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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2014, 03:26 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By quattro
Replies: 6,524
Views: 626,906
A few from my K10D. Unfortunately, it's starting to get the dreaded "memory card error" message.

With my Pentax-M 50mm 1.7





Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-08-2011, 11:12 AM  
What is your worst lens?
Posted By quattro
Replies: 140
Views: 22,893
My worst is a M42 Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm 2.8.

Poor picture quality, very slow. I keep it because it looks cool with the 'zebra' focus and aperture rings.
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-19-2011, 03:20 PM  
Perigee Full Moon this weekend
Posted By quattro
Replies: 51
Views: 11,625
here's mine:

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-19-2011, 09:51 AM  
Does anyone need any Takumar 200mm f/4 parts?
Posted By quattro
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Free, just pay shipping. Save them from the bin.


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-15-2011, 02:22 PM  
I have two Takumar M42 200 f/4 lenses...
Posted By quattro
Replies: 2
Views: 2,119
The first is the more desirable "Super-Multi-Coated version". Problem is, the aperture blades are broken on this one.

I also have a nearly perfect Super-Takumar version. Can i swap the front element assembly from the SMC to the Super? The threads are the same, and everything is the same size. So, it fits physically. Just wondering if there is a more subtle variation or compatibility issue i'm missing.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-20-2010, 07:57 PM  
Sharpest Lens you own?
Posted By quattro
Replies: 176
Views: 29,317
Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 i think
Forum: Sold Items 10-19-2009, 06:36 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Vintage Pentax Bag
Posted By quattro
Replies: 3
Views: 3,446
I can't quite tell how big it is. Do you have any other pics?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-11-2009, 07:19 PM  
Fog Season
Posted By quattro
Replies: 0
Views: 1,548
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-17-2009, 07:13 PM  
I have a Vivitar Series 1 70-210 v2 parts lens...
Posted By quattro
Replies: 0
Views: 3,215
the stop-down mechanism does not work. It is taken apart, now in many pieces. All the elements are clean, as are the aperture blades (assembled). All the element are clean and fungus/scratch free. Let me know if you need any parts, no cost, just want to get rid of them.

I can post in the marketplace, not enough total posts yet, but I thought I'd be a waste not to offer.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-15-2009, 07:39 PM  
Helios 44M-4 Auto to Manual Aperture Control Conversion...
Posted By quattro
Replies: 22
Views: 37,127
wire insulation, good idea!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-15-2009, 07:37 PM  
Getting in on the M42 fun: Helios 44M-4 58mm f/2
Posted By quattro
Replies: 52
Views: 30,595
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-15-2009, 07:30 PM  
Broke Tak
Posted By quattro
Replies: 4
Views: 2,971
Here is my 1.8, 55mm Super Tak. There is a screw, visible directly above the orange arrow, that limits how far the focus ring turns in either way.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3554/3446278464_b7ac6b7ff7_b.jpg
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-12-2009, 08:28 PM  
Helios 44M-4 Auto to Manual Aperture Control Conversion...
Posted By quattro
Replies: 22
Views: 37,127
Hope this is of use to some. I recently purchased a Helios 44M-4 from eBay, but found out I could only shoot wide-open (f2) when mounted on my K10d with the M42 adaptor. Modern Pentax DSLRs do not have the M42 provision to activate the aperture pin on the bacl of the lens. Thus, despite what the aperture dial reads, the lens will always remain at max aperture. This mod will change the aperture, as the dial indicates.

Conversion is very easy. You will need a small flat head screwdriver, a paperclip, and some wire cutters.

Start by removing the rear cover of the lens, 4 screws. When removing, careful not to lose the silver pin. Note orientation of the cover, it can only be re-installed one way.


Note the silver pin at the 9 o'clock position:




Remove the pin from the cover, and wrap a short section of paperclip tightly around the end as shown. This will act as a washer to keep the pin permanetely depressed.



Re-install the pin as shown in the pic, and mount to lens back. Careful to keep the cover orientation the same.



That's it. The aperture should change in unison with the aperture ring. Results:





Forum: Lens Clubs 02-20-2009, 08:08 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By quattro
Replies: 17,589
Views: 3,356,004
The Super-Takumar 135mm 3.5 @ f8

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2009, 05:32 PM  
Help!! Need best generic lens hood for FA 50mm f/1.4
Posted By quattro
Replies: 12
Views: 3,758
I use a Takumar 135mm hood on my 50mm. works well.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-11-2009, 11:47 PM  
This has to be impossible!
Posted By quattro
Replies: 15
Views: 5,543
I did not know this. Is this why the K10d only goes to 1600?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-11-2009, 08:17 PM  
Pentax Canada - K10D Service experience
Posted By quattro
Replies: 2
Views: 2,900
I was lucky, some adjustments in the firmware service mode fixed the focusing issues on my K10d. Glad you got yours working.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-09-2009, 09:55 PM  
Canadians sign up here - others welcome.
Posted By quattro
Replies: 179
Views: 20,493
Hello Canadians. I am back in Windsor after 2 years of school in Edinburgh, Scotland. Using my K10d/Spotmatic as I try to figure out what to do with the rest of my lifem :o
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-08-2009, 08:32 PM  
Daily...carry around camera-recommendations
Posted By quattro
Replies: 29
Views: 5,303
A *ist DS2 or one of the other DSs or Samsung clones work well for travel/daily carry cameras. With a 50mm prime the kit is almost the size of the G10.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-08-2009, 05:38 PM  
Why does the Tak 28 f3.5 have such a short focus 'sweep'?
Posted By quattro
Replies: 12
Views: 2,570
it goes from infinity to 0.4m in just 1/2 a turn while the 50mm 1.8 takes almost a full rotation to get to 0.45. Is this a characteristic of wide angle lenses? Seems to make it more difficult to focus precisely.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-04-2009, 01:48 PM  
Lens Fetish Club
Posted By quattro
Replies: 509
Views: 122,234
i love the 28mm:



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-03-2009, 11:55 PM  
=Capture a stranger street style=
Posted By quattro
Replies: 8,946
Views: 919,832
Venice:





Aberfoyle, Scotland:



Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland:



Newcastle, England:



Edinburgh:











Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-03-2009, 11:47 PM  
=Capture a stranger street style=
Posted By quattro
Replies: 8,946
Views: 919,832
Paris with the GX-1S (*ist DS2):









a drunk photographer, manual focus and ISO 3200 make for 'interesting' photos:

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-01-2009, 10:12 PM  
How many of you have backup bodies? Help me decide!
Posted By quattro
Replies: 33
Views: 6,997
I recently purchased a K10d and decided to keep the Samsung GX-1S (*ist DS2) as a backup.
I'm now wondering if i'll ever use the DS2 again. The only thing I can think of is for the ISO 3200 (but no IS on the DS2), and the small size for travel.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-24-2009, 08:23 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By quattro
Replies: 17,589
Views: 3,356,004
A few with my new Super-Tak 28mm 3.5:





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