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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 6 Days Ago  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Bump/Reduced to $110 shipped CONUS.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 07-10-2019, 02:50 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Still available. 120 shipped. Can't ship before Monday, 15-July.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-20-2019, 04:20 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Sorry, it's in my office, I'll double check when I get there in the AM. I never updated beyond what it was when I picked it up second hand. I'm positive it still converts the DA* lenses from sdm to screw drive because I converted my 16-50 when I had it.

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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-19-2019, 01:40 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
AA. I always used eneloops, but there is a setting for alkaline and lithium as well.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-18-2019, 11:53 AM  
For Sale: Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 0
Views: 704
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 EX DC

Asking Price
300.00 USD

Item Location
Mississippi (United States)

Item Description
I'm looking to let go of my Sigma 10-20 EX DC F4-5.6. This is a really fun lens, I just haven't been traveling a lot to justify keeping it for super wide landscapes. Took lots of great shots in Yellowstone and Grand Canyon with it. Comes with the box, original papers, hood, caps, and Sigma pouch. As with most lenses this age, there are a few dust specks in the interior elements and the zoom ring has a little grit to it, but nothing that I've noticed in pictures at all, so it doesn't effect function.


Asking $300 shipped CONUS.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
0

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
As is, no returns unless not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-18-2019, 11:47 AM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Bump, listing split and price reduced.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-09-2019, 06:39 AM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Found the correct lens pouch for the Sigma.

Also, bump. Make me an offer!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 04-30-2019, 08:44 AM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Should probably mention I have the Pentax strap for the kx, forgot to include in the pic because the synthetic leather is flaking and messy, I can clean it and include it, though.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 04-28-2019, 01:36 PM  
For Sale: Pentax K-x White Stormtrooper
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
I'm in grad school and don't have time to shoot much these days and money is tight, so I'm letting a few things I can't justify keeping go to a new home.

Up for sale is my trusty old K-x Stormtrooper with the matching 18-55 kit lens. It was my first camera and was a fun little piece of gear. I hadn't used it in forever since I got my K3, but discovered that the MF/AF selector switch had seized due to grit or something inside it and that the power switch didn't always activate the first time. I took it apart and cleaned both switches, everything seems to be working without issue now. I also replaced a few of the body screws with matching sizes from a spare pile or from a K20 project I was working on, as the original screws had rust spots or suffered a little damage on removal given their age and time sitting. As such, some of the screws on the bottom are Torx head. If it hasn't been turned on in a while, it requires a second turn of the power switch for some reason. As such, I've reduced the price accordingly.

None of that should make a difference in function at all, just giving you guys a background on the camera and letting you know it has recently been gone over for function and repaired. Includes body and body cap. I don't have the box.

Asking $110 shipped CONUS.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-22-2017, 09:44 AM  
Abstract Solar eclipse series - sunspots, promineninces, the corona, and more!
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 11
Views: 940
This is fantastic, what filter did you use?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-22-2017, 08:31 AM  
Abstract Mazimum in Mobile, AL
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 4
Views: 366
An hour and a half away in MS here. I'm pretty sure we had nearly the same maximum. What did you use as a filter?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-05-2017, 10:28 AM  
Pentax SDM Motor
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 12
Views: 1,992
Converted my 16-50 today. Got it used from KEH a year ago, DOA from the SDM not being used in a while. Immediately returned for free SDM replacement, They sent me the old one in a little bag with the same lens, so I know it was a new motor. That one got me through a conference I had to shoot and a trip to Yellowstone, then kaput. I'd love to get the Sigma, but losing full time manual is a big pain for me. Granted that may be because the SDM focus was inaccurate for me. Never a consistent front or back focus, it was all over the place. Screw drive is dead on now, it's just an assault on my ears after getting used to not having it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-05-2017, 10:21 AM  
How to deactivate SDM and allow for screw drive autofocus with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 819
Views: 216,429
Just did this with mine after its second SDM bit the dust. Pretty annoying. I had noticed it being sluggish for a few months and needing to warm up. Left it sitting for a month for school, and it's dead. None of the usual wake up tricks did a thing. I want to go to the sigma because it has less flare/fringe/other aberrations than the 16-50, but I'll lose weather sealing and full time manual capabilities. What to do....

After an hour of trying to get to the debug menu of my K5 since I'd read that the K3 couldn't be used for lens rom edits, I gave up and switched the to KX. Found the MODSET.492 file name easily, took me forever to find a thread saying I had to hold the AV button down on boot to get me there. The 16-50 actually focuses much more accurately and quickly in screw drive now. The noise is just weird for my now, I've got the Sigma 70-200 HSM II, the DA 18-135 WR, and the BigmOS, so focus noise was a thing of the past when my 16-50 was functioning. Alas, it is back. Like an itch on that one part of your back that you just can't quite reach.

Anyway, rant over. Thanks for the guide, OP! Much appreciated. Good to have a working lens again.
Forum: Sold Items 01-05-2017, 10:05 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Price Reduced - 18-135mm WR, Sigma 17-50mm, SMC 15mm Limited, O-GPS
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
PM sent for 17-50 and O-GPS
Forum: Sold Items 04-27-2016, 03:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 with some accessories.
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 1
Views: 897
PM inbound
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-27-2016, 03:38 PM  
Over exposure in Astrophotography and O-GPS1
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
What maltfalc said. Based on the noise in the top shot, I'd say your ISO is way too high. That looks like ISO 8000+ by the standards of my K3. Try your ISO in the triple digit range with exposures that long.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-23-2016, 04:00 PM  
Nature Song birds from last week
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Man, I just thought my BigmOS did a good job. That's really sharp!! Awesome!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-18-2015, 03:34 PM  
Sigma 10-20 f3.5 HSM live view focusing problem
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
I figured it was fixed by the newer lenses, but as krazykat said, there are issues with Sigma and CDAF. My 70-200 HSM II just bounces back and forth on live view and won't lock focus at all on my k3. Sigma said I could send it in for a firmware flash because the issue has been fixed, but that's a sports and headshot lens for me that I never use for tripod work anyway, so no need.

Since your 10-20 would likely be exclusively landscape, I see where cdaf would be useful. Call Sigma. Best I recall, you only have to pay shipping both ways for the fix.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-13-2015, 02:43 PM  
is the 60-250 really a 60-200 ?
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 25
Views: 2,943
Since my BigmOS came in last week, I can highly recommend it with the k3 for a cost friendly solution out to 500mm. The new OS HSM version is an entirely different monster than the original bigma.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2015, 06:00 PM  
30% off used lenses at KEH
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
The excellent results you mentioned are the reason I decided to send it.

Also, goldenarrow my plan b is to use a 35mm prime or a 50 prime if it doesn't come back in time. Not as prime of a situation (pun intended), but it will do on my budget.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-04-2015, 05:54 PM  
KEH SDM Repair
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
good to know. Just bought a 16-50 from them, sdm was doa. Sending it out Monday for a repair. Glad I haven't needed my extended k3 warranty with all the terrible things I've heard about precision.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2015, 05:19 PM  
30% off used lenses at KEH
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
touche, sir. I will call then back and see if I can get it pushed though in time.

On the bright side, for bargain cosmetic condition, it looked brand new. I'll be sending it in Monday in hopes that they can replace it, otherwise they'll repair it. If they can't replace it, I'll push for the expedited repair.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2015, 04:54 PM  
30% off used lenses at KEH
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
True. If I hadn't bought it for a a functioning sdm lens, then I would be happy at that price. Keh offered to do the repair, but it would take 6-8 weeks and I needed it for an event in January, so it would cut it close.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-04-2015, 04:05 PM  
30% off used lenses at KEH
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
the bag said tested and working, which is why I'm really surprised. Any other tips? I've tried the whole spin the focus ring to unstuck the clutch trick and cleaning the contacts, no luck.

It was listed as bargain, but no defect listed that I saw. Edit: they aren't closed for the week yet, I'll call them back now!

Well, there are no more that grade in stock. Now the question is return, repair or replace with one that requires me shelling out more cash for a higher grade. Or convert to screw drive, defeating the purpose of silent focus. Decisions...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-04-2015, 03:49 PM  
Found a cheap and effective way to fix SDM failures.
Posted By willskywalker93
Replies: 49
Views: 12,095
well, just tried this on my 16-50 from keh and the sdm is still dead. I suppose it will be going back next week then. Sad day, I thought it was a good bargain. I could convert to screw drive, but I wanted silent focus. I guess I may get the Sigma instead now.
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