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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-09-2016, 05:10 PM  
Thinking of switching from fuji to pentax need some advice
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 28
Views: 3,573
Thanks for the responses guys .I see lot of guys are against the idea of me switching from fuji to pentax at this point. any ways here is the reasoning for me to consider the switch.
to start of i should say that between the k5 and the fuji system i did try the sony A7rii which was amazing but lack of ergonomics and the language (only Japanese cant change) and the prices of the lenses made me sell that gear
so back to fuji these are the problems i have found

ergonomics again the best ergonomics is Pentax hands down
Lack of IBIS.I have gotten used to ibis and i really miss it on the fuji
ability to crop. again i was spoiled by the 42mp sony monster
the XF 56mm lens. while this is a great lens it lacked bit of character when compared to the FE 55 i had ( the 3d pop and the quality of the bokeh)
ISO performance and dynamic range. specially when i try to recover shadows.( i see lot of noise)

I do realize that many of the complaints here are due to my lack of photographic ability and in better hands fuji will be able to overcome these shortcomings.
So the rationale behind me coming back to Pentax

Ergonomics
IBIS
Full weather sealing with DA 20-40mm
Love of the Pentax name :P

the reasons for the lens selection
DA 20-40mm weather sealing, affordability, good work around lens (dont have to change lenses all the time)
DA 15 i love wide angle. I used to have this lens and loved it back then
FA 77 full frame compatible and i have seen the 3D pop with this lens.
i love the build and the look of the pentax limited lenses

I know my DA lenses will work only in crop mode.but im happy to live with that considering the price and the weight of those lenses.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-09-2016, 06:11 AM  
Thinking of switching from fuji to pentax need some advice
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 28
Views: 3,573
ok guys i need some advice.

I used to own a k5 then sadly i switched sided went into fuji.But with the full frame coming i would really want to get back to Pentax.So im pondering on selling my fuji stuff and getting some pentax gear with an eye towards the full frame.Right now i have the xf 56 ,xf14 and xf23 with a XT1 and im planing on getting DA 15,DA20-40 and FA 77 with a K-S2 for now and selling the K-S2 and getting the full frame when it arrives.What i would like to know is how would the optical quality of lenses compare

XF14 against DA 15 and whether DA15 perform well on the full frame (obviously on crop setting)
XF23 against DA 20-40 and again weather it would perform well on the full frame
XF56 against FA77 and would the FA77 be able to resolve the new sensor on the full frame given FA77 is a old desing

any thought are welcomed, even other lens recommendations

cheers and thanks in advance
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-07-2013, 03:50 AM  
Five Reasons to Choose PENTAX -- New Pentax Marketing
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 265
Views: 19,123
this marketing effort and the emphasis of the apsc optimized lenses gives me the feeling that FF is years away
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2013, 07:10 AM  
using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
one more question does the mz 6 require stop down metering for manual lenses
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2013, 06:15 AM  
using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
ok it worked just had to press the shutter button a little harder :P
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2013, 06:13 AM  
using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
yes its in manual focus.unfortunately i don't have auto focus Pentax lens to test this with
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2013, 05:44 AM  
using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
i should add that center metering seems to be working alright, but i don't get any F stop displays in the viewfinder ( which i think is ok since using a manual lens) and when i focus i get the focus beep as well so it seem to be working but when i press the shutter button fully nothing happens i.e doesnt take any pictures. Im using this camera for the 1st time so either the camera is broken or im doing sum thing wrong. any help would be appreciated

thankz
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-25-2013, 05:14 AM  
using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
hi

is there a way to use a fully manual M lens with a Mz-6 SLR body.I got a MZ 6 body and a manual 50mm f1.7 lens. I cant seem to get it to work any ideas
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-19-2013, 04:28 AM  
FA 31mm or the new Sigma 35mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 97
Views: 14,915
thankz guyz for all the info.. i think ill go for the 31mm since its lighter smaller and i think have better bokeh but may be its not as sharp as the new sigma
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-17-2013, 08:28 PM  
FA 31mm or the new Sigma 35mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 97
Views: 14,915
Cost around yen 91,000 that is about $981 odd.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-16-2013, 05:30 PM  
FA 31mm or the new Sigma 35mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 97
Views: 14,915
well over here the FA cost only 2000 yen more. thats like only US$20. But the Sigma is in fact 2 times heavier than the FA 31 and i get the feeling the 31 can do almost everything the sigma can do. the main reason me sticking with pentax is the compact size and the vintage quality prime lenses so i guess ill go for the 31mm
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-15-2013, 11:32 PM  
FA 31mm or the new Sigma 35mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 97
Views: 14,915
hi

looking for a new prime lense. which one would you guys recommend out of the two. the new Sigma 35mm f1.4 or the FA 31mm Ltd

thankz
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 02-09-2013, 05:25 PM  
best fujifilm and kodal film rolls
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 7
Views: 2,640
hi what do you mean by pushing more than 2 stops ?
and where does Kodak ektar fit in to this what kind of situation will it be best for

thankz
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 02-09-2013, 07:14 AM  
best fujifilm and kodal film rolls
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 7
Views: 2,640
hi

im getting started in to film photography. can you recommend me the best kodak and fujifilm film rolls for various situations such as street photography portrait indoor and night time etc...

thankz
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-08-2013, 12:33 AM  
Pentax k mount lens adapter for leica R3/R4
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 1
Views: 1,952
hi
i want to mount my FA 43mm lens on a leica R3/R4 body. is there any adapters available.i know there are for leica R lenses to be mounted on Pentax bodies but i couldn't find one for other way around (pentax lenses to be mounted on leica R)
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 05-16-2012, 05:30 PM  
2400dpi film scaner (9mb sensor) is it suffiecient resolution
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
hi guys

im thinking of getting a manual camera (pentax ME super) along with it a film scaner. i have found one in japan that has a 9MB CMOS sensor with resolution upto 2400dpi.with this resolution what is the maximum size prints can i make how will be the quality of those prints and is the 9MB sensor enough to give me good quality results. and is there any other things i should consider when buying a scanner

thanks
P:S here is the scanner im talking about
http://www.kenko-tokina.co.jp/pc/scanner/4961607862919.html
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-12-2012, 03:48 PM  
does the K5 support interchangeable focus screens
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 16
Views: 3,396
there are many screen types over there. i have no real knowledge about these. so which one would you recommend.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-12-2012, 01:05 AM  
what should i get Pentax Z-1 or Pentax MZ-5
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
hi guys

im looking for a analog camera. and i have the option these two which one should i get

mz5 is in great condition and cost a bit more the Z1 one is good condition ( not great) cost less in terms of performance and reliability which one should i opt for

thankz
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-11-2012, 10:01 PM  
does the K5 support interchangeable focus screens
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 16
Views: 3,396
hi guys

if the k5 support interchangeable focus screens can you guys recommend one that can be used equally well for manual focus and also AF with the default i find it bit hard to manual forcus

thankz
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-08-2012, 05:01 AM  
DA* 50-135 focus confusion
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 27
Views: 4,511
i dont know about the OP but this is my only zoom others are all prime and they focus really well.and btw how do you know if a zoom is a parafocal or not
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-07-2012, 08:37 PM  
wobble on the last lens element of the DA 15mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
well dont know much about lenses to comment on that but i noticed that some of my lenses have this wobble while others dont.and they all work fine. and yea the 15mm works fine as well :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-07-2012, 08:35 PM  
DA* 50-135 focus confusion
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 27
Views: 4,511
ok so can you guys explain a way to over come this problem does zooming in focusing and zooming out solves the problem
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-06-2012, 08:24 PM  
DA* 50-135 focus confusion
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 27
Views: 4,511
This is what is happening to me as well


Is the other AF point are as big as the center AF. IF not its worth manually selecting a different focus point
and try to focus at different subjects to see whether they are in focus.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-06-2012, 02:23 AM  
DA* 50-135 focus confusion
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 27
Views: 4,511
to the OP

i seriously can undestand your frustration.After spending a lot of money and seeing all those great pictures taken from this lens by others and then to find out that its not focusing right must be really heart breaking.well i have the same problem i bought one few weeks back here in japan that had back focus issues .I took it to the service center they said it was due to the body and so they corrected it and at that stage it seemed fine. but yesterday i took it out for a real life shooting and must say even though the pics are ok they are not great i still feel there is still a focusing problem in my camera lens combo specially when you are focusing at mid to long distances.

in your case also may be the problem lies on the body. so why not look for a friends k5 or kr and check it out.
and also try seeing whether you can focus correctly at short to mid range focus distances. hope this helps
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-02-2012, 06:15 PM  
wobble on the last lens element of the DA 15mm
Posted By nirVaan
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
hi guys

i start cleaning my lenses today ( after water splashes on my FA 43mm) and while cleaning i noticed that in the DA 15mm near the mount the last lens element is connected to a plastic ring as with any other lens. but this plastic ring have a slight wobble to it.should i be worried or is this normal.

Thankz
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