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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2017, 07:04 AM  
Lens not connecting properly to camera
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Iím not sure which is the ďAĒ pin, but I did do as you suggested and I donít notice any of the pins moving at all.

Iím not aware if the lens been dropped and it appears to be fine, with no signs of damage.

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2017, 05:15 AM  
Lens not connecting properly to camera
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Yes, that was one of the first things I checked.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2017, 05:01 AM  
Lens not connecting properly to camera
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 779
I've wiped the contacts on the lens with a dry cloth, but that does not seem to help.

The lens is rather stiff to mount, more so than it used to be when I used it successfully in the past.

Unfortunately I don't have another DSLR to test it on.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-14-2017, 04:18 AM  
Lens not connecting properly to camera
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 779
I have a Pentax K-5II and I am having a problem when I attach my Pentax smc f/1.7 50mm lens to the camera.

I cannot auto focus or adjust the aperture. Is there a faulty connection? I donít have a problem with any of my other lenses.



Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-18-2017, 11:04 AM  
Night uMkhuze Game Reserve Starry Skies
Posted By Neville
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2017, 01:08 AM  
Nature Kgalagadi Visit - December 2016
Posted By Neville
Replies: 4
Views: 478
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Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-03-2017, 10:38 PM  
Nature 6 Day Visit to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 26 - 31 December 2016
Posted By Neville
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Last week I had the privilege of visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, in the Northern Cape of South Africa, on the borders of Botswana and Namibia.

I made a video compilation of the photos I took there. All photos were taken with a Pentax K-5II with a Sigma 50-500mm lens, with the exception of two wide angle shots of a rainbow and milky way, where I used a Rokinon 14mm lens.




Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-08-2016, 06:34 PM  
Night Lighting Strike off the coast at Durban tonight!
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 575
I set the camera on interval shooting every 13 seconds with the shutter open for 10 seconds at a time. My aperture was f/11, hence the star bursts.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-08-2016, 06:31 PM  
Night Lighting Strike off the coast at Durban tonight!
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Thank you. It was a single strike.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-08-2016, 01:09 PM  
Night Lighting Strike off the coast at Durban tonight!
Posted By Neville
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2016, 06:25 AM  
In Camera Image Tagging?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 1
Views: 563
I was shooting at a recent sporting event with my Pentax K-5II and got chatting to a fellow shooter with a Canon.

He mentioned that his camera has a function to tag certain images (in camera) immediately after taking them, which helps with his post-processing workflow later on.

I was intrigued by this function and was wondering if my camera has something similar? I've explored the functions on my camera but can't find anything like it.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2016, 11:33 AM  
Sigma Telephoto Zoom Club
Posted By Neville
Replies: 944
Views: 91,826
One of my first shots with my newly acquired Bigma last night.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-09-2016, 11:26 AM  
Night Sickle Moon
Posted By Neville
Replies: 6
Views: 592
One of my first shots with my newly acquired Bigma last night.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-06-2016, 09:29 AM  
Is there something wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Have you tried transferring the photos directly from the camera with the USB cable? That was my only solution.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2016, 12:21 AM  
Nature Visit to Kruger National Park
Posted By Neville
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016
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Kruger Park Visit, 27 Dec 2015 to 2 Jan 2016 by Neville Bailey, on Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-30-2015, 07:55 AM  
Is there something wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Thank you for all the helpful advice.

Good news - it's not the camera or the sensor!

I bought a new SD card and the problem persisted, so it's not the SD card either.

My card reader in my computer stopped working recently so I bought a USB Card Reader adaptor, and I think that's where the problem is.

When I plugged in a USB cable directly between my camera and my computer, the photos were all 100% fine.

What a relief...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-29-2015, 07:16 AM  
Is there something wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
I have a Pentax K-5II camera, which I have been using extensively over the past few years without any issues.

In the past week or so, I have noticed that many of my shots are ruined by some kind of interference (see sample shots below), and I have no idea what is causing it.

I shoot in RAW and the sample shots below were opened in Lightroom. At first I thought the problem was with my memory card, but the problem persists in another card as well. When I review my shots on the viewfinder on the camera, they all look 100% fine. I then thought there might be a software problem with Lightroom, so I downloaded Raw Therapee and the problem exists there as well.

Is there a problem with my camera?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-07-2015, 12:08 PM  
Nature Visit to Game Reserve - 5 December 2015
Posted By Neville
Replies: 6
Views: 579
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Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-03-2015, 04:07 AM  
Picture of the Week Picture of the Week #377 Sept. 27 - Oct. 5, 2015
Posted By Neville
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
We had an amazing electrical storm a few nights ago, and I managed to capture this lightning strike over the Indian Ocean, Durban.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-01-2015, 09:20 AM  
Night Drama in the Skies!
Posted By Neville
Replies: 17
Views: 899
I took over 50 exposures of 10 seconds each, hoping that there would be a lightning strike during each exposure. I managed to capture about 8 strikes.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-30-2015, 10:21 PM  
Night Drama in the Skies!
Posted By Neville
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Drama in the skies!
Forum: General Photography 09-19-2015, 07:47 AM  
The Milky-Way season is closing for 2015
Posted By Neville
Replies: 24
Views: 2,439
I took this shot of the Milky Way a few days ago, here in South Africa.

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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-15-2015, 11:55 PM  
What is wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
The "abrasion/corrosion" on the left of the left side of the LCD is not what it appears to be - it's a bad photo taken with my cellphone and it actually is a reflection off some perspiration/oil from my skin! There's no marks or scratches there at all. Here's another (better) photo of the side.

I do not recall having bumped the camera recently, other than one case over a week ago when another photographer in front of me stepped backwards into my camera while we were at a sporting event - her head hit my camera quite hard.

The only other possible cause is that I was shooting in a light drizzle last weekend when I first noticed the lines appearing and it was also quite cold weather.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-15-2015, 06:11 AM  
What is wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Thanks, I will live with them for now, unless they get much worse. I imported the camera from the USA to South Africa, so I guess I would need to send it back to the USA to get it replaced.

Any idea what could cause that?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-15-2015, 06:04 AM  
What is wrong with my camera?
Posted By Neville
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Recently I have noticed that vertical lines are appearing on the back screen of my camera. They don't appear on the final image though.

Any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it?

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