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Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 9, 2010, 3:23 AM
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Posted By jachol
Carlo, Some dust within a lens is inevitable...

Carlo,
Some dust within a lens is inevitable over time, especially a zoom lens, since as it extends and retracts it has to allow some ingress of air into the interior else it wouldnt be able to...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 8, 2010, 1:13 PM
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Posted By jachol
Carlo, A lens/sensor blower is a good start...

Carlo,
A lens/sensor blower is a good start take your pick of something like these ...

http://photography.shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_npmv=3&_trksid=p3910.m38.l1313&_nkw=lens+blower&_sacat=625
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Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 1:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Carlo, There are probably dozens of useful...

Carlo,
There are probably dozens of useful tips, but when asked point-blank, nothing immediately springs to mind, best thing is to ask questions as you encounter any problem, there is a very large...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 9:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Carlo, I don't see your Culman flash model in...

Carlo,
I don't see your Culman flash model in the list, you can check it manually with a meter, scroll down this page for a how to ...

http://www.botzilla.com/photo/g1strobe.html
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 9:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Wow !, did you blow the budget. Sounds as if you...

Wow !, did you blow the budget. Sounds as if you got several bargains, it will certainly keep you busy ringing the changes trying out your bunch of goodies always assuming they fit the camera. The...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 6, 2010, 3:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Marco, That Vivitar TC you linked to is the one...

Marco,
That Vivitar TC you linked to is the one I was referring to ( looks like a manual version), and with a 50/1.7 would be good, if you can get it at a good price it's an excellent start, the...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 1:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Carlo, This is a 64$ question ... If you're...

Carlo,
This is a 64$ question ... If you're thinking of macro only I'd favour the 50mm/1.7 + TC combination, but do be careful as to the TC you buy,if you're thinking of a fixed TC as opposed to the...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
Hi Carlo, I'm surprised you didn't find the...

Hi Carlo,
I'm surprised you didn't find the Cosina 100mm, it's usually pretty common, I can only suggest you look around under the different marks ie. search for Phoenix 100mm f3.5 macro lens, and...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 3:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
JC, Another cheap but effective macro setup is...

JC,
Another cheap but effective macro setup is to use the Vivitar 2X macro focussing teleconverter with a standard 50mm lens (the faster the better), this can give a 1:1 macro shot, and is capable...
Forum: Pentax Lenses Apr 5, 2010, 3:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,289
Posted By jachol
The Poorman's Macro: Cosina 100 F3.5 macro lens

Hi JC,
Here's a link to a review of the Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro lens that Harriet mentioned earlier. You'll find versions by Phoenix, Vivitar, Promaster, and probably others, but they're all made by...
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