mring1

mring1

Lives in United States Phoenix, United States
Works as a Training Manager
Joined on Oct 24, 2005

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  • Replied in My bad...
    My brain said "on sensor PDAF" and my fingers typed "focus peaking"  Terrible brain fart on my part.  Thanks for calling that out.  No question but that the MkII will have focus peaking, but since ...
  • Replied in It depends...
    They've pretty clearly indicated that the MkII will NOT have focus peaking.  A lot of the other improvements that have been included over time with the other cameras, ie, improved ergonomics, ...
  • and it cost $120. I'd LOVE to have the 40-150/2.8, but it costs over 10 times as much. It's better, but I'm not sure that it's 10X better.  If the new lens weren't better, I'd say we were being ...
  • Replied in No, but...
    this may be the camera that finally forces Nikon and Canon to confront mirrorless technology as as serious challenge to their dSLR.  And that's a good thing.. I use m4/3s cameras for close in, ...
  • that includes a flask for up to four ounces of the appropriate beverage to...uh...enhance the quality of the coffee you've just brewed. I do SOOO love threads like this.
  • is pretty much spot on.  There will be some times when the new 40-150/2.8 is "too much of a good thing."  The older SG m4/3s variant, stopped down 1/2 stop across its range, is really excellent. I ...
  • That's kind of what I was thinking, but I really wanted a "been there" perspective.  I hope you're right on making up.  My guess is they'll fly the Vulcan as much as they can in 2015 before it's ...
  • Trevor...love your photos.  Sitting here in Phoenix, Arizona, wishing I could get to at least one British airshow.  Well, maybe there's a way.  My wife said, "Pick one airshow..."  So...if I could ...
  • The E-M10's feature set is more up-to-date than the 5's:  wifi, focus peaking, TruPic VII.  Ergonomics are improved by most accounts over the 5.  It's also a bit smaller. However, the build quality ...
  • I think there are only two areas where you'll definitely see a difference.  The first is the growth of the sensor to about 20 mP.  I know...that's not a significant improvment and that is more a ...
  • My E-M5 has a 14-54MkI on the front 80% of the time.  If I need more width or faster autofocus, I have a 12-50.  The 12-25 range on my copy of the 12-50 is excellent, so not a big deal for me.  ...
  • huh?  What does that have to do with it?  I've lived in Arizona for over 30 years and every one of my lenses has a UV or hardened clear glass filter.  The air around here is like sandpaper, and if ...
  • and John...thanks for the review.  What I really want is the 12-40 for my E-M5.  Given the costs of our daughter's impending wedding and another year of college expenses for our son, that's not ...
  • I'm really happy with mine, and personally really only want the VF-4, TruPic VII, and improvement of the Review and F1 buttons.  Leave the general design the same.  I like the abiility to work ...
  • and notwithstanding its ISO limitations, that sensor and the original TruPic engine really did bring life to Paul Simon's description of Kodachrome.  That's one of the reasons I can't quite bring ...
  • A 12-50/2.8-40, like the patent that Olympus already has, would be an excellent SG replacement for the current Olympus lens with that range.
  • For me, glass is almost always the better investment.  I'm saving for the 12-40.  I'd really like to have a small carry-eveywhere camera, but my dollars are limited so I'm putting them where my ...
  • Started on my C5050, progressed to my E330, and now on my E-M5.  The screen stays within the body of the camera which (for me) makes it much easier to manage.  You give up the selfie and the view ...
  • College tuition costs...the price of an upcoming wedding...retirement planning.  Your point is well taken though.  Life has a way of moderating one's GAS, and forces you to separate "want" from ...
  • I used and loved my E-330 for years before getting my EM5.  GX-7 is very similar in design, although a LOT smaller and obviously much more capable. Pany's got some really great stuff out there - ...
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