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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-15-2021, 11:45 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #175 Poll (Portrait - March 2021)
Posted By ckr
Replies: 50
Views: 4,166
my pick: #5
Forum: Sold Items 03-15-2021, 12:56 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax-M* 1:4 300mm
Posted By ckr
Replies: 0
Views: 485
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
SMC Pentax-M* 1:4 300mm

Asking Price
250.00 CHF

Item Location
Berne (Switzerland)

Item Description
Rare 300 mm f4 SMC-M* lens in perfect condition. I bought this lens second hand about 30 years ago and used it extensively on my late ME Super for many years. Front lens was always protected by a Hoya HMC 77mm UV filter (included). Very minor sign of normal use on the extractable lens hood. All metal construction at a healthy 901grams with lens covers.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
20 CHF (estimated)

Shipping Services
Post Pac / UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No return or warranty on this item.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 03-11-2021, 02:28 PM  
Expected life of K-5
Posted By ckr
Replies: 24
Views: 6,476
I got my K5 for a decade now and close to 40'000 shutter releases without failing me once. Frankly its a bomb proof body, even though I use my kit often in rain, snow and nasty conditions of all sorts, primarily with the equally solid 300 f4, really a perfect kit for outdoor stuff. Only gripe is the AF performance for BIF, recently tried a EM 1 mark 3 with the oly 300f4 and will go down that route because its in a different league really... But for slow stuff Pentax is still good and will last you a lifetime :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-11-2021, 03:46 PM  
2021 Pentax Lens Tournament lens tournament - my favorite: 300mm f4
Posted By ckr
Replies: 0
Views: 58
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM Reviews - DA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database


It's a great lens, if only the autofocus would be quicker. If only Pentax could give us a firmware update to avoid the autofocus go always towards the minimal focal length rather than vers infinite whenever it looses focus with BIF, it would make it hunt shorter. But hey, its sharp and weather sealed, took it out for hours on end in the rain with my K5 and never had any issues, it is a though cookie :)
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