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Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 09-07-2016, 02:28 PM  
PF 10th Anniversary - Pentax K-50 1-Day Giveaway! - Entries closed, winner announced.
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 1,825
Views: 81,585
I guess you would call this a low profile camera for street shooting ... at a color run!
Forum: Pentax K-r 03-09-2013, 04:55 AM  
Pentax K-R Tamron Lens DI2 18-250
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Um, Surely the zoom lock switch is not turned on?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-03-2013, 03:11 AM  
K-r or...
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
With my K-r, it was when I bought a fast lens (FA50 f/1.4) and started using it near wide-open in low light that I noticed the camera was front focusing, and was outside the range of the AF adjustment. On testing, the front focus also showed up when I used the kit lenses on this camera, but it was rarely a problem with the slower lenses due to their greater DOF.

The DOF gets much narrower at f/1.4 or f/2.0 than at f/2.8 or smaller, so assuming the AF errors are at all related to calibration of the AF sensor vs image sensor, you might find it hard to make use of the extra speed without AF errors becoming more of a problem than with your F/2.8.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-01-2013, 04:40 AM  
People Where Are the Squirrels?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Rupert, mate you bring a smile to my face. Remind me to introduce you to a possum one day.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 03-01-2013, 04:29 AM  
Fugliest Pentax Camera EVAH?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
C'mon Bossa, really? A-series Pentax lenses, New Order, Molly Ringwald movies; ... Not everything in the 80s sucked.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 02-28-2013, 03:58 AM  
Fugliest Pentax Camera EVAH?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
I got the same setup, minus flash and French manual, for twenty bucks last year! Sometimes ugly and old can really work for you.
Forum: Sold Items 02-20-2013, 02:56 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax Auto Bellows A with Slide Copier A
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 10
Views: 3,904
Bump for the best product shots ever. Awesome!

Nice kit too.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-10-2013, 03:30 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11,845
Views: 2,146,981
I couldn't resist this one on a visit to the botanic gardens.




The bush looks fine, it's the blown sky through the fence I'm worried about.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-07-2013, 03:15 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11,845
Views: 2,146,981
Very nice work, Matt, particularly the second one.

I'll see your snow and raise you an Aussie summer.

Forum: Sold Items 01-27-2013, 03:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC A Lens for sale - 28 f2.8
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
PM on the 135mm coming your way
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-09-2013, 01:50 AM  
Anyone else miss the K200D?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 1,054
Views: 184,156
K200d + DA15ltd

Forum: Lens Clubs 12-05-2012, 03:34 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11,845
Views: 2,146,981
Snap. No landscapes yet, but I found a few willing models at home for some tests of perspective. This is WIIIIIDE for me so it will take some getting used to!

Forum: Lens Clubs 12-01-2012, 06:08 AM  
The 15mm Limited controls my mind - club
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11,845
Views: 2,146,981
Thanks jva59, great work!

Mine should arrive on Monday so the pressure's on! I have never tried to shoot quite this wide before.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-29-2012, 04:48 AM  
Poll: what was you first DA Limited lens?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 43
Views: 2,967
DA15 for me ... Still waiting for it to make the long trip from NY to Melbourne (Black Friday splurge).

This is not just my first DA Ltd, I realised today that it's also the first time I have bought any lens brand new.
Forum: General Talk 11-25-2012, 01:27 AM  
What's the nicest thing you bought from Black Friday?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Finally bit the bullet on a DA 15mm. Now the long wait from B&H to Australia ...
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 09-16-2012, 04:24 AM  
This Is It For Me....
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 32
Views: 5,148
I think it's actually whiterabbitjapan.com

Yes, a matt yellow K-30 looks niiice.
Forum: Sold Items 08-27-2012, 03:41 AM  
For Sale - Sold: EX+ lenses - all must go!
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 16
Views: 3,679
PM on the F28mm f2.8
Forum: Sold Items 08-20-2012, 03:57 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 16-50mm (final price drop), d5100, K-5,
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
PM coming to you
Forum: Sold Items 07-28-2012, 04:22 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Sigma Super-WIde AF 24mm 2.8 in very good condition.
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
pm to you!!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-21-2012, 04:21 PM  
Have you "outgrown" your pentax DSLR?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 68
Views: 6,858
I started with a K-r about a year ago, and bought a used K200d as a backup body when one showed up cheap. Now I find myself using the K200d most of the time - I prefer its handling, quiet shutter, and its ability to take a battery grip. I dont' use live view so for me, low light performance is the only real downside of the K200. I also realised that for a hobby I don't really need two bodies. I could sell both and go for a k-5 now that the price is lower, but I don't feel any urgency to move up.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 07-07-2012, 06:44 AM  
I just bought a dirt cheap k200d...My first PENTAX.
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Welcome, InHouse and congrats on getting it at a great price. I've got a K200d and it is a great body to work with and learn on. I actually prefer it to my main body (K-r).

You should remember though that the weather-resistant body needs to be teamed up with a WR lens for wet weather use; otherwise your in-the-rain shooting sessions will become expensive! Apart from the current WR version of the 18-55mm, WR lenses don't come cheap.

Also, there are heaps of 50mm f1.4 or f1.7 lenses around in M, A, F and FA flavours, so don't think you need to buy the first one you see.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 05-22-2012, 06:50 AM  
Fugliest Pentax Camera EVAH?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 65
Views: 10,440
Aaaaargh! Kill it!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-16-2012, 03:10 AM  
If You Had To Pick One Lens You're Coveting Right Now?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 90
Views: 6,582
Yeah, the FA31. I will probably get the Sigma 30 f1.4 sometime this year, and see if that is enough. (HA!)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-16-2012, 03:06 AM  
Pentax F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
The theory held up! I picked up the kit today. A good condition F35-70 and what looks like a barely used F70-210 for $70 aussie dollars. With a SFX body (untested) thrown in to boot. Worth looking out for.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-15-2012, 06:04 AM  
Pentax F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5?
Posted By Mookster
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
The other way to find the F35-70 is to look for one stuck to a Pentax SFX film SLR body or a similar model. These bodies were released at about the same time as th F series lenses. If you are lucky you will find someone selling grandpa's old, carefully stored SLR kit and they have no idea that the lenses are usable on todays cameras, or that the lenses are each worth more than the 40 bucks they want for the whole kit.

At least that's the theory; I'll find out if it works when I pick up my SFX + F35-70 + F70-210 tomorrow morning!
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