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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-13-2014, 06:30 PM  
mounting pentax on nikon?
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 2
Views: 910
I haven't tried it yet. I sold all of my M42 (assuming that's what you're referring to) when I sold my K10D. The literature I have read recommends says it will only work in M or A mode, turning off AF and using spot or center-weighted metering (stopped down) for best accuracy. I also saw recommendations for manually entering what lens you're using for greater accuracy and for bettter exif data. I would assume that the K-mount adapter works the same.

Looks like you can use AF mode and get focus confirmation with this this gadget.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 05:58 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 2,854
Views: 78,317
I'm glad this forum is still going strong. Cheers.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-09-2014, 08:14 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 2,237
Views: 101,696
I'll dust off the old login for this. :D
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-30-2011, 06:14 PM  
When Zombies Attack - an engagement shoot
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Not mine, but I'm damned jealous of the idea and execution - HA - GET IT?!?! Brilliant.

Cheers,

A
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 08-30-2011, 05:30 PM  
News New Marketplace Features
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Modify title! Woohoo! Nice changes -- thanks Adam.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-08-2011, 10:13 AM  
Newbie (on a budget)'s first flash
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
I haven't seen it here in this thread yet, but it bears repeating: be very careful what flash you use on your camera's hotshoe. Some older flashes have very high trigger voltages and can fry your hotshoe or camera when fired on-camera. The Vivitar 283 is one of the "unsafe" flashes. You may get away with using it for a while, but don't be surprised if you get zapped. The 285's are hit & miss depending on what model they are, but most if not all of the Nikon flases are safe. I used SB24's and SB28's on the hot shoe in manual mode with no problem. Nice units. I have heard the AF280T is a nice flash if you can find one, but I have no personal experience with them. This table may help with voltage questions.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-06-2011, 05:22 PM  
Poll: Help me decide to buy or not Fujifilm's X100..thank you.
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 20
Views: 4,463
If you're not afraid of film, you like the Fuji name and you want maximum detail from any given shot, you may want one of these. :D

In all seriousness, good luck with your decision.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-06-2011, 01:07 PM  
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Best $300 I ever spent (lots of pics)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 144
Views: 36,834
When I was shooting Pentax, this lens was practically glued to my K10D. Out of all the lenses I had, it was the last one I sold too, just in case the body didn't sell. Congrats on discovering an economical beauty. I don't know if the photos in my sold thread can still be accessed, but here are a few more examples of what this lens can do (keeping in mind macro-esque fun). Cheers, A.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-06-2011, 12:39 PM  
Poll: Help me decide to buy or not Fujifilm's X100..thank you.
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 20
Views: 4,463
Zack Arias wrote a pretty cool review ignoring the usual measurbating and candidly focusing instead on the things that people who use this camera A LOT would notice.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-06-2011, 12:27 PM  
Husband is going Nikon
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 64
Views: 7,390
Agreed. There's so much knowledge there that I just read and absorb, so much so, that my post count there is nil.
Forum: Sold Items 05-01-2011, 05:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Takumar 135mm 3.5 #4017114 (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 4
Views: 3,008
Wow -- what a beauty. I'll bet that would do nicely for portraits wide open. Those 135's are nice and compact compared to the 50-135 zooms. Had one that I used on my bellows -- sweet for that as well (greater working distance and such). Good luck!
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2011, 03:56 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Asahiflex IIA #72200 & Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 3.5 50mm #77502 (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 3
Views: 2,338
More important?!?! Perish the thought!

Good luck with your sale.

Cheers,

Adam
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-28-2011, 01:50 PM  
K10D + Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 6
Views: 1,871
A buddy of mine LOVED that lens on his K10D. He just (as in last week) sold all of his stuff to KEH, so if you're looking for a like new lens, you can look out there...
Forum: Sold Items 03-21-2011, 11:25 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Used flash for non-TTL, remote
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Don't forget to consider the Nikon SB24 and SB28 flashes -- they are solid, adjustable and will safely trigger from your Pentax cameras.
Forum: Sold Items 03-19-2011, 09:57 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 75-300mm, Metz 48, Battery Grip D-BG2 (for K10D & K20D)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 8
Views: 3,144
All sold now -- Thanks!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-19-2011, 09:33 AM  
Faster Flash Sync
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 16
Views: 4,037
I won't debate you on your lens opinions. I'm very happy with the ones I have so far. I was also quite happy with the lenses that I had for my K10D, though none of the ones that I used regularly were labeled "Pentax". Point being, the topic and discussion of this thread revolves around flash sync and I pointed out an article to other cross-system shooters and/or miscreants in the Non-Pentax Forum that they might find interesting on the flash sync topic.

Happy Saturday!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-19-2011, 07:31 AM  
Faster Flash Sync
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 16
Views: 4,037
Sure...my old Yashica TLR could sync pretty fast too (provided the shutter was healthy) & it was a lot cheaper than those guys. (c:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-19-2011, 04:55 AM  
Faster Flash Sync
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 16
Views: 4,037
The point of the article is that the camera doesn't tell you "no". There are creative applications where even if you don't get full power you have an extra creative tool. Even if you push things to 1/500 and it doesn't light 1/6 of the frame in daylight (depending on the scene) it may not matter -- you wouldn't get a black band to crop off and "lose pixels", you get a graduated ND filter. Again, the perk is that the camera doesn't just cease to trigger the flash.
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-18-2011, 06:42 PM  
What to bring to the hospital?
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 33
Views: 5,720
Easy at our hospital -- photos and video of the delivery were not allowed. Probably for legal reasons...or because papa would be in the way.

The OP's soft-box thoughts reminded me that I was in our den unpacking the umbrellas and lightstands (ala Strobist) that had just arrived on my doorstep when my wife walked in the room and said, "um, honey...I'm not sure, but I think my water broke". Needless to say it was a couple of weeks before that stuff was picked up again. She was 4-weeks early by the way. #1 advice -- PACK NOW! (c:

When my daughter was born 3 years ago, I brought my K10D and 50/1.4 (my only DSLR and my fastest lens) and shot with available light. It was good enough to take a few snaps while we were being sleep-deprived and generally overwhelmed by our new life.

With the red, blotchy skin & so forth, I found a B&W treatment looked nice.

Have fun & congrats in advance!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-18-2011, 06:24 PM  
Just got Metz 48 flash
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 109
Views: 13,559
Awesome! I'm glad that it will work out.
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2011, 06:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax LX Film Body, K24mm/2.8, K55mm/1.8 (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 2
Views: 2,279
Wow -- that is a clean LX. Impressive. Is that one of the later models with the guard that wraps around the shutter button? Good luck with your sale!
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2011, 07:20 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 75-300mm, Metz 48, Battery Grip D-BG2 (for K10D & K20D)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 8
Views: 3,144
Happy Friday Price reduction on the 75-300!!!
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2011, 07:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 28-75mm SP AF XR Di LD Macro yada yada yada (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Thanks guys. For my new kit, I have a 17-50 (Tamron) and a 50-135(Tokina), but I will still pick up one of these because I use that 35mm-75mm range a LOT and this lens elimiates a lot of lens changing. Then the close-focus feature is just great for impromptu food photography and detail photos. Love it, love it, love it.

This lens is now sold -- thanks for all of the interest and commentary.

Cheers,

Adam
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2011, 03:01 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 28-75mm SP AF XR Di LD Macro yada yada yada (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Thanks! I have that printed on a canvas and it hangs in my den. Can you tell who my favorite subject is? :D

@crewl1 and dgaies: That may have sounded a bit curmudgeonly, but it truly seems that within an hour of listing an item I'm getting beaten down by 6 people like it's been listed for a month with no interest. Amazing. :hmm:

Cheers!

Adam
Forum: Sold Items 03-17-2011, 05:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 28-75mm SP AF XR Di LD Macro yada yada yada (Worldwide)
Posted By geauxpez
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Tamron 28-75mm SP AF XR Di LD Macro yada yada yada

Asking Price
$310US*SOLD!

Item Location
Atlanta(ish)

Item Description
Tamron 28-75mm SP AF XR Di LD Macro - with so many letters it's gotta be good, and it is. I called this lens "my precious." This one was practically glued to my K10D and the reason that many of the other lenses that I have sold here saw so little use. It is in great shape with no scratches on the glass or damage to the coatings. The barrel, etc is in great shape. I ALWAYS used the hood, so I imagine that helped to protect things. I was holding this one til last to make sure everything else sold first. If I was going to keep anything with a Pentax mount, it was going to be this lens. Purchased used, but not abused on this forum.

*To satisfy the urges of so many of our thriftier members who seem to have multiplied exponentially recently, this item will be pre-haggled from $310 to $300 plus shipping (and no less) to the first person to come up with the funds.

Cheers!

Adam

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
+Shipping, please inquire

Shipping Services
USPS insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Terms: Paypal only (I pay the fees), insured shipping available in the US at the buyers expense. All international shipping will be insured and therefore not cheap. I do my best to keep PM's and such in order and I will move down the list of interested parties. I generally ship via USPS on Saturdays. If you need something quicker, I can ship via another method on a weeknight at your additional expense. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!






---------- Post added 03-17-11 at 08:55 PM ----------

I could easily add 1,000 images here. I'll spare you.













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