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Forum: Photographic Technique 12-28-2021, 10:04 PM  
Tilt-shift-swing Macro bellows from OTS parts
Posted By K David
Replies: 12
Views: 2,658
Just a quick update on the parts list. I checked with ServoCity, which is where I bought all the COTS pieces less the bellows, and about 85% of the parts I used are discontinued.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-04-2021, 11:51 AM  
K-1 Green Screen in Low Light
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Hadn't thought of that, good call. I just did. No change in performance except that the green screen took a couple seconds longer to appear.



Their automatic online system indicates around $500, which would be worth it given how much I use this camera. And it's just shy of 100K on the shutter count now, too. So it's distinctly possible that parts are getting worn out.



Unfortunately it's not that easy. I've been using identical SD cards (SDXC 95MBPs 256GB, just upgraded one to 512GB today, but I only write to one at a time.)



I think that's a good idea. There's a lot of inconvenience I can live with to save $500 and a couple months without my K-1 again (last time Precision had this camera I didn't see it for almost a year because it had to go back to Ricoh Japan for repairs and evaluation.)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-04-2021, 08:10 AM  
K-1 Green Screen in Low Light
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Nope, the images look a-okay. So it's clearly just a display read-out issue in low light. It appears linked to EV. In full sun if I use the Mitakon 120mm 1:4-4.5 macro lens, same issue. It seems like the camera is displaying green instead of an underexposed image but recording correctly almost all the time (there are those rare occasions with the green line.)



Good idea. I just tried it and it's not working for me. Switching modes simply changed how bright the green was. EDIT: Just tried it but switching from normal to night view red and then switching modes and that appears to correct the issue. Very odd.



That sounds like a probable culprit.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-03-2021, 08:21 PM  
K-1 Green Screen in Low Light
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Hey, everyone,

My K-1, one of the two digital cameras I use the most, has recently started doing two weird things. I updated the firmware, they're still going on.

1- In low light, the live view screen display turns bright, bright green. Solid green. The screen goes back to normal after live view is turned off. When it starts, the green slowly (over a second or two) builds from the center of the screen. I can switch to a menu or the info screen and it's fine, but then as soon as I go back to live view, the green is back instantly.
2- On some isolated occasions --I shot 1,200 photos on Saturday and about five had this - a green line exhibits in images in one of a handful of different places along the lower side of the sensor. There appears to be no connection with this and use or heat as it happened last night during a cold (low 40s) astro shoot and did not happen during a 200-shot sequence (fewer photos than the overnight shot) of a waterfall and old mill.

Is this a known problem with a known remedy? I searched online and didn't find anything.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair Articles 03-16-2020, 11:23 AM  
Pentax 67 - Restoration Project
Posted By K David
Replies: 35
Views: 26,021
All the photos are links to a photo of a bracelet?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-02-2020, 03:53 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
If no one speaks up, because I forget if we added anyone after you, then when you're ready just ship it back to me. I'll send you my address separately. Let's give anyone next in line until end of day on 5 March to reply. That should be enough time.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-12-2019, 04:26 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
Eric needs the recipient's full name before he can ship it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-24-2019, 01:26 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
Has anyone replied?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-03-2019, 11:34 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
No but move on to the user after the next. Let's keep the camera moving.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-26-2019, 08:35 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
Send it on to Eric. Please include a note to him to charge the repair and shipping on to the next person to me (David Hancock, he knows who I am.) I'll shoot him an e-mail today to let him know the plan. Make sure to include the correct forwarding address with the note so it doesn't come to me first. If you want to ship it to him from Boston to save a few dollars, definitely do. At the Post Office, the easiest way to do it will be to ship it via USPS Priority Mail. Ask the counter agent for a Priority Mail Box 4, which is a 7x7x6 "cube." Or there are flat-rate medium-sized boxes in the lobby you can use. From Boston to Knoxville the price will be about the same for shipping each of them but the medium boxes need more dunnage and USPS will charge you for that (and tape). Definitely do not ship Parcel, please, as the tracking mechanisms for Priority are better (I've never had a Priority package lost in transit, only Parcel packages.)

David
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-05-2019, 09:40 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
We can tack you onto the end. I need to scour this thread for the current and complete list. I feel like it's expanded since the one that was on page 1.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-18-2019, 09:29 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
E-mail Eric Hendrickson. Include the SN and let him know that this is one he repaired for David Hancock earlier this year. Ask if there are any resolutions you can do at home or if it needs to go back in for repair. It's a distinct possibility something as jostled in shipping. If it needs a repair, we will probably need to proceed sans TTL metering and deal with a repair when it gets back to U.S. soil.
Forum: Sold Items 07-06-2019, 02:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Already sold. Updating the status now that I'm back in cell range. Thank you, everyone, for your interest.
Forum: Sold Items 07-04-2019, 03:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 704
PM rec'd
Forum: Sold Items 07-04-2019, 01:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 704
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom

Asking Price
15.00 USD

Item Location
Denver, CO (United States)

Item Description
I'm selling a Pentax Zx-60 with a Pentax-F 35-70mm lens. The asking price includes shipping in the U.S. For overseas buyers, the price will be the shipping cost. The camera's functions tested out but I did not run film through it. The lens is in good condition and functions properly. The ZX series is known as problematic, so if you buy this, buy it for the lens and enjoy the ZX-60 if it works with film.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
0

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sold as-is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2019, 01:09 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
Thank you. Yes, let's keep it moving when the next in line in non-responsive to PMs.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-16-2019, 04:41 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
I got to use the 50mm for another dog shoot today. Here's a black lab mix named Baxter (and some non-dog photos first.):





















Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-10-2019, 09:42 AM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Definitely. I keep about 10% of the bird shots I take on a good day. Typically with shows like Axel running, I would set to manual, set my focus point, set up a shot with him running toward the camera, burst shoot starting before he arrived at the focus point, and then do that five or six times to get one or two good shots. But, I don't want people to think that because I could use AF with this lens to get some good action shots that's a panacea for all the challenges in action photography.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 07:42 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
That was one of a series of about 12 shots. More were in focus than with screw-drive lenses, but it wasn't quite batting 500.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 03:42 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
For stills, this lens is amazing. Here are some from a recent shoot for a local dog rescue (Mile High German Shorthair Pointer Rescue)















Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 03:36 PM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
Posted By K David
Replies: 257
Views: 116,084
I had a chance to photograph some colleagues at a work event last night. Light (for all but the last shot) was bounce flash off the ceiling. Post work was fairly minimal, some contrast reduction and dodging out shadows around a couple of peoples' eyes. Here are some of the shots with which I'm happy.


He wanted a rougher-looking, grittier photo. We also did a more lighthearted photo, but I like how this one turned out.













These were some of the best, but all around, a generally decent evening.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-14-2019, 07:51 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Actually, one thing that makes me think that it's a mechanical issue with the lens is that it's unpredictable. Sometimes the aperture pops open and then immediately shut (this is uncommon). Most of the time when it happens it opens and then doesn ot close until I change settings on the camera. This happens anywhere from 3 to 9 minutes into a video. One time, the lens held the aperture shut for 11 minutes.

So it's not reliably predictable.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-13-2019, 08:26 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Which is totally cool. I just would like them to say 'hey, we need to replicate this. Can you give us a couple months to see what's going on?' But being ignored makes it feel like they hope I'll just give up and live with equipment that doesn't work correctly.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-12-2019, 05:04 PM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Still waiting on a response from Ricoh following the latest firmware update. Nothing and it's been eight days since I follow up, and I haven't heard anything from then since April 25. Won't lie, this is starting to make me a bit unhappy.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-10-2019, 11:56 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 469
Views: 81,004
That'll do it. IIRC,SHD likes more neutral-result developers like D-76+5. I haven't make my All About Film YouTube video on it, but I've shot around with it a bit and tried some different developers.
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