johnbachel

johnbachel

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

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  • Replied in Dynamic Range
    That's true of all cameras - dynamic range decreases at higher ISO's, because the greater amplification of the signal at higher ISO's reduces the signal to noise ratio.
  • You've heard a lot of advice - at this point it might be worth renting one or more of the choices you are considering for a few days to see how you like it.
  • Why not rent a GH4 for a week?  There are several reputable outfits that offer this.  This would allow you to decide for yourself rather than listening to arguments from partisans for various ...
  • I'm an amateur - I mostly use my camera to record my grandchildren and to document trips. I switched from a Nikon D7000 to an E-M5 about a year ago. Here are my thoughts: 1. I take a lot of shots ...
  • Replied in 50 vs 40...
    I'd agree with the previous posters concering the FL36/FL36R - it's quite usable if you use the right batteries - eneloops or lithium batteries.  Recycle times with the right batteries are ...
  • Hi - the availability of lenses is one of the strengths of the micro four thirds system, If you follow the link below, you'll find a list of available lenses. http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/ ...
  • I had a Nissin DI-422 when I used a Nikon DSLR. The flash performed well, using Nikon's TTL system. I'm currently using an Olympus FL-36R which can be found used on Ebay or from other sources. ...
  • 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 ...
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