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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 1 Day Ago  
For Sale: Pentax K-3 II Camera w/Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 0
Views: 217
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-3 II Camera w/Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip

Asking Price
695.00 USD

Item Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)

Item Description
Offering a Pentax K-3 MkII with Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip, complete and correct. Tip-top condition, Always worked when needed, Ready to go, today.
Shutter count: 13,029. Firmware: 1.12

Studio Setting: Smoke and Covid free. Never exposed to foul weather, or wetness. Never dropped, or treated rough.

Exterior appearance: Minor wear, LCD panel/Rear monitor/View finder (no scratches).

Action: Shutter, Buttons and Dials crisp and snappy. Viewfinder/mirror clear. Sensor and other electronic components work per spec. No hot pixels, ever. No Problems.

Included items: Battery charger (D-BC90), AC plug cord, Strap with Pentax logo, Body mount cap, Hot shoe cover, Eye Cup, ME viewfinder cap, Triangular strap rings (2), each with leather scratch protectors, Battery grip terminal cover, CD-ROM S-SW160 (DCU-5). D-BG5 Battery Grip includes tray holder for D-Li90 battery and tray holder for six (6) AA batteries, Battery: Pentax D-Li90 (OEM).

This camera made a huge positive difference in my photography. Bet it can help you, too.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Enjoy the season... M

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
FREE

Shipping Services
USPS/UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Returns accepted within seven (7) calendar days after receipt by you if the item is not as described—no warranty implied.

Buyer to pay return shipping and return the item before refund initiated. If the returned item is in original condition, the refund will be sent via PayPal.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 2 Days Ago  
For Sale: NEW PRICE: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 F4-5.8 ED - FREE Shipping
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Sale Pending.

Thanks for your interest and kind attention.

Cheers and enjoy the season... M
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 4 Days Ago  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 1,334
Views: 113,951
K-3 MkIII+HD FA 150-450, close crop, native lighting, AF-C, AF AA Zone Select, LR CC+NIK...



White-breasted Nuthatch

Cheers… M
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 01-16-2022, 08:12 AM  
K-3iii with older SDM -- DA* 50-135
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 43
Views: 3,966
It's great to be back on the road to sainthood... eh? :D

Cheers and enjoy the season... M
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-14-2022, 08:56 AM  
In the field with a D-FA 150-450
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 12
Views: 629
While this setup shows me carrying the DA*300/4, I rig the 150-450 the same way. It places the kit's weight on the built-in lens foot. I can go all day. No problems...





Cheers.. M
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-05-2022, 02:40 AM  
DPR - why we're changing the way we process lens images
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 89
Views: 2,072
Given the self-correcting nature of AI, and stepping into the (say) near future… :eek:

If in-camera image correction is now part of a lens score and I build camera+lens kits, I would want to know why EVERY lens I build from now on, failed to get DRP's “Gold” award with my camera body. :mad::mad::mad:

Eh…? :o

Cheers… M
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-01-2022, 07:53 PM  
Who has a K-1 and a K3 iii? Opinions / use case / advocacy!
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 32
Views: 2,418
I try to shoot every day, weather and subject permitting. Nature (small critters, birds, butterflies, insects, plant foliage and fruit, tight landscape/urban settings, etc.) are my current subjects of interest.

The K-1 has been my 'go to' since it was introduced in 2016. It was later upgraded to a K-1 MkII when Pentax offered the service.
Recently, I acquired a K-3 MkIII. Before I bought it, like you, I was 'on the fence'. After studying this video numerous times, I pulled the trigger. Check it out:

MAN BEHIND smc PENTAX ?????: ??????????? Pentax K-3 Mark III ??

I'm finding, “Yes,” the video is accurate. YOU can easily get similar results, if you think positive and put your mind to it.
As such, I plan to be on the K-3 MkIII's learning curve to spring. Currently, I work with it (say) 75% of the time. Once winter gets behind me, I plan to use the K-3 MkII to capture more active subjects and the K-1 MkII for less active subjects and settings.

Over the years I've been fortunate to acquire good copies of several lenses. As such, my basic kit for each camera body consists of four lenses. Two work beautifully with both cameras.

K-3 MkIII: HDA 20-40, HD FA 70-210/4, DA*300/4+HD 1.4TC.
K-1 MkII: HD FA 28-105, HD FA 70-210/4, DA*300/4+HD 1.4TC

Unexpected lessons learned?

With good light, the HD FA 70-210/4 is excellent. It will probably be my first pick when working with either camera.
Working back and forth between both cameras, using the K-3 MkIII is teaching me how to make better use of my K-1 MkII.
I like to work FAST. The post-processing workflow of K-3 MkIII files is quick, easy, and satisfying.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Cheers and enjoy... the Golden Age is calling... M
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 12-24-2021, 08:08 AM  
K3 III Try Deepsky
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Feel free to color me "impressed." :D

Thanks for your persistence AND generous sharing.

Enjoy the season... M
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 12-22-2021, 07:12 AM  
Does the K1 Mark II still make sense to buy today? Is there an Mark III in the works?
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 62
Views: 3,860
Get the K-3 III and don't look back. You know APS-c. You have a lens collection that's oriented to APS-c. The K-3 III will really up your current lens collection's game.

IMHO (I own both) the K-3 III is basically a K-1 Mk II in APS-c format, unchained, on steroids. New is new. There's a (say) 1 year learning curve for both cameras. Since you are going to spend the time and effort anyway, you might as well push the 'new' envelope, eh?

Check out...

MAN BEHIND smc PENTAX ?????: ??????????? Pentax K-3 Mark III ??

I'll be very surprised to learn the K-3 III disappoints.

Cheers and enjoy the season… M.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 12-14-2021, 12:50 PM  
OMG GPS-less astrotracing works!
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 169
Views: 11,463
Actually, in a way, they did.

When I pair my iPad Mini (iPadOS 15.2) to my k-3 III (1.31) with Image Sync (2.1.9) via Bluetooth, I can control the camera quite precisely and easily.

You might be surprised to find how more convenient it is to work on a much larger image using a bigger, non-tethered screen.

Cheers... M
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 12-11-2021, 05:23 AM  
K-3iii with older SDM -- DA* 50-135
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 43
Views: 3,966
For years, my 'old" DA*55/1.4 SDM's AF has been dead on my K-3 II & K-1 MkII (GRRR :mad:). So I've tended to avoid its use and when I did give it a 'try', I used it like a manual focus lens. :o

------

Enter K-3 III...

Mount the 55/1.4... camera ON... in OVF, using back-button (BB), AF = DEAD! :(
Camera OFF. :hmm:
Change to LV... camera ON... in LV, using BB, AF = DEAD! :(
Again, in LV, using touchscreen AF... the lens responds with a slight wiggle, then comes fully ALIVE :eek:.
Return to OVF, hit BB AF... again, it's ALIVE! :eek::D

Its AF now behaves LIKE NEW... Touchscreen AND BB! :D:D:cool:

Removed the lens from the K-3 III... remounted it on my K-1 MkII... camera ON... hit BB for AF... BINGO... it's ALIVE! :eek::D:D:D:cool:
-----

Say what you will about the K-3 III being overpriced, I don't know what happened, but I now have a refreshed 'like new' $645.00 lens, and it saved me a ton of hassle.

Cheers and enjoy the season... M
Forum: Sold Items 12-10-2021, 03:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ Rare ~ SMC MACRO-Takumar 1:4/100mm Lens ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Sale PENDING.

For who have taken a moment to view my offering, thanks for your interest.

Cheers...M
Forum: Winners' Showcase 12-07-2021, 03:10 PM  
November, 2021 Third place: Tom, Dick and Harriett
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 62
Views: 363
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Sold Items 11-26-2021, 04:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ Rare ~ SMC MACRO-Takumar 1:4/100mm Lens ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 5
Views: 866
NEW PRICE includes FREE SHIPPING…

Cheers... M
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-26-2021, 04:39 AM  
For Sale: NEW PRICE: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 F4-5.8 ED - FREE Shipping
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 3
Views: 711
NEW PRICE…

Enjoy the season… M
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-24-2021, 02:50 PM  
Problem with Zoom 70-200 A
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Here's my 'quick fix' for zoom-creep on my SMC Pentax-A 70-210.

It's inelegant, but cheap... works great on a super landscape lens.

Might work for you, too.

Cheers... M
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-21-2021, 08:14 PM  
Does anyone know where I can find the Pentax GPS?
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Forum: Sold Items 11-21-2021, 09:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ Rare ~ SMC MACRO-Takumar 1:4/100mm Lens ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 5
Views: 866
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
RARE ~ SMC MACRO-Takumar 1:4/100mm Lens ~ FREE SHIPPING

Asking Price
119.00 USD

Item Location
Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

Item Description
Hard to find and highly desirable 100 mm MACRO lens in M42 mount. Into macrophotography, or want to give it a try? This is a great lens, in near perfect condition that's ready to go.

Studio Setting: Smoke and Covid-19 free.

Appearance Exterior: Like NEW.

Glass/Action: No fungus. No glass scratches. No fog, or separation. Common for an older lens, a few micro-specs of dust that do not affect image quality. Aperture blades oil free. Focus ring smooth. Action is crisp, snappy and performs per spec.

Others rating this lens 9-10 match my experience.

Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 100mm F4 Macro Reviews - M42 Screwmount Telephoto Primes - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Note 21 Nov 2021 sample image, below. (Focus point on eye.)

Items include: Lens (of course), front and rear lens cap.

Payment options: PayPal.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
FREE Shipping

Shipping Services
USPS, UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Buyer may return the item for any reason within seven (7) calendar days after receipt. PM me for return instructions.

Buyer to pay return shipping and return the item before refund initiation — If returned item is in original condition, the refund shall be sent via PayPal.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-18-2021, 07:19 PM  
For Sale: NEW PRICE: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 F4-5.8 ED - FREE Shipping
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 3
Views: 711
NEW PRICE for a lens that's always worked well for me.

Might do the same for you.

Check it out.


Cheers...M
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-16-2021, 08:10 PM  
For Sale: NEW PRICE: SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 F4-5.8 ED - FREE Shipping
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 3
Views: 711
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 F4-5.8 ED - FREE Shipping

Asking Price
119.00 USD

Item Location
Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

Item Description
Offering an excellent, lightly used travel zoom lens.

Some particulars:

Studio Setting: Smoke and Covid-19 free.

Appearance Exterior: Like NEW.

Glass/Action: No fungus. No glass scratches. No fog, or separation. Common for an older lens, a few micro-specs of dust that do not affect image quality. Aperture blades oil free. Focus ring smooth. Action is crisp, snappy and performs per spec.

Others rating this lens 8-9 match my experience.

SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Also, note sample image, below, taken on 16 Nov 2021. Focus point on eye.

For a larger version with EXIF data, go to:

Watchin' You, Too | Wary Tufted Titmouse, making sure I keep? | Flickr

Items include: Lens (of course), correct hood, front and rear lens cap.

Payment options: PayPal.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
FREE Shipping

Shipping Services
USPS Priority, UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details

I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Buyer may return the item for any reason within seven (7) calendar days after receipt. PM me for return instructions.

Buyer to pay return shipping and return the item before refund initiation — If returned item is in original condition, the refund shall be sent via PayPal.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-13-2021, 09:14 PM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Sale PENDING.

Thank you for your interest... M
Forum: Sold Items 11-11-2021, 05:40 AM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 2
Views: 645
NEW PRICE for a great lens.

Cheers… M
Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2021, 06:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE ~ SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm ~ FREE SHIPPING
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 2
Views: 645
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm

Asking Price
109.00 USD

Item Location
Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

Item Description

Offering an excellent and (for all practical purposes) like new copy of a 'nifty-fifty' FF lens.

Some particulars:

Studio Setting: Smoke and Covid-19 free.

Appearance Exterior: Like NEW.

Glass/Action: No fungus. No glass scratches. No fog. No separation. A few tiny specs of dust that do not affect image quality. Aperture blades oil free. Focus ring smooth. Action is crisp, snappy and performs per spec.

Others rating this lens 9-10 match my experience.
See cropped & lightly post processed sample image, below, taken on 04 Nov 2021 at f/1.4. Focus point on eye.

SMC Pentax-FA 50mm F1.4 Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Items include: Lens (of course), front and rear lens cap.

Payment options: PayPal.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
FREE

Shipping Services
USPS, UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Buyer may return the item for any reason within seven (7) calendar days after receipt. PM me for return instructions.

Buyer to pay return shipping and return the item before a refund is initiated — If returned item is in original condition, the refund shall be sent via PayPal.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-01-2021, 08:02 PM  
For Sale - Sold: NEW PRICE for LIKE NEW Pentax-FA 35mm F2 AL w/FREE Shipping
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Sale PENDING.

Thank you for your interest.

Looking for an excellent SMC Pentax-FA 1:1.4 50mm lens? Check out:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/433398-sa...-1-4-50mm.html

Cheers... M
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-01-2021, 07:46 AM  
Mom, Me and the Centaur
Posted By Michaelina2
Replies: 15
Views: 129


Cheers... M
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