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Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 12, 2010, 6:38 AM
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Posted By JC de Jonge
Even though the smudges seem to persist, the...

Even though the smudges seem to persist, the picture quality seems to have improved anyway.
The first picture is before cleaning, the second after cleaning
(don't mind the pictures on itself.. the...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 12, 2010, 4:45 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
I managed to get the dirty glass out, it seemed...

I managed to get the dirty glass out, it seemed there was some kind of extension tube at the beginning of the lens which was easily screwed off after dismounting the tripod mount..
However the...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 11, 2010, 5:15 PM
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Posted By JC de Jonge
Indeed it's a lot of fun to try it all out :D ...

Indeed it's a lot of fun to try it all out :D
UNfortunately the smudges affect quality very badly... it is like there is some sort of fog on the pictures... maybe I'll just try to open up the lens...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 11, 2010, 7:16 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
There are just some minuscule spots within the...

There are just some minuscule spots within the lens so I believe it's only dust. btw the pictures I take with the lens seem very clear so that's ok I guess. I ordered a lens pen to clean up my...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 8, 2010, 4:09 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
I do have some lcd cleaning cloths.. I think I...

I do have some lcd cleaning cloths.. I think I can use those also. When the aperture is set to 22 the blades open up very smooth en fast, though I don't have experience, I believe that should be ok....
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 8, 2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
Just got back from work and my goodies were...

Just got back from work and my goodies were waiting at my neighbor :D
I've been playing with them for about 30 minutes... but I must say.... this is so much fun :D
I've been trying out different...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 2:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
I've been looking at some 50mm 1.7 pictures and I...

I've been looking at some 50mm 1.7 pictures and I must say they look very nice. Very sharp and very nice colors. I'm so excited to try things out... and I will surely post some results soon :D
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
Hey Jack, thanks for the tip. I've already been...

Hey Jack, thanks for the tip. I've already been reading whether the flash would be compatible with my pentax however there's is not a lot of info on that particular cullman flash. Maybe I'll measure...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 8:19 AM
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Posted By JC de Jonge
I just bought the vivitar 2TC and the extension...

I just bought the vivitar 2TC and the extension rings (from the pictures) for about $25,-
And I believe I had a real good bargain with the smc 50mm 1.7 I bought it for about $40,- but I also got: ...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 4:55 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
ahh that's kind of stupid, come to realise that...

ahh that's kind of stupid, come to realise that my kit lenses don't have apeture rings so the tc won't be an option right??
so even with this tc and or rings i would need e.g a smc 50 1.7 ?
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 3:39 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By JC de Jonge
Thanx again for your replies. Each day I get to...

Thanx again for your replies.
Each day I get to learn more and more about camera's and lenses :)
However I still have not made up my mind.
I also thought of another option.. is it possible to use...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
I've searched for all the common names of the...

I've searched for all the common names of the cosina branded 100mm macro lens but no luck.
Which option would you choose when considering the sigma 70-300 apo dg which has 1:2 macro and pentax smc...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 4:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
Hey Jack, I've been looking for the Cosina...

Hey Jack,

I've been looking for the Cosina 100mm however it is very hard to find, especially a used one. Now I'm deciding upon either the msc 50mm 1.7 with teleconverter or extension tube or de...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 4, 2010, 4:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
Yeah your right, I should probably just wait...

Yeah your right,

I should probably just wait for a nice secondhand offer to come by. I'm not in a hurry. Still need to get familiar with my camera :)
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 4, 2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
I've been looking for the tamron on ebay however...

I've been looking for the tamron on ebay however no luck.
Would the tamron be a good replacement for the 50-200 kitlens I already have? If that's true I could sell the kitlens and maybe buy a new...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 4, 2010, 8:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
Hi thank you for the replies. Indeed I've been...

Hi thank you for the replies.
Indeed I've been looking for a second hand cosina/vivitar/phoenix 100mm macro lens already, however they are not sold a lot :(
Also the Tamron 70-300 has been a lens...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 3, 2010, 1:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By JC de Jonge
Budget macro

Hi all,

probably this has been asked already somewhere on the forum.. but I'm still not clear what to do.
Not long ago I bought the Pentax K-x with the 18-55 and the 50-200 kit lenses. However I...
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