Lives in United States Bellingham, WA, United States
Works as a Photographer/graphic designer
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Joined on Oct 3, 2003
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Pentax K10D
Pentax K20D
Pentax K5
16-45mm f4 Pentax
50-135mm f2.8 Pentax
50mm f2 Pentax
50mm f2 Pentax PKA
100mm f2.8 Pentax
135mm f2.5 Pentax

Metz 58AF-1

Slik 88M Tripod

Alien Bees Studio flash (one 800, one 400)
Canon SX1is

Phil_Rose's recent activity

  • Not me! I panicked at each little thing. -- I like turtles.
  • Never mind. I figured it out! If you have the anti aliasing filter on it makes that noise. Weird!
  • Created questions Am I crazy (slight beep)
    Hi all, I am still going through my honeymoon period with my K3 which involves panicking at every little weird hiccup. I am suddenly noticing, when I shoot, I am hearing a very quiet beep ...
  • If you go back and read all the thread you'll see why that isn't actually more convenient. Thanks though! Phil
  • Thanks. Yes, I'm doing real estate work and they all demand hdr. Currently I shoot five bracketed images and blend in Photomatix but I was hoping for an in camera alternative. This with the jug ...
  • Thanks for that. I have done many handheld hdr shots and with the speed with which the K3 can shoot it isn't usually a problem. But even if it was NEVER a problem real estate agents would find a ...
  • I remember getting a snobby attack on here for shooting jpg and not being interested in RAW. it seemed much like snobbery to me too. Jpg usually got me what I wanted so why would I bother with ...
  • Congratulations! I got mine just a week or so ago and I am ASTONISHED at the quality. This shot was taken with an old 50mm manual focus f2 I bought at V alue Village for $3! Not a terribly good ...
  • I thought I kind of remembered that but I'm not going back to the istd! Not for you, not for no man!!
  • I'm not sure where you got the handheld bit from. I try never to do HDR (in camera or not) handheld. See my last response for why I would like to do HDR in camera. Thanks! Phil
  • Thanks for that. I know I can do HDR that way though I use Photomatix and that is how I do my own work (landscape mostly) but I do upwards of three real estate shoots per week and everyone wants ...
  • Might help if I attached the screengrabs, huh?
  • Thanks for that. I download the image and look at it in ACDSee and I see an image that looks like the (extreme) example I am posting. I then click on Develop and see the second image which appears ...
  • Thanks for that. I just tried it and it does the same thing. Strips out 2 of the three images and saves as the darkest of the three. I saw someone say you should save as a TIF but I don't know that ...
  • Created questions Using HDR RAW files? K3
    Hi all, I have a question... so I shoot a DNG with my K3 set in one of the HDR modes. It takes three shots and melds them together. I bring the shot into Lightroom, ACDSee or even the Pentax DCU ...
  • I do have a rubber hood in there that slips on occasion. I bet that was it. Ha. Ok. Never mind! Thanks all.
  • Gah. So frustrating. I shot about ten or fifteen shots at the same settings (f20 and 1/20)  and saw no problems after that. I guess I have thirty days to return it. If I see it once more I'll send ...
  • The shutter does move diagonally. Gah. I hope it's not a serious problem. Just happened twice and I've taken a lot of shots. I guess I'll give it a couple more days and keep an eye on it. Anyone ...
  • Created questions What's in the corners?
    Hi all, still testing my new K3 and I got two shots in a row that looked like this, with the black corners. I can't think what can have caused them. Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks for any ...
  • I guess it sounds like this so I guess it's normal?
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