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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-06-2016, 10:03 PM  
considering medium format - need advice
Posted By Voe
Replies: 57
Views: 4,594
My Pentax 645 system consists of A35, FA45, A55, FA75, 6x7 105mm, A150 f/3.5 and with the exception of the 45mm all the rest are superb lenses.
I recently tested them with adapter on my Sony A7II and they are every bit as good (some times better) as the Sony FE lens line.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-14-2016, 01:09 PM  
Talisker, I
Posted By Voe
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
The famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson named Talisker as the king of drinks, which also happen to be one of my favorite drams.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-04-2014, 03:02 AM  
My new 645 is in the mail!
Posted By Voe
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
For short telephoto to long I would advise to get FA as it is very cumbersome to focus these lenses.
For wide to normal save money and get the A lenses.

I currently own 2x 645n bodies, 35, 45, 55, 150 in A. And also have 75mm 45-85, 80-160 in FA.
Forum: Sold Items 02-19-2014, 04:20 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Ilford Delta 400 35mm 100 foot, Watson 100 loader, 10 canisters.
Posted By Voe
Replies: 2
Views: 806
PM sent
Forum: Sold Items 02-06-2014, 04:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax MZ-S film camera
Posted By Voe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Forum: Sold Items 02-03-2014, 05:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax MZ-S film camera
Posted By Voe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax MZ-S film camera with data back

Asking Price
375.00 USD

Item Location
Melbourne (Australia)

Item Description
Camera works flawlessly. There are no operational, funcitonal issues of any kind. There is almost no signs of use. I would classify the cosmetic condition as excellent ++, but in my opinion is very close to mint. Camera comes with a data back, viewfinder cup and original strap.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services
Australia Registered post

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted if the camera is found to not be as described or not working.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-16-2013, 07:35 PM  
About Fa 43mm ltd
Posted By Voe
Replies: 430
Views: 74,338
As per the quoted post in this thread here If someone is looking for the rare green coated version of this lens, I'm ready to part with mine on this forum market. The lens obviously transmits more light than the regular 43mm Limited and is very hard to find.
Forum: Sold Items 02-15-2013, 12:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA 31/ FA43/ DA70/ FA77/ FA35/ DFA100/ Tamron28-75/ Tokina28-70/ 80-200
Posted By Voe
Replies: 13
Views: 3,784
Can you please post photos of the lenes? Thanks.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-28-2012, 12:19 AM  
77 limited... Greatest prime ever made ?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 64
Views: 9,652
I had this particular lens and at f/1.4 was very sharp. Sharper that anything else at f/1.4. Actually the site you quoted confirm the same:
"Unfortunately, for a $4,000 lens, results are somewhat soft when used wide open at /1.4; however, if you look across the field of offerings produced by Canon, Nikon and Carl Zeiss, you'll note that it produces the sharpest results between them all at this aperture."

The M 50mm Summilux ASPH is still the best 50mm lens ever made. Absolute great sharpness and the best bokeh.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-25-2012, 08:10 PM  
77 limited... Greatest prime ever made ?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 64
Views: 9,652
I would agree with Mike Johnston and say that the FA 77mm is the best AUTOFOCUS prime lens I ever tried. But the best prime lenses come from no other than Leica with it's
current range of M lenses.

But if you would to take into account a price / performance / size / weight ratio, Pentax with it's FA Limited lenses comes on top, thus my reason to switch back to Pentax from Leica M.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-29-2012, 06:37 AM  
Impromptu Acquisition - D-FA 100 2.8 Macro WR
Posted By Voe
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
I was wondering if this 49-28 step down ring would not decrease the amount of light reaching the sensor.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-12-2012, 08:50 PM  
Post your DA21mm photos here!
Posted By Voe
Replies: 571
Views: 119,400

Carved wings

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-12-2012, 08:44 PM  
Best price/performance legacy 28mm prime?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 31
Views: 10,456
Highly recommend the Pentax K 28mm f/3.5 a high resolution lens, average price $150.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2012, 08:04 PM  
Am I a saint or a fool?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 48
Views: 3,028
No offence, but I think is foolish to think you are a saint. But what you did i find it noble.
Forum: Sold Items 06-15-2012, 06:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Zenit 17-69mm F1.9, 50/2.8, 135/2.8s, 180/3.5, 200/3.5, 80-200/4.5, M42 adapter
Posted By Voe
Replies: 128
Views: 18,504
Can you please post some samples (if possible 100% crops, or original size images) made with Bushnell 21mm F/3.8 ?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-14-2012, 03:06 AM  
Is Yashica off brand?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 41
Views: 7,153
I recently bought Yashica Electro 35 CC. It's the only compact rangefinder with built in lens of 35mm focal length. The max aperture is f/1.7. And it has Aperture priority mode too.

Love it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-09-2012, 04:38 AM  
DA 70mm or FA 77mm Limited?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 58
Views: 6,233
I use to shoot with both lenses for a while. Took lots of photos with each of them, also did a few comparisons on my own. After spending about 1 year with both, I decided to keep the 77mm and sell the 70mm. Not that the 70 was bad, no, it's an excellent lens, but the 77mm was not just better, it has also a magic. The three FA Limiteds are the reason I'm back from Leica M after shooting with the best Leica has to offer. I'm not saying Leica lenses are not better than Pentax FA Limiteds they are technically better, and they provide their own magic as well. But the price/magic ratio is still unbeatable with Pentax FA Limiteds.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-02-2012, 05:36 PM  
why no 28/1.4?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 28
Views: 2,361
How I see it is that with lens design it's hard or close to impossible to fulfil the bellow 3 requirements:
1. Great IQ at f/1.4.
2. Compact size.
3. Affordable price.

You may have two at a time but not all three at the same time.

So far only Leica have managed to fulfil requirements 1 and 2. (Leica M 21mm, 24mm and 35mm Summilux lenses)
Also in a way the Fujifilm lens 35mm f/1.4 for X-pro1 camera managed to fulfil 1, 2 and 3, but the lens is not a full frame as with Leica M.

During my love affair with Leica M, I used to shoot with Leica M9 and a 35mm Summilux ASPH before switching back to Pentax and I'm still looking of a way to come close the IQ, FoV and DoF on a Pentax system. So I feel the same way as the OP.
Would love to have a good 28mm f/1.4 lens on Pentax crop DSLR or a 35mm f/1.4 on a full frame Pentax DSLR one sunny day.
Forum: Sold Items 05-02-2012, 03:10 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SILVER FA 31mm Limited f1.8 (Made in Japan!)
Posted By Voe
Replies: 8
Views: 2,327
So what does it mean the FA lens sellers are..? :eek:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-25-2012, 07:58 PM  
FA* 24mm on K5 ?
Posted By Voe
Replies: 4
Views: 1,583
A question to those who have the FA* 24mm..
How does FA* 24mm perform on a K5 at medium distance (between 3 to 5 meters) wide open and stopped down ?

I've searched the forum for any references, but all I could find is samples at close distance. Would be grateful if you can also post some photos.

I'm split between the FA 31mm Limited and the FA* 24mm f/2 lenses. I know the FA 31mm Limited is an excellent lens, but would like something wider and as fast or thereabout.


Forum: Sold Items 10-26-2011, 09:10 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro /// DA 70mm f/2.4 /// Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Posted By Voe
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Payment sent for the Pentax DA 70mm Limited.
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2011, 11:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.9 43mm Limited (Silver MIJ, first series!)
Posted By Voe
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Wohoo. Payment sent.
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2011, 04:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.9 43mm Limited (Silver MIJ, first series!)
Posted By Voe
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-28-2010, 07:01 AM  
I dream of Leica
Posted By Voe
Replies: 80
Views: 14,927
It's been a long time since my last post in this thread but I am happy that finally my dream of having both the 35mm and and 50mm Summilux Asph. came thrue.

Two days ago I got a missed call from the shop where I ordered the new 35mm Summilux. When I called back on the next day they told me the lens has arrived.
Oh, what a joy!! I was speeding on the freeway, because I was so excited, and could wait to see it, when a police stopped me and asked my why I was speeding. Aplogeticaly I explained why and the police let me go with just a warning. Wow! I couldn't believe it.

After I got the lens I went to Townsville (a suburb of Melbourne) to take photos some photos and these bellow are my first meaningfull ones (apart the ones I took while waiting in a traffic jam):


The photo bellow is the only one I played with in Lightroom. All the rest are just exports from RAW all taken at f/1.4.




For those who like to pixelpeep I can provide RAW or full size photos.

I was very happy with the 31mm Limited, but this one excites me even more. If anyone in Melbourne (Australia) who has the 31mm is willing to do a comparison with the Leica 35mm feel free to send me a PM.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-15-2010, 03:52 AM  
Leica Lens Club
Posted By Voe
Replies: 300
Views: 79,458
Great stuff!
Since you are in Melbourne maybe you can take a bokeh shot of the 3 metal satues on Swan St and post it in the
I wonder how it will compare with the Leica M 50mm Summilux ASPH that I recently bought.


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