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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-07-2019, 07:30 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Turbotak
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Not really a photo but I did recently render a Blender project that was entirely bokeh. That counts doesn't it? :p
















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Forum: General Talk 06-28-2019, 01:44 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
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Did you check out the SE? Thatís what I use currently. I donít want anything bigger and the performance is great!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-25-2019, 06:59 AM  
Poll: Do you install a UV filter on all of your lens
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 70
Views: 2,407
Never. They will always degrade image quality, and if there are any light-emitters in your frame it will produce artifacts. Then if you have to user a filter you actually need, like ND or CPL, that filter stacks and will be a reflection-hive spawning all kinds of strange artifacts and dots in your images.

I have dropped one of my lenses twice when I started shooting (poor beater-lens, he always gets the short end of the stick now), both times it had a filter and the filter gave its life for the lens. Both times were because of lazy support execution. I can imagine, for new shooters, to have a UV on for a while, but once you have even a little experience under your belt I'd take them off asap. Following good storage practices, cleaning procedures, and generally knowing what you're doing when shooting will prevent damage to the lens.

If I'm at the beach or in the mud/gravel/sand, I will use weather sealed lenses and bag the camera. A lens hood/matte box will keep 99% of anything dangerous away from the front element. For more casual shooting I will just use a cheaper body and beater lens that I don't care if it gets dirty.
Forum: General Talk 06-07-2019, 10:15 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
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De-clicked the iris of the Vivitar 20mm, and removed all the AE levers/protrusions. Lost the little ball, so no going back now! XD

My solution to the extremely loose iris ring was to cut a double sided tape in half (so it's only one side) and stick it on the inside of the ring with some grease. A little stiff but hopefully will loosen up with use as it compresses more.
Forum: General Talk 06-06-2019, 03:26 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
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Just picked up a mint condition Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 for not very much. Contax mount. Can't wait for an adapter to arrive so I can test it out!
Forum: General Talk 05-31-2019, 07:53 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
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Tokina 28-85 f/4 in m42 mount. Everything is stiff and the blades are very stiff. Closing the aperture requires smacking the lens. Otherwise very clean.

Anyone know a good lens repair tech that might take care of this without charging an arm and a leg?
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 05-29-2019, 06:02 PM  
Tokina AT-X 28-85mm f/3.5-f/4.5 Tests - A hidden gem for video!
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Thanks! I have that one. The far focus distance and tighter range gets it used a lot less though. Might consider selling it. Excellent micro contrast for photos though.

Edit: I also don’t have any use for a push-pull lens. All my zooms are two-touch except for that one and the 45-125.
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 05-29-2019, 09:10 AM  
Tokina AT-X 28-85mm f/3.5-f/4.5 Tests - A hidden gem for video!
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 3
Views: 408
In a nutshell: Sharp, constant aperture, neutral color zoom from 28-70mm, soft, warm 85mm 2/3 stops darker.

Love this lens and the way it renders skin.

Enjoy!

Tokina AT-X 28-85mm f/3.5 - f/4.5 Vintage Manual Lens Test for Video - YouTube
Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 05-29-2019, 09:06 AM  
Video profile question
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 7
Views: 847
When you are capturing a wide dynamic range, it has to be stored in a log profile or you lose data. The Rec.709 color space is a compressed format. This isn't new, film was scanned into Cineon Log since the 1990s.

You are right about it being abused. The ignorant believe that because something is "log" means it looks "expensive" or "cinematic" and it has become something of a trend lately, unfortunately. This is because they see un-colored footage from Arri or other cinema cameras and compare their camera's footage to that.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-22-2019, 03:21 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 15,909
Views: 1,427,274
Close focus stills from a lens test video I'm in the middle of for the Tokina AT-X 28-85 f/3.5-f/4.5.

Shot on a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera w/ Metabones booster.
Forum: General Talk 05-22-2019, 11:54 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
Views: 1,127,977
How do you guys find these "lot" deals with a bunch of camera loot for what seems like pennies?
Forum: General Talk 05-21-2019, 09:39 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
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You and me both. Iíd also gladly accept the A f/2.8 or the m42 f/4.5
Forum: General Talk 05-18-2019, 03:02 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
Views: 1,127,977
Just arrived from ebay a "macro" generation Tokina AT-X 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5.

Already fell in love with it just while checking to make sure everything is functional..

Appears to be mostly parfocal, even though they never claimed to be. My close focus subject remained in the same focus plane throughout the zoom range with a tiny bit of breathing. No focus breathing at all. Bokeh at 85mm is gorgeous. The mediocre reviews of this lens on the this site don't do it justice. Hidden gem! I'm going to get another one when I find a good deal.

Close focus is 33cm from front element and 45cm from sensor. At 85mm focal length that's fantastic.

Forum: Video and Pentax HDSLRs 04-21-2019, 04:38 PM  
1959 O'Connor Model C
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Here is a video review I did of one of the vintage fluid heads I recently acquired.















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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-16-2019, 07:59 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 6,162
Views: 746,953
I mean f/5 is plenty fast for outdoors on 35mm at for iso under 800
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-12-2019, 10:48 AM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 18,176
Views: 1,227,896
Olympus Pen-F with the Pentax 50 f/1.2 SOOC

Camera in photo is the Blackmagic Micro with a metabones and a SMC 35mm f/2
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-12-2019, 10:42 AM  
Can't get a filter off
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 20
Views: 909
This x100

When you put extra force, even when unscrewing, you can bind it up from the downward force and make it more stuck. Try pulling away lightly from the lens in varying degrees while twisting off, and using as light a grip as necessary while steadily increasing grip/twisting power.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-12-2019, 09:26 AM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By Turbotak
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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-12-2019, 08:41 AM  
Can't Pentax make a good cheap zoom?
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 105
Views: 5,872
Good, Cheap, Zoom

Pick 2

Sorry I had to :p
Forum: General Talk 04-11-2019, 06:19 PM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 1,895
Views: 102,933
Agreed! I won't buy an automatic transmission. Has to be manual! Older is better (to me). I do extensive research on the vehicles I buy and make sure the mechanics are bulletproof.



They are completely automatic and sit behind your review mirror, you barely know they are there. You never have to touch it.
Also it's your own personal insurance, nobody has access to it except for you.

Try saying it's unnecessary when the motorist who cut you off and sideswiped you when merging and tells the cops you ran into them. By the way, this motorist happens to be much more attractive than you are...XD

To each their own...I understand not wanting more gadgets in a car, but it really does help you.
Forum: General Talk 04-11-2019, 09:59 AM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 1,895
Views: 102,933
I drive a lifted Jeep with 33” tires, armor plating, lights, wench, the works.

I like that it can climb a near verticle obstacle, go where a car couldn’t rven get towed from, drive over/push small cars, pull stuck objects, and generally make ******* drivers leave me alone.

I don’t like that I get 15mpg on a good day and that it’s hard to pass smog.

In regards to the dashcam criticism: people nowadays are literally insane. I can’t image driving without one.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-11-2019, 09:14 AM  
Can't recommend Eric any longer
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 77
Views: 8,972
Well, you know what they say, facts don't care about your feelings. Nowhere on his website does it say that he refurbishes or restores cameras. It says that he repairs them. To expect anything different is to have unrealistic expectations.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-10-2019, 09:00 PM  
Can't recommend Eric any longer
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 77
Views: 8,972
I think people need to have their expectations in the right place. I just received my MX back from Eric. Everything I asked for was performed (and well) except a new focusing screen, but I assume that's because they are hard to come by and maybe he ran out of clean spares. Anyway, he's not advertising a full restoration of these cameras, just repair and CLA. My MX came back very snappy and sharp, and all the mechanical components or parts that affect functionality were lubed and working perfectly. I did notice the cosmetics of the camera were relatively untouched. I purposefully left some dirty spots when I did my initial clean-down thinking "he'll probably take care of that", but nope.

Think of it like a car mechanic. They fix what's wrong, put new parts in and send you an invoice. They don't detail your interior.

Regardless, I'm very happy with the services performed. I can buff the dirt off the hot shoe and clean up some of the exterior metal. That's not his job.
Forum: General Talk 04-08-2019, 09:51 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 16,652
Views: 1,127,977
The two Oconnor model C heads and the 50D in the background. Refurbished and brought back to factory specifications. Already making a review of the Model C. Butter smooth!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-06-2019, 08:50 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Turbotak
Replies: 15,909
Views: 1,427,274
SOOC
Olympus Pen-F
Auto Takumar 55mm f/1.8 + Asahi Macro No. 1 + Pentax ND 8
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