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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
Super A overlapping frames
Posted By Sluggo
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The supply reel shaft might be binding. If you have access to some molytone grease or graphite-based lube: between rolls of film, lift the rewind knob up almost to the point where it would open the film door, apply a little grease around the base of the shaft using a toothpick, press the knob back down into place and spin it a little. You might need to repeat the process a couple of times.

"Your mileage may vary" but this was all that was needed to make my MX film cam stop overlapping frames a few years ago.
Forum: Pentax K-1 2 Days Ago  
First week with the K-1 II
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Which bag is this? An old Tamrac backpack has carried my concert kit for a few years -- although big enough, it is frustratingly inflexible in dividing up space.
Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 22,320
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During yesterday's snowstorm.


workers in a row - M50/1.4 lens
Forum: Pentax K-1 3 Days Ago  
First week with the K-1 II
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Makes sense. The only variable when using the grip is a set of electrical contacts under the rubber plug you remove, and for that part to be properly sealed you just need the grip and body snugged up together well. If there's no play there, it should all be good.
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Days Ago  
First week with the K-1 II
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Prodding at it now I'll backtrack some on the "wiggle" part. I can make a little play between the knob and the screw, nothing I would notice without going looking for it either by feel or sound.

I also just checked the grip on the K-3ii and found it about the same. If anything the play is less noticeable on the K-1ii because of the same overhang of the screen you mentioned - effectively recessing the knob.
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Days Ago  
First week with the K-1 II
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
I'm just as late an adopter - got my K-1ii about the same time you did after a lot of going back and forth about the decision. Very pleased with mine and wondering why I waited so long.

Like you I don't have a problem with size or weight. People so often make a big deal about it, but I wonder how often that reaction is really to being all fitted out with both a grip and a new full frame zoom. The weight difference between the K-3 and K-1 bodies hardly registers with me.

Agree about the focus confirmation sound, which I've since turned off in the menu. But I'm not seeing what you describe about the grip being an ill fit - maybe I just don't understand the description. It fits as I'd expect, tightens down snug, nothing wiggles or rattles. Also I personally don't mind the wealth of controls, even if some are redundant between menus and dedicated buttons/wheels. Presumably with growing familiarity it just means I'll learn to do some things faster than in the past.

A big yes about the FA31! I've only shot a little with it so far, but this body definitely brings it into its prime ... so to speak.
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 4,140
Views: 353,777


Bill Evans - Live at the Village Vanguard, 1961; disc 2 tonight.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 6 Days Ago  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 9,363
Views: 740,895
Hangry Ada, patient while portraiture gets priority over provender.


FA31 / K-1ii lens test
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 6 Days Ago  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
And it was a slightly wider aperture, 3.2 vs 3.5 - I was just stopping each lens down a little from wide open, rather than matching settings. But you're right.

A couple of days after posting those I noticed that the DA21 example wasn't really all that circular, then realized I'd shot with the integrated hood on - which of course is designed for APS-C. With the hood removed there's less darkness, more confined to the corners. I suppose if one didn't mind some of the aberrations around the edges, the DA21 could be used as a very compact full frame wide lens -- effectively ~25mm focal length after cropping out the missing bits? Rough guess there, just something to toy with.

Anyway. After one week, I'm madly in liking with this camera. It feels like coming home. Still haven't got around to doing much with the two main lenses that motivated the purchase (A*85, FA31) - have been kinda sidetracked with experimenting with lensbabies. Much fun.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-07-2019, 09:22 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Sluggo
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Views: 1,857,983
Close resemblance for sure! When ours was a kitten, our vet speculated she might be a Maine Coon mix. Now that she's grown I wonder. She has the MC size and temperament, and the ear tufts, but not the characteristic muzzle shape.
Forum: Pentax K-1 01-06-2019, 05:35 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Sluggo
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I'm used to the Lensbaby 50mm optics being short telephotos on APS-c. Nice to be able to work with normal perspective now.

a last look at the holiday lights
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2019, 07:20 AM  
Sports Back from the summit
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 9
Views: 320
That's a spectacular image.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-05-2019, 06:39 AM  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
That lens saw a lot of use when I was doing film, but I had some trouble with manual focus on my first APS-C, and then a used FA31 came along.... so it's been on the shelf. But since you mentioned it, I took it out for a walk yesterday after work.


A28/2.0 at f/3.2

An articulating screen is so nice for composing with live view - something I appreciate too on the MX-1 point and shoot. Easy to see what you're doing with the camera held anywhere from your shoe-tops to way over your head. This was around chest level.

Then the same scene with the DA21 Limited, uncropped - breaking the image circle could get to be a cliché pretty fast, but it made me smile.


DA21 at f/3.5
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-03-2019, 07:11 PM  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
The very first impressions:
  • not quite as big or heavy as I'd come to expect (though to be fair I haven't yet attached the grip or used a zoom lens)

  • nice quiet shutter

  • can autofocus in hardly any light

  • insignificant point, but cheers for the locking body cap! Those tupperware-ish push-in types always made me nervous.



In accordance with the "New Equipment Gets Tested on Cats" Rule:


testing the new k-1ii - FA50/1.4 @ f/1.4
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-03-2019, 03:15 PM  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
I just poked around your flickr feed a bit. Looks like you're off to a great start with your FA limiteds, and you've shot some real beauties with your other lenses - I'm impressed by what you've done with the FA35 in particular.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-03-2019, 11:09 AM  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
:D



I'm at work, so no time to dig in just yet.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-02-2019, 04:01 PM  
Nature cat
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 12
Views: 407
It's quite true. When I get new equipment, the cat almost always gets pressed into modeling duty before I bother the rest of the world.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 01-02-2019, 03:38 PM  
I've dithered, sat on my hands, wavered and shilly-shallied long enough
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Finally ordered a K-1ii (bundled with grip) and expect it to arrive by Friday. Will be comparing my experience with Uncle Vanya's loan at least with regard to the redeployment of classic lenses in their intended fields of view.

Really as soon as Pentax announced there would be a full frame digital body, I knew I wanted one - I just wasn't prepared to shell out. But ars longa, vita brevis; and the "can afford but don't really need" gap was eventually closed by the knowledge that I'm not making the most of some lovely hunks of glass I've been gathering over the years. Most notably -- FA31, A*85/1.4, SMC50/1.2, A28/2.0; and the more common fare -- FA50/1.4, Vivitar/Cosina 19/3.8, Zenitar fisheye.

The DA*16-50 might get replaced with the DFA24-70 sometime, but there's a rhythm to these things. There will be plenty to experiment with and learn.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-31-2018, 04:39 PM  
HELP with next lens purchase!
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 58
Views: 1,650
Since you mention the Amigos, yes I'm sure you would enjoy the FA77; on the other hand, your current collection doesn't have any primes on the wide side, and you might find the FA31 immensely satisfying. (Probably at this point the FA43 is a bit too close to your ample supply of fifties to make a big impact on your life.) The 31 is too bulky for inconspicuous street shooting but makes a sweet length on APS-c that's good for shooting babies and pets, as well as all sorts of artsy stuff.

The DA21 is another possibility for a sharp but very compact wide walkabout lens, and leaves you a little money left over ....
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-31-2018, 04:15 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 9,363
Views: 740,895
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2018, 12:21 PM  
Smc Pentax f 50mm f1.7 aperture ring wobbles
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 8
Views: 436
That's the spirit!

edit - also, my apologies for missing the 'F' specifier in your original post. I don't know whether the F50/1.7 shares the same design weakness with the A version. As you note, they are both excellent optically. I sometimes shoot the old M version, which I got more or less for free when buying an old film camera.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2018, 10:09 AM  
Smc Pentax f 50mm f1.7 aperture ring wobbles
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 8
Views: 436
The A50/1.7 does have a tendency for plastic bits of the aperture mechanism to break internally.

Read this thread for one example.

Yes it can be fixed, but it can also be ruined in the attempt, depending on your skills. As ZombieArmy says, best to leave it in auto mode if you can; otherwise you might find it breaks worse at some point while you are turning the ring and won't let you put it back in auto; and then the repair becomes mandatory.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-24-2018, 11:32 AM  
Rent a K-1?
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 53
Views: 1,472
Just want to mention that I've been lurking on this thread and am interested in your experience as well. I've been teetering on the edge of a K-1 purchase for some time, partly because of owning an FA31 and A*85 and being curious about how those would perform at their intended field of view. There's also a too-neglected K50/1.2 which would probably be quite a bit more interesting on full frame.
Forum: Pentax Q 11-01-2018, 01:23 AM  
12 hour night-sky timelapse
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
You probably already thought of this, but I also should have mentioned setting the camera to take lower-resolution JPGs -- at least that's what I did here. No need for full sensor resolution to feed video, and certainly no need for raw files! When taking almost a thousand shots in a session, might as well try to keep the data size manageable.

Good luck, hope the weather gives you a break.
Forum: Pentax Q 10-30-2018, 03:54 PM  
Q-S1 goes to Tyrrell......
Posted By Sluggo
Replies: 7
Views: 848
At first I thought, why is Heinrich giving away his camera, and who's Tyrrell?

Thanks for posting. I especially like seeing the museum worker at his delicate extraction task.
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