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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
I just had a dream about Pentax
Posted By brainwave
Replies: 8
Views: 578
As an owner of K-1 ii I grab literally every opportunity to shoot literally anything inside the house (including showers, broken eggs, thumbtacks or oildrops). I use it on every trip I can as well. Its just that much fun to use. Having taken part in the Single In Challenge, I am spending at least some time every day with my camera. And spend even more time lurking on the pentaxforums.


So last night I was getting my shot of the day just before I hit the bed (around 2 AM). In the night, I had a detailed dream, so vivid I could swear it was real. I was in a train, traveling with my Pentax gear, and another photographer was shooting out of the window in the next berth. I asked what he uses, he said something from the Canon EOS R series. He hands me the camera, and I was just feeling it and feeling weird at how it felt somewhat imbalanced and somehow, ergonomically "weird" (no hate, it was just a feeling and that too in a dream you know). The experience was so real however, that I was having to hold it tighter and use friction so it doesn't slip, somewhat like trying to hold a pizza slice, something thats not quite as claspable. I told him, hey, I have the K-1 from Pentax, you should check it out. I hand him the camera, and immediately his eyes light up as he feels how solid it feels in hand. And then I was like you know, it takes great images too. He takes a shot inside a moving train, and he is like, wait, how did that not shake at 1/60? I told him its got 6 axis shake reduction, X Y Z AND roll pitch and yaw (don't know if its correct, should be 5 axis no? Eh well, dreams a dream). He was like WHAAAA and I was like yeah. And they make solid lenses too, removing and giving him my 28-105 lens as he held it in his hand, felt the pleasing and "just right" weight of it. We both marvelled at the high ISO performance. Showed him how customizable the camera is, how the menus just make "sense" (not like Canon which gives its own terminologies for many standard technologies such as metering modes). He said he will obviously still use his Canon, its a great camera. I was like of course, they all make excellent cameras no doubt. He was however very amused and impressed by what all Pentax had gotten right, a brand he never had paid too much attention to before. He was like you have a lovely camera. I said yup, SO proud of it and love it very very much.

We both were wide smiles. Went on our separate ways after discussing photography a little bit. Then I woke up. I am almost sad that the conversation was not real, but I felt so happy at the end of it anyway!


Btw, I woke up smiling like an idiot when the house maid showed up (she has keys), she was like, looking very happy today. I said yup, had one of the best conversations ever ;)
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 2 Days Ago  
Pentax Lighting Table Model 65108
Posted By garywakeling
Replies: 5
Views: 362
It is used with the macro stage for backlighting subjects, it could also be used for slides. The power pack M can be used to power motor drives from the film era as well as provide remote triggering and interval shots. I wish they would ship to my country, USA only, good luck

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265363771541?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160...2Cchnl%3Dmkcid
This is the part that normally sits on top of the light
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-10-2021, 02:02 PM  
How To: Convert SDM to ScrewDrive + Video
Posted By UncleVanya
Replies: 275
Views: 52,475
Im just a guy with a computer and a little knowledge learned from others who put in the hard work to figure out the way this works. Basically, I can follow directions!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-09-2021, 02:13 PM  
How To: Convert SDM to ScrewDrive + Video
Posted By FozzFoster
Replies: 275
Views: 52,475
I made a PentaxTips version:
















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Thanks to this forum for all the help and information on how to complete this process!
Especially @UncleVanya for all his gracious help with all us forum members!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-10-2021, 05:46 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Show me.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-10-2021, 01:34 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Parallax
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
I just got back about 30 minutes ago. I had to spend the night. My O2 sats drop a bit after general anesthesia.
A fair bit discomfort. Who would have thought that slicing through soft tissue and sawing and hacking away at bone would cause that?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-10-2021, 12:14 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
When I was growing up. I lived near the Red River (in the USA known as the Red River of the North) . The area the Red flows through, both in the USA and Canada had a lot of activity in the past 200 years and beyond....American Bison, Plains Grizzly Bear, etc. ..... tall grass prairie of the northern plains, a number of First Nations, Trappers (French Canadian mostly..a lot from Quebec), hunters, early European settlers, etc.

So it was a 'happenin' area as we used to say in the 1960's. Anyways, I would every so often go down by the river bank and search (ineffectually) for items from history...arrowheads, early coinage...anything. I was not successful in finding anything, but I think that was more to do with my lack of archeological skills as a youngster. :D But hope always springs eternal....

That 1821 coin would be a fascinating find in North America. I'm guessing that the fact that it had a hole drilled in the centre of, makes me think that possibly it was attached to a necklace way back when ?

St. Louis and environs is an area rich in history. I think of the Lewis and Clark expedition that set off from there etc.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-10-2021, 12:21 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By lesmore49
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Thx for the link. I enjoyed reading it, particularly the Missouri Timeline.

MISSOURI TIMELINE – Missouri Bicentennial
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-09-2021, 02:54 AM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By noelpolar
Replies: 998
Views: 88,724
Spent last week at Gluepot (a Mallee bush bird reserve in South Australia).... a bit quiet (bird wise) there at the moment... anyway did some longish walks so just took the F*300/4.5 on my K3III.... the lazy kit (as opposed to the 150-450).

just some opportunity shots... nothing remarkable.











and some non F*300 shots

DFA 150-450 at 150



and at 450







and.... not a K3III shot... but this is what camping at Gluepot looks like....

Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-25-2021, 06:55 AM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By FozzFoster
Replies: 998
Views: 88,724
I'm x-posting here...

Here's a handheld ISO comparison using a DFA 100mm macro:

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might update this post with a couple links:















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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-09-2021, 07:23 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Bet it tastes like chicken.

A very skinny chicken.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-09-2021, 07:00 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Can't argue with that. We do feel superior. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-09-2021, 06:01 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By robtcorl
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
So furriners can gloat and feel superior.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-09-2021, 05:49 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By normhead
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Americans are always makin up reasons why they won. They claim to have won the second world war, even though they only fought half of it. There are metrics where the U.S. didn't come close to winning. If you lookout medals divided by population, they didn't win much of anything.

U.S. 331 million 113 medals.
Japan 126 million 58 medals
Canada 38 million 24 medals

Medals per million
1. Canada. .63
2. Japan .46
3. U.S. .34

Why are the Americans such under achievers?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 08-08-2021, 03:11 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By robtcorl
Replies: 92,807
Views: 4,034,980
Storm came up, chicken thighs getting air fryer fried instead of grilled for Sunday's dinner.
Never thought we'd use an air fryer as much as we do.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-06-2021, 06:29 PM  
Nature Wrong lens
Posted By angkymac
Replies: 2
Views: 254
A guy can be disappointed by the shot he missed.
And another guy can be really pleased by seeing the 'coons in the whole setting.
I like it! A family heading into the brush to the next opportunity.
(And isn't the nifty fifty what always made our images back in the day?)
Thanks for posting it.
Angky.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-06-2021, 01:33 PM  
Nature Orchids in the Great Smoky Mountains
Posted By tncasual
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Seven Islands in on my normal rotation of places to visit. It's a great place for wildlife in a compact area.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-06-2021, 09:10 AM  
Nature Wrong lens
Posted By Kiddo70
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Grabbed a camera and headed to the Riparian Preserve, not realizing that I had the wrong lens on the camera. Missed an opportunity to photograph a raccoon and her new family. This preserve is located in a large city in the most populated area in Arizona, but the raccoon is comfortable moving about the area.
Forum: Sold Items 07-22-2021, 08:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 TTL Shoe Mount Flash for Pentax
Posted By steamloco76
Replies: 7
Views: 759
The Metz flash units are very well built and deliver a more neutral light output than Pentax. I have the 58 AF and 50 AF. I sold my Pentax AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ after buying the Metz units.
Forum: Sold Items 07-20-2021, 05:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 DC EX For Pentax
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
My lens ( one of the first purchased in Australia ) has a matte / dull finish.
It came with a hood and a nice softish / squarish case.

This one has more smooth finish , probably the newer version.
This version was never offered with HSM AF.
Only the current model with constant 1:3.5 has HSM AF.
Forum: Sold Items 07-20-2021, 04:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 DC EX For Pentax
Posted By seventysixersfan
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Sigma never offered HSM for this model in K-mount, correct? However, I think this particular lens for sale has the slightly different body finish -- not the crinkle-type, but smooth matte finish. This is just a cosmetic difference and has no relevance to the optical performance -- which in my experience is stellar for the price. Good luck with the sale!
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2021, 08:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 DC EX For Pentax
Posted By gokenin
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Just 2 questions. Do you have the hood for the lens and the spots on the front of the lens in the third picture is that dust on the exterior of the lens or inside and if exterior could we get a clean pic of the front element?
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2021, 12:20 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 DC EX For Pentax
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
for clarification purposes, the lens in your photos is not an HSM lens...
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-19-2021, 09:56 AM  
What's the CP+ "New Product"?
Posted By Fogel70
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
I think it will be a black limited 102 year anniversary hot shoe cover.
Forum: General Talk 01-28-2021, 05:18 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By clackers
Replies: 4,405
Views: 383,991
"I have a friend who does lyrics about sewing machines. He's a Singer songwriter, or sew it seams."
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