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Forum: Sold Items 04-25-2009, 09:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Gears: Lens, TC, Filters, Film Body
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 18
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PM sent in regards to the Zenitar 16mm.:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-05-2009, 02:55 PM  
Filter stuck on lens. Suggestions?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 50
Views: 17,920
:lol: If only you guys could see for yourself. Between the camera shop and myself, just about every method involving grip and strength has been exhausted, and the filter doesn't so much as budge. It may as well be welded on there. I may just leave it on, I really don't want to risk damaging the lens. I was kind of curious about using some kind of lubricant such as WD-40, but not if it's going to mess with the coating on the lens.

I'm still hearing ideas if anybody has any that haven't been mentioned yet, though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-05-2009, 02:50 PM  
Bought a Brick
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 17
Views: 4,446
That thing will look like a small cannon mounted on your camera. You might scare more than just your friends. :lol: Interesting find though. You should post some samples here once you try it out.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-05-2009, 02:41 PM  
I must be losing my mind! Did this lens just dissapear off Amazon.com???
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Amazon is really finicky, sometimes I can't figure it out myself and I use the site all the time. Yesterday I was looking at a camera that said it wasn't even available yet (a new model)--then about 5 minutes later I went back to the same page and they had one not just available, but on sale. And that's far from the strangest. I believe I've encountered your problem on occasion as well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-05-2009, 01:31 PM  
Lens hood for FA 50mm F1.4?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 14
Views: 3,228
I believe you can get a hood that screws directly into the threads of the lens (like a filter). Or, if you already have a filter on there, it could screw into the threads of the filter. I have one like this on my 50 f/1.4. FYI, the hood I got is 49mm. I just went to my local pro camera shop and they had it there for just a few bucks. It's just a normal plastic lens hood.

Be forewarned though that if you get this kind, do not screw the hood on too tightly. I did this and I think it's what might have caused my filter to become uncompromisingly stuck on the lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-04-2009, 10:08 PM  
Filter stuck on lens. Suggestions?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 50
Views: 17,920
Not sure (without looking), but I don't think it matters anyway, if that's in regards to the freezer idea. I just tried it and no dice. I put the lens in the freezer for a little over an hour, then took one of those rubber jar opener things and place the lens face down on top of it, applying even pressure and trying to twist the filter off. No dice. Then tried using the rubber pad as a means to grip it with my hand and twist it off, still no dice. I could get a good grip, but just couldn't get it to budge. I think I'm SOL unless I want to try something more extreme.

pingflood - You said unscrew the inner ring of the filter, but I see nothing to unscrew.

Edit: Nevermind, I found it (or at least the ones tarponn22 described). I'll consider trying this.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-04-2009, 07:12 PM  
Filter stuck on lens. Suggestions?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 50
Views: 17,920
Thanks all for the responses. The camera store did try the filter wrenches, and the use of a rubber band, different types of pressure, etc. I may try the freezer trick. I don't want to do anything that might risk damaging the lens--I'd rather just keep the filter on there than risk that. So I might avoid some of these more "risky" methods. But I'll keep you guys updated.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-02-2009, 11:02 PM  
Filter stuck on lens. Suggestions?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 50
Views: 17,920
I have a filter literally stuck on my 50mm f/1.4. Luckily it's a nice filter, so it's not the end of the world--but I would like to remove it. I've taken it to my local professional camera shop twice now for this issue, and believe me they (and myself) have tried with all their might, but it will not budge. I was advised to try refrigerating the lens to see if the change in temperature would play with it just enough to get it to budge... no dice.

Anybody have any ideas that won't damage the lens?

I have an idea as to how it might have gotten stuck on there too. I bought a cheap craptastic lens hood for it that like twisted onto the filter, which I think I tightened just a little too much the first time I put it on. That's the only thing I can think of. I've never had this problem with my other two lenses with filters (which have "normal" lens hoods). :(
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-30-2009, 07:24 PM  
What lens should I add to my collection?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
What's a mirror lens? And what are Lensbaby models? This is exactly what I meant by suggestions :), because I don't really know exactly what I want. if I go the bargain/fun route, I want something really unique that doesn't produce standard images. Fisheye was just an example. But anything that's unique/creative/fun that would give me a more artistic angle when shooting, when I want something different from my normal lenses. Mirror lens sounds interesting.

And joelovotti, thank you! I will definitely consider that now. Appreciate it.

Edit: I briefly looked up info on mirror and Lensbaby lenses. They sound ok, but I'm looking for something even more unique/fun. Are there any bargains to be found on tilt/shift lenses, or are those usually pricier?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-29-2009, 11:56 PM  
What lens should I add to my collection?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
The DA 35 limited looks nice, but I can't find it much cheaper than $450-500. And honestly, $400 is really even pushing it for me. I just bought the 16-45 about a month ago and can't afford to spend too much on another new one. If anybody knows where I might be able to find the DA 35 for under $400 though, I might consider it.

Any ideas along the lines of bargain/unique/creative lenses?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-29-2009, 03:03 PM  
What lens should I add to my collection?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
I'm sure this thread's never been done before, right? :confused:

I have a K100D, currently with four lenses:
Kit lens (I'll be selling this soon)
Pentax 16-45 f/4
Pentax 50 f/1.4
Tamron 70-300

I want to buy another lens to add to the collection, but I'm really at a loss. Part of me wants to buy a zoom to cover the gap between the 45 and 70 range. Part of me wants to get another really nice prime--maybe dedicated to macro. And part of me wants to go get something "cheap" and artistic/fun, like an older manual focus fisheye lens or something for under $100 (is there such a thing?).

I guess, since I'm on a budget, it would be smart for me to go with something "cheap" and fun. Something I can find used/older K-mount/manual that will give me something artistic/unique to play with (any ideas besides fisheye?). So I think that's what I would prefer, if anybody has any recommendations, or could point me in some kind of direction. Something to give me a new angle on the days I get bored of shooting with my "normal" lenses.

However, if there's just really a knockout lens in the sub-$400 range I should be considering that would fit perfect with my collection, I'm listening. :confused:

Seriously, I know I don't have many posts here and this type of question probably gets asked often enough, but I'd really, really appreciate thoughtful advice. Thank you!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-06-2008, 09:26 PM  
UV filters: Good or bad?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 37
Views: 9,549
Thank you all for your responses. I think I will get a filter for the new 50mm, maybe a nicer one that the current heliopan ones I have though (if these aren't up to par). I'll see what the local shop says. But I might not use the filter 24/7 with the 50mm like I have with my other two lenses. The responses in this thread helped.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-03-2008, 08:00 PM  
UV filters: Good or bad?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 37
Views: 9,549
Lot of good points made in this thread so far, thank you. Haven't decided yet how I'll go about using the filters, but this discussion is giving me a better idea/assessment of their use/purpose.

Had another related question. I've been using one of those Lenspen lens cleaners. But it just occurred to me the other day that maybe those are designed just to be used on the actual lens surface because of the lens's special coating (right?). And that maybe it's not the best thing to use if I'm actually cleaning the filters, and not the lens itself directly. Thoughts? Should I be using some type of glass cleaner instead of a specifically-designed lens cleaner?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-02-2008, 07:55 PM  
UV filters: Good or bad?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 37
Views: 9,549
Here's jut a few I felt could've/should've been sharper:

IMGP2394_800 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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If not familiar with Flickr, you can click the "All Sizes" button above each picture to view a larger version. In the lower right corner of the page you can click "More Properties" to view all the settings that were used when the shot was taken.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-02-2008, 07:24 PM  
UV filters: Good or bad?
Posted By Zeroset
Replies: 37
Views: 9,549
New member here. I'm 23, relatively new to photography (started it as a hobby a year ago) and still feeling my way through some of the technical stuff. My photography can be viewed here. I have a Pentax K100D with the kit lens, a Tamron 70-300mm, and a 50mm f/1.4 on the way (just ordered it on Friday).

This is a question that just occured to me last night. When I bought my camera, along with the telephoto lens, the guys at the camera shop sold me two heliopan UV filters (for both lenses) and basically told me they're a standard, must-have for all lenses. I got the impression you're supposed to use them all the time, in all conditions. So that's exactly what I've been doing, those two UV filters have never left either of my lenses. But I started wondering, how many photographers really do use UV filters on all their lenses? Especially those who have vast lens collections of varying sizes? And to be honest, I'm not even really sure what these filters do. And I don't see them discussed to much on forums like this.

I have been overall a little disappointed in the sharpness of my pictures. Could that be the filters inhibiting the quality of the shots at all? Should I get another UV filter for my new 50mm that's on the way, or should I save myself the time/money and go without it?

Or, on the flip side, if UV filters are a good, must-have thing, are there any other types of filters I should look into getting?

I would greatly appreciate any advice or insight into this. I am definitely listening, and here to learn. Thank you. :)
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