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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 03:15 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 2,854
Views: 110,716
Here's to hope
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-03-2014, 11:42 AM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 2,237
Views: 127,498
wow 3 million
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-02-2013, 01:33 AM  
Memory Card Error with Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 60
Views: 16,232
Sony 23GB class 10 SDHC I card user here.

It works on K-5, but not on K-01. \\
weird.
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-02-2013, 01:27 AM  
K-01 still my favorite
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 53
Views: 6,192
My k-5 have been acting strangely as of late. AF would often be a hit and miss. Well, more often than when I first bought it.
But Liveview AF would work perfectly. Past few months, I've been using K-5 primarily as a live-view shooter.
But it was such a hassle. Cumbersome to use, and AF in LV wasn't the fastest way. I just started to hate shooting with Pentax.

After a few months of frustration, I finally got my hands on a K-01.
The difference in speed is noticeable, and I haven't even left my chair yet.
Focus Peaking is just an icing on the cake.

I can't wait to go out and shoot more again.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-26-2013, 01:49 PM  
k-5 focus problems
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
After using K-5 for a while, I've decided that I cannot trust auto-focus sensor at all.
I've turned off the focus beep and trust nothing but my eyes anymore.
When I don't want to manual focus, I use live-view for perfect focus. I think something is wrong with my camera.

Any way I could fix this?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-14-2013, 01:03 AM  
Pentax 35mm for $150 and 50mm for $120. Other lenses too.
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 377
Views: 33,838
Saw the forum post on facebook, clicked this link, went to Ricoh site, bought lens.

Quickest spontaneous purchase I have ever made.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-24-2013, 02:03 PM  
Tenba bag on sale at B&H + FS in US
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Just how many bags is enough ; -;
Forum: Pentax K-01 02-21-2013, 01:09 AM  
The has it shipped yet, thread...
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 162
Views: 14,786
Ordered more than a month ago, still not shipped :/
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2013, 11:55 PM  
Sigma 30mm/f1,4
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 78
Views: 11,722
Well, I sold this lens a year ago because I was financially struggling, and needed extra money. Been regretting it ever since.

Just bought it last week when the price dropped to $289, and I can't tell you how much I've missed this lens.

Well, I guess I just told you.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2013, 11:50 PM  
Is your Helios 44 swirly?
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 39
Views: 28,574
Not all Helios 44 will produce that swirly bokeh effect.

Older 44-2, for example, is a great one for swirls. 44k uses more blades and elements than the older designs, making the swirl less noticeable than its predecessors.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-03-2013, 03:16 AM  
Pentax Confirms Full-Frame Plans at CP+ Inteview
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 810
Views: 112,368
Yay. Look at all these new Pentax products I can't afford!
Forum: Pentax K-01 01-31-2013, 01:10 PM  
K-02 - I wish. Anybody want it?
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 119
Views: 14,403
I really like the design of K-01. I'm only a casual portrait person, so all those features on K-5 on me is an overkill.

If anything, I want them to make the interchangeable faceplates for next K-0X cameras.
Forum: Pentax K-01 01-31-2013, 12:25 PM  
Replacing the rubber grip
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 2
Views: 1,931
Found this interesting article where someone replaced yellow grip with a black grip.
I kind of want to do this to my yellow one, but can't seem to find any display model of k01...haha..:p

Replacing the Pentax K-01 Grip | photographybanzai.com
Forum: Sold Items 01-11-2013, 06:03 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA* 50-135mm
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 1
Views: 897
dropped price to $699 including shipping
Forum: Sold Items 01-09-2013, 04:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA* 50-135mm
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 1
Views: 897
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
DA* 50-135mm

Asking Price
750 699 USD

Item Location
Las Vegas (United States)

Item Description
Bought it a year ago from a member (he/she had it for a year), had a good run, but since I'm selling my gear, this one has to go as well.

No SDM issues at all. Works well, and superbly and quietly.
No cosmetic issues anywhere. Took care of it as if it were a kitten.

Comes with original box, pouch it comes with, hood, front/rear caps.
And bubble wraps. I haven't popped them, I swear.

will upload photos when I get home later.

photos taken with it 6 months ago:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403909_3540162949547_898797134_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/391560_3540309873220_799928721_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/408118_3393584405175_470205064_n.jpg
I apologize the last photo is very suggestive...It was a joke among friends, but it's the only photo of it at the moment.
Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
FREE

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return :D

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-01 07-13-2012, 04:24 PM  
Two videos I made with my pentax K-01
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 14
Views: 2,606
Slow-mo effect on the convention video is very well-done. None of that choppy slow-mo most people will try to do with 24fps dslr cameras.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-05-2012, 02:07 PM  
limited-edition Marc Newson-designed camera pouch for the PENTAX K-01
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 121
Views: 15,653
300 copies world-wide.
There are more than 300 people who ---- money whose hobbies are buying collectible ---- with money that they ----.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-13-2012, 09:57 PM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 769
Views: 169,178
I just got my type s screen from focusing screen.
I had to use the thin shim with it, but the focusing is perfect with my sears 55mm 1.4
AF confirmation is a bit off, so I turned off the beep, and that allows me to focus manually without being distracted by the beeps.
And I gotta say, I am very impressed. Until now, I had been relying on AF and Katzeye focusing screen on my K20D, but I can see that this screen is a much better alternative without the distracting focus aides (split, microprism circles).

This is great and all that until f/2.8. Past that point, the viewfinder gets noticeably dark. 4.7-5.6 tele lenses are pretty much shooting in low light settings.I almost have to rely on AF to save my day in low light settings.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-02-2012, 04:18 AM  
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 Price and Build Quality
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2,997
For Disneyland, I suggest you bring a super zoom that covers wide end to tele end.
50-135 is great, and I took that lens with me to Disneyland, but I found myself often changing the lens to Sigma 30mm, because I wanted a wider end to capture many things happening at once.
If you don't mind changing lenses, paring 50-135 with a wider angle lens of your choice would be optimal, but it's really bothersome and annoying to change lenses with so many people around and time spent changing meant time lost at the park.
Also, you can't always find a place to set your gear down for 'safe' changing, so I often found myself tucking lenses in my armpit whilst changing. It really isn't safe to do that with so many people around, because you never know when a person, probably an overly excited child bump into you and you can potentially drop your gear.

But the price/build quality, it's one of the best.
I got the lens before the price hike, and B&H was selling it for $850 brand new. I don't think it's worth the price Pentax is asking for ($1,600), but under $1,000? Maybe.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-30-2012, 03:21 PM  
New lens but no time to play
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 16
Views: 1,695
I understand how you feel perfectly.
Just got a K-5 last week, and yet I'm studying for my university's final exams next week. No time to take pictures!
Well, pictures of things I want to, anyways.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-28-2012, 03:45 AM  
Lens advice for indoors and child shots
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 17
Views: 2,703
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 hands-down.

I dislike the idea of using flash when little children are looking at the light.
It might get real uncomfortable real quick, and may grow to hate being photographed due to strong flash light.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-28-2012, 03:21 AM  
Worth it to upgrade to FA 50mm f1.4?
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 19
Views: 2,329
I wouldn't call that an upgrade.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-26-2012, 06:20 PM  
Just got my 44K-4 -- Problem, Not Happy
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 26
Views: 2,913
That's not gonna get you anything.
If the lens works, the focus ring's tightness, looseness, clicks and pops won't have any affect on the images. I doubt you'll get the compensations you asked unless you return the lens.
But seeing as the shipping was $20, you might be able to haggle that price since the lens was given to you with problems not listed on the listing.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-26-2012, 12:29 PM  
Just got my 44K-4 -- Problem, Not Happy
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 26
Views: 2,913
eBay sellers are quite worried about the feedback, so tell them you want a full refund.
My copy of 44K had a bad fungus infection on the elements, so I took it apart, cleaned it with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip to wipe off as much as I could and reassembled it.
It works pretty good now. The only mistake I made quite assembling the lens was that I lost a small metal ball that makes the aperture ring "click", so my aperture ring turns smooth like it's a preset.
I actually like it like this.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-25-2012, 01:13 AM  
New Camera or new lens???
Posted By RickyFromVegas
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
I recently made an upgrade to a K-5 from K20D mainly because I'll be going to the X-Games in Los Angeles this year and will be taking a lot of High-Speed sports like skateboarding, rally racing, etc.
My 50-135 is only f/2.8, so I figure my K20D would suffer a bit for a action photography.
But then I realized how great the upgrade really was. My DA40 is seeing a new light to its capabilities. I often take photos indoors, and K-5's high ISO capabilities just threw me off the rooftop.

But then K-x has a way better ISO performance than K20D, so I don't know...
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