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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-24-2017, 04:10 PM  
Pentax flash on Nikon body?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 12
Views: 669
I have some experience.... been using both of my fgz540 on nikons d3, d700 and d800 but.... on 'nikon camera it worked only in auto mode, not very useful as fgz 540 couldn't fire as low as I usually needed'- auto mode of fgz540 does't allow to go down below more or less half the power of the fgz540, why not use manual mode? Simply those flashgun didn't work when attached to hot shoe of the nikon camera in manual mode just didn't fire at all, had to use wireless triggers (cactus v4) to trigger afgz 540 in manual mode...., hence i got rid of the afgz540 and bought nissin flashes for nikon that works perfectly on both pentax and nikon bodies in manual and auto mode, it wasn't any problem until k1 arrived - pttl flash problems from my k5 was gone and i can use on k1 any dedicated flashgun in pttl mode but i don't have pentax flash guns anymore.. life sucks
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-16-2016, 04:20 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #115 (Portraits in Monochrome - March 2016)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 95
Views: 8,845
nr 9 no doubts
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 10:37 AM  
Full Frame: The Real Pros (and Cons?)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 312
Views: 20,476
normhead i am not physicist - but i can use my imagination without wasting - as i can see now - about 15 minuts of my time to create the examples, and get to the simple conclusion that competition betw. 70mm vs 105mm will always result in 105mm finest details despite that the angle of the optical whole is the same - that's because compacts are so inferior not because "less megapixels". The difference are almost insignificant in some cases especially in order to create images up to 5x7 or even A4 - the six pack for those of you who can determine where is actually the border line between usability apsc vs FF!!!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 09:49 AM  
Full Frame: The Real Pros (and Cons?)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 312
Views: 20,476
where they did mess up? i have used the same settings the same sharpening the same lens switched just to crop and ff mode..... nothing has been messed up!!! beside as i have stated before the smaller apperture hole the difference will vanish..... what aperture did they use? f8?

and did you notice famous pentax red colour rendering fine details....? its completely unacceptable.....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 09:33 AM  
Full Frame: The Real Pros (and Cons?)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 312
Views: 20,476
Guys this is simple physics its obvious that given the different focal lenght the longer one will always render better - here is simple example d700 and 70-200: 70mm apsc and about 105 on FF (i have adjusted to cover same area): no doubt for me who is the winner:





and normhead the exmples you've submitted aren't crops we are pixel pipping here besides given the size of the pictures you wouldn't tell the difference between my phone and my d800.... its pointless.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 08:57 AM  
Full Frame: The Real Pros (and Cons?)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 312
Views: 20,476
unfortunately i can only talk now as i don't have any apsc any more but i still remember shocking discovery when i had k5 and d700 at the same time, the difference was immense.. i thought at first that Pentax lenses are simply inferior to nikon but when i put nikkors on k5 it showed just an opposite..... maybe it was user error maybe the fact that k5 AF system was something.... lets use euphemism: far from what you get use to on the market..... and by the way the only thing that kept me with Pentax was the three FA Limited musketers and 24*..... i know they are on the top....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 08:28 AM  
Full Frame: The Real Pros (and Cons?)
Posted By filorp
Replies: 312
Views: 20,476
The real advantage over apsc - IMHO - and it is something that dragged me at first place to FF is much i mean clearly noticeable better image quality, acuity if you like, if you compare the same lenses and apertures. The difference diminish however as you decrease the aperture hole. Long story short with FF you don't have to have superb optics as much as you do with apsc. With cheap lens or with low apertures image will be always better with FF - it doesn't register so many optics flaws as the pixel density is just lower. For example: two lenses FA*24 on apsc and FA35 on FF - i bet..., despite the same angle, image quality will be much better with FA35 and FF and despite the fact that FA*24 is more expensive and better optical quality lens... however on aperture say f5.6 or f4 the difference might be not so obvious as this is the region where both lenses present best image quality (sharpness etc I am not talking about aesthetic depiction here).
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-18-2015, 06:54 AM  
Full Frame Setback
Posted By filorp
Replies: 42
Views: 5,645
Guys! FF topics ranges from ridiculous to plain insane.... lets not whip it up to death....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-07-2014, 04:06 PM  
What could be 'different' about Pentax FF?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 863
Views: 68,752
Someone can call me crazy but i think Pentax will have hybrid shake reduction - in body stabilization will give about 1.5-2 ev advantage and in lens will give another 2-3 ev: it will be according to pentax policy "where no one was before"
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-20-2014, 04:59 AM  
More full-frame smoke, but still no fire, this time from photographyblog
Posted By filorp
Replies: 845
Views: 64,050
the only sure things we can deduct from announcement on facebook and after seeing two FF lenses prototypes are:
- they work on FF Pentax camera project - physically, there are prototypes, as for camera prototype we can only speculate if there are any or if the pieces are still scattered on the floor or if there is couple of working devices currently under secret testing in area 51.... or the drawings are still in computer memory bank: hasn't been even printed yet.....
- the Pentax stuff, workmen's, development and marketing specialists are fully aware of upcoming FF
- there will be Pentax FF presented - it doesn't imply nota bene if it'll reach the market at all
- there is thousands of people waiting to put a hand on digital Pentax FF camera.... just for entertaining reason - while the number of professional photographers is limited (i'v made a switch two years ago and don't love my current gear as i loved Pentax, its just the tools nothing less nothing more)
- there will be biggest stir in history of Pentax community EVER!!!, ones FF will be released - street riots, colorfull parades, people throwing other brand photographic equipment through the window etc.
this is how i see it.....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-18-2014, 02:52 PM  
Poll: Photokina 2014 - FF
Posted By filorp
Replies: 797
Views: 79,323
sigma 150-600
fujifilm lenses !!!!!!! and xt1
samsung nx1 and 50-150/2.8
canon 7dII and lenses 400, 24-105 and something else....
olympus 40-150/2.8....
zeiss 50&35f2


pentax wgm1, 16-85 prototype....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-18-2014, 06:24 AM  
Photokina 2014: Ricoh confirm full frame camera is coming in 2015
Posted By filorp
Replies: 671
Views: 87,915
if they let the news to be spread we can be sure that next official announcement will be Pentax FF, deducting from FF lens development stage I would say... its going to happend in half year.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2014, 11:21 AM  
Photokina 2014: Ricoh confirm full frame camera is coming in 2015
Posted By filorp
Replies: 671
Views: 87,915
You guys wasting your time talking - there is couple of fa*80-200 on ebuy yet..... 1100 - 1300$ each... if you'll no hurry I buy all of it and once FF comes out i'll sell it for 2000 (at least)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-14-2013, 11:42 AM  
The new DA* Zoom this year?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Sorry for my bad english, im no native speaker ;)[/quote]


as at least 30% of us...

You cannot go wrong with FA Limiteds - its the best Pentax ever had and has.....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-15-2013, 12:33 PM  
why is a full frame Pentax such a holy grail?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 427
Views: 43,358
Nobody said they are wrong.... It just doesn't take into account other factors. I have had both cameras side by side and if i had to take the picture inside dim church the choice is very simple.... I can't be bothered to check what's the difference betw snr=18% and snr=1.0.... have no idea....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-15-2013, 12:00 PM  
why is a full frame Pentax such a holy grail?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 427
Views: 43,358
According to some other researches (falc lumo could elaborate more) with snr=0.1 the difference betw d700 and k5 is in the range 2-2.5x more dynamic for d700, if you don't take into acc snr, the dynamics of those cameras roughly equals. You know what happens to the image if you apply noise reduction.... ? The more reduction the more reduction in image quality....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-15-2013, 11:46 AM  
why is a full frame Pentax such a holy grail?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 427
Views: 43,358
Yes you're right - there is no way if you take in the account only numbers denoting whole dynamic range, without taking into account the noise. But as such there is no way to convince me to rely on something like this in regards to choosing the camera.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-15-2013, 07:09 AM  
why is a full frame Pentax such a holy grail?
Posted By filorp
Replies: 427
Views: 43,358
Yes Rondec you could, very easily unfortunately - compared to d700 everything above iso1600 looks like taken from cheap compact camera, and there is no colours any more nor dynamic range at k5....
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-25-2013, 02:42 AM  
How to push the Pentax Full-Frame Idea and get that FF out faster...
Posted By filorp
Replies: 1,493
Views: 157,340
Guys, in almost the same situation Nikon was prior to release of D3. However they already had excellent APS-C gear aimed to journalists (paparazzi sport journalists etc) accompanied by dying Analog cameras and lenses. I remember my awakening when i took F100 and haw amazed i was with AF of this camera compared to my K10D. It was over 10 years old camera but AF seamed to be 10 years ahead of Pentax. I believe Pentax will not release a dude in neither respect. Its simple: give competitive product and market will sort out the rest.... The only thing that stop Pentax from release FF camera is the lack of technical advancement regarding AF and obsolete pTTL... and i am sure they know that.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-27-2013, 07:49 AM  
printer profiles gone magenta
Posted By filorp
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
its the same bug that causes printing one page even then you have chosen from the print menu section of ps, 2, 3 or more pages to be printed. Press print second time and it will be printed chosen number of copy... its definitely a photoshops or other soft bug!!!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-24-2013, 05:07 AM  
printer profiles gone magenta
Posted By filorp
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
yeah i know, the problem is that color munki creates profiles in *.icm rather than *.icc, Epson soft doesn't see icm's at all.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-24-2013, 04:34 AM  
printer profiles gone magenta
Posted By filorp
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Its not completely wrong!!! One can not do it with software that comes with P50 i can do it with 1500w however with 1500w i am limited to Epson profiles, can't use my own profiles from color munki. Each printer has more or less extended color management it doesnt matter anyway as the mainstream color management scholars say: set printer color management to NO set the color management of your developing software to YES.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-23-2013, 06:28 AM  
printer profiles gone magenta
Posted By filorp
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
i have exactly the same problem..... I have two printers: P50 and 1500w, it started when i got stupid idea to upgrade the software for 1500w - everything went wrong i lost half day to revive printer to working state on my windows vista 64bit.... after succes i have noticed that every first picture i print has magenta tint, the subsequent pictures are fine, when i switc h to print from other printer it happens for this printer too - first picture: magenta, subsequent: fine... i think its the problem related to the software rather than hardware. The only solution i have right now is: don't print first picture after switching the printers in photoshop color management, press print with print prewiew and cancel it, next press print again and allow print the page this time. Its as if the colour management of my CS5 doesn't recognizes the printers at first time...
useful explanation: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=10377.0;wap2
by the way: magenta caste is a symptom of double profiling!!!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-07-2013, 05:16 AM  
Pentax Confirms Full-Frame Plans at CP+ Inteview
Posted By filorp
Replies: 810
Views: 102,616
for instance it is very fickle when you try "panning" i found nikons sr much much better in this regard (like day and night)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-03-2013, 03:44 AM  
Pentax Confirms Full-Frame Plans at CP+ Inteview
Posted By filorp
Replies: 810
Views: 102,616
You will not be able to refrain from putting FA31 on FF Pentax body... be realistic, i switched two years ago but i am realistic... i know there is something addictive in Pentax - call it real love.... :D
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