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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-05-2019, 06:04 PM  
Godox 350TT on Pentax MZ-S or MZ-6?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Hello "rollbahn", I'm using Godox's Xpro-P trigger which I believe is using the same protocols as the TT350P. Godox only lists it as being compatible with only a few current cameras, but it works perfectly with all my Pentax P-TTL cameras including my MZ-S, so I can't see why their TT350P wouldn't be the same.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-26-2018, 10:41 AM  
"F03" error in viewfinder of Pentax 645n?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 5
Views: 746
I have this written in ballpoint pen on the back of an old 645n manual that I acquired

Someone was getting an error message on their camera. They did this:

I took the film rewind hole at the bottom and put a pen tip inside to force it to "rewind". After this I put film in, the ERR error went away and I was shooting fine. I've since fixed a friend's camera the same way.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM  
Water 'Sand Bags' Holders?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
I have only used the pegs off an old tent that was well past its "use by date" and they have served me very well.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-11-2018, 01:39 AM  
How many film cameras do you have?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 355
Views: 20,140
My current fully working flock with serial numbers,
Pentax LX 5255617
Pentax MZ-S 5015355
Pentax 645 1042533
Pentax 645 1057792
Pentax AP 137217
Pentax K 160021
Pentax K 163194
Pentax SV 609561
Pentax SV 936182
Pentax SV 952394
Pentax SV (black) 544917
Pentax H2 277341
Pentax H2 251129
Pentax S1a 703800
Pentax Spotmatic 2874154
Pentax Spotmatic II (Black) 5413407
Pentax Spotmatic (Black) 4296111
Pentax Spotmatic F 4828703
Pentax Spotmatic F 6181652
Pentax SL 3076927
Pentax K1000 7504962
Pentax KM 8296156
Pentax KX 8383860
Pentax KX (Black) 8355557
Pentax K2 (Black) 7109478
Pentax MX 9497111
Pentax ME-F (Black) 3616208
Pentax ME Super 3338478
Pentax Program A 1443996
Pentax Super A 1132302
Minolta XE-1 1060122
Minolta XD5 4003218
Minolta XD7 2132446
Minolta SRT Super 1134172
Minolta SRT 303b 3388237
Minolta X-700 2810329
Bronica GS-1 3119584
Yashica 635 ST 2021117

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-06-2018, 07:56 AM  
Water 'Sand Bags' Holders?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 23
Views: 1,199
For these types of locations a few steel tent pegs work for me. They are very light and when they are driven in and hooked over your light stand legs nothing moves it.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-06-2018, 03:47 AM  
Godox v860ii - do they work with Pentax cameras?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 1
Views: 952
The short of it is Godox v860II's of any camera brand flavour ( Canon, Nikon, Sony etc ) will work off camera with Xpro-P (also called R2 Pro-P) triggers in HSS and TTL but not directly on the cameras hot shoe where they become manual flashes only.
V860II's will need the latest firmware update to do this. There is already a thread about this. Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax


Glenn
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2018, 10:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3
Views: 568


---------- Post added 6th Nov 2018 at 09:19 PM ----------

Cactus RF60, V6II and 3x V6's all sold, Sigma EF-530 DG Super and Pentax AF 540 FGZ are still available.

Glenn
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2018, 06:53 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3
Views: 568
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers

Asking Price
290.00 AUD

Item Location
Victoria (Australia)

Item Description
All being sold to make way for Godox system flashes.
Pentax Af 540 FGZ flash like new $290 AUD ( $205 US ) comes boxed with all original papers and instructions. This flash has barely been used. Sigma EF 530 DG Super like new $70 AUD ( $50 US ) comes boxed with all original papers and instructions. I never got along with this flash so its practically a new flash with almost no use.
Cactus RF60 $160 AUD ( $115 US ) This flash is also like new and boxed with instructions. It has just been updated to the latest Pentax firmware. Another of my rarely used flashes, I just preferred my old manual flashes.
Cactus V6II $90 AUD ( $65 US ) Like new and boxed with instructions.This has also just been updated to the latest Pentax firmware.
3x Cactus V6's $50 AUD ( $36 US ) each. These also come boxed with instructions,only one set of instructions has been used. These triggers have been used more than all the other items here but are still in mint condition.


Glenn

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
+ shipping

Shipping Services
Australia Post, tracked shipping

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I only send tracked items for both of our peace of mind.
I will except returns but they must come back as I sent them
I will also accept personal pick-up of the items if possible (COD)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-01-2018, 06:36 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 222
Views: 21,075
Even more astounding news, I'm able to get TTL and HSS with the Xpro-p on my MZ-S. I don't know of any other film camera that is doing this. I have now been able to confirm reliable operation with the Xpro-p and the K7, K5, K5IIs, K3 and now the MZ-S as well as Godox's listed supported cameras K3II , K1 and K1 II.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2018, 08:16 AM  
Upgrade to my K5 for low light gig photography
Posted By G and T
Replies: 47
Views: 2,568
Any Pentax camera from The K5II/IIs onward will auto-focus dramatically better in low light than your K5, so there are plenty of budget options. The K1 on the other hand while not the budget option has the brilliant combination of fast reliable auto-focus in low light and a wonderful large bright viewfinder.

Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-31-2018, 07:40 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 222
Views: 21,075
Firstly are you running firmware version 2.2 on your AD200. This can be checked by holding in the mode button while turning on the AD200. If you are not running v2.2, Inkista gave a detailed description earlier in this thread on updating Godox firmware.
If you are running v2.2 on your AD200 you should be ready to go. Once you have the Xpro on your camera and everything is switched on make sure that flash is enabled on your K5 and not wireless or red-eye reduction etc. (checked by the bottom button of the 4-way controller). The Xpro and your light should be set to the same channel if they are you should be able to select the flash's group with one of the Xpro's 5 side buttons. When you have your flash's group highlighted you can then change its settings,if you push the mode button your Xpro should change from M to TTL etc. with each push, the control wheel can then be used for exposure compensation for TTL or to adjust manual settings. Each time you change one of these settings on the Xpro you should see a corresponding change on your AD200's screen. So TTL will be enabled when you select the flash's channel and group and you use the mode button to select TTL while the group is highlighted and this will be confirmed on the AD200's screen.

I hope this helps,
Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-25-2018, 01:38 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 222
Views: 21,075
I can also confirm that K7, K5 and K5IIs also all work with HSS, TTL and of course manual with Xpro-p and ad200 with new firmware.

Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-23-2018, 05:13 PM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 222
Views: 21,075
More good news, Godox has released new firmware updates for some more strobes, AD600 strobes, AD400 and now AD200 strobes are now compatible with Pentax X TTL.
I had to try out yesterdays firmware release on my AD200 even though I have always shot manual, but this firmware is a revelation, none of the old TTL inconsistencies and then if you're like me just use the TCM function and convert TTL to manual
settings and adjust to your liking from there with the added bonus of no pre-flash. It gives great baseline exposures, my flash meters aren't going to like this.:eek: One more bonus is Godox's Pentax X TTL does work well with manual focus lenses
unlike Cactus triggers.( I've been using Voigtlanders with A contacts, I'll have to test more.)

Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-17-2018, 02:33 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 222
Views: 21,075
I have just received my Xpro-p and immediately had to try it on my K1. What a revelation, it plays nicely with all of my studio flashes, my ad200, TT600's and V850II's without any misfires or bugs in more than 800 shots. I have always shot flash in manual so I can balance the background ambient light , so to be able to do this and be able to exceed sync speed on the fly without changing any settings and have my flashes seamlessly change to HSS is amazing.
I'm so impressed that my Cactus gear (V6's,V6II's and flashes) and Pentax AF-540's will be going on the market.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-17-2018, 01:42 AM  
20% off DCXPERT Ebay Australia until 22 October
Posted By G and T
Replies: 14
Views: 810
There are certainly some bargains,I just splurged on a D FA 50 it set me back $1383.20 AUD, that would have to be the cheapest price anywhere in the world at the moment.
Nowhere else is it selling for the equivalent of $986 US, 851 or 746
Glenn
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-22-2018, 09:20 PM  
How many have all of the New FF lenses?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
I have the 24-70, 70-200 and 150-450 and I have no desire for the 15-30. I just don't shoot that wide very often and when I do it's usually my Sigma15mm DG fish-eye or my VL 20mm Color Skopar and both combined weigh a lot less and take up far less room in my bag than the 15-30.

Oh yes, I drive a SSV Holden ute, 6.2 litres of sexy 6 speed manual V8 goodness.

Glenn
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 06-07-2018, 12:54 AM  
Today was a sad day with my Agfa APX 100
Posted By G and T
Replies: 8
Views: 855
I couldn't agree more. I've been using RPX100 for quite a few years now and it is wonderful film, far better than it's price indicates. The results I get with it are much better than more expensive films and it has the added bonus of being very easy to work with and load on reels, it doesn't curl. It also loves Rodinal, I seem to get really good results with this combination. It can be bought in pre-loaded cassettes or in bulk rolls.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-12-2018, 05:57 PM  
K5 is the best
Posted By G and T
Replies: 22
Views: 3,428
If you would like a direct replacement I have a friend with a ,very good condition low shutter count minus batteries and charger, K5 that he has attempted to sell and is now looking to give away.
PM me when you get back to Melbourne and I can put you in contact with him.

Glenn
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-12-2017, 09:30 PM  
this card is electronically locked
Posted By G and T
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Try Transcend's RecoverRX, unlike RescuePRO it's not very picky with what it recovers. I had a "dead" SD card that no other program would recognize or recover and RecoverRX recovered not only the current files on the card but also long deleted files.
It was also able to recover everything and long ago deleted files on a fried SSD from my desktop when nothing else could see it.
RecoverRX is a free download from Transcend's Website.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-17-2017, 04:05 AM  
DFA 150-450 and 9 point AF failure on K3
Posted By G and T
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
My K3 and D FA 150-450 play nicely together on all settings including 9 point AF.
Could you possibly have the lenses AF limit switch set outside the distance needed for the scene?

Glenn
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-12-2017, 06:18 PM  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3,053
Views: 247,921
Thank-you Rod, #1 is also my favourite.

Thank-you
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-11-2017, 09:40 PM  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3,053
Views: 247,921
A little bit of steam nostalgia. All 3 engines ran on the same day to the Victorian Goldfields , R711 and R767 both ran together between Melbourne and Bendigo, J549 met up with them at Castlemaine station (seen in the last picture) and ran to Maldon.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-04-2017, 08:47 AM  
Fake M42 Takumar 58mm 2.4? Anyone have one to counter-check?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 28
Views: 2,993
Almost certainly you have a frankenlens,these were usually produced by camera repair workshops when a lens was repaired cheaply with available parts instead of correct parts or a "good" lens was produced from two broken lenses that were mostly the same.
Glenn
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2017, 06:35 PM  
Catch In Focus on AF lenses, is it ok to do?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
The DA* 55 has a MF/AF switch and is extremely good on the K1. A lightly used one popped up at a price I couldn't refuse, so I bought it with the aim to move it on at a profit, but after testing it on my K1 I'm not letting it go anywhere. It's so good that the new up coming D FA 50 will need to be something extra special for me to replace it.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-26-2017, 12:02 AM  
20% off the DCXPERT ebay store
Posted By G and T
Replies: 48
Views: 3,863
Sigma Art 35/1.4 for $760AUD....
....give me strength!
Yes my strength has already waned with these deals and with this I can feel it going again.
Glenn
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