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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 1 Day Ago  
K-1 Mark II firmware update 1.02
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Do "stability" improvements enhance SR?
Forum: Photographic Equipment for Sale 05-18-2018, 01:17 PM  
For Sale: Lumix GX1 LVF2 viewfinder and 14-42ii lens
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 0
Views: 193 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Lumix GX1 LVF2 viewfinder and 14-42ii lens

Asking Price
185.00 USD

Item Location
western Wash. state USA (United States)

Item Description
Black Lumix GX1 body with 14-42ii OIS[/B] kit zoom (silver) - in 35mm terms that's a 28-84mm.

The GX1 is an excellent little camera with 16Mpix 4Thirds sensor, an effective touch screen and many nice controls and programmable Fn buttons. Full controls are available including choice of aspect ratio.

I have hacked the body with higher-spec video but did not go all-out because the video will not play back if hacked to extremes; I have set it to about 40Mb/sec in AVCHD with higher audio quality but left MP3 specs at stock values (below 20MB/sec). The AVCHD format will spill over to a new file after it limist out so no real time limit for that mode. The touchscreen allows for manual focus with touch-AF refocus, so for basic 1080 work it's very handy. No audio input jack but stereo mics on top. OIS = stabilization is in the lens - adapted lenses work great but unstabilized. I can add a PK-m43 adapter by request.

When you want small and talented it's a great choice. The 14-42 comes with caps and hood.

Size comparison to KP at Compare camera dimensions side by side

Body is in VG+ and both lens is in EX condition.
I gave the LED screen a good cleaning. When I received the camera as it had the fungus-like sludge on the touchscreen. (sample image / thread at DPRvw) The screen is clean and much more useable than before, but some fine cleaning-scratches can be seen when screen is dark. Many threads online about GX1 screen 'delamination' or coating issues. Considering how it looked before this is a real improvement! :eek: I have not added a fresh screen protector at this point - it may help, or perhaps not.

The LVF2 viewfinder connects to the hot shoe and accessory port and provides a tilting viewfinder with very good specs. It has a switch on the mount so you can swap between main screen and viewfinder easily.

Camera comes with 1 Lumix + 1 generic/Wasabi battery, charger and strap plus body cap.[/COLOR]

[b]NOTE - I have two GX1 bodies, one with video hack and one without. I can provide hacked firmware and several variations on an 8GB SD if requested, and will sell either stock or hacked bodies. Both are black.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
split cost 50/50

Shipping Services
USPS priority/1st class international

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
contact me within 14 days of receipt

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax K-1 04-26-2018, 01:21 PM  
Convince me to buy a K-1
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 92
Views: 3,321
Originally Posted by UncleVanya:

What's my DA 15 alternative?

How is the 15mm in 1:1 mode? That square format is an underrated selling point IMO.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-25-2018, 08:35 PM  
Vancouverite checking in
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 11
Views: 281
And from between the two, in Longview-not-Texas! :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-25-2018, 08:34 PM  
News, the new DSP EPK-1000 video processor
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 5
Views: 652
So it's Pentax or nothing for my next procedure? Thanks..
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 04-18-2018, 01:18 PM  
K-S1 first picture is dark
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Probably the actuator business, sadly. Pentax gear reacts to long rest periods with the aperture-block darkness on some bodies and SDM coma with those lenses. In the short run you can shoot in A mode at f/22 so the shutter speed is calculated correctly (and bump the ISO up a bit) - and read about both near-term and longer-term solutions to aperture block here on the forums.

I really like the 20Mpx sensor of the K-s series so I will probably take on this risk myself, some day soon. :o
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-16-2018, 09:09 AM  
Who am I?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Welcome, and maybe welcome back? :)
Plenty of experience here to be your guide!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-13-2018, 03:35 PM  
SMC 18mm 3.5
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Hadn't seen one of these, but I've used the 17/4 fish-eye a few times with great success.
Enjoy! :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-03-2018, 02:44 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,269
Views: 202,007
I am also a fan of the lighter 12-60; light, cheap in kit-breakout sales and sealed. My ideal range for a long hike, and I can add my smc-M 100/2.8 or the 40-150 Lumix for longer shots.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-23-2018, 08:46 AM  
Nature Three Dimensional Morning Glory
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Guess I'd better reassemble my 35-70 then :D i had stolen the mount for another lens.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-22-2018, 10:20 PM  
Nature Three Dimensional Morning Glory
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Amazing color contrast too, wonder if that is part of the effect.
Very nice.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-20-2018, 10:21 AM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,269
Views: 202,007
Good fortune today :) sunrise within 2 hours of the vernal Equinox, and clear skies to check alignment of our 'standing stone'! I must say that's almost squarely on the 1980 'update' to Mt. St.Helens summit. Tomorrow says clouds and rain, so this will have to do.
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-18-2018, 07:18 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 46,821
Views: 1,685,607
Mmmm, corned beef pizza and green beer? :fedup:
not really fed up, just liked the St.Patrick-green face!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-17-2018, 11:33 PM  
Considering full frame need lens help
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Good to know. I have a few good primes and tolerable 3624 zooms but would prefer shooting squares over pre-cropped 3:2 mode. But hey, I'm odd enough to consider shooting sub-36Mpx uncropped for times i don't want to repaper a wall in my home. :eek:?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-17-2018, 04:28 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,269
Views: 202,007
We had an amazing sunrise a few days ago, I stood in dew to shoot it but walked back in frost. I look forward to toying with the raw file soon :)

GX1 and 45-150mm, cropped a bit. Mt. St.Helens is buried in those clouds.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 03-17-2018, 04:19 PM  
Considering full frame need lens help
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
How would the 55-300 etc work in 1:1 square mode?
Forum: Sold Items 03-13-2018, 09:11 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-1; Pentax 24-70; Sigma 70-200; Sigma 85; Pentax 100; Pentax 50
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 24
Views: 4,297
Sorry to hear of medical bills, that's what is keeping me sidelined & unable to help you :(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-12-2018, 07:36 PM  
Pentax K-3 in-camera infra-red effect?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 8
Views: 697
It was a digital filter effect on the K-5, I also enjoyed the results. Hope a K-3 user has your answer!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-07-2018, 09:53 PM  
Is the 40mm 2.8 Pancake really that bad?
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 69
Views: 4,718
My 1999 Sierra backpack was done with smc-M 40/2.8 and Program Plus, and nothing else*. Missed a few shots no doubt, and stitched a few..but it was an easy carry :)

Drat - images are working now, but they do not do the lens justice. Must scan/shoot the negatives and do these right one day ;)
1999 Sierra Trip summary

* edit - also brought a miniDV camcorder. The truly awful/tiny images were captured with that. :o
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-04-2018, 01:17 PM  
Pentax Winners!
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Excellent capture and well-earned accolades! :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-03-2018, 10:10 PM  
Cheap AF Zoom for K3 recommendations please!
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 54
Views: 1,387
I have owned at least three copies of the quantaray 100-300 (also sigma DL) for/4.5-6.7 and been more than satisfied for under $50. It's fast to focus, much faster than the early 55-300s.. but slow to grab light, generally f/5.6 to ~260mm then f/6.7.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-03-2018, 07:51 PM  
Back to reflex cam
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Pentax doesn't do USB charging.. yet.
Cute kitty. Welcome, enjoy those many features as you encounter them!
Forum: Pentax K-1 02-22-2018, 06:56 PM  
Pre-Order a Pentax K-1 II: Free Battery Grip + 1-year Forum Account Upgrade
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 21
Views: 4,745
Not 4/1? Thank goodness.. :confused:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-22-2018, 06:50 PM  
K-1 ii Upgrade - New Logo - What does this mean
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
I'd figured they would pencil in the "ii" after K-1. :p
SR isn't the change as much as PxShift, which thus far has gone logo free. Maybe they'll make one up for another $100? :eek:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-08-2018, 10:56 AM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By jimr-pdx
Replies: 2,269
Views: 202,007
I don't think I've shared this one, yet I just chose it for my new 'blog cover page. Curious.
GX7 and Sigma 30/2.8 on a foggy autumn morning.

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