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What's your latest acquisition?

Jonathan-Mac
Posted 21/04/2022 - 08:06 Link
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, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Mike-P
Posted 21/04/2022 - 09:44 Link
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
Edited by Mike-P: 21/04/2022 - 09:45
K10D
Posted 21/04/2022 - 14:31 Link
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
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Defragged
Posted 29/04/2022 - 13:28 Link
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, vintage lenses and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
Nakedgun
Posted 09/05/2022 - 12:26 Link
D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 (silver)
- David

"A republic, madam, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin
Edited by Nakedgun: 09/05/2022 - 12:27
Mike-P
Posted 09/05/2022 - 12:54 Link
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.
LennyBloke
Posted 09/05/2022 - 13:03 Link
Nakedgun wrote:
D FA* 70-200 f/2.8 (silver)

Nice - apparently only 500 produced
LennyBloke
Papa_Lazarou
Posted 10/05/2022 - 11:06 Link
First piece of new kit (and post) in a while.
Picked up a D-FA 70-210 f4.
It should arrive tomorrow.
takuman
Posted 10/05/2022 - 11:06 Link
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
Posted 10/05/2022 - 12:03 Link
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
Posted 10/05/2022 - 15:38 Link
2 lens for me a 8mm mf rokinon fisheye a great fun lens and a sigma 15mm very sharp with great colours
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
Edited by reso: 10/05/2022 - 15:38
bforbes
Posted 29/05/2022 - 13:53 Link
A Sigma 18mm f3.5 in M42 mount.

There is not a lot of information about this lens out there, but I thought for the money it was worth having a go on the K-1.

Anybody had experience with one on here?
Papa_Lazarou
Posted 01/06/2022 - 14:47 Link
Picked up the Irix Firefly 15mm f2.4.
Looking forward to trying some astro shots with it.
reso
Posted 01/06/2022 - 21:48 Link
one for me after a long search and wait i found a tokina 20-35 f3.5/4.5 mark 2 gone away for a clean small fungus on the front element but was refunded by the seller looking forward to giving it a try out
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
PRYorkshire
Posted 16/06/2022 - 20:42 Link
Added the Pentax SMC M 400mm f5.6 to my collection of K and M lenses.

The description was mint minus, but to me it actually looks like the lens has hardly ever been used in its 40 year life. No visible dust and snappy aperture blades.

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Quite pleased with colour rendition with the first shot taken with the K3iii, straight out of camera.

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Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.

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