Jim King

Jim King

Lives in United States Suburban Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Retired Research Chemist - DuPont
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-T3, X-T4 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, KP, K-1 II 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

Jim King's current gear

Fujifilm X30
Pentax MX-1
Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T4
Leica M Typ 240
Leica M10
Leica M9
Pentax K-01
I have 4 K-01 bodies: Yellow, Black, White, and Blue.
Pentax K-1 Mark II
Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
Pentax KP
Pentax Q
I have 2 Q bodies: Black and White.
Pentax Q7
Pentax Q-S1
Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
Ricoh GXR Mount A12
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM
Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM
Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM
Carl Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM
Carl Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM
Carl Zeiss C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM
Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM
Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM
Carl Zeiss Touit 1.8/32
Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/12
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
XF Mount
XF Mount
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS
Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
@ copies: Version 1 and Version 2
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS
Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
I have two copies of this lens.
Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8
Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
HD Pentax  DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR
HD Pentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR
HD Pentax DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter
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 FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
HD Pentax-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR
HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
Irix 11mm F4
K-mount
Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH
Leica APO-Summicron-M 90mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Elmarit-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH
Leica Elmarit-M 24mm f/2.8 ASPH
Leica Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH
Leica Summarit-M 35mm f/2.5
Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5
Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.5
Leica Summarit-M 90mm f/2.5
Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2
My copy is black.
I have copies of all 6 versions of this lens.
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH
Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f/3.8 ASPH
My copy is black.
Pentax 01 Standard Prime
Pentax 02 Standard Zoom
Pentax 03 Fish-Eye
I have 2 copies of this lens.
I have 4 copies of this lens.
Pentax 06 Telephoto 15-45mm
Pentax 07 Mount Shield Lens
Pentax 08 Wide Zoom
Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Pentax D FA* 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW
Pentax DA 18-50mm F4.5-5.6 DC WR RE
Pentax smc DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fisheye
Pentax smc DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF)
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF)
Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Pentax smc DA 17-70mm F4.0 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR
Pentax smc DA 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
I have 2 copies of this lens.
I have 2 copies of this lens.
Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL II (IF)
Pentax smc DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited
I have 2 copies of this lens.
I have 2 copies of this lens.
Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.4 AL
Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Lens
Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Pentax smc DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED
Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited
Pentax smc DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 200mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax smc DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM
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
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
My copy is black.
K-Mount
K-Mount
Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
K Mount
K Mount
K Mount
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
K Mount
K Mount
K Mount
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
K Mount
K Mount
K Mount
Venus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D
Canon Pixma Pro-10
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
XF Mount
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Other gear:
  • Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 XF Mount
  • Carl Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 Makro Planar T* XF Mount
  • Fujifilm Teleconverter XF1.4X TC WR
  • Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM WR OIS
  • Pentax DA 55-300mm f4.5-6.3 HD WR PLM
  • Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS XF Mount
  • Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC K Mount
  • Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Aspherical Fisheye XF Mount

Jim King's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Pentax K-3 Mark III
Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR
HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW
Fujifilm X-T200
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR
Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH

Jim King's previous gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III