Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Jan 15, 2009

EHDesigns' current gear

Pentax K200D
Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-5
An adequate first DSLR. I liked the AA batteries and weather sealing, but it is slow to focus and performs poorly in low light/high ISO. It tends to underexpose and saturation and contrast are a bit off.
Great camera body. Delivers outstanding images in a well built package with great ergonomics. Metering is excellent and autofocus is accurate! Autofocus (beyond focus accuracy) and video are not up to my expectations and industry standards. After four years it is beginning to falter and I am not happy about that.
Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
I have had mixed success with this lens, very good results and some not so good. When I want the reach of a telephoto lens, I now go for the Sigma 150-500 more often than not.
Excellent lens. Outstanding IQ throughout the aperture range, sharp across the image, reasonably fast and quiet focus, great build quality except for the hood (which pops off occasionally), and the WR works great (have used this with the K-5 in a downpour without problems).
Outstanding lens in a small, well built weather resistant design. Autofocus is slow and loud, but accurate. I like this lens and use it a lot.
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Very sharp in the center throughout focal range and at all apertures. Quiet and fast focusing. OS works great, but is a bit noisy. As expected the lens is big and heavy, but well designed.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Oloneo Photoengine
Topaz Adjust
Great and fast HDR engine, but produces too many artifacts too often.
Other gear:
  • Metz 48 AF-1 Flash
  • Sears 55mm f/1.4, M42 screw mount I don't use it often (due to its inconvenience as a screw-mount lens), but it delivers admirably when I do.
  • Sigma 18-50 mm f/2.8 EX DC A workhorse of a lens with very good output, though not as good as I'd like.

EHDesigns' wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Pentax 645Z
Samsung NX 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 S ED OIS
Samsung NX1
HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A

EHDesigns' previous gear

Canon PowerShot G1
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Nikon Coolpix 8700
Other gear:
  • Canon AE1p
  • Canon EOS 630 Film camera
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3000