malfis

Status: Member
Join Date: 9th January 2012
Last Login: 4th December 2022 - 09:11
Real Name: Malcolm Fisher
Website: No Website
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Golf and Photography.

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WTB - HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Posted in Classified Adverts
Purchase of the 150-450 agreed with @whatsthisbutton - thank you.
WTB - HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Posted in Classified Adverts
Sorely tempted, will have a serious think. Hopefully someone else will offer you one first :)You know the FE200-600 suits you much better! :D
WTB - HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Posted in Classified Adverts
Itís all in the title. I would be very interested in a tempting price on a great copy of the above lens. Cash/BT/PayPal waiting for the right lens. Please PM me if interested in selling.
WTB - Swap my HD 21mm Ltd for your HD 15mm Ltd.
Posted in Classified Adverts
As per the title. I own a mint, boxed HD DA 21mm f3.2 Limited (Red ring), and would like to swap for a similar condition HD 15mm Limited. Reason: I have a HD DA 20-40mm on it's way, and will not need both lenses. Thanks.
Specification difference - USA & Europe
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
Other than the power lead, is there any difference in specification in a camera supplied to the USA market to one we buy at home? Thanks.
K-3 and K-3ii Bodies for sale.
Posted in Classified Adverts
Lens received today RMSD. Thanks to Tom for a painless and amicable transaction - the lens is absolutely as described (and well packaged!)
K-3 and K-3ii Bodies for sale.
Posted in Classified Adverts
Sale/purchase agreed and payment made for the K3ii
Pentax 15mm f4.0 HD ED AL Limited Lens (Silver) - £375.13 at Amazon
Posted in Leads to Deals
As reported by Camerapricebuster - Excellent price. £163 reduction on yesterdayís price.
SDM Problem with DA* 50-135mm
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
It's not terminal as both my 50-135mm and 16-50mm have done the same thing for years. I have found (on the K-1 at least) that they wake up a lot quicker if you use liveview first. Alternative is to change them over to screw drive with a hack available on Pentaxforums.Yes, my old 16-50 was notorious for this. My method was to have AF on, half press the shutter and manually turn the focus ring (quick-shift) to and from the extremes a few times. Lens would eventually wake up. It went on for years like this and never failed entirely.Yes, as above, rotate the focus ring through the whole range with the AF button pressed and the lens cap on. Option 2 is to convert to screwdrive. Option 3 is to remove the mount and rotate the motor manually with a screwdriver. This might have the effect of loosening the grease in the unit (theory)Thanks for your suggestions - I'll try them all before I consider reverting to screwdriver!
SDM Problem with DA* 50-135mm
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Could I please ask for some advice? Whenever I try to use the above lens for the first time on any particular day it takes me ages to Ďwake upí the SDM by constantly switching the camera on and off and trying to activate the autofocus. Is it easily solvable or does it mean itís a terminal problem with the lens, and if so approximately how much does a replacement SDM cost? Iím loathe to ditch the lens as itís a super copy. Thank you.
For sale: SMC-DA*300 f4 and DA converter
Posted in Classified Adverts
The converter arrived exactly as described. Thanks to Peter for a swift and pleasant transaction.
FS: Sigma 300mm 2.8 APO
Posted in Classified Adverts
Sold, thanks Malfis. Mike, for the record it's the older flock type coating. Thank you.Lens collected - thanks to Neil for meeting me part way! The lens is exactly as described - in fine condition. Iíve taken a few test shots, and it looks as if it is extremely sharp. Thanks for an easy & pleasant transaction.
For sale: SMC-DA*300 f4 and DA converter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Purchase of converter agreed and payment made - thanks.
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Converter now obtained.
WANTED - Pentax 1.4x AW HD DA AF Rear Converter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Purchase of Pentax converter now agreed with @Pwynnej. Payment made with delivery early next week.
WANTED - Pentax 1.4x AW HD DA AF Rear Converter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Donít know how I missed that! Thanks once again Mike.
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Please see later topic asking for the Pentax converter.
WANTED - Pentax 1.4x AW HD DA AF Rear Converter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Further to my earlier post re. the Sigma 1.4 converter, following the advice from @Mike-P, my preference is to go for the Pentax converter. If you have one gathering dust (not literally!) let me know.
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
What body is it for?K5iiS - I think itís fully compatible.
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Thanks Mike - much appreciated.
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Thanks for that Mike. Should that be the current one, or one of the previous incarnations?
WANTED - SIGMA APO 1.4 EX Teleconverter
Posted in Classified Adverts
Does anyone have one that they would like to sell? Would also possibly be interested in a 2.0 X as well. I look forward to a response.
FS: Sigma 300mm 2.8 APO
Posted in Classified Adverts
Sale/purchase agreed.
New Ricoh GR IIIx
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
Review by Kai - he likes it! https://youtu.be/6W_TFBDr1WM
K3 iii delayed again.
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
We don't know what has caused the delays to the 'product parts'. A lot of things are being delayed due to Covid-19. It only needs a production facility to be closed for a while, or key people in a development team to get the bug, and every sheduled date goes out the window. And if there's a delay in getting parts, it makes sense to spend the time tweaking things (i.e. development) so the final thing is as good as can be. Speaking personally, I think it's remarkable how companies have been managing to keep things going through an incredibly difficult period. SteveSony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm et al, don't seem to be having the same problems. To me it appears to be another cop out. I want to buy one - it's most frustrating.