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Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
I've said this before and I'm going to say it yet again......my advice is look for a used Pentax 80-320, the lens is (IMHO) very underated. Even though I now have the Bigma 50-500 I would not dream of parting with the Pentax, and with the K10D I can often get away with shooting at f8 which as we all know is the (alleged) optimum aperture for best results.What sort of price should I be paying for one of these lenses. If I can find one that is. I use a K10D also.
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Nice that you send me links of the lenses I cannot even think of affording. :D :D Perhaps a few suggestion of lenses within my budget please. 500-600.
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
I know nothing about that particular lens, but I've had a manual focus Sigma 28-200 for many years, and it's given me excellent service. Any lack of optical qualities it may have had were more than compensated for by its convenience. I'd never sell it.Sorry I missed this. I will just have to wait and see. Hope to get it on friday, can't wait to try it out. :D
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Thanks for the explanation's, but I am no nearer to finding out from someone if the 28-200 sigma lens is any good or not. Also any comments on a good bird photography lens also.
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
It's the unbelievably good one, George.Did you mean the Sigma 28-200 I have just bought. Can you elaborate please.
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
UPINSMOKE sorry to hear about your bad luck, maybe you should contact petekd - he is selling his kit.I would if I had any money left after my recent purchase on ebay. But hopefully will be getting some extra cash on Friday from the sales of some other Items I had knocking around. If so will be in the market for another lense. Want somthing for Bird Photography. Any Sugestions welcome. If my other things sell I will have a buget of say 500-600 to spend. Will also be needing a spare battery, cable release, or remote. Any links to where I may get these would be good.
Pentax K10D
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Hi, I have not been here for a while. Mainly as I had some bad luck in 2007. I had to go bankrupt and in the process had all my camera equipment and other Items taken to pay creditors. I am now slowly getting back on my feet. Just after Christmas I was offered a Canon 400D at a really good price so bought it to at least allow me once again to take photo's as this is the only hobby I have. I have been using it for the last few months, but just could not get the pictures I wanted as I did with the Pentax K100. So decided yesterday to sell the canon camera and a Sigma Lens I had on Ebay as a buy it now. Both have sold immediately with instant payments. So today have been looking around for a Pentax K10D and found one this evening with a buy it now price of 430 + postage. Here is the link Just wondered if I got a bargain. Bit out of touch with prices. The extra lens looks nice, but can you tell me if it is any good.
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro ordered it todayIt was ordered but Camera King and Warehouse Express don't have it in stock, well not for the Pentax anyway. It really makes me mad when they show it in stock on their websites and then say its not in stock. I have tried several others with the same result. So now have gone for the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens from here This comes with a free UV Filter as well. They have it in stock. And told me I should get it Friday. Well I live in hope. Just have to wait and see. Is this lens any better or are they on par with each other?[/code]
NEW TAMRON 2X CONVERTER PENTAX AF FIT
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thanks Mongoose that makes it a lot clearer now. So will have to stick to manual on those long zoom shots then. I'm not sure I understand the problem. Do you have a new 50-200mm lens, or a new Tamron converter? What is fitted to the camera? I have a new Tamron Converter and the converter and the 50-200 lens is all fitted to the camera.
NEW TAMRON 2X CONVERTER PENTAX AF FIT
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I have just received my new lens, and could not wait to use it. But have had a few problems. I hope someone could explain what I may be going wrong. I fitted it on the camera and then my pentax 50-200 zoom lens on manual it works fine. Switch to Auto and then the problems start, focuses fine at say 50 to 100 but when I use it at full zoom the focus does not seem to lock on the the subject just keeps trying to re-focus again. Am I doing something wrong?? One other question I would like to buy a SMC Pentax - F 1.7x AF adapter. Any Idea's what I would have to pay for one of these please.
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Hi Tim I have gone for the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro ordered it today. I am hoping this is the latest one as it costing me 249 from Camera King. I will hopefully get it tomorrow as I paid the extra for next day delivery. So if it comes will be out trying to capture some pic like yours.
Two sunsets You guys choose which one I should send
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Image 1 is a far better composition in my opinion
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Any thoughts and advice. I an thinking of either the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro or the Sigma EX 105/2.8 Macro DG. Has anyone used either of these.
Pentax Fit 2x Converter
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I did manage to get the NEW TAMRON 2X CONVERTER PENTAX AF FIT for 42 so am quite pleased with myself for waiting as all the others that were being sold on Ebay went for around the 50 mark. Just waiting for it to arrive now.
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thanks Mike thats good news to me. Any Idea the best price for this on the net or a shop.
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thanks for the info, I have been looking around myself and was wondering about the Sigma 105mm EX DG Macro. But just wonderwd if anyone had used it. And their oppinions on that.
Pentax Fit 2x Converter
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Thanks George I may just do that. At that price it would be worth the gamble to see what its like.
Pentax Fit 2x Converter
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I am thinking of buying this 2x Converter for my Pentax K100D Camera. What do you think please any advice is it a good lens.
Macro Lenses Advice Urgently Needed Please
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I am after a Macro Lens for my K100D Camera Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have a budget of around 250 give or take 50 any suggestion on what make. And also the cheapest place to buy either on the net or in a shop. I just love the macro shots on the forum and want to have a go myself. Any thoughts and advice. I an thinking of either the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP LD Macro or the Sigma EX 105/2.8 Macro DG. Has anyone used either of these.
B/W images that have some color highlighted in them
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Thanks again for the advice Tim have ordered the book on Amazon. It sounds a good book. Also ordered another "The Digital Photography Book" Scott Kelby and "Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies (For Dummies)"David D. Busch So will have some reading to do.
DSLR Advice
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
I have just ordered these from Pixmania.com Hama Tripod Traveller 4 19.57 Hama 52mm UV Filter 8.51 Hama Circular Polarising filter 52mm 19.57 What do you think please. I thought the prices were very good. I also bought my camera and lenses from them. You get a discount card that gives you 7% off futher purchases and give you reduced postage as well.
DSLR Advice
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Probably out on the PenninesI have the South Downs for my walk, but the Pennines sounds wonderful. I must get some filters for mine as well. Maybe the same choice as you. Does anyone know of a good make to go for. I am a bit out of touch with whats available. I may also see if I can buy a power supply for use with the computer instead of batteries. Any comments on where to buy one would me good. Also a Tripod any suggestions??
DSLR Advice
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Can anyone think of anything else I may find useful with a DSLR?Plenty of Money may Help :D :D :D Almost Identical to my setup except I went for the K100D as funds were limited. Only had it a few days now. Still getting used to it, but am very pleased with what I have so far. Just need to go out over the weekend and try it out fully.
B/W images that have some color highlighted in them
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Thank you Tim, those instructions were so much easier to follow. For me that is. :D :D I am now busy having some fun. :D :D Instead of pulling my hair out. :oops: Will have to post one of my creation sometime to get some comments. :roll:
B/W images that have some color highlighted in them
Posted in Pentax Digital SLRs
Can you do this type of thing on Photoshop Element 5 as I would like to have a go. I am using a trial version at the moment. If so can someone tell me how. I have tried several times but cannot seem to get any results. What am I doing wrong??? :oops: