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Forum: General Talk 02-25-2008, 11:04 AM  
Are You Too Good For Wal-mart?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 86
Views: 10,031
Walmart? I cant afford them, and besides, they don't take coupons...:p
I buy online for Camera equipment and use my camera mainly for web hosting, my printer is ok for basic photos:o
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 01-07-2008, 09:29 AM  
What's your back-up P&S camera ?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 182
Views: 22,018
I also had an old 2001 era HP Photosmart 315 with 2.1 MP, a friend still takes pictures with it and with it's limited, by design, 128mb CF card:lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-23-2007, 12:29 PM  
Lost and Confused
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 0
Views: 1,090
I took this with a Pentax SMC A-50mm 2.0, aperture mode, at f/11 using built in flash-blocking the background. Just for fun...untouched jpg

Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 12-19-2007, 06:07 PM  
What's your back-up P&S camera ?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 182
Views: 22,018
hehe, i wish, I carry the Pentax with me 1/2 the time... I'm scared it will get stolen...LOL then that would make my second one pinched...:o
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 12-19-2007, 03:42 PM  
What's your back-up P&S camera ?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 182
Views: 22,018
I own a Canon A460 and carry it everywhere...:p
Forum: Sold Items 12-18-2007, 05:14 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Selling 2 lenses 50mm M 1.7 and 50mm A 2.0
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
both gone:p 1.7 was sold to Sefirato, the A 2.0 is going on eBay...thanks Sefirato ...will get out asap...Jim
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-03-2007, 07:09 AM  
scared shitless
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 24
Views: 3,594
I had this 16 year old boy ask me 'why u taking my picture' in a threatening way once... I hate snaping people for this reason. I use a momo pod, it to me, is a quicker setup and less clutter for day shots or street shots...:confused:
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-01-2007, 07:19 AM  
Bags under eyes
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 10
Views: 2,417
The use of makeup like the they do in hollywood? fill flash maybe more contrast less light above eyes... ...This proves to me that eveyone has bags under their eyes that gets more noticiable over time
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-30-2007, 06:02 PM  
How can I get good results from my K100D?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 42
Views: 5,290
Not sure of the blinkies, is this also something a k100D user has on their camera?...thanks!
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-30-2007, 06:50 AM  
How can I get good results from my K100D?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 42
Views: 5,290
I found the K100D to be better now in detail than my old K1000 manual film, which took good pics. My take is after going digital is to learn the use of the 'Histogram' of the K100D. Before I was relying on it, my digital pics using manual modes were too bright and was full of PF.

This topic may have been brought up many times, but to me, it's a great tool in taking pics with a digital camera in manuals modes.:ugh:

Jim the hobbyist
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-29-2007, 08:15 AM  
rebate problems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 57
Views: 8,031
As for Pentax and the lack of concern for their customers rebates...I have my 2 cents to add...

these posts are all picked up by major search engines and I do read them before I buy a product. I saw one post about rebate problems even before buying my K100D, but it was not this bad...just slow getting it.

If i do a Google search "pentax reabte problems" all these blogs come up, I would probably be the proud owner of different brand. I personaly received my rebate pretty fast btw,..

Pentax knows you bought the camera, but makes you jump hoops (us) to obtain it, they should do instant rebates....I am happy so far with my Pentax and rebates....Jim
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-27-2007, 04:40 AM  
Signing on from Virginia, USA
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Newport News Virginia here...welcome!:)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-16-2007, 03:25 PM  
K100D making "static" sound
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 17
Views: 5,161
The longer the exposure the more noise it makes, Try a time lapse night shot at 30 seconds, youll hear it big time after the shutter curtain closes, youll hear the noise as the picture is processing...:cool:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-16-2007, 01:56 PM  
K100D making "static" sound
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 17
Views: 5,161
Mine just chirps like a bird:D
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-16-2007, 11:03 AM  
K100D Sensor Cleaning
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 2
Views: 3,277
I and I'm sure a lot of other K100D and earlier users have smudges on their pics due to fine hairs, dust on the sensor. What methods are used here to get rid of the dust and hair etc?...I use a bulb blower, but it seems to become dirty very frequent rather than seldom...Jim

E.G.

http://jimsi.com/pentax/pic654.jpg untouched jpg using a Pentax 28mm f2.8 fixed lens

The smudges are in the upper right and middle right, I blew the dust out with a ear bulb blower

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-14-2007, 08:59 AM  
Buying Lenses Off eBay 20% Know nothing it seems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
i bought a $20 Vivitar 28mm 2.8 manual lens off ePay and the focus ring was too tight, that was the only lens I got took on, still it works, but after all, it is a Vivitar Lens and cheap.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-13-2007, 03:54 PM  
Buying Lenses Off eBay 20% Know nothing it seems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
I know when I first posted this, I was talking about unanswered questions and blurred pics and or descriptions from seller. I just got a horrible rude answer from a seller when I asked about taking US Postal Money orders, he was very curt and uncaring, he said "NO WAY Thanks" I asked him to remove my bid and he did... He could have been a bit more polite, but I am glad I will not be dealing with him now. Ive been buying and selling on eBay for years and never been that short with anyone and I LOVE US POSTAL money orders as a seller...

Pentax 50mm A SMC lens f/1.7 Excellent - - (eBay item 280171248654 end time Nov-14-07 15:12:27 PST) I posted his URL if interested...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 02:10 PM  
Polarizers
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 29
Views: 4,336
The first is actually 1/400 shutter, but it shows that it is not a lens for action since it blocked some of the light.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 12:48 PM  
Polarizers
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 29
Views: 4,336
what camera and lens are you using the b+w on? I could not see any distortion from the top and bottom picture, the bottom does seem more detailed and such a nice blue sky...Jim
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 12:44 PM  
Buying Lenses Off eBay 20% Know nothing it seems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
I fully agree with Keith, I just get a strage vibe buying anything off eBay now, I read feedback, watch the new 4 pont eBay ratings, look at what was recently sold and what they are selling now if they are...Thanks Keith
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 12:09 PM  
Polarizers
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 29
Views: 4,336
The sky is very blue. I bought a cheapy and it caused autofocus problems on 200mm during the daylight, but I am sure it was the cheap price. Some say the images can be edited afterwards and others and myself, seem to think it is only good for brighter daylighted pictures and outdoors 'cause they block some of the light as well as introducing some distortion with an extra glass(the filter) I assume filters should not be stacked too deep or the non use of the cheaper brands...Jim
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 10:04 AM  
Buying Lenses Off eBay 20% Know nothing it seems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
I saw this 1.7 -a maunal focus 50mm lens going pretty cheap but noticed he didnt describe it in his listing, it went for $28 , some say "I dont know what it fits" and others say MINT yet the pictures are all blurry , some use a stock photo for their listing or say "I know nothing about this item" haha
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 08:26 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 34
Views: 5,050
Thanks for the exif data, I am new as well owing a Pentax manual 1.7 (I think manual 1.7 is one of the best lenses..lol) lens...love those manual lenses...

Maybe get a monopod for carrying around, much easier to set up...Call it your walking cain...:=))
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 08:19 AM  
Buying Lenses Off eBay 20% Know nothing it seems
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 18
Views: 3,621
I have noticed a lot of lenses on ebay have had the worst pictures posted of the item. Having off focused pictures of a "Mint" lens etc" really makes you wonder"... I sometimes wonder about the descriptions and photo's if some people selling on eBay are honest or even know what they are really selling, if I had to give a percentage of HOT air sellers, I would say 20%...Just my Ramblings...LOL :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-12-2007, 07:40 AM  
how much better would a 50mm prime really be?
Posted By Jimsi777
Replies: 34
Views: 5,050
The look of these picturess do not appear to be stopped down too low, maybe 4, 7 and 11 ... , What F/stop or exposure settings were the pictures taken with?....thanks
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