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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-21-2012, 03:38 AM  
Portrait lens
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Many thanks, the information has been very useful
I have just ordered the Sigma 85 f1.4
Forum: General Talk 02-21-2012, 03:36 AM  
Australia Photographic Trader
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
I'm sorry it's a magazine publication
Forum: General Talk 02-20-2012, 03:17 AM  
Australia Photographic Trader
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
To those of you in Australia, the latest edition of photographic trader is available
Number 155, there is a number of Pentax items forsale
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2012, 05:34 AM  
Portrait lens
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Cost is not a issue
I have zoom lens which are used for Motorsport
I do have 50 f1.4, just to know what else should be in the bag
I do have two 540 flashes and two K5 bodies
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2012, 04:45 AM  
Portrait lens
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
I have been asked to take some portraits.
What would be the best option zoom or prime lens,
What size
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2012, 09:55 PM  
Lens Advice
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Many thanks, I will stick with B&H and stay away from Cambridge
they had a 600 F4 for $6K
which I was a bit unsure about
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2012, 06:14 PM  
Lens Advice
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Hi
I normally buy through B&H photo video and they ship to Australia no problems what's ever.

I have found a lens which is with Cambridge World in NY, I just don't know them and would like to know if people have bought lenses from them.

Many thanks
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-13-2012, 02:54 PM  
Pentax 560mm ?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 933
Views: 159,304
has there been an indication as to when this lens will be available?
if the cost is between $USD2000 and $usd4000, then it is a affordable.

I look forward to trying out the lens, especially motorsport.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-10-2012, 07:00 PM  
Best Motorsports/Autocross lens for <$500?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
Sorry it's 70 -200
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-10-2012, 04:08 PM  
Best Motorsports/Autocross lens for <$500?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
I photograph and write motorsport here, and the the lens I use the most is the Sigma 70 - 250 f2.8 hsm os, if you can wait to save some more money then I would highly recommend this lens.
The have been a number of times when the f2.8 has come into play.
The other lens I use is the Pentax 16 - 50 f2.8 and Sigma 24 - 70 f2.8
My photos can be seen on rsw photos.net and my articles are in Auto Sport magazine here in Australia.
I changed last year from Sigma 70 - 250 hsm II (non os) which I still have is for sale.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-10-2012, 03:19 AM  
Pentax 560mm ?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 933
Views: 159,304
I have been after telephoto lens for sometime, my first preference 600 f4 which I have tried to find without much luck. So when I started to hear about a new lens I was excited however the photos of the 560 f5.6 looks like three tubes stuck together and not much thought put into the way it looks compared to other telephoto lens.
So part of me says no thanks... But the other half says let's have a look and try before I think of buying .
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-28-2011, 10:12 PM  
action sports
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 17
Views: 2,598
I have used the Sigma 70-200 II EX Macro and have just upgrade to the Sigma OS version. either lens is great for sport however the OS (if you can afford it) is just brilliant for motorsport. I listed the II EX macro for sale in the marketplace.

you can add a 1.4 or 2x teleconvertor how they will be used in manual focus.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-07-2011, 02:51 AM  
Mirror lens vs teleconverter better?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 35
Views: 7,292
On a clear day with norminal temperatures F8 is fine, when you are trying to take photos in low light or late in day a faster F is always going to better even with F2.8 lens with 1.4x or 2x the they will better off than a f8.
If you are concerned about price then F8 will be fine, how you will get bored with the limits will offer.
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-24-2011, 03:45 AM  
500mm lenses for k-5
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 36
Views: 5,853
I use Sigma 300 f2.8 d and 70-200 HSM II OS for motorsport, you can see a number of photos as rswphotos.net a 500 lens would be nice however it comes down to how many times it would be used over the number of times you would use a smaller lens.
I do have for sale 70-200 HSM II in the marketplace, the only reason in selling this lens is that i prefer to take photos with this style lens without a monopod, and the OS allows me to take photos at very slow speeds.
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-21-2011, 03:39 AM  
frames per second
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Sorry if this has been posted before.

I noticed on the weekend that when I try to shot continously as in 7 frames per second, I noticed that the K5 stopped at aorund 3 frames then paused then took another 3 seconds.

When I first got the camera, it went nuts with the number of frames which I was impressed and got some amazing photos.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Cheers
Russell
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-17-2011, 02:39 PM  
Writespeed to SDHC card test!
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 19
Views: 7,784
thanks, I'm looking into purchasing SDHC cards for the K5 any thoughts on what would be better suited or the type of card that would handle writing 7fps.
I'm involved in motorosport.
Forum: Sold Items 01-12-2011, 11:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX (Worldwide)
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 1
Views: 2,117
THIS IS SOLD, thanks JASH
Forum: Sold Items 01-05-2011, 10:28 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 EX (Worldwide)
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 1
Views: 2,117
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 24 to 70 f2.8 EX Aspherical & Marumi 82mm PL Circ

Asking Price
AUD 420

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens has been the walk around lens, for the past 4 years.
Tthe only reason in selling it is that I have recently purchased the newer version with HSM.

It comes with original caps and green lens case.

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
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
tba

Shipping Services
Aus Express post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-02-2010, 10:42 PM  
K-5: 16MP, ISO25600 and 7 FPS worth the upgrade?
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 418
Views: 93,669
Well I have read this entire thread and feel that I will order one and the grip.
I haven't heard of a cost yet, but based on the past
Ds $AUD1400,
K10 $AUD1350 with grip
K20 $AUD1480 with grip
K7 didn't get one as the side grip was too small
K5 $AUD ????? with grip, could be under $AUD2000.

It's going to nice to have 7 frames per sec for motorsport
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-08-2010, 06:55 PM  
what is best lens for sport.
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 27
Views: 7,883
I started with the 50 to 500 bigma, which was fine. However the motorsport work demands grew I then changed to 70-200 and 300 sigma ex lenses and using two bodies.
I'm now looking at a 600 f4 or 500 f4.5 as this will complete the camera bag for sports.

At the end of the day it comes down to budget. what you can afford is where you will go.

have fun
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2010, 04:36 PM  
K10 & sigma HSM lenses
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
yes, 1.31
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2010, 01:11 AM  
K10 & sigma HSM lenses
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
I have a K10 & K20 cameras and and a number of HSM Sigma lenses, the issue is with the K10 has now having issues with the lenses and has them at MF. I have tried the lenses on the K20 and there isn't an issue.

Has anyone had this experience and what have you done.

Cheers
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-06-2010, 11:51 PM  
web gallery
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 8
Views: 2,719
For the time being I have deceided to use dbase to store my photos.

I will be looking at making my own photo gallery, and will let you know.

Cheers
Russell
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 02-05-2010, 09:36 PM  
web gallery
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 8
Views: 2,719
Many thanks for the replies, I did look at using a photosharing site but would prefer to have my own.

Gaelen,

I have had a look at your website, and would like to know how you linked the gallery to the nominated section, ie Pinks All out,

This is area where I can't seem to understand

Cheers
Russell
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-05-2010, 09:25 PM  
K10 & K20 over 10000 shutter releases
Posted By RussellW
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Hi All,
Both my cameras have just tick over 10000 frames and was thinking of having the shutter button checked as it would seem that I'm missing some frames when I have pressed the button and feel that this is due to usage.

Has this happen to you, if so what did the service do
tighten the button release or replaced the this part with a new one

Cheers
Russell
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