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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-04-2019, 06:27 AM  
K-1:28-105mm kit lens not shooting consistently with the viewfinder
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Rainmaker welcome.
For what its worth....
Please consider cleaning/checking the contacts on your lens and camera. And ensure lens focus switch is set to auto verse manual.
Hope fix is simple.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-06-2017, 04:14 PM  
K1000 manual
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 5
Views: 687
You can can also try KEH.com
They currently offering two instruction books for $5 and $9
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-19-2016, 05:36 AM  
60-250mm tele by pentax does not want to auto-focus
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 7
Views: 899
For what its worth...
Lens in "Auto" position? Check and clean contacts on lens and camera? Worse case could be SDM failure...a rarity for the 60-250 lens. Ability to test lens on another Pentax camera body?
Hope it is only something simple...
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-31-2016, 09:48 AM  
What size and type of frame for 13 x 19 photo?
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Consider using a 18x24 frame with a 2 1/2" mat border. This frame is generally available in most hobby/art stores. Or a straight 13x19 frame, which is a bit hard to find. Also, experiment with different size matting border and by trying offsetting the mat cut out.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-01-2016, 02:16 PM  
"Shooting" hummingbirds - hints/recommendations?
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 2,643
When they are really hungry...and cooperative.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-01-2016, 10:03 AM  
"Shooting" hummingbirds - hints/recommendations?
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 2,643
Hummers arrive/depart almost to the day for past 10+ years...keeping a diary helps. Rufus, Black Chin, Ruby Throated, and Puff Belly Hummers are our most popular. We have multiple hanging and a couple of window feeders...(4 parts boiled water to 1 part sugar...NO red dye needed please). No need for extra coverage with flower baskets or such. Never seen them attacked by other birds of prey. I usually shoot hand held and have most success in early morning and later evening when they are most active. I use DFA100mm and DA300mm on K5iis and K3...normally shooting between 250-500/sec. I wish you and others much success...Hummers are so enjoyable.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-14-2015, 08:31 AM  
Win a Pentax eBook - Giveaway!
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 130
Views: 17,378
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-11-2015, 12:09 PM  
Water Wheel in "Motion"
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Robo100 and logomancer, thank you for viewing and leaving comments.
This was a handheld and shot without flash.
It was quite a "collision"!
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 11-26-2015, 06:22 AM  
Pentax K10 Moon video
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Well done...surely this took some planning and patience...right place...right time...enjoyed!
Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2015, 07:16 PM  
Water Wheel in "Motion"
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Motion of light and water jets clashing together.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-29-2015, 08:40 AM  
Win a Pentax eBook - Giveaway!
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 130
Views: 17,378
I enjoyed... Catch-in-Focus Tutorial - Articles and Tips | PentaxForums.com
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-11-2015, 08:50 PM  
Help for printing Scan from 35mm film
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Love your print! Please check out Samy's in LA...web site Samys.com...there are a couple of shops in LA area, They are a professional camera store/lab and has been extremely helpful, including making prints from film negatives. Wish you well in getting a new print.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-06-2015, 07:02 PM  
DA*50-135 no focus
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Check all contacts on the lens. Are they clean, raised, and undamaged in comparison to your 16-50? Do you have "Auto" focus selected on the lens? Otherwise, suspect you may have a bad lens that is damaged before or during shipment. Hope it is a simple fix.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-30-2015, 05:40 AM  
Macro Out off my depth
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 31
Views: 3,146
Along with what has been mentioned, consider using a tripod (or other type of stabilization), with shake reduction off, and the 2 sec shutter delay with a cable or remote release. This allows the mirror to clear and most vibrations to settle. I also use defused flash and/or reflective screens to fill/add light on subject. Enjoy!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-06-2015, 04:41 AM  
Trying to decide on a film SLR
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
My choice...K1000.
I have both since the 70's, still use and love them. The K1000 is all mechanical with 1 battery powered light meter. An awesome foundation to any photographer, as you need to set aperature, shutter speed, and focus.
The ME is a bit smaller and lighter, and requires 2 batteries to operate. You have less control in the sense you can only control shutter speed by aperature adjustment. You also can select 100x (flash setting) or bulb for shutter control. Seems counter failure is common with ME, but I count my shots or put tick marks on film label. This was my goto when flying and it certainly took a beating and keeps on ticking.
You found a good deal with both and will enjoy either one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-26-2015, 08:08 PM  
One day giveaway: win a PF shirt!
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 145
Views: 10,316
Thank you Adam,
Please count me in amongst this motley crew.
Enjoy the pentaprism idea the best.
Thank you everyone for your posts, be it technical or humor.
Yes, a motley crew indeed!
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-19-2015, 04:08 PM  
Please recommend a case for K3 w /55_300 WR, etc.
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Pelican cases!!!
1550 is the largest to carry on an airliner, that or anything smaller will work. Make sure that you get the cubed cutaway foam inside to customize your setup. Take the time to lay out your equipment, as you would want them in a case, measure it out and then add at least a couple inches to each side. You will hopefully find a case that will work. I have two of the 1550s and am extremely pleased with their outstanding construction, durability, and, most of all, protection. B&H, Adorama, or local camera store should have these in stock.
Wish you well in your search and acquiring your case.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-19-2015, 09:45 AM  
Nervous about upcoming amateur photoshoot, just need a
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Consider carrying an extra SD card. You would be surprised how quickly you can fill up your card, especially if you shoot RAW or RAW+. Also, consider shooting some burst series, might catch that magic photo or two. It is alright to be a bit nervous, but as you said, you've done this before, you have a plan...so have fun and enjoy!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2015, 09:52 AM  
Speculate: what's the extra button for?
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 40
Views: 3,532
It is a Klingon cloaking activation button.:D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2015, 01:57 PM  
CP+ - Question suggestions for Sigma and Tamron
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Adam, would appreciate a reattack on this earlier posted question...

Will Pentax/Ricoh renew/release "past" camera accessories?
Examples are...extension tubes, split image focusing screens, macro bellows, right angle viewer, 3-D lens/viewer, etc.

During the interview, that you posted (Thank you!), they said that it was "important to the 645 series", but what about the bigger picture/line up?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-12-2015, 10:33 AM  
Pentax Full Frame and K-S2 images from CP+ Yokohama
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 35
Views: 7,139
Nice photos, thank you for posting them.
Great to see the hotshoe was kept on this camera.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-11-2015, 05:52 AM  
Wow factor, are some of these overdone?
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 70
Views: 5,356
Are you happy with your photos, do they give YOU that wow? If so, that is all what matters. Enjoy!
Would be interesting to see before processing photos to compare to your posts.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-08-2015, 02:26 PM  
Brought a knife to a gunfight
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 31
Views: 4,572
As in the movie Crocodile Dundee..."That is what I call a knive!"
Well done and thank you for sharing.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2015, 09:42 AM  
CP+ Pentax Interview - Question Suggestions
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 188
Views: 18,101
Will Pentax/Ricoh renew/release "past" camera accessories?
Examples are...extension tubes, split image focusing screens, macro bellows, right angle viewer, 3-D lens/viewer, etc.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2015, 12:36 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW
Posted By Hogdriver
Replies: 1,426
Views: 238,011
D FA format, DC motor, and WR protection...Brilliant !!!
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