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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-01-2020, 08:13 AM  
How much mental adjusting would it take moving from APC-S to full frame photography?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 47
Views: 1,973
If you still have the lenses, that is a great idea. I had a stack of FF Nikon lenses that never quite felt right on a APS-C camera, so I bought FF Nikon D700 and instantly it felt 'normal' again. Sure, the trade-off is having to carry a bigger and heavier camera but if you are willing to do that it's worth it. Having said that, all my Pentax cameras are APC-C sensor size with matching DA lenses and I never felt that was in any way a compromise.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-27-2020, 05:20 AM  
For Sale: "Pentax SLR Cameras 1952-1989" hardcover book by Danilo Cecchi +free Sigma PTTL flash
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 0
Views: 378
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
"Pentax SLR Cameras 1952-1989" hardcover book by Danilo Cecchi + free Sigma flash

Asking Price
20.00 AUD

Item Location
Alstonville (Australia)

Item Description
I have a hardcover copy of Asahi Pentax SLR Cameras 1952-1989 by Danilo Cecchi in excellent condition for sale. I just bought it to read the section on the Super A and put it on the shelf.

This is a great book that really outlines in detail the development of Pentax's film SLR cameras.

The outer sleeve type cover has some minor scuffing and page 28-30 have some minor damage (see photos), but the rest of the book is like new, including the hard cover. This book cost around $40 new in Australia.

Along with this book I am giving as a free add on a Sigma EF-530 DG ST (P-TLL) flash with its pouch and manual.

This is a great flash but sometimes the battery door does not make full contact and it cuts out. I suspect it is an easy home fix (gaffer tape?) but I just bought another flash instead!

However, because of this unreliability I don't want to sell the flash. I'll just give it away for free with the book.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
$10.00

Shipping Services
AusPost Standard Parcel

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Happy to accept returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-21-2020, 09:02 AM  
Film camera recommendations?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
I'd go for the Pentax Super A with a couple of small lenses. I used camera that with a 28mm and 50mm lens and it was perfect as a small, light weight kit, with just enough automation in Program mode to make it easy. Add a 135mm if you need something longer.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-20-2020, 08:59 AM  
For Sale: Nikon SB-600 Flash compatible with all Nikon DSLR cameras - MINT
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 0
Views: 272
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Item for Sale
Nikon SB-600 Flash compatible with all Nikon DSLR cameras - MINT

Asking Price
160.00 AUD

Item Location
Alstonville (Australia)

Item Description
Nikon SB-600 Flash compatible with all the latest Nikon DSLR cameras in MINT condition.

Comes with a flash stand, original Nikon pouch (like new), Nikon Manual, Nikon Guide to creative use of flashes, Nikon original box, plus after market diffuser.

This is a beautiful flash but I have fully switched to Pentax so selling all my Nikon gear.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
$10.00

Shipping Services
AusPost Express Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Happy to accept returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-20-2020, 08:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Classic Nikon AF F-801s 35mm Film SLR camera with Nikon SB-24 flash
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 0
Views: 296
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Item for Sale
Sorry, I made a mistake and listed this is as new. It is a USED camera.

Classic Nikon AF F-801s 35mm Film SLR camera with Nikon SB-24 flash

Asking Price
160.00 AUD

Item Location
Alstonville (Australia)

Item Description
Classic Nikon AF F-801s 35mm Film SLR camera with Nikon SB-24 flash in nearly MINT condition.

This is such a beautiful classic camera to use for those into film photography.

These are now vintage cameras so they are hard to find in this condition. Nice enough as a display model but solid enough to use in the toughest conditions.
  • Camera body is very clean with no marks except some minor marks on base

  • Battery compartments on both camera and flash are super clean with ZERO corrosion

  • Everything is fully functional with both the camera and flash

  • Flash has slight marks on red cover over infra-red focus beam

  • Comes with Nikon camera manual and strap, original Nikon flash case,


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
New South Wales

Shipping Services
AusPost Express Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Happy to accept returns.

$15 Express Post anywhere in Australia

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-20-2020, 08:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF-200FG Flash - MINT
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 0
Views: 277
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax AF-200FG Flash - MINT

Asking Price
120.00 AUD

Item Location
Alstonville (Australia)

Item Description
Here is a MINT Pentax AF-200FG flash.

I bought this flash but hardly ever used it as I ended getting another bigger flash (Metz AF 52) that I used all the time instead.

This is a great flash that works on all the Pentax cameras, even the latest DSLRs, as it supports P-TTL as well as TTL flash, and can be used with digital and film cameras.

Please note the stand is NOT included in the sale.

Pentax AF200FG Flash Review - Review | PentaxForums.com Reviews

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
New South Wales

Shipping Services
AusPost Express Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Happy to accept returns if not satisfied.

$10 Express Post to anywhere in Australia.

Apologies to overseas members!!!

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-08-2020, 03:20 AM  
Pentax 300mm primes
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
I think this is an important factor consider if the lens is to be used as a walk-around lens. I love my DA*300 for its optical quality but I bought it specifically for relatively stationary wildlife photography. I find it too heavy to use as a walk-around lens. For that I use the DA55-300 PLM.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-22-2020, 09:35 AM  
It's 2020 and my K-3 still rocks
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 83
Views: 5,818
Still one of the best cameras ever released and still my favorite despite having used multiple other cameras from multiple brands. There is something magical about Pentax....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-19-2020, 06:13 AM  
The Pentax approach to photography and camera design.
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 65
Views: 4,472
That's true. He is not very positive but i liked the article as it gives a good summary of Pentax's approach.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-18-2020, 10:20 AM  
The Pentax approach to photography and camera design.
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 65
Views: 4,472
I read this very interesting article on Digital Trends about Pentax's approach to photography and camera design, expressed in their Principles of Pentax. It quotes the President of Pentax, Shinobu Takahashi, as saying: "At Pentax, we don’t design SLRs or mirrorless cameras based on which is superior or inferior in terms of technology. We believe that everything depends on which type of camera the user prefers because of the way it handles or captures a particular subject. We design SLRs that allow the photographer to sense and capture the light coming through the SLR-exclusive pentaprism. We’d like to help them create images using all the elements of their creative imagination." That certainly resonates with me.

Pentax Focuses on More Art, Less Tech Ahead of Camera Launch | Digital Trends


PENTAX PRINCIPLES | brand | RICOH IMAGING
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-14-2020, 11:26 PM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 2,104
Views: 181,803
Very nice photo. Well done.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-30-2020, 07:11 PM  
Pentax Aperture Block, Black Picture Problem Class Action Lawsuit
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 407
Views: 28,632
That is an interesting point. Film cameras used to have a lifespan of potentially decades, while modern DSLRs are effectively mini-computers in camera form, with a much shorter lifespan in general, notwithstanding the fact that plenty last 10 years or more. Maybe people's expectations are different in this area because of the lifespan of film cameras. I suspect that younger generations (at least younger than me!) don't expect cameras too last that long. Sad to say but it seems like electronic consumer goods have almost become disposable products. Look at the typical life span of cell phones.....
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2020, 05:57 PM  
The Six-Megapixel Club
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 2,104
Views: 181,803
Anzac Bridge in Glebe, Sydney, Australia. I love the colors from my now 14 year old Pentax K100D. That is virtually straight out of the camera. Just resized for posting and very slight increased contrast.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-20-2020, 07:52 PM  
Macro Iris
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Beautiful color
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-17-2020, 08:15 AM  
Advantages of P-TTL over "Auto" Mode
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
I have found that my old Nikon SB-28 flash in AUTO mode on my Pentax K-3 consistently gives a better exposure than my more recent Pentax flashes in PPT-L mode. True, it doesn't have HSS or some of the other technical advantages of PPT-L, but for everyday use it is much better.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 06-13-2020, 01:48 PM  
He Jumped.
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 109
Views: 6,322
It's a shame as he did some very detailed and helpful reviews. Here is a detailed comparison between the D-FA 100mm macro lens and the FA 100mm as a good example:
















You Tube



Forum: General Photography 06-09-2020, 06:24 PM  
How do you prevent your gears from getting fungus ?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 20
Views: 999
My dad was an engineer specializing in optical instruments and one thing he told me is to never store lenses (or any optical gear) in leather cases or bags. Leather, being an organic material really attracts fungus and mold. So I guess all those old 'vintage' cases are out!

It's probably best not to store camera gear in any bags. Best to just have it sitting on a shelf (if in an area of relative low humidity) or, even better, in a humidity controlled cabinet. That is the most expensive solution but the most effective. I live in a semi tropical area but since doing that I haven't lost any lenses to fungus while before I lost a few.
Forum: General Photography 06-08-2020, 12:37 PM  
Pentax books
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Yes, I am familiar with those books and even bought the book on the K-3, but good as they are as instructional books I was thinking more over an overview of the period. I'm very sorry to hear that by Yvon Bourque has passed away. I always respected his judgement and knowledge.
Forum: General Photography 06-08-2020, 06:02 AM  
Pentax books
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 2
Views: 661
There have been some excellent books written on Pentax SLRs and lenses, including "Pentax SLR 35mm Cameras 1952-1989" by Danilo Cecchi (1990) and "The Asahi Pentax Way" by Herbert Keppler in 1979.

However, these earlier books only covered the film era. Are there any book you would recommend that cover the DSLR era? Yes, I know all the info is online, but sometimes it's nice to read a book for a change!

Thank you!
Forum: General Photography 06-08-2020, 05:42 AM  
How do you prevent your gears from getting fungus ?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 20
Views: 999
Regardless of the alleged virtues of any possible anti-viral treatment, a photography forum is not the best place to share medical information. People should obtain medical information from trusted and verifiable medical sources, not photography related websites.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-24-2020, 10:57 AM  
PlastiDip Rubber Paint ... will it ruin a camera?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Or even better, a Pentax K-50 made in the national colors of the Philippines ;)
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-23-2020, 11:55 PM  
PlastiDip Rubber Paint ... will it ruin a camera?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Looks like I was wrong! You CAN use Plastidip on cameras although I would not do it myself, despite liking it quite a bit on other things.

The Leica M 240 ? Plasti Dipped! | Steve Huff Photo
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-23-2020, 10:26 PM  
PlastiDip Rubber Paint ... will it ruin a camera?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
There are too many nooks in crannies in the body to risk that. If you really want to do that I'd remove the rubber part and spray paint it separately and then reglue it on to the body.

Alternatively buy a cheap broken body of any camera and spray paint that so you can see exactly what will happen before potentially ruining your K3.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-23-2020, 11:17 AM  
What camera functions have you discovered long after buying the camera?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 48
Views: 2,895
Both the RED filter and the IR filter effects on the K7 and the K3 produce very nice photos too in B/W mode. Add a lot more contrast. Took me about two years to discover that! :)

---------- Post added 05-23-20 at 11:23 AM ----------


These in-camera filter effects are often derided but they can be very useful. Sure there are some gimmicky effects but some are quite useful. For instance, the IR effect in the K7 and K3 in B/W mode is particularly good. Yes, I know it's not 'real' IR but it's not bad for the occasional use without the bother of using filters or the expense of converting a camera to full-time IR use.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-20-2020, 02:36 AM  
What to do with an ist DL find?
Posted By Theov39
Replies: 20
Views: 2,569
Yes, that makes sense. Just like everything film related too..... it's now become a niche market with prices to match.
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