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Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-11-2014, 11:52 AM  
Blah Skin Tones on K-50
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 26
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hhmm.. with my nikon and canon cameras.. so far.. I have no issues or do not see those blue/purple cast you are talking about.. could it be that when you use the fong lumisphere..and you use a Pentax cam/jpeg.. then.. that would be apparent? remember my K-50 on "bright" picture mode/setting.. the skin tones are "blah" (without the Fong diffuser yet ) .. hence I am still doing the experimenting.. :-)
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-02-2014, 08:24 PM  
Blah Skin Tones on K-50
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 26
Views: 5,147
so far.. I have tried the natural + hue+1 .. seems top have improved the look ..on natural 10am bright light.. and I have also tried +2 on hue for natural.. I will try the portrait tomorrow too..

thanks all for the suggestions.. and no.. I do not shoot RAW for family parties.. (the photos I gave as samples were from family parties.. point and shoot types) :-) I really think I am just spoiled with how th ejpegs of my canon and nikon cams look like.. everyone looks good :-) no adjustments :-)

I have also ordered a Vibvitar for pentax flash.. that tilts and swivels from adorama.. I hope that will improve some lighting too.. the pentax I gave, on board flash was used.... so maybe if i have pentax flash with diffused light (Gary Fong "bulb"/diffuser )... it may improve colors and over all look/color tones..
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-29-2014, 10:51 AM  
Blah Skin Tones on K-50
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 26
Views: 5,147
take note of the woman's skin tone.. for the guy.. he has a similar skin tone (although you can still see the yellowish undertone as well but not as pronounced compared to the woman) .. same red shirt ..although on pentax the red shirt is more saturated.. sorry I am trying to find a picture of the same subject with my NIkon D90..but I can't seem to find one.. and I hope this does not become a D800 vs a K-50 issue..


Nikon D800
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-29-2014, 09:35 AM  
Blah Skin Tones on K-50
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 26
Views: 5,147
I am new Pentax K-50 owner..just received it a few days ago..
I think I am used to the skin tone/portrait look of canon and nikon cameras/dslrs ..I usually have the image color to "vivid" .. on pentax there is bright, portrait and other settings..
my question is (of course I can just experiment until I get the similar look/color of the skin tones on my nikon and canon cams..) what would be a suggested settings on "P" mode" for the custom image "color" pre-set will come close to the "vivid" colors of canon and nikon?

the reason I am asking this, is I used the k-50 at a party (the red color of the cam was a hit! they loved it! :-) a beautiful camera indeed) :.. and I had the custom image to "bright" (i think that is the default setting) .>
this was outside 3pm to 5pm California afternoon sun ..a few days ago.. the people in the photos had the yellow undertone color and the women's make up..had that pasty look (in person the make up looked fine) .. unlike in my canon and nikon cams (on P and vivid) when i used them before on similar setting.. everyone had that pinkish healthy look.. hhmmm? what was I doing wrong?

p.s. I love my Pentax K-50..
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-23-2014, 10:13 AM  
K-50 or K5-2? pro's and con's?
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 19
Views: 32,488
IF the K-5 IIs came in different colors.. I might have bought it :-) at least for pentax..I was looking for a fun camera..but I know pentax can deliver the goods as well :-).. so in short I bought a K-50 instead.. in my mind whatever differences or if the K-5 IIs is "better" than the K-50 it would not matter for my needs.. the K-50 is it :-)
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-19-2014, 07:42 PM  
K-50 at Target
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,094
i wish they had the red one in my area.. they have the white one about 6 miles from me..
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-19-2014, 06:52 PM  
got my k50 (im in love ha ha )
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
i want to have a RED K-50 too.. waiting for the bundle price at adorama to go down..
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-13-2014, 12:51 PM  
Pentax Q10 red $169
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
mine arrived yesterday.. and I have been playing with it and learning more about it watching youtube reviews.. i ordered the lens shield and the wide angle lens ...from ebay as companion lenses for this tiny little cam.. great image quality (bright sunlight/outdoors) what kind of remote control can I use with this one?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 07-12-2014, 10:53 PM  
new to Pentax Q10
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 3
Views: 562
yes .. I just want whatever is the smallest available in the market.. if it flips up and swivels.. the better :-)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 07-12-2014, 05:09 PM  
new to Pentax Q10
Posted By johnparas11
Replies: 3
Views: 562
I just received my Q10 today! I am loving it :-) red color with black 'leather"..


1.what is the remote that I can use with it? for group shots that will include me :-)
2. what is the smallest available flash (pentax brand or after market) that I can use and will be compatible with the Q10??

thank you all :-)
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