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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 2 Days Ago  
The Darktable Users Coterie
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 99
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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-07-2019, 07:27 AM  
Firmware Up Date Video
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-31-2019, 06:04 PM  
Gitzo 525 Tripod ! What a "Monster" !
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 32
Views: 859
Knowing what current GItzo models cost, it hurts my head to think what this would cost if manufactured today!
Forum: Sold Items 10-16-2019, 11:28 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f2
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 4
Views: 223
PM sent.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-14-2019, 03:03 PM  
Nodal Ninja moving operations...
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 3
Views: 421
I guess how you view price, is relative to the level of quality that you are willing to accept.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-13-2019, 03:10 PM  
K135mm/2.5 doesn't focus to infinity
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 13
Views: 383
In my research, I have seen mention of at least 7 different screwdriver tips sizes. I suspect the larger numbers denote
screwdrivers for Japanese motorcycle repair, or similar. What sizes would an infrequent user really need to make adjustments
like mentioned in this thread?

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2019, 06:33 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 3,487
Views: 224,100
Despite this being great news, let's see how long it takes for someone to complain.
Forum: General Photography 09-12-2019, 05:59 PM  
What is the actual benefit of mirrorless?
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 202
Views: 7,360
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-11-2019, 06:56 PM  
How to use manual zoom lenses on K1
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-25-2019, 07:03 PM  
Attaching a K-1 to a telescope
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Forum: General Photography 08-25-2019, 02:22 PM  
Lenses - how do you store yours ?
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Primarily in common plastic tool boxes of various sizes, with lenses inside old, but clean socks. i make my own card board dividers. Is it obvious that I am cheap? When I find a very good deal
on a hard case, I acquire that for more commonly used lenses. The tool boxes allow storage of smaller accessories like SD cards, batteries, filters, and the like. Lenses not used frequently are simply
stored on my house basement floor, where that is heated, cooled, and dehumidified as needed. No other special handling is required at my upper midwest US location. I have lenses store as above for 35+
years with no problems.

I am a one lens a day kind of guy, and keep the body/lens of the day in a small, lightweight messenger bag or shoulder sling. The camera/lens is wrapped in a large microfiber towel while in and out of the bag.
Accessories are kept in compartments separate from the camera/lens, avoiding scratches, nicks, and dents. My system has worked well for me, for over 50 years, but as always.....YMMV.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2019, 11:02 AM  
Buying Japan Lenses....Rated as Exc++++.....then the fine print says differently ?
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 37
Views: 2,110
+!. Japanese sellers don't seem to correlate fungus with condition. Buyer beware!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-23-2019, 03:24 PM  
Pentax K50 aperture block
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-21-2019, 12:35 PM  
Tamron 90mm vs Pentax F/FA 100mm Macros
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
I can recommend the Tamron 72E model. I believe there are three versions released 1996, 1999, and 2005. I have the first version,
designed during the film era, but perfectly usable on today's digital bodies. This lens is quite sharp. Being nearly 23 years old the
AF doesn't match the AF of current models. No problem because MF is the preferred method of operation. The lens has an AF/MF
switch and focus limiter switch.

More detailed info on this lens is available from:

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 72E | LENS-DB.COM

The lens should be available from the big auction site for well under 200 USD,
probably less through a private sale.
Forum: Sold Items 08-17-2019, 01:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f2.8 lens ZK mount **Labor Day Sale**
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 4
Views: 886
I have the ZF version converted to K mount with Leitax. I love it. GLWS.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-17-2019, 09:55 AM  
Struggling with lightweight 2 body 3 lens travel kit
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311

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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-09-2019, 05:51 PM  
Sony A7r4 announced. 61mp.
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 333
Views: 13,739
Well-stated. I know several professionals. I have learned from them, that they can make enough, from one job, to buy one of those ~$3500 cameras.
And then, write the cost off as a business expense.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-09-2019, 05:44 PM  
Colour science.
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 13
Views: 550
I don't get it either. Color science would not be a major consideration when choosing a camera body. YMMV.
As someone who deals with arthritis in wrists and thumbs, size, weight, and ergonomics are most important to me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-09-2019, 05:21 PM  
Beach family vacation - use camera or not
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 22
Views: 892
This ^
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-05-2019, 02:14 PM  
Sony A7r4 announced. 61mp.
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 333
Views: 13,739
Very cool! Choices are cool.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-04-2019, 12:07 PM  
Lens Hood For Pentax A28 f2.8?
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 19
Views: 883
I have this hood also. Interior is flocked to reduce reflections.

Looks like this:

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-26-2019, 07:17 AM  
Mount type
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Looks like we are in agreement.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-25-2019, 09:19 AM  
Sony A7r4 announced. 61mp.
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 333
Views: 13,739

---------- Post added 07-25-19 at 11:32 AM ----------

Choices. Why would anyone buy a new Porche 911 for $113,300, when a Nissan Versa will get you to your destination for $12,100? Choices allow one to buy what they want. I never buy new electronics. Like Winder said, new models offer choices and help older model prices decline. With patience I was able to buy my low mileage Sony a7III for 17.5% off list, less than a new Pentax K1mII. My a7III is a joy to use with my Pentax and other legacy lenses.

Having few choices would be no fun.
Forum: General Photography 07-24-2019, 06:11 AM  
Canon eos 5ds ?
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 07-22-2019, 12:53 PM  
simple K5 plus prime wraparound case
Posted By jlstrawman
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Five Luxurious Lens Wraps | B&H Explora

I have two from different manufacturers, and can highly recommend these:

Protective Wrap 20 inch | Tenba

If you want to travel light, camera and lens only, they work great. They offer a bit of padding
and add almost no weight.
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