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Forum: General Photography 12-05-2017, 04:56 AM  
Is it just me, or do others find this equally offputting?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 15
Views: 920
OK, thanks for the heads up on Cinestill. Their 120mm format 50D film has interest for me as well.
Forum: General Photography 12-04-2017, 04:36 PM  
Is it just me, or do others find this equally offputting?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Apparently I'm in their demographic group because I'm a regular listener and don't have a problem with their style. I'm going to try some of the Vision 3 film based upon their characterization of it.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-19-2017, 03:42 PM  
Honeywell Strobonar 772 disassembly and battery replacement
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 4
Views: 318
I had a couple of those potato mashers and seem to remember that the battery tray has a small internal catch on each
side that holds it onto the head. Squeezing both tabs together simultaneously with thumb and forefinger should
release the catches and allow you to slide the battery tray out the back of the head.
Forum: General Photography 09-22-2017, 12:55 PM  
Ricoh stop selling Pentax ? ( satire )
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Deleting the thread will not undo the damage already done since the news aggregators have no doubt already scraped it into the database. Be careful what you write in the interweb,because what is done cannot be undone.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-13-2017, 08:51 PM  
K-1 Firmware UPDATE: v1.42
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 67
Views: 5,755
Corrected – Unstable performance may rarely occur in firmware version 1.41.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-29-2017, 12:59 AM  
A Spotmatic oddity
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 10
Views: 619
I bought a Spotmatic in a US Navy exchange in Japan around 1970 which has the export stamp on the film advance lever but the face still reads Asahi Pentax. Seemingly there were exceptions to the defacement requirement for items sold to US servicemen at that time or the requirement had lapsed by then..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-24-2017, 08:31 AM  
Ricoh's history of Pentax
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
This bullcrap need to hit the exit ASAP.
Forum: Sold Items 05-17-2017, 01:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 body LNIB
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 1
Views: 594 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-5 body LNIB

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275.00 USD

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West Milford, NJ (United States)

Item Description
Pentax K-5 DSLR body only in original box with all original accessories. Low mileage, only 1500 shutter actuations.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

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Like New

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United States

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Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2017, 01:31 PM  
Takumar 100mm F2
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Ok, there is an entry in the lens database for this lens but no user comments yet. Why no add a few of your own when you get the time?
We don't see these old preset Takumars very often.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-22-2017, 05:22 PM  
A question about a rare camera
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 5
Views: 723
I think Chris got it. There is a similar Vixen VX-2 on Ebay with Cosina badging. Vixen of course is a well known Japanese astronomy products company.
Forum: Pentax Q 03-11-2017, 08:58 AM  
ARRI cine lenses for Q?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Thanks. I did note the high price of some on Ebay. Hard to judge physical size from a small .Jpg without a frame of reference. If the idea is so outlandish, why would Fotodiox make adapters for Q and m4/3?
Forum: Pentax Q 03-11-2017, 05:13 AM  
ARRI cine lenses for Q?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Came across a long list of ARRI cine lenses that could be used with Q and a Fotodiox adapter. Anyone have any experience with these?
Are there any standouts to recomment?
US List of 82 lens arri mount,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-11-2017, 05:15 AM  
To whom Pentax sells designs?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 14
Views: 726
> I guess Pentax no longer makes lenses for medical equipment (Hoya kept that, right?), but they still make surveillance lenses, telescopes, binoculars, no?

Binoculars, Spotting scopes yes still, I think. Astronomy refractors no, unfortunately.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-16-2017, 01:22 PM  
japanese spotmatic 1969 need battery model pls?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Second the 387S battery.. It works fine and it doesn't need to be any more complicated than that. If you
have a Spotmatic F you can save battery power by loosening the mounted lens slightly so that the battery metering
switch opens up and disconnects the metering circuit from the battery.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 12-14-2016, 04:34 PM  
Replace front element on a Takumar 50mm 1.4 8 element
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Scratches are cosmetically unappealing but it takes a surprising amount of damage to the front element before if becomes apparent in an image. The only
concern might be if you were to catch a sun flare off of the scratch. I'd say take it out and shoot it up as is, you might be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 05-16-2016, 06:15 PM  
Pentax AF540 won't power on
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Tried attaching it to a camera and see it that starts it?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-29-2016, 01:57 PM  
Ricoh Imaging announces the K-1's official U.S. release date!
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 16
Views: 3,512
B&H reopens on Sunday. Given my usual two-day delivery, that means Tuesday is K-1 day. :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-02-2016, 10:46 AM  
Will autofocus work between K-1 and my Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM II Macro?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 29
Views: 3,832
You mean "Hopefully this is an erroneous report, otherwise I will have to send in all my Sigma lenses
back for rechipping at Sigma". There, I fixed it for ya.:lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-31-2016, 03:18 PM  
K-1 Manual
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 161
Views: 17,846
Thanks. I'll wait for version 1.00 that comes with the camera.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-23-2016, 01:19 AM  
K1 and default NR settings
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 1
Views: 961
I remember the big hoo-hah controversy when K3 was released concerning the aggressive default high ISO NR employed, resulting in some
softness with in-camera processed JPEGS. The solution was to change the NR settings in the custom setup menu to reduce the NR processing.
Has anyone noticed a similar situation in the pre-production K1 JPEGS yet?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-21-2016, 06:41 AM  
K-1 Full res JPGs versus D810 ISO 12800, ISO 51200
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 103
Views: 18,619
People conveniently (or intentionally) neglect to mention the pre-production version of the firmware used for these samples. Any evaluations and comments
based upon them have no bearing whatever regarding the final 1.0 version. This entire thread is just entirely irrelevant and a waste of space. :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-26-2016, 01:38 AM  
DPR Asked to remove sample pics
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Seems that's always the case with firmware at all the camera makers. I expect several "improve general performance" firmware updates after the hardware is shipped.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-24-2016, 10:56 AM  
FroKnows Photo talking about K-1
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 210
Views: 14,782
That's 10 seconds of my life I'll never get back.
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-21-2016, 03:29 AM  
Poll: Have you pre ordered?
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 89
Views: 8,211
Yep, I'm in. My absolutely, positively last camera body. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2016, 01:12 PM  
Final Countdown to Feb 25th 2016 (CP+ 2016)
Posted By baldeagle21b
Replies: 1,654
Views: 164,602
You are all gettting woozy from too much posting. Time to take a break from forums. :)
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