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Forum: Contest Voting 2 Days Ago  
Sticky: Poll: Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #158 (Open Theme - October 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 66
Views: 2,750
Welcome to the poll for our October Open Theme photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 2 Days Ago  
Question SMC Pentax-M* 300mm F4 diagram
Posted By Ole
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Thanks, sounds good!

I thought you had lifted the image from a third party!

I will insert the image into the database.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 2 Days Ago  
Question SMC Pentax-M* 300mm F4 diagram
Posted By Ole
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Before we can use it we need to make sure that the diagram you found isn't copyrighted by someone other than Ricoh.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-01-2019, 11:27 AM  
Sticky: Theme Contest #159 - November, 2019 (Open Theme)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,702
Welcome to the official Pentax Forums monthly photo contest for November, 2019!

As a part of the PF "100 years in 100 days" Celebratory Giveaway & Contest Series, the theme for this month's photo contest is open, so you are free to submit any one of your photos as long as it hasn't been submitted for an earlier contest here at PentaxForums.

Throughout the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Pentax (Asahi Optical Co.), we will have special grand prizes for the October through December monthly photo contests. The winner of the November contest gets to chose between a Pentax LX or a Pentax MZ-S camera body. Good luck!

How to enter


Click below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).

Submit your Photo Here

Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax or Ricoh camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.

Prizes



1st place: A Pentax MZ-S or a Pentax LX camera body
2nd place: 2-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper or a 1-year forum account upgrade (your choice).




Information

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:

Need help? Feel free to ask a question in this thread.
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-26-2019, 02:17 AM  
Shutter shock format dilemma
Posted By Ole
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
The Pentax Q has leaf shutter lenses :) Now we just need a 50MP - 100MP model in the Q line-up...

No, seriously, I had hoped to see a MF camera with leaf shutter lenses from Fuji or Hasselblad. That hasn't happened, perhaps that could be a niche for Pentax?

I tested my K-1 a while back just by eye-balling the results. My test showed that speeds from 1/90s to 1/180s are to be avoided. I suspect that there could be sample variations.

The test came about because I was baffled that 70% of my images from a trip to Lofoten had to be discarded due to being unsharp. It turned out that they were all shot at 1/125s.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-15-2019, 05:55 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #157 Poll (Portraits - September 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 92
Views: 7,731
Welcome to the poll for our September "Portraits" photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2019, 02:37 AM  
All There is to Know About Pentax & LV Electronic Shutter
Posted By Ole
Replies: 7
Views: 847
It would also be of interest to know the time it takes for the full exposure to be captured (i.e. time needed to record all pixels). It is thought to be in the order of 1/15 s or so even when the shutter time Tv is set to a faster value. Which again makes handheld use of ES subject to distortion from camera movement and moving objects at all shutter speeds.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-01-2019, 08:02 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #158 - October, 2019 (Open theme), win a Ricoh GR III or Theta V
Posted By Ole
Replies: 8
Views: 3,527
Welcome to the official Pentax Forums month photo contest for October, 2019!

As a part of the PF "100 years in 100 days" Celebratory Giveaway & Contest Series, the theme for this month's photo contest is open, so you are free to submit any one of your photos as long as it hasn't been submitted for an earlier contest here at PentaxForums.

Throughout the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Pentax (Asahi Optical Co.), we will have special grand prizes for the October through December monthly photo contests. The winner of the October contest gets to chose between a Ricoh Theta V or a Ricoh GR III. Good luck!

How to enter


Click below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).

Submit your Photo Here

Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax or Ricoh camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.

Prizes



1st place: A Ricoh Theta V or a GRIII
2nd place: 2-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper or a 1-year forum account upgrade (your choice).




Information

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:

Need help? Feel free to ask a question in this thread.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-01-2019, 03:50 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #157 - September, 2019 (Portraits)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,640
The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for September, 2019 is:

Portraits

Your submission can be a portrait of a single person or of a small group. It can also be an informal portrait of a stranger (aka "street" or "candid" photography). Good luck!



Click the button below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).




Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax camera or a Ricoh digital camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.



Prizes



1st place: $50 B&H gift card (valid for up to 2 years) + homepage feature
2nd place:
1-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + greatly increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper.





LinksInformation

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-15-2019, 02:34 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #155 Poll (Dominant Color: Red - July 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Welcome to the poll for our July "Dominant Color - Red" photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-01-2019, 10:13 AM  
K1 or Canon 5D Mark IV for a 645Z owner?
Posted By Ole
Replies: 77
Views: 4,284
@leonine, if you haven't done so already I'd recommend that you read our K-1 II vs. K-1 review. That should give you an indication of whether or not dynamic pixel shift and higher ISO are of value to your way of shooting.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-01-2019, 06:12 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #156 - August, 2019 (Birds in Flight)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,869
The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for August, 2019 is:

Birds in Flight

The theme this month is Birds in Flight, also known as "BIF". Good luck!



Click the button below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).




Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax camera or a Ricoh digital camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.



Prizes



1st place: $50 B&H gift card (valid for up to 2 years) + homepage feature
2nd place:
1-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + greatly increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper.





LinksInformation

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-31-2019, 02:16 PM  
K1 or Canon 5D Mark IV for a 645Z owner?
Posted By Ole
Replies: 77
Views: 4,284
The K-1 with a 450 mm lens has more reach than the 645Z with 400mm. Just as the KP will have even more reach with the 450mm.

The difference between the K-1 and the K-1 II is marginal. I myself prefer the K-1 "classic" - for one thing the battery lasts longer.

The 36MP resolution allows for tight cropping if needed.

Avoid shutter speeds with the K-1 or K-1 II in the range 1/90s - 1/180s due to blur introduced by shutter vibration. Most/all FF camreas of any brand seems to suffer from this. An APS-C body doesn't exhibit this issue (at least it isn't at a noticable level).
Forum: Pentax KP 07-25-2019, 07:37 AM  
K10D -> KP frustration w/ exposure display, power management, startup and wake time
Posted By Ole
Replies: 32
Views: 1,856
Given your requirements for battery life and quick wake up from sleep a K-5 or K-3 might be the better option for you. My K-3 easily lasts all day without being turned off. I just let it go to sleep after a set time.
Forum: General Photography 07-24-2019, 01:38 AM  
Can film SLR split-image focusing screen systems go haywire? If so how & what then?
Posted By Ole
Replies: 15
Views: 807
As you mentioned yourself it could be a question of the shims which are used to adjust the position of the focusing screen. If the screens are user-exchangeable, then a do-it-yourself fix is possible, otherwise a repair shop can do it. Or perhaps the focusing screen has been put in upside down?

It could perhaps also be that the mirror on the bad copy isn't positioned in the required 45 degree angle due to worn (or missing) components such as the stops in the walls of the mirror box.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2019, 02:47 AM  
Nature The "Big One" captured with a K3ii - the Andromeda Galaxy
Posted By Ole
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Excellent! And thanks for the technical info!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-15-2019, 05:02 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #154 Poll (Macro - Flowers and Plants - June 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 37
Views: 3,594
Welcome to the poll for our June "Macro - Flowers and Plants" photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-07-2019, 03:31 AM  
K200D will no longer connect to PC
Posted By Ole
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Is USB connection set to PC in the Set-up menu?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-02-2019, 02:32 AM  
Cityscape Watercolours on the Elbe
Posted By Ole
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Nice! I just came back from Dresden so I enjoyed your photo as a reminder of the beautiful riverfront.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 07-02-2019, 02:28 AM  
June, 2019 Winner: Orange!
Posted By Ole
Replies: 68
Views: 994
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-01-2019, 11:11 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #155 - July, 2019 (Dominant Color - Red)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,429
The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for July, 2019 is:

Dominant Color - Red

The theme this month is the color red. Show us a photo, where red is the dominant color. Red doesn't have to cover the entire frame, but it must be dominating the image. Good luck!



Click the button below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).




Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax camera or a Ricoh digital camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.



Prizes



1st place: $50 B&H gift card (valid for up to 2 years) + homepage feature
2nd place:
1-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + greatly increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper.





LinksInformation

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-15-2019, 04:09 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #153 Poll (Action - May 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 47
Views: 5,245
Welcome to the poll for our May "Action" photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-01-2019, 11:31 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #154 - June, 2019 (Macro - Flowers and Plants)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,331
The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for June, 2019 is:

Macro - Flowers and Plants

This month we're looking for macro photos of flowers and/or plants. Get up close and show us some fine details of your subject. Good luck!



Click the button below to submit a photo for the contest (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).




Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax camera or a Ricoh digital camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.



Prizes



1st place: $50 B&H gift card (valid for up to 2 years) + homepage feature
2nd place:
1-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + greatly increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper.





LinksInformation

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-15-2019, 09:57 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #152 (Springtime - April 2019)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 47
Views: 4,336
Welcome to the poll for our April "Springtime" photo contest! Select the photo you think is the best from among our finalists below:

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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-01-2019, 10:35 AM  
Expired Theme Contest #153 - May, 2019 (Action)
Posted By Ole
Replies: 0
Views: 1,567
The theme for the official PentaxForums photo contest for May, 2019 is:

Action

Show us an action photo! It can be sports or any other activity with some action to it. We illustrate the topic by the photo below by mattb123, which earned him a 2nd place back in 2012. Good luck!



Click Here to Submit a Photo (do NOT post in the thread you're reading now).

Remember: your submission must be taken with a Pentax camera or a Ricoh digital camera and be scaled to web-friendly resolution. After clicking on the link above, attach your photo using our attachment system (preferred) or link to an external image. Only 1 submission per person.

And don't forget to nominate your favorites from last month. Click Here to go to the nominations page.



Prizes



1st place: $50 B&H gift card (valid for up to 2 years) + homepage feature
2nd place:
1-year forum account upgrade (Marketplace seller access + greatly increased photo space)
3rd place: 50 sheets of premium photo paper from Red River Paper.





LinksInformation

If this is your first contest, you may be interested in reading the guidelines below:
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