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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-29-2020, 08:36 AM  
Strange issues
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 13
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bought a Pentax 35-80 mm to test on my Kr and it works flawlessly but my two Sigma lenses still wouldn't work.
We're in lockdown no shops open and no dedicated camera shop near me anyway so to further see if this was a lense or camera issue I thought I'd buy a cheap 6 mega pixel Pentax to get my answer, was surprised these things holding there money pretty well and couldn't see much worth buying for less than 70 which seems expensive for a test.
So I've gone the other way and bought a K5 iis , soon as it got here I couldn't wait to test my sigmas on it and sure enough the camera recognised both lenses and performs normal from the testing I have done so far, so in conclusion looking like some minor issue on the Kr ,will run two Pentax lenses perfect but refuses to recognise my two Sigmas.
Loving the k5 but everything is so different to my kr but in a good way ,so many things I do not fully understand on it yet but enjoying learning.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-29-2020, 08:05 AM  
Vintage lenses issues with K5
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 34
Views: 1,258
Hi all
I also have issues with M42 to pk,
I got an adaptor some time ago to use enlarger lenses on an M42 bellows or extension tubes and for this purpose as I can get a macro image no problems.
Like some other posters on here I have just bought a Helios 44-2 and a Helios 44-4 and wished to use them on either my Pentax Kr or its replacement Pentax k 5 iiis.
With the adaptor I have it will focus on a subject that is about 1 foot away anything further or closer is blurry.
I know there is nothing wrong with either lens as I bought M42 to Sony adaptor and they both work super on my A6000.
The Sony to M42 adaptor is about an inch thick from front to back as are other adapter to canon or Nikon for example, but the ones I see for M42 to pk are very thin looking.
My adaptor is about 14 mm from from rear mount to front and only says "Pk Japan " on it.
I'm a little baffled now as to what I need to make these lenses work, I'd greatly appreciate a link to something others users know works.
Regards Shane
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-05-2020, 02:14 PM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Thank you Alex,
Some excellent points you have added to the ones already given to me, yes I totally agree new to film ,new to the cameras the last thing I needed is extra concerns over things I know nothing about.
Thank you everyone for your help.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 04:17 PM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Thank you for them tips, funny enough my father in law only mentioned one thing in reference to these cameras, and it was pretty much what you have pointed out.
He warned me when he first got the praktisix he wasted numerous films, something along the lines of making sure you wind it on real tight otherwise you get two images overlapping or in the same frame.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 03:33 PM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Thank you Steve, all the cameras came with an official leather case, he didn't keep the boxes for any of them but did pass me the manual for everything except the praktisix.
I was only given these last night been like a kid in a sweet shop since, camera's all over my dining room table, much to my wives annoyance, I'm only just getting away with it as they were her dad's, so I have a bit of leeway.
All different lenses which now means all different adapters to buy and test.
I recently converted all my wives childhood photos from the 35mm and medium format slides to digital and know whichever of these cameras took the photos, did a grand job most are fantastic.
But a slide projector wasn't doing them justice.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 01:54 PM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Yes it was more I had no idea on medium format film and ebay was my first port of call, when I kept seeing expired on all these listings, so without looking elsewhere I was pretty confident if I asked the question in here I would get some good input and I have thank you all.
So yes I will some new film, but curious as much as anything a roll of film that expired say 10 years ago is still usable or likely to yield no or poor results?
Having never used film before if I experiment in an outdoor setting with black and white is iso 400 film a good starting choice, whether that is 35mm or medium format.
As I will be trying each camera with a roll of film cameras are
1. Praktisix 11
2. Minolta X 500
3. Minolta X700
4. Minolta Dynax 7
5. Prinzflex M-1
6. Canon AE-1

Complete newbie so know absolutely nothing about any of these, but all look well looked after and worthy of a roll of film to be put into them.
I'm certain I will use black and white but the iso choice I'm in open to suggestions as to if one will be easier or more difficult, I will shoot all photos outside in a gloomy English winter.
Again thank you everyone for help and information, much appreciated.
Shane
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 11:04 AM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
As its a vintage camera I think it would always be black and white, I like the black and white.
Not sure if it's something I would continue with having never tried it.
But the photographic equipment was given to me by my father in law who was a keen photographer all his life but sadly his memory is fading and he can't recall much detail about any of them.
I have no wish to sell anything but he gave me 6 cameras I thought at the very least I would run some film between each camera.
I'd never even seen a medium format camera before, was in awe of it soon as I touched it.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 10:55 AM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Thank you Steve I will follow your suggestions
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 11-04-2020, 10:38 AM  
Medium Format Film
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Hi people
I am new to this hobby and have slowly been getting more serious about acquiring photography related products.
I have bought some vintage lenses to play around with, then my father in law who had a lot of photography equipment gave me his old collection of cameras.
Amongst these was a Praktisix 11, looks a beast I can't wait to try shooting film to test this out.
I've been looking on ebay for medium format film and most of what I have seen says expired and its anything from a few years to many years.
Hoping some experienced people on here can advise on whether on what the situation is with expired film.
It's daunting enough the thought of film camera to a novice without that extra worry.
Any tips would be most welcome thank you.
Shane
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-03-2020, 04:33 PM  
Strange issues
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Hi guys, thanks for the replies since I last posted I ordered new batteries just in case anything like insufficient power to operate auto focus, clutching at straws I know but trying to cover all possible reasons.
I ordered 100% rubbing alcohol and have cleaned the two sigma lenses contact points and the camera body points.
I must have sat there now with the pentax kit lens and the two sigma lens and swapped from lens to lens hundreds of times.
Same results kit lens automatically behaves normally every time, both sigma without fail ask me to input focal length.
I will connect and see if there is any firmware updates.
Thanks for your suggestions
Shane
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-25-2020, 08:50 AM  
Strange issues
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Hi ,
All thank you for replying and the suggestions, unfortunately I don't have acess to another pentax to test the two Sigma lenses.
I will have to take them and the camera to a shop in the near future but sadly not a dedicated camera in my sleepy dead town.
But one other thing I noticed if I mount an actual vintage manual lens , I input focal length as normal and the Green button gives you a meter reading, the two Sigma lenses that are not being recognised by the camera as auto lenses and acting like manual lenses do nothing when the green button is pressed.
I'm new to photography only about a year of experience so this extra information of the green button only adds to my confusion, hoping that might indicate something to someone else.
It seems ultra weird that two Sigma lenses I've used for a year with no issues both suddenly are not recognised by the camera at the same time.
Thanks Shane
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-23-2020, 01:08 PM  
Strange issues
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Sigma DC 17 to 70 2.8 -4.5
I don't believe it has an A setting on the lens.
Sigma DG 70 to 300 4 -5.6
Does have an A setting.
I can switch between the 3 lenses the pentax perfect every time, either Sigma ask for focal length and display MF regardless of mf/after switch.
I've tried to Google this and have cleaned the contacts as suggested, and just ordered new batteries as I know mine were not brilliant, if all 3 lens had the same issues I'd assume it was the camera but as pentax kit lens is still perfect I'm baffled.
Thanks for your speedy responses Shane
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 10-23-2020, 12:34 PM  
Strange issues
Posted By Shaneuk
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Hi all,
im new to the forum but have had my pentax Kr for about a year , it's never put a foot wrong before but now is acting strange .
Basically my camera will recognise my pentax 18 to 55 kit lens in all modes perfectly.
But my two Sigma lens are at the same time acting like I have attached a manual lens, asking me to input focal length and have no auto features now no auto focus and the aperture dial will register low vales like 1.2 on a 2.8 to 4.5 lens.
So if someone could either assist me or point me to a specific area on this forum where I should be asking I would be grateful.
Thanks Shane
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