WTB: Pentax K-5 and UWA


mdc

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 04:39
Well it's that time of year again; the student loan has come through so it's time to upgrade from my K-7 and K-x to a K-5. I'll be listing those bodies in the coming months (along with a freshly-repaired K100D), but first things first I need to get my hands on a K-5.

I'm also looking for a nice rectilinear UWA, something like a Sigma 10-20 or a Pentax 12-24.

Budget is: "as low as possible", due to being a student and still having to pay for food out of the remainder of my loan

George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 15:17
Life is so hard when you're a student.

In my day we used to make pinhole cameras out of cornflakes packets rescued from people's bins. Couldn't afford cornflakes ourselves, of course. Just a little oatmeal and some salted herrings.

We'd save up all year so that we could afford to buy half a pint when we graduated.

And our parents thought we had it easy.

Times have changed.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

ChrisA

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 19:44
Did you have to lick t'road clean wi' your tongue as well, George?
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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mdc

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 20:53
Haha oh dear

Most students spend their loans on going out and getting wasted every night; I spend mine on photography gear because I'm more interested in the future, and my career, than I am on "getting messy" - something I've never enjoyed anyway as you just feel like rubbish afterwards.

When I go out on a night out, it's with my K7/Kx and Metz 58, and I take photos of everyone ELSE getting drunk and doing stupid things. Occasionally I make a bit of money from it, but usually I just do it for myself and the experience

cabstar

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 21:02
I use mine to pay my household bills lol, but then I never was conventional
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Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

George Lazarette

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 21:11
I'm glad you took my post as intended, and I am glad you will be able to remember your university years. Sounds as though you'll have some good blackmail material.

Good luck with your search.

ChrisA wrote:
Did you have to lick t'road clean wi' your tongue as well, George?

Roads? Roads? There were no roads, our Chris. A few drovers' paths over t'mountains, and the odd track through t'mire, but roads, no. We wasn't in some soft Soothern ivory tower, we wasn't. It were hard graft oop North where we was, it were.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

DanielH

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 21:17
OMG i can't handle it a bit of humour breaking out on PU!

mdc

Link Posted 01/04/2012 - 21:33
George Lazarette wrote:
I'm glad you took my post as intended, and I am glad you will be able to remember your university years. Sounds as though you'll have some good blackmail material.

Good luck with your search.

Nothing wrong with a bit of banter And not quite blackmail, I'm far too kind for that but on several occasions I've actually used the photos captured for my coursework; allows me to the typical student thing of not really doing any work in the first year

dannyh wrote:
OMG i can't handle it a bit of humour breaking out on PU!

Just one of the many reasons why I recommend PU to everyone Just try that over at Pnet haha.

mdc

Link Posted 03/04/2012 - 00:49
Bumpity bump
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