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Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-11-2015, 07:32 PM  
Why is Ricoh even bothering with a FF?
Posted By joele
Replies: 157
Views: 12,018
They should have done Mirror-less Full Frame if they are looking to the future IMHO

I would never do back to reflex but would consider a mirror-less FF, I am just not so interested in the Sony offerings.

Of course I guess they have done their market research and think there is a big enough future in Reflex FF to be worth their while to try and get some of the Canikon market share, I just have my doubts.

EDIT: After many years it did however get me back to the Pentax Forums to at least look at the discussion on this topic.. LOL
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-29-2010, 04:19 AM  
My K5 Experience...
Posted By joele
Replies: 31
Views: 9,954
The stains are weird to say the least..

I am very happy to hear the AF is noticeably faster than the K7 in good light... However the AF accuracy was always a problem for me in low and especially incandescent lighting.. I swear by incandescents being the problem for my previous Pentax bodies (D, DS, K10d, K100d, K7)..

I shoot with a Panasonic G2 these days but still mount a few A series Pentax lenses on it (along with voigtlander M mount) and am eager to keep up to date with what Pentax are doing, but after being burnt with the k7 I am going to be much slower to return..
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-29-2010, 04:03 AM  
K-5 in Australia?
Posted By joele
Replies: 751
Views: 79,037
In a lot of cases I believe it is on the distributors side, it isn't always the retailer.. Though I am sure that goes on too..
Forum: Sold Items 10-06-2010, 05:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon 50/1.8D (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Thanks, thread closed...
Forum: Sold Items 10-06-2010, 05:50 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 80-200mm (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
OK, that was super quick, sold to the first person who Pm'ed me (DanielT74)

Thanks all for the huge response..
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2010, 03:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon 50/1.8D (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
pm replied..
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2010, 03:41 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 80-200mm (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
OK I have had a lot of PMs, I have a sale pending inspection today.. will let you all know if it falls through or completes..
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2010, 03:19 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon 50/1.8D (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
As I said I would prefer Aus/NZ buyers at this stage..
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2010, 02:34 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Nikon 50/1.8D (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Nikon 50/1.8D

Asking Price
$100

Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

Item Description
OK here is a Nikon 50 1.8 D in prefect mechanical and optical quality, very good cosmetic quality

Cosmetics
No scratches I can see but just some small and light rub marks (seen in second pic) on the plastic body, I think just rubbing in the camera bag, very minor..

Optics
PERFECT!!!!!

Mechanical
PERFECT!!!!!

Sale includes lens, caps, box and manual..

I am in Melbourne and happy to meet up for pickup, as for people outside Melbourne I would prefer to ship only within Australia..





Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
$15

Shipping Services
Registered / Insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
..

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 10-05-2010, 02:29 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 80-200mm (Worldwide)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 2,391
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax FA* 80-200mm

Asking Price
AUD$900

Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

Item Description
OK here is a Pentax FA* 80-200mm f2.8 in good optical and mechanical condition and fair cosmetic condition.

Cosmetics
As you can see in the pics there are a few scuff marks on the body of the lens, but just cosmetic things..

Optics
On the front element there are a few very small and light scratch marks, they are nowhere near big enough to effect optical quality and I am pretty sure they are more minor than you probably think ;).. I was unable to get a shot to highlight them, nothing to worry about in my opinion.

Mechanical
Very good mechanical quality, arpeture blades are snappy and clean, AF is working fine and zoom mechanism (although a little loosened with age) is working fine too..

Sale includes lens, caps, hood and tripod mount (attached in photos).

I am in Melbourne and happy to meet up for inspection and/or pickup, and for people outside Melbourne I would prefer to ship within Australia, but we will see how the sale goes..









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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
AUD$40

Shipping Services
Registered and Insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
..

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-21-2010, 05:19 AM  
In-Body SR vs. In-Lens SR Pros and Cons?
Posted By joele
Replies: 32
Views: 7,637
Yeah it does depend on the lens, the nikon lenses I used with vr I couldn't see much advantage over Pentax SR (but they were 100mm or shorter).. But the Canon 70-200/4 IS has fantastic stabilization, much better than SR for sure.. The 300/f4 IS also beats my old F*300 using SR, but it isn't as good as the 70-200 IMO.. Its all about consistancy...
Forum: General Talk 06-20-2010, 12:00 AM  
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster
Posted By joele
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Ahh theocracy then?
Forum: General Talk 06-19-2010, 03:00 AM  
Inside the mind of the anonymous online poster
Posted By joele
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Really? not having a go at you, but I find that strange that if someone is not Hetro or Christian they are in daily fear for their lives???

Maybe ostracised by certain groups if in a small country town (I could imagine that here) but fear for your life sounds living in a theocracy or under fascism.. :eek:
Forum: General Talk 06-13-2010, 01:34 AM  
What if Iran had done it?
Posted By joele
Replies: 112
Views: 12,567
Please check The San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea, Israel is not committing piracy at all or breaking international laws. But it does sound good when you compare them to Somali pirates, be damned with how rational the comparison is ;-)

As for the peaceful people on the flotilla..

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 142977.ece

"Despite their claims to be an entirely peaceful organisation, The Foundation for Human Rights, Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) has a history of involvement in Islamic extremism around the world and has been linked with an attempted bombing of an airport in the US.

Paper by the Danish Institute for international studies about this and other 'charity groups' - http://www.diis.dk/graphics/Publication ... -7.web.pdf

Based on that Israel had a fair suspicion to justify boarding the ships under he San Remo Manual mentioned earlier when they refused to be inspected by either Israel or Egypt.



But those 'guerrilla fighters' are the official governments militia???


The situation for the Palestinian people is horrible I agree with that, their own leaders sell them down the river. Arafat at camp david comes to mind. And the surrounding Arab nations care nothing for them either, they are just a political pawn..


To the original question; if Iran had done it in the same situation, I think it would also have made the news, but I doubt it would have been front page for 3 days as it was in Australia in almost every paper.. Hell, Iran has been elected on to the Women's rights council in the UN and that never made the news at all here, and I think we all know how ridiculous that is.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-08-2010, 07:42 PM  
What cameraline would be right for me?
Posted By joele
Replies: 20
Views: 4,264
If your not a wedding portrait photographer AND you are looking at Canon I would suggest saving some money on the body and going for a 50d.. Great camera, dropping in price at the moment thanks to 7d, and I think for general use far more practical than a 5d.
Forum: Sold Items 06-01-2010, 04:14 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 EC-B split focus screen (Australia) (AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
thanks for reminding me svo, yes it is actually the EC-B with grid lines, sorry completely forgot I got the 4/3 lines...

Click here for details of the Focusing Screen from the shop I bought it from
Forum: Sold Items 06-01-2010, 07:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 EC-B split focus screen (Australia) (AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Hey, I only have:

- Pentax M 135mm f3.5
- 58mm B+W 64x ND filter
- 58mm Marumi DHG 8x ND
- 58mm Marumi Super DHG Circ-Pol
- 49mm Marumi Super DHG Circ-Pol
and some other random accessories I need to go through..
Forum: Sold Items 06-01-2010, 06:51 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-7 EC-B split focus screen (Australia) (AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
K-7 EC-B split focus screen (Australia)

Asking Price
AUD$50

Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

Item Description
As I no longer have my pentax kit I am selling off all the bits and pieces.

This k7 split focusing screen was purchased from the site below, works great, it is a cut down Canon one. Comes in the box in mint condition with all the bits and pieces (holder, shims etc) it came with when I got it.. Details of the focusing screen below.

Focusing Screen

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Australia Only

Shipping Charge
AUD$9

Shipping Services
Express Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Prefer to ship in Australia, otherwise contact me for shipping quote.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-14-2010, 06:04 PM  
Tried a Nikon
Posted By joele
Replies: 19
Views: 5,732
Yeah I love it a friend has one, I bought the 70-200/4 IS first, I am saving for the 300/4 IS at the moment.



Yeah that annoyed me, they moved production to a cheaper country and then put the prices up.. The 15/4 costs over a thousand dollars here (US$0.90 = AUD$1) so thats insane, and the DA*55 I could buy or I could buy both the canon and nikon (AF-S) 50/1.4s and have money left over. (For canon I have bought the Sigmalux 50/1.4).
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-14-2010, 08:19 AM  
Tried a Nikon
Posted By joele
Replies: 19
Views: 5,732
We don't all live in america if you look on the left hand side (next to 'location') you can see I live in Australia...

OK how about a like for like prime. Canon 300mm f4 IS vs Pentax DA*300.. Both around 2.5pound and both within $100 of $1200 on bhphoto (but again in Australia the pentax is actually more expensive). The point being having IS built in does not add 'considerable weight' to the lens as earlier claimed, which is what I was saying in my comparison, I just threw in the prices comment as that is also relevant to where I live (I did say 'here' and have my location clearly displayed on the left of ever post)..
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-12-2010, 08:24 PM  
Poll: Pentax Fullframe Exodus
Posted By joele
Replies: 72
Views: 13,850
I recently left for other reasons although I did get a fullframe as it was damn cheap to me, I got an APSc camera also, Canon 5d and 50d..

I did leave before for Nikon but it just didn't grow on me and I came back to see if I enjoyed the k7 more than I did the k10d (I didn't much). I am enjoying using Canon a lot so far so think I may be set there..

For me I understand and agree it won't make me a better photographer at all, but it is also about enjoying the process, and if things like flash reliability (with some lenses) and AF in low light frustrate me that spoils my enjoyment.. Plus something like the 70-200/4 L IS cost me much less money in Australia than the Pentax 60-250/4 I wanted, actually about $400 less for a new one, even bigger difference for second hand. Not to mention better availability and third party support..
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-12-2010, 08:08 PM  
Tried a Nikon
Posted By joele
Replies: 19
Views: 5,732
I don't think it is fair to say VR in lens (IS etc) is going to make the zooms much heavier!

My 70-200/f4 IS L is only 760gm, vs the closest Pentax alternative 60-250/4 which is 1040gm, the pentax costs a LOT more here too.. Now the Pentax has slightly more reach but still I don't see how VR/IS is adding that much weight. Actually a better test is the 70-200/4 non IS weights 705gm, so IS seems to add 55gm to the weight of a lens...

As for 5dMmII AF, well it is not the best AF in general if it is the same as the 5d AF system (which apparently it is). My 50d AF is much better than my 5d AF.. Not to take anything away from the D700, it is the top of the heap and all are better in lowlight than my K7 was, even though the K7 has an AF assist light and the Canons do not. It is the one area I think Pentax should focus on (excuse the pun) for their next releases..
Forum: Sold Items 05-09-2010, 02:05 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 31mm in Australia (US/UK/CAN/AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
OK gotta run to work (7am in Oz) when I get a chance (lunch the latest) I will work out the international shipping costs and get back to the PMs.

---------- Post added 05-10-2010 at 08:42 AM ----------

Numerous PMs replied (not everyone posted in the thread)..
Forum: Sold Items 05-09-2010, 06:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA* 31mm in Australia (US/UK/CAN/AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 4
Views: 2,126
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax FA* 31mm in Australia

Asking Price
AUD$870

Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

Item Description
Well we all know this lens no need to describe its qualities. Sadly as I am selling up all my Pentax gear this is going up for sale too (best for last I guess).

The glass and mechanics are perfect not a mark... Always had a protective filter on it when I used it..

The body is excellent there are a couple of tiny marks the largest is shown in one of the shots here, but even it is a hairline scratch in the paint and hardly worth mentioning (the flash shows it up well)..

Comes with the pouch (unused), original caps and in the original box.

This is an Assembled in Vietnam copy but that isn't a concern, I had problems when I bought it with it being soft at all apetures, it went back to Pentax Japan they replaced an optical group and rebuilt it to their factory specs and it is great now. Easily as good as my mates made in japan version.

P.S. For Australians I am happy to send receipt with it, it is still under Australian warranty until October.

I have included pictures of the lens in the post and below are links to two recent full size photos taken at f1.8 and f2.2 (with flash) to show how sharp it is. These were processed without any USM (sharpening) added, EXIF intact..

http://www.eisner.id.au/images/IMGP1921.jpg

http://www.eisner.id.au/images/IMGP1922.jpg

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
AUD$25 for Australia, elsewhere PM for quote

Shipping Services
Registered and Insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Paypal for Australians and international.

Also direct deposit or cash on pick-up for Australians.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-09-2010, 06:07 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Voigtlander SL 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar in Australia (US/UK/CAN/AUS)
Posted By joele
Replies: 8
Views: 2,930
well you all have one extra day lol, because of mothers day commitments I didn't get a chance to list it on ebay this evening..
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