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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-06-2018, 02:30 PM  
Pentax LX Repair Help
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
I have 2 LX: in one, this button comes out as soon as I stop pushing it. On the one I want to repair, the button takes very long time to come back in its original position (2secs), like if there is something which delays it. Sorry if my terminology is not the best.

Also thank you for the hint on the screws, luckily I did know this thing and I used a multi-heads screwdriver.

P.S. do you know what is that white sticker on camera-left corner? It seems to be part of the leather and not something sticked to it.

Thank you everyone!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-06-2018, 12:24 PM  
Pentax LX Repair Help
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
Not properly. It returns in the vertical position, but doesn't fire the shutter.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-06-2018, 12:07 PM  
Pentax LX Repair Help
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
I'm going to try to repair my "new" Pentax LX and for this I need your help. I know I can send somewhere to get serviced, but my intention is to do it by myself.

Problems are 2 mainly:

1) button in the red circle has some problems: when I press it, it won't stay pressed and seems to be a little sticky.
2) there is a little pin on the shutter dial which lock the "auto" mode: mine is always depressed, so it doesn't lock. Not a real problem, but I would like to fix it.
Now, how can I remove the plates to get into the front side of the camera? Is there a procedure (like firstly the top, then the bottom, then....)?

Any help is appreciated!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-02-2018, 06:00 AM  
August Pentax K-1 II Giveaway: Raffle Thread 2, 13:00 UTC, September 2, 2018
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 80
Views: 3,926
Entry sent for the K1II
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-31-2018, 02:05 AM  
Pentax double rebate (europe)
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 3
Views: 578
That's a great news, thanks for the info!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2018, 01:54 AM  
NEW or USED gear... What's in your bag?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 82
Views: 3,155
I'm really careful on investigate the seller and its feedback prior to buy something, and most of the time this make me lose some great occasions. But when I finally buy, I'm not disappointed.My analog camera and lenses are all used.

I am usually a lot more careful on the digital system, because seems that people don't care much about it, so they usually have more problems. This said, there are also a lot of people who buy new stuff, don't like it or don't use it and sell them half the price in like-new conditions.
In the end, yes: if I can buy used gear, I do after a lot of researches.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-31-2018, 01:48 AM  
Travel Isle of Capri, Italy
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 18
Views: 902
That's amazing!
Capri is one of the few places I've seen that wherever you shoot, you capture an amazing picture.
This picture speaks for itself, great work
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 08-31-2018, 01:46 AM  
What is your favirte film emulsion?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
I really love Ektar, but I'm shooting mostly ColorPlus
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-28-2018, 01:32 AM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
I picked them because in Italy they are the most common film you can find in shops, representing the cheap and expensive category. Price usually are for ColorPlus 4 and for Portra 8-10


Thank you for your entries, I've added a few on the map!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2018, 01:01 PM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Wow I didn't found it before, thank you! This is actually great!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2018, 12:24 PM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Thank you!

Yes, I've mentioned Portra or Colorplus because here small shops have just cheap film.

You can add the film you want, because if someone is searching that particular film, he/she have already an idea of the range price.

It is just as an additional criteria to choose between shops. Actually not mandatory, but I thought it would be nice to have an idea.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2018, 09:18 AM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
You mean to add the Google page of your shop? You can do in the last field of the Module "more info" and I will add to the pin point on the map. You can post here insteat of making a new Module.

I've add all your entries so far, thank you!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:56 AM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Nice! I've edit my post: if you prefer (in the case of multiple shops) you can send me a PM or even post here!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:34 AM  
Film shops around the world
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Hi!

I had the idea of collect on a single Map all the Film shops around the world. This, after finishing my rolls a bit too early this summer...

I realized that a simple Google search can not provide always good result and above all, the advice of a local person could be really precious about quality, speed of developing, or if the shop is no more there (what happened to me).


I made this Google Module where you can fill the infos about your favourite shop, the one near you, or just the one you found for the first time this year.

(if you prefer, you can send me a private message, or even post the infos here. Module was made for people I can't reach from the forum. These the infos I need: name of the shop, website, phone number, if it's a shop, a darkroom or a person, price of a roll of portra400 or Colorplus200 36exp and, if it's a shop, if it sell cameras, do prints/scans)

Once I receive it, I add on this Google Map page so that everyone can see it (you can find the link also at the end on the Google Module).
So far, I've added only the ones I know from my area (Italy).


I don't know if this can be useful or helpful. But if it is, please consider to share your place!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2018, 01:38 AM  
Cityscape Schelde A
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Oh, my fault. I usually look in the frame next to the title! ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2018, 12:47 AM  
Nature I go down or I climb?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Well, it's really good even with no sun light! It seems like you have used ND filters. Great shot
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2018, 12:45 AM  
Cityscape Schelde A
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 3
Views: 251
I like this one! Camera/Lens?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-19-2018, 08:24 AM  
Pentax M42,K,M,A lens - Confused
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 11
Views: 747
On the Pentax side, the main difference is between m42 and K-mount lenses.

- K, M and A are all K-mount lenses and have the same mount, so they fit the same body camera (like your k1000 or your future dslr).

-M42, without an adapter (like m42 to K-mount) can only be mounted on a m42 camera, like a spotmatic.

The differences between k-mount lenses are the built and additional features, like the "A" (which I think stands for Automatic) allows the lens to communicate with camera body (ie. if you mount your 50mm f2 to a dslr body, you are able to read the aperture on the screen, so the camera can adjust other parameters).

You need an adapter to use m42 on a K-mount camera, but I don't think you can use k-mount lenses (with adapter) on a non-pentax body, like your canon 60d, because of a difference in the distance between the sensor and the lens (I don't know the technical term, but the focal planes are not good and in this way the lens won't focus).

I have tried with a canon 5d and a 50mm Pentax-M and the problem I found was the mirror touching the bajonette, and this didn't even let me put the lens on the camera. Some DIY tutorials shows you how to cut the bajonette or in high-end models (like the FA31mm ltd) you can unscrew the bajonette. But I don't suggest you to do so.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-17-2017, 05:44 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #128 Poll (Flowing Water - April 2017)
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 46
Views: 6,319
Wow.. as the user above me, I have to congratulate to everyone who entered this contest! All the entries are amazing! It is really difficult to pick just one of them!

Good luck!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2017, 01:13 PM  
Alternatives to the Pentax M 28mm f2?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Thanks guys for all these answers! I have to check many lenses I didn't know about!

About the price... Unfortunately, yes..I'm a student and don't have so much money to invest right now, after I made my big purchase on the LX.
Now I'm saving for a wide angle, but, since my 50mm is too long as an everyday lens, I was consider to buy as soon as possible one between the 28 and 35 focal range. And, between the two, I thought that the 28 can give me more field of view to play with in landscape/urban photography.

I've had already consider the Samyang 24, but I gave up because both the fov is too wide for me and the lens itself it's really big. I was searching for something a bit more compact (yeah, I know that the Pentax 28mm 2.0 is a beast, but I didn't consider at that moment).

I love the 35mm, I would live only with it and the 85mm (which is my go-to for my canon gear), but I wanted to experiment with new lenses now.

I'll take a look to every lens you posted, thanks a lot!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2017, 09:02 AM  
Alternatives to the Pentax M 28mm f2?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Yeah I saw one in the market and the price is really high!

But then, do you recommend the 28mm 3.5? I can also consider third-party lenses, if they are better.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2017, 08:12 AM  
Alternatives to the Pentax M 28mm f2?
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Hi,
I would like to buy this lens, but prices are extremely high and I also can't find a decent copy of this lens, both on the forum and on ebay.

Is there a valid alternative to this lens?

Thank you!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-12-2016, 01:37 AM  
Pentax LX focus issues
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 5
Views: 844
+1 for mirror out of alignment and +1 for CLA ;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-12-2016, 02:14 PM  
Travel Jump!
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Wow.. so it is a real paradise, both for the landscape and for light!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 06-12-2016, 02:12 PM  
Win a Sandisk Extreme Pro 64Gb card: flash giveaway!
Posted By gabro822
Replies: 124
Views: 7,545
I'm in!
Great way to make me look deeper in the gallery!
Good luck guys!
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