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12-22-2007, 07:10 AM   #16
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The owl is at f4 no unsharp mask. As shot. The spoonbill is at f6.3 with unsharp mask (mot necessary). Both at ISO400

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12-22-2007, 09:35 AM   #17
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Just wondering why you are getting out of Pentax completely?
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Harv3589,

No, I am not out. All my macro and flowers are in Pentax using 100mm macro. Low light photography, some portrait and some landscapes is reserved for my FA 50mmf 1.4. Portarits about 50% using 100mm macro. Travel landscapes is for 17-50mm or somethging like that (new digital only lens). 30% will be done using Canon.

I plan, if I sell, to be out of wildlife using 600mm. Great quality, better than Canon 500mm, but too heavy - 13lbs. I am tired of walking for hours with this setup. And I do hike when necessary. I am just getting older.

I like my K10D too much. Comapring to Canon cameras, it is better than vast majority of them. My Pentax primes are better any time than my Canon most expensive L zooms. They are as good or better than Canon L primes.

I have been with Pentax since 1981, but I am not married to them. Also, Pentax service is so much better. Just for this, how they treated me, I would not give them up.

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My goodness what a beautiful lens. If I could afford to buy it I would have no problem flying there to see it.
Good luck with your sale, I hope you find a buyer who can do it justice.
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PM sent on your F5P extension cord & off camera shoe adapter F.
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I'd give my left...Well you know...but I know it is not worth the 600mm. Geez I don't think the wife really needs that operation on her heart right now.....MMM naw...The kids would miss her!

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· Manfrotto 3036 tripod hardly used. Dropped once so there is one scratch. $110
· Bogen 2030 Head plus 3 quick release plates RC2 $40 good shape
· F* 600 mm F4, in a box, strap, cap and front lens cover. Optically and mechanically excellent. Very quick and decisive focus with Kd10. Normal wear mostly from placing my lens on a ground. It is 13 lbs of glass so paint can chip away. Keept all the time with other lenses in a humidity free environment. Per Stan’s Pentax Photography site: “Pål - . . . Slightly soft wide open with visible light fall-off at the corners . . . Sharp from F:5.6. Also very sharp at its smallest aperture. John Mustarde - . . . a truly fabulous lens and worth every penny of its price. . . It is very sharp at f4, extremely sharp at f8 .” My take? Soft at 4, 5.6 is fine, extremely sharp at f8, no light fall off. I use unsharp mask set at 140. 0.3 and 0 at 72 DPI (for internet). Those at f 4 look very fine after I am done. Sometimes if I get lucky I do not need to use unsharp feature. My tripod and head are too cheap and too weak for my 600mm so my technique is not so good. I just can carry more weight. Can send samples at various f stops. $5800 and I will not ship. A personal observation and test (take hundreds of shots if you like) are required. Just too expensive for both of us to have any problems.
· Pentax FA 28mm f2.8 normal use, caps, non-Pentax (useless I think) hood, no dents, scratches, etc. Optically and mechanically perfect. Glass always protected by filters. $180
· Pentax F5P extension cord plus Pentax F off camera shoe adapter $50. Perfect condition.
· Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO MACRO for Pentax AF hardly used. One hairline crack on a glass covering distance info. Otherwise looks like new. Optically and mechanically perfect. Glass always protected by filters. $450
· Tokina 80-200 AT-X Pro f2.8, caps, hood, leather box. Like new. Minimal sign of use on a hood, but not scratches or dents. . Optically and mechanically perfect. Glass always protected by filters. $800
· Pentax ZX-M Camera in box went through one roll of film, and it shows. Strap & manual. PZ1P used, cleaned and calibrated lately by Pentax (this is a free items), shows it was used, but not abused. Replaced viewfinder glass so no scratches there. FA 80-200mm F4-5.6 with caps plus Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6. FA is in a great shape optically and mechanically perfect. Glass always protected by filters. Sigma should not be used in a Macro mode. Gets stack sometimes. Easy to get out of it. Hardly used. Optically perfect. $150
· Pentax MZS in box, manual, like new. Battery Grip BG 10 in box like new, cable switch for MZ-s CS-105, F5B extension cord F5P, F hot shoe adapter, , FTZ 500 flash hardly used and it shows All in boxes. $650
· Pentax 645N used but in a great shape showing only signs of handling, manual, Pentax FA 45-85mm no back cap, new strap, lots of slide and pro neg films kept in a freezer, stroboframe plate, remote cable, plus Metz 45 CL-4 looks really used ( it shows) but works like a horse, Perma Pak System Rechargeable Battery Module (works very well), SCA 3000C for Pentax with Metz so flash can work just like FTZ500. Film holders: 120 like new, 120and 220 in boxes, absolutely like new. $900
hi,have you still got the tokina 80-200 2.8?can the price be nagotiated?thanks

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hi,have you still got the tokina 80-200 2.8?can the price be nagotiated?thanks

I can answer that for you. No he doesnt and no it cant. I bought it!! It's one sweet lens.
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Hi Stan,

I did sent you a mail about one of the mentioned lenses.

I hope we can make a deal.

With kind regards,

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sent u a PM Stan...
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QuoteOriginally posted by stanb Quote
Pentax Items for sale:
· Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO MACRO for Pentax AF hardly used. One hairline crack on a glass covering distance info. Otherwise looks like new. Optically and mechanically perfect. Glass always protected by filters. $450
Hi Stan I did sent you a PM about this lens.

With kind regards,

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Scott, I am glad you like the lens. Last night I checked some slides I took with this lens, and they were perfect. My best wedding images and sellers were taken with it. I can't see how Pentax FA could be better. Enjoy it and please send me some pictures you took with it. Thanks!!
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Harv3589,

No, I am not out. All my macro and flowers are in Pentax using 100mm macro. Low light photography, some portrait and some landscapes is reserved for my FA 50mmf 1.4. Portarits about 50% using 100mm macro. Travel landscapes is for 17-50mm or somethging like that (new digital only lens). 30% will be done using Canon.

I plan, if I sell, to be out of wildlife using 600mm. Great quality, better than Canon 500mm, but too heavy - 13lbs. I am tired of walking for hours with this setup. And I do hike when necessary. I am just getting older.

I like my K10D too much. Comapring to Canon cameras, it is better than vast majority of them. My Pentax primes are better any time than my Canon most expensive L zooms. They are as good or better than Canon L primes.

I have been with Pentax since 1981, but I am not married to them. Also, Pentax service is so much better. Just for this, how they treated me, I would not give them up.
Good stuff you got there. A general question; how did you feel that the Pentax service had been better, than what you experienced with Canon ?
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I have no experience with Canon's shop. When I dropped my K10D into little water while changing a lens, the camera started to act. I sent it to Pentax, they sent me a bill how much it would be to repair the probleem. I sent them the money. And they sent me a brand new camera with a battery and charger. Guess what. I am staying with Pentax. I may sell some lenses, but these guys got my vote. Quality wise, all my Pentax lenses and cameras performed better than my Canon. Why do I keep Canon? For fast AF, that's all.
 

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