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 to present. Dabbled in m43 2010-12, then Samsung 2014.

jimrpdx's recent activity

  • Very cool - well done! I wish we could hear him too, but this is Pentax and we all know ;-) they don't do video.  I've tried AF-video cameras & learned how often they AF unnecessarily, so Pentax is ...
  • Two excellent pieces of gear coming at ya ;-)  The Rubies are really pretty, I visited there once.  Thunder-snow drive me out the 2nd day - but Liberty Pass really was stunning.
  • The K-50 is a far more traditional camera and will serve you very well. The K-s1 should get a test fit before declaring it ideal for anyone, so it's more of a risk. One possible thing that could ...
  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    Pentax and Minolta started late in the digital SLR age; Minolta sold its A-mount system to Sony and Pentax changed hands a few times but survived. Absolutely any lens with PK mount will fit and be...

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

    Pentax has made them that way for a while - more compact than other models but quite dense. If you check the weight it's pretty light, but I agree that for its size it is heavier than one would...

  • Yes Ks-1 has them; just 11 points and no EV-3 or f/2.8 sensitivity, but neither does the K-50 I believe.  It does not have interval shooting or interval movie, both of which were getting mighty ...
  • It's hard for most people to justify the K-s1 especially if paying more for it. The 20Mpx sensor is great but the 16Mpx sensor is well known for its talents. The K-50 is weather resistant, has ...
  • We need a Veterans Club where we can share our images, K/M or otherwise.  Keep the comeraderie, share our images & not bother with gear labeling. e.g. Hey I took this with a camera and lens ...
  • I haven't considered it as a professional platform, just a place to wander verbally - but for simple blogging I went with blogger. It's pretty easy and I can pound something out on my humble ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
  • Oh no, the K-s1 is the heir to the K-01. I say that in part because I just paid $275ish for a white body (no more Pandas or Stormtroopers alas, grey/white is more a Gandalf look). The K-s1 is ...
  • Replied in Moon & Venus
    At a time like this years ago I fooled my neighbors by showing them the crescent Venus in my telescope.  Once they ooed and aaa-ed about the moon I then shifted the view to the moon :-)  Very few ...
  • Commented on Week in Review: To boldly go article

    I paid $275 for my compact, a K-s1. Add a prime & go..

  • Replied in $K-01 take 2?
    Yes it looks like the 20% may still be good, now and then! :-) Mine is taking the scenic route, so apparently will arrive Monday.  Maybe it's stopping at Yellowstone for the weekend?
  • Replied in $K-01 take 2?
    It was on eBay, where average price for a body is just under $350.  This was a last-one body so they added in small print "20% off".. since the price was already marked as 48% off or so, I thought ...
  • Impressive feature set, it will be interesting to read more on sensor, IS² and 4k image extraction. Now the K-3 II looks like a trend setter for removing flash!

    Geek alert! I'd say it breaks the...

  • Replied in $K-01 take 2?
    Definitely a lot of personal subjectivity in the reviews of this one.  ePhotozine phrases lack of WR as "a pity" not a criminal offence - and "despite (drawback) this camera is great for ..". ...
  • Another AF-speed bargain is the Sigma or Quantaray 100-300 f/4.5-6.7. I swapped copies of that and DA55-300 several times over the past few years but have finally settled on the 55-300 for its ...
  • Created discussions $K-01 take 2?
    I've been trying to save a bit here and there for an update to my K-r body.  While I wasn't sure what the next body for me would be, I had some parameters to go by: prefer WR, slightly prefer the ...
  • as is the 10-17.  Thanks folks! :-)
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