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Forum: Pentax K-3 6 Hours Ago  
Focus for birds
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 555
In the C3 (No. 16) Menu in my camera (K-3 II), I also set my "1st Frame Action in AF.C" to "Release-priority" and the "Action in AF.C Continuous" to "Auto" or "FPS-Priority".
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 6 Hours Ago  
Batteries for Flashes.
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 21
Views: 366
I use EBL AA batteries in my Pentax AF360FGZs (3) and in my Yongnuo YN585EX. I use AAA EBL batteries in my Cactus V5 trigger transceiver units. They work well. Just be careful to place the batteries in the charger right though, because if you do not the batteries and charger may become disabled. Otherwise they function nicely.

If you need batteries and do not have time to recharge, usually at the dollar stores there is a stock of 8 batteries in a pack for a dollar (from my experience in the U.S.).

Below is a shortcut to a product that is similar to what I have, if not the same.

amazon.com: EBL 8 Bay Smart AA AAA Battery Charger and 8 pieces 2300mAh Ni-MH AA Rechargeable Batteries: Home Audio & Theater?tag=pentaxforums-20&
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 6 Hours Ago  
Bonjour from france
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax K-3 22 Hours Ago  
Focus for birds
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 555
For a stable bird like that, that may move around a bit, a shutter speed of 400 and an F10 aperture might have worked well. I use TAV mode usually when I am shooting birds that are relocating themselves in a tree or on a bush frequently. If the bird is a woodpecker like what you are showing in your picture, they are known for moving around quite a bit and their heads are pecking on the tree a lot, so that movement is usually accounted for with a 400 ISO, but if you get a bird that is just standing there with just slight movement, you can use a slower shutter speed like 320 or 250 along with an aperture of F10 or F11. If you are in TAV mode the camera is going to automatically figure out your ISO. You may want to set your meter area to center spot also to make sure it does not stray by metering on something that is not in the area of the bird itself.

Example(s):

Slightly moving stationary bird: F10-F11, 250-320 Shutter Speed, in TAV mode

Quickly moving stationary (on branch eating or pecking): F10, 320-400 Shutter Speed, in TAV mode

Flying Bird moderate pace (Great Blue Heron or Tern): F10-F11, 1000 Shutter Speed, in TAV mode

Flying Bird moderate-fast pace (Osprey hunting): F10-F11, 1250 Shutter Speed, in TAV mode

Flying Bird fast pace (duck or Kingfisher normal flight): F10-F11, 1250 Shutter Speed, in TAV mode, adjust Shutter if needed


Below is a shortcut to one of my Pentax Forums gallery images of a semi-stationary bird.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/gallery/images/52508/1_IMGP6444_Crop.jpg
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 1 Day Ago  
Hello from Arizona
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 4 Days Ago  
Hello From Utah USA
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Days Ago  
How to Carry It?
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 26
Views: 919
I don't have either of those models, but I agree with you that they look like good choices for carrying equipment, and from experience with LowePro, they make nice, well made packs/bags. Like I said, I have the Flipside 400AW and it is really nice for travel, being that it fits under the seat in front of me on most flights if I bring it with me. It carries quite a bit also.
Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Days Ago  
How to Carry It?
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 26
Views: 919
I saw this bag when I was looking on the internet today (shortcut below).

Lowepro Tahoe BP150 Backpack (Black) LP36892 B&H Photo Video

---------- Post added 10-14-18 at 05:32 PM ----------

This is another one. I have the Flipside 400 AW verson.

Shortcut is below:

Lowepro Flipside 300 AW II Camera Backpack (Black) LP37127 B&H
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
After years of lurking, I'm finally here
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Welcome to Pentax Forums. I have the Pentax K-1 II. I love it.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Analog in Oman?
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Greetings from Berlin
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 5 Days Ago  
Introduction
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-12-2018, 09:06 AM  
Coming Back to Pentax
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Good luck with your Pentax equipment. I once had a K20D also. Happy shooting!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-12-2018, 09:01 AM  
Ciao from Italy
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-12-2018, 09:00 AM  
Berlin Calling
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-11-2018, 07:31 PM  
Nature Colors of the Adirondacks
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Nice colors.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-11-2018, 07:24 PM  
Speedlight advice please
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Excellent choice Patricia. That is the flash I was referring to. I used mine today.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-11-2018, 07:17 PM  
Hello from southern Bavaria
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-10-2018, 03:13 PM  
Speedlight advice please
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 11
Views: 414
I would recommend the Yongnuo YN585-EX (for Pentax). I have one along with my (3) AF360FGZ Pentax flashes. It is very reliable, it supports Pentax TTL (through the lens metering), and the head swivels side to side and up/down. It provides excellent results, comes with a nice case and is sold at a good price. Below is a shortcut to a listing of the product.

amazon.com : YONGNUO YN585EX Wireless Camera Flash Speedlite with P-TTL Function for Pentax Digital Cameras : Camera & Photo?tag=pentaxforums-20&
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-08-2018, 02:33 PM  
Hello from Brazil!
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-08-2018, 02:32 PM  
I am new here !
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-08-2018, 02:30 PM  
Hello from Brooklyn
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-08-2018, 02:25 PM  
New to Forum and Pentax
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-08-2018, 02:23 PM  
Hello from Hood River, Oregon
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Welcome to Pentax Forums.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-06-2018, 01:04 PM  
Nature Fall Dahlia Fantasy
Posted By C_Jones
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Nice shot. The detail and color are nice.
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