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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-10-2014, 06:54 AM  
K20d 100k shots, $70. Worth buying?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 19
Views: 2,248
Sorry to hijack this thread but how much do a k20d+Tamron 18-250+3 original batteries+Kata dr465 worth this days?
I am trying to sell mine and don't know how much should I ask for it.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-26-2013, 07:08 AM  
Sub 80eur tripod for a K20D
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Thanks for the opinion.
I shake a little, so I guess a monopod isn't for me.
About the camera weight on cheap tripods, as an mechanical engeneering student I am aware of that =) Almost all tripods that I am watching support about 6KG, so +-2kg on each foot, it will meet the K20D+ Lens requirement.




Dolica seems very fine, but I guess I won't risk paying taxes (23% of the price) :/ but thanks for the input.



Didn't knew that one, thanks a lot, I can buy it for about 72eur, shipping included.
Do you have any experience with the other brands I mentioned?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 01-26-2013, 05:04 AM  
Sub 80eur tripod for a K20D
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Hi guys, I am willing to buy a tripod for my K20D + 18-250 Tamron (and some m42 soviet lenses, the heaviest one may be the jupiter 9 85mm I guess).

So far I've seen this options

Mantona Makro Pro II:
Mantona Stativ Pro Makro II Dreibeinstativ: Amazon.de: Kamera & Foto


80eur shipping included to Portugal.

Mantona Scout

http://www.amazon.de/Mantona-Stativ-Kugelkopf-Schnellwechselplatte-Dreibeins...9200383&sr=8-2

70eur shipping included to Portugal.

Cullman Primax 190

Cullmann PRIMAX 190 Stativ mit 3-Wege-Kopf und: Amazon.de: Elektronik

48eur shipping included to Portugal.

Vista Attara

Amazon.com: Vista Attaras Grounder Tripod with FZ-10 3 Way Head, Supports 9 lbs, Extends 11" - 63".: Camera & Photo

80eur shipping included to Portugal.

Amazon.com: Dolica AX730P105 73-Inch Proline Tripod and Pan Head: Electronics

Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head


Amazon.com: Dolica AX730P105 73-Inch Proline Tripod and Pan Head: Electronics

68eur shipping included to Portugal, although I may pay taxes since it comes from USA.

Triopo-C-258

Triopo C-258 + KJ-2 Tripod Set / metal spikes/ max height 150cm /capacity:5,5kg | eBay

about 70eur.

Any suggestion?
Almost all of them have 4star review on amazon, but when you read the 1 star reviews it kinda gets scary, it seems that all "cheap" tripods are bad.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-01-2012, 08:01 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 3,975
Views: 975,406
How much for one?
I am thinking of buying one too.

Here is some Industar 61 LZ Love


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr


Untitled por skinniezico, no Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-01-2012, 07:58 AM  
The Tammy Club!
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 2,819
Views: 510,099
Here is my contribution =)
Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) + Pentax K20D


Love and a bicycle part II por skinniezico, no Flickr


Love and a Happy meal por skinniezico, no Flickr


Love and a bicycle part I por skinniezico, no Flickr


Enjoy por skinniezico, no Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-07-2011, 04:19 AM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
Just received the lens, it is in very good condition (little dust in the rubber parts) with box and all the papers.
The price was very good,I missed one @203eur+shipping, then started bidding on others that finished @280eur and 250eur+ shipping, this was a very good deal.
I just took some pictures to see if everything is ok, and the quality seems very good.
It suffers from zoom creep, but first I'll see if I can deal with it =)
Thanks all of you guys for the opinions!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-31-2011, 12:46 PM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
I saw those things and thought they didn't work...but if you say it works, if I have that problem I'll buy one :)
Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-30-2011, 01:53 PM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
Thanks for the explanation =)
Just bought a Tamron 18-250 for 229eur (shipping included) in ebay =)
Thanks everyone!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-24-2011, 05:29 AM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
Thanks for all the posts =)
Guess I'll still be looking for a good priced 18-250 =)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-23-2011, 03:26 PM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
I have already read most of them, but the rating is +- the same, and most of the people only had one lens, so can't really tell about the others =).
I guess the general opinion is: 18-250 is the best but if 18-200 is much cheaper is the way to go...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-23-2011, 02:09 PM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
Thanks for all the comments,I found a SIGMA 28-300mm IF ASPH @170eur @ebay is this any better?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-23-2011, 01:16 PM  
18-200 or 18-250?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 17
Views: 5,022
Hi guys, I'm searching for a new all-rounder for my k20D.
I have two options:

18-200 - Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)/ Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC - being the Tamrom available new @Pixmania at +- 200eur (shipping included and the sigma for 30eur more).
Sometimes used ones appear on ebay for slighty less (130-180eur).

18-250 - Pentax SMC DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF] / Tamron AF 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro / SIGMA 18-250 mm F 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Pentax - on ebay from 250-500eur (I can buy a new one @320eur shipping included).

I've read a lot and the 18-250 wins, but does it worth the price difference?
I'm just a casual shooter...
Thanks a lot and sorry for my english.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-20-2011, 03:02 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 3,975
Views: 975,406


















All taken with Helios 77M-4 and K20D
Complete "set" here: La Granja de Playmobil - a set on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-28-2011, 01:50 PM  
Thinking about upgrading my K110D, suggestions please..
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
that's a good deal..
With the prices I'm seeing I think I'm going to the K20D@360eur (with 3 original batteries),althought the K200 ability to take AA is holding me..
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2011, 10:56 AM  
Thinking about upgrading my K110D, suggestions please..
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Thanks a lot.Any idea if the prices are any good?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-27-2011, 07:03 AM  
Thinking about upgrading my K110D, suggestions please..
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Hi guys, I finally managed to sell my K110D with lenses for 290eur
I was thinking about spending 350-380eur in a used body (if it comes with lens better).
So far in my country I've found the following deals:

k20D Body - 360eur
K200D + 18-200 - 400eur (this is the lens that I "need", when not using MF lenses)
K200D Body (ebay) - 245eur
K-x body - 305eur (ebay)

Any opinions?
thanks
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-12-2011, 04:29 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 3,975
Views: 975,406
Well, in this afternoon I took my soviet babies to take some pics:
here is the result:
Dada Day - a set on Flickr

I can't remember settings or wich lens was used in wich piture, but I only used 3 lenses:

Jupiter 11A 135mm f4
Mir 1B
Hellios 77M-4

Nothing fancy, just trying settings and shooting, I found the quality awesome for such cheap lenses.
I have a doubt, in my Hellios 77M-4, sometimes pics are only focused in some areas like this one:



Is this a defect?or what?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-24-2011, 05:37 PM  
Thinking about upgrading my K110D, suggestions please..
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Thanks for the help :) I reckon I should learn some techniques, but a tripod won't be very good for me...I don't like very much the idea of transporting one...
The gorillapod is a good idea, but there are situations where I don't have a place to "hold it".



Thanks for the feedback, I was afraid of "shake reduction" was only a "marketing technique" :)
I'll start saving for a k-x/k-r and looking for good deals.
I have a doubt,does pentax have any type of internation warranty?
For example, in computers, if I buy a Apple Macbook in Portugal, I have 1 year international warranty (no proof of purchase needed) and another year for portugal (need the proof of purchase).
If pentax had something like that, maybe I would ask a friend to buy it on Uk or even Canada and bring me the camera when they get back to Portugal.
Sorry for my english :o
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-24-2011, 04:32 PM  
Thinking about upgrading my K110D, suggestions please..
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Hi guys, I am an happy owner of a K110D..
I bought it used about two years ago,and it serviced me very well, but I found that either for economical reasons either for "love" I mainly use manual focus lenses but I have a problem...I shake a lot...
Would a "shake reduction" featured pentax help?
I though about K-x/K-r (assuming that I can sell my K110D+Sigma 18-55+Tamrom 70-300 for 300eur +-), but it is a lot of money for the pics that I take, are there any used pentax that worth the changing?
For example, I saw a k200D with kit lens for 230eur (old ad).
With manual lens will I take any advantage with the newer k-x/k-r?
Thanks for your help
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-24-2011, 02:56 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 3,975
Views: 975,406
here's my turn :D

Jupiter 11A 135mm f4

Sem título por skinniezico, no Flickr

Helios 77M-4


Sem título por skinniezico, no Flickr


Sem título por skinniezico, no Flickr


Sem título por skinniezico, no Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-18-2011, 02:17 AM  
The Off-Brand Club!!
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 1,179
Views: 392,657
Well, guess it's my time :D There are lot's of good pics in this thread :D

Cosina 100mm F3.5 non-AF Macro (cheap plastic feel, "cheap" (50eur maybe less), but great pics)


Pretty Nail por skinniezico, no Flickr


Cactus por skinniezico, no Flickr

Little Flower


Bee Type Flower por skinniezico, no Flickr


Bee 1 por skinniezico, no Flickr

Zenit 44M-4 (taken with my Zenit 12)

Orlando's Sofa por skinniezico, no Flickr

All pics have been cropped from the "sd card" with MacOS "print screen" feature :) (One day I will learn to work with GIMP/Photoshop lol )

Hope you like it guys :D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-16-2010, 05:56 AM  
Would my Chinon lenses fit to a Pentax dSLR?
Posted By skinnie
Replies: 13
Views: 12,458
Hi,welcome here :)
I guess that chinon lenses are M42,so all you have to need is buy an adapter to them.there is a pentax one,wich is said to be the best,you can find it for cheap in the market place,ebay,etc...
I guess that is a very cool price on the K100D,I bought my self a k110D used with the sigma lenses on my sig for 250eur.As you may know,the k110D=K100 - Shake Reduction.
I prefered Pentax instead of Canikon because of the following reasons:

*Compatibility with M42 lenses (although on canon you have lots of adapters,you have to choose the right one on millions of china made adapters,on pentax,you only have to chose the original one :lol: )

*The price used - as in Portugal there isn't a lot of people choosing pentax they go into slighty lower prices than canikon.

*The fact of using AA batteries instead of a battery.
*The huge amount of old cheap and awesome pentax mount lenses available on the used market.
*The reliability of the brand - after lots of reading in portuguese forums I never found a pentax dslr with problems.

Well guess that's all,hope it helps :)
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