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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 06:16 PM  
Pentax KP - Specifications
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 619
Views: 67,512
Nothing about the astro feature?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2017, 06:07 PM  
Pentax KP - Specifications
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 619
Views: 67,512
I suspect this is a K-3 replacement if not a successor. There are indications that the K-3II has been discontinued.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-18-2017, 10:54 AM  
Pentax DSLR sales Japan BCN 2017 Report
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 95
Views: 8,005
If Pentax's forthcoming KP is a high-end APS-C it might help with market share as I believe overall APS-C still has more sales than FF in the DSLR market.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-16-2017, 10:30 AM  
(k1 v k3) thoughts if you had to pick one.
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 68
Views: 4,620
It seems there is a lot of emphasis on the battery grip on this coming announcement. I wonder if it is similar to Fuji's Xt2 booster grip that adds more than a couple of additional batteries. Fuji as designed this to increase the FPS from 8 to 11 and provide for earphone jack (get rid of that ugly hump on the K3) and I am not sure what else.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-13-2017, 12:49 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 1,319
Views: 128,314
Seem Pentax is into odd numbers, K7, K5, K3 and the K1 is taken by the new full frame. So where do they go with the K3 replacement? I suspect the KP is the replacement for the K3 as they K3ll seems to be discontinued. Likely will be shown at the CP+ in February. Anyone know the specific date of that show?

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OK,got it. February 23rd.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-09-2016, 11:48 AM  
K-3 Low Light
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
I have shot several theatre shows, which have terrible lighting for photography, with a K3 and the DA* 50-135 f2.8. I use this wide open on aperture priority at IsO 1600 and have been very happy with the results. My images were selected by the show's producer over those of others using FF Sony and Canon equipment.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-09-2016, 11:38 AM  
K-1 + Yongnuo flashes + What trigger?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Ar3e you looking for PTTL or just triggering your flash off camera. My thought for off camera work with the Pentax system is to go manual and employ a flash meter and a pair of PocketWizard Plus X transceivers that sell for about $169 in the US.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-08-2016, 09:48 AM  
flash for k3
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
I think if buying a 3rd party flash, I would stick with a brand like Metz. Lots of choices ...but if looking for something inexpensive, you could consider something like this one: Metz mecablitz 36 AF-5 digital Flash for Pentax MZ 36357PS B&H
Forum: General Photography 09-03-2016, 09:50 AM  
live view....what am I missing?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 16
Views: 861
I used a right angle finder for years, (anyone want to buy it). However, as I get older (77 now) it becomes more difficult to contort my body to use the accessory. I am hoping that the K3II replacement has an articulating screen.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-23-2016, 10:04 AM  
Photo processing and storage
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
There are many advantages to the rental plan over the purchase version. Updates, for example, PS 6 doesn't get any, you have to wait for the next version. PS CC, on the other hand, gets updated regularly as soon as a new update is available. Also, you get both PS CC and Lightroom CC for $10 US a month.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-23-2016, 09:52 AM  
Macro Yea, I'm Bad
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 10
Views: 968
If you have either Lightroom or Photoshop, what would it look like if you applied a bit of the dehaze filter?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-17-2016, 12:07 PM  
Latest Pentax Rumors
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 598
Views: 45,723
I don't understand your comment about APSC lens line up. Pentax has the biggest APS lineup and some really outstanding lenses to boot. The could upgrade the coating and perhaps replace the SDM motors in some. Although, new SDM's seem to be trouble free.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-04-2016, 11:58 AM  
What to expect from Photokina 2016
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
I hope you are correct in this prediction. I have decided I can't afford to replace my DA* APS lenses with the equivalent full frame lenses, so staying with APS.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 08-01-2016, 08:00 AM  
Tripod head
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
No one has mentioned the Kirk ball head. They were the professional's choice before the RRS ball head became available. I have had mine forever and never a problem, will handle the 150-450 sized lenses with no creep.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-23-2016, 08:13 AM  
Should I get Lightroom 6?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Why not Lightroom CC. You get both Lightroom and Photoshop for US$10.00 a month and ongoing updates as they become available.
Forum: General Photography 07-22-2016, 03:17 PM  
Choices
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Image quality is not the issue. I am sure a Fuji mirror less can produce as good an image as most other APS cameras. The issue for me has always been the viewfinder. I have yet to see any EVF that can compete with a good optical viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-17-2016, 07:33 AM  
New lenses we can expect quite soon...
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 65
Views: 3,466
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I agree ...the 15-30 is a good focal range for landscape, but doesn't take filters. Filters are frequently used in landscape work so a good prime around 20mm and if a f1.8 would also offer some use in architectural work.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-10-2016, 05:49 PM  
Tripod advice.
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
I have two tripods, the main one is a Gitzo Mountaineer; not cheap but they don't come any better. I also have a very compact travel tripod when I am travelling light. However since replacing my aluminum Manfretto with the Gitzo, I haven't used the travel tripod much. Also consider a good ball head, I was with a local camera club outing and noticed many with cheaper heads were having problems with longer lenses particularly.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-31-2016, 06:42 AM  
Polar and ND grad filters 100mm, square
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 4
Views: 541
The problem with a square polarizer is that when using in combination with a ND grad, when you rotate the polarizer to where you want it the ND grad is not where you want it. Lee make a circular circular polarizer that can be turned independent of the other filters in the stack. Expensive but the best.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-25-2016, 08:07 AM  
Pentax-DA* 16-50 mm. Neverending problems.
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 31
Views: 2,340
I have had my 16-50 and 50-135 since they were first introduced. Never had any problem with the 16-50 but had to replace the SDM 2X on the 50-135.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-12-2016, 05:17 PM  
Some Old Guy K1 Questions?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 65
Views: 4,472
...but there is no substitute for that FF viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2015, 08:09 AM  
300mm is 460mm?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Isn't the multiplication factor actually 1.53 not just 1.5 ...that would make the 300 a 459.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-23-2015, 07:49 AM  
New APSC Pentax by early 2016, using Sony A7000 sensor?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 857
Views: 102,288
No question that FF is better than APS-C ...the issue here is cost. Not so much for the body but the lenses. For those of us who invested in top of the line APS-C lenses, there is a substantial investment and unless you have funds to make the transition to FF glass, your going to stay with APS-C; so hopefully they continue development of that format. Also, smaller lighter benefits, again more so for the glass than the bodies.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-22-2015, 01:23 PM  
New APSC Pentax by early 2016, using Sony A7000 sensor?
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 857
Views: 102,288
Your right, it's not the camera but the cost of replacing all those DA* lenses with new FF DA* lenses that is the killer for me.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-21-2015, 07:42 AM  
You should delay Windows 10 upgrade!!!!!
Posted By MikePerham
Replies: 53
Views: 5,299
I'm staying with Windows 7 Pro as long as I can.
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