Lives in United States Henry, 38231, TN, United States
Works as a Aviation USN & UAL (ret)
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Joined on Jul 19, 2005
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Pentax SPs, ME, MX, MG, P3s, P50, K1000,
ZX-7, istDS, K100DS, K200D, K10D, K-x, K5

Mamiya M645s +45, 55, 80, 150, 210

Pen ST/SMC 35, 50s, 105, 135, 200, 300, 35-70, 80-210, DA 16-45, FA 28-105, DA 16-45, *300, 18-135,

Tam 300/2.8, 180/2.5, 90/2.5, 24/2.5, 35-80, 28-75, 10-24 , 80-200, 24-135, 75-300, ++

Pacerr's recent activity

  • The multi-metering mode does make some logical decisions about the subject content - including consideration for focus distance. The proportion of sky/ground content likely had an effect on the ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry THP Shop Store
    Furniture storage in wood shop at The Home Place, Land Between the Lakes, TN
    Placed 15th in the challenge. Furniture storage in wood shop at The Home Place, Land Between the Lakes, TN
  • Submitted a challenge entry pair Mallards 68sb
    Mallard pair on pond
    Placed 59th in the challenge. Mallard pair on pond
  • Nice. I think I saw the foot prints! :-D Amazing what we can do today that even NASA couldn't do (or publish?) in the '60's.
  • A worthy project -- and you're lucky to have such attractive and willing subjects. My compliments to 'em. You DO know that a universal lens focus adjustment is available for the K10 and K200 via ...
  • I concur, the subject matter and type of platform will be the primary concerns. - Whatever you carry, be totally familiar with it . . . one-handed familiar! Count on one-hand-for-the-boat and one ...
  • That cockpit-to-cockpit move's what we called the "birth control" formation. The more difficult, an' risky, action's flyin'  belly-to-belly (despite a slight off-set) - which incidentally is where ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Mirage - Rwy 02
    Beech King Air landing KPHT
    Placed 65th in the challenge. Beech King Air landing KPHT
  • Yep. So does every PILOT!! :-D
  • Care to try planning an airshow around photography yourself? Here's where ya start. You'll need about a years lead time though. Photograph ...
  • Origin of pix unknown - from the web years ago. The point being that wood offers a simple material for customizing a grip to suit your needs even if it only acts as a pattern for some other ...
  • Size to suit. H2
  • Frustrating indeed, but given the lead time involved in planning and scheduling the venue and the participants and the overriding rules, regs and prohibitions for flight paths and noise ...
  • I, too, carried a SupTak 85/1.8 as the 'normal' lens on a Spotty for many, many years. I expected I'd find a prime 43-50mm lens on an APS-C that would satisfy the natural evolution to digital ...
  • Gee, I don't know. Maybe jets in airshows are a lot faster today despite the airspeed limits*, but I seem to remember bein' able to capture those awesome speedsters in the '60's with a Spotmatic ...
  • There are other things than image magnification and sharpness that affect image "quality". For instance, barrel and pincushion distortion, flat field effects, and various color aberrations to name ...
  • Replied in @Ron - A Toy
    Not sure about the pan value as I recall that (usually) involves pivoting around a common index position. Maybe 3-D with the proper spacing and calibration though. I was just tryin' to facilitate ...
  • Replied in @Ron - A Toy
    Double your trouble . . . er, pleasure. I'm sure you could find sumthun to use this for while comparing stuff. Some details at Co-axil -pod adapter Co-axial adapter From scrape bin in about an hour.
  • >> ". . . is it possible to buy a third party collar/foot for a lens like the DA*200? There are a number of economical, suitable items available on e*bay - usually listed for Canon and Nikon - that ...
  • Trail camera!!
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