Lives in United States Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Computer Programmer
Joined on Jun 13, 2007
About me:

To learn the art of photography from real photographers.
This added Sept 2014 or 8 years after that first sentance. I have learned a lot. Don't know all, but I also like helping others as I can. Its a community.

The ratings I give to my gear are based on my IMO of performance, features and other subjective traits for the price.

jamesm007's recent activity

  • It is a nice lens for the price. When Pentax designed this lens more than likely it was to be the classic in 35mm/FF equal of 70-300mm. What they designed is a remarkably small lens that does that ...
  • The Pentax setting of Bright boosts all colors and contrast. The setting of Natural will give a picture sharpness aside pretty much equal across the board with other pro dSLRs. That is very little ...
  • I am happy finally a fix is found for you DA*SDM owners. This is toward the old owners of the Pentax Company. Why oh why didn't you fix this simple piece of code. This shows it could have been ...
  • On no; same as K10D. DPR lowered the award to "Just" Recommended. Because Pentax used natural as its default jpeg output. Pentax explained in white papers it was to give photographers the feel of...

  • OK  I was speaking of the kit lens from Canon and Nikon you had to buy the higher cost lens before you could get image stabilization but it quickly grew into even their low-cost lens. Image ...
  • Pentax has many new modern lens it should be a none issue (and really is). Canon and Nikon did cater to Pros so have more big glass. Pentax plays in APS, FF and Medium Format. Pentax have lens in ...
  • Commented on photo Jackdaw in the Bird on a Wire challenge


    I don't vote, the pic just caught my eye.


  • It's pretty well-known that man is biased, a reviewer who has a personal like for other cameras will be biased that does not mean he will not try to be fair in trying to do the review. But it is ...
  • You have done a superb job showing what Pentax can do. Its very true, just take some time to learn how to use the camera. As you show Mike, you will be well rewarded for the learning.
  • I had some fun and looked at some P880 pics. Something's I say are IMO but if you check me, do the homework, you will find I am probably right. The P880 pic output was designed for enthusiasts. ...
  • I had so much fun with that camera. I should have kept it, just to use it now and then. It has a true PRO quality 24-140mm lens with aspherical and extra low dispersion elements. The P880 had ...
  • Commented on article Kodak DC280 Review

    Who can remember the Kodak DC5000? I wanted the DC280 but the stores were out of stock. I went ahead and paid the premium for the weather sealing. About $700 for a 2mp! I then found it was rated...

  • Very nice! The f/2.8 balcony shot has some pixel peeping chromatic aberration, Going one stop down takes most of it away. Also the f/2.8 deep corners are just OK. But one stop and its sharp corner ...
  • I agree its strange. Microcenter is giving the K50 plus 18-55mm WR, 50-200mm WR and flash for ~$350, they are gone at my local Microcenter. Its a good thing because now more people are shooting ...
  • Very nice. Such narrow DOF allowing eyes sharp and background buttery smooth. ISO80 and 1/60 lots of light through that lens.
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