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Forum: Pentax K-5 11-12-2010, 02:55 AM  
DPReview's bias at work, K-5 gets a bum rap.
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 136
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My personal view is that DPReview is a very useful source if you are looking for a Canon or Nikon camera to shoot graph paper and bottles of Baileys. For everything else it is next to useless.

I was recently in the position of coming fresh to a system and could choose between any. I chose the K5 and in all honesty the competitors didn't even come close. I wouldn't worry about what these sites say, people will find the K5 and even if they don't, we have.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-11-2010, 05:47 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 4,894
Views: 861,854
Just for your info the FA 43 is actually less than half the UK price in the US. I have just realised however that you may be somewhere else completely buy the iPhone interface doesn't show me your location
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-11-2010, 05:42 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 4,894
Views: 861,854
In terms of best bargain, the DA 15mm has the biggest price differential between US and Europe (ie it is $500 in US and 579 on UK - nearly twice as much). with the 40 and 21 you'd be saving pretty much the same amount so my advice is to get the 15mm and both the ones you mentioned :)
Forum: Ask B&H Photo! 11-10-2010, 06:12 AM  
Availability of 15mm DA ltd
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 3
Views: 2,033
btw, B&H does have stock of this again and at a great price
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-09-2010, 02:50 PM  
21mm or 15mm LTD?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 54
Views: 11,882
Thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-09-2010, 03:57 AM  
21mm or 15mm LTD?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 54
Views: 11,882
Problem solved. I ordered both :p
I will give them both a good try and then sell the other one. I will sell it. Honestly.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-08-2010, 04:41 PM  
21mm or 15mm LTD?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 54
Views: 11,882
See what I mean! You did a great job twitch of convincing me to go for the 21 and then you post a frankly incredible shot you took with your 15!!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-08-2010, 04:12 PM  
21mm or 15mm LTD?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 54
Views: 11,882
Aaagh, I was just about to pull the trigger finally on the 15, 43 and 70 limiteds and now I'm second guessing again whether I should get the 21 instead of the 15. I'm sure I'd use the 21 more but then I just see so many great shots with the 15 on the forum and I feel I have to learn to be able to do that. Why can't there be a 21 limited controls my mind thread?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-05-2010, 03:50 AM  
Quitting Pentax?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 75
Views: 11,878
..that is stabilised :p
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-04-2010, 01:50 PM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 4,894
Views: 861,854
That is stunning
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-04-2010, 01:49 PM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Will do
Chibiunko - I don't know that I will be and if I do it won't be until January
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-04-2010, 04:41 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
oops I thought you asked when
We'd be going to Orlando
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-04-2010, 04:40 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
The plan is to go at Christmas.
Axl, will let you know if the trip gets confirmed. The DA55 seems to be $617 which is 385 vs 549 at SRS. Obviously this is all conditional on exchange rates but given what is going on in the US at the moment that may even improve
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2010, 08:27 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Thanks again everyone. I've done the maths and think I'll be going with the cheaper set mentioned above (the 21 + 70) which comes to 660 vs the 1050 it would cost in the UK.
I may also get the fa 43 as it is so much cheaper than the UK (355 vs 700) - if I prefer the 35 that I have I can always sell it on
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2010, 07:01 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Thanks for all the suggestions. I would order from Adorama, B&H or Amazon and get it shipped to where I'll be staying. The price difference vs SRS is huge - eg the 31 is $1k vs 1k and the exchange rate is now up to 1.6
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2010, 04:18 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Thanks, I would sell the 35 as I'd like something with a wider aperture
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-03-2010, 03:31 AM  
Lens suggestions
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 19
Views: 3,621
Hi all
I'm heading over to the US for Christmas and thought I'd take the opportunity to buy a some lenses for my new K5 at your bargain prices compared to here in the UK. I currently have the 18-55 WR kit lens and the 35 f2.4.

The 35 f2.4 is my first ever prime and I'm loving it, expecially the lower f stop compared to the zooms I'm used to which lets me take pictures indoors without flash (I've got an AF 360 but don't want to use it as it's so damned big!)

sooo

I'm thinking I'd like something in the 30-40mm range and something around 70mm. Eventually i'd love to get the 15mm as I'm just floored by the pictures some of you take with it, but for now I'll stay away from the wide lenses as I'm not good enough to get the best out of them.

My options are:
One of FA 31 and FA 43 +
One of FA 77 and DA 70

Of the longer range ones I'm leaning towards the DA 70 as it is cheaper, more compact and I'm not sure the wider aperture of the fa 77 will be as useful to me at that length.

Of the 31 and 43 I'm really torn. i know i have the 35mm 2.4 already but I like the idea of an even wider aperture for low light and of course both would be a step up in build quality. I like the smaller size of the 43 and the price but everything I've read about the 31 says it is even more magical.

Any help with my choices will be much appreciated.

i'm probably also going to get the 18-135mm if it's released in time as it is half the UK price and will give me a weather sealed kit covering the entire range I need.

Thanks in advance
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2010, 01:47 AM  
True MACRO vs. Close Focus
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 27
Views: 6,427
At least I now have an excuse for cockroaches in my fridge
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-25-2010, 11:20 AM  
My K5 has problem or....really a big bug!
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 17
Views: 5,161
It looks like you have cross-processing turned on
Forum: Pentax K-r 10-25-2010, 03:46 AM  
K-R E-dial responds slowly
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 49
Views: 14,039
I also have this issue with my K-r
Forum: Pentax K-r 10-12-2010, 12:20 PM  
K-R release says "October". Anyone know the exact date?
Posted By Noidea
Replies: 39
Views: 9,331
Well SRS Microsystems in the UK now have them in stock and mine was despatched today :)
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