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

Born, raised, 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.
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.
Kodak EasyShare C663
Kodak EasyShare C875
Kodak EasyShare C913
My second real digital camera. Decent point and shoot, good video too.
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.
Kodak EasyShare Z700
Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
Kodak EasyShare Z730
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)
Kodak Pixpro S-1
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.
1/5/2015 - Detailed review in process. Two have had shutter failures so far in 5 months, one after only two clicks. Also two bad lenses out of the box.
Olympus E-410 (EVOLT E-410)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Olympus PEN E-PL5
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.
1/31/2017 - Perfect so far.
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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Pentax Q10
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
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.
12/2016 - Advanced system point and shoot. Great for adapting C mount lenses. Image quality surprisingly good.
7/17/2013 - Adequate kit lens, with one big advantage - 37mm thread camcorder accessories work great, such as an 0.4X wide adapter giving me 6mm and no vignetting.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4-5.6 II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 R
4/2015 - Sharp and no decentering.
2/2017 - Better than expected performance over the full zoom range.
6/2013 - Best value around in a native micro four thirds lens.
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
7/28/2013 - A little bit diffraction limited at the long end, but what else is that small at 600mm FF equivalent?
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 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.

Sony a7R III
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Sony Alpha a9
Added Aug 16, 2018
If I had way too much money, liked huge lenses, and wanted more megapixels than I could handle, I would buy this.
Added Apr 20, 2017
If there wasn't an E-M5 II that cost less than half as much, I would buy this.
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.
Sony a7R II
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:
  • JC Penney FD 135mm f/2.8 1/2014 Scrapped for parts - had excessive blue fringing