1. 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''...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Herman

    Pentax Q cameras

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

    Pentax Pentax Q

    Where can I purchase a Q at an afforadabeleprice? Which (online) outlets do you recommend? Thanks for replies!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. kyteflyer

    Pentax Broke out the old gear.

    Doo doo doo lookin’ out my back door :) K200D + Tamron 70-300.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. agentlossing

    Pentax K3 Mark III Finally Official Price: $2000 USD.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. Harry Cutts

    Manual Lens Pentax M 135 f3.5

    Pentax M 135 f3.5 by Harry Cutts, on Flickr
  19. 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...
  20. 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 ...
  21. M

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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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  26. After the Storm

    After the Storm

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

    Eye in the Sky

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

    Early Spring Flowers

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

    Bee Approaching Crocuses

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

    Crocuses Sunbathing

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

    Close Crocuses

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

    Rockette Morton Sails into the Zoosphere!

    Rocket Car from the early 20th Century.
  33. 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
  34. Pentax Q HDR 01

    Pentax Q HDR 01

  35. 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...
  36. 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..
  37. 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...
  38. 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!
  39. SIJ Day 24

    SIJ Day 24

    I was hoping to get some shots on the way home from work but it was wet and I was feeling too silly in my bulky waterproofs to shoot street. So I cycled home and took this shortly after awakening - saved me a journey outside where it is still raining.
  40. SIJ Day 23

    SIJ Day 23

    Miniature auto effect again.
  41. SIJ Day 22 - when I was 6ft small

    SIJ Day 22 - when I was 6ft small

    One of the giant firs in my local woods again only this one taken to give a sense of scale.
  42. SIJ Day 21

    SIJ Day 21

    My intention in this spot was to hold the camera as steady as possible and keep dropping the shutter speed until I got a nice blur effect as people and vehicles moved by in the shot. I did get the effect I wanted when I dropped down to around 1/20s but the blurred figures tended to get swallowed...
  43. SIJ Day 20

    SIJ Day 20

    Wohoo! Day off work. Shame it won't stop raining. Took a stroll to the nearby nature reserve and had a go at shooting this huge old fir tree. Difficult to know how to photograph it, other than this way!
  44. SIJ Day 19

    SIJ Day 19

    Less energy tonight - couldn't be arsed moving from my chair! Apologies - must try harder..
  45. SIJ Day 18

    SIJ Day 18

    This shot taken from my bedroom window after finishing a dayshift. It's dark on the way to and from work when I'm on days at the moment so I'm struggling to shoot on these days. I'm also very inexperienced with shooting at night and my brief trial of the 5N's flash has put me right off it!
  46. SIJ Day 17

    SIJ Day 17

    Tried out the Sony's in camera effect called "miniature mini". It blurs/softens everything but a thin horizontal strip down the middle. It increases saturation also. I was sat on a wall taking shots of people across the road - a little far off really for this focal length but with...
  47. SIJ Day 16

    SIJ Day 16

    Last nightshift completed I took a leisurely cycle ride home and stopped by the boating lake on the way. Nice weather today. Early morning frost but the sun was shining bright and there was no breeze or clouds to be seen. Still cold though..
  48. SIJ Day 15 - Trolley Dashed

    SIJ Day 15 - Trolley Dashed

    Another shot taken on the way home from work. The light was a bit poor this morning but I guess that is why the colours are stronger. There must have been at least 5 shopping trolleys in this stream yet the nearest supermarket is quite a distance away.
  49. SIJ Day 14

    SIJ Day 14

    Shoved my camera in my work bag last night and took this shot on the way home. Could have done with more DOF I feel. The original colour was okay but I knew from looking at the image on the LCD that b&w was the way to go..
  50. SIJ Day 12

    SIJ Day 12

    Sat down and pre-focused on an area in my town centre. Stopped the lens down to about F8 and waited for some subjects to walk into the zones of acceptable focus either side of me. Shot looking down into the LCD which was set to b&w mode with focus peaking turned on. Worked out reasonably...