Hi from eclectic gear chap in Sheffield


Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 23:36
Been reading stuff here for a while and thought it really was time to actually join in

Shoot K10D mostly with MF lenses of various forms

Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 is a favourite, but recently acquired Tamron 135mm CT135 and Tamron 80-210mm 103A as latest toys - thank you Pentax for letting me use old glass on new kit !

all my (lovely) Olympus stuff will be on its way to Ffordes soon to fund my obscure lens addiction - reckon some M42 toys are next, if I can afford an M42 to PK mount !
Last Edited by LittleSkink on 13/03/2010 - 23:37


Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 23:40
Welcome to the forum, it looks like you have caught the LBA virus.


“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 00:42
Welcome to the forum Adrian.
Regards Huw



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 00:50
Hi and Welcome to the Forum,
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 09:06
Hi & welcome. Only recently joined myself, found this to be a very friendly and helpful place. Being able to use old glass is great isn't it?
K3ii, DA16-85, DA35mm Limited, FA77mm Limited, 55mm f1.8 K, 135mm f3.5 M, DA300, DA 1.4 HD TC,
DA16-45, Sigma 15mm f2.8. Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 12:13
and welcome from over the road, barnsley
cheers Neil
pentax k3
DA* 300 f4 DA* 50-135 f 2.8 smc DA* 16-50 f2.8 50mm f1.7 pentax1.4xhd converter

Panasonic Dmc Fz200


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 14:17
My, my, my, seems you may certainly have caught the virus. Most hearty welcome and looking forward to seeing some of your pictures.

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


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 18:34
Hi and welcome to the Forum.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 19:55
Welcome to the forum, I'm afraid the only thing we can't help with is LBA.

Don't worry though your not alone, most of us have fallen victim to this (wallet) crippling complaint and some are even recovering!

Have a look at this adaptor, it could save you some cash. I know it's not a genuine Pentax one but still...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 20:11
No known cure for LBA over here on Merseyside/Cheshire/Wirral

Enjoy the site and welcome though

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 !


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 12:14
thanks for link Hardgravity, with all the stories about variable quality on non Pentax adaptors I have been looking for a good deal on a genuine Pentax one, my limit has been £25 and on ebay most of the recent sales have been thereabouts

US prices are still much lower than UK (though some US pentax dealers wont ship Pentax outside US because of "contractual reasons")

My 'new in the bag one' arrived this morning. Cost £25 which seems plenty for what it is, even with 'value in use' pricing £65 seems a bit steep

Need to win that M42 lens I have my eye on now . . .


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 14:22
Hello and welcome,

Hope you have fun using all your old lenses (very much enjoy this aspect of owning a Pentax DSLR). Looking forward to seeing your results.

I've a few M42 lenses which (I think) yield quite good results, considering the relatively low cost.

Best wishes,

Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 17:48
Hi Adrian

Welcome, great site with more help than you can throw 'a stick at'


K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......


http://s743.photobucket.com/home/pg20_photos/index http://www.flickr.com/photos/pg20


Link Posted 22/03/2010 - 08:14
Hi and welcome to the forum!
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.



Link Posted 25/03/2010 - 20:52
Hi and welcome to the forum.
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