Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

ripper2860 is a valued contributor with 183 overall Likes

ripper2860 ripper2860 is offline



Showing Guestbook Entries 1 to 2 of 2
  1. ripper2860

    Thanks. You will be amazed at the quality of the images taken. It is a "sleeper" lens. As for it asking for the input focal length, that is normal on any PK or PK-A lens. Older lenses do not have chips to communicate focal length / zoom settings to the camera for Shake Reduction. Shake Reduction needs the focal length of the lens to know what motion compensation to apply to the sensor in order to reduce blur from camera shake. What I usually do is pick something near the middle of the focal range unless I know what focal length I'll be shooting. Ex: If I know I'll be shooting at 80mm, I'll select 80. If I don't know, I'll select 120. Hope that helps and enjoy shooting with your new gem!!

    Note: You can also turn off Shake Reduction if you feel you don't need it, like when shooting at fast shutter speeds. With Shake Reduction turned off, it will no longer ask for the focal length.
  2. Sumit Floyd Chaterji
    Hello ripper2860...
    Thanks for inspiring me to get myself a Tokina SZ-X 80-200mm !! Yes, it does seem to be a little bundle of joy.. though I still have to figure out a lot what it#s capable of. Cheers anyhow. I have a questions though. I'm using this with my K5II. - When mounted, the camera asks for' input focal length' every time, is that normal ??

    thanks in advance

About Me

  • About ripper2860
    United States
    Dallas, TX
    Real Name
    Pentax Cameras
    K-3, K-500, K110D, Q, Pentax Film SLRs
    Photographic Equipment
    Pentax: DA 18-55 | DA 55-200 | DA 35/2.4 | M 135/3.5 | M 50/1.7 | M 50/4 Macro | A 35-105/3.5 | A 50/1.4 | A 28/2.8 | K 200/4 | K 135/2.5 | K 55/1.8 | Helios: 44-K4 58/2 | Phoenix: AF 19-35 | Tokina: AT-X 50-250 | SZ-X 80-200 | Sigma: DG APO 70-300 Macro | 28-80 AF Macro | Spiratone: MiniTel 500/8 Mirror | Vivitar: Series 1 70-210 PKA "Komine" | Series 1 28-90 PKA "Komine"
    Director of Information Technology


Total Posts
Photo Gallery
  • Total Photos: 0
  • Total Comments: 0 Marketplace
General Information
  • Last Activity: 01-10-21
  • Join Date: 03-18-14
  • Referrals: 0
  • Total Likes Received: 183

Latest Reviews

Item Name Thumbnail Recommended Rating Price Review

Liked Posts

  Latest Likes Received Date Posted By Comment
1 like Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2 01-10-21 04:03 PM Reality_Check
  Latest Likes Given Date User Name Comment
1 like The Six-Megapixel Club 02-11-20 09:24 PM Dan James
0 likes The Six-Megapixel Club 02-11-20 09:23 PM paulh
1 like The Six-Megapixel Club 02-11-20 09:23 PM Chrisworld
1 like The Six-Megapixel Club 02-11-20 09:22 PM dbs
1 like The Six-Megapixel Club 01-30-20 06:52 AM paulh
0 likes The Six-Megapixel Club 01-30-20 06:52 AM carabez
1 like SIGMA 10-20mm CLUB 01-30-20 06:52 AM Wasp
ripper2860 has received a total of 183 Likes | View All of ripper2860's Liked Posts | View Posts ripper2860 Likes

Latest Threads

Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
Wanted - Acquired: SMC Pentax-M 50/1.4 Sold Items 17dew 1 540 08-06-17 06:14 PM
K1's popping up on PF Marketplace Pentax DSLR Discussion NZ_Ross 77 5937 08-20-17 10:24 PM
Otis Appreciation Society? General Talk 35mmfilmfan 34 2980 07-01-17 01:51 PM
Film memo holders Pentax Film SLR Discussion 35mmfilmfan 11 3263 05-03-17 02:19 AM
Takumar 135/3.5 2-ring preset -- $44.91 Pentax Price Watch D1N0 1 659 04-25-17 02:27 AM
Battery for Asahi clip-on Exposure meter Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 35mmfilmfan 5 2481 04-18-17 02:02 AM
PENTAX A* A GREEN STAR 300MM f4 Pentax Price Watch rgknief60 7 2530 02-27-17 08:22 PM
View More Threads

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:25 AM. | See also:, 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?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]