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Forum: Photography Articles 07-21-2013, 04:06 PM  
How to install the PPL Upgrade when you don't have the orginal disk or PPL installed
Posted By Heliotrope
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Macintosh > Show Package Contents > Decompress Archive.pax.gz > Drag app to Applications
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-08-2013, 05:09 PM  
Pentax/Ricoh: De-cripple the K-mount! PETITION
Posted By Heliotrope
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I am positive for this.

Pentax would be opening up the digital realm even more with wonderful older lenses, bringing new generations world-reknowned high-quality optics at excellent values, values that will carry over into their customer base maintaining a Pentax/K system. There's no drastic economic reason why this could not be, as they do not any longer retail the K-M lenses, this meager addition would increase the absolute value of their bodies and re-affirm the forward-thinking dedication to making sincere photographic systems.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-14-2012, 03:26 PM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
I shot analog SLR, I needed a digital SLR.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-14-2012, 02:22 PM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
I love it! Great stuff bdparker!

I've noticed that Pentax saturation has a red gravity to it, AdobeRGB calms that down some and overall feels better to me. Colorspace applies only to JPEG output. Gary Fong doesn't show any examples, related videos do. sRGB has 897K colors, Adobe RGB has 1.3M.

Noise Reduction also only applies to JPEG output. My K200 only has a clean and clear ISO output up to 800.

Focus mode is Continuous and useful to me if I or the subject is moving and just as useful when static. Although one may not like the constant fishing sound in Continuous.

Instant Review for me has to take a backseat, I felt my shooting time from a full charge increased significantly when off, especially when I'm in the viewfinder. If it's casual, I check often. If it's less than casual or a job, I have to check more often, every other shot or so; the point is that when I check once and the lighting or scene hasn't changed dramatically and I'm focusing on a few more shots, not much has realistically changed. Point there, take a shot, check, take a few more; but if I move, and everything is new, I will naturally check again. My Instant Review being off is conservative by any means, and certainly preferential, if I had a rechargeable-lithium-capable body I think I'd let it default for at least a 1 second preview for reference and leave it be.

Note: Regarding power considerations for AA battery users: If you're having trouble maintaining power distribution through time, it's probably because the NiMH is not a low-discharge (LD) cell. NiMHs dissipate power once they leave the charging station, even doing nothing, and as backups, they'll be halved in power in mere days. Rechargeables also have lower power densities than Alkaline or Lithium. Sanyo's 'Eneloop' are low-discharge cells, and perhaps other manufacturers have followed suit, so look for 'low-discharge' as a feature when purchasing NiMH cells.

I am serious about my photography. Thanks!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-09-2012, 09:35 AM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Thanks raider. The above thingy is a template that I've found works well. I'm sure the settings can be setup on those cameras. After a while of course the setup truly revolves around your style, from light to hard drive, grind to brew. Great choice in cameras by the way, I'd get those two too!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-08-2012, 11:32 PM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Electricity and Light are divine. Our thoughts and feelings, our spirit, is that electrical expression through us. Considerately channeled, it is an entity, it is a way that light moves through the form of both lens and eye nourished by the sun.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-07-2012, 04:47 PM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
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Thanks for all the fish!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-07-2012, 04:19 PM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Nice! I don't know the K5, but in K200/K20, Custom settings is where you can change the EV stepping from 1/2 to 1/3.
Then click the +/- and quick dial to bring up that EV a notch to +0.3.

Test a shot for Contrast too, it depends on the lens. Then I'd say you're good to go.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-07-2012, 05:30 AM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Thanks JohnBee! I'm glad you can imagine this.

I posted some meat and potatoes earlier.

I currently use a K200, sometimes a K20.

K200 has a CCD sensor, K20 has a CMOS. I have read that CCDs are simpler and higher quality at the cost of electrical power. But CMOS is easier to implement at a hardware design level.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-07-2012, 04:52 AM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
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Thanks for all the fish!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-07-2012, 02:53 AM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
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Thanks for all the fish!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-06-2012, 05:10 PM  
Pentax cont. AF really that bad for kids sports?
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 33
Views: 5,626
For low-light and fast action there's Manual Focus which is fail-safe for any light conditions, Pentax has a "focus peaking" assist for MF, and AF can be temporarily disabled with a push-on/push-off button to ascertain and maintain the focal plane on multiple shots.

If you still want to use AF in low-light, fast action non-human subjects, use a small flashlight as an AF assist. I say non-human subjects because pointing a flashlight at anyone may be annoying.

Extend one leg on a tripod to make it a monopod.

Continuous drive speed and fast Class 6+ memory speed for quick turnaround on multiple shots.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-06-2012, 06:11 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 6,491
Views: 846,310
I hope folks here have noticed this in other realms of brands of products, that the bigger the company the more convoluted the value of their products become. Their websites that support their clients/customers become over-filled, their telephone service becomes inefficient, their product line-up becomes diluted and conditional upon other factors. Companies that become too big, become fake. I like that Pentax is right in the middle, they have heart.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-06-2012, 02:03 AM  
My efficient point-and-shoot workflow for Pentax DSLR, please critique...
Posted By Heliotrope
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
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Thanks for all the fish!
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