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Forum: Pentax K-5 01-11-2021, 07:25 AM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By JimD
Replies: 7,958
Views: 1,352,588
Thank you
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-11-2021, 06:20 AM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By JimD
Replies: 7,958
Views: 1,352,588
I've been a member since the start of 2011 but have never posted any photos. I'm giving my K5 to my daughter soon so I thought now is a good time. I hope they appear.

A great camera and I'm sure she will enjoy it.

---------- Post added 11-01-21 at 01:23 PM ----------

It appears to have worked. I may end up boring you with more now ;)
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-07-2020, 06:01 AM  
K-3ii GPS Battery Drain
Posted By JimD
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
I've got two Pentax batteries and 3 fairly new third party batteries. All of the batteries last significantly longer in my K5 than they do in my K3II with the GPS switched on
Forum: Pentax K-3 06-06-2020, 02:59 AM  
K-3ii GPS Battery Drain
Posted By JimD
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Mine certainly runs the battery down with camera off but the GPS left on. Sometimes when I first switch the camera on all three bars on the battery indicator show up as full but after a few seconds, sometimes, it will show only one or die completely.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-07-2019, 10:33 AM  
Opinion time: what are your favorite manual lenses?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 184
Views: 12,051
I've still got my original M20mm f4, M28mm f2.8, M50mm f1.4, M100mm f2.8 and M200 f4 all bought around 40 years ago for my two MX's (that I've also still got).

Wouldn't part with any of them. Especially the M20 and the M100
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-05-2018, 02:29 AM  
PEF & Lightroom - HELP
Posted By JimD
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Thanks guys. I'll try the DNG converter when I get a bit of free time.

Does Lightroom 6 recognise PEF files?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-04-2018, 10:38 AM  
PEF & Lightroom - HELP
Posted By JimD
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
I had a few settings issues on holiday and didn't have the manual or regular internet access to help me sort it out. I'm not sure how but the RAW file format on my K3II changed from DNG to PEF.

I use Lightroom 4. I haven't upgraded as I don't want to be held to ransom by Adobe. When I started loading the memory cards a few hundred photos show up as PEF and Lightroom 4 doesn't seem to support them.


Any advice would be appreciated



Also the map for the gps tagging is now inaccessible. It reads as offline.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-20-2018, 12:01 AM  
Replacing K-5
Posted By JimD
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Having gone from a K5 to a K3ii myself I'd recommend the K3ii
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-19-2018, 10:08 AM  
Lightroom. Help
Posted By JimD
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Absolutely spot on. Thanks very much. :)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-18-2018, 11:17 PM  
Lightroom. Help
Posted By JimD
Replies: 2
Views: 618
I am using Lightroom 4. I'm not sure what happened but I'd just finished processing some photos and a larger grid with a few photos came up in the middle of the screen. I'm not sure how I got back to the main grid view but when I did all of the little icons indicating whether the photos have been cropped, straightened, tagged to a map, etc, have all disappeared.

They still appear in the filmstrip type view along the bottom of the screen but not in the main grid.

Anyone have any ideas?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-08-2018, 11:04 PM  
Are K lenses better than their M and A counterparts?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
Yes, of course there is a physical difference. I was referring to what the lens does. I cannot see any difference when comparing the results of them side by side.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-06-2018, 06:45 AM  
Are K lenses better than their M and A counterparts?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
I've got a K200:f4 and a M200:f4. Only one comparison but I would say that, in my opinion, there is no difference. One is not better than the other.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-08-2017, 12:18 AM  
Your perfect 3 lens set for an MX
Posted By JimD
Replies: 38
Views: 2,605
With my two MX's I always had my M20/4, M50/1.4 and M100/2.8. I had a few others but those were the 3 that I used the most.

I've actually still got the cameras and lenses. All bought new in the late seventies and early eighties.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-27-2017, 01:35 AM  
People Smoking is Glamorous
Posted By JimD
Replies: 5
Views: 547
She's only seventeen.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-28-2017, 11:46 PM  
People The Good, The Bad And The Downright Naughty...
Posted By JimD
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
I think it was Mae West who said "When I'm good, I'm very good but when I'm bad, I'm even better"
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-09-2017, 11:02 PM  
Black and White! How ?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Thanks very much, guys. The WB was set to b & w.

I know how it happened. One set of little fingers often wants to see the photos in playback but presses every button he can get his hands on. I wasn't quick enough this time.

The photos imported into Lightroom in colour.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-06-2017, 11:32 AM  
Black and White! How ?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Taking a few shots of my grandsons in the garden with my K3ii and my Sigma 70-200 f1:2.8 APO DG HSM the last couple of shots when played back are black and white. I must have altered one of the settings but which?

It happened once with my K5 a number of years back but I didn't realise at the time. I only discovered when I loaded the memory card onto my pc. It must have corrected itself on that occasion when I switched the camera off because the next sequence of shots were in colour again.

I've tried switching off but it doesn't re-set this time.

All shots in RAW, TAV mode and back button AF
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-27-2017, 10:44 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 6,490
Views: 845,816
I've seen quite a few around in various places in GB, France and Spain. The latest, over the Easter holiday in Penzance, was a young women, probably in her late teens, with a silver MX around her neck.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-02-2017, 12:04 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 6,490
Views: 845,816
Pentax had more coverage than the train ;-)
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-23-2017, 11:55 PM  
How Do You White Balance?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 25
Views: 2,772
Usually grey card - Lightroom
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-18-2017, 11:01 AM  
Not Work-Safe Old Busker
Posted By JimD
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Reminds me of some of the women I've started fancying after about 15 pints
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-20-2017, 11:29 PM  
Which 17-50 2.8?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
I've never, for a moment, regretted buying my Sigma. I've got a very good da 16-45 but the Sigma is in a totally different league.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-12-2017, 11:41 PM  
Not satisfied with Sigma 17-50mm f.2.8 hsm
Posted By JimD
Replies: 15
Views: 1,894
I've got a 16-45 and it's very, very good but my Sigma 17-50 is in a different league again. I think you must have a poor copy.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-09-2017, 11:36 PM  
Will a 30 year old lens ever be really clean?
Posted By JimD
Replies: 28
Views: 2,603
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-01-2017, 06:40 AM  
DSLR screen proctors
Posted By JimD
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
I use the plastic sticky type on my K5 and K3ii. They are cheap and work perfectly. I've had no issues and they certainly save from minor abrasions. I usually replace then as soon as they start to dull.
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