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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-02-2020, 04:43 PM  
Question on C41 process
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Sweet! Thanks for a "bit" or should I say a "grain" (pun intended on both terms) of film nostalgia.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-30-2020, 09:35 PM  
K-70 exploded view
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Good info. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax K-70 09-30-2020, 09:31 PM  
Sticky: Tutorial/Repair Pentax K-70 with aperture-problem: Exchange solenoid
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 63
Views: 6,163
Thanks, guys.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-04-2020, 05:53 PM  
Pentax 70-210 zoom push stuck!
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Thanks for this thread, friends. I have a similar problem with the same kind of lens and will attempt some of your suggestions as soon as I can get from my 'off-site" storage. Keep suggestions coming...
Forum: General Photography 04-16-2020, 01:55 PM  
Turn your film camera into a digital camera for $249
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 76
Views: 4,757
I remember a few years ago device similar to a film canister (which held batteries and power circuit) with a film-like plate with a digital image sensor extended to the film gate without the need for a focus screen or an extra lens. It was designed to fit 'only' Nikon or Canon professional 35mm film SLR cameras. It had lower resolution than today's DSLR cameras and a crop factor too, but didn't got enough commercial traction. I wished it was adaptable enough to fit Pentax cameras.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-09-2020, 08:50 PM  
Another Pentax LX question...
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 6
Views: 653
I have an LX and noticed that it's more reliable when powered by 'silver-oxide' batteries, not the alkaline equivalents. Try getting a few pairs for spares.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-08-2020, 03:10 PM  
Secret folower
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 60
Views: 967
Noir attarction.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 04-08-2020, 03:08 PM  
March, 2020 Runner-up: Water on the Table
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 100
Views: 1,897
Makes my nostalgic for very personal reasons...
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 03-10-2020, 08:17 PM  
selling photos
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
"There is accomplishment through many advisers" states Proverbs 15:22 in the Bible. I hope that the counsel of all of our friends here has helped you about photo pricing. Who knows? May be this may turn into the start of a new gig for you. Success!
Forum: General Photography 02-02-2020, 01:15 PM  
I should not have done that....
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
I second Apet-Sure idea, unless... you experience strange behavior (some channels getting lost) on any flat screen TVs in the house while using LED lights (Wife and/or kids may not appreciate that).
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-11-2019, 10:16 PM  
An article on the Pentax MX
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Yep, that was the 'tap the shutter bottom' method. I did a little of it on my lost sample.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-04-2019, 07:39 PM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 49
Views: 5,411
I tend to agree with Alex645 opinion that digital image sensors in many DSLR cameras tend to be more like slide film... with the exception that (on my K10D), "metering for the shadows" in digital is a better strategy than the "metering for the highlights" technique used with slide film.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-01-2019, 08:57 PM  
Unpopular Opinions From Current Industry Professionals
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 79
Views: 5,214
Well... At least, professional photography is the Least worst job. (Check out my signature, you brave ones!)
Forum: Maintenance and Repair Articles 04-29-2019, 07:01 PM  
No levanta el Flash / Does not raise the Flash
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Como diria Spock en Viaje a Las Estrellas: "Impresionante!". (Like Spock said in Star Trek: "Impressive!".) Yo he desarmado y rearmado camaras Pentax SLR de pelicula fotografica de 35mm y algunos objetivos Pentax tambien en el pasado, pero debo decir que todavia me intimada reparar una camara DSLR digital.

Translation (via Google Translate): As Spock would say in Journey to the Stars: "Awesome!". (Like Spock said in Star Trek: "Impressive!".) I have disassembled and reassembled 35mm Pentax SLR cameras and some Pentax lenses also in the past, but I must say that I still want to repair a digital DSLR camera.
Forum: General Photography 11-20-2018, 08:05 PM  
Interesting story of camera repairer and his notes...
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Thanks for link: I've done very little of camera, lens and flash repair out of necessity and admire those who can do it with skill even in their golden years.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-17-2018, 06:51 PM  
Pentax LX Shutter Goo
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 4
Views: 717
I noticed something similar in my first-generation LX when I purchased it brand new, but never gave it too much attention to it: it worked 98% of time.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-03-2018, 06:48 PM  
Pentax K10D
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
...And another one. I have a K10D and will like to add another body (may be a K5ii), but I keep most of my FF lenses because I shoot the occasional film and wish that I can afford in the future a K1 ("Somewhere over the rainbow...♫). For now, I only intend to add an APS-C Ultra-wide lens to my arsenal. If you can get the K1, enjoy,,, and share some of your pictures with us.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-25-2018, 08:43 PM  
Pentax-A 70-210 F4, can someone please upload a RAW file for me?
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Nice takes, pepperberry farm! I have one of them, too, But haven't given it too much use and it needs some repair. It used to be one of my favorite 'wedding' lenses.
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2018, 07:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 50mm f1.7 lens - Price reduced; shipping included
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 2
Views: 683
If doing female portraits (digital APS) or couples or male portraits, this is a good lens.
Forum: General Photography 08-07-2018, 06:33 PM  
No Justice in Japan
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Being in a similar situation, too, My Pentax ZX-5n and Tamron 28-80 zoom lens were stolen from my car in NE Ohio. But insurance paid for it minus deductible (did I ever mention that I hate deductibles?). And since our family priorities changed somewhat, I was never able to replace it. So, as a movie character states: "I feel your pain",
Forum: General Photography 08-01-2018, 04:44 PM  
To 'bank transfer' or not?
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
If I were you, I'll stick with PayPal. When someone ask me for a transfer to get some mythical amount of money from some country out there via the 'cloud' (not any one above, but the one beyond my router, I just delete such communique.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2018, 06:54 PM  
FA 50 F1.4 or A 50 F1.7?
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
I'll go for the FA one for both the auto-focus and the 1/2 f-stop increase (Yeah, I'm an available-light freak... :) ), if money was no object. But, currently, my signature phrase says it all.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-01-2018, 06:26 PM  
Flash advice needed.
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Regarding weddings, you really have to love to try them. If you have a knack for photojournalism (aka "the unpredictable"), really care about your subjects, both photographically and as people and have backups for your hardware (and files, once the wedding is over), you should be fine. Now practice, practice and (did my memory fail?), practice beforehand.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-20-2018, 11:14 AM  
Don't have money to burn
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 54
Views: 2,986
Being there; suffering that. If you don't mind to work with used equipment, try KEH for earlier Pentax, Metz and other makers flash units. Before committing to buy, try downloading the manuals for the units you select to get and idea of how they'll work with your camera.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-20-2018, 11:02 AM  
Which mode do you use with flash, and why?
Posted By j0n4hpk
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Like ChristianRock, I use the Pentax AF-280T flash unit with my K10D. What I do is that I set both the camera and flash to the same fixed ISO (in this example, ISO 100), the camera mode to Tv (yes, Tv) and the shutter speed at 1/180s or higher and the flash mode to dedicated Automatic at Red or Green setting. The reasoning: Av for some reason sets the camera to a slower shutter speed than 1/180s and as soon as the flash recycles to full charge it sets both the camera's shutter speed to X (1/180s) and the lens aperture to the correct setting (f8 or f4, depending on the color of the dedicated auto setting). Of course if you are mixing environmental light with flash, setting the camera to Av is a better option.
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