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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-02-2012, 05:28 AM  
Upgrade from k10d
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Thx both.

The k20d it is then... 2 control dials and focus indicator in viewfinder are important pros for the k20.
And JohnX denied his k20d having any focusing problems so this case is closed.

Best,

Brecht
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-02-2012, 02:58 AM  
Upgrade from k10d
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 4
Views: 871
All,

I'm not really a beginner. I shoot pentax for 5years already. I did this with my dear K10d which is an incredible camera. However he's getting focusing issues now which I can't solve anymore (I could before by diving into the camera's system menu). So I'm looking for an upgrade. I'm happy with the image quality of the K10d but if I could gain a bit on Iso performance that would be welcome.

I don't have the cash for new stuff like the K-5 or K-30. So i'm surfing on the second hand market. Which Pentax should I look for?

K20d? K-x? ...

I like the build quality of the k20d but I read about the somewhat bad autofocus. The k-x is a plastic camera but has better focus abilities and iso performance, but is it tough in bad weather also?

Thanks for your advice to make my choice easier ;)

Best,

Brecht
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-12-2011, 11:41 AM  
Choice of lense
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
@testdasi: i don't have any of the lenses i listed ;) - I wish i had :D

@all: thank you very much for your comments. things are getting clearer.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-12-2011, 09:47 AM  
Choice of lense
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Hi,

I'm looking for a new lense, which will my primary lense, but I have a lot of conditions:ugh::
  • I have no huge budget

  • I want it to be versatile (landscape to portrait)

  • It has to be lightweight, will spend a lot of time in my backpack so it has to be sturdy also. Probably the only lense on a biking trip from Prague to Ghent.

  • Prime > zoom (I like primes more than zooms cause it's more challenging in a way and the IQ is mostly better, I know this makes my versatility condition difficult)


Tzadaam :)

I took a look at these already
Sigma 17-70
Pentax 35mm 2,4 and 2,8
Pentax 40mm
Pentax 21mm
Pentax 50mm 1,4

I can't decide! I need experienced people to help me out a bit. If you were looking for a lense with the conditions above which one would you pick (from the above or others).:cool:

Thanks in advance,

Kind regards
Forum: Sold Items 06-08-2011, 01:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX AF DG Macro (EUR)
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 1
Views: 2,991
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX AF DG Macro

Asking Price
280 euro

Item Location
Belgium

Item Description
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX AF DG Macro for Pentax Cameras

This is a nice allround lense with macro capabilities.
I bought this lense in November 2010, but I didn't use it very often. There are NO traces of use since I take very good care of all my lenses. The lense will be sold in the original package.

Why do I sell?

I want to change my zoom lenses for prime. Currently looking for wide angle lenses. Since I can't afford a whole bunch of lenses I have to sell some to buy others.


Kind regards,

Brecht

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
20 euro any EU country

Shipping Services
Taxipost

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
If Item is not as described, let me know within 3 days after receival. (excluding shipping damage)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 02-08-2011, 10:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Kit (Brand New!) (EUR)
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 3,802
Price lowered: 1000 euro exclusive transport costs
Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2011, 04:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Kit (Brand New!) (EUR)
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 3,802
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-5 Kit (Brand New!)

Asking Price
1100 euro

Item Location
Belgium

Item Description
This is a brand new pentax k-5!

How?
I got a new pentax k-5 as replacement for my other one which was stained with the string of pearls. I discovered that when i wanted to sell it.
Now I received the replacement, brand new, and I still want to sell the camera (they wouldn't give me a refund instead)

This camera has never been used! The body is still packed in plastic.

Why?

This beauty was an impulse buy:o... Now i moved in with my girlfriend and other costs are more important. So here it is.

I tried to beat every price i found in online stores.

For the price you get a new body, the kitlense and all the other accesoires which are in the box of course.

The serial number: 3969687


Reasonable offers can be discussed

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
depending on location (can be discussed)

Shipping Services
Taxipost

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
if the item is not in the condition i described below and it's not due to shipping accidents, then the camera can be returned.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-07-2010, 03:28 AM  
sigma 24-70 focus problems?
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 3,155
weird...
When i open the thread on my pc i see the pics...

Will try it again later on.

thx!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2010, 06:47 AM  
sigma 24-70 focus problems?
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 3,155
After this test i was extremely worried...
So i took another one:

1: sigma lense (24mm, f4.0) no focus adaptation focus on governmental
2: Pentax kit lense (24mm, f4.0) no focus adaptation focus on governmental

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-05-2010, 06:43 AM  
sigma 24-70 focus problems?
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 3,155
Hi,

I had some doubts on the focusing of my new lense: the sigma 24-70mm so i took a test. And messed with the AF adaptation in the k-5 to try and get it right...

The pictures below are all taken on 70mm, f2.8 (ISO 100 - 1/30s) on tripod. THese are all cropped around the word which i focused on (- RNMENTAL). I see strong front focus, which isn't solved with AF adaptation.
1: normal
2: AF adaptation +10
3: AF adaptation - 10



Do i have a bad copy? or is this a bad focus test

Kind regards,
Graisin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-23-2010, 09:11 AM  
Tokina SL-17 17mm f/3.5 or Sigma 15mm fisheye
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 4
Views: 4,808
Hi,

I'm looking for a prime wide angle...
I've the opportunity to buy a tokina 17mm f/3.5 manual focus or
I could buy the sigma 15mm which is AF (wider but fish eye)

Now was I wondering which one you guys would buy...

I do not want heavy fisheye effects but I saw some pics taken with sigma which were not very fishy-like :) - then i started doubting, the sigma is AF also...

Max budget is like 350 euro (saw both for that amount of money) ...

So which one would you suggest or are there viable alternatives for that amount of money?

Kind regards.

Brecht
Forum: General Talk 11-22-2010, 02:39 PM  
Taxes on import
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 1
Views: 1,562
Hi,

I was on the brink of buying a second hand lense from someone in the US.
But i was wondering the following:
Which taxes and import duties do i have to pay if i want to import a lense in Belgium.
Does anyone have experience with this?

Regards
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-21-2010, 05:53 AM  
Battery grip K-7 to K-5
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 4,765
Oh, hold on. as i read further i see that it's not a pentax battery grip.
Anyhow my question remains... anyone who has experience with these kinds of grips?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-21-2010, 05:48 AM  
Battery grip K-7 to K-5
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 3
Views: 4,765
Hi,

I know the battery grip of the K-7 should be applicable with the K-5 so i went looking for sales...
I stumbled upon this:
BATTERY GRIP PENTAX K-7 K7 SLR D-BG4+2 X D-LI90 DLI90 - eBay, For Pentax, Digital Camera Batteries, Photography. (Eindtijd 16-dec-10 08:36:44 CET)

Well...that's not a lot of money so i was wondering if anyone has experience with this seller or with buying battery grips from ebay. It seems to me it's the perfect accessoire to mess with in therms of being a third party grip instead of a pentax...

Thanks for the advice.

Kind regards
Forum: Sold Items 11-14-2010, 02:54 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: DA 40mm f/2.8
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 1
Views: 1,866
pm sent
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-06-2010, 04:35 AM  
zoom to 100%
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Hi,

When i've taken a picture i always tend to zoom in on the live view to make sure it's sharp. I was wondering though how far do i have to zoom in (on live view) to see what the picture would look like at 100%?

I've the k-5 which is 16mp.

Thx!

Regards
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2010, 05:00 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 w/ grip, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 50-200, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Sigma flash
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 8
Views: 5,647
Palestine, Texas? lol the irony...
Srry ;)
Will battery grip fit k-5? and do you ship batterygrip separately?
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-02-2010, 02:27 PM  
Still no K-5 in Europe?
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 151
Views: 28,535
Hi,

I paid 1234 euros for Body + kitlens in Art & Craft Media (Ghent)
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-02-2010, 08:53 AM  
K5 front/backfocus - WOW!
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 35
Views: 14,887
K10d has more and more backfocus while it ages :) Got it solved through service menu. the K-5 i have now has no problems with any lense indeed. Relief!! :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-02-2010, 08:49 AM  
Still no K-5 in Europe?
Posted By Graisin
Replies: 151
Views: 28,535
Hi,

I got the first K-5 which was avaible in Ghent, Belgium!
It's a very nice machine. Already took it for a project. It has got great handling, as good as my k10d which i was used too.
The pictures look fine. Though i got to watch them at 100%. Noise rate is acceptable at 800 to 3200 especially compared to my K10d:) if I zoom in on the camera itself.

Up until now, glad with the purchase. Need some further testing though.
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