View Full Version : World Pentax Day

17-04-2010, 7:41am
Today is World Pentax Day, in spite of what my K20 says. I thought since I'm way south, and NZ isn't far from the date line, I'd try for an early picture.
Sunrise was cancelled due to lack of interest, but I got this picture at the end of Highway 1 in Bluff, the southernmost town.

I @ M
17-04-2010, 7:50am
Gees Stan, how did you manage to keep world Pentax day a secret from Kym? :D

I will do my bit to honour the brand and screw an Ashai lens on to the Nikon and post here later.

17-04-2010, 7:52am
I heard about it through Pentax Forums; a site worth joining. I'd like to see your contrubution here.
I must have been up early; my picture is the first on up on the Forum.

I @ M
17-04-2010, 7:59am
Well, you are at the earliest part of the 17th over there. I guess nobody on Chatham Islands owns a Pentax.

If you have a look at some of my recent posts titled "M42 adapter and old lenses" parts 1 -4 you can see the results of me mucking around with some old screw mount lenses from an old spotmatic mated to a Nikon body.

17-04-2010, 10:03am
@Andrew if its a week day I get a day off work - but as it was a Saturday !!

It happens every year and rightly so.

:plogo: Rocks!

Big Pix
17-04-2010, 10:07am
..... Ray will be happy

17-04-2010, 6:08pm
Good one Stan .

Been there a few times.

Ray is very quiet Bernie :confused013


I @ M
17-04-2010, 9:15pm
I ran out of time for much creative but I stuck a Pentax 55mm 1.8 on the D200 and targeted a boat at the local jetty. I have no idea what year the lens was produced in but it still holds up well I reckon.

Let's call the series, "Today's technology meets old world imaging"





18-04-2010, 9:43am
Camera Model: PENTAX K-7
Lens: TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di
Image Date: 2010-04-17 11:44:15 +0930
Focal Length: 75.0mm (35mm equivalent: 112mm)
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV


18-04-2010, 11:14am
It's good to see the results of our local Pentax Day.
I@M; your 55mm lens could date back to the Fifties. I'm looking for one of those early Takumars for my camera family.