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Forum: Sold Items 07-10-2010, 05:35 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 17-70mm f4 MINT (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 2
Views: 2,510
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Forum: Sold Items 07-09-2010, 11:19 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 17-70mm f4 MINT (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 2
Views: 2,510
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 17-70 f4 MINT [AUST]

Asking Price
$500

Item Location
Perth Western Australia

Item Description
DA 17-70 in absolutely mint condition. Comes with box, hood, both caps as supplied new. This lens is exceptional, claimed to be better than the DA 16-45. I will miss this lens.

See the lens and images taken with it here

Happy to answer any questions.

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
Neg

Shipping Services
Aust Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
If using Paypal add 3% to cover fees

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-25-2010, 05:21 AM  
Pentax Australia Repair Experience
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 8
Views: 4,590
CRK in Melbourne are excellent. Their face to face customer service is a bit oh go away you annoying person, but their techs are great.

Had an incident with the aperture actuator on the K10D. Had it repaired and two days before the World Superbikes last year it failed again. I rang them at 4:30, and a 5:15 a courier arrived with a new body that I used for the 3 days of the superbikes. Awesome! In the end I just kept the replacement body (shutter count was 7 when I got it) and left them with the old one. As I was in Melbourne for the bikes from Perth I just dropped the K10 in at Perth CRK no questions asked.

When my DA17-70 SDM died dropped it into Perth with a wait of two weeks. came back from Melbourne inside a week.

Have nothing but good things to say for CRK Melbourne.

Oh and they helped me source a Sigma 100-300/4. There was only one in Oz then and they found it for me.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-18-2010, 05:48 AM  
anyone shoot motorsport much?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 21
Views: 3,425
Hi There

I shoot motorsport - bikes mainly with a K7, Sigma 70-200/2.8, 100-300/4 and a Sigma 1.4x TC.

K7 + 100-300/4



K7 + 100-300/4 + 1.4x TC



K7 + 70-200/2.8

Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-16-2010, 05:05 AM  
K-7 vs K-x, 500D, D5000, D90 - Why is the K-7 a better camera?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 101
Views: 17,426
No wonder the K7 is your best camera, you are ranking it against inferior DSLR.

The K7 is marketed as a semi pro camera, none of those you mentioned are marketed as such. Infact the D90 is a relic, is was direct competiton to the K20D.

If you want to test the relative merits of the K7, compare it to the D300/s, and 50D. They are the competition for Pentax.

Why do I like the K7

1. because the $,000's in lenses I own work on it
2. It was a logical upgrade from the K10D
3. It is the best Pentax DSLR in terms of AF performance
4. great ergonomics

Balancing that out:

1. It is still no competiton for Canikon in AF speed and focus tracking
2. higher ISO is noisy - compare it to the K10D, it is a step backward
3. OEM and 3rd party lens selection is average at best (excluding those awesome primes)
Forum: Sold Items 02-04-2010, 05:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX DG + Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO tcon (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 36
Views: 11,059
congrats David. Hope the lights work out for you
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-02-2010, 04:52 AM  
DA* 300mm or Sigma 100 - 300mm Which one?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 12
Views: 5,143
what, since when!?! :hmm: the Sigma 100-300/4 is currently $1,199 at B&H

Sigma | 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF HSM Autofocus Lens | 134109 | B&H

The Pentax is on special at $1,120.

personally I'd go for the zoom for the flexibility it gives. It is an excellent lens.
Forum: Sold Items 01-31-2010, 08:49 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX DG + Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO tcon (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 36
Views: 11,059
Yes they are made of tuff stuff down under. :eek: I had the same problem until she found her own hobby with a healthy buying addiction. Now we "discuss" whose toys will be purchased first... :p
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-31-2010, 08:37 AM  
Best kit lens replacement without SDM?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 10
Views: 2,292
Of the lenses I have owned

Tamron 28-75/2.8
Pentax DA16-45/4

Would also include

Tamron 17-50/2.8
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-31-2010, 08:34 AM  
Which is the better the Tamron 28-75mm or the Tamron 90mm macro?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 17
Views: 6,815
The 90mm is an awesome macro lens. At 90mm I would guess it should be pretty nice for portraits too, but I don't own one so can't confirm. I do own the 28-75 and it is an excellent protrait lens. I bought it for that purpose and have never been disappointed.



pretty good for close ups of flowers etc...

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-29-2010, 12:05 AM  
Notes on converting to Nikon
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 57
Views: 11,975
Sigma 500/4.5 not available new in Oz in Pentax mount :( I can either import one, and play with Oz Customs, get a used one, or go for a trip to the US or Asia and buy one while I'm there.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-28-2010, 12:50 AM  
Notes on converting to Nikon
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 57
Views: 11,975
Thanks Josh - I'll see if the importer brings it in to Oz, and at what price (might need a sedative after I find that out!!)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-28-2010, 12:09 AM  
Notes on converting to Nikon
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 57
Views: 11,975
an interesting topic. This is something I have been toying with (and alternately thinking seriously about) for some time. I shoot motorsport (bikes mainly) using a K7, Sigma 70-200/2.8 and 100-300/4. Used to use the K10D, lucky to get 30% keepers :( Now with the K7 at least I'm up around 70%.

My main beef is lack of long fast lenses from any maker. Sigma's 300/2.8 is as long/fast as it gets in Pentax.

The choice of replacement would be the D300S, mainly for the AF performance. By the sounds of things I'm not far from the money in this regard. What does put me off is the cost on Nikkor lenses, and that third party lens makers don't provide VR / OS / IS etc on their fast long zoom lenses.

So... I'm still with Pentax longing for some long fast glass, or a winning lottery ticket :lol:
Forum: Sold Items 01-27-2010, 12:27 AM  
For Sale - Sold: KATA - C 56 camera bag (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 5
Views: 3,790
PM sent with question
Forum: Sold Items 01-25-2010, 09:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma 100-300mm f4 EX DG + Sigma 1.4x DG EX APO tcon (AUS)
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 36
Views: 11,059
have just gone through the machinations of testing the 100-300/4 with the Sigma 1.4 TC.

I can't recommend it highly enough. I had borrowed a TC, but there is one winging it's way from B&H as I write.

K7 + 100-300/4 + Sigma TC 1/125s f/7.1 (+ a stop) at 280.0mm x 1.4 = 392mm iso400



Good luck with the sale David. Stillshunter - go for it man!!
Forum: Sold Items 01-21-2010, 06:57 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Brand New Pentax Remote Control F
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 21
Views: 4,775
one please PM sent
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-14-2010, 03:42 AM  
Zenfolio for E-Commerce?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 8
Views: 5,077
Thanks for the comments and links to your zenfolio sites. I'll have a look :)
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-06-2010, 05:54 PM  
Zenfolio for E-Commerce?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 8
Views: 5,077
Thanks Mike

I see we share a love of motorbikes. I'll have a look at your site. A separate front page is a great idea.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-05-2010, 06:16 PM  
Zenfolio for E-Commerce?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 8
Views: 5,077
Thanks Mike

Do you upload large files and sell directly via download or do an "approve and replace" to replace the small image with a larger hi-res one for example? I am keen to load up the larger file (say 5MB) but concerned about what uploading 250 5mb images might do and how long it might take.

I sell via a website now and fill orders via email. Miss impulse buys, the current process is quite clumsy.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 01-05-2010, 06:04 AM  
Zenfolio for E-Commerce?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 8
Views: 5,077
Looking at alternatives for hosting an e-commerce site to sell digital images by download or to order prints.

Am in Australia so won't be using the printing services offered by Zenfilio or others.

Is anyone using Zenfolio for E-Commerce. Any comments, advice?

Alternative is to host a site on my own server and have someone build a website.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-05-2010, 05:37 AM  
300mm/2.8 images, only at 2.8
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 60
Views: 11,300
You did WHAT :eek: :eek:

So you didn't have a child or wife to sell?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Forum: Photographic Technique 01-05-2010, 05:28 AM  
Poll: Favorite genre of photography?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 94
Views: 19,841
Sports - motorsport in particular
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-29-2009, 10:28 PM  
Decision Sigma 70 -200 or Pentax SMC FA*star 80-200mm/f2.8 ED IF Lens
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 21
Views: 8,445
Hi

all images in this link taken with K10D and Sigma 70-200 f2.8 II HSM

images in this link with K7 and the Sigma. Better AF of the K7 makes a difference

now if you want excellent IQ can recommend the Sigma 100-300/4. Images in this link taken with K7 and the 100-300/4
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-21-2009, 10:23 PM  
Nikon D300s versus Pentax K-7 ?, toughts ?
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 61
Views: 12,177
Interesting thread. I hope the OP hasn't reacted to the comments on here and stayed with the K7 for exactly the same reasons the various posters accused him of in wanting to shift to the D300S. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-17-2009, 01:30 AM  
Sports 2009 Phillip Island MotoGP
Posted By flash1100
Replies: 12
Views: 3,584
Great images, thnaks for posting.

Was at PI in March for World SBK, was awesome. Had a media pass so got to some of the better spots to shoot from :)
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