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Forum: Pentax K-3 09-16-2016, 07:01 AM  
Compass Heading
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Thanks for the links! The first on is great. The second one is similar to what I was having to do with my other cameras. GPS log then time sync the camera then marry log to photos. It's nice that Pentax squeezed all that into the camera. Makes processing the photos much easier not having to marry GPS log with photo.

Do ya'll find the high iso is still lacking in the K3II? I was hoping that it would be better. (Don't really need it but was a little disappointed in the grainy nature of indoor shots last night). However I throw my Metz flash on there and it was quite good. So there's that option.

---------- Post added 09-16-2016 at 09:04 AM ----------

Stone thanks for pointing out the EXIF readout in GeoSetter. I was using PhotoMe to look at the EXIF. It's nice having it all right there in Geosetter. I'll be using the compass heading when referencing the photographs in the report.

Thanks Guys this has been very helpful information! Now to do some testing this weekend.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-15-2016, 03:14 PM  
Compass Heading
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 761
So I just got the camera today. I'm not new to pentax. It is a brand I am very familiar with as one of the first DSLR cameras I owned was a K20D. So I totally understand the amount of tech vs price argument.

However, thus far I have been pleasantly surprised with my first (very brief) walk around test. I can easily live with +/- 5* or even 10 for that matter. I have not had the time to put it on a tripod to test out how much jitter exist in the GPS or Compass, but will definitely try that. I used Geosetter to review the images to see location and heading and most were well within my tolerance threshold. Next steps will be seeing how I can integrate this EXIF data seamlessly into ESRI's GIS mapping...But that will be a whole other project.

Next question: Do you know if the data log has to be on for the compass heading to work? I had it running for my first walk, but don't know how necessary it is, however the track is very accurate so far as I can tell which is very promising.

So far only thing is I wish I would have bought the battery grip too. Hate how my fingers fall off the bottom and really miss the extra shutter release. Lens seems adequate but not as good as I had hoped. Seems a little soft wide open at 2.8 even in full light and 100iso and the focus ring is really tight in places and not very smooth. But those are just first impressions and I will see how it goes.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-13-2016, 03:30 PM  
Compass Heading
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Thanks Stone. I've been using a data logger via smartphone app(Geo Tracker). It's accuracy is pretty good but lacked the compass/heading functionality, since you had to marry the data log with the photos once back at the computer, which causes a workflow issue. I use gpicsync as I didn't have good luck with geosetter software (I will relook into it tho after seeing your review). I am easily able to merge the two files and get good accuracy with this method it just doesn't allow for direction, which is a requirement.

I plan on still using the data logger as a back up just in case. Most of the shots should be easy to determine heading but on a 60+ acre site with areas of limited to no landmarks is where my concern lies. I'm hoping the headings will be relatively accurate, but I will know sooner then later as this project starts in a few weeks!

Thanks for the link to your review, it helps to see others have used it with success. Camera will be here end of week so I should have some time to test before use.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-13-2016, 11:23 AM  
Compass Heading
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 761
So I just order a K3 II and the DA*16-50. I went with this camera because of the GPS and Compass built in. I have a very specific need for those settings on a NPS project. Can anyone give some information on how well this works and with what accuracy? Any tips and suggestions? Thanks
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-20-2015, 01:34 PM  
Post-Processing Post-Processing Challenge #154
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 47
Views: 5,497
Sharknado! Couldn't help it. Everyone has such nice submissions so far had to go the opposite way!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-03-2015, 03:50 PM  
The K20D Club
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 416
Views: 52,308
Abandoned theater. Glad to see I'm not the only one still using the K20. Great camea, just with the iso range was better.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-09-2013, 08:42 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge 102
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Okay Todd! That's awesome! I'm going to need more info on how that was done.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-09-2013, 08:36 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #101! Winners
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Thanks Paleo Pete for judging! congrats atupdate, great work! look forward the the next one!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-26-2013, 12:34 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #101!
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 21
Views: 2,793
Straightened the architecture, cropped out the sign, threw a few filters over for some texture, and here it is!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-04-2013, 10:05 AM  
Post-Processing Winners: PP Challenge #90
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Thanks for the runner up ASH! Great PP challenge. And congrats to post_eos for a great PP on the image!
Forum: General Talk 02-25-2013, 01:11 PM  
Design a T-Shirt: Win a DA 70mm Limited lens!
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 239
Views: 49,813
For a chance at a free lens! I'll have a go! emailing it now.

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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-19-2013, 10:44 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #90
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-15-2013, 08:47 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge 89 WINNERS!
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Thanks Chemtech for a great challenge! Congrats ASH, well done!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-10-2013, 08:00 PM  
Post-Processing Challenge 89
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 52
Views: 3,514
I usually use Photoshop. Never heard of Jasc Paint. There's a good freeware program out there called GIMP that's similar to photoshop that's really good as well.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-08-2013, 03:02 PM  
Post-Processing Challenge 89
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 52
Views: 3,514
Forum: Sold Items 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5, K-7, Pentax 16-50, 50-135, 12-24, Tamron 90 Macro, 70-300, Metz 48 and 58, etc
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 10
Views: 3,012
PM sent
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-02-2012, 04:15 PM  
Post-Processing Challenge 64
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
last minute submission!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-10-2011, 12:31 PM  
Post-Processing Challenge #49
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Here's my take! got some good ones so far!
Forum: General Talk 07-29-2011, 01:09 PM  
IPAD and Forum question
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
thanks a ton. I knew there had to be an easy solution.
Forum: General Talk 07-29-2011, 12:09 PM  
IPAD and Forum question
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Is tehre a way to view the forum on ipad in a non mobile version? everythime i acess the site on the ipad, it opens the mobile version.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-17-2011, 01:16 PM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #44 - Coal Silo
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 29
Views: 3,947
Sorry graham v I didn't much care for the angle!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-13-2011, 11:15 AM  
Black & White Mississippi River Flooding
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 2
Views: 1,907
These are pictures taken yesterday from the top of the Mississippi River Levee in Baton Rouge Louisiana. The water is coming up quickly. Some people are frantically working while others are fishing.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-18-2011, 08:41 AM  
Post-Processing Challenge #41: House on a Hill *WINNERS*
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Thanks MIKES for picking this one up and judging! Great job and congrats to the winners! Looking forward to the next challange!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-08-2011, 11:47 AM  
Nature A beautiful colourful bird
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 26
Views: 4,280
Wow those are some great shots of a colorful bird! I think the last two are the best though. The one with the bug is GREAT!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-31-2011, 08:59 AM  
Agave Bloom
Posted By landscaped1
Replies: 0
Views: 1,702
Agave Bloom in early spring
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