Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

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brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

Hi folks,

The Pentax 1.4X HD AW is showing as in stock at BHPhotovideo.com.

Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW

Cheers.

Ron

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Gary2010
Gary2010 Contributing Member • Posts: 528
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

Thanks Ron.  Got one ordered.....

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax 1.4X HD AW is showing as in stock at BHPhotovideo.com.

Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW

Cheers.

Ron

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

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justin23 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,347
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

Chris Mak wrote:

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax 1.4X HD AW is showing as in stock at BHPhotovideo.com.

Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW

Cheers.

Ron

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

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kriztian Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

They sure know how to charge. Very expensive.

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kriztian

Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

justin23 wrote:

Chris Mak wrote:

brandrx wrote:

Hi folks,

The Pentax 1.4X HD AW is showing as in stock at BHPhotovideo.com.

Pentax 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW

Cheers.

Ron

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

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shutterbobby Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

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LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Chris

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awaldram
awaldram Forum Pro • Posts: 12,407
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Chris Mak wrote:

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

-- hide signature --

LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Chris

As Sigma has stated this converter is not compatible with their HSM products (and  they of no plans to fix) I'll be interested in your experience.

None of my HSM lens work with this product.

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Chris Mak wrote:

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Hi Chris,

I will be looking forward to what you find with your's on the Sig 500/4.5 lens. All of a sudden I seem to have trouble with my Sigma 500/4.5 + any 1.4X teleconverter, as I have written at:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53326734

I don't remember having that trouble before with my Sigma 500/4.5 lens, so I might just have a problem with my lens now.

I have found an intereting thing with my DA*60-250/4 lens though. Stacking a Pentax 1.4X HD AW and a Kenko 1.5X Pz_AF onto that DA*60-250/4 lens showed enough promise that I ordered a second Pentax 1.4X HD AW to try in place of the Kenko 1.5X. If anyone is interested in this "stacking" of TC's then see the following two links:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53343990

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53344100

Ron

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Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
awaldram...

awaldram wrote:

As Sigma has stated this converter is not compatible with their HSM products (and  they of no plans to fix) I'll be interested in your experience.

None of my HSM lens work with this product.

I found that to be true also. Shame.

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Chris Mak wrote:

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Hi Chris,

I will be looking forward to what you find with your's on the Sig 500/4.5 lens. All of a sudden I seem to have trouble with my Sigma 500/4.5 + any 1.4X teleconverter, as I have written at:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53326734

I don't remember having that trouble before with my Sigma 500/4.5 lens, so I might just have a problem with my lens now.

I have found an intereting thing with my DA*60-250/4 lens though. Stacking a Pentax 1.4X HD AW and a Kenko 1.5X Pz_AF onto that DA*60-250/4 lens showed enough promise that I ordered a second Pentax 1.4X HD AW to try in place of the Kenko 1.5X. If anyone is interested in this "stacking" of TC's then see the following two links:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53343990

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53344100

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

Ron,
How is the sigma 500 without the tc on the K3?
Chris

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brandrx OP Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
Chris...

Chris Mak wrote:

Chris Mak wrote:

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Hi Chris,

I will be looking forward to what you find with your's on the Sig 500/4.5 lens. All of a sudden I seem to have trouble with my Sigma 500/4.5 + any 1.4X teleconverter, as I have written at:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53326734

I don't remember having that trouble before with my Sigma 500/4.5 lens, so I might just have a problem with my lens now.

I have found an intereting thing with my DA*60-250/4 lens though. Stacking a Pentax 1.4X HD AW and a Kenko 1.5X Pz_AF onto that DA*60-250/4 lens showed enough promise that I ordered a second Pentax 1.4X HD AW to try in place of the Kenko 1.5X. If anyone is interested in this "stacking" of TC's then see the following two links:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53343990

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53344100

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

Ron,
How is the sigma 500 without the tc on the K3?
Chris

Chris,

I havn't used my Sigma 500/4.5 that much for the last six months. I did test it with my K-3 but now I am going to need to test it again against sime birds to see if I am beginning to have problems with it.

See the threads from MightyMike and Greyser to see that the Sigma 500/4.5 (for them) does great on the K-3.

Ron

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Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Chris...

Chris Mak wrote:

Chris Mak wrote:

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Hi Chris,

I will be looking forward to what you find with your's on the Sig 500/4.5 lens. All of a sudden I seem to have trouble with my Sigma 500/4.5 + any 1.4X teleconverter, as I have written at:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53326734

I don't remember having that trouble before with my Sigma 500/4.5 lens, so I might just have a problem with my lens now.

I have found an intereting thing with my DA*60-250/4 lens though. Stacking a Pentax 1.4X HD AW and a Kenko 1.5X Pz_AF onto that DA*60-250/4 lens showed enough promise that I ordered a second Pentax 1.4X HD AW to try in place of the Kenko 1.5X. If anyone is interested in this "stacking" of TC's then see the following two links:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53343990

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53344100

Ron

-- hide signature --

Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

Ron,
How is the sigma 500 without the tc on the K3?
Chris

Chris,

I havn't used my Sigma 500/4.5 that much for the last six months. I did test it with my K-3 but now I am going to need to test it again against sime birds to see if I am beginning to have problems with it.

See the threads from MightyMike and Greyser to see that the Sigma 500/4.5 (for them) does great on the K-3.

Ron

-- hide signature --

Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'
Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'
'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx

That's also my experience: the Sigma rocks on the K3.
So I'll eagerly test it with the 1.4 tc!

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Gary2010
Gary2010 Contributing Member • Posts: 528
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

OK

I got mine in and after a few shots I am really impressed.  Focusing works as well as it does with just the lens and no converter.  It also makes possible some nice pseudo macro shots with the DA300 and retains its sharpness.

Now to find some birds too test it on.

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shutterbobby Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Chris Mak wrote:

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

-- hide signature --

LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Chris

Hi Chris  where did you get it €399?  can't find it? since EU they must be able to sell to me here in Denmark  Thanks Shanti

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Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 5,678
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

shutterbobby wrote:

Chris Mak wrote:

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

-- hide signature --

LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Chris

Hi Chris where did you get it €399? can't find it? since EU they must be able to sell to me here in Denmark Thanks Shanti

On idealo.de there are 2 stores selling it for 399 euro (Foto Koch and another); same price for idealo.fr. It's not in stock yet.

The Romanian distributor has it on their site for ~374 euro; it's not in stock either though.

Alex

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 1,723
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

shutterbobby wrote:

Chris Mak wrote:

Well, I can only wonder about the Ricoh Europe web-store then, since my pre-order from 18-2 is neatly ignored, while user-reviews are popping up everywhere, including Europe. This is the "official" Ricoh web-store for Europe we are talking about, but they don't even have their own new 1.4 converter in stock, and have somehow been able to totally ignore a pre order placed more than a month ago.

I feel like I got in with the wrong guys. It's not that I can't put up with waiting, but this is just getting a bit ridiculous....

Sorry for the rant, but the Ricoh european web store s**s

Chris

Not unheard of as often the official webstores, still have to order stock etc and compete with other retailers for stock. They get no special benefit for being part of the company.

Ah yes, I simply had a totally wrong picture of the so-called "official Ricoh web store". I thought it would be among the first to have sound stock of the converter. I now at least know better than to ever pre-order on a so called official web store. Just my trusted local camera store will do as it will get me the stuff equally fast or faster.

Talking to Ricoh Denmark found out it will be in stock the 18th March,so should be in stock now.Price here is about €426,so cheaper than US prices

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LOVE LIFE & LAUGHTER

Suddenly, after a week of silence following the failure to deliver as promised, I got a mail last night and Ups express was at the doorstep today. Very fast and free of charge. And yes, Ricoh doés offer the converter relatively cheap here at 399,- euros.
I'll have time to put it to the test with the sigma 500 on monday. Contrary to Ron, that has all the lenses to try it on, I will be confined to just this one lens, but am looking forward to it nonetheless, and also very curious if AF works as Ron described.

Chris

Hi Chris where did you get it €399? can't find it? since EU they must be able to sell to me here in Denmark Thanks Shanti

At the Ricoh webstore. The European one. They list the converter as: "few left in stock". It does not matter which language you choose, I think they use the same supply centre, but here is a link to the German store, at 399,-

http://shop-de.ricoh-imaging.eu/hd-pentax-da-af-konverter-1-4x-aw.html

good luck!

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shutterbobby Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Ok, I withdraw what I said about the Ricoh webstore

Thanks Chris..out of stock now.but best price so far..will order when they get some more in

oh just saw only Germany/Austria  shipping (: I know Ricoh has a Scandinavian dist. so maybe can't get it there..

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Barry Pearson
Barry Pearson Veteran Member • Posts: 7,473
Re: Pentax 1.4x HD AW is in stock at B&H

Gary2010 wrote:

OK

I got mine in and after a few shots I am really impressed. Focusing works as well as it does with just the lens and no converter. It also makes possible some nice pseudo macro shots with the DA300 and retains its sharpness.

This is a nice combination for near macro work. An object about 2.5 inches long fills the frame at about 4.5 feet. (Roughly!) There are plenty of creatures that this is suitable for, and they may be spooked closer than this.

 Barry Pearson's gear list:Barry Pearson's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Pentax K-3 II Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye +20 more
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