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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-31-2013, 07:34 PM  
Price different on two versions of Pentax D-Li90
Posted By fliegenfischer
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Amazon
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 07-22-2013, 10:43 AM  
South Dakota - ideas ?
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Jeez! Where to begin?

I think Mount Rushmore is best at dawn. Early in the morning is best for shooting critters (see following).

Other possible picture venues including the following:

Custer State Park in the heart of the Black Hills, with a huge free roaming bison herd, prairie dog colonies, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, deer, elk, other critters, spectacular rock formations, lakes and streams, flower meadows, etc.. Not much in the way of waterfalls, except very small ones, as I remember, anywhere in the Black Hills.

Black Hills National Forest, adjacent to the above.

Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument, with cool cave formations, critters above ground (bison, prairie dogs, coyotes, etc.).

Crazy Horse memorial monument - huge rock carving, even larger than Rushmore (I think, if memory serves).

Devils Tower National Monument (Park?). In Wyoming, but close by.

Deadwood, historic gold rush town.

Mammoth site in Hot Springs, where wooly mammoth fossils are being excavated while you watch (and shoot).

Museums, art galleries, tourist trap attractions, etc.

All within a days drive or less of Mount Rushmore and Rapid City, SD.

You could easily spend a couple weeks shooting and never leave the Black Hills or their immediate vicinity. I have.

Your Moon guidebook should give you the low down on all this stuff.

fliegenfischer
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-13-2013, 09:13 AM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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Back from three weeks on the road shooting giant Sequoias and ancient Bristlecone Pines in the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains in California.

Good test of my new field tripod setup. Sirui head, Gitzo legs and Markins low level adapter (see earlier postings for details) all worked essentially flawlessly for shooting from ground level to full height, at over three pounds lighter than my old Bogen system.

Discovered that the neoprene storage bag that comes with the Sirui K-40X ballhead works well to protect the head while it is mounted on the tripod legs.

Nothing to complain about. I'm very happy with the performance of all parts of the setup.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 06-06-2013, 10:08 PM  
Price different on two versions of Pentax D-Li90
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 16
Views: 8,845
Agree on the Wasabi batteries.

Have been using them for some time now with absolutely no problems. Use them interchangeably and along with my original Pentax batteries in both my two K-5 bodies and battery grips, as well as my K-01. No compatability problems whatsoever. Much less expensive and more convenient than the OEM batteries, with no apparent difference in power life or performance.

I have not comparison tested this, but it seems to me that both the original OEM Pentax batteries and the Wasabi batteries seem to charge faster in the Wasabi charger than in the Pentax charger, as well.

Totally sold on the Wasabi batteries and charger system. Heck of a deal.

The only thing I haven't tested is how long it takes to charge a battery using the car plug-in with the Wasabi charger. Haven't needed to use it.

Has anyone used this? With Wasabi or OEM batteries? If so, what were your impressions?
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-02-2013, 02:23 PM  
Mentors, gurus, and inspirations
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Do you mean Galen Rowell?
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-02-2013, 12:01 PM  
Mentors, gurus, and inspirations
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 8
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I am currently prepping for my first multi-week road shooting trip to replenish my stock file in roughly ten years (the time lapse is a whole other story). I find when it has been a fairly long period between shooting trips, that it is helpful, to get in the right frame of mind and get the creative juices flowing, to re-view the images of my photo mentors and gurus.

Of recent and contemporaneous figures, I would begin with my own personal mentor, Jay Maisel, who revealed my "eye," opened it for me, taught me it is not what you see but how you see it, and taught me how to be a professional. Beyond Jay, I look for inspiration in the works, among others, of Ernst Haas, Pete Turner, John Paul Caponigro, Harald Sund, Larry Dale Gordon, Galen Rowell, William Albert Allard, Freeman Patterson, and the Pentaxian shooter Robert Glenn Ketchum.

I am curious about what other Pentax Forums members have as their own photographic mentors, gurus and inspirational figures.

fliegenfischer
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-30-2013, 07:23 AM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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ryan s, thanks for your contribution, especially the Nikonians discussion link. Interesting and useful information. Glad I ended up with Gitzo legs. For my uses, the best.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-26-2013, 01:18 PM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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Well, bdery, if that is the case, then I stand corrected. I was looking at the specifications as described on the Amazon website, since I am, as stated, not familiar with Vanguard heads, and I did not see that precise feature mentioned (which I would think they would want to do, it being a selling point, especially for the Sirui heads).

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-26-2013, 07:27 AM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
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I am not familiar with the quality of the Vanguard ball heads, so I cannot speak to that.

However, for what it is worth, I like the ability to set a precise, quantifiable and repeatable minimum ball tension, instantly available, for each lens/camera combination I might mount, so that there is always some resistance to the camera just falling over when the main lock is released, no matter the weight combination. The Vanguard heads do not have that feature, even the largest, most expensive ones, that I can ascertain.

You have that dual feature with all the Sirui KX series ball heads, including the smallest K-10X. It shares the feature and the mechanism (a tension dialer within the locking knob) with the vastly more expensive Markins heads, and adds a highly useful feature the touted Markins heads do not appear to have - an additional dialing collar around the base of the locking knob, which allows numbered repeatability to the tension settings.

In use, you just set the range of tension so that your lightest lens/camera combination is zero on the dial, then memorize the numbered setting for each lens/camera setting up to your heaviest, and you are set. Just dial in the tension as needed for each combo, as needed. If you forget the number, you can just do it by feel, if necessary, then use it at that numbered setting for the rest of the session. I find this a tremendously useful feature I no longer would want to do without. See photo.

With the Sirui KX series (or, properly, my experience with the K-40X head) when minimum ball tension is set correctly for each lens/camera combo, you can place and use the ball head without fully tightening the locking knob. The proper resistance setting permits smoothly moving the camera when necessary, but keeps it firmly in place otherwise (this is very useful for leveling a K-5 using the viewscreen level feature). Or you can fully lock it down with just a quarter turn of the locking knob (and minimal effort) so that it will NOT move. Also, once you position the camera/lens under the proper minimum tension, it will not shift or move, even a minute fraction, when you tighten down to full, immovable locked tension. There is absolutely NO slop or fractional movement of the camera as you fully tighten the locking knob.

Another plus to the Sirui ball heads is the supplied instruction sheet. It is one of the best written, best illustrated manuals I can remember. It is clearly and carefully written in perfect, grammatically correct English, clearly and completely illustrated with excellent drawings and diagrams and very easy to understand. It is a model, in my opinion, for instruction manuals. And then there is the 6 year warranty.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-25-2013, 01:10 PM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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While the Gitzo G1326 (1325 with fast column) tripod I bought used (like new) fulfilled my primary needs, at a reasonable cost (for a Gitzo) it did have one notable flaw - the inability to get the camera really close to the ground. At its lowest, the column jutted up 18" above the ground (to the base of the ball head). With the Sirui K-40X ball head mounted, the camera mount plate was at 22.5" above ground zero, which put my K-5 viewfinder center (with battery grip mounted) at 27" above ground level. Nearly mid-thigh level on me. Really too high for true low level (usually macro) shooting.

While I was researching various ball heads, I had noticed on the Markins site an interesting solution, utilizing the existing Gitzo tripod head mount plate (after removing the center column from its fitting), and the Markins tripod base TB-30 adapter. This turned out to be an elegant, simple and easy retrofit. The Markins TB-30 adapter was precision machined and beautifully finished. Impressive. It fit the Gitzo column threading as if made by Gitzo, screwing down over the column shaft with silky smoothness and tightening easily and firmly. With the Sirui ball head mounted on top, it looks like it is one solid unit, as if originally part of the Sirui head. Further, the Markins TB-30 tripod head base adapter retains the original Gitzo column bottom hook, which screws into it just like into the original column, so that a steadying weight (like a camera bag) can be hung beneath the head between the legs to further stabilize the tripod with the legs fully extended.

How much lower did it get me? A full foot (12 inches) lower. Now my K-5 viewfinder is at 15" above ground level. This turns out to be a comfortable height when lying prone on the ground, propped on my elbows, and a very useful height for shooting flowers and small critters, and such like. Now the only problem, once getting down there, is getting back up. No small thing anymore, at age 66.

A final plus of this setup, is that at full leg extension on the Gitzo, my viewfinder is still high enough to be at full stretch eye level, even with hiking boots on. So now I have the best of both worlds - comfortable ground level shooting, and full height no stoop shooting with just the legs extended for maximum stability. And all of it way lighter than my old all Bogen setup. The full assembly (Gitzo 1326 legs/Markins TB-30 tripod base/Sirui K-40X ball head) now weighs just 6 lbs.12 oz., fully 3 lbs.10 oz. lighter than my old medium format field tripod unit.

Interestingly, the Gitzo/Markins/Sirui unit would more than likely handle virtually any medium format camera/lens assembly I might want to put on it, even though I no longer shoot medium format. Certainly, I can't imagine any Pentax APS-C DSLR camera/lens combination I might be inclined to mount it couldn't handle.

I'm a happy camper.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-22-2013, 11:40 AM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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Thanks for all the input, folks. It is appreciated.

I guess all things are relative. Since in my forty plus years as a professional photographer I have spent the majority of my time shooting medium and large format (645, 6X6, 67, 6X17, and 4X5) in studio and on location, I am accustomed to truly large and heavy tripods and heads.

These would be Bogen heads like the 3038 ball head at 4.5 lbs. dry weight, or the even more massive Cambo Ball Head CBH-4, at 5 lbs., or the Bogen 3063 leveling fluid head at just under 5 lbs. These heads would typically be combined, depending on the assignment or project, with tripod leg sets like the Bogen 3221 at 6 lbs. (the lightweight), or Bogen 3236 legs at nearly 10 lbs, or the even heavier Bogen 3050 quick extension tripod legs (my studio tripod), this one usually combined with the Bogen three way pan/tilt 3047 head, for a combined weight of over 16 lbs.

Makes me think of the indelible Crocodile Dundee line about knives - "That's not a knife. THAT's a knife!" - as he pulls out a massive Bowie knife that looks the length of a machete.

My typical field hiking setup was a set of Bogen 3221 legs combined with the Bogen 3038 ball head for a total of 10.5 lbs. (before mounting medium format Pentax 645 or 67 camera and lens) to tote around the mountains. Sometimes for fluid panning on action, or video work, I'd mount the Bogen 3063 fluid head for a total of 11 lbs. For roadside shooting out of my 4WD pickup camper, I would use the head/leg combo of the massive Cambo CBH-4 ball head on my Bogen 3236 tripod legs (8 foot maximum height), totalling a svelte 14 lbs. 11 oz.. On occasion I would also use a formidable ZONE VI wooden tripod at 9 lbs. 3 oz, usually combined with either the 3063 fluid head or the Cambo CBH-4, for use with my Calumet 4X5 bellows camera body.

All really back breaking stuff.

So now that I'm no longer shooting with all the big gear, having gone all Pentax APS-C digital, I am, logically, downsizing my tripods and heads, thus my initial posting as I gathered data and intelligence on current tripod legs and heads.

Well, after determining exactly what my needs are - lightweight but seriously stable carbon fiber tripod that will easily reach my full stretch eye height without extending center column (I'm 6' 3" in hiking boots); Arca-Swiss style quick release plate compatibility (all my camera bodies and lenses with tripod mounts are equipped with semi-permanent Arca-Swiss style quick release plates); reasonably light, silky smooth, close tolerance CNC machined, non-creeping, maximally rigid, panning (increment marked), friction adjustable precision ball head - all at reasonable cost (Not asking too much, am I?), my search began in earnest, both online and physically in store.

So, after all the research (including hours of reading online reviews of actual users) and forum members input (thank you all) what have I settled on?

My local "go to" pro camera retail and repair store (Bozeman Camera & Repair - THE Yellowstone National Park shooters pro store (Bozeman Camera & Repair) is a dealer for Giottos, Sirui, Induro, Benro, Velbon and Slik tripods and heads, as well as carrying a vast amount of quality used camera gear, including Gitzo, Bogen, and Manfrotto tripods and tripod heads, so I was able to do quite a bit of hands on comparisons.

What I finally settled on was a used (in like new condition) Gitzo 3-section tripod, the G1326, with already installed cushioned OP/TECH leg sleeves (also like new); paired with a Sirui K-40X 54mm ballhead with Arca-Swiss compatible quick release. Total field weight: 7.25 lbs. Which is 3.25 lbs. less than my old field location unit. It goes up higher (no more stooping), is lighter, more rigid and dampens vibrations better than the old tripod (carbon fiber versus aluminum), and the ballhead is smaller, lighter, better machined, with better features (friction range adjustable), and at least as strong (70 lb. load rating), with a longer warranty (6 years). What's not to like?

Finally, a comment on Chinese and Korean made items. Ten years experience as a fly fishing tackle sales representative representing a variety of American and overseas based rod, reel and line companies, most with manufacturing based in China and South Korea, has taught me that quality, precision and value is where you find it. Currently some of the highest and lowest priced, but highest quality, best machined fly fishing rods and reels are being made in both China and South Korea. These are rods and reels priced from over a thousand dollars to under one hundred dollars, all having the highest or equal quality in their price classes compared to US or European made items. I have learned from this. Quality is where you find it, and higher cost does not always equal best performance, or best value (bang for the buck).

Interestingly, in regards to quality and features, in my opinion two of the best made, highest quality ballheads being manufactured today are out of South Korea (Markins), and it's clear facsimile clone, arguably of equal quality and features, but half the price, out of Guangdong province (the national manufacturing center, where most of the lower priced high quality fly fishing rods and reels are made) in China (Sirui).






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Forum: Sold Items 04-19-2013, 06:43 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
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Dropping the price to $90.00 USD
Forum: Sold Items 04-16-2013, 10:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 7
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still trying
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-15-2013, 07:20 AM  
tripods and ballheads - Sirui, Induro (or used Gitzo)
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 39
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I am looking to update my tank like (thus heavy) circa 1980's Bogen tripods and heads with modern carbon fiber legs and magnesium or similar ballheads.

Any feedback on field use of either Induro or Sirui carbon legs (mid to high end), and Induro or Sirui ballheads (mid to high end) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any real world usage comments.

fliegenfischer
Forum: Sold Items 04-14-2013, 10:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
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bump to top - good price
Forum: Sold Items 04-14-2013, 10:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10D camera body, Serial # 2484255, MINT
Posted By fliegenfischer
Replies: 2
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Better price than on eBay
Forum: Sold Items 04-13-2013, 03:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax-A 645 75mm f/2.8 prime lens, serial # 4030980
Posted By fliegenfischer
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PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

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Pentax-A 645 75mm f/2.8 prime lens, serial # 4030980

Asking Price
$ 90.00, or best offer USD

Item Location
Livingston, Montana (United States)

Item Description
Pentax-A 645 75mm f/2.8 prime lens, serial # 4030980

Mint condition. Lens has no wear marks of any kind. Optically and mechanically in mint condition. Glass flawless, like new. Focus as smooth as new. Aperture mechanism works like new. Lens caps included. Only lens caps have discernible wear (see photos).

This is the "normal" prime lens for the Pentax 645 format, corresponding to a 50mm lens in the 24x36mm format, with manual focus, auto aperture, f/2.8-f/22 focal range.

It is critically sharp at all f/stops, beautifully corrected for color, with crisp contrast, super smooth focus, and durable build, with classic Pentax SMC Super Multi-Coating for minimal flare. About as good as it gets optically and mechanically in a medium format "normal" focal length prime lens.

Fast (for a medium format lens), compact and rugged, focusing down to 0.6 meter, it is an ideal "walk around" lens on all Pentax 645 cameras, including the 645D.

See reviews in the forum Pentax Lens Review Database

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Forum: Sold Items 04-13-2013, 09:32 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm f/3.5 wide-angle lens, serial # 4040889
Posted By fliegenfischer
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SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm f/3.5 wide-angle lens, serial # 4040889

Asking Price
$399.00, or best offer USD

Item Location
Livingston, Montana (United States)

Item Description
SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm f/3.5 wide-angle lens, serial # 4040889

Useable on all digital and film Pentax 645 cameras (and all K-mount film and digital SLR's, with the proper adapter) the 645 35mm f/3.5 is a terrifically sharp and well corrected wide-angle lens featuring 90 degrees angle of view, great for group, architectural and landscape photos. It has SMC multi-coating for crisp, rich color, has an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/ 22 and focuses to a close 12 inches.

When I was shooting medium format, this was one of my most used lenses, along with the 80-160 zoom and the 300mm. A favorite, it was always on one of my 645 bodies, ready for immediate use. A great lens that takes great pictures.

Excellent condition. Used but not abused. A couple of minor scuff marks and hairline, minimal scratches on upper flared part of lens barrel (see close-up photos), otherwise no wear. Optically and mechanically in MINT condition. Glass flawless, like new. Focus is silky smooth. Aperture works like new. Original front and rear lens caps, padded lens case included.

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Prefer payment via Amazon Payments (Web Pay), but will accept PayPal for US buyers. Overseas buyers must pay half of PayPal fees. Will also accept personal check (with full clearance), or USPS Money Order (with full clearance).

5 day return only if item not substantially as described, by mutual agreement. Buyer pays return shipping, insurance.

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Forum: Sold Items 04-12-2013, 04:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10D camera body, Serial # 2484255, MINT
Posted By fliegenfischer
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PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

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Pentax K10D camera body, Serial # 2484255, MINT

Asking Price
$ 199.00 USD

Item Location
Livingston, Montana (United States)

Item Description
MINT, Like New condition K10D camera, Serial # 2484255, with very low shutter count - 2592, clean sensor.

COMPLETE with original box, and ALL original accessories as brand new, including software and operating manuals, software CD, body mount cover, original Pentax D-LI50 battery, battery charger with AC plug cord, USB cable, video cable, camera strap, hot shoe cover, eyecup, ME viewfinder cap, in original packaging, some unopened. Nothing missing. No marks, no damage, everything functions exactly as brand new. PLUS, I am throwing in a 2GB Lexar Professional SD card in mini-case.

I am the original owner of this infrequently used backup camera, which was mostly used indoors in a studio, thus the completely unmarked MINT condition. I am selling it because since I bought a K-5 and also have a K20D for backup, I no longer need it.

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Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-12-2013, 08:17 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
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I want to sell this MINT lens. Big price drop from $149.00 to $100.00
Forum: Sold Items 04-09-2013, 10:23 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
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Great telephoto zoom for those starting out

or

Backup zoom telephoto
Forum: Sold Items 04-07-2013, 08:30 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
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Mint condition
Forum: Sold Items 04-07-2013, 08:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG EX for Pentax AF mount, Serial # 2028743
Posted By fliegenfischer
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good lens, good price
Forum: Sold Items 04-05-2013, 09:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: 2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882
Posted By fliegenfischer
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PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
2nd PRICE DROP - SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED lens, Serial # 6212882

Asking Price
$ 90.00 USD

Item Location
Livingston, Montana (United States)

Item Description
Lens is Mint condition - like brand new. Very little use, no wear. Complete with original box, documents, caps, hood (see photos).

Good lightweight, compact telephoto zoom for hand held walking around, hiking, backpacking and street photography. ED glass gives very good sharpness, good optical corrections and autofocus speed for price point.

Specs from Pentax Forum lens database:
Image Format Focal Length Largest Aperture Closest Focus Max. Magnification APS-C 50-200 mm f/4-5.6 110 cm (43.2 in.) 0.24x Aperture Ring Diaphragm Smallest Aperture Internal Focusing Autofocus No 6 blades f/22-32 No Yes (screw drive) Optical Construction Filter Size Hood Case Quick-shift 11 elements, 10 groups 52 mm PH-RBB 52 mm S80-120 Yes Field of View (Diag) Field of View (Hor) Diam x Length Weight 31.5-8.1 degrees (APS-C) 27-6.9 degrees (APS-C) 66.5 x 78.5 mm (2.6 x 3.1 in.) 255 g (9.2 oz)

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Shipping $16 Standard Parcel USPS, all USA; $20 Priority Mail, all USA. Prefer Amazon Payments, but will accept check (must clear), postal money order, PayPal (buyer pays PayPal fee).

Three day return if not substantially as described, on mutual agreement. No buyers remorse. Buyer pays return shipping, insurance costs.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-05-2013, 08:16 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG EX for Pentax AF mount, Serial # 2028743
Posted By fliegenfischer
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Views: 872
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG EX for Pentax AF mount, Serial # 2028743

Asking Price
$249.00 USD

Item Location
Livingston, Montana (United States)

Item Description
Lens is MINT condition - like new. Received as gift, don't need it, basically never used it.
Has original box, manual, caps, hood and case (see photos). Excellent "walk around" "street" lens. Great for people, party and portrait photography. Built like a tank. True "pro" lens. Fast. Sharp. Quick AF. Great color, contrast.

Specs from Forum database:
Weight: 510g/18.1 oz.
Length: 87.2mm/3.4 in
Filter Diameter: 67mm
Min. Focus: 33cm /13 in
Max. Magnification: 1:4.4
Diagonal FOV:
Horizontal FOV: 75.4 - 34.3 degrees
Horizontal FOV on Digital: 50.3 22.9 degrees
Min. Aperture: F22
Optical Construction: 14 Elements in 12 Groups
Autofocus: Yes, screwdrive

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PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Shipping cost $20 Priority Mail, all USA. Prefer Amazon Payments, but will accept check (must clear), postal money order, PayPal (buyer pays PayPal fee).

Three day return if not substantially as described, on mutual agreement. No buyers remorse. Buyer pays return shipping, insurance costs.

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