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Forum: Pentax K-01 02-07-2019, 09:44 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,748
Views: 737,077
I just re-encountered this foto with the FA 35-70 on my K-01.
IMGP8760-2TightMonarchs by squareeyes2009, on Flickr
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-13-2018, 12:52 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Progress! I think I must have gotten some sticky liquid on it—like coffee with cream. Standby...
hmm, it does smell like coffee!

More water on the inverted camera...
Forum: Pentax K-01 06-17-2018, 11:19 AM  
Happy Birthday to the K-01!
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 140
Views: 24,867
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-02-2018, 04:10 AM  
Question: FA 77 and moon, exposure problem
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
The rocking motions are called libration; because of libration we can observe not just 50% but rather 59% of the Moon's surface.

Spaceweather Glossary: Lunar Libration
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-01-2018, 03:06 PM  
Question: FA 77 and moon, exposure problem
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
The pics were a month apart in time and nearly opposite sides of the earth, It's a wonder you couldn't see the back side of the moon!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 02-10-2018, 01:31 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 92,793
Views: 4,028,966
First I saw that was a DC-8 Stretch. It looked like hills and valleys at 30,000 feet.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 12-14-2017, 06:04 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 92,793
Views: 4,028,966
watch out for pelicans and canada geese!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2017, 01:43 PM  
Repair internal anti-reflexring SMC 500mm f4.5
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
Just took my 500mm f4.5 K mount and removed the whole front cell. The set screws are only for the sighting pip and need not be touched. Front element is all in front of the sighting ring.

The threading is very fine and takes a dozen or more turns to remove the cell. When I opened mine, I could see the baffle you're talking about it appears to be plastic and is shaped with several pointed bits around the edge. I did not reach in, since mine hasn't moved. I leave for you to try it.

Please post your results...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-10-2017, 11:45 AM  
Repair internal anti-reflexring SMC 500mm f4.5
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
This may not be very helpful... BUT this is very close to a telescope, in that there is nothing between the front elements and the rear element, except for the baffles you describe.

The entire front element is threaded onto the body—no set screws. It may be possible to screw off the front lens assembly and reach down the tube to secure the baffle that worries you. It is at least worth a look to remove the front lens assembly, marking its original position, of course.

Good Luck
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2017, 08:35 AM  
Thom expects a new Pentax camera
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 294
Views: 26,093
Joe farted? Pentax is doomed!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2017, 12:33 PM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 1,319
Views: 159,271
Or a Howard Johnson's with 31 flavors?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-07-2016, 06:56 PM  
Pentax K1 over-expose highlights?
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 87
Views: 8,452
Ciao Nunzio,

I have never heard a consistent complaint about Pentax overexposing highlights. It seems they do EVERYTHING to avoid extremes in their jpgs. So much so that "flat" "washed out" and "dull" are the adjectives I associate with them.

Personally, I shoot my jpgs with reverse film simulation on to punch 'em up. Then I can email them to my hearts content.

But for any prints (ANY prints) it's RAW exclusively.

(rant follows. Please stop reading if this is off topic.)

For the life of me, i can't imagine spending money on a tool and expecting it to read both my mind and the scene before it and come out with a "perfect" result.
Don't tell me "I used to shoot 25 speed Kodachrome and got perfect exposures every time." I don't want to hear about Portra or Tri-X or any of 'em.

No photos exist in RAW or jpg or tiff or DNG or any of them. The result is entirely dependent on the viewing condition whether the viewing is a RAW interpreter, a video card or a printer. Mastery of each of the succeeding steps in photography is necessary. A "perfectly exposed" slide viewed against a candle is going to look somewhat different from the same slide viewed against the sun.

My conclusion is to work to get the best RAW file for my intent, then PP it with my viewing circumstance in mind. In all my dozen or so digital cameras, I have not yet had one that gave me universally satisfying jpgs. OK jpgs, Not Bad jpgs. even Pretty good! jpgs. But for my photographs RAW gives me the best chance to capture (or stretch) the range to my taste.

Good luck getting 15 EV steps from your jpgs.
And thanks for your patience.
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-20-2016, 10:05 PM  
K-01 value appreciating?
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 27
Views: 4,549
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-15-2016, 02:40 PM  
Washington DC Trip
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
You will be in DC during the early days of the Cherry Blossom festival and the Smithsonian Orchid show. A good landscape lens (DA 15) and a good arms-length macro will be good. I don't know how close the DFA 100 working distance is, but you will have a great opportunity to use it.

And the FA 50 1.4 could be very helpful inside museums.

But I agree that the 60-250 won't be of much use. Washington DC is a close-up city!

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2015, 10:02 AM  
Pentax K-1 (tentative) exhibited in Salon de la Photo from Paris
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 519
Views: 75,132
Look a little wider...
Couillard Name Meaning. French: from Old French coille 'testicle', hence a nickname for a man with large testicles, later (from the 16th century) for a lusty or vigorous man.
Couillard Name Meaning - Name Meaning & Family History at Inc.

---------- Post added 2015-11-05 at 12:03 PM ----------

Indeed, looks like K-1 is a couillard camera
Forum: Pentax K-01 03-11-2014, 08:51 AM  
Dust on K-01 Sensor
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Please don't get that dusty brush anywhere near your open mount!
Never inside it, especially.

Try a genuine Rocket blower. With most other blowers (even without the brushes) there is the chance of bits of latex or plastic shedding from inside the bulb and spraying out with the air.

Good luck
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-05-2013, 02:03 PM  
Scored a Unicorn
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 47
Views: 6,592
from the Italian Asahi Optical Historical club...
Forum: Pentax K-01 05-17-2013, 10:37 PM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,748
Views: 737,077
Forum: Pentax K-01 05-04-2013, 06:46 PM  
Thanks Marc Newson
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 63
Views: 7,951
to like it is to keep it!

I think the majority of those who hold it in "ordinary" regard are those who do not own own.

And even the most dissatisfied owners have the lower opinion tempered by the image quality and features of an incredibly inexpensive camera.
Forum: Pentax K-01 01-23-2013, 01:19 PM  
Lets see your new K01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 223
Views: 55,527
Crude 3-d for crosseyed viewing!

_IGP6649K01_3d_Cross by squareeyes2009, on Flickr
Pentax F 35-70mm zoom mounted on camera
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-15-2013, 09:48 PM  
PentaxForums at CP+ 2013, Interview Question Suggestions
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 189
Views: 26,857
K-01 is a winner but lacks support to grow. Can there be another XS lens or two based on existing optics? And the LCD from the MX-1 wouldn't hurt, either.
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