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JAK

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 13:00
I've been trying to use the forum search to see if there has been anything written about the Pentax 400-600mm lens. My search brings up many posts but none that mention that lens! Is there a secret to doing this please?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 14/11/2017 - 13:00

Kevriano

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 13:03
Google search it instead

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/rare-smc-pentax-reflex-zoom-400-600mm-382...
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Algernon

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 16:25
That's a very informative thread..... I'll have to bookmark it

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JAK

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 16:33
Thanks. I'm aware of that thread as I too found it using Google. But how does one get there using the site search engine to find it? Google might not have everything indexed so may have missed other references.
John K

bforbes

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 17:00
Did you try "reflex" as a keyword?
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Kevriano

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 17:02
Algernon wrote:
That's a very informative thread..... I'll have to bookmark it

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Lol. I didn't say it was particularly helpful
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JAK

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 00:15
bforbes wrote:
Did you try "reflex" as a keyword?

That's a thought, worth a try. What I did get some success with is just putting in: 400 600 and Match all terms. That did at least bring up the thread Google found. Perhaps that's all there is on here about it. Well I have one coming in the post so maybe there'll be another thread very soon!
John K

Algernon

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 08:48
Are you using Google correctly

I get 324 results entering....

Pentax 400-600mm site:www.pentaxuser.com

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JAK

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 11:35
Algernon wrote:
Are you using Google correctly

I get 324 results entering....

Pentax 400-600mm site:www.pentaxuser.com

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Yes indeed, but can you pick up those same posts using the site's search?
John K

Algernon

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 11:45
Site searches rarely work. SKY can't even handle passwords properly..... They seem to lose mine every time I try to log on.

It took years for Firefox to handle two words or more and Amazon's is very poor.

I remember when the BT Phone directory was case sensitive and you could search the whole country for "john smith" and it would come back with no matches found

I don't think any of these companies think the internet is here to stay
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Last Edited by Algernon on 15/11/2017 - 11:50

Algernon

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 12:02
Google is sometimes better using inverted commas such as this on the other forum..
Pentax "400-600mm" site:www.pentaxforums.com

Produces 154 results.

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JAK

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 12:11
You're right about some site searches being poor. Thanks for pointing out using the quotes, I thought that might work on PU's (but it doesn't seem to.) The hyphen seems to throw the PU one as I see others have struggled with searches such as K-5 ! Maybe the search engine here needs a tweak to deal with this as hyphens are pretty common in camera and lens names.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 15/11/2017 - 12:27

johnriley

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 13:48
Using a search for "400-600mm" brings up 18 results in the Gallery and 5989 results in the forum.
Best regards, John

JAK

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 14:39
johnriley wrote:
Using a search for "400-600mm" brings up 18 results in the Gallery and 5989 results in the forum.

Ha, yes! But how many are relevant to a search for that lens? It's a lot to search through to find them!
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 15/11/2017 - 14:40

Algernon

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 15:44
Sounds like it's found all the posts with the word SEARCH in them!

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