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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-07-2017, 05:21 PM  
For Sale: Ricoh Diacord, Praktica LB2, M42, reduced prices
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
bump for Praktica and JC Penny 135mm. . . .
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 11-07-2017, 05:18 PM  
For Sale: Pentax A 50/2.8 macro
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 1
Views: 266
bump. . . .
Forum: Contest Voting 11-02-2017, 06:06 AM  
Aurora Australis and Milky Way
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 21
Views: 263
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Contest Voting 11-02-2017, 05:48 AM  
Purple rain
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 14
Views: 152
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-29-2017, 12:54 PM  
For Sale: Ricoh Diacord, Praktica LB2, M42, reduced prices
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Offer received. Awaiting payment. :-)

Nath

---------- Post added 10-30-2017 at 05:00 PM ----------


Payment received, parcel shipped, PM sent. The Ricoh Diacord's been sold.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-29-2017, 10:13 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh Diacord, Praktica LB2, M42, reduced prices
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
bump. . . .
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-29-2017, 10:07 AM  
For Sale: Pentax A 50/2.8 macro
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 1
Views: 266
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax A 50/2.8 macro

Asking Price
150.00 USD

Item Location
Spring Green (United States)

Item Description
Pentax A 50/2.8 macro with Pentax front cap and Sigma rear cap for A-series lenses. (The photos show a Pentax rear cap, but that's otherwhere now; the Sigma cap works just fine.)

I bought this lens a few years ago. The aperture blades were sticky and slow, so I had them cleaned by a forum member.

This lens is sharp, as its reputation suggests. The glass is clean--no scratches, fog, haze, or fungus. There is a bit of dust inside--after all, it is a 30 year old lens--but it becomes apparent only at smaller apertures and can be easily dealt with in Lightroom or such. The aperture blades are clean and snappy. The barrel and engravings are excellent, but not perfect. (See the photos.)

I'm selling the lens only because I prefer my EBC Fujinon 55/3.5 macro, which seems just a bit sharper with bokeh more pleasing to my eye. (Many of those EBC Fujinons M42s are wonderful lenses.)

The $150 price includes USPS Priority Mail shipping in the continental US.

If you'd like more photos of the lens, let me know.

Thanks for looking!

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
USPS shipping CONUS included in price

Shipping Services
USPS, UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item may be returned for refund of full purchase price within 3 days of delivery; buyer responsible for insured Priority Mail shipping cost.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-18-2017, 12:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Hey, Coburn-Brown.

I'm pretty sure the lens has been sold; that is, I should be getting payment soon for it.

If something changes . . . well, I'd have to look up shipping to Canada to see what it'd cost.

I'll let everyone know if and when the lens has been sold, so keep an eye on this listing.

Take care,
Nath [ grey goat ]
Forum: Sold Items 10-18-2017, 05:19 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
The K 300 was in hiding in the expired listings for a year and a half while my mind was otherwhere. . . . If I ever get a K1, this would fill the spot occupied by my 200 now, but that seems a long way off. As it is, I used the 300/4 at my son's little league baseball games, where it did a great job isolating the batter and catcher. But other than that, I rarely use anything longer than my 135 and 200.

But yes, it's still here. . . .

---------- Post added 10-18-2017 at 09:40 AM ----------

Sale pending. . . .
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-16-2017, 09:02 AM  
For Sale: Ricoh Diacord, Praktica LB2, M42, reduced prices
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Revived from the "Expired" listings. . . .

SyncGuy, I know you asked about 16 months or so ago if the Ricoh Diacord was still available. I think by that time the listing was expired, and I didn't see your question. But, yes, it's still available.

Nath
Forum: Sold Items 10-16-2017, 08:37 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Thanks for the bump, luftfluss!

That $190 includes shipping . . . in the contiguous US, that is. . . .

---------- Post added 10-16-2017 at 10:58 AM ----------


Reinstated listing, 18 months later . . . price is now $165, including CONUS shipping. . . .
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-17-2016, 06:46 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #114 Poll (Tables and Chairs - February 2016)
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 61
Views: 6,762
Funny, I voted for a different photograph than I nominated. Maybe I overlooked it before. . . .
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-11-2016, 08:13 AM  
Relations
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Nice light and composition; nominated.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-11-2016, 08:11 AM  
Rocking chair for ghosts
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 30
Views: 1,498
Nice light . . . nominated.
Forum: Sold Items 03-06-2016, 07:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Yep, it's manual focus. It's roughly 35-40 years old, from back when Pentax began making cameras with the K mount.

You can find out more about it in the lens reviews:
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-03-2016, 09:50 AM  
K1: No aperture sensing for "legacy" lenses?
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 116
Views: 9,831
I can understand why some folks are upset about the "crippled" K mount. Fortunately, I don't mind using the green button, and I take into consideration that the metering is center-weighted.

I can also understand why folks would want to use newer, AF lenses. I own a couple of them myself; my DA 70 is a wonderful lens.

But when I went with Pentax dslrs, I made a conscious decision to use older, manual-focus glass. It was less expensive than the newer AF glass, for one thing. And it worked with my Pentax film bodies, too. Yep, I still have a darkroom, though I admit I don't use it nearly as much as I do Lightroom 5.

But . . . am I to understand that any M42 or non-AF K lens is unsuitable for "professional work"?

I've made a few bucks from time to time with my photography, but I'm not a professional and have no delusions about my place in the scheme of things. (On the other hand, I'd put my work shooting live music in intimate settings up against the work of just about any professional I know of.)

If you don't like the "crippled" mount or the green button of the new K-1, avoid it.

If you think using manual-focus lenses is masochistic, well, don't use them.

But to say manual-focus glass shouldn't be used for professional work . . . well, my guess is that they can't be used for your professional work. I suspect many others who are professional photographers would find that pronouncement downright silly.

Of course, maybe the statement was deliberate hyperbole and I've simply missed the real point.

Maybe I just need more coffee. . . .
Forum: Sold Items 03-02-2016, 03:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Bump for price drop: the K 300/4 is now $190 USD, including shipping.
Forum: Sold Items 02-27-2016, 09:02 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
It's still here, waiting for a new owner.

That $200 includes shipping, by the way. . . .
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 02-20-2016, 04:19 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #113 Poll (Composite - January 2016)
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 110
Views: 9,226
Yep, I think this is one of the best sets of photos I've seen for the monthly contest. I'll keep my choice under my hat, though. (Wait--where is my hat, anyway?)

But I will say that #4 makes me think very longingly of Linda Ronstadt for some reason. . . . (One of the best album covers of all time, and it was an accident. Why is it that my accidents are never that fortunate?)
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2016, 07:17 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Takumar (bayonet) 135/2.5
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Hey, photolady.

Yes, the K1000 is remarkably clean inside: the pressure plate is spotless, as is everything else in the film chamber. The pentaprism seems clear, too: there are a few specks of dust, but they moved around when I used my little squeeze blower, so it seems they're on the bottom of the ground glass rather than inside the viewfinder itself. I'm thinking if it weren't February, there'd be less static electricity in the air and the specks of dust would disengage from the glass. Even so, they don't seem bothersome to me at all--I wish my K-5 were as clear as the K1000.

The lens, too, seems really clear. There's no apparent dust inside the lens, nor fungus or cloudiness of any sort, and the front and rear elements are scratch-free. The rubber grip around the focus ring is missing, and at some point I had a broccoli band in its place, but I've since removed that.

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, or if you'd like a photo of the camera with its back open, let me know.

Nath
Forum: Sold Items 02-17-2016, 02:08 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SILVERED/CHROMED SMC Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 33
Views: 4,117
That sure is a sweet lens, Brian!
Forum: Sold Items 02-17-2016, 01:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Me, too! But I appreciate the bump. . . .

Maybe this time it will catch the eye of someone who needs a 300mm--especially one that will work on the soon-to-be-released full-frame Pentax. . . .
Forum: Sold Items 02-17-2016, 01:45 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Takumar (bayonet) 135/2.5
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Bump for price cuts. . . .
Forum: Sold Items 02-10-2016, 12:53 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K SMC 300/4
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Still here . . . bump.
Forum: Sold Items 02-10-2016, 12:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Takumar (bayonet) 135/2.5
Posted By grey goat
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
The Takumar bayonet 135/2.5 and the K1000 w/ M50/2 are still available. . . .
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