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Forum: Pentax Q 07-08-2016, 02:59 AM  
which ir remote??
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
I have a JJC it works fine with the Q and K-01. Battery in it was a bit weak but I replaced it and it works even better, much better range now.
Forum: Pentax Q 07-07-2016, 09:02 PM  
manual mode and the 01 lens. f1.9 setting doesn't stick?
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Good to know it's not just mine that is doing it. Must be a firmware bug of some kind. I noticed it will jump to f2.0 when you autofocus with back button auto focus (green button for AF) as well. Even if you don't focus and try to take it at f1.9 it will still jump to it and record it as f2.0. I noticed the same behavior in video mode in that it will jump to f2.0 from f1.9 if you autofocus. However in video mode if you manual focus and don't use AF it will let you record at f1.9. Weird bug. If others have this too maybe we can try and get Pentax to fix it with another FW update. Doubtful since they haven't done one in ages but would be worth a try if anyone has someone we can contact at Pentax about it.
Forum: Pentax Q 07-06-2016, 09:11 PM  
manual mode and the 01 lens. f1.9 setting doesn't stick?
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Just noticed an odd issue with my Pentax Q original version. In Av, Tv, Bc, modes etc. I can shoot at f1.9 with the 01 lens. When in manual mode I can select f1.9 but when i take the shot it goes back to f2.0 and says f2.0 in the recorded shot data on the Q. Anyone run into this? Seems like a software bug or something since it works fine in other modes. I tried resetting the settings and that didn't fix it either. Any ideas on what to do or is this normal in manual mode? Q has fw 1.14 and 1.01 for lens. Thanks!
Forum: Pentax Q 05-16-2016, 06:52 PM  
warning about wasabi replacement battery for Q
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
Guess you missed the part where I said my spare one was exhibiting the same problem. It was not inside the camera. I also have only left it maybe a month or two at most. I've left my pentax oem battery in it longer than that and it's older than both wasabi batteries and is still perfect. Plus if you take the battery out of the Q for a long time you risk a failed capacitor which stores the time and date info which is a common problem as you can read on this forum. Another thing I noticed with the Wasabi batteries is that even when new they never powered the camera as long as the oem battery does. Crap cells and they claim they are premium japanese cells which I highly doubt given their short operation life and lifespan compared to the chinese oem pentax. Ordered some more Pentax ones to replace them will not risk my camera with crap batteries again.
Forum: Pentax Q 05-15-2016, 05:28 PM  
warning about wasabi replacement battery for Q
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 12
Views: 1,713
I've had 2 of the Wasabi batteries about 3 years or so now and they were lightly used. I hadn't used my Q in a while but got it out today to shoot some birds. The Wasabi battery inside the Q was stuck and the Q wouldn't power on. I had to gently pry it out with a very small screwdriver. After getting it out I noticed both sides of the flat surfaces were bulged. My spare Wasabi battery was also beginning to show signs of bulging as well. My factory Q battery is still perfect no bulging issues. Just wanted to warn others that these can potentially get stuck and I can't recommend them based on my own experience with them. Had the battery burst completely or caught fire the magnesium body of the Q would surely be a major fire hazard. As such I will be buying only genuine Pentax replacements this time around. Buyer beware.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-22-2016, 11:14 PM  
Pentax SMCP-FA AL 31mm f/1.8 - $100
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
cause the 31 is extra magical. mad resolution son.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-11-2016, 12:22 AM  
540FGZ II - $355 at GadgetCircuit
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 3
Views: 785
I bought a Q 06 lens from them once. White box item taken from a dual lens kit. No warranty on the lens but it was cheap enough to risk it for me.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-03-2016, 09:42 PM  
DA 70mm Limited Silver - $372
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
great price. one of my favorites out of all my da primes.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-19-2015, 07:05 PM  
DA 1.4x Teleconverter - $449.49
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Want it but feel like it will be cheaper sometime in the future. Willing to wait. Most times I buy lenses I buy too soon and kick myself later after seeing all the sweet deals.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-08-2015, 12:01 AM  
D FA 100 WR - $388 shipped at B&H
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 42
Views: 4,403
Stupid cheap! I paid 600 ish for mine a few years ago.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-25-2015, 11:55 PM  
HD PENTAX D FA 150-450 mm for under $2000?
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
I bought a Q 06 lens from gadget circuit once. It was white box, obviously separated from a 2 lens Q camera kit. Saved over 100 bucks though so in that case I felt it was worth the risk.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-27-2015, 02:55 AM  
One day giveaway: win a PF shirt!
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 145
Views: 8,434
do want!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 07:58 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 2,854
Views: 90,985
yay contests
Forum: Pentax Q 12-03-2014, 01:48 AM  
Some questions about Pentax Q
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 57
Views: 6,620
wow very nice photos there.
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-03-2014, 11:40 PM  
K-01 Kept me with Pentax
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 15
Views: 2,320
I love my K-01 and Q. Using it more than the Q lately though.
Forum: Pentax Q 11-03-2014, 11:11 PM  
Q7/08: 2014 Venice, Italy
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 24
Views: 3,404
great shots!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-03-2014, 11:51 PM  
DFA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR for $558.09 in USA
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 14
Views: 2,009
Active Trade and fulfilled by Amazon is legit. I bought this same lens from them over the summer no issues and came in Pentax factory packaging as new. Paid a bit more though :/
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-01-2014, 09:42 PM  
Pentax cameras/lenses on Woot
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 11
Views: 2,795
I bought the first one looks like. Haven't seen this lens priced under $1000 lately so figured it was a good deal, considering excellent used ones are going for as much. Don't see it getting much cheaper but who knows. Perhaps updated version is coming soon as rumored.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-19-2014, 07:25 PM  
Tamrac 3537 Express 7 Bag Black
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 70
Views: 8,461
Got mine today. Comes exactly as shown in the picture. Appears to be authentic with Tamrac tag and Tamrac plastic bag it comes in. A little bigger than I was expecting but still smaller than the more square shaped amazon basics large bag I have. Will use this when I want to carry less and something with a little slimmer profile.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-06-2014, 03:44 AM  
DXO Film Effects 3.0 (Free)
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
it still works. i just got it and it's good till the 15th of August 2014. thank you OP!
Forum: Pentax Q 08-04-2014, 05:18 PM  
upcoming Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 73
Views: 10,674
Full details on the new Q-S1 have been released. Pretty disappointing imo as it is just like the Q7 same sensor and resolution but uglier and with that stupid knob grip. Also still using the archaic 460k display when it needs 920k or better imo. No viewfinder or viewfinder add on mentioned so another missed opportunity there.

Pentax Q-S1 mirrorless camera officially announced | Photo Rumors
Forum: Pentax Q 07-30-2014, 01:31 AM  
upcoming Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 73
Views: 10,674
"It seems that Pentax will be announcing a new Q2 mirrorless camera at Photokina - the first images already leaked on the Japanese digicame-info website. The name of the new model could also be Q-S1 (or Q2) and it will be available in black, gold, white and gunmetal colors. Detailed specifications are not yet available."
Forum: Pentax Q 07-12-2014, 11:36 PM  
08 focusing problem
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 17
Views: 2,722
I got a doa 06 zoom once that wouldn't auto focus or function at all. Returned it and won't be buying another 06 till the price comes down a bit.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-13-2014, 08:25 PM  
Black Pentax K-01 with 18-55 and 50-200 for 429 on Amazon, Free Shipping
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Yeah don't get me wrong it works fine. Just that when a battery sits for years in a box it goes completely dead and sometimes they cannot be fully recovered. In my case the battery recovered but I had thought maybe it was a dud at first given the fact i got the blinking green light rather than the constant green light as it should.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-12-2014, 09:38 PM  
Black Pentax K-01 with 18-55 and 50-200 for 429 on Amazon, Free Shipping
Posted By hoffo
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Yeah I got a white dual lens kit from them a few months back. Battery charger did the blinking thing for a long time but it eventually charged. Batteries in these kits are getting old as my battery was made in mid 2012.
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