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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-29-2017, 07:02 PM  
Contest 2017 Solar Eclipse Challenge!
Posted By tram57
Replies: 99
Views: 6,709
K3, sigma 100-300F4
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-15-2016, 03:17 PM  
Buy Canon Pro 10 or Pro 100 Ink, Get 300 sheets 13x19 Paper Free
Posted By tram57
Replies: 8
Views: 674
This is a fantastic deal! I ordered just the ink cartridges because I needed them at 16.99 each (same price as B&H) and for every 2 print cartridges I got one 50 sheet 13x19 pro luster, one 20 sheet 13x19 glossy 2, and 2 50 sheet 13x19 semi-gloss. In total 10 packs of 13x19 semigloss, 5 packs of 13x19 pro luster, and 5 packs of 13x19 glossy 2 with 10 cartridges - a replacement set plus extra light and regular grey's. Check it out.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-01-2016, 06:10 AM  
Looking for a cheap hardcase for k-3 and long telephoto lens
Posted By tram57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
You can check out SKB cases at BH photo. All sizes and options to customize the foam inserts. Some are waterproof too.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-26-2014, 04:06 PM  
K3 Crazy Mirror Sickness (Mirror Flapping Lockup) - Report Yours Here!
Posted By tram57
Replies: 928
Views: 121,387
by the way firmware version 1.02 and camera had been in the sun outside (black body) so quite warm. I mention this only because of previous post about possible tight tolerances of shutter as potential contributor to the problem.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-26-2014, 02:54 PM  
K3 Crazy Mirror Sickness (Mirror Flapping Lockup) - Report Yours Here!
Posted By tram57
Replies: 928
Views: 121,387
Was shooting outside without battery grip and with a battery fully charged sunday, with about 50 pics on it (no flash), and 3 bars (battery full) reported by k-3. Took a shot and then sounded like rapid continuous shooting at fastest rate (about 8-10 / sec). Continued despite no shutter button press and wouldn't stop when power turned off. Removed battery and it stopped. Reinstalled battery and has been working fine since (another 20-30 shots). Was Tv mode. Shutter set to continuous M at the time. Sounded exactly like the videos that have been posted.

Battery is D-L190 SN 201208
Camera purchased in Feb from BH SN 48303xx
Shutter count on camera is less than 1000 shots

:(
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-26-2014, 02:45 PM  
K3 Owners with No Mirror Flap Problem
Posted By tram57
Replies: 46
Views: 9,740
I thought I was going to have a flap free k-3. About 500 shutter actuations. near fully charged pentax battery. had used for about 30 pictures yesterday and had full bars still per the camera. started flapping today - had to take out battery to make it stop. reinstalled and continued to shoot. worked fine after. No grip.

Battery:Pentax D-L190 201208 - 3 bar on k-3; charged and about 50 pics on battery with no flash
Camera K-3: SN 48303XX

:(
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2014, 07:38 PM  
How does a lens hood fit in a FA 50mm?
Posted By tram57
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Indeed, pentax makes a very nice 49mm screw in rubber extendable hood (I have two and use one on my FA50 and the other on my DA70 or 35 f2.4). Got mine from B&H.:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2014, 07:33 PM  
Fault with new D FA 100mm WR macro?
Posted By tram57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
I have had one for several years - smooth as silk through out the focus throw either from macro to infinity or visa-vera -- from the outset. I think you must have a defective lens. T
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-28-2014, 06:23 PM  
DPREVIEW posts an abbreviated review of the K-3
Posted By tram57
Replies: 7
Views: 863
well, preview has finally posted an abbreviated review. Overall positive I think.

Pentax K-3 First Impressions Review: Digital Photography Review

---------- Post added 03-28-14 at 09:34 PM ----------

Comparing the resolution using the daylight studio images is particularly informative (K-3 v D7100 v D610 v Sony A7). Very impressive;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:00 PM  
How many lenses do you have?
Posted By tram57
Replies: 1,503
Views: 104,920
Too many +1
Forum: Sold Items 03-20-2014, 04:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
Price as in the root level posting; unfortuanely I haven't figured out how to change the price in the body of the original listing when I dropped the price -- T
Forum: Sold Items 03-14-2014, 03:43 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
Perfect condition - will consider offers.:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2014, 03:40 PM  
Sigma will be making USB dock for pentax
Posted By tram57
Replies: 30
Views: 3,575
The USB dock allows fine tuning of how the lens communicates with the camera . With zoom lenses, it is often problematic to adjust front vs back focus at all focal lengths. For example, some zooms tend to front focus at short focal lengths, and back focus at long (or visa - versa). The usb dock would allow selective focus adjustment at each focal length range. Occasionally a prime will require greater than + or - 10 for the fine focus adjustment, and the dock would also allow one to solve this problem without having to send the lens plus camera in for warranty repair. The dock allows adjustment at each of three focal ranges with the zooms . Also, 3rd party lens sometimes do not work as intended with subsequent camera body releases from the mount specific camera manufacturer. The USB dock would allow for the lens firmware to be upgraded if you want to use it with a future pentax camera that does not work with the original release lens firmware. This is an attractive feature to me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-12-2014, 03:01 PM  
Sigma ART 30mm f/1.4 K-mount now available
Posted By tram57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Was surfing last night and saw these were available to BH photo. Looking forward to some tests!:lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-10-2014, 05:28 PM  
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM for K-mount
Posted By tram57
Replies: 71
Views: 14,075
I certainly hope so!
Forum: Sold Items 03-06-2014, 03:11 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
Purchased a K-3 is reason for sale though I now realize that the high ISO performance is a bit better with the K-5.

I got the scratch when I set the camera on a rock in order to do a group photo using remote that included me.

Cheers, T
Forum: Sold Items 02-27-2014, 08:08 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
DA18-55 and DA 50 no longer available. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-22-2014, 02:47 PM  
Pentax K-3 w/ FREE grip + 50mm lens is back!
Posted By tram57
Replies: 88
Views: 11,407
but this time without the da50 f1.8!
Forum: Sold Items 02-22-2014, 02:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
didn't get your PM -- :)
Forum: Sold Items 02-19-2014, 07:58 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5, Excellent Condition - another price drop
Posted By tram57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
still for sale, can include da 50 1.8 for an additional $125 if desired.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-15-2014, 10:04 AM  
New firmware v 1.02
Posted By tram57
Replies: 116
Views: 16,894
Just updated myself using MAC. the *.bin file name for the v1.01 and v1.02 software are the same to if you are not careful with the file you copy to the SD card, you will be trying to re-install the v1.01 software which would result in the behavior you describe. Sorry if others have already posted --
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-08-2014, 09:59 PM  
New firmware v 1.02
Posted By tram57
Replies: 116
Views: 16,894
Pentax (not ricoh) in the camera, eneloopmin the grip. Got a black screen with white lettering that said something to the effect that batteries were depleted. This was with battery selection in menu set to auto, and with all batteries charged. I turned off. Then back on, and changed menu item battery selection to nimh. Haven't depleted battery grip yet so don't know how the system will respond. Battery source set to grip first.

---------- Post added 02-09-14 at 12:08 AM ----------


I think so the camera gets the correct focal length (with converter) to guide shutter speed selection in program mode - my speculation.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-07-2014, 09:28 PM  
New firmware v 1.02
Posted By tram57
Replies: 116
Views: 16,894
I have had the same problem! Battery grip batteries become depleted and does not automatically switch to the camera battery --
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-05-2014, 04:48 PM  
K-3 Power-on issue
Posted By tram57
Replies: 141
Views: 16,891
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-05-2014, 04:27 PM  
K-3 incorrectly reports battery grip battery dead
Posted By tram57
Replies: 26
Views: 3,496
for the record -

D-L190 in camera, Sanyo Eneloops in grip, batery type=auto, preference=grip first - camera reported battery depletion and turned off even though batteries in grip were charged. Had to turn back on and changed settings to:
D-L190 in camera, Sanyo Eneloops in grip, battery type = NiMh, preference=grip first - camera working fine so far; haven't depleted grip yet so not sure if it will automatically switch to camera when grip batteries become depleted.

I have not had the power on issue reported in the other post.
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