Lives in United States baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Artist, visual arts professional
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
Pentax K-1
Pentax K-1 Mark II
4 years after 2014 purchase, remains a great camera. Not a good one, a great one, one for the ages. Pity it gets so little respect.
Excellent FF stills camera, excellent value, great backup camera for my Z. So-so video dings it 1/2 a star.
Ricoh Theta V
HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Irix 15mm F2.4
Pentax smc D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL (IF) SDM AW
Amazing value lens. Excellent IQ, weather resistance, good size.
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited
Other gear:
  • Epson 9890 Wide Format
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3800
  • EpsonArtisan 810
  • Hartblei 45 shift for Pentax 645
  • Pentax 500 FTZ flash
  • Pentax 540 FGZ flash
  • Pentax 540FGZII flash
  • Pentax 645 1.4x teleconverter
  • Pentax 645 135 LS
  • Pentax 645 2x teleconverter
  • pentax 645 FA 80-160
  • Pentax 645 to K mount adapter
  • Pentax A* 645 300mm f4 ED IF
  • Pentax FA 645 150mm f4 IF
  • Pentax K 28 f3.5
  • Sigma Super Wide II 24 f2.8 K mount
  • 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.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

tex's previous gear

Kodak DC4800
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
4 stars based on what it was when it was.
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.
Sony a7R
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6
Mostly a great camera, but for some shutter shock issues (real, but mostly a small problem), some handling and battery life, menu issues.
After a repair by Sigma, terrific lens, very sharp.
Very good value lens.
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
My favorite 4/3 lens.
Wow. Just wow.
Still an incredible value
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
A bit disappointing sharpness-wise. Only game in town at this speed, FOV/FL, and price, though.
Excellent value
Loved this lens in 4/3 mount.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar
Voigtlander 21mm F4 Color Skopar Pancake II
Was outstanding on my A850---scary sharp.
Voigtlander 35mm F2.5 Color Skopar
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Samyang 35mm F1.4 / Rokinon 35mm F1.4
Was outstanding on my A850
Other gear:
  • Nikon 28 f2.8 AIS CFC
  • Rokinon T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC Gets 4 stars for value-quality combo