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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 11-08-2014, 02:31 PM  
Poll: Photokina 2014 - FF
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 797
Views: 89,085
Suddenly, 2016 doesn't seem so far away. 2015 would be better. :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-18-2012, 07:23 PM  
Lens element separation? Mamiya 50mm
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Yes, it's really hard to tell. I got the first pictures back and they seem ok. No flare or obvious loss of contrast. The sharpness is good.

I checked the auction site and if you overexpose the pictures of this lens on some of the listings, you can see the same outlines. They are all uniform around the lens (hard to see in the picture) so it might not be separation?

I have a few days left to evaluate it. It's a tough call. If I send it back for exchange, I might get one in worse shape. This one has perfect aperture blades and a good shutter. The barrel is perfect too.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-16-2012, 08:16 PM  
Lens element separation? Mamiya 50mm
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Is this classic lens element separation or could it be something reflected inside the lens?

The outermost gold/brown rings can be seen with just incident light.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-26-2012, 06:52 PM  
Pentax K-5 IIs First Impressions, sample comparative photos
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 89
Views: 27,917
I can't wait for the review. Based on the reviews, samples and AF videos I've seen, I'm sold. This camera gives me total confidence they are on the right track. I'll upgrade and patiently wait for a full frame down the road.

One thing I haven't heard much about is the flash performance. Will that be covered in the review?
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-24-2012, 09:20 PM  
Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs Now In Stock!
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Thanks for the quick review.

What about the sharpness difference between the IIs and the regular? That's what I'm wanting to hear about.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-10-2012, 08:47 PM  
DC Watch: Interview with Toshiyuki Kitazawa, Pentax's Head of Business Development
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 181
Views: 35,061
I also agree with that suggestion! Make the viewfinder just a bit bigger and offer a no-video model with a CCD sensor.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 10-01-2012, 07:49 PM  
D600 causes me to buy a K30.
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 22
Views: 3,683
With all the switchers (not just from Pentax), will premium Nikon out of production used glass become as hard to acquire as Pentax's.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-30-2012, 09:54 PM  
PF Marketplace For Vintage Gear...Safe For Noobs?
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 82
Views: 5,964
I think it's just about being honest. Don't oversell your items and you'll be fine. Same as the auction site.

Another thing I've noticed in the marketplace are postings where the seller says they are the original owner of sometimes very rare items. A search of the forum, however, shows they acquired this extremely rare lens in the wanted section well after the lens went out of production. Doesn't original owner mean you purchased it retail new?
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-30-2012, 09:39 PM  
D600 causes me to buy a K30.
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 22
Views: 3,683
This is good for Pentax to know. If they want to differentiate in the FF market, they could make one with a better OVF and smaller camera size.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-30-2012, 09:20 PM  
F 250-600 on eBay, BIN USD3500
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 26
Views: 3,071
Definite congrats!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-30-2012, 04:00 PM  
Best Place to Pre-Order the K-5 iiS ?
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Is the K5iis going to be available on Amazon for pre-order?
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-30-2012, 03:08 PM  
F 250-600 on eBay, BIN USD3500
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 26
Views: 3,071
Ouch.

Not as bad, but I missed on an F*300f4.5 BGN for under 500 because I searched for a matching filter. I even had the order confirmation, but got called the next day and someone else got it (from the other forum it turns out...).
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-30-2012, 09:51 AM  
F 250-600 on eBay, BIN USD3500
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 26
Views: 3,071
Not on the weekend. I think it was a forum member from here or the other forum. Someone with an ebay search filter.

The FA with the powerzoom is what I'd prefer.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-30-2012, 08:52 AM  
F 250-600 on eBay, BIN USD3500
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 26
Views: 3,071
listing says used only a few times. Are they original owner?

BIN at what 1/2 the market value?
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-29-2012, 10:35 AM  
Anyone Pre-order a K5-II or IIs yet?
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 97
Views: 11,444
I'll probably order day it starts shipping. Maybe wait for Pentax forums review, however. Was going to switch because of no FF announced, but I'll wait it out now (D600 cost disappointed and certain key features missing.).
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-27-2012, 08:17 PM  
D600 announced - $2099
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 316
Views: 27,846
Does the D600 have micro AF adjustment on a lens by lens basis? I've read conflicting information on that.

Thanks,
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-25-2012, 08:24 PM  
FA* 400mm for $2839
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 16
Views: 2,729
I've seen them less than the FA*200/4 macro. What did the FA400f5.6 originally cost?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-23-2012, 07:55 PM  
D600 announced - $2099
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 316
Views: 27,846
It's also the hassle of selling everything that stops people from switching. And genuinely liking the Pentax system.

I said it in another thread, but the Nikon 200mm macro looks like quite the bargain compared to used FA*200mm macro prices.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-23-2012, 07:35 PM  
Now that it is official... Where should your money go?
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 66
Views: 7,007
If I switched, the first lens I'd get is the 200mm macro or micro as they call it. Only 1600 compared to 3000+ for the FA*200mm. Think about it. If they release a VR version, the price on that too will be a fortune.

I was set on switching in April, but the hassle of selling my lenses and sticker shock at the prices stopped me. Will see what happens and even considering the IIs.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-18-2012, 09:14 PM  
How to push the Pentax Full-Frame Idea and get that FF out faster...
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 1,493
Views: 173,376
I was set to switch with the D800, but got sticker shock especially with the cost of replacement Nikon lenses. D600 is still a bit too high, but I would buy a Pentax for the same price since I have all the lenses.

So I'm also back to film. PZ1-P and waiting.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-18-2012, 09:09 PM  
Keh - FA* 300 2.8 & FA* 300 4.5
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
I'd settle for the FA*400 f5.6!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 06-20-2012, 06:52 PM  
Pentax Full Frame - An official statement from Pentax (they listened!)
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 3,121
Views: 347,081
My experience with the DA70 wide open is that it is NOT acceptable for full frame. The DA70 must be stopped down unless you enjoy moderate vignetting.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-19-2012, 04:30 PM  
Yet another FA*200 Macro - MINT
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
I'd love to see a comparison. Throw in the Nikon 200mm F4 macro/micro, which looks to have equally good build quality, but fewer elements also.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-19-2012, 04:28 PM  
D800 guys / gals...what is the verdict?
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 56
Views: 4,877
Has anyone used it with the Nikon 200mm F4 macro (or micro as they call it)? How does the Nikon 200mm macro compare to the FA*200F4 macro? It certainly looks well made.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-13-2012, 07:39 PM  
Medium Format Film after D800
Posted By pz1fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
I'm hoping for 6x7 or 6x9. That way scanning will be easier. Hopefully I can find something inexpensive. The one deal I saw on the auction site was pulled. The classic "item is no longer available". I feel auctions should go both ways. If you have to commit to buying it, the seller should have to commit to selling it. Or lose some stars if you cancel auctions too often. Most times I see the same "item no longer available" relisted several days later.
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