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Forum: Lens Clubs 05-27-2020, 06:11 AM  
135mm lens club
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 1,990
Views: 467,453
God bless ebay then as I found an original hoof for sale which is now on its way to me...
Thank you for the confirmation
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-26-2020, 11:55 PM  
135mm lens club
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 1,990
Views: 467,453
I need a lens hood! I was trying to use my K 135 F2.5 which I found in one of my chests of old lenses. I also found in the same chest a K 30mm F2.8! Anyway, it is too bright and Im getting too much flaring. Is anyone able to point me in the direction of something that would work. Normally I would just buy a 58mm PH-RBK58 and screw it into the filter thread, but I noticed the lens database states the original hood was a snap on hood so not sure how that changes things.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-02-2017, 07:41 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
My beloved K 30mm at around F8 or F11

Forum: Lens Clubs 04-02-2017, 07:11 AM  
Pentax Lenses on FF Club
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 1,004
Views: 180,548
Something went wrong here, I accidently slipped out of F1.2 and realised that this lens takes some lovely images.
Revue Revuenon MC 55mm F/1.2 at I think F8 or F11 on a sony A7rii



This and my SMC K 30mmF2.8 are my most used lenses on my A7
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-13-2017, 10:42 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
Can anyone spec me a suitable hood for my beloved SMC 30mm F2.8? After shooting a few in town the other day I think it needs one and the rubber collapsable one I have doesn't really do anything?
Looking for a metal or plastic one that won't obstruct the FOV?

Ta
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-17-2016, 12:37 PM  
DSLR vs. Mirrorless
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 139
Views: 9,166
I have to admit to feeling slightly guilty every time I pick up my sony, but for me the EVF is just so much fun. I have only ever used 2 lenses on my Sony, my Revuenon 55m F1.2 and my k 30mm F2.8. I just love the manual focus aids, especially for the 55mm at F1.2 or F1.4, I get more keepers now.
The moment Pentax bring out an EVF camera that is half decent, I will be all over it as I love their ergonomics and menus.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-15-2016, 10:04 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
SMC K30mm, no idea what aperture - straight out of camera, absolutely love the colours this lens produces

[IMG]DSC00052 by MrMackyB, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-01-2016, 11:49 AM  
Focus peaking
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 17
Views: 2,259
Don't you need an EVF for the quick zoom function? If Pentax managed this, Id drop Sony in a heartbeat as Im addicted to the zoom in to focus aids - it's the only reason I have an a6000
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-21-2016, 06:27 AM  
Your Top List Adapted lenses for Mirrorless
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 8
Views: 994
At the moment Im loving my Revuenon 55mm F1.2 although I wish I hd an A7 rather than an A6000 as the crop factor makes it slightly longer than Id like. My other fave is my Pentax K30 2.8, love the colours this one gives me...
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-14-2016, 01:52 PM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
I think there is a misunderstanding..

Im curious as to why when Im manually focussing my lens, the point at which the focus is nailed is right at the end of how far I can turn the focussing ring - its the same no matter what setting or how far the subject matter is...

Id expect focus to be in the middle and then Id have the option to turn one way or the other depending on where I wanted to focus?
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-14-2016, 11:55 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
Could do with some manual focussing advice when using the K 30mm on an A6000?
It doesn't seem to matter what Im shooting, distance or aperture - the point of focus using the ring to adjust is always at the end, nearly when I can't turn the focussing ring any more - is this normal?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-14-2016, 05:57 AM  
Sony Unveils Its New G Master Line of Flagship Lenses
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 177
Views: 11,522
This and the universal lens mount via adapters is the killer point for me. Im ashamed to admit that I haven't touched my K30 since buying my A6000, not even turned it on once, it is on the shelf still loved but unused :o

On the plus side, Im taking more photo's than ever, the redeeming bit being that the EVF has brought all my old manual Pentax glass back to life, I have completely fallen in love with my K30mm F2.8 and my Revuenon 55mm F1.2 is ridiculously easy to focus at F1.2. When I go out now, these are my goto lenses that I always take with me.

I still prefer the ergonomics of my K30, but (for me) manual glass was always a pain on the Pentax, on my Sony it just feels intuitive, even if it slows the process down slightly.

Strangely the whole FF announcement has passed me by, I looked when it was announced, saw no EVF and lost interest, Im addicted to the manual focussing aids that the EVF gives me for old glass, Im lusting after an A7II or A7R II as the better EVF and stabilisation are all I want now.

In the meantime I will keep an eye out for old K Mount glass as I still love the look that Pentax glass has, there is something special about it that I can't put into words. I can't see me buying another Pentax camera unless they do an EVF, but any camera I do buy will be bought for the purpose of shooting with K mount glass so I still see myself as a Pentaxian and Im still a Pentax fan
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-10-2015, 04:21 AM  
Post your 1.2 Photos! (1.2 ONLY!)
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 2,000
Views: 484,492
Snapped opportunistically on my a6000 with my revuenon 55mm, then transferred via WhatsApp from my wifes phone to mine before uploading here, Sony do not support WP yet...
I like it, as apart from it being my wife, the rendering complements the natural softness in her expression and captures (for me) part of what I treasure about her



I'm still learning to nail focus at F1.2, but I kinda like the look it gives here and once I get home I will look at the full size pic and maybe edit but for now this was the only way to share it quickly without waiting until next week when we get home..
Forum: General Talk 09-20-2015, 08:10 AM  
So, I have an Apple Laptop
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 38
Views: 2,346
Not sure whether I will like it, but Im willing to give it a go for a while.
As someone who was firmly embedded in the MS world, I have no idea what are the must have programs?
Im installing office and capture one pro, what else is good in the apple world?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-19-2015, 06:16 AM  
What if the new FF camera is mirrorless?
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 45
Views: 4,530
I'm in the minority of wishing they would, I use Sony now for exactly this reason. Old Pentax glass + EVF is just so much fun, Id love to come back to Pentax build quality and ergonomics
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-14-2015, 08:17 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
Going to be joining this club soon, I won an auction for the 30mm F2.8 for 157, a little bit more than I wanted but then again, they don't come up that often.
Thanks everyone for the pictures, they were the main reason why I went for this lens
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-13-2015, 11:29 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
Cheers for that, just snagged a collapsible rubber one off the bay, I can use it with my 55mm as well
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-13-2015, 07:18 AM  
The K-Club!
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 3,669
Views: 602,224
Great shot! Are you finding the k30/2.8 needs a hood?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-11-2015, 12:36 PM  
Sony A7R or Pentax FF
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 260
Views: 21,102
Owning an a6000 has changed my view on Sony.


Yes, my K30 is easier to shoot with, it just feels better in the hand
The battery life is better on Pentax
I love my Pentax :-)


But holy cow, I love the EVF plus focus assist/magnification, suddenly manual lenses are just so much fun. The EVF isn't perfect and lets be honest, its pretty crap in the dark, but I find it so useful and I'm loving the confidence it gives me over manual focussing, even upto F1.2.
So for me, I have my much loved K30 + zoom for general wallkaround photography and I have my a6000 + adapter + manual primes for fun as that is how manual lenses feel now
I'm not bothered by Pentax FF anymore, but I am excited by the A7rii + all that lovely Pentax glass I could use
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-01-2015, 02:29 AM  
Sony A7R or Pentax FF
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 260
Views: 21,102
This is it for me, My K30 is more comfortable to shoot with, but my a6000 has given me far more use as it is just so easy to use manual glass with. My hit rate for nailing focus at F1.2 is nearly 100%, and I love buying old lenses for next to nothing knowing that I can use them easily now. I still prefer OVF, but the Sony EVF with focus assist has bought the fun back into taking pictures. I find myself going for walks more because I have an idea for a shot with one of my cheapo lenses that I want to see if it will work like I think it will in my head.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-30-2015, 04:41 AM  
Sony a7 vs current Pentax APS-C cameras
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 35
Views: 4,407
Thank you Mike, that is really helpful and is exactly what I wanted to hear as a long time LBA sufferer, Im looking forward to buying something that will enable me to use all the glass I own...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-29-2015, 05:48 AM  
Sony a7 vs current Pentax APS-C cameras
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 35
Views: 4,407
At the risk of feeling really disloyal, I might be going for a A7 seeing as they are just so cheap now.
Im in the market for a zoom lens, and if I go for the 16-85, that will be around the 500 mark. If Im spending that, I could get an a7 + kit zoom for 800.
Im actually tempted by this as I could use some of my manual glass as well on it using an adapter.


How have my fellow Pentaxians found actually using the a7 after the nice ergonomics that we have become accustomed to.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-28-2015, 01:22 PM  
walkabout zoom
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Im probably the only person here that doesn't care about WR, at least at the expense of overall picture quality :-)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-28-2015, 11:55 AM  
walkabout zoom
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Im off to Malaysia in a month and Im not feeling brave enough to just take a prime, so im in the market for a walkaround zoom.
I have 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur followed by 9 nights in Georgetown Penang


Budget doesn't really matter, Im having trouble deciding which one is the best one overall?


I can't decide between the lenses below, any insights or experience would be welcome

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8
Sigma 17-70 F2.8 - 4
Tamron 17-50 F2.8
Pentax DA 16-85

This is what I hate about gear shopping, once you start looking, there are too many roads, I have noticed that I can get a new A7 + kit zoom for 799 and that is also tempting me

Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 02:16 AM  
What's the first lens you would mount on your new FF Pentax DSLR?
Posted By edgedemon
Replies: 269
Views: 34,060
My Revue Revuenon MC 55mm F/1.2, it will be so nice to see the view as a normal 50ish. Not to mention the bokeh :)
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