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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-09-2020, 04:52 AM  
Passing of Yvon Bourque
Posted By eminker
Replies: 92
Views: 11,437
Very Sad news.
My condolences to Yvon's family on his passing.
Yvon will be missed.
Forum: General Talk 12-25-2019, 09:24 PM  
Merry Christmas
Posted By eminker
Replies: 89
Views: 3,811
Happy Hanukkah to My Jewish Friends!
Merry Christmas to my Christian Friends!
Happy Holidays to Everyone and May this be a Very Healthy, Happy Prosperous New Year for All of Us!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-10-2019, 06:23 PM  
Do I need to upgrade from my K50?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 81
Views: 5,014
FWIW, I agree with Adam. I have the K-5, K5iis and K3ii and if image quality is what you are after the KP would be the better option. Mind you I find that using the k-5iis, the image quality is very good but if I spread a little more time on technique and setting up the shot, the K-3ii does a fabulous job. I can only imagine how much better the KP would be (yes I have KP envy but waiting for the new APSC). Also price wise the KP is now a good buy at $746 at Adorama and B&H. Being a New Yorker like you, I find myself shopping at Adorama too often but in a good way.
Forum: Pentax DSLR and Camera Articles 11-11-2019, 05:44 AM  
FREE TOOL - Calculate AF Fine Adjust for multiple body and lens combos!
Posted By eminker
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Thank you Mike.
Forum: General Photography 07-12-2019, 05:40 AM  
Dear fellow Pentaxians,
Posted By eminker
Replies: 22
Views: 2,176
Best of Luck Steve and you'll always be welcome here at PF regardless of gear.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-25-2019, 02:00 PM  
Poll: Do you install a UV filter on all of your lens
Posted By eminker
Replies: 85
Views: 6,105
I have UV filters or Clear Multi Coated filters for each one of my lenses. I almost always remove them with shooting except in severe adverse weather conditions.
Every the best of my UV/Clears filters (B&W, Hoya, and Sigma) you do see some IQ differences, and that's why I remove them when I can.
Also since I started with my first SLR, Canon AE-1 back in 1982, its hard to give up the habit. The filters are mainly only for protection.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-21-2019, 07:20 AM  
Yvon Bourque, Pentax eBook Author is ill - Fundraiser & donation special
Posted By eminker
Replies: 30
Views: 5,921
Just picked up the KP and K-3 ebooks.
With the enhanced performance and functionality of the KP, I may just need to buy one.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-20-2019, 06:53 AM  
Yvon Bourque, Pentax eBook Author is ill - Fundraiser & donation special
Posted By eminker
Replies: 30
Views: 5,921
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Yvon and his family for a speedy and complete recovery.
Please note a donation made through Paypal to PentaxForums is on its way.

Evan Inker
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-15-2019, 01:38 PM  
Travel choice: k3 or k1?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Just take the K-3 ...
Forum: General Photography 04-16-2019, 07:10 AM  
Pentaxians Yearbook 2018
Posted By eminker
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Wow! Thank you for sharing this lovely work.
i see a new book heading for my bookcase...
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-15-2019, 09:09 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #151 Poll (Landscape in Color - March 2019)
Posted By eminker
Replies: 61
Views: 6,224
This is NOT going to be easy. They are all fabulous.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-15-2019, 06:55 AM  
77m Filters, they ok?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
I have filters from 49mm to 82mm and no issues other than low profile filters for my Sigma 10-20mm and Sigma 17-50mm. Protective filters come off when shooting but no issues with CPL and ND filters.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 01-30-2019, 08:31 AM  
Advice for repairing tamron sp 90mm f/2.8 di macro
Posted By eminker
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 01-29-2019, 03:39 PM  
Advice for repairing tamron sp 90mm f/2.8 di macro
Posted By eminker
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Amazon has the Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 macro Brand New for $499.00 so it seems like $400. is quite a bit of $$$ to fix a used lens you paid $200 for. Either way you are out the $50. You need to decide if you really use
the Tamron enough to replace it . If it was me, I would probably find one used on the forum (theres one available now) or at Adorama or B&H (running around $250.). Take the $50 credit and get soemthing else. Re-sell the
damaged Tamron 90mm for parts and get what you can for it. I have the Tamron 90mm and enjoy the lens but not enough to spend $400 to repair it when i can replace it used and save some $$$.

Just my $0.02 worth.... Do what works best for you.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-18-2019, 10:24 AM  
Macro Lenses Suggestions
Posted By eminker
Replies: 73
Views: 4,230
For whats its worth, the Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro is a winner in my opinion. I've been using it with my K-5, K-5iis and K-3ii with stunning results.
Only issue I have is the Sigma hood precludes using a lens cap when its in place. Other than that its extremely sharp.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-18-2019, 06:51 AM  
Leaving Pentax
Posted By eminker
Replies: 71
Views: 7,616
Ultimately whatever works best for your circumstance, is the way to go.
Best of Luck as you move forward in your endeavors.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-13-2018, 11:33 AM  
Returned...after 3 years!
Posted By eminker
Replies: 10
Views: 2,442
Welcome Home!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-20-2018, 03:04 PM  
Buy a Leftover (new) K-3ii or a KP ?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
I guess that would depend on what you would use the new APSC for in my opinion. If you need something with great low light High ISO ability, sharp jpegs right out of the camera, and a lighter weight body, then its the KP.
For me, I wanted the dual SDHC cards, flagship body, GPS, larger buffer and higher capacity battery, and to try out the astrotracer functionality of the K-3II.
The KP is a wonderful DSLR in its own right but I didn't like any of the grips and how it felt in my hands ultimately.
Regardless of which one you choose, you've made a very good choice.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-15-2018, 12:03 PM  
How does the K-3II feel vs. K-50 & K-70?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
For what its worth, I've handled the K-70, KP and K-3II when trying to make the decision where to go from my venerable K-5IIs which I love and still use.
Thanks to the folks on Pentaxforums, it made it easier to go with the K3II vs the K-70/KP. Just holding the K-3II, it feels like a camera should and IQ is pretty decent.
K-70 and KP felt "lacking" and the grips just didnt feel right.
Also K-3II 27 point SAFOX-11 AF system vs K-70 uses 11 point SAFOX-10 system with 9 cross type AF points factored in as well as GPS, Asstrotracer sold me.
Usually We are up in Alexandria/Natchitoches area around Thanksgiving week and I would have let you test drive the K-3II but this year we are staying home in NY.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-12-2018, 08:21 AM  
Need Advice On Custom Desktop Computer Build...
Posted By eminker
Replies: 52
Views: 2,645
For what its worth, I found HP Workstations look to be a good base for most of my PCs. Minimum 32GB RAM but i usually max it out at 64GB. Never settle for small desktop units (go Mid or Full Tower) as they have inadequate power supply. Video Card needs at least 2GB Ram and it should be a separate component and not on-board. Make sure your power supply is 650-700 watts minimum of power as you will need it if you start adding additional storage devices etc. I7 4 core or even I9 Ten core as CPU and Zeon CPU's tend not to be good CPUs when working with digital photo-processing and video work (I learned the hard way).
And if you can find a Windows 7 OS workstation, grab it. Windows 10 just seems too cludgy and performance in my opinion sucks.

Hope this helps.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-08-2018, 09:24 AM  
Your favorite "Landscape" lens?
Posted By eminker
Replies: 109
Views: 7,290
Thank you and love those first two photos!
I feel the same way about my old DA 16-45mm F4. Its always accompanies me on road trips. For extended reach, I go to my 50-135mm F2.8 or 60-250mm F4 when needed.
Forum: General Photography 11-07-2018, 12:24 PM  
Come back to visiting PF and suddenly I have a raging case of LBA.....
Posted By eminker
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Oh No not that one! Been dying to control my LBA as I've been hunting for that one for a while ...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 10-12-2018, 11:34 AM  
Coming Back to Pentax
Posted By eminker
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Welcome Back!
Forum: General Photography 10-12-2018, 08:35 AM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By eminker
Replies: 2,193
Views: 91,274
I have no words for these folks .... Craigslist is just as scary now as it was when personals section was in play.

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Please tell me I'm not seeing this correctly .....

$8700. for two filters for a Pentax 6X7

[Excellent]ASAHI PENTX FILTER 6X7 82Phi ORNGE & SKYLIGHT From Japan #160723-8 | eBay
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10-12-2018, 07:38 AM  
Inserting multiple "proud owner" ribbons.
Posted By eminker
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Did the same last night with my signature block but used an online web resource to do this and it took less than 5 minutes to get it in place.
If you want the URL please let me know.
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