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Forum: Lens Clubs 02-04-2022, 12:38 PM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 497
Views: 157,284
Hi and thanks for your post ... I would be very interested, and I have several enlarger lenses of varying focal lengths that I need to play with ... so, green light for me.

Cheers, J
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2022, 01:26 PM  
Ricoh/Pentax new strategy: Shift to e-Commerce and "studio-style" manufacturing
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 548
Views: 30,336
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2022, 11:12 AM  
Ricoh/Pentax new strategy: Shift to e-Commerce and "studio-style" manufacturing
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 548
Views: 30,336
Thanks, just read this ... I plan to stop by at my local B&M store to see what info (if any) they might share.

Pentax has had a strong, dedicated following in France for quite a while. A friend of my mine just bought a K-1ii, and I may give him a few goodies, on verra.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2022, 08:34 AM  
Ricoh/Pentax new strategy: Shift to e-Commerce and "studio-style" manufacturing
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 548
Views: 30,336
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2022, 08:20 AM  
Ricoh/Pentax new strategy: Shift to e-Commerce and "studio-style" manufacturing
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 548
Views: 30,336
Thanks for your post.

I am not leaving Pentax. Just FYI, I still have ...

- my K-30, K-5, K110D (for film camera list, see below)

- my M series lenses : 20/4, 28/2.8, 35/2, 35/2.8, 40/2.8, 50/1.4, 50/1.7, 50/4, 80/2, 100/2.8, 100/4, 120/2.8, 135/3.5, 200/4 plus the M zooms
- my K lenses : 24/2.8, 28/3.5, 35/3.5, 50/1.2 (x2), 55/1.8, 85/1.8 plus K zooms
- my Taks, Super-Taks & SMC Taks : 17, 28, 35 (x2 different), 50 (7 & 8 version), 55, 58 (x2 versions), 85 (x2 versions), 105, 135(x2 versions) ...
- my 3 non-MLU 67 bodies of which only one works now + the 55 & the 105
- my old AF primes : F 50/1.7 & FA 50/1.4 on the PZ-1 and other AF bodies ... plus some odds & ends F zooms ...

I have just had enough with "modern" Pentax ... I will no longer support the course that is in place now, and I will not buy another new DSLR from any brand. That's my choice, period.

Again, if Pentax were to make a mirrorless, I would be first in line to get one. Until (and if) then, I use my Pentax lenses on the Fujifilm bodies and go on my happy way.

Gear pictures available upon request ;-)

Flickr site = "Jean Poitiers" ... and yes, I should go out and take more photos ... and definitely less time on this keyboard.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-21-2022, 05:24 AM  
Ricoh/Pentax new strategy: Shift to e-Commerce and "studio-style" manufacturing
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 548
Views: 30,336
This handwriting was on the hall a long time ago for me. Their business strategy/plan was garbage for many years. Plus ZERO R&D and it showed.

The non-mirrorless direction/decision was just plain stupid ... and why I am pulling away from Pentax despite years of deep loyalty.

I dumped all my Limited lenses last year along other assorted AF K-mount glass ... plus I sold off the K-1 two months ago. I had it for over 5 years, and Pentax did nothing with this body ... the K-1ii does not count since there were no major differences IMHO. None.

I guess that I will keep my M glass collection, my beloved Tak collection and a few fav' film bodies, being the MX, ME Super, Spot F & Spot II, for the short list. Using my lens collection on the X-T3 & X-Pro for lots of fun. Maybe a Nikon or Sony mirrorless next year, so as to shoot them all on FF.

If Pentax develops a FF mirrorless, then I will be all over it ASAP ... would be great with the M's & Tak's.

I guess that hope springs eternal for me and my Pentax dreams ... enough of my rant.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 10-31-2021, 10:06 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
I had to go to Oklahoma for a family health emergency, but had a moment to take in the homecoming game of my old high school ... most with X-T3 + 16/2.8 & first one with 35/2 ...

Holland Hall football game by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Cheer squad by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Punt by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


HH sideside by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-21-2021, 01:02 PM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 497
Views: 157,284
"Bonjour" scratchpaddy,

Wow ... those are great images !!! I need to try this, too. I have a few 16mm lenses laying about and need to figure out a mount for my Fuji X system (X-T3 & X-E2 + X-Pro1) ...

Thanks for the inspiration !!!

Cheers, J
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-30-2021, 04:53 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-T3 with XF 35/2 at the concert ... first one with blue mode reworked in Darktable ...

Blue version by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Lead & bass by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Lead guitar by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-30-2021, 04:49 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-T3 this weekend with an EBC Fujinon 50/1.4 wide open and with an M42 extension helicoid ...


Wooden Slat by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-30-2021, 01:33 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-100F this weekend and played a bit with the "blue filter" mode ...

Concet - Fête de l'Humain d'Abord by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Big top blue by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Abadoned slide by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-30-2021, 01:30 AM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 497
Views: 157,284
Hi and hope to see some images soon.

Feel free to PM me if you have a question or two ...

Cheers, J
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-30-2021, 01:27 AM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 497
Views: 157,284
Hi there ! Thanks for your images ... and please share more !

PS - I'm a dog person ... mine is pushing 18+ years old now.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-06-2021, 12:23 AM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 497
Views: 157,284
Hi!

That's excellent! Looking forward to more results.

I have been toying with the idea of getting a 3D printer ... very tempting!

Cheers, J
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-03-2021, 08:07 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
Thanks for that thought, Jonathan.

I had not worked that far forward in my thinking yet ... a very good suggest and will be pursued ASAP.

Cheers, J
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-03-2021, 01:32 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
Merci, Jonathan ... I will test this Viltrox 23 out more as time permits. The background was my major concern, and I think that many may have noticed it ... Cheers, J
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-03-2021, 01:27 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
Hello. Many thanks for your post. I agree that one image is not a lot to go on ...

To continue my story with this lens, I bought it off of eBay France at a reasonable price, but the seller put the lens in a very small carton without any protection ... zero, just the pouch, no plastic bubble wrap, no original carton ... nothing. I almost refused to sign for its reception when I saw how it was boxed so poorly.

Still images are OK with this Viltrox 23, but the AF seems erratic at times. It would not track well at all in continuous AF mode. I fear that the shipment hurt the lens ... if it didn't already have some problems beforehand.

Anyway, as I wrote above, I got a full refund and kept the lens, so I cannot complain much. C'est la vie ...
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-03-2021, 01:17 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
Hi & thanks for your input ... I found the background a bit odd, too. When testing out the lens, it had difficulty in AF action. Not at all like my Viltrox 56/1.4. I asked to send it back, but the seller gave me a full refund ... so it's mine now. I will try it out and about a bit more later.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 08-01-2021, 07:05 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
I bought a used Viltrox 23/1.4 and not quite sure that I like this copy. Still testing it out about, here & there.

X-T3 & post in Darktable ... the light was almost gone and shot in the shadows, but I kind of like the look ... any input?

Jump, Julia ! by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 07-03-2021, 08:34 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
The four-legged one ... maybe even more tender after a good BBQ session.
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-30-2021, 09:19 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-T3 & XF 16/2.8 with post again in Darktable ...

Vertical by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-30-2021, 09:16 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X100F on the streets of Poitiers ... her name is Tender. Post in Darktable 4.3.1 ... flash used due to bad shadows. Image was a bit overexposed, but I fixed that enough ...

Meet Tender by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-20-2021, 01:57 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-100F out & about on the streets of Poitiers ... post in Darktable 3.4.1 ...

Sauf vélo by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Family walk by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


No entry by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Couples walk by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 06-07-2021, 01:02 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 4,245
Views: 337,136
X-T3 + XF 16/2.8 @ Breuil neighborhood, east Poitiers ... post in Darktable 3.4.1.1

Crashed sign by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Guard dog by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


Untitled by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr


B&W field by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-31-2021, 08:16 AM  
Ricoh / Pentax K-3 III
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 51
Views: 6,511
Yeah ... one sentence in the middle is a killer.

"Worth mentioning at this stage, however, is the slight (relative) softness of the K-3 Mark III at its ISO 100 and 200 settings in our daylight mode in particular. Despite repeated attempts using Live View, the optical viewfinder, mirror lock-up, shake reduction (which isn't recommended for tripod shooting) and of course a self-timer, we were unable to produce a sharp image using the mechanical shutter at these particular settings due to shutter shock."

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8630128882/pentax-k-3-mark-iii-added-to-st...traffic_source
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