John McMillin

Lives in United States Front Range, CO, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Jul 20, 2004

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  • No, compared to competitors like Sony, Panasonic, Canon and Ricoh (Pentax), Nikon is a small company that makes most of its dough from cameras.

  • Darn and double darn! I was looking forward to the wide version of this camera, because I wanted a 28mm eq. lens with a leaf shutter. Perfect for doing real estate panoramas, but wait, the Fuji x70...

  • I'm constantly forgetting that my K-1 has a top screen. I'm still not sure what it's for. I can check the basic exposure settings, in larger and brighter fonts, on the rear screen, or in the VF. ...
  • Have you trued the K-1's rear screen yet? In the outdoor view setting, it's remarkably bright. I've used it effectively in high-altitude Colorado noonday sun, which I can't say about any previous ...
  • Howdy, Allan, nice to see  you here. I've tried almost all the third-party ultrawides in RE applications, too. All lack something, so you have to pick your poison. -The Tamron 10-24 turned out to ...
  • I feel the same way about my walkabout pair: a Pentax-F 24/50/4 and a Tamron 90 Macro. Optical excellence in the smallest possible package, both obtained for $250 total. The filer sizes don't ...
  • Replied in Me too!
    Oh, I would like that one, too. With usable ISOs climbing into the big numbers of scientific notation, I see little need of F2.8, especially if it adds bulk and weight to an already-big zoom. And ...
  • Replied in Who cares!
    I don't want to carry and use a four-pound camera & lens. I'll get interested when Pentax offers a 24-70 f4.0 lens.
  • It's a very capable lens. I've tested all my dozen-odd Pentax lenses several times, and the Pentax F 35-70 comes up with five stars eevry time. Sharp to the edge at all lengths, always sharp in ...
  • I'm pretty qualified to review wither the K-1 or the X-Pro 1, because I own both. Packing for a trip to British Columbia tomorrow, in fact. I'll be taking both cameras, for their particular ...
  • Commented on article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40

    It's surprising to me that more aren't mentioning the D40's fast shutter sync capabilities. It was great having 1/500th accessible for syncro-sunlight flash work. High Speed Sync flashes can't...

  • Remember the Great DSLR Renaissance of mid-oughts? Beginning with the Nikon D40, the makers pushed out a bevy of budget-friendly, small cameras with two-lens zoom, for $800 or less. Suddenly I ...
  • I saw a half-dozen varieties of turntables yesterday, in the largest record store in Denver. It's larger than all the camera stores here combined, and there are several more shops in the same ...
  • Well, yes, unlike you like to see what format shape you're getting in the VF before you take the photo. The placement of the frame affects the way I choose viewpoint, focus and other decisions. ...
  • I've used the K-1 in very dim, after-sunset & twilight conditions, handheld with a slow 5.6 zoom lens. The results were wonderful, with critical sharpness at the focal plane and more color than my ...
  • Shift lenses are less and less necessary these days. Lightroom does a great job of correcting converging verticals and other perspective flaws. And those flaws can be minimized by using a wider ...
  • Replied in 35mm f/2
    It's also much sharper than the Limited at wide apertures, from tests I've seen.
  • Replied in To Miles Green
    I feel the same way. The K-1 really brings the power of cropping to a new level. Too many photographers try to cover every focal length, like we were still making contact prints, or over-enlarging ...
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