John Cal

John Cal

Lives in Australia qld, Australia
Joined on Jan 20, 2005

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  • Replied in K1 owners
    The K1 is the greatest camera I have ever owned. I think Pentax nailed this camera and it would be difficult for me personally to justify an upgrade. Perhaps if the following were to happen I may ...
  • Great sharpness Dean. I wonder how much more you could squeeze out of your kit with 'Pixel Shift' engaged?  The K1 is a brilliant camera, I would love to see you do the moving bike rider test? Keep ...
  • As far as I know its the only one available. I love mine and wouldn't be without it.
  • Do you have the audible 'beep' for focus lock enabled along with the viewfinder red light confirmation turned on?  If not maybe try them, either way, it may help to reassure you focus lock has ...
  • I was considering the same option looking on the various websites (Photozone) I have concluded there's no real benefit to buying the 43mm if you already have the 40mm. If you can find an SMC 20-35 ...
  • It's a tough choice personally the small form factor would sway me to the 28 -105mm at half the price of the 24-70mm it's a bargain lens.  The money saved can go towards your flash.  If you can ...
  • I bought the Pentax SMC 20-35mm f4 and found it to be very fast to focus and wonderful lens on the K1. For the flash, I would go with the Pentax AF540FGZ II Flash or the older version if you want ...
  • I will keep my eyes open for the next sale and post on the forum. If you go to the CR Kennedy website Pentax Australia, you can subscribe and they will notify you of new products and any promotions ...
  • Congratulations on your purchase  K1 is a fantastic camera you wont be dissapointed. I would love to get the 28-105mm to go with my K1, but I would end up being divorced if I bought yet another ...
  • Yes don't read anything sinister into the discount. Dean is quite correct this is a normal occurrence, this is  third time over 18 months they have run  this promotion, it's quite normal and a ...
  • Hi all, CRK Pentax Australia is having a special for Fathers day 15% off direct on line purchases. Offer end until Monday 28th August. Time to spoil yourselves.
  • Hi all, CRK Pentax Australia is having a special for Fathers day 15% off direct on line purchases. :-) Offer end until Monday 28th August Time to spoil yourselves.
  • Try the 90mm Tamron 2.8 Macro it has a focus limit switch ( good for faster AF) and is very sharp.
  • I know where you're coming from I just bought the K1 and love its output.  I would either wait a while to see the new Pentax APSC flagship or get the K1 you can go wrong really. The KP is a very ...
  • I believe the screen is designed and meant to be quite easily moved. The steel rods and ball heads are retained in a steel rail with a thin 'spring steel plate' to give some frictional resistance ...
  • That's not a bad idea, also you could try a dry 'lube' candle wax type lubricant.
  • The grass is not always greener. I have the GX7 and GX8 they are very good all round performers, but like any camera system, these do vary in speed and accuracy depending on many variables, ...
  • Created discussion thread C.R.K customer service great service.
    Sadly for me, my new K1 developed a shutter problem in the first week of ownership. The camera 'locked up' and was unusable, looking through this forum I found this is not a common issue so  I ...
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