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Forum: Sold Items 09-04-2019, 02:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 2
Views: 737
bump - make me an offer!
Forum: Sold Items 08-24-2019, 09:23 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! SMC Pentax D-FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 WR
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Sold at $315!
Forum: Sold Items 08-24-2019, 05:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! Sony A7RII Body w/ Box & Accessories
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Sold @ $1200
Forum: Sold Items 08-22-2019, 11:43 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA50mm F/1.7
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Bump, open to offers!
Forum: Sold Items 08-22-2019, 11:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! SMC Pentax D-FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 WR
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Bump, reduced price. Open to offers!
Forum: Sold Items 08-20-2019, 04:26 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! Sony A7RII Body w/ Box & Accessories
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1
Views: 732
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sony A7RII Body w/ Box & Accessories

Asking Price
1,200.00 USD OBO

Item Location
Portland, CT (United States)

Item Description
I am selling my Sony A7Rii (yes, I realize this is PentaxForums lol). This camera is nearly new (purchased 7/2/2019), and I very quickly realized that its 42 Megapixel sensor was completely overkill for my needs and for my hard drive! Selling to fund an A7III purchase. I will provide the original invoice from B&H to the buyer in case you need it for warranty work or resale.

The camera is in perfect shape and has fewer than 700 clicks on it. It takes fantastic photos even with low-end E-Mount glass, and I'll include a couple of snaps for your review. The DR and high-ISO capabilities are insane for me, coming from a K3. Included with the purchase of this camera are the following:
1 Sony A7RII body with all accessories (body cap, strap, hotshoe cover, etc.)
1 tempered glass screen protector, installed on camera on day 1 of ownership
3 Sony NP-FW50 batteries
2 Sony NP-FW50 wall chargers
1 Vivitar dual battery USB charger (for charging from a power brick on the road)
1 A7RII box w/ all related manuals
1 unopened Ruggard camera bag

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, or if you'd like close-up/macro photos of a particular spot on the camera.

Thanks!

-Sean

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
United States

Shipping Charge
FREE

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal, Cash In-Person

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted ONLY for DOA/Damaged products.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-18-2019, 06:49 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! SMC Pentax D-FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 WR
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 2
Views: 777
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax D-FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 WR

Asking Price
315.00 USD OBO

Item Location
Portland, CT (United States)

Item Description
Selling my SMC Pentax D-FA Macro 100mm F/2.8 WR. Comes with the accessory lens hood, factory front and rear caps, Pentax lens bag, and the original box and paperwork. This lens is in excellent condition with no scratches or defects on the glass. The lens focuses accurately on both my K3 and K5ii.

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
United States

Shipping Charge
Free

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns only accepted for items damaged in transit or DOA

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-18-2019, 06:40 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA50mm F/1.7
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1
Views: 768
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax FA50mm F/1.7

Asking Price
135.00 USD OBO

Item Location
Portland, CT (United States)

Item Description
Selling my Pentax FA50mm F/1.7

This lens is in fantastic condition, and comes with the accessory lens hood, the factory front and rear caps, as well as the original box and paperwork. The glass is clean and free of scratches/dust, and it focuses accurately on both my K3 and K5ii.

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
United States

Shipping Charge
Free

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns only accepted for items that are damaged in transit or DOA.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-18-2019, 06:31 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SOLD! Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 2
Views: 737
SOLD @ $60


PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip

Asking Price
65.00 USD OBO

Item Location
Portland, CT (United States)

Item Description
I am selling my D-BG5 Battery Grip from my K3, in like new condition, for $75 shipped. I have only used it a couple of times, so it looks new and works perfectly. Unfortunately I only have the Pentax battery insert, cannot find the insert for AA batteries. Comes with the original box and manuals.

I am only accepting PayPal for U.S. buyers, unless you are local and would like to meet in-person. I will ship via USPS.

Thanks for looking!

-Sean

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
United States

Shipping Charge
Free

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns only accepted for items that are damaged in transit or DOA

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

---------- Post added 08-22-19 at 02:43 PM ----------

Bump, reduced price. Open to offers!

---------- Post added 08-23-19 at 08:39 AM ----------

Updated to reflect price drop.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-22-2019, 06:31 PM  
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm - RMA for Image Movement in Viewfinder?
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
I returned 2 copies of this lens a few years back because of this issue. Both were optically perfect otherwise.

When I got a third copy that did the same thing, I assumed it was just normal. The image quality was so good that I didn't bother to return it this time and have been using ever since. It's my favorite walk-around lens and I love it, I even sold my 16-50 DA*.

It's definitely off-putting when the image shifts, but hasn't effected focusing or IQ so I just got used to the quirk.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-21-2016, 10:51 AM  
It's Here!
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 83
Views: 7,239
Yes, because the Canon and Nikon bodies are rarely weather-sealed with metal frames in the same price range that the Pentaxes are. You'd be spending far more to get tbe same specs and WR. Additionally, good luck finding WR or AW lenses for those same brands at all. Especially rare for less than a few thousand dollars. You can find many WR Pentax lenses for less than 500-600.

Fuji, Sony, and Olympus are mirrorless, we aren't talking about them so it's not relevant to this conversation.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-20-2016, 02:52 PM  
It's Here!
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 83
Views: 7,239
Don't post stupid things and nobody will make fun of you. If you have nothing to add perhaps you should start shopping for that D4 you think you can get for the cost of a K1.

I'd rather have the K1 anyway given my investment in glass and preference for a small weather-sealed body. Plus I love the brand.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-18-2016, 07:58 AM  
Abstract Photos from Southwest Florida
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Just a few quick photos from walking around on our vacation in Florida. I actually shot the sunsets with daylight WB, which had a nice effect. More to come once we drive across to Miami!

Sunset from the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda:
Wyvern Hotel, Punta Gorda by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Sunset from Islandwalk in Venice:
Venice BeachSunset by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Great Blue Heron from Islandwalk in Venice:
Great Blue Heron by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-18-2016, 07:46 AM  
It's Here!
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 83
Views: 7,239
Does anyone actually plug their camera into a USB port anymore to download photos? I pull the SD card every time and used to do the same with CF cards. I'm talking 10 years of this behavior. I feel like people bitching about this need to get a grip, the camera is phenomenal and aggressively priced, but you're complaining about a f*$&ing USB port?

This kind of crap is what keeps me away from these forums. Take your camera and go shoot.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2015, 04:37 PM  
Lenseep data specification
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Wibbly,

Would you be willing to email me those eeprom files in a .zip? I'd love to try a few out on my old 16-50. I would host it on my web server for others here to download as well. I'll PM you regarding this with my email address.

Thanks!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-13-2015, 04:31 PM  
i'm an idiot, need an original lenseep.lns for 16-50
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
The IT nerd in me got the best of me. As a test I backed up my lensROM and flashed a random copy from the database. I can't tell any difference in focus calibration at 16, 35, or 50mm regardless of the F-stop still requires the exact same +9/+10. The behavior seems identical. I may switch it back or just leave it this way for now, as it doesn't seem to make a bit of difference. I'd love to talk to a Pentax tech about how these things are calibrated at the factory service centers, how the programming is performed, etc.

I live close to Precision, I should figure out what bar those guys go to after work :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-11-2015, 05:32 PM  
Picture taken "lack of light"
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 16
Views: 2,678
For what it's worth, I've used Precision Camera multiple times and they've done great work. The receptionist wasn't super friendly, but whatever. They're also 5 minutes from my house, so it was very convenient for me. Despite that bias, the quality of work was truly excellent.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-11-2015, 05:15 PM  
1st attempt with HDR function
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
I agree. I'd put it on a tripod, SR off, and manually set the shutter speed and ISO. You'll get significantly better results. I've shot them handheld as a test, but in bright daylight so the shutter speed was fast.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-11-2015, 04:42 PM  
AF Micro-Adjustment Confusion
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Good info, thank you!
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-11-2015, 08:17 AM  
AF Micro-Adjustment Confusion
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Thanks jatrax, at least I know I'm not the only one who sees this type of behavior.

FWIW I must say, I've really liked using this K-50. I'm a bit of a snob and have always owned "prosumer" DSLRs, but now I wonder if I haven't wasted a bit of $$$ over the years :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-11-2015, 07:52 AM  
Any reports of mirror flap on the K3 II?
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 30
Views: 4,933
Bingo. Send it back.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-11-2015, 07:05 AM  
AF Micro-Adjustment Confusion
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Maybe someone can shed some light on this for me. On my K3, I need varying levels of adjustment for all of my lenses. I use a SpyderLensCal to calibrate. +5 on my 18-135, +2 on my 35 Limited, 0 on my 55-300, -2 on my 50 1.4, and +10 (!!) on my 16-50. My K7 requires very similar levels of adjustment. Until recently, I just accepted this as sample variation with the lens manufacturing process.

My dilemma is that I recently discovered that each of these lenses miraculously works perfectly without ANY AF adjustment on my mother's K50. How is this even possible? Does this indicate a problem with my K3 and K7? Or with her K50? Is it voodoo?

I just don't get it. I understand sample variation between bodies, but I would expect a similar spread between the lenses regardless of the body. i.e. how can my 55-300 and 16-50 have an 8-10 point spread between each other on my other bodies but neither requires any adjustment on the K50?

Any insight you can share would be tremendously helpful.

Thanks!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-11-2015, 05:40 AM  
Sports Historic Day @ Lime Rock Park
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Thanks everyone!

jbondo - I'll definitely try these in B&W.

Sailor - you should definitely check it out, it's a beautiful track and surrounding area.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-08-2015, 06:15 AM  
Sports Historic Day @ Lime Rock Park
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 6
Views: 763
I was at Lime Rock Park in CT yesterday to watch the vintage races and thought I'd share some photos. I tried to slow down the shutter speed and get some motion blur, but my technique could use some work - given how bright it was and how fast the cars were moving, it was hard to get them perfectly in focus while blurring the track. As such, the keeper rate was low ;)

Here they are:

Porsche 911 by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Datsuns by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Porsche 911 by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Lotus Elan by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Lotus Elan by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Jaguar by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Ferrari 328 GTS by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

Bugatti by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr

MG by Sean Sweeney, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-28-2015, 01:45 PM  
DA 16-85 WR,show us what it can do.
Posted By sweendiggs
Replies: 1,094
Views: 162,602
Beautiful shots, everyone!
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