snapster

snapster

Lives in Canada Hamilton, Canada
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jun 27, 2003

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  • There were quite a few reports of this problem on the first of the GH1's.  My camera was a pre-order so it was one of the first ones made.  If you go back on this forum (or maybe the Panasonic ...
  • Steve, like you I had a lug fail on me. In my case it was the GH1. Luckily I caught the camera as it was falling and there was no damage. I used a screw from an electrical plate cover to cover the ...
  • I have my GH3 set to 3:2. I don't print often. On the computer I like to display at 18:10 or 16:9.  3:2 is closer to these formats and there is less danger of losing something in the height of the ...
  • I've had this lens for four years. I got it on pre-order in December 2010. During this period I have taken probably over 60,000 images on first the GH1 and now the GH3 and have never had this ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    River Jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis P1230190
  • I'm not sure how complete the HDR function is in version 5. There are six options under the HDR function in the PRO version 6. They are Dodge/Color Burn, Dodge, Color Burn, HDR, Dodge HDR, Color ...
  • Replied in SILKYPIX
    Thanks for the correction.  Version 5 was the initial upgrade offer I took advantage of and I had forgotten which version introduced the HDR slider.  I upgraded to the unfettered all camera ...
  • Replied in SILKYPIX
    I've used Silkypix exclusively for developing RAW starting with the GH1 in 2009. Initially I used the camera delivered versions (called SE if I recall correctly) of the GH1 and GH3. Silkypix had a ...
  • I went whale watching in Husavik, Iceland in July 2011. At the time I was using the GH1, the kit lens 14-140 that came with the GH1 and the 100-300 for birds. We saw Sei, Blue and Minke whales. ...
  • Jorginho Completely agree with you.  The lack of a very good long reach lens is why I'm now looking elsewhere. The 100-300 is good but where is the upgraded replacement? They frittered away the ...
  • I mentioned in my original post "I know you can’t mount the Sony directly on the A6000 due to the A versus E mount but the total camera / lens combo weight compares favourably with the Pany combo I ...
  • I am thinking of the APS-C for the tele. As you've mentioned above the FF crops to a very low resolution M43 equivalent.  On a 300 focal length lens, the 1.52 crop factor 24 MP APS-C (6000x4000 ...
  • Believe me Tom, I have no intention of joining the Howitzer crowd and I don't need a Pro grade lens.  Some of the FF 70-400 and 100-400 offerings are about 1500g and less than 200mm long.  Not ...
  • Hi Tom Thanks for the suggestions. I like to shoot birds so a reach of 300mm (600mm FFE) is the minimum reach I need. On the GH1 I had the 14-140 kit lens and it did not have enough reach and was ...
  • Good question Swede.  Why the thread? This is not meant to be disrespectful or a M4/3 bashing exercise.  I got and am still getting good use out of the gear I have.  As I was doing my ...
  • Replied in Are you sure?
    I have no idea if the SONY lens outperforms the Pany 100-300.  I only used it to illustrate the size and weight comparison. From other forums (such as birdforum.net), the consensus is that the ...
  • I plan on giving my Pany kit to my daughter but I also find the GH3 body too big.  I would only get a FF in the A6000 form factor.  There are also some situations where full APS-C reach is not ...
  • I had the same problem and it took me a while to figure it out.  A lot simpler if you forget about the A mount and stick with the E mount only.  It's then only a matter of FF or APS-C lenses
  • Created discussions Why I’m leaving M4/3
    I've owned Panasonic cameras from 2003 on, starting with the FZ1, FZ30, then GH1 and GH3. I've been patiently waiting for a better grade of lens to replace the 100-300 I've owned since I bought on ...
  • By the way, I don't have the SONY A7 II.  I don't know how it got onto my signature.
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