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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 Days Ago  
k3 ii
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Robert's Camera in Indy has some K-3's (original, not K-3ii). I just picked up a K-3ii a few weeks ago and they had a few ii's at the time. Their inventory is constantly changing.


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Forum: Contest Voting 09-08-2018, 11:00 PM  
Lake storm
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 24
Views: 215
thank you for the nominations. To me, this is a big deal.Thanks again
Forum: Contest Voting 09-08-2018, 08:37 PM  
Lake storm
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 24
Views: 215
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 09-05-2018, 05:47 PM  
Pentax Mirrorless?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 140
Views: 9,005
I may have posted this earlier, if so sorry. Can't find that post. I just traded an Oly M4/3 M5mkii for a K-3mkii. Yeah, some trade offs but the better lower light capabilities and higher resolution sold me on it.The Oly did awesome in the day and has a razor sharp DOF, but alot of my stuff (outside of family photos) is at night, be astro or night shots in general.) The Oly didn't do great at night. Was a PITA the focus manually even with their pro series of lenses. When focused they did well, but not any better than the Tamron, Sigma, Pentax mix I already have.I need something I know will focus well and has the dynamic range. Sure, I have K-1 for that but als usually have a second camera going doing something.
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 09-04-2018, 10:18 AM  
Pentax Mirrorless?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 140
Views: 9,005
I had similar experiences with my Oly M5mkii. less than useful battery life even with new batteries & a grip (I think it actually got more life with one battery than two.) I did like the compactness which made for a good walk around/toss in the back seat of the car system. Not very useful at night. It was replaced with a virtually new K-3ii.
Forum: Contest Voting 08-10-2018, 07:00 AM  
Lake storm
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 24
Views: 215
Storms passing and lightning striking Lake Superior near Ontonagon, Michigan.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-23-2018, 04:21 PM  
Abstract Lightning strike on Lake Superior
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Here we go...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-23-2018, 05:13 AM  
Abstract Lightning strike on Lake Superior
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Apparently I've run out of space and need to be a site supporter to get more space. Oops
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2018, 07:31 PM  
Abstract Lightning strike on Lake Superior
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 18
Views: 361
I've had a lot of positive feedback from this as a color image, but what about B*W? It's a lightning strike on Lake Superior (3 separate storms rolling through). The light in the middle of the shot is a harbor marker, about 500 feet away from the shore. It was taken about 2-3 miles away.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-21-2018, 07:30 AM  
Hello Stupid! Faux film is here
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 47
Views: 1,871
I saw something similar to this in the toy section of Target. It was a digital recorder that looked like a tape deck that uses fake tapes.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-16-2018, 04:29 AM  
Tammy 70-200 locked on a K-1
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 14
Views: 744
after sitting inside for about 10 minutes. the lens let go and I could take it ff as normal. Mounted it about 20 times with no issues. Guess it was the humidity.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-15-2018, 08:49 PM  
Tammy 70-200 locked on a K-1
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 14
Views: 744
unknown. Once the combo set accumulated to the AC & lower humidity indoors, I was not able to replicate the locking up. Therefore I can only conclude it was environmental.

---------- Post added 07-15-18 at 08:50 PM ----------

unknown. Once the camera set in the AC environment is was used to, the lens unlocked as normal several times.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-15-2018, 08:16 PM  
Tammy 70-200 locked on a K-1
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 14
Views: 744
First, if there is a better forum to move this please do mods...

Question for those who use a K-1 and a Tammy 70-200. Has anyone had this lens lock on your K-1 (or any other body)? I went to do some night shots of a lit up funky illuminated bridge and had the 70-200 on and realized I needed something shorter, but the lens locked and wouldn't come off. I used my backup camera and then called it a night. After I got home, I was able to get it off and then it stuck again. I've tried mounting it and taking it off probably 20 times with no issue. I can only assume temp & humidity as to why it wouldn't come off (it's not a weather sealed lens). This is the older F/2.8 DI LD (IF) Macro version. Bought used a few years ago.. Anyone ran into this before?
Forum: General Photography 06-25-2018, 06:21 PM  
New 400mm Tokina
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 3
Views: 499
The Tokina stuff is nice. I've got an older 19-35mm I use quite a bit.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-25-2018, 04:57 AM  
SmugMug Swallows Flickr
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 170
Views: 7,951
I've got a Flickr account (free, standard account) but rarely use it. I normally post stuff to 500px.
Forum: General Photography 04-11-2018, 07:51 PM  
Need help identifying Yashika Electro 35 Gold Mecanica and Kit
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Nice kit. I have a few Electro 35's myself. Not sure if this helps or not: Yashica Electro 35 GSN
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-10-2018, 06:07 PM  
Anyone going to upgrade their K1 mark 1 limited edition?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
debating... have to cars to fix (or see if one is worth fixing), then camera stuff.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-23-2018, 10:32 AM  
What Does Your "Significant Other" Think Of The Pentax Brand?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 43
Views: 2,395
my wife doesn't care about the brand but she's very intimidated by it and won't user it (K-1). She sticks with her phone or my secondary camera, an Olympus mirror less.
Forum: General Photography 03-07-2018, 08:22 AM  
Experience with Used Photo Pro?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 14
Views: 662
they are the online used presence of Robert's Camera in Indy. I've bought lots of stuff from both online and in person. I highly recommend them. As mentioned above, you see photos of the actual item and not a stock photo. Last time I was there they had a pretty large collection of Pentax gear.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-26-2018, 09:45 PM  
Mirror lock up not working on 645z
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 1
Views: 304
So I was out tonight with my 645z and noticed the mirror lock up wouldn't work. It would, but sporadically. Sometimes the mirror would lock up but mort of the time the camera would ignore the setting. Those not familiar with the 645z, there is a knob on the side of the camera to turn MUP on and off rather than a menu option like the K-1/ Anyone run into this before? Does it regardless of lens, fresh battery, camera settings (was mostly shooting in full manual doing astrophotography.)
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-20-2018, 02:52 PM  
Pluto Trigger
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 5
Views: 772
I wouldn't recommend one. I have one and never have been able to get it to work correctly
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-15-2018, 04:19 PM  
Food Birthday time
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 0
Views: 254
So it's that time of yer again. My daughter wanted to draw a camera on the cale. However she made it too small to write Pentax on it. At least it was taken with a Pentax...
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-07-2018, 09:50 PM  
K-1 Discontinued?
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
One of their most successful cameras to date. Find it hard to believe they are pulling it. I can see them making it l a replacement is decided upon but withoalll of the full frame lenses Pentax is releasing, I see this as rumor or fake news and nothing more until an official release is given. I would expect an newer revision of the 645z first.
Forum: Sold Items 02-05-2018, 07:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (Price Reduced) Sigma 400mm f/5.6 Manual with case VG+ condition
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
I have one of these and use it for astro. Great lens for that. Little bit of choma but still one of the longer sigma lenses that works well with the newer K-1, KP bodies.
Forum: Sold Items 01-14-2018, 04:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 150-500 APO DG HSM Pentax fit Lens - PLEASE READ COMMENTS!
Posted By cdd29
Replies: 24
Views: 3,847
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