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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-23-2020, 12:58 AM  
Dust inside WR lens
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Ok brill thanks.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-23-2020, 12:40 AM  
Dust inside WR lens
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Thanks. I was just wondering if dust inside is a sign of the weather seals failing prematurely rather than the affect itíll have on the pictures if that makes sense. If it wasnít a WR one I wouldnít be remotely worried but I know nothing of modern WR lenses so just checking if itís something to worry about or if completely normal. I waffle on without getting to what I actually mean sometimes ��
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:59 PM  
Dust inside WR lens
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Iím looking at a second hand WR lens. Iíve only ever had A and M series lenses before. In the description there is the following message ď There is an extremely minor amount of dust within the lens.Ē.

Now dust inside a lens normally really doesnít bother me in the slightest. However Iím wondering as it is a WR lens this may be something to be concerned about or not in that some of the sealing may be slightly failing. I know it is weather resistant and not weather proof but I thought Iíd ask the learned group before exploring this lens further. Unfortunately Iím unable to view the lens before I buy due to the current Coronavirus measures. However I am able to return it if Iím not satisfied.

So thoughts? Dust inside a WR lens no problem at all or a potential risk?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-15-2020, 02:31 PM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Mea culpa. Iím a bit of a Luddite when it comes to tech my day job has me working with 1980ís computers (I kid you not, thereís still a lot out there) and have only gone In to the modern digital world when my kids thrust an iPad at me. My lenses have been acquired over a very long period (basically when I found one at a car boot sale) and my wife has made me promise that Iíll only buy a new one if I sell an old one. On that note anyone want to buy a HANIMEX 80-200 1:4.5 macro zoom :D
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-14-2020, 01:44 AM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Thanks all. Once this lockdown is done Iíll take the camera out and learn to use it with my lenses. I have 28,50,85,100 and 135mm lenses so it seems Iím quite well stocked in the larger end. Eventually going to have to find a new wide angle (80% of my pictures so far were taken using 28 and 50mm. Itís just the type of photography I like doing), but if I attempted that now my wife would kill me. Been researching the potential of a zoom and the 16-85mm seems attractive or the sigma 17-70. But not for at least another 6 months
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-13-2020, 12:46 PM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Ok. So I thought I understood crop factor. I did not. Iíve swapped the same lenses between my LX and my KP and I now think I do. Something new to learn.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-13-2020, 10:33 AM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
That's exactly it, it just feels wrong (not wrong as in bad, wrong as in i'm just not used to it) the looking through a box really is a great description for it.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-13-2020, 08:55 AM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Ok thanks, maybe it's my mind playing tricks on me or i'm remembering my film pictures differently and i'm too used to the "numbers" to those and just not used to the angle of view. My first digital camera after years of film, so it just all "feels" different to what i'm used to.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-13-2020, 08:29 AM  
can you "uncrop" older lenses on APS-C (pentax KP) camera
Posted By lifeincolour
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
I've just bought myself a Pentax KP (absolute steal so couldn't say no). Up until now I've been using film cameras (Pentax LX and KM yes i know it's 2020 but it's how i got back in photography) and as the lenses (all M and A series primes) were designed for them what i saw was what i got, well what i saw was what i got 2-3 weeks later when i finally got round to developing them.

Now I know about crop factor but I'm finding it a difficult transition to what i'm seeing in my viewfinder to what's actually coming out in the pictures. Is there any way to crop your viewfinder so that what you see is a little closer to what you take or is there a way to uncrop the picture, or is this just something i'm going to have to learn to work around?

I'm sure there will be many helpful hints and tips on these forums about that area but i'm struggling to find the info.
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