What's your latest acquisition?


womble

Link Posted 13/03/2022 - 23:35
^^^^^

Super job. Enjoy the "new" lens. I'm afraid I just don't have the dexterity for a job like that, it would just end-up being a basket-case.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/03/2022 - 11:15
Got a K3ii come in the post today. Told my wife I needed it to compliment the K1 when shooting weddings

Mint and only 17k clicks



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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Pwynnej

Link Posted 24/03/2022 - 12:12
Reikan Focal focus calibration kit, so I can blame focus on back or front focus rather than poor technique....

I know the kit is not suited to non-Canikon stuff but it does allow to check focus with them, just not auto-calibrate - not that I have issues with my Pentax gear.
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. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

RobL

Link Posted 24/03/2022 - 18:59
For a while now I have been lethargic in going out to take photos unless for a specific purpose, and rarely take my K1 when just out for a walk. I have put this down to the weight of the camera plus lenses, it just seems a lot of effort to carry them on the offchance I might see something. Even going for a modest walk is an effort with the trio of f2.8mm zoom lenses plus a tripod, and if I decide to take the 150-450mm zoom then it will only be accompanied by one or two lightweight primes. Consequently I have been researching other systems but the modest weight saving gained if I stay with full frame isn't worth the major outlay, and probably wouldn't actually solve the problem. My solution has been to purchase a well-known M4/3 camera and lens for such occasions and which both arrived today, and I can see that the weight and space saving given by telephoto lenses will give what I want. This will enable me to keep my Pentax kit for specific projects where I want the extra resolution and shallower DOF.

womble

Link Posted 25/03/2022 - 23:46
K20/4 and K55/1.8. oops...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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.

My website

prsjnb

Link Posted 26/03/2022 - 10:38
womble wrote:
K20/4 and K55/1.8. oops...

K 55 f/1.8 - one of my favourite 'standards' of yore. Possesses character of the "I don't know quite why or how, but whatever it's doing I like it: big time!"

One to treasure, I think

K10D

Link Posted 28/03/2022 - 16:53
A fairly decent 4K video camera as I'm getting back into doing some video. "It's really for Mrs K10D" as the grandsons coming over from Germany soon. But I may borrow it lots after he goes back.......

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 10:29
This just arrived in the post

I need to finish off the roll in my 124G if I want to try it out this week.


IMG_5420 by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
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

womble

Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 12:37
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
This just arrived in the post

I need to finish off the roll in my 124G if I want to try it out this week.


IMG_5420by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

Let us know what you think. Colour 120 is getting pricey.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… 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.

My website

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 12/04/2022 - 08:35
womble wrote:
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
This just arrived in the post

I need to finish off the roll in my 124G if I want to try it out this week.


IMG_5420by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

Let us know what you think. Colour 120 is getting pricey.

I think you mean colour 120 got pricey. This is billed as the cheapest colour 120 available, though I think some Lomography films are still cheaper, but it cost me almost double the 400H I bought a couple of years ago: €53.

Don't hold your breath on seeing my results, I haven't scanned any film since my three-and-a-half year old was born, but I need to change that. I am excited to see what this film can do.
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

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 12/04/2022 - 09:13
Defragged wrote:


This is the lens now rebuilt with silky smooth action and apart from the odd minor scuff on the exterior paintwork it is now in perfect working order. It's been a long day today but well worth all the effort.

I'm sitting here at my desk amazed at the quality of the work you've done here, Defragged. It looks stunning, plus you've revitalised and revived a lovely piece of engineering. Outstanding.
Be well, stay safe.

bforbes

Link Posted 17/04/2022 - 20:29
A set of Cokin A ND filters to go with the smaller filter sizes of classic M42 lenses. 100mm system would look like they were going to tip them over
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 10:50
I picked up my latest item yesterday morning - a brand new Panasonic Lumix S5 with 20-60mm zoom and 50mm f/1.8 prime.

I haven't had much chance to use it yet but it seems very promising so far - image quality looks to be fantastic, depth of field is lovely and thin at f/1.8 and it handles pretty well (though not as well as my K-3).

The PKA to L adapter should arrive later today and I can't wait to finally try out my vintage lenses on digital full frame. It's a whole new world


Panasonic Lumix S5 with S 50mm F1.8 by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
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 20/04/2022 - 15:44
Is your S5 primarily for stills or video?

Best regards

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 20/04/2022 - 15:50
Looks nice Jonathan

Saw MPB had a Sigma 50-500mm for sale for £349.99

I
Advertised as the HSM model but the mages showed the older screw drive I had before. Questioned which model they actually had and was informed it was the one as listed, the HSM version.

With my student beans discount the price came down to £325 so I've taken a punt on it.

In the past, everything I have bought from them has been defective so heres hoping this breaks that trend and its 'excellent' as described and also the HSM model!

Due here in 2 days time...
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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