1. Iron

    Pentax Heads-up: KP J Limited Wooden Grip Raffle/Giveaway on PF

    Just a heads-up to those sporting the KP, PF will be giving away/raffling a J Limited Wooden Grip soon. We don't have any details on the entry limits yet but it's definitely for their members. Just in case someone is interested. Cheers.
  2. Brownie

    Pentax Pentax K-1000d

    Pentax seems to be embedded firmly in DSLR with no apparent interest in mirrorless. And now they're embarking on a new film venture. Sounds cool. With everything old being new again, isn't it time they continue their march on nostalgia with a K-1000d? Just for fun, imagine a K-1000 with that...
  3. mike3996

    Pentax Pentax K10D or K200D?

    I am currently looking to get another Pentax body next to my KP. I am definitely going to go for a low-budget option this time. Because Pentax CCD cameras are often lauded, I can kill two birds with one stone here and get me a low-budget Pentax with a CCD sensor. In particular I've narrowed it...
  4. William Lewis

    Pentax M42 lenses?

    After getting back my test roll for a Honeywell Pentax H1a with a 55/2 lens I am quite pleased with it. What are some M42 screw mount gems to look for? Id like a wide and portrait length for it.
  5. ektar

    Pentax Bag for K-1ii

    Okay first: Apologies if you've seen this posted...elsewhere...but I'm in search of a bag and am seeking learned suggestions. I should confess that I'm sort of an anti-bag-fetishist, in that I pretty much don't like any of them. I had a lovely Peak Design backpack that I bought extra dividers...
  6. JensM

    Pentax The Pentax K10D experience (so far).

    Having horsed around with the K10D for a few days with the kit zoom 18-55 mkI. These are as far as I know, not regarded as the sharpest tools in the drawers so I have just been mucking about with it. I took delivery of a second hand 50mm FA f:1,4 today. As one do on new lens day, I fired up the...
  7. dionhouston

    Pentax Pentax Macro mode (Pentax-A 70-210mm or Pentax-F 35-70) for negative scanning

    Hi all, I recently purchased a very cheap negative scanner on Amazon, and was pretty disappointed with the results. I found online a description of a process using DSLRs using 3D printed parts -- I'm intrigued by the idea - especially since I have a K-1, and the goal is to digitize film from...
  8. phigmov

    Pentax Astrotracer & Bulb Mode

    With my recently acquired K-3, I'm keen to try the Astrotracer. One thing is a little perplexing - it says to use Bulb mode - I can order a Remote shutter release, but I'm curious to know why it doesn't work in other exposure modes (or maybe it does?) and if you can at least combine it with a...
  9. agentlossing

    Pentax K-1 and K-1 Mark II Images

    I don't think there's a proper image thread for this camera in either of its iterations, so here it is. All of my images on this thread are coming from a place of learning the camera, so don't expect anything particularly good! All except #2 were taken with vintage lenses, thus the optical...
  10. agentlossing

    Pentax Pentax K-1 Series Special Site

    One of the things I like about Ricoh/Pentax is that they create what they call "special sites" for their products, which are quite interesting to read from a development and even philosophical perspective. The GR series has a great special site as well. I happened upon this one for the K-1 and...
  11. mike3996

    Pentax Pentax KP (and the system) from fresh perspective

    The latest toys arrived yesterday. I had to entertain guests so it was until late when I got to my new camera. Some super early impressions that I got handling the camera without a memory card in the dark. The body is as compact as the reviews let you to know, but it's still way more compact...
  12. Herman

    Pentax Q

    Hi, are you aware of any quick start-up manual for the Q?
  13. Coksic

    Pentax Pentax SMC-M 50mm 1.7

    Somehow, I thought, I have already done a review of this lens.. It was a lens that made me a Pentaxian - for life! That would be my ''review''...
  14. agentlossing

    News Ricoh Pentax to "Move Away from Mass Production?"

    Well now, what to make of this? Ricoh CEO announced that the company is "renewing the camera business" by moving away from mass production and distribution to a direct-to-consumer model for Pentax DSLRs and Ricoh GR, along with more of a "workshop-like" manufacture, whatever that means...
  15. Petrochemist

    Pentax Adapting lenses on a Pentax DSLRs

    Despite the good results & prices of Pentax lenses, I've become a big fan of adapting lenses as well. Most of the time this is on one of my mirrorless cameras (Pentax Q, Panasonic MFT & Sony) but there are times when my SLRs work well too :) Here's one of my earliest adapted lenses, used on the...
  16. Herman

    Pentax Q cameras

    What are the differences between the Q7, Q10 and Q-S1?
  17. Herman

    Pentax Pentax Q

    Where can I purchase a Q at an afforadabeleprice? Which (online) outlets do you recommend? Thanks for replies!
  18. Tim Williams

    Pentax Getting started with the K-70

    Just recovering from an allergic reaction to penicillin and getting out and about again. feeling my way around with the K-70. Fog on the water is always nice.
  19. Tim Williams

    Pentax Pentax RAW files

    Which program or programs do you use to download Pentax RAW files. I guess it will be DNG's as PEF's seem to be trouble for most people. I shot 8 or 10 Raw's and none of them loaded.
  20. Tim Williams

    Pentax Thinking about Pentax

    I have been kicking around the idea of picking up another Pentax body and adding a couple lenses just for carry purposes , say 18-70 and ?-200 or 300 . Maybe a mid prime. Pentax is what I learned on in film and I stayed with them for a while , all the way to the K 10D. I picked up some lenses...
  21. kyteflyer

    Pentax Broke out the old gear.

    Doo doo doo lookin’ out my back door :) K200D + Tamron 70-300.
  22. phigmov

    Pentax Best AF Film Pentax?

    Anyone have strong thoughts or opinions on the best AF Film Pentax? I know they are rightly famous for the K1000 & other MF film-bodies, but they seem to have really suffered when Nikon/Canon started to slay in the AF film market-place (ditto Oly who seem to have been destroyed in the AF film...
  23. gordo

    Pentax K-3mkIII Impressions

    Allrightythen. K-3mkIII. Impressions thread. If anyone else here ends up with one, feel free to add yours. My new K-3mkIII arrived yesterday evening. I'll be adding better (I hope) images and size comparisons as I make time to shoot them.
  24. agentlossing

    Pentax K3 Mark III Finally Official Price: $2000 USD.
  25. agentlossing

    Pentax Interview with Ricoh CEO - GR and Pentax DSLR

    I thought this recent interview with Alfa Romeo was pretty interesting. Ricoh/Pentax has said it before, but they are doubling down on manufacturing not for the masses, but for serious hobbyists and those who know what they want. I think the GR III success has cemented this strategy for them...
  26. Biro

    Pentax Pentax Manifesto

    It seems Pentax has put up a web page and some videos as a "statement of purpose" of sorts: A few observations from a long-time Pentaxian: 1) First, this is not a bad strategy...
  27. mike3996

    Pentax DSLR - Pentax?

    Being a fan of direct controls, plus being a fan of optical screens, I've been eyeing DSLRs for a bit. With these two requirements, the obvious choice is the Nikon Df. A great camera to be sure. Can be had brand new for 1889 € and refurbished ones for 250 € less, but waiting for a preowned...
  28. gordo

    Pentax HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm F/1.4 ED SDM AW officially released

    The beast is released. 1255g of potential awesome. With a price tag matching the heavy weight. :whistling: Seriously though, it will be interesting to see how well this thing performs. Full announcement info can be found at the review site, the rumor site, or the Pentax forum site. The...
  29. gordo

    Pentax Pentax Product Development video on Friday - released

    If anyone is interested, Pentax is going to air a pre-recorded web conference covering products that were to be showcased at the CP+2020. Friday, noon, Japan standard time. Announcement here: CP+2020 | RICOH IMAGING Will update with a link to video if I can find it.
  30. Harry Cutts

    Manual Lens Pentax M 135 f3.5

    Pentax M 135 f3.5 by Harry Cutts, on Flickr
  31. gordo

    Pentax Ricoh Announcement - update K-3 Mk III new info

    Ricoh is making an announcement regarding the rumored APS-C flagship at their event on the 21st. Even includes what looks like a prototype photo. I'm cautiously optimistic. TOKYO, September 20, 2019-RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce a preview showing of the PENTAX K mount...
  32. rmcnelly

    Pentax Q-S1 Storm Drive

    Shooting one handed with the Pentax Q-S1 last year during a storm. I'm usually driving but was still recovering from rotator cuff surgery. 20170528-134954-Edit.jpg by Rick McNelly, on Flickr More pics below as I add them ...
  33. mnhoj

    Pentax Pentax image thread

    .....? Might be a bit lonely, but I thought I'd start one anyway. Maybe a few K-1ii users soon. ( : And a great spot for older favs too. K-70/35LTD pixel shift for a minuscule 132mb file. Need to work on hiding reflections. ( : HD40ltd by john matsu, on Flickr Loving my new system.
  34. phigmov

    Film Pentax Spotmatic & Arista 400

    Not bad - I should probably have been more careful with the metering. Actually a nice shooting camera with lovely lenses.
  35. M

    Pentax K-01 lives - In Montreal

    [IMAGE-HEAVY THREAD!] This sub-forum has been dormant for a while now. Has everyone given up on their Stormtroopers/Pandas/bumble-bees? It has remained my main camera for the past few years - I've acquired an x-10 but haven't quite bonded with it :(, so I've pretty much learned to live with...
  36. JKLso

    Pentax my shiny new toy

    I really wanted a K-1 badly - but the budget would have to stretch a bit far for that. When I saw the silver Ricoh-anniversary edition K-3ii was available I went for that. I'll miss a few of those K-1 features, but having PxShift capablilty in the camera + motion correction for same on the...
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  38. After the Storm

    After the Storm

    Strange Sky After a Summer thunderstorm....
  39. Eye in the Sky

    Eye in the Sky

    Pentax Mx-1 capture of an unusual cloud formation...
  40. Early Spring Flowers

    Early Spring Flowers

    This is a 40% crop of the original file.
  41. Bee Approaching Crocuses

    Bee Approaching Crocuses

    An early rising Honeybee comes in for a fly-bye attack.
  42. Crocuses Sunbathing

    Crocuses Sunbathing

    Crocuses seem to be worshipping the Sun on this early Spring morning.
  43. Close Crocuses

    Close Crocuses

    Taken with 1cm Macro setting....
  44. Rockette Morton Sails into the Zoosphere!

    Rockette Morton Sails into the Zoosphere!

    Rocket Car from the early 20th Century.
  45. Merry-Go-Round Icon, NYS Museum, Albany, NY

    Merry-Go-Round Icon, NYS Museum, Albany, NY

    Detail of face on a Merry-Go-Round on display at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY
  46. Pentax Q HDR 01

    Pentax Q HDR 01

  47. SIJ Day 31

    SIJ Day 31

    My first try at shooting from the hip with this camera. The lens and adapter are really too large and heavy to do this comfortably. At least it seems that way when you would normally use a Ricoh GRD4. This shot was one of a series where I had the camera tilted too far up - a case of...
  48. SIJ Day 30

    SIJ Day 30

    Despite 3 days respite today was a struggle for inspiration. I was planning a walk around here but a few dodgy guys walking nearby had me worried about being mugged so decided to head back home. Hopefully Tomorrow will be more productive. Possibility of snow too..
  49. SIJ Day 26 - what the hell?!

    SIJ Day 26 - what the hell?!

    Caught the bus into Kettering Town today to shoot some street. It is a bit more spread out than my home town giving me more opportunities and variety. Still no easier being discreet with this camera. It's a case of having to lurk around corners or pretend to be shooting some fauna or buildings...
  50. SIJ Day 25

    SIJ Day 25

    A short street session on my way home from work. There are few places in town you can walk around with a camera without getting noticed - this is not one of them!