Pikme

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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  • Replied in Yes
    John,  I'd be really interested in WHY you think it is harder to compose in EVF. I like looking through the EVF.  I don't have problems with the limited DR or lag or any of the various complaints ...
  • I've never used a 4x5 view camera, but intuitively that actually sounds like it would help!  I like your idea of turning the camera upside down - I will give that a try.
  • I don't mind carrying a tripod around, but I've never found my EM5 to work particularly well with a tripod.  I hope to get the EM1(2) when it is released, so that should work better. But I will ...
  • Yes, that is a definite possibility. i don't think I am 'blaming' the equipment as much as I am just acknowledging to myself that my composition skills have degraded since I've been using m4/3.  I ...
  • It is not possible to just use the level and nothing else, or else that is what I would do.
  • Replied in Not me
    I used the screen when I used a tripod, but can't hold the camera far enough away to be able to see it when handholding!  And it is generally too bright outside to see much on the screen anyway. Bu ...
  • I'm pretty good with seeing compositions in 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9, even if the view is fixed 4:3. But your comment reminded me of how much I really liked using my variable sensor LX cameras in wide ...
  • I began to notice this is 2010 soon after I bought an EP2. I have two theories - one is that the overload of information in the viewfinder has made it too difficult to pay attention to the little ...
  • Congratulations, Trevor.  It sounds like the better AF has already made it worth the cost and size premium compared to your 100-300mm.
  • That depends on what types of things you like to shoot and what focal lengths. The kit lens will be good for regular walk-around type shooting, so get something that adds to that - either a small ...
  • m4/3 will give you better IQ at the pixel level, better IQ overall in low light, sturdier files for more post processing, flexibility for sharper and/or specialty lenses (macro, telephoto, fast ...
  • It is not a design defect but rather indicates something is wrong with the lens.  Three complaints of similar findings after 8 years and thousands of lenses sold hardly indicates there is a ...
  • Very interesting topic. Maybe I am not sentimental or maybe I just don't believe in my own photography, but I tend to believe most of our photographic pursuits are hobbies not that different than ...
  • Replied in F0.95 lenses
    I have Oly 17 f1.8 and have rented the Voigtlander 17.5 f0.95 several times. I don't think they are redundant and would love to own the Voigtlander if I could only afford it. The Olympus is a good ...
  • Some 17mm portraits just posted in m4/3 forum (not by me). Take a look and see what you think. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57772245 If you really want nice 17mm portraits though, get the ...
  • These round ups are showing what rational people already know: brand name digital cameras are all good these days, just buy one and stop agonizing over which one is 'best'.

  • Here's a couple of things to check: - I don't have that particular camera, but most cameras these days have single frame view and multiple frame view (i.e. shows 25 photos at once).  Could you be ...
  • Replied in Stephen Stills!
    My thought, too - thanks for confirming it. Steven, thanks for posting these.  Glad to finally see some Pen F photos posted.  I've been surprised at the mostly tepid forum reaction to that camera - ...
  • Curious what lens you were using?  I'm surprised it was that slow, unless it would have also been a difficult subject to focus even with SAF, either for lack of a good target or because it was too ...
  • My standard hiking/camping kit consists of two zooms (12-50 & 40-150) plus a fast prime (usually 12mm, but I have also used 17, 25, or 45 or a macro lens). If you are concerned about weather ...
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