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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-06-2019, 12:43 AM  
In dreams
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 37
Views: 941
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-28-2019, 09:22 PM  
How to really identify a early Super Takumar 1.4/50 8 Element
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 70
Views: 53,654
In your case, it looks like a production fault - whereby the wrong marker was colored orange. With genuine 8-element lenses, the infra-red mark is to the right of the 4, rather than directly above it.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 06-22-2018, 11:39 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
S: "The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few".
K: "Or the one."

:lol:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-06-2018, 02:50 AM  
20% Off at DCXPERT Ebay Australia.
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 37
Views: 4,774
Wow - these guys don't muck around - from BIN to my hot little hands in just under 24 hours! Incredible.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-03-2018, 10:19 PM  
20% Off at DCXPERT Ebay Australia.
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 37
Views: 4,774
20% off at dcxpert on eBay is on again for the next week or so. Discount Code = PAMPER20
I've been waiting for this since I missed the last one in Feb.


HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 - AU$1,599.20
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 - AU$496.00
HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8 - AU$2,199.20
etc.

Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-20-2018, 12:39 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
Great light and colours. Love the way you used the rocks as a leading line.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 03-08-2018, 03:49 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
I always say this...but it's been a long time since I posted anything here...I should really pull my finger out more often...
This one is with the Irix 15mm:

Main Beach - Yamba, NSW

Well done to all contributors of this thread on reaching 15,000 posts!
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 12-07-2017, 03:34 AM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 11,600
Views: 1,461,541
Norm - your elitist comments are patently unfair...particularly in a thread not meant for critiques...and particularly from someone who posted an image of a purple beaver. Let the man post his images without being told how unrealistic it looks to you. And before you claim that you were just trying to help, have a closer look at your comment that I quoted. It was clearly meant to ridicule.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 11-17-2017, 05:09 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
Wow - this is spectacular!
Forum: Sold Items 11-14-2017, 06:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG + Sigma 1.4x APO EX teleconverter
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Thanks for the endorsement Mark.


You have some excellent images there. I too thought I'd never sell mine - but here I am.


I agree wholeheartedly! :p


PMs replied - still available.
Forum: Sold Items 11-10-2017, 02:40 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG + Sigma 1.4x APO EX teleconverter
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
PMs replied.

Still available.
Forum: Sold Items 11-04-2017, 04:14 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG + Sigma 1.4x APO EX teleconverter
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX APO DG + Sigma 1.4x APO EX teleconverter

Asking Price
$1,100.00 AUD / $920.00 USD (includes shipping)

Item Location
Brisbane (Australia)

Item Description
It's a regretful sale, but 300mm is not long enough for me anymore. I've used the lens on a K-x, K-3 and K-1 and it worked perfectly on each of them - no focus adjustment required. This very sharp zoom is highly regarded by owners - see the reviews here: Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database.

Glass is clean and clear - no fungus, no haze, no clouding. Minimal dust consistent with age, which of course does not affect images.

Comes with original hood, original front cap, original rear cap, original protective case, box and papers.

Sigma 1.4x APO EX teleconverter is in like-new condition and comes with original front and rear caps.

The Australian dollar isn't the best at the moment, so it's likely the exchange rate would be in your favour.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Very Good

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
At cost

Shipping Services
Australia Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns
Free postage within Oz - at cost for O/S

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-22-2017, 02:01 AM  
Australia - Pentax Web Store 15% off store-wide
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 24
Views: 2,300
Argh! Every time I see these sales I go to both the dcxpert ebay store and Pentax webstore, and they never have the one lens I'm after - the 15-30mm.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-15-2017, 06:51 PM  
Pentax Irix lens club - Show us your photos...
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 364
Views: 68,339
That's laughable since they had to use a cheap adapter to test the lens, I wonder if the adapter manufacturer is also renowned for its lens mount reliability?
Also, did you see the images they shot when "testing" the lens? I'll bet they were not so generously provided.
A shame, really - good copies of the lens are...well, the evidence is here within this thread.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-04-2017, 04:42 AM  
Sigma 12-24mm EX DG (Refurb) at Adorama for $249.95
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 43
Views: 4,450
I'm afraid you'll be waiting a long time - it was never released in a K-mount. The first 2003 version is the only one available for Pentax.
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-02-2017, 03:23 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 17,753
Views: 3,423,993
Go for it Ray - you wouldn't be the first.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2017, 04:16 PM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 11,600
Views: 1,461,541
I think you've captured a rare phenomenon - a ghost colony of Herring Gulls :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-19-2017, 05:18 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
Frenchman's Beach, North Stradbroke Island - D-FA 28-105
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 05-11-2017, 05:32 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
Irix 15mm:

Brisbane River from the City Botanic Gardens
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-12-2017, 06:10 PM  
Pentax Irix lens club - Show us your photos...
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 364
Views: 68,339
I know that's always one of my non-optional prerequisites...:p
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 03-30-2017, 06:44 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
Unexpectedly picked up a lightly used Irix Firefly 15mm the other day - can't wait to give it a thorough workout

Wellington Point - Sunset on the incoming tide
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 03-26-2017, 06:41 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 31,716
Views: 2,956,932
While I haven't posted in a while, I follow this fast-moving thread daily. Many excellent images!

After the storm - both with the old Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4:

Amity Point Jetty - North Stradbroke Island



Amity Point Boat Ramp - North Stradbroke Island
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-21-2017, 09:14 PM  
Sigma 100-300 f4 owners: is this what I should expect from this lens??
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 25
Views: 3,778
If the seller swears the lens was sharp wide-open during his ownership - and you're clearly showing evidence that it is not, perhaps something happened to it during shipping (maybe dropped)? How was it packaged? Any evidence of external damage to the box it came in?
Then again, if the seller cannot provide his own sharp image using the lens at f4, this non-compliance would have to be looked upon with great suspicion.
I know I don't suddenly delete/lose all of my images once I've sold the lens they were taken with.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-04-2017, 03:08 PM  
Best of 2016 Caper White Butterfly
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 6
Views: 898
I don't know about you guys, but I found it difficult in the extreme to pick just one...but this is definitely one of my favourites from last year.
I appreciate the kind comments from you both. Thanks Tony and donlass! :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-02-2017, 05:15 AM  
Best of 2016 Caper White Butterfly
Posted By Erdž
Replies: 6
Views: 898
These can be difficult to capture with the three prerequisites that I hope to get: in flight, in focus, and in an aesthetic position.
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