Pentax Spotters Thread


HarisF1

Link Posted 08/07/2022 - 21:43
Here's a thread for those of us who have spotted a Pentax camera or lens out in the wild!

Simply state what you saw and where you saw it - bonus if you've spotted a PU member!
All the gear with no idea

HarisF1

Link Posted 08/07/2022 - 21:44
To kick things off - I spotted someone at Chester Zoo with a pretty cool combination of a KP and the F*300 on a monopod.

Rare animals? Not so interesting.

Rare lenses? Yes please!
All the gear with no idea

rickhanson

Link Posted 09/07/2022 - 09:43
This is more of a not spotted post, it was my son's prom night last night, traditionally in our village prior to the rest of the evening's proceedings there's a bit of a meet up of all the leavers in the grounds of the local castle. I was going to take the KP, but my son asked me not to worried about drawing attention to him, so I respected that.

However when we got there, surprisingly there were a few cameras in the wash of smartphones. Guesstimate is may be 10 cameras, with about 100 families mulling around, most were Canon/Nikon with kit lenses, a Fuji with some serious lenses, but sadly no Pentax representation.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 09/07/2022 - 20:42
A couple of weeks ago at a wildlife park called Faunia in Madrid I spotted a couple using a Pentax DSLR - a K30, K50 or K70 I think.

The previous time was in Valencia a few months back when I was surprised to see someone with a K-1 and (I think) the 24-70mm f/2.8.

Pentax users are very few and far between in Spain, even more so than in the UK.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

vic cross

Link Posted 10/07/2022 - 00:06
Spotted while on a round Britain cruise in the Shetlands. 2015.



Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

Pwynnej

Link Posted 11/07/2022 - 10:10
vic cross wrote:
Spotted while on a round Britain cruise in the Shetlands. 2015.



that lens hood is the sexiest lens accessory ever. Round ones are so boring!
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Pwynnej

Link Posted 11/07/2022 - 10:12
I did come across a pair of photographers at the trackside at the 2021 Goodwood Revival using Pentax. I was going to have a conversation with them before I remembered I wasn't using my K-1 that day. I do see plenty of Pentax gear, even a 67.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Lubbyman

Link Posted 11/07/2022 - 13:45
A KAF Sigma 10-20 f4 f4-5.6 lens in the window of my local photographic shop this morning, with other Sigma lenses for other mounts. Most of the window was taken up with higher margin items such as picture frames and photographic accessories. But at least the shop is still there. And while they don't keep many cameras and lenses in stock, they will often have a Pentax or two.

Steve
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