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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-11-2012, 08:15 AM  
Pentax Facebook says K-5II will boast the widest AF range of any DSLR currently avail
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 211
Views: 24,909
I'm curious of how many people posting in this thread are making their livings and paying their bills strictly with photography shooting with a Pentax.

I also wonder how many of them are happy with these announcements.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-10-2012, 08:07 PM  
Pentax Facebook says K-5II will boast the widest AF range of any DSLR currently avail
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 211
Views: 24,909
Definitely not regretting my switch to Nikon.

:-(

Still pullin' for Pentax but this has not given me hope.
Forum: Sold Items 08-31-2012, 08:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Sold!
Forum: Sold Items 08-30-2012, 12:02 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Bump.
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2012, 11:17 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Anyone? I'll do $400 OBO. Really looking to move this.

---------- Post added 08-29-2012 at 02:41 PM ----------

Bump.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-27-2012, 10:08 AM  
Pentax Wedding Photography?
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 44
Views: 8,426
I just thought of a proper analogy for what photography is like:

If you give a professional car-driver a car with a V6 and a road-course he'll drive circles around an amateur in the same car with a V8; but give that professional car-driver the car with the V8 and he'll tear it up (but Gregory Heisler in an F1 car will still always make your driving look like crap :-P).
Forum: Sold Items 08-27-2012, 09:20 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Buuuump!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-27-2012, 09:19 AM  
Pentax Wedding Photography?
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 44
Views: 8,426
The second you're not in bright daylight with either the K-5 and K-7 they struggle to keep up with a flower-girl walking down the isle in terms of both speed but especially accuracy. Especially when there are subtle moments only a few split seconds apart; I can't in good faith provide the best service possible to my clients without the best kit in this regard.



You haven't shot enough weddings then. I shoot with two cameras dangling from a cross strap. I'm always moving and it's easy for things to get bumped and knocked around. Gear gets quickly set-down, picked up, shuffled from place to place; you're focused on the moment and you don't have time to worry about keeping your kit safe. I never had any issues with my Pentax doing this; but I was always worried about how it would fare. With a Nikon D3s I don't have to worry about it because the camera feels practically indestructible (and it is).



As a photographer you're always the limiting factor. It's good to think in those terms as it causes you to continually push yourself. That said it's silly to think that your kit can never limit you. I've heard analogies that saying your camera can limit you is like saying a runner's shoes limit them; or the type of a brush a painter uses limits them.

These simply don't make sense. They're great at encouraging amateur's to focus on the important stuff (composition, exposure, etc) and in most cases for most amateurs it is a true statement but photography is more of a science and more of an instinctual leveraging of your kit than anything else. You can have a photo in your head but if you don't have the gear to make it possible you can't make that photo. A painter can imagine an image and then simply paint it.

There are other things that caused me to make the switch: full-frame (shallower depth of field, true wide-angles, better low-light performance, etc) but that sums it up. I still love my Pentax cameras; they're my choice for personal shooting but they're not up to professional chops yet.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-26-2012, 11:16 PM  
Pentax Wedding Photography?
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 44
Views: 8,426
I started shooting weddings commercially with the K-7 and K-5 and I found that they soon became the limiting factor in getting the shots that I wanted when I wanted them.

The best way I can put it is that Pentax cameras are photography enthusiast cameras. They're great machines that are clearly designed by people who take photos but they are not tools that you can depends on every day all day. I have since switched to Nikon for full-frame, autofocus, build quality, and general robustness.

I miss my Pentax's for the glass and for the way they handled but they are light-years away from performing on a similar level as Nikon professional bodies. This is simply irrefutable. My clients trust me to capture their important moments, and I cannot in good faith trust Pentax kit to be there for me 100%.

If wedding photography is something you plan to pursue full-time then you will inevitably switch; it's just a matter of when.
Forum: Sold Items 08-26-2012, 07:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Bump!
Forum: Sold Items 08-25-2012, 11:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Will toss in a 32 GB SanDisk Extreme SD Card.
Forum: Sold Items 08-24-2012, 10:37 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Price reduced to $400 shipped. Looking to move!
Forum: Sold Items 08-23-2012, 06:00 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-7 + 32GB SanDisk Extreme $400 Shipped
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-7 $450 OBO

Asking Price
$450 OBO

Item Location
Pittsburgh (United States)

Item Description
Switched to Nikon and sold all of my other gear. The last remaining item to list is my beloved K-7 body. I've been through a lot with this thing and it could make a stellar back-up body for someone with a K-5 or someone looking to upgrade from a entry-level.

The body has 28,000 actuations and a small scratch on the back LCD. It works flawlessly and is in excellent condition.

Comes with original box, batter, charger, cords, etc.

Buyer pays PayPal fees.

-N

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$10

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sold As Is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2012, 07:46 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
More Photos of the lens as requested:

The damaged part of the hood is highlighted with a red circle. It still works fine though.
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2012, 11:02 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: DA* 50-135mm 2.8
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 2
Views: 547
This is silly-talk. I have owned several SDM based lenses and non of them have failed in my ownership. I'm sure there may have been problems with the first-run of the lenses but this stigma is antiquated and unnecessary.
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2012, 10:45 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF-540 FGZ with Stofen, 3' TTL cable and Hotshoe Adapter F $250
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Bump. Price updated: Will take $250 shipped.
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2012, 10:44 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Bump. Price reduced to $750 OBO. Looking to move this quick!
Forum: Sold Items 08-21-2012, 10:44 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Bump. Price reduced to $750 OBO. Looking to move this quick!
Forum: Sold Items 08-20-2012, 10:25 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
All PM's replied to.
Forum: Sold Items 08-20-2012, 10:25 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
All PM's replied to.
Forum: Sold Items 08-20-2012, 09:18 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF-540 FGZ with Stofen, 3' TTL cable and Hotshoe Adapter F $250
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
All PM's replied to!

---------- Post added 08-21-2012 at 02:34 AM ----------

Bump.
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2012, 10:57 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG4 Battery Grip + D-L190 Battery
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 2
Views: 1,728
Sold!
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2012, 10:57 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Sale pending.
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2012, 09:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM $750 OBO
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 SDM

Asking Price
$800 USD OBO

Item Location
Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

Item Description
Switching to Nikon and parting out my kit.

This lens doesn't need an introduction: It's like three primes in one. The lens is in great shape. The hood has some small scuffs and doesn't fully lock on. This happened after I fumbled the hood while putting it on the lens and dropped it (the hood, not the lens!) I have not had this affect any functionality while shooting weddings with it (a good proving ground)

Comes with the original box, etc.

Asking $800 Or best offer.

Buyer pays all Paypal fees.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$10

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sold As-is.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2012, 09:39 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4
Posted By noahpurdy
Replies: 3
Views: 806
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4

Asking Price
$400

Item Location
Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

Item Description
Selling my kit and switching to Nikon.

This lens is absolutely gorgeous. The amount of detail it rendered on my K-7 always blew me away. In excellent shape. There's a few small scuffs on the lens-hood. Comes with the original box; pouch, etc.

$400. Buyer responsible for PayPal fees (or send cash as a gift).

Cheers!

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$10

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sold As-Is

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