Wallybipster

Wallybipster

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

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  • Replied in Hmmmm
    I haven't heard of anyone on the forums using the Peleng. I remember reading about it back in the day when it was one of the best options in any format, but I haven't heard anything recently in ...
  • Replied in both :)
    Hehe. But if you had to pick one and you're more of a novice, I would always lean towards the tele side. Ultra wide angle composition takes longer for most people to get the hang of as it's less ...
  • That's why I pre-ordered it, assuming it's on par as far as build quality and IQ with the 12-40.  We'll see just how good it is when reviewers and users get their hands on it, but if you're going ...
  • 7-14 pre-ordered.  The debates above about what landscape photographers do and don't need have been entertaining, but for me as someone who climbs mountains, wants the weather sealing and often ...
  • Yeah, that's part of the appeal of the GM-5 kit.  Right now, my standard zoom is the oly 12-40, which is the heaviest lens I'll bring.  The other two will be the Rokinon fisheye and most likely ...
  • Sigh... I ask because I'm planning the craziest multi-day volcano expedition I've ever done out here, and have been doing everything I can to shave weight. Of course, I know I'm going to buy an ...
  • Replied in One example
    Here's a bird I got with the 40-150 and 1.4x converter.  Not a prize winner, but not bad for a lunchtime snapshot and 30 seconds in lightroom.  There is a good amount of cropping here, and while I ...
  • I just double-checked in case I missed something, but Olympus only lists the 1.4x Even though you only get to 210mm, the pro 40-150 can be an excellent wildlife lens when you get stuff close.  But ...
  • I didn't think there was a 2x converter for M4/3, I know I used to have the original 2x zuiko model for the old 4/3 systems.  I do have the 1.4x converter, and it's a must with the pro lens.  I ...
  • If it's the same one I've looked at, it seems interesting until you realize it's designed for larger sensor DSLR's, so it's really big.  If they made a version specifically for M4/3 like their ...
  • Haha, the funny thing is, I had to do some sleuthing just to ID this guy I found in Utah on vaction.  Everyone calls them pygmy rattlers, but true pygmies are a species that lives elsewhere.  So ...
  • Windblown It's sure nice to have a camera that is weather-sealed and rugged enough to take some serious abuse while being light and small enough to leave clipped on the outside of a shoulder strap ...
  • That is an issue I address by just closing my eyes between sliding my glasses down and putting the eyecup to my face.  Even when I've spent a long day at elevation on a glacier in bright sun, I ...
  • Replied in +1
    I use polarized sunglasses almost religiously, and have never wanted to stop using them because of my camera. Those kind of glasses are too great for use outdoors, and all I have to do is slip ...
  • 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 ...
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