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K20D IR Overpriced?

Spad
Posted 13/08/2022 - 10:44 Link
Is 360 overpriced for K20d that's had an IR conversion on it?
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Edited by Spad: 13/08/2022 - 10:45
Lubbyman
Posted 13/08/2022 - 11:23 Link
One has just sold for about 150 in the classified ads in this forum...

Steve
Spad
Posted 13/08/2022 - 11:39 Link
Way over priced then....
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
SteveF
Posted 13/08/2022 - 11:48 Link
Spad wrote:
Way over priced then....

I noticed that listing too and was put off by the pricing, There is the option to make an offer though; you could try that.
Spad
Posted 13/08/2022 - 13:13 Link
I saw it.... then tried it.... and it automatically rejected a sensible offer.
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Chrism8
Posted 13/08/2022 - 13:50 Link
A professional conversion these days is over 320
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Spad
Posted 13/08/2022 - 13:58 Link
Chrism8 wrote:
A professional conversion these days is over 320

Crikey

Think I'll try a filter first n see how i get on
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Chrism8
Posted 13/08/2022 - 14:15 Link
With a filter youll need a tripod and prob wont be able to see the composition with the filter on, it'll have to be composed before you add the filter.

The benefits of a conversion is you can use the camera handheld as normal

I had a K5ii professionally converted last July, due to the increase in shipping and other costs from the far east, components have become more expensive and in shorter supply, the conv was initially estimated at 6 weeks, ended up being 14
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
michaelblue
Posted 14/08/2022 - 07:11 Link
Chrism8 wrote:
With a filter youll need a tripod and prob wont be able to see the composition with the filter on, it'll have to be composed before you add the filter.

The benefits of a conversion is you can use the camera handheld as normal

I had a K5ii professionally converted last July, due to the increase in shipping and other costs from the far east, components have become more expensive and in shorter supply, the conv was initially estimated at 6 weeks, ended up being 14

Can I ask where you had your conversion done Chris? I'm currently waiting for mine from Advanced Camera Services
Regards,
Michael
Chrism8
Posted 14/08/2022 - 08:16 Link
Morning Micheal

It was Advanced Camera Services as well, I dropped it off in person the middle of April and got it back by courier the end of July.

The service was overall good, i think delays in obtaining the parts plus their workload all contributed to the lenghty time.

They do a CLA as well,
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

-------------------------------------------------------------
K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Edited by Chrism8: 14/08/2022 - 08:18
MrB
Posted 14/08/2022 - 09:47 Link
I had my old Pentax K-r professionally converted several years ago and, including postage, it was around 270 then. So, if the one for sale has been recently converted, it's possibly not too unreasonable, bearing in mind current charges and that the conversion includes, as Chris has noted, a full CLA.

Philip

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