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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2020, 08:27 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 342
Views: 40,970
Just give me a fast 17-28mm prime lens and not too costly. Make it light like the DA 50 & 35.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-11-2019, 01:24 PM  
7Artisans lens on GXR?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 4
Views: 1,774
I too am interested on adapting 7artisan M lenses on my GXR just to have a native cheap M lens on the A12. But I already have too many lenses in K mount. I was suppose to buy the 28mm f 1.4 early this year in Hong Kong but the stores were still closed when I went to Mongkok and that morning was the only shopping opportunity I have that time. I did not went home empty handed though, a voightlander store just opened up and had a brand new 90 lanthar vc ii in k mount. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-14-2019, 07:35 PM  
One K-Mount PRIME to rule them all 2019
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 71
Views: 4,877
With what I got, DA21 w/out thinking if AF is needed. If I got a lot of spare time, it would be a hard to choose between the K28 f2 or the Cosina 55 f1.2.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-28-2019, 05:24 PM  
Pentax-FA 100mm SMC f/3.5 Macro
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
This was my 1st prime lens and at first hated it because it was a purple fringer. But upon learning how to use it, it became my favorite macro and portrait lens. Sadly, my copy had developed signs of rear fungus which I read was a common occurrence specially in tropical climates. Yes, it was originally made by Cosina and rebadged by Pentax but with Pentax lens coating. If you can source a good copy, don't hesitate on getting one.



Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2019, 02:02 AM  
FA 100mm f3.5 or D-FA 100mm f2.8 (non WR)?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
The 3.5 was my 1st prime and hated it because it was a purple fringer BUT I had learned how to use it and master it and love how it renders.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-24-2018, 11:29 PM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 730
Views: 74,098
Damn, I have spent all my money for a new car! Good thing it is still a prototype, I guess it will be ready before Christmas. Now, who to rob......

Wait...2019?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2019, 07:05 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 1,044
Views: 78,500
Geez, people lighten up a bit. Quite a bunch of different opinions regarding a re-release of an updated good lens. The important thing is that Ricoh is still in the game and continues to support the Pentax brand. Remember that nobody forced you to use their equipment. It was your decision to use Pentax or stay with the brand.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2019, 04:37 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 1,044
Views: 78,500
The HD FA 35/2 will be paired with the new no frills cheap FF camera....can't resist.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-12-2018, 02:05 AM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 52
Views: 2,568
I believe in having the right specs without going over board on the budget, I suggest an AMD Ryzen CPU, Gigabyte motherboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 2 x 8GB RAM (total of 16GB then you can buy another pair if you want to upgrade in the future), 500GB SSD (for OS and programs), 4 TB Western Digital Red SATA drive (for files and storage) and a not too expensive video card. If you want redundancy, pick a motherboard with RAID 1/ mirroring capability and just use two 4 TB WD Red SATA drives so you won't have to worry about losing files if you ever experience a failure in one of the drives.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2018, 12:33 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 730
Views: 74,098
Looks like the flash is out. Personally, I rarely use a flash but I see a lot of pictures from Ricoh GR fans using it and they may be disappointed if there is no way of putting an add-on flash unit.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-24-2018, 04:08 AM  
Which 3rd party PK lenses you treasure the most?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 75
Views: 5,886
My favorite is the cosina 55 f1.2 and soligor 20 f2.8 for bokeh. For macro, it would be the vivitar 55 and tokina 90 "bokina". For portraits, its the vivitar 85 f1.4 similar to the samyang and the pentax version of the cosina 100 f3.5 - fa100 f3.5( yep, cheated a bit). Oh, forgot about the sigma 30 which I also use a lot for environment portraits.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-23-2018, 01:18 AM  
28mm Aspherical drawing me in !
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 871
I guess it is the main reason for its short run production (plastic construction). It was released and bundled with thr Ricoh XR 8 Super. Both pancake lens 45 & 28 I believe was made by Cosina. Japanene blogs also point out that the Rikenon XR 55mm f1.2 which is also had a short run production was also bundled with the Ricoh XR 8 Super and is also made by Cosina.

The twin pancake lens may be made of plastic but they are very good. Also, I need to mention that it has a metal mount.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2018, 11:43 PM  
28mm Aspherical drawing me in !
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Sorry, don't have any other Rikenon 28mm lens. I do have a Pentax M 28 f2.8 and the 28 aspheric was much better specially on close-ups. The overall construction of the lens is a bit plasticky and might turn you off unlike the 21 limited. If you can get it for a $100 then it might be worthy in your collection. I would recommend the 21 limited more if you have limited funds.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2018, 11:15 PM  
28mm Aspherical drawing me in !
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 871
What can I say, LBA is really bad. I have the legendary Hollywood K 28/f2 and it should be the ultimate 28mm one ever needs but this Rikenon XR 28 aspherical had me before I lusted for the Hollywood. You see the Rikenon lenses (45mm f2.8 and 50mm f1.7) started my path in acquiring other prime manual lenses. During that time I only have the kit lens 18-55 and the 55-300 and a 100mm macro and was content until I tried reading this forum regularly and was teased by the low cost on entry to the two primes I just mentioned.

On a APS-C camera such as the K5ii and the GXR, this lens rocks. It is very usable wide-open and very sharp at f8 and f11. I still don't have a full frame camera and can't comment about its usability on FF but a Japanese blog I read using it on an A7 was not particularly favorable (weak corners).

And keep looking, you should be able to get it for less than $300....got mine for about a $100.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-25-2018, 03:34 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 20,347
Views: 1,811,573
Soligor 20mm f2.8 on a Ricoh GXR A12





Using a Raynox 250

Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 03-04-2018, 02:07 AM  
Wishing for a GXR ii - as a Pentax Mirrorless
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 10
Views: 4,062
The Ricoh GXR concept was launch ahead of its time. It was quite expensive when it was introduced and was not patronized by a lot of photographers. It became highly recognized when the A12 M module was introduced, suddenly you can use all of your legacy lenses (not only Leica lens) via an adapter.

I think Ricoh made a mistake in dropping the GXR line. Imagine if they just created a bigger body that has a built-in EVF/OVF and a bigger hand grip than can take 24 Mp APS-C and FF modules. The Leica M mount can be retained and they can develop modules that can do AF on Pentax lens. The lensor (lens + sensor module) could be limited to a few modules such as a 28mm (or wider) and 50mm just like before.

For upgrades, you only need to buy the new sensor module with the latest sensor version available. But in the end this are just wishes/want and may never see the light of day of reality.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-25-2018, 07:40 PM  
Worth getting the Pentax 15mm HD if you have the Pentax 21MM lens already?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 46
Views: 3,134
Resistance is futile. You need to have both!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2017, 02:01 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 20,347
Views: 1,811,573
From the humble DAL-55-300 at 135mm



---------- Post added 08-24-2017 at 05:17 PM ----------

Cosina 55mm f1.2 fully wideopen

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-10-2017, 02:57 AM  
Which lenses to take to Japan
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
I went all over the USA last Spring and going to Japan won't be different. Take any wide angle between 15mm to 24mm ( I had the 21mm) , a 50mm and a long telephoto (I had the 55-300). You will be surprised that a 300mm would be used quite a lot.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-10-2017, 02:46 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 3,156
Views: 310,562
I second Rondec's, please Ricoh announce and release something ......
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-19-2017, 03:58 AM  
Pentax "KP" DSLR registered in Indonesia
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 1,319
Views: 151,995
You know I wanted to try a Fuji camera but the lack of pop/3D effect that I always get on my Pentax gear prevents me from getting one.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-19-2015, 11:49 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 20,347
Views: 1,811,573
Thanks Rupert! Here's one I took while strolling at Jupiter's Beach in Florida when I was in the US. Using the humble DAL 55-300.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-18-2015, 04:10 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 20,347
Views: 1,811,573
Water color bokeh from Cosina 55mm f1.2 at f2

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-03-2015, 03:46 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 20,347
Views: 1,811,573
Blinded by bokeh! Cosina 55mm f1.2

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-01-2015, 03:13 AM  
Considering Pentax 28mm F2 as wide angle
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
I have both the K 28mm f2 and a DA 21 HD. For touring, autofocus has its advantages and I would recommend the HD version of the DA 21. The K 28mm F2 is a rare collectors lens and has a beautiful rendering - it was made w/ collaboration with Zeiss. If you like manual lenses, you will love this lens. You can also consider the K 28mm f3.5 which is much cheaper and also has a good following.
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