Jim King

Jim King

Lives in United States Suburban Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Retired Research 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 as a Senior Research Fellow 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 17+ 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 II, KP 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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Share your 8-16 first impressions! Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 hours ago
New Pentax owner - lens help Pentax SLR Talk 10 hours ago
Playing with the SMC Pentax-A f2.8 135mm Pentax SLR Talk 1 day ago
DA 560 Bargain Price Pentax SLR Talk 6 days ago
New Pentax APS-C camera rumored for the 2019 cp show Pentax SLR Talk 1 week ago
Do you own two systems? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
pentax-k-1-mark-ii-now-comes-with-a-free-battery-grip-bag-and-strap-in-addition-to-the-100-discount/ Pentax SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
KP on Black Friday special Pentax SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Sigma 35 1.4 DG ART and Pentax KP - Sample Images Pentax SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Why I wish Fuji would release some lower cost lenses- article Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
XF 8-16/2.8 review out @lenstip Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Fuji, 200-400 f4 essential to complete the series? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Worrying times ahead, possibly, for Fuji x? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Black Friday Pre-sale Pentax SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
K-1: Crazy, creepy & normal pictures from the woods ... Pentax SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
KP with DA 55-300 PLM, a raven Pentax SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
I know this question has been asked before, but I can't find it Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
How faster XT3 locks on focus in AFC vs XT2 (H1) Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
K-1 - pastel-colored leaves Pentax SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
A M43 for 3K and an FF for 1K Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
DFA* 15-30mm for long exposures (Waterfalls) Pentax SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
I think I found the solution for a small and light tele Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Firmware update for X-T2, X-H1, X-T1 and Fujinon XF 50-140, XF 80mm, XF100-400, XC 15-45 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Color science Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Poll: Are You Planning to Purchase 16-80/4? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Pentax 24-70 Pentax SLR Talk 1 month ago
Voigtlander 40 f1.2 M mount on XT series Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Why not both X-trans & Bayer? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
The 2nd prime ... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Which systems will survive? News & Rumors Talk 2 months ago
Test at Pentax Forums of DFA 50/1.4 Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Good Price on K-1 Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
50mm 1.4 Lower Price on Amazon Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Samyang/Rokinon 12/2 for astrophotography? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
XT3 does not like compatible batteries Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Just Testing Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Is My "New" Fuji X-H1 A B&H Returned Item? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF and Pentax DFA 50mm/1.4 FF Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
FF K1 with the great old A* lenses Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Autumn means mushrooms, however... Pentax SLR Talk 2 months ago
Screen protector yes or no? Sony Cyber-shot Talk 2 months ago
XT3 , a 5-star camera Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Leica CL lens choice Leica Talk 2 months ago
With most brands going mirrorless, what should Pentax do? Pentax SLR Talk 3 months ago
And Now - The Canon FF Mirrorless........ Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 months ago
Buyer beware... Amazon selling previously opened cameras Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
Fuji 16-50 vs 18-55 lens Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Why Ricoh and Pentax? Pentax SLR Talk 6 months ago
This is my first post since 2016 Pentax SLR Talk 7 months ago
Has fujifilm kicked off the X-H1 with a failed strategy? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago