Lives in United States Longview, WA, United States
Works as a Senior communications systems technician
Joined on Apr 24, 2011
About me:

Born, raised, graduated, hired, married. How's that for brevity?

n3eg's current gear

Kodak DX3500
Kodak DX7590
Kodak DX7630
Vintage point and shoot similar to the DC series.
The original 7590, Kodak's ultimate 10x zoom of it's day.
Kodak EasyShare C300
Kodak EasyShare C330
Kodak EasyShare C653
My first real digital camera. It was $79 back in 2006, an exceptional value at the time.
The granddaughter is using one of these to learn photography.
Kodak EasyShare C663
Kodak EasyShare C875
Kodak EasyShare C913
Kodak EasyShare CX7430
Kodak EasyShare M380
Kodak EasyShare M580
Huge LCD, 5x zoom, very sharp pictures.
Great camera except P mode is buried with it's features in a button and drop down menu, and LCD does not render sharp previews.
Kodak EasyShare P850
Kodak EasyShare P880
Kodak EasyShare V1273
Kodak's first camera with IS and that Schneider Kreuznach 36-432mm zoom.
6/8/2015 - Finally, the most talked about Kodak digital camera. Has trouble focusing indoors, but great image quality. This camera was one lens mount short of being a pioneering system camera in 2005.
Cool little camera with touch screen. Fun to use.
Kodak EasyShare Z5010
Kodak EasyShare Z612
Kodak EasyShare Z650
11/2015 - Made during the final decline of Kodak, this is an adequate bridge camera, going wide and long with a 25-525mm equivalent lens. It's like the Z990, only with fewer options, better menus, and more noise at high ISO.
5/2015 - Didn't know this one had IS! Will not use AA, only KLIC8000 and CRV3.
Kodak EasyShare Z700
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z730
Unusual button placement and lens color mismatch.
Kodak EasyShare Z740
Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS
The later version 7590, updated for new printer dock and a few upgrades.
4/2014 - the "pro" version of the Z8612. My favorite series of bridge cameras.
Kodak EasyShare Z8612 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z990 (EasyShare Max)
Kodak Pixpro S-1
3/2009 - Kodak's last camera with that Schneider-Kreuznach 36-432mm zoom. My favorite bridge camera of all time, ergonomically perfect, Olympus PEN size design.
4/2011 - Slow operation and non-intuitive menus detract from an otherwise perfect bridge camera.
1/5/2015 - Detailed review in process. Two have had shutter failures so far in 5 months, one after only two clicks. Also two bad lenses out of the box.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
7/17/2013 - The go-to camera for planned shooting. Menus deep but understandable. Perfect CSC except not treated seriously by Olympus with FW updates.
9/25/2015 - Black is the new gray (market) ? As small as my Pentax Auto 110, pocketable. Some controls good (AFS/AFC/MF) and some bad (ISO set.) Batt life good, measured capacity bad. Easy to disassemble. Excellent LCD.
7/17/2013 - Adequate kit lens, with one big advantage - 37mm thread camcorder accessories work great, such as an 0.4X wide adapter giving me 6mm and no vignetting.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
4/2015 - Sharp and no decentering.
6/2013 - Best value around in a native micro four thirds lens.
7/28/2013 - A little bit diffraction limited at the long end, but what else is that small at 600mm FF equivalent?
Motorola Droid Razr
1/14/14 - Meh, it's a phone. It works, takes flat pictures that show diffraction, connects to the internet, and makes phone calls. Yawn...
Other gear:
  • Albinar ADG PK MC 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Adapted for m4/3
  • Asahi Pentax-M SMC 50mm f/1.7 12/2013 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 1/2014 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Kalimar PK 500mm f/8 10/2014 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Kalimar PK 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Adapted for m4/3
  • Kodak CD33 aka C330
  • Kodak Pixpro 42.3-160mm f/3.5-5.9 Not quite as good as the Olympus 40-150, but smaller
  • Kodak Pixpro Aspheric ED 12-45mm f/3.5-6.3 Slightly outperforms the Oly 14-42RII.
  • Kodak ZD710 This is NOT a Z710. Many added features including IS and SDHC support.
  • Pentax Auto 110 18mm f/2.8 6/2013 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Pentax Auto 110 24mm f/2.8 2/1981 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Pentax Auto 110 50mm f/2.8 2/1981 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Soligor MC FD 70-150mm f/3.5 1/2014 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Vemar (Tokina) 135mm f/2.8 3/2014 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Wasabi BLS-5 battery for Olympus E-PL5 Sucks, rated 2000mAh, only measures 750mAh

n3eg's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Sony Alpha 7R II
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95
Added Jun 11, 2015
If I had too much money, too big hands, and too much time, I would buy this.
Added Aug 4, 2013
Yeah, like that's gonna happen.
Other gear:
  • Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

n3eg's previous gear

Kodak EasyShare Z915
HTC Thunderbolt
Bought, tested, sold. Excellent camera.
Underexposes by one stop, lousy DR
Other gear:
  • JC Penney FD 135mm f/2.8 1/2014 Scrapped for parts - had excessive blue fringing