BryantP

Lives in United States Indianapolis, United States
Works as a City Planner (retired)
Joined on Jan 24, 2007
About me:

Pentax ist* DS & K-7 & K-5 owner....

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  • I guess I would be considered a dog person, have had 8 collies over the years.  Although I've had 3 cats and liked them as well....
  • Also love & prefer high quality products though I try hard to go with quality at reasonable prices which is one of the reasons I like Pentax equipment. Retired City Planner. The Amiga was also my ...
  • Replied in K-30 to what?
    With Pentax, & Nikon & Canon as well, I think you are better off waiting till near the end of the product cycle, for two reasons: (i)  prices will be considerably lower, for instance the KP was ...
  • Ottawa's potholes look at least as bad as Indianapolis, Indiana's potholes!  I think we both need to move to someplace that doesn't have winters....
  • Although in the U.S. at least, when Honeywell was the distributor for Pentax, advertisements from Honeywell were fairly common.  I think Honeywell had adds in National Geographic and possibly ...
  • And yet, most of the popular Olympus Pen MILC cameras do not have EVFs.  So I suppose they don't count either ?  There ought to be room in the market for small MILC cameras without EVFs for those ...
  • Really, I can think of at least 3 good reasons why APS-C is not a dying segment: (1) more manageable size - more compact & lighter camera bodies. (2) longer reach for telephoto work. (3)  much more ...
  • Pentax makes/made several focusing screens for the K10D.  When I had my K10D I had Pentax's grid screen which makes it much easier to compose when dealing with converging lines.  The focusing ...
  • Mark, as a former K-7 owner, & current owner of the K-5, K-3 & the KP, I think you are underestimating the improvements made to the K-5, K-3 & even the KP.  I found the k-7 fine at low ISO's up to ...
  • In a place like Yellowstone, I probably shot in the same range with my DA* 16-50mm more than anything else.  Although there are times when a DA 14mm or DA 15 Ltd are better.  There are places like ...
  • While the KP has some plastic surfaces its hardly a "plastic-bodied" camera.  It has about the same amount of plastic vs. magnesium as a Nikon 7200 has.
  • As far as modern camera "aesthetics" go I would rank the K-7/K-5/K-3 cameras as both the best looking & as having the best ergonomics irregardless of brand.   Having said that & disliking the ...
  • Hopefully there will be a K-3 replacement sometime in the foreseeable future.  I wouldn't rule out the KP though.  I didn't particularly like its looks or the concept either.  Nevertheless when ...
  • Its not that I want a "small system" as much as I want reasonable size system (if small was my only criteria I'd buy micro 4/3s)  While the 11-18mm zoom is expensive & large it's probably not that ...
  • Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would I want to "blur the background" for landscape & architectural photography ?
  • I would disagree, not all Pentax "enthusiasts" have moved away from APS-C.  While I do want a K-1 II, a K-1 with the 15-30mm zoom is much too heavy & large to hike with.  The new 11-18mm  with a ...
  • I would question whither Nikon makes the BEST Dslrs, unless you are talking about the D--6 & maybe the D-850. Cameras like the D-750 & D-610 are not as well made as the K-1, & to my taste none of...

  • I think the point that you & others are missing is that traditionally Pentax has offered usable & affordable lens along with higher end lens at the same focal length.  Eventually I would like to ...
  • Both great cameras!  I have & use both the K-5 and the K-3, both give very good results with the DA21 Ltd.  Ergonomically I think the K-7, K-5 & K-3 series Pentax DSLRs are among the best cameras ...
  • Mike, if you eventually buy a K-1 II, I would recommend keeping the KP as a second body.  Aside from the fact that it really is a nice & very capable camera, Ricoh does not have a "pro service" ...
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