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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-01-2015, 01:07 PM  
Landscape Every day is a winding road
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Nice capture, great contrast and colors
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-22-2015, 02:49 PM  
How long does the shutter last?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
What can I say, it is a great camera. I was thinking abou k3 and k5iis, and i regret nothing :) If you can get one used. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-22-2015, 08:15 AM  
How long does the shutter last?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Dont worry. My K-x has 54,246 and it is 5 years old and I terorized it on rain, on my bike, etc, and it is still good :)

Another body is k5iis, 9 months old and it has 23,385. What do you think about that? :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2015, 03:54 AM  
Poll: 35mm find that prime.
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 40
Views: 5,033
LOL, corrected :D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-02-2015, 11:36 PM  
Poll: 35mm find that prime.
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 40
Views: 5,033
My guess was right, I think :)

I am very surprised about Tamron 17-50 - very nice colors - pentane like, much better than da 35 IMHO for sure.

I had tammy and was very pleased using it until front element got damaged from INSIDE (!?).

Now I use my DA35 a lot and waiting for 16-85 which I ordered few day ago...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-02-2015, 01:20 PM  
DA 16-85 WR,show us what it can do.
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 725
Views: 96,219
Where is another thread ?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-27-2015, 07:22 AM  
Replacement For Tamron 17-50
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 19
Views: 2,487
And one more.. Replaced my 16-45.. Ordered 16-85.. And now we wait :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-18-2015, 05:26 AM  
16-45 exposure difference
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Yes, it happens always. I use hood. I must check AE to AF poind but AE-L with AF locked is not enabled.

---------- Post added 18-08-15 at 14:28 ----------

Third photo is bit different, ignore it, I moved camera when switched lens...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-18-2015, 02:57 AM  
16-45 exposure difference
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Hello.

Is it normal to get visible difference in exposure on different aperature?

Here some examples:

1. 16-45 wide open f4.0



2. 16-45 f6.3



3. DA 35 f4.0 for comprasion



Camarea is K5is, same thing on K-x.

DA 35 is pretty constant, more or less.

Ty.

---------- Post added 18-08-15 at 12:17 ----------

exif

1.

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Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-5 II s
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-5 II s Ver 1.07
DateTime - 2015:08:18 11:35:39
Artist -
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright -
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/2500 seconds
FNumber - 4.00
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 320
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2015:08:18 11:35:39
DateTimeDigitized - 2015:08:18 11:35:39
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 34.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 1000
ExifImageHeight - 662
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 51 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

GPS information: -
GPSVersionID - 2.3.0.0

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 320
White Balance - Auto
Lens Type - smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 54610
JpegIFByteCount - 7170

2.

Filename - 2.jpg
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-5 II s
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-5 II s Ver 1.07
DateTime - 2015:08:18 11:35:43
Artist -
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright -
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/1250 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 320
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2015:08:18 11:35:43
DateTimeDigitized - 2015:08:18 11:35:43
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 34.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 1000
ExifImageHeight - 662
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 51 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

GPS information: -
GPSVersionID - 2.3.0.0

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 320
White Balance - Auto
Lens Type - smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 54610
JpegIFByteCount - 6921

3.

Filename - 3.jpg
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-5 II s
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-5 II s Ver 1.07
DateTime - 2015:08:18 11:36:21
Artist -
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright -
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/4000 seconds
FNumber - 4.00
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 320
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2015:08:18 11:36:21
DateTimeDigitized - 2015:08:18 11:36:21
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 35.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 1000
ExifImageHeight - 662
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 52 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

GPS information: -
GPSVersionID - 2.3.0.0

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 320
White Balance - Auto
Lens Type - unknown (7, 214; 32, 0)

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 54610
JpegIFByteCount - 7296
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2015, 08:04 AM  
21 or 15 HD, anyone with both?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
Thank you all. I will buy first SMC 21. I like starburst effect and I guess flare is not that bad with hood.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2015, 01:47 AM  
21 or 15 HD, anyone with both?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
I do have K-5iis (and K-x), and 16-45, DA 35 f2.4 and bucnh of manual lenses.

Most of time i use 16-25mm with my zoom but it is too bulky because I am on my bike a lot.

I realy like IQ of da 35 2.4 and in therms of sharpness and size is great but a bit too long.

Thank you for samples, and I guess i will get them both but now I must decide which one to buy first :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-26-2015, 02:28 PM  
21 or 15 HD, anyone with both?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
Hello

I read a lot including this forum and articles on internet and i am now confused - more I read more confused I get :)

So here is what am i thinking:

I need big favour. If any of you guys have both - can you grab your camera and take two shots with both and post it here, if it is possible on bright sunny day :)

Right now from your window, SOC :) I guess general IQ which i like more will win :o
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-15-2015, 01:33 AM  
K-5 iis resets aperature.
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Me to, but that happens :( I'll visiit service today. It's anoying glitch.

And one more think - just now happened - card dor was open, and i put card back and turned camera on and here we go again :( F8.0 and battery is fully charged.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-14-2015, 02:08 PM  
K-5 iis resets aperature.
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Hello.

When i remove battery and put it back immediately camera resets aperature to F8.0. It is always in Av mode.

And I noticed every now and then resets it itself after 24hours or more.

Is that normal?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-06-2015, 02:24 PM  
k5 iis and 16-45 overexposure
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
After 1000 photos - i can say problem is gone. I guess juice on front element was problem. Weird. I will post if it happens again.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-29-2015, 12:50 PM  
k5 iis and 16-45 overexposure
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
I just tried that and it seems fine. I dont know, if this happens again I wil conatct service centre :(
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-29-2015, 11:31 AM  
k5 iis and 16-45 overexposure
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Multi segment metering.

First:

Filename - 2.jpg
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-5 II s
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-5 II s Ver 1.07
DateTime - 2015:04:25 08:49:10
Artist -
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright -
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/1000 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2015:04:25 08:49:10
DateTimeDigitized - 2015:04:25 08:49:10
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 21.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 1000
ExifImageHeight - 662
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 31 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

GPS information: -
GPSVersionID - 2.3.0.0

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 400
White Balance - Auto
Lens Type - smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 54610
JpegIFByteCount - 6727



Second:

Filename - 1.jpg
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-5 II s
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-5 II s Ver 1.07
DateTime - 2015:04:25 08:49:09
Artist -
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright -
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/1000 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2015:04:25 08:49:09
DateTimeDigitized - 2015:04:25 08:49:09
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 21.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 1000
ExifImageHeight - 662
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 31 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

GPS information: -
GPSVersionID - 2.3.0.0

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Mode - Auto
Quality - 5
ISO - 400
White Balance - Auto
Lens Type - smc PENTAX-DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL

Thumbnail: -
Compression - 6 (JPG)
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
JpegIFOffset - 54610
JpegIFByteCount - 6946
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-29-2015, 11:09 AM  
k5 iis and 16-45 overexposure
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Hello.

I was unofficial photographer of bike race and lot of pictures came out like this. First one is good and second is not.




Exif is same (f 6.3, iso400).

I didn't realized i had one big stain on lens (i guess i spill it with iso drink).

Today i tested camera and took 250 photos and everything is fine. What do you think ? I hope is just drink lol :)

Second glitch is camera resets aperature when is off to f 8.0 - not always but sometimes.

Camera is still under warranty.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-06-2015, 02:48 PM  
K-5 II switches aperture to 8.0 occasionally
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Sorry guys for bumping old post, but i did not want to start new thread for same question...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-05-2015, 02:30 AM  
K-5 II switches aperture to 8.0 occasionally
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Same thing with my K5 iis and 16-45. It's annoying. No i did not touch battery, just turned on camera and this sometimes happens. Any ideas? Camera works great and i don't have any problems but this "glitch" is really annoying.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-27-2014, 08:38 AM  
K-5 iis give me lens anxiety, which lens should i buy?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Thank you all. I think it will be DA 21.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-26-2014, 10:10 AM  
K-5 iis give me lens anxiety, which lens should i buy?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
I was happy with my k-x and adjusted AF to +130 for my 16-45 (lens is 6 year old and i am 3rd owner). On K-5 iis is inconsistent. On wide end i need +2 micro adjusment and on long end i need +6. I guess something is wrong with AF. Also front element have little scratch wich is only visible on bright and direct light like weird flare. On K-x everyting was good, seemed sharper due to lower resolution and less mpx. So I am thinking that little plastic fantastic 35 gave me anxiety and i want to replace 16-45 with something little sharper and better AF. So i need wide prime or zoom wich will give me better overall IQ. 16-45 will be on my K-x as backup body and lens. Tamron 17-50, Sigma 17-50, 17-70 or prime, 21, 15, or.. what? :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-26-2014, 08:57 AM  
K-5 iis give me lens anxiety, which lens should i buy?
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Hey,

I was very happy with 16-45 and my K-x. I also have 50-200, 35 2.4 a bunch of manual primes (Pentax M 50 1.7, cosina 100mm - great lenses) K-x and 35 2.4 did not go well with each other (Focusing issues) and that was my forgotten gem in drawer.

And now i bought K-5 iis. 35 2.4 works perfect and IQ is crazy good. But i am not happy with my wide part. I need something wide which is close to 35 2.4 in terms of sharpness. On photozone.de I considered a 15mm ltd but it seems that 16-45 is shaper on wide end according to charts. Weird. Prime is not must have, but i want lens wich is sharper then 16-45 and with great AF. Any ideas ? Maybe sigma 17-70? 10-20? Tamron 17-50 (i heard about focusing issues with this lens?) Or ? Thank you :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-21-2014, 05:48 PM  
K-5 IIs firmware
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Just updated it. I was wondering what they mean in "improved general stability". Is there anything hidden or something.. Thank you all.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-21-2014, 03:53 PM  
K-5 IIs firmware
Posted By SMeK
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Hello,

I recently bought K-5 IIs and i have 1.00 firmware. Question is what is improved in general stability in every firmware? Do i need newest? Should I upgrade one by one or maybe straight from 1.00 to 1.07 ? Thank you.
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