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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 8 Hours Ago  
Great Deal on Lexar Memory Cards at Amazon -- 64 GB 95 Mbps U3 $9.99
Posted By reduno
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Perhaps the title of Andy Warhol's "Flash" portfolio fits the subject of this thread (if not the content)?
https://revolverwarholgallery.com/portfolio/flash-complete-portfolio/
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 2 Days Ago  
Great Deal on Lexar Memory Cards at Amazon -- 64 GB 95 Mbps U3 $9.99
Posted By reduno
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
I remembered I received a 64 GB Lexar card from Amazon back in May, so pulled it out of the camera to check. Marking on back side indicates:

Leaxar an affiliate of Longsys a Chinese comapny
L121716
00801-V30-64GBSL A
0119B
Made in Korea


Still don't know whose Flash chips are in there. If they are Samsung (or one of the reputable Korean companies) I would feel pretty good about it. I have not used that camera much since May, so I can't really comment on long term reliability.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 3 Days Ago  
Great Deal on Lexar Memory Cards at Amazon -- 64 GB 95 Mbps U3 $9.99
Posted By reduno
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
I suspect you may be right. Longsys has made some announcements about Chinese made Flash memory:
"Longsys Electronics has disclosed plans to develop what the company claims is "100% China-made" flash storage device, which will utilize NAND chips manufactured by Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) and other China's homegrown chip solutions."
China's Longsys Electronics to feature Yangtze Memory Technologies' (YMTC) NAND Flash chips
What's interesting is the cards that 'manishved' ordered from Amazon were labelled as made in Korea. It seems odd that a Chinese company would package them there, so perhaps these are old stock? Can anyone see a date code on them?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 3 Days Ago  
Great Deal on Lexar Memory Cards at Amazon -- 64 GB 95 Mbps U3 $9.99
Posted By reduno
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
I believe Micron sold the Lexar brand name to Longsys, a Chinese company back in 2017. In 2018 the company announced they were going back into full production:
https://www.adorama.com/alc/lexar-is-back-the-company-announces-its-returned...ion?
What I don't know is whose Flash chips they are using in these new cards?
Forum: Pentax K-70 6 Days Ago  
Hope for Electronic Shutter feature in K-70
Posted By reduno
Replies: 11
Views: 411
I think the other big difference between the Kp and K-70 is the aperture mechanism. On the Kp this uses a separate stepper motor, so the aperture can step down for each shot, even if the mirror stays locked up. On the K-70, the same motor performs both functions, so the aperture cannot stop down without the mirror cycling.

Theoretically, you could use the aperture stepped down with the mirror locked up to take a burst of shots. However, the view finder would be dimmer between shots as the aperture would never open back up. Consequently, I think this may be why Pentax doesn't offer the silent shutter on the K-70.

Incidentally, I did try using pixel shift resolution on a K-3 II in live view, to see if the shutter would remain open. However, it did cycle the mechanical shutter before the sequence of shots (to clear the sensor), so no such luck.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 6 Days Ago  
Sticky: PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - October - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By reduno
Replies: 307
Views: 5,192
In as entry number #230 (unless someone posts while I'm typing).
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 6 Days Ago  
Where did all the k-s1 chromatic bodies go?
Posted By reduno
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Understood, I thought from your initial comment that you may have been attached to the camera. If it didn't cost that much and is still usable, that is great. Mine was purchased during the Samys $199 close-out a few years back, so it doesn't owe me much either.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 6 Days Ago  
Where did all the k-s1 chromatic bodies go?
Posted By reduno
Replies: 13
Views: 579
You could always swap the case over to the guts of a common black model. However, it will likely require soldering some wire connections, assuming the internal construction is like most other Pentax DSLR.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-03-2019, 03:49 PM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Both Amazon and B&H back up to $546. More Yo-Yo price swings.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-03-2019, 12:02 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K3II body - see description
Posted By reduno
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
PM sent (plus another post for the raffle).
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-03-2019, 04:04 AM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
I certainly wasn't expecting that good a deal with free extras. They still want $100 more for the silver version though. :mad:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-02-2019, 07:18 PM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Well, the price is back down again! The joys of automated dynamic pricing. :confused:
It also looks like B&H is matching it.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-02-2019, 09:26 AM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
It looks like the price is back up to $546.95. Congratulations on getting one at a great price.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-02-2019, 06:15 AM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
I would say main step up from K-3 would be improved high ISO performance, articulated screen and pixel shift resolution. However, you give up flag-ship build quality (including quiet shutter), burst frame rate, get an older AF system and less capable metering. WiFi is available but has some bugs.

Compared to the K-S2, build is virtually identical but resolution is improved. You also get 14-bit RAW (instead of 12-bit), plus the pixel shift resolution.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-02-2019, 03:23 AM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
I have to agree. If the deal was on the silver body, I would be ordering.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-01-2019, 08:11 PM  
Pentax K-70 - October $100 rebate and lowest price to date!
Posted By reduno
Replies: 19
Views: 990
At this moment it looks like Amazon has the K-70 body down to $494.89:
amazon.com : Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black)?tag=pentaxforums-20&
No idea how long the price will last.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-01-2019, 07:36 AM  
K-70 $547 with free stuff at Adorama/$550 at B&H-both with a bag and more
Posted By reduno
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Probably depends on which accessory bundle you prefer:

Adorama
Lowepro Format 160 II Camera Bag
ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
Adorama Slinger Digital Memory Card Wallet - Holds 12 Cards
SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card - Class 10
Corel PC Photo Video ART Suite 07 Software Kit

B&H
Ruggard Journey 24 DSLR Shoulder Bag (Black)
SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Card
Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-12-2019, 06:16 PM  
eBay 15% off with App until 7PM Pacific Time 03/12/19
Posted By reduno
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Now I don't feel so bad about not having a smart phone.:rolleyes:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-25-2019, 07:59 PM  
20% of select lenses at KEH until midnight 1/25
Posted By reduno
Replies: 3
Views: 716
If you try 50,600 random promo codes, do you get it for free? :D
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 01-19-2019, 08:43 PM  
Getting aperture control block on my K-S2 :(
Posted By reduno
Replies: 134
Views: 13,595
Has anyone done a comparison to see if the solenoids from the later film MZ/ZX bodies are compatible? From pictures it looks like they use a white solenoid but with the different batteries they could well have a different coil resistance?
Replacing the mirror return motor in a Pentax MZ-5n ? Simon Hawketts' Photo Blog
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-07-2019, 04:59 AM  
Rakuten 15% sitewide discount
Posted By reduno
Replies: 3
Views: 737
It looks like a lot of the Pentax items are sold and shipped by Adorama. The discount does appear to apply to these purchases.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-20-2018, 03:31 PM  
PayPal $5 off $5 or more12/20 only- check your emails
Posted By reduno
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Received the e-mail and picked up some accessories I had been eyeing for only $2.50. Thanks!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-17-2018, 08:27 PM  
US Pentax Deal Roundup - Week of December 17, 2018 (better than Black Friday!)
Posted By reduno
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
It looks like you just made it in time. The Ricoh 12 Days Holiday Promotion page is now showing the Kp as sold out in both black and silver.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-15-2018, 11:19 AM  
eBay 10% Off Tech 15% Off Everything Else Until 12:00 AM PT
Posted By reduno
Replies: 0
Views: 367
eBay is running another of their discount codes until 12:00 AM PT on December 16th (midnight tonight I believe). This is the last of their "December Dozen", with a maximum discount of $75 using code "PICKUPSALE".
December Dozen | eBay
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-15-2018, 08:28 AM  
K-1 with 28-105 for $1799
Posted By reduno
Replies: 3
Views: 440
I believe this is the same deal Ricoh had for the K-1 on black Friday. It subsequently went back to being just the body (at a lower price) but it looks like they have added the lens back in again.
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