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Forum: Sold Items 11-10-2012, 02:06 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax F* 250-600mm f/5.6 ED[IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Is shipping to Europe really impossible?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-16-2012, 11:21 AM  
Sorpresa pentax !!
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 84
Views: 20,248
I want one!!!

Do you take pre-orders? :D
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-14-2012, 10:14 AM  
Sorpresa pentax !!
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 84
Views: 20,248
Can I join the club? :p

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-21-2012, 03:03 PM  
Pentax K30 Picture Leak & Discussion: Weather-sealed intro DSLR
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 1,054
Views: 144,737
Just popped up in the Pentax Imaging press page;
-> K30 : PENTAX - PENTAX Introduces New K-30 Digital SLR Camera
-> Da50/1.8: PENTAX - PENTAX Introduces smc DA 50mm f/1.8 Medium-Telephoto Lens

So no FF yet...:eek:
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 02-19-2012, 01:02 PM  
Carl Zeiss (aus Jena) Flektogon 2.4/35mm (9 pics)
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 2
Views: 5,535
Great little gem!!

Until very recent, I only knew this little German lens by reputation. I've been following a few on eBay, but recent auctions ended very high!

By accident I stumbled across not one, but two of them! The first one I've found on the 2nd hand shelve of my favorite photography shop, and the other one, two days later, on a flee market just around the corner.

The first had a lazy diaphragm, but after 4 hours of tinkering, I've managed to get it back to live :)



Some first results with my new arrivals

1 until 4: shot with the left and probably most recent version: definitely sharper, but a bit more vignetting!
5 until 8: the oldest version, before I revived the diaphragm, so all wide open (F2.4)
8 is an unprocessed pixel crop, by the way.

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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-08-2012, 06:40 AM  
On Twitter: Pentax Q Limited !
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 23
Views: 2,900
Just found this tweet:

Only 1600 pieces worldwide, and only for sale throught the webstore on Pentax.jp

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-07-2012, 03:48 PM  
NEW Pentax Lens Roadmap 2012/2013
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 331
Views: 39,282
PENTAX smc DA 645 25 mm / 4,0
Keine Neuvorstellung, aber Eignung nur als DA-Objektiv
Erste Lieferung wahrscheinlich im April 2012

PENTAX smc D FA 645 90 mm / 2,8
Leichtes Teleobjektiv, optimal für Porträtaufnahmen mit besonderem Bokeh
Markteinführung 2012

PENTAX smc DA 560 mm / 5,6
Langerwartetes Teleobjektiv für K-Bajonett für Sport und Naturaufnahmen
Markteinführung 2012

PENTAX smc DA 50 mm / 1,8 Lichtstarkes Objektiv mit geringer Telebrennweite für K-Bajonett Markteinführung 2012

PENTAX Wechselobjektiv für K-01
Brennweite und Markteinführung noch offen. Besonders schlank im Design für K-01

PENTAX Wechselobjektiv für Q-System
Tele-Zoomobjektiv mit ausgezeichneter Leistung, Brennweite noch nicht bekannt
Markteinführung 2012

PENTAX Wechselobjektiv für Q-System
Besonders schmales Objektiv im (Gehäusedeckel-Design), Brennweite noch nicht bekannt
Markteinführung 2012

PENTAX Q Adapter für K-Bajonett Zur Adaption herkömmlicher K-Objektive an der PENTAX Q. Mit integrierter Verschlusseinheit. Nur manuelle Fokussierung möglich
Markteinführung Frühjahr 2012
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2012, 11:56 AM  
New K-01 mirrorless camera coming
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 2,067
Views: 248,890





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Looks familiar, doesn't it? The mirrorless prototype from 1997.
We all remember the NC-1 roumor from exactly one year ago? (source)

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-10-2012, 02:39 PM  
CES time!
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 314
Views: 60,718





QuoteQuote:

dieses jahr wird das poster größer werden müssen. <----- :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:





wooooooooooooooooooohoooooow
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 01-03-2012, 02:33 PM  
The rare Soligor 1:2 135mm C/D (M42) - lots of pics
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 3
Views: 5,298
Thx, I used my other (black) K-5 and the Da*16-50/2.8)


It's to soon for that :) I've just used it for a few shots indoor and that went very well :)
Overall this lens looks quite promising. The sharpness wide open is very very workable (yes all pics are wide open) and the bokeh is dizzying :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 01-03-2012, 07:26 AM  
The rare Soligor 1:2 135mm C/D (M42) - lots of pics
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 3
Views: 5,298
In my search for a A*135/1.8, I stumbled over an almost even rare Soligor 1:2 135mm (C/D) M42 lens :)

It arrived this morning! :)

First some shots off the lens itself, then some quick impressions.







My first impression is that it's sharper than I expected. Rendering and contrast is a bit flat (probably because of the lack of coating). All shots wide open without postprocessing.

Is it sharp enough? :)



Even through double glazing :)



Interesting bokeh (no noise reduction)





Some 'vintage' rendering and contrast (100% sensor crop)


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2011, 11:03 AM  
Tight lens cap on FA-31 Ltd
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Just use some sanding paper to wear off some of the felt inside the cap... (and clean thoroughly).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-20-2011, 05:32 PM  
Unknown Pentax and Lens spotted in Kruger Park
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 29
Views: 3,532
Is it a coincidence that Mousehill (quite famous Pentaxian on DPReview) posted this latest portfolio on the Dutch forum a few days ago: krugernp ???
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-20-2011, 05:13 PM  
Lens mount for A* 300mm f2.8
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Hey Sai,

The difficult part is removing the 6 small screws by which the chrome mount is fixed to the lens barrel. In some lenses the are 'glued' to the mount by accumulated dirt or screwed in to firmly to remove by regular consumer screwdrivers. Your local watch or jewelery seller probably has more professional material to unscrew them (regular cheap screwdrivers can mess up the screws easier than you would think).

A good tip is to take pictures of each step (just for yourself and for an interesting thread on this forum :p )!

The only tricky part in dissembling the mount of a A-lens is the spring that drives the diaphragm driving plate (circular shaped piece of metal). It's a good idea to remove the actual chrome mount very slowly, and try to look between the half remove mount and the rest of the lens, while keeping the diaphragm flange in its place and look at the position of the spring, the copper contacts and the little boomerang shaped piece of metal that works like a contact switch between the A-setting and the manual F-stops.

Maybe have a try with a cheap A50/2 or so?

You are always welcome to come over to Belgium and let me do the fiddling :D

Good luck!
Frederik
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-20-2011, 01:08 PM  
Lens mount for A* 300mm f2.8
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Changing a mount is easy. Just needs a replacement A-lens with an equal amount of "Holes", et voilà... (or drill some extra holes in the embossed spaces in the mount).

Here a link to a recent DA*-repair of mine (Google-translate): Link to the BEST Dutch Pentax-forum
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-06-2011, 06:23 AM  
Advice on price of an FA 250-600mm
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 59
Views: 7,255
Sure :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2011, 07:31 AM  
Advice on price of an FA 250-600mm
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 59
Views: 7,255
And then... silence...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-03-2011, 01:42 PM  
Advice on price of an FA 250-600mm
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 59
Views: 7,255
On this I agree

Sure do! Always possible that you've found a third one.
The buyer of the first one I mentioned, is even member of this forum.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-03-2011, 12:20 PM  
Advice on price of an FA 250-600mm
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 59
Views: 7,255
$10.000 is a strong exageration. One in Holland went for €2500 last year, another one in the UK for €3500. (about $4650, on the top of my head).
Forum: Sold Items 10-15-2011, 12:21 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Smc Pentax-A* 1:2.8 300mm ED [IF] and Smc Pentax-A* 1:5.6 600mm ED [IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 27
Views: 8,066
Yesterday my A*300/2.8 started a trip through Europe to Germany!
Have fun with it, froeschle!
Forum: Sold Items 10-07-2011, 12:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar Series 1 105 f2.5 macro PKA mount
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 9
Views: 2,076
Superb lens! I'ld recommend it to anyone!
Forum: Sold Items 10-06-2011, 01:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Smc Pentax-A* 1:2.8 300mm ED [IF] and Smc Pentax-A* 1:5.6 600mm ED [IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 27
Views: 8,066
Excuse me a few days of inactivity! I was finalizing an important project at work, which took all my time (day and night) this week.

All MP's replied!!
Forum: Sold Items 10-03-2011, 08:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Smc Pentax-A* 1:2.8 300mm ED [IF] and Smc Pentax-A* 1:5.6 600mm ED [IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 27
Views: 8,066
Very relevant information Pepe! An indication that the lens is 'old' and 'used' is off course not a single problem :)

Anybody else with other experiences?
Forum: Sold Items 10-03-2011, 01:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Smc Pentax-A* 1:2.8 300mm ED [IF] and Smc Pentax-A* 1:5.6 600mm ED [IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 27
Views: 8,066
Hey littledrawe,

Thanks for you support/interest :)

I know there is a import tax from the US to the EU (about 25% on top), but I'm not aware of importaxes from the EU to the US, but I can be wrong! Does someone from you side of the ocean have any experiences in that direction?

To be seriously honest: I can stretch my asking price a little bit (lets say €1250), but not to the asking price of the Italian seller (who sold an other A*300/2.8 for about €1500, just a few months ago, to the same buyer as my A*600/5.6). Who am I to blame him for going under a normal price (it's his lens, not mine), but my lens is to dear for me to do that. I'ld rather take it off the market then. Maybe I can make a family member happy with it.

That was also the reason why I sold my A*600/5.6 to "bratzmahn" in stead of the other 10 candidates around the globe for it. Lenses like this are like family members to me (I know it sounds tacky...). The fact that Thomas was a passionated nature photographer who treats his material the same way as I do, convinced me. Selling it for a bargain just to get rid of it ... no... it would break my heart (yes I'm a romantic).
Forum: Sold Items 10-01-2011, 09:14 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Smc Pentax-A* 1:2.8 300mm ED [IF] and Smc Pentax-A* 1:5.6 600mm ED [IF]
Posted By frederik9111
Replies: 27
Views: 8,066
It was extremely nice meeting you Thomas! Hope to see some of your 600mm-work soon!

So the A*600/5.6 has found a new owner, the A*300/2.8 is still available. To all interested, I gladly suggest this graphic. :)
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