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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-09-2020, 01:47 PM  
Large debris showing up in all photographs.
Posted By stevebrot
Replies: 44
Views: 2,609
Dang! That is part of the trailing (rear) shutter curtain. IIRC, the K-r is only rated to 50,000 actuations, but that is still unexpected.* Good luck with your Canon and avoid the Rebel models.


Steve


* Actually, that is the first I have seen such a thing on vertical metal shutter in the 50 years I have been shooting that class of shutter.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-09-2020, 02:11 PM  
Large debris showing up in all photographs.
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 44
Views: 2,609
You might try fixing or selling it. A shutter module is about $15 on ebay from a salvager.
Forum: Sold Items 02-17-2019, 01:18 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax 1:2.5 200mm
Posted By Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 3,316
I have one of these. It is a great lens and is almost always in my bag. The weight means that I get a good workout, but I have gotten good images as well. ;)
Forum: Sold Items 05-17-2018, 09:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Irix 15mm 2.4 lens
Posted By texandrews
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
It's a great lens. So much so, are you sure you want to sell it? Much less rectilinear distortion than the 15-30 (I have both...)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:22 AM  
Good lens for Pentax K5
Posted By Adam
Replies: 15
Views: 10,685
The DA 55-300 is usually the best choice to complement the kit lens:
Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Autofocus Lens 21720 B&H

It really depends on your definition of "good" though, so I'd recommend looking through the lens reviews and DB. All current lenses are here: All Current K-Mount Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
In-depth reviews: Pentax Reviews | K-5, 645D, K-01 | In-Depth Camera, Lens, Flash Reviews | Camera Forum at PentaxForums.com

For instance, I'd suggest getting a FA 31mm or DA 40mm for street shots rather than a zoom.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-08-2016, 09:35 PM  
For Sale: SDM to Screwdrive Conversions
Posted By UncleVanya
Replies: 282
Views: 51,310
Another couple of successful conversions; a da* 50-135 and a da* 200.
Forum: Sold Items 07-10-2016, 08:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F* 300mm F4.5 ED [IF]
Posted By jcdog2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,368
These 2 sample pictures are awesome, and I don't think I can take any pictures like these with this baby.

Good luck on this sale.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-24-2016, 03:39 PM  
Pentax (NOT) in India - A Real Pathetic Story...
Posted By rawr
Replies: 11
Views: 9,551
I know this is a 6 year old thread, but for the record Ricoh Imaging do indeed seem present in India.

https://ricoh.co.in/products/camera-binoculars/9/

They have a store:

Printers, Projectors, Cartidges - Ricoh India Online Store

and Ricoh Imaging even has a Facebook for India:

https://www.facebook.com/Pentax-India-596938923790125/
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-13-2016, 07:10 AM  
Tokina AT-X PRO lens club.
Posted By repaap
Replies: 378
Views: 69,365
here is AT-x 235 pro on K-1

rock by repaap, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 05-14-2016, 04:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander 50/1.8 color ultron M42
Posted By debakarma
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Wow, nice, I love VL - they really shine when true colour tone is required. If I did not have too many nifty 50s I would have gone for this and added to my collection. All the best for your sale.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-03-2014, 12:45 PM  
pentax users in India
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, uttam.hathi ... Hope to see some images soon! Salut, J
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-21-2009, 06:29 AM  
pentax users in India
Posted By Rense
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Hi Hathiu, welcome to these forums! Hope you enjoy them, and photography!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-21-2009, 04:25 AM  
pentax users in India
Posted By dazman
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Welcome. There seems to be a few members from India here...check out this thread https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/everything-else/24597-pentax-users-india.html
Enjoy the forum
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-20-2009, 10:32 PM  
pentax users in India
Posted By roentarre
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Welcome to the forum and great to see pentaxian in India!
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 02-29-2016, 04:39 AM  
Pentax users from India?
Posted By ntrao
Replies: 957
Views: 188,239
Can you ask sister to bring one for me, also. I will pay. Seriously, DSLRs in Kuwait are dead cheap, because of no import duties. I am not sure, any tax relief was given for electronics import in today's budget. If there is a raise, I will start smuggling cameras/lenses into India, through sea from Kuwait.. ;-)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2016, 09:29 AM  
Pentax-F* 300 4.5 lens fungus...worth the price or headache?
Posted By rrstuff
Replies: 60
Views: 9,233
Thorlabs sells various glass elements, possibly even one that would match. It would probably be quite pricey though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-13-2016, 12:19 PM  
Pentax-F* 300 4.5 lens fungus...worth the price or headache?
Posted By transam879
Replies: 60
Views: 9,233
Anyone that was interested in parts from this lens on that PM'd me from this thread. Just wanted to let you know that I had zero luck with the Post Office and I'm prepared to sell the parts/lens. Not sure what would be the better route to go. I have a lot going on right now and honestly don't know what anything is worth. Lens was sent to dcshooter last year to clean some fungus and re-cement a set of elements until the front element was shattered during return shipping. Still takes sharp photos from f/8 and smaller, despite the shattered front element, but that is not what this lens is meant to shoot at, it's meant to be shot at f4.5 or f/5.6, which creates a loss in saturation, increased flare, etc. due to the shattered element...
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-06-2014, 01:23 AM  
THE Reason
Posted By alwaysjerricky
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Hi all members,

Introduction: I switched from Canon to Pentax in January this year and I have no regrets. I'm currently a student and photography is my hobby, and sometimes I shoot events in my school too. However, I mostly shoot landscapes & streets during my spare time (my portfolio is https://www.flickr.com/photos/alwaysjerricky) and I must say Pentax produces excellent cameras for these 2 categories.

Why: I think I deserve to win this because I have a lot of passion for photography and I think I will push the limits of the da50 (if I ever won it). I also spend a lot of time improving myself to create better pictures. I believe this da50 will help me improve my composition skills as it is a prime lens and I have to learn to move my camera to capture the shot I want. Moreover, the wide 1.8 aperture is really useful for me when I'm shooting events, especially at night. Lastly I will put this lens to good use and make ME the worthy person to give this lens to :)

I will end off with a personal favorite of mine. Although it is not the best in my opinion, but I hope my pictures will get better along the way, because photography is a skill that needs constant improvement!

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