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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 18 Hours Ago  
Luminar Photo Editing
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
I test drove the windows version when it came out last week. I used it on an Core i7 laptop, 16Gig mem, 500GB Samsung SSD. First thing I noticed is it's slow! Windows task manager / performance shows CPU pegs at 100% by simply opening one NEF file from a D500. Once the file is open CPU usage drops. But while developing, adjusting (any) slider by a tick or two pegs the CPU again to 100% and takes about 6 seconds for the image to take the adjustment - and you can hear the CPU fan at full bore. They released an update a day later which improved the speed quite a bit but it's still sluggish. I like what Luminar offers as far as features go but in my opinion based on recent experience, I don't think Luminar 2018 (Windows) is ripe for mainstream. I can't speak for the Mac version, though.
Forum: Sold Items 09-08-2017, 06:37 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 18-135 WR
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 4
Views: 640
--Sale Pending--

Agreed. This was my most used lens for years on my K5 and K5iis.
Forum: Sold Items 09-07-2017, 06:06 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 18-135 WR
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Bump. I'm open to reasonable offers.
Forum: Sold Items 09-04-2017, 08:07 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 18-135 WR
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 4
Views: 640
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
DA18-135 WR

Asking Price
200.00 USD

Item Location
Colorado (United States)

Item Description
Up for sale is my DA 18-135 WR with a Hoya HD lens protector. I am the original owner of this lens and it was my most used on my old K5 and later K5iis. It is in very good to excellent condition with no haze or fungus however, there is a very minor imperfection on the front element (see 4th photo). It does not affect image quality and in fact, is so minute that I had a hard time making it visible for the photo ad. I honestly do not know how the front element got this mark since the lens has never been subjected to any abuse. Comes with original hood, caps and box. I’m asking $200 shipped to CONUS.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included in price (CONUS)

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No Returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 09-06-17 at 07:28 AM ----------

Bump. I'm open to reasonable offers.
Forum: Sold Items 08-30-2017, 11:22 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar Series 1 (aka Kiron/Lester A Dine) 105mm f2.5 Macro
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Bump..I'm open to reasonable offers..
Forum: Sold Items 08-28-2017, 07:12 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Vivitar Series 1 (aka Kiron/Lester A Dine) 105mm f2.5 Macro
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 445
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Vivitar Series 1 (aka Kiron/Lester A Dine) 105mm f2.5 Macro

Asking Price
200.00 USD

Item Location
Colorado (United States)

Item Description
Selling my Vivitar Series 1 105mm f2.5 Macro – (aka Kiron 105mm f2.5 or Lester A Dine 105mm f2.8). I bought this lens specifically for Macro photography but unfortunately, I never really got around to it and find myself doing a lot more portraiture instead.

Review of this lens can be found here: Vivitar Series 1 (Kiron - 22xxxxx) 105mm f2.5 (100mm f2.8) Macro Lens Reviews - Vivitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

As mentioned above, this I believe is the Kiron version (SN: 22xxxxx) which is built like a tank. Lens is in very good to excellent condition with glass (front/rear) are clean with no signs of haze/fungus. Comes with front/rear caps and protective case. One thing worth mentioning, if it matters, the lens is marked as 105mm lens but for whatever reason it is registering as a 100mm "A" lens in lightroom. $225 shipped to CONUS.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included

Shipping Services
USPS / UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Final Sale. Returns not accepted.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-12-2017, 09:50 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Yes it's still available. I sent you a pm.
Forum: Sold Items 04-10-2017, 11:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
bump...open to reasonable offers...
Forum: Sold Items 04-08-2017, 09:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
..bump... I'm open to reasonable offers...
Forum: Sold Items 04-06-2017, 10:58 AM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Bump. I'm open to reasonable offers...[Sold]
Forum: Sold Items 04-05-2017, 05:47 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
K-5iis sold.

K5 and Meike Grip still available.
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2017, 07:29 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Jon - yes it's still available. I think you only need two responses to a thread before you can PM. If you reply to this one that makes it two. You should be good to PM after that - I think.
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2017, 11:02 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
...bump..
Forum: Sold Items 04-04-2017, 06:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 708
..bump..
Forum: Sold Items 04-02-2017, 02:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 40mm f/2.8 Limited
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 708
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
DA 40mm f/2.8 Limted

Asking Price
165.00 USD

Item Location
Colorado (United States)

Item Description
DA 40mm/f2.8 Limited – Bought the lens to pair with my K01 but I tend to prefer the 35mm/f2.4 for its focal length. It is in good to excellent condition with clean optics that are free of scratch, haze or fungus. Aperture blades are clean and snappy. Focus ring turns freely as it should. Body does show signs of use, but not abuse. Comes with original MH-RC hood, screw-in metal front lens cap and plastic rear cap. I’m also including a plastic front clip-on lens cap that fits on the hood. I do not not have the box or pouch for it. ($175 – Shipped):
• Front and rear elements are free of haze, scratch and or fungus.
• Focus ring rotates smoothly – no gritty feel to it.
• Aperture blades are clean and snappy.
• Comes with original hood and lens caps plus an aftermarket clip-on lens cap
• No box or pouch

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
Included (CONUS)

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item sold as is. Returns not accepted.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 04-02-2017, 12:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K-5 w/ Meike D-BG4 Grip
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
K5 – I am the original owner. It is in very good to excellent condition with few signs of use, but never abused. Manufacture date is 04/24/2012 making this as one of the late production K5 – already branded Ricoh - before being discontinued. Comes with original charger, battery, cables, straps and CD. I cannot find the paperback user’s manual, which is strange because it usually stays in the box and rarely gets used. Most often I relied on a downloaded digital version. The hot-shoe flash cover is also missing. I use a flashgun quite a bit so I put the cover in a safe place where it won’t get lost. Alas, when I checked that “safe place” the cover is no longer there. $220 (Shipped to CONUS).
• Original owner
• Shutter Count: 30,098
• Build Date: 2012:04:24
• No Hot-Shoe flash cover
• No Paperback user’s manual - (I burned a copy onto a CD)

(Included w/K5) Meike DBG4 Battery Grip – New in box and never used and comes with two battery trays. Most people may already know but just in case, I believe this grip is not weather sealed.

Shipping Destinations: US
Payment Accepted: PayPal

Sale Terms: Items sold as is. Returns not accepted.
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2017, 12:11 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA*55 f1.4
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Second of three (maybe four) listings for my Pentax gear. As mentioned on my earlier ad, I’m selling some of my gear to raise funds. (NO, I’m not leaving Pentax camp!)

DA*55 f1.4: Lens was purchased on Ebay but didn’t get much use, as I tend to prefer (albeit slower) DA*50-135 zoom instead. It did not come with hood, pouch or original box when I got the lens. On the suggestion of a forum member, I purchased an LH-RBG hood and work/fits perfectly with no vignette issue on APS-C bodies. SDM works without issues.$295 – Shipped.
• Front and rear elements are free of haze, scratch and or fungus.
• Focus ring rotates smoothly – no gritty feel to it.
• Aperture blades are clean and snappy.
• Hood is aftermarket LH-RBG
• No pouch or original box
• Comes with aftermarket front and original rear lens caps



SOLD DA*50-135 “Screw Drive”: Purchased from a forum member who was the original owner of the lens. Mainly for portraits and or still-life but I also used it a few times outdoors. Optics are flawless and produces excellent images however, SDM has failed. AF has been converted to screw-drive, though I mostly use manual focus. I did notice AF hunts at times on the long end at (135mm) indoors on my K5, but locks-on focus quick if I “pre-focus” first. I’ve heard other K5 users experiencing the same thing.SOLD
• Front and rear elements are free of haze, scratch and or fungus.
• Focus and zoom ring rotates smoothly – no gritty feel to it.
• Aperture blades are clean and snappy.
• Comes with original hood, pouch and box
• Lens caps are original Pentax

All purchases are as-is and final sale. No returns.

Please PM me if interested. Thank you for looking.
Forum: Sold Items 03-26-2017, 08:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Da*60-250
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 600
As requested by some forum members, here's a couple of more shots taken with the 60-250 on a K5 handheld. SOOC Jpg, No-pp.
Forum: Sold Items 03-25-2017, 05:24 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Da*60-250
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Selling off some of my Pentax gear to raise funds. I was originally going to put them in one big ad however, to avoid confusion on who’s responding to what item, I thought it might be better to break them into separate ads. (NO, I’m not leaving Pentax camp!)

DA* 60-250 f4 SDM - I rarely use this lens – three occasions if I remember correctly. Out of the times I used this lens, I did not notice any performance or optical issues, though AF fine adjustment was needed on my K5. Front and rear elements are clean and free of scratches, haze and or fungus. SDM works fine, and zoom and focus rings rotate normally and without hesitation or gritty feel to it. Lens was purchased locally from an individual selling off his Pentax lenses. It did not come with hood, pouch or original box. The tripod foot is also missing and the part where the foot mounts on the collar is slightly “out-of-square” – see photo. I’m pricing the lens accordingly - $495 (Shipped).
• Front and rear elements are free of haze, scratch and or fungus.
• SDM works without issues
• Focus and zoom ring rotates normally without hesitation or gritty feel to it
• Aperture blades are clean and snappy.
• Tripod foot is missing and the part of the collar where the foot mounts is slightly out-of-square – see photo. I got the lens like this and I simply forgot to ask what had happened to the foot – (too excited about the lens).
• No hood, pouch or original box
• Comes with front and rear lens caps


SOLD DA*16-50 f2.8 “Screw Drive” - My workhorse for martial-arts, as well as elementary and middle school yearbook photography. AF has been converted to screw-drive. Lens was purchased locally from the same individual above selling off his Pentax lenses. It did not come with hood, pouch or original box. There is also a scratch on the front – not on the glass – but on the meal surface – See photo). I’m pricing the lens accordingly - SOLD
• Front and rear elements are free of haze, scratches and or fungus.
• Focus and zoom ring rotates smoothly – no gritty feel to it.
• Aperture blades are clean and snappy.
• There is a small scratch on the front – not on the glass – but on the metal surface. (See photo)
• No hood, pouch or original box
• Comes with front and rear lens caps


All purchases are as-is and final sale. No returns.

Please PM me if interested. Thank you for looking.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-01-2017, 10:53 AM  
Nature OMG....This isn't Texas anymore
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 1
Views: 319
It's the other way around here in Denver. We usually have about this much snow this time of the year. Instead we're in the high 50's-60's and even took a family bike ride. Nice shots, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Sold Items 11-21-2016, 12:27 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA* 16-50mm f2.8 ED AL (IF) Zoom, manual focus only
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 5
Views: 760
There's also the SDM conversion service provided by another forum member: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/311609-sal...ersions-8.html
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 10-21-2016, 12:32 PM  
k-r won't turn on
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 4
Views: 588
I'm not sure what the voltage tolerance is of a Kr (or any other camera body) but that seems a little high. The battery is only 7.4V and with a four AA adapter the camera is running on 6V. Unless there's something wrong with your voltmeter, 8.4V is a little high

That sounds like the "classic" Kr Mirror flop that was discussed on numerous threads similar to this: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/6-pentax-dslr-discussion/189224-mirror-fl...revisited.html


....As far as I know the camera should still turn on and display something on the LCD.

...A body that old might not be economical to repair, sorry to say. Precision Camera in CT is the only authorized repair center. Their online quote is $206 for a K-r

...Precision Camera? With a "less than positive" stories I've been seeing with regards to Precision experience, you'd be lucky to get your camera back before Christmas.

---One thing to try if possible is use and AA adapter and see what happens. You should be able to get them on Amazon, BH Photo, Ebay.

Good Luck!
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-19-2016, 05:55 PM  
Inexpensive hot shoe sync flash cable for my K-3ii
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 10
Views: 686
That's exactly what I use on my K5. I've since modified it to accept RJ45 connectors and it has no problem firing a Metz48 (including HSS) using a 25ft CAT5e cable.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 10-16-2016, 04:38 PM  
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 $159.88
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 2
Views: 751
I don't think I've seen this lens in VG condition at this price..
Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di 28 75mm 1 2 8 Macro Lens Pentax 725211097044 | eBay
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-13-2016, 12:26 PM  
K5 II or K5 IIs on Trip?
Posted By K57XR
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
I just went by what gear the OP listed originally. I do have DA* and limited lenses, as well as the 18-135 which I would prefer for traveling as opposed to a big and bulky 16-50. I do take two bodies when on vacation but I usually don’t carry them around at the same time especially with the kids. I take the K-01 with a DA40 limited when I need something lighter and somewhat smaller than a K5 for activities like strolling about the city. If I want something even smaller, it will be the iPhone. I don’t have the 20-40 (out of budget), maybe in the future.
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