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Forum: Sold Items 10-11-2011, 05:21 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
No, sorry, it's sold.
Forum: Sold Items 10-10-2011, 12:28 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA*60-250 f4

Asking Price
AU$1,400

Item Location
Sydney (Australia)

Item Description
I am selling a like new condition Pentax DA*60-250 f4 lens. People who have purchased from me previously can vouch for the condition of my lenses that I have sold and they are exactly what I say they are. There is not a mark on this lens. It works perfectly and the results are excellent which I can link shots taken with this lens. I have rarely used this lens and as I have moved to Nikon since May last year, has only been used a couple of times since then. I have checked it's operation on my daughter's Pentax camera and everything operates perfectly. I have original box and lens pouch to be included.

I would rather sell to someone in Sydney and preferably in Australia. I may discount for cash sale in Sydney.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
Extra

Shipping Services
Australia Post, must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns as this lens works perfectly as I have checked it.

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

---------- Post added 10-10-2011 at 10:18 PM ----------

Price drop to AU$1200.
Forum: Sold Items 05-04-2011, 12:26 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA20 f2.8
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 1
Views: 2,041
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA20 f2.8

Asking Price
AU$300

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2005 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life and rarely used. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Other (Elaborate Below)

Shipping Charge
TBA

Shipping Services
Australia Post must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will consider shipping to USA, Canada, UK. Will deliver free to Sydney address for cash sale.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-04-2011, 12:11 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA* 300mm f4.5 (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 2
Views: 3,199
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA*300 f4.5

Asking Price
AU$1,100

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2006 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
TBA

Shipping Services
Australia Post must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will consider selling to USA, Canada, UK. Will deliver free to Sydney address for cash sale.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-04-2011, 12:05 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA43 f1.9 Limited Black made in Japan. (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 3
Views: 2,435
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

NOW SOLD

Item for Sale
FA43 f1.9 Limited Black made in Japan.

Asking Price
AU$500

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2007 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
TBA

Shipping Services
Australia Post must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will consider selling to USA, Canada, UK. Free delivery to Saydney address for cash sale.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-04-2011, 12:01 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FA77mm f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 12
Views: 3,479
My mistake. The heading should have read FA77 f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan, this is why it read that is was for only AU$500 instead of what the FA31 is listed for in my other ad as AU$700. My humblest apologies and I will try to get the admin to alter the heading to read "FA77 f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan".
Forum: Sold Items 05-03-2011, 11:52 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA31 f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 9
Views: 2,703
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA31 f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan

Asking Price
AU$700

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2005 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
TBA

Shipping Services
Australia Post must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will consider shipping to USA, Canada, UK. Will deliver free to Sydney Address for cash sale.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-03-2011, 11:49 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA77mm f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 12
Views: 3,479
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA77 f1.8 Limited Black made in Japan

Asking Price
AU$500

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2004 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
TBA.

Shipping Services
Australia Post must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will consider shipping to USA, Canada and UK. Will deliver free to Sdyney Address for cash sale.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-03-2011, 11:46 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA* 80-200mm f2.8 (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 0
Views: 2,114
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA*80-200 f2.8

Asking Price
AU$1,500

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2005 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
TBA

Shipping Services
Australia Post. Must be insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will deliver free to Sydney address for cash pick sale. No returns.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-03-2011, 11:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FA* 28-70mm f2.8 (AUS)
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 0
Views: 2,300
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FA*28-70 f2.8

Asking Price
AU$1100

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Item Description
This lens is in excellent top notch condition. I purchased this lens new in 2006 and has been kept in a dehumidifying cabinet for most of it's life. There is no scratches on the lens elements, no fungus and the lens body is almost like new. People who know me know that I am fastidious about my lenses and that I look after them. Also, people who have purchased from me previously know that my descriptions are accurate. I have lens caps, lens pouch and original box.

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
Australia Only. Will consider USA, Canada, UK.

Shipping Charge
TBA. Negotiable. Must be insured.

Shipping Services
Australia Post. Must be insured.

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other/Cash on delivery

Return Policy & Additional Details
I will deliver free into Sydney address for cash pick up. No returns.

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



Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-10-2010, 04:37 PM  
DA* 60-250mm F4, show us what it can do.
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 72
Views: 21,116
The DA*60-250 f4 is a superb lens, here are a few of my shots from it:













crop of above

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-05-2010, 05:02 AM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Very impressive!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2010, 06:48 PM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Thank you for the link. I have left this comment "over there" as well as here:
Magnificent shots, Jeanphilippe! The FA*600 is a real gem and your skills with it are exceptional. A 600mm lens is a difficult thing to use well but you have shown that you are a master with it!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2010, 08:58 AM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Thank youi for your valuable feedback. Much appreciated.

I have been very seriously thinking of a D300s as a long lens solution to back up my D700. As you say, the 1.5x crop is a very valuable asset and the 300 f2.8 with 2x TCIII will work very well as a 600mm f5.6. If I do get the 600/4, that will be even better!

The K-7 with FA*600 f4 would be an ideal combo, too. I have seen some sensational shots from that lens and would love to be able to have it mounted onto my K-7!!! s we know, Pentax does make some of the best glass. :) Even so, as much as I loved my K-7 and my Pentax glass, I just could never justify the expense of the FA*600 with an APS C camera (don't ask me why!) but it seems more feasible with a FF camera like the D700 and added to the fact that if I ever needed to I could sell it off, whereas the FA*600 f4 is a little more difficult to get my money back on, I would imagine.

Anyway, thank you for your insight. I would love to see some of your results from the FA*600/4.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-04-2010, 12:57 AM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Which is exactly what I have done. I have moved on, although, I still have my Pentax gear that is listed in my signature. :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-03-2010, 11:44 PM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Well it's not that they necessarily know better than some guy on the internet for what the market wants, but they sure as hell know what's best for Pentax and Pentax's resources. It is irrelevent to a point whether we want FF, it is more to the point whether Pentax can afford to invest in a FF camera and associated lenses, even if the market demands it.

This is why I believe it comes down to FF sensor cost. Once it gets to apoint that it infringes on the high end APS C cameras, then Pentax has to go the FF route especially if a FF camera can be made small.

Like Clinton, I had well over $10,000 invested in Pentax glass and I really want Pentax to go FF, but I just couldn't wait any longer as I am not getting any younger. The D700 and Nikons top range zooms have filled the requirement perfectly.



Very true. Having said that, it may be of interest to Pentax to at least get a feel as to whether there are enough people interested in a FF camera or whether there are too many disgruntled APS C users jumping ship and thus impacting on their bottom line now and therefore also affecting future lens and associated gear sales.



Well, this is the point. Pentax do not need me or you unles you or I have alot of sway on these forums and can therefore inadvertantly get people to switch brands. I have to say though, since I switched to the D700, there have been at least 10 reasonably prominent Pentax people, that I can think of, that have also jumped to the D700 in the last two months from DPReview (where I was a prolific poster on the Pentax forum). Does this mean anything? I don't know. All I can say is, I really hope Pentax has a FF camera coming out at Photokina, but I doubt it. :(
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 09-03-2010, 11:27 PM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
I am not sure about the time period before I decide to sell off all my FA glass. I am getting itchy feet for some seriously long Nikon glass, like the 600 f4 and by selling off the remainder of my all of my Pentax gear I can then fund it. I am only wanting the 600 f4 because I am thinking of doing bird photography and with FF you need at least 600mm. Having said that, I also have the option of just getting a D300s for my 300 f2.8 VRII and 2x TCIII and that will give me 900mm at f5.6. The 300 f2.8 VRII and 2x TCII from Nikon gives superlative results.

As for getting the quality from Nikon, it's not that the quality is not there, far from it. You will not get a sharper zoom than the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII or even the 24-70 f2.8. The 70-200 is prime quality in a zoom and even with a 2x TCII attached it is superb!

The thing is, there is a certain look about the FA* and Limited glass, but whether it is actually worth hanging on to it just for that "certain look" is another question. It could also just be a nostalgic notion.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 08-30-2010, 08:17 PM  
Hopes for the future? Pentax full frame (ff), K-5, and lenses
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 35
Views: 9,199
Clinton,

I sincerely hope that Pentax goes FF as well. I just purchased a Nikon D700 to compliment my K-7 and various top notch lenses, but have sold many of my DA/DA* lenses to fund my Nikon glass. At the moment, I am hanging on to my beloved FA20 f2.8 FA31 LE, FA43 LE, FA77 LE, FA*28-70 f2.8, FA*80-200 f2.8 and FA*300 f4.5 in the hope that Pentax will one day realise that FF is something they shouldn't ignore.

If Pentax go FF, it will be when sensors are cheap enough to allow the manufacture of a body to a price that is currently where advanced amateur/semi pro APS C bodies are at the moment, so that would be about US$1,500 or there abouts. The reason I say this figure is because for Pentax to succeed with a FF sensored body, it needs to attract these buyers at that price level as Pentax will attract very few pro's to Pentax as they are already entrenched in the Canon and Nikon systems. I think it would take quite some convincing for people to leave Canon and Nikon if they have much money invested in their glass.

The issue with Pentax, other than the fact that they are probably unable to get their hands on a top quality reasonably priced FF sensor, is that they probably do not have the resources to fund a move to FF with all it's added lens requirements. Having said that, in the short term, they really only need a FF wide angle lens, like a 20mm f2.8 and a "standard zoom" like a 24-70 f2.8, as all the other most used focal lengths are basically covered. We have a DA*60-250 f4 and a DA*300 f4 and all the FA Limiteds, and the FA50 all still in production and all cover FF (apparently the DA* lenses do cover FF).

The only other issue will possibly be whether SR can be incorporated into the image circle of a FF body using the K mount system. If that can be accomplished, along with the reasonably priced FF sensor, then I think we may see a FF DSLR from Pentax at some time. When? Who knows.

A few other factors that may get us all thinking.

* There have been no new APS C lenses announced for a very long time. Makes you think that they have shelved APS C lens research for FF.
* I asked Ned Bunnell about 4 months back if there was a FF Pentax camera on the cards. He advised me that he is (obviously) "not allowed to tell me whether they are or not" and I even said I would sign a non disclosure contract, but was still denied an answer. Going back, I asked him this same question about the time the Nikon D700 first came onto the market (about 2 years ago) and at that time he said there were "no plans at the moment for Pentax to go FF". So, he has gone from saying there are no plans to "sorry, I cannot say one way or the other". You can read into that what you like and I could be seeing things that aren't there.

As for actually writing to Pentax and asking them, I think this would be a bit of a waste of time as Pentax will do what they see fit for their best interest at the moment and what their resources can deal with. What we want is not relevent as it is only a minority as compared to their purchaser base.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-15-2010, 04:40 AM  
Interview with Hiroshi Onoda. Manager of Pentax Europe.
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 261
Views: 44,259
Thank you for the post, youky63.

I am going to run dual systems for a while, the K-7 and the NikonD700. I finally handled a D700 with a battery and found it quite a good thing. I will keep most of me FA/A lenses and hope that Pentax go FF one day. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-12-2010, 11:32 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 323
Views: 62,226
No, just look at the Mp race and see my reasoning below.



But, advanced amateurs/semi pros etc don't buy down to a price, they have an amount that they want to spend and get the best they can for that money and that price point is about US$1,500-$1,600 at the moment. This is where the D300s and 7D are aimed squarely at and are selling well. If the people with this sort of money to spend were offered a FF camera for the same price as the current price 7D/D300s or they could buy a FF camera with the same specs, do you really think they would opt for the APS C version? These are people who after the best IQ for their money at this price point and if a FF camera was offered at this level, then they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand.

What will happen is that there will be a flow on effect down the model range and therefore a high end APS C (today) will then be in the price bracket of those with "only" $1,000 to spend and so on down the line.

It is no different to buying a car. Let's say that cars are priced like this:
V6's at $35,000
V8's at $40,000

You want a V8, but can only afford a V6. Then, a car company offers a V8 for $35,000 with all the same features and the same price as a V6, but also offers a V6 at $30,000, you are still going to buy the V8 because it is "better" and not the V6 even though you can still save $5,000. This is because you have decided on a price that you want to spend and you also get what you want.

Now, there are people who will jump at the chance to get the cheaper V6, but these people are more than likely only buying on price and not enthusiasts and probably would have gone for the cheaper 4cylinder anyway until the V6 came into their price bracket.

Don't start about fuel economy etc of the V8 as that is not the discussion. The example is still relevent.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-12-2010, 11:21 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 323
Views: 62,226
The advantage of FF over APS C is more than just IQ at base ISO, it will be the advantage of using a faster shutter speed at a higher ISO for the same IQ. This is where the advantages really take hold and are quanitifiable.



If they could make a MF camera the same size and price as an APS C camera, then we would all be using one, although I doubt we will see one that small. A MF camera gives at least a 2 stop advantage over the best APS C cameras for the same IQ and therefore this is very important to low light photography especially where fast moving kids/animals etc in the golden hour before dusk and after dawn.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-12-2010, 11:15 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 323
Views: 62,226
True, but the same advantages applied to APS C sensors to better the IQ can be applied to FF making the difference the same once again. The laws of physics stipulate that the advantages will always be there, so if APS C looks good at ISO 3200, then FF will look good at say, ISO5000 which will be great for capturing low light fast moving images.



I can guarantee that entry level cameras will still be small, like the K-7, because there is a market that dictates that size of camera. In fact, the APS C sensored camera will still be very much used for the foreseeable future, IMO.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-12-2010, 06:58 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 323
Views: 62,226
No, I really wish I did have inside info, but I don't. :(

I asked Ned B whether Pentax is going to introduce a FF DSLR but he said that he cannot say one way or the other. In my book, that means yes, but this is pure specualtion on my part. Previously, Pentax have denied any move to a FF sensor but a non committal this time by Ned seems to suggest to me that may be there is a FF camera in the pipeline otherwise he would have flatly denied it like Pentax have previously. Let's hope it is a fact. :)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-11-2010, 10:35 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 323
Views: 62,226
It is irrelevent whether people want FF or not. If the price of FF sensors reduces enough, then they will creep down the price tree and find their way into main stream cameras. It is the same argument that was forwarded when people said they didn't need 15Mp but it was foisted upon us due to marketing pressures. At the end of the day, FF has a generally better IQ and therefore will always be the preferred option all other things being equal.

Also, if Canon and Nikon and Sony produce a FF camera at the price, about US$1,500, of a current high end APS C camera and near the same size and weight, are you really going to purchase an APS C camera in preference if you were prepared to spend that amount anyway?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2010, 08:54 PM  
Macro Macro on Monday
Posted By Lance B
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Very impressive shots. Nice and crisp and colourful! :)
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