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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 3 Days Ago  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Pentax
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Couldn't pass up on an ELB 500 deal so I scooped up an Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro. Everything works exactly as advertised and I'm impressed with the build quality of the ELB unit. Really the price is the worst part about it but I feel good with my purchase and it should last a very long time.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 3 Days Ago  
parts backorder........
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Still waiting on parts for my DFA 28-105 as well. Has been with with Precision for 1.5 months, and before that it was with Advance Camera who had trouble ordering parts from Ricoh.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Old lenses are calling...
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 77
Views: 2,454
What are the best options for a 135mm prime with A setting after the A* 135mm? I'm looking for good center sharpness wide open.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-10-2019, 12:28 PM  
KP custom,DFA*85/1.4 CP+ Exhibit
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 330
Views: 31,144
This will definitely be my next lens to replace my 77 ltd. The longer it takes, the more time I can save??
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 07-04-2019, 07:15 AM  
Fabulous service from Precision Camera
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 6
Views: 543
How did you ping Ricoh? My lens has been with Precision for a month and they are still waiting on parts for a current (28-105) lens. Feels like it's never coming back [emoji24]
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-26-2019, 07:06 AM  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Pentax
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Not much else Gerd. Just wanted to hear ANY user experience with the Skyport Pro. It's good to know that Pentax and Elinchrom HS/HSS plays nice together. It seems almost silly to consider Elinchrom given how much bang for buck you can get in a Godox/Flashpoint system. They are also making useful upgrades all the time it seems. That being said, I still like the idea of a pack & head system like the ELBs and I've owned old Elinchrom monolights for nearly 10 years and they have never let me down.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 06-25-2019, 10:51 AM  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Transmitter Pro for Pentax
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Does anyone have this and use it with the ELB 400/500 system? The major online retailers (Adorama/B&H) have them out of stock. Just curious to hear if anyone has any experience good or bad.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-18-2019, 03:15 PM  
Pentax Repairs
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Sent my 28-105mm lens to Advance Camera but they could not get confirmation on a parts order from Ricoh/Pentax so I had them send it to Precision. Precision has had it now for two weeks and they had to order parts. They told me it could take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The lady on the phone also said that's just how it is with Pentax.

Sucks, but that is my current situation. Nothing wrong on Precision end, I've been able to get a representative every time I call. My only gripe is that it costs 65-75% of the lens street price to repair the actual lens [emoji22].
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 06-17-2019, 01:29 PM  
For Sale: Canon 135L f/2 + Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Canon 135L $650
Body and glass is in very good condition. No noticeable dust. Lens hood has a some dings here and there as seen in the photos. Includes original caps, box soft case and warranty card.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $150 SOLD
Body is in good condition, glass is in good condition. There is a minimal dust and a scratch on the front element roughly 3mm long. It never was an issue in my photos but I no longer have Canon bodies so I cannot test it further. This was my most used lens and I used it until I sold my 5DM2. Includes original caps and box.

Payment via Paypal. Prices includes shipping and insurance. Please ask if you have any questions!
Forum: Sold Items 06-12-2019, 11:22 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Rokinon 14mm 2.8
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 7
Views: 888
PM Sent
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-01-2019, 07:13 AM  
Pentax 55/1.4 DA vs Nikon 58/1.4 on Full Frame
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
I've been impressed with the lens especially on FF. It's actually become my favorite lens and I never shot at 50mm on FF. Had a Canon 5d2 and shot 35/85/135.

It's pretty sharp wide open, very sharp by f2. Fairly compact lens and can be had for $350 or less.

Don't get me wrong, if I had the money I'd go for the DFA* 50 but there are a lot of good things going for the DA* 55 and it suits my needs perfectly.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2019, 07:48 PM  
Pentax 55/1.4 DA vs Nikon 58/1.4 on Full Frame
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Here's a a random portrait of my child with the 55 at 1.6 it says. Not sure of the quality but hopefully it gives you an idea. I probably have more but not on my phone which I'm currently on.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-30-2019, 11:54 AM  
K1 users: what lenses do you use?
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 140
Views: 9,752
I dropped and broke my D-FA 28-105 about a month ago and I am surprised at how much I miss it. Currently I'm left with the DA* 55 and FA 77 so I have no wide options for over a month!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-21-2019, 09:01 AM  
Godox XT2 announcement
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
It's great to see that Pentax is getting some needed support in the lighting department.



Thanks, just sent them an email. Do you know if any of the Flashpoint triggers will trigger the strobes? For example can I put a Flashpoint R2 for Canon on my Pentax and still trigger the strobes (though without TTL)?
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-01-2019, 09:20 AM  
K1 users: what lenses do you use?
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 140
Views: 9,752
:lol: exactly! People love to obsess over every little thing...and that is their right. But for me, the DA*55 has been an absolute revelation after lusting over the DFA* 50.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-01-2019, 08:56 AM  
K1 users: what lenses do you use?
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 140
Views: 9,752
I've been impressed with the DA*55 on the K-1 (in full frame). Everything negative about the lens is true: SDM is slow, vignetting, messy bokeh at times, soft corners, etc. Despite all of those "shortcomings", the lens produces nice, saturated colors, it's sharp in the center at f/1.4, and the lens can be had under $350. IMHO it's a big jump over the FA50, and punches well above its street price tag when compared to the DFA 50, which the cheapest I've seen on the used market was around $700-800.
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-01-2019, 07:32 AM  
For Sale: Pentax 35mm FA, and etc.
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 23
Views: 2,957
For anyone on the fence, I am loving the DA* 55mm on the K-1.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-29-2019, 09:34 AM  
Is it common for prime lenses to need adjusting for front and back focusing?
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Never really paid attention until i got the DA* 55. Needed +5 on my K-1 and now I will go check my other lenses lol.
Forum: Sold Items 04-22-2019, 11:30 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 4
Views: 686
PM Sent
Forum: Sold Items 04-22-2019, 08:15 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Price further reduced. Bump for a cheap, well-performing zoom.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-05-2019, 07:15 PM  
K-1 Flash Sync
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Awesome yall thanks. Agree with everyone that dripping shutter speed will alleviate the issue just wanted to make sure their wasn't any issues with the camera. Really great detail and range with the K-1.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-05-2019, 02:12 PM  
K-1 Flash Sync
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 11
Views: 506
It was off camera elinchrom strobe.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-05-2019, 12:23 PM  
K-1 Flash Sync
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 11
Views: 506
I have a K-1 and know that flash sync speed is 1/200. It won't let you trigger a flash any faster in my experience. Yesterday, I did some photos and I was shooting at 1/200 and noticed the curtain (I think it is) causing some of the black band that happens when you shoot above flash sync (with other cameras). You can see in the images a very clear change in exposure. I posted three images because it is always along the same long edge.

Has anyone else had this problem? Thoughts? Pictures are resized and exported from DNG to JPG.
Forum: Sold Items 04-03-2019, 07:44 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Bump. Price reduced!
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2019, 08:31 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4
Posted By paolojackson
Replies: 3
Views: 544
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4

Asking Price
140.00 USD 100.00 USD price reduced!

Item Location
HOUSTON (United States)

Item Description
Selling a DA 16-45 in very good condition. Glass is clean, includes original box, caps and lens hood. The only blemish is on the lens hood where it was cracked and repaired with super glue. It is really minimal as you can see in the photos. It does not affect image quality and the hood attaches normally.

I bought this lens from another active forum member for a real-estate job. I only have the K-1 and the 28-105 so my thinking was that the extra few mm would help in the job which it did, somewhat. Now I'm in the market for a DFA 15-30 so I no longer need this.

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
United States

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
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