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Actually the Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya Sekor leaf shutter lenses go up to a max speed of 1/1600th sec, flash sync at all speeds of course. The Hasselblad sync up to max 1/800th and the Leica S up to 1/1000th. The blad is only leaf shutter however and the pentax only focal plane shutter.

If you have the lights that can do it, a p45+ or newer back, and are hard wired or using a Profoto Air or Skyport trigger, yes, it is possible to get 1/1600th.  If you're trying to kill the sun, yes 1/1600th matters.  But if you're trying to freeze motion, you're actually better to shoot with faster lights at a slower shutter speed.  No LS lens, you're at the same 1/125th sync speed on the Pentax or the DF+.

There are manual focus -A LS lenses  like the 135mm LS for the Pentax 645 and any Pentax 67 LS lens can be shot via adapter  (full manual).  Pentax has promised new LS lenses, so this issue should go away.  Pentax 645Z also can do HSS with their P-TTL speedlights - so you can 'sync' at up to 1/4000th of a second.
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Agreed. Good they're promising LS lenses. Will bring them up a touch to serious competitors for more people. Doesn't solve my workflow issue though. Yes shutter controls ambient, flash controls the rest and or aperture when using strobe.  HSS in another consideration but I don't like it. Only works on some units anyway and or with trickery.

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As a Capture One pro 8 user, their website still suggests only file support (no tether) for all pentax units. The 645 system is not listed however.

My bank account currently says no regardless but this workflow issue is a real problem to me. I need tether support and I don't want to go back to lightroom. Nothing against Lr but capture one works for me. I wonder if they'll support it fully at a later date. Otherwise I'll be going Mamiya or Phase One (it's when, not if).

If anyone knows more than me, feel free to educate.

No Capture One support at all - files or tethered.  Don't expect it as they are a competitor.  But it should help depress 40MP back prices - Credo 40's are like $12k in a kit.

Thanks, so thats what it means when they don't list it. But Thanks for verifying what I was thinking inside a bit. Credo 40 would do me I think. When the time comes, hopefully sooner than later.



Strong points for the Phase over the Pentax:
- 1 hour exposure time
- ISO 50
- lots of Leaf Shutter lenses (1/800th flash sync)
- CaptureOne & tethered workflow
- Technical camera functionality



Actually the Schneider Kreuznach and Mamiya Sekor leaf shutter lenses go up to a max speed of 1/1600th sec, flash sync at all speeds of course. The Hasselblad sync up to max 1/800th and the Leica S up to 1/1000th. The blad is only leaf shutter however and the pentax only focal plane shutter.

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As a Capture One pro 8 user, their website still suggests only file support (no tether) for all pentax units. The 645 system is not listed however.

My bank account currently says no regardless but this workflow issue is a real problem to me. I need tether support and I don't want to go back to lightroom. Nothing against Lr but capture one works for me. I wonder if they'll support it fully at a later date. Otherwise I'll be going Mamiya or Phase One (it's when, not if).

If anyone knows more than me, feel free to educate.

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Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 26, 2014, 02:27:25 AM »
7D and Zeiss distagon 2/35
Or
Mamiya RB67 pro-sd and 127mm k/l lens.

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Lenses / Re: What's your favourite focal length?
« on: November 19, 2014, 06:38:05 PM »
35mm - Not that fussy huh? It's my most used focal lengths by far. My Zeiss is a 2/35 ZE so it does figure.

Still, my 24-70 does spend a lot of time on my camera too.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 19, 2014, 06:34:17 PM »
Maybe it's an omen. Haha. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 19, 2014, 02:58:18 PM »
Would I buy one? Absolutely. After testing one its on my short list when I can afford it. I own one Zeiss lens and it definately gives something other lenses don't. Manual focus is beautiful too.

If you haven't tried one, do it.

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Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:45:16 AM »
I own a zeiss distagon 2/35, it's a gorgeous optic if you take that path. That was my choice between the 35 or 50. Used on crop or full frame, it's a good choice. Once upon a time in the film era I might have said different but my taste has changed and I assure you zeiss 2/35 is an excellent piece of kit - I'd choose it any day over the L lens.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. Capture One
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:09:33 AM »
Until this year I've been using Lightroom extensively. I've now completely switched over to Capture One pro 7.

Why? Personally I find the results are just better and that bit counts. Some tools Capture One has like the colour correction tool (huge one), tethering tools and even the clarity/details sliders are a light year ahead of Adobe in my opinion. That said, I completely agree Capture One is built for commercial photographers. But that said, any photographer of any genre can obviously use it. It's a very very different program, Adobe Lightroom I'd suggest is much more user friendly to the casual's out there, costs less money too!

Without going into any real depths, those interested would pick up there's a free 30 day trial. Either program can create stunning results, it's a personal and potentially logistical choice for some. That's my view.


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Lenses / Re: Tamron lenses --> annoying zoom ring
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:04:50 AM »
+1 I prefer zoom rings at the front and focus rings towards the rear too. But either way doesn't worry me. You'll get used to it, it's impact on shooting is very small.

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Lenses / Re: 70-300mm F/4-5.6L IS or 70-200mm F2.8 VC?
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:35:12 PM »
That's kinda tricky to answer. Both are quite different lenses. One one hand you have a good pro 70-200, on the other you have a good compact quite long zoom also with fantastic IQ. So do you need that 100mm? The 70-300L also does an ok attempt at macro too (yes I said attempt, but it's good if you have no other choice).

Your 6D has great noise control at very high ISO, the slower 70-300L may not hinder you much. And let me assure you the IS in the canon is strong (as in very good). If you really want the f2.8 to blur background more though, the 70-300L is not so great. You can get good blur from f4 at 70mm though if your not far from your subject though. Same for f5.6 depending on distance too, never as great but acceptable.

You need to work out what is more versatile to you. The 70-300L will be more compact in a bag too if that matters.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Waterproof bag/case options?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:33:29 PM »
Have you looked at the lowepro dryzone bags? Not cheap but they're designed for that kind of stuff, I believe there's a rover style still and a full size backpack. The older model dryzone (not rover) was slightly smaller but there's very few around now as it's long discontinued. Some shops may have old stock, but that series could be worth a look.

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Lenses / Re: Good Non-Sports Mix - 10-22 + 35 2.0 IS?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:28:00 PM »
I own a 10-22, it's very useful at times. That particular filter should be fine, I have a hoya digital (something I've forgot) on my lens, I think any slim line filter should be perfectly fine. Only if stacking numerous filters, as in the case of many lenses, you may vignette.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:31:36 PM »
I'd recommend going to try out a Tamron VC in a store. I'm very hesitant to suggest paying more for the canon just because it's canon. I've tried one, if I get a 70-200 then I'll buy one myself, I can't pull myself to spend up to $1000 more (in AU particularly),no way. The Tamron's are built well too. I own the Tamron 24-70, it's great, I'm sure the larger brother would prove to be too.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best Flash
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:11:04 PM »


I personally would rate Metz at the top, they could be worth a look too. Very good flashes. I almost brought the top one but got a 52 af-1 instead. Touch screen, works like a charm as optical slave from the 7D and better than the canon 430. Big bit cheaper than a 600rt or the metz 58 af-1. Touch screen too. I'd look at those before other third party flashes. 

How's the touchscreen of the 52? I own the 50 and would like to add the 52 because it can be used as a master (50 is slave only)

+1 for Metz.

If you need more synch possibilities, a Phottix Mitros might be an alternative.
Again, it all boils down to how you want to use the flash:
on/off camera, radio/light-of-sight/cable synch, ttl?
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Zero complaints of the touchscreen on the 52, the flash is a gem.

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