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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-01-2019, 12:42 PM  
Underwater cameras?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Olympus Tough, TG-5 looks really good IQ wise for a small 12mp sensor.
I haven't tried it in the water yet though...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-18-2018, 09:06 AM  
February 2018 CIPA numbers are in... the DSLR lives!
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 165
Views: 15,655
The ONLY thing a cell cam is good for is quick/easy shots. Like all multifunction gadgets, cells can get very cumbersome and irritating when used for shooting. I love a nice fat grip plus all the short-cut buttons and fine control a proper camera has.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-07-2018, 04:16 PM  
K5 & Pentax GPS Module O-GPS1
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 6
Views: 8,041
Jimby;

There is a back screen red setting available in Menu.
>Go to WRENCH menu, Page 1.
>Bottom of Page 1, Status Screen; OK
>in Status Screen, go to bottom; Display Color. Setting 4 is the Red display.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-24-2018, 10:13 AM  
Back Button Focusing?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 9
Views: 11,751
Thanks for the reply Tan.
I'll see if I can assign it there...
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 03-24-2018, 10:10 AM  
K-01 spotted in Nationwide Insuance ad
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 8
Views: 1,682
Hahahahaha
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-21-2018, 03:53 PM  
Back Button Focusing?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 9
Views: 11,751
Ive set up my K5 for back button. I like the functionality of this, but the AF button is right in my face when using the viewfinder. Can the function be mapped to another button?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-31-2017, 01:07 AM  
My K5 is suddenly slow processing
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Thanks Adam!
I forgot I had those turned on.
As is well now.

---------- Post added 12-31-17 at 03:08 AM ----------


Thanks Trax,
Adam covered it.

---------- Post added 12-31-17 at 03:08 AM ----------


Thanks Trax,
Adam covered it.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-31-2017, 12:10 AM  
My K5 is suddenly slow processing
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Howdy folks.

My K5 has become slow.
When I take a shot a small hour glass appears on the LCD.
I normally shoot raw, and that's never happened.
It is slow processing with JPG as well. I also changed cards, and removed the GPS.
Still slow...

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks,
Chuck
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-04-2014, 06:57 AM  
Sticky: Pentax WG-3 GPS In-depth Review Posted!
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 1
Views: 12,034
Has anyone had experience with the DW5 wide angle converter for the wg3?
Things I'd like to know:
> image quality / optics / coatings?
> does the converter have filter threads? If so, what filter size?
> does it come with caps for front and rear elements, or at least a protective pouch or box?
> is it worth the $150 (approx) price?
There is a dearth of intel about this accessory out there on the interwebz.

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 07-04-2014, 10:30 AM  
4th of July Memory Deal: 16Gb Sandisk Extreme for $14.95 and more!
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 1
Views: 791
I ordered (3) 32 gig sandisk extremes (class 10) in mid June for a great price.
But they're still on back order. :(
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-18-2014, 08:15 PM  
Picture of the Week Picture of the Week POTW #315 12 May-25 May 2014
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 32
Views: 4,317
Potomac at flood 5.17.14
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-06-2014, 06:24 PM  
City of Arts and Sciences
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Looks like Santiago Calatrava's work.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-09-2014, 02:19 PM  
City of Arts and Sciences
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Absolutely stunning shot. Well done.
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-12-2013, 08:54 PM  
Two K5 Issues / Questions
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Hi Matt,
I just checked >Custom / #7 / Auto EV Compensation< and it was and is definitely off.
But I went up to #5 AE--L with AF-Locked, and that was on (2). I shut that off. Went out and tested it, along with toggling the AE-L button per Jonathan's suggestion, and shutter won't release, and the LCD and main screen just flash away.

Thank you for your suggestion though.
I'll keep going with trial and error. If that doesn't work, I'll use the reset.
Chuck
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-12-2013, 08:44 PM  
Two K5 Issues / Questions
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Thanks Jonathan.
AE lock wasn't on when I checked it just now, but now I know what to look for, next time I get the f-stop and exposure linked.
Chuck
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-09-2013, 06:05 PM  
Two K5 Issues / Questions
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Hi;

I have been using my K5 since around 1 October - bought used, no really serious complaints. Great camera.

Buuut...

Item #1:
Sometimes after I take a shot, I'll go to adjust aperture or shutter, and they're linked. I'll adjust one and the other will compensate for the change, keeping the same results for the next shot. I have to toggle the mode dial between manual (what I shoot with almost all the time) and say, bulb to release the link.

I'm certain I set this up somehow, but can't figure out how to turn it off.

Item #2:
Last night I was tweeking some settings; just browsing the menus really, and somehow I set metering so it won't release the shutter if an unacceptable exposure setting is made. I discovered this tonight. Can't figure out where I set this up. Seriously want to turn it off.

Lastly, Item #3:
Again, when the cam senses exposure isn't set correctly for current conditions (lens cap on, or pretty dark out) the LCD flashes on and off in the most annoying way. I would like to turn this off also.

Any and all comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Thank you!

Chuck
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-15-2013, 04:35 AM  
use Sharpie to fix scratched lenses!?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 21
Views: 23,870
Nice! Way to go Dave.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-14-2013, 08:41 AM  
use Sharpie to fix scratched lenses!?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 21
Views: 23,870
Re P&S; As soon as I buy a lens for my DSLR (as I did for my film SLR) I get a UV or skylight filter and put it on right out of the box. I know I may be loosing some IQ by adding another layer of glass to shoot through, but the peace of mind that comes with protecting both the element and the filter ring is worth it....

Can't do that with your typical P&S lens. Even with the built-in automatic lens cap, the lens is still unprotected. And the auto-cap may even be a liability. I had my P&S at the beach and went out one night to see if I could capture starlight. Well, sure enough, it was near pitch dark, and I fell in a hole. Got sand in the cam. And in the lens assy. I cleaned it as well as I could, but the lens cover had grit on the inside and totaled the lens.

Win some, loose some...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-13-2013, 08:11 PM  
use Sharpie to fix scratched lenses!?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 21
Views: 23,870
Tried it on my P&S today. No go. Made it worse. Oh well. Was gonna scrap it anyway.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 06-11-2013, 09:18 PM  
K-01 spotted in Nationwide Insuance ad
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 8
Views: 1,682
Yup, there was
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 06-10-2013, 10:13 PM  
K-01 spotted in Nationwide Insuance ad
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 8
Views: 1,682
I spotted what appeared to be a Pentax K-01 in a Nationwide Homeowners Insurance ad. A couple of burglars going through a residential home are followed by a 'stealth-Insuance' agent who replaces everything they steal, including a k01, deftly placed on a kitchen counter.....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-02-2013, 10:33 AM  
Anybody want a free split-prism focusing screen for a K-x?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Ok, Thanks.
CD
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-02-2013, 10:20 AM  
Anybody want a free split-prism focusing screen for a K-x?
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Hi Charles;

Will that split prism screen work on a K20D?
If so, I'm interested!

CD
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-27-2012, 01:20 PM  
Misc A cloudy Turin - Italy
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Handsome image
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-19-2012, 05:46 PM  
*PETITION* Lets put an end to the crazy online Pentax lens prices in the US!
Posted By ChucK20D
Replies: 550
Views: 37,326
Hear-hear!
No UPP!
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