Hi all, I am from Manchester


kevin612

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 10:45
Hi all, first post in this forum
I am a Uni student from Manchester.
Been with talkphotography for a year and just started to get interested in pentax dslr
Currently using Sony Alpha Dslr. might consider changing to Pentax.
Would like to look at some info about the glass first.

Kevin

i-Berg

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 10:50
Kevin,

Welcome, and there is plenty to read if you are looking for info on Pentax (or compatible) glass.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

tomkeet

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 11:41
Hi and welcome.
Regards
Tom

K-3's, K-3II.
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 DC HSM EX, Pentax SMC FA 35mm F2 AL, Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM, Pentax SMC DFA 100mm f2.8 WR Macro,
Pentax DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW, Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW.
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4X AW .
Pentax AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

kevin612

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 14:45
i-Berg wrote:
Kevin,

Welcome, and there is plenty to read if you are looking for info on Pentax (or compatible) glass.

Is there a post about Pentax mount??
As I know that there are KAF1/2/3 version of the auto focus lens mount.
Also what does FA/DA/A etc means??
Quite confused currently as very new to pentax.

Also would like to know anyone would compare lenses from different brand?
Cos, I have Sony A700, 16-80CZ and 11-18mm Sony..
And would like to know similar configuration for pentax

Heard that the 16-45mm/17-70mm F4 both are quite reasonable lens.
But looking at warehouseexpress the 12-24mm kind of un-affordable to me currently.

Kevin

techno-terminator

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 16:19
Sorry Kevin , I'm a totally beginner to the world of DSLR - and the nomenclature of lenses has me totally beaten

However - welcome to the world of Pentax
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

TOZZA27

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 19:03
Welcome to PUF Kevin

Lots here for all

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

bforbes

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 19:19
Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

P_H_I_L_L

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 20:57
If you're a student on a limited budget then Pentax or the Samsung clones are a good choice. I'm a total noob to DSLR myself I've only had my Samsung GX10 a couple of months(identical for all practical aspects to the Pentax K10D). So far I'm loving it.

With the Pentax mount you can buy really old lenses very cheap; they're manual of course but wouldn't that suit a photography student more? I've been a bit mental on fleabay and bought a few cheapo lenses. How about a 28mm prime lens for 1.70? Think you could get one of those for Canon/Nikon?

Plus.. You've got the amazing image stabilisation built into the camera body, with canon/nikon you have to spend more money to get that in the lens.

A good example was today, my work overlooks Manchester United's ground, there were some workmen on the roof so I asked a work mate who has a canon to zoom in with his 250mm auto focus, stabilised lens. I used my 20 manual Tamron 210mm. Ok, he did zoom in more obviously, which would make it harder to get a steady shot, but my shot was in focus, his wasn't.

If you're stuck for cash but still fancy a Pentax then look at the Samsung clones, they go for much, much less than the Samsung versions.
Last Edited by P_H_I_L_L on 23/03/2010 - 20:57

konrads

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 22:07
Hi Kevin, welcome to the forum!! Hope you enjoy it here with us all.
K20D,24-90 3.5-5.6,50-135 2.8 + GRIP. SAVING FOR 60-250 F4
FUJI S6500 + FUJI Z33WP
Konrad

hefty1

Link Posted 23/03/2010 - 23:25
kevin612 wrote:

Is there a post about Pentax mount??
As I know that there are KAF1/2/3 version of the auto focus lens mount.
Also what does FA/DA/A etc means??
Quite confused currently as very new to pentax.

Quick run down of Pentax lenses:

DA: Current designed for digital lenses, cover an APS-C sensor, no aperture ring (aperture control from body only). Autofocus.

D-FA: Current lenses designed for digital or film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by camera *or* lens). Autofocus.

FA: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by camera *or* lens). Autofocus.

FA-J: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, no aperture ring (aperture controlled by body only). Autofocus.

F: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by camera *or* lens). Autofocus.

A: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by camera *or* lens). Manual focus.

M: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by lens only). Manual focus.

K: Previous range designed for film, cover 35mm, with aperture ring (aperture controlled by lens only). Manual focus.

M42: Screw mount lenses used with an adapter. Aperture set by lens only. Manual focus.

In addition there are "*" and "Limited" lenses in some of the ranges which represent the top-of-the-range models.

All these lenses will work on any Pentax DSLR. Pentax cameras with a "crippled" mount (all DSLR's) lack the mechanical feeler to allow open aperture metering with the K and M series lenses, but you can set exposure using stop down metering instead.

For a full run down with more detail have a look at Bojidar's website - the Bible of all things Pentax K mount.
Joining the Q

goggalee

Link Posted 25/03/2010 - 09:42
Hi and welcome!
Pentax K10D, *istDS
Pentax 18-55mm,50-200mm,Macro 100mm
Takumar-A 28-80mm, Sigma 170-500mm, Soligor Teleconverter x2

Finally!! Sigma 10-20mm

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

http:/www.pentaxphotogallery.com/maliskaoosthuizen

StephenLewis

Link Posted 25/03/2010 - 13:43
Welcome. Maybe the previous posts will confirm what a wise move it was to go PENTAX and to join PU. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

darlene

Link Posted 25/03/2010 - 20:42
Hi and welcome to the forum.

kevin612

Link Posted 28/03/2010 - 18:19
Hi all,

I want to know about pentax k-x/k-m/k-7..
People have said that sony cameras has better dynamic range than others?!
I want to know their noise performance compare to Sony A700.

I currently own Sony A700 and noise is ok up to ISO 800...if it gets to 1600 then I can see serious noise in my picture.
And I am after a camera that can give me a rich camera for landscape as well.Although I can process it in photoshop/lightroom....

But it is very hard for me to choice if I want to go to pentax..
And my budget cannot make me to get the top glass yet.
Mayb a 17-70mm or 16-45mm. and third party ultra wide angle.
And might a 35mm as well..

Kevin

dougf8

Link Posted 28/03/2010 - 19:15
Kevin,

I don't know about Sony. But there are many places you can find side by side reviews of cameras and lenses.

try
http://www.pixel-peeper.com/
and flickr.com

If you search for the camera and lens you are interested in you'll be able to see some examples.

Doug
Lurking is shirking.!
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