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Forum: Pentax K-01 11-11-2017, 07:13 AM  
is the pentax k01 still worth buying in 2017 ?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
So far, the thread seems to be "it's good, but I have better options available". So, since you don't have DSLR or anything, I'd say for that kind of money the K-01 is an ok value. Focus peaking will come in handy with your ricoh lens, just remove the pin first if needed. Of course, if you can get the camera with its 40mm XS lens, that's even better.
Forum: Pentax Q 10-08-2017, 12:00 PM  
I May Have Sold a Few Q7's for Pentax
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Note that the thread is a year old...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-27-2017, 03:04 PM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
Good to know it arrived, but take as much time as you need. Looks like your life is a rollercoaster right now, try not let that kick your health too much. My condolences.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-26-2017, 01:13 PM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
@Mechan1k, did the lens arrive yet?
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-14-2017, 03:06 AM  
Program Line mode related to the Green Button?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Yes, the green button sets according to the selected program line. Note that the programs still have lattitude depending on the lighting conditions - for example, even if you have it set to maximum depth of field, if the light is low the camera will open up the aperture until the exposure time is 1/fl. It seems like the "sport" line will decrease exposure time to 1/ 2xfl first, then get the aperture to MTF, then continue shortening the exposure time.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-10-2017, 02:58 AM  
Why are my nightscapes dark all of a sudden?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-09-2017, 11:36 AM  
Why are my nightscapes dark all of a sudden?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 5
Views: 564
If it's a K-30 or K-50 there's a high chance you're experiencing the aperture defect. Look through the lens if it's actually opening the aperture when you take a picture.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-20-2017, 04:28 AM  
Question about different Pentax mounts
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Sigma usually updates their firmware for use with newer cameras. At worst you'd have to send the lens in.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-17-2017, 02:37 PM  
Question about different Pentax mounts
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Only some very early DSLRs don't support HSM. The lens will work fine on your K-50.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-17-2017, 09:39 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
It has definitely changed since I had it 1.5 years or so ago. Aperture ring was a bit sticky at times, the finish looked more worn and I guess the lens seemed more "used".
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-16-2017, 06:45 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
Life happened so I couldn't send the lens until today, but it is safely on its way now.

Complete with terrible handwriting and wrapping skills!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-08-2017, 08:38 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
This is also my second time with the lens and I've basically been sitting on it until someone stepped up. Lens will be sent to Mechan1k as soon as I can get a good box and some bubblewrap.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-08-2017, 01:17 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
Want the lens? It's been mostly sitting here recently.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 08-05-2017, 03:43 PM  
Decent camera tripod these days for under $250 ?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 7
Views: 739
I have a 190Xpro3 and it should tick all your boxes. Might be a bit over 250 but it's definitely sturdy and proven :D

Edit: it's 177$ on BH for the tripod and 229$ for the kit I have (with the 496RC2 ball head). It's a stable ball head but always seems to droop a bit when I tighten it so you may want to get the tripod and head separately.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-02-2017, 02:49 AM  
CIPA data for June: Nope, DSLRs are not dying
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Oh, and don't forget Pentax!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-30-2017, 05:41 AM  
How common is the aperture block failure, really?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 22
Views: 2,975
Yeah, except mine, apparently. The issue pops up in every model sooner or later, except in the case of K-30 / K-50 it was a factory defect, with other cameras it's just another part that sometimes fails.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-25-2017, 11:20 PM  
New to me...SR equivalent of the mirror flop issue? (K-3ii)
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
I get that in live view when I zoom a lens. All the time every time on my K-5II.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2017, 08:01 AM  
a dumass newbie question -- pretty basic
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 29
Views: 1,272
If you're close up, then you would need to switch lenses. If you're too far away, the prime is usually as long or longer than the zoom's maximum fl anyway.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-10-2017, 01:47 PM  
Beginner camera for nephew
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
I wouldn't go with anything that doesn't do video. Pros:
a) video
b) isn't ancient
c) will be more responsive

If the course is at all aimed at younger people, smartphones and video might be taken into account. Also, your nephew might, you know, want his camera to do video :D
Forum: Pentax Q 05-18-2017, 01:41 AM  
Pentax Q low contrast result
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Check if you haven't bumped the JPEG processing setting off the default one. On DSLRs that's accessed with the right key on the direction pad, might be the same on the Q.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-16-2017, 01:56 AM  
Upgrading from SLR to DSLR
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Nothing stopping you from getting a camera, using it with default settings and learning as you go. P and M work exactly the same way as on your P3 :)
I'd suggest going for the K-S2 if possible, the tilty screen is extremely useful.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-14-2017, 08:27 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 1,751
Views: 292,589
I have the lens right here, and use it every now and then. It definitely looks like it traveled a lot.
I planned on babysitting it until someone wanted it, but it's been a while, I'll just drop a PM to Drivingback.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-12-2017, 09:59 AM  
Is Pentax secretly developing a D FA* 24-70mm f/2.8 ED DC IF PLM AW Lens?
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
"nobody knows"
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-07-2017, 02:57 PM  
Righty Ho the K-30 is up and running NOW how about a 500mm Lens
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 17
Views: 829
I'm extremely confused by this thread.

You want to jump from a kit lens straight to a multi-thousand-dollar, multi-kg lens? (what you linked is not AF and not very good either).
How about a 70-300, or the Pentax 55-300?
Forum: General Photography 05-05-2017, 06:14 AM  
New Nikon Nikkor lens is made cheaper than Pentax/Zeiss/Sigma/Samyang/Rokinon lenses!
Posted By Giklab
Replies: 43
Views: 2,239
Last time I checked water doesn't eat through things the way acid does, so yes :)
The guy's sweat might just be slightly more acidic, but if he uses his camera all the time it stacks up...
I mean, I assume the material is designed in such a way that sweat shouldn't affect it, but not everyone is the same.
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