Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 04:03 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,825
Views: 50,556
Whew! That would get a subject's attention for portraiture.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-04-2016, 04:57 PM  
Red and Blue
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 5
Views: 179
HACK4466_HDR by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-14-2016, 07:11 AM  
Pentax K3 / K3II problems/issues
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 55
Views: 8,618
I keep the GPS lamp enabled to remind me to shut off now. I haven't used logging yet, but the geotagging is useful on the scenic shots.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-13-2016, 09:16 PM  
Pentax K3 / K3II problems/issues
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 55
Views: 8,618
Absolutely love this camera. I've abused my K5 classic for 5 years, and now it's the K3ii's turn.
The only issue I've found is battery life when GPS is enabled before shutdown. While shooting, battery life with GPS on seems the same as my K5. However, if the GPS isn't disabled before I switch the camera off, my battery dies within a day or two.
I experimented a couple times to confirm; GPS disabled= battery lasts indefinitely / no drop...GPS enabled= average 1.5 days to complete drain.

Hoping a firmware update fixes, but until then, I can manage.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-09-2016, 08:37 PM  
Thematic Street Photography (No, Not THAT Street Photography) - Share Your Shots of the Roads
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,758
Views: 101,103
HACK4199 by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-09-2016, 08:33 PM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 2,159
Views: 364,348
Thanks, really enjoying low ISO results from the K3ii.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-08-2016, 08:39 PM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 2,159
Views: 364,348
HACK4466_HDR by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-07-2016, 10:31 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,461
Views: 124,265
8 vertical HDRs stitched in PS

Lost Gulch Lookout, Boulder, CO by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-07-2016, 10:26 PM  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 2,159
Views: 364,348
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-10-2016, 10:49 PM  
200 mm manual focus prime lens
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Try a 55-300. I've heard it's leaps and bounds better than the 50-200.
And there is the newer WR version that would allow you to get those wetter wildlife shots.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-09-2016, 09:42 PM  
My new to me K5iis died.
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
I meant you could try a reset, but I saw your edit above afterward.
Glad you're up and running.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-09-2016, 09:19 PM  
My new to me K5iis died.
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
The third pin is only used for charging.
Factory Reset?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-09-2016, 09:14 PM  
Pentax P5 film film advance jammed
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Shame, unfortunately you're better off finding another body cheap than having it repaired.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-08-2016, 10:08 PM  
Pentax P5 film film advance jammed
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 5
Views: 785
This happened to my P3. The lever may have spun on it's mount.
If you remove the outer plastic cover of the lever, you will gain access to the screw that attaches the lever to the winding gear. Loosen it and see if the winding gear spins to it's resting spot to allow the shutter to fire.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-03-2015, 09:58 PM  
DA35 f2.4 - the Plastic Fantastic club
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 984
Views: 172,617
This is a great pano lens

Phoenix by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-03-2015, 09:44 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,461
Views: 124,265
Made a short trip to Phoenix last week; took a quick 8-shot pano with the plastic fantastic.

Phoenix by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-31-2015, 08:05 PM  
Are all Tamron 18-250s this loose? Should I fix it or return it?
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
I hear it is very common on the superzooms. My 18-135 does it on long walks, and my sigma 170-500 does it really bad. A way to prevent it is a lensband.
Lensband Lens Band Stop Zoom Creep The Easy Way Gold | eBay
Forum: General Photography 03-20-2015, 08:41 PM  
Are photo competitions deliberately elitist?
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 22
Views: 1,815
There are competitions out there that have "minimal processing" rules, where only lighting(exposure/white balance) can be adjusted. These will typically be local competitions and not global. I've actually won in the Dallas State Fair photo competitions a few times with just my classic K5 and 18-135. So it can be done, just don't expect a 4-5 digit prize...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 03-13-2015, 03:43 AM  
Device to attach phone to act as tilt screen (with Flucard)
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Music Mount for iPhoneŽ and iPodŽ - Monoprice.com

You could put this on your tripod, but a field monitor would be cheaper and more rugged.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 02-27-2015, 09:51 PM  
LCD replacement
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Ouch.
United Camera replaced my K5 screen for under $120. If you have a weather proof body, you might want someone with insurance rip it open...
I think there were a few other suggestions here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/211768-sad-sad-day.html
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-26-2014, 05:15 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,461
Views: 124,265
Lol, thanks. I mean I wasn't quite allowed where I was...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-26-2014, 12:46 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,461
Views: 124,265
The problem existed in my feet placement..... :-\
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-25-2014, 08:07 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 1,461
Views: 124,265
-9 portrait shots from my plastic fantastic
-Not exactly legal, but couldn't pass up the opportunity...

Dallas Skyline by manacho2005, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-22-2014, 08:40 PM  
DA35 f2.4 - the Plastic Fantastic club
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 984
Views: 172,617
Late afternoon light from windows to his front and back right.



I only put one on mine to protect the front element. You have to put your light source in the frame to get flare or lose contrast with this little gem.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-21-2014, 07:52 PM  
DA35 f2.4 - the Plastic Fantastic club
Posted By manacho2005
Replies: 984
Views: 172,617
Thanks guys, I truly love this lens.
Yes, Schnitzer, I adjusted both clarity and sharpness in Lightroom; but not by much. I was impressed when chimping on my LCD.... After a little PP, this thing is a poor man FA31!
Search took 0.01 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:45 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top