What's your latest acquisition?


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 21/04/2022 - 08:06
K10D wrote:
Is your S5 primarily for stills or video?

Best regards

I've never really done video but most of the reviews of this camera focus on it because it's the best there is in it's class, so having seen what it can do I imagine I'll have a play around with video too.
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

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/04/2022 - 09:44
From what I have seen elsewhere the S5 is a brilliant camera for stills although the af speed is slightly lacking when it comes to fast moving subjects.

So basically a mirrorless Pentax then
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 21/04/2022 - 09:45

K10D

Link Posted 21/04/2022 - 14:31
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
K10D wrote:
Is your S5 primarily for stills or video?

Best regards

I've never really done video but most of the reviews of this camera focus on it because it's the best there is in it's class, so having seen what it can do I imagine I'll have a play around with video too.

The video does look good.

Best regards

Defragged

Link Posted 29/04/2022 - 13:28
Urbanmeister wrote:
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.

Thank you very much Urbanmeister. There is certainly a measure of satisfaction to be had in acquiring and repairing vintage lenses and giving them a new lease of life as well as using them. In years to come, a great many manual vintage lenses will still be servicable and working as intended whilst many of their modern counterparts will only be fit for paperweights when their high end unsourceable electronic components fail as they surely will.

For anyone interested in seeing one of these old Sonnars being put through its paces, there's a lovely old gent based around Otley in Yorkshire who has a passion for vintage 35mm medium format and large format cameras and monochrome photography. He develops and prints his own work and is clearly a mine of information and skill in this regard who is well worth checking out by anyone with similar or budding interests.

His name is Martin Henson and there's a link here to a Youtube video he made which was dedicated to the use of a 180mm f2.8 Sonnar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IObbzqOZDJI

See also his other links.

Enjoy!
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

Nakedgun

Link Posted 09/05/2022 - 12:26
D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 (silver)
"A republic, madam, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin
Last Edited by Nakedgun on 09/05/2022 - 12:27

Mike-P

Link Posted 09/05/2022 - 12:54
Not an acquisition but a de-acquisition ... sold my Sony A9 & 200-600mm ... the rest of my Sony mount lenses are going on Ebay tomorrow.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 09/05/2022 - 13:03
Nakedgun wrote:
D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 (silver)

Nice - apparently only 500 produced
LennyBloke

Papa_Lazarou

Link Posted 10/05/2022 - 11:06
First piece of new kit (and post) in a while.
Picked up a D-FA 70-210 f4.
It should arrive tomorrow.

takuman

Link Posted 10/05/2022 - 11:06
Nice Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.0 from SRS. Seems to work best on K70 rather than K3ii. Very sharp. Very pleased, perfect stroll round combo. Yes I know I said no more lens purchases. Couldn't help myself.
Just passing thru

LennyBloke

Link Posted 10/05/2022 - 12:03
Papa_Lazarou wrote:
First piece of new kit (and post) in a while.
Picked up a D-FA 70-210 f4.
It should arrive tomorrow.

Super lens - and significantly lighter than the D-FA* 70-200 f2.8 - I think you'll enjoy it
LennyBloke

reso

Link Posted 10/05/2022 - 15:38
2 lens for me a 8mm mf rokinon fisheye a great fun lens and a sigma 15mm very sharp with great colours
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 10/05/2022 - 15:38
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