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bio website tempel.org
location Munich, Germany
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Dec 17 at 8:21
Been programming for about 30 years. Started with BASIC, Pascal and assembler on 8 bit computers, later C, Modula-2, C++. Now mainly a Mac programmer, favoring REALbasic for its ease of use, where possible. Also doing iPhone development.

Dec
16
comment What are the possible reasons my Pentax K-r malfunctions when using flash?
You are talking about the built-in flash, right? Can you find an external flash and insert that into the shoe on top of the camera to see if that flash works with the camera? That might tell us if the internal flash is broken or it's something else. Also, does the camera tell you that the flash is ready at all?
Dec
14
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14
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Dec
10
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Dec
10
revised Why can't I set my Pentax K-5 IIs to ISO 100?
It's revision 2 of the K5, i.e. roman II, not ii
Dec
10
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Dec
9
answered Why can't I set my Pentax K-5 IIs to ISO 100?
Aug
17
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Aug
11
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Jul
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Jul
24
comment How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?
I am using the same device on my Pentaxes. I can recommend it. It functions both as a simple remote, as a time lapse timer for 1000s of images in a row and as a long exposure timer.
Jul
1
comment How can I import images from iPad into Capture One?
@ElendilTheTall - because he hasn't. Is it so hard to understand that other people have other preferences for their workflows? Or consider him having a small SD card, e.g. 8GB, but lots of memory on the iPad (64GB). So, the iPad can be used as a storage when the card gets full. Or he may have edited the imported images on the iPad with the Photo app. Lots of reasons.
May
18
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Mar
17
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
@rfusca, yes, I assume a static object, like taking landscape shots when nearly dark. I'd like having an option to allow longer exposure times when SR is on - Pentax has a lot of similar customization options, and that's what I love Pentax for.
Mar
17
revised What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
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Mar
17
revised What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
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Mar
17
answered What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
Mar
16
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
BTW, I've just documented a few related issues I've found with the K-3 on my crappy website: tempel.org/Photo/Photo#toc5
Mar
16
comment Pentax P-TTL: Why and when does underexposure occur and what can I do?
I have to say that your suggestion to use M mode for flash pictures was a totally new idea for me. I am surprised to see that the Camera is smart about limiting the exposure time to sync speed (1/180s) and then varies the amount of flash light as needed. Contrary to that, using other modes requires me to limit the auto ISO range because it tends to raise it too much too often. I think I will now set up one of my User modes for this purpose, in X mode.
Mar
16
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
And another thing: One would expect that activating Shake Reduction would have some effect on the minimum exposure time, but it doesn't. That's one thing that could need improvement. If only Pentax, uh, Ricoh, were more approachable...