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Forum: Pentax K-1 10-27-2019, 12:00 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By hoopsontoast
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K-1 / D-FA28-105


Preveli Beach - Crete by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-04-2019, 10:23 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 29,593
Views: 2,620,034
Sorry, yes it was, we had a great view of the whole Brooklands/Luffield/Woodcote corners! Superb race!

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Thanks, it was a superb race, really good fun and loads on action!
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-28-2019, 01:10 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 29,593
Views: 2,620,034
K-1 & DA*300 - Silverstone 2019 MotoGP


Last Corner by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 07-22-2019, 12:54 AM  
The Foveon Club: Life Unfiltered
Posted By hoopsontoast
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Views: 127,596
Great shot! I've spent a lot of time in Zahara just round the corner, lovely area! :D Tarifa is lovely too, some great cocktail bars! :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-21-2019, 08:02 AM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Thanks for the samples, some lovely photos. As I plan to, it looks like a lovely companion to the FA43. :)

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Thats a superb shot, love it! Its quite often that I find the 28mm on the D-FA28-105 is not quite wide enough and I'm not the biggest fan of UWA. I had a DA14 on the K-01 and found the perspective distortion a bit too much that wide. Same with the DA10-17 personally.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-21-2019, 12:30 AM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Has anyone else any recent experience with the FA*24 on a K1?
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-19-2019, 05:22 AM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
That first shot of the red car is superb, the sun starts really set it off!
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-17-2019, 12:00 PM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Out of those two, by far the AT (AT33/PTGII) :lol: like many a lens, no longer in my posession :D
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-17-2019, 11:21 AM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Thanks for the link, some lovely shots :), what were your overall impressions of the FA*24?
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-17-2019, 09:15 AM  
K-1 with the FA*24
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
A few years ago, I had a decent copy of the FA* 24mm f2 AL with a K-3II, and very much liked the combination although I found the croped angle of view (~35mm) did not suit me that well.

I really liked the build, speed, sunstars/lack of flare and just general look of the photos. Yes you have to stop down to ~f11 for corner to corner sharpness but I would anyway for landscape. My old copy was very sharp from wide open which I never had an issue with.


Some of the K-3II/FA*24 below

Pentax SMC FA* 24mm f2 AL [IF] | Flickr


Sunset over Log by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Sunset by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Locks by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Now I have a K-1, I have searched but did not find too many samples of photos with this combination. I have a D-FA28-105 and FA43 which get the most use on it, but looking for a wide-angle.
I have looked at the FA20, Voigtlander 20mm f3.5, FA20-35 f4 etc but I think the FA*24 should be ideal.


What are peoples real-world experience with the FA*24 on the full-frame K-1?

Cheers, Rob
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-23-2019, 02:17 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 20,999
Views: 2,652,903
MZ-S / FA43 / Jessops 100 film


51820019 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-30-2019, 12:52 PM  
How many film cameras do you have?
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 354
Views: 22,915
In use, the MZ-S and less to, the MZ-5N,


MZ-S / FA43 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Pentax MZ-5N / FA 50mm f1.7 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

I also have a whole host of other film cameras which I have inherited and/or found but I've never used


Classic Cameras by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2018, 01:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM (Sale/Trade)
Posted By hoopsontoast
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Views: 811
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM (Sale/Trade)

Asking Price
600.00 GBP

Item Location
Oxfordshire (UK)

Item Description
Due to low use, looking to sell my Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM in Pentax fit.

Its a great portrait lens, but does not really get much use anymore as I tend to use my FA43 and FA100 Macro.

Its in great condition, and comes with the original case, original front and back caps as well as the 2-part hood (although the petal hood part is cracked and repaired) and the original box.

Bought from SRS (used) back in late 2015 and used with great effect on the K-3II and K-1:
Viv on the train | Simga 85mm f1.4 HSM | Robert Seymour | Flickr Heidi | Pentax K-1 / Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM | Robert Seymour | Flickr Inspire | Pentax K-3II + Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM | Robert Seymour | Flickr Bunnahabhain 18 | Robert Seymour | Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoopsontoast/29802263580/in/album-7215767473371285... https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoopsontoast/29469101984/in/album-7215767473371285...

Not sure on price, looking for 600 inc UK Delivery.

Would possibly be interested in a DA*55 or Voigtlander 58mm/90mm APO as a swap.


Lens, Box and Accessories


Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
UK Only

Shipping Charge
Free

Shipping Services
Royal Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item in great optical and physical condition apart from lens hood as mentioned in detail below.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-09-2018, 01:09 AM  
More Limited lenses
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 210
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I don't see any reason for a new D-FA Limited to keep the Aperture Ring/Screwdrive. Pentax needs to move on and keep up to date with the market, yes I love that I can use my FA43 with my MZ-S, which is lovely but its not going to keep them in business.

I think a ~20mm f4 and ~135mm f2.8 would round off an excellent collection with the FA31, FA43 and FA77.

Give them internal motor and WR and be done with it, at the expense of ultimate speed.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-08-2018, 12:41 PM  
24mm for K1
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
A lovely combo, both long sold now :(


Pentax FA*24 & FA20-35 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-08-2018, 12:37 PM  
GR relaunch in April?
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 125
Views: 16,436
I had this with my Sigma DP1X (28mm/APS-C compact) and its the main thing that has put me off the GR so far. Also, I've got used to walking around in the rain/snow with the K-3II and K-1!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-07-2018, 03:20 PM  
24mm for K1
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 22
Views: 2,433
I only had the FA24 on a K-3II but my impressions were:

Plus
Sharp in the centre wide open (well mine was)
Good size/weight/speed combination
Excellent flare resistance
Sunstars
Good contrast, even into bright light/wide open

Cons
Bokeh is OK, smoother than the FA43.
Finish scratches very easily
Corners, even on APS-C did not catch up till f5.6 at least. For landscape, f8 or better.
C/A although as mentioned Lightroom can fix easily

I'd love to have another on my K-1.


Search: FA24 | Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-04-2018, 02:35 AM  
GR relaunch in April?
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 125
Views: 16,436
Just adding WR would be enough for me.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2018, 03:06 AM  
Good: New roadmap, new lens
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 407
Views: 32,390
The D-FA 70-200 F4 is perfect, can't wait!
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-20-2018, 12:42 AM  
Pentax k1 + 43mm?
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 29
Views: 8,523
I liked the FA43 on the K-3II, I loved it with the MZ-S (Perfect combo BTW) and I love it with the K-1....

Its just the best walk around lens, if it had WR then it would be perfect!


Pentax K-1 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Half Buried by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Ely Cathedral by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Hole by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Rest by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Viv over Champagny by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Family Portrait by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-26-2017, 10:21 AM  
Using the DA* 300 on a K-1
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 21
Views: 4,613
The DA*300 is excellent on the K-1, it behaves like any other 300mm lens, as you would expect.
I've not had mine too long but some shots from a trip to the French Alps and the British F1 Grand Prix earlier in the year


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-18-2017, 01:07 PM  
DA*300, what a Star!
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 17
Views: 2,737
Just picked up a DA*300 for my K-1, what a dream lens! I was originally looking at a DA*200 but I knew I needed something longer for for the F1 GP so found this at a dealer for a decent price.

Its actually smaller than I imagined, and very usable to hand hold for a few hours, like at the F1 GP over the weekend.


A Little something for the Weekend Sir? by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Pentax Gear by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

I plan on adding a DA*200 and DA*55 too at some point....

One of the first test shots, pin sharp focus on the Cows nose, showing all the flies!


Cow by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

And a big test at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix at the weekend! AF was quick (apart from when it missed and racked all the way back, an AF Limited would be ideal) and AF-C tracking was not too bad at all I found.


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

Really usable shots even though very heavily cropped...

Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-18-2017, 12:56 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 19,347
Views: 1,701,226
K-1/DA*300


Untitled by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


Bokeh by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-22-2017, 01:18 AM  
top FA series lenses.
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 40
Views: 3,358
I've had the following on the MZ-5N/MZ-S or the K-01/K-3II.

FA*24 f2 - Great on crop as a fast ~35mm, excellent sharpness in the center wide open, only 'good' stopped down all over. Poor lens hood design and easily scratched.

FA20-35 f4 - Excellent wide zoom, very compact and light. Sharp pretty much at all apertures and zoom range although quite a lot of aberrations wide open @20mm.

FA43 f1.9 - Excellent, my favorite lens.

FA50 f1.7 - Great small and fast prime, only sold as I used the FA43 f1.9 Limited more.

FA135 f2.8 - Very compact for a fast short telephoto prime, somewhat nervous bokeh in some situation but very sharp from wide open. Again some aberrations wide open but easy to fix in PP.

All 4 had quite fast AF, the FA20-35 and FA50 especially but all a little noisy as you would expect from screw-drive.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-03-2017, 06:58 AM  
K-1 or KP for portraiture
Posted By hoopsontoast
Replies: 29
Views: 4,279
I have to say, going from a K-3II to a K-1, and doing lots of portraits for work, I found the shallower depth of field when using a wider aperture actually a hindrance, as I was having to stop down to f4 or smaller to get any amount of the face in focus.
This was offset though with the exceptional higher ISO performance of the K-1, and the KP looks to be almost as good now though.
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