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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 2 Days Ago  
For Sale: silver K-5 w/silver Sigma lenses, DALs 18-50re & 50-200WR, K-1 PF t-shirt (M)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 4
Views: 976
silver set: sale-pending.
DA∙L 50-200: SOLD!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-12-2019, 04:04 PM  
For Sale: silver K-5 w/silver Sigma lenses, DALs 18-50re & 50-200WR, K-1 PF t-shirt (M)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 4
Views: 976
bump w/ lower prices.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-06-2019, 05:51 PM  
What other Interchangable lens camera brands have you owned other than Pentax?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 50
Views: 1,178
Uncle & I have nx300 and both gx bodies in common. My em bodies were 5/10/10ii plus pen ep5, pm2 and pl5.

My first digital was a kodak dc260 and ls443, lumix dc40 and casio p505. First dSLR was a sony a200 before returning to pentax like my film days.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-29-2019, 08:14 AM  
For Sale: silver K-5 w/silver Sigma lenses, DALs 18-50re & 50-200WR, K-1 PF t-shirt (M)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Bump time!
Forum: Visitors' Center 09-25-2019, 11:40 AM  
Rikenon 35-70mm Macro 1:3.4-4.5
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Rikenon-P is not a Pentax-A equivalent. I learned that after buying several, they only shoot wide open in auto modes. They also have the pin that can get stuck in the AF screw slot. Many have great optics, I miss my P 28/2.8 lens. I still have the XR 70-150mm but XR lenses have no pin as far as i know.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-23-2019, 03:39 PM  
"Ricoh/Pentax has no plans to announce a new camera this fall"
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 683
Views: 34,018
Hybrid? Why not removable? :p the LX could swap in a waist-level finder, maybe the new pk/M (100 Roman) could pull out prism and mirror for an EVF module..
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-21-2019, 02:27 PM  
For Sale: silver K-5 w/silver Sigma lenses, DALs 18-50re & 50-200WR, K-1 PF t-shirt (M)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 4
Views: 976 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
silver K-5 w/silver Sigma lenses, 18-50re, DAL 50-200wr, K-1 t-shirt (M)

Asking Price
250.00 USD

Item Location
Washington state (United States)

Item Description
I sure don't want this to sell :( - on the other hand, medical bills really suck :fedup: and came in a bunch this last two months.

Pentax gear for sale:
$195 - Pentax K-5 silver Special #2 + silver Sigmas: 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 1:2 macro & 100-300 DL f/4.5-6.7
$60 - DA∙L 18-50re

$45 - Pentax DA∙L 50-200WR /SOLD

[/B]The K-5 is a fairly recent acquisition and has under 17k clicks. It is not the first-issue silver (modified grip and black/silver SR logo) so it probably is the later one that came with the silver DA40xs. I believe the shutter sound is quieter than the original K-5 but I have no proof of that; it's definitely well damped on this copy. I've experienced zero issues with this camera. I do see a small flaw in the top LCD screen, whether it came that way or took a shock I do not know; it affects nothing and cannot be felt on the top so WR should not be affected. Camera comes with two batteries, original and USB charger, transfer cable and original neck strap. I also have a Pentax CD with silkypix 3.0LE, not sure if that was a K-5 standard but it will go along.

The two Sigma lenses are old models but serve very well, and the finish is a close match to the K-5. Both are in excellent condition with no issues, mechanical cosmetic or optical. The 1:2 closeups at 80mm are handy and the 100-300 focuses much faster than the non-PLM 55-300 copies I have owned. Both have lens caps and I have a 55mm polarizer I can add to the mix.

- - - - -

The 18-50re is a happy surprise, I feel it is a better lens overall than the 18-55wr copies that I've used. Comes with caps but no hood. Sized like a thicker Limited lens, it really makes for a compact team! I'd prefer to sell with the camera right now so not priced to move on its own. We'll see how that plan holds up..

The 50-200 is a typical copy in excellent condition, caps but no hood.

Last but not least -
$10 PentaxForums original K-1 shirt - size Meduim (2016 design 5).
Given the choice I'd rather have a K-1 and no shirt than the reverse, so it should go to an actual K-1 user. I've worn and washed it perhaps a half dozen times so it looks new to me.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
split 50/50

Shipping Services

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
contact me within 14 days of receipt

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-18-2019, 11:20 AM  
"Flagship" Pentax APS-C body - available NOW...
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 35
Views: 2,594
My 'old' fave was the k200d, small WR & fun and among the last CCD cams.

My latest silver K-5 cost $200 with under 30k clicks, I'd have preferred the II but for what I received: no complaint :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-15-2019, 11:31 AM  
Hello again! I am a re-born Pentaxian!
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 15
Views: 470
I've done the same thing, returning after a micro-43 exclusive stint. The K-5 with compact 18-50re is a nice team. The KP looks like a very nice camera.
Forum: Pentax K-r 09-04-2019, 11:44 AM  
Fired up the old K-r, Again, and all fired up.
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 6
Views: 579
I bought a sub-$50 k-r a few years back, cleaned out the control dial and it was like new. I really should have stopped all dealing at that point, my sanity and budget would both be a lot better off and subsequent photos would be no worse. Someone needs to lash me to the mast, i cannot resist the Sirens as they sing to me :eek:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-31-2019, 05:00 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,825
Views: 269,872
GX1 + Sigma 30/2.8 at f/5
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-31-2019, 04:55 PM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,538
Views: 188,365
Too hot to party for this one -
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-27-2019, 09:44 PM  
Hello from Oregon!
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 4
Views: 219
You live in the right place for green :) welcome from an hour downstream, near Cathlamet!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-24-2019, 11:27 AM  
New member, old guy
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Welcome! Your story sounds familiar to many of us; I think the ME Super was my first K-mount camera, and I've returned to a K-5 after many frivolous adventures :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-22-2019, 09:28 PM  
Ideas for the ideal Pentax FF DSLR.
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 59
Views: 4,440
Yep that's what my Sony weighs..
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-22-2019, 12:22 AM  
Where did all the k-s1 chromatic bodies go?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Not sure i would buy one today, tough i like the body size and 20Mpx sensor. The supply of color bodies must have been powered down mighty quickly as sales fell below expectations. I thought a few of the colors looked cool - not the 'foodie' neons at the end however :eek:

Just curious.. any guesses?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-14-2019, 09:01 PM  
If you have the DA 21 and the DA 20-40 Limiteds . .
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
I'd sure like a 21 to supplement my 18-50re..
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-09-2019, 10:36 AM  
A7RII vs K-1
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 47
Views: 2,417
Sorry to add to the pile, but I would probably choose a fixed Nikon 600 or 610. I greatly prefer the K-1 since I have lenses for it.. but I also prefer spending less, and elder Nikon glass with vr would be fine by me. No plans to abandon ship though.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-08-2019, 09:26 PM  
Dropped on concrete and fixed!
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 16
Views: 875
In 1979 I dropped my film slr onto a granite slab on day 2 of a 5day Wyoming backpack. No click or any sign of life. After mourning for 20 minutes or so, I dialed the shutter slowly; at B I heard a grinding click..and it worked again!

My exif data did not work back then :p so I'm not sure if that was my original Praktica superTL or my ME super. I had to take a whole roll of film in the next quarter mile (no wide angle lens + Cirque of the Towers).

Glad your modern device suffered no major damage! :)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-08-2019, 12:40 PM  
K-70 auto focus motor failure?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 6
Views: 585
I've picked up a used SMC 18-50re for a nice low price (definitely under $210!) and it's great with my K-5. The 18-135 has many admirers here, but it was a poor fit for me.

ps Welcome to the forums :) sorry your first check-in is for a problem like this.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-06-2019, 02:18 PM  
Various Pentax and Theta accessories announced by Ricoh Imaging
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 41
Views: 3,948
Sorry, I merely shot my black one and added PENTAX to the image. Wish it were so.
To the Pentax marketing team: no charge :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-05-2019, 09:05 AM  
Various Pentax and Theta accessories announced by Ricoh Imaging
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 41
Views: 3,948
I sorta like the mugs - but how about a 21st century model? I've become a big fan of the stemless-thermal-goblet things, even for coffee :cool:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-04-2019, 11:10 AM  
Kirk has a K-1
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Wow, I'm old enough to recall Kirk on my TV and hadn't heard that one :D Wait 'til you see Picard's next-gen K-1..
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-02-2019, 10:15 AM  
Poorly Rated Lenses.....Yet "WE" still like them ?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 42
Views: 2,474
I've had consistently decent results with the Sig/Quantaray pair of 28-80 1:2 macro (the Q-ray is 28-90) and 100-300 f/4.5-6.7 slowpoke (=not f/4). Images are as good as I allow them to be, since shooting 300/6.7 by hand is an easy way to out-shake the SR. Scores are definitely lower than I've found, and I have owned them each several times. The AF speed on both is really good too.

Q-ray 28-90 on K-01
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-02-2019, 10:00 AM  
Kirk has a K-1
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
I've plenty of both cheap and classic, ready for a K-1. Sigmas 28-80 + 100-300, A50, M100/200, 24 Vivitar.. some day they'll be at their 'right' viewing angles again :D

And yes is comments betray his experience - but perhaps Fuji is now teaching him about 'zany' FLs?
Not to mention the 36x24 diagonal = 43.2.. so who defines what's zany?
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