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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-30-2019, 06:28 PM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 385
Views: 11,893
Ok ... I am in
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-30-2019, 06:26 PM  
Win the new APS-C Flagship DSLR, K-70, and more - Dec/Jan Giveaway Kickoff
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 241
Views: 19,504
Yay i qualify ... now to win the new flagship Good Luck to all
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-30-2019, 06:24 PM  
SD Card recommendations
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 62
Views: 7,123
Sandisk Extreem Pro for me I left one in the pocket of a shirt went into the wash.... on the clothes line to dry out (still in the pocket)... and it still works on the K1... I am astounded I used a cheeper brand which would die regularly in the humidity when i went to Bali for holidays...
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-30-2019, 06:09 PM  
Hello from Australia
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Welcome strangeJuice .... If you are located in Perth or WA we have a small group here trying to get together on occasions...
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-29-2019, 11:52 PM  
Biggest enlargement from K-1 you've been happy with?
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 61
Views: 3,679
I have a 1m canvas of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night from an uncropped image and you can see people in the hotel windows ...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2019, 11:47 PM  
K-1 or K-3 for birding
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 173
Views: 14,361
One thing a lot of the sucessfull birders do is in post... i use niksoftware to get my images up to their standard.... IMGP7615-Edit | Because of its long and slender neck, the Au? | Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2019, 11:39 PM  
Sigma stops K-Mount support
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 707
Views: 36,236
I have the Sigma 24-70 2.8 which the AF motor died on in the middle of a shoot... I replaced it with the 15-35 art 1.8 love the lens and use it for a mobile studio set up my record is shoot 75 photos and 6x4 print in 1.5 hours... I have a laptop set up with Canon Selphy and use the flu card only problem is when the battery dies.
Forum: Product Suggestions and Feedback 12-29-2019, 11:31 PM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 1,328
Views: 395,289
Dear Pentax ... 600mm f4 would love to see this beast back in production...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-29-2019, 11:28 PM  
X-Rite free On1 software offer ends 12/31 plus $15 rebate on the Passport 2
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 6
Views: 465
I have tried the On1 software and its not too bad... but Lightroom is still my preferred app
Forum: General Talk 12-29-2019, 11:26 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 21,184
Views: 1,512,754
My Latest Aquisition was the DFA 15-30 great lens .... Just need the 600 f4 and DFA 50mm 1.4 to complete my line up...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2019, 11:21 PM  
What is hidden behind this door? (Advent calendar)
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 310
Views: 19,179
Maybe they will really surprise us all by reviving the 600mm f4 with HD coating .... at the same time.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2019, 11:17 PM  
K-3 II replacement release
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 19
Views: 6,426
Its like waiting for a baby as the expectant father .... I have K20d, passed on my K5 to a student, a K3 and a K1 I am hoping the new crop will be just the trick with the 150-450 for wildlife... I would love Pentax to revive the 600mm f4... just a bit of a gamble buying from ebay.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-21-2019, 10:21 PM  
FF TC - full frame teleconverter
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 296
Views: 40,669
cant wait for the NEW FF teleconverter to pair up with the DFA 150-450
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-09-2019, 09:14 PM  
"Ricoh/Pentax has no plans to announce a new camera this fall"
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 869
Views: 55,190
Maybe Pentax are building cameras too well and rugged... I have the K1, K3, K5, QS1, K20D, ME Super and K1000... they all still work fine... love the Q for my wife on holidays she even got some great shots in the Galapagos. I have though of buying new for a f4 500mm (Nikon or Canon) or even the 200-600 (Sony) but I just like the feel and layout of my Pentax gear... I tried to help a Canon shooter once but it was so convelouted to change settings (they should read the manual) ... Will I buy nice new shiny gear probably in the future if its there but at the moment I'll keep hammering my K1 and K3 at events till they die... I gave my K5 along with a couple of sigma lenses on to a 16yr old surfer who was interested in photography... so end of the story is Pentax just keep going and so are not as consumable as other brands have been..
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-02-2019, 10:34 PM  
Win a STAR lens, GR III, and more: 100 Year Giveaway - October - Event Kickoff!
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 414
Views: 21,183
Was going to buy the DFA 50 f1.4 then some family expenses came up so...back to saving or win one...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-02-2019, 10:07 PM  
Info from the Pentax Meeting 100 events
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 70
Views: 6,821
i want one of those straps my K3 and K1 strap the black lining has perished so you end up with a ring of black flakes around your neck...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-01-2019, 11:26 PM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 987
Views: 85,963
I would mortgage my house for a DFA 200 to 600 f4.5 - f5.6 The 150-450 is a great lens but sometimes i just nee that lttle extra reach.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-01-2019, 11:20 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 3,487
Views: 266,994
All I want from a new Pentax is something with better auto focus to replace my K3 should ever stop working. Oh and killer dinamic range too.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 01-04-2017, 03:57 PM  
PF Christmas 2016 Giveaway!
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 100
Views: 7,383
Hi Adam
That is great news to win a prize since I broke my K1 on a shoot in early December 2016...
I walked into a glass door (which had no markings on it) with the flash attached snapped the hot shoe right out of the body...can be repaired so it's in at the moment...luckily I have a K3 as my backup camera...I think I will invest in a flash bracket that way I only destroy the flash.

I would love a K1 eBook if possible

Thanks to all at Pentax Forums for an amazing resource...

Kind Regards

Martin Yates
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-23-2016, 03:21 PM  
PF Christmas 2016 Giveaway!
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 100
Views: 7,383
May you all have a very safe and happy Pentax Christmas...
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-18-2016, 03:12 PM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest December 18 through 27, 2016
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Your using a Canon....really?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-05-2016, 12:54 AM  
K-1 or K-3 for birding
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 173
Views: 14,361
I have been using the K1 with the DFA 150-450 and the biggest difference over the K3 is ISO with the K3 I found 800 was good 1600 was not quite there for me...with the K1 I seem to get a nice image even at 1600 or 3200 iso...when hand holding in some lighting conditions i need a faster shutter speed..The link below is a Rainbow Bee Eater from my flickr.
IMGP9479 | Martin Yates | Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-31-2016, 11:59 PM  
Speedlight recommendation
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 1
Views: 768
I use the V850 the only issue I had was the batteries were faulty when they were first released since replacing all is good so far ...I have used them for lighting a 3 meter wide backdrop and get some good result wit two portable soft boxes. The wireless works well and allows you to move around unhindered. I use them for a portable studio set up with events and touch wood they haven't missed a beat..recycle time is good too.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2016, 06:27 PM  
Is there a price advantage to buying in Japan
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
What you save...and if you need a repair...should be taken into account...in Australia some of our long term Camera shops are finding it hard and are going to the wall...they have to compete with online and the distributors/wholesalers in the marketplace it does mean lower prices...but...what happens to being able to hold and test a camera before you buy, if you intend to buy then go to a local store to just to check out the product then get the cheap price elsewhere not morally right in my mind, they do all the hard work and someone else makes a few bucks...I had a flash repair done and the flash was 5 years old had been hammered when it was returned it hadn't been put back together right by the repairer the store organised a new latest model as a free replacement...I also get invites to free events and free gear advice...as a consumer i see the local store even if a little dearer a great investment...it supports local jobs and has a flow on effect for our community...my store of choice is Camera Electronic in Perth Western Australia.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-28-2016, 06:57 AM  
April is the cruelest month.
Posted By M.B.Yates
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Wouldn't you like to be sent to that wall😍
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