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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2020, 04:12 PM  
Have you experienced pressure to switch systems?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
I don't doubt the K-1 has a much better sensor than the a7II. I've heard it referred to as a mediam format killer. I was just replying to normhead's confusion as to why anyone would buy a 24 MP full frame.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2020, 03:49 PM  
Have you experienced pressure to switch systems?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
That's exactly why. In my experience, for proper noise to resolution ratio, 24 is the sweet spot for full frame whereas 16 is the sweet spot for aps-c. You may disagree, but that's exactly where I like it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2020, 07:08 AM  
Have you experienced pressure to switch systems?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 116
Views: 7,161
I recently switched to Sony. I wanted to move to full frame but Pentax's offerings weren't in my budget. The Sony a7II is half the price of the K-1 and it still allows me to use my Pentax lenses. Honestly, the image quality blows me away and I couldn't be happier.

Edit: And to add to this, I upgraded my wife from my old Pentax K-x to the Canon T6 (1300D outside US) when it recently went on sale. She wasn't invested in Pentax lenses like I am, and Canon has many offerings for dirt cheap. Build quality isn't great compared to Pentax, but she is very happy with the image quality.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-12-2020, 03:44 PM  
"Standard" prime lens - 35mm equivalent in APS-C
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
This is a fantastic lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-12-2020, 03:16 PM  
"Standard" prime lens - 35mm equivalent in APS-C
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
I’m a street shooter and my favorite Pentax primes are the DA 21 and FA 43. Together they offer great fields of view on a crop sensor.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-12-2020, 02:54 PM  
"Standard" prime lens - 35mm equivalent in APS-C
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Just to clarify. Is it a 4/3 system or m4/3 system?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-05-2020, 08:23 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 20,501
Views: 1,841,660
More of the lovely FA 43.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2020, 10:33 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 20,501
Views: 1,841,660
Beautiful bokeh and 3D pop of the FA 43.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2020, 03:15 PM  
Opinion time: what are your favorite manual lenses?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 184
Views: 12,042
Does a FA 43mm f1.9 with a broken screw drive pin count as a manual lens? Because that would be mine.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-15-2018, 08:59 PM  
Has anyone else experienced this K-5II issue?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Welp. Will not turn on at all now. I guess it's time to move on. Maybe upgrade to the K-3II while it's cheap.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:18 PM  
Has anyone else experienced this K-5II issue?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Really??? Interesting. Does that mean reset all menu settings to default? What firmware was it?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-14-2018, 07:11 AM  
Has anyone else experienced this K-5II issue?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
I haven't actually. I'll get a new battery and give that a try.



That's really weird. But it's good to know an older model is still kicking.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2018, 10:47 PM  
Has anyone else experienced this K-5II issue?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2018, 10:36 PM  
Has anyone else experienced this K-5II issue?
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Hello!

So I have a K-5II which seems to be randomly freezing on start up. The top display will turn on and the lens will focus, but the shutter won't fire and the rear screen won't turn on. The mirror won't even flip. Just no response. But the top screen is still showing exposure and I can adjust it with the dials. This doesn't happen on every start up and I haven't found a pattern. I have tested this with multiple lenses, too.

The only solution I have found is pulling out and reinserting the battery while it's still on.

Anyone else experience this? Any more permanent solutions?

Thanks!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-11-2016, 10:17 AM  
Pentax K-50 aperture/Dark pictures
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 12
Views: 3,535
From what I understand, DSLRs usually meter differently because metering is measured off the mirror. When in live view, the camera has to meter off the sensor which requires calibration and is not always perfect. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-10-2016, 10:46 AM  
Pentax K-50 aperture/Dark pictures
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 12
Views: 3,535
I just started playing with my K-50 again after not using it for over a year and I'm noticing the same issue. It seems to be metering correctly, just not exposing the images enough. It does appear to be an aperture issue as it wants to completely stop down the lens for some reason.

Here are some images:

This first one is taken with my Fujifilm X100

F4 1/30 ISO200

And this is with the K-50 at the same exposure

F4 1/30 ISO200

Trying again while looking at the lens, I see it stop down completely.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-29-2014, 08:14 AM  
changed focusing screen, trouble with focus...
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
I'd be really afraid that super glue might fog up the prism.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-23-2014, 11:11 AM  
changed focusing screen, trouble with focus...
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
Did you experiment with the shims? That's the only thing I can think of, but I'm no expert. Hopefully someone else can help better.
Forum: Photo Critique 12-21-2014, 10:33 PM  
People Portrait & film simulation
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 3
Views: 963
If you don't mind taking the time for manual white balance, I can very fond of the in-camera Reversal Film mode.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-21-2014, 10:26 PM  
K3 or better lens
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Yeah. I suppose that is weakness of the APS-C format. Assuming it's a modern full frame DSLR, the K-3 can be two or three stops worse in its noise performance. But noise reduction software has really advanced in the past couple years.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-21-2014, 02:47 PM  
Streets Joe's vs. Joe's
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Thanks!

Now if only I could afford Photoshop. I have Pixelmator. Do you know if that has a similar feature?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-21-2014, 12:26 AM  
Streets Joe's vs. Joe's
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Thanks for your comments!



Yeah. I am not sure what happened here. I held it level and flat when I took the photo, the ground is level, and I corrected distortion in post, but I still have this funky perspective warping.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-20-2014, 11:57 PM  
Streets Joe's vs. Joe's
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 8
Views: 870
All critiques are welcome.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-20-2014, 09:42 AM  
DA50-200 wr? Amazon $118
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Gasp! for $118? I stand corrected.
Forum: General Talk 12-19-2014, 05:27 PM  
Happy holidays from my girlfriend and me!
Posted By bsamcash
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
We may not have very much being broke college students, but we do have each other.
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