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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-04-2018, 05:04 PM  
How best to use a HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Ok, so all good stuff, thank you. As noted in several of the replies, I reexamined my settings and discovered I did not have set it to "AE-L with AF locked" as I thought I did. This should solve most of my issues.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2018, 12:41 PM  
How best to use a HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
I recently bought a used HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited in near mint condition for $250. I really like the idea of a wider angle, but I am having trouble using it. Can anyone please give me some tips? Specifically, it doesn't seem to get light metering done properly. No matter how I meter it, multi, center-weighted or spot, it doesn't seem to balance it right. Yesterday I spot metered on a face in the foreground, daytime, outdoors, with the day sky in the background, and the face was very dark after multiple attempts. If anything, it seems darkest using spot metering. Center weighted seems to work best. In general, if the subject is not in direct, bright sunlight, the results seem dark. I haven't gotten any photos yet that I would call spectacular. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-18-2017, 02:13 PM  
Completely freezes when viewing images
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Thanks for all the replies! Also, sorry to waste your time, but it was the SD card. I guess I thought I had used more than one. My bad, but thanks.
Forum: Pentax K-70 12-18-2017, 01:19 PM  
Completely freezes when viewing images
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Firmware version was already 1.10. In the past couple of weeks, when viewing photos in the camera, the camera completely freezes up. Completely. Even if you shut it off it stays on. No buttons work, at all. Have to remove battery to unfreeze it. I have only experienced this when viewing photos in the camera. If I move ahead or back 1 or 2 photos or zoom in, it freezes. Any ideas what's going on?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-03-2016, 11:26 AM  
Reliability of pentax DSLRs?
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 70
Views: 8,408
My K-30 appears to have suffered an aperture motor failure. Bought April, 2013, with 24,600 shutter clicks (actuations). This site offers some useful info, but not a big enough sample size for Pentax: Camera Shutter Life | Sitemap
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 07:15 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 1,825
Views: 74,656
Red is good with me!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-28-2015, 12:36 PM  
K-X autofocus not working
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
I was having the same issues, but there is a work around that works for me. In the Menu, under the C tab, see #10. Set the AF/AE-L button to #1. This allows you to obtain auto focus by pressing the physical AF/AE-L button with your thumb. I have always used it this way because I prefer that to pressing the shutter down half way. But, my wife is now using this camera and she keeps forgetting to do that. Previously, I did have the problem of no auto focus even when using the AF/AE-L button, but I fixed that by cleaning the contacts. The problem now simply appears to be the camera does not focus by pressing the shutter down half way. I can get it to do it sometimes, but that is rare. So, it seems using the AF/AE-L button is the solution until the whole thing just stops working.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-15-2014, 08:01 AM  
Best Pentax for video?
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 43
Views: 4,824
Really want to thank everyone for all the responses. Learned a lot and have a lot to think about. Thanks!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 06:52 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 2,854
Views: 110,906
Pick me!
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 12-11-2014, 10:04 AM  
Best Pentax for video?
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 43
Views: 4,824
I didn't see this question/thread, but what, in your experience or opinion, is the best Pentax model for shooting video? I have a K-30, but I wish it had a direct mic input. Thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2011, 09:58 AM  
Pick one: FA 77mm or DA* 50-135mm
Posted By bmesc
Replies: 84
Views: 19,682
I own the 50-135 and tried the 77 and kept the 50-135. I found them to be virtually indistinguishable at 77 (both have that pixie dust quality). Even though the 50-135 is a monster, I prefer it for the versatility.
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