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. Three months/yr in SW Florida. Fujifilm X70, Olympus Pen E-P5, numerous native µ4/3 lenses, Gitzo carbon tripods, RRS ball heads, Lightroom, Spyder Pro color calibration

James Pilcher's recent activity

  • The jump in image quality will astound you. I moved from a Lumix LX7, which is a very good small-sensor camera. My X70 dramatically exceeds it in all areas except for not having a zoom lens. ...
  • Created user review thread X70 Review - one word: Exemplary
    I have had my X70 for just over three weeks now. I have played with all of the controls and tried many of the film simulations. Coming from the Lumix LX7, which it replaces in my kit, this camera ...
  • Replied in Face detection
    I solved the problem. Face detection was on. I did not turn it on that I can remember, but there you are. Now my AE/AF Lock works again. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the ...
  • Created question thread X70 AF-L/AE-L not working?
    Hi All, I have a new X70. Image quality is exemplary. But... Now I cannot get my AF/AE Lock button to work. It worked when I got the camera a few weeks ago, now it does not. I'm certain it's some ...
  • Replied in Not really
    I had the excellent Lumix 8mm f/3.5 fisheye since 2011. Earlier this year I traded it for a mint used M.Zuiko 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO. I got a good deal on both sides of the trade and ended up ...
  • Replied in Understood
    I understand your thoughts about the 75mm f/1.8. I got a good deal on a mint used copy with hood. Through use, I found out that the lens is so good that it easily justifies itself. Managing DOF is ...
  • Replied in Sage advice
    Such sage advice, Mr Laing. Excellent. (1) M.Zuiko 12mm f/2 (2) M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 (3) Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 If I may be so bold, I would ...
  • The shot of the chair is nice; the chair has so much character! I also like the flower photo. How are you getting along with your X70? I have had mine for about two weeks. I'm still getting used ...
  • Replied in X Pro2 in 3-D
    The first photo is outstanding. Looking at it enlarged, the water droplets in front of the surfer combined with the surfer and OOF background make the whole thing look 3-D. Nicely captured.
  • Replied in A big thank you
    Once again, thank you Mike for the photos and blog of your trip with your son. I have reviewed them several times. They are just worth viewing in order to vicariously enjoy the trip you made; Lake ...
  • Replied in buy the lenses
    Sure, if you are shooting jpegs, you can up the default sharpening on a Fuji camera. You are right to be considering the lenses . Fuji has a great and relatively complete lineup. Nikon has sorely ...
  • Hi All, Firstly, thanks for the encouragement when I first posted that my X70 stopped making photos for no apparent reason a couple of weeks ago. All is well since then and I'm just ecstatic about ...
  • These are seriously good photos. What is it exactly that you do not like about that 56mm? Individual eyelashes and hairs are sharp. Eyes are sharp; I used the dpReview loupe for a close look. ...
  • I am surprised (or not?) at the unanimity of the response: The Pen F is more than a worthy upgrade to the E-P5 with VF4. Now I have to trot down to my local Olympus dealer and see what sort of a ...
  • Created discussion thread Who can compare their E-P5 and Pen F?
    Who out there can compare their new Pen F with their older Pen E-P5 with VF-4? I'd like to know what you think. I have used a Pen with EVF on top since my first E-PL3 in 2011. What is this new Pen ...
  • I expect Olympus will have sorted out the strap lug and dial problems, and EVF burning. I don't think that's what you mean by "improvements" though. What else do we want??? Today's cameras are so ...
  • If you read Kirk Tuck and Ming Thein because of the gear they use, you have no clue what their writing is all about. Among other things, Kirk Tuck writes very well about the business of ...
  • Replied in bespoke Pen F
    My computer-guided laser rusted shut when I left it out in the yard last autumn. So, what amount are you asking to customize my Pen F, once you get the process dialed in? Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • I would at least like to see how it looks in the Olympus titanium color. In fact, I'd like to see a Pen F with a real titanium skin, not just a color. Otherwise I'll take silver or black, since ...
  • Yes, I formatted in-camera before first use. Not having any problems now. I will put in a different SD card when I return home from my short trip. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is ...
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