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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-08-2018, 03:13 AM  
Replacing my k5iis - need input on upgrading or replacing
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Sony glasses are very expensive, so I would not recommend it if you do not have a large budget or require autofocus with your existing lenses.

Kp maybe the most sensible if you buy new, but I have seen used K1 for $1000 if you can stretch your budget a bit and donít mind the weight.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-07-2018, 01:10 AM  
1449 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) for K-1 II, +250 EUR for 28-105mm lens
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Wow! Wish we have that kind of deal in the USA.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-03-2018, 05:22 PM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 310
Views: 22,590
For landscapes or printing big, I think 36MP+ FF would have the advantage over APSC. For portraits or family vacation snapshot, where super fine detail may not be of concern, 20+MP (APSC or FF) should be plenty good.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-03-2018, 05:16 PM  
Planning to buy K1 or K1II. what to do with lenses?)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Yes they should be if you disable cropping in body. Corner sharpness may not be best, but you have to judge if thatís a good trade off.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2018, 11:12 PM  
Would you upgrade from the K20d to the K5?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
The K20D is a fine camera. It felt great in the hands when I had tested it for a friend years back. I wouldnít upgrade at all unless I feel the camera is imposing some limitations on me. If not, just have fun with it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-04-2018, 04:00 PM  
Fine Focus Adjustment off center points
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Just found this thread. My DA 35 F2.4 also focuses terribly with off center focus points. I guess itís liveview or focus-recompose from now on for this lens.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-04-2018, 12:54 AM  
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Beach goer at Nice, France.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-16-2018, 10:10 AM  
2 Pack 128GB Lexar cards on sale
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 10
Views: 868
I got Samsung Select U3 128GB microSD with adapter for $30 on Amazon.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-12-2018, 05:02 PM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1,960
Views: 114,333
My question would be what canít you do with Pentax that can be done with others? And why havenít you switched if you need the feature offered by the other brand? It seems simpler to switch or run two systems than getting Ricoh to do more than what they are willing to do currently. They are still sorting out their finances and donít have cash cows to subsidize the camera division unlike Olympus or Fuji.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-03-2018, 05:23 PM  
How best to use a HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
There should be a menu item that locks exposure when focus is locked.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-31-2018, 06:49 PM  
My K3 seems to auto reset its time and date.
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Could be the DA 55 is shorting circuits somewhere?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-27-2018, 12:19 AM  
Nature Master of his Domain
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Nice capture! I look forward to more hummingbird photos!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-23-2018, 10:02 PM  
Architecture K3 + da 16-85
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Nice effort. I would suggest you find a vantage point where you can photograph the building without obstruction such as the trees blocking parts of the building, if your focus is the building, that is.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-22-2018, 02:36 PM  
DA 15mm + 21mm or Ricoh GR II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 13
Views: 876
There is a GW-3 21mm (35mm equivalent) wide angle adapter for GR.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-21-2018, 12:58 AM  
*IST DL - no auto focus
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Seems like ist DL was released 13 years ago? Maybe time to let it be (a manual focus camera) and find another camera thatís willing to AF?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2018, 01:29 AM  
Nature Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with Pentax F 50mm 1.7 (Cowbird in Flight)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Interesting picture! Would you mind sharing your technique for capturing these I assume using manual focus?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2018, 01:27 AM  
Nature Olympus OM-D E-M5 mounted with Pentax F 50MM 1.7 (Blue Jay in Flight)
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Nice capture!
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-03-2018, 08:52 AM  
From a k-1 user real world impressions about the k-1 II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 90
Views: 7,234
Thank you for sharing your real world experience! Itís a lot more useful to me than shooting charts sometimes.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-02-2018, 02:50 PM  
No any loss of details of K-1II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
I agree, seems like DPR has some agenda against value oriented brand such as Pentax. I decided to discount their words after the K1-ii review debacle.
Forum: Pentax K-70 08-02-2018, 02:41 PM  
What is the maximum ISO you typically use on your K-70?
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 28
Views: 1,911
K-S2 ISO 6400.
A7r ISO 12800.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2018, 02:40 PM  
Abstract "Defiance" 2 of 4
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 3
Views: 411
I like this one the best. Nice work!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2018, 02:39 PM  
Abstract "Today"
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-02-2018, 11:01 AM  
No any loss of details of K-1II
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Thatís why I said DPR raising issue about baked in noise reduction is much ado about nothing. I did not notice any loss of detail, especially at high ISO when details are already being lost.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-02-2018, 10:57 AM  
Beware----Scam Alert
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
What do the scammers get out of this? Do they think they can get a free shoot without paying?
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 08-02-2018, 10:56 AM  
K-5 w/no power-up w/fresh charged battery - repair options
Posted By LightBug
Replies: 6
Views: 479
At $212, itís not worth repairing. Time to look for new/used body would be my suggestion.

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