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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-14-2011, 05:23 AM  
why shoot medium format?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
I started film (35mm) "upgraded" to digital (K10) then went up to K7....back to 35mm and stuck with my P 645. The reason: quality, detail and all the lenses and gear are high end stuff.
I still use my digital gear because of cost and convenience but when I want something special I take my MF out.

Note: I have 2 kids (9 &10) they are quite familiar with my cameras, when I bought the 645 they told me it was ugly and old, when they heard the shutter they just stopped and walk back to me and said...."Dad..thatīs a beautiful camera!"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-19-2010, 07:12 PM  
Sports Surfing at Ehukai and Pipeline, North Shore Hawaii
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 1
Views: 1,889
That last one posted is awsome, the others are good too but I can feel clearly the presence of a TC.
great job!
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-16-2010, 06:39 PM  
traveling by air in the u.s. with camera gear...
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 35
Views: 6,816
I fly a lot and I always carry my gear, the only place in the world Iīve had a problem was in The U.S. (Chicago & Denver) but because of the tripod, they wanted to dismember it in pieces which I refused, it took me 2 hours while they "check" my tripod other thatn that no problem just say "itīs my camera" and thatīs it. If youīr planning to take a big tripod think twice.
Good luck
Forum: Photographic Technique 11-04-2010, 11:59 PM  
Made friends with some professional photographers here in Tokyo...
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022

Interesting topic, in Japan yes....the more gear and the bigger lenses = more "respect", also you can see very young kids (teenagers) with an amazing display of gear and have no idea of how to use it. But as well you can find incredible photographers with just a spotmatic in the hands.

PENTAX reputation in Japan is never a discussion topic, they just like the newest and expensive things, and they canīt overcome that.
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-19-2010, 11:54 PM  
K20D or K7? ... Which one do I keep ...?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 21
Views: 4,469
Iīd keep the K7, K 20 is awsome but itīs behind now, the upgrading will give you more high ISO margin so....

Deep inside you, you just canņt get rid of your K20 isnīt it? It happens to me with me K10 (Iwill keep it for ever)

Good luck!
Forum: General Talk 10-03-2010, 07:12 PM  
New Social Group - Pentax K7 Owners Group
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 3
Views: 3,806
Iīm in!
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-03-2010, 05:22 PM  
Where do you go?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 20
Views: 3,946
Everywhere I go I always carry my cameraback pack, but mostly I always look for airports, there you can find : airplanes of course, birds, people, open sky without cables or high buildings in a decent perimeter, etc.. there are city airports and country sideairports, they all have something for you.
Try an airport guys, youīll enjoy it I promise.
*Use google earth to find good spots near a runway end.
*look for "spotting guides" for specific airports in the internet, youīll be surprised.
*Meet aviation spotters, they are nice people with a hughe knowledge on photography.
Good question Adam.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-03-2010, 04:54 PM  
Going from K-7 to Canon 7D
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 120
Views: 22,968
I shoot aviation, (a Canon & Nikon world) my friends and partners thought doing aviation with Pentax was impossible but........they were wrong, Iīve had good results in the websites, high quality printings and a few published pictures with my K10 & k7 and lenses kit.
After I tried a 7D.....yes itīs amazing I admit, but I just canīt quit Pentax feeling and roughness. Sometimes I feel like Canon is made by ingeneers and Pentax made by photographers ( just a personal feeling, I respect all brands)
Go for your best and enjoy any brand, after a while youīll evaluate.

Having fun is the most important.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-01-2010, 02:50 PM  
Maybe I should stick with nature pics
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
I think itīs not an easy task, Iīd do RAW and try a little high ISO instead of flash.
Anyway Itīs not so bad, new born pictures will always look great for them!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-01-2010, 06:19 AM  
Top Pentax member groups
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 3
Views: 3,830
Thanks for the support Adam!
Welcome everybody.....come and see some aviation.
Forum: Pentax Lens Articles 09-06-2010, 11:34 PM  
Sticky: How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc)
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 334
Views: 358,701
Great guide! Now I am enjoying my fine 50mm 1.7
Thank you
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-24-2010, 04:38 PM  
55-300mm WR?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 24
Views: 6,266
Hi Daks

Here in Japan they say that is very possible to release the 55-300 WR but not soon, I love that lens and WR version would become my favourite lens, I shoot outdoors mostly.
If any news come out Iīll update.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 04-01-2010, 04:54 PM  
News Announcing Pentaxium - Event #7 - April 17th, 2010
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 126
Views: 19,486
Great day, I already marked it.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-16-2010, 06:42 AM  
Any airplane spotters around?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 5,074

Salu2! Thanks for the comment, I tried already but Itīs all about photoshop, editors have told me some are good composed and even well taken but I need the elements PS and a much better monitor, so Itīll take some time, I a not really in a rush for but itīs a challenge for the near future, here are some others if you like to see them. Flickr: jose pentaksu's Photostream
Forum: General Talk 12-25-2009, 08:49 PM  
Anybody used Rosetta Stone
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 16
Views: 5,127
Hi Straightshooter

As you know I live in Japan, and my native language is spanish, I started the Japanese course with "rosetta stone" and I can say it is great!.
Remember it is a method called "full inmersion" some people like it some donīt, I do, thereīs no grammar sessions, no vocabulary practicer etc. you learn based in your hability to relate images and sounds, as soon as you advance youīll notice that youīve learned how to say many things (even when you donīt know what it means) but after some lessons everything starts making sense.
I reinforce it with other books and courses so I can have more options.
Try!,I think itīs better than traditional methods.
I hope it helps
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-23-2009, 01:12 AM  
Question for action Pentaxers
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
First, thank you all.

I think I got two important points in these feed back, 1st. Rondecīs quote about the camera can shoot without focusing, and second the tenasioous one about ISO.

I usualy forget about ISO manually, when shooting airplanes in a nice sunny day I use 1/350~1000 and f6.7~8 in TAV mode or M.
I get good results with that settings but lately I am trying to get more good shots, and certainly with your help I will.
Thanks to Rondec,Bimy141,Marc Stabatella,reeftool,TTOne, for taking your time with my question.
Reeftool.- Thanks for the panning tips, I have some good panning shots but sometimes It is very hard to do it with big airplanes if too close to them.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 12-22-2009, 02:15 AM  
Any Japanese members or members in Japan?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 4,240
Ha ha, every body wants to know what that means.
Enjoy Japan.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-22-2009, 01:34 AM  
Question for action Pentaxers
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Hi all
I mailny shoot airplanes in motion with a 100-300mm lens.
Which of the next configurations would you use with a K10D & SMC FA 100-300 4.5-5.6.

1.-AFC, anti shake on
2.-AFS,anti shake off

Or any of these mixed??
Here are some of my pics - emisor73's Album: JETLINERS

I usually use setting #1 and I get most of my pics blurry and 1 or 2 well focused, any tips to get more shots with good quality?
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-22-2009, 01:18 AM  
Hello from Tokyo
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Hola Miguel

I am the Mexican guy ASH told you, I live in Sendai since las year, Iīll have a long stay in Japan due to job, how about you?
Hablas espaņol?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-22-2009, 01:14 AM  
Super Newb from.........everywhere really
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Welcome Justin
Iīm also new here, Iīm amazed of how much information flows here, and the best...everybody is nice and shares.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-22-2009, 01:06 AM  
Any airplane spotters around?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 5,074
Hola Andre
I checked your web site, very nice work, I also love cars, I enjoyed those pics.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-22-2009, 01:01 AM  
Any airplane spotters around?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 5,074
Hi Oggy
for airplanes I use the Pentax SMC FA 100-300 4.5-5.6, itīs the old one (dark grey) I just love it, itīs not the fanciest one but it is an all terrain and all weather piece.
Sometimes I use the 10-55mm, Iīm thinking about an 80 or 100mm or something like that also.
Thanks for watching my pictures, I have many more Iīll upload them soon.

I created a group,(aviation) letīs use it if you want.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 12-21-2009, 06:45 AM  
Mexico-Japan Pentaxer
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Thanks Iris

I am enjoying a lot so far, itīs great to be among you people.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-21-2009, 06:36 AM  
Any airplane spotters around?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 5,074
Great information Oggy
I already checked your pics, nice job, please check my job too, I accept any chritiques and opinions. - emisor73's Album: JETLINERS
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12-21-2009, 06:33 AM  
Any airplane spotters around?
Posted By emisor73
Replies: 14
Views: 5,074
Thanks for the information Andre

Iīll keep in touch with you for sure, Iī, Mexican and I speak spanish too.
Iīd appreciate your opinion on my pictures, I have not upload anything in or the other sites, I know the screening is quite hard on photoshop, so any tips are welcome.
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