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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-14-2019, 11:56 AM  
Pentax D FA 50mm macro $270
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Yes, pretty good deal. This lens is really underrated ...
TFS!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-07-2019, 09:39 AM  
Sandisk Memory Card Deals
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 8
Views: 712
There are big price differences between UHS-I and UHS-II Bus Type versions...
I guess UHS-II is overkill for the K-1 ?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-06-2019, 05:39 PM  
Irix special Pentax 100th anniversary additional 10% on Pentax mount lenses...
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Seems the Irix USA site is now advertising the 10% rebate (535$ in lieu of 595$ USD)
But B&H has event better deal @ 485$ USD... (in stock)

It's very tempting to replace my beloved Sigma 180mm macro with that one...
hummmm..... :hmm: :fedup: :hmm: :confused: :D :rolleyes: :o :asleep: :p

EDIT: PF has now a full lens review for that Irix 150mm macro since Dec. 4:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/irix-150mm-f28-macro-review/introduction.html
Forum: Contest Voting 12-05-2019, 05:12 PM  
Talking about 100th anniversary: 2006 Ford GT [100th Anniversary Edition] Headlights
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 3
Views: 33
The original GT (GT40) was a Ferrari-killer at Le Mans back in the 60s, and so when Ford’s centenary was due in 2003 the company set to create a new version that would evoke memories of it’s finest hour. The result was the Ford GT, an almost identical copy of the original race car – one that was famously just 40″ tall.

One of the ways Ford incorporated the centenary celebrations into the car was within the headlights, as there is a hidden ‘100’ within the design. It’s one of those things that you may have never noticed, but you’ll see it every time now!

======================
Pentax K-1 + SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
1/400s, ƒ/1.8, ISO4000



2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2019, 06:23 PM  
Irix special Pentax 100th anniversary additional 10% on Pentax mount lenses...
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Saw that on Facebook today.
It is also advertized on the Irix Home page slider...

Search - Irix

Seems the 10% it's only on their global (European site) irixlens.com, as I could not see any reference to that on the irixusa.com site
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-26-2019, 11:32 PM  
For Sale: Vivitar 90 2.5 Macro Bokina! With Macro Adapter. Immaculate!
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Nice! Good luck with your sale!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-18-2019, 03:30 PM  
WiFi Commander for PENTAX v 1.6 is online, now with autodownload
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Hi Andrea K,

First... thank you for this app... it's aewsome!

I was able to connect via the K-1 Wifi and download the content of a corrupt SD card onto my Windows 10 laptop...

Actually, the need was : My daughter had taken photos with her K-5 ecently, and suddently, the SD card she was using couldn't be read by any computer, but images were visible on the K-5.

I tried that corrupted SD Card on my K-1 (with the "read-only" switch on to prevent any new data to be written) and photos were still visible/accessible...

So, I had in idea to use the K-1 wifi connexion on my laptop to download those images, not being sure if what I saw on the K-1 display screen were only "jpeg previews" stored in the actual RAW Files, or the good copies of those files (DNG format)...

Anyways, I was a bit shocked when I discovered that Ricoh/Pentax did not had any Windows OS apps... so after searching a bit on PF about Wifi connexions, I was pleased to find your app...

At the end, connextion and downloads saved saved my daughter's life** (sort of... :) )

Anyways, thanks for that!




However, one of the goals of this reply is also to report the same issue as for @Craigbob

Symptoms: everytime I am willing to close your app, it would hang, and UI stays there... It never terminate. I am getting those "Wifi Commander for Pentax is not responding" error messages.
The "Close the program" or "Wait for the program to respond" options wouldn't work.

I have to reboot my entire computer to clear the app... it wouldn't close otherwise (even if I use the Windows 10 Task Manager to kill the process).

I search a bit on your web page where I should send the debugging info, but couln't figure out...

Some infos:
Windows 10, Build 18362.476
Dell Precision 7520 wit i7-7920HQ CPU , 32Gb RAM, plenty of HD space on SSD 2TB...
(let me know what other info would be required)

so if you have an email, please provide in PM, and I'll forward screenshots and/or logs... (or advise otherwise if I missed what to do in those cases...)

**My daughter will for sure make a donation for this...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-08-2019, 05:46 PM  
Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro lens is on sale for $495 a B&H.
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-07-2019, 01:29 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Club
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 929
Views: 147,211
Forum: Photo Critique 11-02-2019, 03:22 PM  
Nature Woodpecker PP Challenge
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Thanks,
actually, it was a twig's shadow I edited...
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 10-07-2019, 06:15 AM  
Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited samples
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 150
Views: 77,311
Just tried my copy of the FA 31 LTD today...
at f1.8, iso4000

It's the headlight of the 2006 Ford GT, with the 100th anniversary Easter Egg...


2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-07-2019, 12:03 AM  
2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 2
Views: 103
The original GT (GT40) was a Ferrari-killer at Le Mans back in the 60s, and so when Ford’s centenary was due in 2003 the company set to create a new version that would evoke memories of it’s finest hour. The result was the Ford GT, an almost identical copy of the original race car – one that was famously just 40″ tall.

One of the ways Ford incorporated the centenary celebrations into the car was within the headlights, as there is a hidden ‘100’ within the design. It’s one of those things that you may have never noticed, but you’ll see it every time now!

======================
Pentax K-1 + SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
1/400s, ƒ/1.8, ISO4000



2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-06-2019, 11:46 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 17,690
Views: 1,577,003
Just tried my copy of the FA 31 LTD today...
at f1.8, iso4000

It's the headlight of the 2006 Ford GT, with the 100th anniversary Easter Egg...


2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Forum: Sold Items 10-06-2019, 11:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Silver - FA 31 Ltd "Near-Mint"
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 19
Views: 3,085
Just tried my copy today... (free bump)

at f1.8, iso4000

It's the headlight of the 2006 Ford GT, with the 100th anniversary Easter Egg...


2006 Ford GT - Phares de route / Headlights [Ford 100th Anniversary Edition]
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-25-2019, 07:54 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K20d
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
It was my 1st Pentax DSLR. I gave it to my child. It's a very good beginner to advanced low budget body! (Free bump!) :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 09-21-2019, 08:33 AM  
Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 124
Views: 34,976
Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra]
Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots, Scotstown, Estrie, Québec
2019.08.30

Pentax K-1 + SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm f2.8 Macro WR + PENTAX AF 540FGZ (Diffuseur)
1/160 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 500 @ 100mm

Acadians gave its common name from the appearance of its flower petals, which resemble the head of a tortoise. In fact, in Greek, chelone means "tortoise".
I personally thought it was looking as a fish head, like the archaic Bowfin or the invading species, the Snakehead.

Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra] | Parc rég? | Flickr


Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra]

(x-posted in the *Macro* lens club)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-21-2019, 08:22 AM  
Thematic Lets see your fungus.
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 357
Views: 47,210
Simili-macro shot with Pentax K-3II & DA*300ƒ/4


Amanite tue-mouche / Fly Agaric [Amanita muscaria]
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-21-2019, 08:21 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 3,700
Views: 488,965
Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra]
Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots, Scotstown, Estrie, Québec
2019.08.30

Pentax K-1 + SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm f2.8 Macro WR + PENTAX AF 540FGZ (Diffuseur)
1/160 sec, ƒ/11, ISO 500 @ 100mm

Acadians gave its common name from the appearance of its flower petals, which resemble the head of a tortoise. In fact, in Greek, chelone means "tortoise".
I personally thought it was looking as a fish head, like the archaic Bowfin or the invading species, the Snakehead.

Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra] | Parc rég? | Flickr


Galane glabre / White Turtlehead [Chelone glabra]

(x-posted in the 100mmWR thread)
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-20-2019, 05:51 PM  
Macro by any means necessary club
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 537
Views: 106,809
Simili-macro shot with Pentax K3II & DA*300ƒ/4
(X-posted in the 300mm thread)

Amanite tue-mouche / Fly Agaric [Amanita muscaria]
by Weevil, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-20-2019, 09:51 AM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 32,760
Views: 3,124,927
Simili-macro shot with Pentax K3II & DA*300ƒ/4


Amanite tue-mouche / Fly Agaric [Amanita muscaria]
by Weevil, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-15-2019, 06:44 PM  
Sigma EX 180mm F3.5 APO Macro DG Lens Club
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 36
Views: 5,472
FYI, a nice copy of this -RARE- 180mm macro is for sale in the Marketplace at the moment...

Sigma 180/3.5 Macro, Tamron 180/2.5, FA*300/4.5, DA*60-25/4(FF modified) and more - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-11-2019, 10:45 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 32,760
Views: 3,124,927
:p:D:lol:
Yeah, I had to do that for that shot... drove 1 3/4 hours (not too bad), to get to a mountain top far away from the big city lights...
But it was worth it!

Have fun with your new acquisition!
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-07-2019, 09:10 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 32,760
Views: 3,124,927
I don't own such nice beast, but i would if I could... but if this is like the FA* 250-600, the rear drop-in filter is part of the optical formula, and it may get worst if you remove it.




I agree, if I was ablt to get this (single frame) shot below with the Pentax K-1 + SMC Pentax-FA* 250-600mm f5.6 ED [IF] @ 600mm
30s, f6.3, ISO 6400

the 400mm with 2 more stops will sure be a winner!


Galaxie d'Andromède / Andromeda Galaxy (M31, NGC 224)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-07-2019, 08:20 PM  
Thematic Flickr Explored
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 1,130
Views: 81,750
Just realized that this one I posted a couple days ago went on Explore...

Observatoire populaire du Mont-Mégantic sous la Voie Lactée / Popular Observatory of Mont-Mégantic under the Milky Way (x-posted in the Irix Lens Club thread)

Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, Québec, CANADA

2019.08.29

During an activity called "Popular Observatory Evening" proposed by the ASTROLab at Mont-Megantic, I rather choose to stay a bit apart and willing to capture the starfield and Milky Way on top of this magnificent mountain. Unfortunately, after a last-minute tripod change, I forgot to bring the appropriate quick release plate to fix the camera on that tripod head (damn!).

However, with the gear accessories I had on hand, like a couple of spring clips and an L-bracket, I was able to just stabilize my gear enough, I'd say in an hazardous way, in order to make those long exposure shots (30s and more @ ƒ/2.8 and ISO 1600 to 2500) in order to get quite nice shots of the Milky Way and surrounding starscapes.

Pentax K-1 (in bulb mode with ASTROTRACER enabled and calibrated) + Irix 15mm ƒ/2.4 Blackstone Lens

(Single frame)

30s @ ƒ/2.8 and ISO 2500

#pentax #astrotracer #k1



Observatoire populaire du Mont-Mégantic sous la Voie Lactée / Popular Observatory of Mont-Mégantic under the Milky Way
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-07-2019, 08:19 PM  
Night Popular Observatory of Mont-Mégantic under the Milky Way
Posted By Weevil
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Thank you!
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