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04-05-2012, 03:20 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlacouture Quote
Well, Pentax France sold me a bunch of their leftover stock right before their service dept was outsourced to P2MS... Ridiculous price, too : 5 piece, so I bought 5 of them! Cut two for my DSLRs, installed one in my MZ-6, gave one to my brother for its MZ-5n, can't remember what I did with the last one...

You still have the option to buy a whole MZ-m just for its screen...
Oh, so there's no way to get spares for old Pentax Film bodies in France anymore?

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Well, it's simply the best accessory I ever bought! Linear metering, f/1.6 DoF, just perfect for all these old MF lenses (and also to check what is actually in focus when using my f/1.4 AF lenses)...

Cost is a strong word : 30 (delivered) is a ridiculous price for a FF high-precision screen! Cutting it was quite straightforward...
Granted, I've previously cut two MZ-M screens for my brother's and my own K20, so I had some experience on what to do and what to avoid!

Anyway, with a Samyang 85/1.4, it's the only way to go! And you can focus anywhere on the screen, big plus compared to splits...
What screen is this and where can I get one? Thank you
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Canon "EE-S" screen - must be modified to fit K-5

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What screen is this and where can I get one? Thank you
Bonjour thibs,

Check out this thread that I started ... hope it helps.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/179076-change-k-5-focus-screen.html

A+, John
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlacouture Quote
Well, it's simply the best accessory I ever bought! Linear metering, f/1.6 DoF, just perfect for all these old MF lenses (and also to check what is actually in focus when using my f/1.4 AF lenses)...

Cost is a strong word : 30€ (delivered) is a ridiculous price for a FF high-precision screen! Cutting it was quite straightforward...
Granted, I've previously cut two MZ-M screens for my brother's and my own K20, so I had some experience on what to do and what to avoid!

Anyway, with a Samyang 85/1.4, it's the only way to go! And you can focus anywhere on the screen, big plus compared to splits...
Bonjour dlacouture,

Thanks a lot ... I saw that you used the "ee-s" and that you had the Samy 85/1.4 plus a FA 50/1.4. The Samy and a SMC M 50/1.4 are two lenses that I am looking hard at for future acquisitions ...

Plus I just picked up a CZJ Prakticar 50/1.4 MC in PB mount (really cheap) that I hope to modify towards PK mount ... if you know anything about such a conversion, SVP, let me know. I started a thread to find if it was possible : https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/181009-can-i-m...1-4-50-mc.html

Allez et merci encore, John


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If anyone can tell you how to adapt it John it's Rico
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Dr. Rico - to ER n1 please

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If anyone can tell you how to adapt it John it's Rico
Bonjour eddie1960,

He's on it after he gets back from his current trip ... if it can be done, yes, he's the man.

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But regarding lens prices?
Tell me which lens and i'll look it up, i'm also from the Netherlands.

You can look for yourself if you want, VAT is 19% here in case you want to know and VAT is included in the price.
Just use the search bar. search = zoeken

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Here is a list with all pentax lenses.
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/cat/544/lenzen.html?keyword=&priceMin=0&price...&i1346=&a1346=

DA*16-50 = € 799 with vat = us$ 877 without VAT - B&H price $ 1499
DA*50-135 = € 899 with vat = us$ 986 without VAT - B&H price $ 1599

I can't call that the same price...

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On Amazon.it this body with the kit came for 982,50 € ...
I haven't checked before the increase of the price on Usa but sure like hell that isn't cheap!

Outside Amazon, the body only, can find for € 785,00, but i don't known which warranty is present.
This make a big difference on term of future cost of shipping and assistence since on Italy they refuse to service product without italian warranty.

Amazon.it
Pentax smc 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL - € 903,18

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Instead of increase the price on Usa (but i'm quite sure that the price will increase even on the rest of the world more sooner then later) they should doing better imposing a maximum price that don't should to exceed!

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any official statment from Pentax France ? apparently the prices did increase in the UK ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
Tell me which lens and i'll look it up, i'm also from the Netherlands.

You can look for yourself if you want, VAT is 19% here in case you want to know and VAT is included in the price.
Just use the search bar. search = zoeken

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Lenzen | Electronics | Tweakers.net Pricewatch Prijzen

DA*16-50 = € 799 with vat = us$ 877 without VAT - B&H price $ 1499
DA*50-135 = € 899 with vat = us$ 986 without VAT - B&H price $ 1599

I can't call that the same price...

I just bought the DA 35 2.4 two weeks ago, for exactly the same price, 169, from NumiPixel/PHOX Poitiers...
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QuoteOriginally posted by alexfoto Quote
On Amazon.it this body with the kit came for 982,50 € ...
I haven't checked before the increase of the price on Usa but sure like hell that isn't cheap!

Outside Amazon, the body only, can find for € 785,00, but i don't known which warranty is present.
This make a big difference on term of future cost of shipping and assistence since on Italy they refuse to service product without italian warranty.
€729 with 2 year warranty + you can fight it in court for more, PP is not included.
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Those stores are all B&M we don't have any super stores here... well we have mediamarkt and saturn but they aren't competitive
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K5 €709 http://www.fotolooman.nl/features?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_...category_id=51
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I got, well not yet... it's on its way, my K-5 at 719 from Amazon.fr
Happy I am
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DA*16-50 = € 799 with vat = us$ 877 without VAT - B&H price $ 1499 DA*50-135 = € 899 with vat = us$ 986 without VAT - B&H price $ 1599
You have pretty nice prices. Over here (still in EU) the 50-135 costs 1049€.
Even the DA 16-45 costs 499€, while on B&H it goes for $399. Maybe your country is the next to have a lens price increase
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My point exactly ... Europe may be next?

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Tell me which lens and i'll look it up, i'm also from the Netherlands. ...
DA*16-50 = 799 with vat = us$ 877 without VAT - B&H price $ 1499
DA*50-135 = 899 with vat = us$ 986 without VAT - B&H price $ 1599

I can't call that the same price...
Bonjour,

I think that I am going expand upon this via a list of my own ... Salut, J
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