Lives in Los Altos, United States
Works as a Engineer, Build & Repair things
Has a website at andes.org
Joined on Jun 21, 2005
Pentax Lenses: DA*16-50 (most used lens, sent to Pentax 3 times for repair), DA55-300 (very nice), DA50-200, DA18-55, 28mm f2.8 A, 50mm f1.4A & 1.7A, 100mm f2.8. Sigma: 75-300mm, 18mm. Samyang: 8mm fisheye. Meade: 1200mm (126mm diam telescope).
Flashes, Pentax: AF540FGZ, 2 of AF360FGZ, AF280T w/ converger, AF240Z, AF160, and others. 5-pin PTTL & PC Cords, adapters, remote sensors, triggers, diffusers, light-weight stands, 40" shoot through umbrellas, gels. Flash meter (Sekonic L-308S, shows all my Pentax flashes only put out 1/2 of their specified power in manual, but are accurate in Auto).
Studio setup: Four AC Mono-lights strobes with cool LED modeling lights (Adorama DG600), Barn door, snoots, grids, 60" umbrellas, reflectors, soft-boxes. Mixture of heavy duty stands and boom arms (don't waste money and compromise safety with cheap booms). Sand bags. 12 foot Back drop support with Gray Muslin & white, Color filters. Lots of clamps. Steamer for backdrop wrinkles. Five of Cactus 5 wireless transceiver/triggers with 4 zones. Model bench. (Studio equip fits into 3 large suitcases)
Extension tubes, closeup lenses, Reverse ring, microscope & Telescope adapters. Tele-converters. Wide angle .5X adapters (all 3 are blurry, wasted money).
Four camera Tripods (favorite is Benro C-269M8: folds to 14in, extends to 61in, weighs 3.5lb, supports 26lb), table stands, clamps, ball heads, Fluid head for Video, Monopods.
Filters: Polarizers, UV, Warming, Blue; ring adapters; T-mount screw adapter.
Infra-red remotes, Cable switch. Grips & winders.
Nine Camera Bags, (favorite= large Lowepro Fastpack 350 w/ hip strap). Camera & lens cases/holsters. Straps.
AC Power supplies for cameras; chargers for Lithium & AA Batteries.
View finders: Katzeye split screen for K20D, 2xMagnifier (great for manually focusing on eyes in studio).
Misc: GPS data logger (waiting for Pentax to build this into their DSLR). Nexto 500G disk backup with SD card reader. Lead shield. Gray cards. Negative Scanner. Color Calibrator for wide gamut monitor. Photo printer. Dozens of books on photography. Hundreds of pages of film negatives in fireproof safe. CDs of digital pictures in Bank vault.
Pictures from 29 countries, 26 US states. Over 70 framed 11X14 inch on walls throughout my house; bookcase of Print Albums.
Movies: Canon Vixia HG21, (120G HD, AVCHD shooting at ~20Mbps, 30p, 1920x1080, for Bluray)
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