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Forum: Pentax Q 06-09-2018, 04:10 AM  
Tiny Tokina mirror lens on Pentax Q
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 38
Views: 3,108
Hi 2old4toys, I just picked up an Albinar 300mm f6.3 mirror lens new from ebay with a Panasonic Lumix mount. This was done after admiring your Tokina hack. My question is.....is your lens secure on the Q with the hacked plastic mount? I haven't gotten around to doing the hack yet, but it feels like the included rear lens cap doesn't really secure/lock down on the mirror lens?? It's like most rear lens caps...just there to protect the rear elements and twist off quickly when needed.

To me it seems kind of fragile and might twist off/loosen when you try to focus the lens (my lens is a little stiff on focusing). I understand that your Tokina is a better constructed, quality lens than the Albinar and may not have this situation.

Just wondering what your take is on my observations and if you did anything to tighten up the hacked mount onto the lens??

The Albinar lens is surprisingly well made for the price I paid (US$99.00), and the optics are OK with kind of low contrast, small f stop, etc. Compare this lens to a Pentax 300mm f4 lens big weight saving.

I borrowed a friend's Lumix to try it out. I'll keep it because I'm thinking of getting a Pana/Lumix MFT camera. Maybe I can tighten up the hacked mount. If I can get it to fit better this will be another "pentax toy lens"
Forum: Pentax Q 05-30-2018, 07:51 AM  
Tiny Tokina mirror lens on Pentax Q
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 38
Views: 3,108
Hi 2old4toys, thanks for quick reply, looking forward to see more of your fotos.
A quick question..Do you think this lens could be used for street photography or is the focusing too much of a problem and slow to use it for that purpose? I wouldn't use it all the time for these type of fotos but sometimes you really need to keep some distance between you and the subject??
Thanks
Forum: Pentax Q 05-29-2018, 11:44 AM  
Tiny Tokina mirror lens on Pentax Q
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 38
Views: 3,108
I hope to see more fotos with this lens if possible. The flowers shots you have seem a bit soft or is that on purpose??
Thanks
Forum: Pentax Q 05-02-2018, 10:12 AM  
Pentax Q mount macro extension tubes with Autofocus
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 8
Views: 940
As the above states Q works best with the #6 lens and 10mm tube. To see more macro info... go to Q forum and do a search for "macro tubes" within it. Then you can read the different options and opinions available. I have the Kooka and close-up filters I like both.
Forum: Pentax Q 04-30-2018, 04:29 PM  
Lake Louise
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Heinrich, love the fotos, I'm jealous of them. What a beautiful area to live in.
---How are your macro auto-extension tubes doing? I picked up a set and found I have to treat them delicately. They work but not that really well made. But..for the price can't complain too much.
Regards,
George
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2018, 07:43 AM  
Question on lens covers
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 9
Views: 463
These lens hoods are really handy and I highly recommend them. I picked up a few of them to use while out with my camera. They keep dust, rain off the front elements and protect the lens somewhat from minor bumps and knocks. They pull off quickly and store in any pocket. Just be really careful about the sizes, diameters
Forum: Pentax Q 04-21-2018, 06:49 PM  
The day after the storm
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Heinrich, I've missed seeing your Q shots, they are always interesting. I've been expecting early spring flowers popping up through the snow or something similar.
COME BACK SOON,
George
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-26-2018, 11:41 AM  
Pentax K-1 Mark II Early Reviews?
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 204
Views: 18,607
I also have this question, anybody have any info??
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-21-2018, 05:57 AM  
LX sluggish in the cold?
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 15
Views: 769
I'm glad you got that battery extender cord, it looks like a very rare item to find. These cords enabled you to keep them in an inner, warm pocket. I doubt if any camera manufacturer makes any such accessory today.
Forum: Pentax Q 02-20-2018, 03:18 PM  
Losing Date, Camera Reset??
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Most people do not carry around a PC to connect to and recharge their battery, they're kind of large.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-27-2018, 06:30 AM  
LX sluggish in the cold?
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Years ago, camera makers had battery packs which you could keep in your pocket or somewhere warm with an extension which fit into the cameras battery enclosure. This kept them warm and usable. In fact I made one up for my Canon F1 years ago. All battery based functions worked in subzero (Fahrenheit) weather. No idea if Pentax made one for their cameras, others will know better than I. I'm sure if you check on the DIY websites or youtube, you'll find out how to make one or adapt the idea for yourself. It's not that difficult.
But, as the above posters say...a good technician would clean and replace lubricants in the camera, after all even I need some lubricant for my bones and joints after all these years.:p:p:p
Forum: Pentax Q 01-21-2018, 05:52 AM  
Losing Date, Camera Reset??
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
It didn't work for me. I pressed the battery quickly about 25-30 times with a fairly new battery, fully charged. Don't know why it would work for one camera and not another?? Must be the capacitor in the camera.
Forum: Pentax Q 01-16-2018, 11:27 AM  
Losing Date, Camera Reset??
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
barondla and Sluggo....the quick switch works. It's a pain in the butt to do the switch, but not impossible, so thanks for the solution. Correct dates are back without hassle of re-entering info :)
George
Forum: Pentax Q 01-12-2018, 06:23 AM  
Sun Dogs with Q10 and 02 lens.
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Great shot, I always look forward to seeing your captures. Keep it up.
George
Forum: Pentax Q 12-26-2017, 10:38 AM  
Losing Date, Camera Reset??
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
:mad:Thanks for quick answers. I guess I have to live with resetting of the clock each time I change batteries.:mad:
Forum: Pentax Q 12-22-2017, 01:06 PM  
Losing Date, Camera Reset??
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 24
Views: 2,394
Hi, It seems my Q has started the bad habit of losing the date after a battery change and needs to be reset. I looked at the old postings on this problem and got all sorts of theories. I really don't want to send it in to have an inner battery replaced (too expensive). I have left it sitting for long periods of time, because I use the QS-1 more often. So, I'm restarting this thread in case somebody has new information on solving this problem or do I have to keep resetting the camera? Has this happened with other Pentax cameras?
Any comments or solutions would be greatly appreciated.
George
Forum: Sold Items 12-03-2017, 09:30 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-FA* 85mm f/1.4 for Sale
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Well, How much for this lens?
Forum: Pentax Q 10-13-2017, 07:14 AM  
A little Fall colour from the backyard
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Heinrich, beautiful fotos, always look forward to seeing them.
George
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-28-2017, 10:47 AM  
Two K3's, lots of quipment
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Looking at this Craig's List ad, I'd be careful. If he only had this equipment for a year or less, he should have some boxes or original paperwork for the equipment. I'm not saying the cameras are stolen, but questions should be asked.
Forum: Pentax Q 08-15-2017, 11:26 AM  
flip bac angle viewer on a Q body.
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Hi barondla,
somewhere in the Pentax forums there is a post about the flipbac mounted to a Delkin 3" flip up shield. It seems the poster ingeniously mounted the flipbac to the delkin LCD shield,cover. This way the flipbac could be removed and also reversed for viewing from above or below. If you use the flipac by itself it cannot be removed once it's mounted. I can't find the post in the search mode. Maybe some other member saw it and could track that post down for you to look at. It actually looked like a good setup. Hope you can find it or maybe someone will direct you to the post. I thought about doing it but I'm basically just too lazy.
George
Forum: Pentax Q 07-24-2017, 02:28 PM  
Show us your Q (or your Qollection)
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 22
Views: 2,896
THANKS for quick reply, gives me something to do with my cameras.
George
Forum: Pentax Q 07-24-2017, 10:58 AM  
Show us your Q (or your Qollection)
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 22
Views: 2,896
Hi, Cipher, nice collection. Two quick questions... Why do you use O-rings? How much more "grippy" are the cameras with the 'gun grip' texture added?
Thanks,
George
Forum: Pentax Q 06-04-2017, 03:45 PM  
Let's share shots with Q!
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 5,931
Views: 851,969
I forgot to mention that I keep the hood on at all times. It bayonets on and helps to protect the lens from bumps. Reversed, it clicks on out of the way for storage making for a compact package.
Forum: Pentax Q 06-04-2017, 08:13 AM  
Let's share shots with Q!
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 5,931
Views: 851,969
As Wolfiegirl says...JJC hood from ebay. Mine was cheaper, I think $12.00US sent from China, took a little time to get to me. I think it helps. I just looked and saw some for $6.00US.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-25-2017, 11:45 AM  
So goodwill sold my dad a lens without a front element for nearly full price
Posted By NYNOIR
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
I feel bad for your father but Goodwill is a charity and these are basically thrift stores that sell donated items for usually very low prices. I've bought from them and gotten very good deals. In the stores a price is put on it and if it doesn't sell right away the price keeps going down.
I know you're peeved, I would be too. You have to be careful, as one of the other posters said--most sales people there have no clue on the goods being sold. If it makes you feel better, the money goes to a good cause and not into someone's pockets
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