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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-18-2016, 08:51 AM  
K-Mount Identification
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Thanks Pete :-)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-18-2016, 04:37 AM  
K-Mount Identification
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Cheers John. I think you are right, it looks like OM. The seller has a load more OM gear up for sale so this would make sense. I don't understand why they did'nt try it out on the OM-10 they had listed!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-18-2016, 03:18 AM  
K-Mount Identification
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Looking at a lens on ebay but seller can not confirm the mount.

I'm unable to be 100% sure from the pictures if its K-mount so wondered if anyone could assist (already asked for additional pictures and this is what the seller sent me).
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-02-2015, 12:54 AM  
auto takumar question
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 9
Views: 872
so reading the link above it sounds like the 85mm has a fully automatic diaphragm. However from the pictures of the lens its unclear to me. There is a Button at the base so I assume this is either the button to cock the semi automatic diaphragm or possibly the Auto/Manual switch (as I have a similar switch on my Super Takumar 55mm).

Picture attached just in case anyone has the Auto Version and can clear this up for me :-)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-01-2015, 02:33 PM  
auto takumar question
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Yes the 85mm Auto Takumar 1.8
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-01-2015, 02:29 PM  
auto takumar question
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Thanks Dave. So it sounds like there will be no real downside to having an auto as oppose to super takumar?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-01-2015, 02:09 PM  
auto takumar question
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 9
Views: 872
I've just hit the button and purchased a Auto Takumar lens. I assumed it functioned the same as my super takumar 55mm but just noticed it's listed as having a semi - auto diaphragm. I'm now uncertain if the operation of this will be different to my super takumar lens?? (I'll be using this on mirrorless so any advice much apprechiated)???

Mark
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-23-2015, 03:22 AM  
UK Based Pentax Event - 645z
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 1
Views: 781
added photos for the event.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-23-2015, 01:10 AM  
UK Based Pentax Event - 645z
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 1
Views: 781
I'm not sure if this will be of interest to anyone but thought I would submit a post just in case. I have a friend (Matt who runs Forgotten Heritage Facebook page) who is arranging on a Day of shooting at Farnborough Wind Tunnels in the UK. Matt is K3 ambassador for Ricoh UK and this day is a joint venture between Ricoh UK & FH. Ricoh will be supplying a number of 645z's to use throughout the day and lighting setup by Elinchrom. This location is not normally open to the public so its a one off event to get hands on the Pentax flagship camera and shoot it in a really unusual location. A couple of links below to the event.

https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography/photos/pcb.91747253834...type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/ForgottenHeritagePhotography/photos/pcb.91747253834...type=3&theater

many thanks
mark
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:20 AM  
In a slump about my next lens.
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
If you are happy with MF then have you also looked at older MF lenses. The Takumar 85mm must be around the same price range (I have a 55mm and love the results).
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-19-2015, 10:11 AM  
Project Urban Decay
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 301
Views: 46,087
An old derelict farmhouse in Luxembourg.

another day by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-04-2015, 06:31 AM  
subterranean
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Disused underground reservoir, London. A single exposure of 736 seconds long lit by two lightsources which were moved down the two side rows.


subterranean by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-14-2014, 12:19 AM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 2,854
Views: 90,025
I'm in.

Good luck everyone :-)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-08-2014, 09:32 AM  
NEX System Pictures Thread
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 2,408
Views: 240,674
This was my thought as well Mike. I like the emptiness/negative space of the open water on the right of the frame and intentionally cropped as a letterbox. Never thought of cropping as square until mentioned but will give it some though (always good to have some CC :))
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-03-2014, 02:19 AM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 2,237
Views: 111,322
hmmm shall I enter this competition ;-)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-03-2014, 02:14 AM  
NEX System Pictures Thread
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 2,408
Views: 240,674
Taken on NEX-7 with Tamron 10-24 (K mount). Due to no aperture ring on this lens the adapter has an open/close function to set the required adapter (as you may guess its not exactly precise but when shooting UWA I just dial it in mid way and results are normally pretty good).


halcyon by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-02-2014, 03:54 AM  
Are SLRs dying?
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 659
Views: 34,276
Yep agreed with this statement. The A7/A7r is significantly lighter and smaller than most DSLR systems and there will be lost of people (like myself) who want this portability that DSLR's currently don't offer. I have a friend who sold all his FF canon gear and now shoots A7r and I am planning on doing the same (although I will keep my FA43 and Takumar 55 to shoot on the A7). If Pentax had a good mirror-less offering then I would definitely consider it as an option (unfortunately I don't see the K01/Q system as meeting my requirements).

So in answer to the question - Are SLR's dying? My view is I don't think so and there will always be photographers who want a SLR, but the mirrorless market is likely to be a massive growth area over the next 10 years.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-02-2014, 03:19 AM  
Project Urban Decay
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 301
Views: 46,087
As this thread seems to have been resurrected I'll join in:).

A recent shot taken at an abandoned Power station in Belgium.

Control by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-20-2014, 02:21 AM  
Takumar 28mm on A7R
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
I see what you mean. Seems to vignette quite a bit.

---------- Post added 10-20-14 at 10:27 AM ----------




Looks pretty good. Does it work wide open or have the same vignette issues like the Super Tak? To be honest I can't see myself shooting 28mm wide open, but good nice to know in advance if the lens has any drawbacks.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-14-2014, 01:51 AM  
NEX System Pictures Thread
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 2,408
Views: 240,674
FA43 on NEX-7

blue eyes by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-14-2014, 01:49 AM  
Takumar 28mm on A7R
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
cheers for the reply. Good to know it works on FF

I think I'd have bought the lens anyway to use on my K5 but nice to use it on both cameras :-)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-13-2014, 09:22 AM  
Takumar 28mm on A7R
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
I'm thinking of buying a SMC Takumar 28mm. I will use it on my K5 but have pretty much committed to upgrading to an A7/A7R next year and wondered if anyone has experience of this lens on the A7/A7R?? I have read on some forums that the corners are not great so would be interested in anyone's experience :-)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-08-2014, 12:07 AM  
Night shadow man
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 7
Views: 889
- We did see a few guys on mountain bikes pass by on a trail close to us. They must have wondered what we were upto with all the lights in the middle of the woods :lol:


Thanks for all the kind comments :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-06-2014, 12:03 PM  
Night shadow man
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Playing around in the local woods with some smoke and lights. Will be going out again soon to try and imrpove on the results (Something fun to do as the nights draw in and the days get shorter :)).


shadow man by mde.., on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-18-2014, 05:45 AM  
$2000 - my upgrade decision, thoughts?
Posted By mde1970
Replies: 50
Views: 3,756
One thing to Note however is Wide Angle lens support for the A7 (particularly the A7R). I've read lots of reports online saying a lot of the legacy wide lenses vignette or smear the corners on the A7R. The wide angle lenses which reportedly work well are quite pricey. I've just picked up a Used Voigtlander Ultron 21mm (as I plan to get an A7R next year) which is pretty much one of the few wide lenses I could afford. Most reports indicate this lens works well on the A7R (by my calculation it will look like 14mm in APSC speak so ideal for my needs).
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