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Adaptors for Pentax lenses

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by cathidaw, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. cathidaw

    cathidaw Well-Known Member

    wow , sorry boys. This is my first week on the site and I dont want to cause trouble.
    Thanks for all the advice. i KNOW WHERE TO COM E NOW.
    I shall live on those dratted beans and save up for an ebay DSLR body
     
  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    ^ You haven't caused any trouble, just some members enjoy a good argument/reasoned discussion.:)
     
  3. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    I don't have any experience of drugs, gang-life, or crime either - but I know they are equally daft by reading of the experiences of the people who have tried.
     
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    [HR][/HR]

    It's rare to find someone who takes such pride in their own ignorance.

    Thing id you have no helpful experience you can bring to this debate, only misinformed ignorance as you have no idea about how easy or difficult it is to use lenses by adaptor on an EOS. An apology to the OP for being unhelpful and misleading would be in order.
     
  5. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath


    Ever charming Nick - you just have a way with people. Worth the entertainment just to get you started:cool:

    To the OP - my personal apologies if I have offended you by disagreeing with Benchista. He tends to get abusive if people don't agree with him all the time and calls us things like "ignorant" and 'ill-informed" in open Forum. I shouldn't argue with him and I am sorry.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Always good for photo-ops and always well done with Pentax lenses, albeit never on a Canon camera :D As for the PK lenses on Canon EF body ..... I would say;

    caveat emptor and, if ya do, carpe diem (I believe ;))

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  7. cathidaw

    cathidaw Well-Known Member


    Thanks for all the advice. it helped me to decide that an adaptor was not what I needed for my Canon.
    Instead it was a new Pentax K5 II with an extra lens.
    I am still getting used to the delights of this lovely weighty creature so any tips will be helpful.
     
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  8. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Point the round tube like thing away from you! :D I'm sure you will enjoy your K5ii immensely, it is a very capable camera.
     
  9. cathidaw

    cathidaw Well-Known Member

    Now... anyone know where I can find the Black and white mode on this creature?
    I've trawled the handbook, which is not much help.
     
  10. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    have you tried digital filters? I'm sat eating my breakfast so can't check but I seem to remember that's where it is on my K3
     
  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    ok on my k3 the setting for mono is on the 4 way control pad (surrounding the ok button). You press the right controller and then select the appropriate setting. On the K3 it's marked as bw. You can then fine tune this further by pressing the info button. Hope this helps.
    You can us the digital filter method on images you've already taken.
     
  12. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    The K-5 is similar, so should be all the same. TBH, if you are serious about monochrome, you will get better results from software conversions, such as Channel Mixer is PS or for a real clincher, Silver Efex Pro from NIK (via Google).

    Then of course, you will need an Epson printer with the four blacks and some Epson Archival Matt paper..........:)
     
  13. cathidaw

    cathidaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all help-it was easy to find the b/w programme on my canon
    Suggestions for the right printer--4 blacks?- will be helpful
    I use a canon printer-and also channel mixer, but am sometimes plagued - unexpectedly- with a magenta cast. so in New Year aim to buy the right printer,
    (It was easy with film which I sometimes use.- THOSE SO SPARKLING BLACKS)
    I shall google Silver efex Pro.too.
    Appreciate your advice.
     
  14. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    It is an accepted truth that Epson printers are the best for monochrome. They use Photo Black for lustre and glossy paper and Matt black for Matt papers, but they also have light black and light light black, which are two differing greys. As such they do not have to mix colours to obtain the range of monochrome tones, except for a small amount sometimes. In this way they avoid the colour casts found with some other printers.

    They are also, of course, absolutely superb at coloured images too.
     
  15. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The £570 R3000 may have four blacks, but the £139 P59, which is still stretching my budget at the moment, does not.
     
  16. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    I know the feeling, but sadly one gets what one pays for. If monochrome is a serious issue for you, you will need the four blacks. Otherwise, perhaps use a third party printer on the web.
     
  17. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Too true.
    Wonder if they'll ever bring out an A4 version with oh, three blacks?

    Talking of A4, does anyone know if the Epson P50 has been discontinued? It's knocking on a bit for a modern electrical thing and seems to have disappeared from some shops.
    Need a need printer and the only other one that gets good reviews is the Canon ip7250.
     
  18. cathidaw

    cathidaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Any ideas about a third party printer-'this is a way of saying I dont know what you mean'
    Or would an Epson R 300 suit me better as I can't run to an R3000 'til my boat comes in.
     
  19. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Funny, I thought the Canon with no less than five black inks was supposed to be better...
     
  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    "Send 'em off to the professional labs".

    I don't think you'll get a new r300.
     

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