John McMillin

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

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  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    I'm not worried about lack of available Pentax lenses. There are new versions of the two lenses that every ambitious photog/lens collector seems to require, the f2.8 zooms that cover 24-200 mm....

  • I choose the hot sauce when I'm at that BBQ wagon, but to each his own. Maybe I'll see you there sometime.
  • Juggling between Pentax and Fuji on a daily basis, I can say that they share nothing except that they create lovely digital image files. Their handling, controls, menus ands other details share ...
  • This addition makes the x70 suddenly look like an appealing camera. Converter lensed have one big operational advantage over SLRs and other ILCs: you don't need three hands to change lenses.

  • You've never worked in the desert Southwest, have you? It's big, empty country that changes little, grows less and moves barely at all. Lovely, though.

  • Thanks for the effort, and nice photos here-- but you shouldn't have to spend a long soggy day to test the K-1's abilities with moving water. There's a very dynamic fountain not far from your...

  • Ergonomically speaking, my Pentax is perfect. The Fiji ergonomics are ...different, but interesting. I got it because of a good deal, $150 out the door.
  • Thanks for your constructive advice. It so happens that last week I bought a mirrorless/EVF camera, a Fuji X-E1. It's a better EVF than in my X-Pro1, or my Panasonic LZ200. Good enough? I'll let ...
  • The thing to know about the Sigma 12-24 is that it has the worst light falloff/corner darkening of all its rivals. SLRgear tested it at over a stop of vignetting (isn't it odd that we have three ...
  • Oops-- I should correct to use the proper technical language here. I kept the black one and returned the silver one.
  • I bought this lens a few months ago. But I also bought the FA* 300/4, in a moment of irrational exuberance. I thought I might be selling one and keeping the other, but my first tests showed ...
  • Maybe it's worth noting that the noted Sigma 8-16 will behave about the same in crop mode with the K-1 as it does on a K-5, with the same pixel count.
  • http://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/tamron-sp-af-14mm-f2-8-aspherical-if-69e.html The Tamron 14/2.8 AF is another option. Rare, yes, but I snagged one for $200 just when the K-1 was announced. ...
  • It was sharp enough on my Sony a850. Not as crispy-crisp as the 8-16, but with much better geometry. The main flaw was corner darkening, but that's easily handled in software nowadays.
  • I think the market has spoken on that, Barry. No other brand followed Sony's SLT example, and even Sony has lost interest in it. Seems like it combines the worst of both: the bulk of a DSLR with ...
  • According to the latest test reports here today, Pentax seems to have moved the state of the art towards that point. While sports photographers obsess over autofocus, artists obsess over a lovely ...
  • Sure... whatever you said. For everybody else, here's my biggest problem with EVFs. They depict every one of Ansel Adams' tones from Zone III to Zone XIII. Outside that range, they wash out the ...
  • You know, I really ought to let your sarcastic and confusing comments sit here unremarked, because they say more about you than about me. But it you wanted to know, I have about 40 years ...
  • The other obvious answer to this question: EVFs belong in mirrorless cameras, and Pentax has few of those. I'm not informed about the range, but certainly there are no serious pro lenses of FF ...
  • Right, Alex. Halieveski hasn't learned yet that exposure is easily automated, but composition takes work. Most of us would do better to clear that viewfinder clutter, set exposure to program, and ...
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