Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired, thank heavens.
Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. Try to help others where I can.
Other interests include garden railway (under construction), electronics projects when I have the time, house maintenance and making anything that I need for the house, retired from many years as a computer fixer. My avatar is Momotaro = Peach Boy, a fairy tale character from Okayama in Japan.

Guy Parsons' current gear

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Olympus PEN E-P3
Well configured with 24-300 equivalent zoom, plus features like swivel LCD, RAW files, clever Auto modes make this a useful camera for my wife.
Often with me in a belt pouch, a keep-forever camera.
This E-P3 single lens kit was received as a replacement from Olympus Australia after one of my E-PL1 bodies could not be fixed under warranty.
Olympus PEN E-P5
Olympus PEN E-PL1
Olympus PEN E-PL5
My first M4/3 camera, just love it, maybe slow now in current terms but it still works fine for me for my travel shots.
Olympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm 1:4-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 II
Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm 1:3.5 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
The ideal lens adapted to my E-PL5 to do slide copies with a Nikon ES-1 attached.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
My standard kit lens, the switched OIS makes it easy for stills or video stabilisation.
A natural on the E-PL5 as the unswitched OIS can be used, delivers a stabilised preview without needing half press. Lens came with lens hood and has a metal mount, nicely made.
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Other gear:
  • Casio EX-ZR200 A replacement for the sick ZR100, a good backup camera to the ZR1000 also bought later. Maybe only sold in some countries, a small update in features from the ZR100 model.

Guy Parsons' wish list

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Other gear:
  • Olympus M4/3 with global shutter, when?

Guy Parsons' previous gear

Casio Exilim EX-V8
Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
Olympus C-730 UZ
Too big to use now, but still a good 5MP camera.
First digital camera in Dec 2002, still works, must do an old/new comparo with prints one day to see if nearly 10 years of "improvements" have made useful differences in results.
Pentax Optio 450
Ricoh Caplio R3
Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Even now, years later, this is the camera I still grab for quick macro shots.
After about 18 months developed what looks like a small oil spot in the lens assembly thus spoiling images, too expensive to fix, easier to buy a new one. Sigh, throwaway cameras get to be expensive.
Olympus E-300 / EVOLT E-300
Big and clunky now but a good one in its day.