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Forum: General Talk 09-06-2020, 01:40 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,685
Views: 298,021
Mass insanity!
Forum: General Talk 08-29-2020, 09:32 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,685
Views: 298,021
My friend's car had been playing up for a day or two so he took it to his local garage repair shop for a diagnosis. The mechanic informed him that the engine was running at a high temperature and had tested positive for C.V. - Corrosion Virus. The mechanic said there was no need to worry though as he had treated the engine with an anti C.V. fluid that also contained a special additive which would allow Bill Gates to monitor its health from now on....
Forum: General Talk 08-28-2020, 06:12 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,685
Views: 298,021
Playing safe at Balheary
Forum: General Talk 08-17-2020, 02:45 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,685
Views: 298,021
I could tell a good Covid 19 joke, but what's the point when 99.5% of you won't get it!!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-06-2020, 05:25 AM  
Wide lens for shooting insides museums and such
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 43
Views: 2,414
Congratulations on your choices and I hope they serve you well. :D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-03-2020, 01:26 PM  
Wide lens for shooting insides museums and such
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 43
Views: 2,414
Sigma 8-16mm. Unbeatable indoors and in aircraft museums. Yes it is slower than your ideal so maybe consider some support such as a monopod to assist you. Oft times a compromise is needed when wide & fast can't be had in one package.

Just my 10 cents. Good luck anyway...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-31-2020, 06:59 AM  
Tripod recommendations please
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 37
Views: 7,472
I found the lensmaste Gimbal worked excellent for me when using a long heavy lens. Not sure if they ship abroad though!

Gimbal Heads LensMaster
















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Good luck with your search.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-28-2020, 03:48 PM  
Minimalist street photography with a Ricoh GR
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
The GR Project

In keeping with the spirit of the above videos, here is another from a dedicated GR enthusiast, Samuel Lintaro Hopf, who's mission has been to travel the world meeting like minded GR oficionados. More of his work can be found on Youtube (search GR project) but in this particular episode he travels to London to spend a day in the capital with Sean Tucker to share and enjoy some GR inspiration.

Hope you like it.....














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Forum: Maintenance and Repair Articles 07-22-2020, 02:53 PM  
Pentax Auto Takumar 35mm F2.3 Loose barrel Fix
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 24
Views: 3,418
......

Grateful thanks to you SJP with your successful CLA and for posting your valuable input to this thread, which in turn may hopefully inspire others with the confidence to tackle their own maintenance of this beautiful if somewhat irksome piece of Pentax engineering.

Best regards, P.D.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-22-2020, 02:37 PM  
Minimalist street photography with a Ricoh GR
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
You are very welcome Kevin and I'm pleased that you and hopefully many others found it interesting. What I particularly like about Sean Tucker is his self effacing and very philosophical approach to photography, which for me is a breath of fresh air when compared with so many ego's that seem to pervade YouTube photography channels these days.

Just my thoughts of course!!!

Best regards everyone....
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-21-2020, 08:30 AM  
Minimalist street photography with a Ricoh GR
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
For anyone who may be interested, here is a follow on video to the above:-















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Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 07-05-2020, 01:45 PM  
Minimalist street photography with a Ricoh GR
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
A fascinating short video from Sean Tucker on using a Ricoh GR for his street photography.
















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For any one who has an interest in street photography.:D
Forum: Maintenance and Repair Articles 07-03-2020, 07:02 AM  
Pentax Auto Takumar 35mm F2.3 Loose barrel Fix
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 24
Views: 3,418
Good luck with your endeavours this weekend.

Perhaps you could be so kind as to make a photographic record with notes on your progress, that would benefit other owners of this fine lens.


Best regards.:)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-27-2020, 01:48 PM  
Helios 44M-7
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Locating an original 44m-7 can be a bit of a minefield. There is a lot of info that can be found via a Google search.
Example; taken from:- New old stock Helios 44M-7 lenses

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:08 am
"Unfortunately, version 44M-7 is rarely found even in Russia. I bought a copy for about USD 20 (if converted at current exchange rate) in mint condition with the camera.
In Russia, the price of different versions are practically identical. The reason is that here everyone knows - in the case of Helios lenses the quality is not determined by the numbers on the body Smile It can be very bad genuine 44M-7, and very good 44M-5. It can be very good 44M-7 and very bad 44M-5, 44M-6, and so on. It is a matter of luck. So I always advise to check Helios lenses before purchase (regardless of version), or buy only from familiar.
And another common misconception. Many people think that first produced 44M-5, then 44M-6, then 44M-7. This is absolutely not true, it's not chronological numbering. All these versions were released simultaneously. The lenses were tested, and, depending on whether the resolving power was at each particular instance, it is assigned an index of 5, 6 or 7. Thus, version 44M-7 - the best on the lines per mm parameter. Theoretically Smile In practice, it depends on many other factors. For example, how much was drunk worker who made the lens. My copy 44M-7 much better the original German Biotar. But I have met and utterly horrible copies of 44M-7 (not fakes!).
44M-7 with 8 blades - it is 100% fake. But not the fact that it is a bad lens, if you're lucky, it may be better than the genuine 44M-7.
44M-7 has ONLY six blades and NOT have switch A/M. 44M-7 was produced in only one plant (Jupiter in the city of Valdai) - logo in the form of arrow with the circle. The first two digits of the serial number, usually 91, 92, 93 (years of release). Front ring with lens name may be of metal or plastic (plastic - not a sign of a fake, it is a normal feature of the later copies, attempt to reduce the cost of production). Weight - 270 grams (early Helios, such as 44-2, have less weight).
In addition, there are two different lenses with similar names - Helios-44M-7 and Helios-44-7 (rare lens for Zenit-7 camera only). Do not confuse them.
Greetings from Russia."

As always with these things, research is crucial. A smattering of good luck also helps.

Good luck on your search.
Forum: Photographic Technique 02-04-2020, 02:47 PM  
Street photography advice
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 38
Views: 4,722
Take a look here














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at Sean Tucker's youtube channel.
Lots of interesting info and sound advice.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-05-2019, 06:37 AM  
D-FA* 70-200mm F/2.8 - eBay 799 EUR
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 7
Views: 739
The rule of thumb kicks in here that if something looks too good to be true, it's usually because It's too good to be true

The account could have been hijacked!!!
Forum: Sold Items 10-08-2019, 02:00 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander Nokton 58mm F1.4
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Shock Horror! this is like selling one of your children!!!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-04-2019, 02:12 AM  
New zoom 70-200 F4
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 1,185
Views: 102,498
+1

I hate phones but if I had one it would be to make calls not photo's. A phone will never hold a candle to a good dslr.

Unless that is, Ricoh build phone capability into the next iteration of 'K'? Arrgh! I can't believe I just said that... perish the thought :eek::lol::rolleyes:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2019, 05:16 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,487
Views: 270,650
So true. Smart phones and 'unsocial' media - total anathema to me!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-20-2019, 10:26 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 3,487
Views: 270,650
I have nocturnal emissions when dreaming about new Pentax equipment, especially the upcoming no pun intended 70-200 f4 :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-08-2019, 01:33 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 20,510
Views: 1,843,488
K1 with Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton. 58mm @ f4.5 iso 100 1/250
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-28-2019, 02:43 PM  
Has anyone tried the Sigma Art 30 1.4 on Pentax K-1?
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 18
Views: 3,263
Those photo's suggest it would be excellent used in square crop mode.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-19-2019, 01:04 PM  
Recommendation for affordable 750mm+ birding lens please, thanks
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 63
Views: 4,707
Oooops! Sorry!! But it is affordable though!!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-19-2019, 12:52 PM  
Recommendation for affordable 750mm+ birding lens please, thanks
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 63
Views: 4,707
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-19-2019, 06:35 AM  
Is this the rarest K-Mount lens? (Sigma 800mm f5.6)
Posted By Pedrodelta
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Looks reminiscent of a German Stick Grenade.

Could be useful for blowing images up I suppose!!!
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