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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-26-2015, 08:33 PM  
Who has a RICOH K-mount? Here's mine.
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 49
Views: 6,427
I have a KR-5 Super II, a XR-10, a Sears KS Auto, a KR-10M, and just recently found a XR-P. The 50mm f2 Rikenon lens I have is fantastically sharp.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-24-2014, 07:00 PM  
Dead Super A
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Try working the mode dial back and forth throughout the range several times. I mean several times. This can often clean the oxidation from the contacts.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-19-2014, 04:06 AM  
Replacing mirror dampening foam with felt?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 26
Views: 5,766
I have used adhesive backed felt from a craft store and it worked fine.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-16-2013, 03:21 AM  
Why are you shooting with a Pentax?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 129
Views: 10,073
I bought my K200D because I liked the idea of a weather sealed camera and I already had some legacy lenses. I love my K200D, it's a brilliant landscape camera. My next camera will be a Pentax, I like the weather sealing and high ISO performance of the recent models.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-15-2013, 10:17 PM  
Pentax K1000 with M42 screwmount?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
;)

I found a K1000 in terrible shape at a flea market last year but it had a 8-element 50mm f1.4 Takumar in it on a genuine Pentax M42 adapter. So I gladly paid the $10 that the vendor was asking.
Forum: Pentax K-r 03-22-2013, 11:33 PM  
General purpose all-in-one day to day usage lens
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 15
Views: 2,877
The Tamron/Pentax 18-250 is one of the best walking-around lenses ever made.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-25-2013, 09:06 AM  
Poll: Micro 4/3 camera...buying one or own one?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
I have a E-PL1 and a bunch of adapters for manual lenses. IQ is quite good but I still prefer the output from my K200D. I use the accessory viewfinder and find the Oly to be far easier to focus with manual lenses than with the Katzeye screen in my K200D, especially at night.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-09-2013, 12:19 PM  
which body?!?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
I am quite fond of the Ricoh KR 5 Super II and the XR-10. The former is a very small, black fully manual camera, sort of a sleeper MX clone and the latter is a aperture preferred mode camera with a manual mode that uses a shutter dial, not buttons. I had a CLA'd MX that I gave to my daughter and have two ME Supers but keep reaching for the Ricohs instead. Neither Ricoh needed new seals or mirror foam, a pleasant surprise.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM  
Recommand me a fully mechanical K-mount camera
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 30
Views: 6,225
Yep, you want the Ricoh KR 5 Super II. It's a great little camera and actually a little smaller in height than the ME Super as well as a stealthy black. I have found two of these and neither one needed new seals or mirror foam. The Rikenon 50mm f2 lens is an excellent performer and very usable wide open. They are also often found with the excellent Rikenon or RKN 35-70 f3.5-4.5 zoom, both of mine are dual Ricoh P/Pentax-A mount lenses and as a bonus, work well with my Pentax dSLR.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-16-2012, 08:40 AM  
Favorite film Point-and-shoot (Pentax or not)
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 18
Views: 10,137
Minolta Hi-Matic AF2. This is a bombproof P&S with the original Honeywell infrared autofocus system. This early model has manual film transport. The 35mm lens is very sharp. There were several other similar cameras from other manufacturers built around the same Honeywell autofocus system and lens.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-17-2012, 09:10 PM  
Are film bodies getting more expensive?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 54
Views: 3,778
Truly. I see 1.3 to 4 or 5 megapixel cameras all the time at the flea market. Little boat anchors, no one wants them.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-28-2012, 07:13 AM  
Ricoh Lens Pin Question
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 14
Views: 3,121
I have a couple of Ricoh-P lenses and the 'Ricoh' pin on these is a rounded contact like the contacts on a Pentax A-series lens or later. This won't get stuck. I use them on my Pentax dSLR and autofocus Pentax SLRs, no problem. Some third party lenses, like Vivitar, used an actual pin. This will get stuck. Check the shape of the 'pin' or contact before you go to the trouble of taking the lens apart.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-20-2012, 04:44 PM  
Pentax repair by Eric Hendrickson
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 428
Views: 84,128
Let's see...so far I have had Eric do 2 Spotmatic Fs, a Spotmatic, 2 ME Supers, a Super Program, a Program Plus, a K1000 and a MX. Yep. Hey, has anyone had him do the conversion to metal film transport gears for a ZX-5n?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-11-2012, 09:02 PM  
Film is freaking AMAZING!
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 50
Views: 4,918
With negative color film you shoot for the shadows and let the film take care of the highlights. The grain actually smooths out transitions and the smooth tonal curve at the high end makes for some special images that you can't get with digital, even now. It's analog chemistry versus a Bayer sensor. Even if the scanning is digital, there is information at the high end that can be captured by a decent scanner that would have been blown out in the image captured by the dSLR.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM  
Radiation
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Japanese producers and countries such as the US have been requiring monitoring of Japanese products at point of origin and the ports of arrival.
Japanese Exporters Screen Shipments for Radiation - WSJ.com

You're going to get more dosage from that 50mm f1.4 Takumar with the thorium element in it...
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM  
Fujifilm prices heading up in May
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 13
Views: 943
I have enough C41 film for 2-3 years of shooting.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-15-2012, 10:21 PM  
Lost a good photography friend today
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 20
Views: 2,034
My K200D and I are sorry for your loss...
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-12-2012, 08:29 PM  
K1000 Replacement
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 22
Views: 1,942
I have several Ricoh cameras but I would not say the K-mount models are constructed to the same standard as a Pentax LX or MX. The plastic used on these bodies is prone to cracking.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-06-2012, 11:49 PM  
How often do you use depth of field preview?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 43
Views: 3,433
Never use it. It is the last reason I would have for rejecting a camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-06-2012, 11:48 PM  
Does Eric have an apprentice?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 43
Views: 3,471
I have had Eric do a basket of cameras, a Super Program, a Program Plus, 2 ME Supers, 2 Spotmatic Fs, a Spotmatic, a MX and a K1000. I believe in backup.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-05-2012, 04:59 PM  
What battery for Spotmatic meter?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 21
Views: 10,386
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-01-2012, 09:17 AM  
K200D in the rain
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 3
Views: 852
I LOVE my K200D.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-01-2012, 09:04 AM  
What battery for Spotmatic meter?
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 21
Views: 10,386
Don't use Wein cells, waste of money since the silver oxide batteries work just fine with the Spotmatics circuitry. Based on advice on a Flickr forum, I tried Energizer E387s batteries, these are an exact fit and even come with their own plastic 'o-ring'. For my Spotmatic Fs, I use SR44 equivalent silver oxides with an o-ring. The metering is the same as zinc-air batteries.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-23-2012, 05:19 PM  
DXO reviews and tests DA40 2.8 Ltd
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 18
Views: 3,234
I really wonder if DxoMark folks are paying strictest attention to focusing during their tests. SLRGear made a special point of this a while back. The DXO tests seem out of sync with others.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2012, 08:51 AM  
To clean a focusing screen
Posted By Tom in Delaware
Replies: 32
Views: 10,858
The link to the Photonet post on screen cleaning has some good stuff. My experience with trying to clean a focusing screen was that the fresnel surface is very delicate. For lenses, however, I just huff on them and clean with a clean microfiber cloth, never scratched one yet.
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