BryantP

Lives in United States Indianapolis, United States
Works as a City Planner (retired)
Joined on Jan 24, 2007
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Pentax ist* DS & K-7 & K-5 owner....

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  • Replied in my musings
    As a K-3 owner, with 5 or 6 asp-c lens I don't want to downgrade to a less than "flagship" body when the time comes to buy another body.  The KP may be ok for a backup camera, but I don't want one ...
  • @ dansclic, for me the better build quality & much better ergomics of Pentax cameras more than make up for any deficiencies they may have. Also, for aps-c at least Pentax has a better selection of...

  • When I bought my K-3, I was able to get the 18-135 as part of a bundle at a very good price.  It's good enough optically that I now use it much more than my DA* 16-50 unless I need to go  wider ...
  • Nice informative review & nice photos !    Have you had a chance to try the pixel shift mode yet?   It would be interesting to see a "pixel shift" version of the Holliday Park photo for comparison. ...
  • Nice photos, I was in Lincoln, NH last Sept. & visited Franconia Notch State Park where the Basin is located.  The K-1 & the 31mm Ltd produce really nice images. I'll have to add them to my "wish ...
  • I'm suprised that the Nikon FM cameras & possibly the FE series didn't make the list. I've found both to be durable, dependable cameras with very good feature sets.

  • @Androole,
    The Pentax K3 & K3II are in the same category as D7xxx Nikons & have dual card slots ( & USB 3)

  • Agree, which Nikon would go back to the style lugs used on the film cameras like my FM & FE2 had.

  • While not having an AI coupler was the reason I didn't go with Nikon (D50 or D70) back circa 2006, at this point I would not buy an APS-C Nikon to use my AI lens, especially since I have a D700...

  • @ Revenant I suppose mirrorless has its place, but not EVERYONE likes mirrorless cameras. I've yet to see any mirrorless camera that I would be satisfied with as my only camera, nor have I seen...

  • Commented on article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70

    When I got my first DSLR back in 2004, the D70 & the D50 were the first ones I looked at. If either of those would have metered with my old Nikor AI lens I probably would have bought a D50 or D70,...

  • Smartphones like IPhones are fine for very casual photography which I do use mine for, but until they come with much wider angle lens or optical zooms they are not a replacement for something like...

  • Very nice!  Having had family in San Antonio since the late 1960s, I've visited and photographed the 5 missions many times.  San Jose is my favorate, but all 5 are well worth seeing.
  • After going to Europe in 1974 with only a Kodak Instamatic 40, it didn't take me more than a few months to buy my 1st serious camera, a Nikormat FTN. Eventually upgraded to a Nikon FM & FE2, both...

  • Its not mentioned very often but  Pentax also has the DA 14mm f2.8 ultra wide angle.
  • Pentax has made "small" DSLRs before with top displays.   The *istDs is very small, has a top display as well as an excellant grip.
  • Regarding the DA 15 Ltd,  I have the older DA 15 Ltd version & find that it has very good contrast & is sufficiently sharp, especially when stopped down a stop or 2.  I used to have the DA 14, ...
  • On a K-5 & K3, I've used Pentax DA 14 & the DA 15 Ltd.  Although the DA 14 is a little wider &  faster, the DA 15 Ltd. has better contrast & is certainly more compact.  For a zoom the DA 12-24 has ...
  • @ Ari Aikomus While I have no experience with the 28mm f2.0, I do have the Kiron 24mm f2.0 in Nikon mount.  On film is was one of my favorate & most used lens.  It seemed to be quite sharp on my ...
  • @ MHiben Well, up to the mid 1970s, this is essentially what Nikon did.  The Nikon F's, F2's  & Nikormats were all they offered in the U.S. at least.  Later in the 1970s the FM & FE appeared, ...
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