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Forum: Sold Items 02-28-2018, 07:17 AM  
For Sale - Sold: OBO: Sigma 28mm f/1.8, Tamron 28-75, Pentax 16-45, 90mm Macro, FA50/1.4, K-3, Battery
Posted By apisto
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
PM Sent.
Forum: Sold Items 02-26-2018, 10:26 AM  
FA77 the magic
Posted By apisto
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Is this different from the FA77 you sold a few weeks ago?
Forum: Sold Items 02-01-2018, 08:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax KP with Accessories for Pentax K-3II
Posted By apisto
Replies: 2
Views: 721
PM Sent.
Forum: Sold Items 04-09-2017, 11:57 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Pentax F* 300/4.5
Posted By apisto
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Were the tests done with K-1 or with a crop body?
Forum: Sold Items 03-01-2017, 08:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 IIs with Grip, 18-135 WR, DA55 1.4, F50 1.7, FA35 2.0, 55-300 WR, & more.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
The Camera sold, but thank you for inquiring. :)

PS - I adjusted some of the lens prices down.
Forum: Sold Items 02-27-2017, 07:06 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 IIs with Grip, 18-135 WR, DA55 1.4, F50 1.7, FA35 2.0, 55-300 WR, & more.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
Bump, price reduction on K5IIs, and K5IIs now includes Kirk L-plate.
Forum: Sold Items 02-03-2017, 05:29 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 IIs with Grip, 18-135 WR, DA55 1.4, F50 1.7, FA35 2.0, 55-300 WR, & more.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
Bump.
Forum: Sold Items 01-29-2017, 12:10 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 IIs with Grip, 18-135 WR, DA55 1.4, F50 1.7, FA35 2.0, 55-300 WR, & more.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
**SOLD** 1. Pentax K5 IIs with Pentax Grip ($435 Shipped) **SOLD**

- I am the original owner
- Excellent or better
- All original items included EXCEPT hot shoe cover and eye cup. Pentax Magnifying eyecup will come installed. Also incldes Wasabi wall charger and 2 wasabi batteries.
- Now includes Kirk L-plate!


**SOLD** 2. Pentax DA 18-135 WR ($205 Shipped) **SOLD**

- I purchased this as a refurbished lens. (No issues)
- Excellent or better condition
- Box and original items included


**SOLD** 3. Pentax 55-300 F4-5.8 WR ($215 Shipped) **SOLD**

- I am the original owner
- This lens is in great shape and has seen little use.
- Box and original items included


**SOLD** 4. Pentax DA* 55 1.4 SDM ($300 Shipped) **SOLD**

- I am the original owner
- This lens is in great OPTICAL and COSMETIC shape, however
- The lens AF takes 3-5 seconds to wake up every time the camera has been powered off for a while. Then the AF works fine, but slow, like all of this model do. I have no other body or SDM lenses to better isolate the cause. But, given the history of SDM lenses, lets assume it is the lens. For this reason, this lens is sold AS-IS
- Box and original items included


5. Pentax DA 10-17 fisheye ($275 Shipped) NOW $250

- I am not the original owner
- Excellent or better condition
- Box and original items NOT included
- Only lens, and Pentax front and rear cap


6. Pentax F50 1.7 ($75 Shipped)

- I am not the original owner
- Good Condition. Scuffs. Crack in the focus distance window
- Only lens, and Pentax front and rear cap
- I am marking the price down due to the cosmetic condition and while not soft, this lens is not quite as sharp as an earlier copy I had.


7. Pentax FA 35 2.0 ($200 Shipped)

- I am not the original owner
- Excellent or better cosmetic and optical condition condition
- Significant scratch on distance scale window
- I bought this from KEH as a BGN lens. Probably they marked it as BGN because there is little bit more wobble when extended then there should be. This has not been a problem for me and has not affected picture quality for me.
- Only lens, and Pentax front and rear cap

8. Magnicon (Tokina Rebadge) 70-210 4.5 constant ($75 Shipped, or $50 when purchased with another lens)

- I am not the original owner
- Good condition condition. Optically excellent, but body of lens has some paint loss
- Note this is not a recently designed lens. Temper IQ expectations accordingly, especially near wide open.
- Only lens, front and rear cap


**SOLD** 9. Pentax AF-540FGZ flash ($145 Shipped) **SOLD**

- Good condition
- Flash unit only

**SOLD** 10. Pentax AF-360FGZ flash ($75 Shipped) **SOLD**

- Good condition
- Flash unit only


**SOLD** 11. Pentax AF-200FG flash ($15 Shipped, as an add on to another purchase. Not selling separately) **SOLD**

- New and unused, box, pouch and papers included

Shipping and Payment Terms:

-Paypal payment is accepted and I will absorb the standard paypal fee.
-US shipping is included via USPS priority mail.
-Items will be shipped from Minnesota, USA
-In most cases I will be able to ship the next business day.

Thank you for looking.
Forum: Sold Items 10-30-2015, 11:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 100mm WR F2.8 Macro -- Excellent condition!!
Posted By apisto
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Payment Sent
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2015, 08:12 AM  
DA*55 / 1.4 -- Help me understand what to expect from this lens.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
I sent back the second copy and will get the third copy in about a week. I will report back how the new copy performs.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-15-2015, 09:52 PM  
DA*55 / 1.4 -- Help me understand what to expect from this lens.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
I really appreciate everyone's feedback and the photos posted. It sounds like I need to try out copy #3.

To answer the question about focus tuning, I have not formally tested it, but it "seems" spot on. Also, when testing sharpness and contrast, I snapped photos of the back of a dollar bill at an angle. There is a lot of fine detail in the texture of the paper and the printing.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-15-2015, 07:34 PM  
DA*55 / 1.4 -- Help me understand what to expect from this lens.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
LOL, good point. Unfortunately I was not bright enough to record the first serial number.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-15-2015, 05:09 PM  
DA*55 / 1.4 -- Help me understand what to expect from this lens.
Posted By apisto
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Please help me understand if I have a "bad copy" of the DA*55, or if the below behavior is normal.

I recently bought a new DA*55. At f1.6 and smaller, the aperture blades do not seem to close down evenly as shown below in a photo at f1.6. Part of the circle is nice and rounded, but part is ugly because the aperture blades are not even, or not closing evenly. So I returned it for another copy. But the second copy exhibits the exact same behavior on the exact same part of the circle! I know this is something that will not often come up in normal shooting conditions. But I intend this as my "artsy-fartsy" lens, so it will affect photos from time to time.

Is this effect normal? Are these bad copies?

Also, on both copies, while the lens IQ is good at f1.6, at f1.4 the sharpness is low, and the contrast very low. I guess this is to be expected, though?

Thank you in advance for everyone's time.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-08-2015, 04:02 PM  
Tamron 70-200 with new Pentax HD 1.4x TC
Posted By apisto
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Thank you for the responses. The hunting is the "flaw" I was most expecting. Although I also have a K5IIs, I wonder if the K3 does any better?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-08-2015, 09:43 AM  
Tamron 70-200 with new Pentax HD 1.4x TC
Posted By apisto
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Has anyone tried the HD Pentax-DA AF Rear Converter 1.4x AW with the Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD Macro?

If so:

1. How is the IQ?
2. When used together, do the lens and TC communicate with the body properly?
3. How is the AF performance in diffrerent lighting conditions?
4. Other observations?

Thanks!
Forum: Sold Items 02-08-2015, 09:21 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Exceptional A* 1200 f8 - price reduced
Posted By apisto
Replies: 42
Views: 9,819
Neato!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 09:06 AM  
DA* 55mm f/1.4 on the new Full-Frame?
Posted By apisto
Replies: 13
Views: 3,011
The VF indicating where exactly the crop would be will help with composition. Plus, I like taking pictures better then cropping in post, and would rather spend my time as such.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 07:04 AM  
Body Comparison
Posted By apisto
Replies: 17
Views: 2,910
A visibly class leading optical viewfinder would be a wonderful selling point.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 02-05-2015, 07:00 AM  
DA* 55mm f/1.4 on the new Full-Frame?
Posted By apisto
Replies: 13
Views: 3,011
Surely that would be user selectable, or Pentax will loose sales on the new FF body.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-04-2015, 07:32 PM  
New Pentax Lenses for pre-order 70-200 & 150-450
Posted By apisto
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
The 70-200 is heavy for it's class, also...

1835g vs 1540g for the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II

And the currently available (for Pentax) Tamron 70-200 IS 1150 g
Forum: Homepage & Official Pentax News 02-04-2015, 03:06 PM  
Pentax Full Frame DSLR Officially Announced!
Posted By apisto
Replies: 61
Views: 6,464
I sure hope it has in body shake reduction!
Forum: Sold Items 02-02-2015, 04:08 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax smc da 10-17 f3.5-4.5 fisheye
Posted By apisto
Replies: 1
Views: 604
PM Sent
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 08:35 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By apisto
Replies: 2,854
Views: 89,262
I'm in...
Forum: Sold Items 12-12-2014, 08:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax AF-360 FGZ II - BNIB - Cheaper than Black Friday Price
Posted By apisto
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Another Bump.
Forum: Sold Items 12-12-2014, 09:48 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA77 LTD
Posted By apisto
Replies: 1
Views: 979
This lens is one of *THE* reasons to shoot Pentax.
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