Barry Pearson

Barry Pearson

Lives in United Kingdom Stockport, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired computer systems engineer
Joined on Sep 24, 2005
About me:

Photographic qualifications: LRPS, CPAGB

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Barry Pearson's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Pentax K-1
Pentax K-3 II
This is the camera I use when I don't want/need a system camera. It is always nearby.
This is now the only system camera I use. I use it for airshows, motorsports, landscapes, portraits, etc.
Now that I have a K-1, this is my back-up camera in case the K-1 breaks. It is always nearby.
HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited
I bought this primarily for studio work.
I keep this on my K-3II, which is always nearby. It is likely to be used if I want high quality but don't have the K-1 with me.
HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
I use this for landscapes and interiors on the K-1.
This is my general purpose carry-around lens for FF for the K-1. It is never far from the K-1.
Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye
I mainly use this for "things in flight". Airplanes, birds, perhaps other distant wildlife.
I mainly use this for motorsports of all sorts on the K-1.
Pentax smc DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF)
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
"Work In Progress". Before the recent FF lenses, this was my favourite and most-used lens. Now I have just had the baffle removed to stop it vignetting on the K-1.
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
My "serious" printing is at A3+.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
In fact I have Photoshop CC. It runs on both my computers.
Other gear:
  • Chillblast Fusion Photo OC V This is my main photography computer. It is overclocked and liquid cooled. It has lots of memory, lots solid state disc, and lots of other disc space configured for RAID 1 dual recording.
  • Lightroom CC (2015) This is the same (at the moment) as Lightroom 6, but is part of the CC
  • Microsoft Surface Book My carry-around computer, not my main photography computer
  • Pentax AF160C Ringflash
  • Pentax AF201FG AW Small speedflash
  • Pentax AF540FGZ II Speedflash

Barry Pearson's wish list

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Other gear:
  • Pentax D FA Fish-Eye zoom lens From roadmap for 2017
  • Pentax D FA Large Aperture Ultra Wide Angle prime lens From roadmap for 2017
  • Pentax HD FA 77mm 1.8 Limited Speculative upgrade to the old SMC version
  • Venus Optics Laowa 12mm F2.8 Only if it becomes available in Pentax K-Mount

Barry Pearson's previous gear

Pentax *ist D
Pentax K10D
Pentax K-7
Given to a relative.
Given to a relative.
This has been converted for infra-red. It is currently stored away.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Pentax K-5
Pentax Q
Stored away.
Stored away.
Stored away.
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax Q7
Pentax K-3
Stored away
Stored away.
Stored away.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM
Stored away.
Given to a relative.
Stored away.
Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
On loan to a friend. It has largely been superseded by other lenses on the K-1.
Sold. It was a K-mount APO version without HSM.
Given to a relative.
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 macro
Pentax 01 Standard Prime
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
Given to a relative.
Stored away.
Stored away.
Pentax 06 Telephoto 15-45mm
Pentax 08 Wide Zoom
Venus Laowa 15mm F4 1:1 Macro
Stored away.
Stored away.
Away for repairs. When trying the "shift" feature, parts came off the lens!
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Currently dead.
Other gear:
  • Pentax LX Both of mine were stolen when my house was broken into.
  • Pentax ME Super I still have this.
  • Pentax SFXn I still have this.
  • Pentax SP500 The first SLRs I owned, early 1970s. I still have both of them.
  • Pentax Spotmatic S1A I borrowed this in 1967. It was my introduction to SLR photography and to Pentax.
  • Pentax Z-1p I still have this.
  • Pentax-F 24-50mm f/4
  • Pentax-F 35-135mm f/3.5-f/4.5
  • Pentax-F 70-210mm f/4-f/5.6
  • Pentax-F* 300mm f/4.5
  • PENTAX-FA J 18-35mm f/4.5-f/5.6
  • Werra 1c My first 35mm camera - 1963.