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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-06-2020, 08:33 PM  
Lens Recommendations For K-10D
Posted By mickey
Replies: 16
Views: 871
I still use my K10 as well as my K5.

Lenses that, for me, have given best results from my bag are as follows:
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5
Pentax M50 1.8
Pentax-FA 100-300mm F4.7-5.8
Pentax-F 28-80mm F3.5-4.5
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-02-2020, 06:12 AM  
Check you old lens carefully!
Posted By mickey
Replies: 21
Views: 2,212
I have the M100/4.
Great lens, but mine also has a blue foggy hue to it which in turn leaves a blue hint on my photos.
A real shame.
Forum: General Photography 02-13-2020, 09:43 PM  
CP+ 2020; Pre-register for a free entrance ticket
Posted By mickey
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Now been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-20-2020, 10:26 PM  
Ricoh Imaging Square Shinjuku renewal
Posted By mickey
Replies: 27
Views: 6,346
I've no idea what the rest is like in Ginza, but land is roughly 40 million yen/square metre.

It's situated at a famous crossroad with the Nissan gallery across the street, surrounded by boutiques.

I was there only two weeks ago at a rock musicians gallery.
It tends to host galleries by more high profile photographers.

I always preferred the layout of the Shinjuku branch and the service centre is there.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-14-2020, 06:10 AM  
Thinking of buying a K10D
Posted By mickey
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Solid camera.
Have had mine from new.
It still gets a run out now and again.
I also have a K5.

The K5 is the better camera, so to speak.
However, the K10 has an appeal and without question still produces great images.
I think these days we are spoilt for choice so will always be looking at something "better".
It was a good camera when released and that hasn't changed...unless one starts comparing camera features.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-10-2020, 05:48 AM  
PENTAX Q-S1 Discontinued
Posted By mickey
Replies: 49
Views: 5,446
I had many a thought to buy a second QS-1 body.
I havent, but very much like the one that I have.
Great little camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-21-2019, 10:37 PM  
Opinions appreciated...
Posted By mickey
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282

Once it's.gone, it's gone.
I had stuff of my fathers and ended up keeping only his military uniform a camera, and some other small bits and pieces.
I took everything else to the charity shop.

Definitely some regret in letting some go.

Have a hard think about it.
Forum: General Photography 12-21-2019, 10:00 AM  
CP+ 2020; Pre-register for a free entrance ticket
Posted By mickey
Replies: 10
Views: 654
I will go on the Sunday.
I don't know what other days are like, but Sunday was packed last year.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-29-2019, 06:58 AM  
Black Pentax ME Super find and repair
Posted By mickey
Replies: 2
Views: 969
I got mine working too.
The mirror was locked up, but took a chance on it.

Without being an expert, personally i think it had seized up from inactivity.
Bought from a camera fair as "junk".

Got it back home and teased the mirror down by hand, many clicks later it was still staying in the up position.
I then started to gently move the curtain by hand with the film door open.
Many more later it was firing automatically when cocked.
I fired off a load of shots in bulb mode.
Then put a lens on try try different shutter speeds.
It finally started working like expected.
But 1 in 10 shots would still fire automatically without pressing the shutter.

I came back to it a few days later and began firing shots off again.
Seems like all is good now.

Probably spent an hour total with it.

Haven't put a film through it yet because it needs new seals.
Forum: General Talk 09-27-2019, 09:41 AM  
What happens in Tokyo?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Olaf, you could check this link:

October 2019 Events in Tokyo | Tokyo Cheapo

It isn't everything, but it does cover flea markets and some events.

The leaves won't be changing colour in October.
It's still about 28 degrees in the day time here, and around 20 degrees at night.
Late November is usually best.

Just walking around Tokyo is fascinating in itself.
Go to the Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku if it's a clear day and enjoy the view.

Agree with Squirrel that a wide angle lens is very useful.
First-time visits to the places mentioned are great.
There are a lot of visitors here at the moment for the rugby world cup.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2019, 01:29 AM  
Info from the Pentax Meeting 100 events
Posted By mickey
Replies: 70
Views: 6,821
I didn't go either.
Good looking little collection of items that fits the Japanese market/culture well.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-20-2019, 05:36 AM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By mickey
Replies: 3,487
Views: 266,998
I think it 's down to, although the model has been announced and will be shown for the 100th anniversary, it will actually be released next year, the 101st year anniversary.

He goes on to complain why a model hasn't been released thus far and questions why one won't.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-19-2019, 08:15 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By mickey
Replies: 3,487
Views: 266,998
Great news.
I will keep going with my K5 and K10, but glad to hear about the new camera.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-10-2019, 08:05 PM  
HELP Pentax 645 - Film advancement not working
Posted By mickey
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Did it work?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-01-2019, 06:04 PM  
Which lenses should I take on safari in addition to the ones I already own?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 37
Views: 2,098
I would also consider your Bigma unless you have any doubts about that lens.
Forum: General Photography 08-26-2019, 12:51 AM  
Lenses - how do you store yours ?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Got mine laying on their sides in an air tight box.
So far, so good.
I think for lenses from the 70s and 80s i have given them some care and attention.

I mean, if they got through decades unscathed then my storage shoild keep them going another 40 years.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-20-2019, 08:12 AM  
Original kit lens for the Pentax SF1n (1989)?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Got some MZ series cameras, 3, 5, 10, which I really like, zippy autofocus and nice, but compact ergonomics. Completely opposite to the oder SF series.
The viewfinder is a huge attraction of the SF cameras.

Don't want to stray off topic, but how do the P series viewfinders compare?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-20-2019, 05:57 AM  
Original kit lens for the Pentax SF1n (1989)?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
I'm thinking to get the F35-70.
Just finished a roll of Agfa using an F 28-80 so will get them developed first.

SFXn seems like a solid camera, great viewfinder compared to the MX series.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-18-2019, 02:31 AM  
Greeting from Japan
Posted By mickey
Replies: 11
Views: 648
There are a few members living in Japan.
I am from England now living in Tokyo.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-14-2019, 10:10 PM  
Pentax KP J Limited edition released
Posted By mickey
Replies: 138
Views: 15,125
Japan has a love affair with limited stuff.
Pentax is no stranger to limited designed bodies and anniversary models.

I like these cameras and they are good for the collectors.
This has all come about because of the 100th anniversary.

I don't get all the negativity.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-04-2019, 08:21 PM  
What's your favorite 2008-2013 APS-C Pentax DSLR and do you still use it?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 71
Views: 6,039
My K5 is my main camera.
Very good piece of kit.

Have a K10 that also gets a workout now and again.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-30-2019, 08:21 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By mickey
Replies: 21,679
Views: 2,748,952
Bonner04, beautiful warm colours.
Nice job. The flag really caught my eye.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-16-2019, 06:17 AM  
light seal replacement: (diy) first time/last time easy/difficult??
Posted By mickey
Replies: 23
Views: 3,209
Useful info in this thread.
Wanting to try this on my ME and ME Super.
What thickness sheets do you recommend for the seals?
Thought about 1.5mm not pre cut.
Forum: General Photography 05-11-2019, 07:47 AM  
Why A BIG Camera When The Latest Smart Phones Are So Capable?
Posted By mickey
Replies: 120
Views: 7,552
Mobiles are good fun.
Nowhere near the enjoyment of a digital slr.
A world apart from the enjoyment i have with my ME Super.

A mobile phone will always be for snapshots as far as i am concerned, regardless of so-called quality.

Each to their own.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-06-2019, 06:53 AM  
Pentax 645Z for travel :)
Posted By mickey
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
I think it refers more to a possible waiting time and home delivery if repair takes longer than necessary.
I had my K10D lens release button replaced years ago.
It was done under warranty and posted back to me, in tokyo, all free of charge.

Several of the staff speak various levels of English.
Particuarly the sales staff.

My experience anyway.
Excellent pace to visit and the galleries are often good.

645Z making a return trip home.
Good photos, BTW.
Will check the video.
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