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Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 03-11-2019, 01:38 AM  
SMC Pentax-F 100mm F2.8 Macro
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 9
Views: 3,885
SMC Pentax F 100mm f2.8 Macro at maximum aperture and with a little PP....



...Bokeh Okay :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2019, 04:38 AM  
Pentax - A smc fish-eyes 16 f 2.8: has anyone experienced it on K-1?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 8
Views: 558
I did experiment a little with de-fishing (without much success) but as you say the 16 is a fish-eye so I tended to just treat it as such - there aren't so many situations where it is as useful as a rectilinear, so just look for the shots where you think it might work and you'll be pleasantly surprised ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2019, 03:31 AM  
Pentax - A smc fish-eyes 16 f 2.8: has anyone experienced it on K-1?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 8
Views: 558
I've used one on the K1 - only sold it because I bought the 15-30.....





There's a few more in this mini Flickr Album:
Pentax SMC A 16mm f2.8 | Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-27-2019, 06:05 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 14,708
Views: 1,340,284


Pentax K1 MkII + SMC-Pentax A 100mm f2.8 Macro + SMC-Pentax F 1.7x AF Converter at maximum aperture ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2019, 07:49 AM  
Ole Henrik Skjelstad talks about his MEdiu Format Experience.
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
You're not kidding - not sure whether I'm inspired or I should just give up photography ;)

Absolutely Superb :cool::):)
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-29-2019, 05:15 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 50mm SDM AW
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665


f7.1 at 1/160 on K1 mkII - cropped & processed in LR
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-30-2018, 10:42 AM  
85mm f2 or faster Lens Club
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 111
Views: 17,410
Pentax A* 85mm f1.4 @ f1.4 on the K1 MkII…
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 11-15-2018, 12:41 PM  
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462






It's not just a Macro lens ;)
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-10-2018, 04:55 AM  
"The 200mm... the seemly unloved these days focal length club"
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 56
Views: 3,914


K1 mkII + A* 200mm F4 ED Macro
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-10-2018, 02:39 AM  
What would be a fair price for a Pentax A* 200mm f4.0 ED Macro
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Okay - thanks for the advice ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-08-2018, 02:45 AM  
What would be a fair price for a Pentax A* 200mm f4.0 ED Macro
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 10
Views: 792
The price history of these lenses is quite difficult to follow properly because there are so few of them around - what do you think would be a reasonable price for one of these today ?
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-03-2018, 11:55 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 23,177
Views: 1,955,143
K1 mkII + D FA*50/1.4 @ f9.0...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-29-2018, 01:59 AM  
Smc Pentax 2.8/105mm vs Pentax-M/A 2.8/100mm
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 6
Views: 914
I tend not to do direct comparisons of lenses but over the years I have owned both of these lenses several times and the one that stood out for me was the Pentax SMC A 100mm f2.8 - I can't disagree on the comments on the mechanical engineering of the K series lenses (it still brings a smile to my face when I focus the K28/2.0) but I think the A is a beautifully compact, smooth focusing, sharp lens and one I'm keeping hold of :)
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-23-2018, 03:00 AM  
HD Pentax D FA 1:2.8 15-30mm ED SDM WR lens club!
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 468
Views: 56,992
K1 mkII + D-FA 15-30/2.8, Silver Efex Pro 2.0





On the Malvern Hills (UK)
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-12-2018, 07:45 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 50mm SDM AW
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665


:)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-11-2018, 11:36 AM  
Modern fifties: Samyang vs Sigma vs DA*
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 35
Views: 1,975
Sorry - I only sell in the UK :o I didn't mean this post to be an advert - Mods, don't spank me please :o
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-08-2018, 03:03 AM  
Where to pick up a used bargain lens in traditional brick 'n' mortar store ?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 28
Views: 1,409
...this is the optimism that comes with being a Pentaxian Barry ;) Doesn't stop us trying though :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 09-28-2018, 12:28 PM  
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
I've had quite a few Sigma lenses, but never one as good as this......





;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-27-2018, 03:18 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,960
Views: 111,495
I thought my attempted contribution was quite light and positive - must have had by Shades on at the time :cool: :lol::D

I'll be first in line for the D-FA*85/1.4 and probably the 70-200/4.0 (the 2.8 version is too heavy for my travel liking) ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-27-2018, 01:58 AM  
Photokina, Ricoh has Confirmed
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,960
Views: 111,495
I don't believe Pentax will neglect the lower and mid price markets but with their limited resources (compared to Sony, Nikon, Canon, etc.) they have to continually switch their focus between product ranges. For the size of the company I think they do a remarkable job - the Medium Format digital community sat up and took notice when Pentax entered, Full Frame DSLR's have delivered what Pentax is known for with some style (and the take up from the Forum communities seems pretty big to me) and the range of top quality lenses is gradually expanding. APS-C is well covered in terms of lenses - admittedly a new body is probably overdue - but I believe it will come fairly soon.

As for the the question of K1 owners and their finances, I'm not sure I agree. The D-FA*50/1.4 is approx 2/3 the price of a K1-II - a lot of money for a "standard" lens but it will still be "current" and "relevant" after 4 or 5 more Pentax FF DSLR's have been released, in financial terms a lens is a better investment than a body (bodies usually drop in value significantly quicker and by more than lenses) so if Pentaxians have invested that much in a K1 then I suspect a fair few will also take up the top end lenses that we'll hopefully see over the next few years. I'm not suggesting this applies to the majority of us, but Pentax presumably make a significantly higher profit on these lenses than the lower range ones so don't need to sell anything like the same numbers.

As you suggest, the Kudos from Professional level lenses is to be applauded and does create a buzz in the industry, amongst retailers and on photo "news" sites. I don't know how the success (or not) of the D-FA*50/1.4 can be measured without knowing the figures, but I think the qualities of the lens are now known and the upcoming 85mm (hopefully released next year) is highly likely to be even more successful (IMO).

:cool:
Forum: General Photography 09-24-2018, 03:46 AM  
A digital back - but is it really what serious film camera fans want?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
....or did they get bought out by others you had an interest in ensuring that a whole new production of hardware kept the money rolling in to the "big boys" ;)

...insert conspiracy theory here.... [Conspiracy] !

:)
Forum: General Photography 09-24-2018, 02:04 AM  
A digital back - but is it really what serious film camera fans want?
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Around 20 years ago the Imagek EFS-1 introduced the concept of a digital film cassette that could be used in virtually any 35mm SLR film camera. Looked as though it was going to revolutionise the industry, but it never materialised....
http://www.epi-centre.com/reports/imagek.html
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:11 PM  
RICOH IMAGING UK & IRELAND introducing FA★50mmF1.4 SDM
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Thanks for posting - I hadn't seen it before ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2018, 11:26 PM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,820
Views: 163,111
It may not be absolutely perfect in every respect, but it depends very much on what you want to use it for. This photo (again at f1.4) probably sums up why it is perfect for me....


:cool:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2018, 02:22 PM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By LennyBloke
Replies: 1,820
Views: 163,111
And if it's in the same league as the D-FA*50/1.4 then IMO it'll be worth it - I will have no need for my K85/1.8, A*85/1.4 or FA*85/1.4 ;)
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