Wanted/hire Pentax 560mm


Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 21:11
Wondering if anyone has a Pentax 560mm lens for sale or knows the closest place to me where I can hire one from. I am close to Oban so expect it might be Glasgow.
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

JAK

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 22:19
Taynuiltpixels wrote:
Wondering if anyone has a Pentax 560mm lens for sale or knows the closest place to me where I can hire one from. I am close to Oban so expect it might be Glasgow.

You could ask your local camera club perhaps: http://www.obanpc.co.uk/
Calument (Glasgow & Ediburgh etc.) do Pentax lens hire but doubt they'll do a 560. https://calumetrental.co.uk/pentax-1
Jessops, but not what you want: http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Current%20Offers/rental/Pentax%20...
SRS do have one for hire. Are you rich? http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/hire/
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/01/2017 - 22:32

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 10:30
Thanks John - mmmmm 350 for 3 days! - kind of chicken and egg in that if I had that sort of cash to spend on a hire I probably would not be hesitant about splashing out on a new one.

perhaps my question should have been "is there anyone within 100 miles of Oban who would mind if I came and spent a morning/afternoon with them to see what a 560mm (them using it, not me) is like in exchange for a 50 donation to their favourite charity"

Ho-hum.
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

JAK

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 13:30
Have you seen this review of it on YouTube?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcVP7kka4yc
(Less costly than hiring one!)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 22/01/2017 - 13:31

RobL

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 16:07
You get virtually the same reach with a 150-450mm plus the 1.4x teleconverter for almost half the price. Anyone tried that?

Blythman

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 17:09
250 miles no good
Alan


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stu62

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 17:20
Blythman wrote:
250 miles no good

lol alan think you are the man that could well and truly show what can be don with a 560 those owls are every photographs dream

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 18:13
I'll check out that youtube vid -thanks.

Alan - maybe if I combined it with a trip south, that I do from time to time, 250 miles is an option!

Can anyone point me to some photo taken with 150-450mm plus 1.4 converter?
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

Blythman

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 18:29
Haven't had the converter on mine. Most of the time I'm in poor light. Don't want to lose a stop. Seen some good shots with the 560 and the converter too. I haven't managed to get one though.
Alan


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Mike-P

Link Posted 23/01/2017 - 18:37
Taynuiltpixels wrote:
Can anyone point me to some photo taken with 150-450mm plus 1.4 converter?

I have used both together a few times, obviously you need good light and a little luck but the results are passable.


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