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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-04-2011, 11:12 AM  
Show Us Your Best K-X shots
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 1,231
Views: 265,827
Some of my Pentax K-x best shots....

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-19-2011, 11:11 AM  
Firmware oddity
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 3
Views: 1,806
It means "root" directory, i.e. just place the file on a formatted SD / SDHC card, without any folders. It should work.

Hope this helps!

ha ha ha , you got me there....google maps :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:22 AM  
Unable to install firmware update v1.02 on K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 10
Views: 4,222
Thank you all for links...

One more feature added to K-x, compatibility with SDXC cards, most other cameras at this price point do not have.... and Canikon cameras boast about it as feature on the high end cameras...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:20 AM  
Unable to install firmware update v1.02 on K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 10
Views: 4,222
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:12 AM  
Unable to install firmware update v1.02 on K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 10
Views: 4,222
I am still finding 1.01 version on Pentax US and Japan sites

Links
Latest K-x Firmware Update : Software Downloads : PENTAX
Digital Cameras and Accessories - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

Can someone please provide me a link to latest firmware for K-x..

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-22-2010, 03:23 PM  
moon shots
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Try to find this video tutorial on youtube

phototips shooting moon

it is a tutorial from james - bcphoto.biz, great podcasts are available for download from itunes or his own site

PhotoTips - Photography Tips by BC Photo

His Podcast is a great learning tool. search for "phototips" on itunes store.

PS: I have no association with this website. Just found it to be a great learning tool with my new K-x
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-22-2010, 09:24 AM  
Metz 58 AF-1 & 48 AF-1 differences, plus other P-TTL guns
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 14
Views: 9,982
Sorry for raising the thread so old, however I have the same question and cannot find a satisfactory answer in the forum or on internet.

How critical is this factor, planning to buy a flash and want to make sure that it is full featured and lasts me across multiple bodies.

Pentax AF540FGZ - 1/1 power is ~1/1200 sec
Metz 58 AF1 - 1/1 power is ~1/125 sec

Appreciate comments / feedback on this.

Thanks.

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Pentax K-x
18-55mm Kit lens
55-300mm Kit lens
Asahi Pentax M 50mm f1.7
Tokina 28mm f2.8
Forum: Pentax K-r 11-28-2010, 07:59 PM  
Where to buy K-R, Black Friday?
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 17
Views: 4,650
Hope this helps....

learning digital photography resources...

1) there is a great Podcast - free..
PhotoTips - Photography Tips by BC Photo - Download free podcast episodes by BC Photo on iTunes.
also same tips can be found on youtube and facebook group - search for "phototips"
2) Adorama TV has some great tutorials....
Adorama TV from Adorama Learning Center

PS: Note that I have no affiliation with any of the above listed entities, being new to DSLRs the above resources have helped me a lot to understand basic concepts and also some great tips to take great pictures.
Forum: Photography Articles 11-23-2010, 12:28 PM  
Learning basic photographic techniques
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 10
Views: 24,978
learning digital photography resources...

1) there is a great Podcast - free..
PhotoTips - Photography Tips by BC Photo - Download free podcast episodes by BC Photo on iTunes.
also same tips can be found on youtube and facebook group - search for "phototips"
2) Adorama TV has some great tutorials....
Adorama TV from Adorama Learning Center

PS: Note that I have no affiliation with any of the above listed entities, being new to DSLRs the above resources have helped me a lot to understand basic concepts and also some great tips to take great pictures.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-22-2010, 02:26 PM  
Best Beginner's DSLR Book/Manual?
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 19
Views: 11,439
learning digital photography resources...

1) there is a great Podcast - free..
PhotoTips - Photography Tips by BC Photo - Download free podcast episodes by BC Photo on iTunes.
also same tips can be found on youtube and facebook group - search for "phototips"
2) Adorama TV has some great tutorials....
Adorama TV from Adorama Learning Center

PS: Note that I have no affiliation with any of the above listed entities, being new to DSLRs the above resources have helped me a lot to understand basic concepts and also some great tips to take great pictures.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-09-2010, 09:52 AM  
Considering a new K-x, concerned about "mirror slap" or SR issue
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 21
Views: 4,875
This is way overrated / talked about issue... there are serious issues in all makes of cameras google D90 Hot Pixel issue or D5000 had 2 recalls, every manufacturer has defects however all said those are wonderful cameras and so is Pentax K-x, it gives D90 a run for money which is almost double the cost and is in a different class all together.

I did following test ... please let me know if the testing process was right or I can do something else...all shots were hand held, I shot images with text on those so Blur / double images are easy to identify ..

and Please note - It is recommended to turn off SR when mounted on tripod.

1) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Horizontal camera position
2) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Vertical camera position

the picture I took was of a Moisturizer bottle and had a lot of text written over it, I think it is easy to spot blurring on text rather than on anything else.

I did not find any blurring or double text on pictures at 100% crop... so I think at least my camera does not have this issue.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-01-2010, 02:17 PM  
Pentax K-x: focus confirmation in AF-S, AF-C, not AF-A
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 24
Views: 24,378
K-x has mirror lock up - pg 133 of manual

Cheers.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-29-2010, 10:16 AM  
Is the k-x mirror slap issue real?
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 31
Views: 10,733
thanks,

planning to go to central park tomorrow on a photo walk!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-29-2010, 07:25 AM  
Is the k-x mirror slap issue real?
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 31
Views: 10,733
I did following test ... will post cropped pictures soon, however please let me know if the testing process was right
1) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Horizontal camera position
2) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Vertical camera position

As I took the shots indoors ISO was set to 3200, so I can see slight noise at 100% crop due to high ISO, the picture I took was of a Moisturizer bottle and had a lot of text written over it, I think it is easy to spot blurring on text rather than on anything else.

I did not find any blurring or double text on pictures at 100% crop... so I think atleast my camera does not have this issue.

Please let me know your thoughts or any other tests that I need to do...

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-29-2010, 07:22 AM  
Poll: Pentax K-x mirror slap and/or SR blur problem
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 100
Views: 51,487
I did following test ... will post cropped pictures soon, however please let me know if the testing process was right
1) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Horizontal camera position
2) SR on , TV mode - Shutter Speeds 1/30 to 1/200 at 55 MM - No Blurring / double images - Vertical camera position

As I took the shots indoors ISO was set to 3200, so I can see slight noise at 100% crop due to high ISO, the picture I took was of a Moisturizer bottle and had a lot of text written over it, I think it is easy to spot blurring on text rather than on anything else.

I did not find any blurring or double text on pictures at 100% crop... so I think atleast my camera does not have this issue.

Please let me know your thoughts or any other tests that I need to do...

Voted - No Blur

Thanks.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-06-2010, 10:37 AM  
Please help me with Pentax K-x SLR Camera
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Pentax K-x black - $628.95 (Free Shipping - No Tax in most states)
K-x Digital SLR with 18-55mm and 55-300mm Zoom Lenses (Black) - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro..._with.html

Also check out this warranty if you like ... genuine Pentax extended warranty

80227 Pentax 2 Year Extended Warranty for KX and KR Digital SLR Camera (Total Warranty 3 years - 1 Year Standard + 2 Years Additional)

Note: No association with Adorama or B & H, I got the exact same deal from Amazon and have purchased warranty from Adorama.

Hope this helps
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-05-2010, 07:07 AM  
Advantage of mixed system
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 10
Views: 3,044
Awesome pictures!!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-04-2010, 01:23 PM  
Will this lens fit Pentax K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 26
Views: 9,434
How about this one? will it fit in K-x? Does it have a Richo pin issue?
MACRO CCT 1:28 MC 52 CPC Auto 28mm lens No. 935789

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Pentax K-r 10-04-2010, 11:01 AM  
3-year warranty for K-r for $29
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 27
Views: 6,183
Just got off the call with Adorama, this need not be on same receipt as camera, save all receipts - camera and warranty and Pentax would honor it.

Also they expect to get the cards in next 2 weeks.
Forum: Pentax K-r 09-30-2010, 07:21 AM  
3-year warranty for K-r for $29
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 27
Views: 6,183
I never buy extended warranties, broke that rule just now... as it was too good to pass it up for 30 bucks...

Just had a chat with Pentax Customer support, I bought the extended warranty for my K-x, he mentioned that it would be honored as long as it was purchased within 90 days of camera purchase. Also it covers the entire Kit - lens and body as shown in the receipt.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-24-2010, 08:06 AM  
Will this lens fit Pentax K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 26
Views: 9,434
Thanks, I tried 18-55, got some really nice pictures.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-24-2010, 07:20 AM  
Hello everyone
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 3
Views: 506
thanks for feedback friends
@agsy - yes I think glass partition was esp. not clean as well, so that contributed as well. - Used a 55-300mm DAL - Kit lens.

@ ash - Thanks, would work on that.. still getting used to weight of a DSLR...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-23-2010, 01:37 PM  
Will this lens fit Pentax K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 26
Views: 9,434
Thanks for your inputs friends, this is a great forum, I think I will learn a lot here, I already have.

Thanks again.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-23-2010, 11:32 AM  
Will this lens fit Pentax K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 26
Views: 9,434
Have heard that a 50MM is a must have lens for any DSLR owner, I am a newbie, starting to add to my collection.

So this will fit without any adapters? any other recommended must have lenses.

I am interested in taking pictures of Landscape, my kids (Potraits) and Macro.

Thanks again!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-23-2010, 11:16 AM  
Will this lens fit Pentax K-x
Posted By newyorker
Replies: 26
Views: 9,434
ASAHI SMC PENTAX-M 50mm 1:2 - Serial no: 4391676 will this lens fit Pentax K-x without any adapters?

Thanks
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