Lives in United States baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Artist, visual arts professional
Has a website at www.texandrewsart.com
Joined on Nov 22, 2003
About me:

Working artist [photography only one aspect], MFA. Began photography 1978 (1967 as a kid), 35mm, MF and LF photography, darkroom. Independent curator, art wrangler, fine arts repro photographer, appraiser; former collegiate gallery director, former program director for an alternative space, 10 yrs undergraduate teaching, 2 yrs chair of the department; Exhibits specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Former supermoderator of the late Lightcrafts' LightZone forums. Co-founder and webmaster of The LightZone Project, www.lightzoneproject.org

tex's current gear

Pentax 645Z
Sony Alpha 7R
Rokinon T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC
Rewards thoughtful users with outstanding IQ, lovely and compact, and the vertical grip is nice----but it's not for the spray and pray contingent. Shutter shock is real, but overstated as a problem. Moderate caution and care required when shooting this camera. Not for beginners or low intermediate shooters.
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
Possibly best value zoom made, great on the A7R!
Other gear:
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 150mm F3.5
  • Contax G 45 f2 Excellent lens on the A7R
  • Contax G 90 f2.8 Excellent lens on the A7R
  • Epson 9890 Wide Format
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3800
  • EpsonArtisan 810
  • Fuji GSW690II Wonderful
  • Hartblei 45 shift for Pentax 645
  • Nikon 28 f2.8 CFC AIS
  • SMC Pentax 645 LS 75mm F2.8
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 120mm F4 Macro
  • SMC Pentax-A 645 35mm F3.5
  • SMC Pentax-FA 645 200mm F4
  • SMC Pentax-FA 645 45-85mm F4.5
  • SMC Pentax-FA 645 75mm F2.8

tex's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha 7R II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
Other gear:
  • Pentax 645 FA 80-160 f4.5
  • Pentax 645 LS 135 f4

tex's previous gear

Kodak DC4800
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus E-3
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
Sony Alpha NEX-7
A terrific 4/3 camera. Among my favorite cameras.
One of my favorite cameras ever.
A marvelous camera, very quick.
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
After a repair by Sigma, terrific lens, very sharp.
My favorite 4/3 lens.
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Wow. Just wow.
A bit disappointing sharpness-wise. Only game in town at this speed, FOV/FL, and price, though.
Excellent value
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar
Loved this lens in 4/3 mount.
Voigtlander 21mm F4 Color Skopar Pancake II
Voigtlander 35mm F2.5 Color Skopar
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Rokinon 35mm F1.4
Other gear:
  • Nikon 28 f2.8 AIS CFC