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Forum: Sold Items 11-05-2020, 06:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Limited macro lens
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 0
Views: 347 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 Limited macro lens

Asking Price
300.00 USD

Item Location
Great Plains, USA (United States)

Item Description
Lens is in mint condition and comes with factory caps, pouch, and box. Price includes shipping to continental US address.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Shipping to continental US address included

Shipping Services

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-17-2018, 08:16 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW Photo Contest #147 Poll (Negative Space November 2018)
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 34
Views: 4,589
Beautiful photos. I love number 1 and 2.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-04-2018, 06:30 PM  
DFA* 70-200mm lens ID
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Thanks, Adam. I use a MacBook, and it does recognize my Limited lenses, just not the 70-200 DFA*.

Thanks again.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-04-2018, 04:24 PM  
DFA* 70-200mm lens ID
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 3
Views: 760
I just did a firmware update on my K-5, but the EXIF data for my photos still does not recognize the lens type when I use the DFA* 70-200mm. The exposure information is included, including the lens focal length used for that particular shot, but it does not identify the lens as the DFA* 70-200mm.

Is there something else I can do to have the lens type included in the EXIF data?

On a side note, this is the first firmware update I've done to my K5. I was on version 1.01 or some such, and just updated with the latest version (1.16, I believe). Would this have also made all the updates in between, or the newest firmware update one only?

Thank you!
Forum: General Photography 09-11-2017, 10:27 AM  
Mirrorless camera advantages
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 95
Views: 5,603
Hello everyone--

I'm thinking about switching to a mirrorless camera, probably a Fuji. Other than smaller size and lighter weight, what advantages, if any, do mirrorless cameras offer?

Are the Fuji lenses for mirrorless cameras as good as Pentax glass?

Thank you!

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-05-2016, 01:24 PM  
K-5 battery charger adapter for Caribbean travel
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Thank you all for the replies! I appreciate your help. :)
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-04-2016, 08:23 AM  
K-5 battery charger adapter for Caribbean travel
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Hi Everyone,

I'm planning a trip overseas and am told to bring an adapter for all my electronics that will allow me to plug into "European style" outlets. The hotel where I'm staying uses US-style 110 volt (60 cycle), as well as 220 volt (50 cycle), and European-style two-prong round plugs. Not sure which of these I'll find in my room, so I want to be prepared.

The charger I bring needs to be "multi current."

Can anyone recommend an adapter for use with the Pentax K-5 camera battery charger, that will allow me to use the 220 volt and/or European-style two-prong round plug?

Thanks in advance!

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-09-2016, 02:54 PM  
24-70 vs 20-40
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Agree with lytrytyr. The 20-40 really stands out for the wonderful colors and rendering.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-09-2016, 02:45 PM  
Does anyone prefer DA 40 over FA 43?
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 39
Views: 3,965
I own and absolutely love both the 43 and 21 Limited lenses. The 21 is not as sharp as the FA 43, but it's still an outstanding lens with wonderful sharpness, color, and rendering.

The 43 is my favorite of all Pentax lenses and is excellent wide open or stopped down. This is the lens that brought me back to Pentax and it is very special.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 01-03-2016, 06:46 PM  
DA 70mm Limited Silver - $372
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
That's a steal on this world-class lens!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-03-2016, 06:41 PM  
Pentax FA 50 Macro
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 9
Views: 1,272
Boraclicks, I don't know anything about the fungus issue, but the FA 50mm macro is a magical lens with astounding sharpness and bokeh.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-31-2015, 08:09 AM  
2016 - The Year of the DA 15mm Limited
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 25
Views: 2,870
I think you'll be happy with either one, Tamia. This is an outstanding lens and is a pleasure to use.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-27-2015, 02:45 PM  
DA 20-40mm - $649
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Like Aquadome said, the 20-40 has superior image quality. It's a Limited.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-27-2015, 07:03 AM  
What's the big deal about "Weather Resistance"?
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 46
Views: 4,969
I agree with you Fenwoodian. I am simply not interested in weather seals, but in world-class glass and image quality in a small package. This is why I use the Limited series lenses.

I have photographed in the tropics back in the film days using the great Pentax MZ-S and F-series lenses with no problems, despite humidity so thick you could cut it with a knife, and despite being caught in hours-long tropical downpours.

I think many Pentaxians are enamored of weather seals because so many great Pentax cameras of the past lacked them. The MZ-S was one of the finest film cameras ever made, and certainly the most aesthetically refined camera I've ever used. And yet it lacked weather seals. It should have had them. That said, it never stopped me from doing what I needed to.

I think it's great Pentax is addressing this issue by outfitting newer gear with weather seals, but I hope they never forget that image quality is the most important consideration for most of us.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-26-2015, 06:13 AM  
DA 20-40mm or DA 21mm Limited
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 24
Views: 4,125
I debated sending this lens (the 20-40 Limited) back and picking up the 31, but the way I look at it I have a "31" with the 20-40, and it is nice to be able to frame the shot on camera without having to go back and crop in PP.

The more I use the 20-40, the more I like it. I've been very impressed by the colors, sharpness, the bokeh--which is excellent--and the overall rendering. And maybe I'm the only one who thinks this way, but I love the little lens hood. It's very tasteful even if it doesn't shade the front element the way a longer hood would.

That said, I couldn't get the 21 out of my mind. So I just ordered it. I've seen many excellent photos with this little lens and I'm confident it will do what I need. The size is a tremendous advantage as far as I'm concerned. I don't care about a lens being water-resistant, but I do value being able to stand in crowds and take photos without drawing too much attention. I believe the 21 will be a top-notch lens for street photography.

Thank you for your comments and photos (and LBA encouragement)! :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-24-2015, 12:39 PM  
Neon lights
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Great advice, and nice photo, Scorpio. Thank you!
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-24-2015, 06:30 AM  
Neon lights
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Thank you all for the comments. On the last photo I took, everything else in the image looked sharp, but the neon light was a bit fuzzy or blurry, and wasn't quite as sharp as the rest of the picture. I will try the fluorescent WB on my K5 and also a faster shutter speed, and see if this helps. Thanks again for your suggestions!
Forum: Photographic Technique 12-23-2015, 04:08 PM  
Neon lights
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Is there a certain white balance setting you use to photograph neon lights? I use auto mostly, but the neon lights I've photographed lately have been a bit blurry.

Thank you!
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-01-2015, 06:18 AM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 866
Views: 189,151
Thank you, lytrytyr!
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-30-2015, 07:05 PM  
DA Limited Zoom Club
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 866
Views: 189,151
Hi Dice. Don't know if you're still using the DA 20-40 Limited lens, but wanted to ask about focus adjusting. Can you explain this procedure, and why it's needed? Thank you.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-22-2015, 09:02 AM  
28 mm vs FA 31 limited
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 40
Views: 4,591
I would absolutely consider it, if it's a lens I'm interested in. Being smaller and lighter, you may be compelled to take it, and your camera, along with you more often. Of course, if you've no hesitation to take your 31 now, maybe that's a moot point.

They say the best tripod is the one you'll take with you, and I think this applies to lenses as well. Small and lightweight lenses are to me highly advantageous, especially for street shooting and general walk around.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-20-2015, 12:43 PM  
My first Limited ...
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 153
Views: 11,828
There's nothing "clinical" about the 70mm Limited lens. It's an outstanding lens and if it leaves you wanting something more, ain't nothing gonna make you happy. Buy it and never look back.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-20-2015, 05:42 AM  
The One (if you must choose) - aka Desert Island Camera
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 59
Views: 5,142
I still think the MZ-S was the best film camera Pentax ever made. I sold mine years ago and I wish I'd kept it. If I could buy another, brand new, I would. And I'd pair it with the 43mm Limited, my favorite Pentax lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-20-2015, 05:39 AM  
DA 20-40 and K-5
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
Don't know anything about the Sigma, but the DA 15 Limited is a fine lens. I've used mine for landscapes and even for street photography. Like the 43 and 70, the 15 has spoiled me. It's a world-class lens and yet it's so small. That's one of the things I'm having a tough time adjusting to with the DA20-40. It's so much larger and heavier than the others; I'm debating sending it back and buying the 21mm Limited. I just wish the 21 was an f/2.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-19-2015, 04:15 PM  
DA 20-40 and K-5
Posted By Brucie
Replies: 15
Views: 1,931
I dialed up both the contrast and color, and it seems to have made a big difference. Now I just need to learn how to get the best out of this lens. Thanks for your help!
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