Genes Pentax

Genes Pentax

Lives in United States area, DC, United States
Joined on Dec 21, 2005
About me:

P3n (sold)
ZX-5n (sold)
K1000 SE
*ist D
*ist DS (sold)
K10D (sold)
K2000/K-m (sold)

SMC P-DA 14mm f/2.8
SMC P-DA 15mm f/4.0 Ltd
SMC P-DA 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6 zoom (the 'kit lens')
SMC P-DA 21mm f/3.2 Ltd
SMC P-FA 31 mm f/1.8 Ltd
SMC P-DA 40mm f/2.8 Ltd
SMC P-FA 43mm f/1.9 Ltd
SMC P-FA 50mm f/1.4
SMC P-FA 77mm f/1.8 Ltd
SMC P-FA 135mm f/2.8
SMC P-FA* 300mm f/4.5

Pentax AF-540 FGZ (Sold)
Metz 48 AF-1

MicroSync (Sold)
SM FlashWaves

Slik Sprint Pro 3-Way tripod


Genes Pentax's recent activity

  • I wonder what percentage of the population bought SLRs (e.g., K-1000) during the film era.

    It seems the people that are complaining that the digital cameras with nice analog dials (e.g., X-T1) is...

  • Wow!  That sounds like a great price.... I still have my K-5.  Works great.  I guess it's worth a whole lot less then ...  talk about depreciating asset.  :-(
  • I really appreciate and enjoy these accessory reviews.

    But I'm a bit underwhelmed by the lack of rigor in the testing. Whatever happened to the stress tests from the other ball head reviews and...

  • I'm in the same camp. Also not sure if horizontal case is the best layout for computers. Generally favor towers. For mAtX MB, here's a case I like ... ...
  • That's quite interesting. Something like this?
  • Which particular specs make you think that?  Curious.
  • Replied in remote control
    Is this the kind of device you are looking for?
  • Ooops!  Right.  I was thinking about the f/1.2.
  • That is my current dilemma ... whether to get Panny 42.5 or keep the Oly 45.  While I really like the Oly, I'd much prefer having aperture ring on the lens.  But at more than 3 times the cost of ...
  • This is good info.  I was wondering about this aspect of the SSD.  So, I think I'll be using spinners for a while for backup purpose, but will probably move to SSDs for storing stuff I work on often.
  • Actually, DPR had some pretty good reviews on ball head and tripods. Since you say you are going to support light lenses, I think these may be something to consider. I understand that the products ...
  • I think another way to look at the question would be this.  If you had K5, why upgrade to K5ii instead of K3? I had both K01 and K5 at the same time.  Didn't do much pixel peeping, but I couldn't ...
  • Day light LED bulb and clamp light work well indoors when you want to avoid flash to little babies. Get a couple or three of these things in a room and it can be bright enough. ...
  • April 1st was a month ago.

    Why wasn't this included in the selfie-stick review?

  • Very nice. I love learning about how folks approach these.

    Another reason I enjoy Luminous Landscape also. Much higher quality content.

  • Here's an interesting alternative. KPS T5 Geared Ball Head. This seems to be ...
  • There's something called "marketing." :-D

    I don't remember, but does FZ1000 have the same subsampling scheme as GH4? I'm guessing it does not. In that case, FZ1000 probably isn't comparable to...

  • Thanks. I understand what you are saying. I think it would still be beneficial to see what the performance difference between the bigger and smaller ball heads would be. Even if the smaller...

  • At first, I was thinking the same thing ... how is this better than GH4? ... especially when it's $1,000 more?

    But as AJC pointed out, the selling point of this new Canon may be that it's discreet...

  • I am wondering about the same thing. How is this a "big deal" compared to GH4?

    I don't remember DPR being as excited about GH4. So, from that perspective I understand the sentiment about the...

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