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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 6 Days Ago  
K1000 no exposure meter
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 6
Views: 421
When the meter doesn't work many people list the camera as "no meter". I recently got a camera from ebay that was listed as no meter. Someone had removed the meter.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-10-2021, 07:24 PM  
Adventure: Pentax MG. The forgotten Pentax?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
I had the same thing happen with one of my spanner wrenches of that type. And right now the spares are not available. I've had "blaster" or DeoxIT take a week. Patience is a virtue (necessity).
Forum: Do-It-Yourself 01-10-2021, 07:17 PM  
Tutorial: Repair E-Dials Pentax K7 / K5 / K5II / K3 and possibly others
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
K3,K5 and K7 etc. are all past warranty. It does, if they can tell you worked on it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-01-2021, 12:11 AM  
Who made Mamiya 55mm F1.4 and is it same as Ricoh's Rokinon 55mm 1.4?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Argus and Argus/Cosina are two different Cameras. The just plain Argus is not well made.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-30-2020, 11:34 PM  
Who made Mamiya 55mm F1.4 and is it same as Ricoh's Rokinon 55mm 1.4?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 19
Views: 710
To make things more messy, having had both cameras apart, I am pretty sure the Argus felt cheap because it was made by Petri.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-28-2020, 08:24 PM  
Problems with Macro lenses
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 34
Views: 1,363
I have seen a few 100mm f/4 lenses with separated lens elements in the front group. Historically, when lenses used Canada balsam as cement, you might see variation in permanence with different years. I'm not sure when companies stopped using Canada Balsam.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-25-2020, 07:09 PM  
Pentax KP Giveaway - Enter here once per day until December 26th!
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 1,644
Views: 27,504
Yeah, one last time.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-25-2020, 07:08 PM  
Pentax must go full frame with the 645 system.
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
I think image stabilization would be a great addition. My thought is that it probably would use a ton of power which would require a now battery or a camera that uses two batteries.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-25-2020, 07:04 PM  
IPA suitable for cleaning?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Zeiss lens cleaning solution works well. There are some newer coatings that don't like to be cleaned with alcohol.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-25-2020, 07:00 PM  
Moldy Christmas gift?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Yeah, that is way too ugly.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-25-2020, 06:58 PM  
Albert Siegel | K-3 Mark III Hands-On
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 273
Views: 21,242
Still trying to find the money. A KP would be nice also.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-25-2020, 06:57 PM  
Merry Christmas Everyone
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Mele Kalikimaka
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-25-2020, 06:55 PM  
Helios 44-2 Mounting off with Spotmatic F?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 15
Views: 761
The Spotmatic F has full aperture metering coupling that may interfere with that lens.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-24-2020, 06:23 PM  
Pentax KP Giveaway - Enter here once per day until December 26th!
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 1,644
Views: 27,504
Squeezed in another entry
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-24-2020, 06:23 PM  
They said it...
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
A couple of years ago someone posted shooting pictures with his 645Z at the grand canyon when a storm hit. Everyone else ran for their cars. I love storm pictures. And Pentax.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-24-2020, 06:18 PM  
More lens decisions - 35v43
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
I am jealous.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-24-2020, 06:15 PM  
Any thoughts of these lenses?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Mamiya was recognized as a good medium format brand but not so much on 35mm.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-24-2020, 06:12 PM  
Pentax KM shutter speed is wrong
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 4
Views: 311
The slow speed escapement is below the mirror box. You initially said that 1 and 1/2 second were just slow. Sometimes that can be remedied by firing the slow speeds a lot. The speeds of 1/30 and slower are governed by the slow speed escapement. If exercising the slow speeds doesn't work the remedy requires a lot of disassembly.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-24-2020, 05:59 PM  
Does The Future Of Non-Smartphone Photography Lie In "Specialization"?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 32
Views: 1,385
I think all non-smartphone photography will be a niche of some sort. We need to happy for what we have to enjoy.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 12-24-2020, 05:54 PM  
K 28 f3.5 aperture spring installation?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 13
Views: 644
The ends don't come crimped from the factory. Sometimes they have a small glob of contact cement holding them.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-22-2020, 09:08 AM  
Pentax KP Giveaway - Enter here once per day until December 26th!
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 1,644
Views: 27,504
Gotta keep on keeping on
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-22-2020, 09:04 AM  
Pentax k1000 damaged front plate
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Scratches on the lens mount are unlikely to cause a focus problem. The copper thing being bent shouldn't be a problem either as long as you can pretty much straighten it out since it provides spring pressure and not alignment. Put the adapter into recycling ( so you can feel good about it) and get used Pentax adapter on ebay. They sell for 20-40 there.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-22-2020, 08:58 AM  
Budget macro confusion
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 82
Views: 2,487
Extension tubes are the best quality but you lose auto focus. Two element close-up lenses don't get you in as close but you do retain auto focus. In reality, auto focus isn't that useful but it can make things less scary to begin with. Canon and Nikon make/made cemented doublet close up lenses and others do also. It is a thicker heavier close up lens.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-22-2020, 08:43 AM  
Can Anyone Help Me Pick The Next Lens For My Pentax 67II?
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Having a faster lens is useful in my opinion. The 105 is the lens to get for that.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-22-2020, 08:39 AM  
Unusual Pentax Mount on Hanimex
Posted By pentaxus
Replies: 11
Views: 664
In the late 70's I worked for a store that sold Fuji X-mount cameras. I thought I would be the only who recognized it, but then started scrolling down.
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