mark dimo

mark dimo

Lives in United States Huntington Beach, AK, United States
Works as a pentax photography crusader / physician
Has a website at
Joined on Sep 27, 2004
About me:

pentax program plus with Motor Drive A
Pentax SF1n
Pentax Pz1pwWith Fd grip
Pentax *istD with BG1 grip
Pentax K100D
Pentax K10D

Pentax SMC A 50 f2
Pentax SMC A 100 f2.8 (one of my all-time favorite lenses, bought it 20 years ago,
and it is amazing)
Pentax SMC F 50mm f1.7 (one of my sharpest)
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 21mm f3.2
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 40mm f2.8
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 70mm f2.4
Pentax SMCP FA limited 43mm f1.9
Pentax SMCP FA limited 77mm f1.8 (this lens is the standard of which all lenses try to
measure up to)
Pentax SMC DA 16-45mm ED/AL (the most versatile)
Pentax SMC F macro 1:3.5-4.5 35-70 mm
Pentax SMCP FA* 24mm f2 AL IF
Pentax SMCP FA* 600mm f4 IF
Pentax SMCP DA 10-17mm Fisheye (perhaps, the funnest lens you will ever own)

Pentax AF330FTZ flash
Pentax AF360FGZ flash
Pentax AF540FGZ flash

Tokina ATX Pro II 28-70mm f2.6
Tokina ATX Pro II 80-200mm f2.8
Tokina ATX AF 400mm f5.6 SD

Nikon D70
Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom
Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AF-D

wish list:
Pentax SMC FA limited 31 mm f1.8
Pentax SMC FA*85mm f1.4
more hair on my head

mark dimo's recent activity

  • The new DA 20-40 has a nice compact feel, sturdy build and the barrels are dampened like the classic metal lenses of the classic era. The added feature of being weather sealed gave me comfort ...
  • Hi Herman, Consumers can purchase tickets on a daily basis or the more affordable bulk rate, if you buy the all the event days.  This provides you access to the show floors. Most of the special ...
  • Replied in CES 2014
    I was also at the Sigma booth prodding whether they would plan to make the new "Art" series of lenses (the 18-35 1.8, 35 1.4 etc) for the K mount and they replied... "unlikely" I really love their ...
  • Ricoh has really established its corporate branding.  The only PENTAX branding was visible only on the Cameras. Ricoh GR vs Pentax MX-1 The new DA limiteds now rebadged as "HD" with an updated and ...
  • As usual,  the CES show is enormous.  I have developed new blisters walking the length of the floor.  I took a bunch of snaps of the Ricoh (Pentax) booth. Pentaxian photographers Kerrick James and ...
  • Hi Ned, I will be there to cover the show for a few Asian Newsprint/Magazines.  I will definitely stop by the Ricoh booth and see all the Pentax items on display. I am really excited to see the new ...
  • I'll be there to check out what being offered from all the camera and lens makers.  I am also keen to see all the latest tablet technology. I'll try to post some updates asap. Mark
  • Wow Ned,  I love these.  They are such a blast from the past. Wishing you all the best and a Happy New Year.  I know retirement has been a blast for you, I see your posts with your beauty of a 912. ...
  • The housing which fits the K7 all the way to the K5IIS is about 1500-2200 depending on the options and accessories you are looking for.  With a single port and pistol grip,  its about 15-1600. If ...
  • Hi Jeff, These "splash" housings are custom built.  SPL waterhousings is a manufacturer from San Diego California.  They make some of the best housings available for some of the best water ...
  • Hi Kevin, The housing is custom designed with knobs and dials to control Tv Av and mode.  We never put the play button control because it wastes time when you are out shooting.  The TAv mode, which ...
  • I am so excited to get out into the water shoot. The present design by SPL fits the K7, K5, K5II, and K5IIs. I was concerned if the new K3 might not fit. It follows the same form factor as the ...
  • I'll receive mine this week and I am traveling back to Asia to give it an extensive workout.  I'll post photos here and give my feedback.  I am just praying the K3 still fits in my underwater housing.
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