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Forum: Pentax K-r 06-15-2020, 11:58 AM  
K-r "sticky" aperture lever, looking for advice
Posted By G.T
Replies: 8
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I think it may worth a reply.

I've dismantled my K-r to find it had a white solenoid (good point), I haven't checked the flash solenoid.

I've ordered a set of Eneloops, as I already had the LR-6 (AA) adapter, it seems the problem has gone. Perhaps the battery (I knew was well worn, after all those years) did not have enough pickup to move the solenoid on a cold mechanism.

Ironically, I may be using my good, old, beloved even, k-r a bit less as I've bought besides a used D5300. But it remains a brilliant camera, well designed, well built and easy to use (especially the menus, compared to the Nikon).
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-07-2020, 03:06 AM  
K-r "sticky" aperture lever, looking for advice
Posted By G.T
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Being in France, I could have one of these (must be a EU-specs batch), but I don't feel like dismantling mine to check (I've had a look on the Web about that) ;)
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-06-2020, 07:52 AM  
K-r "sticky" aperture lever, looking for advice
Posted By G.T
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Hello John,

Thanks for your reply. I've seen some messages with the keywords you gave, I think I'll live with it... That remains a lovely camera.

Best regards,
G.
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-06-2020, 06:43 AM  
K-r "sticky" aperture lever, looking for advice
Posted By G.T
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Hi there,

I've had a K-r for nearly 9 years, still works well (it only has a bit less than 15k actuations), excepted the usual stuff (backup capacitor or battery being worn (I have to set date & time whenever I remove the battery), and the original battery just being work as well).

More annoying, when I leave the camera for some days, the first pictures with a A lens are back or awfully underexposed. I traced the problem to be a kind of sticky aperture lever, and I cure that with some seconds in burst mode.

However, there must be a better way to fix it.


How could I lubricate the aperture lever mechanism, as I suspect some grease has gone dry?

Regards,
Guillaume.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-04-2014, 01:52 PM  
Point and Shoot Competition #80: COMPETITION!
Posted By G.T
Replies: 18
Views: 3,497
Hello everybody!

I think I have something.

Camera was an Optio P80.
Forum: Pentax K-r 05-22-2014, 12:58 AM  
Pentax K-r battery reading incorrect?
Posted By G.T
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
From experience, the K-r seems a bit picky about rechargeable AA batteries, too, so my advice would be to test another set of batteries. I have a batch (set of 4) cheap, low capacity, and even if they are fully charged, my K-r does even not turn on, or says "batteries discharged".
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-13-2014, 01:43 PM  
Lightroom 3.6, Photoshop CS4 and DNG workflow
Posted By G.T
Replies: 3
Views: 997
I installed an evaluation version of CS5, it produces a .PSD and opens it into CS5. The matter is, I end up with huge files which are not stacked onto my DNG.
Well, I won't bang my head. I'll find a solution later.

Thank you for the time you spent on this.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-13-2014, 09:47 AM  
Lightroom 3.6, Photoshop CS4 and DNG workflow
Posted By G.T
Replies: 3
Views: 997
It seems the export to an external file (PSD or TIFF) is mandatory.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-12-2014, 12:26 PM  
Lightroom 3.6, Photoshop CS4 and DNG workflow
Posted By G.T
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Hi there!

I've been using Lightroom for some time now, I just installed PS CS4. I shoot using DNG & JPEG with a K-r.

When I right-click a picture and select "Edit in PS CS4" either in the Library or in the processing module, a TIFF or a PSD file is exported, then opened into PS. The edited & saved file is then saved and appears as a new file into the collection.

My question is: LR is supposed to let DNG files be opened by CS3 and later versions of Photoshop.
I tried to reset warnings, preferences, uninstall & reinstall both LR ans PS to no avail.

I even don't have the box asking whether I want to open the file or a copy of the file.

Has anybody have an idea of what I am doing wrong?
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 05-12-2014, 05:34 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #78.
Posted By G.T
Replies: 44
Views: 4,098
Bart, I have to say I love your third entry.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 05-10-2014, 06:19 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #78.
Posted By G.T
Replies: 44
Views: 4,098
Hi there!

There are many nice shots already, but I'll give a try...
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 03-21-2014, 06:26 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #76: Magic March
Posted By G.T
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Hello everybody!

Time to enter... I don't have to think twice, this has to be my entry. I haven't done many photographs this month, anyway...


Pentax Optio P80,
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2014, 02:06 AM  
Is there any functional difference between ME and ME SE?
Posted By G.T
Replies: 3
Views: 923
... and the ME Super has a faster shutter, able of 1/2000th sec whereas the "standard" ME cannot go faster than 1/1000th.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 02-24-2014, 01:38 PM  
Point & Shoot Competition #75: Miniature World
Posted By G.T
Replies: 60
Views: 5,712
It's a bit crappy, but if you go beyond that, you'll notice the weirdness of these parts stuck into the concrete pad.
They are small, and seem even smaller, when they are lost in the middle of the car park.

Nokia 500.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-16-2014, 09:18 AM  
Lightroom White Balance
Posted By G.T
Replies: 2
Views: 944
You can select any WB value in the "Develop" section of LR (next to "Library"), then save it to a preset.
However, AFAIK you can't save a custom white balance preset as an item in the WB drop-down list.

Once set to the right value, you can also select several images and synch WB (as many other parameters) in between pictures.

Hope this helps.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 02-14-2014, 03:25 PM  
Point & Shoot Competition #75: Miniature World
Posted By G.T
Replies: 60
Views: 5,712
Hence your nickname, "Jacquot"?


Thank you. I debated between colour and B&W, and quickly went for the second option.


They were an example of plug & play, with a great backward compatibility ;)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 02-13-2014, 12:54 PM  
Point & Shoot Competition #75: Miniature World
Posted By G.T
Replies: 60
Views: 5,712
Hello everybody!

I'm afraid of being off topic, by far. However...

'cause words, sometimes, are so small in a world that is so big.
Pentax Optio 30, ISO 200, 1/8th s.
B&W in post processing.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 02-02-2014, 02:23 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #74: Windows
Posted By G.T
Replies: 76
Views: 5,907
I'm surprised to be among the mentioned pics. I try to enter every point & shoot contest, Jacquot.
Sure Bart, sure... we'll be there on the next contest.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 01-26-2014, 06:00 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #74: Windows
Posted By G.T
Replies: 76
Views: 5,907
I have to agree with Bart: that's a good idea, moreover it's nicely made.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 01-12-2014, 03:08 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #74: Windows
Posted By G.T
Replies: 76
Views: 5,907
Albeit not that good.
I have crawled through my archives and found two errr... possibly suitable pics. Oh my.

'cause yeah, castles in northern France are mostly made of red brick.

And my last entry: a collection of windows.

Taken w/ Optio 30 and Optio P80.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 01-10-2014, 05:15 AM  
Point & Shoot Competition #74: Windows
Posted By G.T
Replies: 76
Views: 5,907
Hello all!
Crappy like hell and slightly off topic... Power windows!

(Nokia 500)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 12-14-2013, 01:04 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #73: Wait…. what?
Posted By G.T
Replies: 35
Views: 3,157
Well, I'm sure sure I get the point... We don't need to do something like in "Blow up" ? :)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 12-04-2013, 05:15 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #72: Photographing Song Names
Posted By G.T
Replies: 55
Views: 4,767
Well said, Bart. I feel impatient, I just can't wait for the results ;)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 11-19-2013, 02:37 PM  
Point and Shoot Competition #72: Photographing Song Names
Posted By G.T
Replies: 55
Views: 4,767
I could, as I was driving :) That was a cool song, too.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 11-19-2013, 11:10 AM  
Point and Shoot Competition #72: Photographing Song Names
Posted By G.T
Replies: 55
Views: 4,767
Time to post my third and latest entry. I have to confess it isn't the one I wanted at first. Anyway it will do the trick.


A bit of motion blur for this night shot...


This brings us to the Passenger, a classic Iggy Pop's song.
















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