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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 5 Days Ago  
What is fastest SD card compatible with Pentax 645Z?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Sorry to resurrect an old thread. Is it normal to wait for 10 seconds after a single shot to be able to see the preview on the 645Z? I find that after either a single shot or burst of shots, I have to wait quite a while usually to be able to preview the pictures on the LCD. I have the Samsung Select microSD card in its SD card adapter.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-29-2020, 03:46 PM  
The world's first PK-FE autofocus transfer ring
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 216
Views: 13,100
I have A7R, I guess it won't work for me.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 08-26-2020, 09:27 PM  
$600 to repair PENTAX LENS 24-70/2.8 ED SDM Precision Repair, terms of service renege
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 44
Views: 2,094
Hi Teddy,

Did you buy the lens new with credit card? Most credit cards would extend warranty by a year from date
of purchase so credit card company will pay your repair bill if it is covered by credit card's extended warranty.


Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-08-2018, 03:13 AM  
Replacing my k5iis - need input on upgrading or replacing
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 32
Views: 3,260
Sony glasses are very expensive, so I would not recommend it if you do not have a large budget or require autofocus with your existing lenses.

Kp maybe the most sensible if you buy new, but I have seen used K1 for $1000 if you can stretch your budget a bit and donít mind the weight.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-07-2018, 01:10 AM  
1449 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) for K-1 II, +250 EUR for 28-105mm lens
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Wow! Wish we have that kind of deal in the USA.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-03-2018, 05:22 PM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 335
Views: 30,764
For landscapes or printing big, I think 36MP+ FF would have the advantage over APSC. For portraits or family vacation snapshot, where super fine detail may not be of concern, 20+MP (APSC or FF) should be plenty good.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-03-2018, 05:16 PM  
Planning to buy K1 or K1II. what to do with lenses?)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Yes they should be if you disable cropping in body. Corner sharpness may not be best, but you have to judge if thatís a good trade off.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 11:12 PM  
Would you upgrade from the K20d to the K5?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 42
Views: 2,769
The K20D is a fine camera. It felt great in the hands when I had tested it for a friend years back. I wouldnít upgrade at all unless I feel the camera is imposing some limitations on me. If not, just have fun with it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-04-2018, 04:00 PM  
Fine Focus Adjustment off center points
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Just found this thread. My DA 35 F2.4 also focuses terribly with off center focus points. I guess itís liveview or focus-recompose from now on for this lens.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-04-2018, 12:54 AM  
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Beach goer at Nice, France.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-16-2018, 10:10 AM  
2 Pack 128GB Lexar cards on sale
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
I got Samsung Select U3 128GB microSD with adapter for $30 on Amazon.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2018, 05:02 PM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1,960
Views: 129,844
My question would be what canít you do with Pentax that can be done with others? And why havenít you switched if you need the feature offered by the other brand? It seems simpler to switch or run two systems than getting Ricoh to do more than what they are willing to do currently. They are still sorting out their finances and donít have cash cows to subsidize the camera division unlike Olympus or Fuji.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2018, 05:23 PM  
How best to use a HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
There should be a menu item that locks exposure when focus is locked.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-31-2018, 06:49 PM  
My K3 seems to auto reset its time and date.
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Could be the DA 55 is shorting circuits somewhere?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-27-2018, 12:19 AM  
Nature Master of his Domain
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Nice capture! I look forward to more hummingbird photos!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-23-2018, 10:02 PM  
Architecture K3 + da 16-85
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Nice effort. I would suggest you find a vantage point where you can photograph the building without obstruction such as the trees blocking parts of the building, if your focus is the building, that is.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-22-2018, 02:36 PM  
DA 15mm + 21mm or Ricoh GR II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
There is a GW-3 21mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle adapter for GR.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-21-2018, 12:58 AM  
*IST DL - no auto focus
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Seems like ist DL was released 13 years ago? Maybe time to let it be (a manual focus camera) and find another camera thatís willing to AF?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2018, 01:29 AM  
Nature Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with Pentax F 50mm 1.7 (Cowbird in Flight)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Interesting picture! Would you mind sharing your technique for capturing these I assume using manual focus?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2018, 01:27 AM  
Nature Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with Pentax F 50MM 1.7 (Blue Jay in Flight)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Nice capture!
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-03-2018, 08:52 AM  
From a k-1 user real world impressions about the k-1 II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 90
Views: 8,767
Thank you for sharing your real world experience! Itís a lot more useful to me than shooting charts sometimes.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-02-2018, 02:50 PM  
No any loss of details of K-1II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 37
Views: 3,519
I agree, seems like DPR has some agenda against value oriented brand such as Pentax. I decided to discount their words after the K1-ii review debacle.
Forum: Pentax K-70 08-02-2018, 02:41 PM  
What is the maximum ISO you typically use on your K-70?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 28
Views: 2,604
K-S2 ISO 6400.
A7r ISO 12800.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2018, 02:40 PM  
Abstract "Defiance" 2 of 4
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 3
Views: 535
I like this one the best. Nice work!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2018, 02:39 PM  
Abstract "Today"
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1
Views: 286
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