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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-27-2022, 01:44 PM  
Help identifying haze/fungus on internal element
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Hard to say based on the one photo. Probably not fungus given that it looks even in distribution. It could be haze, hopefully not also some deterioration of the inner coatings or the optical cement inbetween some doublets. I suppose the difference would be if you wanted to take a stab at cleaning it.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-18-2022, 07:06 AM  
Amazon Warehouse: D FA 50 for $555 in Used - Very Good condition
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Darn I think either these deals sell lightning fast or us browsing from out of country (Canada and others) just don't see due to shipping limitations. 😢
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-11-2022, 11:41 AM  
Broken gear in autofocus
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 48
Views: 5,603
Will let you know when the gear arrives in the mail! :lol::lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2022, 12:09 PM  
Broken gear in autofocus
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 48
Views: 5,603
Yup, my 43 just broke one day, I took it off the camera and the focus ring was stuck like it was caught on something. AF was stuttering. I had heard about this issue before so my heart immediately sank. :confused:

I had another lens that needed cleaning and wasn't able to get into the lens myself so I gave my 43 to a local tech to get the gear fixed. He wasn't able to source the part from pentax and so just removed the cracked gear for me so I could still use the lens in manual focus.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2022, 06:38 AM  
Broken gear in autofocus
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 48
Views: 5,603
The gear didn't really first and you had to force it on a few times? Did you have to warm the gear up before hand?

I'm worried about cracking the replacement as well haha
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-09-2022, 10:28 AM  
Broken gear in autofocus
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 48
Views: 5,603
Did you have to wait long for the gear to arrive? Is the installation as simple as pushing the gear down onto the screwdrive pin with a C-Clamp or similar shaped plier? It looks like the replacement part on ebay has a smooth inside surface where the original gear has ridges.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2022, 12:23 PM  
Irix 30 f/1.4 Dragonfly
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 34
Views: 5,954
Can you guys post a photo of the mount of the Irix 30mm? I'd be interested to know if there is a cutout for the aperture gauge unlike the early Irix lenses (11 and 15).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2022, 09:51 AM  
K to E adapter with aperture control
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 25
Views: 2,067
The adapter is nice but seems like it can use a Mk 2 update. The click stops seems to miss the usable range stopping just short of 1.8 or so lenses faster than that "slip" back to something like f2. The next intent seems to be f4 and then f8 and then f16 with the last three clicks beyond usable range. :hmm:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-13-2021, 06:44 PM  
Broken gear in autofocus
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 48
Views: 5,603
I have a 43 with a cracked gear as well. Had to ask a tech to remove the cracked gear as it was preventing me from rotating the focus ring in manual.

Let me know how the plastic replacement gears from AliExpress work out. I was told Ricoh didn't have the parts on hand for repair.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-09-2021, 06:11 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 22
Views: 3,448
Just FYI, as a third party second option, the iShoot brand tripod ring for the Tamron 70-210/4 also fits fine on the DFA70-210/4. Actually from pics above, it looks similar to the Haoge one but with a longer ARCA plate and minus the slot for a camera strap.
Forum: Sold Items 10-26-2021, 09:49 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax KP Body
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Oh wow, great price!
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 10-06-2021, 07:19 PM  
*ist won’t fire... shutter button issue?
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Oh good to hear it worked out for you and thanks for the tip! I'll have to find some and give it a try!
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 09-28-2021, 07:39 AM  
*ist won’t fire... shutter button issue?
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 13
Views: 1,644
Well, if there was one thing we are here for, misery loves company. My *IST is doing the same thing. The main shutter button has gone non-responsive as well but can take photos via the grip.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 12-03-2020, 01:45 PM  
MZ-S sticky mirror
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Is your MZ-s an Asahi Optical Co. number with serial 4xxxxx? I've been wondering about a north american repair option as well, preferably canadian for my MZ-3.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 12-03-2020, 11:32 AM  
MZ-S.......can they be repaired????
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 28
Views: 3,547
Anyone here in Canada that has gotten their MZ cameras repaired in country? I have a few casualties unfortunately: MZ-3, Mz-5n, MZ-7, MZ-M
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-23-2020, 12:51 PM  
(HELP) Yashica ML MACRO 55mm 2.8 reassembly
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Thats a relief to hear, now you got an extra piece to your toolkit!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-23-2020, 12:44 PM  
The world's first PK-FE autofocus transfer ring
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 275
Views: 24,293
The mirrorless evolution of Pentax as we know it haha, can't wait!
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 11-23-2020, 12:40 PM  
Tamron 70-210mm f/4 for $379 USD for today only for Canon or Nikon mounts
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 4
Views: 465
omg, just saw this, that is nuts! Wonder if worth buying a sigma or some AF adapter just to use this on my Sony.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-20-2020, 11:53 PM  
Am I nuts for wanting manual focus primes?
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 114
Views: 6,815
I think manual focus primes is part of the appeal of shooting with Pentax. You got it with rokinon, one of the main affordable options to shoot current optical designs in a lens housing that work with legacy film cameras.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 11-20-2020, 12:00 AM  
Pentax K-70 Giveaway - November - Enter here once per day!
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 2,136
Views: 60,788
Been slacking, here's number 4? I don't remember now :(
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-19-2020, 11:59 PM  
Lenses back from the dead!
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 99
Views: 10,505
I have a 58/1.4 (I think version I) with haze in one of the middle elements. I tried to clean and already took a small swatch of coating off testing an area on the edge with alcohol soaked q-tip! :fedup::fedup: What do you recommend? Diluting the alcohol?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-19-2020, 11:53 PM  
Silver limited editions coming out: K-1 II + DFA Stars
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 87
Views: 13,469
sorry if this was covered before but is the silver mentioned here a warmer silver like that champagne silver of the MZ-series/Limited lenses?
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-19-2020, 11:46 PM  
DSLR for Mamiya Sekor 55mm F1.4
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 13
Views: 976
I'd equally vouch for sony mirrorless, as the used prices are quiet low for older models like the nex-7/a6000. Adapting the lens to mirrorless is easy as adapters are widely available, arguably more user friendly than the previously mentioned M42-to-Pentax K adapters.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-19-2020, 11:39 PM  
Viewfinder coverage on SLR
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
various parts/brackets to hold the focusing screen/exposure indications in the way and thus you'd have to oversize parts and the prism to compensate is my guess. I do love that pentax has made it a feature of having 100% coverage viewfinders across the board but its too bad the K-1 didn't have greater magnification (0.7x).

Like the pentax MX had 95% coverage at 0.97x!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-19-2020, 11:30 PM  
The world's first PK-FE autofocus transfer ring
Posted By FotoPete
Replies: 275
Views: 24,293
The Monster adapter (OP) will have an in-built motor to drive the lens' autofocus. The Techart method is the "adapter itself pumping" to achieve focus, mainly for Leica M as it is manual focus from the start and using other lens mounts is to just piggy-back on that method.
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