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Forum: Photographic Technique 1 Day Ago  
Well, I was put in my place.
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Replies: 112
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Thoughts:

A) Ouch, someone dropped the tact ball on that response.
B) Pentax forums has an Exclusive Gallery?
C) Purple fringing should never be the deciding factor on whether a photo is good or not. The world is full of very boring, technically perfect photographs.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 Days Ago  
Pentax 35mm f2.4
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Views: 373
How exactly did you put it back together? If a part broke or screws came loose then that would need to be remedied before any
effort to reattach will take.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
What to do, What to do, and why
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Replies: 19
Views: 605
The K3 and K3 are your two nearest duplicates, so getting rid of one of those would make most sense if you're looking to pare down.
I'd say get rid of the K3 unless you really like having the onboard flash.
Forum: General Photography 2 Days Ago  
Looking for middle brother for my batteries
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Replies: 5
Views: 305
As said above, that's not a unique serial number but rather a batch code. So, assuming batches were made on '08', you might still reasonably
complete your sequential run.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
Why full frame isn't the best format to own
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Replies: 128
Views: 2,856
Those absolute statements will get you every time....

If APS-C + MF were 'the best', than surely the choice of APS-C + MF +/- FF is even better still????? I can see arguments
for Q + MF is the 'the best', or APS-C digital + 6x7 film is 'the best', or I-Phone + large format sheet film is 'the best'. None of
them are accurate without one simple qualifier......... 'for me'.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
PENTAX-DA 12-24mm is now discontinued
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Replies: 63
Views: 1,762
LOL. Almost every reason under the sun is given above. The idea that the 12-24 is outdated seems strange to me when 50mm, 85mm,
70-200mm, et al, lenses are still in the stable. The idea that 2 or 3 other lenses might constitute a replacement reminds me of every bad
parody of a photographer loaded down with excessive camera gear.

I'm going for the non-doom forecast that a HD version will be released concurrently with the K-New.
Forum: Pentax K-70 4 Days Ago  
Sticky: Tutorial/Repair Pentax K-70 with aperture-problem: Exchange solenoid
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Replies: 12
Views: 392
Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pentax K-70 4 Days Ago  
Christmas Present
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Replies: 10
Views: 348
It's as if the lens was purpose made just for you......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
Good news ... K-1 is one of 20 most important cameras of the decade - DPReview
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 110
Views: 3,612
That's nice. Not sure if DPR would rank among my top twenty websites for the decade........
Forum: Pentax K-1 5 Days Ago  
Are Pentax K-1 (& K5/K3) Cameras Now "Disposable"?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 42
Views: 1,374
The quick answer is yes, Pentax cameras are built to be disposable after their expected lifespan. But this is no different than most any other
modern electronic device. Modern cameras, (and computers, stereo equip, washing machines, etc), can often be repaired if you have the will
to do so. But as you have discovered, the cost of repairing modern electronic devices is often so close to the cost of purchasing a new item
that in many cases it makes sense to purchase new rather than repair. It's called 'built in obsolescence'
Forum: General Photography 5 Days Ago  
Pentax 100 - Talk by the designer TKO
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Replies: 14
Views: 649
Wonderful, thank for sharing.
Forum: General Photography 5 Days Ago  
Pentax Art
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Without even looking you just >know< it will be a K1000. (Looks) Yup, K1000.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-07-2019, 09:24 AM  
HD FA35 or FA43 limited. Am I crazy that I like FA35 samples better?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 40
Views: 1,461
You like what you like, nothing too crazy about that. The 35mm is wider, which may be part of what you like. The 35mm probably has a flatter image,
(sharper corners, less 3d pop), which may be what you like.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-06-2019, 09:58 PM  
Pentax 100 Y. is over. Now what?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 123
Views: 3,207
Has the K-New been cancelled? The official anniversary date may have come and gone, but there is still a new camera on the horizon.
Were you expecting an uncharacteristically second camera to be in co-development?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-05-2019, 08:23 PM  
Which body to get?
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 38
Views: 1,195
I'll nth the recommendation for the MX. Great form factor, feels great in the hand, and the view finder is big & bright.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:05 PM  
ZY Optics Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro lens
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 2
Views: 418
There's another thread discussing the lens here:

Mitakon 85mm 2.8 1X to 5X Macro Lens $499
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-04-2019, 09:08 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 811
Views: 43,313
The only reason Pentax hasn't released a perfect camera is because my perfect camera is different than Fred's, and Fred's perfect
camera is different from Sally's, etc.........

I would prefer a GPS rather than built in flash on the K-New, but lack of either won't cause me to make stink. If the combined
package looks attractive as an upgrade from my K-3, I'll buy it. If not, not. Simple.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-03-2019, 02:06 PM  
Mitakon 85mm 2.8 1X to 5X Macro Lens $499
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
That was my point. Nonetheless, I can imagine an impulsive buyer thinking they can get the best of both worlds with this
lens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-03-2019, 11:29 AM  
Mitakon 85mm 2.8 1X to 5X Macro Lens $499
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
Very intriguing. Definitely a lens of interest if it performs well. The promised working distance at those magnification levels is very
attractive.

Not quite certain what Telecentric Performance is........

I wonder how many people will purchase this lens and then be disappointed when it doesn't perform well outside of macro photography?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-03-2019, 10:44 AM  
Sticky: PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - December/January - General Raffle Entry Thread
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Replies: 244
Views: 3,011
Splonk!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-03-2019, 10:08 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 811
Views: 43,313
Harsh. Are you describing Pentaxforums or some other nefarious camera site?

I think most of the criticism voiced here is truly born out of frustration and not a deliberate attempt to trash the brand. Occasionally the
criticism is born of a misguided desire for a Canikony with a Pentax badge in which case said critic is perhaps better off with a Canikony.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-03-2019, 09:57 AM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
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Replies: 811
Views: 43,313
You skipped ahead, didn't you?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-03-2019, 09:54 AM  
Lens Fungus Among Us
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Honestly, it doesn't look >that< cloudy. As asked above, what do pictures look like? If they're just a little low on contrast but otherwise fine then
I'd say the lens still has life, even if it has minimal resale value.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-02-2019, 05:23 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 811
Views: 43,313
I often say I accomplish 95% of what I do in 5% of my time.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-02-2019, 05:19 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By tvdtvdtvd
Replies: 811
Views: 43,313
I blame entropy. Nothing succeeds entropy.
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