peterpainter

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

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  • Interesting specs.  Electronic shutter, but presumably in live view as that mirror would get in the way?   Maybe Pentax are trying to woo the MLC users (or at least stop people defecting to join ...
  • Lots more pics on the other thread : https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58954755 but the thread itself is maxed out.  Looks like low end camera using the D-Li109 battery, but then high end with ...
  • I agree about JPEG etc.  Probably should not have over-complicated my post with extras - my main concern was whether or not the OP had adjusted his camera so that the lenses focussed correctly.   ...
  • My first thought on reading this is that the most likely problem is front or back focussing which is usually easily fixed by using the AF micro-adjust (or whatever it's called) function on the ...
  • Using cheaper film - Konica was nice, but also others such as Truprint which was free with your photos - for everyday / not so important stuff and expensive (usually Fuji for me, but I forget ...
  • Marix metering and the sad demise of Yashica, in my opinion because their cameras didn't have that and 'scored lower' in magazine tests.  If I remember correctly, Contax didn't either, but of ...
  • absolutely.  One of the main reasons, I read somewhere and it seems logical to me, that there aren't so many 3rd party lenses for Pentax is the cost of setting up a production run not being ...
  • Replied in Grass blue .
    Lovely.  Thank-you!
  • Nice idea.  Sadly from my point of view, though, it looks like it is US only.  Good start, nevertheless!
  • Replied in K-50: and...
    Hi kikivrany good point about the wheels.  Actually, I did set mine up for Av so that the front wheel does ISO, but somehow got into the hadbit of using the ISO button instead it seems more natural ...
  • I bought a K50 about a year ago. Basically, all I did was make a note of what I wanted the camera to do and looked the various topics up in the manual. It took a day or so, but helped me to find my ...
  • Thank-you!
  • Review of the new PLM version here (in French) https://pentaxklub.com/test-objectif-pentax-da-55-300mm_ed_plm_wr_re/ says the PLM has worse vignetting than the older versions.   Looks like you made ...
  • Forget the KS1 - it isn't weather-resistant.  That and the K500 are two fairly recent Pentaxes that aren't weather resistant.
  • To be fair, though, from other people's experience with Pentax gear it seems that there is weather-proofing of varying degrees provided, so it is a bit more than marketing and promises.  But, for ...
  • There was no guarantee of weather resistance that I could find in the paperwork supplied with my new K50 and 18-55WR.  The only comment anyway related to it that I found was something about the ...
  • Great news!  Just replied to a similar thread on the subject started later than yours.  Thanks for the link, and I hope they extend it to other cams (K5, K30 etc.) - but as a K50 owner I'm delighted.
  • Great news!  Received an E-mail earlier today about it from pentaxforums. It's good to see that they haven't given up on the K50.  Some of us K50 owners were somewhat unhappy when the KAF-4 lens ...
  • Replied in DPR K70 Review
    Interesting that a number of people use the JPEGS and get what they want from them. I don't find them bad, but sort of slipped into the habit of saving the RAW for anything I think I'm going to ...
  • Created discussion thread DPR K70 Review
    I thought DPR's review of the K70 was interesting.  Two issues made me think. 1. AF.  Looks like good performace is possible, but they were happy with only the PLM lens really.  So will Pentax be ...
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