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Forum: Sold Items 10-10-2017, 09:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (all sold) K-1 body, DFA 15-30, FA77, DFA 28-105, Zeiss ZK 35 f/2
Posted By gosman
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
You broke it apart. Shame on you. I would have bought the complete package. I sent you a message and never got a response!
Forum: Sold Items 09-08-2017, 04:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: L Grip for Pentax K-3 with Battery Grip - Mestos PD-K3HL
Posted By gosman
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Can you give us a picture with it on your battery grip K-3?
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-21-2017, 08:09 AM  
AVAILABLE! K-3 and K-3II battery-grip-compatible L-plates
Posted By gosman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
this is completely useless information. I don't read Korean!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-31-2016, 11:18 AM  
Flashpoint R2 TTL 2.4G Wireless Remote System For Pentax - Discontinued
Posted By gosman
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Very disappointing. Not enough of us are demanding this flash connectivity to the vendors. I'm tired of Nikon, Canon, and Sony having all the good stuff!
Forum: Pentax K-70 09-16-2016, 08:01 AM  
K70 silliness
Posted By gosman
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
I hope no horn frog (what we call horny toad in Texas) was hurt during the making of this .gif
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-29-2016, 09:54 PM  
New K1 sample pictures
Posted By gosman
Replies: 18
Views: 2,877
I would be ashamed of these photos if they were mine! Can't they find any better than these?
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-18-2016, 10:49 PM  
Pentax K-1 Pre-Order Giveaway: $600 in gift cards + 1 year site supporter status
Posted By gosman
Replies: 36
Views: 6,558
Thanks for ordering. Look forward to your reviews.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-04-2016, 06:31 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
Yeh but it has the funky allen wrench screw! And this is a Chinese company that may or may not let you return it if it doesn't fit. Any other source for it? I prefer even to go through eBay since they guarantee satisfaction.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 08-30-2015, 06:55 PM  
Pentax's Sorry Flash Unit
Posted By gosman
Replies: 60
Views: 3,957
Derekkite- as you have noted, the key is not to use any flash on full power. Use an assortment of flash off camera to get a more modeling effect.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 08-30-2015, 10:57 AM  
Pentax's Sorry Flash Unit
Posted By gosman
Replies: 60
Views: 3,957
My 540ii works great because I use the proper batteries-never alkaline!! Furthermore, with the K-3 sensor and certainly the Z sensor, I use higher ISO thus not demanding as much from the flash. And then I use a sensible F-stop like 5.6 or 8. Never F11!!! That will demand even more from the flash. Use your common sense and rudimentary camera basics and you will find yourself liking the flash-- because you are using it right!
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-27-2015, 09:59 PM  
memory and user buttons on K-3- elect. level control?
Posted By gosman
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Grimmis- I hardly use the live view, but I do see what you mean. I will start doing that in the field and see how it works. Enoseke, I always start with the exposure because I may not decide to take the shot and only need the level at the last moment. Also by coming back to the exposure mode, I'm then ready for my next shot. Often the light is changing rapidly too when I am on the tripod.


Looks like I'm not insane, other Pentax cameras have been able to dedicate one button for the level it looks like. I wonder what Nikon and Canon does for this?
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-27-2015, 12:46 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
Yep they have introduce the L-bracket already for the new hot Sony full frame!
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-27-2015, 12:44 PM  
memory and user buttons on K-3- elect. level control?
Posted By gosman
Replies: 5
Views: 897
When I set up on a tripod, I toggle my rear LCD to the status screen and adjust the exposure (I almost always use manual exposure). Then I hit the info button twice and cursor over to the electronic level to get the image set up straight. I then have to hit the info button two more times and then cursor over to the status screen to check exposure one last time before firing. What a cumbersome process!! I've looked at the U1,U2, U3 user modes but it doesn't seem to go into the status screen and electronic level automatically. Additionally it would be nice to substitute the RAW button to turn on the electronic screen and then turn it off. But that doesn't seem to be a program either.


I know I'm asking a pretty advanced question, and I hope someone out there has experienced this frustration themselves. Is there any work around to this, other than not using the electronic level and correcting in post processing later?
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-19-2015, 02:02 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
That is so disappointing. The K-3 without the battery grip, is a pipsqueak!
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-11-2015, 03:37 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
Thanks Jake- anyone done this yet? Please show pictures.
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-10-2015, 02:36 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
Is this the one Bob the Rock? Mestos PD-K3HL


Pluses and minuses please. Access to all pullouts and buttons on the K-3 with battery grip.
Forum: Pentax K-3 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
It is time to boycott RRS!
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-30-2015, 06:22 AM  
External power for K-3
Posted By gosman
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Holly smokes! Not a lot of options! Why did Pentax come up with that funky DC input!

---------- Post added 07-30-15 at 08:24 AM ----------

Bob mentioned that his K-5 got three hours of usage. If my K-3 with two batteries can get 6 hours, I should be OK? Anyone tried the battery grip for long exposures star shots?
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-29-2015, 10:37 PM  
External power for K-3
Posted By gosman
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
I'm interested in photographing star trails and other night time images. With this type of photography, your battery can run out-even mine with the battery grip. How can I hook up an external power battery to the K-3 to keep it firing? I noticed there is a 8.3 DC input on the camera. What is that for?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-29-2015, 10:27 PM  
Bolt VS-510P flash
Posted By gosman
Replies: 1
Views: 724
This was moved to Pentax Price Watch? No. No. No. This is a technical question about flashes!
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-28-2015, 10:15 PM  
K-3 L Plates for K3 with and without grip
Posted By gosman
Replies: 90
Views: 11,862
RRS only has the L-bracket for the K-3 body only. Not the battery grip. I don't leave home without my battery grip. My hands will not fit that puny K-3 body alone!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-28-2015, 10:11 PM  
Bolt VS-510P flash
Posted By gosman
Replies: 1
Views: 724
BH Photo has a sale on the Bolt VS-510P flash today at $150. Suppose to be TTL and HSS compatible with K3. Anyone tried it?
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-22-2015, 10:41 AM  
L Bracket K3 with Grip Mestos PD-K3HL
Posted By gosman
Replies: 44
Views: 5,774
Big negative narual. But still looking.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-01-2015, 03:31 PM  
new K-3 comes with latest firmware 1.11
Posted By gosman
Replies: 51
Views: 6,492
I have updated my firmware to 1.10. I didn't do 1.11 because it seemed minor. Today my camera locked up completely. I had to take the battery out and reinstall to unlock it. Will the upgrade help this. First time it has frozen in over a year.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2015, 11:37 AM  
Sigma 17-50 f2.8 or Pentax 16-50 for events
Posted By gosman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
uh oh- grey market lens- no US warranty. Or international warranty! Pentax 16-50 2.8 often listed for about $850 sometimes with 3 year extended warranty. Will pay off for that nice and quite SDM motor if it fails.
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