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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-10-2013, 02:05 PM  
Pentax Li-Ion batteries overview 2003-2013.
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 8
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The first photo simply shows the D-LI90 + D-BC90. I don't say it's for the K-30.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-09-2013, 05:10 AM  
Pentax Li-Ion batteries overview 2003-2013.
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685


Battery D-LI90 with matching charger.




K-50 (with DA 40 XS) and battery holder D-BH109. This holder is suitable for the Kr, K-30, K50 and K500.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-08-2013, 05:17 AM  
Pentax Li-Ion batteries overview 2003-2013.
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Thanks! I have added it to the list.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-07-2013, 04:09 AM  
Pentax Li-Ion batteries overview 2003-2013.
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Out of curiosity I made an inventory which batteries are used on Pentax camera's, to see if there are any patterns. The list below is derived from the manuals on the Ricoh Japan web site. The Optio camera's are not included (too many of them).

Pentax battery types.

Oct 2013 | K-3 | D-LI90, AA
Jun 2013 | K-50 | D-LI109, AA
Jun 2013 | K-500 | D-LI109, AA
Jun 2013 | Q-7 | D-LI68
Apr 2013 | Ricoh GR | DB-60, AAA
Jan 2013 | WG-3 | D-LI92
Jan 2013 | WG-10 | D-LI92
Jan 2013 | MX-1 | D-LI106
Sep 2012 | K-5 IIs | D-LI90, AA
Sep 2012 | K-5 II | D-LI90, AA
Sep 2012 | Q-10 | D-LI68
Aug 2012 | X-5 | AA
May 2012 | K-30 | D-LI109, AA
Feb 2012 | K-01 | D-LI90
Feb 2012 | Optio WG-2 | D-LI92
Jun 2011 | Q | D-LI68
Feb 2011 | Optio WG-1 | D-LI92
Nov 2010 | Ricoh GXR | DB-90
Sep 2010 | K-5 | D-LI90, AA
Sep 2010 | K-r | D-LI109, AA
Mar 2010 | 645D | D-LI90
Feb 2010 | X-90 | D-LI106
Sep 2009 | K-x | AA
May 2009 | K-7 | D-LI90, AA
Mar 2009 | X-70 | D-LI92
Sep 2008 | K-m (K2000) | AA
Jan 2008 | K20D | D-LI50
Jan 2008 | K200D | AA
Jun 2007 | K100D Super | CR-V3, AA
Jan 2006 | *ist DL2 | CR-V3, AA
Sep 2006 | K10D | D-LI50, AA
May 2006 | K110D | CR-V3, AA
May 2006 | K100D | CR-V3, AA
Jun 2005 | *ist DL | CR-V3, AA
Aug 2005 | *ist DS2 | CR-V3, AA
Aug 2004 | *ist DS | CR-V3, AA
Feb 2003 | *ist D | CR-V3, AA

Sources:
Operation Manuals Download : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING
Startseite - RICOH IMAGING DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
Digital Photography Review (Cameras | Camera timeline)

All batteries are of type Li-Ion. The standard CR-V3 battery is replaced by custom types in various configurations after 2007.

It seems Pentax is trying to re-cycle a battery type for as many camera's as possible. An interesting series is K7, K5, K-01, K5-II(s), K3, all using the D-LI90. Another example is the D-LI92 which is first applied in the X-70 (2009) and later re-used in the WG's.

A Pentax speciality is also that most camera's can adopt AA batteries, direct, with an optional battery holder, or with a battery grip. I think this is a strong point and well appreciated by many of us.

This list can be used as is, but if you have any supplementary info or know-how's you can post here too.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-04-2013, 01:19 PM  
Adobe is getting greedy!
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
It seems the Adobe fans are getting more aggressive each day, permanently confronted with attacks on their bastion.

Adobe is reducing it's price for Creative Cloud with 40%, so yes, they were too greedy and now trying to keep their customers on board. In the mean time they are recovering from a major hack:

Adobe security breach could compromise 38 million users | Security - InfoWorld
Customer security alert

Still want to join them?

Could it be that Pentax/Ricoh is smelling the demise of Adobe and therefore adding RAW-PEF for K3 after a long time being absent in their camera's?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-04-2013, 09:57 AM  
Do Pentax Cameras Come With an HDMI Out Cable?
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 7
Views: 2,577
The 'mini' connector is equivalent to C-type.
The K3 manual mentions D-type for HDMI, or 'micro' HDMI. It is smaller.
See also HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2013, 05:14 PM  
Looking for a "general" prime
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
I have both the DA 40 Ltd. and the DA 40 XS (the latter only one day), but the XS has three other disadvantages compared to the Ltd. not mentioned here.

Focusing manually goes very light, so you have little feeling on the ring. You almost need to take your fingers off the ring before pressing the shutter to prevent displacing it. However, the ring is very close to the body so it's easy to touch it accidently after all. A second minus is it's short throw of about 60 degrees which makes focusing manually a minute job. A third difference is that the XS has no Quick-Shift.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-30-2013, 06:50 AM  
K30 or K50
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 27
Views: 28,842
They are more or less the same. Get the K50.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-28-2013, 04:09 PM  
Question Suggestions for a new forum?
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 35
Views: 2,095
What about an alphabetic glossary with abbreviations, most useful for newbees.

SMC = Super Multi Coating
HD Coating - High definition coating
WR = Weather Resistant
AW = All weather
DOF = Depth of field
DR = Dynamic range
DPOF = Digital Print Order Format
DR = Dynamic Range
FF = Full Frame sensor type
EVF = Electronic viewfinder
OVF = Optical viewfinder
IQ = Image quality
LBA = Lens Buying Addiction
GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome
MILC = Mirrorless camera
MOS = Metal Oxyd Semiconductor
PF = Purple fringing
PP = Post processing
CA = Chromatic aberration(s)
RAW = The image negative from a digital camera.
...
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-28-2013, 03:16 PM  
New Nikon DF Full Frame
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 26
Views: 3,117
It's an old idea, but it comes as a surprise that Nikon picks this up. As an owner of the original FM2 myself I'm almost sure this camera will be a disappointment for the minimalists among us. I can't imagine they abandon auto-focus and the LCD screen, power it from AA batteries, an give it a full metal body. However, NikonRumors syas that it will have 'physical controls and excellent build quality' so, who knows.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-25-2013, 06:16 AM  
Library organization
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
You are saying in your introduction that Corel isn't your preferred software, but PaintShop Pro X5 (X6) has also an environment for organizing files and collections. It has a tab 'Manage' for that with several tools.
I have PSP myself, but I don't use Manage, so I can't tell you if it locks you into a specific PSP environment and if you can still organize and edit the same files independently in other applications without generating errors and warnings. A full version of PSP can be downloaded for free and tried for one month.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-24-2013, 08:34 AM  
Library organization
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
As a former software developer I have learned not to rely on any software or service (cloud) to organize or store data. Only then you can be sure your data is still accessible after 10..20 years. Re-organizing data that is stored in an out-dated format is too much work or even unfeasible.

So, I am using a completely different approach. Everything is organized only on file name, directory name and date. Only Windows Explorer is used for organizing the files. It is kept as simple as possible by design.

Short descriptions in the file- and directory names are used for searching in Windows Explorer, I don't use Exif tags for that.

Files that are post-processed are accompanied by a plain text-file with notes about the camera and the lens, how the photo was taken, the lighting, and the details how PP was done etc. With these notes it is possible to reproduce the complete workflow if needed (hopefully).

Files are stored and backed-up on external USB hard-disks including the directory structure. The original files on the SDHC cards are treated as digital negatives; they are not erased and the cards are stored separately. FWIW.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-23-2013, 12:44 PM  
What film to buy
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Several members in https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/159796-post-yo...ilm-shots.html are showing results from expired B&W films.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-23-2013, 12:40 PM  
What film to buy
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 13
Views: 832
I'm living in the Netherlands and I recently checked where to get B&W film (to test my refurbished Olympus Trip 35) and I was surprised how easy it is to find shops that have them. A local shop in my town has more than 10 different B&W films in stock, including all the Ilford films! They have color films too. I also found several online shops in Germany that sell films from Ilford, FujiFilm and Kodak (to check prices). I seems film is still alive and kicking so, as for the OP, it won't be too difficult to get it in Europe.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-22-2013, 02:49 PM  
Slide/negative holder suitable for DA35 Ltd?
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
I also did some experiments for copying B&W negatives in an improvised setup, using the DFA50 Macro, and I also found that the results are encouraging. I have never tried scanning so I cannot compare results. I'm planning to make a negative holder myself as an extension that can be clipped to the front of the hood that comes with the lens (PH-RBC).

Meanwhile, what I am asking myself is why so many people are scanning (https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/159796-post-yo...ilm-shots.html) when making copies with a camera is much faster and with good results.

One reason could be that if you are shooting film for fun, it's a bit silly to photograph the negatives with a digital camera in the end.

A disadvantage could also be that you are getting a file with properties that is a mix from two camera's: the original camera for creating the negative (slide), and also the camera for making the copy. So, if you are shooting film for artistic reasons, and you want to conserve the specific characteristics of the film, perhaps scanning is a better option because it is more neutral.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-16-2013, 11:35 AM  
What settings do people use for in-camera black and white?
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 13
Views: 4,611
Because the in-camera BW file is in the sRGB color space a toning filter effect can be undone afterwards in PP by converting the image to BW as if it was a color image (via Channel Mixer).
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-16-2013, 11:16 AM  
What settings do people use for in-camera black and white?
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 13
Views: 4,611
With in-camera BW I often use filter effect Contrast +1 and Sharpness +1, in the same way as for the default 'Bright' settings (color). The B&W file is saved in the sRGB color space, but R, G and B have the same values. So, in post-processing you can still change that and also access the RGB channels with the Channel Mixer.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-16-2013, 08:40 AM  
Raw+jpeg question K5/K5II
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Calm down scunning14. I offer my apologies and I promise to raise this issue never again, even if people are using "pp" (pico-pixels) or "np" nano-pixels.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-16-2013, 08:12 AM  
Raw+jpeg question K5/K5II
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
A rare 256 milli-bit card from SanDisk (0.256 bit).:lol:

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-16-2013, 06:26 AM  
Raw+jpeg question K5/K5II
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-16-2013, 06:17 AM  
Raw+jpeg question K5/K5II
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
16mp (milli pixels) is 0.016 pixels. So, your card is big enough, even if you are using a 16gb card (16 giga bit?), that is 2 GB. /sarc
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2013, 02:02 PM  
Pentax K-30
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 11
Views: 967
The K-30 is not discontinued.
You can check which camera's are discontinued on the Ricoh website:
Products | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax K-01 10-08-2013, 10:08 AM  
Marc Newson -- good enough for Leica
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 24
Views: 2,395
Marc Newson is not a bad designer at all, but he is too academic. I like the Italian designers much more, they have a more natural talent.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2013, 05:34 AM  
PENTAX K-3 is out
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 168
Views: 32,312
RAW DNG and PEF.
So, in the end they didn't abandon PEF. That's good.:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-04-2013, 01:45 PM  
Pentax to nikon lens adapter
Posted By Kobayashi.K
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Adam has already made a K-3 entry on the Forums index page.
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