MightyMike

Lives in Canada Brampton, Canada
Works as a Distribution and Logistics
Joined on Nov 11, 2004
About me:

Pentax K-1
Pentax K10D

Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Pentax DAL 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Macro Aspherical
Sigma UC Zoom 24-50mm F4-5.6
Sigma 24-135mm F2.8-4.5
Tamron SP 24-135mm F3.5-5.6 AF Aspherical AD IF Macro Model 190D
2x Magnicon MC 28-70mm F3.5-4.5
Pentax FA 28-105mm F3.2-4.5 ED AL
Pentax FA 35mm F2.0 AL
Pentax DA 35mm F2.4 AL
Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
SMC Pentax AF Zoom 35-70mm F2.8 for ME F
Pentax F 35-80mm F4-5.6
Pentax F 35-105mm F4-5.6 Macro
Pentax DA 40mm F2.8 XS
Pentax FA 50mm F1.4
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Pentax F 50mm F1.7
Pentax DA 50mm F1.8
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX
Magnicon MC 70-210mm F4.5
Pentax F 70-210mm F4-5.6
Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 LD
Pentax FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Silver
Pentax F 80-200mm F4.7-5.8
2x Pentax F 100mm F2.8 Macro
Pentax FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
Pentax FA 135mm F2.8
Sigma APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG
Tamron AF 100-300mm F5-6.3 Model 186D
Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG
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Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fish-Eye CS P/KA
Venus (Laowa) 12mm F2.8 D-Dreamer (Zero-Distortion) K/A Mount
Venus (Laowa) 15mm F4.0 1:1 Macro + Shift K-Mount Manual Aperture
Zenit MC MIR-20M 20mm F3.5 M42
Tokina-Special 28mm F2.8 M42
SMC Pentax-M 28mm F2.8
3x SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8
Image Super Coated 28mm F2.8 P/K
Super-Takumar 28mm F3.5 M42
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm F3.5 M42
SMC Pentax-M 28-50mm F3.5-4.5
Elicar Automatic 35mm F2.8 M42
Soligor Auto-Wide 35mm F2.8 M42
Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F2.8 Edixa-Curtagon M42
3x Super-Takumar 35mm F3.5 M42
3x Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35m F3.5 M42
Soligor 35mm F3.5 M42
Pentax 645-A 35mm F3.5
7x Super-Takumar 50mm F1.4 M42
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm F1.4 M42
2x SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4 M42
SMC Pentax-K 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.4
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.4
2x SMC Pentax-M 50mm F1.7
2x SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7
Ricoh AF Rikonen 50mm F2.0 P/K with Built in AF Module
SMC Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro
Macro-Takumar 50mm F4.0 1:1 M42
3x Auto-Takumar 55mm F1.8 M42
Super-Takumar 55mm F1.8 M42
5x SMC Takumar 55mm F1.8 M42
SMC Takumar 55mm F2.0 M42
Vivitar 55mm F2.8 1:1 Macro P/K
2x Helios-44-2 58mm F2.0 M42
Asahi Kogaku Takumar 58mm F2.4 M37
Super Takumar-Zoom 70-150mm F4.5
SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm F4.0
Pentax 645-A 75mm F2.8
2x SMC Pentax-M 75-150mm F4.0
Vivitar 75-205mm F3.8 MC Macro Focusing Zoom P/K
Soligor 80-200mm F3.5 C/D M42
Makinon 80-200mm F3.5 Multi-Coated P/K
Rodenstock Rodagon 80mm F4.0 Enlarging lens
Tokina 80-200mm F4.5 Macro P/KA
Helios-40-2 85mm F1.5 M42
2x Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm F1.8 M42
2x SMC Pentax-K 85-210mm F4.5
2x Super-Takumar 105mm F2.8 M42
Pentax 645-A Macro 120mm F4.0
Samyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC
Auto Chinon 135mm F2.8 M42
Opticam Auto 135mm F2.8 M42
Soligor Auto-Tele 135mm F2.8 M42
Takumar 135mm F3.5 Chrome M42
2x Super-Takumar 135mm F3.5 M42
SMC Pentax-M 135mm F3.5
Pentax 645-A 150mm F3.5
Super-Takumar 150mm F4.0 M42
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 150mm F4.0 M42
Bushnell Automatic 200mm F3.5 M42
2x Super-Takumar 200mm F4.0 M42
SMC Pentax-M 200mm F4.0
Pentax 645-A 200mm F4.0
Jupiter-21M 200mm F4.0 M42
Zeniton 200mm F4.5 T-mount
2x Tele-Takumar 200mm F5.6 M42
Tele-Takumar 300mm F6.3 M42
Soligor 450mm F8.0 M42 (T-mount?)

Raynox HD-7000Pro 58mm 0.7x Wide Angle Adapter
Soligor 2x TC M42
Makinon 2x TC P/K
Sigma APO 1.4x EX DG
Pentax Rear Converter-A 645 1.4x
Bower K-mount 5x monocular adapter
Lens2Scope 10mm 1:4 EOS monocular adapter

Kenko PK-A Extension Tubes
Set of PK Extension Tubes

Pentax AF200Sa Flash
JCPenny Automatic Electric Strobe
Sunpak Auto 124 Flash
Sunpak Auto 224 D Flash
Agfatronic 280 CB Flash
Vivitar 2800 Flash
Vivitar 3500 Flash
Lenmar SBT36ZD Flash
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 Digital
Gary Fong Lightsphere II Cloud C4
Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible Snoot with PowerGrid
4x Metz 60CT-1 Flash Systems
Opus Safe Sync
Vello 2.4Ghz Radio Trigger
3x Vello 2.4Ghz Receivers

Rollex 20
Zenit-B
Zenit-E
Pentax SV
2x Pentax Spotmatic F
Black Pentax ES II
Praktica LTL
Pentax K1000 (Brown Leather)
Black Pentax KX
2x Pentax K2
3x Pentax MX
Pentax ME
Pentax ME F
Pentax Auto 110 kit, 18/24/50mm F2.8, winder, AF130P, Filters + hoods
Pentax Program Plus
Pentax Super Program
Pentax P30t
Pentax 645
Fuji GSW690III
Pentax A3000
Pentax PZ-10
Pentax MZ-50
Pentax MZ-7

Previously owned cameras

Fuji Finepix 2800......................... 5000 pictures
Black Panasonic DMC-FZ20...20000 pictures
Silver Panasonic DMC-FZ30.... 3000 pictures
Black Panasonic DMC-FZ30...22000 pictures
Pentax K10D...............................33000 pictures
Pentax K20D...............................55000 pictures
Pentax K-7...................................34000 pictures
Pentax K-5 #1...............................5500 pictures
Pentax K-x...................................13000 pictures
Pentax K-5 #2.............................36000 pictures
Pentax K-5IIs..............................14000 pictures
Pentax K-3...................................54500 pictures

Comments

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On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (115 comments in total)
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mosc: I wonder with such a slow lens if they couldn't just make a brighter 1/2.33" version with the same equivalent aperture and zoom range. Is the 1" sensor really adding that much if the lens is this slow? I think not.

I think knowing that there is no magic bullet, no improvement that doesn't come with an opposing problem all of which even out in the end. You want shallow DOF you need size, you want speed, you need size, you want a smaller package you need to realize it comes with more noise, less DR and other issues or slow lenses and broader DOF. Knowing this just own what suits you and don't worry about the rest, if its not your cup of tea then don't worry about it. however don't complain about the limitations of the system you've chosen if you're not willing to go beyond that system in some way to make up for the things you complain about. The equivalence does offer a way to compare results and know what values are necessary for the desired result regardless of the system size.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 21:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (115 comments in total)
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mosc: I wonder with such a slow lens if they couldn't just make a brighter 1/2.33" version with the same equivalent aperture and zoom range. Is the 1" sensor really adding that much if the lens is this slow? I think not.

No gain... you either get a brighter lens or a bigger sensor but the end result is still the same. This holds true across all equivalents. So what do you want? A faster lens with an equally noisier sensor or a slower lens with an equally cleaner sensor? the package size won't change if the lens equivalents stay the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 15:18 UTC
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zubs: Looked really good until I saw F3.3–6.4

2.7x vs 5.5x (1/2.3" which is to common size now is 5.5x, 1/2.5" which used to be used is 6x) a factor of 2 linearly is 2 stops

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
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zubs: Looked really good until I saw F3.3–6.4

Yep a 24-360mm F8.9-17.3 equivalent on FF... how much bigger would it have to be for a faster lens at 360 equiv.? And more importantly would you then be complaining that its not pocketable anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:01 UTC
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landscaper1: I don't believe anyone doing something like this can actually be ignorant of the rules (at least in general) or the terrible risks he's taking with other people's lives. This is nothing less than criminally irresponsible, and should be treated as such with as severe a penalty as the law allows.

My reference to shooting was with regards to national parks and the sort that don't allow drones, not airports. I also don't think an anti-aircraft canon would be necessary to take out a drone... in fact there are devices now that can identify the drones frequency and block or hijack it, perhaps those devices should be implemented around airports.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 04:03 UTC
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landscaper1: I don't believe anyone doing something like this can actually be ignorant of the rules (at least in general) or the terrible risks he's taking with other people's lives. This is nothing less than criminally irresponsible, and should be treated as such with as severe a penalty as the law allows.

@ppage Ignorance of the law is no excuse and does not preclude the ignorant party from the consequences teenager or not. Now I think there should be a new hobby and law to allow the shooting of drones operating in places where they're not allowed to operate!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:55 UTC
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rfsIII: Don't any of you dare try to blame the photog, and further it's immaterial whether or not he went to the pre-race meeting—racetracks are just dangerous places no matter where you are. Spectators at Daytona in 2015 were injured in the aftermath of a crash even though they were behind a catch fence.
Even in the stands, there is a chance you'll be hurt or killed by either a car or by debris flying off of a car. Straights, corners, pits, infield, it doesn't matter, there have been spectator and photographer deaths on all parts of the track. And usually, whatever is going to hit you is coming too fast for you to even see it.
The only thing you can do is keep your wits about you and pray that it's not your day to die.
I just hope that the organizers had the appropriate insurance.

Sure, if they put themselves in harms way and don't get out of the way in time why would it not be their fault. Still those on the side were in a heck of a lot safer place.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 16:50 UTC
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MightyMike: Read some comments then watched the video... I think everyone can agree the guy was doing something stupid, that he shouldn't have and that it seems he was warned not to do. However despite all that unless the video was in slow motion I would have though he'd have ample time to get out of the way of that car, he just had to move what 2-3 feet as soon as he realized the car wasn't stopping. Someone commented that the tree would have been a safe place to shoot from behind, I agree, what was that just 2 steps away? I get that some people freeze when in imminent danger but if you're that type of person then maybe you shouldn't put yourself in dangerous situations. Any normal person would have just jumped out of the way as the car approached.

@Yuktuk Not harsh enough! either I'm an optimist or you're giving humanity too little credit. Common sense ever since childhood is not to stand in front of a speeding car, I'd suggest most people who didn't figure that out early in life aren't likely around to be an adult photographing a rally race. We're all capable of discerning objects coming towards us even fast ones. I remain convince he could have stepped out of the way with time to spare.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:56 UTC

Fight or Flight... He chose poorly, thats not a fight you're going to win!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:49 UTC as 115th comment
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MightyMike: Read some comments then watched the video... I think everyone can agree the guy was doing something stupid, that he shouldn't have and that it seems he was warned not to do. However despite all that unless the video was in slow motion I would have though he'd have ample time to get out of the way of that car, he just had to move what 2-3 feet as soon as he realized the car wasn't stopping. Someone commented that the tree would have been a safe place to shoot from behind, I agree, what was that just 2 steps away? I get that some people freeze when in imminent danger but if you're that type of person then maybe you shouldn't put yourself in dangerous situations. Any normal person would have just jumped out of the way as the car approached.

@sdaniella, I disagree and I don't think it helps anything to offer the idiot an excuse for his stupidity. Also I really don't think the car was going very fast as it approached, I watched the video several times over and over just to see if there was something out of the ordinary, nope that car though out of control had slowed sufficiently to allow any ordinary person to move out of the way before it arrived. Maybe some peoples reflexes are slower than others but its my opinion that the average slow reflex joe could have stepped out of the way before the car arrived.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:38 UTC
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rfsIII: Don't any of you dare try to blame the photog, and further it's immaterial whether or not he went to the pre-race meeting—racetracks are just dangerous places no matter where you are. Spectators at Daytona in 2015 were injured in the aftermath of a crash even though they were behind a catch fence.
Even in the stands, there is a chance you'll be hurt or killed by either a car or by debris flying off of a car. Straights, corners, pits, infield, it doesn't matter, there have been spectator and photographer deaths on all parts of the track. And usually, whatever is going to hit you is coming too fast for you to even see it.
The only thing you can do is keep your wits about you and pray that it's not your day to die.
I just hope that the organizers had the appropriate insurance.

Don't blame the sport of racing, if all the spectator were to leave then there would be no chance of injuries to the spectators... therefore its the spectators fault not the sports fault!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:29 UTC
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sop51: I'll get the obligatory "I hope he'll be ok" out of the way first.

Still, after watching this video a few times, it's obvious the guy picked the absolutely worst spot from which to photograph speeding, out-of-control rally cars heading into an icy curve. At least stand behind that big pine tree right next to you, fool.

Apparently, he was also too mesmerized watching the car in his viewfinder, doing a slow 180 and heading right for him, to simply take two steps to his right. I've seen senior citizens sidestepping cabs with greater agility as they crossed busy streets in NYC.

"Out of control rally cars in your viewfinder are closer than they appear"

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:25 UTC
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Mike Riach: Well I've attended a few rallys over the years and rule no 1 is don't stand on the outside of a bend or in a run off area, it's basic common sense. I've seen marshalls get verbally abused for asking people to move from an unsafe area, they really have a difficult job to do. At the end of the day though they have the authority to cancel the stage if the people won't move. If I had to do that, I'd point out to all the other spectators, who had caused it to be cancelled, he might then have even more injuries!
I'm sorry but I have no sympathy at all for the photographer.
In Scotland spectators were killed promting an enquiry into event safety. He's lucky he's alive.

I think cancelling the stage is the wrong way to go about it, they should have the power to arrest and eject anyone (spectator) who doesn't follow the "rules" If a spectator is a repeat offender then give them a lifetime ban from the event. And by arrest they should be give the power to toss the bad spectator in jail until the event is over. A simple but effective hard line that still allows the rest of us to enjoy the event and helps avoid injuries.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:21 UTC

Read some comments then watched the video... I think everyone can agree the guy was doing something stupid, that he shouldn't have and that it seems he was warned not to do. However despite all that unless the video was in slow motion I would have though he'd have ample time to get out of the way of that car, he just had to move what 2-3 feet as soon as he realized the car wasn't stopping. Someone commented that the tree would have been a safe place to shoot from behind, I agree, what was that just 2 steps away? I get that some people freeze when in imminent danger but if you're that type of person then maybe you shouldn't put yourself in dangerous situations. Any normal person would have just jumped out of the way as the car approached.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 20:04 UTC as 120th comment | 5 replies
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MightyMike: One solution is to only let people with proper photographic credentials (however that may be defined) and an approved portfolio in with a visual recording device for a price and all others have to check their devices at the gates. Anyone caught with photos of the landscape but have not been authorized will get a lifetime ban and a hefty fine.

I agree photographic worthiness would be hard to define and that a photo alone doesn't do damage, however if that photo attracts the inconsiderate population then we must do something to avoid that, either restrict the photographers or restrict those who aren't respectable photographers. Imagine a worldwide license to photograph, be inconsiderate at a special photographic sight and lose your license, or perhaps have a points system where the more infractions you have the fewer places you'll be allowed to access. Thos who are unlicensed just don't get access. Its just a thought.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 00:55 UTC
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mark finn: I think it's more the culture of extreme individualism which puts social media likes above all other considerations.

Yes there are those "my right to do what I want" people and then there are the ones that are "well they did it so I can do it too!" people AKA lemmings who wouldn't be able to come up with their own thoughts and ideas if they lived for a billion years

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 21:03 UTC
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MightyMike: One solution is to only let people with proper photographic credentials (however that may be defined) and an approved portfolio in with a visual recording device for a price and all others have to check their devices at the gates. Anyone caught with photos of the landscape but have not been authorized will get a lifetime ban and a hefty fine.

@Terry Breedlove, if you want the shot then prove that you're worthy of it. No more free willy photographers when it comes to sensitive and special scenery.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 14:13 UTC
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MightyMike: One solution is to only let people with proper photographic credentials (however that may be defined) and an approved portfolio in with a visual recording device for a price and all others have to check their devices at the gates. Anyone caught with photos of the landscape but have not been authorized will get a lifetime ban and a hefty fine.

@Sludge21017 the vetting process would have denied the climber access to the tree

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
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MightyMike: One solution is to only let people with proper photographic credentials (however that may be defined) and an approved portfolio in with a visual recording device for a price and all others have to check their devices at the gates. Anyone caught with photos of the landscape but have not been authorized will get a lifetime ban and a hefty fine.

Can the hoards of selfie monsters ever be considered photographers? I don't expect any of them to have an approved portfolio. Perhaps its time to have a registry of approved photographers and a vetting process for access to special locations so as not to have them over published and over run by the hoards.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:53 UTC
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eric333: Blame people, not Instagram.

Instagram is the enabler, remove it and any other social media platform like it and it will be harder for stupid people to ruin the world with selfish selfies and the sort.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:08 UTC
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