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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2008, 01:02 PM  
SMC PENTAX-A 1:1.7 50mm No Auto in the A
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 4
Views: 1,856
That is exactly what it was. The gold contact linkage was broken. When the aperture ring is turned from the auto lock position to manual aperture position the contact is retracted and in auto it is extended by a linkage system that is very small and thin and had worn out. So I had a choice leave the lens to work as manual aperture or rig it in auto. I went with full time auto. I do not suggest removing the mounting plate and doing what I did unless you have some experience working with small stuff. There is a ball bearing for the aperture ring smaller than a grain of sand. I used a contact from old broken plastic zoom lens (knew not to trash that thing good for parts someday). So now I have a good working auto 1:1.7 50mm sweet. Now on with the rest of the day to take pictures with it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2008, 04:40 PM  
SMC PENTAX-A 1:1.7 50mm No Auto in the A
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 4
Views: 1,856
Got a good deal on a SMC PENTAX-A 1:1.7 50mm canít get the A auto position to work on aperture ring camera wonít recognize.
K10D maybe that's why a good deal right Lol. Anyone have trouble with this sort of thing something I should try? Or just tape an M over the A on front of lens. :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2008, 08:07 PM  
Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Thanks just what I was looking for but will keep me up late tonight.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2008, 07:40 PM  
Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Wow another great Pentax site
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2008, 07:37 PM  
Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Yeah I think it would be cool to build original specifications list for all Pentax lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-25-2008, 07:26 PM  
Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications found lots interesting stuff from web search, got side tracked with history of asahi Pentax but not much in way of original specifications list. I think this would be great addition to the lens review database. Would like to know filter ring size for SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 09:08 PM  
Sad Day
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 71
Views: 9,926
Sounds like a bunch of Pro poser s again. Itís just not reasonable to expect 2k of Pentax prosumer gear to compete with 20k of pro level Canon or Nikon.
'prosumer,' the consumer who thinks of himself as a semi-professional " :lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-09-2008, 04:49 PM  
K10D - What's up?
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
I canít find a K10 listed at B&H? :confused:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2007, 07:23 PM  
K20d...
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 424
Views: 67,217
You know now that you say Kodak thinking more of Next Generation sensor technology: Press Release what do you think?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-10-2007, 10:22 PM  
K10D softness in JPEG
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 40
Views: 4,710
NO
Check this out DCRP Review: Pentax K10D
I shoot raw + jpeg with settings: image tone Bright, Saturation= -1, Sharpness= 0 contrast= 0 the settings do make a difference.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-06-2007, 08:56 PM  
Pentaxian.com
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 40
Views: 5,496
The site is great! Utilizing the latest in Adobe Flash programming.
Get up to date IE 7 Flash 9 and high speed.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-22-2007, 05:47 PM  
Pentax and the 16-50mm Shortage - translation
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
oops let me Try again “best Auto Focusing performance” yet
I love my FA primes but....

PentaxLife
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-21-2007, 09:17 PM  
Pentax and the 16-50mm Shortage - translation
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
Why what are you trying to say?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-21-2007, 08:21 PM  
WHAT MAKES YOU A PENTAXIAN (from a Pentax e-mail)
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 48
Views: 11,963
Whatever dude. You are way negative and paranoid.
I said do not be stupid about pride in a name brand.
It drives our economy improves products. You wave a name brand flag for something.
This is just the old down with establishment song. Are you a Californian vegetarian?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-19-2007, 08:48 PM  
WHAT MAKES YOU A PENTAXIAN (from a Pentax e-mail)
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 48
Views: 11,963
Pentax have just launched a teaser page for their upcoming (scheduled on September 6, 2007) website pentaxians.com. Today most of the Pentax SLR photographers (those who were registered at Pentax Photo Gallery) have received a letter from Pentax Marketing Team. They were informed about creation of Pentaxian website and were asked to tell something about themselves and what makes them Pentaxians.

That is all this is about.

Donít be stupid pride in name brand is not a bad thing for consumers.
Like Apple or NASCAR, the products you use say something about you if you believe it or not. Even you sell out to any Johnny come lately.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-19-2007, 08:33 PM  
Pentax and the 16-50mm Shortage - translation
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
B.S. itís the best lens yet for K10
Itís like having a new camera, so fast so quiet no hunting. Sharp pictures No plastic ok.
I thought high demand for your product is a good thing?
I was on the email me when available list from B&H and ordered it immediately.
I knew they would sell out didnít you? All the preview pictures and reviews concur.
Except Devil Photo Review maybe.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-16-2007, 01:34 PM  
New super K10D+
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 0
Views: 1,226
Well its my old k10 with the new DA* 16-50mm F2.8 AL [IF] SDM
Received yesterday from B&H.

Itís like having a new camera, so fast so quiet no hunting. I didnít think lens was working at first.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-02-2007, 09:26 PM  
Anyone Tried this K10D Remote Control ?
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 34
Views: 8,724
What the? You cannot afford twenty bucks. Who wants to tote around a TV remote?
Weird
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-31-2007, 09:33 PM  
Anyone Tried this K10D Remote Control ?
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 34
Views: 8,724
That remote looks like it has 12 extra do nothing buttons.
The F remote slips sweetly in to the battery grip.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2007, 08:24 PM  
Realistic Next Generation K10D Wishlists
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 75
Views: 6,215
Where does this wish list become unrealistic and lean more for pro gear?
But then this 2 SD card port idea from the HawaiianOnline very Interesting yes.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2007, 02:29 PM  
Realistic Next Generation K10D Wishlists
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 75
Views: 6,215
Yes please with improved sensor sensitivity performance and ISO 3200 Please include FOCUS ASSIST LAMP. I take great low light shots with ISO 400 and shake reduction but have to pop up flash for assist lamp and close flash back down before I snap. Bit of an ass whip. My AF-360FGZ Flash has a great assist lamp wish I could use with out flash??
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-25-2007, 09:08 PM  
Poll: Question for 16-50mm owners
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 1,099
Views: 117,584
Pentax Japan has officially announced release date for two new DA* lenses. In Japan DA* 50-135mm F2.8 will be available July 27, 2007. DA* 16-50mm F2.8 two weeks later - August 11, 2007.

In the United States (and most other countries) both lenses will available simultaneously on August 15, 2007.

Quote From PentaxLife
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-25-2007, 08:52 PM  
Pentax D-LI50 & Minolta NP-400 Battery Chargers ?
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 4
Views: 2,362
i did this very happy
D-LI50 Batteries+Charger for Pentax K10D Digital Camera - (item 160138892513 end time Jul-26-07 23:49:52 PDT)

batteries and charger work great but trash the cleaning kit.
have 5 batteries now need more memory.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-17-2007, 10:11 PM  
PEF vs DNG
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 19
Views: 4,571
One thing that has concerned me about the PEF format is for archiving the images like say 10 years from now will windows 2017 support this file type. Should I convert all to jpeg or use the DNG format?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-03-2007, 08:46 PM  
Troublesome proprietary batteries in remote places
Posted By pentaxographer
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Hey k10dbook, I usually hate advertising or links to commercial web sites in forum posts but that was a good tip on the batteries. It was just what I was looking for. Therefore, I will check out the book. :)

Camera accessory buying frenzy
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