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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-03-2017, 10:30 AM  
Is my AF540FGZ II broken?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Mcgregni, well spoken. May I add: as the spotbeam gets commanded from the camera, make shure the flash is well seated on the shoe and locked. I own the K-1 and an Af360fgz2 (which shares the same user manual). With the lenscap on, the spotbeam gets activated when the camera tries to AF (with an AF lens).
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-29-2017, 08:22 AM  
K-1 with DFA*70-200 or DFA150-450 Bad connection
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
I believe I had the exact same problem with my newly acquired Irix 15mm lens. This lens had be sitting on my camera for some months when I went ill (and in hospital).
The camera with lens on it, was safely stored in "household"conditions in a waterproof case. When I started photographing again, the K-1 had F - - and no photo's could be taken with this lens.
I put it on my backup K30 and it failed also (cannot remember the symptoms on the k30). The K-1 with my other lenses was ok at that time.
As this was a new lens, I went back to the shop for guarantee service. (I showed It andit failed in the shop also).
The lens was sent the the Irix service center, where it stayed for over a month.
The camera shop was well aware of the delay and was putting some presure on the repair center (in Poland I believe).
At last I received a replacement copy (other serial number), which worked.
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-03-2016, 11:56 AM  
Pentax Irix lens club - Show us your photos...
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 210
Views: 29,183
It was beautifully packaged in a metal container!
I must say that lens flare was much better, than I expected (from reviews). I am posting 1 photo againts the sun, this afternoon.
Also a photo from the K mount, witch shows the camera contacts and the aperture actuator.
Note, that the actuator is fully unprotected, unless most Pentax lenses! We have to be very careful; with this. Fortunately, the lens comes with 2 back-caps.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-22-2016, 12:27 PM  
Pentax Irix lens club - Show us your photos...
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 210
Views: 29,183
Thank you!
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-19-2016, 11:55 AM  
sigma lenses scratching on k1
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
I went to a shop nearby, and asked if they could get the 35mm Art, WITH the modification for my K-1. They could. I was allowed to test it in the shop and I bought it, and i am happy with it. Oh and the price was comparable to the onine -shop offerings. But I must say, that it was the same shop, where I bought my K-1, first.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-19-2016, 11:47 AM  
Pentax Irix lens club - Show us your photos...
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 210
Views: 29,183
Where did you buy the lens? (I live in Holland too).
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-23-2016, 10:39 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 15,258
Views: 1,335,761
Taken with the 28-105, close where I live.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-11-2014, 11:59 AM  
K3 shutter problem
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
You are not alone

Forum: Pentax K-3 11-16-2013, 10:33 AM  
RAW codec?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 9
Views: 3,098
I am using the DNGCODEC by Adobe, available from their site Adobe - DNG Codec : For Windows
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 07-09-2013, 11:02 AM  
Interval mode problem
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 39
Views: 4,564
I wonder, what the subject was. From the manual: " If the subject is not in focus with the focus mode set to AF.S (...) , no picture may be taken. "
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM  
Where to buy AA battery holder in Malaysia?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 12-07-2012, 07:47 AM  
How many K-30 owners do we have?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 498
Views: 53,856
I bought the kit with 18-135 and took advantage of the 50 Euro cashback action, here in the Netherlands. Bying price was 929 Euro (without the cashback).
Regards, Jan
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 11-22-2012, 11:40 AM  
Looking for upgrade advice
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
provide external power via the battery chamber.
Good shopping (I will pick up my K-30 tomorrow).
Regards, Jan
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-06-2011, 08:18 AM  
K2000 (Km) vs. K5
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 21
Views: 4,370
I have the K-m and I'm using spot-focus exclusively. My camera seldom hunts for focus, also I want to decide where the focus point of a scene is, not let the machine determine.
But then again, I'm not a sports/action photographer, and weather resistance can be worth its price.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-27-2011, 11:43 AM  
Pentax Km: Issue with Battery connections?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Maybe you can check this thread, where I posted something similar with my K-m when it was new. Never had the problem since.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-03-2011, 06:51 AM  
Any drawbacks to DNG RAW on K-X?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Adobe has released a free Windows (7) codec that plugs in into the Explorer, so it will display miniatures and fullscreen DNG files. I have tested it with my K-m DNG files, and it works nicely.
DNG Codec - Adobe Labs
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-26-2010, 07:26 AM  
No power on my Brand new K-x
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Looks like an "old" problem to me. ( )
When you insert the SDcard when the camera is off, does the card-access light blink?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-04-2009, 01:31 PM  
question about contacts
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 11
Views: 2,964
Very useful information about the K-mount can be found here:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-01-2009, 07:40 AM  
Anyone uses K-x with macro lens?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Maybe you can have a look in "the other forum" about my slide copying project, with the K-m and a modified slide projector. And a Macro lens of course.
The K-m does an unusual job..: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2009, 09:12 AM  
Are NiZn batteries safe for Pentax K-x?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 22
Views: 14,249
I do not have the K-x, but I wonder if the battery compartment construction is similar as in the K-m, which I own. And maybe the springs are too weak also (see my post about the K-m here:
Maybe they are greasy too, like in my K-m when it was new.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-02-2009, 08:26 AM  
Flash activation question!
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 28
Views: 3,624
I would never attach "old" flash units to my K-m (yes I do own one); unless the trigger voltage is measured by myself, and is safe (beow 15 volt or so).

I use studio stobes often, and I'm pretty shure the flash "contact" (the larger central contact) closes ALWAYs in any mode). I Use a radio remote, for that
In particular the "Vivitar 2000" might be dangerous. Look in the list of "flash trigger voltages" here:
Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages
Maybe the trigger circuit in your camera ia already damaged by your flash unit(s).
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-26-2009, 07:57 AM  
best batteries for k2000?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 11
Views: 2,365
"Eneloop" brand batteries became recently available (here in Holland). I switched to these , and I am happily surprised. They last very long although rated "only" 2000mAH.
My electronics supplier also sells rechargeble Lithium AA cells, but these are NOT for the K-m because they have a voltage of 3.6 volt, which will surely damage the K-m!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-23-2009, 07:11 AM  
Simulating cable release on k2000
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
I recently found this "solution" by German accessorymaker HAMA | Abbildung: 00005345 HamaDrahtauslöser für Digitalkameras
(I have the K-m, but do not intend to buy this thing,for the moment)
Regards, Jan
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-25-2009, 07:30 AM  
Pentax ist DL lens to be used for indoor speed photos
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 17
Views: 4,880
Hello! I have the K-m which has improved Autofocus, however as Marc said, probably Manual focus is better in your case.
The Pentax 55/1.4 is not razor-sharp at 1.4
You might pre-focus on a gate where the dog is supposed to jump.
I have a legacy M-42 lens with K adapter: a Mamiya Sekor 55/1.8.
I already owned this lens, but these lenses are not difficult to come by for a few bucks.
The focus-assist light*) - and beep work well, with such lenses.
Also you can buy a new K-m for an incredible low price.
Regards, Jan

Edit: *) in the viewfinder
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-11-2009, 07:32 AM  
What´s wrong with my K10D?
Posted By jantjooh
Replies: 17
Views: 4,147
There have been problems reported with the battery grip attached. Do U use one? If so, test the cam without the battery grip.
Regards from Holland!
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