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Forum: Sold Items 07-23-2012, 08:03 AM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Sold pending payment! Thank you all
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-22-2012, 03:22 PM  
Help choosing a "normal" prime lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
I use the K 28 3.5 and an amazing walk around lens. I just set it close to hyperfocal and shoot away. I heard it's one of the sharpest lenses Pentax has made
Forum: Sold Items 07-21-2012, 09:01 PM  
For Sale - Sold: PENTAX SMC K 135mm 2.5 and SMC K 28mm 3.5
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 22
Views: 4,981
I'm amazed that the K 28mm hasn't been picked up yet. bump
Forum: Sold Items 07-21-2012, 10:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Hi pentaxkid, please check your inbox :)

---------- Post added 07-21-12 at 08:55 PM ----------

everyday I'm bumpin
Forum: Sold Items 07-20-2012, 10:34 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax M 135mm 3.5 in Excellent Condition
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 2
Views: 692
darn was just about to pounce on it x)
Forum: Sold Items 07-20-2012, 10:16 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-K 50mm f1.2 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 2
Views: 1,855
that photo of the fence is stunning! when I was scrolling down the page it appeared to be popping out of my screen. amazing lens btw, good luck selling it!
Forum: Sold Items 07-20-2012, 10:13 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
bumpity bump bump to the top
Forum: Sold Items 07-18-2012, 11:02 AM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Oops, I'll make a correction then

---------- Post added 07-18-12 at 11:03 AM ----------

It's $290, shipping included for North America. Thanks for pointing out that rule

---------- Post added 07-19-12 at 02:56 AM ----------

Bump to top

---------- Post added 07-19-12 at 09:55 AM ----------

wow, the silence is deafening ... price lowered.[COLOR="Silver"]
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2012, 08:23 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Lens still available :)!

---------- Post added 07-18-12 at 09:33 AM ----------

Bump. Lens still available, please PM offers!

---------- Post added 07-18-12 at 10:13 AM ----------

Bump to the top.
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2012, 07:48 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (PRICE LOWERED) Pentax DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300




PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax SMC P DA 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 Lens

Asking Price
US 280 Dollars

Item Location
Berkeley, California (United States)

Item Description

$280 OBO DA 55-300 I'm selling my DA 55-300 which I've been using for about half a year. I hate to part with it since it has taken some really nice shots but I just don't use it as much as my other lenses. It comes with its box, a case (a lightly padded pouch with velcro patches), both caps and documents. The glass is clean, and the front and rear elements have no scratches.

I can ship internationally as well but the shipping will have to be recalculated based on your location.

Full disclosure:
1) I got it from a fellow forum member, daacon.
2) There is a small nick near the mount of the lens (near the Pentax 55-300 lettering) which you can see here (DA 55-300 - a set on Flickr) I received it like this and it doesn't affect the performance of the lens at all.

I'll throw in the hood if you want it but it fits loosely because a friend of mine broke one of its connecting joints trying to screw it onto his lens (not a pentax)

Thanks for looking

Please leave me a private message if you have any questions or to leave an offer.

For more photos of the lens: DA 55-300 - a set on Flickr

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
North America, Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Included in Total for North America

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted a week after buyer receives it if lens is not as described

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-28-2012, 09:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Takumar 35mm F2.0, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 300mm F4
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 194
Views: 34,137
bump. a few of these are still available
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-26-2012, 09:10 AM  
Advice on a 28mm prime lens (film)?
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Oh lol, sorry for the accusation!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-26-2012, 06:36 AM  
Advice on a 28mm prime lens (film)?
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
I can't find one for less than $800 :(

Pentax K 28/3.5 Shift Lenses
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-25-2012, 01:21 PM  
having problems with M42 lens, advice much appreciated!
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
OK thanks kcobain for the heads up :D I just set my KR to center weight avg. (in case I forget to later). I won't change this setting again :)

oh right! Yeah I've noticed the cool aperture shaped lights before. Now I know what they're called..
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-25-2012, 01:17 PM  
having problems with M42 lens, advice much appreciated!
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Emm there's nothing on the lens which betrays its identity except for the words "FEDERAL", "AUTO" and the typical lens specs. It was made in Japan too. Through the viewfinder I get a kinda dirty image of what I'm capturing in low light... Yeah it could be the coating (or lack of) ...
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-25-2012, 01:08 PM  
having problems with M42 lens, advice much appreciated!
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
OK thanks for your advice. Yes I am using an adapter with it.



Yep I do have problems with exposure. These were pretty bad shots but they just demonstrated what I thought were troubling aspects of the lens :S I didn't realize it was on 50mm at the time, thank you for pointing that out! I'll try shooting with center weighted average in the day then :) And it's just I'm used to the lights being more "suppressed" and star-like. But now that you pointed out that the focal length was wrong I wll have to try this kind of shot again (with proper iso and the other things you mentioned) to see if this happens again.



Nope no filters, just the lens and adapter...



Yep I'm aware of that. Sorry for the dumb question but when I screw on a M42 into my Pentax with the adapter I've basically sacrificed the A mode right?


Thanks a lot for the feedback! I really appreciate it
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM  
having problems with M42 lens, advice much appreciated!
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Hi guys,

I've been trying out an obscure m42 lens I got from my dad on my K-r: Federal Auto 28mm 2.8. It is a mighty huge 28mm lens (bigger than any I've seen on ebay) with a diameter of 62mm at the front for filters. I've been carrying it with me on a few trips to town (unfortunately once it was the only lens I brought and almost all my photos were blah to say the least) and I've been trying to learn how to use it and work around its limitations to get some nice shots. However, I just feel that I do not understand "where" this lens stands with respect to its other 28mm brethren. I love 28mm as a focal range though and would like to continue shooting at 28mm with manual primes, but could you guys help diagnose what exactly I'm doing wrong/is wrong with the lens?

Attached are links to the photos which had me really baffled.

Glowy Billboard 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Glowy Billboard 1: I tried taking this shot from the shade of the monorail station. I did not understand why the billboard (and the entire image) was so soft/glowy. IK was also starting to panic because I stupidly left my 50mm 1.7 prime at home. Realizing that I should try letting less light in, I stopped it down...

Glowy Billboard 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Glowy Billboard 2: ... and got this

Bright lights 1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Bright lights 1: in other news, I was trying to take a shot of a friend in a food court. The lighting was pretty dim for the lens so I tried increasing the ISO and slowing down the shutter speed. I did a few other things actually, but the fact remained ...

Bright lights 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Bright lights 2: ... that the lights in the ceiling were too darn bright and they had this weird (not pretty) halo around them. When I used the DA-L the lights didn't have that weird glow :-S

So, while I do like this lens I do wonder whether I should be concerned about its image and optical quality. If I should just look at other 28mm lenses could you leave a recommendation please? Otherwise I look forward to hearing from you on what I can do to take better pics with this lens :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-29-2012, 02:22 PM  
Nature Tiny Pink Flowers
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 1
Views: 488
This was taken on a bright day with the kit lens. I used the in camera color extraction to get the few pink flowers and green leaves out. Hope to hear from you :)
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-26-2012, 12:45 AM  
Sticky: K-r vs K-x
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 66
Views: 84,062
Wow you're really lucky! I'm in Berkeley and all the stores around me are out of stock ;)
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-18-2012, 08:57 PM  
Amazing Colored KR Offerings
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
I know! It actually looks more taupe than silver to me but a hot color nevertheless
Forum: Pentax K-r 04-18-2012, 07:14 PM  
Amazing Colored KR Offerings
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
I just got my KR from the Marketplace of this forum but when I saw this my heart sank:

Walmart.com: Your Choice: Pentax K-r 12.4MP DSLR Camera Bundle w/ 18-55mm Lens, 3" LCD, and HD Video Value Bundle: Digital Cameras

They even have the navy KR!! I guess it's just my luck haha

But anyway, I wouldn't trade in my KR for anything but if there are any of you who are interested in getting the KR this seems to be a pretty good bundle plus the color options are amazing (I didn't know there was a brown kr too!)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-09-2012, 02:06 PM  
Question on Memory Cards
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Hi,

I'm looking to get a memory card for my K-R because I'm worried that my Class 6 Panasonic 8gb and Class 6 Sandisk Ultra 16gb cards will be too slow for the K-R on video mode or when shooting raw. I was looking at some class 10 memory cards on Amazon but a lot of the reviewers were saying that the class is just a hoax and we should look instead at the read/write speeds which unfortunately aren't displayed at most of the product pages. So, could anyone recommend a memory card for the KR? :)?
Forum: Sold Items 04-06-2012, 11:31 AM  
For Sale - Sold: White k-r + 18 - 55 and 55 - 300 kit lens
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Payment sent!
Forum: Pentax K-r 03-31-2012, 04:10 AM  
Is K-r the right one for me?
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 24
Views: 2,321
Ty Philoslothical, sometimes I get so lost reading these reiews that I forget this is the internet and people can make as big a fuss as they want over anything here x)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-31-2012, 04:07 AM  
Pentax K7 vs Pentax KR
Posted By slappyfin3
Replies: 82
Views: 29,550
Thank you Philoslothical, I would jump on the opportunity to get a K5 but it's beyond my means at the moment. Anyway, just to clarify what I meant by the new model, i was hoping to take advantage of the (potential) proce drop of the kr when the replacement comes out x)
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