Wallybipster

Wallybipster

Lives in United States Dutch Harbor, AK, United States
Works as a Fisheries Biologist
Joined on Mar 27, 2009

Wallybipster's recent activity

  • I must admit, that new lens is almost as intriguing as all the camera rumors.  I'm assuming it'll be weather sealed from looking at it.  As much as I have not been a fan of superzooms in the past, ...
  • The sensor is still only part of the equation.  As a former shooter of the old E-system DSLR's I remember people being disappointed that the E-5 used the old sensor, but the improvements that ...
  • Replied in 2.8 vs 4
    Yeah, and the Oly 7-14 will be a stop faster as well as the above.  I'll want it either way, though the price is gonna determine the "when" for me.
  • Hello everyone, I've generally been a stills specialist, but have decided to start collecting more video snippets this year and work on that side of things to add an additional dimension to ...
  • Replied in Amazon
    I had the same conundrum with a bunch of old DSLR gear recently, and I went with selling it on Amazon.  I might have been able to milk a little more money on Ebay, but I refuse to sell there ...
  • I bought the T-025x with the bundled ballhead, and never looked back.  It's the perfect setup for me, really light, reasonably tall, balances with M4/3 well, and suprisingly versatile.  I've ...
  • Whether you are a zoom or prime guy (Or like me, believe they are both awesome), is what you can have in 3 small lenses that take very little space in your pack.  I have three that go almost ...
  • Where do you live, Norway?  The 40-150 has already gotten me some great shots and I live in Alaska.  Wide open should be fine as long as you get a little daylight.  I have noticed that too ...
  • Hmm, chest pack...  Not a bad idea.  I currently use a clip for my EM-1 that locks it into the shoulder pack of a bag when I backpack, which is great when I'm carrying a pack.  And I have taken ...
  • Replied in TG-3
    That looks to be about the best option if I go the compact route. It get's decent reviews for IQ, and has an F2 lens at the wide end which isn't bad.  Is the image quality and low-light ability ...
  • Created discussions Waterproof M4/3 options?
    Hello everyone, I have this problem, and I was curious to see if anyone in this forum has found a solution that might work for me. I started a challenge recently, where I am climbing the mountain ...
  • But then, for me that depends on whether I'm flying, busing, or actually backpacking... I have to make those decisions every time I leave the house, depending on the objective, the pack I am ...
  • I noticed it after a long day hiking in the rain. Mind you, it was my fault, I left the camera clipped to my shoulder strap, so the viewfinder was just a cup to gather water. It was annoying for ...
  • Thanks Roel, You're probably right, although I'm not sure my 12-50 would've had the resolution to stand up to a vertical crop quite as well, especially considering the slight speed difference as well.
  • Thanks!  Those shots came down a little to just getting myself out there within my niches.  I work for the NOAA observer program (They put biologists on fishing boats to collect data for fisheries ...
  • Created discussions 2 cover shots w' 12-40!
    I've had some good fortune lately, where I managed to get cover pictures on two minor publications.  This was especially surprising, since the sampling manual cover was taken as just a "first day ...
  • Yup, good eye, that's an oystercatcher. I can crop more than I thought I'd be able too with any zoom lens wide open, that's for sure. Wally
  • If you are just looking for a cheaper way to get the reach of 300mm, I say go for it.  It sounds like you know that it's not going to be a burner as far as operational speed.  I had mine and used ...
  • Created discussions First Birding w' 40-150 F2.8
    The lens arrived today, so I had to take it out for a quick drive by on my lunch hour.  The light was low and overcast, nothing to get excited about. I really just wanted to see how good this thing ...
  • Replied in Thanks!
    I really appreciate that review.  It helps alleviate a little of the guilt I have after selling the amazing 150mm F2 so I could become an early adopter of the zoom...  From his uses and mine, it ...
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