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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-11-2015, 09:51 AM  
Rikenon XR vs. SMC Pentax-M , 35mm f:2.8
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Thanks a lot, guys
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-09-2015, 03:33 PM  
Rikenon XR vs. SMC Pentax-M , 35mm f:2.8
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Hello,

I've arrived to a point on which I decided to buy a 35mm lens for my ME Super. Now, I've noticed that the prices of the Pentax-M glass have increased since 3-4 years ago even though the lenses are older, more used, etc. I would be interested to know if the Ricoh XR version would be at the same or at least close optical level to the SMC Pentax-M 35mm f:2.8. Are there resolution charts or similar to compare the two lenses more in detail ? How about flare, contrast, etc.

Thanks a lot :-)
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-02-2014, 01:46 PM  
People Portrait
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 6
Views: 761
wonderful portrait.. and although the model is posing she looks natural. Bravo. Nominated.
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 06-02-2014, 01:44 PM  
Abstract The Enchanted Forest
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 6
Views: 722
great photograph.. yes, indeed makes you believe you're in a fairy tale :-) Nominated
Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 04-30-2014, 01:07 PM  
Streets Men's condition ?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Not so long ago, while roaming the streets of my home town a tram stopped in front of me. The doors opened and I made the photograph. Few seconds later the scene was gone.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-14-2012, 01:55 PM  
Pentax MX stuck shutter
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 4
Views: 10,612
Hello,

I've ecountered some problems with my MX. Its shutter is stuck in cocked position (the indicator near the shutter button is red). Mirror is down and I can push the shutter button all way down and nothing happens and can not wind of course.

In the attachment is the MX without the botton cover.

BTW, how can I take down the top cover?, especially how to dismantle de shutter times dial (at what should I care more, are there some setttings I should remeber, before dismtle the dial? etc?)

Thank you very much.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-25-2010, 01:36 PM  
FA 31mm Limeted or K5?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 46
Views: 12,379
lens, lens, lens first... so I advice you to get the 31mm Limited ;-) .. as many others before.

Of course, in my opinion the K5 & 31mm Ltd. is my dream combo (I shoot about ~70-80% procent of my photos with 40-55mm focal lengt -35mm equiv.), still. get the lens first :-)

Good luck.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-05-2010, 06:28 AM  
pentax FF... why?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 15
Views: 4,408
On a FF camera one can use a 50mm lens (say, 1.8) ... so a cheap one (~100 euro).. with great results ;-)
For the moment.. the FF cameras are a littel more bulky ... but .. with time... the FF sensor might take place in smaller bodies :-)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-03-2010, 01:04 PM  
Pentax MX comments
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 37
Views: 12,584
Does it worth the price difference between the MX and Chinon CM4, Cosina CT1A (both mechanically controlled metal SEIKO shutter ) ? Often it goes at least 2-3 times the price and even more for the black MX :-(
Thanks
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2010, 04:00 AM  
Zeiss ZK updates?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 149
Views: 24,974
.. less and less interest for K mount ... even from Pentax ... pity :-(
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2010, 10:49 AM  
Official Pentax K-5 Specs !
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 365
Views: 106,484
He he ISO XXXXX :-)) ... i prefer using f:2 and ISO 400 (which is the ISO i shoot ~80-90% of the photos .. probabli used to trix and hp5 :-D ) then f:8 and ISO 6400 ... and yes .. I don't even turn my camera on, when the light is not enough to read that my watch is showing ;-)
Anyway... at least would be enough for me a more usable ISO of 1600-3200.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-18-2010, 02:03 AM  
35mm/2.4 from your perspective
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 211
Views: 34,773
Ha, ha, more expensive than nikon's .. 2183G Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Wide Angle Auto Focus Nikkor Lens - Gray Market 'thank you'.. Pentax
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-17-2010, 06:02 AM  
if the D7000 is spec'd/priced as rumored
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 244
Views: 48,923
In fact.. there's big difference in focusing/metering in stopped down mode vs. wide open ;-) ... especially on a tiny DX VF .. not to mention the speed.. especially for street photography. I gave up long time using M42 lenses on my k100d ... and the remaining K lenses goes using prefocusing the lens and metering using more or less.. the 'sunny 16 rule' :-) .. pretty primitive (especially that light metering method), huh... but .. that's life with Pentax and non-KA MF lenses.
Entry level nikon's also are crippled but at least they have more AFS lenses from where to choose.
That's why I use my MF lenses on a film body (chinon.. not a Pentax because a ME/MX is too expensive and not better than a Chinon .. or Ricoh ;-) ).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-15-2010, 11:18 PM  
35mm/2.4 from your perspective
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 211
Views: 34,773
Nope.. it's Nikon's AF-S .. or SWD (Canon USm.. whatever) ;-) ... pentax does not have that build in the lens... nikon has (the 35mm f:1.8 AF-S DX lens) (i think sony too).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-13-2010, 08:08 AM  
35mm/2.4 from your perspective
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 211
Views: 34,773
-No AF-S
-No metal mount (being a prime lens it will be changed more times than one changes a zoom lens while shooting)
-No faster than f:2
.. so, it must be much cheaper than the Nikon lens .

I would prefered a 35/1.8 lens, with metal mount, and WR in the place of AF-S at the same price as the nikon lens. I think that's would have been fair enough.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2010, 12:04 PM  
Any lens rumors?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 102
Views: 20,510
me too :-)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2010, 12:03 PM  
Brief info about K-5 and KR
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 569
Views: 131,952
At BHPhoto, pentax 100/2.8 WR non-SDM is 619 USD , Nikkor 105/2.8 VR+AF-S is 789 USD ans non-IS Canon 100/2.8 USM 509 USD (with IS 944 USD... but that's an L :-) ).. yes.. mea culpa.. I didn't checked for the exact prices
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2010, 07:14 AM  
Brief info about K-5 and KR
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 569
Views: 131,952
I think the the price tag/performance doesn't justify to buy the 17-70 SDM over sigma's 17-70, or over Tamron SP 17-50/f:2.8 ... the 100mm macro is expensive EVEN if doesn't have SDM (like nikon&canon), and SR (like nikon&cANON) ;-)
Limiteds DA's are relatively ok... but MAYBE except 70/2.4 the rest are too expensive (for me) for their speed (f:2.8 ... 3.2 for 21mm and 4 for 15mm !!!)... true.. I like narrow DOF.. :-)
I said that about the kit lens because it is so good (NON rotating fron element !!! , good optics, etc... for the price) that it is worth replacing only by a Tamron/sigma 18-50/2.8 or maybe sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 .. or 35/1.8 like the DX lens from NIkon ... great lens BTW for the price ;-) ... same for 50/1.8 (canikon) ... lenses that pentax lacks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-03-2010, 04:32 AM  
Brief info about K-5 and KR
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 569
Views: 131,952
I think the bigger issue with pentax are cheaper , consumer lenses, especially fast primes (faster than f:2.8 ... 2.8 can do a zoom lens too)... a 35mm/1.8 (50mm equiv.), a 24mm/f:2 (35mm equiv.) , 90mm f:2.4 .. (135mm equiv.) etc.

More,... FF would mean at least 3 FA* zoom new lenses (wide, standard,tele), ~4 new FA/FA* primes (a 50/1.7, 24/2, 85/1.8, 85/1.4 .... etc.).. bedsides 50/1.4 and 35/2 ... but with prices at least at the same level as Canikon, plus.. others....

I doubt Pentax can do all this in.. let's say.. a year after the lauch of a Pentax FF camera.

For me Pentax cameras (not lenses) has 2-3 strong points: shake reduction with any lens, small sturdy bodies (+WR on some), compatibility with older lenses .. but here we have that crippled mount :-( .. so could be better... and that's all.
The best lenses from Pentax are the kit lens (realtively to what the competition is offering) for the same price.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-14-2010, 12:34 AM  
The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2009 Camera Awards
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 38
Views: 10,913
exactly .. "What's Not to Like?" Sony Alpha 850 Review :)
Still, a FF/FX K-7 would be the best :D

( Sony Alpha DSLR A850 Review - AlphaMountWorld.com )
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-24-2009, 03:35 AM  
Acurate translation of the 645D part anyone.
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 69
Views: 13,766
Wouldn't have been cheaper a FF camera like a K7 with FF sensor and some up-date FA to D-FA lenses (6-7 in the beginning .. 14-28,28-70,80-200,85,...etc.) which would work on the DX sensor cameras too ?
Ok, MF is nice but FX is nicer .. at least for me :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-31-2009, 10:24 AM  
DA* 55mm F1.4 review on dpreview
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 144
Views: 110,042
Compared with FA 50mm f:1.4 it's waste of money ;) (I think that the weather sealing and SDM do not worth that much).
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-30-2009, 11:15 PM  
Any News on K200D Replacement !
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 160
Views: 21,783
K20D/GX20 is not too far from D300's dimensions. The weight helps for more steady shots :) ... at least for me. I don't mind carrying more weight. This kind of camera is not a toy, is a tool and in this class a pro/semi-pro one.



Obviously there is a mistake made by dpreview staff. We'll see which one is true.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-30-2009, 11:12 PM  
Any news on lens roadmap?
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 17
Views: 8,201
I would add to the topic's title: Any CHEAP/MORE AFFORDABLE (let's say, under ~USD 300 ) new PRIME lens roadmap ? :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-30-2009, 12:37 PM  
Any News on K200D Replacement !
Posted By montecarlo
Replies: 160
Views: 21,783
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