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Forum: Sold Items 06-24-2011, 02:34 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 4
Views: 2,768
bump with lower price. Also added some photos.
Forum: Sold Items 06-17-2011, 08:58 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 4
Views: 2,768
Bump. Camera is back from it's checkup at CRIS and is super clean. All functions checked out. Camera is ready to get back to what it does best, take awesome photos.
Forum: Sold Items 05-31-2011, 12:44 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Gossen Luna Pro Digital F Light Meter (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 2
Views: 2,977
I have some bills to pay and need to sell this so I've dropped the price and changed shipping to "included". $100 for a great meter with no paypal or shipping fees.
Forum: Sold Items 05-30-2011, 07:04 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA*85, FA50 f1.4, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 90 marco (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 11
Views: 3,780
All lenses are sale pending.
Forum: Sold Items 05-29-2011, 10:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA*85, FA50 f1.4, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 90 marco (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 11
Views: 3,780
I have several very sweet lenses for sale. Sadly I need to pay some bills.

First up is the Holy Grail, the FA*85mm f1.4. It is the original production. I got it direct from Pentax back in 2000. Condition? There is one small scuff on the hood and it is hard to find, even harder to photograph. You have to look to find it. It is in excellent condition. It is packed up in its original box with the included lens case. $1200.

20110529DSC_0017 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

20110529DSC_0014 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

Next up is the FA50mm f1.4. I got this brand new around 2002 or so. It is also in excellent condition and packed up in its original box with a basic filter on it. $250.

20110529_DMP0038 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

20110529DSC_0002 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

On to the Tamron 28-75 f2.8. This was my most used lens and is the only lens on this list that does show real signs of use. The rubber zoom ring is well worn and no longer shiny black. The lens does have a little bit of dust internally, but not much. The photos from this lens are amazing. It has never BF or FF on any of the cameras I have used it on and it is super sharp. There is a reason it got so much use. Optically it is worth more, but because of the worn appearance I am only asking $250.

20110529DSC_0013 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

20110529DSC_0012 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

I got this Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro because I had a hankering to do some macro stuff. I took enough shots to give it a good test and then hardly touched it. I think I've had it for about 2 years and have used it maybe 5 times. It comes with a nice bag and a lens hood. It still looks new. $350.

20110529DSC_0011 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

20110529DSC_0009 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

Shipping will be UPS to the lower 48 and charges will be actual, including insurance. I will ship ground or expedited depending on buyers wishes. I take paypal and I don't charge the buyer for the fees.
Forum: Sold Items 05-29-2011, 10:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Gossen Luna Pro Digital F Light Meter (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 2
Views: 2,977
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Gossen Luna Pro Digital F Light Meter

Asking Price
$100

Item Location
Idaho, USA

Item Description
The Luna Pro Digital F is a fantastic meter. It measures flash, ambient and cine and is very accurate. The readout is all digital, but it has an analog scale that shows the relationship between ambient and flash exposures, which is really cool. In reflected light mode it also measures the contrast range of a scene. I have all the stuff that was in the box; meter, case, strap, manual, quick reference pocket guide and battery. If you want to read the manual before buying I found one online here.


IMG_1484 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr


IMG_1486 by @davidmadsen, on Flickr

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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Included.

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I'll send ground or expedited as per buyers request.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-28-2011, 03:34 PM  
Learning how to use a Graphic Tablet...?
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 16
Views: 10,576
A tablet is a far more precise instrument than a mouse so, yes, you are going to have to practice and become more precise yourself. I am on a notebook and use the trackpad for most general computing, but when it comes to photo editing I have to have my tablet. Once you get used to it you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. It will take some practice, though.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-27-2011, 06:54 PM  
What software for editing video?
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 22
Views: 6,947
My 1080p/25 videos from my K-5 work just fine in Aperture and in iMovie. No errors, no problems.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-27-2011, 01:20 PM  
The death of The Soft K5 urban legend
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 163
Views: 42,539
I got bored and did not read every post in this thread. I do believe that some people are confusing contrast and sharpness. I have owned the *istD, K10, K20, K-7 and K-5 and the K-5 definitely records much better fine detail and sharpness than the others. However, it also has a broader dynamic range and therefore less contrast. If you want to have the same picture look the same from the K-5 and any other Pentax you are going to have to increase the contrast on the K-5 image in addition to adding the same amount of sharpness.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-27-2011, 08:28 AM  
X Sync Socket
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 1
Views: 2,873
Yes, you will have to shoot in manual. Yes, you will need to trigger the other monolights with slaves or get a splitter for your sync cord. As long as you are not shooting around other flashing lights the optical slave trick works just fine.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2011, 07:08 PM  
Misc Cannes film festival
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Milla! Great, now I'm drooling. Great photos.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-19-2011, 06:48 AM  
Stains found!
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 102
Views: 12,758
I got one last week that didn't have stain but did have a really bad stuck pixel that was killing videos. I returned it and got a new one and the new one seems fine. The serial number on the new one is in the 402xxxx range and was manufactured in March of this year.
Forum: Sold Items 05-18-2011, 05:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Lowepro Topload Zoom AW (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 0
Views: 1,617
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Lowepro Topload Zoom AW

Asking Price
$45

Item Location
Idaho, USA

Item Description
I recently sold my 70-200 f2.8 so I don't need this bag any more. It easily holds a DSLR with grip and long, fast zoom. It has 2 front pockets for batteries, cards, etc, plus a pocket in the lid. It has a removable divider inside if you want to have a shorter lens with second short lens in the bottom. There is a weather proof pull-over jacket stored inside the top front pocket (not the most Pentax users are afread of a little weather). It has a comfortable shoulder strap that is removable and a padded belt loop to wear it like a holster. It also has accessory straps on the sides and plastic d-rings to attach it to a chest harness. It is a fantastic bag, but I have all short lenses right now and am not using it.

I'll ship it anywhere in the continental US for $45, shipping and paypal fees inclusive.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
no returns. bag looks almost as good as it did on the shelf at my local camera store.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-18-2011, 02:39 PM  
smc 50mm f1.4lense & pentax k5
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 7
Views: 2,908
I just got my K5 this week and haven't used my FA50 1.4 on it yet, but I've had the 50mm for a long time and have used it on K-7s, K20s, K10s an *istD and an MZ-S. Yes, it works perfectly.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-18-2011, 12:25 PM  
Expanded Sensitivity
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 10
Views: 2,739
It all depends on what you shoot. I am in studio with strobes most of the time and at ISO100 I sometimes have to turn the strobes down all the way to get the apertures I want. Back when I was doing weddings I was all about 400-800. For sports 3200 is a gem. What I love about this camera is that it shines no matter what ISO you need.
Forum: Sold Items 05-17-2011, 07:59 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 4
Views: 2,768
I looked there but didn't find anything. I had 2 of these cameras and sold one already. This one may sit for a bit, which is okay. In the mean time it is all packaged up and ready to ship.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-16-2011, 11:06 AM  
K-5 image file number count over 9999
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
I use yyyymmdd_filename for my unique naming system. I am doing it on import into Aperture, but you can also do it with Automator.
Forum: Pentax K-5 05-15-2011, 11:56 AM  
K-5 image file number count over 9999
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Are you storing all of your photos in a single folder?
Forum: Sold Items 05-13-2011, 11:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 4
Views: 2,768
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K-7 Body with 2 extra batteries (original Pentax, not 3rd party). Here are some photos.

Asking Price
$600 - includes paypal fees and shipping

Item Location
Idaho, USA

Item Description
Just got the camera back from CRIS after getting a checkup. It's 2 years old and has about 13k shutter actuations, but it looks brand new. I don't see a single mark on it and CRIS returned it so clean it looks new. Everything checked out and it is ready for lots of shooting.

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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
USPS Priority - only takes 2-3 days for delivery - insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns. Camera is in the original box with all original contents, plus the extra batteries and SDHC cards.

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

---------- Post added 05-14-2011 at 11:07 AM ----------

Forum: Sold Items 05-12-2011, 02:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 (Worldwide)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 0
Views: 1,876
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Tamron 70-200 f2.8

Asking Price
$550

Item Location
Idaho, USA

Item Description
Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD(IF) Macro. This lens is in perfect condition in it's original box with the original carry case. It is one year old and has a 6 year warranty (US only) so there's plenty of coverage left on it. I'll include a copy of the receipt so you can use the warranty.

The picture quality of this lens is amazing. Even wide open I get great shots, which is cool because it has great bokeh. The problem is that I hardly use it because I just don't do the kind of photography that this lens excels at. The good news is that the lens is barely used.

Here is a link to a flickr set with photos of the lens...
Tamron 70-200 - a set on Flickr

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
included for conus

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Shipping is free in conus. Shipping elsewhere negotiable. No returns.

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

---------- Post added 05-12-2011 at 03:43 PM ----------

I'm also including the Hoya Pro1 Digital MC Protection filter that is on the lens in the photos.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-11-2011, 08:31 PM  
Not Work-Safe K-7 in 2010
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Thanks everyone, the comments are very much appreciated. I had a good year last year, getting to work with some very cool models and doing lots of shoots. I hope this year goes as well.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-11-2011, 02:42 PM  
Not Work-Safe K-7 in 2010
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
I haven't posted in this forum in a long time. Here's a few of my faves from last year.











Forum: Sold Items 05-06-2011, 12:20 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
Sale pending.

---------- Post added 05-06-2011 at 02:41 PM ----------

Sold.
Forum: Sold Items 05-06-2011, 10:10 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 Body (CONUS)
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 2
Views: 1,750
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K-7 Body

Asking Price
$600

Item Location
Idaho, USA

Item Description
The camera is one year old and did not have an extended warranty. It is in great condition, used mostly as a backup and I do mostly studio work so it didn't get heavily used. It developed a spec of dust between the sensor and aa filter so Pentax replaced the entire sensor. The body is in the original box with all original accessories. There are a couple minor scuffs on the rear LCD, which are the only real signs the camera has been used at all. The Pentax strap and most of the cords haven't even been taken out of the packaging.

Here is a link to MyShutterCount.com with the shutter count of the last photo I took with this camera. Check shutter count online - My Shutter Count.com


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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
willing to ship elsewhere for additional shipping charges based on actual shipping costs.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-23-2010, 06:57 PM  
K-5: Yes, but does it tether?
Posted By davemdsn
Replies: 48
Views: 11,184
Just wanted to say thanks to all who has chimed in with answers and comments. I have been using Pentax for 14 years and really like their equipment, especially the lenses, but in their effort to be a niche product they are omitting some key features for my needs. I have no need or budget to upgrade cameras at all right now, but when the time comes I will have no choice but to look at other brands for a product that fits my needs.
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