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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-17-2007, 11:37 PM  
Which DSLR mainly for B&W?
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 3
Views: 1,944
I am considering which DSLR to get for B&W shooting. Shoot raw and convert in ACR and Photoshop and print at least 11x14 or more. Among the new cameras:
Canon 40D
Nikon D300
Pentax k10d
Canon 5D
Olympus E3
I have no lenses to nudge me in a direction. Let me know if I should consider other models.
I am new to digital but have a lot of 35 B&W experience/shooting/darkroom.
What are the most important features and specs to consider for digital B&W?
Thanks.
Jonathan
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-13-2007, 11:05 PM  
Now, dead 645NII question
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 3
Views: 2,469
I just don't know if I want to go any further with it. It might turn out to be repairable but for how much and how long would it take. In the end it probably isn't worth it. The lenses are all ok but it all comes together.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-13-2007, 02:12 PM  
Now, dead 645NII question
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 3
Views: 2,469
Tried new batteries today and camera worked for awhile, actually had 2 times LCD went blank, and last time ERR came up, but power returned again after I pulled batteries out and put them back in. Then ran it for awhile multiple shots, maybe for 5minutes rapid shooting and it went out again and stayed off. Tried but could not get it to come on again. So, right now it's dead (I don't know that if it sits for awhile if it will come back on again, maybe if it does it's heat related Who knows. That's the situation. Now, would you still take this package (dead camera,lenses, etc, but now for more like $300-400. and I would have to handle a repair that I really don't know what it might cost or even if it can be repaired. Or pass and let him deal with it. What say ye now?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-13-2007, 02:11 PM  
How is this price for a 645NII package?
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
Tried new batteries today and camera worked for awhile, actually had 2 times LCD went blank, and last time ERR came up, but power returned again after I pulled batteries out and put them back in. Then ran it for awhile multiple shots, maybe for 5minutes rapid shooting and it went out again and stayed off. Tried but could not get it to come on again. So, right now it's dead (I don't know that if it sits for awhile if it will come back on again, maybe if it does it's heat related Who knows. That's the situation. Now, would you still take this package (dead camera,lenses, etc, but now for more like $300-400. and I would have to handle a repair that I really don't know what it might cost or even if it can be repaired. Or pass and let him deal with it. What say ye now?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-12-2007, 11:04 PM  
How is this price for a 645NII package?
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
By the way, when we tried the camera, we did not have the rear body cap installed if this makes any difference-but we did try it with the 120 insert on.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-12-2007, 11:04 PM  
Follow-up on 645NII package.
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
By the way, when we tried the camera, we did not have the rear body cap installed if this makes any difference-but we did try it with the 120 insert on.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-12-2007, 10:34 PM  
Follow-up on 645NII package.
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
I saw all the items today and tried everything at a camera repair store, where I had the party drop it all off for trial. Lenses all very little wear, clean and functioned with camera fine. 2-backs very little wear. Adaptor some wear but fits fine. Camera very clean and very low wear. During camera testing, the camera shut down a number of times. Lost power so that the LCD went off and then after anywhere from several seconds to 1 or 2 minutes, power came back on by itself. Camera had several older lithium batteries mixed in with another brand of lithium I think. Seller said he hasn't used camera in 2 years when it worked fine. Low battery indicator didn't come on at anytime, but I see in instructions that Pentax says "don't mix brands or old with new, replace all at same time". Anything thoughts on this. Could the mixing of batteries actually do this? He is willing to come down in price somewhat because of the potential of repair. Estimate $200-400 by repair shop, IF SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY WRONG. Everything else worked fine, exposure and focus. He originally wanted $700. might come down to 450. or 500. which would cover me in case I really do need repair.
So, what do you think??
Thanks for you advice.
Jonathan
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-12-2007, 10:31 PM  
How is this price for a 645NII package?
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
I saw all the items today and tried everything at a camera repair store, where I had the party drop it all off for trial. Lenses all very little wear, clean and functioned with camera fine. 2-backs very little wear. Adaptor some wear but fits fine. Camera very clean and very low wear. During camera testing, the camera shut down a number of times. Lost power so that the LCD went off and then after anywhere from several seconds to 1 or 2 minutes, power came back on by itself. Camera had several older lithium batteries mixed in with another brand of lithium I think. Seller said he hasn't used camera in 2 years when it worked fine. Low battery indicator didn't come on at anytime, but I see in instructions that Pentax says "don't mix brands or old with new, replace all at same time". Anything thoughts on this. Could the mixing of batteries actually do this? He is willing to come down in price somewhat because of the potential of repair. Estimate $200-400 by repair shop, IF SOMETHING IS ACTUALLY WRONG. Everything else worked fine, exposure and focus. He originally wanted $700. might come down to 450. or 500. which would cover me in case I really do need repair.
So, what do you think??
Thanks for you advice.
Jonathan
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-11-2007, 10:32 PM  
How is this price for a 645NII package?
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
Private party wants to sell a 645 NII body, both 75mm and 45-85mm lenses, adapter for 67 lens, both 220 and 120 film cartridge loaders, extra right angle eyepiece and case....All in perfect working order / Excellent condition. For $700. I am interested in trying out medium format. How is this price and any thoughts?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-30-2007, 05:00 PM  
Wrist strap for zx-l
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 1
Views: 2,232
Anyone know if there is a wrist strap available for the zx-l or how to rig one for it?
Forum: Sold Items 04-13-2007, 01:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: New flash diffuser
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
local store has the Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 telephoto macro lens for Pentax SLR PK-A/R mount, brand new in box(old inventory) for $249. What do you think of the price? and value?
Forum: Sold Items 04-13-2007, 09:49 AM  
For Sale - Sold: New flash diffuser
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
juicy macros, what lens?
Forum: Sold Items 03-11-2007, 08:55 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax FA 35mm F2.0 AL Lens
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 8
Views: 2,589
In the old days, pre-ebay, if an item was "used" you ordinarily expected to pay used prices. This usually was a third to one half off the "new" price. Now, ebay has created an interesting phenomenon that I have been watching for awhile. People are paying near, at or over list price for items that can be bought new. Strange behavior.
Ebay seems to attract people who get caught up in the bidding or are so out of touch that they are willing to buy for the sake of buying. I have sold things myself and been amazed by it. Any thoughts on this type of shopping?
Forum: Sold Items 03-11-2007, 12:06 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax FA 35mm F2.0 AL Lens
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 8
Views: 2,589
I see you listed on ebay. if you don't sell there I am still interested.
You know, it's a used lens and filter no matter how you look at it, and if you want new prices - good luck.
Lens new = 299. Filter new +52. I would buy them used from you for 280. today.
Let me know.
Jonathan
Forum: Sold Items 03-10-2007, 01:40 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax FA 35mm F2.0 AL Lens
Posted By jljonathan
Replies: 8
Views: 2,589
Is the lens still for sale? Price of lens and filter at BH brand new is 350.
What is your best price?
Thanks.
Jonathan
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