Pedro Oliveira

Lives in Portugal Porto, Portugal
Works as a Retired
Has a website at http://fugazmagiadaluz.com/
Joined on Oct 4, 2006
About me:

I’m an amateur photographer using Pentax equipment since 1984.

Equipment:

Pentax 645D
DA25mm F4 AL [IF] SDM AW
FA 45-85mm F4.5 / FA120mm F4 Macro / FA150mm F2.8 / FA200mm F4
A35mm F3.5 / A45mm F2.8 / A55mm F2.8 / A75mm F2.8 / A200mm F4 / A*300mm F4 / A80-160mm F4.5
67 75mm F4.5 Shift / 6x7 105mm F2.4
AF540FGZ / AF360FGZ / AF160C
Extension tubes / Helicoidal tube / Reverse adapter 58mm / K-645 adapter / 645-67 adapter / TS-110 remote cable (adapted)
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Pentax K-1 II
DFA*50mm F1.4 SDM AW
FA*24mm F2.0 / FA28mm F2.8 / FA35mm F2.0 / FA50mm F1.4 / FA*85mm F1.4 / FA100mm F2.8 Macro / FA135mm F2.8 / FA*200mm F2.8
F Fisheye 17-28mm F3.5-4.5 / FA28-105mm F4.0-5.6 (Power Zoom)
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZK
A1.4x-L / AF1.7x
AF540FGZ / AF160C
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Pentax K-5 (2 bodies)
DA14mm F2.8 / DA 15mm F4 Ltd / DA 21mm F3.2 Ltd / DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Ltd / DA 40mm F2.8 Ltd / DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd / DA 40mm F2.8 XS
DA Fisheye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 / DA18-55mm F4-5.6 WR / DA16-45mm F4 / DA55-300mm F4-5.8
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Pentax Q (4 bodies)
01 + 02 + 03 + 04 + 05 + 06 + 07 + 08
Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses
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AOC Camera collection:

MANUAL FILM CAMERAS (M37 screw mount):
Asahiflex IIb + Asahi Kogaku 58/2.4 + original case + original hood + original extension tubes with case
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MANUAL FILM CAMERAS (M42 screw mount):
S1a / SV / Spotmatic (3x) / SL / SP500 / Spotmatic II / Spotmatic F / Electro Spotmatic / ES / ES II
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MANUAL FILM CAMERAS (K bayonet):
K1000 / KM / KX / K2 / K2 DMD / ME / ME Super / MG / LX (1980 very early production model) / Super A / Program A / P30 / P30T / P50
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AUTOFOCUS CAMERAS:
ME F / SFX / SF 7 / Z1 / Z1P
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FILM MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERAS:
645 (original) / 645N
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FILM COMPACT CAMERAS:
PC35AF / PC35AF-M / ZOOM 70 / ZOOM 60 / ZOOM 90 WR
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110 FORMAT CAMERA:
AUTO110 + 18mm + 24mm + 50mm + 70mm + 1.7x Soligor
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DIGITAL CAMERAS:
K-01 / K10D (3 bodies) / *ist D / EI2000 / EI200 / Optio 330RS / 430RS / A30
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LENSES:

SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4 / 50mm F1.8 / 85-210mm F4.5 + original close-up lens
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K 24mm F2.8 / M 28mm F2.8 / M 40mm F2.8 / K 50mm F1.4 / M 50mm F1.4 / M 50mm F1.7 / M 135mm F3.5 / M 200mm F4.0
M 40-80mm F2.8-4.0 / KF 35-70mm F2.8
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A 24mm F2.8 / A 28mm F2.8 / A 50mm F1.4 / A 50mm F1.7 / A 50mm F2.0 / A 100mm F2.8 / A 200mm F4.0
A 35-70mm F4.0 / A 70-210mm F4.0
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And my first kit in 1984:

- Pentax ME Super
- Chinon 28mm F2.8
- Pentax M 50mm F1.7
- Vivitar 75-205mm F3.8 + 2X Matched Multiplier

Comments

Total: 8, showing: 1 – 8
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW review (447 comments in total)
In reply to:

Anoop kumar: New lens for pentax...pacemaker in a dead body...😭

Well, my K-1 mk.II and my DFA* 50mm f/1.4 are very alive...😜
I have friends with Nikon D850 + top AFS lenses, Sony A7RII and A7RIII + G lenses, Canon R+RF 50mm 1.2 and so on and, at least them, they aware that the Pentax hardware is as good as theirs because they saw the results and touched the cameras and lenses. The problem is that the great majority of negative comments come from people that never saw Pentax cameras or lenses in their lives.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 16:42 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated (314 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sardonic G: So now I got to switch out all my Nikon gear just to get this superb Pentax lens? Dang.

The Pentax best in class coatings come directly from the 1972 Super Multi Coated lenses. Pentax was the first to invest heavily on coatings when bought from OCLI all the process and then adapted to the photographic equipment. OCLI was an american company working with NASA in the space program in the 60’s. In 1972 Pentax new SMC lenses were years ahead of the competition. And they continue to be, in 2109, the best in the coatings department (Aero Bright Coating, HD Coating). Hoya has nothing to do with Pentax coatings. Hoya probably learned something about how to improve their coatings while owning Pentax for some time… Thus the Opera 50mm f/1.4 will have different coatings from the original Pentax optical formula. I have the D FA* 50mm f/1.4 and I am completely sold to the image quality. A friend of mine has the new Canon R with the 50mm f/1.2 L and both are in the same league in terms of image quality (and he payed 2.250,00 euros for the lens...).

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 12:03 UTC

OK, I'm convinced, I'll buy it!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 09:03 UTC as 13th comment
On article How to photograph fireworks (43 comments in total)
In reply to:

Hubertus Bigend: And even in 2018 no tips-writing 'pro' seems to have noticed that it's been since 2014 that we have cameras with a feature called 'Live Composite' (Olympus) or something similar, making fireworks photography several orders of magnitude easier, and rendering most 'pro' exposure advice largely moot.

Pentax has this feature in all DSLR’s since the K-3 from 2013. Great feature!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 08:28 UTC
In reply to:

Old Cameras: I would expect to see this sensor in an updated version of Fujifilm's GFX camera. They stated at launch that its lenses were designed to resolve a 100mp sensor. In terms of pixel density, that's like a 59mp FX sensor, higher density than a 24mp DX sensor. Pretty demanding.

Yes, the new lenses (DA 25, DFA 35, DFA 55, DA 28-45, DFA 90 Macro) are well prepared for the 100MP test. And I’m sure that some of the old lenses will be a surprise.
However, new lenses are in the works so it is save to expect that Pentax will have a 100MP lens offering expanded very soon.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 06:59 UTC
In reply to:

Old Cameras: I would expect to see this sensor in an updated version of Fujifilm's GFX camera. They stated at launch that its lenses were designed to resolve a 100mp sensor. In terms of pixel density, that's like a 59mp FX sensor, higher density than a 24mp DX sensor. Pretty demanding.

And in the Pentax 645 series (X version?).
I like to think that Pentax is working in the next generations (yes, more than one): one "entry" level camera with CMOS 50MP and another with a CMOS 100MP (either 33x44 or 645 FF).

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 14:22 UTC
In reply to:

Pedro Oliveira: For me, the best are these:

https://deadcameras.com/

New link:

https://shop.deadcameras.com/

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:04 UTC

For me, the best are these:

https://deadcameras.com/

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:03 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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