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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2010, 07:59 PM  
What lens for lens case HE-330
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
I have this lens case.
I was wondering what lens it was made for it.

It is a rather long case! Maybe a 300mm/4.0 or bigger?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-02-2010, 02:15 PM  
Minolta 85mm vs Pentax 77mm
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 1
Views: 2,413
Since I am switching back to Minolta, thought I would look at these under the same conditions.

K7 vs Maxxum 7D (not really fair)

Both lenses are about the same sharpness at F1.8
The Minolta at 1.4 is a bit softer

The 77mm has bad CA vs the minolta - which I was surprised
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-18-2009, 04:35 PM  
Suggestions on where to get long M42 mount lens cleaned
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 3
Views: 1,652
Sorry
I didn't see the repair forum.

I am in the USA
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-18-2009, 04:12 PM  
Suggestions on where to get long M42 mount lens cleaned
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 3
Views: 1,652
I have an older M42 mount lens that has dust and a bit of haze on the internals. No fungus.

Any suggestions on where to get this cleaned at?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-01-2009, 01:11 PM  
My 16-50mm does not focus
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
The first one I bought never focused.

The replacement now quit focusing...

Amazing for the price of this lens....
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-14-2008, 05:21 PM  
Anyone use Linux?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 45
Views: 7,580
I am currently using downloader Pro (Breezesys)
It will download from my memory card, create and archive by the image creation date, then delete the card.

That is all I need for linux.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-14-2008, 02:32 PM  
Anyone use Linux?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 45
Views: 7,580
I tried to install UFRAW but I get an error message
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-14-2008, 09:14 AM  
Anyone use Linux?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 45
Views: 7,580
I need to do some reading on how to install stuff.

I can't seem to figure it out.

I am also not sure what the best directory structure is yet.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-11-2008, 07:18 PM  
Anyone use Linux?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 45
Views: 7,580
It looks like that software needs KDE.
I am running Ubuntu with gnome... so I guess I cannot install it?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-11-2008, 04:29 PM  
Anyone use Linux?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 45
Views: 7,580
I am playing with Ubuntu and wondered if anyone else uses Linux.

Looking for options to download and label from a SD card and handle RAW files.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-07-2008, 06:12 PM  
Help me decide...
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 3
Views: 1,358
Don't forget the good FA 80-320mm lens also!!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-07-2008, 09:24 AM  
Vivitar Series 1 200mm 3.0 Sample
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 1
Views: 2,590
Another great lens.
I shot this out my back door wide open ISO 100.

Color and contrast is great.
Sharpness is decent considering it was wide open.
Focus is smooth and it does close focus also.

Anyone else own this one???


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2008, 02:28 PM  
Vivitar 90-180mm flat field macro
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 3
Views: 2,897
I have always read and saw images using this lens, but I shot one today for the first time.

Not as sharp wide open as a 90~100mm type macro. But this is a ZOOM.
BUT 90-180mm zoom is VERY nice.
Tripod adaper will be nice with a monopod.

Color and contrast are like other Series 1 lenses.... Amazing!

I was worried because it is not an A lens. But hitting the green button is not a big deal with Macro work.


Here is a handheld K20D shot

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2008, 02:25 PM  
Shooting Niagara Falls....what lens
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 30
Views: 4,435
I was there with a Fujica AX3 and 35-70mm/2.8 lens
Wish I had something wider
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-24-2008, 12:50 PM  
DA17-70/4 SDM at china
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 135
Views: 40,230
I don't get why pentax would have two lenses that are so similiar?
16-50mm/2.8
17-70mm/4.0

Unless there is a big price difference??

Maybe they should work on something in the tele end instead....
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 05-18-2008, 07:17 PM  
Pentax with a Flash Bracket
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 3
Views: 2,821
Since I am new to Pentax I have yet to use the camera on my Stroboframe Press T bracket.

What are the options to mount the flash and connect to the camera.
With my Minolta I needed a cord and a flash shoe
With my Canon I just needed a cord.

Is it possible to just use the flash in wireless mode and forget the cord?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-11-2008, 06:55 AM  
Options for 60-250mm while I wait?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 16
Views: 9,655
I currently have a Tamron 300mm/2.8 that I am not using much due to the size and weight - I have kids now....

I see that Pentax will have a 60-250mm 4.0 soon, which will be perfect.
Tamron 70-200mm/2.8 with a 1.4X would also work - but it is not out either.

I do have the Pentax 50-135mm/2.8 Are there any teleconverters that work with SDM? Or will the lens revert to normal type focus?

Sigma has a 100-300mm/4.0 lens also, but it is expensive.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-16-2008, 03:40 PM  
Tamron 70-200 to replace my DA*50-135?
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 33
Views: 7,027
I used the older Tamron 80-200mm/2.8 or maybe 70-200mm?? Can't remember.
It was the AF version in Minolta A mount.

It was built very close to the Minolta 80-200mm/2.8 APO lens.

Wide open the minolta beat it on corner sharpness and the purple fringe problems on digital cameras.

Is the new tamron going to have in-lens motor?
It will weight more then the current pentax also...

I have used the following
Minolta 80-200mm/2.8 APO (Black and White versions)
Tokina 80-200mm/2.8 (Minolta A)
Tamron 80-200mm/2.8 (Minolta A)
Canon 70-200mm/2.8
Canon 70-200mm/2.8 IS
Canon 70-200mm/4.0
Sigma 70-210mm/2.8 HSM (Canon)
And now the pentax 50-135mm/2.8

The best one for me....

Pentax 50-135mm/2.8 (weight, focus speed and image quality)
Canon 70-200mm/2.8 IS (Focus speed and IS)
Minolta 80-200mm/2.8 HS (image quality!!)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-16-2008, 03:34 PM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
I did some pixel peeping today.

Compared my 50mm/1.2 vs 50mm/1.4 lenses

I shot 1.2 1.4 2.0 and 4.0.

I cannot honestly see a difference as far as sharpness goes. The lenses are probably beyond the limits of the K10D camera.

I did notice the 50mm/1.4 had a touch more contrast wide open.

I dunno if it is worth it or not now... $500 for the 50mm/1.2 and $200 for the 50mm/1.4 (+AF)

$300 could go towards a 31mm/1.8 lens...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-15-2008, 07:17 AM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
The brand new FA 50mm/1.4 came with a push on lens cap
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2008, 04:01 PM  
My DA 16-50 is back from Japan, NOT
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 16
Views: 4,732
My first lens was a dud - no SDM focus.
My second lens seems ok, not really sure what to look for in faults?? Focus issues.

My serial is 90170XX
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2008, 03:57 PM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
I was just playing around with the new lens.
Cannot believe how sharp this thing is!!

The more I use this Pentax K10D the more I like it.

There were things I loved and hated about Minolta and Canon...
But there is only a few quirks on the Pentax camera...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2008, 01:00 PM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
I agree...
I just switched from Canon to Pentax.

Almost everything is better on the Pentax for me...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2008, 05:41 AM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
I have used the Canon 85mm/1.2
The focus is slow and focus distance is poor.
It was not my favorite lens.

The Canon 85mm/1.8 is very nice.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-13-2008, 07:25 PM  
Picked up a new one 50mm/1.2
Posted By theedudenator
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
I really don't need a 1.2 lens. And I already own the 50mm/1.4FA which I used 1 time.

I really like the smooth manual focus on the 50mm/1.2.
The AF confirm is nice also.

Maybe I can get a different focus screen for manual focus???

Anyone else picked the MF 50mm/1.2 over the AF 50mm/1.4??
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