Forum discussion tagged with Pentax.
  1. J

    Solved! Digital Camera Problem

    Hello and happy new year. I have a pentax optio A20 digital camera. It worked perfectly but suddently it started taking the photos instead of nomarmally coloured in shades of blue and in shades of red.Whta's may be the proble...
  2. C

    Adapter for pentax K1

    Hi everyone, I currently purchased a K-1, I have a few Olympus Mirco 4/3 lens and I want to put it on my Pentax body. Do you guys have some adapter recommendations?
  3. J

    my Pentax X90 says that the In-built Memory is full and wont take photos - have plugged into my computer and deleted old photo

    my Pentax X90 (just bought second hand) says that the In-built Memory is full and wont take photos - have plugged into my computer and deleted old photos but will only let me take about 8 photos and then I get the same message. Can anyone help please.
  4. D

    T3i mount for Makinon?

    Hi, so I have a rebel t3i camera and recently got a Makinon 4.5 80-200mm. Now through my research I found that it was suppose to take a pentax pk mount. I bought one and it fits the camera but not the lens. I was just wondering if someone could help me out by telling me the lens mount needed...
  5. ajsski99

    Pentax K30 DSLR all photos black

    Hello, I have been encountering some problems recently with my Pentax k30. Whenever I take a photo, no matter where when or what lense I use (I have 2: the stock one and a macro one) the picture comes out mostly black with very few coloured areas. I have factory reset the camera multiple times...
  6. sciamwow

    Would Expired Film Still Work?

    First off, I know I put this under "Digital Cameras," but this was the best fit. I recently got some 35mm film ranging from ISO 100 to ISO 400. It all expired around 1999 (give or take a year or two), and I was wondering if it would still work fine if I exposed it a bit longer? Say, if it's...
  7. sciamwow

    I'm new to film photography and need help

    Hey guys. I recently got into photography and I have a Pentax K-50 and like it a lot. I've been interested in getting an old 35mm film camera, so I recently got a Pentax P30t off of eBay for about $20 total (...
  8. ajsski99

    Help with Pentax K30

    Hello, I am currently in France for a Ski Holiday and have been trying to take some photos with my Pentax K30 DSLR camera with a Sigma lense. This is the only lense I have brought with me. Every photo I take is 90% dark and only has a few coloured highlights. How can I fix this??!! All answeres...
  9. sciamwow

    Intro DSLR camera help?

    I'm new to this, but a friend recommended the Pentax K-50 to me. With the kit lens, I think it's a little under $400 but I could just get the body and a used better used 50-200mm lens from eBay. I don't want to spend any more money than that. Any tips/advice? Thanks!
  10. M

    Help in buying new lens..

    Hello guys... I'm posting in favor for one of my friends... He owns a Nikon D5100..and he is interested in buying a new lens for his cam. His budget is Rs7000 and he will be taking mostly portraits... He said something about telephoto or zoom lens something..please suggest me all...
  11. CherlynnLow

    New Pentax K-S1 is an $800 DSLR with Disco Lights

    Pentax's K-S1 is a stand-out DSLR challenges Canon and Nikon with its unique design, fast shooting rate, prism viewfinder and funky lights. New Pentax K-S1 is an $800 DSLR with Disco Lights : Read more
  12. G

    Pentax's Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera: More Beauty, Less Brawn

    Mainly a cosmetic upgrade over its predecessor, Ricoh's Pentax Q-S1 is yet another contender in the tiny mirrorless camera field. Pentax's Q-S1 Mirrorless Camera: More Beauty, Less Brawn : Read more
  13. G

    New Pentax XG-1 Offers 52X Superzoom for $400

    Ricoh has announced its newest superzoom camera, the Pentax XG-1. The fixed-lens camera features a 52x optical zoom and goes on sale in August for $400. New Pentax XG-1 Offers 52X Superzoom for $400 : Read more
  14. K

    how do i unlock my memory card for my pentax camera?

    my camera is a Pentax Optio RZ10. now its telling me that the 'card is locked'. I'm assuming it means the SD memory card. Can you help please?
  15. moulderhere

    Whats a good filter for Canon T3i. only.

    I used to have a pentax, I bought a filter that was actually fake because it was there to protect the lense. Now I got a real camera but I'm not sure what filter to get... From only (I have a huge gift card) any suggestions for UV Filter? Mainly I want it to protect 2 lenses I have...
  16. M

    pentax optio 50

    Shows bateries depleted or half way depleted when turnin it on with new batteries. After a few pictures it turns off
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  18. G

    Pentax Intros 16MP Marc Newson Mirrorless Camera

    Pentax announced the K-01, an interchangeable lens camera (ILC) designed by famed Australian industrial designer Marc Newson. Pentax Intros 16MP Marc Newson Mirrorless Camera : Read more
  19. G

    Solved! Can I use pentax AF540FGZ flash with Nikon D7000?

    I have a Pentax AF540FGZ flash and I would like to use with Nikon D7000 as well. Can I? Is there any limitation or will any function will be lost? thank you, Jozsef
  20. M

    How to use lcd screen on pentax ist ds

    Hello, How do I switch between viewfinder and lcd screen? There is no reference to this in manual. Even, can I do this? Thank you in advance Bert
  21. G

    Pentax Pays Homage to 70's Giant Robots

    If they actually tie this in to an anime robot show, everything starts to make more sense. Pentax Pays Homage to 70's Giant Robots : Read more
  22. M

    SDHC card for Pentax k-x?

    Hi reader I'm pretty new to DSLRs. What is a good SDHC brand for the Pentax k-x? I'm looking for more space course I want to use RAW+JPEG. So I'm thinking a 16GB card would be nice. Thanks in advance :)
  23. G

    Pentax and Sony DSLR Face-Off

    Two entry-level DSLRs go head to head! the Pentax offers video and a new sensor while the Sony provides excellent Live View and a tilting LCD. Fight! Pentax and Sony DSLR Face-Off : Read more
  24. Y

    K20D AF correction in practice?

    I have bought Pentax K20D. I like it very much. I have found you can correct AF point, if your lenses are catching front or back focus. The camera is able to remember settings up to 20 lenses. Has anyone tried it out yet? How does it work in practice?
  25. G

    No battery grip for Pentax DS/DL?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Strange omission - there's one for the 'D'... my feeling was that these companies love you rort you on the accessories. T.
  26. G

    Pentax *ist - usability of older lenses

    Archived from groups: (More info?) My son has a Pentax film SLR and is interested in progressing to DSLR. Has anyone actually used film lenses on an *ist body? He has the normal 50mm and a zoom to about 80mm as well as a beast which covers 70 to 400mm. Are these lenses usable...
  27. G

    Peleng 8mm Fish-eye and various bodies

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi All, I have just ordered a Peleng 8/3.5 Fish-Eye from the nice man at East Wave products. According to Dmitry, there is not a problem with mirror/lens interaction on a Nikon D70. Does anyone have direct experience with this...
  28. N

    what is closest focussing distance of Pentax istDS 18-55mm..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Could someone please tell me what is closest focussing distance of Pentax istDS 18-55mm lens? thanks
  29. G

    Pentax rumours become truth: *istDL to come as low budget ..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Found today on a german website:,62,0,0,1,0 Greets, Johannes.
  30. G

    Canon's "Err 99" strikes again

    Archived from groups: (More info?) My new Digital Rebel XT worked for all of 1.5 days before it crashed and died with the infamous Error 99 message no on-line camera review site had ever mentioned. After it happened to me, a web search for "err 99" turned up...
  31. G

    Pentax digital camera with their AF lenses?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Maybe this is a very stupid question, so please forgive me. I have a Pentax MZ-3 camera with a couple of Pentax and Sigma AF (AutoFocus) lenses. I have a Nikon CoolScan V Ed and that give me the possibility to make digital images of my...
  32. G

    Does anyone know the shutter lag for the Pentax *ist DS?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I've searched the web for the shutter lag time in SECONDS for the *ist DS, with autofocus on, and can't find this info. Some places say there is no noticeable lag, some that the *ist is "slow"... but nobody has posted an actual delay time in...
  33. G

    Review - Pentax 40mm/2.8 Digital Pancake Lens

    Archived from groups:,, (More info?) Review - Pentax 40mm/2.8 Digital Pancake Lens:
  34. P

    Pentax PKA-AF Extension Tube problem

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi all, Can onyone help me resolve this problem please? I have a set of PKA-AF fit extension tubes (Jessop branded) which seem to have the necessary electrical contacts passing through them to suit A-Series lenses and the...
  35. G

    Which lens for Pentax *ist DS?

    Archived from groups:, (More info?) Hi all, I'm considering buying the Pentax *ist DS body and was wondering which lens to get. For about AU$1300 i can get that camera with a Sigma 18-125mm lens, or for similar money with a Sigma 18-55mm lens. I'm more than happy...
  36. X

    The new Pentax ist DS

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I am very interested in Pentax's new ist DS digital SLR they have out. It's got a 2inch LCD display on it and a it's a very tight compact size, which I like. Much smaller then the Nikkon D70 and Canon Digital Rebel. I use to own a Canon...
  37. S

    Pentax question - has anybody done this?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a 1969-vintage screw-mount Spotmatic which I greatly enjoyed using back in the good old days. I burned a lot of various-kinds-of-chrome with it, with some pretty good results. But over the years I didn't have time to do...
  38. G

    Pentax istD flash compatibility

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hello, Any opinions if there is any risk using older external flash units with Pentax *ist D, eg. Pentax ring flash AF080C an Metz CT-4? Matti