What's your latest acquisition?


Mike-P

Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 18:36
HarisF1 wrote:
reso wrote:
A tokina atx pro ll f 2.6/f2.8
Will give it a try out this weekend

Awesome, I had an eye on this one. Apparently these are stunning lenses - make sure you let us know your thoughts!

Me too ... nearly pressed buy a few times
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jeallen01

Link Posted 21/10/2021 - 19:22
LennyBloke wrote:
Lubbyman wrote:

What's the zoom range of the lens on the GR III??

Steve

It's a variable zoom Steve - depending on how far forward and back you can walk


K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

davidstorm

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 14:53
A K-1 Mk1 with 4,000 shutter clicks for only £575. There's a slight catch in that the rear screen has a crack (all still works perfectly), but that can easily be fixed with some windscreen repair resin.
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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

HarisF1

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 16:52
Superb deal that, especially after you get the crack sorted!
All the gear with no idea

takuman

Link Posted 22/10/2021 - 18:06
My K3.5/28mm finally arrived from Japan, I would mark it as Mint-. quick wander around the garden, pleased with result, time will tell.
Just passing thru

davidstorm

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 11:18
HarisF1 wrote:
Superb deal that, especially after you get the crack sorted!

Yes, it was an ebay purchase, I couldn't quite believe I managed to win it for that price. I suppose a lot of people would be put off by the crack in the rear screen, but I know it can be very easily fixed (have done it before) and so I took a chance on it. We're in Corfu at the moment, but my Son has tested it and everything works as it should, so it's a bargain.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 11:39
I really don't understand why people don't use rear/top glass protectors. I use them for every camera I buy and they have saved the screen a number of times.

Even the cameras with touch screens work just as well with them on.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 13:23
Exactly. I'm happy with the screen protectors I have on mine, with small scratches and larger marks too. It just means I've been able to avoid permanent ugliness.

And yes, I was tracking that K-1 too (I think we all have the same eBay watch lists!!!) and I was surprised by the way the price shot up at the end.
All the gear with no idea

jeallen01

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 14:01
Mike-P wrote:
I really don't understand why people don't use rear/top glass protectors.....

Even the cameras with touch screens work just as well with them on.

Possibly because, sometimes, you can't actually get the one (or at least a good version) you need. e.g, when I bought the K-3 in 2014 I was able to get a (Ex-Pro brand) set of protectors for the rear & top screens, but when I then bought the K-3 II a couple of years later, I could only find a protector for the rear screen and not one for the top screen.

OK, I could have "cut and shut" a larger one from somewhere, but never got around to that.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 14:10
jeallen01 wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
I really don't understand why people don't use rear/top glass protectors.....

Even the cameras with touch screens work just as well with them on.

Possibly because, sometimes, you can't actually get the one (or at least a good version) you need. e.g, when I bought the K-3 in 2014 I was able to get a (Ex-Pro brand) set of protectors for the rear & top screens, but when I then bought the K-3 II a couple of years later, I could only find a protector for the rear screen and not one for the top screen.

OK, I could have "cut and shut" a larger one from somewhere, but never got around to that.

As I said, I had one one on EVERY camera I have owned including the K-3 II (top and back)

Obviously you didn't look hard enough I use these people for all my protectors LINK

Edit: Wasn't the K-3 and K-3II screen sizes the same anyway or do I remember that wrong.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 23/10/2021 - 14:16

womble

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 18:40
Thanks for that link, just ordered some protectors for my K-3iii.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraÖ they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 23/10/2021 - 19:30
womble wrote:
Thanks for that link, just ordered some protectors for my K-3iii.

Welcome
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 25/10/2021 - 12:19
An AA battery grip for the SFX and SFXn popped up on E-Bay for a reasonable price this morning so I grabbed that. They're quite hard to come by but, as long as you don't mind the extra weight of the AA batteries, they pay for themselves after a time because you don't need expensive lithium batteries. This will be the second one I own though I don't use the SFXn as much since I got a pair of Z1s (which don't have the AA option unfortunately).
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

takuman

Link Posted 25/10/2021 - 16:42
Real shot in the dark, I am trying to source a pentax-rh-b 70mm lens hood for Pentax-A 35-105 lens. Anyone got one lurking in the back of the shed please pm me. Regards John.
Just passing thru

RichardC

Link Posted 25/10/2021 - 20:51
S-M-C Takumar 120mm f2.8 from an eBay seller in Japan and an S-M-C Takumar Zoom 85-210 f4.5.

The 120mm from Japan was with me within a week and the import tax wasnít too bad in the end. Itís my first purchase from Japan and if anything the condition is better than described which is always a pleasant surprise. Itís really compact and will fit nicely in my coat pocket to give a discreet short Tele option with my K5iis. Initial testing shows it to have enough difference in length over my 85mm to justify some use.

The condition of the 85-210mm is less than excellent but it seems to be so solidly built that a few scuffs on the barrel havenít really affected it. Itís not quite as subtle and compact as the 120mm but fills a gap nicely and feels great to use.
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