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Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 10-24-2017, 05:07 PM  
For Sale: MINT SILVER FA 77mm f1.8 - wish to trade for a DA* 200mm f2.8
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 0
Views: 300
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
MINT SILVER FA 77mm f1.8 - wish to trade for a DA* 200mm f2.8

Asking Price
0.00 USD

Item Location
Kearney, NE (United States)

Item Description
It feels weird to get rid of what is (hands down) my Best Lens, but I am not going full frame and (with the sort of stuff I shoot) I just don't use it much on my K-3 II. What I would use, is a DA* 200mm f2.8 which is worth close to what my Silver Limited is worth. So rather than hassle with listing and fees, etc. I'm looking to see if someone would like to trade. The 200mm must be in excellent condition and come with hood & caps. My 77mm Limited comes with the original caps and pouch and is in MINT condition. (I'm out of town at a trade show on Wed. but can send pics when I return).

I've been buying & selling on Pentax Forum for many years, so check my feedback. Thanks for looking! (If you know someone that might be interested, please draw their attention to this.)

I posted this in the Wanted section, but Adam recommended I post it here, as well.

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
actual

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return policy

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-27-2017, 03:47 PM  
Theta SC - $196.95 (lowest price to date)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
It would make sense to discount the S rather than the SC, if the 4K version was the reason.
I suspect the SC is discounted because people are not happy with the quality of the video and that it is also lacking these features:
  • ・Color temperature specification shots *1

  • ・Interval composite shots *1

  • ・My Settings *1

  • ・Multi bracket shooting *1


*1 RICOH THETA SC is not supported.
Forum: Sold Items 06-22-2017, 10:00 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Full Frame Tamron 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 auto focus TC - (MIJ! THE quality budget choice)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 438
SOLD to the Pentax User in India! :D
Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2017, 06:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Full Frame Tamron 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 auto focus TC - (MIJ! THE quality budget choice)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 438
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Full Frame Tamron 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 auto focus TC - (MIJ! THE quality budget choice)

Asking Price
159.00 USD

Item Location
Kearney, NE (United States)

Item Description
Only reason for selling: I somehow have TWO of these and only really need one. (You might have Gear Acquisition Syndrome if you have this problem). :o

As you probably know, if you are looking at this, this is THE top optical quality general purpose TC for both Full Frame and DA lenses, with the added bonus of supporting screw AF lenses. Made in Japan quality and optics, this was originally produced in the age of Pentax AF film cameras (like the verable p-Z1p) so it will definitely cover the full frame of the Pentax K-1. (Some people are just figuring this out.) I use mine mostly when I need extra reach for my Bigma, which is useful for birding and wildlife (or anything that you just can't get closer to)! Turn a 300mm into a 420mm. Turn 500mm into a 700mm.

This post contains a link to the comparison images made with this TC by someone on their K-1 with different lenses, compared to a crop of an APS-C without the TC. (Look at the filenames to determine what was being used).

Photos of the item are coming, but it is excellent condition (inside and out) and comes with both caps. Been selling here on PF for years (sporatically) so buy with confidence. Will be happy to ship worldwide, for actual shipping costs, but the service would have to be with tracking/delivery confirmation to your address which normally costs a bit more.

Thanks for looking!

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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
actual

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return policy: You must be 100% satisfied that the item matches my description or your purchase price (not including shipping) will be refunded. Buyer pays return shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-25-2017, 10:28 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 28-75/2.8
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Funny how people (who are aware of the difference between) will pay more for the m42 S-M-C Takumar Version 2 (6 elements, 6 groups) version of this lens (previously they were 5 elements in 4 groups). But they are apparently unaware that this lens is simply that great optical formula with the convenience of a K-mount. It is a great lens.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-05-2017, 01:29 PM  
Dec. 1976 Camera 35 magazine: EXCLUSIVE Report: Pentax ME & MX, M-series lenses
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Half Frame is only part of the story. If you peruse the ads in the magazines at this same time, 110 film was the rage. You may recall that Minolta made two models of an SLR 110 film camera and that Pentax got into the act also with its 110 SLR system. This is the back cover ad (prime real estate) of the Nov. 1975 Camera 35 magazine (same issue that had the K2, KM, KX reviews).


However, speaking of 1/2 Frame cameras, here is mine: Agfa Optima Parat
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-05-2017, 10:51 AM  
Jan. 1981 Camera 35 magazine: Pentax LX: An SLR With Guts
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-05-2017, 10:33 AM  
Dec. 1976 Camera 35 magazine: EXCLUSIVE Report: Pentax ME & MX, M-series lenses
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-04-2017, 01:45 PM  
Nov. 1975 issue of Camera 35 mag. when the K-mount system was new: Reviews K2, KM, KX
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Forum: Sold Items 11-03-2016, 12:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: LN IOB Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4X-L (Best teleconverter EVER for long Pentax glass)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
This item is now SOLD to the gentleman in Ohio. :)
Forum: Sold Items 10-28-2016, 10:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: LN IOB Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4X-L (Best teleconverter EVER for long Pentax glass)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
I'm sorry to hear that, but it appears you are correct.

I did find (in this 2008 PF thread) a user who reports that he uses the Rear Converter A 1.4X-L on the Tamron 60B 300mm f2.8. He reports "The image is great, with no easily discerned quality loss!." That combo would give one a 420mm f4, if my math is correct! (I've nowadded this info to the original listing.)
Forum: Sold Items 10-28-2016, 10:16 AM  
For Sale - Sold: LN IOB Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4X-L (Best teleconverter EVER for long Pentax glass)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
LN IOB Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4X-L (Best teleconverter EVER for long Pentax glass)

Asking Price
325.00 USD

Item Location
Kearney, NE (United States)

Item Description
Just in and not offered very often (anywhere):
Pentax Rear Converter A 1.4X-L in original box - LIKE NEW
If you can find a nicer one BUY IT. Heck, if you can find ANOTHER one, BUY IT.
:lol: KEH just sold their only copy (for $385 plus shipping). Mine is in nicer shape and includes the original case, strap, caps AND box!

This is one of the highest-rated pieces of Pentax glass out there with many reviewers stating that they can see NO IMAGE DEGRADATION when used with the recommended Pentax lenses. The only currently made lens that this converter works with is the DA* 200mm f2.8 (where it turns it into a 280mm f4. For comparison, a 300mm f4 is over $1000. The price savings/difference is even more if you put it on longer lenses.) PF Reviews here.

Features of this teleconverter:
  • Super Multi Coated (SMC) optics

  • Manual Focus

  • Has electrical contacts to support auto-aperture (Tv or P) exposure modes in addition to M and Av

  • The converter does not transmit focal length and MTF information from lens to camera

  • Designed to provide superior image quality on tele lenses 200mm and above

  • Front element measures ~ 3.5cm in diameter and protrudes ~ 2 cm


Supported Lenses:
  • In this 2008 PF thread) a user who reports that he uses the Rear Converter A 1.4X-L on the Tamron 60B 300mm f2.8. He reports "The image is great, with no easily discerned quality loss!." That combo would give one a 420mm f4, if my math is correct!

  • SMC Pentax-DA* 200mm F2.8

  • SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F2.8

  • SMC Pentax-A* Macro 200mm F4

  • SMC Pentax-A* 300mm F2.8

  • SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm F2.8

  • SMC Pentax-A* 400mm F2.8

  • SMC Pentax-A 400mm F5.6

  • SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5

  • SMC Pentax-F* 600mm F4

  • SMC Pentax-FA* 600mm F4

  • SMC Pentax-A* 600mm F5.6

  • SMC Pentax 1000mm F8

  • SMC Pentax A* 1200mm F8

  • SMC Pentax 135-600mm F6.7

  • SMC Pentax F* 250-600mm F5.6

  • SMC Pentax FA* 250-600mm F5.6

  • SMC Pentax 400-600mm F8-12

This teleconverter is NOT compatible with the SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 and the SMC Pentax-FA* 300 mm F4.5 lenses due to the protruding front element.



Read more at: Rear Converter-A 1.4x-L Reviews - Pentax K-mount Teleconverters and Adapters - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database












First $325 takes (FIRM) (plus actual shipping to your door). If outside the Continental U.S. shipping will need to be via a Tracked Delivery method. (Can't take any chances with a lens of this caliber!).

A word about PF Marketplace "average prices"
IMHO, PF Marketplace average prices are not as helpful as they could be. They don't require people to put anything in the "Price Paid" field. This leads to people (often) NOT ENTERING the price they paid if they paid MORE than the "Average Price" reported. Conversely, people like to report it when they pay less than the reported "average price". This (lack of complete data) keeps the "average price" reported by the PF calculation artificially low (many times not matching the Real World prices). They also don't have people put in the CONDITION of the lens they bought, meaning that the "bargain" lenses are being averaged in the with the "MINT" leneses (and everything in between). Finally, they don't always reflect the proper prices on lenses that will be in more demand now that Pentax more full frame K-1 bodies are out in the market.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
actual

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
2 weeks return policy. You must be 100% satisfied that the item matches my description or return for a full refund of the purchase price (but not shipping). Buyer pays return shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-28-2016, 09:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Superb & Scarce Prime: Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 [IF] (Worldwide)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Thank you for the comment, Nick! Photos have now been added to the listing.

---------- Post added 10-29-16 at 08:29 AM ----------

This item is sold (on eBay for $499 + shipping)
Forum: Sold Items 10-25-2016, 11:12 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Superb & Scarce Prime: Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 [IF] (Worldwide)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 782
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Superb & Scarce Prime: Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 [IF] (Worldwide)

Asking Price
450.00 USD

Item Location
Kearney, NE (United States)

Item Description
Just in and not offered very often (anywhere):
SMC Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 [IF]
If you can find a nicer one BUY IT. Heck, if you can find ANOTHER one, BUY IT.
:lol:

This lens is the shortest most compact 135mm lenses I have ever seen (no doubt thanks to its Internal Focus design). PF (Rave) Reviews here: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 [IF] Reviews - F Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database



Optically and mechanically, this lens is in superb condition. Cosmetically, I would rate it EXC (Photos below). Glass is flawless. This scarce lens is now in even MORE demand thanks to the superb Pentax K-1.

Check out Real World samples taken with this lens model on Pentax Photo Gallery.


First $450 takes (plus actual shipping to your door). If outside the Continental U.S. shipping will need to be via a Tracked Delivery method. (Can't take any chances with a lens of this caliber!).

A word about PF Marketplace "average prices"
IMHO, PF Marketplace average prices are not as helpful as they could be. They don't require people to put anything in the "Price Paid" field. This leads to people (often) NOT ENTERING the price they paid if they paid MORE than the "Average Price" reported. Conversely, people like to report it when they pay less than the reported "average price". This (lack of complete data) keeps the "average price" reported by the PF calculation artificially low (many times not matching the Real World prices). They also don't have people put in the CONDITION of the lens they bought, meaning that the "bargain" lenses are being averaged in the with the "MINT" leneses (and everything in between). Finally, they don't always reflect the proper prices on lenses that will be in more demand now that Pentax more full frame K-1 bodies are out in the market.

















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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
actual

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
2 week return policy. You will be 100% pleased that this lens matches my description or you may return for a full refund of the purchase price (but not shipping). Buyer pays return shipping. Check my feedback... I've been selling on PF Marketplace for many moons.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-12-2016, 12:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Refconverter A - Rotating Angle Finder 2x Magnifier RARE w/case & eyecup
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Gordon,
I apologize but I have already received a PM from a buyer in England and he has made his payment. Good luck in finding another!
Forum: Sold Items 04-12-2016, 09:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Refconverter A - Rotating Angle Finder 2x Magnifier RARE w/case & eyecup
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 3
Views: 713
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax Refconverter A - Rotating Angle Finder 2x Magnifier RARE w/case & eyecup

Asking Price
119.00 USD

Item Location
Alda, NE (United States)

Item Description
Rarely offered and hard to find: Pentax Refconverter A, the switchable 1x or 2x rotating 90 degree finder. Even rarer to find with the original case and eyecup! This is the only version of the Refconverter that fits (with no vignetting) all modern day Pentax DSLRs, as well as the following Pentax film cameras: LX, ME-F, Super Program, ME Super, MG, ME, MV, MV1, and MX.

This "Made in Japan" finder gives you an unreversed, laterally correct image with your choice of 1x or 2x magnifications. It is a 90 degree finder that swivels 360 degrees, offering matchless usability and comfort. In addition, he 2x is especially useful whenever precise focusing is desired.

+4 to -4 diopter adjustment by rotating the top of the eyepiece. This unit is is excellent condition and comes with the original Pentax eyecup and Pentax snap case. Snap case vinyl has age cracks, but does its job of protecting the refconverter well.

Photos coming.

$119 (firm) plus actual shipping to your location. PM me for a quote.

Here is a very useful review for the Pentax Refconverter A (note: the Pentax Forums review section lumps all of the refconverters together. ONLY THE Refconverter A version works with no vignetting on modern Pentax SLRs and the film cameras listed above).



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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
actual

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-03-2016, 10:38 PM  
I've got your non-Pentax camera RIGHT HERE
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
I really don't get the point of using 120 film in a 4x5 view camera, but maybe I'm missing something.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-01-2016, 07:21 PM  
I've got your non-Pentax camera RIGHT HERE
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Several years ago I was hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) and a guy passed me coming down the mountain, with a camera on a tripod. I just got a glimpse. As he passed me and we made eye contact I said "Is that a Linhof?" and he (not quite believing he heard me correctly) stopped and asked me to repeat myself. Then he answered with a sort of surprised "Yeah!" No clue how I knew that or even what model it was. Musta got a glimpse of a logo or something.

How much do your average Field Cameras (with lens) weight, anyway? My 45D with 90mm on exceeds 5 lbs (by a bit apparently... all I have here at home is a 5 lb postal scale). Ballhead and tripod obviously add some more. If I were planning on hiking with it, I would get a carbon fiber tripod instead of my aluminum Manfrotto.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-01-2016, 12:26 PM  
I've got your non-Pentax camera RIGHT HERE
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
I plan on using this in the field, normally a short distance from the vehicle. I realize that field cameras are preferred, but I decided that I was more interested in something that would have ALL of the swings/shifts/tilts so I could learn how they all work. I wouldn't be doing this at all if it was too costly, and as much as I'd love to have beautiful wooden/brass field camera they are way overpriced compared to a basic monorail. I could ruin two or three monorails like this and still spend less than one field camera. (I'm not the first person to use a monorail in the great outdoors, by the way.) :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-31-2016, 09:12 PM  
I've got your non-Pentax camera RIGHT HERE
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076


Full story about how this Pentaxian slipped into Large Format Land here. :lol:
Forum: Sold Items 01-05-2016, 11:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 IIs Body - fewer than 4700 shutter activations!
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 760
SOLD to the gentleman in Menlo Park. :)
Forum: Sold Items 01-03-2016, 03:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 IIs Body - fewer than 4700 shutter activations!
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 2
Views: 760
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-5 IIs Body - fewer than 4700 shutter activations!

Asking Price
429.00 USD

Item Location
Alda, Nebraska (United States)

Item Description
For Sale:
Pentax K-5 IIs, EX to EX+ condition, shutter count 4,572, firmware 1.07. Includes original box/packaging, instruction manual, battery, charger, all caps/covers, original strap.

Want to produce superb quality images like these?? (all taken with a Pentax K-5 IIs).


Photos coming. Read the (rave) reviews of this body at B&H or Amazon.

This camera model has historically not lasted long when listed on Pentax Forum Marketplace and you won't find many with a lower shutter count than this beauty. It is especially sought after for it's combination of superb K-5 era sensor and being the only model without an AA filter for superb sharpness.

Buyer pays for actual shipping cost to their address. If buyers wants to ship outside of the U.S./Canada, and USPS does not offer tracking/delivery confirmation to your country, then I will need to quote a service that does. I will cover all Paypal fees and insurance at the quoted price.

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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
actual

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return policy. Selling price (but not shipping) refunded if not 100% happy that the item meets the description. Buyer pays return shipping.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 12-23-2015, 05:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC original K 135mm 2.5 telephoto manual focus lens
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
To be more specific, the Version 2 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-17-2015, 09:10 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 5,255
Views: 566,160
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-16-2015, 07:50 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #110 Poll (Colorful - October 2015)
Posted By cheekygeek
Replies: 75
Views: 7,564
I have no "dog in this fight" but it saddens me to see how many people are drawn to Number 5 which is very clearly an excellent example of a "dialed to 11" overbaked "HDR" image. HDR can be a great technique , but people who overdo it have given it a bad name and they are rewarded by people (like many in this thread) who seem to not be able to discern an overbaked image.

This would have been an exceptional image WITHOUT the over-processing. It is colorful and exotic and has a lot of interest going on. It didn't NEED the needles pushed into the Red Zone of post-processing.

I'm sure I should put my flame-retardant suit on for the fury that will come upon me for saying so, but this image is clearly across the photo-realistic line and should be recognized as such my most with a critical eye here. It is unfortunate that for many "color" is defined by pushing the saturation slider to ridiculous levels or resorting to extreme HDR.
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