Historicity

Lives in United States San Jacinto, CA, United States
Works as a Retired engineer
Has a website at www.lawrencehelm.smugmug.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2010
About me:

Former Marine, former engineer at Douglas, McDonnell Douglas & Boeing for 39 years and in retirement enjoy hiking with my Rhodesian Ridgebacks & others. Enjoy taking photos on the hikes and since 1979 have had Olympus cameras (beginning with the RC 35). When Olympus gave up on the DSLR I began adding Pentax DSLRs which seemed to me a logical progression from what I have been used to and indeed that is as it proved.

While my K1 was at Precision being converted into a K1 Mark II, I acquired an Olympus OMD-EM5ii in my ongoing search to have on hand a good go-light kit. But then I learned that the EM1 was better at handling old Olympus glass; so I acquired one of those as well as some micro-4/3 glass. The IQ and EVF are better than I would have thought.

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  • Peter, I just noticed the threads about your new KP.  Congratulations.  I always thought the KP would be the best camera for you -- even before I bought mine. I don't think of myself as having ...
  • TacticDesigns, It didn't work that way with me.  I had what I wanted in mind way back at the beginning when I selected Olympus DSLRs.  I wanted something rugged, weather protected, durable, and ...
  • Plakanina, Maybe it would help if you explained what it is you are looking for in an APS-C camera.  You presently have the K5ii, if your gear list is correct, and say that Pentax needs to come out ...
  • Haim, In terms of photographing your paintings, the Pentax Full Frame K1ii would do an excellent job.  I believe that none of the other brands could surpass it for accomplishing that task.  Also, ...
  • :-)  Not likely to happen.  I have a son who is also "budget constrained,"; so when I determine that I will probably never want to use a camera or lens again, I give it to him.  I've given him ...
  • I personally don't know of any Pentax user who thinks his gear is in the first class as regards action shooting.  I've had a lot of experience shooting landscape during hikes and have taken the ...
  • And -- compared to the Pen F which tempts me from time to time: https://camerasize.com/compare/#625,654 Lawrence
  • I was a long time 4/3 user and was disappointed when Olympus quit making them, but when they did I switched to Pentax as the closest to my needs: ruggedness, weather protection, and lenses with ...
  • Zvonimir, I assume by "relatively affordable" you mean compared to other Leica full-frame cameras.
  • You think Pentax is delaying production of FF and AFS-C lenses because of "our" discussions??????  ;-( Lawrence
  • Zvonimir, I just read the DPReview review of the Leica Q and found this: "If the 28mm lens feels too wide, there is a feature called 'digital frame selector' that drops frame markers in the field ...
  • I lived in Garden Grove while I worked at DAC/MDC/Boeing, had boats, and did a lot of free diving.  I retired in 1998 & moved to San Jacinto.  I don't know what I'd be doing if I still lived in ...
  • :-)  I don't know where Montclair is, but assuming it is further north and cooler, down here in San Jacinto it is much too hot to do anything else.  :-) Lawrence
  • Gary, I essentially, bought a KP, got my K1 turned into a K1ii, and bought the aforementioned MFT kit at the beginning of a heat wave here in San Jacinto -- a very long heat wave. Yesterday was ...
  • Peter, This is really Zakaria's tale to tell, but in a note up above he wrote, "Btw for any consideration the "alsalam" in Dubai has many of k5iis stocks new." I was curious, so I tried to look it ...
  • Barry, We might want to take this off-line if you want to talk more about the KC-10 -- Moderators have been known to get upset when part of a discussion is "off-topic," although I could argue about ...
  • Yeah, I check that one too but didn't mention it because more than half the traffic seemed to be about Panasonic -- almost nothing there about the OMD cameras. Yeah, but someone eventually mentions ...
  • Hmm, maybe I have made a bad choice, but I decided to add a light-weight alternative to my gear and chose Olympus.  I bought an OMD-OM5ii and a couple of OMD-EM1's -- as well as 5 lenses.  Why?  ...
  • Barry, :-)  And that is exactly what I do as you could tell by a look at my gear list -- although I don't have a 75mm lens quite yet.  :-) No, I responded to the OP to some extent because I worked ...
  • I know. But in my initial comment I doubted that the cropping quality could be as good as the normal quality. I said I had not been impressed with cropping results, but if Pentax could make the ...
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