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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 07:12 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By sychen
Replies: 2,854
Views: 110,846
Free stuff for one lucky duck.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-10-2014, 12:41 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By sychen
Replies: 2,237
Views: 127,597
Who's getting in on what?
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 11-01-2012, 04:48 AM  
Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited samples
Posted By sychen
Replies: 256
Views: 109,243
A recent shot...

Love this lense the more I use it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2011, 06:10 PM  
Posted By sychen
Replies: 63
Views: 15,026
Sorry to ruin the party but I did see a camo K-x on display at BicCamera when I was in Japan in January.

Didn't think to take a photo of it.. but had a laugh with the missus.

Don't even know if it is a model they sell or just for display.

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-13-2011, 07:19 PM  
Looking for a Arca-swiss type clamp that screws straight onto mono/tripod
Posted By sychen
Replies: 5
Views: 4,121
Hi Paul

Thanks for your response..
Probably not with the manfrotto.. good idea but i might as well use my Q3.
That Ebay job could be the ticket.. nice and cheap.

Bimjo.. my markin q3 have a one piece forged ballhead that flares into the clamp assembly no way to get that working.

Yes my L plate has a screw mount for the horizontal orientation but there isn't one for the vertical.


SOldBear.. looks like i might try the ebay job before the Giotto.. but thanks for the suggestion.

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-13-2011, 05:14 AM  
Looking for a Arca-swiss type clamp that screws straight onto mono/tripod
Posted By sychen
Replies: 5
Views: 4,121
Hi all,

Probably a weird request....

Want to attach my Kirk L-plated K20 to a monopod for a light/simple setup. yes my markin Q3 is not that heavy but I would like to head out without it.

Does anyone manufacture the clamps to go directly on to a tripod/monopod screw?

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-21-2010, 03:00 PM  
Replacement for FA43mm Ltd ?
Posted By sychen
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
whats wrong with reversing it for macro?
I stick my 31mm on ext tubes and reversing rings....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-17-2010, 04:23 PM  
FA31 update - back from Japan
Posted By sychen
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Sorry to hear of your problems with you 31 Joele,

As usual with any lens there are qc variations regardless of price... seems like you are unlucky there.

Which body are you using it with? I got lucky my copy works perfectly with both my K10D and K20D

I love my 31 enough to go on a 2 week trip with only that lens. granted forced to choose one due to back injury but it was my choice over the smaller 40mm or more versitile 16-50mm.
Its my favourite lens, now i just need to get the 77mm for a longer version of it :D.

I dont supposed CRK will grant you replacement since there are still problems?
Talk to Clem Kennedy, he seems very reasonable when I had problems in the past.

Good luck,

Forum: Sold Items 01-27-2010, 05:14 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Big Pentax Sale! FA 77mm, FA 35mm, DA 12-24mm & Metz 48
Posted By sychen
Replies: 14
Views: 4,982
hmm delivery to other countries is the cost of shipping + $20... ?
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2009, 09:48 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (AUS) FA 77mm Ltd BLACK
Posted By sychen
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
errr.. so tempting...
must... resist.....

Forum: Sold Items 08-18-2009, 11:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 200 macro, FA* 85, FA* 24, FA 31 LTD, FA 77 LTD, A 50/1.2, VL 125 M
Posted By sychen
Replies: 86
Views: 17,240
Wow.. some drool tastic lenses... unfortunately.. no funds... so i'll pass but its rare to see these gems for sale.

Good luck with Sony..

Forum: Sold Items 07-13-2009, 06:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: smc PENTAX DA Star 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Posted By sychen
Replies: 4
Views: 3,281
Pm Sent with questions.

Forum: Sold Items 07-12-2009, 06:51 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K20D + KatzEye focussing screen (Australia)
Posted By sychen
Replies: 5
Views: 3,319
I'll register interest in the Katzeye as well if you do sell by itself.
I'm in Sydney by the way.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-08-2009, 05:57 AM  
Australian Retailers Carrying Pentax?
Posted By sychen
Replies: 15
Views: 3,647
Paxtons as well.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-15-2009, 08:50 PM  
Best COMBO Macro AND Portrait Lens(es)?
Posted By sychen
Replies: 23
Views: 8,758
I love my Voigtlander 125mm Macro for portraits and macro.. though I don't shoot many portraits.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-01-2009, 11:49 PM  
There will be no K30
Posted By sychen
Replies: 64
Views: 21,500
I can see all the pitfalls of using K-9 name... some fun marketing twists though.... I'm happy its not K-8 ... can't imaging my wife would be happy that i'm taking k-8 out to a beach at night.... lol

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-27-2009, 11:35 PM  
Ken Rockwell's latest... does it make sense?
Posted By sychen
Replies: 38
Views: 6,918
Is he off his rocker??

don't know about the technical merits crop camera VF size but anyone who uses the term "Real Raw" instead of film is a W**k*r of the highest order.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-18-2009, 02:53 PM  
is this pic of K30D?
Posted By sychen
Replies: 4,086
Views: 1,271,996
Guess its my turn to join the mega thread...

never did get to the end until today and have time to post.

I for one is very happy with the specs... the sync speed should be at 1/250 but if its at 1/180 it is not the end of the world... I suspect even if it is released at 1/180 there will be a firmware upgrade to enable 1/250. The shutter already upgraded will be capable of it.

I'll be upgrading from K10D at some stage... should be a fantastic camera.

Originally my travel plans would of put me in Toyko for th launch.. was really looking forward to it but not anymore... oh well.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-12-2009, 07:11 PM  
I'm thinking about joining the Limited club
Posted By sychen
Replies: 60
Views: 14,033
Yes... yes and yes.

I doubt any store in Sydney will have stock.. they generally have stock of the DA lmts but rarely FA Lmts.. They will have to order from CR Kennedy and get it brought in.

You can always call CRK and get them to price match the lowest price you can find shipped to AUS.. eg Adorama price +shipping..

Here is an paste from another forum where Malcom kennedy posted this.


Thank you for your input.

Over the weekend, I did a price comparison between Australia prices and B & H.

In general, we are very competitive. There are 2 exceptions, DA* 200, DA*300 where B & H prices are actually below our landed cost.

I have referred these exceptions to Pentax Tokyo and are awaiting their explanation.

I think both lenses are old stock as Pentax USA has increased their prices due to currency movement.

Nevertheless, I will honour our commitment, I will supply through our dealer network -

Pentax DA* 200mm at $ 1,500 incl GST
Please contact

Please note on Friday 24 April, we were advised by Pentax Tokyo of massive price increases.

DA 12-24 (+27%), DA 40 (+59%), DA* 16-50 (+24%), DA* 50-135 (+19%), FA 43 1.9 LTD (+72%), FA 31mm 1.9 LTD (+21%), FA 50 1.4 (+17%), FA 35/2 (+46%), FA 77 1.8 (+20%)

We will try and hold prices as long as we can, but it is important that Forum members understand that the increase in raw materials and smaller production runs means that the trend of ever decreasing prices for Imaging products is now over. Prices are only going one way and that is UP. This will be true for all brands.

Contact -

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 04-29-2009, 07:09 PM  
Pentax Weatherproofing Coming Through in Hawaii!
Posted By sychen
Replies: 16
Views: 5,807
Had a similar experience last year. Was in Japan shooting snow monkeys.. Temp was just above freezing and it started to rain... The only ones left was myself and a D2x shooter with a 70-200mm. The rest with a huge assortment of very expensive camera's and lenses ran for the shelter.

Had a great time...

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-28-2009, 07:19 PM  
K-7 Dimensions - Very Compact!!
Posted By sychen
Replies: 150
Views: 22,843
just imaging the fun of manual focus different lenses that turn opposite directions to focus.

The new teasers have confirmed the mic ports and thus video functions... if AF works.. it will be a huge leg up on all the other DSLRs with video.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-23-2009, 05:42 PM  
Faulty DA* 16-50mm ??
Posted By sychen
Replies: 12
Views: 3,114
Does your aperture blades close correctly? does it move freely?

Check the shots in M mode... set aperture to the same values and change the aperture... does the picture in f2.8 look brighter than f5.6? if it works correctly it will and the problem may be a contact/camera issue reading the correct values. If it doesn't change it may be a problem with the lense...

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-23-2009, 05:32 PM  
A Lens For My Wife
Posted By sychen
Replies: 60
Views: 7,141
Looks like a good choice... not the portable setup you were thinking of.... but if the wife says ok to a 50-135... can't complain about that can you... :D

Have fun with it... that lense is definitely on my future lense plan.

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-20-2009, 06:54 PM  
Ball head recommendation
Posted By sychen
Replies: 76
Views: 26,798
I'm using a Markin Q-3... its my first ballhead.. and probably the last unless I get some giant lenses down the track and need something larger. By then it will probably a Wimberley Gimball.

I love my Q-3.. light holds all my lens/flash/macro setup steady admittedly the heaviest lense is my VL125mm.. so not an extreme setup by any means.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-14-2009, 02:18 PM  
A Lens For My Wife
Posted By sychen
Replies: 60
Views: 7,141
Must be the hormones... my missus granted permission for a 31mm... enough said.
the only thing better than a 40-70 combo is a 43-77 combo.


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