jimrpdx

jimrpdx

Lives in United States Longview, WA, United States
Works as a Retired dude
Has a website at http://granitix.blogspot.com
Joined on Apr 11, 2008
About me:

Pentax SLR 1983-2000; digicams 2000-07; Alpha A200 2008-09; back to Pentax 2009+

jimrpdx's recent activity

  • I found the new S series a more reliable part of the interview, and intriguing.  Another parallel line where Ricoh can play and learn! It sounds like the mythical FF will not be mirrorless though, ...
  • All hail Beholder who knows one sample makes a good lens and himself eternally correct. I'm just a simpleton who owned two copies of the 18-135, both essentially unusable above 100mm without strong ...
  • I've been really surprised at how quickly micro43 used gear becomes cheap.  A couple years back I owned a GF2 that could do most anything except ultra-hi ISO, had autofocus with video, took fine ...
  • I would be surprised if it came off more than $100-150 during the holidays.  It's way too soon to start fire sales when it has not even begun to ship, despite the commentaries of dooom here and ...
  • >How long before we will have 27 inch retina screens, which would bring a horizontal resolution of >6000px within reach? Where does it end?  Chris >MP race is getting ridiculous IMO, I'd rather ...
  • Replied in DR Moon
    Nicely done Carl.. so many blown-out moons in users' hard drives could use this treatment :-)
  • I would say its main advantage is that if you don't want it using constant battery life you can leave it out.  Similar to O-GPS1 in that respect.  I doubt it pulls much energy but it's nice to ...
  • like the Quantaray 28-90 macro!
  • It's on the dial, between HDR and B - see if that setting works, otherwise it's a shop visit :-(
  • I guess showing the rumored FF dSLR is an old film cam was too much for them.  We'll see more of you here :-) unless you're at the Pana/Sony/etc forae instead?
  • Good to hear from you! My fave is the SMC 17mm fish-eye, that one saved me from the DA15 mind-control lens :-) for half the price. SMC 'K' 17/4 Fish-Eye, minfocus around 8 inches / 0.2m p.s. I ...
  • Oddly enough these 3 colors aren't on the list of twelve!  My wife likes the jade one most, and the dark olive is cool too.  I'll manage with my DA40 in black, on the white body, looks fine on my ...
  • My wife thought it looked really nice, so I've pre-ordered a white one to go with my K-01 and its matching white DAL 18-55 :-) That's my first time ever buying without a lifeline :-| but I seldom ...
  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    Perhaps firmware wasn't final for this preview, but I wish someone would compare the shutter sound to previous K-cams. Entry and mid-level K bodies have been average while the -5 and -3 are nearly...

  • Replied in K-S1
    It's not for everyone, but it's my first pre-order ever (my wife thinks it's cool though :-D which certainly helps). The most useful K-3 features for me, in a smaller and lighter body that's a ...
  • Replied in Pentax K- S1
    I just pre-ordered a white body at Ado, first time I've ever done such a thing - but hey my wife likes it too :-D
  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    Hmmm.. maybe you're not the right audience? I'll check your gear list to see which P&S you are moving up from...

  • They do turn off, but the reviewers haven't found the OFF switch yet for it.

  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    This will be an easy buy: my wife likes it :-) and I can sell off several smaller cameras that didn't quite work for me. (Thanks P-Ricoh, our plan worked!)

    It is amazing how a new screen font...

  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    This will be an easy buy: my wife likes it :-) and I can sell off several smaller cameras that didn't quite work for me. (Thanks P-Ricoh, our plan worked!)

    It is amazing how a new screen font...

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