What's your latest acquisition?


Lubbyman

Link Posted 12/11/2021 - 21:08
I suppose I should confess to having acquired a Manfrotto 410 geared head for macro purposes. Used, from Ffordes, who were very good at answering questions and checking proper functioning prior to purchase. I got fed up with trying to manipulate a ball head. So now it's gears for everything - the head for rotations, crossed Novoflex focusing racks for linear motion. Rock solid when clamped to a kitchen worktop .

Steve

HarisF1

Link Posted 12/11/2021 - 22:53
The K-1 had a shutter count of 8800 when it arrived.

I had a look through the menus and found out that the previous owner's name was still stored in the copyright information section. After a quick google search I realised the camera had belonged to a photographer based in London. I messaged them about the camera to make sure it wasn't a stolen part and thankfully they explained that it may have been one of two K-1s that they once owned. One of them was sold while the other was replaced by insurance.

I suppose a bunch of these eBay sellers just come across random equipment from insurance joblots and sell to make a decent bit of money.
In any case, I'm happy with the purchase so far. I think it might need an AF adjustment so I'm looking into that.
All the gear with no idea

davidwozhere

Link Posted 13/11/2021 - 00:51
@Steve - Since getting a Manfrotto geared head I will never go back to ball head. Once you get the hang of it it's quicker to use as well as being accurate and firm.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 15/11/2021 - 14:20
RayB wrote:
HD DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Ltd. My first macro lens.

My copy is the SMC but it's my favourite lens ever, just superb.

I've recently received a Ricoh Rikenon XR 35/2.8 in mint condition. It's lovely to use and initial testing shows it's pretty sharp even wide open.

And just this morning I picked up an A 24-50mm f/4. It's not in quite such good shape, a bit of wear & tear and the focusing isn't as smooth as it could be - if anyone knows if that's easy to correct then please let me know. Probably just a bit of a re-lube needed, a don't think it's the result of a knock. Not super sharp wide open but I got it mainly for film use so that's not a big problem. It's also more compact than I had expected. It's one of those weird lenses where at one end of the focusing range the aperture is clearly not fully open and hence the aperture hole is not round, while at the other end the aperture blades open more to give a fully-rounder aperture.

I'm expecting a third Nikon F801S in the next few days to add to my collection of AF film cameras with high maximum shutter speeds, which I'm finding handy and enjoyable these days.
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

K10D

Link Posted 05/12/2021 - 14:48
Another year, another lens for the 645. Well happy with last years AF 120mm macro so this year its the AF 400mm. Hard to believe that it's been a year!

Chrism8

Link Posted 05/12/2021 - 14:58
A used f1.4 nifty fifty for a forthcoming shoot.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

LennyBloke

Link Posted 06/12/2021 - 09:00
Chrism8 wrote:
A used f1.4 nifty fifty for a forthcoming shoot.

The DFA*50/1.4 is it Chris
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 06/12/2021 - 13:45
LennyBloke wrote:
Chrism8 wrote:
A used f1.4 nifty fifty for a forthcoming shoot.

The DFA*50/1.4 is it Chris

Not this time Lennybloke, couldn't justify that sort of expense for a lens I don't envisage using much, time will tell thou
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

reso

Link Posted 06/12/2021 - 17:24
A very nice sigma 120-400 hsm os
A lot sharper than the original non os model
k5iis k200d
8mm fisheye sigma 15mm sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm
tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 18-55 al ii sigma 18-125 hsm tokina 20-35 af tokina 28-70 atx pro ii pentax F 35-105 pentax A 50 1;1;7 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash
Last Edited by reso on 06/12/2021 - 17:24

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 17/12/2021 - 20:02
Although I haven't paid for it yet, I have here a MZ-S with battery grip.

Can't play with it for 3 days as its in isolation. My buddy who owns it has Covid and we exchanged carrier bags on his doorstep when I dropped down some vitamins and other stuff to him to help aid some of the Covid symptoms.

By the time it passes quarantine and I can anti-bac it and polish it up, my films will be here I ordered I can shoot a roll through it.
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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K10D

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 11:40
cardiffgareth wrote:
Although I haven't paid for it yet, I have here a MZ-S with battery grip.

I'm sure you will like it a lot Gareth.

takuman

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 14:35
A very nice F28mm 2.8 from SRS. Been looking for a decent one for a long, long time. Happy Christmas to me!
Just passing thru

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 14:45
cardiffgareth wrote:
Although I haven't paid for it yet, I have here a MZ-S with battery grip.

Can't play with it for 3 days as its in isolation. My buddy who owns it has Covid and we exchanged carrier bags on his doorstep when I dropped down some vitamins and other stuff to him to help aid some of the Covid symptoms.

By the time it passes quarantine and I can anti-bac it and polish it up, my films will be here I ordered I can shoot a roll through it.

Very nice. Hope it doesn't have the mirror return cog problem.
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

bforbes

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 15:05
A Meyer-Optik 200mm f4 in M42. I think I've read this will not work work with the Pentax M42/PK adapter, because the base of the lens is too narrow to cover the all the holes. Any work rounds I'd be glad to hear about.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/12/2021 - 20:44
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
cardiffgareth wrote:
Although I haven't paid for it yet, I have here a MZ-S with battery grip.

Can't play with it for 3 days as its in isolation. My buddy who owns it has Covid and we exchanged carrier bags on his doorstep when I dropped down some vitamins and other stuff to him to help aid some of the Covid symptoms.

By the time it passes quarantine and I can anti-bac it and polish it up, my films will be here I ordered I can shoot a roll through it.

Very nice. Hope it doesn't have the mirror return cog problem.

What is this and how do I check for it please!
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

My Flickr
My PPG
Foundation NFT
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