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Forum: Sold Items 03-23-2013, 01:16 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
One bump up.

---------- Post added 03-23-13 at 09:27 PM ----------

1.4x pending payment to PentaxCats

---------- Post added 03-23-13 at 11:46 PM ----------

And sold, thanks.
Forum: Sold Items 03-20-2013, 06:49 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Sorry for the delay in getting back folks, work took an ugly turn today.



Andy, I'll send you a PM.




Terry, it's recently committed to another member, if that falls through you're next. I'll PM you with status.

Thanks folks...

---------- Post added 03-20-13 at 09:44 PM ----------



Terry, you're on for the 2X, sending you a PM.

---------- Post added 03-21-13 at 07:07 PM ----------

Terry and Andy, last call before eBay, PM me if you're still interested. Andy, I PMed you my email.

Thanks!

---------- Post added 03-22-13 at 11:43 AM ----------

2X sold....1.4X still available.

I'd really like someone here to get it. I'll take $250 (shipped and PPed) for the next 24 hours only, then it's off to eBay.
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2013, 10:12 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Yes Tammy, both are. Want both? I'll knock a little off for combined shipping :)
Forum: Sold Items 03-18-2013, 05:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Replied your PM. As has been discussed above it has SDM contacts, so it will work. How well it works, the performance, is hard to determine.

That's not trying to be evasive, just truthful. Like I said above, after experience with TCs on Canon and Olympus as well, it can be a question of and combination of the particular body, particular lens, and conditions.
Forum: Sold Items 03-17-2013, 10:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
Thanks. Yes, both will be completely electrically compatible. But as far as performance goes that's going to depend on the body, the lens, and the lighting conditions. When I used the 1.4x on my FA100/2.8 macro it worked fine...I mean, the FA100 macro is a tough-to-AF lens as it is, but it worked, and better as the light got better.

Hope that helps everyone out.

---------- Post added 03-17-13 at 07:42 PM ----------

Bump for reduced prices.
Forum: Sold Items 03-16-2013, 06:23 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
I've not had the pleasure of having the DA300 so I can't attest yea or nay to their compatibility.
Forum: Sold Items 03-15-2013, 06:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 1.4x (SOLD) and 2x (SOLD) Pz-AF Teleconverters
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 17
Views: 2,295
PRICES REDUCED to equivalents with eBay fees removed.

Greetings, been a while since I've been around here.

My two Tamron TCs need to go. I don't use them and they're too much $$$ for me to sit on. They're both in stellar condition as I'm confident the pics will show. Prices for each include USPS Priority Mail shipping and PayPal fees.

My hands are not included but for a small modeling fee I can enhance your product shots as well. Sorry, just kidding :)

Please let me know if any additional pics are required. Shoot me a PM if interested, thanks for looking!

1.4x - $250 for the next 24 hours only (from noon 3/22)

















2x - $90 (SOLD)
Forum: Sold Items 01-01-2013, 02:19 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K-01 Black Body w/Sandisk Extreme 16GB SD Card
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 0
Views: 762
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K-01 Black Body w/Sandisk Extreme 16GB SD Card

Asking Price
275 USD

Item Location
Woodbury, MN (United States)

Item Description
K-01 black body only.

When the price dropped a couple months ago I picked this up from Adorama. I tried, I really did but I just can't get used to the arms length style of shooting. Now I need some quick cash and I have to sell some of my kit that I use the least. Absolutely no complaint with IQ. It's phenomenal, 98% of my K-5.

I hesitate to use the word "perfect" because most of us can find something in an item out of the box :) 455 shutter count based on the tool on the site here.

The battery (unused), strap, charger, manual, CD, everything included.

$275 shipped and PayPalled and it and the card are yours. Card will come installed in the camera. I can generally ship the day after you pay me. PAYPAL VERIFIED ADDRESS ONLY! No exceptions on this. I will NOT accept a gift payment. Please send a goods payment. Oh, and US only please.

I'll also have some of my less used A lenses coming up soon too...stay tuned.

Thanks!



Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Please be sure you really want it. I can't imagine my description differs from the condition at all.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item![COLOR="Silver"]

---------- Post added 01-02-13 at 08:09 AM ----------

Bump for the Monday morning crowd.
Forum: Sold Items 11-30-2012, 02:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
PM sent!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-23-2012, 07:37 PM  
If Oly can do an OM-D, why not a K1000D?
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
I don't think it's a question of size as much as styling and controls. If we gotta have a bump, well, I guess we get a bump. But I don't think there's anything more iconic in Pentax than the K1000 is there?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2012, 10:45 PM  
If Oly can do an OM-D, why not a K1000D?
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 26
Views: 2,474
Features:

K1000 body rebuild.
Full frame sensor.
Full autofocus capability.
Top manual shutter speed wheel.
Top exposure compensation wheel.
Typical modern rear controls with nice big LCD.

and most importantly...

Fully uncripped mount allowing full use of all legacy lenses.

It's doable...is there enough of a retro market out there?

Hmmm.......
Forum: Sold Items 11-18-2012, 07:18 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Rokinon 85mm 1.4 Manual Focus for Pentax
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
PM sent!!!!
Forum: General Talk 11-16-2012, 08:31 PM  
A Family Portrait
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Hah, I should have known I wasn't fooling anyone.

I'm finding the 24 a favorite too.
Forum: General Talk 11-16-2012, 06:18 PM  
A Family Portrait
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Did I snag you with the title? Hahaha, not what you think.

Here's my own Pentax family...


Back row: A70-201/4, A200/4, A135/2.8, A35-105, FA100/2.8 Macro, Tamron Pz-AF 2x TC, Tamron Pz-AF 1.4x TX (stacked)
Middle row: AFA 1.7X Adapter, K-01, K-5, Vivitar PK-A 2x Macro TC, AF540FGZ
Front row: A24/2.8, A28/2.8, A35/2.8, A50/1.7, A50/1.4

I'm not sure what all will ultimately end up in my kit as a use all the lenses through the winter but it's gonna be fun figuring it out.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-16-2012, 09:17 AM  
The A Club
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 2,727
Views: 389,220
Man, that looks cool but I'm really interested in the original :)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 11-14-2012, 03:55 PM  
Sticky: Dear Pentax
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 1,300
Views: 327,763
I'm in Minneapolis/St. Paul, the 16th largest metropolitan area for 2012. There's not a camera store here that you can touch ANY new Pentax camera of consequence. Our "dealers" are National Camera, but they don't stock anything (gee that's helpful), and Target and they list a single Optio in store...also immensely helpful right?

16th largest metro area...next to no presence at all.

I love my Pentax stuff...but my Lord, this is just crazy.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-13-2012, 10:25 AM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 769
Views: 151,979
Yep, that was the very first thing I did long ago.



Yep, 50/1.7 wide open.



I think we came to the same conclusion two different ways. When I made an adjustment I took 20-25 shots just around the house, refocusing in between, coming from near and far focus both. When 80% of the shots indicate back focus that tells me I still have an issue. So I shimmed in 0.05 increments. When the acceptably in focus rate got to 80% I was at the 0.25 (0.24) Pentax shim.

We'll see how it does in real world for a couple days, then I'll likely throw it back on the tripod and check again against a target.

One thing I wondered...back on the film days did the factory spend a lot more time calibrating the focus screen than in the digital age? Seems like almost everyone now who wants to seriously use MF has issues with the screen.
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-12-2012, 11:35 PM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 769
Views: 151,979
...and I just spent 90 minutes dialing the K-5 in.

I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this: testing against a "target" seemed to give me a different result then shooting at actual subjects. I have a borrowed LensAlign (yes apisto, back to you very soon! :)) and I had it on the table and I'd test against it when I would adjust shims. Then I'd go around the house and shoot a little and seem to not be as close as when I was shooting the LensAlign.

So I dispensed (figuratively!) with the LensAlign and adjusted the shims to what I experienced shooting 20 or so pics around the house after each adjustment. I ended up removing shim thickness and getting to the Pentax 0.25 shim (which is actually 0.24, they all were short on my decent caliper). I had originally tried both the 0.10 and 0.20 shims together which gave me about 0.28 total. That produced a slight but noticeable front focus. Then I went to the 0.25 (0.24) and it seems to be really, really good now. I think even < 0.05 can make a real and noticeable difference.

I find now that I'm hitting acceptable focus on 80% of shots, given enough contrast. And this is walking around the house here at midnight...it's not very bright around here at the moment. :)

Maybe your eyes do something different with the black and white very high contrast of the LensAlign as opposed to a real subject. I don't know. But had I not worked from "experience" I might still be mucking with it. I was questioning my decision to go with all A lenses...Man I look at the below pics and, wow...the lenses and camera are simply stellar.

Here are a couple of shots with the A50/1.7 at 1.7 just pointing and shooting. First is without flash, the second with the 540FGZ ceiling bounced. I think it's as good as I'm going to get and I'm anxious to try outside in good light to see what I get.

Please chime in with comments.



Forum: Pentax K-5 11-12-2012, 04:11 PM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 769
Views: 151,979
Just today I received my "focus adjustment washers" from Pentax parts (Wildernest Logistics).

I got the full A-I set, 0.10-0.50 in 0.05 increments. Nice, metal, just like the original. I figured since I was paying the shipping I might as well get the full set given they're only $1.50 each. The whole set including UPS shipping was just a tad over $20.

Hopefully tonight I can measure what I'm currently using (two of the clear ones provided by focusingscreen.com, nice to have a caliper :)) and move up a little to fix my slight backfocus.

Just for posterity here are the part numbers...

M22 - 00A Focus adjusting washer a (0.1) 1 77240-M22-00A 4D4
M22 - 00B Focus adjusting washer b (0.15) 1 77240-M22-00B
M22 - 00C Focus adjusting washer c (0.2) 1 77240-M22-00C
M22 - 00D Focus adjusting washer d (0.2.5) 1 77240-M22-00D
M22 - 00E Focus adjusting washer e (0.3) 1 77240-M22-00E
M22 - 00F Focus adjusting washer f (0.3.5) 1 77240-M22-00F
M22 - 00G Focus adjusting washer g (0.4) 1 77240-M22-00G
M22 - 00H Focus adjusting washer h (0.45) 1 77240-M22-00H
M22 - 00I Focus adjusting washer i (0.5) 1 77240-M22-00I

...the contact info for the gal at Wildernest who handles Pentax parts...

Lynn Badillo
National Parts Administrator
Wildernest Logistics Solutions, Inc.
PENTAX Division
3500 N. Windsor Dr. Suite-400
Aurora, CO 80011
Ph. (720)988-2653
Fax (303)799-9213
E-Mail: lynn.badillo@wildernestlogistics.com

...and the K-5 parts diagram she sent me as well.

Attachment 147336

Enjoy.
Forum: Sold Items 11-10-2012, 03:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax F* 250-600mm f/5.6 ED[IF]
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 9
Views: 1,970
Wow....
Forum: Pentax K-01 11-06-2012, 02:14 PM  
Focus Peaking - Am I Doing Something Wrong?
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
The problem is that your lenses stopped down to 5.6 have a LOT of DoF, therefore the peaking is going to show you a broad "band" of in focus highlights making it harder for you to decide exactly where to position the highligting on your subject.

Peaking works best with fast lenses wide open. That way the apparent DoF to the sensor is thin and the highlighting is more representative of the true plane of focus. If you're stopping down to 5.6 and 8 you're going to see a jumble.

Of course, I have all A lenses so everything is wide open when I try to use peaking. The 50/1.7 works very well with it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-06-2012, 12:52 PM  
Pentax K-01 drops by $200, K-30 by $50, Q by $150
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 48
Views: 9,006
Got my K-01 a couple hours ago and I have to say I'm impressed. Very solid. Initial IQ seems to be absolutely on par with the K-5. The peaking feature (my big draw) works very well. I do wish, as some have mentioned, that you could switch the highlight color to something else. But that's minor.

The interface is nice and familiar as is the layout.

Glad I jumped right away...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2012, 07:38 PM  
Pentax K-01 drops by $200, K-30 by $50, Q by $150
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 48
Views: 9,006
Oh bummer, sorry... :(
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-05-2012, 05:51 PM  
Pentax K-01 drops by $200, K-30 by $50, Q by $150
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 48
Views: 9,006
Adorama still shows bodies, kits, and combos in stock too.

pentax k-01 : Buy or Learn at Adorama

Mine supposedly delivers tomorrow by end of day. Can't wait to get it. Never held one....no Pentax on display here in Minneapolis-St. Paul at all.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-02-2012, 09:22 PM  
Pentax K-01 drops by $200, K-30 by $50, Q by $150
Posted By KHatfull
Replies: 48
Views: 9,006
Christmas!? Halloween!!! ;)
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