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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2017, 02:18 PM  
Now I know what it means to have "too many" lenses (at least when travelling)
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 65
Views: 4,700
For two years I have only brought my 40XS on trips. To be honest I have had it on my K5 since I got it two years ago. I use it for everything, sometimes it's to narrow, then I use my feet or just skip the picture, I do not mind.

I have many lenses, mainly MF. But I often just like a quick one-hand snap of my kids when we are on the go. And the short focus travel is also great for video. I simply love this lens and when I see other turists with heavy zooms I grin.

Maybe it's a legacy from my film era days, with my Contax and 50mm.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-03-2016, 02:25 PM  
DA 40 XS the "Flat Wonder Club"
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 185
Views: 27,545
I travel only with this lens and nothing else.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-30-2016, 11:39 AM  
DA 40 XS the "Flat Wonder Club"
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 185
Views: 27,545
I have had this lens for a year and it has been mounted on my K5 90% for the time. I enjoy the pancake. Sometimes it is to wide and sometimes to long. Maybe I should try the 20-40 Limited. I leave the cap at home, never use them.

Here is a sample.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-22-2015, 01:05 PM  
How many 50mm lenses do you own? Favorite? What have you let go?
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 184
Views: 17,433
Two:

A 50mm 1.7 and Carl Zeiss 1.4/50

I like the A setting on the Pentax but the CZ takes the prize. I use Metal Hood 5 on it and it looks fantastic.

Love the edge of the leaf.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-22-2015, 12:52 PM  
DA 40 XS the "Flat Wonder Club"
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 185
Views: 27,545
In a few days I will receive my 40XS. It is going with me on my trip to Sardinia next week. The XS on my K5 only... Can't wait to post some results on this thread.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Forum: Sold Items 05-31-2015, 01:16 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 40 XS, Sigma 30mm F/1.4, 24mm F/1.8, Tamron 10-24mm, 17-50mm F/2.8
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 11
Views: 2,996
Do you ship to Denmark, I am looking for a XS.
Forum: Sold Items 05-29-2015, 01:43 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 40mm XS, MINT
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 3
Views: 954
PM sent

---------- Post added 31st May 2015 at 10:12 ----------

PM sent, ones more.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-01-2014, 11:39 AM  
X5 Firmware
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Thanks Adam, odd though all the other cameras have firmware updates.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 10-01-2014, 10:27 AM  
X5 Firmware
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Hi all, I have just bought a X5 for my daughter and I would like to know what the latest firmware version is and where to get it if in need for an update.

Thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-17-2014, 12:36 AM  
Super Wide II, canīt handle f2.8
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
I am sure that there is a defect, not big though.
A very competent member of the forum ran some test and found the fault.

I would like to sell it, how will this fault affect the price? Big, small or non?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-15-2014, 11:47 PM  
Super Wide II, canīt handle f2.8
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Thank all great feedback.

Maybe I was not clear enough. When the lens is on A setting I can select f2.8 and the lens is fully open. It is the exposure time in Av mode that does not change.
Hence "camera can't handle f2.8".

Somehow the camera does not recognize f2.8, there is no change between f2.8 and f3.5.

The contacts are clean but when I opened the lens to have a look (very carefully and gently) I discovered that a piece of clear tape was placed on the contact between the print plate side and lens! I took it off, but with no change of behavior from the lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-15-2014, 01:51 PM  
Super Wide II, canīt handle f2.8
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Hi, I have a Sigma Super Wide II AF. The thing is that I have had this for some time and used it a bit. I would like to sell it and nearly did to a fellow member some time ago.

He kindly returned it with the message that the camera can't handle f2.8, it reads it though.

The lens is in pristine condition and it is a pity, that it is on the shelf most of the time.

Do any of you know of this problem and would it be interesting to have a lens with this problem?

Thanks
Forum: Pentax Q 01-23-2014, 09:44 AM  
Q for my daughter.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Lol



Also an option or maybe the X5?
Forum: Pentax Q 01-22-2014, 02:46 PM  
Q for my daughter.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
My daughter is very protective but she would love a fancy strap or bag. I have seen loads of accessories for the Q.




This looks like a great deal, but I don't think they will ship to Denmark. :-(
Forum: Pentax Q 01-22-2014, 12:31 PM  
Q for my daughter.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Yes I was thinking something like that, would suit her.



My thoughts, with the Q-K adapter she can have access to my K mount lenses and I to her Q. Sneaky father.

So now I am on the hunt for a Q and thanks for your tips.
Forum: Pentax Q 01-21-2014, 01:26 PM  
Q for my daughter.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
My daughter has her 11th birthday in May and she really wants to pick up photography. So I was thinking giving her a Q and invite her to the Pentax family. I have seen them on the Marketplace here.

Is the Q suitable for her? And what lens would be good?

Thanks
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-14-2014, 09:32 AM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
You may be right but I am not interested in the rareness of lenses, only 35mm and A 35mm in particular, preferably f2.8.



The A 35mm f2.8 I saw here in the marketplace, was for sale for $160. Sadly it's been sold.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-14-2014, 12:27 AM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
On the lens reviews there is no F 35mm and the FA is far more expensive than the A I'v been looking at.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-13-2014, 02:35 PM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
You are both right, but I like MF and dislike plastic mount.

I recently bought the M35/2.8 and the focal length is perfect for me, coming from film with standard lens.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-13-2014, 02:01 PM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Kiitos ppohja, I am looking for the 2.8, my funds are not the best lately. Good news I found one on the marketplace.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-13-2014, 01:22 PM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
You'r right, I must have missed that. Thanks
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-13-2014, 10:32 AM  
Rare A-35/2
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
I am looking for the A-35/2.8 and came across its counterpart the f2 on ebay. Take a look.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-10-2014, 02:43 PM  
Lens Hood Question
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 4
Views: 844
My guess is, that your hood would work fine. But try to look when in 35 mm and keep a finger on the side of the hood, just to see how much clearance there is. (if you can see your fingertip through the viewfinder)

Yes, always use a hood, all my lenses have their own hood.

Peace'N'Love
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-07-2014, 11:35 AM  
Slow reading card.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Thank you for your input, great info.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-07-2014, 09:50 AM  
Slow reading card.
Posted By Pontax
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Thanks Old Bayrunner, I have formatted the card in the camera a while ago, but there was no difference. Maybe I should try the Software you suggest.
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