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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-21-2013, 04:32 PM  
AF200FG flash question(s)
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 3
Views: 601
PENTAX AF200FG Flash - Review -
reviews this flash and its functions
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-21-2013, 07:22 AM  
Pentax kK-3 firmware 1.01 update Youtube video
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 0
Views: 849
I hope you like my attempt at helping new-comers to update their firmware.
It was shot on an iPad - not the easiest device for steady hand held video.

You Tube

It looks very low-res here - got to YouTube for a better view.
Forum: Pentax DSLR and Camera Articles 12-14-2013, 11:45 PM  
Sticky: How-to: Check Pentax camera shutter count and manufacture date online
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 54
Views: 61,819
Thanks for this EXIF ap.
It worked well with my K-3 jpeg pic.
All parameters had corresponding data.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-14-2013, 11:03 PM  
$50 B&H Gift Card Giveaway for New Members!
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 72
Views: 5,676
I would suggest for starters, looking around this forum. The 'Articles' menu then sub menu 'Articles and Guides', has lots of useful info. Using a search engine like Google can help find specifics like manufacturers, products, photographers. Google'ing 'K1000 Asahi Pentax SE' gives lots of interesting results. You have a step learning curve to begin with, photography is a big area, but it gets easier as your knowledge grows. Just be patient.

Something you might be aware of, is that the K1000 Asahi Pentax SE is a film camera, not a digital one. You should probably weigh up the cost of film verses digital photography. Film equipment is cheap but the on-going costs of development and printing are high. Mush higher than digital. Especially when, with digital, you can selectively print the photos yourself, on a colour printer.

Forum: Pentax K-3 12-09-2013, 07:09 AM  
Entering Pentax, choice of lenses
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-04-2013, 04:32 PM  
Entering Pentax, choice of lenses
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Hi, just got yesterday, a Pentax 100mm F2.8 WR macro. So far it is excellent. The black lens looks good on the K-3 silver body; as does all my black lenses. The K-3 silver has black grips and silver metal work; so all Pentax mount lenses, I have seen, would look fine on the K-3.

Hope this helps.:)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-27-2013, 05:28 PM  
Hi everyone
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Hi fellow Aussie,
Great photo of Mango.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-26-2013, 12:52 AM  
Tamron 70-300 - How's the semi-macro?
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Recently taken at Botanic Gardens.
Approx 4 meters away, cropped.
Shallow DOF is obvious, when 300mm FL is used here. Flash used is AF-360FGZ -1 EV.
1/180sec & F5.6
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-25-2013, 02:46 AM  
G'day all
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Hi, from fellow a Aussie.
Just joined the other day myself.
Good pics!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-25-2013, 02:40 AM  
$50 B&H Gift Card Giveaway for New Members!
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 72
Views: 5,676
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-25-2013, 02:04 AM  
High from the land down-under
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Thanks for the welcome,
5 already!
FYI sunny and rainy days here sam-joseph in the 'gong.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-24-2013, 10:47 PM  
Sunpak 422d for K-3
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
As you may be aware, the PENTAX AF 360FGZ, works well with all flash modes.
I use it a lot; the only one I can personally vouch for. Used on K100D, K-r, K-3.
PENTAX AF 360FGZ reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database
has more info and opinions.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-24-2013, 05:33 AM  
High from the land down-under
Posted By Mal_from_Oz
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Hi all from Australia.

Thanks for running this forum, admins.

I have enjoyed photography from B&W 120mm roll film days to the digital aps-c sensor types, I'm using now.
Been a long time since I've taken a film photo.

35mm type cameras I have owned and some stuff, they came with.
(there might be errors, memory is a little foggy of the earlier times)

1) Ricoh XR-1 with Rikenon 50mm f1.7all manual prime
2) Pentax SFXn with 35-70mm FA macro zoom & AF 500 FTZ flash

1) Pentax *ist DS with Sigma DC18-125mm zoom
2) Pentax K100D with Sigma DC 18-50mm zoom
3) Pentax K-r with Pentax 18-55mm zoom
4) Pentax K-3 Silver Limited Edition body

I am glad I started on a very manual 120 roll film camera, when I was a kid.
I learned a lot about exposure, DOF , estimating focus, composing a shot, etc.
The digital era has made the whole photo taking process so much more immediate and therefore, even more creative fun.

The very new K-3 has been extremely fun and a joy to use. AF is quick and accurate.
Works well with the Sigma 70-300mm OS; macro at a reasonable distance is very useful.
Sharpness, colour, contrast from the 24Mpix sensor is very good;
still life and outdoor(surf) photography has great results.

I do miss the Scene Modes, that areon the K-r. They are quick and easy to use.
K-3 Green mode is very good, though, at changing camera settings automatically,
to suit the perceived subject matter.
Green gets it right most times and much faster then I could ever hope to.

See you all round the posts.

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