mring1

Lives in United States Phoenix, United States
Works as a Training Manager
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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  • You've got an excellent camera NOW.  If you like it, if you have confidence in your gear, why would you change?  Changing systems costs a lot, both in dollars and the time required to climb the ...
  • DPR swears that you can't see the difference between 1:4 and 1:2.7, and they're probably right.  But why would you want to leave perfectly good pixels on the table?
  • I cut a "reflector shaped" piece out of a bleach bottle, and affix it to the body with a rubber band.  For storage, I rotate the head up to vertical, and the reflector/flash combination goes into ...
  • The GX8x is the "new" GM.  Panasonic made a decision to make the smallest possible 4/3s camera, and the result was the GM.  Except the public decided it was a bit too small.   Panasonic ...
  • Kind of the polar opposite of those big and beautiful 4/3s SHG lenses.  I agree, there's a market, and the R&D costs HAVE been amortized, but is it worth the assembly line space/time?  I ask that ...
  • Got my black one in March when they showed up for $440. Can't believe how great this little camera is. But just about everything was compromised over the issue of size: ergonomics, battery life, ...
  • The Oly 12-50 has been knocked around (more than a little) for its output.  I have one and it's a very good copy.  Treated as a kit lens, which is to say stopped down 1/2 to full stop based on the ...
  • Any dollars that you spend over about $120 is a waste.  It's frequently on sale for $120 and even less New In Box. Is the 40-150/2.8 better?  Yes and by all accounts, it's amazing.  There's a lot ...
  • and acknowledge it's a standard grade kit lens.  Full disclosure:  I got one of the $99 versions, so I'm very pleased.  While larger than the Olympus version, it's perfect on my E-M5 + RRS grip. ...
  • When the one I have can't do what I ask of it.  It took me five years to get to that point with my Olympus E-330.  Bought an E-M5, and three years later, I still love it. In between times, I buy ...
  • Having owned (and loved) my E-M5 Mk I for over three years, I would say...buy the EM-10.  Slightly smaller, addressed the shutter shock issue, built-in flash.  One of the really neat things about ...
  • be they ducks or Hawks (the Red Arrows kind). Always like to see what you're shooting, Trevor.  Cheers...
  • may be the best value in m4/3s lenses across the entire line.  It is arguably the only 4/3s lens that made a seamless transition to m4/3s.  First, it is a kit lens, so you need to stop it down 1/2 ...
  • and in good or even fair light, the focus was spot on. Took a long time...1.5 - 2 seconds in lower light, but it was excellent.  In low/poor light, I always used manual focus at 5x.  I could tell ...
  • IF you get a good copy and IF you use it within its limitations.  Arguably, Olympus tried to make it do too many things:  internally focused, weather-resistant, dual-zoomed, near macro...and ...
  • Replied in Would be nice...
    but I doubt it.  Given the global state the digital photographic market and Olympus's struggles to deal with a small share of a shrinking market, I don't see the ROI.  I think the three-tier 4/3s ...
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