Barry Pearson

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

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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-GF1
Pentax K-3
Pentax K-5
Packed in its box waiting for a decision. (I may replace this with an LX100).
This is my main camera
Packed in its box waiting for a decision.
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax K-7
Pentax Q
This is my back-up camera
This has been converted for Infra Red.
This is my back-up carry-everywhere camera. (I may replace this with an LX100).
Pentax Q7
HD Pentax DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
This is my main carry-everywhere camera. (I may replace this with an LX100).
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Pentax 01 Standard Prime
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
Packed in its box waiting for a decision. (I may replace this with an LX100).
(I may replace this with an LX100).
(I may replace this with an LX100).
Pentax 06 Telephoto 15-45mm
Pentax 08 Wide Zoom
Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye
(I may replace this with an LX100).
(I may replace this with an LX100).
Pentax smc DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF)
Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
This is now kept on my back-up camera while I don't have the rest of my gear with me.
This is technically a great lens, but I'm considering selling it to help pay for the Pentax FF range camera and lenses.
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
My favourite and most-used lens
Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
I have a K-mount version which is now in storage.
My "serious" printing is at A3+.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
In fact I have Photoshop CC. It runs on both my computers.
In fact I have Lightroom with 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.

Barry Pearson's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Added Feb 24, 2015
I'm considering buying this to replace ALL my other "carry-around" cameras, such as Pentax Q range and Panasonic GF1.
Added Feb 15, 2015
Pre-ordered - expected March 2015
Added Feb 7, 2015
Pre-ordered - expected March 2015
Other gear:
  • Pentax Full Frame DSLR This will not replace APS-C, but will be an extra option

Barry Pearson's previous gear

Pentax *ist D
Pentax K10D
Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 macro
Mine was the APO version without HSM. I sold it to help pay for "Pentax D FA" FF lenses.
I replaced this with the WR version.