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Forum: Pentax KP 04-01-2018, 07:48 AM  
Awesome Price for KP in Canada
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
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Congrats on the new camera. I just got one also, to supplement an aging K5. The 55-300 plm is on back order.

Happy Easter & Happy shooting

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-30-2018, 12:13 PM  
KP settings
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Thanks
Just thought of another point in favour of the grip...I s that it takes the larger L-190 battery, which is a better performer in the cold winter. I see you live in a colder part of the U.S....Like wise you too Mike. Do you agree ?

Thanks
John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-30-2018, 08:39 AM  
KP settings
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Mike
Once again thanks for the info. Can tell there is a learning curve on this one.Wish lived closer. Not many avid nature photographers around here. Let alone folks that own a Pentax ! Am pleased with results so far, but will take lots more pics to say it performs better that the K5. Going out again today with it, try out the setting you suggested.

I may order the battery grip, but it is fairly expensive if I don't use it much. Will just take a spare battery with me, they are small.

Regards
John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-29-2018, 12:28 PM  
KP settings
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Thanks again Mike
. My 18-55 is not WR, will probably sell it with the KR. Do you have or ever considered the Battery grip for your KP. Guess it adds allot to the size, which takes away from one of the main advantages. I find the grip will take a bit of getting use to coming from the K5. I live on the Ottawa River shore, and we are just getting our first flock of geese and other waterfowl migrating. So it has been in action already, just on the default settings. Will be spending the rest of the afternoon in front of a fire and read the manual. Still all iced and snowed in, but saw the first robin today.
Regards
John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-29-2018, 09:32 AM  
KP settings
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Thank you so much for the email. Camera arrived today, the 55-300 plm, perhaps next week. I think they will be a great combo. I also have a Pentax KR, an 18-55, and 35mm macro. and for some underwater shots & rainy, choppy days have Panasonic TS3.I can see a big learning curve with the KR, and will be out with it this afternoon.

I really like the small size as it will fit nicely in a pack I have on the mountain bike and a small cubby hole in the kayak.
Thanks again !!
John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-28-2018, 11:21 AM  
KP settings
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Have a KP and the 55-300 plm on the way. $230.00 off the lens if you order the camera and lens together. ( Henry's in Toronto Canada ) The plm will probably never come off, and will be used for nature photography. Kayak, mountain bike etc. Shots mostly Jpeg. I have read at time to elect for SHARP image for setup. Are there any other setting that should be instated for this type of photography. I also have the K5 with 55-300 DA ( this is replaced by the KP, but will be kept )

Thanks, in advance for any information.

John A.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-11-2018, 11:33 AM  
Pentax KP for CAD 900 = 563 EUR (excl. taxes) = 696 USD
Posted By John A.
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Yes that is a great price, but does that include the Canadian warranty ?? Do not think Amazon is a Pentax dealer.

Thanks
John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-11-2018, 11:29 AM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Thanks to all. The pic of the telephoto and the thin film camera sure put it in perspective. And yes...a bit of "Pentax Faith' ( like that term ) Once I do the unboxing of everything, will let you know.

tks

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-10-2018, 01:01 PM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Thanks Bob
I may just order it. If it has 3 grips surely one of them will be satisfactory.

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-10-2018, 11:37 AM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Thanks. I do like the grip on my K5 and the KR. Have taken the ergonomics for granted on Pentax cameras until now. Photo quality however is the prime consideration. The 55-300 will probably never come off of it. How does it balance with this camera ?

Thanks everyone !

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-10-2018, 08:32 AM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
wow..bought 2 of them. Shows that it really impressed you. Thanks

John

---------- Post added 03-10-18 at 10:34 AM ----------


MJ Thanks for that advice. I thought they all came with the 3 grips. Will certainly ask if I place an order.

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-09-2018, 02:59 PM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Yes you are correct. That may be the path to take.

Thanks

John
Forum: Pentax KP 03-09-2018, 02:02 PM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Thanks to all. Thee is no Pentax Dealer near where I live. Have heard of the ergonomic issue. But the image quality the special price are tempting.
Forum: Pentax KP 03-09-2018, 12:51 PM  
KP or not
Posted By John A.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Bit of a decision. I presently have a K5. Have plans to replace it this year, as it has 133,000 on it. I use this camera exclusively with the DA 55-300. Am relatively satisfied with the results.

This camera and lens are taken mountain biking, kayaking, snowshoeing etc. Had planned on a K3ii before they area all gone. But now I see Henry's cameras in Toronto have a special. Buy the KP and get $230.00 off the 55-300 plm. Had planned on the PLM anyway, just wondering any advice going to the KP instead of K3ii. Can anyone advise. Is there someone with experience in both ? I do realize the larger buffer,better battery life, and a 200,00 shutter.

I do anticipate a quicker auto focus just because of the lens. I would use the K5( with the DA 300) as a backup and possibly get rid of my KR.

Hope this is the correct forum

Thanks

John
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2017, 06:18 AM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
to gm4life Yes the F4 300...you have me drooling...would be great around the property & in a bigger boat or out for a walk. Would be hard to put down.

Thanks

John
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-02-2017, 04:50 PM  
Hi from France
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Welcome

John from Canada
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-02-2017, 04:41 PM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
I believe the quality of that 300 F4 would be amazing. The price and the size would be problematic for me. I have a hatch in a kayak and a carrier on the bicycle that accommadate the DA 55-300, and it just fits.. Sure would like to try it though..

Regards

John
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-01-2017, 03:05 PM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Thanks to all. Appreciate very much as have been given lots of advise. Even to re consider K311 or KP rather than the K70. I will not be moving on this until early next year but what to have my mind made up in case I see a good price, can act.

Thanks again, this is a great group !!

John
Ontario Canada
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-31-2017, 03:21 PM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
I realize that the PLM will not function properly on the K5.(.aperature) Other than that would it be okay. I usually shoot wide open and a high shutter speed.Think will forego any extender as I should realize a difference in the crop with the increased sensor size on the K70.

Thanks to all for the info..very helpful.. jgnfld..a beautiful province province
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-31-2017, 11:50 AM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Thanks Adam
AS long as it is the same or better with clarity, I know the auto focus and lack of noise will be a real bonus. Looking forward to it. Amazon have the K70 for $689 Canadian ( fairly good price ). Are thee any know reliability issues with the K70, or is it to soon to realize.

John
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-31-2017, 11:29 AM  
DA 55-300 vs 55-300 PLM
Posted By John A.
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
I presently use a Pentax K5 with a Pentax DA 55-300 . The camera still works great, take excellent pictures and is like an old friend to me. I have had the camera and lens combo for six years and it is now over the exposure count. I intend to use it as a back up ( along with a KR ), and invest in a Pentax K70 with the new 55-300 PLM. My question is the clarity on the new zoom at full out 300mm . Is it comperable to the old DA lens or not. Have heard at full 300, is not to sharp, and have seen some photo examples that I was not to impressed with. ( I know the PLM will not partner up with the K5 & KR...what a shame )

At 6.3 wide open aperature is it worth putting the 1.4 extender on? I am only interested in wildlife ( odd landscape photo ) & it has to be very portable

I have been away from this forum due to ongoing health issues. Good to be in the out of doors and not in a hospital bed.

Thanks

John:)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-19-2017, 01:02 PM  
Nature Birds of the day 2017-04-17
Posted By John A.
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Great shots. Yes you really got the beauty of the grackle !!
Forum: Pentax K-5 07-04-2012, 06:01 PM  
K5 Lock out
Posted By John A.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Since I did the upgrade there have been no lock outs. Just did two thousands pics during a recent kayak trip in Newfoundland.

Mine only seemed to do it after a battery charge, but since the upgrade no problems. A great camera. If still on warranty take it back.

Best of luck.

ja
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-24-2012, 06:57 PM  
SDHC questions
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Thanks to all. What does the 133x mean on the Lexar card ?

info is appreciated

John A.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-24-2012, 11:28 AM  
SDHC questions
Posted By John A.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Some elementary questions, but here goes.

I have a K5, KR, & Panasonic TS3. Can the cards be interchanged from one to another without formatting ?

I have a Transcend 8gb class 10. Every now and then it comes up "write error". ALSO it says in review cannot process movie. I have never shot a movie with it.

Do these cards have an expected life ? How can you tell if they are near the end of usage ?

Can a card that is not functioning properly damage the electronics of a camera ?

I usually delete the pictures on the computer. Should this be done on the camera using "format"?

I Have a Lexar 133x class 10. I know the class ten is a speed to enable the proper download in bust. What is the 133x (download when copying ?)

Thanks

Best Regards

John A.
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