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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-01-2020, 03:29 PM  
SMCP-DA 21mm f3.2 vs HD DA 21mm F3.2
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 17
Views: 1,333
Get the HD. You already have the 15 for starburst. The 21 HD is my default travel lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2020, 08:36 PM  
Bokina VS Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR D FA smc Macro
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 14
Views: 871
As pepperberry farm stated, depends on what you want to use the macro for....and also taking note of your budget.

If you love manual lens, the bokina is a very good all rounder but only does 1:2. My personal preference is the CV 90 APO Lanthar.

If you need WR, then the DFA is the lens.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2020, 08:27 AM  
Ten more lenses in the pipeline.
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 342
Views: 40,892
Just give me a fast 17-28mm prime lens and not too costly. Make it light like the DA 50 & 35.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-07-2020, 03:12 PM  
SMC Pentax K 20mm f/1.4?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 98
Views: 8,472
Awesome post Japanese guy! It sure made my day and other guys here in the forum. Keep posting sample pictures!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-12-2019, 06:56 PM  
Not good news ...
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 151
Views: 7,550
Company like Ricoh had to do what they need to do. We are still lucky that the Pentax brand still lives though production of new models either camera or lens are in a snail phase. It is the reality. Best we can do is either take it as it is or jump ship.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-10-2019, 09:47 PM  
The FA Limited Development Story (also a little DA Limited)
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 78
Views: 6,705
Great post! Thanks.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-11-2019, 04:48 PM  
Sigma FP
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 31
Views: 1,628
What intrigues me about this model is its a small full frame camera. My exposure to film camera was the minox and minolta xa2 that my father gave to me. I wasn't yet into cameras back then. To me, they were just tools needed to take vacation and event pictures.Come 25 years later, here I am with a bunch of lenses but still prefer small form factor. It's the reason why I am with Pentax since they have one of the smallest, rugged, highly functional DSLR.

Its pricey though. If the reviews are OK and if I haven't been tempted by future barrage of low cost mirrorless cam bargains because of the on-going marketing war, then I will definitely consider it.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-11-2019, 04:28 PM  
Nikon to Announce APS-C Mirrorless
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 64
Views: 3,039
Not everybody needs full frame and their overly priced and huge lenses. But Nikon should have designed and released fast prime pancake lenses on their APS-C mirrorless body at the start.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-11-2019, 01:24 PM  
7Artisans lens on GXR?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
I too am interested on adapting 7artisan M lenses on my GXR just to have a native cheap M lens on the A12. But I already have too many lenses in K mount. I was suppose to buy the 28mm f 1.4 early this year in Hong Kong but the stores were still closed when I went to Mongkok and that morning was the only shopping opportunity I have that time. I did not went home empty handed though, a voightlander store just opened up and had a brand new 90 lanthar vc ii in k mount. :)
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-11-2019, 01:12 PM  
Wishing for a GXR ii - as a Pentax Mirrorless
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 10
Views: 4,042
Its amazing that some people do think and want the same things and have a lot more in common even if we are geographically separated.

I still use my gxr from time to time and it is still my only mirrorless camera. The only module that I dont have is the A12 50 and the EVF. Both were missing when I purchased the system on a firesale at $400 brand new.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-18-2019, 03:10 PM  
Downloaded pictures from Nat Geo "Your Shot" ... Help needed to handle them !
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Just extract them or unzip in a folder then you will see an uncompressed file. Modern OS has the builtin utility to do it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-14-2019, 07:35 PM  
One K-Mount PRIME to rule them all 2019
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 71
Views: 4,870
With what I got, DA21 w/out thinking if AF is needed. If I got a lot of spare time, it would be a hard to choose between the K28 f2 or the Cosina 55 f1.2.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-14-2019, 06:58 PM  
If you have the DA 21 and the DA 20-40 Limiteds . .
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 31
Views: 2,457
The DA 21 is my default lens when travelling and only mount the DA15 if I wanted a wider shot. You would be amaze on how versatile the DA21 and how convenient it is on any Pentax body. The only thing that attracts me for getting the DA 20-40 is the weather sealing, but that does not prevent me from getting both lenses on snow or the beach as long as I take care of it very well.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 08-11-2019, 05:12 PM  
Corrupt/missing files
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 763
I second Not a number's recommendation. Been using the tool for years and been successful in recovering files from corrupt media cards.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-28-2019, 05:24 PM  
Pentax-FA 100mm SMC f/3.5 Macro
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
This was my 1st prime lens and at first hated it because it was a purple fringer. But upon learning how to use it, it became my favorite macro and portrait lens. Sadly, my copy had developed signs of rear fungus which I read was a common occurrence specially in tropical climates. Yes, it was originally made by Cosina and rebadged by Pentax but with Pentax lens coating. If you can source a good copy, don't hesitate on getting one.



Forum: Ricoh GR 03-15-2019, 04:24 PM  
Is the GRIII linux based!?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Maybe "systemctl"...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2019, 02:02 AM  
FA 100mm f3.5 or D-FA 100mm f2.8 (non WR)?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
The 3.5 was my 1st prime and hated it because it was a purple fringer BUT I had learned how to use it and master it and love how it renders.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2019, 05:19 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 730
Views: 73,967
Well, we had been waiting long enough.....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2019, 07:05 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 1,044
Views: 78,261
Geez, people lighten up a bit. Quite a bunch of different opinions regarding a re-release of an updated good lens. The important thing is that Ricoh is still in the game and continues to support the Pentax brand. Remember that nobody forced you to use their equipment. It was your decision to use Pentax or stay with the brand.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-30-2019, 04:37 AM  
11-18 and revamped 35mm F2 on january 31?
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 1,044
Views: 78,261
The HD FA 35/2 will be paired with the new no frills cheap FF camera....can't resist.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2019, 05:05 AM  
several Pentax "hollywood" lens on ebay
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Yes, the K 28 f2 is a collaboration of Zeiss and Pentax which had a limited run production. Hence the high price on the market. Someone from Singapore compared the K 28 f2 with the modern Zeiss ZK 28 f2 and some of the forum members actually commented that they favor the Pentax version. Note that the modern Zeiss is not equivalent or the same as the Zeiss hollywood version.

---------- Post added 01-28-2019 at 08:14 PM ----------

For those who can mount a M lens and need a fast 28mm, please take a look at the new Chinese 7artisan 28mm f1.4 Leica mount lens. I have seen great pictures taken with it online and it is on my wish list. Just fueling some of you who have LBA's.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-28-2019, 02:19 AM  
several Pentax "hollywood" lens on ebay
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Whoa..this is the 1st time I saw multiple hollywood lenses on sale on ebay. All from Japan sellers. There are 5 of them on sale at the same time. Why are their owners getting rid of them?
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-12-2018, 02:05 AM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 52
Views: 2,557
I believe in having the right specs without going over board on the budget, I suggest an AMD Ryzen CPU, Gigabyte motherboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 2 x 8GB RAM (total of 16GB then you can buy another pair if you want to upgrade in the future), 500GB SSD (for OS and programs), 4 TB Western Digital Red SATA drive (for files and storage) and a not too expensive video card. If you want redundancy, pick a motherboard with RAID 1/ mirroring capability and just use two 4 TB WD Red SATA drives so you won't have to worry about losing files if you ever experience a failure in one of the drives.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-27-2018, 07:22 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 730
Views: 73,967
I read that the touch screen function was added so that the newer cellphone generation can easily adapt to the use of the griii. In a way this model is trying to attract new users who grew up taking photos using the cellphone. That will also explain why the grii will still remain and available for old farts accustomed to switches.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-25-2018, 02:38 AM  
Ricoh GR III
Posted By mannyquinto
Replies: 730
Views: 73,967
Nahh...it does not follow the GR lineage. Maybe they will add it to the their future mirror-less cam.
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