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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 10-23-2020, 08:42 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
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with fingers crossed sergysergy
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 10-22-2020, 06:40 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
Well my 150 - 450mm DFA Pentax has returned from Japan repaired , this is the first chance I had to try it out , it appears to be normal , shot with the K 1 , its Now a $4000.00 Lens
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 10-22-2020, 06:31 PM  
On A Coastal Hike
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 14
Views: 548
thank you everyone for the nominations greatly appreciated
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 09-27-2020, 06:48 PM  
On A Coastal Hike
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Piper English Springer Spaniel ,TRi Blue Roan
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-22-2020, 01:01 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
Another Victim of this stellar lens , sorry to hear of this Dave , i do hope it is repairable given the dollars that are put out for this lens , best regards Alan

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Another Victim of this stellar lens , sorry to hear of this Dave , i do hope it is repairable given the dollars that are put out for this lens , best regards Alan
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-19-2020, 08:05 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
that true , thanks for the reply noelpolar

---------- Post added 09-20-20 at 12:15 AM ----------


thank you DIh for the feedback interesting on the Canon Products , i'm not privy to ether brand Nikon or Canon , i do know i need to put my eggs in other baskets , im not knocking Pentax , ok i am ... just this lens, so far , just seems to be many with the same issue ...

---------- Post added 09-20-20 at 12:21 AM ----------


thanks for the note Mike.P , my biggest fear is getting it back and not working correctly , I'll never spend that amount on camera equipment again with out extra warranty .

---------- Post added 09-20-20 at 12:35 AM ----------


Sorry for inducing nightmares disasterfilm , I have decided to go forward with repairs , when this comes back and works as it should , fingers crossed , it will be carried around as you have described , I carried it as i would a shot gun over my shoulder on a heavy peak design camera strap , the lens being heavy as it is I believe the lock for the lens barrel is not made to take the downward weight this lens carries , this is where my problem began , the lock not holding and finding my lens barrel fully retracted while walking / hiking .
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-18-2020, 09:42 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
Just an update for those that maybe interested , My Pentax 150 - 450 mm arrived at the Pentax Factory in Japan , with an estimated cost of $ 700.60 for parts / Labor , plus the $169 I've spent for shipping ... is it worth it ?? I'm told 6 month warranty on repair .
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-14-2020, 12:50 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
aslyfox absolutely too each there own . What I can and will say about my lens is that it was used , I carried it around attached to camera with a heavy strap , Iím firm on believing this is where my issue started. With the weight of the lens on the lock system causing it not to work anymore followed by the lens not closing fully , then the rear optics falling inside the lens. , that being said I donít believe this lens was meant to be carried around this way. And only mounted on a tripod stationary. The $3000 I paid for this lens Canadian. Is a lot of money to me In my opinion this lens is definitely not a Work Horse , I wish there where serial numbers on these lenses to match with a manufacturer build date ,
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 09-13-2020, 10:18 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
jpzk I'm thinking the same now , switching to Nikon and purchasing a long lens new or a good used one for shooting wildlife , keeping what equip i have in Pentax , I was half considering picking up the pentax 300mm prime but that would kind of be going backwards after having the 450mm , think its time for me to jump ship , i feel so burnt on my 150 - 450 but i guess that could happen with any brand , my only advice to anyone considering the Pentax 150 - 450mm zoom , purchase lots of extra warranty with it . Havn't heard anything back on my lens repair , have sent out a few emails making inquiries , but so far only Crickets !!!

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yes sergysergy sent to Japan havent heard anything yet , just Crickets !!
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 09-04-2020, 06:25 PM  
For Sale: Big Update 9/26 645Z 4 Lens Outfit PENTAX-FA 1:4 600mm / 645D body only now
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 39
Views: 7,896
wouldn't i love to have that 600mm
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-27-2020, 09:19 PM  
Guiding Light
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 20
Views: 386
thank you everyone for the support on my image , greatly appreciate it . :)
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 08-27-2020, 09:17 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
hey sergysergy thanks for the comments , i'm not getting my hopes up , i'm thinking ill never see this lens again , i'm lost without it , thinking of purchasing the DA 300 mm , but may just invest into a Nikon Body and build a kit from there for shooting wildlife , so much more available with the other brands used and new
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-27-2020, 09:06 PM  
Pentax K1 with DA F4 SMC 300mm
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
thank you kindly for commenting on this post ,im lost without my 150 - 450 dont think ill ever see it again cant afford or would i ever consider buying another after it falling apart , , so im ether investing into another Brand or the 300 pentax

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wow nice wish i could find a deal like that , thanks for commenting
Forum: Photo Critique 08-26-2020, 09:14 PM  
People portrait
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
thank you for commenting mhrish will keep the Dof in mind

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thank you dipo , and yes they where pleased with the others i had taken .
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-26-2020, 09:08 PM  
Pentax K1 with DA F4 SMC 300mm
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
thank you Derek for the info

---------- Post added 08-27-20 at 01:11 AM ----------


thanks for the note , im still on the fence on this lens , i really dont want to invest into another 150 to 450 after the last failing me , but im in need of reach

---------- Post added 08-27-20 at 01:12 AM ----------


thank you for commenting Billk
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-12-2020, 05:21 PM  
Pentax K1 with DA F4 SMC 300mm
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
that answers my question , thank you Adam for the reply

Alan :)
Forum: Pentax K-1 08-12-2020, 05:08 PM  
Pentax K1 with DA F4 SMC 300mm
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
IS there anyone using the DA F4 300mm with there K 1 , wondering about the edges in the frame , Im sure i have read on here somewhere, which i can not find , that there is software in the K1 that will correct this ? my 150 to 450mm has gone to Japan for repair , who knows when i will hear back on it , im thinking about picking up this 300mm lens , I have a K3ii as well just wondering about the compatibility with the K 1 .

Many thanks in advance if you can help

Alan
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-12-2020, 04:50 PM  
Pets The Pointer Sisters........and Brothers.
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Aww Love it !! :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-11-2020, 12:31 AM  
Hello from a recently returning to Pentax user.
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Welcome Chris , I'm relatively a newer member myself , you have come to the right forum , lots of information hear and if you cant find it like myself , there are many willing to help , looking forward to some images . Cheers !1 Alan
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-29-2020, 08:43 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
thank you aslyfox if this lens cost any more than $500 Canadian dollor to repair they can toss it in the sea of Japan . Dont want to sound negative, but from the reviews i have read on this lens , where everyone loves it , noting but junk as far as I'm concerned , if repaired will be going up for sale ASAP .
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-28-2020, 11:37 PM  
DFA 150-450mm needs repair
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 117
Views: 13,476
To give an update on my falling apart Pentax 150mm - 450mm, Sun Camera here in Canada would not touch it , $169.00 to ship it to Japan and i don't even know the cost of fixing it until it arrives , to say the least not impressed PENTAX
Forum: Photo Critique 07-28-2020, 10:56 PM  
People portrait
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
hey Ciao lol on the verbal brawl, ive seen many get offended on here,I always take things in stride when it comes to photography ,so much to learn , and trying to get the job done with the equipment one has , being portraits , wildlife , landscapes , not to mention night photography which is another game in its self , im always open to constructive criticism , learned that in the Military , I appreciate the thoughts on my images , I will definitely check out the link you provided , thanks again

cheers

Alan :)

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thank you Lesmore49 greatly appreciate the comments

Alan :)

---------- Post added 07-29-20 at 03:27 AM ----------


Hi J thanks for commenting , my first time doing Graduation photos this year , took on three clients , they seemed to be happy with the end results , I agree with a lot you have said , its just not pick up a camera and start shooting , some thought has to be put into the entire production , ive learned not to do things on my own , I always take my wife with me as another set of eyes looking at the scene correcting poses , hair out of placement , especially when shooting outdoors , the wind can work against you as well as i have learned , and not noticing this until uploading the images , i don't think i would every photograph a wedding , too much pressure for me , i enjoy photography as my outlet to relax , its more of a business Hobby for me , since investing in some new equipment these past 4 yrs ive learned Landscape is a tough business , so many in my area doing it , hence testing the waters on portraits .

thanks again

alan
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-27-2020, 10:56 PM  
Guiding Light
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Guiding light after Sunset
Forum: Photo Critique 07-14-2020, 11:04 PM  
People portrait
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
hey Ciao , many thanks again for the comments the Samyang i purchased is the AS IF UMC its probably the 4 time ive used this lens , i did purchase it for portraits for it met my budget at the time , i do agree the image is soft ,and yes the eyes are not as sharp as could be , i think what caught my eye on this image is the long strand of hair blowing in the wind .. im attaching another image taken at the same time with same lens , this was next one below was taken with bare flash HHS AF540FGZ , id appreciate if you give me your thoughts on this one as well .

cheers Alan

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thank you hjoseph7 for your comments greatly appreciate any thoughts , can you have a look a the second image ive posted within this thread , is this image too sharp for a portrait ?
Forum: Photo Critique 07-13-2020, 09:04 PM  
People portrait
Posted By Outlander
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
thank you for critique maw greatly appreciated
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