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, Lumix 8mm f/3.5 FE, Zuiko 12mm f/2, Leica 25mm f/1.4, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, Zuiko 75-300mm f4.8-6.7, Gitzo G1158, Gitzo GT0541, RRS BH-30, Lr

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  • No problem. That Nocticron is something very special. Yes, diminishing returns for large increase in price. But even those diminishing returns are something to behold when the photographer knows ...
  • Please forgive that I'm just commenting on reviews I've read. I do not have an E-M5II...yet. Olympus claims, and reviews seem to confirm, about 1 stop better IBIS than with the original E-M5. I've ...
  • I've posted this image before, but I never tire of it. Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4 ...and a couple more... Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • And Godfrey is using the Nocticron as an example of price vs. performance. Godfrey is not the one confused here. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in Memories
    Nice set, Larry. I have not been there since 1981. Need to go back. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • You have a zoom that has served you well; you did not state that it is unusable. Continue to use it and get the 25mm f/1.8. Since you appear willing to spend the money on the 12-40mm f/2.8, put ...
  • Do you know if the lens rebates come through on an order from B&H? I know I can give it a try, but I thought I'd ask first. There are benefits to being an ongoing customer at B&H. Jim Pilcher Summi ...
  • Since I intend to move into the E-M5 II and I've wanted the 12-40mm f/2.8 since its introduction, I guess I'll be ordering both from Olympus and saving $200 on the lens. Seems like a good deal. ...
  • (1) 12mm f/2 (2) 25mm f/1.4 (3) 75mm f/1.8 (4) 45mm f/1.8 (5) 8mm f/3.5 If I had the 17mm f/1.8, it would likely be #1.5 on my list as I tend toward wider ...
  • Replied in absolutely
    Yes, and so much more when you engage the many options. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • You can bet large amounts of software correction will be needed to fix deliberate lens design shortcomings. So, you want a smallish lens, one stop faster, and much smaller than the original ZD ...
  • Yup, that hood is exceptionally effective, which is what a hood is supposed to be. Anything less is a compromise if reducing lens flare and increasing contrast are at the forefront of your needs. J ...
  • Replied in Same EVF
    The magnification in the E-M5II is 1.48x, same as the E-M1 and (for the Pens) VF-4. It's the same viewfinder with same magnification. That specification alone makes the E-M5II attractive to me as ...
  • Replied in No
    I very much like my E-P5 with VF-4. I cannot see anything in the E-M5II that I want moved to an E-P6. I have the 1/8000 shutter, excellent 5-axis IBIS, dual control dials, and convoluted menus. ...
  • I have seen many times in my life where lack of a lens hood resulted in lower contrast images, even if there was no outright flare in the frame. The longest practical lens hood is always a good ...
  • It appears that you want every high-end feature known to humanity, you want it now, and (based upon your C-AF at $500 less comment) you want it cheap. There will never be a perfect camera for you. ...
  • I use a screw-in B+W 46mm collapsible rubber lens hood all the time on my Leica 25mm f/1.4. Also, a 37mm version on my M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8. About $13 USD. It has several benefits, in order of ...
  • Replied in What's the fuss?
    Looks like a rather common winter snow here in Summit County, Colorado. ;-) The music makes it. Nice choice. Fun to watch! Thanks for posting. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • I agree wholeheartedly. I am thinking the new E-M5II is the upgrade for/addition to my E-P5. I'll keep the VF-4 and mount it atop the E-M5II for tripod work. I really do like a tilting EVF. I use it ...
  • I agree with your assessment. I've had my 75mm f/1.8 for about 10 months. I continue to be surprised with the impressively sharp images it delivers, especially wide open. It's my favorite zoo and ...
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