Lives in United States baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Artist, visual arts professional
Has a website at www.texandrewsart.com
Joined on Nov 22, 2003
About me:

Working artist [photography only one aspect], MFA. Began photography 1978 (1967 as a kid), 35mm, MF and LF photography, darkroom. Independent curator, art wrangler, fine arts repro photographer, appraiser; former collegiate gallery director, former program director for an alternative space, 10 yrs undergraduate teaching, 2 yrs chair of the department; Exhibits specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Former supermoderator of the late Lightcrafts' LightZone forums. Co-founder and webmaster of The LightZone Project, www.lightzoneproject.org

tex's current gear

Pentax 645Z
Sony Alpha 7R
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4
Rewards thoughtful users with outstanding IQ, lovely and compact, and the vertical grip is nice----but it's not for the spray and pray contingent. Shutter shock is real, but overstated as a problem. Moderate caution and care required when shooting this camera. Not for beginners or low intermediate shooters.
Ridiculously good value when on sale, really sharp.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
Scary sharp, super thin DOF if you want it, bokeh is nice.
very good on the NEX 7, better than it has any right to be on the A7R.
Possibly best value zoom made, great on the A7R!
Other gear:
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 150mm F3.5
  • Contax G 45 f2 Excellent lens on the A7R
  • Contax G 90 f2.8 Excellent lens on the A7R
  • Epson 9890 Wide Format
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3800
  • EpsonArtisan 810
  • Fuji GSW690II Wonderful
  • Hartblei 45 shift for Pentax 645
  • Nikon 28 f2.8 CFC AIS
  • Rokinon 24 f3.5 T-S
  • SMC Pentax 645 LS 75mm F2.8
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 120mm F4 Macro
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm F3.5
  • SMC Pentax-FA 645 45-85mm F4.5
  • SMC Pentax-FA 645 75mm F2.8

tex's previous gear

Kodak DC4800
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus E-3
Olympus E-330 / EVOLT E-330
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
A terrific 4/3 camera. Among my favorite cameras.
One of my favorite cameras ever.
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
A marvelous camera, very quick.
After a repair by Sigma, terrific lens, very sharp.
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
My favorite 4/3 lens.
Wow. Just wow.
A bit disappointing sharpness-wise. Only game in town at this speed, FOV/FL, and price, though.
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar
Excellent value
Loved this lens in 4/3 mount.
Voigtlander 21mm F4 Color Skopar Pancake II
Voigtlander 35mm F2.5 Color Skopar