Pentax K1000 Overview Video

Thorough overview video to help introduce new users to the Pentax K-1000

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Oct 6, 2022

The Pentax K1000 is one of the most successful cameras in all film camera history, having one of the longest production runs of any camera (1976-1997). This camera was quite affordable, and was widely mass-produced. Despite those facts, the K1000 is a very well-built and an incredibly solid unit, with many copies still operating as expected on the second-hand market.

Because of the ready availability and basic features of the K1000, many beginner film photographers will start with the K1000. This PentaxTips video will help orientate new users of the K1000 and encourages other to start in the world of film photography!

Want to see more PentaxTips videos? See these links for a K-70 overview and a K-3 Mark III overview

Hope you enjoy!

Pentax K-1 Mark II Overview Video

Extensive overview video to help introduce new users to the Pentax K-1 Mark II

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Sep 3, 2022

Online overview videos may be one of the best resources allowing viewers to see exactly how a camera is operated and what features are available to access. Overview videos have helped me personally in my photography, allowing me to be more familiar and comfortable with the cameras and lenses during image acquisition. More time taking pictures and less time fumbling with settings!

Released in 2018, the K-1 Mark II is the second 35mm equivilent full-frame digital single lens reflex offered by Pentax. This camera followed from the K-1 Mark I with significant improvements to high ISO, Pixelshift, and autofocus. Notably, this camera series featured a unique limited time upgrade program where you could send Ricoh your K-1 and they would upgrade the camera to the K-1 Mark II hardware. So this tutorial not only covers the K-1 Mark II but would also be entirely applicable to the K-1 Mark I as well.

Learning about these features for the first time, or even re-discovering their place in the menu dive, can spur excitement and lights the fire of creativity and the desire to go out and shoot! The PentaxTips video below extensively covers the Pentax K-1 Mark II features, buttons, and menu layouts:

Want to see more PentaxTips videos?  See these links for a K-70 overview and a K-3 Mark III overviewHope you enjoy!

Using vintage lenses with the Pentax K-1 Mark II

This overview video demonstrates how to use vintage lenses (K, M, M42) on the Pentax K-1 Mark II

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Aug 14, 2022

Pentax cameras have never changed their camera's register distance. This means modern Pentax dSLRs can use the same lenses used on film era SLRs. This fact allows photographers to access an expansive vintage lens catelgoue going back to 1975! And with an inexpensive adapter, M42 screw mount lenses, dating back to 50's, may also be used on all modern Pentax cameras!

In addition, the K-1 series, such as the Pentax K-1 Mark II, are equipped with a 35mm equivilent digital sensor allowing us to capture these vintage lenses full-frame image circle!

The second in a three part Pentax K-1 Mark II series, this PentaxTips video demonstrates how to configure your camera to use these vintage manual lenses:

Look for our next video covering a K-1 Mark II overview tutorial!

Want to see more PentaxTips? Click here for a K-70 overview, or here for a K-3 Mark III overview!

iOS Image Sync with the Pentax K-1 Mark II

Overview video on how to connect your Pentax K-1 to an iOS Image Sync app

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Aug 10, 2022

The Pentax K-1 Mark II is an amazing camera and the current 35mm equivalent digital full frame offering from Ricoh. This advanced camera is extremely capable and contains many features to improve your photography acquisition. To assist new photographers and pros alike, overview video tutorials are a great knowledge asset. Therefore, PentaxTips will be presenting a short series of K-1 Mark II videos. First on how to connect via WiFi, then how to use vintage lenses, and finally culminating in a full overview tutorial video!

Here we present the first K-1 Mark II video, demonstrating how to connect the camera to Image Sync on your iOS device: (note that the same steps also apply to the original K-1)

Want to see more PentaxTips overview videos? Click here for a K-70 overview, or here for a K-3 Mark III overview!

Asahiflex IIA Overview Video

Extensive overview video to help introduce new users to the Asahiflex IIA

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Jul 31, 2022

I have a strong appreciation for camera overview videos. Tutorial videos have helped guide me along my photographic adventures immensely. To see the camera in action, exactly how it is used, allows me to become more familiar and comfortable with the gear enabling me to use the camera more effectively when I have it in my hands - especially for film photography!

The Asahiflex series are a M37 screwmount vintage great-grandfather to the Pentax brand we know today. Manufactured by the Asahi Optical Co. in the 1950s, that same company would go on to produce the M42 mount 'Asahi Pentax' that would bare the name of the brand for all cameras thereafter.

To use these unique cameras is a very manual process, and can cause the photo-taking process to slow down, requiring more thoughtful precision and where every shot counts. These more nostalgic challenges can spur excitement and lights the fire of creativity and the desire to go out and shoot!

The PentaxTips video below extensively covers the Asahiflex features, buttons, and knobs!

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