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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-29-2015, 02:13 AM  
PERPLEXED beginner
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
In the Custom settings menu, you probably have Auto Exposure Lock with Focus Lock enabled.
C 5. AE-L with AF Locked (default is off)
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-03-2013, 12:57 PM  
Why is the K3's shortest interval shooting setting 2 seconds?
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
I have the K20D and K-5IIs. Both will shoot still intervals at 1 second. The K20D will only shoot for 99 frames, The K-5IIs, 999. The K20D soesn't do video, and the K-5IIs doesn't do interval video. That's what the K-01 is for.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-04-2013, 11:03 AM  
another new image of K-3!?
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 490
Views: 104,574
I had a thought that it would be possible to fit a mechanism in this area to shift the entire sensor system automatically.
It could take bracketed pictures as the sensor is shifted down and to one side, then up, then to the other side, and then down.
Then the image processor automatically stiches it together.
Essentially, every lens is now a shift lens.
This would also fit in with the 40Mp with sensor shift talk.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-26-2013, 12:54 AM  
Interval Shooting Problem
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Are you filling the memory card?
Does it shut down or just stop taking pictures?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-26-2013, 12:49 PM  
FF Under Development
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 1,291
Views: 169,486
The sync speed doesn't concern me in the least.
When using the camera at full sync shutter speed, the flash duration is the actual amount of time that the subject is lit.
With a Nikon D7000 and SB-900, the max. sync speed is 1/250sec but the flash duration is 1/880sec at full power and 1/1100sec at half power.
The K-5 max sync speed is 1/180sec but the AF540FGZ flash duration is 1/1200sec at full power.
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-15-2012, 03:38 PM  
Disabling live view grid in firmware 1.12
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
This will be in Setup Menu(4) settings for Live view. There is 3 grids to choose from, or off.
Forum: Pentax K-r 11-27-2011, 11:47 PM  
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 115
Views: 22,357
It strikes me very odd that Pentax would tell B&H the K-r is discontinued, at the same time they announce "NEW PENTAX K-r COLORS AVAILABLE ON WALMART.COM". - PENTAX - NEW PENTAX K-r COLORS AVAILABLE ON WALMART.COM
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-27-2011, 11:32 PM  
Tuesday: K-5 $999 at B&H, Monday $999 at Adorama
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 96
Views: 15,101
The title of your email, "Pentax K-5 Special", got me all excited. I thought it was an annoucement for a new model. I've been sort of expecting a K-5 SE to be introduced alongside a new entry level model.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-28-2011, 09:47 AM  
New PENTAX slogan: Be Interesting
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 96
Views: 11,577
"Be Interesting - Pentax" has been used for years. Along with "Be Colorful", "Be Obsessed", "Be Adventurous", "Be Yourself", "Be Rugged" and "Be Evolved"
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-10-2011, 10:27 AM  
Introducing the New....
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 5
Views: 3,457
Digital Cameras and Accessories - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site :confused:

The PentaxUSA site front page is introducing the "New" K-x.

Attachment 105759

When you click "Learn More", it takes you to the K-7 page. :o

The top banner does say "Pentax A Ricoh Company". So they are doing some work, but I just keep going back hoping for some sort of communication of what to expect in the future. ...any communication.

Pentax Japan has a link to the Ricoh Digital Camera site.
Pentax Canada is also showing the K-x.
Pentax Europe and Pentax UK are selling the 645 at 10% off.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-30-2011, 08:12 PM  
October 1st Pentax announcement
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 199
Views: 39,322
I just tried the site and there is the maintenance notice. Then I checked Ricoh's home and digital camera pages, which is unchanged. Hoya's corporate site has a press release stating the sale is completed.

PENTAX | currently under maintenance

Home | Ricoh Global

Digital Cameras / Products | Ricoh Global

Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-09-2011, 09:15 PM  
[ENDED] Post to Win a Remote (September 10th 12am-1am EST)
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 469
Views: 25,049
I have this remote so I'll post just to keep furthering the numbers. Good luck everyone.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-08-2011, 07:03 PM  
[ENDED] Post to Win a Remote (September 8th 9pm-10pm EST)
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 86
Views: 18,812
Happy Fifth Birthday, PentaxForums!

Adam, good job spacing these out to give people in all timezones a chance to win.

Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-06-2011, 03:21 PM  
[ENDED] Post to Win a Remote (September 6th 6pm-7pm EST)
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 86
Views: 8,444
Happy Birthday PentaxForums!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2011, 11:57 AM  
Facts about the Pentax brand name under Ricoh
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 276
Views: 49,442
While you have thought this through and I agree with most of what you said, I have a problem with this statement...

Many people actually shy away from Pentax because the lower price for features. They feel there must be a problem with Pentax cameras to be sold at the prices they are.

Pentax's entry level dSLR (K-r), is more expensive than the entry level dSLRs from Canon (XS) and Nikon (D3000). But in features, the Pentax K-r compares closer to their mid-range models, Canon 550D/600D and Nikon D5100, and still costs much less.

While I think Pentax prematurely discontinued the K-x and could use a greater range of models, the offerings for both Canon and Nikon borders on the ridiculous. They have so many models that even their own users are confused as to what camera model is right for them. Canon offers 13 dSLR models at this time, ranging from $550 to $7000. Nikon now sells 10 models ranging from $500 to $8000.

Using B&H for pricing the Pentax K-r kit sells for $625. Between the Canon 1100D/T3 and the Nikon D3100 kit at $599, and the Canon 500D/T1i kit at $649. Another forum (Reddit) I spend time on, anytime those Canon cameras are questioned the Canon users say to stay away from those 2 dSLRs and suggest spending more on an upper range.

For the price of a camera with nearly the same features as the K-r, say the Canon 600D/T3i kit ($899) or Nikon D5100 kit ($800), someone could buy the Pentax K-r with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 DA-L and 55-300mm DA-L kit for $786 and have money left over for the memory card.
/end rant

I would like to see an expanded lineup for Pentax. Maybe a model like the K-5 without weatherproofing to fill the gap between the K-5 and K-r. And then a full frame model, a full frame with weatherproofing, and a medium format without weatherproofing to fill the huge gap between the K-5 and 645D.

I really think the sale to Ricoh is a good thing and have hope for a more aggressive sales plan and a faster R&D to store shelf roadmap.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2011, 12:25 AM  
Ricoh to buy Pentax camera business from Hoya
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 738
Views: 124,194
Forum: Pentax Q 06-23-2011, 03:15 AM  
Pentax Q in the Flesh
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 1,310
Views: 208,047
Most of the talk so far sounds just like the talk when Pentax brought out the Auto 110. :hmm:
At the time Pentax achieved the smallest interchangeable lens system ever. It was not the best idea because of the small film size. How did that work out?:p

And now they have done it with digital. :cool:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-04-2011, 10:06 PM  
Pentax doing well on this list.....
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 32
Views: 7,258
I've heard a number of times that Pentax requires a retailer to buy $100,000 in Pentax products to be an accredited dealer. That is a lot of money for a small struggling shop.

Lowering that requirement would mean more exposure and a chance to put the product on shelves so more people could actually touch it before purchasing.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-11-2011, 03:41 PM  
The DSLR stabilzer
Posted By BobBlazevic
Replies: 52
Views: 13,331
That's an idea, but not worth the hype or $149.00. Move that decimal point to the left.
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