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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-11-2019, 12:50 PM  
PROBLEM WITH NEW 55-300 mm f/4.5-6.3 PLM lens
Posted By 3party
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Thanks, but nothing makes the AF work.
I will call Pentax.

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Thanks, but nothing makes the AF work.
I will call Pentax.

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Thanks, but nothing makes the AF work.
I will call Pentax.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-09-2019, 09:16 PM  
PROBLEM WITH NEW 55-300 mm f/4.5-6.3 PLM lens
Posted By 3party
Replies: 13
Views: 745
I have just bought a new Pentax 55-300mm lens and cannot get it to focus at all. Because it has a new kind of connection, it was necessary to download the latest firmware first. I did that, and must assume the download was successesful because it went through all the right stages. (The Ricoh instruction is to check which version is installed by going to set-up menu #4, then choose 'Firmware Info/Options' . My camera does not offer that option under set-up menu #4 or 1,2, or 3. So I must assume the download was without mishap.

The new lens came without any kind of instructions and all I get is a very much out-of-focus image. When I try firing the shutter, I get an error message saying that I should set the zoom barrel where the shutter will fire. NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE TO ME. P{resumably, the auto-focus has to be activated somehow.

Can anyone help, please? Many thanks.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 06-07-2019, 04:14 PM  
May, 2019 Third Place: Wild Stallion Action
Posted By 3party
Replies: 77
Views: 801
Among many superb submissions, this onestands out. Magnificent.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-07-2019, 12:07 AM  
Malakai Running on Water
Posted By 3party
Replies: 8
Views: 338
I had adopted Malakai about a week earlier. His previous humans' last words to me were, "Promise us he will get to run." A week or so later, I sent them this photo. Single exposure.
No motor drive or similar. LOCATION: Waldport, Central Oregon Coast.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-16-2019, 02:38 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #152 (Springtime - April 2019)
Posted By 3party
Replies: 47
Views: 3,875
#9 for me because that frame is full of Spring. A lovely, lavish photograph.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-08-2019, 11:00 PM  
Metro 2019
Posted By 3party
Replies: 22
Views: 302
Relatively few entries depict motion. Even the pics of planes are mostly frozen images. This entry is simple, boasting clean lines, a moving train and a stationary human. I think this photo best captures the theme.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-08-2019, 04:03 PM  
Lowry Avenue Bridge at Night
Posted By 3party
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Using water to reflect, as here, is often a cheap trick.
Not this time. The composition is 'eye catching' - forgive my aqueous humor - the middle 'layer' being the pupil. The 'winged' supports at left and right give the whole a fish-like affect. Wonderful photo - which I nominate.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-16-2018, 08:24 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW Photo Contest #147 Poll (Negative Space November 2018)
Posted By 3party
Replies: 34
Views: 3,763
Outstanding pictures this month. My vote goes to #3 which I think is brilliant. The hand shows age and character which necessarily inhabit the space in which he is invisible.. Put another way, the viewer automatically extrapolates from that hand, and the walking stick, when mentally filling in the blank space. Because the blank space is jet black, as if to say "there is nothing but nothingness here," the trick of making the viewer reflexively fill it in, is all the more impressive.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-09-2018, 08:30 PM  
Sleeping Swan
Posted By 3party
Replies: 23
Views: 557
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-08-2018, 03:10 PM  
Night trains
Posted By 3party
Replies: 34
Views: 651
This is the best of several which used the same idea. The composition is terrific, the wheel 'unorthodox.' I nominate this photo.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-04-2018, 05:04 PM  
TONGUE of GOLD
Posted By 3party
Replies: 6
Views: 110
TONGUE of GOLD, July Sunset, Waldport, Oregon
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-29-2018, 08:04 PM  
Difference in quality between 'full-frame' and C sensor images.
Posted By 3party
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
thank you!

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Excellent! Thank you.

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Thanks
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-18-2018, 06:56 PM  
Difference in quality between 'full-frame' and C sensor images.
Posted By 3party
Replies: 18
Views: 2,499
I fully understand why a 36 x 24 negative, all things being equal, will yield a superior print to that from a 24 x 18 neg. The reason, in a word, is grain. But I do not understand digital photography well enough to understand how, exactly, the larger sensor yields a better result. It ain't grain! What I am trying to figure out is this:
Lets say the difference in maximum quality between 36 x 24 and 24 x 18 negatives is 10 compared with 6. If full-frame digital is a 10, how do C-sensor images compare? 6? 7? 5?

Thank you for taking the time to read my question.

btw...I still have my Pentax LX. It is MUCH smaller than my K3, so comparing full-frame with full-frame, the K1 is ginormous.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-02-2018, 04:42 PM  
...ampoule...
Posted By 3party
Replies: 21
Views: 628
That guy keeps staring at me, even when I move around the room. For someone so intense, it must be relaxing to have an out-of-focus buddy to travel with.(I think I would trim a narrow strip, top to bottom, on the left.)
Forum: Winners' Showcase 06-02-2018, 03:27 PM  
May, 2018: Third Place: Old Man and His Dog
Posted By 3party
Replies: 83
Views: 2,875
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 06-02-2018, 03:26 PM  
Urban Mansion
Posted By 3party
Replies: 15
Views: 529
This photo speaks for itself It is nothing less than fabulous.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-18-2018, 02:44 AM  
Street musicians, Greenwich Village
Posted By 3party
Replies: 9
Views: 300
I took this on a cold January morning in Greenwich Village, N.Y., N.Y. Behind me, in Washington Square, snow was on the ground and a man was playing a grand piano.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-24-2018, 12:41 AM  
Union organizer addressing new members, South Island, New Zealand
Posted By 3party
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Although her accent made it difficult for me to follow I gather her speech was about the duties of union members.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 03-23-2018, 01:06 AM  
Question HOW DO I FIND, AND USE THIS SITE'S "ATTACHMENT SYSTEM" for CONTEST ENTRY?
Posted By 3party
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Thanks, Adam. Trying to reduce file size per Apple's instructions is DRIVING ME NUTS. I hope your system will do that for me.. First, I have to find the TEXT editor...
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 03-17-2018, 03:29 PM  
Question HOW DO I FIND, AND USE THIS SITE'S "ATTACHMENT SYSTEM" for CONTEST ENTRY?
Posted By 3party
Replies: 3
Views: 530
The Rules & Regs for Contest entries recommend using "our attachment system" to ensure that entries comply with specs.
Q: What is this "attachment system," and where can I find it? Or does this just mean attach using their attach button on the e-mail?

HELP! Please... Thank you for your time.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-17-2017, 09:05 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOTE: August 2017 "Portrait" Contest Finalists
Posted By 3party
Replies: 57
Views: 8,598
I vote for #10
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-11-2017, 08:07 PM  
Emperor gore vidal
Posted By 3party
Replies: 9
Views: 361
He was absolutely fascinating. I talked with him -- just the two of us -- for 30+ minutes, followed by lunch with him. Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you the description of our meeting. Spending time in conversation with someone who was hyper-intelligent left my brain tingling afterwards, as if I'd had electro-something treatment.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-11-2017, 07:11 PM  
Emperor gore vidal
Posted By 3party
Replies: 9
Views: 361
I understand..but it still wasn't there vwhen I just looked.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-11-2017, 03:47 PM  
Emperor gore vidal
Posted By 3party
Replies: 9
Views: 361
I've gone ahead and converted the photo for you.

Adam,
It still isn't posted as a contest entry. Please advise. Thanks.

Tony
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-11-2017, 02:16 PM  
Emperor gore vidal
Posted By 3party
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Thanks for converting my pic, Adam. But it was still not included in the contest entries. Right?

Thank you for your time.

Tony
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