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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-02-2018, 05:28 PM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By davek
Replies: 1,661
Views: 128,675
Finally figured out how to link to Pentax Forums.... (kinda)

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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-02-2018, 04:56 PM  
the limiteds do they live up to the reputation and why
Posted By davek
Replies: 232
Views: 19,159
I had the complete set of DA limiteds (15,21,35,40,70), my 21 and 40 took a beating in a couple of mishaps. Replaced the 21 right away, and I'm missing the 40 much more than I thought i would. .
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-02-2018, 05:34 PM  
F 85 2.8 Soft Help
Posted By davek
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Make certain the aperture seeing on the Lens is set to A.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-16-2017, 02:27 PM  
Filters I think I know NOW why they matter...
Posted By davek
Replies: 87
Views: 5,447
I had an occasion when the UV filter actually damaged the front element.

Lens on camera in bag, front element pointing to the bottom. The bag fell, hit the lens cap, pushing it into the filter, smashing it and scratching up the front element. I'm reasonably certain than there would have been no damage to the lens if I didn't have the UV filter on.

I know it's a rare occurrence but I'm in the no filter camp now.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 01-30-2017, 10:55 AM  
Question Forum not working on Tapatalk
Posted By davek
Replies: 15
Views: 922
I was having problems with Tapatalk over the weekend, but it is working for me now.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-20-2017, 10:51 AM  
Carrying your camera with you everywhere, everyday. Solutions?
Posted By davek
Replies: 32
Views: 2,795
Not sure if this is the type of info you are looking for. I use a ONA Bowery bag ( to carry my camera and limited primes. I found it on sale at a local camera store a couple of years ago, and I love it. I've nicknamed it my 'purse' as shortly after I got it my daughter dropped in, saw it, and asked who got the new purse :)

I can squeeze a K3 with 21 mounted, a DFA100, DA40, DA15, and DA70 in it using the optech dual lens mount caps. The 100 hood stays at home and I use the 49-26? step down ring as a hood instead.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-08-2017, 06:02 AM  
Recommended course of action (full blown LBA) :p
Posted By davek
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
Can't remember the sizes off the top of my head but I have pinch caps which fit the 40 and 70 hoods just fine.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-08-2017, 02:07 AM  
Recommended course of action (full blown LBA) :p
Posted By davek
Replies: 40
Views: 2,496
I agree. For me, the 21 is the only lens that I use the push on lens cap for - because of the hood design. For all others I use a pinch cap.

Congrats on the set.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 01-03-2017, 08:17 AM  
Lurker finally joins!
Posted By davek
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Welcome from another expat Ottawa(valley)ian and mostly lurker.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 12-27-2016, 03:26 AM  
Are these a good intro to off camera flash?
Posted By davek
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Another happy user here.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-24-2016, 11:34 AM  
PF Christmas 2016 Giveaway!
Posted By davek
Replies: 100
Views: 6,112
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays the the Pentax Forums family!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-20-2016, 04:20 AM  
Lightroom: HD 15ltd is unknown in Lightroom
Posted By davek
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Thanks for the input. I only see the problem on my one HD lens, the smc lenses are recognized without a problem. I have been manually selecting the smc profile for my Hd lens and it works fine, but I cannot perform a search for pictures taken with this lens. I suppose I could narrow the results by selecting a FL of 15mm..

I don't see the HD Limited lenses in the Adobe, supported list, so it sounds like we are out of luck.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-19-2016, 05:58 AM  
Lightroom: HD 15ltd is unknown in Lightroom
Posted By davek
Replies: 5
Views: 977
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this, even though I haven't been able to find any. My HD 15mm limited is not recognized in LR (CC), meta data comes up as Unknown lens, but all my SMC ltd lenses are recognized without a problem.

Do I need to load a lens profile, or something have LR recognize the HD version of the limited lens?
Do all HD limited lenses have this problem?


Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-23-2016, 01:43 AM  
Camera Strap You'll Use For K-1?
Posted By davek
Replies: 57
Views: 8,303
I'm not going FF, but I thought I would through in my 2 cents.
I don't have a one solution fits all. Over the years, I gathered:
- 2 camera Spyder holster weddings and events, I haven't found a faster solution when I need to switch between bodies.
- Peak design slide for one camera/lens outings
- peak design capture, worked really well on my belt on my most recent vacation, along with
- ONA bag to carry the limiteds & body. I keep a PD capture on the bag strap as well.
- or any combination of the above.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-15-2016, 02:01 PM  
Is the DA21 for me?
Posted By davek
Replies: 24
Views: 1,961
Be careful, getting your first limited lens can become very expensive. :) The DA21 was my first, now I have all the DA primes.....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-06-2016, 05:04 PM  
Poll: DSLR straps
Posted By davek
Replies: 62
Views: 4,280
Most of the time I don't have any strap on the camera(s). It's either in my hand, in the small ONA bag, or in a peak design clip. When shooting an event (wedding) they are on my spyder belt system.
Forum: Sold Items 01-01-2016, 08:01 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC DA 40 Limited; sold 50 1.8, 70, 35/2, and K5
Posted By davek
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Message sent on the DA40
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-02-2015, 05:22 AM  
K10D with 7 Lenses - shopgoodwill
Posted By davek
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
The big one in the back looks like it could be the Sigma 400/5.6

Edit - nope, I see that it is a 300/4. Oops.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-24-2015, 06:57 PM  
Corel Paintshop Pro X8 Ultimate
Posted By davek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
I used PSP for quite a few years before I went with the Adobe CC subscription. Worked pretty well for me although it doesn't integrate very well with Lightroom. I wouldn't say I was a serious user of the tool, as LR handled most of the work I needed.
Forum: General Photography 11-18-2015, 07:58 PM  
When will I learn?
Posted By davek
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Yup, that sounds familiar.

Actually, a number of years ago, I had about a 50km commute in the country. Always had my camea with me and I've often thought of putting together a photobook of images taken on the commute. Since I've moved to South Western Ontario and my commute is 10 minutes, my camera mostly stays at home.
Forum: General Photography 11-18-2015, 03:50 PM  
When will I learn?
Posted By davek
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
I can relate, still haven't learned this either. Of course, I never seem to find the shots when the camera is with me.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-17-2015, 02:01 PM  
Do you use Topaz?
Posted By davek
Replies: 6
Views: 782
I sent you a pm.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-16-2015, 06:19 PM  
My first Limited ...
Posted By davek
Replies: 153
Views: 10,434
da21. Took a while to get the feel for it but I rarely go without it now. The first one is dangerous, now I have 15,21,35, 70 and the 'unofficial' limited, the DFA100.

Congrats on the lens, it's a keeper.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-08-2015, 05:11 AM  
new family member
Posted By davek
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-28-2015, 05:44 PM  
For Canadians- Refurbished DA* 300mm, $CAD799
Posted By davek
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Congrats, based on what I've read and seen from this lens, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Don't hesitate to post more deals that you come across in Canada, i don't see them very often.
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