gear1box

gear1box

Lives in United States woodbridge, VA, United States
Works as a defense economist
Joined on Apr 4, 2008

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  • Impulse -- Relative to dSLRs, the dominant economic features for mirrorless are "flipped".   That is, given the small volumes and relative state of technology, in mirrorless the principal parts of ...
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    Phillips -- You put your finger on something that has bothered me for quite some time: the lack of consumer appreciation of the sensor-optical system as a system . There is no point -- at least ...
  • String -- As both a m4/3 (for three years w/various Panny bodies & a new EM5) and FF shooter, i think that your words summarize it:  it depends on the target imagining objective balanced against ...
  • Mark -- How elegant and i would certainly buy one.  The hole in the line, though, is the wide side.  19mm just ain't wide.  A 12mm or 14mm is really needed, too.  A 12mm f2.8, particularly, would ...
  • Indeed; i should have thought to include that benefit.  that surrounding space is almost like the framelines on a rangefinder, which has always been rightfully touted as a major RF benefit over ...
  • i agree with Dave; consider Jpeg . . . ORRRR . . . if you really wanna keep yer raw files . . . Consider DX or restricted image size. Can your image requirements be satisfied with 40+% of the ...
  • John -- I think you make an excellent point:  f4 @ 150mm probably just doesn't constitute a real opportunity in m4/3 for the majors.  As you say, they've got zooms that cover it several ways and ...
  • Fritz -- When i wanna go long i lug out the FF gear; among other things, the AF in m4/3 just doesn't do it for me the motorsports and wildlife applications that i (rarely) have.  But i don't have ...
  • Trevor -- Man, i'm with you on the ergonomics.  It either works or it doesn't.  And my hand is large and fingers are long.  When 14 i was actively recruited for piano (which i declined); to this ...
  • Kris -- On the remote chance that you might be interested in this hard-hearted economist's rationale for buying the EM5 & 12-40 at this Black Friday i offer the following comments: Firstly, i view ...
  • Jon -- Sadly, that has not been my experience.  On dSLRs, at least, even dry dust doesn't seem to be all that responsive -- in the two or three times i've tired air puffs separate from other ...
  • drj -- Hmmm.  Well you do shoot more than this putzer; maybe four times more.  So i recognize your expertise. When i started shooting digital on a d80 (which has no sensor clean mode) dust didn't ...
  • As luck would have it, i *am* in the market for an OM body (for the IBIS, mainly) to use with my ragged collection of m4/3 glass (and -- hurray -- AIS lenses that my Panny bodies hardly use). ...
  • Forgive me for presuming that my experience might be of some value here.  I shoot a fair amount with Nikon dSLRs (various bodies since 2005); for the past three years i've used my Panny m4/3s as ...
  • Usually Black Friday offers a heavy dose of consumer-oriented gear at good prices . . . particularly models that have been out for a bit and have not sold quite as well as anticipated.  That goes ...
  • i agree with TQ; do not try to replicate prime performance with this, or any, zoom.  Both of these lenses are convience compromises and you should expect to post-process to get the best out of ...
  • Yes, the d6x0 allows up to ten AIS non-cpu lenses, and it is more than worth it to put the data in.  You get matrix metering under A and M as well as flash automation (although no distance info, ...
  • Yannis -- Biggest drawback . . . aside from some inherent characteristics cooked into the m4/3 standard?  I ask because the "price" of a 4/3 sensor compared to larger sensors are some quite ...
  • sudip -- Oh boy.  There is no simple answer to your question; it is a question of image resolution (and other characteristics) requirements vs: 1) how the new lens fits into the travel kit you plan ...
  • Tim/Jonathan/Steve -- I can only judge by my own samples and experience.  I, perhaps, should have been clear about my standards for "avoid"; it is simply this: IF the corners of the lens are ...
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