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 [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

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  • Replied in Oh really?
    I shoot professionally for my museum and other art collections, and have shot in other museums around the country while on tour with a traveling exhibition, shots both of the installation process ...
  • From that "other" Pentax Forums. This is in a thread about the K1mkII being awarded "DSLR of the Year" at the Polish site, Optyczne.pl, also LentsTip in English. They have done pretty good work in ...
  • Before I switched over to Pentax 645 and FF.  The 645Z is a different ballgame with respect to OVF's.  I haven't had to use the K1 in these situations yet.  Pentax has focus acquisition alert even ...
  • Try some denatured alcohol on a lens cloth and carefully clean the larger surfaces. Try not to do much near the buttons---and leave the body cap on!!! The cloth should be damp-wet, not dripping ...
  • Replied in That's correct!
    indeed.  And... Yes.
  • If Pentax did a mirrorless ILC medium format digital camera that was substantially more compact, there would have to be new lenses, all new lenses pretty much. That's because of the flange back ...
  • Replied in I'll bite
    To me, here are some criteria: (1) A professional photographer. (2) A semi-pro photographer (part of one's living, or part of the job description, requiring attention to good ...
  • Which was when?  Mine was maybe a K1000, quickly replaced by a used MX.  This was the early '80's.  A lot of water under the bridge since then....I referred in my post to what Pentax is now, which ...
  • Yes, Ricoh owns Pentax, but Pentax is a wholly separate division and its cameras are separate from Ricoh's.
  • Long delayed, and no surprises, but can be found here. Not as technically oriented as DPR's, by any stretch, but not biased or a hash of bad implementation and defensive posturing about same, either. ...
  • that has natural beauty or historical/archaeological interest and doesn't require a lot of transit time between shoots. To get the most out of shooting, I'd want to be in the place for some time ...
  • And I think that long term is long enough that the companies know that it can't truly be reckoned with, given the rapidity of technological development these days.  Therefore, better to work the ...
  • The 645Z (and maybe my K1U2, not really sure yet...) has an exposure quirk:  it can clip highlights really quickly, but it allows for ridiculous amounts of underexposure.  I have always suspected ...
  • Is there a way to find results for other ibis in other systems? Searching is not helping. And if not, why not? I'd like to see tests across the board for all cameras that have ibis.

  • Those here, on these forums, and elsewhere: complaints about Pentax being....Pentax. It's like complaining that your Subaru isn't a BMW, or a Tesla. But, you bought it in the first place!  What the ...
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/08/samsung-slashes-profit-guidance-creating-further-uncertainty-tech-industry/?utm_term=.b1326492c909
  • A used 645Z plus several carefully selected used lenses would be your best path with digital medium format.  The things going for the Z are its excellent files that have fantastic malleability, ...
  • Replied in Hey, there!
    Oh, we'd love to hear more about that!  Please start a thread---and/or go over to PentaxForums dot com and post there---there's a whole section for 3rd party lenses.  Friendly crowd there, too. Yes ...
  • This link is where to go, click here The page isn't obvious from the home page, but there's lots of excellent info there. There are another couple of independent sites out there also, I'll see if I ...
  • Yes, I started by referring to this Washington Post article.  And indeed it was an article about Apple, because as an 800 pound tech gorilla anything this company does is big news.  And the first ...
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