Jim Coplan

Jim Coplan

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Oct 11, 2004

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  • Dont know if this was already mentioned, but in starting a long train, the engineer *backs up* first, in order to take up the slack between each car and the next, like a giant accordian. This is...
  • Hi, GuyYou have a labor of love on your hands, and something of which you can be truly proud. Meanwhile, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEPDmofjhhw Best wishesJim Coplan
  • Thanks!Jim C
  • Hey there MateNice little project you have lined up for yourself. I've got a mix of battery-power and live steam. Take it from one who's been there: dont even think about track power out-of-doors....
  • Replied in Toy diversion
    I knew there was a reason I liked you!! I have one of those too. I also have a couple of Roundhouse Engineering live steamers. I was prone in the snow to get this on my Canon 50D (since traded in...
  • I created a table in Word of my MySet settings, then photographed the table. I save that photo on my card, so it's always viewable as a reminder of all the settings for each MySet. Alas, it doesnt...
  • That's what I figured. Thanks.
  • Created questions Oly Tele-Zoom: Buy or wait?
    I am in the market for a mid-to-long range zoom for my OMD EM-5. I am leaning towards the Oly 75-300. What I really want is a somewhat faster (say, f4) mft lens (not a legacy 43 lens), that would...
  • While'we're on the subject of the touchscreen:I would like to see the ability for the user to be able to transfer menu items to the touchscreen, instead of having to go "menu-diving."
  • Here's another thought, not mentioned by any of the other replies. If you look very closely, you will see four right-angle marks on the screen that correspond to the corners of the "disappearing...
  • Thanks, and this is the Engineer's answer to my original question: If the OMD E5 chip cannot resolve the difference, then it "makes no difference." But it does seem that there have been no...
  • True, but do we shake enough to displace the image more than the width of a pixel? That's what I'm driving at. Your answer is the mathematician's or physicist's answer. I'm interested in the...
  • Nice. This is where IBIS or OIS come in handy. But just for fun, try my string trick. It's easy enough. How much does a string cost, eh? Then compare with and w/o the string. Get fancy and buy a...
  • Thanks, DaveI'm 65, and not quite retired, but I can see that maybe someay I will. My original question was premised on exposure times in the 1/60th second range more or less (although i didnt...
  • Thanks for sharing your experience. I guess the answer to my quetion is "It depends..." on a lot of factors, including one's decision about an upper limit to ISO, in addition to shutter speed, FL...
  • Replied in luck
    Thanks, Mark, but that begs the question: Within what range are they close enough. I suppose one could say "anything that's intended to become an enlargement rather than for viewing on a computer...
  • Hi JSIronically, when I first put up the post, I used "OIS," but I edited it to say "IBIS," because I am specifically interested in the performance of the OMD E5, which I just purchased. No slight...
  • HiThanks for your tips, and yes, I agree with all that you say, as good "rules of thumb" (rule of thumbs?).  . But what I was hoping for was some data.... someone who has actually set up a table...
  • HiYes, I own a monopod, and have used it to great effect. Although I usually rest it on the ground.As I mentioned in my response to Jerry, above, I also have my trusty loop of string: Poke the lens...
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