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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-23-2020, 05:25 AM  
Amazon Canada KP body at $758
Posted By scottike
Replies: 5
Views: 547
So is there any way to get Amazon.ca to ship it to the US?
Forum: Sold Items 08-09-2019, 10:10 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1
Posted By scottike
Replies: 5
Views: 662
PM sent.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair Articles 07-10-2019, 06:43 AM  
Sticky: Pentax Lens Disassembly Database
Posted By scottike
Replies: 179
Views: 161,933
I see references to dcshooter's guide to DA15 disassembly, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm having severe barrel wobble and infinity focus issues. It sounds like this guide may be exactly what I need. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
Scott


Originally posted by dcshooter Quote
Just posted partial disasssembly instructions in this thread for the DA15 for those with problems with focusing issues.

---------- Post added 04-14-15 at 06:20 AM ----------


Read more at: Pentax Lens Disassembly Database - Page 5 - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Sold Items 12-16-2017, 09:59 PM  
For Sale - Sold: APS-C camera lens blow out sale, only DA 35 Macro left.
Posted By scottike
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
PM sent for the DA 15
Forum: Sold Items 12-15-2017, 02:04 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 400mm f5.6 Prime - full frame, AF, A setting, etc. Great condition with case
Posted By scottike
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
PM sent.
Forum: Sold Items 09-21-2017, 09:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-30 - Full Disclosure
Posted By scottike
Replies: 1
Views: 888
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Forum: Sold Items 09-18-2017, 06:17 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10 D body
Posted By scottike
Replies: 2
Views: 863
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-14-2017, 05:10 AM  
K-50 / K-500 Aperture Solenoid fix (DIY with pics)
Posted By scottike
Replies: 381
Views: 78,524
Correct, the issue started in April and the AA fix worked until a month ago. I use live view very infrequently. 98% of my photos are taken using the viewfinder. 15% of those are using burst mode. My shutter count was around 25,000. The green solenoid had noticeably greater magnetic force than the white I used to replace it. I suspect slightly different materials and magnetic circuit design to be the culprit.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-13-2017, 03:02 PM  
K-50 / K-500 Aperture Solenoid fix (DIY with pics)
Posted By scottike
Replies: 381
Views: 78,524
Thanks to everyone for the guidance in this thread. My K30 had developed the aperture solenoid failure, even with AA batteries, so I bought a busted *ist and salvaged the coils. The repair went off without a hitch and my K30 is back in action. There is no way I would have solved this issue without the community's help!

Now I'm on the lookout for failed K30/K50's on ebay so I can find a home for the second white solenoid ;)
Forum: Sold Items 09-11-2017, 12:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 300 f4 lens
Posted By scottike
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
PM sent
Forum: Sold Items 08-08-2017, 07:58 AM  
For Sale - Sold: DA*300 f4, 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW & much more!
Posted By scottike
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
I am interested in a DA*300 alone
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 04-17-2017, 07:54 AM  
K30 Aperture failure advice
Posted By scottike
Replies: 29
Views: 3,562
I think I'll see how long the AA battery fix lasts before trying more involved repairs. Thanks for all the advice!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 04-13-2017, 07:48 AM  
K30 Aperture failure advice
Posted By scottike
Replies: 29
Views: 3,562
My K30 is starting to experience the aperture block failure. The first picture or two after power up is very underexposed. I am debating if I should send it in to Precision Camera and try to convince Ricoh to cover the repair (it is out of extended warranty) or send it in to the guy in California that repairs them for $100.

Has anyone had success in getting Ricoh to cover the cost of repairs when sending it into Precision camera?

Has anyone ever gotten the burst mode "fix" to work for an extended period of time? I've got a shutter count around 30,000 and just started to experience the problem.

Thanks for any advice!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-09-2016, 09:31 PM  
Extended warranty free CLA service with Precision Camera?
Posted By scottike
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
I recently sent my K-30 in for the free cleaning. It arrived today and they cleaned and calibrated the camera. They also replaced the focusing screen. However, it's poorly calibrated and back focused in the viewfinder. The phase detection autofocus works just fine. I have a lot of manual lenses though, so this is not a solution.

I guess I'll have to give them a call and see what they can do. At this point, I wonder if I should have sent it in at all.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-29-2015, 06:46 AM  
Thematic WR-pride or please share your WR-masterpieces!!!
Posted By scottike
Replies: 43
Views: 4,154
Here's another one on a smaller scale. Taking a "rain hike" with my son, he spotted a caterpillar on the wooden handrail of the stairs. I'd brought along my K-30 with the 100mm WR macro and took a few shots using the pop-up flash and a small diffuser I'd stuck in my pocket. I wouldn't have brought a non-WR camera with me, so it's the only way I could have gotten the shot. :)

When camping and hiking, the weather is often highly variable and I enjoy not having to treat my camera like paper mache when the rain rolls in.
Forum: Sold Items 07-27-2015, 08:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: D-FA Macro 100mm F2.8 Lens
Posted By scottike
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
PM sent
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-04-2015, 12:10 PM  
V-flat supplies
Posted By scottike
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
I'm looking to buy some black and white foam board to make V-flats for studio use. Are there any good B&M or online stores you can recommend for good deals on foam board?

Thanks,
Scott
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 12-17-2014, 10:31 PM  
K-30 Burst Performance
Posted By scottike
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Thanks for all the feedback! I ran some further tests tonight and initially there was still a difference between live mode and the viewfinder. However, I tried an extended shoot in live mode, similar to JinDesu and when I switched back to the viewfinder mode the higher rate remained. While I can't explain it, I'm very happy to see the improved burst performance. Thanks again,

Scott
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 12-16-2014, 06:30 AM  
K-30 Burst Performance
Posted By scottike
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
I'd always thought there was something wrong with my K-30 because the high speed burst mode never comes close to 5 fps. I always use the viewfinder, so I was surprised to find out yesterday that the burst rate is much higher in live view and using otherwise identical settings. Is this just the nature of the beast, since the mirror comes down each shot when using the viewfinder? Is there a way to boost the performance when using the viewfinder?

Thanks,
Scott
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-11-2014, 05:33 AM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By scottike
Replies: 2,237
Views: 127,661
Count me in!

Thanks!
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-11-2014, 06:20 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By scottike
Replies: 8,363
Views: 1,239,193
I picked up a Pentax-M 28mm f/3.5 at a thrift store recently and after a little use discovered an intermittent issue. When focusing, I'll feel something shifting inside the lens and the image will shift. It feels like one of the element in the lens is dropping into place. I'm thinking about disassembling to see if anything seems obviously loose, but thought I'd see if anyone else has had this same issue.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-26-2013, 06:53 AM  
Photo borders
Posted By scottike
Replies: 1
Views: 649
I've been playing with the LR/Morgify 2 plug-in for lightroom that allows adding border effects to the image. Is there a good resource on selecting a style of border to complement a particular type of photo? I assume that the colors and composition of the photo may suggest a particular treatement.

Thanks,
Scott
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-22-2013, 10:41 AM  
LR5 Import Presets for K-30
Posted By scottike
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
I've calibrated the monitor using the Windows 7 monitor calibration process. I know that's not ideal, but I wanted to try that first before spending any money on more advanced calibration software. I am using DNG, and I appreciate your settings as a starting point. I know I'll need to "season to taste", but it's nice to start with someone else's basic recipe!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-22-2013, 08:46 AM  
LR5 Import Presets for K-30
Posted By scottike
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
I'm just starting to use LR5 with my new K-30 and wondered if anyone has a basic develop preset that they use to set sharpening, saturation, etc. on import.

Thanks,
Scott
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-06-2013, 05:47 AM  
DA 18-55mm AL WR not identified in LR 5
Posted By scottike
Replies: 4
Views: 891
I've found it's only an issue with jpegs, the raw files have the correct lens.
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