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Forum: Pentax K-3 03-27-2019, 05:24 PM  
Shutter Count Maximum
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 23
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More problems on my 35mm 2.4 than my zoom lens.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-27-2019, 03:19 PM  
Shutter Count Maximum
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
These are the numbers when you deemed them no longer operable?

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What exactly goes wrong? Everything, like any vehicle? Mine is @ 78,000 and my picture quality is suffering, it seems to have more difficulties focusing, and the lens, when it tries to focus, seems louder? Would any of these things be expected?
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-27-2019, 10:22 AM  
Shutter Count Maximum
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 23
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Obviously, this will vary from user to user, but also from model to model. What do you all feel the maximum is on the Pentax K3 II? Read that "Entry level cameras are rated for around 50,000 shots. Mid-range cameras are rated for around 100,000 shots." I understand this, but would like more specific numbers.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2018, 11:56 AM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
What is the Sigma Dock? I have definitely airways been weary of purchasing lens outside of Pentax.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-26-2018, 11:03 PM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
I appreciate all your information. Mostly it does make sense. I do want to know why the sharpness is reduced when the aperture is wide open? Is that because it gets washed out by the light? I guess I was not sure how important it was because with past zoom lenses, it seemed that the picture often came out better when I did not leave it wide open when zoomed in. Therefore, I felt the option to have that fixed aperture was nice, but not exactly necessary.

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I have two questions. What do you mean by pseudo macro capability? Why is the 18 to 135 mm considerably lighter than the 17 to 70 mm ones? Material? Something that affects quality that I should be concerned about?

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Silly me. I did not realize that it was a full frame lens. Eliminated.

---------- Post added 05-26-18 at 11:07 PM ----------


Appreciate it!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:31 AM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
Do you know how much heavier the 300 is than the 250 options? Quality wise, are they similar?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:29 AM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
You are correct on the willingness to compromise, but I do already have the very good 35mm 2.4, though the fixed is too limited in many situations. My secondary one, therefore, I feel needs to at least zoom a substantial amount for it really to be worth switching lenses however frequently. Make sense?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:07 AM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
I had the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR but for whatever reason it was blurry and I could not take a good picture with it, even with a tripod. They all came out worse than my kit lens at the time. I did not try fine focusing, so I am not sure whether that would have solved my problem. Alas, it is very possible that I had no idea how to use it properly. What is the difference when it is HD? Does what I am saying make any logical sense?

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Are you saying that I would need three different ones?

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What is that? What was I supposed to do?

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I apologize in advance if these are silly questions, but why is it better? If these other ones have a wider zoom capability, what is it about them that makes them worse? Especially when the aperture is also the same? What an I missing that would make the quality worse?

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When you say an SDM issue, what does that mean? An autofocus issue?

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I have to know, why are you so confident that the DFA would be overkill? Because it would be for almost anyone?

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Please explain The IQ? Again, apologies for any stupid questions, but when you say slow area you referring to the shutter speed and blur?

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Would you mind telling me why it is important to have the aperture constant?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2018, 03:08 AM  
Need Advice For Secondary Zoom Lens
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
I was wondering whether I could have some advice & opinions on which of the following lenses would be best as my secondary on my K3-II. I currently have the Pentax 35mm 2.4. I need one that will go relatively wide (at least 18mm) and zoom in relatively far (at least 100 preferable). I am willing to sacrifice the zoom in the case of the ones that have the f/4 because low light shooting is common for me. What will I be using this for? Sometimes outdoor, museums, attractions, etcetera, but more often food photography, where they like to make it pretty dark and using flash would not be ideal. I freelance for the food section of a local magazine, and also do some photography for events. I will not always have both lenses with me, so this one needs to be optimal in lower light settings as well.

- Pentax
18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL (IF)
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
17-70mm f/4 DA SMC AL IF SDM

- Sigma
17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM
18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM
18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM

Unless somebody could convince me this one, with a tag of over $1,000, is worth it?
---- Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR

I will take any other suggestions except for any HD. I tried one and it did not work for me. Maybe that is another conversation for another time, but they consistently came out blurry.

Now, I have looked at a glossary, so I know what each of these acronyms stand for, but that does not tell me what is better or worse. Some of these are very similar in specifications as far as I can tell but prices reflect more than this.

Which of these is the best and why?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2017, 07:52 PM  
Viewing Previously Renamed Files on a DSLR
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 15
Views: 824
I guess so. The thing is I always have the Pentax with me, versus having to carry another device around. I guess I was wanting it to be easy but it is not to be.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2017, 03:21 PM  
Viewing Previously Renamed Files on a DSLR
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 15
Views: 824
I appreciate all the answers. I have renamed my files for years based on the event. These obviously will not follow the "ABCD1234" rule. I have already spent hours renaming them (automatically renamed to i.e., Christmas Dinner (1)). I guess I will need to undo the organization by renaming them again?

In other words, if I want to name the files something other than with 4 letters, they will be unrecognizable, right? Interesting. Why is that?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2017, 08:27 AM  
Viewing Previously Renamed Files on a DSLR
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Can you explain step-by-step what you mean by this?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2017, 08:02 AM  
Viewing Previously Renamed Files on a DSLR
Posted By WhimsicalV
Replies: 15
Views: 824
I realized that not many people care to do this, but I was wondering if there is some way to view pictures I import from an SD card onto my Pentax K-3 II. The reason for this is because I typically show other people my images on the go.

However, once I rename the files and export them, they are no longer viewable on the K-3 II. As long as I do not rename them, I can still view them, but I want to be able to seamlessly add old ones to a card and then be able to show them to others directly. Is there a solution to this?
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