Lives in Netherlands Heiloo, Netherlands
Works as a Customs consultant
Joined on Apr 9, 2003
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Currently shooting KP (since June '19) and loving it! (K-3 and K-70 were "loaned" by daughter-dear...)

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  • And converting to DNG. The result will be the loss of all data related to the four pixel shift subimages. Do I use pixel shift a lot? Nope but is definitely is an example which illustrates one ...
  • and that ambiguity is the very reason I will NEVER use it even though my Pentax bodies all have the option to use either DNG or PEF as raw format. As for converted DNG's: you are spot-on, it's a ...
  • Replied in On the WB issue
    No, I let Darktable average the WB across about 80% of the image which indeed delivers the yellow/orange foliage and grey/blue sky you correctly associate with 630Nm shots. I correct that by using ...
  • K-5 converted to 630Nm with a Tamron 10-24mm lens. PEF converted with Darktable
  • Added 3 photos to their gallery
  • Like anything in life, dogma is mind-numbing. Once that rule of thirds becomes a "religious" thing, it starts strangling you. But it usually is a great starting point from which you can then ...
  • On my daily walks I choose a single camera body and lens on the whim of the moment. I then try to let that combination inspire me to get shots I would otherwise have missed. On vacation or business ...
  • Replied in Why don't you...
    Just get software which is continuously updated for free, is always being improved (for free) and reads just about any proprietary format known to mankind and then some? DNG has always meant "Do ...
  • Thanks! I don't use any adobe products so no need for any of those actions and profiles Yes, I've really enjoyed his info on Youtube. Another great source for me is the channel of IRreCams.
  • Created discussion thread 630Nm K-5 with 720Nm filter on lens
    I have shared quite a number of images from my IR converted K-5 before (also see my webalbum in the sig). The conversion was done at 630Nm and I grew a little bit weary of the amount of color in ...
  • Added 4 photos to their gallery
  • Love it! Just slapped a 720Nm filter on my 630Nm K-5. See my post in a few minutes. Love these shots and am really liking the more subdued colors as opposed to the goldilocks filters!
  • The yellow/white was changed to green in the color zones module of Darktable I believe conversion removes the sensor IR/UV cutoff filter and replaces it with a different IR pass filter but I'm not ...
  • Created discussion thread An infrared K-5 with the Irix 150mm
    Closeup shot of a sunflower.
  • I had recently had an 2nd-hand K-5 converted to 630Nm infrared by IRreCams and was very happy to have an IR companion to my visible-light KP using the same glass. Quite disappointed with my Sigma ...
  • Added 5 photos to their gallery
  • Replied in Raspberry Pi 400
    Get an all in one  Pi and a card reader. Hook it up to any flatscreen TV in the house and Bob's your uncle!
  • Thank you so much for that encouraging comment! I've only been doing this for a few weeks now so really starting to grasp some principles as well as making beginner mistakes but your comment put a ...
  • Thanks, not the answer I was hoping for but it does help me out a lot! I have now scored a Tammy 10-24mm for a ridiculously low price via eBay in DE (reputable store) so it could be a lemon TBH. ...
  • I shoot a Pentax KP so already have lots of good glass so it made sense to stick with Pentax for IR as well. The K-5 has quite decent live-view contrast-detect AF so that takes care of any AF ...
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