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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-03-2017, 02:34 AM  
Nature Wildlife with the F* 250-600
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Great work!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-09-2017, 12:19 AM  
Found a cheap and effective way to fix SDM failures.
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 53
Views: 18,337
Both motors were replaced by big $. Both failed to work again. My DA*55 is not revived. But not my DA17-70. Not sure to be :D or :mad:
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-04-2015, 12:02 AM  
Bell Canyon Reservoir in the Fall
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Took the picture on the hiking trip at Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir in Sandy UT. It was snowing and raining in the mountains, while there was full of sunshine on the reservoir. The contrast was striking. Fall colors are almost at their peak. Light cloud in the sky softened the light a bit, making the color of the leaves more saturated ad vibrant. Some ducks were floating at the near end of the water.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 10-18-2014, 11:19 PM  
Poll: Lens tournament: FA 31/1.8 Limited vs DA* 55/1.4
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 34
Views: 12,721
because there are simply fewer than FA31 outa there (a reasonable speculation). But I will vote for DA*55 anyway. I like it a lot despite some quirks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-17-2014, 10:52 AM  
Night Share your "Blood Moon" photos here!
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 93
Views: 15,968
Here is another one.

K5 + Pentax AF1.7X + Tamron 500 f8 Mirror--not the most exciting comb.
Forum: Sold Items 03-03-2014, 03:55 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 55mm/f1.4 lens
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Accurate focusing is critical. Used it a lot as a close focusing lens indoors.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-14-2014, 06:38 PM  
AF 1.7 Adapter on Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Works at f2.8 or smaller. At f1.4, there is too much abberation.
Forum: Sold Items 01-02-2014, 10:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K10D (Reduced WAY down)
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
What?! Bump!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-07-2013, 12:17 AM  
Pentax 20-40mm DC WR Limited and Q 08 Wide Zoom Officially Announced
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 131
Views: 17,396
Hope that it can get cheaper and Pentax can develop a retro body to go with it.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-27-2013, 11:31 PM  
Desireable SMC K 35mm 3.5
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
me too! especially in the film era. :)
Forum: Sold Items 06-16-2013, 09:11 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Marumi DHG Super Circular Polarizer 62mm
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 821
pm sent.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-10-2013, 11:12 PM  
Pentax K 35 f/2 & K 85 f/1.8 -
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-22-2013, 01:55 AM  
Airshows and mirror lens?
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
I have used FA100-300, DA55-300, DA*60-250, and Tamron 500 mirror for airshows. ( I thought they canceled all of the major air shows this year due to budget constraints). Tamron 500 mirror works OK in bright light. But it is very hard to focus and the color washes out a bit for far away objects. It is good for parachuters and steady display. It is more suitable for medium distance shots.

DA55-300 focuses a bit slow. But it is much faster than the mirror. Contrast is better than the mirror. 250-300 is not the best.

FA100-300 4.5-5.6 focuses quite fast. It does not extend when zoom. Contrast and resolution may not be as good as DA55-300, it is good enough for me. It is more heavy than DA55-300.

DA*60-250 is the most expensive and the best choice. If I do not have DA*, I would pick FA100-300 or DA55-300 as the first choice. Take the mirror as a backup. Normally, I put the mirror on my backup Kx.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 04-21-2013, 10:51 PM  
K-5 and Sigma 50-500 OS
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 59
Views: 34,721
Great work. I am thinking about getting one of these...
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-02-2012, 11:08 PM  
Happy Sleding
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Kids are happy sledding in light snow.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-03-2012, 11:57 PM  
Teleconverter for DA* 60-250mm
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 19
Views: 6,747
Can these two work together? DA*60-250 does have a screw driver slot. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-27-2012, 10:31 PM  
Pentax/Ricoh: De-cripple the K-mount! PETITION
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 502
Views: 68,239
Count me in. I have many Ks.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2012, 09:21 PM  
DA 55mm review on DXOMark
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 50
Views: 6,615
One SDM contact on mine is broken. Expected cost of the repair is close to $200, since Criscam insists to replace the SDM motor as well. I have not had any major issues with the SDM, but CrisCam refuses to repair it otherwise.

Despite all of these, I love the DA*55. It works particularly well with K5 which has a much more accurate AF system than Kx. It is far superior to my F50 f1.7 at large apertures.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 09-04-2012, 11:45 PM  
Just in case anyone has to just have a 50/1.7 macro...
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 2
Views: 1,756
Saw this lens (not the same lens) on EBay a while ago. Sold for a fraction of the asking price here.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-07-2012, 10:34 PM  
Buydig has K-5 for $849 body only
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 905
What a great price!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 08-03-2012, 11:21 PM  
K-30 @ $676usd, da18-135wr @ $334usd!
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 208
Views: 20,470
I ordered a DA18-135WR and a grip (thought it is the original) from them, but instead got a K-01 white body today :eek:. While it is very well packed, it is indeed a surprise to me. Emailed the seller and see what happens.
Forum: Pentax K-5 & K-5 II 05-16-2012, 03:27 AM  
K5 Mirror Flops - Smoking Gun Found
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 410
Views: 85,523
mirror flopping problem. sent to cris along with my da*60-250 which has a bit focusing problem on the long side. waiting them back soon.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-09-2012, 11:38 PM  
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-07-2012, 12:07 AM  
Nature (Captive) Butterflies
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Good work!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-07-2012, 12:06 AM  
Landscape Moonrise
Posted By yyyzzz
Replies: 1
Views: 690

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