James Pilcher

James Pilcher

Lives in United States Summit County, CO, United States
Works as a database designer
Joined on May 11, 2004
About me:

Hiker and high country addict. Two months/yr in SW Florida. Lumix LX7, Olympus Pen E-P5, numerous native µ4/3 lenses, Gitzo carbon tripods, RRS ball heads, Lightroom

James Pilcher's recent activity

  • I believe that ever since getting my E-P5, that I've had to correct for more tilted horizons than I should. I too am careful and often use the level indicator. Your comments make me wonder if ...
  • I looked at sharpness, the quality of the OOF areas (I dislike the term "bokeh" because it's misused so much), the transition from focus to OOF, color, etc. While, to my eyes, the Lumix may have ...
  • Some say art has to stand on its own to be successful. Art in context (pun intended) is so much more interesting and fulfilling. I thank Art Wolfe for this article.

  • Replied in Bread and milk
    Using the Nocticron at anything but f/1.2 is like going to the grocery store in a Ferrari. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Well, Brian, it looks like a hash is a cross between walking, hiking, trail running, and consuming mass quantities of beer and (maybe?) rum. Sounds very civilized. :-) I've been meaning to visit ...
  • Hi Brian, The lack of shutter shock on the E-M5 MkII and the five axis IBIS are more than enough to justify the new body in my opinion. Image quality compared to the E-PL5 will not be a LOT better ...
  • Fuji X30. Quite the interesting camera if you are willing to accept a 2/3 sensor. Very nice EVF, flip out screen, manual zoom , excellent 28-112mm f/2.0-2.8. It really is an attractive camera for ...
  • Replied in I own an E-P5
    After a rocky start in 2014, I am an enthusiastic owner of an E-P5. As much as I like my Pen, my eye has turned toward the E-M5 MkII as I consider a second body. Gathering from all that I've read ...
  • It would not hurt to be a little less harsh. I first thought something similar to you until I realized that the original images are available with two mouse clicks. The difference between them is ...
  • You seem not to be alone in your good thoughts about the LX100. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I am shopping now, looking for a new summer photo companion. I'm leaning toward ...
  • Replied in my point is
    Hi KiwiGirl, My point is that the camera is not going to change, short of some sort of surgery after you buy it. While switching to another body or brand can resolve that single issue, the OP ...
  • I find the position of cruise control On/Off switch very annoying on my Honda Odyssey. I use cruise control all the time. The switch position did not keep me from buying the automobile. In fact, ...
  • Replied in fresh paint
    Sure, just give it a fresh coat of paint every year or two and Olympus will never have to engineer another camera body. Sounds good to me. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in that turtle
    How did that lone turtle make it into your collection? :-) I believe it's a Florida Softshell Turtle, but I'm not an expert by any means! Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • I just acquired the 40-150mm f/2.8. I put it on a tripod and tested the lens at several distances over several scenes. Shot a range of f/2.8 through f/11 with each scene. Wow! I have found my ...
  • Replied in just superb
    What a nice photograph, Rodrigue! Well-seen and superbly executed. I feel the passion of the Tango! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in b&w and color
    Hi Giuseppe! I looked at every single photo in your album. Very nice indeed. As much as many people like color, I think your b&w photographs have far more character. :-) It looks like you had a ...
  • Hi Tito, If the camera you buy today makes great photos, as the E-M1 will, it will make great photos tomorrow and it will make great photos five years from now. Buy your camera now and enjoy its ...
  • I'm about to jump at the LX100 or D-Lux 109, but the tilt screen thing bothers me too. I use tilt screen (or tilt EVF on my E-P5) all the time . I'm wondering if a Fuji X30 with it's 2/3 sensor is ...
  • I guess I'm going to have to pick up an LX100 or D-Lux 109. It seems as though it's a compelling take-everywhere and backup camera with generally more flexibility and higher performance than the LX7. ...
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