Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-14-2009, 02:52 AM   #136
Forum Member
mikengstrom's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 58
Hi Frank,
How did you try to get the front ring of your 28mm? I got a rubber pipe cap from a rubber supply shop that did the trick for me on my M50. Its a bit late tonight but I'll try and post or pm you a photo of it over the weekend. I just took my lens into the shop and got a cap that matched the diameter of the front ring and it screwed off real easy.

05-14-2009, 05:33 AM   #137
Veteran Member
frank's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,202
QuoteOriginally posted by mikengstrom Quote
Hi Frank,
How did you try to get the front ring of your 28mm? I got a rubber pipe cap from a rubber supply shop that did the trick for me on my M50. Its a bit late tonight but I'll try and post or pm you a photo of it over the weekend. I just took my lens into the shop and got a cap that matched the diameter of the front ring and it screwed off real easy.
Well, I've been using rubber erasers to unscrew the front rings w/o much problem for most lenses. But the 28/2.8 I got this time wasn't easy. I just couldn't open it up no matter how much strength I put on I guess a special tool might help. Well, maybe I'll just bring it to a repair shop and let those guys help me open it up
05-14-2009, 10:18 AM   #138
Pentaxian
ryan s's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,370
QuoteOriginally posted by Ratmagiclady Quote
Two is too many? I say *nay,* ...with film you want at least two so you don't have to unload and reload every time you want to use a different film. For what an ME Super sells for, you may as well keep.
Two Pentax bodies Total film cameras number about 8 round these parts I figure...on a Pentax forum, the people who don't care about the non-Pentax cameras outweigh the people who do...

I got a good deal on the ME Super though...I wouldn't be losing money
QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Man, I just bought another one. Pentax ME Super Film Camera - eBay (item 390034041668 end time May-08-09 20:19:55 PDT) I would have much rather bought it from someone I know. Right now I am pondering an MX.
Ahhh...dang. As far as my MX goes...that "cold dead hands" phrase comes to mind
05-14-2009, 11:16 AM   #139
Pentaxian
Ratmagiclady's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 13,468
QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
Two Pentax bodies Total film cameras number about 8 round these parts I figure...on a Pentax forum, the people who don't care about the non-Pentax cameras outweigh the people who do...

I got a good deal on the ME Super though...I wouldn't be losing money

Ahhh...dang. As far as my MX goes...that "cold dead hands" phrase comes to mind
Hee, I know how it is. My old Canon FD's are still the primary film stuff: I have a better and more complete selection of lenses for those, and it's likely to stay that way a while:. But the Pentax film stuff is there so I can carry light and not be without film, and eventually so I can have autofocus if my eyes need it. Don't know *what* I'm going to do for an 85, (my very fave focal length) though. I'm sure the 77 will do nicely whenever the day comes I can have one.

On the digital end, I'm being happy with just a 50 and a 28, but these aren't my favorites in full-frame, so the film lenses aren't a huge priority: I'm looking to get me a faster 28, first, cause these two lengths are working out so well in digital.

Lots of camera bodies, here, now, though. Some of them are kind of up on blocks in my backyard, though, so to speak.

05-14-2009, 12:45 PM   #140
Pentaxian
ryan s's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,370
I think it's getting a little out of hand when I have multiple copies of the same thing...

Found an Olympus P&S at St. Vinny's ("base" model kind of like an XA but without a Zuiko lens...just an "Olympus Lens" 35/3.5)...a few weeks later, found the same cam at the same place for the same price. They must have gotten it about 2 days after I got the first one, judging by the date on the tag.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I really only need one of everything...and if I get rid of the mediocre stuff (like all my 50mm lenses) I could get one really good lens...or get rid of the 80-320 and end up with a 300mm-ish prime...

This hobby sucks
05-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #141
Forum Member
Duncan J Murray's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Birmingham, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 98
This thread is sick.

Who's ever idea was it?

Duncan.
05-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #142
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In the present
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,870
Badazz ZX-M

Well, I've posted this before, but thought I'd post it again.

This is my ZX-M with battery grip and rare 1957 Takumar 58mm f/1:2. Takes great photos and the preset lens really lends itself to AV mode. The meter is extremely accurate on this camera. With such a lens the meter runs in center-weighted mode, which is what a Spotmatic uses. The preset allows using for example f/8.332 for perfect match needle metering. Sort of a latter day Spotmatic with split screen and AV mode. Nice.



woof!
05-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #143
Forum Member
mikengstrom's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 58
Hey Frank,

I've just posted a photo in this thread about cleaning lenses

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/30723-dirt-fun...tml#post597215

Rather than add non camera images to this one. I have tried the pencil eraser on a lens and had no luck but with this the front ring came off real easy. I think because its contacting the whole ring plus it gives you something more substantial to grip whilst turning. It cost about $12, you should be able to get it at any big hardware store I think.

05-15-2009, 09:17 PM   #144
Veteran Member
irishwhite's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: philadelphia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 349
Just picked this up last Tuesday. This is my first Film SLR, and I'm very excited about it. I bought this along with a 150mm prime and various accessories all in excellent condition and for only $40. seemed cheap to me, but maybe that's the going rate on this stuff. 150 mm f4 lens not shown because it's what I used to shoot the photo (attached to my samsung gx-1s)

05-16-2009, 03:52 AM   #145
Veteran Member
artobest's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Swansea, Wales
Posts: 455
Irishwhite, that's a stunning shot and a stunning camera. Well done!
05-16-2009, 03:57 AM   #146
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In the present
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,870
Pentax S3

Circa 1960 Pentax Asahi S3 with a collection of Auto Takumars.

05-16-2009, 06:26 AM   #147
Forum Member
CGJung's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 92
Seaain,

It is a beautiful collection! They all seems in a very pristine condition, too.

QuoteOriginally posted by woof Quote
Circa 1960 Pentax Asahi S3 with a collection of Auto Takumars.
05-16-2009, 06:51 AM   #148
Site Supporter
Rense's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zetten - The Netherlands
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,821
I've shown this before, but not in this thread . And since I actually started shooting with it, I thought I'd post it again. Hope you don't mind....



05-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #149
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In the present
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,870
QuoteOriginally posted by CGJung Quote
It is a beautiful collection! They all seems in a very pristine condition, too.
Thank you very much. Everything is pretty much mint... including the period leather bag.

I do use this camera and lenses. Clockwise from bottom, a 35mm f/3.5, a 135mm f/3.5, a 105mm f/2.8, a 35mm f/2.3, and 55mm f/2.0. The lens on the camera is a rare version of the 55mm f/1.8 that became the first Super Takumar. The screening of the distance scale is not common for a lens that itself is not that common.

Thanks again.

woof!
05-16-2009, 06:24 PM   #150
Pentaxian
jgredline's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: LosAngeles, Ca.
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,567
QuoteOriginally posted by woof Quote
Circa 1960 Pentax Asahi S3 with a collection of Auto Takumars.

wow,...Now this is the coolest kit I have seen in a long while!...wow
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
body, camera, chrome, colors, es, f/2.8, film, films, flag, k1000, kx, lens, lever, lexus, light, love, lx, mode, mx, pentax, photo, photography, plate, post, product photography, reunion, shooters, sp, super-takumar, wind
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introduce myself... joostdh Welcomes and Introductions 2 09-07-2010 01:12 AM
Please let me introduce myself........ niklas Welcomes and Introductions 4 05-21-2009 05:04 AM
Pentax will introduce a new camera at PMA... hopey Pentax News and Rumors 72 03-03-2009 05:19 AM
Let me introduce myself here. PentaxUserK100d Welcomes and Introductions 1 02-06-2007 09:11 AM
Let me introduce myself INcreative Welcomes and Introductions 4 12-19-2006 02:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:35 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top