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Forum: Pentax K-3 07-19-2017, 07:29 AM  
Focus confirmation lights off center?
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 8
Views: 784
You've inadvertently selected your focus sensors to be other than default. I do this all the time by accident, but I can never remember how to do it when I want to do it on purpose.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-11-2016, 06:35 PM  
Nature Pelican Incoming
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Standing around waiting for the ferry. I had a great opportunity to capture some images of birds hanging around.
Forum: Sold Items 12-09-2016, 06:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 5
Views: 767
One more bump before eBay
Forum: Sold Items 11-19-2016, 08:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 16-50 2.8 with working SDM - Free shipping
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
I already have one, else I'd be interested. Great lens.
Forum: Sold Items 11-19-2016, 01:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Sorry, it is not.

---------- Post added 2016-11-19 at 10:41 PM ----------

This is not the L version, it has a metal coupling.

This is not the newer WR version.

But it is a really good lens.
Forum: Sold Items 11-19-2016, 12:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Here are some images I've taken with this lens
Forum: Sold Items 11-19-2016, 12:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 5
Views: 767
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED

Asking Price
125.00 USD

Item Location
Buffalo, NY (United States)

Item Description
I was the original owner of this lens, will include the original receipt.
There are 8,243 photos in my collection that I have taken with this lens, it's been a real workhorse. I have decided to upgrade to the PLM WR version

I take very good care of my equipment so the lens is clean and free from anything more than a minor wear mark or blemish, I typically leave a UV filter on it so the front element has rarely been exposed. I have the original packaging, lens bag and shade. The rear cap is the original, the front cap is a replacement.

Price includes shipping to anywhere in CONUS to PayPal verified address only, If you're interested in shipping outside CONUS, let me know and I'll look into the cost.

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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns except DOA

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-17-2016, 08:44 PM  
PLM or not on a 55-300
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Thanks everybody for the response. I decided to go with the PLM version of the lens and I'm looking forward to putting it though it's paces.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-15-2016, 06:14 PM  
PLM or not on a 55-300
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 3
Views: 800
I have plain DA version of this lens now and I would agree with this to a certain extent. It happens less in good light, but I often find myself waiting for the lens to hunt through the entire range to return almost to where it started, although wouldn't that be more a function of the logic in the body than the lens?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-15-2016, 06:08 PM  
PLM or not on a 55-300
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 3
Views: 800
The only thing really holding me back is I find myself shooting in low light situations a lot so I'm a little worried that 1/2 stop loss will be significant, although with the low light capabilities of the K-3II being what they are maybe I'm over analyzing.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-15-2016, 03:08 PM  
PLM or not on a 55-300
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 3
Views: 800
I am about to embark on a 11 day trip to Costa Rica which will included significant time at both a seaside/beach location and up in the forest. I want to travel light with two lenses, so I'm planning on just bringing my K-3II body, a DA* 16-50 and a 55-300. I am staying in "off the beaten path" locations that are not large resorts, so I am anticipating lots of great wildlife and nature photography opportunities.

I would like to replace my current DA 55-300 for a weather resistant version of this lens because of the humidity and the varied environments I will be in. I am torn between getting the PLM version which seems more compact, has better close focus and is quieter, and the non-PLM screw drive which is faster. I'm not sure if that half stop will be worth it or not.

Anybody with any experience on the pros or the cons of these two lenses in direct comparison to each other would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I suppose I should mention the $50 price difference is irrelevant to me.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-28-2016, 06:30 PM  
K3ii battery died overnight
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Well, I left it sit one night with the GPS off and two nights with the GPS on and the battery is at 3 bars still. When I want it to drain it is not doing it.

Here is another thought I will try. If I turn the power switch off, the battery does not drain, but maybe if I leave it on and let it go to standby, that will be when it happens.
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-25-2016, 06:30 PM  
K3ii battery died overnight
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
I've been noticing this myself. I could leave my K-5 on the shelf for weeks and the battery never seemed to drain, while if my K-3II sits for a couple of days with the switch off the battery is completely drained. I am going to experiment a little with the settings to see if it has something to do with the GPS being on.

I had hoped my 600th post was a little more interesting, but I got tired of waiting for a decent shot :p
Forum: Sold Items 11-10-2015, 09:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 1
Views: 712
This camera is in great shape aside from the LCD issue. I see that a k-5 in similar condition without the LCD problem has been recently listed for $285 plus shipping, so I may have been a little aggressive in my pricing. $265 including shipping to CONUS is a better relative price point given the defect.
Forum: Sold Items 11-07-2015, 10:24 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC A 50 f/1.7 Prime Lens *free US shipping*
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 52
Views: 9,394
If it was a 28mm I'd be all over it.
Forum: Sold Items 11-06-2015, 10:53 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 1
Views: 712
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-5 Body

Asking Price
300.00 USD $$265.00 US -includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail to CONUS

Item Location
Buffalo, NY (United States)

Item Description
This is a well cared for K-5 that I am selling because I have purchased a K-3II. It has no noticeable marks or wear, the screens are pristine having been covered by protectors. The shutter has been actuated just shy of 20,000 times.

This particular camera was a replacement for a one with the old sensor stain issue (this one has a clean sensor), so I have two sets of accessories, so the ones I am including will be brand new as shown in the pics. This will create the unboxing experience of a brand new camera.

There is a small defect in that the top LCD does not fully display, I however did not find this to be a bother as all settings can be seen in the viewfinder. Sometimes it would come on fully when it warms up or if I press on the rear dial just so. I have included pictures.

Free shipping via USPS priority mail to Continental US. Actual shipping cost to Other locations. PayPal only. If you are local to Buffalo, NY we can arrange for pickup and I'll buy you a cup of coffee.

I have a Tamron 28-80 f3.5-5.6 AF that I will throw in for $25 (again, shipping included) if the interested party really wants a lens with the body.

Make a reasonable offer.

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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Included to Continental US

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
As is, no returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-03-2015, 07:31 PM  
K3 vs K3ii
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 27
Views: 4,373
I am very excited as I sit here and wait for my new K-3ii to arrive tomorrow. I ultimately decided to go with the 3ii because as I look back over the last 5 years I owned my K-5 I have tried to take shots of the moon and sky about 5-6 times a year, and I think I've used the onboard flash twice. I am very much an available light photographer and I just don't use the flash much. I am far more likely to crank up the iso than flip up the flash if the lighting is a little low.

Now that that trade-off is decided, I think I like the slightly better SR, AF and then I'll also be able to experiment with the pixel-shift.
Forum: General Talk 12-25-2012, 10:44 AM  
Merry Christmas! What did you get/give?
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 142
Views: 14,164
I completely surprised myself with a negative scanner. All that film shot with my K1000 is coming back to life.
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-11-2012, 07:51 PM  
HDR or no?
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
My preference is the non-HDR image. I think the dynamic range of the original image is not large enough to allow HDR to provide any benefit other than making it look fake. The original image tells a great story, the HDR image looks like some black light poster I buy at Spencer's.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-04-2012, 08:16 AM  
News New Marketplace Policy Regarding Payments
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 67
Views: 5,185
As a seller, my experience is that if I price an item all in, meaning the price includes shipping, Paypal fees and all incidentals, I get more interest from potential buyers. If I want to net $125 for something I just set the price at $135. If it ends up being $124.75 because the Paypal fee is a little higher than I anticipated, then whatever.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 10-04-2012, 05:35 AM  
News New Marketplace Policy Regarding Payments
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 67
Views: 5,185
then they can do whatever they want. Adam is talking about soliciting the use of the gift option. if 2 people know each other, then do whatever you want. Just don't solicit the use of Pay Pal gift option.

EDIT: I should also add that my comment is about staying in compliance with forum rules, there is still the issue of the Paypal TOS.
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-31-2012, 03:21 PM  
Need to reset image numbering to match shutter count
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 8
Views: 3,222
You do it in the camera setup.
Forum: Pentax K-5 08-27-2012, 06:23 PM  
Gonna Send The K-5 To The Factory.
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
It is. Pentax outsourced the service department in the US to CRIS.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-11-2012, 09:03 PM  
Need to reset image numbering to match shutter count
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 8
Views: 3,222
Manually insert a 1 when it flips, instead of K5__ as your prefix, use K5_1

K5__9999 ==> K5_10000
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-06-2012, 08:44 AM  
Night Supermoon - Lancaster, NY
Posted By GregK8
Replies: 4
Views: 630
I must confess that this is the best out of about 20 exposures. Pentax SR is good, but not that good.
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