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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 22 Hours Ago  
Setting the aperture on the 135mm f/2.5 bayonet
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 12
Views: 569
I may be speaking out of Newbieness but my K-70 has a function setting in the program to "enable/disable" aperture ring for lenses that have them.
Is this not true of the k1ii?

Asking for a friend! :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 2 Days Ago  
An important message from the moderators
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 209
Views: 9,739
I am just going to leave this here! Sometimes we never get to the BOTTOM of the matter, we are ALL in it TOGETHER!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 3 Days Ago  
Pentax no reply...
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Just my 2 cents! Many repair centers in the US as well!

Pentax Repair Facilities (Wordwide listing) -
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
DA 18-135 WR, Show us what it can do
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 3,336
Views: 542,835
Hi All, I haven't posted in this thread for some time! I ordered some new "Star Filters" and thought as my walk around lens seems to be the 18-135 I would test the 6 star out!
PP in PhotoDirector11 and uploaded here as well as on Flickr!

Forum: Pentax K-70 4 Days Ago  
Sticky: Tutorial/Repair Pentax K-70 with aperture-problem: Exchange solenoid
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 42
Views: 3,226
I had to share this for those having a hard time with the "soldering Tip[" here is an excellent solution!
Making a Fine Tip for Your Solding Iron for SMD Soldering - Instructables
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Is the Pentax D FA Macro 100mm WR the best macro option out there for my K1?
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Just a quick response, i am shooting a K-70 with a couple of different lenses, one being the HD DA 35 Macro

Another is the Irix 150 Macro which is a FF lens used on a crop sensor, samples here on Flickr!
Search: Pentax | Flickr

Cheers! :D:D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2020, 06:59 AM  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 192
Views: 8,867
Link to PDF FILE Class Action Downloadable 260KB file
Class Action
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2020, 06:22 AM  
Pentax Aperture Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 192
Views: 8,867
I think with all the negative feelings that are coming out about this style of "ambulance chasing" there must be too many lawyers with nothing better to do than "Brand Bashing" if you invest in a stock and then drive the company into the ground by continually telling everyone "how bad" they are don't expect your stock to give you great returns!

As "ALL" the DSLRS' have their issues with failures by comparison and a market that is on shaky ground to begin with when will it all stop, when they have all thrown their hats in and said "OK, no more consumer cameras, let them use their phones if they want to take pictures!" When phones are surpassing DSLRS' in PRICE POINT and most phone consumers are replacing them every two years you will reap what you sow!

As I suffered through the aperture defect and paid the price on my K-70 (under $300 including shipping & insurance) I was not happy about it but I still LOVE THE CAMERA & have FAITH in the Pentax brand. The class action law suit is open to consumers of the US but I don't see anyone else in the world reaping a benefit from this action other than the LAWYERS, I originally paid less than $1300.00 for my K-70 starter kit and I now have about $2500.00 invested in other equipment to pair with it.

Do you have any GUARANTEE if you went with another BRAND today that in 3 years time you would not be in the same place? I think not, so my rant is done good luck with your lawsuits sometimes you just have to wipe the crap from your shoes and walk on.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-26-2020, 09:38 AM  
Pentaxians yearbook 2019
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 26
Views: 2,935
You and Bela have done a marvelous job on this Stephen and thanks should be given for all the hard work!
Forum: Pentax K-70 06-20-2020, 06:29 PM  
How to use manual lenses with the K-70
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Just a thought, I as well as other K-70 owners have gotten a lot of info from Yvonne books available here. ebook - Search Results -
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-20-2020, 06:16 PM  
Hello from China
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-14-2020, 05:17 AM  
Eye-Fi switch on!!
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Forum: General Photography 06-14-2020, 05:08 AM  
Acquired Gear given to me!
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 11
Views: 711
I have not really had them out for a run yet other than in the backyard for test. I am becoming a victim of "GAS", I do like the IQ of the A 50 but it feels inferior to my other lenses, I will give them some more "exposure" before condemning them to get dusty on the shelf! The Makinon seems ok but I have most of that covered with an Irix 150 Macro, an old IMAGE lens 28/80 and my SMC 18/135.

As I do have some old SP1000 gear somewhere in storage I would have to dig up my M42 adapter to use the Helios for testing, not out of the realm of possibility, although not likely this year.

Thanks for your insight.
Forum: General Photography 06-13-2020, 08:21 PM  
Acquired Gear given to me!
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 11
Views: 711
My bad, it was only a lens cap on the Diramic, I spoke too soon, however the 50mm takes a nice shot but is the cheap 2.8 not the 1.2 I had hoped for!
Forum: General Photography 06-13-2020, 08:12 PM  
Acquired Gear given to me!
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 11
Views: 711
I was going at first glance, I hadn't taken the Olympus lens cap off the Diramic and it is actually a Helios lens 44-2 screw mount Ser# 75321389 on the body,
I have the book for it and say it will accept Pentax/Praktika thread so I assume it is 42mm thread like Pentax.

Lens looks clean but viewfinder and internals of the mirror and such look very dusty, lots of specs.
Forum: General Photography 06-13-2020, 02:57 PM  
Acquired Gear given to me!
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Looking for some input on this gear!

SharkyCA's Album: Acquired Camera Gear -

I was gifted a Pentax A 50mm lens, a Pentax P3 camera along with a Makinon f28/80 Macro lens, various 49mm filters and a Russian made Diramic R1 camera with an Olympus lens?

Is it worth keeping or selling/gifting?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-11-2020, 10:45 AM  
Istdl replacement
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Don,t understand why you quoted me?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-11-2020, 09:51 AM  
Istdl replacement
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 8
Views: 580
I would suggest you try the "camera compare" on this forum as the IST seems to have the "kaf mount you can see what cameras your lenses are compatible with!

Pentax *ist DL vs. Pentax KP vs. Pentax K-70 - Pentax Camera Comparison -
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 06-06-2020, 08:02 PM  
Irix 150mm f2.8 Macro 'Dragonfly'
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 96
Views: 4,464
Blooms on shrubs are extra late this year!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-03-2020, 03:39 AM  
Nature A Prickle Of Thistles
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Nice shot, as for the noun, much better than a thicket of pricks!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-22-2020, 01:41 PM  
Abstract Snow day in the Park
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Kudos for taking the adventure, good shots!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-18-2020, 06:08 PM  
Pentax owner for 40 years
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Pentax K-70 05-17-2020, 02:42 AM  
Poll: Lost on Lenses K-70
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
I didn't answer your poll as I think the selection may be too limiting outside of the 55-300, I would suggest you go to the Pentax Lens sample search page and find what you think is your best fit based on plugging the K-70 in as a camera choice! Over 4000 photos to check out taken with the K-70 and many different formats and lenses,you can also plug certain lenses in to get an idea of shots taken with the K-70 and a lens you would like to see result! Hope this helps, and welcome to the forum!

Link: Pentax Camera & Lens Sample Photo Search Engine -

Cheers! :D:D
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-13-2020, 10:34 AM  
K-1: how do I turn the self-timer off?
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 20
Views: 745
K-70 uses the 4 way control, right side. Not sure on the K-1??
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-07-2020, 08:37 AM  
Bought a K-1 in 2020, did I make a mistake?
Posted By SharkyCA
Replies: 49
Views: 2,052
Which K-1 did you buy? They did go through an upgrade if I am not mistaken.

The K-1 still has a lot of lenses that can be used,Full Frame Lenses | I would suggest you check around this forum before you decide to go a different route! Pentax K-1 Review - Introduction | Reviews
Also check out the lens roadmap here or available at mosphotos, it is a web site run by an administrator here. (Adam) Pentax lens compatibility chart.

Welcome to the Forum!
Cheers and enjoy your K-1!
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