steephill

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Has a website at www.pbase.com/steephill
Joined on Sep 10, 2003

Comments

Total: 9, showing: 1 – 9
In reply to:

Freestyler: This could be interesting for Pentaxians.

With the Pentax having APS-C, Fullframe and Medium Format options available by spring 2016, it may be nice for Pentax people to be able to use some old MF glass on their new fullframe.

Not many other manufactures have fullframe and MF options.

Pentax have had adaptors to use their 67 and 645 lenses on K mount bodies for decades now. They are not focal reducers though just simple mechanical adaptors.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 11:33 UTC

Pentax made a 20mm f1.4 lens back in 1976 but unfortunately it didn't make it into production - http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/lenses/primes/_prototype/K20f1.4.html

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 10:42 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: Not sure I see the need if the filters are in brass mounts. Aluminum does jam but that's because it's not brass. Still, this seems like a good idea, and if it catches on all filters will soon have knurled rings.

A screw-in filter does nothing for weather-sealing so the notion that some lenses require one for that purpose is laughable.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
In reply to:

Gesture: That kit lens goes for about $50 on eBay. This should cost no more than $450. It's the entry level model. Design and engineering for OVF, moving mirror, meter off the whatever has been amortized years ago.

And $50 is exactly the difference between body only and body + lens prices. No need to risk ebay. Prices will rapidly adapt to the market just like every other camera out there.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
In reply to:

(unknown member): If only they would join the 21st century and make an AF version.

Contax AX film SLR did just that. Would probably be easier to engineer moving the sensor assembly today than moving the film plane like they did back then.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
In reply to:

Ann Chaikin: What is the point of rating users? Is it a contest? I can see filtering out those who just want to be trolls but other than that... why?

I would prefer an option to opt out of any user rating system. This type of popularity contest is one of the worst aspects of social media.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:22 UTC
On Challenge:7100 (3 comments in total)

Ferruccio Lamborghini certainly could and did buy Ferraris. He started making his own cars because the Ferraris were always breaking down and he reckoned he could do better after Enzo Ferrari ignored his complaints.

Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 14:33 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:4791 (3 comments in total)

Entry system broken, impossible to enter.

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 21:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Morning Dip in the My Cute/Funny Dog challenge (19 comments in total)

Wonderful shot, just perfect.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2009 at 00:50 UTC as 5th comment
Total: 9, showing: 1 – 9