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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-20-2020, 08:24 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 1,459
Views: 118,142
If it's Tamron junk, I want no part of it.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-10-2018, 06:18 AM  
Where to hire someone to do post processing?
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 28
Views: 2,099
You could try a freelancer site like Upwork.
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-11-2018, 05:39 AM  
Thinning the herd
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Sounds like a good idea, so long as you're sure you won't regret the decision two months later.
The others have good recommendations, too, but the 55 would be nice for low light situations, bokeh, weather sealing and such.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-03-2018, 07:01 PM  
Possibly Stolen, definitely lost - K-50 with Sigma and Tamron lenses
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 24
Views: 2,891
Bummer, man. That hurts. Hope you retrieve it all.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-03-2018, 04:45 PM  
Super Blue Blood Moon
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Super Blue Blood Moon in Vernon, Connecticut, on the morning of January 31, 2018.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 12-25-2017, 07:55 PM  
Suggestion Please remove the popups
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Got it! Thanks man!
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 12-25-2017, 09:58 AM  
Suggestion Please remove the popups
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Please, Adam, can you remove the popups in the lower right-hand corner of the page?
When browsing the camera/lens review pages, this "ad," which serves no useful purpose, gets in the way of the page content (see image). I can minimize it, but it comes right back once I go to another page. Quite distracting and annoying.
Thank you for listening.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-18-2017, 07:32 AM  
Another Sighting of a Pentax Camera on Television
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
In an episode of "How It's Made," there's a Pentax camera attached to a telescope. Looks to be in the P3/P30 family. Located at 4:57.

Adam, feel free to move this if posted in the wrong forum.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-18-2017, 06:11 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOTE: August 2017 "Portrait" Contest Finalists
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 57
Views: 9,226
I agree.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-16-2017, 11:20 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #127 Poll (Architectural Elements - March 2017)
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 51
Views: 6,951
Really tough many good shots...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-27-2017, 05:16 PM  
The DA 15/4 Limited Does Infrared
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2017, 07:18 PM  
Pentax History Posters in pdf format
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 40
Views: 6,637
Very cool! Thanks Newfie!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-17-2017, 07:40 PM  
On zoom versus prime lenses
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 73
Views: 5,703
Well said.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-12-2017, 09:27 AM  
On zoom versus prime lenses
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 73
Views: 5,703
I shoot both zoom and prime. One thing I like about primes is the challenge they present. Sure, with a zoom, one can frame the shot just the way they want. A prime (especially if you have only one lens on you) can force you to re-think the framing you originally envisioned. I've captured many good shots that I might not have considered had I been shooting a zoom. And the overall quality of the shot is better. Yes, I can zoom in and out comparing different framing, but that only serves to confuse more than help me decide.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-12-2017, 09:12 AM  
Help me think this through... K-70 vs K-S2 vs K-5ii (s)?
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 20
Views: 3,002
All would serve you well, so there is no wrong choice.
Since the KS-2 and K-70 are newer, I imagine they have better high ISO performance than the K-5 II(s).
As much as I love my K-5 IIs, my suggestion is to go with the KS-2 if you want something now. If you can wait 6 months to a year, go for the K-70.
If an absolute killer deal on a low mileage K-5 II(s) comes your way, then consider that option.
Forum: General Photography 01-09-2017, 07:48 PM  
Zeiss Ikon Contessa - Found My Everyday Rangefinder
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Nice find!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-08-2017, 04:21 PM  
Pentax Zx-50 Help!!!
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Others here can help more than I, but here are a couple of simple things to try:
1. When you press the shutter button, make sure not to point it at a scene without any contrast/objects, such as the sky or a blank wall.
2. Try another lens if you have one.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-05-2017, 07:47 PM  
Kodak Ektachrome 35mm is coming back
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 66
Views: 6,776
Woohoo! Great news!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-02-2017, 03:46 PM  
Now You See Me
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Fantastic capture! Great light!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-31-2016, 06:39 PM  
Best of 2016 Hartford Apocalypse
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 4
Views: 693
5 image HDR processed in Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-01-2016, 07:13 PM  
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
I don't have a good answer for you about what type of storage to use, though I'm rather leery of the cloud.
One thing to consider, though, is long-term compatibility.
Anything stored on 3.5" floppy drives is essentially useless as there are no drives being produced.
Will the same happen with DVDs? Blu-ray?
It seems like hard drives have the best chance of long-term compatibility, but I'm certainly no expert on the subject.
What I do is back up to two hard drives for redundancy, in case one goes bad. When they're full, I'll have to consider other options depending on what technology is available.
Tas provided some good ideas worth considering.
That's my two cents worth.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-01-2016, 07:05 PM  
Do you store your cameras with the batteries in, or out?
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 37
Views: 2,831
If I know I'm not going to use it for months, I'll take them out.
Otherwise, I leave them in.
Never had an issue with leaking batteries in my digital cameras in 13 years.
I think it was more of an issue with older style batteries for film cameras.
Speaking of which, I always take the batteries out of my film cameras because I seldom use them.
Even then, I don't recall ever having an issue with leakage.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-16-2016, 07:27 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #122 Poll (Landscape in Monochrome - October 2016)
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 73
Views: 7,934
Wow! Some great stuff here!
Forum: General Photography 11-06-2016, 04:50 PM  
Warning: LR 44 batteries
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 28
Views: 5,191
I've got a variety of batteries for my old cameras, and never had that happen.
Glad you survived (mostly) intact.
Thanks for the warning.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-29-2016, 06:28 PM  
DA lens aperture on MZ-S
Posted By foto guy
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
I've used the DA40 on my MZ-S many times and it works great! As others have said, you can dial the shutter speed until it gets to the aperture you want. Yes, it's slow, but never stopped me from getting the shot I wanted.
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