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Monza76 Aug 16, 2019 2:39 PM

The Six Megapixel Club
 
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Look who's back:

bilybianca Aug 16, 2019 3:47 PM

I never had a K100D, but my 6MP *ist DS is still cherished, if not used very often.
Kjell

Ozzie_Traveller Aug 18, 2019 4:08 PM

G'day mate

And I bet that the 6mpx sensor shows less noise than some of today's super-sized sensors that we are being offered as 'must haves'

Enjoy your K100 :)
Phil

Monza76 Aug 20, 2019 5:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bilybianca (Post 1417437)
I never had a K100D, but my 6MP *ist DS is still cherished, if not used very often.
Kjell

Well Kjell, I don't expect to use it much, but so far I am pleased with the results.

Monza76 Aug 26, 2019 9:13 AM

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A few more samples, K100D Super with DA 18-135mm WR.

tacticdesigns Aug 29, 2019 9:14 AM

Looking good! Great camera. Great images! Nice to see the cameras still being used! :)

About a week ago I just increased the Six Megapixel "Pentax" Club by one.

One of our friend's son wanted to get into taking pictures.

I gave him one of our Pentax ist DS cameras with kit lens.

I still have my Pentax K100d and another Pentax ist DS, but neither is 100%. :( The Pentax K100d needs the rear e-dial cleaned. I don't have electrical contact cleaner so I've not gotten around to it. :( And the other Pentax ist DS's AF switch is stuck in AF mode. :(

I emailed Ricoh about what options I have with the Pentax ist DS, but never got a reply. :(

So, I'll cracked it open at some point in time.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Monza76 Aug 30, 2019 6:52 AM

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Originally Posted by tacticdesigns (Post 1417481)
Looking good! Great camera.
I still have my Pentax K100d and another Pentax ist DS, but neither is 100%. :( The Pentax K100d needs the rear e-dial cleaned. I don't have electrical contact cleaner so I've not gotten around to it.
:)

My K100D Super is also showing issues with the rear dial, it sometimes needs to go several clicks before the setting actually change.

tacticdesigns Aug 30, 2019 2:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Monza76 (Post 1417483)
My K100D Super is also showing issues with the rear dial, it sometimes needs to go several clicks before the setting actually change.

Mine jumps around a bit. So it is difficult to set aperture or shutter speed settings. :(

But considering that I got this camera back in 2007 . . . 12 years ago, that's pretty good.

I'll just have to take my time to clean the e-dial and I can start using it again. :)

As for The Six Megapixel Club . . . my older daughter used the Pentax ist DS while taking a photography course at school. I want to get the Pentax ist DS working again so she can have a camera on-hand.



tacticdesigns Aug 30, 2019 7:26 PM

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Originally Posted by tacticdesigns (Post 1417485)
Mine jumps around a bit. So it is difficult to set aperture or shutter speed settings. :(

But considering that I got this camera back in 2007 . . . 12 years ago, that's pretty good.

I'll just have to take my time to clean the e-dial and I can start using it again. :)

As for The Six Megapixel Club . . . my older daughter used the Pentax ist DS while taking a photography course at school. I want to get the Pentax ist DS working again so she can have a camera on-hand.

Ok. I took a look at the Pentax ist DS tonight and it was a pretty easy fix.

The Pentax ist DS' AF switch was stuck. The switch was in the MF position, but the camera was actually stuck with AF on.

I just took the screws out enough that I could pry the side off enough to peek inside. And all that had happened was the external switch had some how jumped off the inside lever.

So I just pulled the side out a bit more to allow me to move the external switch into the position it needed to be in order to re-engage with the inside lever.

I closed it back up and everything seems to be working! :)

EDIT: A 15-year-old camera! LOL. :)

I'm a happy camper.

I've tossed on a manual focus 28mm (f/2.8) Cosmicar lens. When I get a chance next week I'll give it a spin! :)

Now to get some electrical contact cleaner for my Pentax K100d! :)

tacticdesigns Sep 2, 2019 2:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tacticdesigns (Post 1417486)
Now to get some electrical contact cleaner for my Pentax K100d! :)

Ok. Pentax K100d up and running! :)

I happened to find some Electrical Contact Cleaner in my garage.

It took me 15 minutes to open up, clean it and shut it back up again. The first time . . . and then I had to do the whole thing again because I went and lost the ball bearing inside the rear e-dial . . . again. I don't know how I keep losing them LOL.

But I had bought a bag of 2mm ball bearings . . . so I have about 100 of them. So I just grabbed another, tossed it in. Waited for the cleaner to dry and . . . the rear e-dial is cleaned and working properly again!

So I have 2 working 6MP Pentax dSLR cameras!

I'm a happy camper. LOL.

Now to go clean up something else around the house. LOL.



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