Phixer323

Phixer323

Lives in United States Elgin, United States
Works as a Retired Law Enforcement/Track Photographer now
Has a website at terrymcgrawphotography.com
Joined on Aug 6, 2009

Phixer323's recent activity

  • This is extremely disappointing and mirrors a discussion on the Disboards.com about the focus. Disney folks, including myself were looking at this lens to replace the Sigma 30 f1.4 for use on the ...
  • Losing the lens release button is a fairly common glitch. I lost one from one of my three k5's. Its just an inconvenience and the camera, barring any other problems, should work ok. I did have to ...
  • This is what happens when you put over 100 4-cylinder cars on a 1/4 mile short track:
  • Submitted a challenge entry Burn off the Tires 2522
    Beedy & Malloy dragster at Route 66 Raceway
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. Beedy & Malloy dragster at Route 66 Raceway
  • Sigma 18-35 f1.8. This lens has become a highly sought after lens in the short tele range.
  • I guess its all in the "eye of the beholder". I shot with two K10D's for a long time. I don't have the K3, but two K5's and a K5iiS. I very rarely use the K10 any more because of the ...
  • I have always said, that in good light, no camera that I have owned produced the images that came from the K10D. Don't ask me why, I don't have a clue and don't care. I just loved the output of ...
  • Each stadium has its own rules. Here in Chicago most have a maximum length. However, if you are going with a group, you may want to contact the PR/Marketing department of the home team and explain ...
  • Not that I'm against Ricoh producing a Pentax FF camera, I just don't know who will be in a position to buy one. The sports shooters who have been using Canikon for years aren't going to up and ...
  • The Hooligans Flight Team making a flyover at the Chicagoland Speedway Sprint Cup race yesterday.
  • During the opening laps of the 2012 National Short Track Championships at the Rockford Speedway, Loves Park Il, USA, a quarter of the field got caught up in a wreck. The '66' was sliding towards me when this was taken.
    Placed 26th in the challenge. During the opening laps of the 2012 National Short Track Championships at the Rockford Speedway, Loves Park Il, USA, a quarter of the field got caught up in a wreck. The '66' was sliding towards me when this was taken.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Alex Papini at Rockford 5118
    Alex Papini qualifying for a Championship run.
    Placed 52nd in the challenge. Alex Papini qualifying for a Championship run.
  • No and no and no! With the new DSLR's, I have a hard enough time manual focusing the few times I need to do it now! Then to change my focusing screen, to do something I rarely do now and maybe ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry United Airlines Boeing 757-222
    This is a United Airlines Boeing 757-222 landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
    Placed 30th in the challenge. This is a United Airlines Boeing 757-222 landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
  • When you say better, what do you mean? Optically, build quality, focus speed, etc.? With my v II version the optics quality is very similar to the Tamron and for those of us needing fast focus, ...
  • One of the problems is getting parts into any country from another. I recently had a K5 repaired that needed a shutter motor (after the shutter and aperture had been replaced). My US repair center ...
  • Absolutely Pentax was around during the Viet Nam era with the Spotmatic, which was one of the first SLR's to use TTL. Honeywell imported them into the US. Because of their simplicity, they were ...
  • It wasn't meant to be all the things you said, however it is important to me. I take 50,000 motorsports images a year. Trust me, I don't give them fancy eye catching names. I like to let the image...

  • It wasn't meant to be all the things you said, however it is important to me. I take 50,000 motorsports images a year. Trust me, I don't give them fancy eye catching names. I like to let the image...

  • For us that shoot sports ( I in particular shoot motor sports) the 70-200 f2.8 HSM works really well on an APS-C body. The 50-135 does not have enough length many times. The 70-200 when paired ...
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