paulkienitz

paulkienitz

Lives in United States American Canyon, CA, United States
Works as a software developer
Joined on Dec 4, 2006

paulkienitz's current gear

Pentax K-3
Pentax Q
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
maybe the best crop-format camera there is
great for long-distance video of birds... can't recommend for any other use... have K- and F-mount adapters
perfectly adequate given the limitations of its designed purpose
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED
Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
marginally better than the FA 50mm f1.4
my most used lens. best consumer zoom ever. unfortunately it's wearing out.
the sharpest long lens I have ever touched
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
mine is branded as Bower, not Samyang
Other gear:
  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC IF Macro (first gen) my #2 lens after the 55-300

paulkienitz's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Added Jul 6, 2014
if money were no object
Added Jan 21, 2014
arrgh, no Pentax mount!

paulkienitz's previous gear

Canon PowerShot A60
Kodak DC240
Pentax K10D
given away
my very first digital camera... it was horrible
the camera that defined Pentax... still have this stashed away as a backup
Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4
Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
sold after I got the DA 50mm f1.8
sold when I got the DA 55-300
returned after a week... not bad, but not good enough either
Other gear:
  • Nikkor 180mm F/2.8 ED AI-s I used this on the Q, but the DA* 300 is far better
  • Olympus OM-2 worn out
  • Olympus OM-G I have two of these... they were selling for $40 each!
  • Pentax K1000 my first real camera in 1977... long gone
  • Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 used with K10D; sold; not very good
  • SMC Pentax 55mm f2 K1000 kit lens
  • SMC Pentax-F 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 hated it
  • SMC Pentax-M 400mm f5.6 used with K10D; sold
  • Soligor 28mm f2.8 used with K1000
  • Tokina 28-200mm f3.5-5.3 OM mount
  • Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing Teleconverter OM mount
  • Zuiko 50mm f1.8 three copies! one came with each body... still useful for macro with my K reversing ring