Jim King

Jim King

Lives in United States Suburban Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Retired chemist (but still learning...)
Joined on Jan 2, 2000
About me:

I worked as an R&D chemist doing color design and pigmentation of exterior OEM automotive finishes during most of a 40 year career with DuPont. I retired in July 2004 but still participate in a local professional color society. I shoot primarily with Fujifilm, Leica, Pentax, and Sony digital cameras.

What began as an attempt to acquire a few used primes to use with my Pentax film cameras has turned into a major case of collector's mania and I’ve accumulated an extensive collection of film and digital camera bodies, lenses, and accessories over the past 15+ years.

My collection of digital cameras:

+ Epson R-D1 MILC body
+ Fujifilm F31fd, X30 digicams; X-A1, X-E3, X-H1, X-T2 MILC bodies
+ Leica M8, M8.2, M9, M Typ 240, M10 MILC bodies
+ Olympus C-2020Z, E-10, D-40Z digicams
+ Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 digicam
+ Pentax *ist-D, K10D, K20D, K-m, K-7, K-x, K-5, K-5 IIs, K-3, K-3 II, K-1 DSLR bodies; Q (2), Q7, Q-S1, K-01 (4) MILC bodies; Optio S4, MX-1 digicams
+ Ricoh GXR body w/ 6 lensor modules
+ Sony RX100 V digicam

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Subject Forum Last post
Just Testing Pentax SLR Talk 1 day ago
Samyang/Rokinon 12/2 for astrophotography? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
FF K1 with the great old A* lenses Pentax SLR Talk 3 days ago
Autumn means mushrooms, however... Pentax SLR Talk 5 days ago
Screen protector yes or no? Sony Cyber-shot Talk 1 week ago
XT3 does not like compatible batteries Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
XT3 , a 5-star camera Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Leica CL lens choice Leica Talk 1 week ago
With most brands going mirrorless, what should Pentax do? Pentax SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
And Now - The Canon FF Mirrorless........ Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Buyer beware... Amazon selling previously opened cameras Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 months ago
Fuji 16-50 vs 18-55 lens Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 months ago
Why Ricoh and Pentax? Pentax SLR Talk 4 months ago
This is my first post since 2016 Pentax SLR Talk 5 months ago
Has fujifilm kicked off the X-H1 with a failed strategy? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
18-135mm. Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
Recommended UV/Haze filter for XF 16-55 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
Moving from Pentax to Fujifilm Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Fuji X Juju Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
X-E2 with 18-55 still a good buy? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Fuji X-Monochrom Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Would you pay this for this USED gear? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
What camera will you use while your K-1 is in the shop? Pentax SLR Talk 6 months ago
The K1 needs better af -- how hard can that be? Pentax SLR Talk 7 months ago
Testing the 16-50mm & 50-230mm I just purchased Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Modern APS-C? Oh... wel... somebody can do it rigt... Ricoh, we smell a problem.. Pentax SLR Talk 7 months ago
X-H1s Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
What a Disaster -- A Total Joke of a "Review"! Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Fuji X-H1 review: A failure? (this is a question, not a statement!!) Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Is This a Feature you would Like in a Firmware Update? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
I predict, there will be a fuji FF. Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Is this the last hole in the Fuji x lens lineup? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Fuji XF OIS Lenses with the IBI of XH-1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
IBIS Poll for all Fuji photographers ( Not for videographers) Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Pentax K-1 Upgrade Offer Pentax SLR Talk 7 months ago
Top 3 Fuji lenses Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Read Error or Card Error? Any PERMANENT fix? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Oh darn, whats that going to cost me Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
16-55 and teleconverter? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Looking for rendering just like the 35mm F1.4, but faster focusing Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Got me a golden oldie Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago
NP-W126 battery on X-T2 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Herb Keppler's book Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago
ecoEfficiency NP-W126S Batteries Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Nikkei being mean to Ricoh again. :-) Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago
Be Leica like Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago
PK mount ... just resting? Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
Is X-H1 essentially a "X-T3"? Is this the end of the X-T line? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Cattleya Orchids Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago
K1 with the Pentax shift lens 28mm f3.5 Pentax SLR Talk 8 months ago