Pentax MX Overview Video

Thorough overview video to help introduce new users to the Pentax MX

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Nov 7, 2023

The Pentax MX is one of the most notable cameras in history by having the largest pentaprism viewfinder (0.97x, 95%) of any Pentax 35mm film camera ever produced. This professional-grade workhorse camera was released in the mid-1970s and had a completely manual design in a world where automatic cameras were a thing but still in their infancy.

The MX was released with multiple compact lenses and an impressive accessories catalog. Since the camera is fully manual and fully mechanical, there are many MX cameras available on the second-hand market. Thus, this impressive camera comes highly recommended and is often sought after by the 35mm film enthusiast!

This PentaxTips video will help orientate new users of the MX 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 KF Overview Video

Extensive overview videos to help introduce new users to the Pentax KF

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Aug 3, 2023

Camera overview videos are helpful guides that can help inform users new to a given camera. The incredible amount of features available in Pentax cameras can also surprise the most seasoned photographers. Learning these features for the first time, or even re-discovering their place in the menu dive, can spur excitement and creates ambition to go out and shoot! 

The PentaxTips video below extensively covers the Pentax KF features, buttons, and menu layouts:

Using vintage lenses with the Pentax KF

This overview video demonstrates how to use vintage lenses (K, M, M42) on the Pentax KF.

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Jul 4, 2023

Pentax has never changed its cameras' 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!

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

iOS Image Sync with the Pentax KF

Overview video on how to connect your Pentax KF to an iOS Image Sync app

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Jun 20, 2023

The Pentax KF is an amazing camera, impressively feature rich, and the current entry-level APS-C format dSLR 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. Seeing the camera first hand provides a prospective and narrative useful for first time users and advanced users alike.

Therefore, PentaxTips will be presenting a short series of KF videos. First on how to connect via WiFi, then how to use vintage lenses, and finally culminating in a full overview tutorial video!

The first of the series, here we present the Pentax KF video demonstrating how to connect the camera to Image Sync on your iOS device: 

Pentax DA* 16-50mm PLM Overview Video

PentaxTips puts the new DA* 16-50mm PLM to the test!

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Jun 6, 2023

The Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 is one of the most versatile walk-around zoom lenses available for the K-Mount. The focal range spans from the wide angle to a short tele on APS-C format cameras. In addition, the star (*) denotes Pentax's high-quality, professional series of lenses. Because of these factors, an update to this lens from the previous SMC version was eagerly awaited. 

In 2021, Pentax delivered with an outstanding update that included the lightning-fast PLM autofocus motor! This lens is certainly impressive and an exciting addition to the DA lineup. This PentaxTips video below provides an overiew of the features and puts the lens through a quick autofocus test. Please enjoy!

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