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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 03-25-2018, 04:31 PM  
Where to buy a screw for Asahi Spotmatic?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 4
Views: 272
There is an exploded parts diagram at PENTAX MANUALS in the service manuals section. If you can make sense out of that, small screws can be found at Or maybe Eric Hendrickson can help. If all else fails, a box of toothpicks is not very expensive (lol).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-24-2018, 06:58 PM  
Advice - best black permanent marker for lens touch-ups?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 19
Views: 815
There are regular Sharpies which are said to be water proof but really are only resistant. Then there are oil-based paint Sharpies which really are water proof and much more durable. I got mine at a Hobby Lobby here in the States. They come in extra fine tips too. Maybe that will be a solution.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-14-2018, 12:03 PM  
Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera detailed specifications leaked
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 389
Views: 32,182
Then do that and don't complain about the AF then.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2018, 09:26 AM  
End of Pentax K-1? & It's Official According to Photo Rumors - K-1 Discontinued Rea
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 136
Views: 13,779
It's official when the word comes from Ricoh Imaging Corp. Not before.
Forum: General Photography 02-04-2018, 09:12 AM  
Meet "ARSENAL" Photo Assistant
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Not initially. Check back in five years. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-24-2018, 03:17 PM  
Ricoh Imaging at CP+ 2018
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 98
Views: 14,655
Perhaps. Personally I would rather see rebadged offerings from Ricoh rather than K-mount lenses direct from Sigma and Tamron. That way Ricoh gets the revenue that they can then roll back into new product development. But then I'm thinking of the long term well-being of the company, a rarity in these forums. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-12-2018, 04:04 PM  
Where do you get your film?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 20
Views: 949
The Film Photography Project (Home - The Film Photography Project) has some unusual emulsions that are not your normal big three fare if you are into creative photography.
Forum: Ricoh Theta 360 Cameras 01-09-2018, 05:01 AM  
Theta V API and SDK to be released to developers in partnership program
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Forum: General Photography 12-05-2017, 04:56 AM  
Is it just me, or do others find this equally offputting?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
OK, thanks for the heads up on Cinestill. Their 120mm format 50D film has interest for me as well.
Forum: General Photography 12-04-2017, 04:36 PM  
Is it just me, or do others find this equally offputting?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Apparently I'm in their demographic group because I'm a regular listener and don't have a problem with their style. I'm going to try some of the Vision 3 film based upon their characterization of it.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-19-2017, 03:42 PM  
Honeywell Strobonar 772 disassembly and battery replacement
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 4
Views: 526
I had a couple of those potato mashers and seem to remember that the battery tray has a small internal catch on each
side that holds it onto the head. Squeezing both tabs together simultaneously with thumb and forefinger should
release the catches and allow you to slide the battery tray out the back of the head.
Forum: General Photography 09-22-2017, 12:55 PM  
Ricoh stop selling Pentax ? ( satire )
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Deleting the thread will not undo the damage already done since the news aggregators have no doubt already scraped it into the database. Be careful what you write in the interweb,because what is done cannot be undone.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-13-2017, 08:51 PM  
K-1 Firmware UPDATE: v1.42
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 67
Views: 6,129
Corrected – Unstable performance may rarely occur in firmware version 1.41.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-29-2017, 12:59 AM  
A Spotmatic oddity
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 13
Views: 986
I bought a Spotmatic in a US Navy exchange in Japan around 1970 which has the export stamp on the film advance lever but the face still reads Asahi Pentax. Seemingly there were exceptions to the defacement requirement for items sold to US servicemen at that time or the requirement had lapsed by then..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:31 AM  
Ricoh's history of Pentax
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
This bullcrap need to hit the exit ASAP.
Forum: Sold Items 05-17-2017, 01:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 body LNIB
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 1
Views: 622 Marketplace Listing

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Pentax K-5 body LNIB

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275.00 USD

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West Milford, NJ (United States)

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Pentax K-5 DSLR body only in original box with all original accessories. Low mileage, only 1500 shutter actuations.

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Like New

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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2017, 01:31 PM  
Takumar 100mm F2
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Ok, there is an entry in the lens database for this lens but no user comments yet. Why no add a few of your own when you get the time?
We don't see these old preset Takumars very often.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-22-2017, 05:22 PM  
A question about a rare camera
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 5
Views: 843
I think Chris got it. There is a similar Vixen VX-2 on Ebay with Cosina badging. Vixen of course is a well known Japanese astronomy products company.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-11-2017, 08:58 AM  
ARRI cine lenses for Q?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Thanks. I did note the high price of some on Ebay. Hard to judge physical size from a small .Jpg without a frame of reference. If the idea is so outlandish, why would Fotodiox make adapters for Q and m4/3?
Forum: Pentax Q 03-11-2017, 05:13 AM  
ARRI cine lenses for Q?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Came across a long list of ARRI cine lenses that could be used with Q and a Fotodiox adapter. Anyone have any experience with these?
Are there any standouts to recomment?
US List of 82 lens arri mount,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-11-2017, 05:15 AM  
To whom Pentax sells designs?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 14
Views: 769
> I guess Pentax no longer makes lenses for medical equipment (Hoya kept that, right?), but they still make surveillance lenses, telescopes, binoculars, no?

Binoculars, Spotting scopes yes still, I think. Astronomy refractors no, unfortunately.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-16-2017, 01:22 PM  
japanese spotmatic 1969 need battery model pls?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Second the 387S battery.. It works fine and it doesn't need to be any more complicated than that. If you
have a Spotmatic F you can save battery power by loosening the mounted lens slightly so that the battery metering
switch opens up and disconnects the metering circuit from the battery.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 12-14-2016, 04:34 PM  
Replace front element on a Takumar 50mm 1.4 8 element
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Scratches are cosmetically unappealing but it takes a surprising amount of damage to the front element before if becomes apparent in an image. The only
concern might be if you were to catch a sun flare off of the scratch. I'd say take it out and shoot it up as is, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 05-16-2016, 06:15 PM  
Pentax AF540 won't power on
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Tried attaching it to a camera and see it that starts it?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-29-2016, 01:57 PM  
Ricoh Imaging announces the K-1's official U.S. release date!
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 16
Views: 3,567
B&H reopens on Sunday. Given my usual two-day delivery, that means Tuesday is K-1 day. :lol:
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