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. Most recently I've been adding Nikon gear.

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  • The D700 was built to the same quality as the D3.  It was built for pros, maybe backup for the pro's D3.  So it is indeed an amazing camera.  You have to push it to find areas where it isn't quite ...
  • Robbo d, I didn't try it at especially high ISOs.  I tried it on typical hikes with the lighting I normally encounter.  I started out thinking it was a relic and I was going to find its limitations ...
  • True.  Since I don't get rid of any gear (unless I give it to one of my kids) all of my sins are there in my gear list for all to see.  I was a 4/3 hold-out when Olympus went all-mirrorless.  ...
  • If there was anything in my note implying that I denigrated people who have to save for their gear, then I apologize.  That was not my intention.  I spent many years saving for various things.  ...
  • I don't disagree.  I went "somewhere else," Nikon in this case, to among other things explore gear that Pentax hadn't made and has no intention of making.  I did it because I was bored and because ...
  • I haven't thought about this in a while, but don't you need faster shutter speeds in order to increase the frames you get per second? I didn't "need" to head to Nikon. It was a matter of being ...
  • I wonder how many people are in your category.  My computer is about 7 years old and has no trouble processing K1ii files.  I have added storage capacity, but that is only because I have no wish ...
  • Roland, Maybe I'm not understanding your concerns, but perhaps my own experiences bear somewhat on them . . . maybe . . .  When Ricoh delayed the K3ii APS/C flagship replacement, I decided to begin ...
  • I have the FA* 24 f/2.0 lens. I bought it used and it didn't come with a hood; so I had to get that separately on eBay. But this is an excellent lens. Here is a page from the database rating all ...
  • Nice shot of an interesting flower.  Looks like something abnormal is happening in the center. . . or perhaps another flower is poking its way through this one . . . and the white with red ...
  • Phil, I just checked the serial number on mine, which is black and not silver.  It is 33,384.  But as we can see the S/N of the OP's 43 is 389,215.  389,215 strikes me as a lot of 43s.  Discussions ...
  • Yeah, I have two D700s, love them.  They are both fast and reliable.  I bought them both used with very low shutter counts.  I trust low shutter counts much more than I do the sellers. Lawrence
  • That's an interesting subject.  One looks at one's photos but are they as good as they could be with some other settings, with some other editing?  In my case I've used Lightroom for a long time.  ...
  • You're right.  I didn't test my 18-135 against my 16-85 in any other conditions; just the conditions I was experiencing. Last year my daughter asked for advice.  She said she wasn't happy the the ...
  • Brian, I have everything mentioned except the Tamron 90mm.  I much prefer the KP over the K-70.  However I prefer using the 18-135 instead of the 16-85.  I've used the 18-135 head to head with the ...
  • Yeah, I definitely would, but something like that is virtually unheard of in the industry I would imagine.  Nikon paid for recalls of the D600 because of the shutter flicking oil on the sensor, ...
  • I shoot Pentax and Nikon.  The Df is my favorite Nikon.  I'm not sure I'd get a Df2.  It would depend on what it gave me that the Df didn't. In regard to your Pentax friend who did the update.  I ...
  • Massao, Your assessment may be subjective, but I agree with it -- although I never gave the K-S2 a fair test by means of long-term usage.  I got it at the same time I got the 55-300 PLM and a used ...
  • I had the K-S2 and liked it a lot, but it after all was intended as an entry-level camera and as a hiker I preferred more strongly built cameras.  I did get the K-70 because it was being touted as ...
  • Not really.  I just never saw the need of getting rid of cameras I had grown attached tolf.  After Olympus quit making DSLRs I began accumulating Pentax gear and have the K20d, K5iis, KS1, K3, ...
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