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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 17 Hours Ago  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4 ED SDM WR
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,458
Views: 117,459
Thanks for the comment - I'd add that I don't own both lenses, and I'm sure that the 70-200/2.8 is the better lens - but from my travel use of the 70-210/4.0 I'm also sure that the minimal compromise I am making is well worth it (weight over potential quality on some shots). I used to own an FA*80-200/2.8 and although that had a character of its own I would not be prepared to lug it around anymore ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-18-2020, 02:05 AM  
70-210 versus 60-250
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 46
Views: 1,992
I have both and in terms of IQ they are both superb - I have been very happy with the 60-250 through my APS-C years and have had some great results on the K1 too, but the vignetting did mean additional cropping and processing (I never did the baffle mod). The 70-210 goes with me on most travels now - AF is faster and appears to lock very quickly (hardly ever hunts) and I don't feel I need to stop down to get an improvement in IQ - the lens just has a really nice feel about it. I'm keeping the 70-210 and selling the 60-250 but if I didn't have the 70-210 I certainly wouldn't be unhappy!

Sorry if that hasn't helped, but I don't believe one lens is significantly superior to the other for IQ - the faster AF and lack of vignetting are what tip the balance for me :cool:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-10-2020, 09:09 AM  
Multi-copies
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
I have had multiple copies of some lenses over the years - I liked the idea of a "user" copy and a "collector" copy :) but the good news is now I'm nearly cured - over the last 6 months I have sold about 15 lenses (some of my duplicates) and only bought two :o
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-09-2020, 07:00 AM  
How To: Convert SDM to ScrewDrive + Video
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 215
Views: 38,822
I'd just like to add my thanks to everyone who contributed to finding this method of SDM to Screwdrive conversion. I now have a working DA*16-50 again - I followed the steps set out by bjdavey and found them clear and concise - Thank You :D
Forum: General Talk 10-07-2020, 11:21 AM  
Camera porn.
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 61
Views: 11,002
Probably the last time these 2 will be together....



:(
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-30-2020, 10:53 AM  
Will this mean even less third party lenses for Pentax?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
I stand corrected Steve :o

My meaning was more around the mass market manufacturers such as Tamron, Tokina, Sigma (apart from the L mount of course) - an enforced share of their market may be a good thing ;)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-30-2020, 09:24 AM  
Will this mean even less third party lenses for Pentax?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
I believe there are very few third-party manufacturers for Leica - perhaps Pentax (Ricoh) will be happy to have their own market to themselves?

I couldn't be happier with the latest lenses I have purchased from Pentax and look forward to the next few ;)
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-24-2020, 09:57 AM  
Voigtländer LBA - post your pics, notes and thoughts.
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,079
Views: 222,721
Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes......... :D
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-22-2020, 07:46 AM  
Voigtländer LBA - post your pics, notes and thoughts.
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,079
Views: 222,721
1.


2.


3.


:cool:
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-22-2020, 07:41 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 4,029
Views: 541,301
Four with the A*200/4 Macro from a garden visit in Herefordshire this morning....

1.


2.


3.


4.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-21-2020, 02:16 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 85mm Lens Club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 153
Views: 12,000
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-12-2020, 02:23 PM  
F* & FA* club!
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 860
Views: 186,647
Pentax FA* 400mm f5.6 on the K1 MkII

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-01-2020, 02:03 PM  
Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 Macro lens for k-mount
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 160
Views: 23,526
That's the way to make an entrance - your Macro shots are simply superb, thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 08-07-2020, 08:15 AM  
Pentax K 35mm f/2.0 samples
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 14
Views: 4,821
A few from the K35/2.0 on the K1 MkII...







Forum: Lens Clubs 07-31-2020, 08:58 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 4,029
Views: 541,301
The focus is beautifully damped (smooth but firm) and IQ is superb. It is also really nice to be able to shoot macro from slightly further distances than with a 100.

But, as you say they are hard to find and usually over-priced ;)
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-29-2020, 12:42 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 85mm Lens Club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 153
Views: 12,000
Three from the other day....

@ f5.0


@ f5.0


@ f4.5
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-29-2020, 12:09 PM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 4,029
Views: 541,301
A selection from around the garden with the A* 200mm Macro....









Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-10-2020, 12:14 PM  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 62
Views: 4,549
A few from today at faster apertures....

1. @ f1.4


2. @ f1.6


3. @f1.4


4. @f1.4


I'd say it performs nicely :cool:
Forum: Ricoh GR 07-06-2020, 10:13 AM  
GR III - photos from owners
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 769
Views: 52,774
Time for a break...


Ferns and Foliage...


Monochrome Woodland...


:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-05-2020, 09:50 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW first review
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 105
Views: 7,215
Can someone explain Equivalence in detail please :o ;) :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-04-2020, 11:26 AM  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 62
Views: 4,549
I'm not one for doing comparisons (and certainly not properly controlled tests) - but these two photos were taken a few minutes apart with a change in backlighting and at different apertures.

1. Pentax FA* 85mm @ f1.4




2. Pentax D-FA* 85mm @ f2.5



It's not intended to show one as better than the other, and as I said the lighting changed - but thought it was worth showing them!

;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2020, 12:48 PM  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 62
Views: 4,549
A few shots from the garden snapped this afternoon...















No sharpening or clarity added - just some shadows, highlights, contrast (lowering mainly) and exposure adjustments.
:cool:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-30-2020, 02:30 PM  
D FA* 85mm f/1.4 Users Discussion Thread
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 62
Views: 4,549
Busy day so no time to get out and about with the new arrival - therefore just indoor snaps :(







All at maximum aperture :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-29-2020, 11:28 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW first review
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 105
Views: 7,215
Thanks for sharing Austro-Diesel - your images clearly show the potential of this new star :cool:
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-29-2020, 01:48 PM  
I Came Back To The K-1 And I'm Glad I Did!
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
What's a non-Pentax camera ?

;) :o
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