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10-23-2007, 11:13 AM   #16
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Photo didn't attach. Weird. Let's try this again:

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My humble collection...
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Hi all

I've wisely decided not to post ANY photographs of my Pentax gear at all, because I suddenly realised that I have a
Distinct Inferiority Complex (DIF). I shall immediately go and stand in the corner of the room whilst bawling my eyes out
.......whaaa, whaaa, whaaa.......

Yours inadequately
.......whaaa, whaaa, whaaa.......blowing nose noisily on !


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I thought I was bad...I guess I will take a pic tomorrow when the wife is out, otherwise she may give me the smack down

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Please hide all of your gear

I am making a request to admin/moderator to hide all images as this thread for sure brings all the gear nuts into either ebay and bhphoto and the likes. It is meant to induce LBA for sure. And it does for me. You (fill in the blank), especially those with 10+ lens, limited and multiple bodies. I mean it in a light hearted way, no punt intended. I love you all Pentax gear nuts.
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funniest one

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
I thought I was bad...I guess I will take a pic tomorrow when the wife is out, otherwise she may give me the smack down
You made me laugh my heart out. I can't sleep because of you, I have to reply this one before bedtime. It is too good to pass. Wait a minute, my wife is asleep, maybe I should try my flash on all the cheap gear that I have .

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Ah these are some great collections but we are just beginners compared to the esteemed Mr Jim King. He has his collection posted on DP Review and I hope he doesn't mind me pasting that profile here (he's a member here as well). There are some beautiful pieces in that collection and I bet it would rival the Pentax museum in Japan. I wonder if he's adopt me??

From: Posters Profile: Jim King: Digital Photography Review

Jim King
Location United States / Suburban Detroit, Michigan, USA
Profession Retired (former R&D Chemist)
Plan An R&D chemist by education, I worked for almost 30 years on color design and
pigmentation of OEM exterior automotive finishes during a 40 year career with
DuPont until I retired in July 2004. I still participate in a local professional color
society and occasionally teach color courses. In addition to digital and film
photography, my interests include computers (mostly Macs), cooking, audio/home
theater, gardening, and reading SF. Although I'm retired I still don’t have enough
time to pursue them all!

What began as an attempt to acquire a few nice used primes to use with my Pentax LX
has turned into a full-fledged case of collector's mania and now I’ve accumulated an
extensive collection of camera bodies and lenses (mostly Pentax) - see below:

110 Film Camera (1)
+ Pentax Auto 110 Super body

35mm Film Cameras (47):
+ Pentax K, H3v, Spotmatic, Spotmatic IIa, Spotmatic F, ES, ES-II, K1000, KM, KX,
K2, MX, LX, MG, ME, ME Super, A3000, Program Plus, Super Program, Super A, P3,
P3n, P5, SF-1n, Z-1p, ZX-5n, MZ-S, *ist bodies
+ Contax G2 body
+ Fujica ST701 (3), ST705 (2), ST801, ST901 (2), STX-2, AX-1 (2), AX-3 (2), AX-5
+ Olympus XA w/35mm f2.8 F-Zuiko lens
+ Voigtländer Bessaflex TM body
+ Yashica Samurai X-4.0 (half-frame) w/25-100mm f3.8-4.8 Yashica lens

Digital Cameras (5):
+ Pentax *ist-D, K10D DSLR bodies
+ Pentax Optio S4 digicam w/5.8-17.4mm f2.6-4.8 Pentax lens
+ Fujifilm F31fd digicam w/8-24mm f2.8-5 Fujinon lens
+ Olympus C-2020Z digicam w/6.5-19.5mm f2-2.8 Olympus lens

Pentax 110 SLR lenses (5)
+ Pentax 18mm f2.8, 24mm f2.8, 50mm f2.8, 70mm f2.8
+ Pentax 20-40mm Zoom f2.8

K-Mount Prime Lenses (128):
+ Pentax A 15mm f3.5, A 16mm f2.8 Fisheye, A 20mm f2.8, A 24mm f2.8,
A 28mm f2, A 28mm f2.8, A 35mm f2, A 35mm f2.8, A 50mm f1.2 (2),
A 50mm f1.4 (2), A 50mm f1.7 (3), A 50mm f2 (3), A 50mm f2.8 macro,
A*85mm f1.4, A 100mm f2.8, A 100 f2.8 Macro, A 100mm f4 Macro, A*135mm f1.8,
A 135mm f2.8, A*200mm f2.8, A 200mm f4, A*200mm f4 macro, A*300mm f2.8,
A*300mm f4, A*400mm f2.8, A 400mm f5.6, A*600 f5.6
+ Pentax DA 14 mm f2.8, DA 21mm f3.2 LE, DA 40mm f2.8 LE, DA 70mm f2.4 LE
+ Pentax DFA 50mm f2.8 Macro, 100mm f2.8 Macro
+ Pentax F 28mm f2.8, F 50mm f1.4, F 50mm f1.7, F 50mm f2.8 Macro,
F 85mm f2.8 soft, F 100mm f2.8 Macro, F 135mm f2.8, F*300mm f4.5
+ Pentax FA 20mm f2.8, FA*24mm f2, FA 28mm f2.8, FA 28mm f2.8 Soft,
FA 31mm f1.8 LE, FA 35mm f2.0, FA 43mm f1.9 LE, FA 50mm f1.4, FA 50mm f1.7,
FA 50mm f2.8 Macro, FA 77mm f1.8 LE, FA*85mm f1.4, FA 85mm f2.8 Soft,
FA 100mm f2.8 Macro, FA 100mm f3.5 Macro, FA 135mm f2.8, FA*200mm f2.8,
FA*200mm f4 Macro, FA*300mm f2.8, FA* 300mm f4.5, FA*400 f5.6
+ Pentax K 15mm f3.5, K 17mm f4 Fisheye, K 18mm f3.5, K 20mm f4, K 24mm f2.8,
K 24mm f3.5, K 28mm f2, K 28mm f3.5, K 28mm f3.5 Shift, K 30mm f2.8,
K 35mm f2, K 35mm f3.5, K 50mm f1.2, K 50mm f1.4 (2), K 50mm f4 Macro,
K 55mm f1.8, K 55mm f2, K 85mm f1.8, K 85mm f2.2 Soft, K 100mm f4 Macro,
K 100mm f4 Bellows, K 105mm f2.8, K 120mm f2.8, K 135mm f2.5, K 135mm f3.5,
K 150mm f4, K 200mm f2.5, K 200mm f4, K 300mm f4, K 400mm f5.6,
K500mm f4.5
+ Pentax M 20mm f4, M 28mm f2, M 28mm f2.8 (versions 1 & 2), M 28mm f3.5,
M 35mm f2, M 35mm f2.8, M 40mm f2.8, M 50mm f1.4, M 50mm f1.7, M 50mm f2
(2), M 50mm f4 Macro, M 85mm f2, M 100mm f2.8, M 100mm f4 Macro,
M 120mm f2.8, M 135mm f3.5, M 150mm f3.5, M 200mm f4, M*300 f4,
M 400mm f5.6
+ Belomo MC Peleng-K 8mm f3.5 Fisheye
+ Hartblei MC Super-Rotator 35mm f2.8 Tilt/Shift
+ KMZ MC Zenitar-K 16mm f2.8 Fisheye
+ Sigma Mirror Telephoto 600mm f8
+ Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
+ Voigtländer Macro Apo-Lanthar 125mm f2.5 SL

K-Mount Zoom Lenses (37):
+ Pentax A 24-50mm f4, A 28-135mm f4, A 35-70mm f4, A 35-105 f3.5,
A 70-210mm f4
+ Pentax DA 10-17mm Fisheye, DA 12-24mm f4, DA 16-45mm f4,
DA* 16-50mm f2.8, DA* 50-135mm f2.8, DA 50-200mm f4-5.6
+ Pentax F 24-50mm f4, F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5, F 70-210mm f4-5.6
+ Pentax FA 20-35mm f4, FA 24-90mm f3.5-4.5, FA*28-70mm f2.8, FA 28-70mm f4,
FA 28-90mm f3.5-5.6, FA 28-105mm f3.2-4.5, FA 28-105mm f4-5.6 PZ (2),
FA*80-200mm f2.8
+ Pentax K 135-600mm f6.7
+ Pentax M 24-35mm f3.5, M 35-70mm f2.8-3.5, M 75-150mm f4
+ Sigma 18-125mm f3.5-5.6 DC, 24-70mm f3.5-5.6 HC, EX 50-500mm f4-6.3 Apo,
EX 70-200mm f2.8 Apo, 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 Apo
+ Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f3.5-5.6, SP AF 28-75mm f2.8 DI,
AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD Macro
+ Tokina AF 20-35mm f3.5-4.5, AT-X 840AFII 80-400mm f4.5-5.6

M42 Screwmount Prime Lenses (43):
+ Pentax Auto-Takumar 55mm f1.8
+ Pentax Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5, 50mm f1.4 (2), 55mm f1.8, 135mm f2.5
+ Pentax SMC Takumar 20mm f4.5, 24mm f3.5, 28mm f3.5, 35mm f2.0, 35mm f3.5,
50mm f1.4 (4), 50mm f4 Macro, 55mm f1.8, 55mm f2, 85mm f1.8,
100mm f4 Macro, 105mm f2.8, 120mm f2.8, 135mm f2.5, 135mm f3.5, 150mm f4,
200mm f4, 300mm f4
+ Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f1.8 MC, Tessar 50mm f2.8
+ Fuji Fujinon 55mm f1.8 (3)
+ Fuji EBC-Fujinon 50mm f1.4 (2), 55mm f1.8 (2)
+ KMZ Zenitar-M 50mm f1.7, MC Jupiter-9 85mm f2
+ LZOS MC MTO-11 SA 1000mm f11 Mirror Telephoto
+ MMZ Helios 44M 58mm f2
+ Valdai Helios 44-2 58mm f2
+ Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 Macro
+ Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f2 SL

M42 Screwmount Zoom Lenses (3)
+ Fuji Fujinon-Z 43-75mm f3.5-4.5 (2)
+ Vivitar Tele-Zoom 85-205mm f3.8

Contax G-Mount Lenses (6):
+ Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Biogon, 28mm f2.8 Biogon, 35mm f2 Planar, 45mm f2 Planar,
90mm f2.8 Sonnar
+ Zeiss 35-70mm f3.5-5.6 Vario-Sonnar Zoom

Fujica X-Mount Lenses (20)
+ Fujica EBC X-Fujinon SW 24mm f2.8, X-Fujinar W 28mm f2.8,
EBC X-Fujinon W 28mm f3.5, EBC X-Fujinon 35mm f3.5, X-Fujinon 50mm f 1.6 (2),
X-Fujinon 50mm f1.9 (5), X-Fujinon 55mm f1.6, X-Fujinon 55mm f2.2,
EBC X-Fujinon 55mm f3.5 Macro, X-Fujinar T 135mm f2.8 (2),
EBC X-Fujinon-T 135mm f2.5, EBC X-Fujinon-T 135mm f3.5
+ Porst MC Color-Reflex 55mm f1.2
+ Quantaray MC Auto-zoom 28-80mm f3.5-4.5
+ Sigma Zoom-Master 35-70mm f2.8-4 MC
+ Tou/5 Star MC Auto Macro Zoom 75-200mm f4.5

Tamron Adaptall-2 Lenses (19)
+ Tamron SP 17mm f3.5, SP 90mm f2.5 Macro, SP 180mm f2.5, SP 300mm f2.8,
SP 350mm f5.6 Mirror Telephoto, SP 500mm f8 Mirror Telephoto
+ Tamron SP 24-48mm f3.5-3.8 (2), SP 28-80mm f3.5-4.2, SP 28-135mm f4-4.5,
SP 35-70mm f2.8-3.8, SP 35-105mm f2.8, 35-135mm f3.5-4.5,
SP 35-210mm f3.5-4.2, SP 60-300mm f3.8-5.4, SP 70-210mm f3.5,
SP 70-210mm f3.5-4, SP 80-200mm f2.8, SP 200-500mm f5.6

Tamron Adaptall-2 Mounts (27), Teleconverters (3), and Lens Eyepieces (1)
+ Pentax M42 P/U (5), Pentax P/ES (2), Pentax P/K (3), Pentax P/KA (7), Canon FD
(2), Fujica F, Fujica F-AX, Minolta MD, Nikon N-AI (3), Olympus OM (2) Mounts
+ Tamron SP 1.4X (2), SP 2x Teleconverters
+ Tamron Tele-View Wide Field Adapter (Eyepiece)

K-Mount Tele and Macro Converters (14):
+ Pentax A 1.4X-S, A 1.4X-L, A 2X-S, A 2X-L, F 1.7X Teleconverters
+ Pentax Auto Bellows K
+ JCPenney 2X Teleconverter
+ JCPenney Extension Tube Set
+ Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set
+ Panagor Macro Converter
+ Sigma 1.4X, EX 1.4X Apo, EX 2X Apo Teleconverters
+ Tamron 2X Teleconverter

M42 Screwmount Tele and Macro Converters (6):
+ Pentax Bellows S with Slide Copier
+ Karl Gener Extension Tube Set
+ Kenko 3X Teleconverter
+ Komura Telemore 2X and Telemore-95 II 2X Teleconverters
+ Revue Auto 2X Teleconverter

Viewfinder Accessories (7):
+ Pentax FA-1W, FB-1, FC-1, FD-2 (for LX)
+ Pentax Magnifier FB
+ Canon Angle Finder C
+ Seagull Angle Finder

Lens Eyepiece (2)
+ Pentax Monocular Converter K
+ Tokina PATP APK Telephoto Lens Adapter

Flashes (16):
+ Pentax AF130 flash (for Auto 110)
+ Pentax AF280T, AF500FTZ, AF360FGZ, AF540FGZ
+ Contax TLA200, TLA280
+ Digi-Slave DFS 1S
+ Fujica Auto Strobo AZ, 200X (2), 300X
+ Olympus A11 (for XA)
+ Vivitar Auto 215, Auto 283 w/full accessory kit, 6000AFP ring flash

Winders (5):
+ Pentax Winder II (for Auto 110)
+ Pentax Winder MX, Winder LX
+ Samigon P-1TR (for Pentax A Series)
+ Fujica Winder X

Data Back (1)
+ Pentax Dial Data LX

Light Meters (3)
+ Gossen LunaSix, LunaPro F
+ Soligor Spot Sensor II

Tripods (6), Copipod (1), and Monopod (1):
+ Manfrotto 055MF3 tripod
+ Gitzo Gilux Reporter tripod
+ Gitzo 1410 Systematic tripod
+ Archer 10A2 tripod w/pan & tilt head
+ Slik 450G tripod w/pan & tilt head (tabletop)
+ Vivitar 600 tripod w/pan & tilt head (very compact, for travel)
+ Pentax Copipod
+ Adorama Podmatic monopod w/Slik compact ball head

Heads (8) and Supports (2):
+ Manfrotto 268 Super ball head
+ Manfrotto 322RC2 grip action ball head
+ Manfrotto 3275 compact geared head
+ Manfrotto 3421 HD gimbal head
+ Manfrotto 486RC2 compact ball head
+ Manfrotto 3025 3D Junior three-way head,
+ Manfrotto 3160 XL fluid pan & tilt head
+ Manfrotto 482 Micro ball head
+ Manfrotto 3252 long lens camera support
+ Manfrotto 3420 long lens support

* Note Jim, if you don't want this here send me a PM and I'll delete the list.

11-12-2007, 05:54 AM   #23
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Hi Peter

I bet Jim has fun and games carting all THAT lot around with him on vacation. His excess baggage charge probably exceeds the GDP of a large African !!! He must have a very forgiving wife, that's all I can say........

Best regards
11-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #24

1 - Lowepro Nova 2 bag
2 - Lowepro Nova 3 (Annette's)
3 - Lowepro Nova 5
4 - Lowepro Microtrekker 200 backpack with extra lens case, water bottle holder and the Slik tripod bag attached.
5 - Lowepro Micro Toploader
6 - Lowepro Zoom Toploader
7 - CaseLogic quick draw
8 - Dynatran backpack (just for storage, it is huge)
You can never have too many camera bags!!

My flash kit - (in the Nova 5)
-Two old Vivitar 285 flash units with remote sensor on one of them.
-Stroboframe flash bracket
-Sekonic L-308 FlashMate light meter
-Two light stand brackets for the flash units
My slave strobes,
- two OPUS OPL-M40 strobes with sockets and cords.
- an old Braun manual flash with power cord, slave and pocket tripod which acts as a background light.
Two light stands, two Umbrellas, and several extension cords are carried in a Rage brand scooter bag.

-Pentax KX
-Pentax MZ-7
-My *istDS (in the picture)
-A *istDL (which is now Annette's)

Lenses: (in the picture)
-FA 50mm f1.4 (shown on the DS)
-Sigma ZOOM 24-135mm f2.8-4.5
-FA 35mm f2.0
-F 100-300mm f4.5-5.6

Not shown -
-DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 - (which is now Annette's)
-FA 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 (which is now Annette's)
-FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 (which is now Annette's)

My MF lenses -
-Pentax SMC-M 50mm f1.7 with Cokin holder and 2 shades
-Pentax SMC-A 70-210mm f4, a great macro zoom.
-Pentax SMC-M macro 1:4 100mm and
-Pentax SMC-M 1:4 200mm.

--Takumar-A 2X teleconverter, actually now a 26mm extension tube, I took the glass out.
-Refconverter - right angle finder modified to fit the DL/DS
-Quick release mount that fits my tripod and monopod.

Camera supports
-The Slik tripod with ball head, in its own bag.
-Amvona Dynatran model AT-858 tripod with pistol grip ball head, in its own bag.
-Viscount monopod with small ball head.

Various filters and other odds and ends. I may not have everything straight but this is close.


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Re Peter Zack's post above:

No, I don't mind your posting my gear list here. As you may imagine, it's daunting to consider how to set it it all up for a meaningful photograph. I suppose that I will eventually get around to arranging my gear in some sort of logical subgroups so that the size of each is not too large. Maybe someday...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesk8752 Quote
Re Peter Zack's post above:

No, I don't mind your posting my gear list here. As you may imagine, it's daunting to consider how to set it it all up for a meaningful photograph. I suppose that I will eventually get around to arranging my gear in some sort of logical subgroups so that the size of each is not too large. Maybe someday...
That's it Jim, I'm buying the food & drinks if you let me help you pose everything....

Besides, how else are you going to take a photo of everything?? Where's your backup plan? I need to bring my lenses and camera for you to take the pics with.... the ultra wide angles of course... somehow I think only the fisheye can do this justice...

I just want to see all of them in one place - now that would be a sight!!!

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Hi Jim,
I think Peter may have a point. I do believe your collection would rival that of the Pentax museum .
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Hi Jim (jamesk8752)

Having scanned your collection, I now feel positively abstemious !! Does your house have reinforced floorboards by any chance ? Oh and just out of curiosity, precisely how DO you manage to transport that little lot around with an armoured Hummer perhaps ?
Judging by conventional standards it seems there must obviously be TWO distinct types of LBA, firstly the common-or-garden variety and secondly the 'King-sized' category !....sorry about the terrible pun, but the opportunity was simply too good to resist !!!

Best regards

P.S. If EVER the wife starts to complain about my hobby, I'll simply show her your list....that should 'shut-her-up' for a while !

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I finally had a day that I was bored enough to photograph my humble equipment. The ME Super and the M-50mm f1.4 I purchased new in 1980, then the Vivitar 75-205 the following year. Fast forward to 2007, and thats when I got the rest of the stuff.

M-50mm f1.4
Vivitar 75-205mm f3.8
Vivitar 105mm f2.5 macro
Kiron 28-105mm f3.2-
DA 18-55mm
DA 50-200mm
Super Takumar 28mm f3.5
Super Takumar 35mm f3.5
Super Takumar 55mm f1.8
Super Takumar 135mm f3.5

ME Super

I also have a Sunpack 144 flash, and a Focal bounce and zoom flash, and a super old Pentax AF16.

Sorry for the crappy quality, I used my wifes Nikon E995 for the shot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Jim King

110 Film Camera (1)
+ Pentax Auto 110 Super body
WOW! He's got the 110 Super?!?

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