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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  • So, as I said: (1) A  B&W-sensored body from Olympus. Please! (2) A new 20 Mp multi aspect ratio sensor, similar in function to what Panasonic uses in ...
  • Something my grandfather taught me: I should never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of my time and it annoys the pig. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in half right
    Actually, I did leave the DSLR world. It happened to be the the Olympus DSLR world that I left, but I did not try or migrate to any other DSLR once I tried µ4/3. Mirrorless has proven a good move f ...
  • No, I really don't photograph parked cars all that much. :-) The images you recall were made specifically for Olympus to demonstrate just how poorly my E-5 + lens combination worked, even after ...
  • Certainly a small group of small-minded people responded to my "Creative Minds" post. I merely said that prime lenses are powerful tools for creative minds and that some people do not fully ...
  • Replied in Creative minds
    People who use primarily/only zooms do not fully comprehend that. A prime lens and its fixed FOV are very powerful tools for the creative mind. Also, it doesn't hurt that primes generally have ...
  • Replied in CDAF nails it
    Your comments are EXACTLY why I left the DSLR world in 2011. Olympus could not resolve the inability of the E-5 to focus consistently and accurately with my $2500 35-100 f/2 zoom. Whenever I put ...
  • If you purchase a lens and do not use it, it's not the fault of the lens. :-( It's the photographer. All focal lengths are useful. I have five primes between 8mm and 75mm, plus the 75-300mm Mk I zoom.
  • I purchased the Lumix 8mm f/3.5 fisheye in 2011 when it was the only available m4/3 fisheye. It is a very fine fisheye with AF. The best choice IMO, especially if a few dollars more are not a ...
  • I certainly understand you wishing to wait for the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8. I wonder, though, if the existing Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f/4 might perform better on Olympus µ4/3 bodies than the Lumix? Of ...
  • Replied in Anders...
    Thanks for your comments. I will play around a bit more using your thoughts. :-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in good point (n/t)
    Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Any anti shock mode with that remote release? I got soft images at night even with my tripod-mounted E-PL5 + 45mm f/1.8. I was using the 2 second self-timer. When I switched to 2 second anti shock ...
  • Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs and surround, Florida, USA
  • I have the lens in question. My first results were less than acceptable. Then I applied myself and learned to use the lens on µ4/3. (1) Despite its magnification, you have to use it hand-held. The lack ...
  • I can't argue with that. I do what I can with what I have. I seem never to run out of possibilities. Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • I've PP'd many of my E-P5 images heavily and have never seen this behavior. I think Olympus should take a look at this for you. Be sure to send them any files that show the problem. Send them the ...
  • To answer your question directly: I would choose the Voigtlander in your case. I get the feeling that the manual focus is not a problem for you. That f/0.95 aperture is almost two stops faster ...
  • Well, yes, if the birds are used to humans and approachable! This lens is nothing short of incredible! Look at the full-size images. I made these photos yesterday at the Naples Zoo here in SW Florida.
  • ...it's a damn good one! The Summilux is probably my favorite µ4/3 lens, although the 75mm f/1.8 is fighting hard for that spot. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
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