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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-23-2017, 05:41 AM  
WG-50 images leaked
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 27
Views: 3,623
Well, you can take the WG-50 a whole 2 meters deeper than the WG-30...
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-10-2017, 07:55 AM  
K-S1 in woot
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Considering the K-S1's specs, this is a really, really good deal.
Forum: Pentax KP 03-27-2017, 08:49 AM  
Freestyle motocross. My first action shots wtih Pentax KP
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
IMPRESSIVE shots!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-16-2017, 05:53 AM  
Pentax, autofocus and the future
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 290
Views: 18,533
I do a lot of sports photography myself and while I haven't had too much trouble with my K-3, the tracking AF isn't as great as other cameras I've used (even the mid-level Canon 70D seems to beat it). That said, the KP's tracking AF seems to be greatly improved over the K-3/K-3 II and while I don't expect it to blow the Nikon D500 out of the water, I'm really excited for the KP and the upcoming K-3 II successor (whenever that shows up). If it has the K-3 II's buffer and burst rate (or even the KP's 7 fps burst rate), it could make for an extremely good value for sports shooting.
Forum: Sold Items 03-11-2017, 09:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K3, 18-135mm WR, 60-250mm*, 10-17mm Fisheye, D-BG5 Battery Grip
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
PM'd with a question
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-06-2017, 09:00 AM  
KEH - don't track shutter count?
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 23
Views: 1,721
That's weird that KEH doesn't track shutter counts. Other resellers like Roberts Camera generally make that information available on their listings.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-06-2017, 08:50 AM  
Camera for a soon-to-be seven year old?
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Maybe pick up a K200D used? Great camera, lightweight, weather-sealed, and excellent IQ. Also fairly easy to use.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2017, 08:08 AM  
Imaging Resource: Ricoh’s “Multi-Imaging Technology” pairs a K-1 with a Theta S
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 2,509
This is really fascinating. This could be a gamechanger in the 360 degree panorama field once the technology is refined.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-27-2017, 08:06 AM  
My Report from CP+ 2017
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 26
Views: 4,204
This is the tagline for the DL series. ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-23-2017, 09:05 AM  
D-FA* 85mm f1.4 also coming
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 1,335
Views: 98,672
I'm thinking probably closer to 28-45mm, but this would be a really useful lens to have, especially at f/1.4 or f/1.8.
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 05:04 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Sold!
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 09:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Bump!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-10-2017, 06:34 AM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Yikes. I might consider doing some surgery on the lens when I have time, just to see what I'm dealing with.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2017, 02:12 PM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Oh, I was afraid of that. And yeah, I described it as a paperweight on the Facebook post you saw. I'm sort of trying to see if it's worth the hassle at all, since a free lens is a free lens (although a not-quite-free-anymore working lens is a lot better than a free non-working lens).
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 02-09-2017, 12:47 PM  
Weird Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 focus issues
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 4
Views: 583
So I've managed to get a copy of the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lens from a seller on eBay. However, it has some severe autofocus issues - at 50mm, it seems to be fine, but as the focal length of the lens increases, the lens is increasingly unable to lock focus on anything, to the point that the lens is practically unusable after about 75mm. At 150mm, the lens simply focuses back and forth to and from infinity until the camera gives up. The seller gave me a refund and let me keep the unusable lens, which makes me wonder if this is a repairable problem. The problem occurs on all cameras I've tried it on (K20D, K-5, K-5 IIs, and K-3).

I got a quote from Midwest Camera Repair but with the caveat that parts for this model are scarce since this lens (or rather, the newer OS version) isn't made in K-mount anymore. Is this something that's worth trying to fix or do I have a weird looking paperweight on my hands and need to look for another copy or a 50-135?
Forum: Sold Items 02-09-2017, 08:43 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Gonna bump this back to the top. This beauty of a lens is still for sale!
Forum: Sold Items 02-06-2017, 07:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 50/1.7
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 2
Views: 695
PM'ed with a question.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-06-2017, 09:11 AM  
Ricoh Imaging at CP+ 2017
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 209
Views: 23,407
"Sorry, K-3's discontinued. The moose out front should've told you."
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-26-2017, 08:59 AM  
The most expensive used Pentax lens I have every seen...
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 17
Views: 1,789
Somebody needs to pay the $26,000 for this and write a review. Is it true this thing weighs almost 40 pounds?
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-26-2017, 08:36 AM  
Pentax KP Officially Announced, New Forum!
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 409
Views: 27,355
I think you're reading too much into that statement. They say in the article that the KP is a DSLR. "Compact" refers to its relative size. Pentax DSLRs have always been relatively compact compared to most other DSLRs on the market.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-25-2017, 08:58 AM  
Pentax KP - Specifications
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 619
Views: 67,572
Underwhelming in some respects (7 fps, same AF as K-3/K-3 II, D-LI109, small buffer), but really interesting in others (next-generation SR, 819200 ISO, built-in electronic shutter with 1/24,000" shutter speed, PRIME IV).

Doesn't seem quite as good as the K-3 II seemingly by design, so I'm not 100% convinced this is its replacement, but it's pretty good nonetheless. I could see some of the features in an APS-C flagship someday. Definitely fills a gap between the K-70 and the K-3 II/its successor, though.

I wonder if the new features are a teaser for the actual K-3 II successor?
Forum: Sold Items 01-17-2017, 02:47 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
One more bump.
Forum: Sold Items 01-12-2017, 04:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
$170 shipped.
Forum: Sold Items 01-12-2017, 01:14 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Another price drop on a classic lens!
Forum: Sold Items 01-10-2017, 07:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE DROP: K 105mm f/2.8 lens
Posted By WillWeaverRVA
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Bump!
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