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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-14-2016, 06:44 AM  
K5 to K70?
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 17
Views: 1,932
I'm trying to lighten up the camera bag a bit, so that's why I'm not considering the K3 or K3ii.
I might consider the KS2, but after having used the KS1, I'd like something a little more sturdy for a primary camera body.
I've even considered switching to the m43 system.

Would the K5 to K70 switch be worth it?

TIA! :)
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 07:33 AM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 1,825
Views: 49,875
Another camera...why not? :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 03-03-2016, 05:50 PM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 279
Views: 38,088
It's here!

I haven't done any actual shooting yet, but I've been playing with it a bit. I think I'm going to like it a lot! I plan on getting out with it this weekend.

The color of the camera is "Cotton Linen", not quite as white as the standard white.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-01-2016, 07:19 PM  
Do you miss your old gear? I sure do!
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
The one lens that I let go that I wish I hadn't was the DA 35/2.8 macro--such a versatile walk around lens with great IQ. Maybe one day...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-01-2016, 07:10 PM  
Convince me my LBA is irrational
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 69
Views: 4,163
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the 16-85. Unless I'm shooting something really specific (distant wildlife or macro), that lens will generally stay on my camera all day when I'm traveling. It's WR too, so no worries about the rain. :)
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 02-28-2016, 06:22 PM  
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR samples
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 41
Views: 13,572
I'll add a couple to the bunch...



Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 02-28-2016, 06:07 PM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 279
Views: 38,088
I just pulled the trigger on a KS1 with kit lens this afternoon. Not only has my husband expressed an interest in photography, I've also been wanting another body smaller than my K5 for travel and other times where I'd rather not schlep around a bigger body. I could've afforded the KS2, but then the husband wouldn't have been able to afford to get the electric guitar he's had his eye on for a while. :D

Even if photography doesn't take with him, I'll still have a great camera!

I'm looking forward to posting the first pics here once it comes.

BTW, I got mine for $329.99 at Adorams--can't beat that with a stick!
Forum: Sold Items 02-23-2016, 06:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 18-250 DC Macro lens **PRICE DROP**
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 0
Views: 699
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Sigma 18-250 DC Macro lens

Asking Price
195.00 USD

Item Location
Gainesville, FL (United States)

Item Description
This lens is in great shape, both cosmetically and functionally. There are some scuff marks on the hood from normal use. It comes with the original box, hood, front, and back caps.

Ideally, I'm looking to trade for a second body (of equivalent value to the lens) in excellent condition, as my husband has expressed an interest in photography. :D If need be, I'm willing to throw in a little extra cash to sweeten the deal.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included in price

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Insurance included in price. Refund only if item vastly different than described,

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2016, 05:34 PM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 1,591
Views: 172,622
True. With the ability to use it in both FF and crop modes, it makes it even more versatile. In my case, I'd be more inclined to use it in FF for landscapes, macro, and architecture and in crop mode for wildlife.
Forum: General Talk 02-18-2016, 05:31 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 10,968
Views: 747,687
As of January 8th, I have a new husband! :D
He is very supportive of my photographic pursuits.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-18-2016, 05:14 PM  
Pentax K-1 Officially Announced
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 1,591
Views: 172,622
I'm adding myself to the happy dance! :D

Granted, a ff camera isn't in the cards for me right now, but I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on it to see how it handles in real-life situations. Realistically, my next camera purchase will most likely be a Panasonic advanced bridge camera with 4K video for my husband to use for the video and for me to use for still as a backup to my K5 (scratching head trying to figure out where to come up with $700 for that camera vs $1800 for the K1). Besides, I'm looking to get more use out of the 16-85 and 40 ltd that I bought last summer. Why lug around the extra weight of the K1 just to use it in crop mode?

Never say never, though. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-17-2015, 09:12 PM  
Case for 16-85
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
It is odd that it wouldn't come with a case. In the past, I bought less expensive Pentax lenses that have come with the pouches. The really sad part is that if I want a Pentax-branded pouch, then I would have to shell out $45-50. No thanks.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-17-2015, 10:14 AM  
Case for 16-85
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
I checked the dimensions of both the pouch and the lens and I'm thinking you're right in that the medium size would work the best for the 16-85. With that, I'll be ordering it. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-17-2015, 04:30 AM  
Case for 16-85
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Since my new 16-85 didn't come with a case, I'd like to get one. Can anybody make any recommendations?

TIA :)
Forum: General Talk 07-14-2015, 09:37 AM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 663
Views: 39,154
That's exactly why I keep them around the edges of the window so they won't block my view. :)
Forum: General Talk 07-13-2015, 03:04 PM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 663
Views: 39,154
My ride is a silver 2014 Ford Escape. :D

I love this vehicle for a variety of practical reasons, but there is one overriding sentimental reason. I bought it a couple of months after my divorce was finalized last year: it was the first vehicle I had bought on my own since before I got married. I picked it out, test drove it, and handled the paperwork all by myself. It was a liberating experience. :)

Practically, I love how how it looks and how it drives (so smooth). Being vertically challenged, I like how it sits me up fairly high. I like that it has a rear-view camera, Bluetooth, and USB ports (I came from a 2003 Toyota Matrix, so it was a big step up in technology). When I put the back seat down, there's a crap-ton of cargo space. I like the fact that I can put stickers on the back window and not worry about a husband complaining about them. :p

There isn't really anything that I dislike about my vehicle, but I have just one minor annoyance. When I hook my phone up to the USB play music through the stereo speakers, it doesn't automatically pick up on it and I have to punch a series of buttons just to get it to work properly. It's not terribly convenient while I'm driving down the road.

All in all, I see myself keeping this vehicle for a good long time. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2015, 06:47 PM  
16-85 as a travel lens
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 60
Views: 6,522
I just pulled the trigger on a 16-85 for an upcoming vacation. It'll be replacing my Sigma 17-70 (v.2) and Sigma 18-250 as my walkaround lens. The Sigmas are OK in the IQ department, but nothing to get too excited over. From everything I've seen, the 16-85 is definitely worth getting excited over. :)
Forum: General Talk 07-11-2015, 06:38 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 10,968
Views: 747,687
I had to share this with people that will definitely understand my excitement. :-D

I've got a vacation coming up and it got me thinking about the contents of my camera bag and I'm making changes accordingly.

Added the DA 40/2.8 to replace my A50/2 (MF lenses have lost their appeal for me, plus I like shooting at 40mm better)

Just pulled the trigger on the HD DA16-85 to replace my Sigma 17-70 + Sigma 18-250. The Sigmas are OK, but not great. From everything I've seen, it seems that the 16-85 is the greatness I'm looking for in a walkaround zoom. :)

I'm going snorkeling on this vacation, so I added a waterproof camera to my gear. I got a good deal on a gently used Nikon AW110.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-11-2015, 12:45 PM  
Nature A walk in the woods
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Thanks! :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-11-2015, 06:14 AM  
Nature A walk in the woods
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 2
Views: 391
K5+sigma 28-70/2.8
Edited in LR







Forum: Sold Items 07-07-2015, 09:20 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: DA21, DA40, FA35 f2
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Just sent you an email re: DA40. :)
Forum: General Talk 05-10-2014, 06:08 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 10,968
Views: 747,687
The Sigma 120-400: my bada$$ wildlife shooting lens.
Forum: General Talk 05-08-2014, 09:38 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 10,968
Views: 747,687
I got a really good deal on a refurb Sigma 120-400 directly from Sigma. It should be in my hot little hands today. I hope to get out with it and shoot some wildlife this weekend. :)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-06-2014, 09:14 AM  
120-400, 150-500 Sigma Outlet
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
I must have gotten one of the last ones, as it is scheduled to arrive on Thursday! WOOT!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-06-2014, 09:12 AM  
Adding m4/3 to Pentax gear
Posted By heatherslightbox
Replies: 7
Views: 740
I did some poking around on here and found a thread that mentioned that Sigma had some refurb 120-400s that could be ordered directly from them for $599. To me, that was a no-brainer so I went on ahead and pulled the trigger. In addition to the issue of IQ, adding another system would've meant having to learn a whole new camera. I'm pretty comfortable with my K5 and get good results from it, so I'll be ordering a monopod and possibly a Stedi Stock to handle the heavier load.

The lens arrives on Thursday so I'm hoping to get out with it over the weekend. :)
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