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Forum: Lens Clubs 10-29-2018, 10:26 AM  
DA zoom club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2,061
Views: 288,570
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-04-2018, 11:58 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 664
Views: 58,211
Thanks to everyone for the comments about the IBIS. Your results were in line with what I thought would be the case, but I've had IBIS with Pentax for so long that I wanted to check.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-03-2018, 05:11 PM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 664
Views: 58,211
Jonathan,
Do you, or the other X users, find the lack of IBIS to be a problem? Or are all of your lenses stabilized?
Mike

---------- Post added 10-03-18 at 08:13 PM ----------



It was meant as a compliment. Here is a link: Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories | Netflix Official Site We've watched it twice.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-25-2018, 11:57 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 664
Views: 58,211
Looks right out of Netflix's Midnight Diner. :)
Forum: Sold Items 09-21-2018, 02:08 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF 160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2
Views: 350
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax AF 160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash

Asking Price
340.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This is a very nice macro flash, but I do not use it enough to justify keeping it. It is in like new condition and is very nicely made.

It is, I believe, Pentax's most recent ring flash for macro photography. It may also be used at longer distances, e.g. for portraits, but I have not done so. There are two "banks" of lights on the ring, which can be independently varied. Thus, the lighting need not be flat. It also has a modeling light.

The flash will operate in P-TTL, TTL, or manual mode with all PENTAX SLR or DSLR cameras with a hot shoe. Uses 4 AA size batteries (not included). There is no corrosion in the battery compartment.

Included are adapter rings for 49mm, 52mm, 58mm, and 67mm lenses, the fitted foam case, and operating manual.

My asking price is below the most recent listed sale on PentaxForums ($390) and is considerably below one for sale at Microglobe ($457 after conversion from British pounds). If you are interested, but believe this is too high please send me a PM with your counter offer.

Read more at: PENTAX AF 160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

B&H also has a very good description and set of reviews. PENTAX AF 160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

Here is another good review: The best Pentax macro flash by a mile, the Pentax AF160FC ringflash

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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Will vary depending on buyer's location.

Shipping Services
UPS, USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns; it is fully working.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-13-2018, 01:02 PM  
DA zoom club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2,061
Views: 288,570


Great Spangled Frittilary
by UnderOpenWater, on Flickr

PS If I've made an incorrect identification, please let me know.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-05-2018, 01:00 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 11,126
Views: 1,799,529


Stego-lo-Demetrodon catches some morning sun.
by UnderOpenWater, on Flickr

Limestone sculpture (1989, William Galloway) in Bloomington's Bryan Park. In order to include both a sail-back (Dimetrodon) and a tail-loop with spikes (Stegosaurus) the artist hybridized the two species. So far no children have complained.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-02-2018, 03:49 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 11,126
Views: 1,799,529
Forum: Sold Items 08-24-2018, 04:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 50mm f1.7 lens - Price reduced; shipping included
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Here is a recent example with my K5. I've edited this message because the system changes the default photo of the lens to pictures in thread comments. Anyway, if you wish to see a portrait taken with this lens, follow this link.

https://flic.kr/p/27EbAEb
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2018, 01:14 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 50mm f1.7 lens - Price reduced; shipping included
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2
Views: 409
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-F 50mm f1.7 lens - Price reduced; shipping included

Asking Price
80.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This copy is in very good to excellent condition with little to no sign of wear. Manual focus is smooth, as is automatic focus. Like all screw drive lenses there is some noise when focusing automatically. I see no sign of oil on the aperture blades or damage to the glass. Includes generic rubber lens shade, as well as genuine Pentax rear and front caps.

As shown, the bokeh on this lens is very nice. It also worked well as a short telephoto on my K5; on a K1 it would, of course, be a normal length.

Here’s the link on PentaxForums if you’d like to read more about this lens:
SMC Pentax-F 50mm F1.7 Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

I will mail outside of the United States at the buyer's expense. Please PM me if this applies to you.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-09-2018, 07:29 AM  
The FA Un-Limited Club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 464
Views: 99,386
Yes, not to mention the paint flakes from John Deere mowers that they gather in their breeding rituals.
Forum: Sold Items 08-05-2018, 11:21 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC-Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 0
Views: 390
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC-Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited

Asking Price
370.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This is a really nice copy of one of the Pentax gems (aka, the Three Amigos). I hesitate to describe it as such, but it is like new (what is, really?). It is black, serial #26514, and made in Japan. I won’t attempt compete with the review recently posted in Pentax Forums, but suffice it to say that should you buy it you will like it.

PentaxForum Review:
SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews

The original packaging is included, as is the drawstring pouch.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Priority Mail, Included

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sales are final, unless proof received of damage in mail.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-03-2018, 03:11 PM  
The FA Un-Limited Club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 464
Views: 99,386
Forum: Sold Items 08-03-2018, 12:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF] - Price reduced
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 1
Views: 530
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF]

Asking Price
235.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This is a great older lens. It takes wonderful photos, has lovely bokeh, and is - to my admittedly aging eyes - sharp all the way from f/2.8. Originally made for film cameras, it will be an excellent addition to your K1 arsenal. (Indeed, it looks something like a large bullet!) I was very pleased with its performance on my K5. I see no oil on the diaphragm blades or damage to the glass. Focusing is quick for a screw-drive lens, but you will definitely hear it when it does so. Manual focus is very smooth, although the focus ring is tiny. This copy shows some scratches on the metal barrel and the rubber trim is peeling up a bit. (Pliobond or similar adhesive could easily fix the latter; it never bothered me.) It is also not lightweight. It comes with a Pentax rear cap and a generic front cap. The lens hood is built-in so you’ll never lose it. Where did I get the [original] asking price? I took the average of completed sales on eBay and PentaxForums and knocked off $50 for the scratches. I've since checked with KEH and have lowered the price to $235.

Here is the link to what others think about it on PentaxForums (rating 9.54):
SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF] Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Priority Mail included.

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sales are final, damaged in shipment.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 08-04-18 at 08:50 AM ----------

Bump. Price reduced.

---------- Post added 08-04-18 at 08:51 AM ----------

Price reduced. Bump.
Forum: Sold Items 08-02-2018, 03:24 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 0
Views: 363
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens

Asking Price
35.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This is a full-frame, film era lens that works well on Pentax digital cameras. This copy is in very good condition with little sign of wear apart from a bit of the rubber trim lifting up (see photo). It should be easily repairable with Pliobond or similar adhesive, although it never bothered me enough to do so. Manual focus is smooth, as is automatic focus. The very useful “macro” (aka, close focus) setting is a nice feature. I see no sign of oil on the aperture blades or damage to the glass (see photos). Includes front and rear caps, along with a rubber lens hood.

Here is what other people have to say about this lens:
SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - F Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included. Insurance is extra if it is desired.

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sales are final, unless damaged upon receipt.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-01-2018, 05:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Genuine Pentax Takumar 35mm lens hood and case
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 1
Views: 443
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Genuine Pentax Takumar 35mm lens hood and case

Asking Price
20.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
This is a used (very) genuine Pentax Takumar METAL lens hood for 35mm f2 or f3.5 lenses. It screws onto the 49mm filter thread; it does not clip on. Included is the original leather case. First class USPS mailing is included in the USA; additional cost for tracking, insurance, etc.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Fair

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included, first class mail

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sales are final, unless damaged in shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-01-2018, 04:21 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Genuine Pentax 42mm to K-Mount Adapters (2 copies)
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 0
Views: 502
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Genuine Pentax 42mm to K-Mount Adapters (1 copy remains; 1 has been sold)

Asking Price
35.00 USD

Item Location
Indiana (United States)

Item Description
These are two unused genuine Pentax screw-mount to K-mount adapters. They allow the use of any 42mm (Pentax thread, e.g., Takumar) lens on any K-mount camera. Original packaging and instructions are included. I will sell them individually ($35) or together ($70). One copy has been SOLD.

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
United States

Shipping Charge
Included

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sale is final, unless received as damaged.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-17-2018, 12:52 PM  
Thematic Show your texture, pattern, repetition, shape etc. shots here!
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 1,929
Views: 139,851
University of Bonn



Bonn_Popplesdorf
by UnderOpenWater, on Flickr

---------- Post added 07-17-18 at 03:57 PM ----------

I hope Karlchen found his way home.



Bonn_Karlchen
by UnderOpenWater, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-06-2018, 02:20 PM  
DA zoom club
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 2,061
Views: 288,570
Thanks, Chip. Much appreciated.
Forum: Pentax K-1 07-02-2018, 09:26 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 21,545
Views: 1,771,455
Very cool! I’m happy to SEE orioles, much less photograph them.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 07-01-2018, 04:54 PM  
Flash advice needed.
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 16
Views: 868
I’ve been very pleased with my Cactus V6II flash. I find it easier to use than the Pentax AF 540FGZ flash, which I also own. I would think really, really hard about whether you want to do the wedding, however. There be dragons...
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 06-30-2018, 05:02 PM  
Raffle
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 46
Views: 1,363
Ditto.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 06-30-2018, 04:58 AM  
A K-1 will be given away tomorrow, June 30th!
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 833
Views: 23,727
My two cents:

I'm not going to complain too much about a 1 in a 100 chance to win, but something seems wrong here. I had my entry ready to go at 11:00 UTC, pasted it into the post field, and pushed the submit button as soon the thread was open but was told that all 50 tickets had been claimed. I know there are many viewers of the site, but something doesn't seem right. (I've got a very fast cable connection, as well.)
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-29-2018, 08:02 AM  
First Shots with K5
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 14
Views: 1,777
I’ve thought about upgrading my K5 many times, but it is such a great camera for my needs that I have not. (If I get anything it wii be a K1) congratulations on you acquiring one!
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-29-2018, 12:08 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By MikeW
Replies: 21,545
Views: 1,771,455
Love it!
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