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Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-21-2021, 12:46 PM  
pentax k-1 calibration
Posted By andy271
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Hi guys because the weather has been dreadful haven’t been able totest the camera fully but indoor shots hand held with the Zeiss 35mmf2 are superb and exactly were i focused its like having a new camera
So a big thanks goes to john Pye technical for calibrating the camera
I have so many cameras and lenses that i have now reevaluated things some lenses i will never sell as they are ultra rare but my cameras have been interesting fugi gfx 100s i am selling to my friend with all the fugi lenses at first i liked the camera but the ergonomics for me i wasn’t keen on
Nikon z7 with some of my Minolta lenses and Yashica lenses is really good but one problem i have is evf eye strain and the same with the fugi i don’t really need to keep them so both are going
This may surprise some people but there just not for me hasselblad 907x i am keeping as the colour reproduction is amazing i managed to get all the Zeiss zkmount lenses of a friend in japan so im now happy i have the full collection for Pentax Nikon d850 i also am keeping as i like the optical viewfinder ergonomics and wildlife lenses
But for some reason i have this love affair with Pentax and i am keeping my k-1 and nearly bought another k1-mk2 but because of the magenta cast and i decided just to wait for now i have far to many things
I don’t know if any other members have the mirroless cameras but the evf for me is a no go when i think about it an organic light emitting diode 1 inch away from your eye cant be good the one think i loved about the gfx and the z7 was older glass and mf but now my k-1 is calibrated im super impressed at how good this camera is and to be honest my favourite lenses are the 31mm Ltd the 43mm Ltd and the 77mm Ltd i also converted my contax collection with leitex adapter but will end up selling them as i know have the full set of zk
at the end of the day having all this gear makes no difference i need to get out there and start capturing those moments
I'm glad Pentax haven’t gone mirroless as the evf for me and my eyes give me dreadful headaches
Ive compared the k-1with pixel shift vs gfx and hasselblad and to me the pixel shift images have that fine edge detail that the other cameras haven’t got yes gfx is medium format to an extent but field of view isn’tthe end of the world for the money the Pentax k-1 is incredible
i am very lucky to be able to own all these cameras but at the end of the day taking photos is what counts
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-04-2021, 12:53 PM  
AF/MF Dial
Posted By andy271
Replies: 10
Views: 560
I was using my mf lens in af i only realised this when i went and put a af lens on the camera
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-02-2021, 02:01 PM  
why no camera bag with hidden tripod
Posted By andy271
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Hi Alex one of my tripods is 16.5 inches even with the feet so wouldfit into the bag with wiggle room as the bad is around 19.5 inches asfar as dirt and mud ect I always clean my tripod I am very ocd and like things to be ordered I also have a got a cover to put the feet in all I have to do in the field is attach my head I have really rite stuff heads and novoflex as well as others when needed
Ive been in-touch with think tank and they are going to look into this. You say no one is going to steel and grab your backpack but I have been threatened with a knife before now
Location of were you live may be different
Its fairly easy to clean tripod after use and then pack away it doesn’t take long each to there own I understand
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-01-2021, 04:40 AM  
K-3 III To Be Released Next Week
Posted By andy271
Replies: 422
Views: 33,670
I'm a bit disappointed on my k-1 I always use the tilting screen and this is one reason I wont purchase the new camera
I just prey Pentax when and if they release a new k-1 they don’t have a static screen this would turn me away from them .i love my k-1 and think Pentax area mazing but with so many cameras on the market they have to getthings spot on and price should be nearer 1500


Thanks Mike should have said uk 1500
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-14-2020, 05:11 AM  
pentax k-1 Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II
Posted By andy271
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
hi guys ive converted a lot of zeiss contax and am about to do 5 zeiss ditagon lenses all on pentax k-1 ,my question is i really like the look of the Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II and for me 58mm would be great
my question is when i go the leitax web site it says voigtlander sl ii but no instruction on how to do the conversion ,has anybody done this .any help appreciated
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 07-07-2018, 02:23 PM  
zeiss 28mm contax leitax converted to k-1
Posted By andy271
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
hi guys I decided to purchase the adapter and do the conversion myself ..spoke to david who is a great guy and replies really quick ..so I got an led light so plenty of light .I also thought why not get a small bowl of water near buy that way the dust will be attracted to the water...not for everyone that lol.anyhow I had to take the zeiss bayonet and I purchased a good quality screw driver ...must say make sure you do this as even with the good german screwdriver I lost the thread on the screw and it was very tricky to get it off ,so things so far not great ,next was a small ball bearing that come off a spring ,it needs to be put back on the spring and you have to be very very careful you don't drop it in the lens mechanism so on the tip of the screwdrive I placed a tiny bit of grease and this lifted the ball out ..later on I had to get the ball and place it on top of the spring .a bit fiddly and in davids instructions it says not to use tweezers..in the end I had no option as the ball was not easy and so small so the tweezers for me worked ..once again german tweezers ..sound crazy but I only if I can get german products that are high quality and they worked a treat ..all in all I thought it was ok but a beginner I think would struggle ....I also used a Zeiss Optics Head-Worn Visor Magnifying which made it much easier .I know the 35 70mm isn't easy to do and it is best left to a pro like david .and I agree lol....I have done some tests today and all I can say is wow ..it has that microcontrast and that pop .its better than my 43mm ltd at f8 f11 really really sharp but lovely colours ..will do more tests tomorrow and post some samples on my here then a link to fliker for all the pixel peepers out there .....I don't think I am going to need to get the pentax 31mm ltd now and the focus ring is like butter really happy with the adapter ...


thx david for all the help and now I could get addicted but those contax lenses still have something special ...will have no choice now but to get my 35 70mm zeiss contax adapted
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-02-2018, 10:50 AM  
pentax k-1 bag and some good ideas
Posted By andy271
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
hi guys I love my k-1 and wanted to get a bag for it and a fiew lenses ,but I also wanted a compartment for a tripod as I don't like people seeing me carrying camera and tripod ..so my search began and ive found the perfect bag for my uses ,ive also found the pefect tripod that fits in the bag and the weight is very very good here is what is in the bag,ive also bought a pair of nooz optics ,will attach links


k-1 with l bracket and 43mm ltd lens
100mm macro
50mm macro
35mm f2.4
memory card holder
2x batterys


not heavy im now 50 so don't want to be carrying big heavy gear .tripod choice is anything that is around 15inch will fit


also sick of forgetting or having to carry my glasses around .I have superb long distance but not great short so these are brilliant


link to camera bad I actually got mine for just 59 it has gone up a tiny bit


Vanguard VEO Discover 38 Shoulder Bag - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo


tripod is FLM CP26 german made really high quality and the perfect size and because its carbon nice and light but very very sturdy ..I was tempted with the novoflex triopod but the legs which screw on are 16inch and the other legs they sell are only 12 or 13 inch which fit fine but height isn't great so this is the reason I went with the FLM
FLM CP26Travel Tripod - Carbon Fibre


nooz glasses


Nooz Optics? - Ultra-practical reading glasses
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-26-2018, 06:22 AM  
SMC Pentax-FA 35mm F2 AL or samyang 35mm 1.4
Posted By andy271
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
yes a difference in price..i found this and if you look at them and compare at say f5.6 the Samyang is superior in everyway the pentax 35mm is awful unless the person got a really bad copy ..I just downloaded the images and put them at 100 percent next to each other its put me off the pentax ..take a look


SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, F2.8 | 35mm for Pentax K Compariso? | Flickr
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