johnbachel

johnbachel

Lives in United States Albany, NY, United States
Joined on Jan 29, 2009

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  • One more thought - for indoors, the Oly 45mm is too long for most shots - 90mm equivalent. I think you'd be happier with the Oly 25mm 1.8, or the Sigma 30mm. Many have commented on the zoom issue. ...
  • Thanks for sharing the Nikon thread - they do show where a full frame camera would excel.
  • Replied in Motion blur
    Personally, I think these are quite nice, even at large size.  I'd probably adjust the white balance for a cooler look, but I think they reflect well on your technique and the equipment.
  • I'd suggest you consider a used Olympus FL36-R - it's very compact, and has tilt and swivel. It has a few issues, however.  One is that unless you use lithium or eneloop rechargeables, the ...
  • I got rid of a Nikon D7000 and moved to an E-M5, and most of the pictures that I take are of my grandchildren, inside, often in poor lighting conditions, so my needs should be close to yours. Your ...
  • I have the E-M5 and the 12-40, and it's a great combination. It's great both in and outdoors, and has excellent image quality. Unless you need the additional features that the E-M1 offers, or plan ...
  • Replied in Lens Dilemma !
    If you plan to use the camera outside exclusively, the superzoom would be a good choice.  If you're going to be inside with available light, it will be a source of frustration, and you should look ...
  • Thanks - I didn't see that.
  • The Metz 24 doesn't allow for bounce flash, which is very important to avoid the harsh look of direct flash, particularly for pictures of people. I'd encourage you to spend a little more for a ...
  • Look for a used Olympus FL-36R.  It's a small flash with a tilt and swivel head that will go well with the E-M10.  You should be able to find one close to your price range.  The only issue with ...
  • Replied in My choice....
    I do a lot of pictures of my grandchildren, often in very poor lighting.  The 12-40 has served me well, and I don't have to worry about choosing the right focal length because the zoom range is ...
  • Olympus America has the E-M5 (new) on its website for $599.99 - I'd say that it's a very good deal at that price. http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/omd.html?icn=topnav&ici=camerasnav_omd
  • This comment suggests that the poster doesn't understand that a 14-150 lens on an m-4/3 body gives the same view as the 18-200 lens that he is interested in.  While the 18-250 and 18-300 lenses ...
  • I'd agree - the E-M series cameras are great, versatile all around cameras. I have two grandchildren - one three year old, and another who is one and one half. With a good lens, like th 12-40 2.8 ...
  • I've had an E-M5 for a few months and my impression is that the lag is negligible under most conditions with the 12-40 f/2.8 or other lenses with wide lens openings. With a lens with a small ...
  • I have an FL-36R which was so slow to recharge with alkaline batteries, that it was unusable.  I found that switching to lithium batteries resulted in much quicker recharging.  High capacity NIMH ...
  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    I had a K5 which was great, except for the terrible bounce flash performance. Although this one has apparent ergonomic issues, if it has the flash fix found in the K3, it might be worth...

  • Thank you all, for your suggestions. mb Shaffer - the camera was set to set to digital esp metering, with face detection. As I mentioned, I'm just getting familiar with the camera, and had noted ...
  • Created questions E-M5 Exposure compensation
    I'm a new user of the E-M5, and have noticed that the camera appears to shoot somewhat under exposed images at the default settings, perhaps to preserve highlight details. I'm wondering whether ...
  • Thanks, all.  I should also mention that one objective is to capture photos of my grandchildren (two and three years old) running around outdoors.  So, while I agree that the 14-140 and 14-150 ...
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