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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-05-2011, 11:37 PM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
Just thought I'd update this thread.

Tried it on a K10D and K7 - neither worked. Tried my K200D w/ a Metz 57 which worked perfectly.

One of the internal circuitry boards was fried - CR Kennedys replaced it: free of charge :) (flash wasn't under warranty!). So big +1 to CR Kennedys (they also replaced a BG-3 grip, although that was under warranty!)
Forum: Sold Items 06-02-2011, 08:32 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 18-55 WR (+$) for DAL 35 f/2.4 (Worldwide)
Posted By konazz
Replies: 5
Views: 2,427
The DA (L) are quite rare, due to the cheapness and versatility. There was one here the other day, but I didn't buy it in time! I'm looking on a few forums looking for a cheaper DA (L) but might end up having to buy new (I hate buying new!)
Forum: Sold Items 05-21-2011, 04:35 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon D90 Grip and Pentax BG2 grip (CONUS)
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Sorry going to have to pull out. Didn't get the K10D
Forum: Sold Items 05-20-2011, 02:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon D90 Grip and Pentax BG2 grip (CONUS)
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Will you consider shipping to Australia?

I'm currently bidding on a K10D on another photography website, but it won't finish for another 29 hours - midnight AEST
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-27-2011, 07:32 AM  
NiMH Batteries In D-BG3 And K200d
Posted By konazz
Replies: 1
Views: 1,917
I can't get my K200D to recognise my grip at all. Might try some alkalines instead.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-25-2011, 06:55 AM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
Yeah... tried cleaning the contacts... no luck.

Just went onto OCAU hoping to find someone with a Pentax DSLR in Canberra, so I can try the flash on another camera.

Thanks for your help Ash... but I've read a lot more on the forums and it seems that the K100D (similar to K200D?) has had lots of issues with the EF 500 DG. Gonna send it to Sigma and see what they say... also get a quote on how much to replace the battery door (can't find any links on the forums).
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-25-2011, 04:25 AM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
Also

these are the settings i've got on the camera and flash


Untitled by konazz, on Flickr


Untitled by konazz, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-25-2011, 04:17 AM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
Ok... tried wireless. Doesn't seem to work at all. Can't fire it with either the pop-up flash as master or controller.

It will only fire if as a slave fired by the pop-up flash, not using the wireless mode.

Here are some pictures I took with my FA 50 f/1.4 in AV mode @ f/5. FEV is +1

No flash @ ISO400

Untitled by konazz, on Flickr

Pop up flash

Untitled by konazz, on Flickr

EF-500 DG Super in auto mode (flash) and AV mode f/5 @ ISO400

Untitled by konazz, on Flickr

as above, but ISO800

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as above, but ISO1600

Untitled by konazz, on Flickr

above, but ISO1600 and EV +1

Untitled by konazz, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-25-2011, 01:17 AM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
The lenses are DA 18-55 AL II and FA 50 f/1.4

Have tried different apertures, FEC, EV, modes.

I will do some test shots shortly and a youtube video so you can see what I'm doing wrong.

The flash is DEFINITELY firing. I'm pretty sure it works in wireless mode, as I was able to get some exposures out from that.... but that may be just the on-board providing fill in light, not the Sigma 500.

It seems like its a sync issue, with the camera opening the shutter too early. Also, i'm using ISO 100 and 200.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-24-2011, 08:03 PM  
Sigma EF-500 DG Super under exposing
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,858
Hey guys,

I bought a EF-500 DG Super off the forums a few months back for my K200D. Pretty much the flash is useless, as every photo w/ the flash is completely under exposed. I've tried EVERYTHING - different modes, power settings, etc. and nothing.

Anyway, would this be because of an update for K200Ds?

I read here that updates to flashes are required...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/129070-si...er-update.html

Do you think they would do them for free in Australia still?
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-27-2010, 05:18 AM  
The Monochrome Landscape - post yours!
Posted By konazz
Replies: 2,191
Views: 238,154
Krakow? Looks like the Wawel
Forum: Sold Items 10-09-2009, 02:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited, FA 50mm f/1.4, Da 14mm f/2.8 and more!
Posted By konazz
Replies: 14
Views: 5,538
Interest withdraw due to shipping to Australia being a bit high :( compared to local stock
Forum: Sold Items 10-06-2009, 06:50 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited, FA 50mm f/1.4, Da 14mm f/2.8 and more!
Posted By konazz
Replies: 14
Views: 5,538
Interest in 16-45mm (will speak to the Treasurer after work). Is it still available?
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-22-2009, 06:53 PM  
HDR in Apple's Aperture.....
Posted By konazz
Replies: 7
Views: 3,052
You still need to buy Photomatrix though (which is really cheap for students).

Its my favourite piece of software at the moment!
Forum: Sold Items 09-09-2009, 07:21 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K200D
Posted By konazz
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Curious - is that the AL II lens or the first series of that lens.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-21-2009, 06:43 PM  
Hood for 50mm prime lens?
Posted By konazz
Replies: 52
Views: 9,297
Yeah.. i don't really mind, seeing as I didn't even realise the lens was coming with the hood and i got the lens for a bargain in the market place... but yeah, dumb engineering.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-20-2009, 10:44 PM  
Hood for 50mm prime lens?
Posted By konazz
Replies: 52
Views: 9,297
I have the rubber screw in Hoya i got when I bought the FA 50 f/1.4. I dont' like it, as I can't have a lens cap on while the hood is on... will have to investigate.
Forum: Sold Items 07-21-2009, 04:50 AM  
For Sale - Sold: AF-360 FGZ Flash
Posted By konazz
Replies: 3
Views: 2,176
Damn gotta be quick here

Have been waiting for an AF-360 to pop up... grrrr!
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2009, 11:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar 35-70mm f3.5-4.8 Macro
Posted By konazz
Replies: 8
Views: 3,023
Cheers. If the photos are decent then consider it sold. Express post is fine if u can package it okish.

Just to check it's a pentax mount? I just find that there's info on the net about the canon nikon mounts but nothing on the pentax mount.
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2009, 10:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar 35-70mm f3.5-4.8 Macro
Posted By konazz
Replies: 8
Views: 3,023
I'll bite. What's the shipping to Canberra these days? Any chance of getting a photo from the lens.
Forum: Sold Items 07-19-2009, 02:37 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Today only! $35.00 Quantaray 28-90mm 3.5-5.6 AF Macro Lens
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,186
Well I've bought heaps of lenses from US and Canada (its so much cheaper on your side of the Pacific). I don't think there's many custom forms. You just need to give a description and value. Fedex and UPS and even US Post does it.

I just bought a 50-200mm yesterday, and the postage was $41.95 to my place in Sydney. Please let me know if you can, as I'll Paypal straight away!
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2009, 09:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Promaster Lenses: 19-35mm (Plastic Fantastic) & 28-105mm (Tamron/Pentax clone)
Posted By konazz
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
PM sent on the 19-35mm
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2009, 09:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 18-55mm - new, in box
Posted By konazz
Replies: 4
Views: 2,139
I'm stocking up on some various zoom/lens/prime lenses, and I thought to sell my 18-55mm II but the value isn't worth it. I keep it and use it when its poor weather, or doing rally shots (stone chips) etc.
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2009, 09:23 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Today only! $35.00 Quantaray 28-90mm 3.5-5.6 AF Macro Lens
Posted By konazz
Replies: 12
Views: 2,186
Will you consider Australia for postage (factor in some extra shipping costs of course)?

If so, then if the shipping isn't too much, consider it sold!
Forum: Sold Items 07-17-2009, 08:59 PM  
For Sale - Sold: (AUST) Pentax DA40mm lens
Posted By konazz
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
I'll double backup... and I'll come pick it up personally (from Woden Valley!)

I can't believe I missed out... grrrr! You would have it sold today, as I checked the forum yesterday afternoon as I was leaving work.
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