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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-28-2019, 11:07 AM  
DA 50mm focusing click
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Hello Fellow Pentaxians,

I just bought the SMC Pentax-DA 50mm F1.8, It appears to be in mint condition.
As I have never had one before just wanted to know from regular users of this lens,
When I first attach the lens to the camera it seems to make a clicking sound on the first focus attempt is this Normal?
I put the camera in Manual focus and through the focus all the way in both directions, and its there again, now it focuses extremely fast so just wondered if its a kind of an internal slap due to the speed of the motor, just to add when it has done it once it seems normal when I just aim and focus on any target.

Many Thanks in Advance
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-23-2017, 12:20 PM  
M42 Adapter
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Thanks everyone for the sound advice, Pictured is the culprit for this post in the first place,
Just 1 last thing to are Samsung lenses K mount and if so Any good ?
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-21-2017, 12:33 PM  
M42 Adapter
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Hi Fellow Pentaxians.

I just bought my first screw mount lens, Asahi Pentax Super Takumar f3.5 135 portrait Lens.
I have a k mount obviously, I need to know why when looking for the adapters on eBay some are just a mount ring and some have what looks like a tool (spanner) / extra bit. which should I get the standalone or the one with an extra bit. and why does the other even have an extra bit ? CONFUESED.
and why are some only 1 pound and some 5 pound?;);););)

pros and cons please.

All The Best take care always :):):):)
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-19-2017, 02:42 AM  
FLU Card remote Live View display . . .
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509















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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-09-2017, 02:44 AM  
Manual Focal Length Settings using Extension rings ???
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Hi Pentaxians.

I have a K-3 using SMC Pentax Asahi -M 1:2 / 50 mm Lens
Extension Kit Panagor 12 mm 20 mm 36 mm

So if I just put the lens on its own I guess I have to set the Focal length to 75 mm
so when using an extension tube do i also need to combine the tube size mm + Lens 50 mm x 1.5.crop. Is my understanding of this correct ?

Also when Using a Manual zoom Lens do I need to change the focal length every time I zoom in tighter ? or do I just put in the Maximum focal Length x 1.5 Crop.

and Finally can extension tubes be used combined with a macro zoom lens in Macro Mode ?

Thanks In Advance
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-01-2017, 01:53 AM  
New User Needs Lens Help
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Happy New Year To One And All )))
K-3 Issue where is the Cute Selfie Button and do they make one That's not bigger than my Head and upper body combined.

When attaching Vintage Glass ie 55mm (full Frame) k-mount do I need to X-1.5 on the focal length. also with vintage 28mm-70mm do you need to change the setting at every Focal stop change you make?

and are non prime vintage a waste of time and money on new camera, say 35-200 zoom ?????

Many Thanks in Advance Happy 2017
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-28-2016, 11:55 PM  
Misc blue, blue and blue
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
I Posted a photo and bought the thread to the surface but i cant see my Photo anywhere (((
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-28-2016, 09:44 AM  
Misc blue, blue and blue
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 13
Views: 3,153
Is This Blue Enough lol )))
Forum: Photo Critique 12-28-2016, 09:41 AM  
Abstract Macro Blue
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Macro Blue
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-27-2016, 02:20 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 21,295
Views: 1,536,225
Cyber Horse 2016
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-27-2016, 01:07 PM  
Abstract Old Town Reflections
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Valletta Christmas Tree made by Mdina Glass
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 12-27-2016, 08:20 AM  
K-S2 good replacement for K-r?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
just looked on eBay and there is a New Kr 199 that will save you 200 for a start.
It all depends on your budget mate and how you intend to use the end photographic results.
if you are never going to view the photos on anything bigger than a PC/TV you don't need millions of pixels.
and you can get a New K-s2 on Ebay at 387 and a K50 at 300
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-26-2016, 10:38 PM  
Lucky Me
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Nice one E-Man nice treasure haul too I cant wait to try out the vintage with Film can't seem to get the K-3 right just yet lack of experience so maybe full on manual will force me to engage the Gray-matter more and think on. I seem to always have to post process only got a few out of camera good shots so far. but them again ive not put all the time in only a few hours on Camera so i guess it will fall into place soon enough.

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Bring on New Years Day LOL hope there are a few Hangovers out there lol
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-26-2016, 09:07 AM  
Lucky Me
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
WOW just won on an E bay Auction Can,t believe My Luck
After loosing on around 4 Auctions with a last minuet glitch that prevented me from biding when the price got to around 170
I just Won a camera and 3 lens with a 44.80 Bid
What do you get:

Pentax ME body: number 1732803
SMC Pentax-M 2 50mm lens, number 3839295
Pentax Takumar macro zoom 28-80mm lens, number 5701234
Petri 3,5-200mm Tele lens, number 930318
Panagor auto MACRO zoom converter
Lenshood
Case AKO
camera strap.

All in top Condition Thanks for the Glitch Ebay you saved me 125 ish and Now i will Own a Vintage SLR Happy Christmas lol
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-25-2016, 11:47 PM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
Thanks Steve as i Am New maybe I could have quoted the wrong info as I just copied and pasted what I bought on Ebay then i came across the Videos on YouTube regards the Radioactive lenses. :confused:
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-25-2016, 05:40 AM  
PF Christmas 2016 Giveaway!
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 100
Views: 7,377
Happy Christmas Fellow Members and a Fantastic New Year
Thanks for the help and support in 2016 Regards New Novice who would have sent the camera back as broken when it was fine lol ;-)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-24-2016, 11:15 PM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
Here It Is at Last the Atomic Lens, attached are the photos taken on my Mobile of the lens mounted to my K-3,
Next Step is to learn how to use it.and when.
Thanks for all the Comments and a Happy Christmas to all God Bless )))
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-23-2016, 09:42 AM  
Happy Christmas
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 411
A Big Thanks To The Whole Community for all the Help This year you were all Diamonds and helped settle me into the world of the DSLR.
I Wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year Keep up The Good Work :):confused::D
Be Safe and God Bless
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-08-2016, 01:11 AM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
Just Found This on Just Scored an SMC Takumar 55mm F1.8!: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
I bought a new Spotmatic back in about 1965 with one of them. At the time, I couldn't afford the 50mm f1.4. That proved to be a blessing as the 55mm f1.8 does not use thorium treated glass and therefore does not suffer from yellowing with age as the 50mm f1.4 does.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-07-2016, 11:32 PM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
Thanks Looking at what you linked now )))
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-07-2016, 11:10 PM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
Many Thanks for the Advice I will keep the lens Now for sure i need a good prime Lens.
I thought it was just a case of the Usual Youtube Experts sorry paid sales people for Nikon an Canon doing there thing again.
And how is the Nuclear Disposal Business going Mark Jerling )))

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I take it that the Yellowing is with age then and not a coating thing

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so i will need to Bunker my Laptop an K-3 when not in use ? Just ordered a Bio Hazard suit from e-bay ;-)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-06-2016, 10:02 PM  
Radio Active Lens ?
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 53
Views: 3,755
ASAHI PENTAX SMC TAKUMAR F1.8 55mm Sn,1119563

just seen videos on youtube saying these lenses are Radio Active but only certain Serial numbers but the photos of the lens has the yellow tint they mention in the videos.
Hi I just bought / ordered this lens should i Cancel it or is this one Not Radioactive/

Thanks in Advance I just don't want to Glow in the Dark
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-03-2016, 11:32 AM  
"Portrait of a Stranger" Rolex Middle Sea Race 03/12/2016
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 0
Views: 518
I don't think it was the Actual Race Day but captured this at sea from a moving Boat whilst out Fishing just Outside Valletta Harbor Malta,
So i got 2 Strangers at sea maybe they are famous in the Yacht World but total Strangers to me :D

---------- Post added 12-03-16 at 11:37 AM ----------

File Size 182.84 Kb
File Date 2016-12-03 12:16 PM
Camera Make RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
Camera Model PENTAX K-3
Date Taken 2016-12-03 09:05 AM
Resolution 1354 x 900 pixels
Focal Length 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure Time 1/3200s (0.0003)
Aperture F/4.0
ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance Auto
Metering Mode Pattern
Exposure Aperture priority (semi-auto)
Focus Range Distant
Lens ID Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2


Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/21-contest-submissions/335009-portrait-st...#ixzz4Rnkwqz4v
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-02-2016, 10:51 AM  
View Finder K-3
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
thanks Steve I'm New to all this

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Thanks Adam
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-02-2016, 10:35 AM  
View Finder K-3
Posted By Lee Malta
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Thanks Everyone just one more thing when i Change the AF point / Points should the grid view be visible in the viewfinder as in the centre 3 dots or all 27 and so on or do they just flash up the once. sorry complete novice but you already put my mind at rest regards the view finder. as on my canon bridge camera its quite clear but its a digital viewfinder )))
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