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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-09-2015, 04:30 AM  
Santa came early - new 645Z and K3II are here!
Posted By wizofoz
Replies: 38
Views: 5,774
Wait. Mike, did your wife 'allow' you to get these for yourself for xmas, or did she buy them for you? If the former, you are a lucky man with a wonderful , understanding wife. If the latter, we need to swap wives..... :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-03-2015, 01:14 PM  
Catch in Focus
Posted By dcpropilot
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
I changed AF to AF.S (it was on AF.A) and I changed AF Button to 'Cancel AF' in the button customization menu. It now works. Thank you!!!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-03-2014, 02:24 PM  
DSLR "Crop factor misinformation
Posted By ChristianRock
Replies: 70
Views: 3,664
I wouldn't worry too much about crop or no crop, and especially about people's opinions. Does it take great looking pictures? Then go out and shoot :lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-22-2014, 12:17 PM  
Professional and being a Professional
Posted By LaurenOE
Replies: 39
Views: 4,514
In various threads, I've seen "pro" this or "pro" that.

In today's varied multimedia world, what a person does with a camera to make money is definitely considered "pro".
I think traditional methods of being a "pro" are pretty hard to come by and I include some of the subcategories we are all familiar with in that generalization - Weddings, Landscape, Family, etc. etc.

Outside of the box, in 2014, you can't ignore video if you are going to be a "pro" as you make money with your camera.
I think the K3 is the perfect camera that lives in both the photography and video worlds.
Until the world catches up to 4K, the 1080p/60 that I get from the K3 is perfect.
No complaints about the photography from a K3, even if the video is falsely maligned.

If I listen to my colleagues here at work, and see what they are producing, I see NOTHING that makes their Canikony choices better than my Pentax ones.

Their "B" role is terrible. Their story telling - non existent.
Their photography is done by another group.

For a while I felt guilty for using my Pentax for professional work, and recently I had a realization that I've become a full time pro, based on being non-traditional and having Pentax at my core.

In any given project, I mix photography and video, location and studio work, inside and outside.

The K3 fits perfectly, and works seamlessly with the software tools that I use.
I use the Adobe Creative suite exclusively to pretty much come up with anything that my Pentax K3 creates as a foundation.

Which got me thinking about how perfect a Pentax K3 is for the mixed modality workflow that I exist in, and why Pentax *is* a professional choice.

Some points...some real-honest points.

Because Pentax/Ricoh has a multi year pipeline, I don't have to worry about too many models to choose from when I put together my budget. I can confidently know that in a year or two my purchases will not be obsolete.
I will get my (and the company's) money's worth from the tools I choose.

By keeping Pentax in the center of it all, and we can spend money on other things that increase production value.
The cost of a Pentax kit is significantly less than Canikony, while offering everything I need to deliver as part of my projects.

ANY budget is not infinite. In the real world, I'd rather buy a new LED light kit, than spend the money on having a camera brand that others think is cooler!

I have multiple cameras, jibs and sliders on any given shoot, and THAT increases my production value.

I would have so much less gear if I went with Canikony.

Good, robust, quality products that don't cater to a consumer timeline/image are what being a "pro" is all about.

Pentax really does get it.

So being "pro" is making money with a camera.

You will have more money to make money, by choosing Pentax.

Forum: Pentax Lens Articles 08-12-2010, 04:24 AM  
Sticky: How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc)
Posted By Adam
Replies: 329
Views: 344,747
Many Pentax DSLR owners want to use M42 screwmount (Takumar) lenses, or M or K manual lenses, on their cameras because of the low cost and relatively high image quality of these lenses.

If you're wondering whether or not these lenses can be used with Pentax DSLRs (or the K-01), then the answer is yes! Pentax as well as third-party manual and screwmount lenses can easily be mounted on any Pentax DSLR (such as the K-1 series, KP, K-3 series, K-70, K-S2, K-S1, K-50, K-500, K-30, K-5 series, K-r, K-x, K-7, K10D, K100D, K200D, *ist D, etc.) Just follow this guide!

Modern Pentax DSLRs use the Pentax "K-mount", which employs a bayonet and therefore differs significantly from the M42 screw mount. The older manual M and K (SMC Pentax-M, SMC Pentax) lenses actually use the bayonet, so they will not need an adapter - you can skip straight to the lower portion of this article (starting at "Important!") for information on how to meter with those lenses. Screwmount lenses usually have "Takumar" in their names, and in order to mount screwmount lenses on your k-mount body, you'll need a Pentax k to m42 adapter. Pictured above is the genuine Pentax adapter, which is ideally the one you want to get. Similar third-party adapters are also available. Caution: Many third-party adapters, such as this one, have a protruding flange which will prevent you from focusing all the way to infinity. If you want to buy a third-party adapter (they're generally cheaper), make sure that they don't have this flange. Here's an example of a good third-party adapter.

Once you have your adapter, the next step is to install it on your camera (it can easily be put on and removed on-the-fly). Check out the m42 to k adapter manual.

After you've installed the adapter, you'll want to mount the lens. This is done by screwing it into the camera until the lens feels firmly attached. The focusing window and lens ring should line up with the camera just like any other lens. Now that your lens is mounted, let's talk about how to take photos with it.

Important! The hard part is to get the camera to actually fire when a manual lens is mounted. In order to accomplish this, enter your camera's custom function menu, select the "Using Aperture Ring" setting (usually at the end of the menu, #21 on the K-7, #27 on the K-5, #27 on the K-3, #26 on the K-1), and set it to 2 (allowed). Once you do this, the shutter will at least fire, as it wouldn't have with this setting disabled (you would simply have seen an F-- indication on the top LCD/info screen). The setting description should read: 'Shutter will release when aperture ring is not set to the "A" position' when "allowed" is selected. Also note that the mount on the lens must be conductive for electrical current so that it shorts the electrical contacts on the camera body. All Pentax manufactured lenses have a conductive mount, but some third party lenses do not in which case the area of the mount touching the contacts must be sanded down.

K-30, K-50, K-500, K-70, K-S1, K-S2 and K-01 users: make sure you also set your green button "action in M/TAv Mode" to Tv SHIFT. This is found under the button customization menu (page 3 of the main menu) on the K-01 or as a custom function on the K-30, K-50 and K-500. On the K-S2 and K-70, look under the e-dial programming sub-menu under button customization in the record menu.

Finally, ensure that auto ISO is disabled.

At startup, if your camera asks you for the focal length, enter the actual focal length as labeled on the lens. This will ensure optimal Shake Reduction performance. For zooms, you can use the lower end of the zoom range (this ensures that there will be no over-compensation), or the focal length that you shoot at most often.

Now, let's discuss metering. Since manual lenses don't feed aperture data to the camera, the only way for the camera to check how much light is being passed through the lens is to measure the light while the lens is stopped down. Follow this procedure to properly meter with a screwmount, M, or K lens:

___0. Ensure that the "Using Aperture Ring" custom function is set to "2 (allowed)" (K-30/50/500/01 users must also ensure that the green button is configured to Tv Shift in M/TAv Mode) as described above
  1. Set your camera to M mode using the mode dial (your camera won't fire in other modes*)

  2. Compose and focus your image.

  3. Using the aperture ring (the ring at the very back of your lens; it will have numbers such as 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8 written on it), select your desired aperture setting. Note that the smaller the aperture number is, the more light passes through the lens, and the blurrier the out of focus areas of your photograph will be (and vice-versa). Note your lens will not stop down until step 5.

  4. [Screwmount lenses only] Switch the diaphragm clutch on your lens to "Manual" (you can leave it on Auto when composing and focusing if you don't want a dark viewfinder).

  5. Measure the light by either pressing the "Green Button" (older bodies may use the Av button), or pushing your power button to DOF preview mode (only available on high-end bodies). Your camera will automatically set the shutter speed for you.

All that's left now is for you to press the shutter release button to take your photo. Congratulations- you've now learned how to use M42 and M & K manual lenses with Pentax DSLRs!

*Screwmount lenses may also be used in Av mode since they are always stopped down to the aperture you will be shooting at (unlike M&K lenses, which are stopped down only when the shutter is released or when you meter as described above).

Note: if your aperture ring has an "A" on it, instead of doing stop-down metering as per this guide, you'll want to set the ring to "A" and use the camera's scrollweel to adjust the aperture via Av mode.

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Forum: Pentax Q 12-24-2012, 09:33 AM  
Sticky: Adapted lenses tested on the Q : the reference thread
Posted By crewl1
Replies: 1,139
Views: 537,776
This is a centralized reference thread housing a database of experience and results of different adapted lenses that users have tested on their Q series cameras.

Information that each Lens Review should have: description of your results, the camera used (Q, Q10, Q7 or Q-S1), recommendations for best use, specific adapter brand or source that was used, and a sample image so a user might see what to expect.

To make this thread easy to search it will be important to put the lens name in the reply title (use the advanced reply,) that way a user wondering how their lens might work on the Q can do a search on title only and quickly get to the lens they are interested in. I think it is OK to have a lens reviewed more than once as different users may have different experiences and use cases.

Please try to minimize discussions here to keep this thread easier to navigate :)

Here is an index of the lenses submitted to date: (Will try to update this index regularly, but make sure to identify lens in the title)
Q and Q10 K-Mount PrimeAuto Chinon MC 28mm f2.8Lenmar 135mm f2.8Pentax 35mm Ltd MacroPentax A50 f2 and Sears Auto 50 F2Pentax DA 14mm F2.8 ED [IF]Pentax DA 40 XSPentax DA 40mm f/2.8Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 LTDPentax DA* 200/2.8 on Pentax Rear Converter-A 1.4x-LPentax DA* 300/4 with TCsPentax DA*300Pentax DA*300Pentax Da300 f4 pentax q-k adapterPentax Da300 with QK adapter and qPentax DFA 100 f2.8 MacroPentax DFA 100 WR MacroPentax DFA 100mm macroPentax DFA 100mm macroPentax DFA 100mm with pk adapterPentax DFA 50mmPentax K 50 1.4Pentax K 50 f1.2Pentax K 55mm f1.8Pentax M 50/1.7Pentax SMC -FA 31mm F1.8 AL LimitedPentax SMC A 50mm 1.7Pentax SMC A 50mm / 1.7 on the QPentax SMC A 50mm f2.8 macroPentax smc DA* 55mm f1.4 SDMPentax SMC F 135mm f/2.8Pentax SMC F 50mm f1.7 on the QPentax SMC F* 600mm F4Pentax smc f2.5 200mmPentax SMC FA 31mm f1.8 limitedPentax SMC FA 31mm f1.8 limitedPentax SMC FA 50 f1.4Pentax SMC FA 77mm f1.8 LimitedPentax SMC FA* 300 f4.5Pentax SMC K 135 F2.5Pentax SMC K 135mm f/2.5Pentax SMC K 200mm f4Pentax SMC K300 f4Pentax SMC M 100mm f/2.8Pentax SMC M 135 f3.5Pentax SMC M 1:3.5 28mmPentax SMC M 200mm f4Pentax SMC M 200mm F4Pentax SMC M 40mm f2.8Pentax SMC M 50/1.4Pentax SMC M 50mm / 1.4 on the QPentax SMC M 50mm 1.4Pentax SMC M 50mm 1:4 MacroPentax SMC M*300Pentax SMC P FA 50mm f2.8 MacroPentax SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mmPentax SMC-A*300 f4Promaster 100mm / f:3.5 macro(Manual focus version)Promaster Spectrum 7 100mm f3.5Quantaray 28-70mm f/2.8-4Ricoh Rikenon 135mm f2.8Ricoh Rikenon 300mm f5.5Ricoh Rikenon P 105mm 2.8 macroRicoh Rikenon XR 50mm f2Ricoh XR 50mm 1:2Samyang 16mm F2.0Samyang 500mm f/8Samyang 7mm F8Sears 135 f2.8 Macro K mountSears Auto 50mm f2.0Sears Auto MC 300mm F5.6Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG MacroSigma 20mm F1.8Sigma 24mm F2.8Sigma 500 with sigma 1.4x adapterSigma 500mmSigma 500mmSigma 500mm 4.5 ex setting 0.5 to 1Sigma 500mm 4.5exSigma 500mm f4.5Sigma 500mm video with pk adapterSigma 50mm 2.8 EX MacroSigma APO Macro 180 f2.8Sigma EX DG 70/2.8 macroSigma Mini-Wide II 28mm f2.8SMC M 28/2.8SMC Pentax M 100/4 MacroSMC Pentax M 100/4 MacroSpiratone Sharphooter 400mm f6.3Tair 3M-5CA 500mm f:8 mirror lensTamron 90mm Macro f2.8Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 MacroTokina AT-X Pro 100mm f2.8 MacroVivitar 200mm f3.8Vivitar 85/1.4 on Fotodiox Adapter (painted)Voigtlaender SLII 90/3.5 with Pentax adapterZenitar 16mm FE at f/5.6{colsp=3}Q and Q10 K-Mount ZoomKiron Vivitar 70-150mmPentax DA 10-17mm FishEyePentax DA 16-45 16mm at f/5.0Pentax Da 18-135Pentax DA 18-250 f4.5-6.3 at 250mmPentax DA 18-55 on the QPentax DA 50-200 WR f4-5.6Pentax DA 50-200mmPentax Da 55-300 handheldPentax DA L 1:4-5.6 50-200mm EDPentax DA* 60-250 f/4Pentax DA* 60-250mm F4Pentax DA-L 55-300 on the QPentax DAL 18-55mm f3.5-4.5Pentax DAL 55-300mm Zoom at 300Pentax SMC A 35-105 on the QPentax SMC F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5Pentax SMC F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5Pentax SMC F 80-200mm f4.7-5.6Pentax SMC FA 28 to 80PENTAX SMC M ZOOM 1:4 75-150mm (asahi)Pentax SMC Reflex Zoom 400-600Pentax Takumar F 70-210mm F4-5.6Phoenix/Cosina 28-210mm f4.2-6.7Promaster (Tamron) 28-105mm f/4-5.6Sears 80-200 f4 zoom macroSigma 120-400 HSM OSSigma 150-500mm HSM OS (Lil' Bigma)Sigma 50-500mm OS HSMSigma 70-200 2.8 HSM IISigma 70-300 mm F4.0-5.6 DG APO MacroSMC Pentax - A 35 - 70 3.5 - 4.5Tamron 28-75 f2.8 ContinuousTamron 70-200 f2.8Tamron 70-300 LD Di Tele MacroTamron LD Di 70-300 AF zoom at 300Tamron XR 28-200 mm f 3.8-5.6Tamron XR Di 18-200Vivitar Series 1 28-105Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5 Version 1Vivitar Series 1 70-210F3.5 (Version 1)Vivitar Zoom Macro 80-200{colsp=3}Q and Q10 Other Mount2.8mm f/2 CS and 4mm f/1.2 CS4mm C mount Clover LENS0438mm movie lens Pandora-6Agfa Movexoom's Schneider Variogon 9-30mm f/1.8Albinar 2-in-1 Lens Tele zoom 1.7x/0.4xAlpex 1 1/2 inchces (38.1mm) F/2.5 lenApo-Rodagon-N 90mm f4Arco Cine 6.5mm f/1.4Arco-Cine 13mm f/1.4Arco-cine 6.5mm f/1.4Argus C3 100mm lensAstron 1:3.5 / 50mm Enlarger lensB&H Telate 4' F4.5 C-mountBauer C1's Bauer Vario 9-36mm f/1.8Bausch & Lomb Balcote Animar 15mm f/1.5Bell & Howell Super Comat 1 inch f/1.9Bolex K1 Kern-Paillard Vario-Switar 8-36mm f/1.9C mount Senko 25mm f0.95 wide open.Canon C-8's 10-40mm f/1.4Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macroCanon EF 70-300 f4-5.6 II UltrasonicCanon Eight C-8 13mm f/1.4Canon FD 200mm 1:4Canon FD 50mm f=1.8Canon FD 85mm 1.2 LCanon FL 200mm F3.5Canon mp-e65Canon New FD 500mm f/4.5 Lcanon super16 15-150mm f/2Canon Zoom C-8 9.5-47.5mm f/1.8Carena 8mm's angenieux k2 zoom 7.5-35mm f/1.8Carl Zeiss 32mmCarl Zeiss Jena Biotar 12.5mm f/2Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 12.5mm f/2.8 c-mounCarl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm f/4Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar f4.5/40mm M42CCTV 2.5mm CS MountCCTV Fujian 25 F/1.4Cine Yashinon 38mm f/1.4Cine-S.ARCO 13mm f/1.4 D mountComputar 50mm f1.8 C mount lensComputar 8mm / f:1.3 (Model M8513-old version) C-MountComputar 8mm f1.4 fixed aperture C-mountComputar TV Lens 8mm f/1.4 C-mountCooke Ivotal 13mm f/1.4Cosmicar 25mm C-mount Television LensCosmicar 6mm f/1.4.E M C Automatic f2.8 28mm M42EL-Nikkor 50/2.8Eleet-DeJur Chromtar 1/2 inchElgeet 7mm 1.5 C-mountElgeet cine 7mm f/1.9 d-mounFrankar ~7mm-35mmFujian 25mm F1.4 with 1 Ext Tube C MountFujian 35mm f/1.7 C mountFujinon 17mmFujinon 2.7mm f/1.8 c-mountHelios 44m-7 58mm f2 M42Hensoldt Wetzlar Portable Microscope 9377Industar 61 L/D f:2.8 / 55mm (308mm equiv. on the Q)Industar-50 (Collapsible)Jupiter 9Kern-Paillard SWITAR 25mm f/1.4 AR C-mountKeystone CINE 1/2" f2.5Keystone K-1 turret D-mountKinotar Wide Angle 6mm f1.9Kodak Ektanar Len 50mm f/2.8Kodak Projection Zoom 15-25mmLPL 75mm f3.5 Enlarger lensLytar Som Berthiot 16mm F/2.8 C-mountMamiya Sekor 645 80mm 2.8Mamiya Sekor EF 50mm f1.7 DIY EOSMamiya-Sekor 135mm/f2.8 M42 AutoMC MTO-11CA 10/1000mm M42Meopta Anaret s 4.5/50 Enlarger lensMeyer-Görlitz Orestor 135mm f2.8 "Bokeh Monster"Microscope Objective lens (Swift 4x)Minolta Maxum AF 50mm f1.7Minolta MC Rokkor 1.7/85mmMinolta MC Rokkor-PF 1.7/50mmMinolta MC Tele Rokkor-HF 300mm f4.5Minolta MD W.Rokkor 2.8/28mmmto 500 f8 + zeiss 2x teleconverterNavitar 6mm f/1.4 Machine VisionNikkor 300 f4.5 ED IFNikkor 35mm F2Nikkor-P 105mmNikkor-Q 200mmNikkor-s 50mm 1.4Nikon 200mm f4 AI MicroNikon 28mm f/2.8 AI-sNikon 50mm f1.8Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 D reverse mounted onto Tamron 70-300mm SP DiNizo S800's Schneider Variogon 7-80mm f/1.8Olympus 200F4 contOlympus 6.5mm f1.8Olympus CINE 37mm f1.8Olympus OM 180 f2Olympus OM Zuiko 180 f2.8 at f5.6Olympus ZUIKO CINE 13mm f1.8Omnippon 25mm f1.4 C mountPanasonic 4mm f/0.75Pentacon f1.8 50mm m42Pentacon f2.8 29mm m42Pentax 01 Lens with add on wide angle diopterPentax 02 Zoom + Oly TCon 17Pentax 02 zoom with Kenko Digital Tele 2.0x sgt-20Pentax 110 50mm f2.8Pentax 110 18 mmPentax 110 18mm f2.8Pentax 110 18mm f2.8Pentax 110 18mm f2.8Pentax 110 24mm f/2.8Pentax 110 24mm F2.8Pentax 110 24mm f2.8Pentax 110 50mmPentax 110 50mm 2.8 with Soligor 1.7x teleconverterPentax 110 50mm @ f4.5Pentax 110 50mm F2.8Pentax 110 70mm f2.8Pentax 110 70mm f2.8 lensPentax 110 70mm f2.8 lens with Ext. tubesPentax 18mm f2.8 110 lensPentax 55mm takumar 42mm mountPentax Auto 110 24/2.8Pentax Auto 110 70mm f2.8 + Nikon 4T (+3) closeupPentax C30811KP 8.5 f1.5 C mount CCTV lensPentax CCTV lens C7528-M 75mmPentax M 42 Takumar 200mm F5.6 PresetPentax M42 super tak 1:2.8/105Pentax Q DIY Pinhole lensPentax SMC 645-FA 75mm f/2.8Pentax SMC bellows tak 100mm f4. M42Pentax SMC Tak f3.5 28mm M42Pentax SMC Tak 35mm 3.4Pentax SMC Takumar 300 f4Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4Pentax SMC Takumar f1.8 55mmPentax Super Macro Tak 50mm f4Pentax super tak 135mm 3.5 M42Pentax super tak 50mm 1.4Pentax Super Takumar 200/5.6Pentax Super Takumar 200mm f4 ~ 42mm mountPentax Super Takumar 28mm/3.5Pentax Super-Takumar 150mm f4Pentax super-takumar 35mm f/3.5 on QPentax Tele-Takumar 1:5.6/200mm M42 presetPentax TV Zoom 12.5-75mm f/1.4Pentax/Cosmicar 8-48mm f/1.0Pentaz M42 Takumars – SMC 50mmQ DIY Toy Lens with MacroRainbow 3.5mm f/1.6Rainbow 4.8mm f/1.8 machine vision lenRevuenon 200mm f3.5 M42Rollei SL83's Rollei Vario 7.5-60mm f/1.8Rubinar Makpo 1000mm F10 MirrorRussian LOMO OKC3-10-1 10mm f/1.8S.F.C 3.5 / 50mm Enlarger lensSakar Auto MC 135mm 1:2.5Sankor 105mm f4.5 enlarging lensSchneider Kreuznach 105mm f4.5 enlarger lensSchneider Kreuznach Cinegon 1:1.9/11.5 C-mountSchneider Kreuznach Cinegon 6.5mm f/1.9 D-mountSchneider Kreuznach Xenon 25mm f/1.5 D-mountSchneider Optivaron 6-66mm f/1.8 c-mounSchneider Variogon 8-48mm f/1.8Schneider Xenoplan 13mm f/1.9Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 1:3.8/75Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:1.5/25 - C mountSigma 150mm f2.8 APO MACRO DG HSM Nikon F mountSigma 170-500 (Minolta Mount)Sigma AF 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG EOSSigma EX DG 150-500 APO HSM OS EOSSoligor 400mm Tele-Auto 1:6.3Soligor 8/600mm T2 classicSpiratone (Mitake) 135mm F/1.8Steinheil Cassarit 36mm f/2.8 d-mountSun-tel 1 1/2 f1.9 D mountSuper Takumar 150/4Switar 36mm f/1.8 d-mountTAIR-3 300mm 4.5Tair-3 4.5/300-A 300mmTamron 25mm f/1.6 C mountTamron Adaptall 60B 300mm F2.8Tamron Adaptall-2 AF F4 70-210Tamron SP 52B 90mm f2.5Tamron SP Adaptall 60 - 300 23ATamron TV 16mm f/1.4Tele-Lentar 300mm f/5.5 (M42 adapted)Tokina-special auto 135mm f2.8Toyo 300mm f5.6 Catadioptric (Mirror)Travegar 50mm f3.5 Enlarger lensUltrak 3.5-8mm f/1.4Vivitar 28mm F2.5Vivitar m42 300mm f5.5 Auto TelephotoVotar 1.5 inches - 38.1mmWollensak 1 inch f/1.5 cine velostigmatWollensak 13mm f/1.9Wollensak 15-25mm f/1.5 zoom projection lenWollensak Raptar 13mm f/1.2 C-mountYashica 8E's Yashinon 12.5-37.5mm f/2.8Yashinon 38.1mm f/1.4 Q + D-mountYashinon 6.5mm f/1.4 at f/8 composite shotYVAR 12.5mm f/2.5Zuiko 200mm F4Zuiko 35-105 F3.5-4-5Zuiko 50mm 1.8Zuiko 50mm F1.8 w extension tubes Q7 and Q-S1 K-Mount PrimeCosina MC Cosinon-T 135mm 1:3.5Helios 44k-4Pentax DA 560Pentax DA*300 on Q7Pentax M 50mm F4 MacroPentax SMC A 135mm f2.8Pentax SMC M 135 3.5Pentax SMC M 135 f3.5 on Q7Pentax SMC M 1: 2.8 28 mmPentax Takumar (Bayonet) 135mm f2.5Pentax-A* 600mm f/5.6Q7 and Q-S1 K-Mount ZoomPentax SMC F 80-200Sigma 70-200 OS on Q7SMC Pentax-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6SMC Pentax-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6 Q7 and Q-S1 Other MountAmpex 75mm f1.9 C-mountBorg 55FLCanon 100mm f3.5 LTMCanon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USMCanon EF 50mm F1.8 IICanon EF 70-200 f2.8 IICCTV Avenir 12mm f/1.2Cosmicar 25mm f1.4 C-mountCosmicar 50mm F1.4 C-mount lensExplore Scientific ED80Fujinon CF2.7HA-L1 2.7mm f1.8 FisheyeKern-Paillard Yvar 13mm f/1.9 AR VisifocusKern-Paillard Yvar 36mm f/2.8 AR VisifocusKern-Paillard Yvar 36mm f/2.8 AR Visifocus (D mount)Kodak Cine Ektanon 38mm/2.5Kodak Cine Ektanon 63mm f/2.7Kodak Cine Ektanon 63mm f/2.7Leica Telyt 400mm 6.8MC Rokkor 50/3.5 MacroMC Rokkor 58/1.4Minolta MD 250mm 5.6 mirrorNavitron TV lens 75mm f1.3 (C mount)Orion ED80T-CF TelescopeOrion Spaceprobe 3 telescope 700mm f9.2Pentax 110 50mmPentax 16/1.4 C-mount TV lensPentax 16/1.4 C-mount TV lensPentax CCTV lens C7528-M 75mmSamyang 7.5mm 3.5 (u43 mount)Sears Auto 28/2.8 MacroSOM Berthiot Lytar 25mm f/1.9SOM Berthiot Lytar 25mm f/1.9 (C mount)Tamron 55B SP 500mm/8 (Adaptall)Tamron 55B SP 500mm/8 (Adaptall)Tamron 6.5mm f1.8 c mount lensTamron SP 60-300 AdaptallTamron SP 60-300 AdaptallTamron SP 60-300 AdaptallVivitar Series 1 90mm 1:2.5 VMC macro for FD mountWollensak-Keystone 1 inch f/2.5 Cine RaptarYashica Yashinon 13mm f/1.4Yashica Yashinon 13mm f/1.4 (D mount)Zeika 38mm/1.4 D-mount  
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-02-2009, 04:11 PM  
Concert Photography tutorials
Posted By Marc Sabatella
Replies: 22
Views: 6,311
Since I post a lot about concert photography and have learned a thing or two over the years, I thought I'd write up a tutorial of sorts. I had earlier posted one on equipment but now I've added one on technique:

Marc Sabatella: Concert Photography - Technique

Here is the one on equipment:

Marc Sabatella: Concert Photography - Equipment

But I can save you the trouble of reading it: if you're reading this, you've probably already got the right camera :-). Well, if you've got a Pentax DSLR, anyhow. Now just make sure you have fast lenses in whatever focal lengths you think you'll want (and if you have no idea, I suggest a range of short telephoto focal lengths - a 50-135 would be ideal for most people, although I personally prefer using a couple of primes in that range).
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