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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-11-2017, 07:48 PM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
I could not even get it to work with the X1C.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-05-2017, 11:25 AM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
:D LOL you are NOT ALONE. About six months ago I bought the V6II after I saw a YouTube video by a photographer who got Profoto B1's to do HSS with the Pentax. His 'trick' was to select the Nikon flash on the Cactus as the flash unit. I was so damn excited, but alas it didn't work on the Godox line of strobes. So I returned it. I'm just so happy that I now have HSS with the strobes I find work so well for me.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-02-2017, 05:09 PM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
Ah great minds think alike....yes I tried the XT16 both with and without corresponding USB 2.4ghz receivers and no go for HSS. Not sure why either. FYI the XT16 WILL control the AD200 and the AD600. But not for HSS with Pentax. But nonetheless I'm just thrilled to be able to have HSS that has no banding with strobes I've switched to for my other work. I found that Priolite has linked to my early review of their MBX1000 Hotsync. I don't have the heart to tell them I'm selling those units.....LOL
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-30-2017, 08:58 PM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
Yes of course if manufacturers collaborated it would be great. The reality is Pentax is a VERY SMALL part of the camera market and it makes little business sense for Godox to develop for Pentax. But with companies like Cactus producing products which integrate triggers/flashes we are all in luck. As I explain in my article that ability with Pentax cameras and the Godox strobe eco system is NOW, so that's a great thing in my view. ALL options for Godox are NOW open to us.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-26-2017, 08:02 PM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
1/1600th f4.5 ISO 100
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-26-2017, 08:00 PM  
645z and High Speed Sync?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 61
Views: 8,874
Well after long last I am able to use HSS with the 645Z and NOT with my Priolites!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-26-2016, 10:29 AM  
Adorama R2 transmitter for Pentax
Posted By pursang
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Does anyone know if the upcoming R2 transmitter will allow HSS with the Pentax line of cameras?
Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter for Pentax FP-RR-R2-T-PN
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-27-2016, 11:12 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11,974
Views: 1,950,804
LOL all but one are combat vets, nice guys
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-27-2016, 01:08 AM  
Lightroom tethering
Posted By pursang
Replies: 1
Views: 775
I was very happy to hear and try the new Ricoh plug in for Lightroom tethering. I'm disappointed that the plug in does not give one an option of writing to the internal cards in addition to a computer. Ricoh if you read this thread please include that option in future releases. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-27-2016, 01:06 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11,974
Views: 1,950,804
I was commissioned to photograph the staff at Highbridge Arms in San Francisco on the second to last day of operation. I used the 645Z and two studio strobes to create the portraits.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-11-2015, 11:59 PM  
Becoming a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Don't let it dissuade you. If you want to go pro, go for it!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-08-2015, 10:57 PM  
Becoming a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Shooting EXCELLENT work consistently is just the price of entry. After that it's all that you've sighted in your post. Thank you.
Forum: General Photography 04-29-2015, 11:19 AM  
Your website
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
Really like looking through everyone's work! Thanks too for clueing me into links in your signatures.
Forum: General Photography 04-28-2015, 12:53 PM  
Your website
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
Thanks you guys! I'm going to check out your work!
Forum: General Photography 04-28-2015, 03:36 AM  
Your website
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
I'm happy to hear that. I guess my frustration is it seems very few of those who have web links to their images make it easy to access. As an example photolady95, your weblink is not in your profile. There are many times I want to see what a user shoots. It appears very very few people link their sites to their profiles here.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-28-2015, 03:25 AM  
6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
I have photographed all of my life, first in film/developing/taking and then had a long lay off to work in the corporate world for over 30 years. Finance, game development, energy, retail, law enforcement and a few more. Picked up photography in the early digital age to take shots of my kids. Began to 'moonlight' shooting theatrical performances to pay for gear. Got laid off and made the decision to 'man up' and pursue a photographic career full time. Been doing it now for five years, no spouse with a day job and benefits, no safety net. I will say that you commented about starting off just out of high school. Some of my pro friends did that. But there is an advantage to started off 'old' with tons of biz experience behind you. What most people struggle with is the small business side of photography. After all it's really just a small business. Most have no idea how to do business development or how to network in business when you're on the 'outside' which is very different than networking inside a company. Some of the same skills translate. Yes there's no direct deposit, PTO, sick days, etc. It's certainly not all milk and honey, but instead of having to deal with one really horrible boss every day if there is a client that I'm not particularly enamored with I only deal with them occasionally. And if I tire of them I simply look over my book of business, decide if the income they provide is material and make a decision. When they call for sessions I always seem to be booke... This should never be a habit but my view is if I want to buy 'stuff' and make 'money' I'd stick to the corporate world.

It's not easy, but I believe if you really want to try something at some point in your life you should. Most folks 'talk' about wanting to be their own boss, yet few do it or succeed at doing so. I will say that I love my job and it helps immensely to love what I do and the clients I work with. There's more opportunity than you know in photography. The cost of entry is: it's expected that you shoot great to excellent, your creative skills are excellent, you know how to light for the mood wanted, you are consistent, your fees present a good value, not cheap a good value. You're easy to work with. I imagine it's difficult to survive in the Family portrait space simply because your client base may only repeat once a year on average. A great wedding shooter makes a very good living provided their skills are excellent and i'm not just referring to their shots. In the commercial space where I live clients depend upon the imagery to sell/promote their products or services, so recurring business is built into that model. But be aware that you're only as good as your last session.

There are so many more elements in the pro world than just the shot. It's all about if you can run a small business successfully. I admire the work of many non pros, but it does not mean they would do well in the pro world just because of the other things involved. But I don't believe starting at any specific age makes much of a difference. Do I wish I'd started younger making a living at this? Nope because of the biz experience I was able to amass.
Forum: General Photography 04-28-2015, 02:58 AM  
Your website
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 1,734
I'm interested in knowing how many of you maintain public websites or submit to places like Flickr, 500px, etc. where other members can view your work. And do you provide links to those sites in your profiles? If not, why not? Thanks
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-28-2015, 01:26 AM  
Becoming a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Thank you. My intent writing the article is to paint a realistic picture of what my work world is like. Not everyone has the same circumstances, but talking to most working pros we sometimes discuss gear but almost always speak about our common situations, frustrations and how we resolve them. I suggest you read Greg Heisler's book "50 Portraits" Not only are his stories funny and real but how he has approached jobs is invaluable.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-27-2015, 12:36 PM  
Experience with Pentax Image Transmitter 2?
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 3,296
On a PC it take 2-3 seconds as well and I don't believe it is the IT2 software. If you watch your camera without any tethering you'll notice that it takes about that same amount of time to view a just shot image on the LCD screen. I believe it's a function of how the camera is processing the shot, not IT2.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-26-2015, 10:03 PM  
Discuss the work of a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 26
Views: 4,998
gokenin,
Yours is perhaps the most poignant response I've read here. And for anyone who doesn't believe 'who you know' is part of advancing yourself in any profession you may be in denial. Part of being a pro is putting oneself out there, networking with others who can offer opportunities for work. I'm often shocked at how naive we all can be when it comes to our work and how one person's work may advance over another's. And yes I seldom see people putting their work out there. It's too much of a risk. Look through any forum about any subject and you'll see a huge percentage of people who can go back an forth over facts and figures. But showing one's work, having anyone sharp shoot what you've created? Heaven forbid. I seldom give a second thought to any poster whose opinion is not backed up by a body of work. Sure they may very well be technically brilliant with empirical facts, but it doesn't mean a thing if what someone knows can't be put into practice for a REAL SHOT, not those test shots which seem to overflow all forums. So many of us avoid forums, but a few of us have decided to give them a try again, to HELP people. But it's certainly not a pro's job to 'teach' it's something we do as a courtesy to others. But when it becomes more about cutting down someone or showing how much you KNOW well then it's just so easy to NOT offer help and go back to creating art/concepts. Rant over.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-26-2015, 01:07 PM  
My Review of the Godox AD360
Posted By pursang
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Thanks for your experience with the Cactus v6 as I had considered trying one, but based upon your experience I'll hold off. As much as I'd love to figure out how to achieve HSS with the Z simply because I LOVE the feel of MF, I'll have to stick with the Canon or Fuji for now. I too am waiting for some modern LS lenses. Right now my best bet for outdoor ambient knock down is to use my Rovelite 600 with a variable ND filter. But it doesn't resolve high movement like dance in high ambient conditions. I need to take my own advice and use the right tool for the right job, so the Z remains in studio...for now.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-26-2015, 09:26 AM  
My Review of the Godox AD360
Posted By pursang
Replies: 4
Views: 2,210
Although I continue in an attempt to find a way to allow the 645Z to perform HSS with any of the 360s, the AD360 is a remarkable strobe for ultra portable use. You can find my article here.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-26-2015, 09:18 AM  
Using an Einstein Strobe in a Follow Spot
Posted By pursang
Replies: 1
Views: 714
I've written a short article about how to convert a Leko theatrical follow spot into accepting an Einstein strobe. You can view it here.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-26-2015, 09:14 AM  
Becoming a Professional Photographer
Posted By pursang
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
I've written a short article about pro shooting..
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-19-2015, 10:31 PM  
Report on Wireless setup on 645Z
Posted By pursang
Replies: 10
Views: 2,326
Has anyone tried a 645Z HSS with the new Adorama Rovelight which does HSS?
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