John McMillin

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

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  • It's not always an accident, I think, whether the older lenses work well on newer cameras. It helps if the manufacturer wants them to work well. For four years, I used a FF Sony a850 with a variety ...
  • Just what the eagles and buzzards have been waiting for. Sheesh!

  • Looks like this new form factor solves one of the biggest problems I have with the P3. It's so symmetrical that it can be had to recognize which direction it's facing, way up in the air.

  • It's odd how the OP omitted the K-1 from his proposals. The difference between handling and IQ of a K-3 and an MF camera is prety large, and the FF option seems to resolve that dilemma ideally.
  • A larger OVF is the only reason that might persuade me to step up another format to 645. Trust me, as owner of a new K-1, it's so much tougher to get any deep field of real-life objects all in...

  • Replied in K1 budget
    First of all, don't you dare buy a K-1 unless you also can afford a full set of modern 2.8 zooms for it. You are not worthy! Never mind that advice -- though you will hear a lot of it on the ...
  • I still use a Metz 45 on a daily basis, probably 30 years after it was made. I didn't like the newer Metz' user interface, controlled by lookalike buttons, but I'm interested in this one for the...

  • As the oddball who crops most photos to 4:3, 16:9. 1:1 and anything else but 2:3, I love the multiple formats. I truly believed Fuji refused to offer 4:3 because it sounds like a rival maker's...

  • For under $10K, I could have five Pentax K-1bodies, or two and a good set of lenses. Would I really miss those 17 extra megapickles? I doubt it - but this is an interesting camera for the rich and...

  • Isn't it a shame that we have to make a pilgrimage to photo-mecca to handle the object of our desires? Or, as I did, simply ask B&H to send one to our door. I'll be keeping mine, and not missing my ...
  • Reading this makes me even happier about the Pentax K-1 I just bought. More MP, better controls, a tilting screen, and a truly beneficial pixel shift capability-- all for half the price of this....

  • These flying freight cars fly above my daughter's college campus near Seattle, a few miles from a big USAF Military Airlift base. The C-17s appear to hover at low speeds, and turn on a dime; ...
  • Yes, I jumped on that with both feet. It was a big purchase, especially since I the only Fuji I owned was an x10. Two years later, I've sold the Zeiss 32 in favor of an XF 18-55. The Zeiss gave ...
  • 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.
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