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 dogs. 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. When Ricoh slowed down camera and lens production I began adding Nikon gear. Also, needing lighter gear at times, Olympus -- adding EM1-5 and EM1-1 & EM1-1ii. I'm very impressed with the Nikon Z50 and its two kit lenses -- they seem an ideal lightweight combination.

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  • No, I haven't moved. I was responding to your saying that we could only dream about getting a M11 and someone else saying we would need to win the lottery.  I was filling those to things out a bit. ...
  • Maybe.  If I won the lottery I can imagine myself up on the the second story deck of my house in Idaho overlooking trees in the back yard.  I've had a happy couple of hours photographing birds ...
  • And no image stabilization.  If the Leica ever appeared in one of my dreams, it was probably something Freudian representing puzzlement. Lawrence
  • The Camera that preceded the KP was the K70 which was smaller and lighter than the KP.  The K-70 has more traditional grips and has very nearly the same capability as the KP and is still in ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-1
    From the OP's last comment, it looks as though he was looking for leads rather than discussions.  We told him what was in production and gave him the link to all the film-era lenses that avail on ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-1
    Jim, I don't know what your limitations are, but I'm guessing that the K-1 bulk isn't going to stay manageable.  I have the K1ii, but have been planning ahead to accommodate my own limitations ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-1
    Mike, Back when I bought my K1 there was little more than the DFA 28-105 that was actually made for it. However, there was an enormous supply of film era lenses available on eBay, and I expect that ...
  • Pentup, Yes, that goes without saying.  Jack Simpson has the K5ii and I have the K5iis.  :-) Lawrence
  • Donny, Something that may or may not affect your upcoming decisions: I was under the mistaken impression that the K-70 had been discontinued.  After I had been corrected I read a comparison between ...
  • Oh dear!  One more problem developing in old age.  I seem to be making things up.  :-( Lawrence
  • MaKeR, Thanks.  I'm not sure I ever knew that.  The major discussion when the K1ii was introduced had to do with its "baked in" noise suppression.  But I can't recall DPReview critic ever saying ...
  • And here I am about ready to go onto eBay to see what they have in the way of used KP's because someone just told me the KP was perfect.  ;-) Lawrence
  • Peter, Right.  I considered buying the Zfc as Zacharia recommended, but I've also had this pattern of buying backup cameras -- of cameras I really like and would hate to ever be without, and as of ...
  • The K1 was issued 2-17-2016. The KP came out eleven months later (1-25-2017) with some improvements the K1 didn't have. The K1 Mark ii came out in 2-21-2018 with the improvements the KP had. At ...
  • Actually, a bunch of us were in discussions some time ago about DPReviews criticism of Ricoh for "baking in" noise reduction in the K1ii, something none of us experienced in a negative way.  We ...
  • Donnybrook, Just finished reading all the comments.  I have the KP, and coming from the K3 and K3ii, didn't think I'd like it but upon learning that the big reason Ricoh came out with the K1 Mark 2 ...
  • Replied in Olympus E-520
    I used an E-520 for a long time and thought it wonderful.  I eventually gave it to my son when I acquired other cameras, but being a bit of a collector (of cameras I especially liked) I have at ...
  • SirLataxe, I enjoyed your comments. However, I have had the disconcerting thought that if Rembrandt had access to photographic equipment in his day, he probably wouldn't have produced the art that ...
  • I don't have your precise setup, but I have the occasional freeze.  In fact some of my programs are slowing down a bit.  I have had good luck with Norton utilities.  It cleans various things. I ...
  • DAC engineering had no system for the Chief Engineer's idea back in 1959.  One of my earliest tasks was to read documents describing government requirements and then write reports explaining how ...
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