Getting out cycling with my new K1 mkii & kit lens 28-105.


loadoftripe

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 13:28
I am finding more over exposed/bleached out a bit pics than I do with the KP, maybe my settings? I was on Tav. Yesterday out cycling local, here's a few snaps tweaked with GIMP (as I found it both quicker and easier than RT). Found I had to increase saturation quite a bit, a complete novice with PP malarky btw. Hopefully some may enjoy the pics/snaps.

I was going to title them "not Nice"











Last Edited by loadoftripe on 07/07/2021 - 13:29

Pwynnej

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 13:44
Some super images, although I think you've tweaked the shadows a little too much in the first image.

I believe the images can be enriched by use of a graduated filter (2 stop) to bring down the sky and maybe a 6-10 stop neutral density filter to smooth out the water, then converting into mono,

Really enjoyed looking at them as they are.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Pwynnej

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 13:45
Oh, and I only use TAV or auto-iso if I know it's going to be dark so it would be Av for landscapes.. and in this case -1/2 EV dialled in
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

loadoftripe

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 16:57
Thanks Peter for the info, I use TAV mostly as I'm mainly taking bird shots, will remember to use Av.

With regards to filters I have been looking on the tinternet and Lee look very expensive so unsure of the way to go, have actually got old Cokin resin filters from film days with adapter, but they are not large enough except on the DFA 100 f2.8 WR macro.
Do you go for separate filters or the kit with holder and adapter rings? that is the question. Seen the cheaper ones that have resin filters, and the expensive glass ones. But then again as money is not a problem thankfully (now retired) and you can't take it with you as they say!
Any recommendations anyone, I have seen K&F 62mm circular variable ND for 43?
Are K&F far superior than cheaper resin ones?
I have possibly 3 to 4 lens that could be used with ND filters; 2 x 82mm and 1 of 62mm and 1 x 49mm, or just use the one 62mm and save a bit of cash. The latter is favourite at the moment

greentricky

Link Posted 07/07/2021 - 17:56
loadoftripe wrote:
Thanks Peter for the info, I use TAV mostly as I'm mainly taking bird shots, will remember to use Av.

With regards to filters I have been looking on the tinternet and Lee look very expensive so unsure of the way to go, have actually got old Cokin resin filters from film days with adapter, but they are not large enough except on the DFA 100 f2.8 WR macro.
Do you go for separate filters or the kit with holder and adapter rings? that is the question. Seen the cheaper ones that have resin filters, and the expensive glass ones. But then again as money is not a problem thankfully (now retired) and you can't take it with you as they say!
Any recommendations anyone, I have seen K&F 62mm circular variable ND for 43?
Are K&F far superior than cheaper resin ones?
I have possibly 3 to 4 lens that could be used with ND filters; 2 x 82mm and 1 of 62mm and 1 x 49mm, or just use the one 62mm and save a bit of cash. The latter is favourite at the moment

Some available for sale on the forum currently:
link
Pentax K-50
https://www.flickr.com/photos/103386117@N06/

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 00:44
I tend to keep the K1 on -1/3EV. It might be worth playing with the button at 3 o'clock on the 4 way controller too. It might have defaulted to 'Bright', when you actually want 'Natural'. These two options are almost like having a built-in low-value ND filter!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Pwynnej

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 09:37
greentricky wrote:
loadoftripe wrote:
Thanks Peter for the info, I use TAV mostly as I'm mainly taking bird shots, will remember to use Av.

With regards to filters I have been looking on the tinternet and Lee look very expensive so unsure of the way to go, have actually got old Cokin resin filters from film days with adapter, but they are not large enough except on the DFA 100 f2.8 WR macro.
Do you go for separate filters or the kit with holder and adapter rings? that is the question. Seen the cheaper ones that have resin filters, and the expensive glass ones. But then again as money is not a problem thankfully (now retired) and you can't take it with you as they say!
Any recommendations anyone, I have seen K&F 62mm circular variable ND for 43?
Are K&F far superior than cheaper resin ones?
I have possibly 3 to 4 lens that could be used with ND filters; 2 x 82mm and 1 of 62mm and 1 x 49mm, or just use the one 62mm and save a bit of cash. The latter is favourite at the moment

Some available for sale on the forum currently:
link

If you can find a set of Lee Filters (100 series holder, little stopper or big stopper, and a 0.6 or 0.9 hard grad) you'll have a good set. Lee do a range that eliminated (they say) any colouring for a lot more money but since they made the same claim before I'm happy with the filters you pay ~100 for. Adapter rings for various lenses does bump the price up.

I remember when Cokin used to be all the rage, and with the various colour effects very popular in the 1980s. I still have my set - don't know why.

Mike-Ps set on sale are the bigger size of filter more suitable for lenses like the Pentax 15-30 and those without their own dedicated filter thread. The main snag is if you want to buy additional filters you are stuck with buying the larger 150mm filters.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

loadoftripe

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 11:16
Thanks chaps some good info, I had the setting on the KP to Natural but on Bright on the K1. So easy miss all the settings! Also had read about using EV set 0.5 on the K1 before, so shall be trying that.

The filter holder for sale I did note it was a 150, and have been checking out the Lee site, video and seen the 100 size being recommended.
What I also have seen on a well known auction site beginning with E, a chap selling equivalent to Lee adapter rings and holders eg. 82mm ring 12 and Holder 100mm 15.50, a UK site and claims to be made from the same materials as Lee.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 08/07/2021 - 18:22
I can see bags of potential with this location!

Yep, filters will control that sky. A nice big stopper also would be ace here
Gareth
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