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

EHDesigns' current gear

Pentax K200D
Pentax K-5
Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED
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.
Great camera body. Delivers outstanding images in a well built package with great ergonomics. Autofocus and video are not up to my expectations. After four years it is beginning to falter and I am not happy about that.
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.
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
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 design. Love this lens.
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 and balanced.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
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 D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Pentax K-3 II
Samsung NX1
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
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 EOS 630 Film camera
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3000