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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-01-2020, 10:02 AM  
K-new will be released THIS year
Posted By H. Sapiens
Replies: 227
Views: 15,960
Don't make fun of the Pentax engineers not always delivering on time!

They both work as fast as they can ...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-22-2018, 06:27 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 996
Views: 68,793
so if you didn't watch the video why are you so qualified to complain about their decision?

they made it very clear why they suggested it for the list, and also made it very clear that they were impressed with the k1.

this is camera of the year for 2018, ie any camera not released in 2018 is not to be considered. so why would you be so heartbroken that a good camera was selected for the worst list because it represents very little relative to the outgoing model. the new canon eos R is getting the same treatment as it's completely underwhelming as a successor to the outgoing camera (this does not make it bad). that's all the k1-ii criticism represents.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-12-2018, 09:19 AM  
Pentax R01010 registered
Posted By bertwert
Replies: 94
Views: 11,777
Could be the K-5850 ... as 01010 in base-18 is 5850 in base-10 ... base-18 as R is the 18th letter in the alphabet ... K-5850 could indicate a 51 Mega-Pickle camera ... sensor is 8775 x 5850 ... :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-03-2018, 06:53 PM  
The K-3 line will continue!
Posted By xmeda
Replies: 928
Views: 91,484
Well.. they are working on K3 successor since 2013, while K3II looked like some stop-gap emergency release against D7200..

In fact they still have nothing but claims, which is horrible strategy. Apparently they are waiting until more pentaxians leave...

That K10D/K20D/K7/K5/K3 advanced APS-C camera line is more important for Pentax than KP+K1+645 combined. But it seems, that they have to touch the absolute sales bottom to recognize what old Pentax Inc. and even Hoya knew very well (and what Fuji knows also).

Hope they will manage to bring it sooner than 2019. It already is 2+ years too late.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-07-2018, 08:37 AM  
More Limited lenses
Posted By pres589
Replies: 210
Views: 19,629
K-5 II owner here and I've got no heartburn over KAF4 lenses not working on my body. Sometimes these things just have to happen.

This maybe sounds silly but I hope some of the focal lengths are actually "interesting" and not just "these are the industry standard focal lengths like everyone else offers". Something between 22mm and 25mm and then something wider than 20mm but I've banged that gong before.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-08-2017, 02:37 PM  
Panasonic G9 a Pentaxsonic?
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
It'll be fine. Seems like Panasonic is trying to get in on the sports market. Not sure how many sports photographers are truly looking at micro four thirds. Feels like one of the things most of those folks need is great high iso performance not just fast frame rates. If your image quality starts dropping at iso 1600, that is a problem in many sporting venues, even if you can shoot 60 fps.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-09-2017, 11:21 AM  
K-3ii marked as discontinued
Posted By banep
Replies: 660
Views: 81,979
Have you ever written company's know-how procedures?
I think I'll have a job for an intern off course. :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2017, 06:13 AM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By Patriot
Replies: 6,609
Views: 641,739
Ray of Light
Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona
DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2017, 10:56 AM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 6,609
Views: 641,739
I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-21-2017, 07:16 PM  
People Old Man on Highland
Posted By Xiaomao Yang
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
The Red-earth highland is a photogenic place at Dongchuan, Yunnan, China. The old man and his friend were lit by the sunlight that shone and disappeared instantly because of the fast moving clouds on the highland.
Thanks for looking!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-23-2017, 07:47 PM  
Final score - Pentax 84, Sony 82. So WE'RE TIED??!!?!
Posted By Winder
Replies: 116
Views: 11,698
I own both cameras and I can see how they would tie. It's all about what the buyer is looking for in a camera. Do you prefer an OVF or an EVF? Do you need amazing build quality or do you prefer smaller and lighter over build quality? Are you shooting landscapes and architectural or will you mostly be shooting people, portraits, or street?

If both cameras served the same needs then I wouldn't have two different systems. Which camera is best depends on the needs of the buyer and both cameras are capable of professional results.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-18-2017, 02:59 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By Patriot
Replies: 6,609
Views: 641,739
Dave thanks for the nice feedback, I hope that you will like other photos too :).

Paul thank you too!
I'm very glad that you like my works. K-10 is the best Pentax camera in color rendering thanks to the use of CCD sensor, I love it very much and can not part it, although I have also k-20 and K-5 IIs and K-3 and K-1.

Another photo taken with K-10
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada.
I didn't get good weather for photos because it was cloudy and rainy evening when I was there.
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-17-2017, 04:58 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By Patriot
Replies: 6,609
Views: 641,739
Jenny lake at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
DA* 16-50mm F2.8

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-12-2017, 04:32 AM  
Posted By clackers
Replies: 17
Views: 1,866
Wait, are you guys saying cameras and lenses can not only be bought, but sold too?

Sounds implausible. Then we would have less gear!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-29-2017, 08:04 AM  
Elle Magazine places fashion Instagrammer on its cover, shot with an iPhone
Posted By pathdoc
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Because not all shoots are done under ideal conditions. If he'd been doing his shoot in a dilapidated warehouse on an overcast day instead of during the Golden Hour on Bondi beach, I would venture to suggest that he'd have brought a hardcore DSLR or MILC and some serious portable lighting.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-26-2017, 05:14 AM  
Just 1 lens..which one?
Posted By traveler
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Concur with this advice--you need a fast wide-to-normal lens.
If you don't want to pop for something like the Sigma 18-35mm, a cheaper option might be the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (also fast, and while not as flexible still more useful/appropriate in a crowded indoor venue than the 50mm.
Might think about renting if it's only going to be a couple of days.

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-26-2017, 03:45 AM  
Just 1 lens..which one?
Posted By roberrl
Replies: 36
Views: 2,713
Likewise I have no experience with Comic con but have been to plenty of car shows. I have almost always found that a wide angle is necessary, I have even found my 8-16 Sigma not enough. The problem is if you foot zoom then somebody always walks in the space between you and the subject. With 50mm you have to be a way back to get a whole person in the frame so plenty of room for intruders. Of course people at Comic may be more polite. YMMV.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2017, 05:01 AM  
Black & White Cafe chairs taking a break
Posted By karma mechanic
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-17-2017, 03:44 PM  
Post-Processing Post-Processing Challenge #221
Posted By astonm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Hmmm, that looks like a nice place to drive she said. I need a car she said.... So she stole a pretty one from the internets...

EDIT: I don't normally throw more than one "into the ring" but I was just loving this other color version so much I thought I'd toss it in with the rest .
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-16-2017, 05:52 PM  
Life, Death and Resurrection of K-30.
Posted By theoldcougar
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Several months ago the plastic battery latch that keeps the battery from flying out when you open the battery compartment broke on my K-30 camera. I lust lived with the inconvenience until last week when I decided to see if a part was available to fix it. Nope. Ricoh refers all repair issues to Precision Camera, period. For that referral Precision Camera quotes a flat fee, never less, could be more and no they don't sell parts. Meanwhile, I had been reading about the sticky solenoid issue causing iris diaphragm to malfunction causing under exposed photos. I decided to check this although have never experienced the problem. I put the camera in continuous exposure mode and pressed the shutter release several time while observing the diaphragm. No problem until after the forth burst the camera ceased to power up period. Damn. Now I'm faced with a big buck repair instead of just an inconvenience. After calling the three or four repair facilities left I came to the conclusion that I would retire the K-30 (originally bought for video capability) and use my LG smartphone which is adequate for my needs. So being a retired electronics engineer I thought I would open up the camera and see if there was something obvious and after poking around I found the issue. It was related to the battery latch breaking. The latch is dual purpose, one to prevent the battery from flying and, two to power down the camera to prevent removal of the battery when the camera is on. The contact is held open by another piece of plastic that had broken, most likely by my poking around. A little judicious bending and the problem is resolved. Saved me scraping, repairing or replacing the camera. So iif your K-30 (and K_50) suddenly won't power up this is a possibility. You will need to take the covers off to get at the latch mechanism. My guess a repair shop will want to replace the entire battery box and you're looking at 2-3 hundred which makes repair debatable. Might be time for an upgrade.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-28-2017, 02:36 AM  
Sony A9: is there still a future for DSLRs, and Pentax mirrorless suggestion
Posted By robiles
Replies: 579
Views: 36,039
I sure hope DSLR's will have a long and happy life. Due to my job i am required to look into a monitor at least 8h a day, so i hope i wont be forced to do so in my free time enjoying the nature or traveling randomly.

I am not a pro photgrapher and i only use single frame shooting, and i do not think that will change in the near future.

edit: i am a technology freak, would like to always have the latest and greatest tech, but sometimes technology ruins things.
For example i prefer the sound of vinyl compared to mp3 (although they are a pain storage wise), the sound of a high performance internal combustion engine, and the sound of the shutter and look of an ovf
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-02-2016, 08:30 AM  
what is your U1 U2 U3 settings on your camera ?
Posted By csa
Replies: 70
Views: 12,731
Glad you are not suing them Bert; they have no money.:D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-10-2017, 08:29 AM  
What's the focal length of a Pentax K mount pinhole camera?
Posted By photoptimist
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
If the pinhole plate is in line with the camera mount surface, the focal length will be the register distance of 45.46 mm. It the pinhole is a bit further forward, then add that offset to 45.46 mm. (You can use select that focal length or the nearest one for SR purposes, too).

If the hole is exactly 0.3 mm and flush with the mount, the f-stop will be 1/151.5 which is about a factor of 90 times or 6.5 stops dimmer than f/16.

Under the "sunny f/16" rule you could do hand-held pinhole photography with something like ISO 1600 and a shutter speed of maybe 1/15 or 1/20 second.

Good luck and let us know how it works!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-24-2017, 03:04 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By rayallen
Replies: 6,609
Views: 641,739
Our village photography club's competition theme this month was "Close Up". I used my K10D and a Tamron SP 90 mm Macro to produce these entries:

White Shell.
_IGP9922_White_Shell by Ray Allen, on Flickr

EGG-scuse me. This one got 2nd place.
_IGP9921_EGG-scuse_Me by Ray Allen, on Flickr

Dictionary. This one got a Merit.
_IGP9956_Dictionary by Ray Allen, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-28-2017, 08:53 AM  
I found a 2000mm lenscap!
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
I really think you need to write this on the calendar and celebrate the anniversary every year!

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