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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-03-2012, 08:20 AM  
City 'Scapes
Posted By PC_pentax
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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-17-2012, 07:37 PM  
Auto-focus problem with beloved k-10
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Has anyone else had problems with a K10 just not focussing all of a sudden?

I have loved this camera since I opened the box - it's been through every foul weather assignment I could muster and it performed like a champ. I like the image output better than my K20! I have kept up on regular updates, cleanings .... the works! And after ~300,000 shutter actuations, I fear it's reaching it's end.

Do I send it off for what I'm sure is going to be a costly repair or is it finally time to retire her?

The short story is I put on a lens, power up, depress the shutter half way - nothing! Nada - as if the camera is in Manual focus mode. But it's not. Double, triple checked everything.

Has anybody seen this before?
Forum: General Talk 06-20-2008, 07:03 PM  
Heading to Denver
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Lookout Mtn sounds fun!

I'll post pictures upon return. Hoping for great weather!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-20-2008, 06:56 PM  
Pentax Shutter Count...up!!!!
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 308
Views: 60,846
*istDS purchased June '06 - estimated 5,800 actuations

K10D purchased December '06 - 12,472 actuations

K20D purchased June '08 - 73 actuations
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-20-2008, 06:47 PM  
Who Has Got/Is Getting A K20D & Why?
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 27
Views: 4,422
I recently upgraded from a K10D (although she still has a special place in my bag as a trusted backup). Primary reasons for the upgrade were the increased resolution and ISO.

So far, the K20D has not dissapointed.
Forum: General Talk 06-15-2008, 05:46 PM  
Heading to Denver
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
I'm heading to Denver in 3 weeks and was hoping to sneak away for a day and see "stuff". I've been to Denver before, but have never had extra time to get outside the city and see what's out there. I have an entire day to myself but with fuel prices, don't want to drive too far outside the city.... an hour maybe.

Can anybody recommend an easy day trip or two in the Denver, CO area where my K10 & K20 can get out and play?

TIA!
Forum: Sold Items 06-15-2008, 12:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax *istDS & PZ-1 bodies
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
PM answered.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-15-2008, 12:20 PM  
Night Photo Experiments
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
The only PP I did was to clean off a dust spot or two. No color corrections. I played around with WB settings and the exposures to get different colors. The night sky, the clouds and even a warm humid haze helped out, too.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-15-2008, 12:18 PM  
Night Photo Experiments
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
No, none of these were hand-held.
Forum: Sold Items 06-15-2008, 11:22 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax *istDS & PZ-1 bodies
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
Pictures posted at Index of /forsale
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-11-2008, 02:52 PM  
A few weeks worth of photos (8 imgs)
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 25
Views: 2,978
stunning .... :D
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-11-2008, 02:46 PM  
Night Photo Experiments
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
C&C welcome.

I was restless the other night and decided to take a stab at longer exposures after dark....







Each of these was taken using the K10D with Sigma 28-135. Exposures ranged from 5 seconds up to 30 seconds at f11 or 16 with ISO set to 100.
Forum: Sold Items 06-11-2008, 02:12 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax *istDS & PZ-1 bodies
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
Must make room in my bag, I have the following I'd like to let go to a good home

Pentax *istDS body. Used for 1 year then kept in cool, dry storage. Kept as a backup body for a K10D and now K20D. Less than 6000 shutter accuations. As close to perfect as a used body can be. If I search long enough, I might be able to find manuals and cables that came with it. (no promises) Asking $250 + shipping [ON RESERVE DUE TO INTEREST]

Pentax PZ-1 (film) body. Has been in cool dry storage for some years now. Hasn't seen light of day or a roll of film in quite a while. Excellent working condition. Asking $75 + shipping. [SOLD]

I prefer to deal with US buyers. Last time I tried to sell the PZ-1 I had a hard time with somebody overseas. So..... if you live in the US and have the room in your bag, these two beauties could use a new home.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-10-2007, 09:05 AM  
show us your spiders - for EddyinGA
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 19
Views: 5,131
being an arachnophobe, I'm one of the last you'll find with a shot in the collection, but there it was in my way, so I tripped the shutter and moved on - thank goodness for longer lenses!

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-07-2007, 07:38 PM  
K10D - image is consistently rotated?
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 19
Views: 6,312
This may seem like a dumb question - but is there any documentation anywhere that shows a user how to release said focus screen latch?

I guess I'm a little chicken that I might do more harm than good - and I really don't like the idea of having to send my camera to Colorado for Christams vacation at least without my trying to fix this myself first.

TIA!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-23-2007, 07:42 PM  
Red Maple
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 30
Views: 3,756
Wow - just wow.

GREAT shot!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-23-2007, 07:39 PM  
Not sure what to show....
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
HELP!

I've been asked to hang some pieces in an upcoming show and I'd like some feedback before I decide.








Thanks!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-09-2007, 07:10 PM  
Washington DC at night
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Earlier this year I had sojourned to DC for a weekend. The weather didn't cooperate but I dragged my gear out anyway.

This shot was taken at about 8pm after it had been raining all day. Cloud cover was low so the city lights were trapped underneath - giving a pinkish hue in the sky. I did not have a remote at the time, so this was done purely by setting the camera to B and holding my index finger gingerly on the shutter release for about 6 seconds.



Same set up - only the rain had started to fall ---- again.



I was feeling lucky so I stopped by the Lincoln Memorial on my way back to our hotel. This was about a 2 second exposure.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-05-2007, 05:31 PM  
Fall in New England
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
My first picture post. (yay!)

On a short hike this past weekend, I snapped this while crossing a bridge over a shallow stream. The sunlight hit it just right - this is actually a reflection of the leaves above on the water below.




C&C Welcome
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-05-2007, 04:52 PM  
Pentax TR Power Pack III for AF-540 FGZ Flash
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 9
Views: 6,401
I'd have to agree here. I bought one this past summer for a celeb event I was hired to cover. I picked it up on a whim hoping it might help me survive the 300+ attendees as the only photog on site.

While toting around 6 extra C batteries on my waistline wasn't lightweight by any stretch, the recycle time I had was fast and I didn't miss a shot. IIRC, I changed out the batteries after 800 or so shots and finished the event without a hitch.

If you're going to do a lot of event shoots, I'd recommend it.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-01-2007, 06:52 PM  
Hello from Haverhill!
Posted By PC_pentax
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
I just clicked my K10d for the 10,000th time this past weekend and I decided it was time to get out in the world a bit more.

I purchased the K10 last December (I owned a istD prior - and prior to that a PZ-1, ME Super & of course, the K1000).

I dabble in some fine art/macro/landscape and also do a lot of event work in the summer months.

Glad to find a forum that is dedicated to Pentax users/lovers.
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