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Forum: Pentax K-1 04-20-2017, 06:08 AM  
New firmware update 1.41
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 48
Views: 6,563
Please Ricoh... Give us 5:4 or 4:3 crop mode in live view, and hopefully in the OVF overlay as well.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-11-2017, 07:17 PM  
Recommended Pixel shift workflow and use cases
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 24
Views: 3,079
Check out Iridient Developer software. It can process pixel-shift files as well. There is a free demo.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-03-2017, 01:49 PM  
K1 racking focus in CDAF
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 3
Views: 732
15LTD, DA35, 40LTD, FA50, 70LTD.

It's not so much that it racks all the way, but it does it quite violently in some cases.

Also, I tested the same lenses on my K30 and they are fine.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-03-2017, 01:32 PM  
K1 racking focus in CDAF
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 3
Views: 732
When in live-view, my K1 violently racks the focus in and out to the min/max stops of the lens EVERY time I hit the AF button. Focusing works normally with the same lenses when not using live view. The problem happens on all of my screw-drive lenses while in live-view, but my SDM/DC lenses work fine in live-view. Has anyone else seen this issue?
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-22-2017, 08:09 AM  
Post K-1 bugs/issues (feedback for Ricoh)
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 428
Views: 60,387
I'd like to be able to illuminate the top-mounted green LCD while in live-view.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-21-2017, 07:34 PM  
Bracketing with 2-sec timer?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 3
Views: 819
lithedreamer,

You may have saved me from boxing this camera up and sending it back!!! Thank you! Is that in the manual? I don't think I would have figured that one out. However, I just noticed that the same method is used for the multi-exposure modes that follow bracketing in that menu... so maybe I would have eventually tried the info button while on bracketing/timer setting... or... probably not :lol:

-dk
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-21-2017, 07:09 PM  
Bracketing with 2-sec timer?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Is there a way to make the K1 use the two-second timer when bracketing? Every Pentax I've owned has used a two-second timer (with a mirror pre-flip) for the bracketing/timer setting, but the K1 uses a 12-second countdown, then takes three photos in a row without a pause.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-21-2017, 06:52 AM  
Pixel Shift & in-camera HDR images
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Just FYI... Iridient Developer also supports pixel-shift images. I usually open/process the raw file with Iridient, then export as TIF, then bring it into LR.

If you open a pixel-shift raw file with LR for editing, I believe you will only see a single image of the four-image series. I haven't worked with the HDR function, so I can't comment on that.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-15-2017, 08:56 PM  
Bug? AF select buttons in LV.
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Hmmm... I REALLY wish there was an option for that. I shoot from the hip (and above the head) a lot and I'd love a joystick or full-time AF point buttons in live view. If you have the composition-adjust off (I assume that's what you are referring to), the control buttons should default to whatever setting the the AF-point-selection-buttons custom function is set to.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-15-2017, 07:24 PM  
Bug? AF select buttons in LV.
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 4
Views: 733
When I set the directional/cursor buttons to control AF point selection by default, it works for the viewfinder, but not for live view. In live view I have to hit the Change AF button EVERY time I want to move the point. If I set the AF point in LV, then touch the shutter button, then want to move the AF point again, I have to hit the tiny Change AF button again.

Is this a bug, or is there another setting to tell the camera to use the cursor control for AF selection by default while in live view?

Firmware version 1.4
Forum: Pentax KP 02-12-2017, 08:25 AM  
Please test electronic shutter on KP
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 35
Views: 6,842
I've been wondering the same thing. I also wonder about its use in live view mode.
Forum: Pentax KP 02-09-2017, 05:21 PM  
SR Unavailable in Live View???
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
From the KP manual:

"The following functions are not available when [Electronic Shutter] is selected.

 Flash discharge

Shake Reduction 
"

I couldn't find any reference to SR not being available in live view with the mechanical shutter.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 06:26 PM  
SR Unavailable in Live View???
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Is it the same for the K1?
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 03:25 PM  
Thanks Ricoh
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 28
Views: 2,455
The positives (for my use):

- Tilting screen... and NOT a fully-articulating screen. I shoot from the hip (and above my head) a lot, and the tilt-only screens are quicker.
- Electronic shutter... I've really grown to love the slient shutters on my m4/3 gear.
- Lack of a large handgrip... I rarely need one. I prefer a compact body.
- Better IBIS
- Better sensor
- Night mode (red) on the LCD
- Extra control dial with the three custom options.
- Pixel shift.
- And, I may be the first one to say it... but I love the placement of the front dial. I miss that orientation of the front dial since I left Canon 10+ years ago (they put it behind the shutter, which felt more comfortable for me, but this looks better to me than Pentax's traditional position.

Negatives (for my use):
- No dedicated AF point control (joystick, touchscreen, etc). Hopefully it has the custom function of the K1 which defaults the directional buttons for this use.
- No Astrotracer built in. I haven't used a flip flash on a DSLR for years, but I have used the K3 Astrotracer on several occasions.
- No dual card slots

Also, I don't miss the top LCD at all, I'd rather have more knobs there.

And, I did pre-order.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 02:47 PM  
KP Touchscreen?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
I didn't think it looked like a touch screen, but I was really hoping it had one. Hopefully it allows the user to default the directional buttons to control the AF point, as is possible on the K1. I don't understand why higher-end cameras continue to not have dedicated AF point controls (joystick/touchscreen/etc), especially since everybody seems to clamor so much about AF performance. I think it's a great camera on all other fronts, and dedicated AF point controls would make it a perfect travel/street camera for me.

I've been thinking about jumping on the Fuji ship lately... but I loves me some IBIS, and my Limiteds.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-26-2017, 10:54 AM  
KP Touchscreen?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Some specsheets say yes, some say no. None of the currently available KP previews show any touch usage though. Does anyone know for sure?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-14-2014, 05:46 PM  
What would I sacrifice from a K50 over a K5 IIs?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Yes, but it's not nearly as useful (in my experience). Focus peaking works everywhere in the frame, all the time, and requires no manual input (other than turning the lens focusing ring). The focus points used by the focus confirmation indicators are only in certain spots (not always the spots I want to focus on), and require you to move the active focus point indicator around with the buttons. It works... but it's not nearly as fluid. If the OP doesn't use manual lenses, then it's not an issue. If he uses manual lenses often, focus peaking is a big deal.

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4. The fact that the K5 series is able to activate exposure bracketing AND 2-second mirror lock-up at the same time is great (if you use a tripod often). I was really bummed when I found out my K30 couldn't do that. It seems as if it's just a firmware limitation.

6. I agree about the grip on the K30. It is a great hiking camera because the camera seems to really hang on to your fingers when you are carrying it at your side. I always wondered if the K50 grip was the same.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-14-2014, 01:47 PM  
What would I sacrifice from a K50 over a K5 IIs?
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
The battery in the K5 (any version, as well as the K7, and the K-01) is large and lasts seemingly forever sometimes. The K30/K50 battery is much smaller and won't last as long... but, it still lasts long enough for most occasions. Unless you have your screen brightness turned up, you chimp constantly, and you use the flash a lot, it may not be a problem. The K30/K50 battery is small and light, and it's easy to carry a spare in you pocket. You can also use the AA battery adapter in the K30/K50.

The K5iis doesn't have focus peaking, which is my biggest gripe about it. If I think I'll want to use my manual-focus lenses, I'll carry the K-01 or K30.

The K5 has 'X' mode for flash sync (1/180). This makes using an external flash easier.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-01-2014, 09:26 AM  
Three rumors of new Ricoh Pentax products in CP+ 2014
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 517
Views: 96,403
I totally agree! This is my second biggest request for the K60. My biggest request would be for the info screen settings to go back to the 'toggle' mode of the K5 and prior. The new method requires too many different key presses to show/hide the histogram.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-13-2014, 08:26 PM  
The DA limited is 20-40? and WR?!
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 1,331
Views: 179,773
That's funny. :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-13-2014, 02:51 PM  
The DA limited is 20-40? and WR?!
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 1,331
Views: 179,773
Why do you consistently argue against this lens just because it doesn't fit in your bag? If most people prefer the 16-50/17-50/18-50/17-70/etc, those options have been around for long time. Most of what I shoot for myself (outside of client work) is between 20m and 40mm. I hike a lot and need a lightweight/rugged kit, and it seems like Pentax designed this lens exactly for me. Just because it isn't for 80% of the lens-buying population doesn't mean Pentax can't built it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-08-2014, 12:01 AM  
The DA limited is 20-40? and WR?!
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 1,331
Views: 179,773
I tested my Pentax 20-40 against my Tamron 17-50 as soon as the Pentax arrived. The 20-40 won easily for sharpness, especially in the corners and at the edges of the frame. The Tamron had noticeably less distortion at 20mm though. The Pentax is also lighter, smaller, quieter, and sealed. Now we can argue over whether I got a great copy of the Pentax, or a bad copy of the Tamron. ;-)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-11-2013, 03:23 PM  
20-40 vs 17-50
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 16
Views: 8,190
Actually, I guess I am referring to linear distortion. Thanks for pointing that out. I changed that in the original post.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-11-2013, 03:21 PM  
20-40 vs 17-50
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 16
Views: 8,190
civiletti... For my use, the 18-35 is not an option due to size and weight. With the 15/20-40/70 combo, I have have a much greater focal-length range of high-quality glass that still weighs less than the 18-35. I'm curious about how the 18-35 compares for CA and distortion though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-11-2013, 02:38 PM  
20-40 vs 17-50
Posted By wildboar
Replies: 16
Views: 8,190
The Tamron is internal focusing, no shift in barrel length. The Pentax is longer at 20, shorter at 35, then very slightly longer again at 40.
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