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Forum: Pentax K-3 01-14-2017, 07:20 PM  
First Post with new K3II and Old M42 85-210mm Sun Zoom lens I paid $1 for
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
still !!

nice piccies though

:)
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-24-2016, 03:39 PM  
Astro Photography ~ Need Advice and Criticism
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 19
Views: 3,418
Hi,

It won't fix your actual question but you could also try an Hoya intensifier filter.
I am sure that people have pros and cons about such things but it is a cheap way to reduce some of that yellow/pinky background haze from city lights and to see the stars more clearly.

cheers
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-20-2016, 07:29 PM  
Pulled out my K-30 today for the first time in about a year... NO APERTURE CONTROL?!
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 42
Views: 4,731
Hi,

there is a site pentaxcamerarepair.com - in pine grove CA that offers a $100 modification that they say fixes the problem. I have never used them but it seems like a reasonable idea.

Anyone have any experience with these guys. Just for future reference as I have a K-30 and am dreading it not working one day.

Cheers
Forum: Pentax K-70 08-30-2016, 03:12 PM  
Photographyblog.com review
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Just like the American Constitution is really just the Magna Carta with a couple of new things under the hood - like prohibition and then not prohibition

:)
Forum: Pentax K-70 08-10-2016, 08:50 AM  
Other ISO 51,200
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Very nice picture for such a high ISO straight out of the camera. I assume it is cropped. What lens are you using.

My hummers are really shy so I have to stand quite a way off and use a 55-300 to get close but I use an aging K7 which only goes to "cough" iso6400 but is pretty noisy up there but here in CA we get way too much of the solar rays so it is easy to use low ISOs

cheers
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2016, 05:06 AM  
Amazing ....Takumar Lens Treatment for Radioactive Yellowed Glass
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
I thought that this could be cured by exposure to UV. Alternatively he could have just asked the seller for a refund :)

Mind you It is a terrific tribute to the construction of these old Takumars, It actually seemed to hold up pretty well. I have a broken nikkor 18-55mm - I doubt that there would be anything left of it after such a beating!

Does seem like a terrible waste though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-09-2016, 06:41 AM  
Unusual Distance Marker on Takumar 50mm f1.4 8 Element
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 27
Views: 2,802
This chap mentions that the v.1 Number 766.135 does not have a diamond but a right mark (?) and a little red dot and says that it has 8 elements

---------- Post added 06-09-16 at 06:42 AM ----------

oops link :)

takumar 1,4/50 M42 versions (Page 1) - Manual Lens: Usage - Manual Focus Forum
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-06-2016, 07:25 PM  
The K-1 is absolutely killing me
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 34
Views: 4,893
If you want to get rid of the K3II cheap

:-)
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-28-2016, 06:20 PM  
K50 1.5 years old and been sent to Pentax Shop 5x
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 69
Views: 5,279
Just tested my K30 and it does exactly the same thing

Dial turned to M mode - hit the iso button and select auto ISO and lo and behold the camera switches to TAv mode (which in all fairness is M mode with auto ISO selected). Dial still in M mode hit the ISO button and select the manual ISO an the camera switches back to M mode - TADA!! never noticed that before; cool feature really !!

Seems like your camera is good and unfortunately you spent money needlessly on the NIKON - but if you like the NIKON then you have a pentax backup which you now know how to operate.

cheers
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-27-2016, 04:45 AM  
focusing screen having dust & fibres
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Not sure about the reversal of the alcohol burn but as for the cleaning I have been using a kinetronics speck grabber. Cost about $5 I think and it seems to be pretty good at getting those individual fibres. Of course I think it is most useful with the screen in place and not fibre on the camera (prism) side of things.

Might be worth a try - it's pretty cheap so you don't stand to lose much and it is useful for those specks that a blower won't shift off the mirror also.

cheers
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-25-2016, 01:52 PM  
The High ISO Scam?
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 111
Views: 11,202
I've found that removing the lens cap first lets you use lower ISO values

:-)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-08-2016, 01:11 PM  
Son Just Purchased Sony A6300 - Wow!
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 98
Views: 6,831
All I heard was
"blah blah blah... - time to buy a K1

:)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-20-2016, 06:37 AM  
Tamron 28 - 300
Posted By freddyisaac
Replies: 2
Views: 556
not sure if this is what you are looking for

http://www.tamron-usa.com/assets/pdfs/A06.pdf

maybe it will help

good luck
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