Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Sold Items 04-17-2018, 07:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10d Battery Grip, FREE (pay shipping and packing material) to a Photo Student
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Update-- if anyone is currently a student needing a DSLR, let me know and I'll give it to you for cost of shipping, shipping materials, etc-- $25 in contiguous 48 states.

Decided I'd rather see this go to a good home where it will continue to be used. It's such a great camera to learn the essentials on, and makes beautiful photos in the right hands.
Forum: Sold Items 04-16-2018, 07:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10d Battery Grip, FREE (pay shipping and packing material) to a Photo Student
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Correct-- I completely forgot about it. I surprised myself with how many photos I have taken with this! It's always been my backup/adventure body, but it's seen way more action than my primary!
Forum: Sold Items 04-16-2018, 07:08 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10d Battery Grip, FREE (pay shipping and packing material) to a Photo Student
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Shutter count-- 65,284
Forum: Sold Items 04-15-2018, 09:55 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10d Battery Grip, FREE (pay shipping and packing material) to a Photo Student
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 685
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K10d, Battery Grip, 3 aftermarket batteries

Asking Price
90.00 USD

Item Location
Port Angeles, WA (United States)

Item Description
Hey, all!

I am selling my bad weather backup camera body-- a Pentax K10d. The CCD sensor made for tons of beautiful red rock photos this past summer in UT.

I recently moved to WA and since I hate using tripods, I upgraded this body to something that can do better at higher ISO's.

If you're looking for an affordable backup body, or a body to go on rough adventures with this is excellent!

Let me know if you have any questions.

$90, and I'll ship in a medium flat rate box.

Open to trades (I can provide $ if necessary) for a speed light or 100mm macro (any Pentax MF variety, preferably SMC Tak M42 or SMC-A)

thanks!

Davis

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
12.85

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I'll guarantee it's not dead on arrival, but it is a 10+ year camera...

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2018, 10:05 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax K-5 II S
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 0
Views: 225
these are getting harder and harder to find...

Anyone got one with a reasonable shutter count? Given that they're 5+ years old, I'm leery of buying from a used dealer... wouldn't know the shutter mileage.

Let me know if anyone is willing to part with one!!!

Davis
Forum: Sold Items 09-05-2015, 08:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 645 with 55mm f/2.8, all caps and strap lugs
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Just a 645. Would probably be asking double for the body if it was an N!!!

I'll ship to Canada-- PM is on the way!
Forum: Sold Items 09-04-2015, 04:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 645 with 55mm f/2.8, all caps and strap lugs
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Still available! Free shipping on this through Monday!!!
Forum: Sold Items 09-02-2015, 11:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 645 with 55mm f/2.8, all caps and strap lugs
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 08-30-2015, 02:55 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 645 with 55mm f/2.8, all caps and strap lugs
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax 645 with 55mm f/2.8, all caps and strap lugs

Asking Price
260.00 USD

Item Location
New Mexico (United States)

Item Description
Hi all,

Unfortunately, due to the job situation, I will no longer have room for Medium Format. I am selling what has become my favorite camera, my Pentax 645.

If you are not familiar with it, it handles a lot like a big Super Program with a motor drive, giving huge negatives without any real penalty in handling, except the bigger size.

I have the body, with body cap, bought from Adorama in excellent condition. Ran a dozen rolls through it. Works perfectly. A slight step above KEH BGN grade, so Ex- by most standards. It also includes the strap lugs-- most sellers don't include these, and are tough to find and pricey on the market.

Pentax 645 SMC 55mm f/2.8-- Optically perfect. Small ding on the filter ring that doesn't affect filter use whatsoever. Everything else is Ex. Front and Rear caps.

Due to bandwidth constraints, I can't upload photos, but can text them to your email, so I'll need an email address from you to get you photos.

I'd like to sell them as a set for $260 plus shipping. Bodies in similar shape are around $125-$150 without strap lugs, and the lens goes for $160 minimum on KEH. Strap lugs ran me about $20 when I found them.

Let me know if you're interested!

Also, if anyone in Albuquerque, Flagstaff, AZ, or the Bay Area is interested in a complete darkroom, including some fresher chemicals, LPL 6700 enlarger with 35mm and 645 negative carriers, 11x14 trays, and a couple cheap safelights, let me know. I won't have room for this in the Bay Area where I'm moving, and will be joining the community darkroom there.

Thanks!

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
USPS By weight

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Guaranteed not DOA, for 10 days after arrival or September 23rd (whichever is first). September 23rd deadline is due to move.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-31-2015, 10:23 PM  
Poll: Which lenses do you protect with filters?
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 34
Views: 2,230
I use filters when necessary... Basically just B&W these days since switching to Ektar for color. I'm careful enough with gear, and using all manual focus lenses, having a nice filter would cost as much as having an extra lens.

Plus, in both accidents I've ever had dropping lenses, both have been OK without any 'protective' filters.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 05:17 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 2,854
Views: 97,178
Confirming!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-04-2014, 04:31 AM  
Nature My favorite ugly lens
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Wow! I may actually have to try some of their UG stuff. I'm sure a lot of it might actually have some optical defects, but this sure doesn't!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-23-2014, 09:08 AM  
Friends who had pictures taken by a less than good photographer
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 40
Views: 2,730
I had a similar things happen with a friend's wedding-- Best to keep your mouth shut. Unless you've shot weddings or portraits for money, you don't technically have a professional opinion. If they were good friends and you were a professional, then they weren't good enough friends to hire you.

If you really want to, just give them a small portfolio of your own, and mention that you feel bad about how difficult it is to find quality photographers, and if they're interested, reshoot for them for free. That'll get you more respect and potential referrals than being a dick about it.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-23-2014, 08:45 AM  
Do you really need a FF ? Why ?
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 311
Views: 22,364
The larger the files, the more difficult and time consuming they are to work with, and the more resources they take to store. getting pin-sharp 20x30's out of APS-C is a feat, and getting getting larger with FF using the same technique would work great.

As to the question of needing it or not... no you don't. I've seen great large prints from 35mm Tri-X. Definitely not landscapes, and they were mush and grain up close, but they were still excellent.

If you aren't going to be selling any of these, it comes down to whether or not you want to drop a few grand on a new body and lenses just for a handful of prints.

There are a lot of naysayers out there of film on this forum, but 4x5 still hands down trounces APS-C when you look at print size, and matches or beats the top end FF cameras out there. If you want to get even crazier, 8x10 is still the king. If it were for just a handful of photos where you wanted to get the largest possible prints, why not just snag a used view camera or rent one? They're done deprciating, so the investment won't kill you, nor will you have to worry about losing thousands to depriciation. Yes, it will cost you $15-$20 a shot to shoot, develop and scan for color, but you have a lot of catching up to do before the cost gets out of hand.

I actually have a whole file of digital images, as well as small format film with the intent to have my 4x5 with me if/when I return.


Resolution always has and always will be a function of lens resolution and capture area. Even with the sharpest optics available, APS-C doesn't have much need for anything more than 16-20 mp at the sensor. Out of everything I've handled in the APS-C size, I wouldn't push anything I have past 12x18--- even my best images. the m4/3 thing is getting more and more competitive because they're dumping all their research into lenses. Also, with a sensor that small, you don't have to stop down to get the necessary DOF, since the focal lengths are so short. Shooting at f/4 or f/2.8, there is so much headroom on diffraction that the lenses are getting beyond razor sharp. Then again, the total resolution is still fairly equal to APS-C since the capture area is small...

Once I worked it out for 4x5 film with my Super Angulon, I stopped buying into the modern digital stuff... I'm waiting for something in he 24 MP FF region to come under $650 used before hopping back on. My SA 90mm can pull 60+ lp/mm of resolution in the real world, at real world apertures on T-Grain 100 speed film. Factoring for 15% losses in my enlarging optics or scanning, I can get about 8-9x enlargement and get 5 lp/mm in a print, which is right around 36x45 at 'native resolution' (300 ppi in a print without upscaling). I also spent under $300 on all my 4x5 gear that I have to this date, and it's not that much more of a pain than a DSLR when you use that DSLR on a tripod with MLU and carefully selected settings.


Anyways, for large prints, it's always best to go with the largest capture area possible-- especially for landscapes. The only massive prints I've seen that I could say you could put your nose into were done on 8x10. I can't remember the name of the gallery, but there's a gallery in downtown Flagstaff where the photographer uses LF slides, scanned, then printed on metallic paper. It's a really good example of how far digital hasn't come when in comes to all out print size and resolution.


Then again, you don't really need this. If you get pin-sharp 20x30's from APS-C, upscaling and printing higher might be a bit softer, but with a few exceptions, massive prints aren't going to be viewed up close. It's very gratifying to see this level of detail at your own prints, but if you want massive prints from digital it sounds like you are to the point of needing to throw money at it. Getting good 20x30's from APS-C files is not an easy feat, so congrats on that!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-11-2014, 09:54 AM  
Travel AZ, UT, CO Vacation, Digital Round 1
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Yeah, it made me a bit sad, we ended up heading back into Arizona a couple days early to stay out of it. We'll be back on the road again tomorrow though, heading the opposite direction.

I looked through some maps, and it was definitely off of Highway 64. 550 was closed between Silverton and Durango, so we went around and over Lizard Head Pass.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2014, 10:06 PM  
Travel AZ, UT, CO Vacation, Digital Round 1
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 565
We pulled off the highway on either 62 or 145 on the way up to Telluride... That was the 8th, so we were trying to outrun the storm.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-10-2014, 07:58 PM  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 18,157
Views: 1,226,405
Crossposted, but here's a good example of our BW fun day in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Really psyched to get the HP5+ from my 645 developed and printed!

Forum: Pentax K-3 Photo Contest 05-10-2014, 07:52 PM  
Landscape Building Storm on San Juans
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2014, 07:49 PM  
Travel AZ, UT, CO Vacation, Digital Round 1
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Thanks! With how the digital B&W came out, I am incredibly excited for all the 645 HP5+ we shot in Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Most use I've got out of my contrast filters and film I've had in a while=)
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-10-2014, 05:19 PM  
Future Arch
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2014, 05:15 PM  
Travel AZ, UT, CO Vacation, Digital Round 1
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Hey everyone!

Sorry about the month plus delay from all of my posting, and my distinct lack of photos lately. I still have been doing 80% film, with most of that being Medium Format. Anyways, in the time since my last posting, my girlfriend and I have been on a long, low-budget, epic outdoors road trip. We went everywhere from Navajo National Monument, all the way up to the Flaming Gorge along the Green River, and of course, everywhere inbetween.

We traded cameras back and forth for the trip, shooting with a K-X and an ETRS. Sadly, I left the tripod in our second vehicle, so we didn't shoot any 4x5, nor any slow B&W film. I'll be sending off all of our Provia 100f when we get settled, as well as developing and printing all the HP5+ we shot along the way. We also forgot to charge batteries for the K-X, so we had 2 sets of half-dead batteries; we ended up using an external meter quite a bit.

Anyways, between film and digital (all RAW) we have over 500 images to develop and print. All digital images were shot with a Super Takumar 35mm, Super Takumar 135mm, and SMC-M 50mm.

We just started sorting and editing. Here are a few I've done so far. Let me know what you think! :D









Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-25-2014, 10:22 AM  
Pentax 645Z Officially Announced
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 360
Views: 48,255
I think 50 MP is more than enough, until they bump up sensor size. Keep in mind, for almost anything besides portraits, I end up stopping down at least a stop vs what I would use with 35mm film. Vs APS-C, which I shoot side by side with 645 film, I'm usually 2 stops more closed down-- so unless I have a flat-ish subject, I'll be in the f/8 to f/11 range, frequently a little past that. Instead of having a dead limit of f/11, like I do with APS-C, I have a dead limit at halfway between 16 and 22.

Given that, and diffraction, I think we'd see diminishing returns by pushing past 50 MP in the 44x33 sensor size. In print size (200 DPI, which I have used with my 6.1 MP cameras to get 11x14 prints that have no imperfections without magnification) we could get 30x40 prints that would be perfect to the naked eye with your nose in it. Beyond this, we'll start hitting diffraction limits. You do get better results by oversampling and downrez'ing than the opposite, but when you're near the diffraction limits, it isn't *that* big of a difference.

I am not even sure there's a point to pushing too much past 50MP, even in MF and LF photography. On the rare occasion I do scan my 4x5, I never really go past about a 6000x7500 pixel size, even though judging the negatives with a loupe, I should be scanning at at least 2x this resolution to get all the detail.

I think 50MP is plenty until they increase the sensor size, and I'm not even sure more than 50MP is needed, even with a larger sensor.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 04-24-2014, 09:16 AM  
Monitors for photography.
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 26
Views: 2,525
+1 on Asus. I run all Asus displays in my office. I have never gotten a monitor with a dead pixel, nor have any pixels died on me. Out of the box they're close on color calibration. Their LED models are quite thin, and have a DC power supply, so they can be run directly off of alternate power.

I bought the first Asus after my Dell monitors started having issues. That was several years ago, and it's still working today! Every one we have has outlasted my high-end LG I had at home for a couple years.

I am currently staring at 2 of these at work-- our two newest ones:

ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers - Newegg.com

For the price they're fantastic-- 1ms is supposedly very good for gaming and all things HD, but I don't do much of that here. I brought my color calibration tool and did my workstation when I was editing some photos for the webpage. They're beatiful and bombproof for the price. Haven't checked lately, but if the next size up is available, it'd be a great deal.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-22-2014, 08:31 AM  
Pentax 645Z Officially Announced
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 360
Views: 48,255
Who says we'll be scanning, though? Printing in the darkroom gives fantastic results with 645. Also, there are high-end scanners that will do fantastic work with 120 film for a fraction of that price, and you can scan in multiple passes to capture all the dynamic range.

Or, you could buy a 645Z, and use HDR to capture negative films in all their glory.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 04-21-2014, 09:46 AM  
Do you really need a FF ? Why ?
Posted By fretlessdavis
Replies: 311
Views: 22,364
It's not about pixels for me... the quality of the pixels on bigger sensors is better. Even with high-resolution APS-C, I personally can't get away with that much cropping. For web usage and small prints it's OK, but I tend to print my work at 8x10 to 12x16 in all formats I use. Cropping out half of a high-res APS-C, the printing at 11x14, and comparing it side by side with a full frame print from TMAX 100 out of my MX, the MX looks miles ahead for detail, but is grainy (in a way that doesn't detract from the image.

I do put my nose right up in all my prints, though, which not everyone does.
Search took 0.02 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:50 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top