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Forum: Sold Items 04-16-2017, 05:15 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-3 for sale, 14,715 Shutter actuations.
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
pm sent
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-30-2015, 10:40 PM  
New K-5 firmware version 1.16
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 121
Views: 42,929
Sorry to resurect an old thread but did anybody have issue using with firmware? I haven't update my firmware in such a long time and recently I did an update to this and now all my lens are back focusing -- I was force to make adjustment to each of them. :\
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-16-2014, 07:31 AM  
How to deactivate SDM and allow for screw drive autofocus with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 843
Views: 236,771
Wow.. after like a year of not visiting the forum, I'm glad i came back!! Got a shot coming up I been wanting to use my 50-135 which dies many years ago and I can't deal with manual focus.. Going to give this a try today!! Awesome.

Mod should take pjm1 post #274 and make a STICKY out of it. I read through the whole thing and he describe it very well.


I'm so happy again :D one of my fav lens. Yesterday took it to the park and I did not enjoy manual focus in the bright sun :P.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-05-2013, 05:45 AM  
Pentax Camera Hack
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
With a decent a mount of pentaxian.. We still haven't got anybody to hack the firmware like magic latern to give us stuff like using Screw drive AF motor instead of SDM..etc

I'm saddddddd. I love my pentax but wishes this could be fix & may be some better video option =D
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-27-2012, 08:20 AM  
K-5 Deals right now
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
I dunno if there's already post but those of you who been waiting for a k-5 upgrade.

Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) K5 - NEW! | eBay

Man.. could not be better :) and 17 bucks ebucks back.
Go now.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-02-2012, 06:15 AM  
Landscape Seaford Pier
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 8
Views: 649
I'm trying to improve my landscape shooting. If you don't mind me asking, what's your setting here and at what time was this taken?

Thanks :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-29-2012, 12:39 PM  
16-50 on my K5
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
You're refering to the SDM problem :\...

I was quoted 300 for fixing it on my 50-135..

Do this.. just work slowly in clean space with bright light.

DIY SDM repair v1.0
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-27-2012, 03:28 PM  
DIY SDM repair!
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 228
Views: 100,424
I tried this method and it work.. 20 minutes, had to use the fiance steady hand to put the pins back in place. I'm the happiest penguin in the fking colony right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM  
Pentax DA 50-135mm cost to replace SDM
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Yeah sadly I sold my K10d recently. I'm running the K-5 and K20d now.. However.. after reading the rice high post and the other post on this forum regarding moving the motor around. I spend about 20 minutes today doing it and now the lens is working again!! zomG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-27-2012, 11:58 AM  
Pentax DA 50-135mm cost to replace SDM
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
thanks, I just email him.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-27-2012, 11:24 AM  
Pentax DA 50-135mm cost to replace SDM
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Does anybody know this? What does pentax typically charge? Nobody willing to give me anything unless I sent the lens in which is basically time consuming and if I decide not to fix it I would waste the whole time period. Pentax have the worse customer support ever. I Love the camera and lens but this is REALLY fking pissing me off :\
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-27-2012, 08:31 AM  
DIY SDM repair!
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 228
Views: 100,424
Mine 50-135 recently just fail. It started acting up in dec 2011 and after unmount and mounting it a few times it work again. Now it's completely dead this past weekend I tried. I'm juust freaking sad and piss but I knew this day would come. I contact pentax and they said they'll do free estimate for the cost of repair.

Has any one have SDM repair by them and know how much it cost? Also -- are they just replacing the motor and basically in 2-3 years we're having this same problem again?
And warranty for 50-135mm is one year I assume?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-27-2011, 09:07 AM  
Landscape Two Cows
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 11
Views: 700
imma hate because you have an xj10 :P

j/k im more envious than anything else. very nice :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-27-2011, 09:05 AM  
People Dusting off the DA*
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
do you mind sharing with us at what focal length you shoot these at and also what's your lighting? i'm trying to learn some good lighting technique.
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-13-2011, 07:24 AM  
K-5 function menu while in selected focus
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
i mean i look at the back, there's CLEARLY a fking space for a Fn button... I got it working now but it's still an annoyances. I guess we just have to live with it.. That and the new SD slot compartment feel cheap. I miss my flippydy switch to open like the k20d :D.
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-12-2011, 02:39 PM  
K-5 function menu while in selected focus
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
thank you!!!
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-12-2011, 01:47 PM  
K-5 function menu while in selected focus
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Ok, don't tell me to RTFM.. it's been driving me nutz..

on my k20d, my camera is usually in selected focus mode and i use the 4 directional dial to pick focus.. if i need to change WB or flash mode...etc.. I just press Fn and then use the 4 directional dial..

this is gone in k-5.... it's driving me nuts.....

the way i know how to do it is to switch out of that mode and the 4 way become available then change what i want and then change back. but that seems stupid. I dig everywhere in the freaking menu and can't find it :\

please hit me over the head and tell me I overlook something..

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2011, 09:57 PM  
50-135 SDM problem I think -- help
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
So bah....
I thought I got away with it forever. I have 50-135mm over 1.5 years now and it has been great.

The other day I went outside and I was switching from my prime to it and it wouldn't focus on my k20d. I had to unmount and remount 2-3 times before it did.

Today.. I mount it on my k-5. It wouldn't focus -- realize that I had the switch on lens to MF (duh) i switch it to auto. It still didn't focus.. After 3-4 remount, I went and clean the contact (never done this on any of my lens before) and it still didn't work. I was kinda sad, but after a few more half press shuttle, it come back to work and I shoot for the next hour with no issue.

Is this a sign that SDM about to go out :\?

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-02-2011, 02:28 PM  
SDM Petition - Let's start a fire.
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 107
Views: 17,884
i signed. mine haven't broke and i hope it never will but while we're there, can we get aperture control while in video record mode :) -- or is this going to be such a hard features to implement we have to shelve out cash for the k-3 :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM  
Pentax lens wish
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 36
Views: 2,647
lol would be nice.. but for now you can do the DA 20mm, move a few inches closer to your subject ;)
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-02-2011, 11:31 AM  
First Impressions of my new K-5
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 22
Views: 3,392
Agree with you. One other thing i might add is that i started with pentax on the K100d and the sd slot compactment just slide open. Then I upgrade to k10d and k20d and it's a flip switch. I really like that design. Now the k-5 seems to go back to the k100d design and that to me feel a little cheap. But overall it's such an amazing camera.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-30-2011, 08:39 AM  
Welcome new K-5 owners!
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 32
Views: 3,580
mine is arriving today from adorama! i can't waitttttttt. I really want to do some video shooting with some of my primes and I already been looking at follow focus and dollly diy stuff. I know k-5 video has some lacking features and since I been playing with a 7D I know it's gonna dissapoint me a little bit.. but it's gonna be on PENTAX GLASSES!!!
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-30-2011, 08:38 AM  
Help! I just ordered a K-5 but no lenses.
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
hey pentax kits is pretty good. IF you going to use that as indoor, you just have to bump iso to around 800-1600 (depends on light condition). I usually shoot in door around that area with my k20d and it's fine.. However if u really don't like flash, prime is the way to go :).

personally when in door i go with my 16-45mm ceiling bounce flash setup. my flash is an old 1990s sunpak flash. it works well :)
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-28-2011, 12:23 PM  
pentax and video
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 33
Views: 3,317
I realize all the video limitation with the k-5 but I still got one to mess with b/c I got all these lens..

May be somebody already discussed this before...Why can't pentax just freaking release a firmware to fix the video format and controlling apeture while filming :\.

I feel like this is reserve for the next k-3 :D

what are your thoughts on this?
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 11-28-2011, 09:41 AM  
Pentax Limited 40mm Pancake used for Paris Fashion Brand
Posted By johnyeros
Replies: 7
Views: 3,288
Im so inspired! I can't wait to try something similar :)
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