New [Old?] Pentax Gear

4 08 2009

So I got a stack of old Pentax gear from Ebay.


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I got a fair amount of stuff with the package:

  1. PENTAX ME SUPER WITH SMC PENTAX – M 1:1.7 50MM LENS WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND HANDBOOK
  2. TOKINA TELEPHOTO LENS 70-210MM, 1:4-5.6 LENSE NO CASE
  3. M – OPTIC LENSE 135 MM LENS, 1:2.8 WITH CASE
  4. PROTONAR WIDE ANGLE LENS, 1:2.8 WITH CASE
  5. CABLE SHUTTER RELEASE
  6. SUNDRY FILTERS AND ADAPTOR RINGS

The items that interested me the most of the lot are the Pentax Opt. 50mm SMC F/1.7, the Protonar 28mm F/2.8 and the Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR.
I’ve given the 50mm a spin and (at least to me) is much sharper at F/2 than its modern brother the Pentax-FA SMC 50mm F/1.4, I’ll post a comparison image later.

I have yet to mess around with the Protonar 28mm but I’ll get around to it when I’m running around uni tomorrow, the ME Super needs to be sent off to be serviced and I’ll need to stock up on film for it.





Pentax K-7 Panorama Shooting

17 07 2009

I went down to Civic with some mates to wander around town to take photos with my grand spanking new K-7.

I ended up shooting this panorama.

Glebe Park Panorama by ~spectre257 on deviantART





The K-7 Has Landed (At least for me it has)

10 07 2009

I finally recieved my Pentax K-7 DSLR today after missing the original delivery yesterday by one hour and having to reschedule for delivery to be reattempted.
Well without further ado here’s the Pentax K-7 in all its un-boxing glory.

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Un-boxing the package

Shiny new K-7's box

Shiny new K-7's box

K-7's manuals & software cd

K-7's manuals & software cd

Battery and extra bits the come with the K-7

Battery and extra bits the come with the K-7

Finally:

My brand new Pentax K-7 with Tamron SP 90mm lens in all its glory (lens not included)

My brand new Pentax K-7 with Tamron SP 90mm lens in all its glory (lens not included)

Well that’s all from me for now I’ll stick photos taken with the camera later

All photos were taken with my old K100D Super.





Vanbar Recieves Pentax K-7

3 07 2009

Apparently the lads at Vanbar in Melbourne have received their shipment of K-7s.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get one in the coming week[s].

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