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Forum: General Photography 11-19-2022, 08:11 AM  
Phone Camera for Wedding Photography?
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Supposing the tog was someone like Rankin?
Forum: General Photography 11-12-2022, 06:01 AM  
Transferring Camera Photos to Your Cellphone
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Card reader works for me. I use a Lexar usb b one with a usb b to usb c converter, but I'm sure there must be usb c ones out there. Flucard, etc will only allow transfer of JPEGs afaik.

Maybe you can do a transfer via a suitable cable to save having to remove the card from the camera? It's how I upload my files to my pc.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-06-2022, 06:37 AM  
WG-1 battery won’t hold its charge
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 12
Views: 444
From what you say something in the camera is causing a power drain even when it's off, so maybe a reset of the camera?

If yours is the GPS version, the GPS in this camera is a battery killer, so maybe switch it off until actually needed?

Also, might be worth testing the new batteries by fully charging them both, then put one in the body and leave the other out. If the one that's out holds it's charge vs the one in the body, repeat the exercise swapping the batteries. If the battery in the body always discharges you'll have at least proven the two new batteries are ok and the fault is in the body. There's always a chance that the new batteries are faulty.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-20-2022, 02:06 AM  
Pentax K-30/50 for micrography
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 9
Views: 518
You might wish to consider an older 'flagship' camera, like the K5, K5Ii, or even the K3.

I understand price is a consideration, but none of these models have been plagued by the aperture solenoid problem and produce great results.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-15-2022, 08:08 AM  
WR Lens Discussion
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Maybe just get a waterproof camera/lens cover like this one from Optech - Rainsleeve - Camera cover for rain and snow | OP/TECH USA - which will give you freedom to choose whichever lens you want.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-10-2022, 12:20 AM  
Announcing the Pentax K-3 Mark III eBook & introductory special
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 32
Views: 7,383
I got an email this morning about this, including mention of a $5 discount off the price if bought before 15 October. Does the $34.99 price include the discount please, or am I missing a code?
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-09-2022, 10:33 AM  
Pentax K-3 III eBook version 1.1 released!
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Point taken.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 10-09-2022, 03:03 AM  
Pentax K-3 III eBook version 1.1 released!
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Unfortunately with the USD Vs other currencies exchange rates this is rather expensive compared to the other eBooks in the series. Pity!
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-07-2022, 08:20 AM  
Single Handed Photography
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
2 handed, as described by Photoptimist
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 09-24-2022, 11:04 AM  
SD cards for K3III
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Suggest you use two cards, especially if the trip is special. The K3III accepts two cards.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-16-2022, 04:41 AM  
Oddly specific problem, no idea what to do, help! (K70)
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Your previous post states the lens was changed, so as the problem continues this points to the camera body. Please confirm you've checked and cleaned the internal power-zoom contacts. You'll see them at the 5 o'clock position just inside the lens opening.

Also, although unlikely, try a different battery, just in case it doesn't have the power to drive the lens.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-16-2022, 04:35 AM  
Autofocus disabled
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 15
Views: 889
OP. Can you confirm you've checked and cleaned the power-zoom contacts? If you're not sure where they are, look into the camera from the front with no lens on and you'll see them just inside at the 5 o'clock position.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-10-2022, 03:33 AM  
K3, K3ii, or K3iii for Second Body
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 45
Views: 2,490
Bite the bullet and get two K3IIIs. You need something that will support her business into the future.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-04-2022, 03:36 AM  
interval shooting overnight - advice needed
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 11
Views: 658
You'd be better off investing in, and using, a trailcam.

Perfect for the job!
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 08-25-2022, 03:56 AM  
K3 III AF Adjustment anomalies
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
How to optimize focusing accuracy with large-aperture lenses / explore | RICOH IMAGING

This links to the Pentax advise page regarding achieving best focus and af adjustment.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-23-2022, 01:20 AM  
Pentax K-x DSLR Mirror Problem
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Usual elimination process starts with battery change and camera reset. I see you've tried changing batteries so next step is factory reset just in case you've inadvertently changed a setting or the camera is suffering a software glitch.

How long did you leave the camera without battery? Worth leaving it without a battery for a day I'd say.

Does the mirror stay up with battery out? If so, as suggested, could be a mechanical failure.

If it doesn't stay up with battery out, sounds like some sort of long exposure timer is running, although I'd have thought it would stop running once the battery's out.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-16-2022, 01:49 PM  
Fine adjustment in debug mode question
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 6
Views: 426
K5 only.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2022, 02:48 AM  
How do Pentaxians handle their massive photo library?
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 54
Views: 2,484
NAS, which I also back up to a single external drive
Forum: Pentax K-01 08-04-2022, 08:54 AM  
Pentax K-01 disassembly
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Picture 4 is missing. Interesting even though I don't have a K-01! :)
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-02-2022, 05:08 AM  
Missing Piece ?
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Another roller with 2 small guides between it and the one still in place.

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Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 07-21-2022, 12:56 AM  
Nikon N4004 (extended thread)
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-19-2022, 04:33 AM  
Press Button - get buzzing sound.
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Where are you based Jacko? Might be a Pentaxian near by who could meet up and help?
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-19-2022, 04:22 AM  
GR III vs DSLR for travel
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Faced with a similar problem some years ago when preparing for a trip to New Zealand I bought a high end bridge camera with sensible zoom range.

No regrets other than its sensor was smaller than that in my dslr and it noticed in overall IQ, but it left me to enjoy the sights and bring back the memories.
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-17-2022, 04:03 AM  
Help me justify the purchase of another GRIII...!
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Life's too short. If you've got the money buy it and enjoy!
Forum: General Photography 07-11-2022, 11:28 AM  
Suggestions for controlling dust in studio?
Posted By JohnX
Replies: 16
Views: 696
I doubt without vast expense you'll ever eradicate dust, so how about a fan blowing across the mirror surface? Depends on your subject of course as to whether this would introduce movement that would show in the shots.
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