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Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
DPReview brief hands-on with K-1 II & DFA* 50mm
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 38
Views: 2,887
I am one of the ones who clicked the I own it button. I've ordered it so in a way I do. It is also fun to mess with bogus polls like that!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-12-2018, 07:50 AM  
Monitor Protector Glass for K-1
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 37
Views: 4,177
Acmaxx makes a reliable protector set that includes a cover for the lcd on top. I have used these on many Pentax cameras going back to the K-7 with very satisfying results. The set is available from Amazon and Ebay.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-11-2018, 12:50 PM  
Pentax D-FA 24-70 f/2.8 price drop $966.50
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Adorama and Focus are still at $1096. Eagle camera has the lower price quoted by OP. They might not be an authorized dealer. Not usually a problem as long as the buyer knows what it is.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-09-2018, 11:15 AM  
20% off Ebay sitewide, Friday March 9 - US & Canada only
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 47
Views: 2,012
Let me add my thanks for posting this. I just used it and saved $100 on a ham radio I have been considering.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-04-2018, 08:44 AM  
Pentax Winners!
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Well done!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-03-2018, 07:05 AM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 407
Views: 22,181
Precisely! Nice rant:)
Forum: Pentax Q 03-03-2018, 06:18 AM  
Pentax Q on USB powerbank?
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Interesting idea. That would be very handy if you can work out a smooth mount. I have never real had a problem with the Q battery but I know others need longer continuous shooting and this would be an elegant solution.
Forum: Pentax KP 02-28-2018, 05:00 PM  
The KP's pedigree
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 32
Views: 3,179
Very well put, Monochrome. I think you speak for many of us with this posting.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2018, 11:59 AM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 407
Views: 22,181
It is not like we do not have plenty of lenses available in these focal lengths. The FA* 85 f1.4, for instance, is wonderful although expensive. The FA 77 ltd is almost as good, much less expensive and easily found in Pentax dealers. The impatience if for fast focusing, silent lenses. But Pentaxians continue to make outstanding photos with the legacy lenses every day. Just check the lens club section. I am looking forward to the new 85 but I will continue to enjoy my FA*85 while I wait. I love using Pentax equipment which is why I sold all my Sony FF equipment over the past year. The Sony stuff (I had all of the GM lenses except the 16-30 as well as the A9 and A7RIII) was excellent but not as fun as my Pentax gear. A very personal choice but no regrets.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2018, 11:32 AM  
The official presentation (Ricoh) of the Pentax Mark II
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 331
Views: 26,590
Nice reasoning!:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-26-2018, 07:11 PM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 407
Views: 22,181
So 2019 looks like it will be a big year with the 85 1.4 being shifted to 2019 and the 70-200 f4 also planned for then along with several other interesting lenses. Some may be disappointed in the reshuffle but I am encouraged by the apparent commitment.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2018, 01:01 PM  
Software Support for Pixel Shift
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 17
Views: 708
That is what I thought. The software that comes with the camera works for basic raw file conversion but is not a full featured program like Silky Pix Developer Studio which does an excellent job with files and is a commercial program. The camera software, which is called Digital Camera Utility, is not Silky Pix. It uses a small part of the development engine of the commercial software. People often call it Silky Pix which is a shame since that tends to give q bad name to the full featured Silky Pix. The suggestion to use RawTherapee is a good one although it is a complex program to lean. It works well and is free.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-25-2018, 07:05 PM  
Software Support for Pixel Shift
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Do you mean the real Silky Pix or the Pentax bundled software (DCU)? The are not the same. ON1 does not and Adobe has weak support. Most people like Raw Therapy..
Forum: Sold Items 02-25-2018, 04:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1 with DGB-6 Grip
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 0
Views: 368 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-1 with DGB-6 Grip

Asking Price
1,450.00 USD

Item Location
Phoenix (United States)

Item Description
Pentax k-1 with DGB-6 battery grip with AA battery holder. Camera comes with all original accessories including box, strap, manual, TWO (2) batteries (1 Pentax and 1 after market), battery charger and cable. Camera is in excellent condition, everything works as intended. Same for the grip. It has the latest firmware installed. There is some paint rubbed away on a bottom corner of the camera shown in one of the photos. That is the only flaw I have noticed. Shutter count 5512. BODY ONLY, lens and Peak design strap connectors not included. I pay USPS Priority shipping and the Paypal fees. $1450 shipped.

From Pentax Forum shutter count utility:
Camera PENTAX K-1
Shutter Count 5,512
Manufacture Date: 2017:04:19

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Included in the price

Shipping Services

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
No return unless significantly other than listed. You can trust my feedback here and on Fred Miranda.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-25-2018, 03:07 PM  
CP+ 2018 Interview Question Suggestions
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 146
Views: 7,215
Ask them about Monochrome's theory that they do not market more aggressively because they do not want to sell more units. He suggests that they do not have the capacity for greater production and do not want to invest in increasing that capacity. Monochrome is a savvy guy so I, for one, wonder if he may not be on to something.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-25-2018, 11:52 AM  
K1 Mk ii. Is Pentax marketing as dead as Tony Northrup says?
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 99
Views: 5,177
He wanted a loaner so he could do a review. Sony and others get tons of free marketing by making it easy for reviewers to handle the equipment. That was all he wanted and he gave a very positive review once he was loaned one by a viewer. He followed up with an hour plus instruction video on the K-1. His Pentax reviews are generally favorable but he thinks there should be more, modern lenses. I understand that many here do not like him but he is very reasonable when compared to other youtubers. I would never have learned anything if I only listened to people who agreed with me.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-25-2018, 08:06 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 15,221
Views: 1,331,808
These shots really show off the FA77. Thanks for letting us see them!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-25-2018, 07:57 AM  
Optimal settings for K3 ii for image quality, performance and various conditions.
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Nooo! Aperture, shutter speed and ISO are the essential components of every photograph. You can avoid thinking about them by shooting in Auto (Green) or P mode but you then lose control of your picture. You really should find an introduction to photography book or video to help you. Most of the advice in this thread is very good but you need to have a basic understanding of how cameras work before you can really profit from that advice. This forum will be very helpful when you need it but it is not a substitute for learning the basics.
It is not that hard but it does require a bit of preparation. Good luck and I hope to see you regularly on the forum.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-25-2018, 07:11 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 3,156
Views: 246,482
I think it is ok to quote Asahiman from the other board. Here is his take on the relationship:

Approximately 100 in the development team in Tokyo only for Pentax and Ricoh photo and a lot of old Pentax stuff.

The most optic stuff is of the old Pentax developments team.

The partner ship with tokina is very old and absolutely normal in Japan.

Tamron is the biggest OEM for original brands.

Lot of Sony lenses are made by Tamron,same lot of Nikon zoom lenses.

It looks that near all kit zooms are made by Tamron for all Japanese camera brands.

Example ,the Nikon 18-200 is made by Tamron.

The Pentax * 200 macro dream lens is made by the same developer like the Nikon 200 macro lens years later.

Because he switched from Pentax to Nikon.

It's a lot more complicated inside Japanese lens development and Co operations than it looks maybe.

Same in the German history of great times in lens developments.

Example is doctor optics and lot of more.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-23-2018, 05:31 AM  
K1 Mk ii. Is Pentax marketing as dead as Tony Northrup says?
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 99
Views: 5,177
Here is some slick marketing being done by Pentax Germany. It will probably come to the rest of us soon enough. RICOH-PressKit-DE

I really wish forum members would avoid Youtube clickbait style titles for their threads. Lots of misinformation seems to come from careless reading of nothing more than thread titles.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2018, 05:21 AM  
The official presentation (Ricoh) of the Pentax Mark II
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 331
Views: 26,590
Pentax Germany has issued an extensive "press kit" with lots of pictures and information. On the last page of the kit there is a link to a slick K-1II data sheet in pdf. RICOH-PressKit-DE
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-22-2018, 07:31 PM  
Looks like the K-1II is Official
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 117
Views: 8,278
The video switch is on the top under the selection dial on the right side of the pentaprism. Easy to find if you look the camera over. I think it is an improvement over earlier configuations.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-22-2018, 02:41 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 3,156
Views: 246,482
Thank you!
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-22-2018, 12:05 PM  
Sticky: Pre-Order a Pentax K-1 II: Free Battery Grip + 1-year Forum Account Upgrade
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 17
Views: 3,859
You can check with Square Trade but in the past they would adjust the start date to the date it ships if you ask them to.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-21-2018, 07:59 PM  
The official presentation (Ricoh) of the Pentax Mark II
Posted By Mikesul
Replies: 331
Views: 26,590
Thst is why they offer the upgrade.
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