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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-01-2020, 06:14 PM  
july contest
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 12
Views: 160
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 08-01-2020, 06:13 PM  
July, 2020 Third Place: Sunset over Lake Superior
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 86
Views: 985
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-01-2020, 06:11 PM  
Sunset
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 49
Views: 450
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-09-2018, 01:17 PM  
Trumpeter Swans, Universal Mines, Indiana USA
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 5
Views: 461
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-09-2018, 01:09 PM  
Barn Owl
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Replies: 36
Views: 1,137
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-09-2018, 01:09 PM  
Winter Wren
Posted By K10Perry
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Views: 802
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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 02:33 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 1,825
Views: 75,988
Not for me, but my brother who is using my "hand-me-down" bodies. The K7 is in good shape, for a K7, but the K10 is barley limping along. He could use this one. :-) Good luck everyone!
Forum: Pentax Q 07-10-2016, 07:59 PM  
Let's share shots with Q!
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 6,512
Views: 1,026,130
Spring shots with my Q S-1 and trusty 01 lens. I do still love my Q camera kit. I have the original Q and now the S-1. The Q must have the bad capacitor problem because it can never remember anything after a battery swap. So, the S-1. Great cameras!



Forum: Pentax K-01 07-10-2016, 07:28 PM  
3d printed Mode Dial for k-01
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 21
Views: 5,404
Cover postage and the cost of a sturdy envelope & yours. PM me.
Forum: Pentax K-01 07-10-2016, 06:56 PM  
3d printed Mode Dial for k-01
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 21
Views: 5,404
Anyone still looking for a mode dial for their K-01? I made a couple and posted some months ago but no takers. Today I found a couple I printed, wrapped in a paper towel. Sat them down and forgot about them. Any way, I don't know anyone with a K-01 to test them on, so I don't know if the index holes is the correct size or correctly located. If anyone is willing to test, let me know!
Forum: Pentax K-01 03-31-2016, 03:28 PM  
K-01 Mode Dial problem
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 114
Views: 23,302
All you K-01er's out there: I was contacted by pixelvandal about the lost mode dial issue because I had done some 3D printing for the Q. He wanted to know if a replacement is possible. I have modeled (image below) and test printed a replacement dial that looks pretty cool. Problem is I have no K-01 to test it on nor do I know anyone to test it on. While I could mail to pixelvandal for a test fit, but then we would have to keep mailing dials back & forth until it is correct. Is there anyone in the Salem/Albany Oregon area willing to do a test fitting? The problem is the pin to key the dial orientation. I don't know exact size and location. I have it pretty close, and perhaps good enough, but it needs a test fitting to be correct.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-03-2015, 01:33 PM  
03 Lens: Focus lock helper
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 58
Views: 10,288
Glad they are working for you. (I knew they would.) :-) Super glue..... Never thought of that. It won't ruin the finish on the lens?
Forum: Pentax Q 02-19-2015, 05:22 PM  
03 Lens: Focus lock helper
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 58
Views: 10,288
No problem, thanks for the bump! There are a few new interested folks about this. I'll run a small batch next week, the last week of February. I'll have a couple spares so should have some available up to this summer for sure. If you are interested, send me a PM. One note, due to postage increases the cost to make & ship is now $6.50 in the UA & $11.45 international. Let me know! (I can't live without mine on my 03 & 04!)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-08-2015, 10:45 PM  
Why no third party grips for the K3?
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 2,916
I have had the K3 for just over a year now and the grip was $230 at the time. Not an option after paying the premium of being an early adopter. I did the hack with a $30 aftermarket grip about 9 moths ago and no problems. It works, but with less than stellar quality build, I can easily tell the difference from the genuine grips I have had on my K-10 or K-7. Now seeing an aftermarket grip for $60~$70, that's not bad with no hacking needed. But I also noticed that B&H has the genuine BG-5 for $128. That's a no-brainer. I'm tempted to upgrade!
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-12-2014, 09:47 PM  
I wish the K-3...
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Hey, that's a good one I like it too!

I wish the focus selection was always on by default, then go to change modes after button push. Automatically back to focus selection when done. I was fine with the OK button to change modes though on my K-7. I didn't think that needed fixing. Oh, would have been nice to be able to use the D-BG4 grip too, No reason to change except their bank account.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-12-2014, 09:37 PM  
Fast focusing lenses for K3
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 21
Views: 3,636
I have an old Tamron 90mm/2.8 macro. It was just functional on my K-7. I have not mounted it on my K-3 until yesterday and WOW! It is like night and day, how fast it will focus on the K-3. I was thinking about dumping it but not now, I'm keeping it.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-12-2014, 12:31 AM  
Aftermarket K-5 grip on my K-3
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 1
Views: 1,010
I'm sure this is getting to be old news, but I fitted a very cheap grip to my K-3 just to see how it would work and it is great. I did note a bit of play because of the #1, missing pin that had to be punched out. But also due to #2, the remaining pin being undersized. Having the high resolution 3D printing resources that I do, I decided to make a new pin and a shim and it is great! The sloppy old grip is now snug and tight as it should be. No more worries about moving grips. I must admit, I'm pretty happy with my <$40 eBay grip!



Forum: Pentax Q 03-26-2014, 12:16 AM  
03 Lens: Focus lock helper
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 58
Views: 10,288
Some have mentioned that the focus keeper works on the 04 wide and I too can now verify that to be true. I just picked one up off e-Bay and the first thing I did was fit one up. Perfect fit! I still have some focus keepers from the last batch available for those still thinking of procuring one.....
Forum: Pentax Q 03-16-2014, 12:08 PM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
No reason it would not work, assuming a chip didn't get in the way. But a real expensive way to go.

This is still on my radar of things to do, but it is back burner for now. (I have an arduino windshield wiper control project I need to wrap up now.) If someone could help to find an exact pogo pin around 8 or 10mm long, flat on one end and round the other at the correct diameter, that would be great.
Forum: Pentax Q 02-05-2014, 09:46 AM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Still measuring and thinking about the project. I can find .5mm pogo pins with rounded compression ends but finding one with a flat opposite end is not as easy in the length we want/need. If a supplier can be located.......
Forum: Pentax Q 01-31-2014, 10:05 AM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Sure, we could easily print 3 inch long versions. :-)
Forum: Pentax Q 01-30-2014, 08:05 AM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
I had never heard of such a thing. If the correct size can be found, perfect solution!
Forum: Pentax Q 01-29-2014, 09:20 PM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
First, i agree that there are other solutions for macro work existing. Personally I love my Q->K adapter with a 90mm macro. Truly awesome and bulky! I also use a +4 close-up filter that works nicely.

Getting a scan of the mount and doing the modeling then printing is fairly straightforward. For me, it is the 10 itty-bitty little pins that are spring loaded to contact the back of the lens. Flat spots on the body side with brass inserts seems simple enough. Pins with springs and wired interconnections...... Ideas? I can visualize it and with unlimited manufacturing resources, I could do it. I don't have the manufacturing capabilities unless there is an existing product that can be re-purposed for this. I was initially thinking ripping the guts out of an old doner lens. But looking at the pin size and pitch (distance center to center of each pin), I'm no longer so sure. So, again, thoughts/resources/connections?
Forum: Pentax Q 01-28-2014, 05:16 PM  
The Pentax Q 3D printed extension tube project.
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Thanks for the interest in this.

If all that's needed for contacts is a hole and flat spots, they can easily be built in. It is a matter of finding time to fire up the 3D scanner and printer. :-)
Forum: Pentax Q 01-27-2014, 11:41 PM  
03 Lens: Focus lock helper
Posted By K10Perry
Replies: 58
Views: 10,288
Dang, US postage went up over the weekend and I forgot! In the US, Focus Keeper+paypal fee+packing+postage is now $5.90. Canada and international shipping appears to have remained the same, $10.45USD shipped.
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