Jon Donahue

Joined on Aug 29, 2020

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  • Sure, not perfect. But for putting in a print newspaper, no problem. We are having an Xmas light parade here in a few days... will try high ISO on that, probably at 25600 or so. If I can get 1/250 ...
  • I wonder if the K-3 III and the K-70 (and the KF) all use the same sensor? Am VERY curious about the KF sensor. Years have gone by since the other two cameras came out, and maybe there are some new ...
  • Thanks! Yes, changing that C18 setting from 2 to 1 did the trick... it's back to what I think of as 'normal' now. So many controls, so little time. Dreaming of Pentax releasing a new digital Kodak ...
  • Longevity. Well, that's the thing. At 78, am quite sure my K-5 IIs will outlive me, and probably my K-70 as well. These cameras are the result of years of evolutionary design, what the Japanese ...
  • Mr -- when I press the K-70 ISO button in any other mode than Sv, nothing happens. Sv is the only way it will let me change ISO. Very different than on my old K-5 IIs, which works as you ...
  • Earlier today, went absolutely crazy trying to change the ISO on my K-70. Couldn't find the control or the menu setting (if you can help, let me know). But then! When I moved the mode dial to Sv, ...
  • OK. Just tried K-70 to iPad Air via wifi, following instructions in downloaded Pentax Image Sync. It does not work. The camera is seen by the iPad, but does not transmit pix. Confused about MAC, ...
  • I want to send selected pix immediately to my email address. Select, push a button, done. That easy ... very important. It's what I do with my iPhone, why can't I do it with my camera?
  • FAST! So, that's all you have to do to get around the failed solenoid issue? ¡No problemo! Had nothing but manual focusing cameras back in the day, and if my K-70 craps out, will do it again. ...
  • Replied in Q / One
    I guess it's all about what you really need. Very large prints = very large sensor. That said, you can just stand back from the print a bit, until it looks good. Most prints dont really neewd to ...
  • The K-3 III lacks on onboard flash, which for me is a dealbreaker. Also, am afraid that at 78 I may be just a short time from being unable to comprehend all those features... as I lapse into ...
  • Reading the KX specs on the press release -- "...the camera couples a high- performance accelerator unit with the high-speed PRIME MII imaging engine, effectively minimizing noise at all ...
  • I've always believed that it's the photographer, not the camera or lens, that makes the critical difference between a good photo and an excellent one, like this. Lightroom is wonderful, but it ...
  • How do we find out if the new KF has a good solenoid, like the one on the K-3 III? Does Pentax actually have a marketing department? If not, you folks over in Japan, I used to make ads for Avis and ...
  • I read through the specs. Almost identical; no added features that ring my bell. But am very curious if the KF has a different solenoid. And, even if it does, I can just wait until my K-70 fails -- ...
  • "unspecified internal changes" ... maybe the years-old solenoid issue is finally put to rest on this latest version of a low cost Pentax. IF so, AND IF the sensor is even better in low light than ...
  • Created discussion thread New KF USD $849 on Amazon, but why?
    Available November 30, in time for Christmas. But can somebody tell me why I would buy the KF instead of a K-70? Is there any significant difference between these two cameras? Or any difference at ...
  • Well said. You can get a good photo with most any camera, and then in post, turn it into an excellent image. So -- I think for this fellow, the K-1 is his best bet -- he has Pentax lenses already. ...
  • Everything considered, get the latest K-1 full frame. You'll want big prints for portraits or landscape. Best ergonomics for big hands by far. Tons of lenses, all very good to excellent. i wouldn't ...
  • Most photographers are on a budget these days. Hoping that somewhere they will find a single lens that will do most everything, with far better quality than a cell phone. Wide angle to telephoto, ...
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