Lives in United States San Jacinto, CA, United States
Works as a Retired engineer
Has a website at www.lawrencehelm.smugmug.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2010
About me:

Former Marine, former engineer at Douglas, McDonnell Douglas & Boeing for 39 years and in retirement enjoy hiking with my Rhodesian Ridgebacks & others, studying various things that interest me, e.g., history, literature, philosophy, religion, and anthropology. Enjoy taking photos on the hikes and since 1979 have had Olympus cameras (beginning with the RC 35). When Olympus gave up on the DSLR I began adding Pentax DSLRs which seemed to me a logical progression from what I have been used to and indeed that is as it proved.

Previously said I would stick with DSLRs unless I had a good reason not to; tweaked my shoulder & knee on a couple of hikes and have been trying out a couple of Pen cameras: very light-weight and to my surprise I am getting use to their live-view focusing.

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  • While you are right that Shane asked only one question, his assertion that the K3 was worse than the K5ii in two areas was an assumption that made his question a bit more involved than "simply ...
  • Shane, I'm offering a slightly different view than those who previously posted.  I would agree with them that the camera tested was as good as they say, and better than the K511 that was tested.  ...
  • Caitlin66, I don't have a hand tremor, but I do go hiking with dogs; so I would think the same principle would prevail: set the shutter speed fast enough and you can freeze even the fastest dog, ...
  • Newmikey, Very nice.  I went to your gallery and usedthe "large" mode to get a good look at these and some others.  I especially liked your second shot, the one with the boat.  You really can't ...
  • Plus 24 From what you've written, if I haven't misunderstood you, I've done something like what you want on two different computers -- not transfer individual files, however.  I used to do things ...
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