What's your latest acquisition?


Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 30/01/2023 - 09:03
Last week I got a K-x with 17.5K shots on it with a manual focus version of the Sigma Super-Wide 24mm f/2.8 on it for under 50, with the intention of selling off my AF version of the same lens, which I never use. The MF copy seems fine except for the aperture ring, which has a very gritty feel to it (like a bad copy of the A 50mm f/1,7), so I will need to try it out to decide what stays and what goes.

The K-x also seems OK so far. It had the original firmware so I upgraded that (allows SDXC cards) and I have been into debug mode a little to start the process of fixing the back-focus problem it has. It seems the same for all my lenses so I don't know how the previous owner got through 17K shots with a significant back-focus. Maybe he only used it with the kit lens at f/8 and it wasn't that noticeable.
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

Flan

Link Posted 05/02/2023 - 16:30
Drove to Dublin yesterday and purchased a used Apple Thunderbolt 27 inch display for the bargain price of 200 euros.
The lady selling it, bought it from the office she works in and it was her Monitor that she used in the office as the firm upgraded there set up displays but she found it to big for her home and really wasn't using it so just wanted what she paid for it.
Pristine condition. no chips or scratches on glass or aluminium chassis, like new
I have just put the thunderbolt connection into my late 2013 21 inch iMac base model and up she comes instantly on my (new to me) display and the iMac can support resolution .
Absolutely delighted with the quality and sound and its a big step up in real estate as americans would say

markm

Link Posted 13/02/2023 - 08:17
Pulled the trigger on an 18 - 135 lens the other day. I have a 17 - 70 but it is getting a bit unreliable so I got this one used from Wex I know they are not perfect but it should make a good carry-about lens.
K70 Body. Lens 55-300 50-200 17-70 USM 100mm Macro & Samyang 10mm

Mike-P

Link Posted 16/02/2023 - 11:17
Irix 150mm dragonfly f/2.8 macro.

Lovely lens to use, IQ is stunning on the k-1.
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 27/02/2023 - 10:12
Paid 5 - SMC Pentax-F 35-80mm - Used on the K1 and very surprised with the results.
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Papa_Lazarou

Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 10:40
Ordered a Monster LA-KE1 AF adapter to use Pentax lenses on my newly-acquired Sony A9.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 14:28
Papa_Lazarou wrote:
Ordered a Monster LA-KE1 AF adapter to use Pentax lenses on my newly-acquired Sony A9.

Have you been following the thread on this adapter over on the US forum?
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

Papa_Lazarou

Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 15:51
I have read the review and a few comments. Happy to give it a try.

Mike-P

Link Posted 07/03/2023 - 18:40
Papa_Lazarou wrote:
Ordered a Monster LA-KE1 AF adapter to use Pentax lenses on my newly-acquired Sony A9.

Love my A9, have sold the majority of my Pentax lenses in favour of native though. No point in having an autofocus beast if the lenses can't keep up.
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bforbes

Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 12:39
The F24-50 has arrived. First impression was one of weight
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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reso

Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 13:26
A very nice sigma ex dg 100-300f4
k1 k5iis
8mm fisheye pentax da 12-24 sigma 15mm
tamron 17-50 2.8 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro ii tamron sp 90 Pentax A 135 pentax F 35-105 sigma ex dg 100-300 f4 pentax fa 50 1;1;7 pentax A 501;1;4 pentax A200f4 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8 sigma af 400mm pentax 1.7 af adapter and a flash

Mike-P

Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 13:30
reso wrote:
A very nice sigma ex dg 100-300f4

Really nice lens, works well with the Pentax 1.4x teleconverter.
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 22:51
Barrie. That F 24-50 should be a fabulous performer but beware that the front element is just that - right at the front and very vulnerable.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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bforbes

Link Posted 08/03/2023 - 23:58
davidwozhere wrote:
Barrie. That F 24-50 should be a fabulous performer but beware that the front element is just that - right at the front and very vulnerable.

Thanks for the warning. It did come with a skylight filter attached
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

HarisF1

Link Posted 10/03/2023 - 18:23
The F 24-50 produces superb colours. Good find.
All the gear with no idea
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