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Forum: Pentax K-3 10-30-2016, 01:14 PM  
double exposing
Posted By sundr
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Did you check to see if the drive mode has been changed to multi-exposure. I have done this by accident before;-)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-13-2016, 11:17 PM  
Infrared beginner has questions
Posted By sundr
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Digital cameras have an IR blocking filter over the sensor. When a camera is converted this filter is removed and either replaced with an IR pass filter or left full spectrum so that one can place a filter of whatever strength over the lens. It is not impossible to use an IR filter over an unconverted camera, but, it does require either really high ISO or really long exposure so the quality isn't as good. I have done this with a Q and a Fuji X100 and the images were ok. I have been thinking about getting my old K5 converted.
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-02-2016, 12:07 PM  
Using a Manual Focus Lens on the K-1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 32
Views: 3,217
Pressing the back button AF as you have it set will also work to activate the focus confirmation. As others also noted, focus peaking is probably the more precise method
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2016, 09:15 AM  
Some questions about using manual focus lenses on K-3 II
Posted By sundr
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Yes "A" will give you full functionality of all the modes. You don't have to stop-down for metering. Peaking works and focus indicator through the view finder. You do have to input the focal length. Unsure about the user mode question, but, I don't think focal length is one of the settings that can be saved.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-22-2016, 12:51 PM  
43 vs. 55
Posted By sundr
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
I have both. I prefer the 55. Though I didn't use that focal length that much on APSC, I loved it's rendering and am happy that it's become my main lens on my K1. I think it focuses fairly fast.

Some others posted while I was writing. As for the vignetting, It's not bad. The 43, 31 and also the film era 50s I've tried also vignette.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 07:35 PM  
Mirror Lock Up on K1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
12 second timer does not lock up mirror on K1
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 05:37 PM  
Mirror Lock Up on K1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Steve, I think you are right. I've just read that it drops down so often that I didn't trust my own senses when I observed otherwise. Thanks
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 09:04 AM  
Mirror Lock Up on K1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
nomadkng described it correctly. The mirror does come down in live view but I think we're in agreement now that 2 second delay does lock up the mirror.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 08:27 AM  
Mirror Lock Up on K1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
The first press locks up the mirror. The second press takes the picture. If you mean by exit turning off mirror lock up mode, you do that in the drive mode selection not with the shutter button.
Yes I'm using a k1 and I'm not contradicting the other response. I'm just putting it more simply.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-14-2016, 07:48 AM  
Mirror Lock Up on K1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
I find mirror lock up straight forward enough. The first press locks up the mirror. The second press trips the shutter. I have no trouble changing settings between shots, nor do I have to exit that mode to do so.

And yes the 2 second delay does lock up the mirror as in the other cameras. One can hear the mirror go up and then the shutter click about two seconds later.

As for live view, I don't think it locks up the mirror. It didn't in the other cameras and there seems to be the extra sound of the mirror flap. But, 2 second delay is available and that does seem to lock up the mirror.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-13-2016, 02:28 PM  
Can't turn off bracketing K-1
Posted By sundr
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
The only way I found to turn bracketing off is through the drive mode selection on the four way contoler.

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I haven't tried that one. :o
Forum: Pentax Q 07-10-2016, 07:04 AM  
Disabling Save Raw Data feature
Posted By sundr
Replies: 7
Views: 865
If you're set to jpeg only then the camera is not saving the raw data unless you're pressing the button to save raw data. The only thing I can think of that's going on is that you have your instant review set too long. Try turning instant review off or to one second if you feel you need a brief look. I'm going off of my Q Classic but I don't think this feature is that different in the Q7. I hope that helps.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-09-2016, 07:09 AM  
Weird effect in images on K-3... anyone seen this before?
Posted By sundr
Replies: 12
Views: 904
It may be moire but it may also be due to the structure of the cats fur causing different light waves to be reflected. It's been a long time since I studied biology but I don't think any black animal is absolutely black. It's common to see a shimmer of other colors. I wouldn't try to remove it. I don't see it as an artifact. Just my opinion.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-18-2016, 11:46 AM  
Green button.
Posted By sundr
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
No menu setting required. Just set the aperture ring to A and leave it. The e-dials will control every thing. You need to enable aperture ring in the menu for lenses without an A on the aperture ring or if you wish to use the ring off the A setting. I hope you find the e-book useful. There's a lot to these cameras.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-15-2016, 05:38 PM  
Green button.
Posted By sundr
Replies: 24
Views: 1,510
Hey Bruce, to answer the last question first, the f-stop is the same as aperture. When others were writing about the "A" setting they are referring to A type lenses which are the old manual film lenses with an A setting on the aperture ring (Congratulations on figuring out how to use legacy glass from the start BTW:-)). When they are placed on a digital camera and set to A you can control the aperture through the camera like your DA 50 lens. I think you do need to read your manual in order to get the most out of your camera. If you want an easier read I would refer you to Yvon Bourque's e-books on Pentax cameras: #ebooks4pentax. He goes through all the menu options and tells you what they're for. You may also want to do some brushing up on general photography as well. Brian Peterson's [U]Understanding Exposure[U] is a classic and very good read. I also found Digital Photography for Dummies very helpful when I was starting out. As to the question of the auto ISO parameters, I don't know if the K50 has it or not, but, on the K3 there is a menu setting that lets you control this. It gives three settings: slow,medium and fast. As for the Green Button, It has many functions, mainly as a kind of reset/zero setting, but, can be programed depending on mode.

PS. I just noticed that you said in your post that you have an SMC A 50/1.7. If that is the case you should be able to set the aperture ring to A and you don't need to bother with the green button to determine exposure and you should be able to use any mode. Give it a try:-).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-01-2016, 01:13 PM  
Can I add function to RAW/FX button: K-3ii?
Posted By sundr
Replies: 13
Views: 832
That would be a great option, unfortunately, there's no way to add it. The only way I know of is to hit the info button twice to bring up the display menu and pick Display Off. It's fairly quick.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-19-2016, 02:22 PM  
Tack Sharp??
Posted By sundr
Replies: 30
Views: 2,344
No, fine tuning is not necessarily the answer. There are plenty of photographers who never touch that feature. The truth is that if you're new to photography and the k5 is your first DSLR then you are in for a steep learning curve. Tac sharp photos require good lighting and a tripod. You can get still get reasonably sharp photos hand held with good technique and practice, though. I'm not the greatest photographer myself. I've been practicing on and off for only eight years and I'm just an amateur, so I'm not the best for dispensing advice. There are plenty of wise and experienced photographers on this site to learn from, as well as a lot of good books. So, keep learning, keep practicing. Don't forget to ignore the art of composition. You are going to take more bad photos than good ones. Be kind to yourself and have fun.
Forum: General Photography 02-24-2016, 06:10 AM  
Some mid-winter musings
Posted By sundr
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Thank you
Forum: General Photography 02-11-2016, 06:14 PM  
Poll: I need help choosing out a logo
Posted By sundr
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Ditto
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-11-2016, 05:49 PM  
Rewind/windup problem
Posted By sundr
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
You do have to press the film rewind button on the bottom of the camera in order to rewind the film. It allows the take-up spool to spin in reverse. As for the first issue, just a guess, but, it sounds like the sprocket holes may have been out of alignment.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2016, 07:19 PM  
Step-up rings and Pentax lens hoods
Posted By sundr
Replies: 12
Views: 838
As UncleVanya said. The hood on the 31mm is fixed. However, if you have any 49mm filters, which the 15mm and all the other limiteds use, you can use a step-down ring without any vignetting on APSC. Whether this will hold true on the upcoming full-frame, I cannot say.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-21-2016, 03:58 PM  
ME Super
Posted By sundr
Replies: 12
Views: 800
No the lever should only move once to advance the film and cock the shutter. The problem seems to be in the shutter cocking mechanism. Your advancing the film but the shutter is only randomly cocking.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-21-2015, 02:14 PM  
What is That Felt Material In the Viewfinder Area?
Posted By sundr
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
It's called the mirror dampener and yes they are easily replaced either by a pro or if you google it you'll find all sorts of DIY solutions. These are made of foam rubber and commonly break down in SLRs older than 20 years. Seems unusual to happen in a young DSLR. It must have gotten caught on something.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-12-2015, 02:30 PM  
Does anyone use FA Limited lenses on old film cameras?
Posted By sundr
Replies: 32
Views: 3,619
I have used my 43mm and my 31mm on my old K1000. I can confirm that the lenses work great on film as they were designed. I have no images to post simply because the two roles that I have developed were my first return my old film camera in about 20 years and the photographs just aren't that interesting.
May I suggest, if you want to try film, a K1000 body would serve quite well for very little money. They're all mechanical and they only require a standard LR44 battery for the meter. They weren't the go-to student camera for nothing.
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-07-2015, 12:14 PM  
Annoying Liveview Behavior: Fixable? Bug?
Posted By sundr
Replies: 57
Views: 3,608
I just pulled out my K3 to see what the OP was describing because I've never had any issues. It does act as the OP describes, though, I don't find it problematic. I did notice that it stops down to 5.6. during AF. I tested this with my 50/1.8. So I don't see this as a huge issue for AF either.
Sorry, I just re-read your post. I get your point.
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