mark dimo

mark dimo

Lives in United States Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Works as a pentax photography crusader / physician
Joined on Sep 27, 2004
About me:

Pentax program plus with Motor Drive A
Pentax Super Program
Pentax SF1n
Pentax Pz1pwWith Fd grip
Pentax MZ5n
Pentax *istD with BG1 grip
Pentax K100D
Pentax K10D
Pentax K20D
Pentax K7
Pentax K5
Pentax K5IIs
Pentax K3
Pentax K-01
Pentax KP

Pentax SMC A 50 f2
Pentax SMC A 100 f2.8 (one of my all-time favorite lenses, bought it 20 years ago,
and it is amazing)
Pentax SMC F 50mm f1.7 (one of my sharpest)
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 21mm f3.2
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 40mm f2.8
Pentax SMCP DA pancake limited 70mm f2.4
Pentax SMCP FA limited 43mm f1.9
Pentax SMCP FA limited 77mm f1.8 (this lens is the standard of which all lenses try to measure up to)
Pentax SMCP FA Limited 31mm f1.8
Pentax SMC DA 16-45mm ED/AL (the most versatile)
Pentax SMC F macro 1:3.5-4.5 35-70 mm
Pentax SMCP FA* 24mm f2 AL IF
Pentax SMCP FA* 600mm f4 IF
Pentax SMCP DA 10-17mm Fisheye (perhaps, the funnest lens you will ever own)
All the Pentax DA* SDM line (60-250, 200 f2.8, 300 f4, 16-50 f2.8, 50-135 f2.8)
Pentax HD DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR Zoom Lens
Pentax AF330FTZ flash
Pentax AF360FGZ flash
Pentax AF540FGZ flash

Tokina ATX Pro II 28-70mm f2.6
Tokina ATX Pro II 80-200mm f2.8
Tokina ATX AF 400mm f5.6 SD

Nikon D70
Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom
Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AF-D

Canon 1DMarkiii
Canon 6D

Fuji X100T

Sony A7iii
Sony a6100
wish list:
Pentax SMC FA*85mm f1.4
more hair on my head

mark dimo's recent activity

  • Each one is from 1984 and they work fine! It needs new seals and I have sourced a Pentax specific repair tech who will service the seals for 30$ per body and they should be ready to go. the shutter ...
  • Amazing news! I still shoot film and love the entire process from composition, capture to develop and print. It is an art form and eagerly accept Pentax’ decision to return to the film market. I’ll ...
  • Excellent read and top quality photography. A nice all-In one editorial piece that is an Editors dream. You can shoot and write the story!!!
  • Yes, a little bit of misfortune for me. I owned a complete set of FA limiteds in prisitne condition and all "Made in Japan" My FA 77 had to go back to Precision in Connecticut 3 times to get it ...
  • This may have already been answered. The FA limiteds tend to have a defect of the tiny gears freezing in the event of the Lens having minimal use. Both my FA 77 and 43 froze and I had to send them ...
  • Replied in Aye!
    Great to see you here still. Not sure on the exact date?
  • Replied in Aye!
    Im not sure the member who created it,  I just remember being asked to contribute a portrait in 2004. I was surprised to see that the account was still active after all these years.
  • I believe Pentax will reduce in production volume and stay afloat to manufacture for their small niche base. Decrease the loss of resources and manpower to channels that dont result in sales.

  • I wanted to share a link to a pbase gallery that hosted all of our self potraits, before selfies were ever a thing. How many are still here,  say "Aye"
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