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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-12-2019, 04:26 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
Eric needs the recipient's full name before he can ship it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-24-2019, 01:26 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
Has anyone replied?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-03-2019, 11:34 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
No but move on to the user after the next. Let's keep the camera moving.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-26-2019, 08:35 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
Send it on to Eric. Please include a note to him to charge the repair and shipping on to the next person to me (David Hancock, he knows who I am.) I'll shoot him an e-mail today to let him know the plan. Make sure to include the correct forwarding address with the note so it doesn't come to me first. If you want to ship it to him from Boston to save a few dollars, definitely do. At the Post Office, the easiest way to do it will be to ship it via USPS Priority Mail. Ask the counter agent for a Priority Mail Box 4, which is a 7x7x6 "cube." Or there are flat-rate medium-sized boxes in the lobby you can use. From Boston to Knoxville the price will be about the same for shipping each of them but the medium boxes need more dunnage and USPS will charge you for that (and tape). Definitely do not ship Parcel, please, as the tracking mechanisms for Priority are better (I've never had a Priority package lost in transit, only Parcel packages.)

David
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-05-2019, 09:40 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
We can tack you onto the end. I need to scour this thread for the current and complete list. I feel like it's expanded since the one that was on page 1.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-18-2019, 09:29 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
E-mail Eric Hendrickson. Include the SN and let him know that this is one he repaired for David Hancock earlier this year. Ask if there are any resolutions you can do at home or if it needs to go back in for repair. It's a distinct possibility something as jostled in shipping. If it needs a repair, we will probably need to proceed sans TTL metering and deal with a repair when it gets back to U.S. soil.
Forum: Sold Items 07-06-2019, 02:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Already sold. Updating the status now that I'm back in cell range. Thank you, everyone, for your interest.
Forum: Sold Items 07-04-2019, 03:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 423
PM rec'd
Forum: Sold Items 07-04-2019, 01:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom
Posted By K David
Replies: 4
Views: 423
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax ZX-60 with SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm zoom

Asking Price
15.00 USD

Item Location
Denver, CO (United States)

Item Description
I'm selling a Pentax Zx-60 with a Pentax-F 35-70mm lens. The asking price includes shipping in the U.S. For overseas buyers, the price will be the shipping cost. The camera's functions tested out but I did not run film through it. The lens is in good condition and functions properly. The ZX series is known as problematic, so if you buy this, buy it for the lens and enjoy the ZX-60 if it works with film.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
0

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sold as-is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2019, 01:09 PM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
Thank you. Yes, let's keep it moving when the next in line in non-responsive to PMs.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-16-2019, 04:41 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 802
I got to use the 50mm for another dog shoot today. Here's a black lab mix named Baxter (and some non-dog photos first.):





















Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-10-2019, 09:42 AM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Definitely. I keep about 10% of the bird shots I take on a good day. Typically with shows like Axel running, I would set to manual, set my focus point, set up a shot with him running toward the camera, burst shoot starting before he arrived at the focus point, and then do that five or six times to get one or two good shots. But, I don't want people to think that because I could use AF with this lens to get some good action shots that's a panacea for all the challenges in action photography.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 07:42 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 802
That was one of a series of about 12 shots. More were in focus than with screw-drive lenses, but it wasn't quite batting 500.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 03:42 PM  
HD PENTAX-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
Posted By K David
Replies: 8
Views: 802
For stills, this lens is amazing. Here are some from a recent shoot for a local dog rescue (Mile High German Shorthair Pointer Rescue)















Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2019, 03:36 PM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
Posted By K David
Replies: 256
Views: 104,645
I had a chance to photograph some colleagues at a work event last night. Light (for all but the last shot) was bounce flash off the ceiling. Post work was fairly minimal, some contrast reduction and dodging out shadows around a couple of peoples' eyes. Here are some of the shots with which I'm happy.


He wanted a rougher-looking, grittier photo. We also did a more lighthearted photo, but I like how this one turned out.













These were some of the best, but all around, a generally decent evening.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-14-2019, 07:51 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Actually, one thing that makes me think that it's a mechanical issue with the lens is that it's unpredictable. Sometimes the aperture pops open and then immediately shut (this is uncommon). Most of the time when it happens it opens and then doesn ot close until I change settings on the camera. This happens anywhere from 3 to 9 minutes into a video. One time, the lens held the aperture shut for 11 minutes.

So it's not reliably predictable.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-13-2019, 08:26 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Which is totally cool. I just would like them to say 'hey, we need to replicate this. Can you give us a couple months to see what's going on?' But being ignored makes it feel like they hope I'll just give up and live with equipment that doesn't work correctly.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-12-2019, 05:04 PM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Still waiting on a response from Ricoh following the latest firmware update. Nothing and it's been eight days since I follow up, and I haven't heard anything from then since April 25. Won't lie, this is starting to make me a bit unhappy.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-10-2019, 11:56 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
That'll do it. IIRC,SHD likes more neutral-result developers like D-76+5. I haven't make my All About Film YouTube video on it, but I've shot around with it a bit and tried some different developers.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-10-2019, 08:24 AM  
Kaptivating K-Mount Traveling K1000
Posted By K David
Replies: 465
Views: 72,195
That's definitely the SHD look -- mega contrast and 400 ISO grain with 100 ISO speed. Good shots and good use of the film's aesthetic.
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-04-2019, 09:27 PM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Update:

I upgraded the firmware. It's worse. The issue happens more frequently and it's not rectifying as readily as it had been. So this seems to be an issue (I'm waiting for Ricoh to get back to me to see if I'm right) with the lens' electronic aperture. It looks like I may have made a mistake being an early adopter.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-25-2019, 02:09 PM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
I heard back from Ricoh. They asked what firmware I have (1.5) and then suggested that I upgrade to 1.51 (despite the 1.51 firmware apparently only having an affect on the new 11-18mm lens.) So I'll do that and we'll see what happens when I record hte next batch of videos in a week.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-24-2019, 09:43 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
I sent Ricoh an e-mail with a description of the issue, a link to the video I shared in my original post, and all the details I have. If they respond, I'll let everyone know.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-24-2019, 08:13 AM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Thank you, yes. That's the word I needed. :D


Will do and good idea. I'm hoping it's a firmware issue. That was my first thought since it doesn't happen with the 31mm or the older 100mm macro with the aperture ring. The new 50mm is my only Pentax lens without an aperture ring.


That gives me an idea of something I need to test. I'll give this a go with a long exposure and see what happens.
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-23-2019, 10:17 PM  
Weird Videography Glitch, K-1 and the new 50mm f/1.4
Posted By K David
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
I recorded some new videos for my YouTube channel this week and I've noticed a weird glitch with my K-1 and ONLY the new 50mm f/1.4 with the electronic shutter. Randomly, and usually after about 9 minutes of recording, the electronic shutter appears to pop open and won't close until I stop the video and adjust the aperture.

I have looked through the lens afterward to see what's happening, and the aperture is fully open. I typically shoot video for my channel at f/8, but certainly no wider than 6.3 or 5.6. I think the clip below was f/8 or f/11.

Also, the issue persists until I adjust the aperture on the camera, meaning that if I don't adjust the aperture the lens will remain wide open while, it seems, telling the camera it is at f/8 or f/11,

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

Here is a quick clip, no audio, that shows it when it happens. My current thinking is that this is an electronic shutter glitch. The lens is great otherwise and this is inconsistent, so before I called Pentax I wanted to see if this was something anyone had heard of. As you may be able to see in the video, it is literally fine in one frame and then not fine in the next.
















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