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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 13 Hours Ago  
How many lenses do you take when out photographing?
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 31
Views: 785
"Days out" and holidays = K-70 + 10-20 Sigma, 17-70 Sigma and sometimes the 55-300 PLM
Airshows and the like = K3, K3 II + 17-70 Sigma, 100-300 F4 Sigma, 70-200 F2.8 Sigma plus the Sigma 1.4x TC, and occasionally the 10-20 Sigma if there's likely to be some sort of of aviation museum (etc.)
Hiking - I just can't do that because my very dodgy knee makes walking any distance very difficult/painful:(
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 1,052
Views: 45,130
You are not the only one with that "thought"!
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 1,052
Views: 45,130
To be fair, someone with the right skills and spares could possiblyrepair it - probably why 2 people have already bid on it???
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 4 Days Ago  
Good products are terrible for business
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Got a couple of BenQ monitors still working fine (apart from the HDMI i/p on one that I blew "accidently":( ) after several/"quite a few" years!

OTOH, picked a "very" old and well-used EIZO "Pro grade" monitor for my stepdaughter but she didn't want it ("long story" - but not here!) and so gave it to to SWMBO a couple of years ago and (apart from one HDMI i/p not working when I bought it) it's a "real cracker", and much better than either of the BenQ's:(. Would have bought another used one from the same source for myself, but they don't seem to exist nowadays :(

PS: I paid 50 for that old EIZO, which probably cost at least 1K when new!:D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 6 Days Ago  
"3 way" binocular and monocular projects
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Actually, given that the majority of the reviews of "add-on" telephoto lenses for smart phones show how bad they are, then maybe one from a respected camera lens manufacturer might just be a very good idea - albeit that the price would be "a little higher" than for the junk already on the market.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-12-2020, 02:45 PM  
Hi everybody, from a Numpty in the UK.
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Was a long time Prakica user (M42 and then bayonet - still a BX10 and BX20 in the cupboard!), then migrated to Pentax K, and now KA mount - thus Welcome! :D
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-12-2020, 11:50 AM  
PENTAX Diopter Correction Lens Adapter M
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Allen

I hope the cataract op eliminated any astigmatism in your "shooting eye" as, otherwise, that will also need to compensated for - I have strong astigmatism in my Right eye, and so the dioptre adjustment in my DSLRs is of no use to me (and, in fact, causes more problems that it solves!) in "general use" situations.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2020, 05:02 PM  
Broken Enclosure on PENTAX-DA 18-250mm
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 12
Views: 318
My "methods" would be cheaper - IF they work:p
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2020, 03:35 PM  
Broken Enclosure on PENTAX-DA 18-250mm
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Get a worm-drive clip (We call them "Jubilee clips" for some reason) that will fit around the lens barrel where it is cracked, and some superglue - carefully "paint" a little of the latter along the length of the crack, wipe the excess off very quickly, and then carefully tighten the clip around the crack and wait a few minutes.

That should hopefully "sort" the problem for at least a reasonable period.

Another approach might be to try a PVC cement (think of the stuff used for joining outdoor rainwater pipes, at least in the UK) and the same methodology - but it could be a lot more messy!
Forum: General Talk 02-09-2020, 03:08 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,311,214
@Gorgarath
IMHO, providing you have something wider than 55mm and your body(ies) can handle the lens, forget the 18-135 and 55-200 and get a 55-300 PLM - covers most of the range, and does that a whole lot better!
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-09-2020, 02:56 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 75,753
Views: 2,820,833
@savoche

"Some" our "royals" "might well" learn a lesson from Norway!
(BTW, I'm not a "UK republican" - the "good" members of our Royal Family are actually pretty good, and a very good county-wide "attraction" for foreign tourists = "money, money, money" for the UK economy! :D)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-06-2020, 07:47 AM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
PS to a much earlier post - I've had a couple of filters "sacrifice" themselves in accidental camera drops and the like. but the lenses and camera bodies survived undamaged, and I'm happy with that outcome as I'm not sure if the lenses would have survived on their own.

Thus, you can see on "which side of the fence" I am inclined to sit!
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-04-2020, 10:01 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 75,753
Views: 2,820,833
I'm sure there is - but it probably costs more than that car sold for !
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-04-2020, 09:27 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 75,753
Views: 2,820,833
And there's this sort of thing: Reliant Kitten (small fibreglass-bodied "peoples' " car, originally with 848cc OHV motor) + Kawasaki ZZR1100 bike engine and a "few other" mods: Reliant 1976 KITTEN BIKE ENGINE KAWASAKI ZZR1100. car for sale

Saw something that, but even more "extreme", in a recent issue of PPC! :D

PS: neither of them have a reverse gear - but the cars are still so light that it would be easy to "get out and push" when required! :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-04-2020, 06:58 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 75,753
Views: 2,820,833
Putting hot motorbike engines in lightweight vehicles is quite "popular" over here - especially in Lotus 7-type sports cars - and I've seen pics in magazines like Practical Performance Car (AKA putting "unusual" motors in anything old, cheap, and "customisable"), and I think I've also them in small cars like Minis, and there are track series for some of those as well.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-02-2020, 03:31 PM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
Mike

Very good "points" and, as you said, "... it's entirely up the individual.. " :D
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-02-2020, 02:28 PM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
@BMC (AKA Mike)

So would you really have expected that shot to really have shown less flare around the light source if you had not had that filter fitted, and if so, by "how much"?
PS: and what filter was actually fitted on that occasion?
PPS: a little post-processing work could probably have removed most of that flaring, given that it was closely associated with a very localised light source.

---------- Post added 02-02-20 at 09:40 PM ----------


Tiffen "protectors" may be uncoated, but the "better" versions from mfrs like B&W and Hoya etc., are sold as definitely having some form of multicoating applied (Otherwise I would not have bought them).
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-02-2020, 02:08 PM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
@newmikey
As has often been said "chacun a son gout" ("each one to his own"!) - you can apparently (afford to?) change your lenses fairly frequently, and you take the chance of damage based on the "laws of probability" (AKA, it will "could" happen, but "when and how badly" will depend on the circumstances - been there, done that, as I was a safety engineer in the electronics and defence sectors!).

I, OTOH, don't want to, and now can't afford to, change cameras or lenses very often, and so I choose mine "very carefully" and thus I try to ensure that I protect my lenses (Pentax cameras are pretty tough to start with :D) as well as possible (especially given my earlier comment :D) and at the lowest overall cost! Thus protection filters are generally fitted thereto! :D
Edited to "correct and clarify" what I wrote in the first (and then second) place!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-02-2020, 01:24 PM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
Ref: why are UV filters still used as "protectors"? I really don't know why, but I wouldn't use "ancient" ones anyway because the coatings on "those" were not as "good" as modern ones when manufactured - and have almost certainly degraded further over the years (and years!) since then.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-02-2020, 01:02 PM  
Protector Filter vs UV Filter
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 76
Views: 1,773
I'm "with" Barry and Kobayshi as I'm "not very careful" with my cameras and lenses when out and about - and so I generally use Hoya Pro protectors, and I haven't noticed any flaring or real image degradation.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-31-2020, 01:30 PM  
Are there any geriatric Camera bag solutions out there? I turned 50 and....
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
I dislocated the L-3 in my lower back decades ago and it has caused a lot of pain and "agro" over the years, and it ain't any better now (at 72). Personally I have found that LowePro backpacks (I can't carry shoulder bags as they cause me me aching shoulders), having had a 350AW and now a flipside 400AW for airshow kit (2x K-3, Sigma 100-300 F4, 70-200 F.2.8 and various accessories) - with a much smaller LowePro flipside-type general purpose bag for the "days out" & holiday photo kit (K-30 or K-70, Sigma 10-20, 17-70 and Pentax 55-300 PLM). All have very wide and well-padded shoulder straps, and find those bags are all very comfortable to wear as they transfer most of the "pressure" to the rear of the lower part of the my back whilst "pulling my shoulders back" and so they almost make it more comfortable to be carrying them loaded than not!
Forum: General Talk 01-28-2020, 03:17 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 2,142
Views: 174,413
Might also be "relevant" in "The best of craig's list....." thread :D
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-25-2020, 04:03 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 153
Views: 4,602
@ WorksAsIntended

Many thx for that advice - and others should also take notice thereof!

I think I already follow most of those "rules" - but I will re-examine Nos 6 & 13 more carefully tomorrow and try to "fix" them rather better :D
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-25-2020, 02:52 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 153
Views: 4,602
OH deary me as a relative internet "simpleton", most of the above is "above me and my capabilities":(

Thus, for my part (and, I guess, many others here!) suggestions for a few "simple to implement" precautions would be much appreciated (apparently just having had my ISP's Primary a/c hacked, and thus with all the hassles resulting there-from!).
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-24-2020, 03:58 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By jeallen01
Replies: 153
Views: 4,602
Comments!
- my 2012 ASUS nettop would not update to W10 - always gave an "Error" message. I finally gave up on it because the screen hinges were terminally failing!

- so I bought another one of the same vintage (the one I'm typing this on) which was already updated to 10 Pro. Having eliminated most (I hope all) of the "carp" and unwanted (like X-box stuff!) stuff (courtesy of IObit Uninstaller), and a lot of other tweaks. it's working quite well - EXCEPT that, in my email accounts, I have a "user" name installed by the supplier to use Office365 Pro by logging-in to their MS Outlook a/c, and I realy cannot seem remove that username from Settings/Accounts even though I have disabled access to the MS a/c from inside that a/c before I told it to do that. (I ran RegEdit and found and removed all references to that username - but even that failed to fix the "problem"!).

Any suggestions on how get rid of that "unwanted" username (seriously!) ?
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