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Forum: Pentax KP 02-11-2021, 05:21 PM  
Is the Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 a Good Pairing for the KP?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 17
Views: 633
It's nose heavy, I use the large grip and don't find it bothersome.
Forum: Pentax KP 02-11-2021, 02:50 PM  
Is the Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 a Good Pairing for the KP?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 17
Views: 633
I use it as my walk around on the KP. Sharp lens, nice color, quiet and quick focus. It's a Chunk of Glass though.
Good Luck
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-10-2021, 04:38 PM  
Nature Toucan over the mountain cloud forest on Panama
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 13
Views: 486
WOW, nicely done
Forum: General Talk 02-09-2021, 06:36 AM  
Lens... not Lense
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 105
Views: 2,990
It's the Internet, correct spelling isn't a priority ;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-09-2021, 06:30 AM  
At What Point Did Your Pentax Digital Camera Become "Good Enough"?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 61
Views: 2,514
The KP. Image quality is fantastic. I shoot a lot at ISO 800 and the image comes out 'Clean'. I can see myself shooting with it for a long time. :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-21-2021, 04:11 PM  
Fail 2 open
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Look here...... Pentax X-5 Overview: Digital Photography Review the 'X' series were super zoom point and shoots. You might get some info on the compact camera section.
Forum: General Photography 12-14-2020, 09:27 AM  
We've all seen it, we all knew it happens.
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 61
Views: 2,934
Ouch !!
Forum: Sold Items 12-13-2020, 08:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Cullmann Tripod Quick Release (1/4 mount) W/ Two Lens Plates. Shipping Included
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 3
Views: 765
PM sent.
Forum: General Photography 12-09-2020, 08:20 AM  
Right to repair
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 112
Views: 3,208
The Auto repair industry went thru this about a decade ago. When it got to the point where Auto's needed a computer to get adjustments, it was dealer only. The independent shops had to band together and go to court to get the info needed to do repairs. They mostly succeeded . Some software is still not available, proprietary with no adjustments, logs mostly. The court decided that the software wasn't like Windows and couldn't be 'Leased' because without it the auto was nothing but a large scooter.
It could change if someone wants to spend the money to go to court.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-06-2020, 08:08 AM  
GAS attack: CCD vs. CMOS why choose one over the other ?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 42
Views: 2,642
For me the colors are 'truer', *istD and K-10D, at Base ISO. Also the Micro Contrast is better. I find my self adjusting it more on CMOS.
Then the Caveat , The KP blows the CCD away. What ever Pentax did to the processing chip, Worked :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-13-2020, 10:10 AM  
Night Chasing the full moon
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Nice !! Like the composition and colors. That taillight just adds to it :)
Forum: General Photography 11-04-2020, 04:11 PM  
Is manual sensor cleaning that common?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Rarely needed. over the years I've cleaned my ist D once, istDs once. K10D,K20D, KP, never wet, Rocket blower only.I think the OCD about cleaning sensors has calmed way down :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-29-2020, 03:03 PM  
Adjusting ISO, WB, drive, etc on a KP
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Your KP may have gone into sleep mode, to wake it up press the shutter 1/2 way. You should then be able to press the buttons and pull up your setting..
There's also a setting for turning off the rear screen, that may have been set to do so.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-28-2020, 09:51 AM  
Sony alpha-K-mount adapter with af!
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
And if finding used Pentax lens ain't hard enough already.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2020, 07:31 AM  
[Satire] K-New name revealed
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 32
Views: 3,248
My Vote
MZ-D II
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-12-2020, 04:16 PM  
ACDSee
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 4
Views: 776
I've used ACDSEE for several years. I like the management and adjustments. the RAW Develop works well and a preset can be made for your camera RAW and can be applied to every file.. You should download the 30 day trial and give it ago before you buy. That way you'll know if you like it or not.
Good Luck.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-10-2020, 03:35 PM  
Shooting in raw
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
You don't have to shoot RAW, If you''re happy just taking pictures use the JPG and be happy. If or When you want to do more, Study up and switch.
It's a good idea to learn to do a little post processing even on the JPG's. Good Luck
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-10-2020, 06:12 AM  
Wondering where to go camera-wise (especially re: MFT)
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Olympus isn't shutting down, just changing owners and name. I believe it's going to be OM now. You also have Panasonic m4/3. So you can keep your lite gear going.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-05-2020, 08:56 AM  
Lenses Everyone Buys and Eventually Sells- Or Tries to Sell
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 84
Views: 4,364
D FA 15-30 f2.8
I've seen several of these come up for sale. I don't understand it because it looks like a fine lens.
The rest always change hands.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-02-2020, 03:39 PM  
Cleaning ball bearings in Paterson reels
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
I used Ronsonol lighter fluid to clean aperture blades and shutters. That may work.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-08-2020, 05:49 AM  
Can anyway help me understanding which lens those are??
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
None that you have listed is a direct fit to the K1000. Those are M42 screw mount, not the Bayonet mount, Known as the 'K' mount. You will need a m42 to K adapter to mount to the camera. Go to the lens data base on this site, scroll down to the film era lens section and look under the K, M, and A prime lens sections. All 3 of those sections have lenses that will fit your camera.Then use their Proper name to search online.
Prices vary because of age, coatings, and condition. Good luck.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-30-2020, 07:38 AM  
Why can't my KP photograph a rainbow?
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 29
Views: 2,264
Chimp. Take your shot, Chimp it and the Histogram. Adjust and shoot again. Rainbow is Landscape so you have the time for a Chimp and adjust. I do it every time :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-30-2020, 07:45 PM  
Pentax SuperProgram Lightmeter/Shutter Issues
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Try exercising all the buttons. Tarnish develops over time and can limit contact. The light button is usually the first to act up. Then the others. Good Luck.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-29-2020, 12:06 PM  
Focusing problems with Sigma 17-50 on KP
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Mine did weird also. At first all was well but then AF accuracy started failing. Mine is without OS. Calibrated the lens a couple of times and it was all over the place. I sent mine to Sigma under warranty. Repair order said it was calibrated on a K3, vague enough. I've had it back 6 months now and it works. Whatever adjustment it was, Worked.
Forum: General Talk 07-21-2020, 02:28 PM  
Windows 7/Windows 10
Posted By thazooo
Replies: 53
Views: 1,888
If you're careful opening emails, where you surf, and run a store bought AV, you can probably run 7 awhile longer. A lap top I have ,I upgraded from Vista to 7 just last year and never ran into any 'Bugs' or Virus.
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