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11-11-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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first post!

love this site,,,, . Pentax is a cult! and i'm hooked. can't find anything more unique company than this. i hope that marketing be more mainstream. develop new products. esp lenses.

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We're all hoping that that Ricoh will come through. Welcome to the forums.
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Welcome tristan.
Don't take it too far, or LBA will simply control your life!
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Welcome from a relatively new member! Yes, LBA - bad business.

It's already gotten me!!! My collection is nothing like that of some here *coughRicocough*, but it shocks me thinking of what I've done since I got my K200D in July... Yeah. Do what you can to *avoid* LBA - it spreads to cameras...

Let's see here, if we exclude the kit 18-55 that came with it... (I WANT WR SOOOO BAD!)

Autofocus:
Tamron 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 AF IF aspherical "macro" (1:4)

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Kitstar (Makinon?) 28mm F/2.8
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- A 50 2.8 Macro
Helios 44m-2 58mm F2

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ME Super (came without lens)

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ME Super "for parts" (want to canibalize the focusing screen if it *really* doesn't work)
with M 50 2.0 and Sunpak 140 flash

11-12-2011, 06:01 AM   #5
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LBA?

thanks guys,,,, it's too late,,, lol. btw. just got my 50 mm M 1.7 -sweet/ Ricoh's been there... product development is their forte. hopefully they come through.
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i noticed the names under your photos (copyrights) i have a k7... does it automatically show once i embed the info? i wanted my name in my photos of course and i seem to be lost/ do i need a software for this?
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tristan, in the upper right corner of the site, go to My Account and Edit Signature (if I think that's what you mean). Also, there's a thread somewhere (I have a hard time finding it) that has the various camera banners that you can tack one of onto your signature.
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Ah, actually, it's a sticky... silly me!

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/67605-pentax-k-5-k...ture-tags.html

11-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #9
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thanks....
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Hi all,

New too. Just need to post a couple messages so that I can PM. Looking forward to getting involved
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i am using the 50 mm M1.7. however i find it hard (unusable) to use the flash/// does it work with the flash in manual function using the M lenses? just curious/// ( i mean HELP!)
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well, yes and no. The flash will be full power, since it can't detect the aperture settings. That means you'll need poor lighting, low iso, 180 shutter speed (the highest you can go with a manual lens), and probably higher F-stop. In other words, you'll be doing a bit of trial and error.

I've only been using dslrs for a few months now, so I can only give you my experience, not necessarily best practice or even good practice That said, here's how I use my manual lenses with flash, the few times I do.

Set the aperture i WANT to use, iso 100 (k200d), and crank the shutter to 180. Take a shot, and adjust aperture from there. Sometimes it's under exposed and I can reduce the shutter speed or raise the iso, but that's usually not the case, and I end up with a higher Fstop

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Actually, you can try and diffuse the flash some too, if the shot you're trying to take requires less exposure. I've even used the white body cap that came with the camera over the flash - it reduced the intensity an adequate amount and kept a nice even distribution, AND it held itself on up to a certain angle YMMV


---- EDIT EDIT ----

Try asking your question as a new thread, either in the beginners corner, or in the DSLR discussion - otherwise the only people likely to see this question are those of us that were already in the thread, and not even everyone, since some have probably unsubscribed from it. good luck!

Last edited by pezmaker; 12-06-2011 at 11:06 PM. Reason: after thought
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yeah i think diffusion is the only key... thanks/
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