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Barry Pearson

Lives in United Kingdom Stockport, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired computer systems engineer
Joined on Sep 24, 2005
About me:

Photographic qualifications: LRPS, CPAGB

My websites require no registration, are non-commercial, and free of paid-for advertising.

I have no commercial or contractual relationship with digital photography companies, other than paying for the use of their products.

Barry Pearson's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Pentax K-1
Pentax K-3
My carry-around camera.
This will probably be my default camera unless there are reasons for using a smaller, lighter, or faster camera.
Now that I have a K-1, this will probably be stored away or go elsewhere.
Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-7
HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
Now that I have a K-1, this will mostly be my back-up / alternative camera.
Converted for Infra Red. Rarely used.
HD Pentax DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye
Pentax smc DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF)
Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM
Normally kept on my back-up camera.
Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
I can't decide whether to keep this as a proper FF lens for use with the K-1, or get rid of it!
My favourite and most-used lens, but becoming superseded by the new Pentax FF lenses.
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC
Venus Laowa 15mm F4 1:1 Macro
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
My "serious" printing is at A3+.
In fact I have Photoshop CC. It runs on both my computers.
My carry-around computer, not my main photography computer
Other gear:
  • Chillblast Fusion Photo OC V This is my main photography computer. It is overclocked and liquid cooled. It has lots of memory, lots solid state disc, and lots of other disc space configured for RAID 1 dual recording.
  • Lightroom CC (2015) This is the same (at the moment) as Lightroom 6, but is part of the CC
  • Pentax AF540FGZ II Speedflash

Barry Pearson's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Other gear:
  • Pentax D FA Fish-Eye zoom lens From roadmap for 2017
  • Pentax D FA Large Aperture Ultra Wide Angle prime lens From roadmap for 2017
  • Pentax HD FA 77mm 1.8 Limited Speculative upgrade to the old SMC version
  • Venus Optics Laowa 12mm F2.8 Only if it becomes available in Pentax K-Mount

Barry Pearson's previous gear

Pentax *ist D
Pentax K10D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Gone.
Gone.
Stored away.
Pentax K-5
Pentax Q
Pentax K-5 IIs
Stored away.
Stored away.
Stored away
Pentax Q7
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Stored away.
Stored away.
Gone.
Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 macro
K-mount APO version without HSM. Sold
Gone.
Gone.
Pentax 01 Standard Prime
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
Pentax 06 Telephoto 15-45mm
Stored away.
Stored away.
Stored away.
Pentax 08 Wide Zoom
Stored away.
Other gear:
  • Pentax LX Both of mine were stolen when my house was broken into.
  • Pentax ME Super I still have this.
  • Pentax SFXn I still have this.
  • Pentax SP500 The first SLRs I owned, early 1970s. I still have both of them.
  • Pentax Spotmatic S1A I borrowed this in 1967. It was my introduction to SLR photography and to Pentax.
  • Pentax Z-1p I still have this.
  • Pentax-F 24-50mm f/4
  • Pentax-F 35-135mm f/3.5-f/4.5
  • Pentax-F 70-210mm f/4-f/5.6
  • Pentax-F* 300mm f/4.5
  • PENTAX-FA J 18-35mm f/4.5-f/5.6
  • Werra 1c My first 35mm camera - 1963.