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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-08-2019, 11:54 AM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
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I'll test it soon,
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-05-2019, 03:46 PM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Just hour ago I opened bottom cover - do not looks, like someone did it before me. Inside i didn't find any incursion of water... (I didn't resemble whole camera - just bottom cover.).
BUT!
I found few very small round pieces (like a dust) of metal. Looks like a small drops of lead. If its really lead - this could be a reason of short circuit.
But I'm just guessing. Maybe I'm wrong.

I still do not know, how to understand reason of problem, and how to resolve it.

I have K-01, and its work well with flash. So, I cal live with K-3 without a flash and BULB.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-05-2019, 02:38 AM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
I tested all flash modes.
All menu modes - same problem.
If it's only shutter sync problem - why BUB MODE in any mode works only on 1/25s ?
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-04-2019, 03:31 PM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
@Steve
External Flash (Metz 58AF 2) in all ways (mounted, wired and wireless) is working in all normal speeds till 1/160s in M, and 1/180s Av and TAv. (mean - flash giving light), but picture stay dark.

Internal flash working same - giving light, but picture stay dark.

Now i've tested one more thing:

When Shutter speed is 1/5s to 1/50s - picture is enlighted by flash CORRECT!
Picture in 1/60s is partial enlighted (~ 1/5th top part of picture is bright).
Speed between 1/60s and 1/180s stay dark.

BUT ... METZ has a HiSpeed TTL - P-TTL-HSS.
In PTTL-HSS mode all pictures is CORRECT exposured with flash, when speed is 1/200s to 1/8000s !!!

So, some problems is with shutter, between 1/60s and 1/180s...

In Wireless and wired mode i CAN'T use speed more than 1/180, and mostly, i need flash remoted, for macro works.
1/50th is to slow for me.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-04-2019, 02:58 PM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
No it wasn't resolved. And I found more issues:

Not even external METZ 58 AF2 do not work correctly (mounted on camera, or true sync-cable, or wireless) , but now i found, to even integrated flash do not work as should - both flashes (internal and METZ) make light, but the picture stays dark.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-02-2019, 05:59 PM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
I know. Didn't work.

---------- Post added 3rd Jul 2019 at 04:00 ----------


updated, downgraded to v1,30 and again updated. do not help
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-01-2019, 04:35 AM  
Pentax K-3 debug resset possible?
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Hello.

Year ago I buy used K-3. It's my 6th digital Penax after K100D, K-x, K-5Limited, K-7, K-01.

First impression was ok.
In daylight it's work as should - from 30s to 1/8000s.

But later i found some issues, and can't resolve them in any way

DO NOT WORK correctly:
IR BULB, (in bulb mode shot is only 1/25s. Always. In any settings, with Pentax O-RC1, or even finger)
Flash. I have two METZ 58AF-2. With any other Pentax cameras works fine. With this K-3 do not sync in any settings - on camera, wired remote, wireless remote - Flash is releasing, but picture is dark.

Resseting do not help, firmware update and even downgrade do not help.

MAYBE camera was edited in DEBUG mode and anybody knows way hot to check and how to restore manufacturing settings ?

Or..
MAYBE its some gray market (even not a Pentax made) FAKE ?

Serial number is 4867824

ANY IDEAS ?
HELP.
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-16-2019, 02:04 AM  
K-3 BULB MODE issues on Firmware V1.11 V1.20 V1.40
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
latest firmware didn't help

---------- Post added 16th Jan 2019 at 11:21 ----------


Just tested - didn't work :(
Yesterday i made few night shots with K-01. It works as should - I made shots till 12minutes.

---------- Post added 16th Jan 2019 at 11:26 ----------

Oh, i found , to situation is even worst :(((
In BULB position - in both modes - mode1 and mode2 and with remote control or using finger - shutter working always on 1/25s!!!!!
When pressing with finger and holding - mirror looking up, and stay up till release finger, but shutter anyway closing after 1/25s :((((
In M mode working propertly - from 1/8000s to 30".
WTF ?
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-15-2019, 07:51 AM  
K-3 BULB MODE issues on Firmware V1.11 V1.20 V1.40
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Thank You :)

---------- Post added 15th Jan 2019 at 16:52 ----------


could You send to me v1.30 to email ?
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-15-2019, 04:47 AM  
K-3 BULB MODE issues on Firmware V1.11 V1.20 V1.40
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
K-3 is 7th my Pentax/Ricoh digital camera (K100D, K-x, K-5, K-7, K-01, WG-M2, K-3).
I always used IR remote with BULB for long exposure.
And just now found to can't use it on K-3.

In BULB MODE menu "7. Bulb (B) Mode Options "mode2" - "Press Shutter release button to start exposure. Press again to stop" do not work as should.
When i chose Mode2, from remote control shutter making short 1/25s shots, pressing with finger working like a Mode1.

When I chose Mode1, I could use long exposure with finger or IR O-RC1, WHEN HOLDING finger on button.
But it's impossible to make 10-30minutes night shots in this way.

On K-01 Bulb MODE2 working as must.

I've tested K-3 with Firmware v1.11, v1.20 and v1.40 with DA50, FA50, DA35, FA100 and DA16-45 lenses.
Same sh... :)

I have 3 questions.
1. Do anybody have same issue on K-3 ?
2. Do anybody have first, genuine version V1.00 or V1.01 I'd like to try.
3. What if I'll upload on K-3 firmware from K-3II ? It's risky ? (When I buy used K-01, on them was some wrong FW V1.12 or V1.13. Till now K-01 have newest version V1.05. But camera was working on wrong firmware.) Due anybody did so ?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 08-19-2017, 08:00 AM  
Poll: 2017 PF T-shirt Design Finalists: Vote now!
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 37
Views: 6,043
3, 5 and 6 is best for me. Vote for 6.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 08-19-2017, 07:57 AM  
Looking for Ricoh WG-M2 firmware
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 3
Views: 2,590
Thanks, Adam.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-29-2017, 09:42 AM  
Looking for Ricoh WG-M2 firmware
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 3
Views: 2,590
Helloo.

I get used Ricoh WG-M2. Nice stuff :)
Before i had GoPro...

I'll go to 8 countries trip and would like to due fully reset and firmware update. But can't find firmware.
Software Downloads : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING

It is imposible ?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-18-2016, 10:24 AM  
Caution For Helios 44 Fans and Potential Buyers
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 80
Views: 116,793
Pleace, do not mix different models of Helios.
Models "Helios-44-3" and "MC Helios-44-3" and "MC Helios-44-3M" was manufactured for many years in three manufactories - KMZ, Jupiter and Belomo, for many cameras, with different apertures and even flansh lenght.

Some info in lithuanian language.
language of photos: Helios-44. Chronologija lietuvi?kai
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 01:19 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 1,825
Views: 73,921
color or proud ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-17-2016, 07:33 PM  
Pentax K-1 Hands-on Video
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 34
Views: 6,124
Bravo to Ricoh for AVI format on K-1!
I don't need hi-speed - I need colors - AVI is only one colorful video format on DSLR!
H264 looks like a monochrome :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-15-2016, 01:45 PM  
Full K-1 Spec list
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 781
Views: 88,635
- Do You see new Pentax FF?! Experts say - it's some stunting functions inside!
- Yeah. You see thous two new wheels?
- Yep.
- First one - to rewind frame, second - to remove film's bulk...
:D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2016, 09:30 AM  
Picture of K-1
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 357
Views: 65,949
Thank You :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2016, 09:14 AM  
Picture of K-1
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 357
Views: 65,949
NO TOP Screen ?????
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 02-13-2016, 08:26 AM  
New Social Group - PentaxIST-LT
Posted By gedasst
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Views: 764
gedasst has created a new social group called "PentaxIST-LT", with the following description:



To join this group visit the social groups homepage where this new group will be listed.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 02-07-2016, 04:08 PM  
READ ME! Pentax Tips from the Community (55-300mm Giveaway)
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 773
Views: 99,760
Absolutely.
I'm talking only against filters "for Protection".
ND, CIR-PL, Gradient, or some effects filters should be used by purpose.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 02-06-2016, 10:40 AM  
READ ME! Pentax Tips from the Community (55-300mm Giveaway)
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 773
Views: 99,760
On film - UV, Skylight and other making different.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 02-06-2016, 07:17 AM  
READ ME! Pentax Tips from the Community (55-300mm Giveaway)
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 773
Views: 99,760
Don't waste money on any UV or nano-super-duper filters for protection.
For protection of front lens use hood.

Chance to front filter can protect Your lens if You dropped camera is 1:1'000'000.
If You drop lens (especially plastic) - is chance 1:2, to your optical axis is changed - no one filter can help.

Chance, to filter change your lenses work is 1:1, because any filter is piece of glass (or even plastic) and:
1. Changing optical construction of lens;
2. Flatting front element;
2. Increasing reflections and flare, especially with front artificial light;
3. Changing work of autofocus.

Use filters only, when is necessary - gradient, CR-PL, ND, or during rain, sand storm, etc...

P.S. Personally tested on many lenses with Hoya HMC, Schneider and other expensive filters.















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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-01-2015, 05:34 AM  
Some FF news
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 436
Views: 58,979
I'm happy to read:
"PENTAX is launching a digital SRL with a brand-new format. Reliability rooted in history and technology. Incomparable originality. These are all unique and attractive cameras that only PENTAX can offer." Full Frame by PENTAX | RICOH IMAGING
I hope, this mean something different than rumor about 36Mpix CMOS :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-21-2015, 03:21 PM  
Some FF news
Posted By gedasst
Replies: 436
Views: 58,979
And You know ? :) :) :)

I don't know, who You are in photography, just can say, who am I...

My name is Gediminas, I'm Lithuanian.
When I was 10 years old boy, in 1988 I've got my first lessons of photography by professional photographer and friend of my father, together with my first "FED-5" rangefinder.
Everything - photographing, developing, printing for many years in black and white I made myself.

In 2002 I become sales manager of digital cameras and digital office equipment in "Alna" company (do You remember thous "HP Photosmarts" ?).
From 2008 I'm member of Lithuanian photo communities and photo-clubs.
In 2009 I start repairing old manual-focus lenses, because in Lithuania is easy to get old Russian optics.

Later I left my job in management and start my own business in photography, color calibration and photo service.
Sometimes I work in team with other photographers, who using FF equipment. Than I rent Nikon/Canon FF.

My printed photographs was published many times, including Lithuanian Parliament ( on inauguration of Lithuanian President in 2013), and Ministry of Transport of Lithuania (right now). My photographs is published in many websites and printed magazines.

I work as photographer, and later as video operator for "Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festive" for two years - in 2014 work in one press team with Martin H.M. Schreiber (see my profile picture). I'm video instructor for biggest Lithuanian scout's organization "Lietuvos skautija" and was one of three video operators for national scouts jamboree in 2013. My filmed video material is already used in 4 full-time documentary videos, and now I work with new video project...

From 2014 I start to give lectures for students of photography in "Vilnius college of Art" about color calibration and photographic equipment.

So...
First:
I'm long time "deep inside" Photography not only like a amateur. And I know pretty good , how stuff working.

Second:
I have responsibility for my words about photography. I can't just trolling, or write what I read in some preview - I'm writing only my own experience.

Third:
All this time I used many cameras, but mostly - Pentax.
I'm editor of "Pentax" group in biggest Lithuanian photography website "eFoto" for ~4 years. I'm creator and admin of Lithuanian pentaxists group on Facebook more than 2 years.
I know lot off good good reasons to have a Pentax. And same know, to Pentax DSLR's today is on two steps bellow Canon/Nikon similar cameras in AF speed and work in Low-Light with High ISO. Its mean - Pentax is not compete, compared with Nikon/Canon for professional work.

That's is reasons, why I still have hope, to new Pentax FF sensor will be not HI-res CMOS, and Pentax will made good jump UP.
Amen.
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