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Forum: Macro Photography 02-23-2017, 04:42 AM  
Effectiveness of SR in Macro / closeup.
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 12
Views: 743
because he is not using a flash and probably wants to keep iso manageable. Nice photo photolady.
Joe
Forum: Pentax KP 01-27-2017, 06:23 PM  
Why I won't buy a KP.
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 113
Views: 7,405
Precision camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-22-2017, 07:11 PM  
Best of 2016 Granddaughter
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 1
Views: 313
The best Model of 2016 plus the best lens of 2016 makes the worst photographer of 2016 look not so bad!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-17-2016, 03:52 AM  
Pentax K-5 died and K-30 partially crashed after mounting DA 60-250 f4 (SN 9222618)
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Also check the sdm contacts. Sounds like they might be missing. The two square contacts on the bottom of the lens. Joe
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-21-2016, 03:10 AM  
Photos dark and flashing bright green in playback mode
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 8
Views: 696
check for sticky aperture blade or auto aperture not engaged on lens.
Joe
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-12-2016, 03:28 AM  
Please help, I'm lost. Oh, and greetings!
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Nice pics, That lens produces some stellar images. My manual focus skills are going down the tubes with age. I need to replace mine with a f 50 1.7.
Joe
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2016, 10:45 AM  
Pentax 300mm DA* Little Loose Focusing Ring
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 10
Views: 924
I have owned mine for 7 years. Always had play in the focus ring.
Joe
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-02-2015, 03:33 AM  
SMC Takumar 1:3.5/15mm in bad condition - advice needed
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 4
Views: 801
First,did you try taking the skylight filter off? You have nothing to loose by cleaning it yourself.
Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-20-2015, 06:18 PM  
20%-30% off at keh until 3am
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 12
Views: 874
I was debating over a Like new sigma 150-500 for nikon. the price has dropped $100 over the past month plus 25% brought it down to $400.
Cheapest I have seen yet. There are bargains to be had! Like buying anythIng used or new you should be aware of actual market value.
Ymmv

Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-20-2015, 02:03 PM  
20%-30% off at keh until 3am
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 12
Views: 874
https://www.keh.com/ has 25% off $500- $1000 any used items. 30% off $1000 or more. expires 11/21 3:00am. Promo code KEHBF
Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-04-2015, 03:39 AM  
K-3 for $649 w/ free DA 50mm and flash (Black Friday)
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 260
Views: 23,299
The deal is back today @ 649.
Joe

---------- Post added 11-04-2015 at 05:45 AM ----------

Just went back up to 749 before my eyes .HA HA
Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-30-2015, 07:23 PM  
K-3 for $649 w/ free DA 50mm and flash (Black Friday)
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 260
Views: 23,299
I don't think you can get a better deal if you want the lens and flash but the camera only price might go lower.
I really don't need the extras so I think I will wait.
Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-30-2015, 06:48 PM  
K-3 for $649 w/ free DA 50mm and flash (Black Friday)
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 260
Views: 23,299
If you click on the link. right below the pic of camera it says limited time offer 2hrs and 15 minutes left.
Joe
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-30-2015, 05:23 PM  
K-3 for $649 w/ free DA 50mm and flash (Black Friday)
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 260
Views: 23,299
This deal ends at midnight tonight according to their website.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-15-2015, 10:37 AM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
This sucks, It has been a month since I was told my camera is corroded beyond repair. Precision has no idea why they have the camera back. They had it over a week.
Pentax had no idea precision had the camera. Even though I have called pentax three times to report precision had the camera back.
There is absolutely no communication in between these two companies. It's a joke. The camera is 9 months old and still under warranty.
I called precision today and was told it will be $300+ to repair an unrepairable camera. Huh?

I complained to Pentax and they just want to fix the mirror flop issues and send it back. Not even realizing the camera does not work at all and suffered a multitude of issues.
Including being corroded and unrepairable. Don't these guys write notes? Sheeesh. This is going to end badly.
Joe
Forum: Sold Items 10-10-2015, 04:06 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Lens
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 2
Views: 898
pm sent
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-02-2015, 05:54 PM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
On the outside the camera is pristine. The battery contacts look ok too.
It's a wait and see game. I am trying not to think about the what if's.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-02-2015, 04:25 PM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
I agree . If I were a professional it would be cost effective to use pentax in most cases.
I would buy a new body every year and it would be considered a minimal business expense.
Since this is just a hobby to me and I have backup cameras(K-5 k-10d). It really isn't a big deal as long as they eventually make it right .
But it is frustrating dealing with the silly nonsense (It takes me a good year to save up for a new camera or lens)

Buying a new camera instead of a lens I want because they can not repair a camera is crazy
.
I like pentax cameras and I do not want to switch. So I guess the answer is vent on pentax forum and suck it up.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 10-02-2015, 12:41 PM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
I was wrong about this. I am sending it back to precision so their expert can re-evaluate and send pictures to Ricoh. What was precision doing with my camera for the last 2 weeks, I don't know!
Oyy.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-30-2015, 01:23 PM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
It's been two weeks since they told me they are going to return my camera unfixed. They are just now shipping it back to me.:(

I also signed up for email notifications. I have not received one email since I've sent it in. So please don't expect to see any emails.
You have to be proactive and go directly to their site for updates.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-23-2015, 07:30 AM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
Ha ha, No snow in Florida lately and I hate air conditioning.
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-19-2015, 12:25 AM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
update 9/18 Precision website claimed repair delay. I called them back. I was told the camera is being sent back to me un-repaired and is not covered under warranty.
They stated the camera is corroded beyond repair. Hmmm.
The camera has never been under water and has only been in a trickle of rain a couple of times. Compared to my k-5 and k-10d both of which have been in torrential downpours and never an issue.

I called Ricoh and had a very reassuring conversation with their tech support. They said they will have it shipped directly to Ricoh corporate and look into it.
They also stated that it was quite unusual.

So it looks like I will be patient and wait and see
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-18-2015, 11:49 AM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
post updated
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-10-2015, 05:34 PM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
Thank you Mikesul, Of course you are correct. But this was an informative type post not a request for advice.
A warning so to speak, for others thinking it won't escalate past a missed frame occasionally.
Maybe just a little bit of a rant.:D
Joe
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-10-2015, 09:20 AM  
k-3 mirror flap to death
Posted By Stargeezer
Replies: 51
Views: 4,964
Let me clarify how my camera reacted to mirror flap with the 1.11 firmware.

Camera would flap twice without recording an image. It would then lockup and at that point I would have to take out the battery.
I then put the battery back in, turn on the camera and everything works but the battery is almost completely depleted.

This is basically what it has done from the beginning. As far as I know the firmware only stops the mirror from flapping continuously.
It does not stop the incident altogether.

Ok, so this morning I tried to get the camera to turn on. Put a fresh battery in. No lights buttons or Lcd came on.
But the mirror started flapping continuously at about 1 frame per second until I took the battery out.

It reminded of how a fish will often flap after you cut its head off.:rolleyes:
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