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Forum: Contest Voting 10-09-2021, 05:26 AM  
Silver 'Vette
Posted By devouges
Replies: 6
Views: 85
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-15-2021, 04:08 AM  
Hello from (not so) sunny Scotland!
Posted By devouges
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Welcome from rainy Canada ! My 13% Scottish blood keeps on boiling :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-09-2021, 06:17 PM  
K3 II Freezing - Bad card?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
I updated to firmware 1.1 yesterday and this morning, this problem occurred.

I reformatted the 2 sd cards and the problem happened again.

I put in another battery and have not seen the problem after several shots.

I put back the original battery and the problem still has not re-occurred.

weird :(


Gary
Forum: General Talk 04-02-2021, 06:21 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 8,768
Views: 659,946
Dougie MacLean singing Caledonia
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 04-02-2021, 02:00 PM  
Advantages of K-3 Mark III over the K-3 II
Posted By devouges
Replies: 75
Views: 5,048
Quick question: the LI90 battery is 7.2 volts but can be charged via USB.

Should the voltage not be 7.2 volts minimum ? USB is only 5 volts.

Am I missing something ?

Gary
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-02-2021, 05:15 AM  
Will you buy the k3 Mark 3?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 452
Views: 22,890
I will not. I will just keep it in my dreams :)

If I had spare money, yes I would. I have a K3ii and I do not think the extra on k3iii is really worth 2000$.

I do like the continuous speed..... 12fps..... wow.

Is the higher ISO something that will be useable ? Seems unrealistic to me. Are there any samples of pics at ISO 1.6m ?

I never put much importance into the tilt screen until I got the K1ii. Now, for me, tilt screen is a MUST.

Gary
Forum: General Photography 03-31-2021, 05:33 PM  
50mm 1.4 as a walk-around lens
Posted By devouges
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Thank you for all the input everyone !

I never put any thought about the weight of this beast.

I need to re-evaluate all this before I get my tax return :)

Thanks again !

Gary
Forum: General Photography 03-31-2021, 09:40 AM  
50mm 1.4 as a walk-around lens
Posted By devouges
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Hi,
I hear a lot of weight concern. I read comparisons between the DFA and the FA. I have the FA.

I guess what I need to do is go out for a few weeks with the FA only to check out where I feel limited.

A lot of folks use the kit lens 28-105 and I must admit it is very good.

Thank you everybody for your input. Much appreciated.

The 50mm macro may be juggling around in my head for a while.

Gary
Forum: General Photography 03-31-2021, 05:22 AM  
50mm 1.4 as a walk-around lens
Posted By devouges
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Hi Everyone,

In 1970 when I got my first camera, 50mm was the walk-around lens I had.

I eventually got a 35mm lens but hardly ever used it.

Zoom lenses were very expensive and not for the hobbyist,

I came back into photography about 15 years ago but about 95% of my picture-taking is birds and wildlife.

300mm with K3-ii works great !

Last year, I got the K1-ii with the intent of getting back into landscaping and nature photo.

Then came Covid-19 and everything we know.

I got into lung problems and have difficulty moving around so nearly 0 picture-taking in the past year. But I am getting better.

I have this magnificent K1-ii but hardly use it.

Getting better also means taking pictures. I would like to get back into the 1970 photo mode when 50mm was the only lens I had.

My problem is that I have the little devil on my shoulder saying "get the 50mm 1.4 DFA" ! ! ! ! :)

In order to help me tell the devil to shut up or go buy the lens, I would like to know how many pentaxians here use the 50mm as a walk-around lens on the K1-ii.

The reviews are just great and I am very tempted.

It seems a bit heavy. Your opinions are most welcome !

Thanks for listening !

Gary
Forum: General Talk 12-31-2020, 02:54 PM  
Happy New Pentax Year 2021
Posted By devouges
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Hi Everybody !

I just want to wish you all a happy Pentax year, filled with surprises, filled with hopes of what new items we want, new pictures, new styles of pictures, new ways of showing your favorite pictures.

But! Above all. I wish you all the health it takes to go out and get those beautiful shots and the courage to show them on our Pentax Forum !


Happy new year everybody..... Happy shooting, Happy triggering. and happy, well.... whatever......

Gary
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-15-2020, 06:11 AM  
Infrared mark on old Pentax lenses
Posted By devouges
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
I used it when using film 50 some years ago. It did work.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-08-2020, 05:55 AM  
Canal Color
Posted By devouges
Replies: 14
Views: 285
I like this one.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-08-2020, 05:54 AM  
3 Bridges- Hudson Valley, NY
Posted By devouges
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Nice !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-08-2020, 05:52 AM  
Fall Colors in NY
Posted By devouges
Replies: 46
Views: 782
The misty mornings are just beautiful.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-08-2020, 05:51 AM  
Marthaler Pond and Frosty Autumn Trees
Posted By devouges
Replies: 21
Views: 624
I like this one because I have a feeling that it shows all 4 seasons.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-08-2020, 05:50 AM  
Horses
Posted By devouges
Replies: 16
Views: 355
I like this. Colors are there and the horses give it an extra life.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-17-2020, 06:27 AM  
Hello from new KP owner in canada
Posted By devouges
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Welcome from a fellow canadian :)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 09:55 AM  
Heart
Posted By devouges
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Nice ! It has that special timing :)
Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-08-2020, 09:54 AM  
October, 2020 3rd Place: Insects contest submission
Posted By devouges
Replies: 64
Views: 1,149
Cute !
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-08-2020, 09:53 AM  
The love bug
Posted By devouges
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Gotta love this one :)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-16-2020, 05:26 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #168 Poll (Night Sky - August 2020)
Posted By devouges
Replies: 32
Views: 4,104
All of these are so beautiful ! ! ! This is the hardest one since I have been on this forum ! An awful lot of talent out there.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-06-2020, 04:49 AM  
how dangerous is the K 1 and K 1 II
Posted By devouges
Replies: 90
Views: 5,707
K1ii is addictive. I fell in love after playing around with it for 5 minutes in the store. It took me a year to put pennies aside for dream to come true.

Yes ! it IS dangerous.

Once you use it for a few hours, resistance is futile....... you will get one !

The 300mm f4 works fine for wildlife but I prefer to use it with the K3ii.

My 100mm macro work wonders on the K1ii......
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-23-2020, 11:28 AM  
LI90 Battery Recharing Question
Posted By devouges
Replies: 10
Views: 797
I did some digging but I cannot find an answer to this.

I am wondering if it is harmful to leave the battery in the charger when it is fully charged ?

I have 2 batteries and sometimes, I forget to check if the one in the charger is fully charged and it may be a few days before I check.

Thanks
Gary
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-23-2020, 09:15 AM  
New APS-C is
Posted By devouges
Replies: 1,045
Views: 80,357
Héhéhéhé....., this is like waiting to find out if it will be a boy or girl :)
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 08-20-2020, 05:02 AM  
Poll: Why did you go full frame?
Posted By devouges
Replies: 323
Views: 20,325
When I started photography in 1968, the ONLY lens I had was a Minolta 50mm 1.4 ( with the SRT-101). When I went to Pentax, with the K10 apsc, I rapidly found out that 50mm on apsc is just not the same as on FF. So I started filling my piggy bank and finally got my K1ii. I still use my K3ii with my 300mm F4 but mostly for birding and wildlife. I did not get the new DFA 50mm 1.4. I am a bit intimidated by the size and weight of that beast. I still use the FA 50mm 1.4 and it, well, sorta "satisfies" me.

The feeling when holding the K1ii, which is a bit taller than the K3, gives me the "grip" I feel good with without needing the battery grip like on the apsc models.

When I look through the viewfinder with my 50mm, I just get that 1968 feeling when I held an SLR for the first time. (sweet memories :) )
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