trixie

Status: Member
Join Date: 16th January 2011
Last Login: 8th June 2019 - 13:23
Real Name: patricia
Website: Visit My Website
Occupation: retired hard working baker !!!
Interests: photography, travel, reading.gardening and not working.

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I need someone to repair my lens
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thank you so much. I see he is overloaded with work but I will email him, I can join the que. Trixie
I need someone to repair my lens
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Hello there. Could anyone help please I have a Pentax 50-135DA*lens that needs looking at. The barrel is loose and auto focus doesn't work, that's not too much of a problem but the loose barrel is. Any advice very welcome. Thank you in advance Trixie
Time out for me
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
Sorry to read this Maria Sending you best wishes. Take it easy and come back with your superb photographs. Love Trix
Pentax K-5 indoor shooting
Posted in Pentax Digital Camera Discussion
Maybe a bit late, but consider TAv; set shutterspeed at 1/100s or faster and aperture to you liking. Camera will take care of the ISO (but set a limit like 100-1600 or 100-3200). When using flash, make sure that you switch to Av or M and ISO is set to a fixed value (100 or 200 but depending on needs). If you don't, the camera will probably still pick a high ISO and that might defeat the purpose and can result in overexposed images. I suggest to shoot RAW+; you will have the RAW in case you need to fix things up.thank you so much , I had a good time at the party, and the photos came out well, considering the dark room with disco lights! Thank you all so much Trixie
Pentax K-5 indoor shooting
Posted in Pentax Digital Camera Discussion
I would change the ISO initially to 800, see what your shutter speed is and go up as far as 1600 ISO or come down to 400 iso. You'll need to keep the shutter speed ideally around 1/200th of a second to freeze some movement, and a minimum of 1/100th to eliminate camera shake. Keep the Lens around F5,6 / F6.3 for reasonable DOFBrilliant thank you so much, I will follow this advice. Cheers Trixie :)
Pentax K-5 indoor shooting
Posted in Pentax Digital Camera Discussion
I might use my Sigma 17-70 and I will use them to give to my friend at the party, might use some on here. Should I shoot in Jpeg I usually do ?
Pentax K-5 indoor shooting
Posted in Pentax Digital Camera Discussion
Going to a party and would like to take photos there , the Pentax K-5 doesn't have a setting in camera , the same has the K-x used to have for indoors or night time photography. I really don't want to use a flash all night any ideas please. Trixie
Bell and Howell lens.
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thank you all so much It is a good sharp and clean lens and did close focus at 50mm once again thank you for the help appreciate it. Trixie 8)
Bell and Howell lens.
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thank you John I tried to see there is there was a button but there isnt one. I have pushed an pulled the zoom too it says there is a Macro but it is not revealing itself. Thank you so much for your reply Trixie
Bell and Howell lens.
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Hello there, Can anyone help please. I have been given an old Bell and Howell lens. 70-210 mm fits the K-5 perfectly and focus well manually. It says it has a macro but I cannot get it to work. Anyone got this old lens and how does it "go" macro Any help would be a great help Trixie
Manual for P30
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
Look here for .pdf version thank you so much I have downloaded it thank you so much Trixie
Manual for P30
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
Hi has anyone got a manual for a Pentax P30 that I have just got for my birthday,cant find one in the manual section. I would be grateful if anyone has one to spare a photocopy would do. Please send me a pm if you have one or know where I could get one from. Thanks Trixie
A Fond Farewell From Me
Posted in Your Photos
Really gorgeous shots of this old pier, I thought you were leaving ! glad you arn't super processing best wishes Trixie
Sheffield Night Lights
Posted in Local Groups and Meetings
I'll go on my own then.....oh I will come with you Dec 5th is good for me. Cheers trixie
First shots with my first ever manual prime
Posted in Your Photos
Ive had the 50mm 1.7 a few days now and Im amazed at how good it is! I saw these on flickr Alistair I thought you already had a manual 50mm lens I love mine, try a 28mm too great results. Best stuff Trixie
Hello I Just Joined
Posted in Just Joined?
Hello and welcome, lots of us here with old lenes and manual cameras, enjoy Trixie :D:D
New User
Posted in Just Joined?
Hello everybody, a good friend has persuaded me to put away my Canon and purchase a PENTAX. I have a wide angle lens but would like to learn more about prime lenses and would appreciate any help or advice. Karl WeaverHi Karl, welcome to the site, I am sure that you will enjoy your Pentax camera, lots of lovely folk here willing to help. You just need to ask on the forum and I am sure that you will get help. I have looked at your latest photos really impressive, love the light that you have caught. Best wishes and hope that you will stay and enjoy the site. Trixie :D
Tamron 18-270mm PZD superzoom
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Oh thank you so much I might have bought it...... help!!! :shock:
Tamron 18-270mm PZD superzoom
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Just seen in Digital SLR anyone using this lens it looks great but it doesn't have a price in the magazine, its not one of these "if you have to ask the price" you cant afford it is it. I have my eye on it but just had the week away for my birthday in Holland!!!:roll::D
I am a Member!
Posted in General Photographic Chat
I'm glad I mentioned it to Andrew, I wonder why I had been demoted maybe someone thought we should be as one. Best wishes and Happy Easter from Trixie a member :lol::lol:
Pentax 1st dslr
Posted in Troubleshooter
These might help.. Thank you so much I have downloaded the manual too, best wishes Trixie :D
Pentax 1st dslr
Posted in Troubleshooter
PS: I have an original manual and box for this camera, you can have it for.....lets see, £1195:DHahahaha and yes it works, I can give you lets say £5.00 for the box and manual hey about that then. ????This has got to be a wind up:shock::shock::shock: I paid £1200 for my istD along with 18-35 lens and AF360 flashgun:cry: And I still love it, which reminds me to change my will, I would sooner see it cremated with me than see it in a charity shop for £5:lol: Well spotted bargain Trixie, hope you can get the batteries sorted and it works OK.Not a wind up it works perfectly loaded it up with a set of batteries and gave it wipe over and just switched it on, the on/off switch is a bit tempromental but it was late when I was messing with it, the lens is better than the kit lens on my K-x so may swop them overHi, where on earth did you find that??Not telling!:D:D:D:D Thanks guys for all the comments and the fun too best wishes Trixie :D:D:D
Pentax 1st dslr
Posted in Troubleshooter
wow - where am I when these bargains turn up - £5! Has to be the buy of the decade Trixie - well done you! CarlI usually miss out too Carl sorry you have to scout around for ages. Best stuff Trixie :D
Pentax 1st dslr
Posted in Troubleshooter
Trixie the *st DS uses the AA or CR-V3 See for what seems to be a free pdf of the manual My first digital camera -a lovely machine DaveThanks Dave it looks OK bit mucky but I can clean the outside fingers crossed it works !!! :!::?:
Pentax 1st dslr
Posted in Troubleshooter
£50? You got a bargain if it works OK. Its a good little camera. David PPG http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout£5.00 I think its a bargin too best wishes guys Trixie :D