If you are really serious, I don't know , or not sure I can promote myself but I am selling A sony a6000 on eBay. My name is wesellwhatwelove Two of interchangable lenses. Have a quick look. Sorry hukd, I guess this comment will be deleted asap. :/
Then its a beauty macro lens you need with good lighting on full frame camera that will be a 100mm + macro lens on a full frame camera honestly your budget will go on the lens alone see Lindsay Adley on youTube and Anita Sadowska for some ideas
Not full body pictures. My wife makes permanent make up like eye brows so just pictures of a face or just and eye with very close range
Cant see it on a 400 budget tbh you need to consider how big the studio space is and what kind of pictures you are taking Im assuming full body check out Michael Sasser on youTube so see how he shoots and with what gear etc With only 400 the best deal here I can find is https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-lumix-g7-12-60mm-lens-g7meb-k-and-laowa-rm-100-flexible-mini-tripod-3464659
Someones already mentioned a model. Cex sells cameras and I've purchased a flash off them is well. Also watch some youtube videos on what lenses to purchase etc.
Posted 27th Apr 2020Posted 27th Apr 2020
PENTAX 77mm f/1.8 Limited, black £687.60 at Amazon£687.60Amazon Deals
Legendary lens for Pentax users seems to have dropped in price
I sold one of these for 60,000 rubles on tarkov last week.
Had the Pentax k1 myself great camera but the software is seriously lacking there refusal to look at mirrorless tech will be there undoing rioch just don't seem that bothered
As long as you have that in mind I guess. It is such a shame for such a system that has so many good lenses but has been lacking just one reliable body with good focusing performance. I unfortunately still have some Pentax lenses myself but just never bother to use any more as the alternative systems are so much easier and more reliable to use.
I agree about Pentax future but if your already invested then this is a great lens
TBH it is a pretty dead system, I doubt if it is worth investing so much into it.
My black KP arrived today. Think it's great! Settled for the medium sized grip on it. Lot of menu items, but typical of Pentax, very logically laid out and most of them can be assigned to a button or dial. Flip out screen is excellent too. Compares well to K3, feels a bit quicker in AF, and the new IS is a great addition. :)
I see your point, also on the seeing subject, for the past week the dropdown box on amazon has shown 3 for the silver and 3 for the black, now the black version shows 30 in the box. Looks like they didn't clear stocks as intended.
Yep, I was close to getting it but can't justify it because I have a one year old K-70. Had it gone to £480 or thereabouts I would have bitten!
Black just shot up from £526 to £779..........that's some increase.
Still up and down pricing by Amazon, silver now £555 and black down to £526....... what do you think@Mikro
Posted 27th Dec 2019Posted 27th Dec 2019
Pentax K-70 Digital SLR Camera Body (Black) - £366 @ Amazon£366£599.9939% offAmazon Deals
Good price for a solid little camera choose any colour you want so long as its black 24 MP CMOS sensor with AA filter-less Weather resistant body with 100 protection seals Va… Read more
I was initially one of the disappointed but all ended well as the wife I was buying it for walked out on me and the kids soon after :p
It's hard to tell though. People whose orders were fulfilled might be less inclined to report that they got theirs, than people who were disappointed might tend to grumble. People often don't like to be seen to appear to be gloating when they have managed to bag a bargain. As it was I think quite a lot of people did get theirs because we had to wait nearly a month for delivery. So I expect quite a large extra shipment was made from Ricoh to fulfil as many orders as possible.
I wouldn't say most received theirs... If you read the comments there were alot of disappointed customers including me that had their orders cancelled.
Amazon can afford the hit Im pretty sure of that
Posted 18th Dec 2019Posted 18th Dec 2019
Pentax 10 x 50 SP Porro Prism Binocular - Black £75.64 @ Amazon£75.64£149.9950% offAmazon Deals
Fully multicoated lenses for maximum light transmission Phase coating and silver deposited prisms allow maximum light transmission for sharp, high contrast images Protective coat… Read more
And the Product Details are equally disingenuous, the first paragraph says they are porro prism binoculars (correct, you can tell easily from the shape), then the second paragraph is titled phase correction coating, which is something only (expensive) roof prisms can have, with a language "In roof prism binoculars..." so it does not apply... (confused)
I have the 10x24 model of these from more than 20 years ago. Good binocs.
I used to own a Pentax K1 if your serious about investing in a brand go elsewhere Pentax are way behind everyone else dont really invest in the brand and are totally ignoring mirrorless which is what I would recommend if your just starting out hard to look past Sony atm.
I wouldn't know much, I've only used Fuji mirrorless cameras I couldn't possibly be much help comparing two DSLRs. For me personally, my money would go to the Pentax without hesitation. The £100 more is worth for the weatherproofing and the IBIS alone. If you're starting in photography the Nikon might be a lot easier to use and have a better interface to practice and learn. If it does, that might be better for you. Watch some reviews and walkthroughs of both cameras, that should steer you in the right direction.
Thanks for the info, Its a hard one... I think it mostly would be landscape photos I'd be taking but I would also like to use it for casual use too! I wonder which one would be the best all rounder? I know the Pentax comes with two lenses which would give me more scope I think? But it's £100 more?
It can be a fantastic DSLR for someone starting in landscape photography. Camera is weatherproof, it has great IQ and some very helpful features to get great landscapes(like pixelshift). For wildlife it won't be so great as one of the main underdeveloped aspects of Pentax cameras is the autofocus. Although the in body stabilisation will help, this camera will struggle with fast moving subjects and scenes like that. If the animals are not moving so fast it might do a good job. I don't have the camera but I have watched and read all kinds of reviews, so take it with a pinch of salt. Still very tempted by the deal but I cannot justify the buy for the little use I give my Fuji XT-2.
In the market for a camera atm, I'm a beginner so was going to just buy a Nikon D5600? I like the idea of Landscape photography and also would like to use it for wildlife as awell. Which one would you chose? Or is there any other recommendations? Thanks :)
Posted 29th Nov 2019Posted 29th Nov 2019
Pentax K-70 DSLR with extras (spare battery, camera case, 16GB SD card and screen protector) £369 Bristol Cameras£369Bristol Cameras Deals
This is a steal of a deal and comes with extras, I bought mine here last year, excellent service and Pentax Pro dealers meaning 2 year warranty. I'm a landscape photographer and t… Read more
It depends on which lens holding value, that Sigma 100-300 has a good reputation, isn't that the APO version? The 43 Limited is very valuable and sought after, aboug £350-£400 worth in good condition. The FA 50mm f1.4 would get £130 or so. Times have changed since the K20, the amount of features in the K-70 is mind boggling. I've only started using pixel shift and HDR-DNG (3x RAW files merged in camera) output. The timelapse facilities are excellent, star streaming video, and various additive merging and averaging modes which imitate a big stopper filter. There is a tonne of learning with it.
I scooped that deal, still havent bought a lense yet mind ..whoops
Yes, I bought the old FA 50mm F1.4 actually quite cheap when I got the *istD. Still have that, the 43mm ltd, a huge Sigma 100-300 f4, 28-70 F2.8, 17-35 and loads of other gear in a cupboard along with my P30T, MZ-S (LOOOVED that camera), *istD, K10, K20 and then it stops. Trouble is that second hand values plummeted for Pentax gear so I held onto it in case I came back, which I might one day soon. Will never use the long lenses though - micro 4/3rds much better for that but full frame better for portraiture and landscapes I think.
Yes like nearly all Pentax bodies it is weather sealed and it works. I've had it at -15°C below up the mountains all day and it didn't miss a beat. My first K-30 got destroyed by water but Pentax gave me a new one completely free out of warranty period. They said it was a QC issue around the LCD screen so they replaced it. You should use Pentax Weather Resistant (WR) or All Weather (AW) lenses along with it though.
No I don't find that at all. The above is a big discount and I bought other camera gear for a massive discount plus gog valuable free items along with it too. It depends what you want and knowing who does the best deal in photography which is rarely Amazon unless they make a pricing mistake. I only bought an SD card from Amazon, photography gear from photography shops. ;)
Posted 10th Sep 2019Posted 10th Sep 2019
Pentax KP Digital SLR Camera - Silver £699 @ Amazon£699£99930% offAmazon Deals
New 24.3 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor Super-High Sensitivity of ISO 819200 Pixel Shift Resolution System with Motion Correction Electronic Shutter for Super-High-Speed Shooting at 1/240… Read more
are you not finding quite a bit of distortion at the edges with such a wide angle? glad you found a responsible adult to cobble it all together too there is plenty amazing stuff done with regular cameras and long lenses using trackers
£199 camera plus £137 for the gps unit and another £200 for the lens. The astrotracer is limited in the duration it can track and better suited for wide angle astro landscapes. For deep sky and planetary photography you need a triplet refractor on a EQ mount and a purpose built camera like this
How much does the full setup cost? I take it you need a telescope, too?
I got the k-70 on the £199 deal purely for the astrotracer functionality. Picked up a o-gps1 module on the cheap from amazon warehouse when they had one of those 20% off deals and a samyang 10mm from ebay. Bargain setup for astrophotography.
Thanks, I work out (strong)
Posted 10th Jul 2019Posted 10th Jul 2019
Pentax - 1624201 - K-70 DSLR - 18-270 mm Lens - Black now £683.52 delivered at AmazonAmazon Deals
24 MP CMOS sensor with AA filter-less Weather resistant body with 100 protection seals Vari-angle LCD Monitor to freely adjust the angle in any way Noise reduction, High Sensiti… Read more
Yeah it was definitely £469, they've put the price up. Hadnt monitored it for a while will expire it. Thanks for heads up
dont see a £200 discount from that link says theres a £100 discount taking it down to £569
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Great find. Bought this a few months ago - amazing bit of kit for the price (y) (y)
Posted 29th Jun 2019Posted 29th Jun 2019
Pentax K70 Body Only - Reduced from £599 to £399 @ Amazon£399Amazon Deals
Picked this up yesterday for £325, but now increased to £399 - but still a great price. Weather resistant body with 92 protection seals Stainless steel chassis and magnesium alloy… Read more
Nice lens this, bought if for my Pentax K100 Super a few years ago and paid a lot more than this. All plastic but well made. Nice to see some Pentax glass on here for a change, I have a soft spot for Pentax :)
Posted 12th Feb 2019Posted 12th Feb 2019
Pentax 50/1.8 for £129 with FREE 55-300mm f4-5.8 (worth £329) @ WEX || Also BOGOF on Pentax 100mm f2.8 Macro lens @ £477£129Wex Photo Video Deals
Crazy prices here, probably a mistake and good chance of being cancelled buy a cheap lens and get a lens 3 times the price for free or buy a well regarded macro lens and get anoth… Read more