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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-08-2020, 08:32 PM  
Pentax 645 taking 20+ photos
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Thank you for th er idea of 120/220 back conversion!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 02-08-2020, 03:02 AM  
Troubleshooting external flash on K-3
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Good morning,
I'm trying to connect a Promaster 7000 flash to K-3, it won't fire and it gives me this distress mark on the LCD screen. What is it? Generally speaking, for some reason I couldn't find it online - where should I've looked it up?
Thank you!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-04-2013, 09:54 AM  
What lens for portrait photography
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 19
Views: 11,034
Just to put it in proportion, I have tried the 150/2.8 FA on 645D and a distant target and I didn't see any loss of sharpness. I would say, it's my favorite lens overall without any obvious flaw, very bright, light, focuses well, very sharp. Portraits come out just great. The minimal focusing distance is not short enough for very close shots if you want to fill the whole frame, though.
The old MF 150 is completely different - very sharp, compact and light, but dimmer and is intended for tele use.
I am not sure, what would affect the quality more - cropping or the diopter lens in the front.
Extension tubes don't support autofocus but they do support auto exposure so it is a decent option with possibly the best quality overall; can anybody really compare?
I have a new in box (old stock) lens and the tubes for sale but have no clue about customs and shipping to the UK.
KEH is very good.
My experience on ebay is overall very positive; both the lens and the tubes pop up regularly there.
Best luck! Post some pictures here after you get to use it!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-23-2013, 03:17 PM  
Developing MF film
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Thank you! I am in Cleveland. Local guys would develop, but it is about $15 as opposed to Walmart which was different each time but somewhat around $5 on average.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-23-2013, 03:16 PM  
Developing MF film
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Guys, thank you for the answers!
I was always afraid to screw up the temp control.
How long does it take to develop a 5 film batch?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-09-2013, 07:28 AM  
Developing MF film
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Thank you!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-07-2013, 10:21 AM  
Developing MF film
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Lab for sure. I wouldn't dare to develop color film at home. I know it's possible, but not this year at least
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-07-2013, 10:06 AM  
Developing MF film
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Guys,
I looked over the last threads and didn't see this topic discussed lately.

How to develop 120/220 film for a reasonable price?
I used to use Walmart which would develop and print small prints for single dollars a roll. Looks like this service is over. What do you recommend to use now?

Thanks,
Maxim
645N with bunch of lenses and I just love the camera even though it's obsolete :-)
Forum: Sold Items 06-21-2011, 06:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K 50/1.4 and F 50/1.7 (US)
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 2
Views: 2,332
are you firm on the $200 for the F lens?
Forum: Sold Items 06-21-2011, 06:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Massive Inventory Reduction - Camera Bodies, Lenses, Filters, Flashes+ (Worldw
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 21
Views: 7,348
please send me the pictures of the watch. Also, what converter is it - 1.4 or 2x?
Forum: Sold Items 04-29-2011, 05:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 and Kenko 1.5x Pz AF TC
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 10
Views: 4,076
Mike,

Who is "regularly selling" the 1.5 teleconverters? Can you give me a link please?

Have a nice day,

Maxim
Forum: Sold Items 04-20-2011, 10:20 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Kiron 105mm f2.8 Macro, Russian 500mm f8 Reflex Lens, Pentax A 50mm f2
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 18
Views: 8,623
I'd be interested in Kiron and the mirror lens, please let me know if they are still available. Thanks,
Maxim
Forum: Sold Items 04-20-2011, 09:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: lots of 645 and some 645n stuff
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 17
Views: 4,809
What is still available? Do you still have the 300mm FA? Is it 4 or 5.6? In what condition?

Thank you,

Maxim
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-03-2010, 05:04 AM  
Quality of 645 2x teleconverter
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 6
Views: 4,918
Guys,
can anybody comment on 645 2x teleconverter? Is it worth the hassle?

I mean, 645 system was bought for a top-notch quality; if the converter would visibly affect it, it defies the purpose, and I can get extreme tele much more easily with digital bodies. On the other hand, if I can double the reach of 200/4 and especially 300/4 for low cost and weight, it sounds very tempting...

Thank you,
Maxim
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-31-2010, 06:31 AM  
645 slide projector
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 9,132
thank you, I am aware of it in general, but have no detailed knowledge. Any idea if it's mostly the light or the heat, if the kind of the light makes any difference etc?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-27-2010, 06:19 PM  
645 slide projector
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 9,132
Thank you!!!
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-26-2010, 01:02 AM  
645N and Zn rechargeable batteries?
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 1
Views: 2,030
Guys,
Does anybody know if 645N accepts Zn rechargeable batteries?

these new Zn batteries are amazing (when freshly charged :-) They lose charge like the usual NiMH) in the devices which can accept them. My flash (Sigma 500 Super) recharges much faster then with any NiMH - theoretically, it should be 50% faster, I guess. However, I put them in my MZ-S and burnt it immediately; the repair will cost me a fortune.
So, does any know about 645N?

Thanks,
Maxim
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2010, 01:44 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax PH-RBF77mm for FA 645 80-160mm (CONUS)
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 2
Views: 2,308
a new like this is impossible to come by, and I need one. If this one has scuffs, I'll pass on it, but good luck, it's something people might need and will have problems finding, and the original ones used to be ridiculously expensive.
Forum: Sold Items 10-24-2010, 09:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 645 FA 300mm/5.6 lens (Worldwide)
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 4
Views: 3,732
Dear ARCASIA,
I would buy all your primes (45, 75, 150, 200, 300). Please let me know if they are still available. How much would it cost to ship them all insured with delivery confirmation to the US? Would you give any discount as I purchase them all together?

Thank you,
Maxim
Forum: Sold Items 10-24-2010, 09:03 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Asahi Pentax MX Film SLR, Formula 5 MC 80~205mm 1:4.5 K-mount zoom (US)
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 13
Views: 5,143
How much would you charge for shipping?
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-23-2010, 08:44 PM  
645 slide projector
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 9,132
thank you. I have started thinking along the same lines. The cheapest 645 lens would be 75/2.8 and I have couple. Lamp should be LED which would probably solve the heat dissipation problem and provide better light output - if I can find a higher power LED working at 110v. (BTW, who can tell me, why I can buy 6W LED flashlight in any Target store, but no money can buy a decent (any, actually) 110V lamp rated at more that 3W, and I am not even sure they are rated right?). I'm afraid I'll have to build my own panel with multiple LEDs or get several 3W flashlight bulbs and a transformer. A cardboard tube lined with aluminum foil, some home-made rails for the slides cut in the middle of the tube... Should be doable, with lots of epoxy I guess... rear cap for 645 lens with the base cut off should hold the lens alright... Hmmm sounds interesting.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-23-2010, 07:14 PM  
645 slide projector
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 9,132
thank you. But how's about some analog devices - real projector, large viewer (you know, the one which projects from behind a mattle screen with say 10x magnification - etc? I know about hand-held viewers, but it's only for individual use and I would like to share it with several people in real time.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-21-2010, 11:13 PM  
645 slide projector
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 9,132
Guys,
I am not sure it's the right place to post the question, but if you don't mind, what's the best way of presenting 645 size slides without breaking the bank?
I enjoy my new (old :-) ) 645 system, but couldn't decide what to do with the slides.
Thank you,
Maxim
Forum: Sold Items 11-18-2009, 06:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-A 35-105mm f/3.5
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 16
Views: 5,354
Tried it recently on K20 and K-7 against bunch of other glass, the image quality is amazing. The build and the ease of use are superb, as expected.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-14-2009, 12:43 PM  
Which Pentax camera film should I buy ?
Posted By mnovikov
Replies: 18
Views: 5,220
Ashamed to admit, never handled PZ-1P and I know some people swear by it.
Otherwise, MZ-S is beyond competition. It's more advanced than PZ-1P (although, no aperture wheel), AF is very fast and decisive, it is built to last, but small and pleasure to handle, it has a very soft and quiet shutter/mirror function - so soft that I got couple perfectly sharp 1.5 sec exposures by just bracing my elbows against a table even without mirror lock-up. *ist and the others are just another (lower) class IMO. Since MZ-S can be purchased relatively cheap by now, I would get it.
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