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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 4 Days Ago  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By grahame
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,925
normhead: I agree with you completely on that, and I personally like a lightweight camera with compact lenses. To have that, I would rather give up some features, such as GPS, flash, moving LCD screen, many AF points, > 20 mp sensor, fast continuous shooting model.. and many others.

But we have to agree that, photographer like us are minority these days. Even we buy everything Pentax releases in the future, the selling is not going to be enough to give Pentax a good future as we talked. Pentax has to meet the needs from new users.

Imaging Pentax make a digitalized K1000, or better, super-A. You will buy, I want one, but how many can pentax sell? So the price will have to be high due to the low selling, which will further reduce selling units # and it in turn makes the price higher if Pentax wants to keep the line. Review comments: Pentax is doomed!!! Wants that much $ for such a simple camera?! Look at Canikon! look at Sony! Look at fuji if you want retro deign! ---- when the internet or social media is filled with such words, how can pentax keep doing this?

When Pentax's history becomes its burden, it might have to move on. Anyway Pentax is a company...

Minolta changed the mount (and left me behind, I hate it and switched to Pentax) but Minolta might have survived if not the patent issue. Canon changed the mount and so many users were mad, Canon grew from there and becomes the #1. Sony (almost) gives up A mount, so many A mount users are crying, NEX-E mount makes Sony successful.

I will not buy the new DFA 50 and 85, for the same reasons you have, but I can see why pentax has to do it in this internet and social media era. People makes decision based on reviews, and reviews are base on numbers...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Anyone still make auto zoom lenses
Posted By grahame
Replies: 7
Views: 376
I have sony oss 16-50 kit lens. Good for video.
Forum: Contest Voting 11-15-2017, 01:17 PM  
Sticky: Poll: Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #134 Poll (The Sky - October 2017)
Posted By grahame
Replies: 49
Views: 3,832
Voted for #8
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-07-2017, 02:05 PM  
Repair of K-50 with 18-135mm WR Lens
Posted By grahame
Replies: 4
Views: 321
1st: the filter is removable. Using a rubber band on it, or something called lens filter wrench, or by pushing the filter on a highly friction surface and turning the lens. Anyway, it is repairable.
2nd: Do you have another DA lens that you can try on the K50? Did you get the same black image at manual model? If yes to both, maybe the camera has issue. Not sure why the problem shows at manual model only. Maybe sell it to someone never need manual model to get some $ back for a new camera?
3rd: if the black image issue happens only to 18-135, then try to move the aperture lever on the rear end to see if it was bent.

At least you can find out which part has issue, lens or camera. and then you can decide if it is worth to repair it.
Forum: Sold Items 11-06-2017, 01:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1, 43mm, 77mm, 31mm Limited lenses, 90mm Tamron Macro, $3000.00 shipped
Posted By grahame
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Free bump for great stuff!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-26-2017, 10:22 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By grahame
Replies: 1,394
Views: 102,925
Well said. And it is not just western society, I think it is more of a global issue. People in the internet era don't feel we need to be civil when posting on line...


Pentax users are used to be long time Pentax fan and are friendly to each other. Maybe it is a good sign that more new users are joining us? :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-25-2017, 07:50 PM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By grahame
Replies: 2,051
Views: 152,231
Take the hood off and try again. Mine works very well. All 50 1.4 lenses from film era, pentax or other makers, vignette quite obviously, and da 55 does not do any worse. Sigma 50 1.4 (pre-art version) shows a little more vignetting under same condition.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-24-2017, 11:44 AM  
For Sale: macros! 50, 90, 100, 105... Pentax, Takumar, Bokina, Tamron, Lester A Dine, Vivitar
Posted By grahame
Replies: 36
Views: 7,055
PM replied. Bokina is still available.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-24-2017, 11:44 AM  
For Sale: FF AF lenses: FA 28, 50/1.4, 1.7, F 50/1.7, FA 24-50, 28-70/4, 75-300
Posted By grahame
Replies: 61
Views: 10,810
Take reasonable offers.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-24-2017, 11:42 AM  
For Sale: Film cameras: MZ-S, K2, KM, ME-F, Program Plus, Spotmatic, SPII
Posted By grahame
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
decide to sell the MZ-S as well.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-21-2017, 09:14 PM  
For Sale: Pentax M/K/A/Takumar: 28, 35, 50, 85, 100, 105, 135, 200, 300, 400. Tokina 60-120
Posted By grahame
Replies: 26
Views: 4,622
Hi Scott,
I posted some photos of A 28. If you click any of the photos, you will be connected to my flicker account and you can see more full sized images. Lens is in great shape, with Pentax PL filter.
Forum: General Photography 10-20-2017, 10:47 AM  
NASA released the Hubble Messier catalog on Flickr and wow, amazing
Posted By grahame
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Amazing images. Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-04-2017, 08:36 PM  
For Sale: FF AF lenses: FA 28, 50/1.4, 1.7, F 50/1.7, FA 24-50, 28-70/4, 75-300
Posted By grahame
Replies: 61
Views: 10,810
another bump
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-03-2017, 12:12 PM  
For Sale: Film cameras: MZ-S, K2, KM, ME-F, Program Plus, Spotmatic, SPII
Posted By grahame
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
super-program is sold.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-03-2017, 12:11 PM  
For Sale: Pentax M/K/A/Takumar: 28, 35, 50, 85, 100, 105, 135, 200, 300, 400. Tokina 60-120
Posted By grahame
Replies: 26
Views: 4,622
Bump the thread after 2 months
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-02-2017, 10:32 AM  
For Sale: FF AF lenses: FA 28, 50/1.4, 1.7, F 50/1.7, FA 24-50, 28-70/4, 75-300
Posted By grahame
Replies: 61
Views: 10,810
let's give the tread a bump
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-02-2017, 10:32 AM  
For Sale: macros! 50, 90, 100, 105... Pentax, Takumar, Bokina, Tamron, Lester A Dine, Vivitar
Posted By grahame
Replies: 36
Views: 7,055
bump after a month.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-06-2017, 08:11 AM  
For Sale: Film cameras: MZ-S, K2, KM, ME-F, Program Plus, Spotmatic, SPII
Posted By grahame
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
LX is sold and thus was removed from list. Thanks
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-03-2017, 08:10 AM  
For Sale: macros! 50, 90, 100, 105... Pentax, Takumar, Bokina, Tamron, Lester A Dine, Vivitar
Posted By grahame
Replies: 36
Views: 7,055
Most AF macros are sold.
I prefer MF for macro, and Lester A Dine and Bokina are great great macro lenses!
Forum: Sold Items 09-01-2017, 05:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma DP2 Merrill with extras (without viewfinder)
Posted By grahame
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
PM sent
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-26-2017, 10:14 AM  
For Sale: FF AF lenses: FA 28, 50/1.4, 1.7, F 50/1.7, FA 24-50, 28-70/4, 75-300
Posted By grahame
Replies: 61
Views: 10,810
28-105 sold.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-21-2017, 07:53 PM  
Experiences of Sony A7 series w/manual focus lenses?
Posted By grahame
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Sony A7 series are the best digital back for MF lenses. I really love the EVF when MF. I set one of the button for magnifying the image, and set focusing peaking at high (you need "high" to use peaking when image is enlarged in EVF). Very accurate and effective. Much better than split focusing screens. I installed all kinds of focusing screens on my DSLRs, including EE-S, EC-B and kateye. None can complete with A7.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-16-2017, 02:13 PM  
For Sale: FF AF lenses: FA 28, 50/1.4, 1.7, F 50/1.7, FA 24-50, 28-70/4, 75-300
Posted By grahame
Replies: 61
Views: 10,810
Bump. Is everyone saving for the coming D-FA primes?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-16-2017, 02:11 PM  
For Sale: macros! 50, 90, 100, 105... Pentax, Takumar, Bokina, Tamron, Lester A Dine, Vivitar
Posted By grahame
Replies: 36
Views: 7,055
I am surprised that no one even asked. All Pentxians are happy withy they equipments right now, or are saving for K1 or the coming D-FA primes I guess?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 08-16-2017, 02:08 PM  
For Sale: Film cameras: MZ-S, K2, KM, ME-F, Program Plus, Spotmatic, SPII
Posted By grahame
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Yes, photos are uploaded. Thanks
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