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Forum: General Talk 09-05-2017, 08:07 AM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
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Forum: General Talk 08-26-2017, 11:00 AM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
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Forum: General Talk 06-04-2017, 04:24 PM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Check the ingredients on the label for the clear stuff, they may likely contain chemical preservatives.
Forum: General Talk 05-22-2017, 09:10 AM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Yes, 1:5 sugar to water works just as well too.
Forum: General Talk 04-08-2017, 10:24 PM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Thanks for saying so Carol.

I always knew in my gut, it wasn't good practice for natural little beings to have synthetic dyes. But It was good to see the vets and rescue people saying so, now people will pay more attention.

Recently at Wallymart, I passed a display and couldn't resist reading the small print for some 'natural' red feed.
The ingredients I thought might be some harmless natural vegetable color for example... instead it was red no 40, an synthetic aniine dye. Yuck.

Maybe many other people with feeders will gradually get wind of it and help out too.

Best,

Nic
Forum: General Talk 04-05-2017, 10:41 AM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
I used 1 gallon of water to 4 to 5 cups of cane sugar.
Seems dilute, but they liked it fine. At the time I lived close to a (most of the time), dry river bed.
I'd have to refill two feeders, 2-3 times a day during summers. It would be getting pretty busy!
Thirsty hummers. :- )
Forum: General Talk 03-31-2017, 07:22 AM  
Giving hummers a needed break from red dye
Posted By solar1
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
I always made my own sugar water in similar proportions 1:4 or even 1:5 would work just fine, boil, cool and watch them
go at it like crazy. :)

Red Nectar Is Making Hummingbirds Too Sick To Fly
Forum: Pentax KP 03-28-2017, 08:50 AM  
Pentax KP - Review by Digital Photography Review
Posted By solar1
Replies: 57
Views: 4,296
I don't agree. There are many times Pentax cameras either freeze or simply miss focus.
I don't see posters showing a simple bike riding weaving back and forth setup going toward the lens on either PF or DPR using similar tests.

Other brand cameras can do the very same test without a hitch
Forum: Pentax KP 03-28-2017, 07:44 AM  
Pentax KP - Review by Digital Photography Review
Posted By solar1
Replies: 57
Views: 4,296
I think S. Spencer did a very good review for the KP, excellent in fact.
He gave very high marks on a number of areas, including that the KP
comes close to the Nikon D750 in image quality. If that doesn't make your
jaw drop, what would?

The fact that Pentax is miserable for objects coming toward the lens
with a simple test of riding a bike at you, it's the same ol' and hasn't changed.

But posting pics of huge objects flying across frame
in one direction is totally different. Apologizing for Pentax ain't gonna help. Pentax had
quite a bit more than enough time to improve tracking, video, etc but they haven't.

Other than that, SS called out the best and worst of the camera, as he should and did. :cool:
The Kp is one hell of good picture taking machine. :D
Forum: Pentax KP 02-20-2017, 10:09 AM  
Super curious about the KP's autofocus
Posted By solar1
Replies: 132
Views: 12,189
The following caught my attention: "SAFOX 11 New-generation AF sensor module with a high-speed algorithm"
Marketing or true?
I've seen many comments on the new algorithm, but what about a new AF module?
I'd like to see what Ricoh has to say on this. :)

Features4 | PENTAX KP | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-05-2016, 06:36 AM  
K-1 in Practical Photography Magazine
Posted By solar1
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-14-2016, 12:07 AM  
Consolidated digest of Pentax diviner's visions
Posted By solar1
Replies: 72
Views: 7,974
Thank you, Beholder. The interminably crazy-long threads are an impossibility to follow normally.
This is great.
Best Wishes,

Nic
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-13-2016, 06:48 AM  
Sticky: Pentax Repair Facilities (Wordwide listing)
Posted By solar1
Replies: 89
Views: 11,748
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-13-2016, 06:34 AM  
Pentax lens repair in Los Angeles
Posted By solar1
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Greater L.A. is a huge area. Anywhere near the Rose Bowl?

I tried one place several years ago in Pasadena to repair an old Tokina macro lens, it was helpful. General Camera Repair

There is a second repair store in the same vicinity:

CAMERA REPAIR, CAMERA SALES, WEB SITE HOSTING & DESIGN BY ELEDOM PHOTO, CANON, FUJI, MINOLTA, NIKON, OLYMPUS & PENTAX AHUTHORIZED SERVICE

Best Wishes
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-12-2016, 06:02 PM  
Please petition Pentax to supply replacement parts
Posted By solar1
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-12-2016, 03:44 PM  
A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything
Posted By solar1
Replies: 1
Views: 508
A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything | Motherboard

We'll see if this eventually works its way into cameras and lenses.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-04-2016, 06:38 AM  
Likes and Dislikes of the K-1
Posted By solar1
Replies: 66
Views: 5,818
"but the one thing that keeps tripping me up is that I keep accidentally bumping (and changing) the Drive Mode."



Not just this helpful little ditty, but all of these cool workarounds (and the reasons for them) are crying out for a compiled sticky.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2016, 05:42 PM  
Two mirrorless formats FAKE please disregard.
Posted By solar1
Replies: 52
Views: 7,041
Thank you to everyone for catching the fake kenspo0, and my mistake.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2016, 10:30 AM  
Two mirrorless formats FAKE please disregard.
Posted By solar1
Replies: 52
Views: 7,041
Saw this too

Re: Pentax is back.: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

In that case please close the thread or delete... please. My apologies.. sigh.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2016, 09:25 AM  
Two mirrorless formats FAKE please disregard.
Posted By solar1
Replies: 52
Views: 7,041
Pentax won't be making only DSLRs in the future.

That should be making the point clearly enough :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2016, 09:12 AM  
Two mirrorless formats FAKE please disregard.
Posted By solar1
Replies: 52
Views: 7,041
Do please delete this = I couldn't tell the difference between kenspo/0's.
I should have asked for I.D. :mad::mad::fedup::fedup:

kensp0 wrote:
"I just received confirmation from Japan that Ricoh/Pentax won't be making only DSLRs in the future. Ricoh will reveal a mirrorless system, both APS-C and full frame, under the Pentax brand name in September at Photokina.:

"Q; Do you know any lens mount détails?
It's a new, electronic mount. I don't know more." Maybe just mockups at Photokina - Re: Pentax is back.: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

To add what kenspo0 wrote in the Ricoh forum, because some people may go off on a tangent:
"Thinking about it, they didn't tell me they would show new models ready for launch at Photokina. It could be prototypes or even mockups like the K-1 last year." Re: Ricoh (possibly) entering the mirrorless market by 2018: Ricoh Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

"Q about flange distance? Re: Ricoh (possibly) entering the mirrorless market by 2018: Ricoh Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
It's a new, electronic mount. I wasn't told more. I presume it has a shorter flange distance."

I'm guessing mockups, not completed bodies and lenses to show - If they decide to go through and announce it at all. Don't forget, Pentax takes it's time with things!

Imagine, two new mirrorless lines, apsc and ff and lenses for the two new additional formats, what an undertaking... has Ricoh hired a complete mirrorless unit, or are they divvying things up?
Wow, Pentax is really going places :0)

Since PF tends to go on forever with the longest threads - near impossible to keep up with for the nuggets if you only pop in once in a while (moi), try not to go too bat stupid crazy with this ;0P

Matter of fact, if there were some way to make those nuggets to stick out to catch up easily on the super long threads, wouldn't that be special?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-07-2016, 01:54 PM  
Pentax Reviews on YouTube and elsewhere
Posted By solar1
Replies: 16
Views: 2,346















You Tube




DigiDirect, down under I guess?
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-28-2016, 11:26 AM  
Pentax K-1 unboxing
Posted By solar1
Replies: 4
Views: 1,455
a look here for more info on the K-1 workings. Btw, I think Phil is tops as the nicest fellow to shoot Pentax.

K-1: Unboxing, first samples, first thoughts: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-18-2016, 06:55 PM  
WIN A K-1!!! Ricoh North America
Posted By solar1
Replies: 38
Views: 4,054
Thanks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-14-2016, 07:15 AM  
New 645Z with 100MP sensor?
Posted By solar1
Replies: 136
Views: 22,477
A perfect example why I spend as little time as possible on PF now... Thanks for being real.
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