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

Born, raised, educated, 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.
Another solidly built Kodak between the DC and silver C series.
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.
Another decent C series camera.
Kodak EasyShare C663
Kodak EasyShare C875
Kodak EasyShare C913
My second real digital camera. Decent point and shoot, good video too.
Big 1/1,7" sensor, great Kodak color. Will not use KLIC-8000, only NiMH / alkaline / lithium primary batteries.
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 a barely adequate bridge camera, going wide and long with a 25-525mm equivalent lens. It's like the Z990, only with fewer options, better menus, more noise at high ISO, and random purple fringing.
5/2015 - Didn't know this one had IS! Will not use AA, only KLIC8000 and CRV3.
Next step up from the Z7590 - good way to finish the 10x zoom lineup.
Kodak EasyShare Z700
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z730
Excellent first Z series camera, first 5x zoom.
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)
Sony Mavica FD-100
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.
7-21-2019 - Something to play around with. Not bad for it's day.
Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
Kodak DCS Pro 14n
Kodak Pixpro S-1
7-28-2019 - $20 at the Goodwill store. Not bad for a 2003 6MP camera.
4-13-19 - Bought it for the Kodak collection and for fun. Way advanced for it's time. Menus rival Olympus in complexity. Focus accuracy is not as good as some others. RAW files are amazing quality.
1/5/2015 - Detailed review in process. Three have had shutter failures so far,, one after only two clicks. Also two bad lenses out of the box. One replacement had a bad rear dial.
Olympus E-410 (EVOLT E-410)
Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
8/12/18 - Not bad for an 11 year old DSLR camera. Quick focus and good IQ. I can actually use the OVF without too much trouble.
1/2020 - Review upcoming. Does miss exposure and focus sometimes.
1/31/2017 - Perfect so far.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
11-30-2019 - Just about the perfect camera. Better than DPR rates it with their Canon DSLR-centric bias showing as always.
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.
Pentax Q10
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
12/2016 - Advanced system point and shoot. Great for adapting C mount lenses. Image quality surprisingly good.
7/2019 - Not quite as good as Panalympus (or is it Olysonic?) but not nearly as bad as some say it is. 20MP sensor is excellent, autofocus not perfect but can be made to work OK.
OK kit lens, found it for $5 at the Goodwill store.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
Decent lens for a multi-labeled product - I have an Olympus lens that matches this exactly.
7/17/2013 - Adequate kit lens, with one big advantage - 37mm thread camcorder accessories work great.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II
4/2015 - Sharp and no decentering.
1/25/2020 - Good optical quality, excels with wide aperture, close focus, and mechanical features.
2/2017 - Better than expected performance over the full zoom range.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
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?
Decent lens for an Olympus 40-150, the cheapest of them all.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Decent lens for a multi-labeled product - I have a Nikon lens that matches this exactly.
12/2019 - Not bad for a Panasonic kit lens. OIS helps a little.
5/2016 - Not bad for a pancake zoom. Do you really need IS for a lens this short? No MF ring is a disadvantage.
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
Motorola Droid Turbo 2 / Motorola Moto X Force
12/2016 - Very smooth little lens with built in shutter.
1/2017 - Meh, it's another phone. The camera works reasonably well, for a phone. I didn't get it for the camera though.
Other gear:
  • Albinar ADG PK MC 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Adapted for m4/3
  • Asahi Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 9/2016 - Adapted for m4/3 after repair, $6
  • 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
  • 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ901 DPReview does not list this, gee thanks guys. Surprisingly good OIS and AF at the far end, also good diffraction control.
  • Kodak ZD710 This is NOT a Z710. Many added features including IS and SDHC support.
  • Montgomery Ward 200mm f/3.5 10/2016 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Pentax Auto 110 18mm f/2.8 6/2013 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Pentax Auto 110 20-40mm f/2.8 5/2016 - Adapted for m4/3 - more like f/2.0
  • 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
  • Pentax Auto 110 70mm f/2.8 1/2017 - 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
  • Vemar 400mm f/6.3 T mount 9/2016 - Adapted for m4/3
  • Wasabi BLS-5 battery for Olympus E-PL5 Sucks, rated 2000mAh, only measures 750mAh
  • Zhongyi Lens Turbo II M42-M43
  • Zhongyi Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds Other than weak corners, this is an excellent lens.

n3eg's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Sony a7R IV
Added Jul 23, 2019
Blah, blah, blah, Hasselblah, blah.
Added Jul 23, 2019
If I wanted a micro four thirds camera this size, I'd buy a E-M1 II, put a grip on it, and put another grip on the first grip.
Added Jul 23, 2019
If I had too much money, too much time, too big hands, too big of an ego, and too big of a hard drive, I would buy this.
Nikon D300
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Sony a7R III
Added Apr 16, 2019
If I wanted a Nikon DSLR with 12 megapixels, I'd buy a Kodak DCS PRO SLR14nx. I'd have 2 more megapixels and a Kodak sensor. And that's exactly what I did. How about that.
Added Apr 16, 2019
If I wanted a camera that was disproportionately bigger than its sensor, I would buy this.
Added Apr 16, 2019
If I had too much money, too much time, too big hands, and too big of an ego, I would buy this.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Sony a9
Sony a7R II
Added Apr 20, 2017
If there wasn't an E-M5 II that cost less than half as much, I would buy this. That's why I have the E-M5 II instead.
Added Apr 20, 2017
If I wanted to become a pro photographer and make much less money than I do now, I would buy this.
Added Jun 11, 2015
If I had too much money, too big hands, and too much time, I would buy this.

n3eg's previous gear

Kodak EasyShare Z915
Motorola Droid Razr
HTC Thunderbolt
Bought, tested, sold. Excellent camera.
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...
Underexposes by one stop, lousy DR
Other gear:
  • Generic 500mm f/8 mirror lens Absolute crap. Not sharp at all. Tossed in a Goodwill donation bin.
  • JC Penney FD 135mm f/2.8 1/2014 Scrapped for parts - had excessive blue fringing