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Forum: Pentax K-01 02-07-2019, 09:44 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,592
Views: 599,557
I just re-encountered this foto with the FA 35-70 on my K-01.
Wow!
IMGP8760-2TightMonarchs by squareeyes2009, on Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-13-2018, 12:52 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Progress! I think I must have gotten some sticky liquid on it—like coffee with cream. Standby...
hmm, it does smell like coffee!

More water on the inverted camera...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-13-2018, 08:43 AM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Great question! I rarely change meter mode, and now find that dial also locked in place...Almost as if it was GLUED in place.
I may invert the camera and apply a few drops of universal solvent hydrogen hydroxide...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-12-2018, 10:42 AM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 494
That sounds more invasive than I career to do at this point.


The button goes down as I switch P to Green to_Video, but the dial locks before the video detent.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-11-2018, 02:30 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Exactly right

---------- Post added 2018-12-11 at 04:35 PM ----------

Any clues regarding non-invasive removal of the lock button or the mode dial? I am reluctant to start levering and pulling to find the access points.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-11-2018, 12:54 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 494
As described, I can't access any other modes. I have tried extra pressure on the lock button, and twisting as hard as I dare. Replaced battery, too.

I have searched this forum repeatedly and found only one similar fail: mode dial skipped settings. But no positive fixes for that.

I hate to retire a camera for a minor mechanical fail, but what option is there?
Forum: Sold Items 12-10-2018, 01:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-3ii Body
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Do I understand that you are the second owner of this camera?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-09-2018, 03:54 PM  
K5 PC flash sync socket
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Better safe than sorry: Measure, measure, measure and make the best judgment you can.

Years ago:
Flash trigger voltage - PENTAX official answer - PentaxForums.com
dealt with this issue and repeated the old Pentax claim of safety to 380v.
I've used an ancient 100+ volt Osram blitz to trigger remotes and my camera still works. I don't recommend that you follow my example.
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-08-2018, 03:06 PM  
Is the K-01 still worth buying in 2018? Hell yes!
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Hey Bird Dude!
Don't forget to update the firmware. It can make a difference in AF, especially in household lighting.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-08-2018, 11:43 AM  
Flashing Red Light
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 6
Views: 4,577
It is one of the settings that endures past a power OFF but will go away with a dead battery, unless you powered off while it was enabled.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-06-2018, 02:40 PM  
Pentax K5 - faster shutterspeeds than the sync speed of 1/180 for dog portraits
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Post a photo you made with a blurred dog and the flash operating, Use Xmode and post it with the EXIF data.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-05-2018, 11:04 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 2,451
Views: 176,691
But look what a 6-year old camera with a 20 year old lens does with K mount...
Compact Camera Meter
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-26-2018, 11:18 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 2,451
Views: 176,691
CANON net sales = 3.401 Trillion Yen 2016
RICOH net sales = 2.063 Trillion yen 2018
NIKON net sales = 0.822 Trillion Yen 2016

RICOH looks big enough to do anything either Canon or Nikon do.

It is just a matter of will
Forum: Pentax K-01 09-08-2018, 09:09 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,592
Views: 599,557
I haven't heard of the aperture block failure in K-01. I know it is very similar to the K-30, though.

Guess I need to check my shutter count. So far, the worst problem I have had was the ePROM battery or capacitor losing its charge over periods of inactivity (weeks, not days)

I have a lot of photos taken on January 1 2012!
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 08-27-2018, 10:02 AM  
Pentax Mirrorless?
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 176
Views: 14,811
My experience with K-01 and K-5, K-5iis and K10 is that the K-01 is less troubled with dust and other schmutz than my other K- cameras. I think that flipping mirror really stirs thing up.
Forum: Pentax K-01 06-17-2018, 11:19 AM  
Happy Birthday to the K-01!
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 120
Views: 17,537
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-06-2018, 10:06 AM  
My K1 does not give enough "F" (DOF)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 77
Views: 3,564
Good to see a potentially contentious thread come to an amiable conclusion. Keeping the details straight always helps, especially comparing across brands.

And the famous "Pentax exposes (a full stop-A half stop-way too much) under what i get on my (any other camera)" is only amenable to experience with Pentax.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-02-2018, 04:10 AM  
Question: FA 77 and moon, exposure problem
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
From Spaceweather.com:
The rocking motions are called libration; because of libration we can observe not just 50% but rather 59% of the Moon's surface.

Spaceweather Glossary: Lunar Libration
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-01-2018, 03:06 PM  
Question: FA 77 and moon, exposure problem
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
The pics were a month apart in time and nearly opposite sides of the earth, It's a wonder you couldn't see the back side of the moon!
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-10-2018, 01:31 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 64,504
Views: 2,230,768
First I saw that was a DC-8 Stretch. It looked like hills and valleys at 30,000 feet.
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-24-2018, 11:12 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 64,504
Views: 2,230,768
Try this and your aversion to the music of the pipes may be relieved...















You Tube



Best regards
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 01-24-2018, 11:00 PM  
Behind-the-Mount 20-40 for K-01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
Just received a 18-50 Retractable DA lens.
Somewhat disappointed with the chunky size and the sticky retraction mechanism
The electric focus is fantastic, though.
Still waiting for additons to the XS line...come the messiah
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 01-23-2018, 08:23 AM  
Behind-the-Mount 20-40 for K-01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
Somewhere there is a series of posts regarding a rumored curved sensor by Sony.

Surely a 90mm radius would give better access to the sensor pixel wells, but the camera is beginning to look like a softball rather than a brick.

But seriously, each digital-enhanced lens has a collimating element at the rear to minimize the angle of rays as they hit the sensor. A 18mm diameter element would likely give enough spread to cover full frame curved sensors.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 01-14-2018, 10:42 AM  
Behind-the-Mount 20-40 for K-01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
I had forgotten the 18-50. It does retract so it stores smaller: just bigger than the 21 DA. Thanks for mentioning it.

I Still think there is a big place for pentax to introduce a compact mirrorless with widely compatible lenses that enter the mirror box space.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 01-13-2018, 11:25 PM  
Behind-the-Mount 20-40 for K-01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3,137
Just dreaming...
About a pancake zoom that fits a 20 or 16 minimum to 40-45 maximum into the space no longer needed for the mirror and those chunky retro-focus designs it requires.

I love my K-01 but hate carrying a 21 DA with the 40 XS. Let me have a super compact pancake zoom that fits the body.
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