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Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 12-30-2016, 11:32 PM  
Poll: K-S2 -What color did you get?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 26
Views: 4,184
Haven't seen any desert beige yet!
Forum: Sold Items 07-30-2016, 07:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Yellow Pentax K-01 Body only $225
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 38
Views: 6,002
How many shutter clicks on the k-01?
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-15-2016, 06:41 PM  
Dark frames on K-S2
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 78
Views: 10,937
No, but typically a trend starts with one :) . Hopefully this is a one-off issue. With the k30/k50 history I'm definitely keeping an eye on my ks2.

I don't follow the k7/k5/k3 forums, anyone know if there are any aperture drive failure reports there?
Forum: General Talk 06-14-2016, 03:11 PM  
Poll: What % of your camera/lens/accessory purchases are online?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 37
Views: 2,238
Nothing Pentax here for miles. I did buy an SD card at Best buy once, so I voted 90%.
Forum: General Photography 06-14-2016, 03:07 PM  
Keeping camera/electronics cool in a hot car
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 35
Views: 5,269
If I had to leave my camera in a hot car, I would take the battery with me. Heat can kill the useful life of lithium based batteries very quickly.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-14-2016, 03:06 PM  
K-2S as K30 successor
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
I upgraded from a K-30 to a K-S2. Honestly, everything about the K-S2 seems to be an upgrade. The camera is simply faster and more responsive in all aspect. Menus are faster, deleting is faster, AF is faster. Plus I have found some situations where the flip out screen was very handy.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-28-2016, 07:35 AM  
Dark frames on K-S2
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 78
Views: 10,937
That is bad news. This is the third generation of camera to have this problem, so it doesn't sound like they have a fix for it, or are simply not concerned about it.

Just out of curiosity, how old and how many shots on your k-s2?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-25-2016, 07:10 PM  
Adorama - Used 40mm Limited - $129
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Congrats to the quickest gun, my order was cancelled. :sadface:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-25-2016, 08:42 AM  
Adorama - Used 40mm Limited - $129
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Not sure what the "but" is? But for that price I'll give it a shot too!
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-21-2016, 11:30 PM  
All my shots are dark
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 24
Views: 3,907
I wonder if the AHDR takes three shots back to back.
This would be similar to using burst mode to loosen up a bad aperture drive.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-19-2016, 01:18 PM  
Dark frames on K-S2
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 78
Views: 10,937
Very frustrating, if this is the case. I skipped the k50 since it was a carbon copy of the k30. I thought the ks2 was different enough that it wouldn't have the same problem. So far yours is the first ks2 to have this problem, and we are still speculating it is the aperture drive failure at this point.

The good thing is we are aware of the problem. I had a few "dark frames" with my k30 while it was still under extended warranty, but thought it was just a fluke. Now I know what to look for with my ks2.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-16-2016, 02:01 PM  
Dark frames on K-S2
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 78
Views: 10,937
I didn't bother to get the K30 repaired. From what I read online, the repair cost was around $250. I used that as an excuse to get a K-S2!

I have used the K30 a couple of times since then. A stream of burst shots wakes up the aperture drive and it will work for a session. I also bought an M42 screw mount adapter, and will use the K30 exclusively for M42 lenses if that bug ever bites me.

I did try live view when my K30 acted up and it didn't help. Maybe this is a different issue with your K-S2.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-15-2016, 04:17 PM  
Dark frames on K-S2
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 78
Views: 10,937
Sounds a lot like the aperture drive failure from the k30/50. When my k30 did this, I would take a bunch of frames in burst mode. That would clear it up for a while. Does it act the same on yours? I skipped the k50 and got a ks2 hoping to avoid that problem again.
Forum: Sold Items 05-05-2016, 07:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
-Sold-
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-03-2016, 09:15 PM  
Poll: K-S2 -What color did you get?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 26
Views: 4,184
I agree with that! Though the green isn't punchy as the product photo indicated, the color combo has grown on me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-03-2016, 07:34 PM  
New lenses for Ks-2: 55-300 + 35mm prime or 50mm prime?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 13
Views: 982
The 55-300 is a great lens, and optically all three versions are the same. I use mine quite a bit, definitely a lens you want to have in the 'arsenal.'

Unless your only doing portrait work indoors, I'd pick the 35mm over the 50mm. I have the FA50 f/1.4. It's awesome to play with dof stuff, but I often fine it much too long for general indoor shooting.
Forum: Sold Items 05-02-2016, 08:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Sure is.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-01-2016, 06:34 PM  
Pentax K-S2 - assembled in Vietnam. Is it new factory of Ricoh?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Mine say assembled in PhilippInes. Serial number 614XXXX.
Forum: Sold Items 05-01-2016, 02:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
135mm @f/4.5
Forum: Sold Items 04-24-2016, 09:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Still available
Forum: Sold Items 04-19-2016, 08:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
55mm @ f4

Final Price reduction to $175 shipped!
Forum: Sold Items 04-16-2016, 06:45 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Here is a quick snap from the backyard:

f11 300mm
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 04-11-2016, 08:49 PM  
Poll: K-S2 -What color did you get?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 26
Views: 4,184
I totally agree with you!
Forum: Sold Items 04-07-2016, 07:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Price Reduced)
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

Asking Price
165.00 USD

Item Location
New Mexico (United States)

Item Description
This lens is in excellent condition. Includes original box and all paper work, bag (unused), both caps and hood. Lens itself has no marks on the barrel or the glass. The hood has a few small marks as can be seen in the photo.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
$10.00

Shipping Services
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Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order

Return Policy & Additional Details
May consider shipping outside of Continental US, but would have to check pricing first.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-06-2016, 07:34 PM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By Vmax911
Replies: 5,399
Views: 692,295
So I was talking to a friend at work, and somehow we got on the subject of cameras. When he found out I had a Pentax he said, "Oh, you're the guy that bought one." Made me laugh, we are few and far between.
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