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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-26-2010, 12:03 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
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From the RAW. I went into the gimp and channel swapped R and B, and auto leveled.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-26-2010, 10:26 AM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
My R72 infrared filter came..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/ir-1.jpg

That is the result.. SO grainy, I had to shoot ISO400, 30 second exposure, with a wide aperture just to capture this. Otherwise I got blackness.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 07:54 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
The lens I had available for the hawk was only a vintage 200mm Cosmicar KA lens. manual focus too..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 07:38 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 07:24 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
My father has an FZ1, it was the camera I used to use before I got the K2000..

I tried a cheap flea market IR filter on my cell phone and video camera (which is 1080p HDV), but both have IR blocking filters and limited exposure settings, and boosting the stuff later resulted in nasty pictures.

Cell phone:


Video camera (in photo mode):


The pentax didn't like the cheap IR filter at all, hence I purchased an R72 that'll arrive soon in the mail once the seller ships it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 07:13 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Don't have the money to get another DSLR for IR. ;) Gonna have to sit and wait with the 30 second exposure..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 06:41 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
What would I set the white balance too?

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-22-2010, 02:25 PM  
IR Photography on K2000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
I'm getting a R72 52mm lens for my K2000 and it's stock lens.

What else will I need to do? I know I'll need a really long exposure, and a tripod..

Am I missing anything? All photo editing is done in Apples Aperture.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-15-2010, 01:33 PM  
Turning off the LCD
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 12
Views: 2,851
I had the model entered, musta forgot when I had to retype it.

K2000..

I looked in the manual but couldn't find anything.. Info button seemed to be the only button that turned it off, but as soon as the shutter button was pressed, either for a picture or focus, it'd come back on again.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-15-2010, 01:21 AM  
Turning off the LCD
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 12
Views: 2,851
Is there a way to keep the LCD turned off? For example, when trying to shoot at night, I'll for the sake of being easy, lightly press the shutter button a couple of times to autofocus while looking through the viewfinder, but as soon as i let go, the LCD turns on blaring my eye (when in a dark room this hurts my eye).

I've pressed info to turn it off, but as soon as i tap the shutter lightly, it turns back on again.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-17-2009, 01:10 PM  
News Site Maintenance Complete!
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Specs of that server are nearly like my desktop.

Dual quad core 2.8GHz Harpertown Xeon with 1.6GHz bus
32GB DDR2-FB ECC RAM
320GB HD.

hehe..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-10-2009, 05:57 PM  
Teleconverter Won't Work
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Unfortunately, my manual (and box!) was thrown out by certain family members, and no longer have that. I will read that, thanks..

EDIT: It worked, thank you so much!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-10-2009, 05:38 PM  
Teleconverter Won't Work
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Just gave it a try, still flashes the F----.. I then tried adjusting the aperture on the lens itself, still won't get rid of the F----. The dial on the camera doesn't even work when flashing the F----.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-10-2009, 05:31 PM  
The A3000
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 4
Views: 3,242
I have a Pentax A3000 that my father gave me a few years ago, as he had one since before I was even born, and wanted us to have the same camera. (He did photography before I was born, kinda like how I'm doing it now too).

What can I do with this camera?

These are a few pictures I took with the A3000, all with Fuji Film (I prefer the warm color of Fuji over Kodak)

http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs40/f/2009/041/0/c/Magic_Kingdom_by_blackevilweredragon.jpg

http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/172/c/f/Bird_on_a_Fence_by_blackevilweredragon.jpg

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/172/d/9/Backyard_Traffic_by_blackevilweredragon.jpg

These pictures were taken several years ago when I started experimenting with photography, proably about 4-5 years ago.

(They were all digitized from a film scanner I have, back when it was working before the lamp failed)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-10-2009, 05:23 PM  
Teleconverter Won't Work
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
I have an old teleconverter that I used to use on my Pentax A3000 SLR, for many years.

Today I wanted to try it on my K2000 for the Oct 10 thing in the gallery, but couldn't get it to work, it keeps flashing the following on the screen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/Evilweredragon/10-10-09_2019.jpg
(Sorry about poor quality. The only way I could take a picture of my K2000 was with my cell phone)

I have the lens I want to use (which works just fine on the K2000 by itself), in the auto position.

Any ideas?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-03-2009, 01:22 PM  
K2000 Shutter Getting Stuck
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
My K2000's shutter has lately been getting stuck. The mirror will go up, but the shutter will not open. At this point, the power light turns off, and the screen goes blank. Turning it off and on doesn't fix it.

When I open the battery door and close it, the mirror comes back down and the camera comes back to life, and likely takes a couple more pics before getting stuck again.

Using brand new Nimh rechargeable batteries that were fully charged, and now half charged.

It did this a couple times a few weeks ago when the batteries were low and I shrugged it off as being dead batteries. But right now they are half full and doing it. Surely it has enough power to open the shutter?

I've taken probably 8000 pictures with this camera already. Is it possible for the shutter to already be failing? What's the rated life of it?

Thanks.

EDIT: One time when it failed it did actually take a picture and saved it to the SD card which I thought was odd. I was at a night club taking pics, and when the shutter got stuck, this was the freakish result.

http://blackevilweredragon.deviantart.com/art/Shutter-Incident-134514359
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-11-2009, 06:21 PM  
Random Pics
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
I see you live in Florida too.

I live in Oviedo, FL.
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2009, 04:35 PM  
How long should I wait?
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Since it's late here, I'll do that on my break at work tomorrow (2pm)..
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2009, 04:15 PM  
How long should I wait?
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
I purposedly bought the in-stock black model so I could get it ASAP. I'm going to Daytona Beach soon and would like to get it, otherwise I'm stuck shooting with my fathers Panasonic Lumix...
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2009, 03:57 PM  
How long should I wait?
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
I couldn't find any local retailers that had the camera. So I figured to buy online from Pentax. Didn't expect to have to go through this hassle.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-10-2009, 03:05 PM  
Random Pics
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Forum: General Talk 02-10-2009, 02:59 PM  
How long should I wait?
Posted By evildragon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
I ordered a K2000 from Pentax's Web Store sunday night. All I got was 1 email from them verifying I placed the order. It's now Tuesday and still no email about shipment, nor the charge to the card.

I love Pentax to death, and I really want the K2000. I figured getting it direct would take out the middle man.

How long should I give before I call?
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