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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2016, 03:15 PM  
Issues (?) with my K3ii
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Sorry for delay in response.

The ISO was not in auto, it was fixed at 100, hence the outcome described above. In order to put it in auto I had to press ISO button and then the green button? I found this out by searching the forum. Why is there no menu-setting controlling this?

In regards to focus I will be looking into converting it to screw-drive I guess. The person I got this lens from said the SDM motor already failed and he had it fixed/replaced through warranty. Is it common for the SDM to fail after fix?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-28-2016, 03:14 PM  
Issues (?) with my K3ii
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
1) I will post some pictures when I get home.

2) DA* 16-50mm f/2.8
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-28-2016, 02:38 PM  
Issues (?) with my K3ii
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Let me be brief:

1) I was just at a family party and I gave my aunt my camera to take pictures. She likes taking pictures but doesn't know anything about settings so I just put it in Tv mode and fix shutter at 1/180 so she doesn't get any blurry pictures. I have the flash on (Metz 50 AF-1) at PTTL at -2.0 EV just to fill shadows. I further have the in-camera at +0.7 EV because I like bright pictures. The idea was that the camera controlled the aperture and ISO correspondingly. All the shots were done at ISO 100 and very underexposed. Why? I have the ISO at 100-3200. What settings could affect this?

2) When I half-press the shutter button it focuses as it should, but sometimes it doesnt? Some times (not always) no matter how many times I half-press it won't focus and I have to press the AF button and then it focuses. Why is this?

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-27-2016, 11:42 AM  
Remove grip for battery?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Thank you both.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-27-2016, 11:17 AM  
Remove grip for battery?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
I bought a grip for my K3ii and I like it a lot with it. Obviously with grip on I can't access the camera's battery compartment. So how does it work? If I want to change the battery on the camera I need to remove the grip, or the battery on the grip keeps the camera's battery fully charged and I just need to change the grip's battery?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-27-2016, 08:16 AM  
Convince me my LBA is irrational
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 69
Views: 5,192
My newbie opinion is that the quality of your lens do not match your K3ii...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-17-2016, 04:08 AM  
3 Adorama Bag Deals Under $18 - Lowepro / Tamrac
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Would any of these bags fit a K3ii with a DA*16-50 mounted and a Metz 50 AF-1 flash on the side?
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-16-2016, 05:27 PM  
Question Selling camera manual?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Thanks!
Forum: Sold Items 02-16-2016, 05:23 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Instantly download your Pentax eBook! (K-1, KP, K-70, K-3, K-5, K-50, K-S2)
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 133
Views: 32,136
Email sent for K3ii ebook
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 02-16-2016, 04:44 PM  
Question Selling camera manual?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 6
Views: 572
I just bought a new K3ii and I remember seeing some time ago that someone was selling some type of manual created by them for different cameras. Does anyone know of this thread?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-15-2016, 09:38 AM  
Difference between K3 and K3ii?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 11
Views: 4,145
I just received the trade-in credit at Amazon for my K50 and decided to go ahead and buy the K3ii. For ~$115 difference I decided to buy the latest model. I didnt want to be wishing later on that I had bought the K3ii instead of the K3 etc.

By the way I saw on the Amazon reviews/questions some people mentioning some type of recall on the K3ii depending on serial numbers? I didnt place much credence in that since I am sure it would have been mentioning here in this website.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2016, 03:12 PM  
HD D-FA 28-105 leaked online
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 189
Views: 27,906
Ridiculous.

"Pros" can (and will) buy 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2. 8
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-14-2016, 09:17 AM  
Prime lens for K3
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Even though I don't own the 50-135 the overwhelming opinion that I have heard is that it is a superb lens. So much so that people have mentioned it being prime quality in its focal lengths.

So unless you need a prime at <50 or >135, I'd say you are more than OK with your DA* 50-135

Just my opinion.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2016, 05:23 PM  
Difference between K3 and K3ii?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 11
Views: 4,145
I have a Metz 50 AF-1 so the lack of on-board flash doesn't mean anything for me. However, it's not like its replacement (the GPS) is a big deal for me.

The K3ii's Pixel Shift is something I wouldn't use.

So when I created the thread I was asking to see if there was something else because what I knew wasn't justifying the $100.

The improvement in autofocus is only in AF-C?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2016, 03:54 PM  
Difference between K3 and K3ii?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 11
Views: 4,145
I'm about to buy a K3 (body only) and I saw the price difference with the K3ii was only around $100.

Are there any other differences besides what I know:

- K3ii has GPS instead of flash
- K3ii has Pixel Shift

?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-12-2016, 04:38 PM  
Landscape Himeji Gardens
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Wow, amazing vibrant colors! I love it
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-12-2016, 01:39 PM  
Hi everyone, New to Pentax, looking at getting a 645Z
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 5
Views: 606
If he were getting a K3 then the future FF would be relevant, but as you say, since he is going all the way with a 645Z...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-11-2016, 02:16 PM  
Big Lowepro Roller Bag - $220 off
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Amazon will have tax only if Amazon has a warehouse in your state.
Forum: Sold Items 02-10-2016, 03:23 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Selling K50 + 18-55 WR kit lens + 18-135 WR lens
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
K50 + 18-55 kit lens traded in to Amazon.

Received payment for 18-135 from forum member.
Forum: Sold Items 02-05-2016, 07:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Selling K50 + 18-55 WR kit lens + 18-135 WR lens
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
bump.
Forum: General Photography 02-05-2016, 06:24 PM  
Buying your first digital SLR (a blog post)
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
I liked it a lot. I liked how you keep everything neutral but at the same time you sneak in the Pentax brand, even listing it first when you list the brands etc
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-05-2016, 06:36 AM  
Get rid of 18-135?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Thanks for replies.

The thing is that ever since trading my DA*55 for the DA*16-50, besides mounting it on my K50 and shooting a couple of quick shots and looking at them on my computer, I havent had time to properly use it.

From what I have seen, I havent noticed an image quality difference...but then again I havent done any proper testing whatsoever. But anyways I was always happy with the image quality of my 18-135, so just the fact that the DA*16-50 is faster, and has the psychological effect of being better is enough for me.

I guess that gives me my answer. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-04-2016, 07:24 AM  
Get rid of 18-135?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
My current gear is:

K50
DA* 16-50 f2.8
18-135
18-55 kit lens

For a while I had the above setup except that instead of the DA* 16-50, I had the DA* 55. I felt very limited with the fixed 55 and realized that I'm not a prime person, and that I would rather have quality zooms. So I traded DA* 55 for DA* 16-50.

When I have used the 18-135, I have noticed that I never use the longer focal lengths. This gave me the idea of keeping the quality zoom DA* 16-50 (my most used range), and selling everything else (K50, 18-55 kit lens, and 18-135) in order to fund a K3 purchase. And that's exactly what I am doing now: trying to sell those items.

However, I sometimes wonder if I should indeed sell the 18-135 or keep it? I understand this is a personal decision but there are many LBA threads here so hopefully mine is also tolerated :D

I can fund a K3 purchase by just selling the K50 + 18-55 kit lens, but it will be so much easier on the wallet if I also sell the 18-135.

When I'm convinced of selling it I just tell myself that if I ever need a longer focal length than 50mm, I can just buy the DA* 50-135 or DA* 60-250.

When I'm having doubts of selling it I tell myself that when I bought my 18-135 brand new from B&H (for $496 !!!) I actually received a good copy that is sharp etc, that I am getting rid of a focal length I have no replacement for...
Forum: Sold Items 02-01-2016, 08:19 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Selling K50 + 18-55 WR kit lens + 18-135 WR lens
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
bump.
Forum: General Photography 01-31-2016, 09:00 PM  
Studio photographer using kit lens?
Posted By Moropo
Replies: 27
Views: 2,878
Thanks for the replies.

I did not mean my question to be offensive or judging. I was simply curious because I honestly expected them to be using pro gear. I mean, I'm a complete newbie and I have a DA* 16-50.

They did have a bunch of strobe lights etc so I guess lightning is indeed king.

I didn't register the camera model but it's physical size was smaller than my K50.
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