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Forum: Pentax K-1 02-22-2017, 09:38 AM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
This happened to me a number of times - and ultimately (due to the high demand for the K1 at the time) Ricoh could not provide another body. With a wedding shoot coming up I couldn't afford to wait and simply returned the camera for a refund. By that time I had gone through 3 bodies (likely all from an initial faulty batch).
Forum: Sold Items 11-22-2016, 12:53 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC 77mm F1.8 Limited + UV Filter
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,192
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax SMC 77mm F1.8 Limited + UV Filter

Asking Price
640.00 USD

Item Location
Alberta (Canada)

Item Description
The SMC Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lens and with the 31mm limited constituted my holy duo of Pentax glass!

This 77mm limited lens is black in color and in excellent condition - 9/10 - slight wear (as visible) on the focus ring and side of lens cap as shown in photos below.

Focus is very smooth.

The glass is superb and has a UV filter fitted from day 1 - included in the sale.

No marks, haze, mold, fungus or separation. Blades are in perfect condition.

No dust inside lens.

The lens comes with the box, soft case, original packaging, lens hood, UV filter, front and rear caps.

This lens has a very special magic to it - the 'pixie' dust effect that gives images a special quality.

SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

This particular copy is razor sharp wide open and I searched before I picked this particular copy for it's excellent focus and sharpness wide open - I'll share some images to demonstrate.

Thanks for looking.

I use Paypal and have priced to sell - please add an additional 3% to the price if you are not comfortable with gift transfer on paypal. Some people care about this, others not so much, I give you the option :)

Thanks,

Tom.

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
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
including shipping

Shipping Services
UPS, Canada Post, DHL

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
n/a

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 11-22-16 at 12:59 AM ----------


love on the bridge
by tom.ohle, on Flickr


Waiting on him...
by tom.ohle, on Flickr


Red Beauty
by tom.ohle, on Flickr


Cigarette Break...
by tom.ohle, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 11-20-2016, 08:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Some images taken with this lens :


Evan
by tom.ohle, on Flickr


"Blowin in the wind"
by tom.ohle, on Flickr


Fix my hair!
by tom.ohle, on Flickr

I find the lens has a very filmic/organic nature to the rendering.

---------- Post added 11-21-16 at 05:42 PM ----------

This lens is now sold.

Thank you all for your interest.

Chris - enjoy your new lens :)
Forum: Sold Items 11-19-2016, 07:46 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax smcP FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited

Asking Price
800.00 USD

Item Location
Alberta (Canada)

Item Description
I have a Pentax SMC FA 31mm F1.8 Limited lens for sale.

Includes UV filter which has been mounted since purchase.

Front and rear lens elements are perfect as new - no marks.

Lens is black and made in Vietnam.

This particular copy is super sharp.

I absolutely **LOVE** this lens and enjoyed using it with my K1 and K3ii - it really does have a magic rendering to it.

Comes with original box, bubble wrap, plastic bags, lens case, lens and UV filter.

PM if interested please :)

Thanks for looking.

Note - price includes shipping.

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
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
Price includes shipping

Shipping Services
UPS, Canada Post, DHL

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
n/a

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 11-17-2016, 01:05 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K3ii + Battery Grip + wifi card + additional batteries + extras..
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Hi Everybody,

Thank you for your interest.

This camera is now sold.

I hope that you enjoy your new camera Chris :)

Tom.
Forum: Sold Items 11-11-2016, 01:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K3ii + Battery Grip + wifi card + additional batteries + extras..
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
Hi Everybody,

I have had a number of PM"s for this (thank you all for your interest).

I've messaged the first person back who offered me the full amount + shipping. If this falls through I will respond in the order that PM's were received to keep things fair.

Thanks for your interest and time,

Tom.
Forum: Sold Items 11-10-2016, 10:58 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K3ii + Battery Grip + wifi card + additional batteries + extras..
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,603
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K3ii + Battery Grip + wifi card + additional batteries + extras..

Asking Price
650.00 USD

Item Location
Edmonton (Canada)

Item Description
Selling my Pentax K3ii system to purchase more glass!

This was bought as second back up body to my K1, but really I never used it so cannot justify keeping it but it is a fantastic camera.

Itinerary:
- Pentax K3ii with 9000 actuations.
- Pentax OEM battery Grip
- Extra Pentax OEM battery
- Pentax OEM wifi flu wireless card
- Pentax OEM cordless remote (opened box once but never really use it)
- Third party wired remote trigger
- Additional Battery charger and two extra third party batteries (total of four batteries shipping with this package).

I would like to sell this all as a package.

The K3ii has the smallest scuff on the lower right hand side from L bracket (shown in image) and apart from that looks perfect. Have all original bubble wrap, plastic wrapping, etc..

I have boxes and manuals for all the Pentax OEM stuff except the battery grip.

First to offer me US$650 gets this :)

I want to sell as a package.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

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

Shipping Charge
purchaser pays shipping extra

Shipping Services
purchasers discretion - prefer Canada Post, UPS, DHL

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
n/a

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-25-2016, 12:58 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 31,164
Views: 2,858,494
Fantastic image
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-24-2016, 11:11 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 31,164
Views: 2,858,494
This is gorgeous. You should print it!
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-03-2016, 12:17 AM  
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Club
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 1,008
Views: 169,416
Beautiful image!
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-02-2016, 10:35 PM  
HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 Club
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 1,008
Views: 169,416
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-02-2016, 10:31 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 31,164
Views: 2,858,494
One from a wedding a few weeks back :)


Having a smoke..
by tom.ohle, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 09-20-2016, 01:14 AM  
Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited samples
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 157
Views: 81,402

Innocent Fun
by tom.ohle, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 09-20-2016, 01:13 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 31,164
Views: 2,858,494

Innocent Fun
by tom.ohle, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-15-2016, 11:04 AM  
Battery grip: yay or nay?
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 106
Views: 16,635
I've shot the DBG6 on the K1 and found it to be a very comfortable camera when shooting he 70-200 for my hand size.

Actually I generally always put battery grips on all my cameras and shoot that way 99% of the time in day to day. I prefer a physically larger body :)


Tom.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-14-2016, 04:05 PM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
Hi Rico,

Anytime gear fails in a professional setting it can impact revenue, reputation etc...
The ability to bring the camera back to a store (in this case I got excellent Pentax after-sales support from McBain camera) for a replacement is irrelevant to a client if a key moment has been missed during the wedding ceremony on account of faulty mis-firing gear - this is a brand agnostic situation.

In this case I had a backup body K3ii with me but it was fitted with the 16-50 2.8. To swap lenses across bodies (70-200 onto the K3ii) in the moment of a groom putting a ring on his brides finger would have resulted in even more missed shots.

Hopefully you can see why after replacing 2 other bodies I had hoped that a third body would not cause me any further difficulties.

I hope that you can also see the value in this thread from a consumers perspective - let me be clear, I am not a random Pentax basher with no rhyme or reason!

I do really like the K1, but I've been frustrated issues that thankfully have not been specific to the bodies I received as validated by others in this thread (loose grips, erratic focus, sticking mirrors). This may indicate a wider production QC beyond a single camera unit - possibly a dodgy batch??!?

Anyway again, I'll be sticking around and happily shooting my K3ii in the mean time :)

Best regards,

Tom.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-14-2016, 12:04 PM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
Body 1 went back for dust in the view finder and dust stuck to the sensor that could not shift with a blower. It's not that big a deal. I've had similar with a D750 that arrived in a similar manner previously. It happens to every manufacturer.

Body 2 simply had what I consider to be a misaligned focus sensor (described earlier on page 1) - unable to focus DFA* 70-200, unable to focus 24-70 or 150-450 accurately after focus tune. The camera store confirmed and replaced with a third body.

Body 3 had much better focus performance but the issue with the sticking mirror as shown in the video that I provided on page 1. I was shooting a wedding when this occurred, thankfully I have a K3ii backup that has since become my primary.

With respect to commenting on my join date - March, and my likes per post as a community member here. I don't really feel that It's something that I need to defend or loose sleep over.
FWIW - I still shoot Pentax, I have a K3ii with either a 31mm or 77mm permanently welded to the thing and I shoot it daily. It's a great camera. I'm not married to a particular brand, I simply care about creating beatiful images. I do enjoy the Pentax community here who I regularly find to be very kind, helpful, open minded and pragmatic.
The tone of this thread is intended to promote those values (without diminishing your choice to buy a K1) but in the context of assisting others who may have experienced similar quality control issues and giving something back to the community in the form of useful information - PDF's on erratic focus tune, video demonstrating sticking mirror - that may help others get a positive resolution from either Ricoh or their dealer.
I'm not a brand jumper bashing for the sake of it. Put yourself in my shoes, you are shooting a wedding and mirror starts to stick on a body, you would want a resolution.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-13-2016, 10:07 AM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
It's an amazing camera. If you are planning to use for work, I'd either have a really good relationship with your dealer OR wait to see how this shakes out for others on the grip and mirror problem (faulty batch? Most important thing is how ricoh respond).

If you are not using for work I'd jump right in :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-13-2016, 01:28 AM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
I would also suggest asking the store if you can rent the camera that you intend to buy / try it out for a few days before purchase.

See how you get on...
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-12-2016, 08:07 PM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
Yup of memory serves the first two were literally picked up day one and day 3 that they were released in Canada
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-12-2016, 07:20 PM  
Quality Control issues with K1
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12,660
So today I handed back the K1 regretfully. It's an amazing camera capable of really astounding medium format image quality in portable body.

Unfortunately I couldn't wait for a fix/replacement and was unable to rent another body. I've rejected two jobs as a result and been unlucky with 3 bodies.

I've ended up going back to Canon but I do hope and want to see Pentax thrive, I think they are a great company with great engineers who do a lot with a little. It just didn't work out for me this time but I sincerely did try.

I'll be sticking around as this is a great community and I still have a k3ii and some glass that I'm going to enjoy.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-11-2016, 10:41 AM  
K-1 Live View Major Issue
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
I can assure you that my thread was brought before Ricoh Canada. (Whether that goes further or not is another thing - i was specifically asked for evidence).

I also feel that if a scientific reporting methodology is taken to this (less ranting) more explanation of the issue, video evidence, photographic evidence of issue etc... it may also help new prospective buyers. It's a bigger win than saying nothing at all :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-11-2016, 08:52 AM  
K-1 Live View Major Issue
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Hi,

I opened this thread and shared a video in it.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/190-pentax-k-1/327122-quality-control-issues-k1.html

I've made contact with Ricoh canada to try and get this sorted - so far no joy.

I would advise using a different body for wedding if you had intended to rely on the body as your primary cameara - rent a K3ii or something for the day.

I've shot a two weddings with my K1 already and unfortunately in the last wedding the mirror stuck quite regularly - sometime it took more than one attempt of live view reset to reset it.

It also occurred in optical viewfinder. It's not something I feel that I can rely on and is currently sitting in a box waiting on Ricoh to see what they are going to do for me.

Please can you confirm if you are seeing the same in the other thread and comment there - I know that Ricoh Canada (anyway) are aware of this thread.

The more people that comment and provide evidence, the more likely this will be fixed by either a replacement body/recall/firmware etc...

Thanks,

Tom.
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-11-2016, 08:45 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 31,164
Views: 2,858,494
Thanks and you're black and white is abolutely gorgeous too :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 08-11-2016, 08:44 AM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
Posted By tomO2013
Replies: 256
Views: 110,047
Thanks Chris - means a lot coming from you.

It was shot in natural light (small reflector used to lift shadows on my left) and I **think** they have been very happy with the images from the shoot. Of course I was super lucky in that they are a very photogenic couple and were willing to have fun in the shoot.
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