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Forum: Pentax K-70 07-14-2021, 02:44 PM  
AF.C in video mode
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 7
Views: 761
The 55-300 plm is the only lens that works with AFC. It's possible they might update the firmware when the 16-50 comes out but who knows.
Forum: General Photography 07-08-2021, 07:15 PM  
Prime lens focal length
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
85mm is the classic "portrait" FF lens. It makes sense from one perspective to manufacture to specific focal lengths (or equivalents) since a practiced photographer knows exactly what they're getting.

Sigma has an optical formula for a 70mm macro and there have been a few iterations of that lens. But you typically see 'strange' focal lengths primarily on crop sensor cameras and they're often an attempt to provide equivalence, like the 42.5 lenses for m43 are just equivalent to good ol 85.

And of course there are the FA Limiteds.
Forum: Sold Items 07-06-2021, 10:14 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-DA DA 21mm Limited f/3.2
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
21mm.... price drop!
Forum: Non-Pentax: Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. 07-06-2021, 10:04 AM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4,368
Views: 439,248
A couple of shots from the PL 15mm f/1.7. I think this is my new favorite lens.


Garden Rain by A.T., on Flickr


Weathered Coast by A.T., on Flickr


Flower on the Hill by A.T., on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 07-02-2021, 02:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-DA DA 21mm Limited f/3.2
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Update: 70mm sold!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-01-2021, 01:31 PM  
Polarizer Filter = More Vivid Colors?
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
This doesn't surprise me... if you wear polarized sunglasses, it seems to make all the colors "deeper" to my mind... not necessarily more saturated but less blown out.
Forum: Sold Items 06-30-2021, 05:31 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-DA DA 21mm Limited f/3.2
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Updated: I found the 35mm len's original cap! It's in about the same condition as the 70mm's cap. I will now include that with the sale.

---------- Post added 07-01-2021 at 10:53 AM ----------

Update: 35mm sold!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-29-2021, 05:42 PM  
Flower Power: Recommendations for lenses to shoot flowers
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 46
Views: 1,839
If you had to pick one lens I would go with the DA 35 Macro Limited for the flexible focal length, macro capability, and overall image quality.
Forum: Sold Items 06-27-2021, 10:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K100D DSLR, 18-55 Kit Lens
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Bump, reduced price!
Forum: Sold Items 06-27-2021, 10:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-DA DA 21mm Limited f/3.2
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
bump, added discount price for all three
Forum: Sold Items 06-22-2021, 02:06 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-DA DA 21mm Limited f/3.2
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
I am selling this fantastic set of Pentax APS-C primes. These are the last remaining items from my Pentax collection, save some Takumar M42 lenses I will likely never sell. I left these for last because I think they are the finest Pentax lenses I've used and it was hard to part with them.

Each of these lenses is in good condition, but has been well used and exhibits the usual wear marks of these metal-bodied lenses: namely brassing and paint wear here and there. I will make more specific notes on each below. All three have clean glass, and none have any optical issues known to me.

Lenses that do not have original caps will ship with a generic cap.

DA 21mm Limited: $180.00
This comes WITHOUT the original caps, box, or bag, but does come with the original bayonet lens hood, which is very cool. Last I checked you could actually buy these lens caps new, which is rare. Some light brassing.

[B]DA 35mm Macro Limited: $235.00[/B] SOLD
This comes with the box, bag and the original lens cap. The lens cap has some brassing and some light scratches on it. Some brassing around the edge of the built in hood, otherwise the lens itself looks pretty nice.

DA 70mm Limited: $200.00 SOLD
This comes WITH the original cap and lens hood, but without the box or bag. Somewhat more brassing on this one, particularly on the focus ring, and the lens cap has a collection of small dings, brassing, and other wear marks. The lens hood has the usual brassing around the contact edge.


Please see below for pictures.

SHIPPING:

I ship via USPS priority mail with insurance. Cost is $15. I do not ship outside of the United States, so no need to ask. It's just too much of a pain to ship internationally with insurance.

RETURNS:

Accepted only if the item does not function. Please consult the pictures and description carefully for item conditions. If you need more pictures or explanation, please don't hesitate to PM me.

CONTACTING ME:

Please send a PM as it is the fastest way to reach me.
Forum: Sold Items 06-21-2021, 07:48 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K100D DSLR, 18-55 Kit Lens
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Weekly bump! Note, this is the last of my unsold listings. I will be withdrawing the listing around July 4th weekend as I will be traveling for most of July and won't be able to send packages. If you're interested, please contact me before then.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-18-2021, 12:52 PM  
Macro A Bit of Tension
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Incredibly cool shot, nicely done!
Forum: Sold Items 06-17-2021, 08:34 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax KP Body Only with Screen Defect *PLEASE READ*
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Hi Davros,

The issue I've had in the past with shipping to Canada is that insured shipping is quite expensive. I'm willing to get a quote for you but it's generally upwards of $35-40 or more. I prefer not to ship uninsured.

---------- Post added 06-17-2021 at 10:43 AM ----------

I just want to note that sale of this camera is likely pending. I've gotten several PMs so I'm trying not to attract anyone else who will ultimately be disappointed. Will update if it falls through for whatever reason.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-17-2021, 05:37 AM  
Not happy with Pentax K-3 III
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 145
Views: 11,035
Are you comparing 51200 to 51200 in Raw? The K50 doesn't go any higher than that. At that level the K3-III has significantly better detail retained. See attached.

I'm really not sure why you would compare the K3-IIIs much higher max ISO to the K-50s. I agree that it's silly for Pentax to offer this mode, but as I said like-for-like you won't find lower noise at a given ISO on another crop sensor camera.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-17-2021, 05:16 AM  
Not happy with Pentax K-3 III
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 145
Views: 11,035
Pentax has always offered really high, unusable ISO levels. It's what it is, you can't beat physics. You won't find cameras with the same sensor size and better ISO performance at the equivalent ISO, whether 1600, 6400 or whatever.

Is it smart for them to offer such high levels of gain? Maybe not but it doesn't make the camera worse.

In terms of the viewfinder, it either sounds like a flaw in your copy or maybe you're seeing the AF points grid somehow?
Forum: Sold Items 06-16-2021, 03:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax KP Body Only with Screen Defect *PLEASE READ*
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Hi,

Yes it's independent of that. I'm fairly certain it's an issue with the physical connection, either screen to ribbon cable or cable to camera body.
Forum: Sold Items 06-15-2021, 01:03 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K100D DSLR, 18-55 Kit Lens
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
weekly bump!
Forum: Sold Items 06-14-2021, 08:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax KP Body Only with Screen Defect *PLEASE READ*
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 944
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax KP Body Only with Screen Defect *PLEASE READ*

Asking Price
350.00 USD

Item Location
Maine (United States)

Item Description
For sale is a Pentax KP body. This camera works great other than the screen issue listed below. I've greatly enjoyed using it but after 15 years of shooting with Pentax DSLRs I am departing the DSLR world. I will also include an extra battery and charger (so you get two of each) as well as the original box, paperwork, and the extra small/large grip. The medium grip is what I used.

THE SCREEN:

The screen has a defect wherein it will go blank if rotated more than about 10 degrees from its flush position. The screen first shows odd colors, then goes black as you continue to rotate. The screen works fine as long as you keep flush to the camera and do not flip out. I'm sure this is repairable, but I am selling all my DSLR gear so it doesn't make sense for me to go down that path. I suspect it is an issue with the ribbon cable connection to the screen.

Note that the camera will continue to operate normally if the screen goes blank.

Other than this issue, the camera works fine. I have used it constantly since buying without any other issues.

CONDITION:

There are a few scrapes on the bottom and some light brassing or rubbing off of the silver paint on the bottom of the camera, see the photo below and look at the front bottom of the camera near the lens mount. Other than that, the camera doesn't have any major condition issues that I can spot.

SHUTTER COUNT:

24085. See attached screenshot. When you receive the camera there will likely be a few more shots as I intend to test it again before sending it out.

MISC NOTES:

I am also selling a FA 50mm 1.4 and a 15mm F/4 limited on the forums. If you want to buy more than one you can combine shipping and I'll also offer a $25 discount.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Damaged

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
15.00

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns unless the item is DOA. Please consult the photos and description carefully and ask for more detail/photos if needed.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 06-13-2021, 01:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-FA 50mm 1.4
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 3
Views: 973
weekly bump
Forum: Sold Items 06-13-2021, 01:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4 Limited
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Weekly bump and why don't we give this one a small discount.
Forum: Sold Items 06-09-2021, 10:45 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K100D DSLR, 18-55 Kit Lens
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
today's bump!
Forum: Non-Pentax: Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. 06-06-2021, 06:00 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 4,368
Views: 439,248
Haven't posted here in a while but I did want to thank y'all for encouraging me to buy a used G85. I've been greatly enjoying it.

A few recent shots:


In a Row by A.T., on Flickr


Microbursts by A.T., on Flickr


Emerald Visitor by A.T., on Flickr


Captured Snack by A.T., on Flickr


Aurora's Visitor by A.T., on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 06-06-2021, 02:29 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMCP-FA 50mm 1.4
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Sorry for the quick bump, updated with better pictures and I did manage to get a picture of the aperture blades.
Forum: Sold Items 06-06-2021, 02:21 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMCP-DA 15mm f/4 Limited
Posted By selfnoise
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Sorry for the quick bump, but I updated with some better photos of the lens.
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