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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 5 Days Ago  
For Sale: Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Lens
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 0
Views: 240
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Macro Lens

Asking Price
260.00 USD

Item Location
Chicago (United States)

Item Description
This lens was one of my favorite walk-around lenses on my Pentax K-5, and has served me really well. The lens has taken some amazing pictures, in vivid colors and contrast, and not to forget macro.

As I have switched to K-1, I am no longer in need of this lens, and am hoping this finds a great home. The lens has been well-cared for, in a smoke-free home. The lens is optically in excellent condition and cosmetically in very good condition. The glass is free of scratches, dust, moisture, etc., and the shutter operation is smooth. The lens cap shows some sign of wear (as shown in pictures).

Sale includes the following:

- Lens
- Original lens Hood
- Original front and back lens caps
- Lens pouch
- Manual
- Original Box

Shipping:
I prefer shipping to the US, but can also ship to Canada, UK, and Australia.
US $15 to continental US, via USPS priority
US $20 to Canada, via USPS First-Class Package International Service
US $26 to UK and Australia, via USPS First-Class Package International Service

International buyers are responsible for any customs, VAT, and other fees and taxes. Please message me if you require an alternative shipping or pickup arrangement.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

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

Shipping Charge
US $15 to continental US, via USPS priority
US $20 to Canada, via USPS First-Class Package International Service
US $26 to UK and Australia, via USPS First-Class Package International Service

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
3 day money back if the condition of the item is not as described. Buyer pays for return shipping. Please check my feedback for confidence in buying.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-1 12-28-2016, 05:27 PM  
Pentax K-1 loves the FA 77mm limited
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 17
Views: 4,469
I have always loved 77mm on APS-C bodies, but on K-1, I was I blown away by how easy it seemed to capture beautiful pictures. In fact, I chose it as my first lens to try on my new K-1. I'd say nothing less than magic.
Forum: Sold Items 08-30-2016, 06:31 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Actually, if you print your own postage, USPS offers free tracking (or, you can buy extra if you didn't print your own) on first-class and priority shipping to certain countries.

252 Eligibility | Postal Explorer

BTW, a bump to a great lens! This is one of my fav walkaround lenses on K-5.
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-02-2016, 06:48 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 13,077
Views: 1,127,786
This picture is out of this world! (no pun)
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-15-2016, 11:55 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 13,077
Views: 1,127,786
Is it just me, or the K-1 & FA43 together seems to be a great combo?
Forum: General Photography 02-07-2016, 06:46 AM  
Buying your first digital SLR (a blog post)
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 11
Views: 942
The one reason I didn't mention mirrorless cameras is because I don't have personal experience with them, although I think they are worth mentioning as an alternative. The question to those who have shot both is - if you had a mirrorless camera, would you ever buy a DSLR?
Forum: General Photography 02-05-2016, 06:57 PM  
Buying your first digital SLR (a blog post)
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 11
Views: 942
My first one was K10D. When K7 came along, I resisted upgrade, sold my K10D and bought a used K100D Super, and focused on learning photography ("Auto" mode doesn't solve everything!). I still remember K100D taking lot better pictures than my K10D.

---------- Post added 02-05-16 at 07:59 PM ----------



Even advising friends, I ask them to consider Pentax. Not being biased, but to make a point that you don't need to buy a market-leader to take good pics. Plus, to share in my lens :)
Forum: General Photography 02-05-2016, 05:21 PM  
Buying your first digital SLR (a blog post)
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 11
Views: 942
A lot of my friends have been asking me for advice on buying their digital SLRs. After a while, I thought I'd simply compile my advice and post it to my blog. Wanted to share with my fellow Pentaxians, and solicit feedback and/or other advice you have.

https://kamathzen.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/buying-your-first-digital-slr-dslr-camera/

(As you can see, I have been partial to Pentax :) )
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2016, 01:46 PM  
Sharing economy - Lenses
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Thank you for all the perspectives shared! The great thing about an idea or trying to build upon it is the validation and feedback one receives from users - positive, constructive, critical, etc. So, very much appreciate the input!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-23-2016, 11:52 AM  
Sharing economy - Lenses
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Thank you for that validation, sholtzma! These are the same issues I was investigating as part of startup way back in 2008! The biggest issue was insurance back then. Now, with companies like AirBnB, Uber, the insurance seems to be doable, as long it's scalable.

---------- Post added 01-23-16 at 12:53 PM ----------



Thank you for your perspective, zzeitg!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-23-2016, 08:50 AM  
Sharing economy - Lenses
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Even before I was a member on here, I was traveling with my K10D. I was going to a wildlife refuge, but hadn't brought with me my tele lens. Couldn't borrow any locally, so had to make do with what I had. Since then, I always wondered what it would be to have an "exchange" for photographers to share lenses.

Other than getting some prototypes for how it would work, I haven't done much research (trust was a big barrier to overcome). But now that companies like AirBnB, etc. operate really well in the sharing economy, wanted to survey my fellow-pentaxians:

- Would you ever share your gear? What would it take you to do so? (assurance, etc.
- Would you ever want to share gear temporarily (shooting a wedding)?
- What do you currently use to borrow lenses?

Looking forward to your perspectives before I go full-force with this idea. Thank you!
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-30-2015, 06:53 PM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest Dec 28 to Jan 4, 2016
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
"Are things really blurry or am I seeing things?"
Forum: Sold Items 09-26-2015, 08:14 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Datacolor Spyder LensCal AutoFocus Calibration Tool SLC100 NEW
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 0
Views: 646
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Datacolor Spyder LensCal AutoFocus Calibration Tool SLC100 NEW

Asking Price
64.00 USD

Item Location
Chicago, IL (United States)

Item Description
Got this as part of an upgrade, and the item is new and unopened.

Product details:
Datacolor SpyderLENSCAL - The Smarter Camera Focus Calibration Tool - Datacolor Imaging Solutions

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

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

Shipping Charge
Free within US.
$7 for Canada
$15 Elsewhere.
Buyer pays any VAT, Custom Charges, etc.

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted only if unopened, since this is a new/unopened item. Buyer pays for return shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-14-2014, 08:43 AM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 2,854
Views: 79,128
Confirmed
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-05-2014, 07:09 PM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,157,607
And, one of my favorite sunsets, in La Jolla, California.
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-05-2014, 07:08 PM  
No more tests! just pictures
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,157,607
Here's one that seems creepy and yet artistic :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-22-2014, 05:12 PM  
Anyone disassemble Metz 48 AF-1 Flash? (Reflector & Diffuser is stuck in)
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Thanks, @LensBeginner. I think that's a wise advice, and I hate to shock myself :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 11-19-2014, 04:07 PM  
Anyone disassemble Metz 48 AF-1 Flash? (Reflector & Diffuser is stuck in)
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Don't remember how this happened, but the reflector and the diffuser for my Metz 48 AF-1 got stuck within the flash, and can't pull them out. The flash is all good otherwise.

Anyone have experience disassembling the flash unit? Or, should I send it in to CRIS for repairs?

Thank you!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-04-2014, 08:51 AM  
Vacation State of Mind
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Shot on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The island is an epitome of how to spend your vacation without a worry. So, when I saw these two people on their bikes, I thought they captured this spirit all too well.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-25-2014, 10:37 PM  
The Rainmaker
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Taken of kids playing in a park. The youngest one, about 3, decided she will work the water fountain to splash water for the amusement of other kids. Hence, I decided to name this "The Rainmaker." No pun on troublemaker :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-27-2014, 09:06 AM  
K-5 Memory Card door broke, where or how to fix?
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Yes, I noticed - but the part numbers match (I used the PDF of Pentax K7 parts for reference).
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-27-2014, 08:06 AM  
K-5 Memory Card door broke, where or how to fix?
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Will do - in all my years of being a Pentax user, this is the first time anything broke, and that too just a door! Good track record, at that :)
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-27-2014, 07:00 AM  
K-5 Memory Card door broke, where or how to fix?
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
ivanvernon - how much did they charge? I can get the part for $15 on eBay, and only thinking if I can do it myself if I don't have to pay > $50 to fix it.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-27-2014, 06:05 AM  
K-5 Memory Card door broke, where or how to fix?
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
So, I was putting back the SD card, and the outermost sliver of the door (about 4mm) just broke! The door is still completely functional, but I wanted to see if I can replace is for a reasonable price. I am in Chicago, and there are a few camera shops where I can take it, but has anyone ordered just the parts in the past from Pentax or elsewhere?

I essentially have to replace the entire door (I think), unless I can glue it together - although I doubt it will hold given how you put pressure there while closing.

Any thoughts? Thank you in advance!


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Found a part on eBay for K-7. I am guessing they are same/similar? Also, any idea if I can fix it myself, or should I take it into a camera/jewelry shop?

Pentax Genuine SD Memory Card Door Cover for K7 K7D Camera 77240 A210 | eBay
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 03-15-2014, 09:48 PM  
Is Ken Rockwell a troll?
Posted By pentaman
Replies: 38
Views: 5,655
Empty vessels make the most noise.
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