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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-05-2019, 10:34 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 1,650
Views: 133,321
Why can't good and perfect get along?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-20-2019, 09:57 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,487
Views: 288,473
In the rear image, the focal plane indicator is farther forward than my K5, suggesting more "works" behind the sensor. Or maybe just space for a flip-out screen?
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 07-26-2019, 01:52 PM  
Blemishes on images
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Just a thought: If you have used your camera for years and that single spot is the only blemish you have ever had, You have done an exemplary job of keeping it clean.

My K-10 CAME with dust on the sensor and at least one tiny curly hair.
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.
Wow!
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: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-13-2018, 08:43 AM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Great question! I rarely change meter mode, and now find that dial also locked in place...Almost as if it was GLUED in place.
I may invert the camera and apply a few drops of universal solvent hydrogen hydroxide...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-12-2018, 10:42 AM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 971
That sounds more invasive than I career to do at this point.


The button goes down as I switch P to Green to_Video, but the dial locks before the video detent.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-11-2018, 02:30 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Exactly right

---------- Post added 2018-12-11 at 04:35 PM ----------

Any clues regarding non-invasive removal of the lock button or the mode dial? I am reluctant to start levering and pulling to find the access points.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-11-2018, 12:54 PM  
K-5 iis PASM mode dial stuck locked on video green and P
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 12
Views: 971
As described, I can't access any other modes. I have tried extra pressure on the lock button, and twisting as hard as I dare. Replaced battery, too.

I have searched this forum repeatedly and found only one similar fail: mode dial skipped settings. But no positive fixes for that.

I hate to retire a camera for a minor mechanical fail, but what option is there?
Forum: Sold Items 12-10-2018, 01:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-3ii Body
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Do I understand that you are the second owner of this camera?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-09-2018, 03:54 PM  
K5 PC flash sync socket
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Better safe than sorry: Measure, measure, measure and make the best judgment you can.

Years ago:
Flash trigger voltage - PENTAX official answer - PentaxForums.com
dealt with this issue and repeated the old Pentax claim of safety to 380v.
I've used an ancient 100+ volt Osram blitz to trigger remotes and my camera still works. I don't recommend that you follow my example.
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-08-2018, 03:06 PM  
Is the K-01 still worth buying in 2018? Hell yes!
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 22
Views: 4,258
Hey Bird Dude!
Don't forget to update the firmware. It can make a difference in AF, especially in household lighting.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 11-08-2018, 11:43 AM  
Flashing Red Light
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 6
Views: 7,313
It is one of the settings that endures past a power OFF but will go away with a dead battery, unless you powered off while it was enabled.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 10-06-2018, 02:40 PM  
Pentax K5 - faster shutterspeeds than the sync speed of 1/180 for dog portraits
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 17
Views: 3,073
Post a photo you made with a blurred dog and the flash operating, Use Xmode and post it with the EXIF data.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-05-2018, 11:04 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 2,451
Views: 221,384
But look what a 6-year old camera with a 20 year old lens does with K mount...
Compact Camera Meter
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-26-2018, 11:18 AM  
K3ii replacement
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 2,451
Views: 221,384
CANON net sales = 3.401 Trillion Yen 2016
RICOH net sales = 2.063 Trillion yen 2018
NIKON net sales = 0.822 Trillion Yen 2016

RICOH looks big enough to do anything either Canon or Nikon do.

It is just a matter of will
Forum: Pentax K-01 09-08-2018, 09:09 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 3,748
Views: 737,077
I haven't heard of the aperture block failure in K-01. I know it is very similar to the K-30, though.

Guess I need to check my shutter count. So far, the worst problem I have had was the ePROM battery or capacitor losing its charge over periods of inactivity (weeks, not days)

I have a lot of photos taken on January 1 2012!
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 08-27-2018, 10:02 AM  
Pentax Mirrorless?
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 274
Views: 32,970
My experience with K-01 and K-5, K-5iis and K10 is that the K-01 is less troubled with dust and other schmutz than my other K- cameras. I think that flipping mirror really stirs thing up.
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 K-1 & K-1 II 05-06-2018, 10:06 AM  
My K1 does not give enough "F" (DOF)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 77
Views: 5,313
Good to see a potentially contentious thread come to an amiable conclusion. Keeping the details straight always helps, especially comparing across brands.

And the famous "Pentax exposes (a full stop-A half stop-way too much) under what i get on my (any other camera)" is only amenable to experience with Pentax.
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
From Spaceweather.com:
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 01-24-2018, 11:12 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 92,793
Views: 4,028,966
Try this and your aversion to the music of the pipes may be relieved...















You Tube



Best regards
Forum: Pentax Mirrorless Cameras 01-24-2018, 11:00 PM  
Behind-the-Mount 20-40 for K-01
Posted By squareeyes
Replies: 16
Views: 6,757
Just received a 18-50 Retractable DA lens.
Somewhat disappointed with the chunky size and the sticky retraction mechanism
The electric focus is fantastic, though.
Still waiting for additons to the XS line...come the messiah
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