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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-15-2017, 03:09 AM  
200mm prime + TC, vs budget 300mm zoom?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 2
Views: 395
My favourite 300mm lens is FA*300, next one DA*200 2.8 with Tamron-F AF 1.4x converter.
Those two kits are FF so good for K-1.
I do have FA 100-300 the silver version, it is good but not comparable with the two above.
SMC Pentax-FA 100-300mm F4.7-5.8 Reviews - FA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
The black version is not so good.
SMC Pentax-FA 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 Reviews - FA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
Never used Sigma 70-300.
You should perhaps look at Pentax AF 1.7 teleconverter, still few floating around in the used market.
That one is very clever, will give you AF with old MF lenses and IQ is great.
So with A 200 F4 you will need just to prefocus ( AF converter has a limited AF range) 1.7x converter and it will take care of focus, very cool.
kind regards
jack
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-15-2017, 02:43 AM  
Question How can I recover my "Pentaxian" status?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Listing any yours Pentax equipment in the serial numbers database in this forum will get you likes
Forum: General Talk 10-15-2017, 01:32 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 256
Views: 4,709
"No country for old men" pneumatic Captive Bolt Pistol that must be the ultimate hole making device.
With the right design can make round, square,triangle etc holes, whatever you can imagine, or am I simplifying the matter?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-14-2017, 02:17 AM  
Pentax 300 lens choice
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 50
Views: 1,638
hi, my first choice is FA*300 , the second choice is DA*200 with Tamron-F 1.4x AF teleconverter, they both cover FF image.
DA*200 is a very undervalued lens and sometimes goes very cheap, I love mine. The Pentax 1.4x is not FF and very overpriced.
You can also get some old 200mm 2.8 lens with Pentax 1.7x AF converter, you will need to prefocus the lens but the Pentax converter will do the rest. They are both FF and very good IQ.
kind regards
jack
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-14-2017, 12:08 AM  
Amateur Photographer -- Pentax QS-1 Owner
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Welcome to the Q Family.
I have the Q ( the original) , the master of precision engineering + Q-s1.
My favourite lense are 01 and 08.
Metabones just started selling Speed Booster for Q cameras, the first version is for Nikon lenses , do not have any, not going to buy any.
The next version is going to be for K mount lenses, that would open Pandora's box.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-13-2017, 11:47 PM  
For Sale: SMC Pentax AF 35 - 70mm f3.5 - 4.5 macro zoom + Pentacon 30mm f3.5
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 2
Views: 210
The Pentacon lens has a very interesting build.
It has 10 aperture blades , preset aperture control.
Direct copy of the Meyer Optik Lydith version.
My copy has M42 mount.
Good luck with sale.
kind regards
jack
Forum: Pentax KP 10-08-2017, 10:34 PM  
upgraded K-s1 to KP WiFi disappointment
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 3
Views: 321
The tethering supports K-1, the KP is not mentioned.
I have Lightroom 5 , you need LR6 for that to work.
Forum: Pentax KP 10-08-2017, 01:50 AM  
upgraded K-s1 to KP WiFi disappointment
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 3
Views: 321
I was enjoying K-s1 with Pentax Flucard using my MacBook Pro as a tethering remote monitor and controller, it was always working great.
Now I purchased KP ( as it was 20% off in Australia) and the big disappointment, you can not use WiFi with Mac in Remote control mode!
After inserting Flucard into KP I thought it should work, no it does not. Keep disconnecting, I can only see 4 pictures from the camera and remote camera control does not work, it is greyed out.
I did hear about Android emulator for Mac, does it work, is it stable and reliable, did anyone try it?
This possibly should also work with K-1, so far I used only iPad and it works well.
iPads have unfortunately very short lifespan so decided to use MacBook Pro instead, they seems to last forever.
My 2002 PowerBook G4 Titanium still going strong, although WiFi is not compatible with my network and optical drive is playing up but sharing services by firewire with other macs works well.
Is there any client for Windows, I have WIN10 installed under Parallels?
kind regards
jack
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-28-2017, 01:11 AM  
Mac OSX 10.13
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 13
Views: 501
High Sierra is here.
Installed on my newer Macs:
17" mid 2010 HDD
15" mid 2012 SSD
15" mid 2016 SSD
Good news, all is working as it should.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-17-2017, 03:56 AM  
Australia - Pentax Web Store 15% off store-wide
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
the silver KP is coming my way ......
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-15-2017, 11:15 PM  
For Sale: Tamron SP AF28-75mm f2.8 XR Di
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Hi, very nice lens, I really like it on K-1.
Don't you find Sigma 24-70 a bit bulky and heavy?
good luck with sale
kind regards
jack
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-07-2017, 12:20 AM  
Non-Pentax K-mount cameras
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Miranda, I am pretty sure that I remember Miranda cameras with Pentax K mount.
They were made by Cosina, still have one Miranda lens 50mm 1:2 with K mount.
Some info:
Miranda Camera from Dixons UK
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-27-2017, 12:18 AM  
Best Video Settings for K-S2?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 5
Views: 597
it depends on your Country power supply, in Australia we have 240V 50HZ so we need to set this to 50Hz, the same in Europe as Power is 220V 50Hz.
In the US is 60Hz, etc

kind regards
jack
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-17-2017, 12:01 AM  
DA 18-270 on a k3II?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Hi,Yes, they will be happy to work together, have both of them.
kind regards
jack
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-16-2017, 08:02 PM  
K-S1 queries
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 6
Views: 394
thank you Adam,
I thought that Amazon is reputable company.
They are coming this year to Australia with many online shops and warehouses and promising the best and fastest service in Australia.
Should we be worry?
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-16-2017, 05:46 PM  
K-S1 queries
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 6
Views: 394
K-s1 is a very capable camera, has a large bright viewfinder, very useful with manual lenses.
There is one new black (body only) still available in US :
https://www.amazon.com/Pentax-K-S1-SLR-Body-Kit/dp/B00NBMI1M8?tag=pentaxforums-20&
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-16-2017, 04:26 PM  
Looking for lens advise for K10
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 5
Views: 354
in Australia there are still two versions of Sigma 70-300 still available new:
Items in dcxpert store on eBay !
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-14-2017, 11:53 PM  
Advice requested regarding K-1
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 31
Views: 1,519
I had a K-1 for a while , the Tamron 28-75 2.8 my mostly used FF zoom, very happy with the results,
never heard about Tamron 28-80 f2.8
kind regards
jack
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-22-2017, 11:33 PM  
For 100$ K10D or K200D?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
the K10D is different , if you keep firmware 1.20 ( as I did) the camera will ignore SDM AF and will use screwdriver instead
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-19-2017, 11:07 PM  
Inexpensive light meter?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-26-2017, 05:51 AM  
For 100$ K10D or K200D?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
I would much more prefer K10D over K20 or even K-7.
K-S1 is a different matter , I have one and love to use it with compact primes and limited.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-24-2017, 01:25 AM  
For 100$ K10D or K200D?
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
I never had K200D but I had 2x K10D, still have one.
Will definitely go for K10D, still lovely camera.
If you could get one with firmware 1.20 ( do not update it ) , as I did, you could use all lenses with SDM broken AF in screwdrive mode.
Both K10D and K200D use CCD sensors, very to my liking and I think every Pentax user should have one of them.
Forum: Sold Items 06-12-2017, 04:43 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PENTAX Q 08 Wide Zoom Lens - 3.8-5.9mm - NOW, TWO Q LENSES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 4
Views: 433
excellent lens , 01 and 08 are my most favourite lenses for the Q cameras.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-10-2017, 01:15 AM  
Hello from WA
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 7
Views: 282
welcome from WA but from Australia, great pictures!
Forum: Sold Items 06-10-2017, 01:02 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Da* 200 Full Frame & APS-C lens New Price
Posted By i_trax
Replies: 18
Views: 2,048
great lens, works very well with K-1
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