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Forum: General Photography 10-29-2017, 11:47 PM  
Why 70-200mm and not wider but shorter?
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 29
Views: 2,350
I now have a 70-200 f4 Nikon that I use on Nikon obviously, find it exceptional in that it is light and performs almost to same level as the 2.8 Nikons.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-17-2017, 03:20 AM  
Opinions sought: Sigma 100-300mm f4 + TC OR Sigma 150-500mm??
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Had both sold both, the 100-300 f4 is the better optically but now long in the tooth and my copy was very noisy, the HSM of the 150-500 is far superior. Just a pity Sigma don't make the 150-600 Sport available. My choice was to jump.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-29-2017, 03:41 AM  
wide open lens for pentax k-3
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Pity the Tokina 11-20 f2.8 is not available for Pentax. AWesome lens.
Forum: Sold Items 03-09-2017, 02:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Takumar M42/K Genuine Adaptor PRICE REDUCED $45AUD
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Sold pending payment.
Forum: Sold Items 02-27-2017, 05:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Takumar M42/K Genuine Adaptor PRICE REDUCED $45AUD
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Price reduced.
Forum: General Photography 02-26-2017, 10:20 PM  
Best long telephoto+body options ~$800, regardless of the brand?
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Are you keeping the K3 or selling to fund a change of brands, if selling a d7100 matched to a Tamron 150-600 older version both can be picked up cheapish.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-24-2017, 03:54 AM  
First DSLR advice: Pentax K3II vs Nikon D7200 vs ??
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 78
Views: 9,137
If he doing everything other than Sports, then the K3ii is as good as or better than the D7200. I used K3 along with D7100 for a period of time and IMHO Pentax is far better built and for most users a better camera. He would find enough good lenses in the Pentax line up as compared to Nikon with exception Nikon has a wider choice of 3rd Party lenses.

I run both Pentax and Nikon bodies and Nikon lenses are not cheap if that is a consideration. Depending where located there may be a good range of Second Hand lenses available - even second hand Nikon lenses get higher prices than Pentax equivalent in my observations.I have the Nikon 18-200VR and by all accounts this is a better lens than the 18-105VR. The Pentax 18-135 which I have is certainly as good as Nikon 18-200..

Hope this helps.
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 02:08 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Takumar M42/K Genuine Adaptor PRICE REDUCED $45AUD
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 2
Views: 825
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax Takumar M42/K Genuine Adaptor Price now $45AUD

Asking Price
45.00 AUD

Item Location
South Australia (Australia)

Item Description
Pentax Takumar M42/K genuine adaptor.
Condition "Excellent - used" has light usage marks however in very good condition, and functions as if new.


- Includes Genuine pouch.

Will be posted Australia Post with Tracking - well packed with Bubble Wrap. Free Australia wide postage.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
Free

Shipping Services
Aust Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
No Returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 02-18-2017, 01:59 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens M42
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 0
Views: 710
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens M42

Asking Price
140.00 AUD

Item Location
South Australia (Australia)

Item Description
Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens m42 mount.

The lens condition is "used" has light usage marks however body is in very good condition, glass is clean and clear with no Fungus.

Blades are snappy and functions as if new.

- Includes Genuine front and rear caps and a small leather look pouch.

Will be posted Australia Post with Tracking. Flat Australia wide postage of $10 to apply.

Lens is listed elsewhere.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
$10 flat

Shipping Services
Aust Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 01-29-2017, 02:36 PM  
Pentax-A 35-105 Zoom repair
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Parts will be hard to find. Good luck it is a good lens normally.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-26-2017, 04:43 PM  
Do you just use a case for your camera or use a camera bag? or both?
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Lowepro Top loader which allows me to carry an extra small lens, or I can attach a lens case to the side, the flash fits into front pocket with spare battery. Have used it for years.
Forum: General Photography 01-25-2017, 01:51 AM  
Bad experience today...
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Same in Australia, B&M stores in the main only stock what sells quick and what the mainstream asks for. A previous poster is correct Pentax buyers are now too savvy to pay the mark up that dealers put on s/h gear, they are in it to make a profit so in some ways we have shot ourselves in the foot. Only places to sell gear now is dedicated Facebook buy and sell sites, Ebay and Pentax Forum. All get closer to buyers and it is easy and quick if you are careful.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-22-2017, 07:11 PM  
How do I set up back button focus on a K-70
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 4
Views: 3,390
Just an add to Adam's excellent detail, whilst the back button focus is useful, unless you disable the half press focus of the shutter button (leaving this feature active) will cause the camera to refocus which is probably not what the instructor was intending.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-09-2017, 07:30 PM  
Cold Feet Selling a Lens
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Yep sold my Vivitar series 1 105 macro, with many years of regret since. It was almost new!!!
Forum: Photo Critique 12-17-2016, 02:26 PM  
Landscape Bumper harvest export lucerne hay drying out.
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Thanks for comments, have been to the scene numerous times over the years never the correct time. Was there the week before same time of day but very clear sky and the light quite harsh. The grass at the front does bother me - might take the mower with me next time Ha Ha.
Forum: Photo Critique 12-16-2016, 06:39 PM  
Landscape Bumper harvest export lucerne hay drying out.
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Thanks for comments. Yes the new software is amazing, you need a good amount of overlap and I've had a couple of failures where it ended up not very consistent - due my error. Original photos had a bit of haze - ran Haze removal in Photoshop and came up very clear.
Forum: Photo Critique 12-16-2016, 03:39 PM  
Landscape Bumper harvest export lucerne hay drying out.
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Thank you for your comments, I had been to the area the week before and lighting too strong and I had used the 15/4 with bales looking too far in distance. Glad it turned out this time.
Forum: Photo Critique 12-15-2016, 06:38 PM  
Landscape Bumper harvest export lucerne hay drying out.
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Stitched together a series of Photos however the resultant is too wide. Left and right crops of the file. Taken late afternoon. Appreciate comments. K3 with FA43 1/250 - ISO100 - f10 on Manual mode.

greenock hay bales 15122016 - hr_Panorama1 copy left side by kevpride, on Flickr

greenock hay bales 15122016 - hr_Panorama1 copy right side by kevpride, on Flickr
Forum: General Photography 12-07-2016, 07:18 PM  
Insuring photography equipment in Australia
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 14
Views: 780
If you really want to know why not compare all the companies policies that are issued to clients through other sales streams and those of Apia. I don't have the time or interest to do so.

I actually work for a competitor who issue policies through many different sales streams and whilst many of the covers and wordings are identical, at the same time many areas are different, to target and to have a point of difference either in price or coverage.
Forum: General Photography 12-07-2016, 04:55 AM  
Insuring photography equipment in Australia
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 14
Views: 780
For me it is Paul, but your correct you need to check the cover your company gives you via their PDS forms which are usually readily available online. Most have $ limits on items unless specified which is easy to do if you remember if items increase in value or you change them.

---------- Post added 12-07-16 at 10:34 PM ----------



Actually it is now a fully owned Subsidiary of Suncorp. Even from its inception 30 odd years ago it was run as a Subsidiary of another company which has now been purchased by Suncorp tailoring its Policies for the over 50's market.
Forum: General Photography 12-05-2016, 07:15 PM  
Insuring photography equipment in Australia
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Paul just me, but I have Insurance for all the big things in my life such as House/ Car and Caravan, but my Camera equipment is not insured when out and about. It is obviously insured against theft when at home.

I have seen cover is available for Pro photographers through AON.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-23-2016, 10:36 PM  
Update Software Version 1.30 for PENTAX K-3.
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 58
Views: 6,417
Good one Ricoh.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-25-2016, 10:06 PM  
K-S2 Scratched by Adaptall-2 M42 Mount
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Genuine chinese, now that would be good to see?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-25-2016, 07:20 PM  
K-S2 Scratched by Adaptall-2 M42 Mount
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
I think you answered your own question, the M42ES adaptor is of no use to you as it was designed for the ES camera only. Try selling it on eBay.

M42 for M42 lenses and Adaptall K/ KA for Adaptall lenses, simples really.

Kevin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-25-2016, 07:01 PM  
K-S2 Scratched by Adaptall-2 M42 Mount
Posted By kev.pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
What lenses are you trying to mount onto the K-S2. I have no experience with that adaptor but would have thought it specific for the Pentax ES camera. If you are wanting to mount m42 lenses to the K-S2 then all you need is that usual Pentax K/M42 adaptor.

Pentax Mount Adapter K (M42 Adapter) reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

If you are wanting to mount Tamron Adaptall lenses to your camera you need this:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/tamron-adaptall-mount-adapter.html

Kevin
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