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Forum: Pentax K-1 09-10-2020, 05:56 AM  
How to update Lightroom to support K-1 II
Posted By G and T
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
This is also what I have done. It works seamlessly with my K1 mkII and my DFA lenses.

Glenn
Forum: Sold Items 01-21-2020, 05:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander 180mm f4 SL APO Lanthar
Posted By G and T
Replies: 1
Views: 655
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Voigtlander 180mm f4 SL APO Lanthar

Asking Price
1,100.00 USD

Item Location
Victoria (Australia)

Item Description
Extremely rare Voigtlander 180mm f4 SL in fabulous condition, comes with all original caps and includes an almost as rare matched LH-75s lens hood and cap.
A manual focus auto aperture lens that is tiny for this focal length and is razor sharp from fully open. It is in beautiful condition with no visible blemishes and is in great optical condition.
I'm only selling as this lens as it's not getting the love it deserves as I have this focal length covered with other great auto-focus lenses.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
inc. shipping

Shipping Services
I will only send insured and tracked

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I will only accept returns if the item is not as stated

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-11-2019, 02:03 AM  
Thematic Post your Sculptures and Statues!
Posted By G and T
Replies: 1,331
Views: 102,479
I thought this was appropriate for Armistice day. A statue commemorating Australian soldiers ignoring British High Command's orders not to rescue wounded fellow soldiers in the aftermath of the battle of Fromelles in WW1.
One of my great uncles was here, of the 887 men in his Battalion who went into battle here, he was one of the 106 who answered roll call the next day.

Glenn
Forum: General Talk 11-11-2019, 01:11 AM  
The Aussie Thread...
Posted By G and T
Replies: 361
Views: 19,802
Aw come on, I've seen plenty of maps of Tassie over the years.

Glenn
Forum: General Talk 11-04-2019, 01:06 AM  
The Aussie Thread...
Posted By G and T
Replies: 361
Views: 19,802
Nah, it's our magnetic personalities.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-02-2019, 07:03 PM  
Favorite film for low light photos with Pentax manual SLRs?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
It's easy to say what my favourite films for low light are but they are not so easy to get anymore, fortunately for me I have a large stash on "ice". My go to low light films are Kodak Hawkeye and Maco Eagle AQS both surveillance and traffic camera films,that both have massive latitude and still stay reasonably fine grained even when pushed 3 stops. I bought them from remaining stock left from the change-over to digital traffic cameras, they came in 45.7m (150ft) bulk rolls which I roll onto used cassettes obtained from my friendly local processor. Many of my friends also love this film and have been able to coerce rolls of this film from me ( my brother is a serial pest in this regard), luckily I still have 8 bulk rolls and 25 already loaded 36 exposure rolls left.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-02-2019, 06:29 PM  
Vote for your favourite Pentax film cameras
Posted By G and T
Replies: 72
Views: 4,909
My number 1 was easy, my black SV always brings a smile to my face, it's understated and classy and is built and works like a fine watch.
The next 2 were a little more difficult but I went with the LX over the MZ-S just because of its meter.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-20-2019, 05:08 AM  
77mm vs Sigma 85mm
Posted By G and T
Replies: 94
Views: 4,967
As I posted earlier, I have both lenses, but I may not have elaborated enough on the strengths and weaknesses of each.
First the Sigma. It's much bigger lens as can be seen by the pictures I included in my last post. It's a sharper lens in the centre ,corners and edges especially wide open. It doesn't fringe like the 77ltd and is more flare resistant. It renders very 3D like. It has a very pleasant bokeh when the background is not too busy but when there is a complex background it renders it in a confusing manner that is not very pleasing.
Next the 77ltd. It has the edge in size and portability by a long long way. Yes it is not as sharp especially in the corners wide open but this is not a problem for portraiture. Sharpness isn't everything, just take someones portrait and show all their wrinkles,pimples,pores and blackheads,soft lenses were used in movies for a reason! Yes it can flare, this is easily fixed by re-positioning the subject or camera, it can purple fringe but it has a beautiful creamy bokeh that it always achieves no matter the background.
I always use the Sigma in studio or where I CAN control the background and carrying it is not a problem but for distant locations or where unknown backgrounds may occur I always use the 77ltd for its beautiful creamy backgrounds. All the worry about 85mm v 77mm and f1.4 v f1.8 and DOF is in my opinion inconsequential (who wants to see a subjects eyes in focus and their nose and ears out of focus) as both lenses will produce stunning portraits.
Glenn
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-18-2019, 09:10 PM  
77mm vs Sigma 85mm
Posted By G and T
Replies: 94
Views: 4,967
I own both and here is the take I have on my copies of these lenses. The Sigma is MUCH larger than the diminutive 77ltd see the attached pictures (the 1st without hoods, the 2nd with the 77ltd's inbuilt hood extended and the Sigma with the FF hood, last with the Sigma's APSC hood). With my copies the Sigma is much sharper, not that the 77ltd is by any means a slouch,but the Sigma is seriously sharp and renders 3D like photos that are extremely pleasing with the right background. The 77ltd on the other hand while not quite as sharp or 3D like, always provides awesome bokeh no matter what the background is.
When I have to travel the 77 is my go to lens but when I have a controlled environment the Sigma can't be beaten.
Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-08-2019, 02:07 AM  
AF280T replacement?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 12
Views: 611
A Pentax AF540FGZ mark 1 would do everything and more that you are asking as well as being more much powerful. Just make sure it's not a mark 2 as it doesn't have its own auto metering.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-29-2019, 02:40 AM  
The real truth on the MZ-S mirror motor gear?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 59
Views: 8,800
I'm the original owner, it was purchased as new old stock in 2011. I have never needed to have it serviced.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-26-2019, 03:41 AM  
The real truth on the MZ-S mirror motor gear?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 59
Views: 8,800
Mine just has to be different. My MZ-S says Asahi Optical Company and the serial number starts with 5xxxxxx and mine has a brass gear.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-05-2019, 06:04 PM  
Godox 350TT on Pentax MZ-S or MZ-6?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Hello "rollbahn", I'm using Godox's Xpro-P trigger which I believe is using the same protocols as the TT350P. Godox only lists it as being compatible with only a few current cameras, but it works perfectly with all my Pentax P-TTL cameras including my MZ-S, so I can't see why their TT350P wouldn't be the same.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-26-2018, 10:41 AM  
"F03" error in viewfinder of Pentax 645n?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
I have this written in ballpoint pen on the back of an old 645n manual that I acquired

Someone was getting an error message on their camera. They did this:

I took the film rewind hole at the bottom and put a pen tip inside to force it to "rewind". After this I put film in, the ERR error went away and I was shooting fine. I've since fixed a friend's camera the same way.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM  
Water 'Sand Bags' Holders?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
I have only used the pegs off an old tent that was well past its "use by date" and they have served me very well.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-11-2018, 01:39 AM  
How many film cameras do you have?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 354
Views: 24,171
My current fully working flock with serial numbers,
Pentax LX 5255617
Pentax MZ-S 5015355
Pentax 645 1042533
Pentax 645 1057792
Pentax AP 137217
Pentax K 160021
Pentax K 163194
Pentax SV 609561
Pentax SV 936182
Pentax SV 952394
Pentax SV (black) 544917
Pentax H2 277341
Pentax H2 251129
Pentax S1a 703800
Pentax Spotmatic 2874154
Pentax Spotmatic II (Black) 5413407
Pentax Spotmatic (Black) 4296111
Pentax Spotmatic F 4828703
Pentax Spotmatic F 6181652
Pentax SL 3076927
Pentax K1000 7504962
Pentax KM 8296156
Pentax KX 8383860
Pentax KX (Black) 8355557
Pentax K2 (Black) 7109478
Pentax MX 9497111
Pentax ME-F (Black) 3616208
Pentax ME Super 3338478
Pentax Program A 1443996
Pentax Super A 1132302
Minolta XE-1 1060122
Minolta XD5 4003218
Minolta XD7 2132446
Minolta SRT Super 1134172
Minolta SRT 303b 3388237
Minolta X-700 2810329
Bronica GS-1 3119584
Yashica 635 ST 2021117

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-06-2018, 07:56 AM  
Water 'Sand Bags' Holders?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
For these types of locations a few steel tent pegs work for me. They are very light and when they are driven in and hooked over your light stand legs nothing moves it.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-06-2018, 03:47 AM  
Godox v860ii - do they work with Pentax cameras?
Posted By G and T
Replies: 1
Views: 1,896
The short of it is Godox v860II's of any camera brand flavour ( Canon, Nikon, Sony etc ) will work off camera with Xpro-P (also called R2 Pro-P) triggers in HSS and TTL but not directly on the cameras hot shoe where they become manual flashes only.
V860II's will need the latest firmware update to do this. There is already a thread about this. Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax


Glenn
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2018, 10:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3
Views: 853


---------- Post added 6th Nov 2018 at 09:19 PM ----------

Cactus RF60, V6II and 3x V6's all sold, Sigma EF-530 DG Super and Pentax AF 540 FGZ are still available.

Glenn
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2018, 06:53 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers
Posted By G and T
Replies: 3
Views: 853
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax AF540FGZ,Sigma EF530DG Super,Cactus RF60 flashes,Cactus V6II and V6 triggers

Asking Price
290.00 AUD

Item Location
Victoria (Australia)

Item Description
All being sold to make way for Godox system flashes.
Pentax Af 540 FGZ flash like new $290 AUD ( $205 US ) comes boxed with all original papers and instructions. This flash has barely been used. Sigma EF 530 DG Super like new $70 AUD ( $50 US ) comes boxed with all original papers and instructions. I never got along with this flash so its practically a new flash with almost no use.
Cactus RF60 $160 AUD ( $115 US ) This flash is also like new and boxed with instructions. It has just been updated to the latest Pentax firmware. Another of my rarely used flashes, I just preferred my old manual flashes.
Cactus V6II $90 AUD ( $65 US ) Like new and boxed with instructions.This has also just been updated to the latest Pentax firmware.
3x Cactus V6's $50 AUD ( $36 US ) each. These also come boxed with instructions,only one set of instructions has been used. These triggers have been used more than all the other items here but are still in mint condition.


Glenn

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
+ shipping

Shipping Services
Australia Post, tracked shipping

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I only send tracked items for both of our peace of mind.
I will except returns but they must come back as I sent them
I will also accept personal pick-up of the items if possible (COD)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-01-2018, 06:36 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 293
Views: 36,590
Even more astounding news, I'm able to get TTL and HSS with the Xpro-p on my MZ-S. I don't know of any other film camera that is doing this. I have now been able to confirm reliable operation with the Xpro-p and the K7, K5, K5IIs, K3 and now the MZ-S as well as Godox's listed supported cameras K3II , K1 and K1 II.

Glenn
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-31-2018, 08:16 AM  
Upgrade to my K5 for low light gig photography
Posted By G and T
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
Any Pentax camera from The K5II/IIs onward will auto-focus dramatically better in low light than your K5, so there are plenty of budget options. The K1 on the other hand while not the budget option has the brilliant combination of fast reliable auto-focus in low light and a wonderful large bright viewfinder.

Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-31-2018, 07:40 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 293
Views: 36,590
Firstly are you running firmware version 2.2 on your AD200. This can be checked by holding in the mode button while turning on the AD200. If you are not running v2.2, Inkista gave a detailed description earlier in this thread on updating Godox firmware.
If you are running v2.2 on your AD200 you should be ready to go. Once you have the Xpro on your camera and everything is switched on make sure that flash is enabled on your K5 and not wireless or red-eye reduction etc. (checked by the bottom button of the 4-way controller). The Xpro and your light should be set to the same channel if they are you should be able to select the flash's group with one of the Xpro's 5 side buttons. When you have your flash's group highlighted you can then change its settings,if you push the mode button your Xpro should change from M to TTL etc. with each push, the control wheel can then be used for exposure compensation for TTL or to adjust manual settings. Each time you change one of these settings on the Xpro you should see a corresponding change on your AD200's screen. So TTL will be enabled when you select the flash's channel and group and you use the mode button to select TTL while the group is highlighted and this will be confirmed on the AD200's screen.

I hope this helps,
Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-25-2018, 01:38 AM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 293
Views: 36,590
I can also confirm that K7, K5 and K5IIs also all work with HSS, TTL and of course manual with Xpro-p and ad200 with new firmware.

Glenn
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-23-2018, 05:13 PM  
Xpro-P TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Pentax
Posted By G and T
Replies: 293
Views: 36,590
More good news, Godox has released new firmware updates for some more strobes, AD600 strobes, AD400 and now AD200 strobes are now compatible with Pentax X TTL.
I had to try out yesterdays firmware release on my AD200 even though I have always shot manual, but this firmware is a revelation, none of the old TTL inconsistencies and then if you're like me just use the TCM function and convert TTL to manual
settings and adjust to your liking from there with the added bonus of no pre-flash. It gives great baseline exposures, my flash meters aren't going to like this.:eek: One more bonus is Godox's Pentax X TTL does work well with manual focus lenses
unlike Cactus triggers.( I've been using Voigtlanders with A contacts, I'll have to test more.)

Glenn
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