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Forum: Winners' Showcase 10-07-2019, 11:09 AM  
September. 2019 Winner: A Girl's Best Friend...
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 78
Views: 2,661
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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-05-2019, 09:06 PM  
first picture is dark
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
I was thinking about my last post (above), that it seemed too easy a "fix" and that has proven to be true. The problem has returned - it started with the first shot underexposed, then the first two shots blacked out and now it's every shot with every lens. So it's off to Precision for a checkup and repair. A real bummer.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-20-2019, 02:14 PM  
first picture is dark
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
After performing dust removal, pixel mapping, and a camera reset (Setup Menu 5), the K-70 is working fine with no shutter problems; with many pictures - over 300, and 2 movies recorded. Hoping the problem doesn't return.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-13-2019, 02:42 PM  
first picture is dark
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Thanks for the suggestions. I followed your detailed instructions, stevebrot, and unfortunately the aperture iris closes way down with the first shot. This happens with the first shot (after the camera rests for awhile) with 3 different lenses. As the camera is out of warranty, it's going to be a costly repair at Precision Camera. Thanks again.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-12-2019, 12:05 PM  
first picture is dark
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
My K-70 has been exhibiting some strange behavior - when I first take a picture (after the camera has been off for awhile) the first picture taken is very dark although the exif data shows the settings are 'normal'. Subsequent pictures are ok. Any ideas what is happening?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-07-2019, 07:48 PM  
Spring in New Hampshire
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 9
Views: 270
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-10-2019, 01:22 PM  
Nos. 630 and 4501 Heading Back to Chattanooga
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 28
Views: 926
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-10-2018, 01:12 PM  
Winter Steam.
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 16
Views: 597
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 09-10-2018, 10:02 AM  
August, 2018 Winner: work...work...work...
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 56
Views: 2,292
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-11-2018, 10:50 AM  
Morning snooze.
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 15
Views: 690
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 03-09-2018, 11:15 AM  
February, 2018 Winner: Super Lunar Eclipse Illuminates Trees
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 129
Views: 5,223
spectacular
Forum: Pentax K-70 02-22-2018, 12:22 PM  
Setting the preview
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
On page 108 of the K 70 pdf manual it states that the Optical Preview may be activated to "check the depth of field with the viewfinder". When I attempt to do this I see nothing in the view to indicate the depth of field. What, please, should I be seeing? Thanks. The K 70 is a great gizmo and I am more than pleased with its capabilities.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-07-2018, 10:35 PM  
Visby
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 5
Views: 315
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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-02-2017, 10:43 PM  
unable to register my camera
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Thanks for the info on registration Adam
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-02-2017, 04:33 PM  
unable to register my camera
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 2
Views: 707
I purchased a Pentak K-70 (great piece of gear) from B&H (great company to do business with) back in May of this year. When the camera arrived I went online to register the camera at the Pentax site, filled out the form and submitted it. The site said I would receive an email - never happened. Several days ago I went back to the Pentax site and checked to see if my camera had been registered and it looks like it is not in their database. I sent a help request to Pentax but never heard back from them. Does anyone know how I can complete the registration? Thanks. -dave
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-09-2017, 09:45 AM  
After the Storm
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 18
Views: 909
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-02-2017, 08:35 PM  
'St Thomas'
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 30
Views: 1,237
great pic with wonderful textures and colors
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-10-2017, 10:58 AM  
Mount Taranaki over the Lac Mangamahoe
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Exotic, beautiful, wonderful natural color. WOW
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-24-2017, 06:25 PM  
T mount problem
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 5
Views: 857
I spoke with a young lady at Bower over the electrical telephone and she suggested that the ring I had was either a clone or outdated. I ordered one from B&H (it looked a bit different with knurls on the outer edge) and it arrived today. And it fits like a glove; no more gap, no more exposed contacts.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-22-2017, 02:07 PM  
T mount problem
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 5
Views: 857
I asked this question in the Astrophotography social group and received a few answers but I thought asking in a wider venue might help me further. I am a new owner of a K-70 and purchased a Pentax K SLR / DSLR Deluxe Astrophotography Kit (1.25") from Telescopeadapters.com and it's a very nice kit. However, the t-ring (made by Bower) does not fit flush with the camera body and the lens information contacts are exposed to the dust and bugs and dew. I used the t-ring the other night for some prime focus activity and the next day I had trouble with auto-focus. After cleaning the contacts 3 times with a microfiber cloth the camera worked fine again. Someone at the aforementioned astrophotography suggested buying some o-rings to fill the gap, and I could do that, but I think it would be better to find a t-ring that fits properly, one that doesn't leave the contacts exposed. Any ideas? Thanks
-dave
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-04-2017, 10:05 AM  
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen
Posted By davedyer
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Next week I will be acquiring a Pentax K-70 from B&H. I haven't owned a camera in a number of years and I am itching like a kid the week before Christmas. Many moons ago I owned a Sony DSC 707 and a Meade DSI astronomy dedicated CCD camera. The BIG plan is to use the K-70 for general photo stuff and for astro applications, including but not limited to: tripod mounted very wide field pics and prime focus and variable focus pics using the Pentax K SLR / DSLR Deluxe Astrophotography Kit on my beautiful Celestron 8 inch SCT. I've been browsing the wonderful PentaxForums for a few days and I want to express my appreciation to all of you for sharing your vast knowledge, opinions, and expertise. This place is a treasure chest, so I offer a tip of the hat to the gents, and a deep bow to the ladies - thanks!
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