"re-finished" Pentax lenses - simply amazing :)


Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 09:47
A guy over on the US forum has been "re-finishing" pentax lenses - to me they look incredible, take a look........



Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 09:58
I think they should be gold plated to reflect the cost of Pentax equipment



Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 10:13
They do look incredible, really beautiful.

I won't be converting my lenses though as my prejudices were formed back when you had to pay extra for having a 'black chrome' top plate on cameras rather than the standard silver so it still goes against the grain to pay extra for silver finishes. Especially so for cheap 'silver painted plastic' finishes although these lens jobs look like proper anodised metal finishes and are indeed stunning.


Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 13:33
I wonder if you get more flare using such lenses and does the hood come in gold too


Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 15:38
Beautiful workmanship but.... Silver front ring will reflect onto a filter and cause ghosting.
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Link Posted 24/03/2014 - 21:30
Google image colour anodising. it does make stuff look good.

not keen on the green ring though
[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


Link Posted 25/03/2014 - 20:29
Smeggypants wrote:
Google image colour anodising. it does make stuff look good.

not keen on the green ring though

I agree, but I suppose he is trying to emulate the DA lenses.

The rest of the lens looks stunning though.
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Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 07:58


Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 08:14
I think he's just got himself a successful business. Given that the price includes a complete lens service he will have a lot of punters queueing up for that.
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Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 08:25
That k55 looks great


Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 12:04
I like the silver, but not the green.

I wonder if he'll start offering this as a service or selling silver lenses with a premium.
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


Link Posted 26/03/2014 - 12:17
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