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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-29-2018, 06:51 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 996
Views: 65,076
the sony for 1799 is the a7r ii, not the a7r iii, which is 2390 gbp
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-24-2018, 09:27 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
I haven't made disparaging remarks about Pentax. I'm not sour about Pentax.

I just find it hilarious how sensitive so many are to any hint of negativity towards their beloved brand, whether it's justified or not.

It's even funnier that you think your opinion about whether or not I should be here is even worth sharing.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-24-2018, 10:01 AM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
i'm making on-topic posts in a thread about this specific camera.


do i owe you something for "tolerating" my on-topicness?


i made a comment about everyone taking things severely OFF-topic, and doing it habitually.


the reason i'm still around is i have some stuff in the mail, and i cannot delete my account here until i know that the buyers are satisfied with their purchases.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-23-2018, 10:56 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
What I've been most impressed with is their lenses. The pro line of Olympus lenses are staggeringly good.

Their ibis is incredible though. I'm tempted to buy one of their IS lenses just to see how far you can push it when it syncs with the ibis. People are hand holding multi second exposures with these.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-23-2018, 10:15 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
I just find it so strange that the great defenders are spending their time defending on a board for Pentax enthusiasts. None of us need convincing


The em1x is a really interesting camera. It's a shame we can't talk about it because some website said something bad about a k1
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-23-2018, 09:17 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
It's annoying to see that any post about a camera other than Pentax simply degrades into some meaningless defense of the pentax that was never even criticized.

Pentax folks are the most defensive I've ever seen. It's so strange.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-23-2018, 05:20 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
great, another thread that's degraded completely into people defending the k1

wtf does the k1 have to do with a micro 4/3 camera
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-22-2018, 06:27 PM  
DP Review puts K-1 Mark II as second worst camera of 2018
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 996
Views: 65,076
so if you didn't watch the video why are you so qualified to complain about their decision?

they made it very clear why they suggested it for the list, and also made it very clear that they were impressed with the k1.

this is camera of the year for 2018, ie any camera not released in 2018 is not to be considered. so why would you be so heartbroken that a good camera was selected for the worst list because it represents very little relative to the outgoing model. the new canon eos R is getting the same treatment as it's completely underwhelming as a successor to the outgoing camera (this does not make it bad). that's all the k1-ii criticism represents.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-21-2018, 05:17 PM  
to SR or not to SR, that is the question
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 22
Views: 2,342
did the k3 ii not include special SR modes specifically for panning? where it would only correct vertically? i could be totally wrong here.
Forum: General Talk 12-20-2018, 08:55 PM  
Your motorcycle - flog it please, say why you love it and do you use it to shoot?
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 27
Views: 2,227
i'm bike obsessed. have had 9 of them, all sport bikes except for the super motard

1996 kawasaki zx7r
2003 honda rc51
2003 honda gsxr 600 race bike
2010 ktm rc8r
2010 ktm 690 SMC
2008 honda cbr 600rr
2005 honda rc51
2015 honda grom
2015 honda cbr 300f (parts bike to supply the grom project)

the crown jewel is my 2005 rc51 though. this bike has been my most serious project, where i've used some very very hard to find parts, and have also designed and produced a lot of one-of-a kind parts as well. i've done the 3d modeling and my good friend machinist has produced the parts. there's simply too much going on to mention it all, but the flickr gallery link at the bottom will take you to a photo break down of it. and yes, i do ride it. did two track days last year on it, will do more this year i hope.

i take a lot of photos at the track, and if i'm going out there i usually pack my camera back pack and ride out.

02 by William Glancy, on Flickr

04 by William Glancy, on Flickr

RC51_31_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr

RC51_28_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr

RC51_23_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr

RC51_19_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr

RC51_15_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr


Trackday01_sm by William Glancy, on Flickr

full album here

Rc51 Project | Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 12-19-2018, 08:21 AM  
For Sale - Sold: MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
bump.

these are two beautiful lenses, don't let the full disclosure put you off. the quality of images from these two is sensational.
Forum: General Talk 12-18-2018, 04:52 PM  
I know the USPS is busy this time of year
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
you guys are spoiled. i wait weeks for everything.
Forum: General Talk 12-18-2018, 01:26 PM  
I know the USPS is busy this time of year
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
3 days is ridiculous?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-15-2018, 05:25 PM  
DA 50-135mm low light focusing
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 11
Views: 785
to be totally fair, a 2.8 max aperture lens is never going to focus in low light as well as a 1.4 max aperture lens. for obvious reasons.
Forum: Sold Items 12-13-2018, 11:12 PM  
For Sale - Sold: MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
That's what I thought. Just trying to be crystal clear here. Both lenses provided beautiful pictures for me.
Forum: Sold Items 12-13-2018, 01:02 PM  
For Sale - Sold: MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
I'll have a closer look when I get back. Could make a video I suppose.

---------- Post added 12-13-18 at 08:31 PM ----------





this is the best i could do to capture what i'm talking about. the focus ring doesn't move, just the barrel ever so slightly. i also tried to show the screwdrive noise, then again moving slowly to show it's silent when you're not reefing on it.
















You Tube



Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-13-2018, 12:58 PM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
Using high resolution on my em1 it produces a very very clean 80mpx raw file. It's pretty astonishing. It also doesn't take overly long to produce. I could time it I guess.

I'm not sure how well handheld would work. I'd assume it would only work on shorter focal length. I believe it can get all 8 shots off in 1/60th
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-13-2018, 11:44 AM  
Olympus OMD EM1X coming in January.
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 224
Views: 14,751
they're suggesting it can do handheld high res (pixel shift on steroids, olympus uses 8 frames for pixel shift) which would be interesting for sure.
Forum: Sold Items 12-13-2018, 11:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
it's a big of a set back for sure. i had everything sold, not a pentax thing to my name. and now i'm back again. oh well it happens.


i've had very good luck with the marketplace so i don't necessarily agree with your statement. i originally sold these lenses for less than almost any others i could find listed, i figured that was a great deal. now i have them priced even lower as i don't even have a pentax camera.
Forum: Sold Items 12-12-2018, 11:45 PM  
For Sale - Sold: MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
MIJ FA31 (sold) MIJ FA77 (450 USD)

Asking Price
450.00 USD

Item Location
Edmonton (Canada)

Item Description
FULL DISCLOSURE


i sold these lenses together to a member on here for 1100 USD for both of them. fees included, shipped.


upon receipt the purchaser claimed that there was a "Grinding noise" when manually focusing the lenses. the sound made i couldn't describe as "grinding", it's more a mechanical whirr or buzz, i presume from the screwdrive assembly. i believe this noise to be normal and it is shown in this video at the 0:50 second mark

















You Tube






both lenses make some noise when focusing, especially if you wrap the manual focus ring quickly from stop to stop (not exactly something you'd ever do with a lens). the 31 is louder than the 77, but it also has a shorter focus throw, so the screw will be moving faster (more mechanical noise) for a given focus ring speed. the focus rings on both lenses move VERY smoothly without any indication of notchiness or inconsistency anywhere along their travel.


the buyer also complained about dust in the 77, and there is, but i've never seen a lens without it. i don't find it to be excessive at all, and certainly it doesn't affect image quality


finally, the buyer complained about "smudging" on the lens barrels.



both of these lenses are in used but (i'd say) very good condition. if you look at them closely you will find marks in the anodizing (most notably on the underside of the lenses near the aperture ring), but the finish is still black and has not burned through. on the focus rings there are a couple of places you can see the anodizing has worn off the very points of the knurling, but again i don't think this is an issue. these are, of course, used lenses.


even though the buyer complained about the lenses, and returned them, he suggested that these were an "8 or an 8+".



finally, the 31 has a slight barrel wobble, which i have never found to be an issue, and has been discussed to death on these boards. if you hold the lens and pull at it, you can see (and hear) a slight movement in the front barrel. i presume that as a lens is used the clearances will relax. again, this is full disclosure.





both lenses come with the original caps, original boxes, and original documentation. they'll make a geat addition to someone's bag.



the prices for these lenses includes paypal fees and shipping within north america.



77_03 by William Glancy, on Flickr

77_02 by William Glancy, on Flickr

77_01 by William Glancy, on Flickr





31_03 by William Glancy, on Flickr

31_02 by William Glancy, on Flickr

31_01 by William Glancy, on Flickr

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
canada post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
returns accepted if warranted

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-11-2018, 05:21 PM  
Thematic Motorcycle Enthusiast: This thread is for you
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 25
Views: 1,610
i'm completely motorbike obsessed. here's my labor of love rc51. took these after a trackday with my k3 and 50-135

03 by William Glancy, on Flickr

04 by William Glancy, on Flickr

05 by William Glancy, on Flickr
Forum: Sold Items 11-29-2018, 08:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: k3 prestige kit, beautiful condition, 500 shipped
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 3,192
back to the top. this is the last of my pentax gear. looking for a good home!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-26-2018, 03:15 PM  
B&H listing the DA* 300mm as not compatible with FF?
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
There's no way that a store is going to test every lens to check for full frame image circle coverage. If it's a da it's apsc, if it's a d-fa it's full frame

I bet there are Nikon dx lenses that cover full frame, but you'd never find them advertised as such.
Forum: Sold Items 11-25-2018, 08:03 AM  
For Sale - Sold: k3 prestige kit, beautiful condition, 500 shipped
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 13
Views: 3,192
Sorry no. I should have updated the thread title.

All I have left is the body and 60-250. Plus the tripod foot and the kit lens.

---------- Post added 11-26-18 at 08:40 AM ----------

just the body is left here. this thing is in amazing condition and the buyer won't be disappointed. all original packaging and accessories, just like the day you bought it.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11-23-2018, 08:45 PM  
DA*300mm F4 stuck at minimum focus
Posted By wibbly
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
a lens can't focus on nothing
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