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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-06-2021, 12:57 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 2,885
Views: 266,915
I added it to the Accessory page.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-06-2021, 12:36 AM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 2,885
Views: 266,915
This is an Olympus camera power supply that works with the *ist DS. I bought it today. I saw one months ago, but didn't buy it, because I had just bought a no-name 6.5 volt PS. That one didn't work though. It must not have output enough power. Taking a picture with that connected, caused the shutter to act like a machine gun.
Today I was at a thrift shop that I rarely go into, and found this power supply
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-26-2021, 12:07 AM  
Pentax K-3iii available for pre-order in Australia
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 366
Views: 17,834
35 years ago I read a book on the U.S. Automotive Industry. The Author, whose career had been focused on Detroit, said that the reason why U.S. manufacturers hated making small cars is because the cost to build a small car was about the same as a big car, but they could make more profit from selling a big car.
I'm sure that applies to DSLRs as well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-23-2021, 04:24 PM  
Albinar ADG 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5, Macro-1.5, 62mm Filter
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 1
Views: 312
I bought one of these last night, and can't find any info on it. Did the company have serial numbers that indicated what company made it?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2021, 10:36 PM  
Pentax K-3iii available for pre-order in Australia
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 366
Views: 17,834
This is $1000 more than the last version, right?
This is more than the K1 Mark II, isn't it?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-17-2020, 01:43 AM  
Just bought a *ist DS
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
I think the problem is with the contacts.
Some batteries work, and others wont.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-24-2020, 01:31 AM  
LI90 Battery Recharing Question
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Thanks. I was wondering if one of the two chargers might be a little broken.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-23-2020, 09:11 PM  
LI90 Battery Recharing Question
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 10
Views: 789
I was going to post a new topic about chargers.
Is it normal for a battery to get hot? Has your charger not stopped after what should be a normal charge time?
I can't yet pinpoint what's happening, but I have 3 batteries and 2 chargers, both Pentax. Sometimes a battery will charge and the light will go out, and other times the battery will get very hot and the charger won't turn off.
I just had this happen. The battery had been on the charger for 4-5 hours and it was very warm even though I had put a small fan on it due to a battery sometimes getting hot while charging.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2020, 12:14 AM  
Just bought a *ist DS
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
After doing a bit of looking locally, today I found a power supply for it. I was pretty surprised by that, 6.5 volts seems like an odd spec for power. The power supply that was for a Panasonic device.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-07-2020, 11:51 PM  
Just bought a *ist DS
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
I turn it back on, and there was about 1/4 left.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-07-2020, 11:50 PM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 2,885
Views: 266,915
I just bought a *ist DS today. The Pentax Forums click counter says that it's at 7450.
I just updated the firmware to the latest. It now can read a 16 Gig SD card, but not a 64.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-07-2020, 11:07 PM  
Just bought a *ist DS
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 17
Views: 1,950
BOY! does it eat batteries.
I put in some rechargeables, fresh out of the charger, and after updating the firmware, there was only enough juice in them to format the card and take a photo with the flash. There wasn't enough power left to review the image.

I bought it from a thrift shop. It looked like it hadn't been used.
(no doubt a testament to how quickly it drains batteries! :lol: )
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-28-2019, 11:00 PM  
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 200-500mm F5.6 (31A) giving me the Blues
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
I bought the lens from KEH a couple of years ago after reading a lot about the lens. When the lens arrived, I didn't even inspect it due to the reputation of KEH that I had in my head. I hadn't bought from them before. Had I bought the lens from the average seller on Ebay, I would have inspected it thoroughly. I didn't take a good look at it until the KEH's return period had expired. I saw a bubble on an element inside, and that was a bummer. I've read that a bubble isn't suppose to reduce the image quality, but still I wonder if it's making the image softer. With this being an SP lens, their premium line, I would think that quality control would be higher. Maybe I'm not using the lens correctly, but I haven't seen "9.5 Sharpness" in any of the photos. I do have a internal filter, which I've read is necessary for optimal quality.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2019, 11:17 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 3,487
Views: 286,295
I thought that might be an explanation for how there's a small door, yet room for two cards.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2019, 10:55 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 3,487
Views: 286,295
Do any DSLR bodies have slots for only the Micro SD cards?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-01-2019, 07:57 PM  
Amazing Sync Speed with Nikon D1
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 6
Views: 890
This was regular, generic sync. I was using an old Sunpak, just one pin. After shooting with a flash up to 1/8000th, I looked on the web, and read about it on the Rockwell site. He said, yup, it will sync up to it's top shutter speed of 1/16,000th.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-31-2019, 11:45 PM  
Amazing Sync Speed with Nikon D1
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 6
Views: 890
A few years ago I bought a D1 for $25 from a thrift shop. Recently I tried it with a flash, and was amazed that no matter how high I raised the shutter speed, the flash was still synced. I then researched it on the Web, and yup it will sync all the way to the camera's fastest shutter speed of 1/16,000th when using a no-name flash. When using a dedicated Nikon flash, the top sync speed is 1/500th.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-17-2019, 11:45 PM  
Macro Bellows & Slide Bellows
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
This is interesting to me because I tried out a "Slide adapter" tube accessory I've had for a while, and the focus seems to be off.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-17-2019, 11:11 PM  
Macro Bellows & Slide Bellows
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
The mount is the M42. It also had the spool holder for a roll of film.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-17-2019, 10:25 PM  
Macro Bellows & Slide Bellows
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
I saw this at a thrift shop today. It had a slide bellows accessory. Hadn't seen one of those before. The lens looked like an enlarger lens, it was a 75mm. The lens had a collar fitted DYI style on it. Would all of this be used together? The bellows and the tubes?
Forum: Pentax KP 01-19-2019, 07:43 PM  
KP an upgrade to K3 or K3II?
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Wireless on the KP:
Can it automatically back-up your shots to a laptop, etc. while you are shooting?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-19-2019, 03:11 AM  
K3 Not Focusing Sometimes
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 10
Views: 964
I just used a can o' air on it. It seemed to work. I first tried a Rocket Blower, but it didn't work. It's about 5 years old, and might not be as powerful as it was new. I know that more than just air can blow out of a can so I was careful to keep it level. A few years ago, I cracked a lens element with a can of air.
Forum: Pentax KP 01-12-2019, 11:06 PM  
KP an upgrade to K3 or K3II?
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
One thing I want in a camera that the KP doesn't have is two card slots. Who wants to be shooting for money, and have the card fail?
Forum: Pentax KP 01-12-2019, 07:27 PM  
KP an upgrade to K3 or K3II?
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Isn't the KP the same price as the K3II? Maybe Ricoh want's pros to move to the K1 series?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-28-2018, 12:55 AM  
K3 Not Focusing Sometimes
Posted By Tighelander
Replies: 10
Views: 964
I'm using spot auto focus. I thought about the contacts and cleaned them, but it didn't solve the problem.
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