Views: 6,810
thank you :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-08-2013, 02:20 AM  
Who will pre-order their K3
Posted By twophase
Replies: 80
Views: 6,810
ohhh, thereīs no Pentax K 3 on amazon.de :( and nowhere around my town either...
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-17-2013, 07:06 AM  
K-5 IIs focus consistency vs K-5
Posted By twophase
Replies: 64
Views: 15,026
Iīm glad to hear you are having so much fun with your camera and superb AF!

hearing you itīs obvious what to do next: press "buy"-button :D (it will be K5II with 18-135WR for me :rolleyes: )
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-17-2013, 12:54 AM  
K-5 IIs focus consistency vs K-5
Posted By twophase
Replies: 64
Views: 15,026
this is very interesting! My K5 also developed strange behaviour concerning auto focus. First I thought this might be fault of my lens, but no, it is auto focus.

Since I bought my K5 at amazon they offered me two choices:
1. I send DSLR to Pentax Services so they repair it
2. amazon takes DSLR back and reimburses the amount paid

I guess Iīll go with number 2, now more than ever encouraged by stormtechīs experiences.

But then again, should I go with K5II/K5IIs or should I wait till September-October and see if thereīll be new announcements.. I donīt know
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