tex

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Artist, visual arts professional
Joined on Nov 22, 2003
About me:

Working artist [different media], MFA. Proprietor Andrews Fine Arts LLC, performing art handling, photography, and consulting for museums and private clients, including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Glenstone Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and others. 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. 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.
HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR
HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
HD Pentax-DA645 28-45mm F4.5ED AW SR
Amazing value lens. Excellent IQ, weather resistance, good size.
Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
Pentax smc D FA 645 55mm F2.8 AL (IF) SDM AW
Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Pentax smc D-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro
Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
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
  • Ricoh Theta Z1
  • SMC Pentax 645 LS 75mm F2.8
  • 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