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Forum: Pentax K-3 03-12-2018, 03:47 PM  
Pentax K-3/K-5 Focusing Screen Shims
Posted By Halco
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Is there anyone on here that may have any focusing screen shims left over from a screen replacement project? I'm looking to fine tune my split image but have found these suddenly difficult to obtain. I'm looking for:

0077240-M22-00A (0.1)
0077240-M22-00E (0.3)
0077240-M22-00F (0.35)
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2016, 10:37 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 (for Pentax)
Posted By Halco
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Looking for a nice condition and optically good copy of the Tamron 70-200mm/2.8. Would prefer to deal with a seller in Canada to reduce my cost but will consider US sellers. Looking to spend $550 USD. Send me a PM if you have something for sale!
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-18-2015, 06:08 PM  
PDCU 5 Batch Processing Error
Posted By Halco
Replies: 2
Views: 931
I keep getting the error '"Unable to rename all with selected base file name. Rename base file name" when trying to batch process files in the Pentax Digital Camera utility. I have fully updated, uninstalled and reinstalled the software to no avail. Can anyone help me out? I have too many files to do individually (which works fine).

Thanks!
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-29-2015, 03:42 AM  
K-3 JPEG Custom Image Settings
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Thanks guys, I figured out how to use the software to do it to the RAW files. I was shooting RAW+JPEG in a kayak and didn't realize the camera was changing the WB and custom image frequently as it rubbed on my life jacket. K-5 buttons never did that!
Forum: Pentax K-3 04-28-2015, 08:16 PM  
K-3 JPEG Custom Image Settings
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Is it possible to change the jpeg custom image settings after it has been shot in camera or otherwise? i.e. change a jpeg from 'Natural' to 'Bright' profile?

Thanks
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2015, 06:01 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body and Grip Package
Posted By Halco
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Bump, still available
Forum: Sold Items 03-31-2015, 07:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body and Grip Package
Posted By Halco
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Hi, shutter count is 35.6K
Forum: Sold Items 03-31-2015, 03:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body and Grip Package
Posted By Halco
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Bump, shipping at cost
Forum: Sold Items 03-28-2015, 06:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Body and Grip Package
Posted By Halco
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax K-5 Body and Grip Package

Asking Price
299.99 USD

Item Location
Toronto (Canada)

Item Description
Up for sale is my trusty K-5 body with third party grip. The camera is in excellent cosmetic condition and has no operational issues. It has always had the same thick plastic screen protectors that you see in the photos, the one on the back is a little rubbed but the actual screen surface underneath should be perfect. This camera has been in regular use for me and I am only selling after picking up a K-3.

The package includes:

-Pentax K-5 Body
-OEM battery
-Battery charger/cable
-USB and AV input cables
-Manual
-Box
-Third party (Chinese) grip (the better of the two available versions that matches the OEM more closely) It is in perfect working order with the typical button paint loss and comes with box (if wanted) and the AA battery tray.
-Spare, unopened Fotga screen protector set.

I have had a Katzeye split image screen in this body (the stock has been reinstalled) so I am happy to share the shimming data to any prospective buyer who wants to do the same.

Price is 299.99 USD/380.00 CAD plus shipping. Canadian buyers I am happy to take payment in Canadian dollars to avoid any exchange rate losses.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
35.00

Shipping Services
USPS/Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No Returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 03-19-2015, 04:18 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: Used K-3 in Canada
Posted By Halco
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Looking to pick up a gently used K-3 from a fellow Canadian, send me a PM with a price.

Thanks
Forum: Sold Items 02-24-2015, 08:37 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: WANTED: FA* 300mm f4.5 IN CANADA
Posted By Halco
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Looking to purchase an FA* 300mm f4.5 from within Canada. Please let me know if you have one for sale.

Thanks
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 05:55 PM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Focusing screen is perfect with 7 other lenses for more than a year, it's not the problem. I really just wanted to see if the 645 lens is that awesome or if I have a obvious problem with the FA*. I think I have my answer.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 03:40 PM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Unfortunately not, I have a split screen installed to verify focus on my MF and AF lenses. Very accurate.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 02:39 PM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Yeah probably got knocked around at some point, it's fringing all over the place too. No motion blur here both where shot locked on a giant Bogen 3033.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 01:19 PM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Yes, but the same should be the case for the full frame FA* 300mm. In my case it is the 35mm FA* that is not as good as the medium format lens, I probably just got a poor or dropped copy.

A* 645 300mm f4 on top, FA* 300mm 4.5 (35mm) on bottom. Both at 1/250 f6.7, on a big tripod.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 11:18 AM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Yes there is a OEM Pentax 645 to K adapter. It works quite well, stop down metering and manual focus though.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:35 AM  
FA* 300mm 4.5 VS A* 645 300mm f4
Posted By Halco
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
I recently purchased an FA*300mm hoping to replace my cumbersome to use but very sharp A* 645 300mm f4 via adapter on a K-5.

I found after comparing the two, ensuring proper AF calibration etc., I found that the FA* seems not nearly as sharp and more prone to fringing. I'm guessing I got a poor copy, has anyone else compared these two lenses or the FA* 645 300mm equivalent?

Thanks
Forum: Sold Items 02-07-2015, 12:16 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: WANTED: FA* 300mm f4.5 CANADA
Posted By Halco
Replies: 2
Views: 564
I'm looking to purchase a FA* 300mm f4.5 from within Canada, please let me know if you want to get rid of yours.

Thanks,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-24-2013, 04:46 PM  
Sigma APO 300mm f4 Prime
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Can anyone comment on its performance at infinity versus close range work?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2013, 04:09 PM  
Sigma APO 300mm f4 Prime
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Thanks, have you used the Pentax 300mm glass in the past as a comparison?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-22-2013, 01:18 PM  
Sigma APO 300mm f4 Prime
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
You don't see these come up very often, especially in Pentax mount, I can't find any record of one being sold in the marketplace or on the eBay completed listings search. Judging by user reviews on a few sites, they seem to be a very good 300mm alternative. Does anyone recall what price range these go for in Pentax mount? I would consider acquiring one if the price was reasonable compared to the Pentax brand options.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-26-2013, 04:01 PM  
645N vs. Nll ?
Posted By Halco
Replies: 21
Views: 4,630
The frame count adjustment was big for me, and the reason I went with the NII over the N. Since I rarely shoot a whole roll at a time, I did not want to have to burn the next shot for a flat frame, that would get too expensive very quickly. As a matter of fact, I actually will very soon have a very nice perfectly working 645NII and some accessories available for sale. You can contact me if you want more information.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-24-2013, 08:45 PM  
Kipon 645 to K adapter
Posted By Halco
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
I've been looking for a while and cannot seem to find one the genuine Pentax Adapter K for 645 lenses and was considering a 3rd party version. For those whom have used the Kipon, what is the quality of the machining? For the +/-$130 on eBay I assume it must be decent. I've heard various accounts of flare from the glossy paint on the interior of Kipon adapters as well, has anyone here experienced this? It will be used with the 645 A*300mm/4.
Forum: Pentax K-5 06-15-2013, 08:34 PM  
K-5 Underexposing Question
Posted By Halco
Replies: 2
Views: 1,884
Forgive this potentially obvious question, but as a new K-5 user I feel I must get some input. I'm coming from using a 645NII and K-X tandem. I used a Sigma APO 70-200mm 2.8 with the K-X, which I am now using on the K-5. The K-X was always very consistent with providing consistent, correct exposure with this lens.

Using the lens and a Tamron 17-50/2.8 zoom on the K-5 however, I seem to be consistently getting shots 2-3 stops underexposed and having to use heavy exposure comp to get near correct exposure (matrix meter). When compared to the 645 and K-X under the same conditions and ISO the 'correct' settings on the K-5 seem silly. I essentially shoot the exact same scene constantly, and have done so thousands of times before, so this is not an experience issue.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-14-2013, 06:56 PM  
help with 300mm decision
Posted By Halco
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Why not the 645 A* 300/4 (manual focus). It's got the same brutally sharp optics as the FA version and has been going for only 250-320.00 on eBay used lately. I have one, paid about that amount, and it is by far my favorite piece of equipment; never lets me down.
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