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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-27-2018, 06:18 PM  
K-50 under exposing.
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 10
Views: 610
I have a K-50 underexposing, I am quite sure the aperture actuator or system is malfunctioning...
I assume it has to be sent to Pentax/Ricoh, long wait etc. Financially speaking, is it worth fixing?
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-28-2017, 09:44 AM  
Symptoms of a lens wearing out?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 8
Views: 952
What would be the symptoms of a lens that has a lot of use on it?
Like one that has been used to take over 200,00 photos?
We are talking about a wide Sigma zoom auto focus lens.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 05-06-2017, 04:17 PM  
Best source for parts?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 4
Views: 730
I am a Real Estate photographer and shoot about 100,000 photos a year, so I go through a lot of cameras, a few weeks ago, this one fell over while on a tripod and hit a carpeted floor. I thought nothing of it at the time because it still functioned perfectly. But I guess that is how it happened since all the other cameras I have ever used have never cracked like this. I have retired this one and will either fix the base or just have it for non-tripod use.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 05-06-2017, 12:07 PM  
Best source for parts?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 4
Views: 730
I have a K50 with a cracked base where the tripod hole is. I need to replace the base. Where can I order this part and replace it myself?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 07:45 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 1,825
Views: 71,952
Awesome, a red one! Been wanting a red one!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-21-2016, 01:27 AM  
Sticky: Pentax Photo Gallery (PPG) entries
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 6,182
Views: 872,786
I have not submitted anything for two years, until now.... It got accepted...
"Sunset at Chapel Hill" I took this photo at a recent Real Estate photo shoot...

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-05-2016, 05:22 PM  
Why is Pentax dropping wireless flash mode?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 59
Views: 9,531
I understand having using a radio setup and remote flash is better.... but being able to simply flip open my flash and hold my flash unit at arms length pointed at the ceiling makes for some very nice photos at a birthday party or similar event... without all the fuss and setup... I really hate to lose this feature... I guess one of my K-50's or my K-5IIs will always stay with me for this purpose!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2016, 10:53 PM  
Why is Pentax dropping wireless flash mode?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 59
Views: 9,531
I didn't yet realize the K-1 had no on-board flash... my focus was more on the K-70...

Not a problem other than I hate it is now a necessity!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-26-2016, 10:19 PM  
Why is Pentax dropping wireless flash mode?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 59
Views: 9,531
I noticed in the user manuals for the K-1 and K-70, there is no option for wireless flash mode. The camera flash can no longer be a wireless flash controller.... WHY!??? I love this feature...
Does anyone else hate to see this go? I guess I will have to buy radio flash units like all the canikon folks...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-14-2015, 10:18 PM  
Adorama Camera Bag Deals
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
I ordered the Tamrac 5502, Thanks!
If it is too small for my DSLR, I can utilize is somehow! GoPros... etc....
Forum: General Talk 07-16-2015, 02:54 PM  
What Is Your Pentax of OTHER Things?
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 68
Views: 4,662
I cannot think of a brand that is more of an "underdog" than Pentax.
It is the only equipment type where there is a brand I am completely loyal to...

Guns, TVs, Automatic butt scratchers... whatever works best.....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-29-2015, 08:17 AM  
Batteries - Pentax OEM vs After Market - Wasabi
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 50
Views: 8,154
I have not done any comparative tests but I do know how my Wasabi batteries have performed...

I shoot Real Estate, at least 300 shutter actuation's per day, and about 10 minutes of video with a K-50 now, was using a K-30.
I have been using a set of Wasabi batteries for about two years now. They last several days before a charge is needed and battery life has not degraded over time.
I don't run them until the camera shuts down or anything, I just charge them when they appear low. I figure they are so cheap why worry with proper conditioning, etc.

Interesting note: I thought my batteries were degrading but found out when I bought a new camera that my older K-30 with 60,000 actuations was the culprit. It works perfectly but now requires more power to run it....
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-24-2015, 07:22 PM  
No shutter release connection for KS-2
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
I need a flip out LCD....

---------- Post added 06-24-15 at 09:26 PM ----------



Actually this would be great, bracketing with IR remote would be ideal !
This sounds promising.... too bad Ricoh's online manual link for the KS-2 is dead! I'll keep looking for it...

(EDIT: Found it here on the forum, in the camera review section)
It appears to exactly that, bracketing with IR remote....

This is great... further explanation.
I need to take photos from a lower angle and since I am 6'4", squatting to compose each shot would not be very good for my back.... hence the need for a flip-out LCD....

Having an IR remote will let me get out of the shot easier when there are too many mirrors in the room also! (I do mostly Real Estate Photography)
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-24-2015, 02:46 PM  
No shutter release connection for KS-2
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
I have just discovered a need to have a tilt-LCD camera but I also need a remote shutter release since I shoot all bracketed shots on a tripod.

The KS-1 allowed only one mode with an IR remote (bracketing not available using IR remote) is the KS-2 like this also?

It really sucks they dropped this feature AGAIN !!! I thought we were past this little issue since they added it back since on the K-30....
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 06-09-2015, 11:49 AM  
K-30 Failed today, I think it is the mirror...
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Battery was good, I think I am one firmware version off, will update...
I will also try the contacts because it seems to be OK while there is no lens attached.

---------- Post added 06-09-15 at 01:51 PM ----------



I will try suggestions to get it fixed (it is no longer under warranty) and put it back into action but I did also go ahead and order a new K-50 last night... (B&H for $307 with free SD card)...
Will get this one fixed and make it my backup and give my other backup camera to one of the kids...
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 06-08-2015, 04:06 PM  
K-30 Failed today, I think it is the mirror...
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
I shoot Real Estate photography, my original K-30 went 60,000 actuations without an issue and is still working fine as my backup camera. My newer K-30 just failed with 9,000 actuations.
I was shooting bracketed shots today, all three shots turned out fine but the mirror seemed to clack more times than it should and seems to have stuck in approximately mid position. I took the lens off then back on and it worked a few more times then failed again. I swapped lenses with my old K-30 and the problem still persists so I am quite sure it is the body.

So, I have NEVER had a Pentax failure before! I guess I need to send this one in for repair... any tips for a first timer in this area? Do I need to figure out precisely what is wrong first? or just send it in and hope for the best?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-28-2015, 12:19 PM  
K-50 Body + Card + Flash = $329
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 57
Views: 7,281
I have been looking but I do not see the optional lens deals...
Forum: General Photography 03-04-2015, 07:28 PM  
Bracketing
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 36
Views: 2,529
I shoot a lot of Real Estate photography and do bracketing 100% of the time.

I stopped using a flash for this about 2 years ago and tried just single shots on a tripod but found bracketed shots gave a much more realistic look.

Do I need bracketing on every shot? probably not... but I have an automated post processing routine so its just as easy to do bracketing as it is single,
actually easier because I don't have to separate my shots beforehand.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-04-2015, 05:13 AM  
Pentax K30 with 18/55 WR lens $349.99
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 12
Views: 2,589
I will be glad to sell this one to a forum member for exactly what I paid, just cover shipping expenses, etc.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-03-2015, 07:38 PM  
Pentax K30 with 18/55 WR lens $349.99
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 12
Views: 2,589
I got mine today... new as stated with a WR lens BUT, it is white.... I'm sending it back. I want a black one.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-28-2015, 10:59 PM  
Nature Red deer on a dull afternoon
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Beautiful photos! Thank for sharing....
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 02-11-2015, 01:41 PM  
Dropped my K-50 today :(
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 19
Views: 3,265
Had a loose hanging strap snatch a DSLR out of my hand one time.... back in '05, it was a $1500 camera (Nikon)..... I decided I wasn't mature enough to have one yet! Got another one in '08, a used istD*, all is well now.... I don't let the strap swing free anymore...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-04-2015, 03:28 PM  
Pentax Full-Frame, DFA* 70-200mm, DFA 150-450mm Announced
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 544
Views: 80,590
AHH NUTZZZ !!! now I have to spend more money! :cool:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-26-2015, 08:33 PM  
Hoya 77mm NDx400 ND Filter - B&H - $45 - 24 hours only
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Ahh nutzzz.... I hate I missed this...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-02-2014, 12:34 AM  
Architecture Natural history museum, London
Posted By skid2964
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Shows what a good photographer can do with a $30 lens... photos are awesome... thanks for sharing.
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