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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-02-2016, 08:31 AM  
Buying the K-1 on the West Coast
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 20
Views: 1,726
You can try this place located in Kenmore Washington which is about 30 miles north of Seattle.

They do carry Pentax and I would be surprised if they did not have the K-1.

Kenmore Camera
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-30-2015, 02:53 PM  
DA 300* with HD Pentax-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4x AW
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
HI Adam,

I am using the K-3. The lighting conditions are adequate, very bright in most situations. I know the 150mm-450mm is a different beast, but better to have a lens that works, compared to a lens+converter that works sometimes.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-30-2015, 02:21 PM  
DA 300* with HD Pentax-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4x AW
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Hello,

I have been having problems with focus on the DA* 300mm when paired with the HD Pentax-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4x AW. It will hunt and hunt and never lock on to the subject, doesn't matter what lighting condition or situation. It's seems very random. I am using single point focus mode. I have no problems with the DA* 300mm lens by itself, so I wonder if the converter is faulty. I have not tried it on any other lens.

I have only had the converter for 5 months. Is my converter faulty? I know other people have had issues with this. What is my recourse if I want to return it? Will Ricoh take it back or exchange it. I purchased it at Adorama.

I am considering getting the new FF 150mm-450mm f/4.5-5.6 lens and selling the DA*300 mm and converter. B and H has it for $1900.00 today only which is way out of budget but if I sell the 300mm and converter, that would make it financially doable.

Would love peoples opinions and experiences with the converter on the DA 300mm. And also with the new FF 150mm-450mm.

Debbie
Forum: General Photography 04-29-2015, 12:34 PM  
How would you respond?
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 45
Views: 2,996
I just let that stuff roll off me. Its true in that if they are confident photographers, they don't really care what others shoot with.

Case in point, I am part of a photo group that meets every month. We have themes each month and present 2 images representing that months theme. Everyone in the group is really nice, but there are a few that think Canon is best or Nikon is best. This last meeting I presented some awesome images, so people asked " What do you shoot with?" Many in the group know I shoot Pentax but we always have newbies. So I told them I shoot with a K-3 and the lens for the images were shot with a 1971 manual lens. (The Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/Super-Takumar 135mm F2.5)

So every month enjoy proving to them that Pentax makes great cameras, but its more about the person behind the camera, then what you actually shoot with. Confident photographers know this.

DEBBIE
Forum: General Photography 04-01-2015, 12:16 PM  
NCN: Shocking - Nikon, Canon To End Camera Development
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 10
Views: 2,092
April fools???
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-21-2015, 05:39 PM  
Manual lenses and focus beep
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 5
Views: 790
I figured it out. I changed the AF to back button autofocus, but wasn't pressing that when I was focusing the manual lenses. Instead i was pressing the shutter button while focusing. I feel dumb now, but at least i figured it out.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-21-2015, 04:38 PM  
Manual lenses and focus beep
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 5
Views: 790
When I first started using my K-3 with my manual lenses the camera beeped confirming focus. Now it has stopped doing this and I have no idea why. I must have changed something in the menu, but cant figure out what? Please help.
Another thing I just noticed is that the SR is turned off. When I go into the menu the SR option is greyed out, so I cant turn it on
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-27-2015, 02:51 PM  
SDM issues
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
gig' em ags!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-27-2015, 01:48 PM  
SDM issues
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
I have a 2 questions:

1) I have a friend that is switching from Nikon to Pentax (I gave her a little nudge). She just bought the K-3. She is interested in the DA* 60-250. I told her to stay away from the SDM lenses due to failure. I have had 1 fail (DA*50-135mm), and one work sometimes (DA* 16-50mm). The other one that I have has been fine (DA* 300mm), but I have only had it for about 1 year. I would like to hear from people with the DA* 60-250. Have you had any issues with the SDM?

2) As mentioned previously, my DA 50-135 stopped working, I am sure its the SDM failure. There is a local guy that works on cameras and lenses. He is very reasonable, so I feel like maybe I should give him a chance to fix it, instead of shipping it east (I live in Seattle, Wa) to the recommended Pentax repair place. What do you guys think?

Thanks a bunch,
Deb
Forum: General Photography 01-08-2015, 12:42 PM  
One mans opinion - Canon vs Nikon vs Pentax
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 30
Views: 3,388
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 04:33 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 2,854
Views: 81,869
I will win!!!!! If you believe, it will happen.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-04-2014, 02:56 PM  
Will the K-3 keep me from switching to Nikon
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 24
Views: 2,893
I had similar frustrations with the K-5, but other than that I loved the camera. I shoot lots of dogs and like to use open apertures, so it was very frustrating. I just got a k-3 2 weeks ago and had a commissioned shoot on Sunday. I shot using 2.5 aperture in low light and the focus was spot on. So far I am very happy, but still want to really test it out, hopefully this weekend.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-20-2014, 12:03 PM  
Pentax K3 with battery grip and Card 796.95 Adorama
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 69
Views: 7,913
Just bought one. Waited one year to buy this and it paid off. Me so happy!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-20-2014, 08:12 PM  
Craigslist Deal?
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Pentax 6X45 Medium Format film camera

Is this a good deal? Not too familiar with Medium format.

Debbie
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-05-2014, 01:02 PM  
Hunter of the night
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
this one gets my vote
Forum: Winners' Showcase 07-08-2014, 06:09 PM  
June, 2014 Third Place: Snow and Ice Sunset
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Great shot! nominate
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 06-09-2014, 12:27 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge #287 - Pets
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 57
Views: 5,830
This is Squeak, my best buddy. Taken yesterday. She is a 4 year old DSH from a local shelter.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-01-2014, 06:51 PM  
Pets Royal The Husky
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Thanks gashcr
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 05-18-2014, 06:56 PM  
Picture of the Week Picture of the Week POTW #315 12 May-25 May 2014
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 32
Views: 3,818
Here are my two; a macro shot and my doggie.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-10-2014, 06:29 PM  
Pets Royal The Husky
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 5
Views: 774
thanks, it did take about 20 minutes to achieve this. really happy with how it came out
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-01-2014, 12:44 PM  
Pentax lenses are suck now...
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 54
Views: 4,015
Must be the person behind the camera that's the problem, not the equipment.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 04-26-2014, 01:38 PM  
Pets Royal The Husky
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Royal the Husky staring from behind a tree.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-25-2014, 02:39 PM  
Tip Toeing Through the Tulips
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Spring Colors
Taken at the Tulip Festival Mount Vernon,Wa
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-17-2014, 12:38 PM  
Business Help Needed
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 2
Views: 438
I am a part time Pet Photographer. I was reently hired to photograph a woman and her pets for her blog/website. Normally I offer the Session for $200.00 then they purchase products with the final images such as prints, canvas, etc. which is extra(not included in session fee).

If she is going to use my images then I would request she use watermarked ones, but if does not agree to that then what would I charge for exclusive rights to the images for use on her blog/website?

Is there a contract that i should have her sign?

Thanks,
Debbie
Yellow Mutt Pet Photography - Cat and Dog Photographer in Seattle
Forum: Sold Items 03-20-2014, 04:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Posted By SashasMom
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Sale pending
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