What's your highest ever daily 'photo tally'?


Mike-P

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 17:46
cabstar wrote:
Blimey i was on single frame rate too...

Ruddy hell, you must have had an aching trigger finger after that lot
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johnriley

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 18:21
I've just checked the spec sheet and it is indeed 6/3 fps on the K50, and therefore it will be on the K500 as well.
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cabstar

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 19:09
Mike-P wrote:
cabstar wrote:
Blimey i was on single frame rate too...

Ruddy hell, you must have had an aching trigger finger after that lot

the rest of me ached too...
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Last Edited by cabstar on 24/07/2013 - 19:10

Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 21:01
About 4,500. 'twas a long day
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 21:03
gwing wrote:
My limit is usually 36. But sometimes when shooting wildlife I get a bit trigger happy and don't manage to stick within this.

You use more than one roll of film?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 24/07/2013 - 21:20
On a slight tangent, does anyone know what the shutter life is on the various ranges of DSLR? Can't see it being a problem for us on the KX /KR level of model but for you
heavies on the K5s it must be a factor in when you decide to change your particular machine? Is the life of the K30 shutter somewhere in between?

Karlo

Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 00:39
I'm sure it's well over 100,000. maybe 150,000. Not something I've ever worried about to be honest
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

truckerathome

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 01:00
Does anyone here who uses K5 or K5II get any exposure problems when using the camera on continuous frame shooting. I always seem to get a fair few well overexposed frames when using my K5IIs in this mode. Two, three or four frames will be OK but the next one or two well overexposed. It can be annoying as the first couple of shots might not be sharp but then the overexposed ones will be sharp but obviously not usable. I had/have the same problem with my K5 (still does it) although it was sent back for repair. Just accepted it after that and hoped for a firmware update to correct it, not forthcoming to date. I then decided to change my K7 for a K5IIs and use the K5 as a second body but have now found out that the K5IIs does exactly the same thing as the K5. I used the K5IIs at Fairford on Sunday and again got a few well overexposed shots using continuous frame on Manual exposure. It only seems to do it on continuous frame shooting. Before I send the K5IIs back with this problem I just wondered if anyone on here has had the same problem, although I`ve not seen anything mentioned (as you all seem to have shot a fair few frames I am presuming the cameras were on continuous frame).

Martin

johnriley

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 07:49
If the camera is set to lock the meter reading when the shutter is pressed then I can see how we could get under or over exposure if the lighting changed. Or, for example, if we were panning from a dark area to a light one.

Could the problem be something along these lines?
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RayB

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 09:55
truckerathome wrote:
Does anyone here who uses K5 or K5II get any exposure problems when using the camera on continuous frame shooting.

Martin

I used a mixture of continuous and single frame at Fairford. I've just had a look back through some of the CF sections but I can't see any discernible difference in exposures around them.

cabstar

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 13:03
I have had this issue on both my k-5 bodies and always put it down to the light changing on stage. Never thought of it being a camera problem before...
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Mongoose

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 15:54
1stEverPentax wrote:
On a slight tangent, does anyone know what the shutter life is on the various ranges of DSLR? Can't see it being a problem for us on the KX /KR level of model but for you
heavies on the K5s it must be a factor in when you decide to change your particular machine? Is the life of the K30 shutter somewhere in between?

Karlo

as far as I'm aware, all the Pentax DSLRs are rated to 100,000 actuations. How that compares to other marques, I'm not sure.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 15:58
It's only a statistic though isn't it?

I'm pretty sure Pentax won't fix a shutter problem on say, a 4 year old camera, under warranty if it has done below 100,000 actuations.
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Mongoose

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 16:45
Mike-P wrote:
It's only a statistic though isn't it?

I'm pretty sure Pentax won't fix a shutter problem on say, a 4 year old camera, under warranty if it has done below 100,000 actuations.

As far as I know you are correct, there's no specific warrenty. If it seized at 10,000 you might have a claim under fitness of goods for a given purpose, but I'm no expert on such things.

It's a statistical indicator like the mean time between failures on a hard drive, it guarantees nothing.
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johnriley

Link Posted 25/07/2013 - 16:51
I think it's an expectation, in other words most shutters would be expected to last 100,000 actuations or more. Some will fail at every stage, very few early on, with increasing failure rates as the figures go up. There may be a few that will go to 200,000 actuations.

Car engines will also sometimes last an amazing length of time, some will give up the ghost much sooner.
Best regards, John
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