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11-20-2007, 02:09 PM   #46
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Hi Marc (35mmfilm_user)

Not being a previous Pentax convert, there are obviously a ton of lenses that I've never encountered before. Looking at the photograph of your FA* 300/2.8, I was slight intrigued by all the auxilliary apendages sprouting from the bodywork. I think I've worked out the purpose of the ones which are intended to support a carrying strap and also the locking collar to enable the body & lens to be rotated to the desired position, but what does the one nearest the bayonet mount do ?

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Hi Richard,

Correct, the top two are the locking knob for the collar, and the carry strap lugs (see the life sized image for a reference).

I use a Lowepro Transporter strap, which is the recommended one straight from the Product Manager. I contacted him via phone, left him a message, and he called me back within 2-3 hours. I was impressed!

Bottom arrow points to the 43mm rear drop in filter holder.

Cheers,
Marc


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Hi Marc (35mmfilm_user)

Thanks for the info. I've heard about some lenses which have internally selectable filters, but never seen this particular method used before.

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...but what does the one nearest the bayonet mount do ?
That's where the English Muffins go.
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Frank, you might be the only person I've seen that actually has one of the Limited K10D Grand Prix cameras. I love the brown leather wrap on those, but can't justify the price for my own uses. Very nice lens collection too by the way.

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Thanks Greg Actually quite a number of my friends bought the K10D GP when it came here. It's not too much more than the normal version, actually I paid less than the combo of a normal K10D+BatteryGrip

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Some of mine...

Well here goes... first an old photo showing msot of the lineup...

You can even spot from the photo, that it was taken shortly after I nearly lost my second copy of the FA43ltd.

ANyway the photo of most of my pentax Lineup:


Since then the DA10-17FE has been added, not to mention the much debated star:


Well set aside a couple of sigmas (105 and 70-200) that is more or less my lineup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
Well here goes... first an old photo showing msot of the lineup...

You can even spot from the photo, that it was taken shortly after I nearly lost my second copy of the FA43ltd.

ANyway the photo of most of my pentax Lineup:
http://files.myopera.com/Duplo/photo/Lineup_070802_WEB.jpg

Since then the DA10-17FE has been added, not to mention the much debated star:
http://my-static.opera.com/album/Duplo/55368/FA_star_24_web.jpg

Well set aside a couple of sigmas (105 and 70-200) that is more or less my lineup.
Those are pretty cool. Seldom seeing someone got both the FA and DA LE lens set

So you got 10 lenses from 10mm to 77mm? Guess you like shooting in this range so much

Cheers!
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All of my newbie gear

I am newbie and I have collected some inexpensive new and old gear with Pentax. I love my Pentax backward compatibility.

All are shot with Fuji F30 in macro mode and hand held in iso 400

Inexpensive gear with Pentax - Hin's Tech Corner


#1 K100D mounted with Schneider 135 mm f/3.5


#2 Schneider 135 mm f/3.5


#3 Schneider 135 mm f/3.5


#4 added sepia in picasa for the antique look


#5 A Sigma 75-300 with a Rokunar 2x tele-converter (<$30)


#6 Reach of 600m after the 2x tele (<$30)


#7 Sigma 75-300 (<$30)


#8 My latest tripod from amvona in ebay for $81 with ball head


#9 DynaTran AT-CF992 in carbon fiber with weight 4.75 lb and max support weight of 8.8 lb
with my favorite FA 50 f/1.4


#10 A recommended mini-tripod for fuji gear -- ultrapod 2 from REI sporting store. It costed me $15.00


#11 ultrapod 2 from REI & Fuji f30 -- my beloved p&s and backup camera


#12 A new external auto flash ($48)


#13 My trusty DA 50-200


#14 Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 ($15)


#15 Albinar 28mm Macro f/2.8 ($11)


Almost all of my gear documentary are done with my Fuji F30 in macro mode hand-held in this blog post:

Inexpensive gear with Pentax - Hin's Tech Corner

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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
ANyway the photo of most of my pentax Lineup:

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Hi Thomas,
what the hell is that on your 31??

Please tell a newbie.

Best,
Rainer

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Hi Thomas,
what the hell is that on your 31??

Please tell a newbie.

Best,
Rainer
Those are stack of 58mm filter rings which serve as a hood

I got a better one from Heliopan (kinda like a filter extension) for mine:

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well heres my collection.. im afraid it is no where near as impressive as the previous posts, but im proud of them regardless an old zorki 4k and a pentax k100d.. also, i took this pic with my cannon a530 powershot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
ANyway the photo of most of my pentax Lineup:
Nice. Do you actually use both the DA's and FA's? I've been tossing back and forth over that 70 versus 77 thing, and seeing your lineup almost has me thinking just get them both. hehehe
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Thomas, Love the stacked filter ring "hood" on the 31mm. I did that for my 43mm for awhile and found some older Tak metal screw on hoods that do a great job to replace the stacked filter rings (without glass).
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That's where the English Muffins go.
LOL... Sean, you are terrible! Funny, but terrible...

Actually that drop in filter is a PITA if you're not careful - both the 300/2.8 and the 600/4 are notorious for the drop in filter holder knob swiveling 90 degrees and ejecting the whole thing... One pro I know puts some black electrician tape on his FA* 600/4 so ensure it doesn't secretly eject on him.
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Actually that drop in filter is a PITA if you're not careful - both the 300/2.8 and the 600/4 are notorious for the drop in filter holder knob swiveling 90 degrees and ejecting the whole thing... One pro I know puts some black electrician tape on his FA* 600/4 so ensure it doesn't secretly eject on him.
I guess this makes the shooting process even more exciting. First you have to sweat the dollars, then you have to excercise your arms, back and shoulders to be able to carry them and then you need some sort of Kung fu training to skip filters. To make pics with those lenses should be called ultimate shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Those are stack of 58mm filter rings which serve as a hood

I got a better one from Heliopan (kinda like a filter extension) for mine:

Nice collection!
What for are these extensions? Are the normal hoods to short (Crop?)?

Best,
Rainer
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