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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 06-04-2015, 03:59 PM  
The Sigma 8-16 in K-mount is still available, in Australia
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
I just bought this lens brand new from Sigma on 5/10/15 here in the US. From my understanding they just have limited runs of the lens and Amazon marks it as "discontinued" when they can't get it, or something along those lines. Anyway, the Sigma site still shows it as available right now. $699 and comes with a 4 year warranty.
Forum: Sold Items 05-20-2015, 01:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 15mm Limited HD and SMC, and K100D Infrared
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
That is correct, but was not of my doing. I left long before that took place. :)
Forum: Sold Items 05-20-2015, 09:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 15mm Limited HD and SMC, and K100D Infrared
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Both 15mm Limiteds are sold. Infrared K100D still available.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-14-2015, 09:56 AM  
Lost images
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Can you put the card back in the camera and review the images? I don't own a Mac but maybe the format was changed in-camera to something the Mac does not recognize (one of the raw formats maybe?)
Forum: Sold Items 05-09-2015, 06:02 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: Looking for a Sigma 8-16mm
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 1
Views: 419
As the title says, looking for a Sigma 8-16mm. I can get one new from the Sigma website but I thought I would try here first. Time is limited as I am going on vacation early June and want to have it before that trip.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-09-2015, 12:16 PM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 11,604
Views: 2,029,156
Or maybe you are just better than you give yourself credit for? Nice shots.

What Matt said... Nice shots.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-08-2015, 02:13 PM  
FA Trio: Craigslist
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Isn't the 43mm Leica sold for almost twice what the K-mount version is, used anyway? What have you got to lose!?! :D
Forum: Sold Items 05-08-2015, 02:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 15mm Limited HD and SMC, and K100D Infrared
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Fear not of the dust people! The caps are always on my lenses when not in use, there is no dust inside of these lenses, just the outsides. Prices lowered again.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 05-06-2015, 08:42 AM  
SanDisk & Lexar Mother's Day Specials
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Good prices on the Lexar cards. Where was this deal 2 weeks ago when I bought a used 64GB card on Amazon just so my cards would match in my K3!??!
Forum: Sold Items 05-06-2015, 07:50 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 15mm Limited HD and SMC, and K100D Infrared
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Prices lowered. Send me some offers, I want to get into a Sigma 8-16 by June 1st!
Forum: Sold Items 05-02-2015, 11:16 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 15mm Limited HD and SMC, and K100D Infrared
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K100D Infrared

Asking Price
200.00 USD

Item Location
Hillsboro, OR (United States)

Item Description

Pentax 15mm Limited HD - $old -
Pentax 15mm Limited SMC - $old -

Pentax K100D Converted to Infrared Capable - $200 - I bought this K100D off ebay as "non-working". The owner had been told it needed a shutter but everything else worked fine. I purchased it with the intention of converting my 16-50 2.8 to screw drive, so it was fine for that task. Once that was complete I decided to look into the shutter problem. It turns out that there was a tiny piece of plastic in the shutter that was causing the blades to hang up. Once removed (don't worry, I am a professional. In a past life I used to work for the infamous ex-Pentax repair shop in the desert), the camera worked fine. Without a need for a second body, and a rather low resale value on an older body, I decided to remove the hot filter for IR use. This camera is perfect for the task because 1. It can shoot RAW. 2. There is an in-body focus adjustment seemingly without limitations. 3. Without the hot filter you can take IR photos handheld, at normal shutter speeds. In full sun I typically shoot at 1/250 f8. 4. It takes SD cards (up to 4GB). 5. It takes AA batteries.

The body of the camera is flawless. I will include the 4GB Micro SD card and adapter that I have been using with it. Other than that the body will come with the white body cap and nothing else. I believe the shutter count was just over 27k when I checked previously, I can look again if someone needs me to, I don't have the camera with me at the time of this posting as I am at work. I also don't have pictures of the body with me, but as I said, it is flawless.

I realized when I got the pictures inside that the 15mm twins were a little dusty (that's what I get for using a 100mm macro to take "for sale" pictures...) I will give them a good cleaning before shipping them out to their new homes.

Paypal and Shipping are on me.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services
USPS Flat Rate

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
No Returns unless grossly misrepresented.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Visitors' Center 04-25-2015, 07:42 AM  
turn off flash on K3
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 12
Views: 2,497
I believe in green mode the camera will refuse to release the shutter if it thinks the flash should fire and you don't have it up, just FYI to the people saying to just not raise it. I don't have my camera in front of me, but I believe that is the case.
Forum: Sold Items 04-22-2015, 11:24 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: UWA Lens
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 1
Views: 405
I have a 15mm HD Limited that I literally just donated to the site paypal to list on the for sale forum. I bought it brand new and used it for maybe 100 shots before I purchased the SMC version. It is in brand new condition. PM me and we can discuss it if you like.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-07-2015, 06:06 PM  
K-3 body $659 (eBay, quickndone)
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Just thought I would follow up in case anyone was doubting my sanity. My camera just recorded image 262 according to the sequential numbering system. Shutter count when uploaded to the shutter count checker on this site is 271. Camera works fine as far as I can tell. I just wanted to give my $0.02 on what I had received.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 04-03-2015, 08:39 AM  
K-3 body $659 (eBay, quickndone)
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
I just want to say that I ordered on the last go-round from QuicknDone and my K3 appeared new, but had smudges on the LCD window and a huge fingerprint in the viewfinder. I didn't bother to check the shutter count before I started playing around with it, but it had definitely been handled sometime after it left the factory.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-04-2015, 04:07 PM  
Pentax K-3 new for $659.99
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 17
Views: 2,751
I believe in one of the other threads someone had talked to Ricoh and they stated there was no longer such a thing as an international warranty. You got the same warranty no matter where you bought it. I'm on my mobile right now so I can't search for it, but I'll check when I am back in front of my PC.

---------- Post added 03-04-15 at 04:21 PM ----------

Found it. It is also my understanding that you can purchase the extended warranty through Adorama or B & H and it would cover you out to 3 years.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-25-2015, 09:24 AM  
Pentax K5 (stained) sale
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 46
Views: 6,617
Wow, I just sold my 7,200 shutter count K5 on ebay and only got $320 for it. And it had a serial number.
Forum: Sold Items 02-21-2015, 05:57 PM  
For Sale - Sold: *FINAL BUMP* Silver FA77, 2x DA* 16-50, smc 15, DA 18-135, Samyang 8mm FE, K-30, K-7
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 24
Views: 5,875
PM Sent
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-19-2015, 09:24 AM  
Pentax K5 (stained) sale
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 46
Views: 6,617
A little birdie told me that when the K5s were coming back with sensor stains, Ricoh did not want to provide replacement sensors, pay for CRIS to repair them, or pay to have them shipped back the the factory. They were just stockpiled at CRIS for years waiting for Ricoh to make a decision on what to do with them.
Forum: Pentax K-3 02-13-2015, 10:16 AM  
Pentax K-3 green line bug/defect?
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 17
Views: 2,606
I know this has been resolved but I wanted to add some info in the event that someone else finds this thread in the future. If you don't have another SD card, or don't believe it to be the problem, putting the camera in Live View should show you the defect without the SD card even being involved.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-07-2015, 05:59 PM  
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 384
Views: 41,390
I know I am about 3 months late on this reply, but your front housing would be this piece. Without reading back through the thread I believe you were the one having a problem with your lens release button. From my experience it would be much easier to replace the whole assembly (a couple of screws) than to replace the button (usually glued in place).
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-30-2015, 05:15 PM  
How to deactivate SDM and allow for screw drive autofocus with DA* 16-50mm f/2.8
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 844
Views: 238,469
I was a little skeptical about the story you were relaying, saying that he could switch back and forth between screw drive and SDM by turning the camera on and off didn't sound right. Glad that got straightened out.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-13-2014, 08:27 PM  
3 Million Post Giveaway: Confirm your entry!
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 2,854
Views: 110,896
Fingers crossed!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-10-2014, 04:08 PM  
Anybody remember this *ist D flash problem?
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
I would guess it is a battery issue. The camera tries to charge the flash capacitor and the current draw is too much for the batteries. This is assuming it takes AA batteries. Try some Eneloop rechargeables or Energizer Advanced Lithium and see if your problem persists.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 12-10-2014, 12:43 PM  
Win an FA 31mm Ltd: PF 3 million post giveaway!
Posted By Kylv
Replies: 2,237
Views: 127,655
I like free lenses.
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