peterpainter

peterpainter

Lives in France Finistère, France
Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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  • Thanks - that's a good idea.  I was thinking of the old card reader type (I chucked one out years ago) but that looks like a good solution. regards Pete
  • Thanks Alew and jdevreij. Working fine now.  Just being dumb.  I was so preoccupied with the card-reader problem that I didn't read the instructions properly - it was simple enough, even an idiot ...
  • Oh thanks Alex, the file that I downloaded is K50V102 - I just pressed 'download now' for Windows or whatever now - I'd better go back and have another look. regards Pete * just check - should have ...
  • Hi, I want to upgrade the firmware on my K50. Unfortunately my computer's built-in card-reader has stopped working, and so far I am struggling with fixing it as the menu is in French and my ...
  • weather sealed? DPR's summary says not,
    "While the progress in technology is impressive, lack of weather sealing, a touchscreen, or direct AF point selection with a dedicated joystick or control...

  • Eeven without drawing lines, measuring and so on, and apart from the horrific nature of the thing (I hate it) there are immediate compositional strengths which give it great impact. The first is ...
  • This is interesting, as points raised by both 'sides of the discussion' appeal to me.  Note that superimposing the grid we actually have another bit that I think is worth commenting on - the ...
  • Thanks.  Some good stuff in there, but I can understand how it would get up some people's noses (if you see what I mean)  I may go back and have another look as some of the things there were ...
  • Thank-you.  I think I may have misunderstood something (which I can't find now) in the manual which implied that the focus was only locked for a limited length of time so I didn't use it.  I'll ...
  • Replied in Warranty in EU
    I bought mine in France and the warranty is only 1 year.  I don't know about other EU countries, though.  We recently bought a French food-mixer with a warranty of 1 year but I noticed that in ...
  • I've read a number of threads on this subject, and am also tempted to try it.   However, one particular use I had in mind seems not to be possible, which is to effectively lock focus for the next ...
  • Thanks.  I'll try the update and see if it helps. Also thanks for the link - I 've never bought anything from the US as postage to France can cost quite a lot.  Will consider that one - check out ...
  • I'll have a go at the update - I must admit though that I was holding out until I was sure that the battery will survive - to have it shut down during an update would be a disaster!  I can put the ...
  • I read your comments on it!  Mine is set at -8 which is somewhat extreme, but having used the guaratee card for calibrating it may need more attention.  Its close focussing abilities are quite ...
  • Yes, the battery is an 'interesting idea' in my opinion.  To some people the use of AAs may be attractive but to others the reduction in capacity is a pain and gives reviewers something to moan about!
  • Ah, it's good to know that others have experienced similar. The 'buyer's regret' isn't due to wanting another model of camera, so I guess the wrong term - I just don't want to get involved in ...
  • Thank-you for your response.  It's good idea - I'll think about it.  Unfortunately I have this dreadful stubborn streak in me that wants to get the **** thing sorted if I've been sold a pup etc. If ...
  • Thank-you for your response.  Makes a lot of sense. I must admit I'm not keen to buy another battery - Pentax batteries are expensive.  I guess 3rd-party / other makes would be worth considering, ...
  • Thanks - I'll try a few cycles before 'crying wolf.' It's not a problem I remember encoutering before. The date - well, if it's the numbers on the silver label (which I didn't think of as being a ...
  • Thank-you for your response. I don't know about the card causing a problem, but I could try changing it with one from my other camera and see if that works, and having just thought about it (hence ...
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