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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  • Replied in It's fine now
    It's fine now, and a nice image. All I was getting when I wrote my original reply was a tiny little replacement icon, even when my own image was showing OK. Maybe it was a very momentary glitch ...
  • I don't see an image below, but you bought a great lens. Lenses like that make themselves useful; they are too good to just let sit. They call to the photographer to be used. I bought one last ...
  • I do miss my E-1 at times. I have never owned a camera that felt as good in the hand as the E-1. The ZD 35-100mm f/2 was always excellent on that camera. The only problem I ever had with the E-1 ...
  • Replied in test shot
    I don't know how to make a test shot; I've never explored that feature. I'll check it out. I guess it's a good way to save card space, though. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Created discussions E-P5 #2 - Problem #5
    I had my new E-P5 (reconditioned from Olympus) for five short days. Then I went out birding on world-renowned Sanibel Island with this new body, 75-300mm lens, and tripod. I made maybe 250-300 ...
  • In the middle of Montana? How can you tell? :-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • As much as I want a bigger sensor, the LX7 continues to deliver much of the time and it's always a joy to shoot. Always. I will probably move on/up in 2015, though. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • Replied in quality wildlife
    Nothing but the highest quality tortoises in southwest Florida. He was very lifelike. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • My six month old E-P5 failed in mid-August, the front dial stopped working. Two weeks after I got it back, the IBIS mechanism failed. Twelve shutter clicks after I got it back, the IBIS failed ...
  • No worries. I had my sunglasses on, so he didn't know I was there. A performance note: The continuous AF capability of my LX7 worked just fine as this fellow raced through the bush. Yes turtles and ...
  • That's why I always stick with OEM batteries. I've never found third party batteries that match or exceed OEM. They cost more, sure, but my experience is that they are always better batteries. ...
  • Visit my gallery here at dpReview. Select my "LX7" album. There are 35 images in there that I think fill the bill for what you want to see. There is not a lot of low light, but the camera does ...
  • Created discussions My LX7 as a wildlife camera
    I was out stalking wildlife with my LX7 last weekend, in a marshy area about 15 miles east of Estero, Florida. I got these images of a gopher tortoise. A tortoise, like asparagus, is rather easy ...
  • Replied in nice combo
    Those photos show off the lens and camera quite well, especially the water photo. I may have an A7II + Zeiss 24-70mm in my 2015 future. Thanks. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • I have it on good authority (a camera enthusiast/salesman and a Sony camera rep who shall remain unnamed in order to protect him) that the 28-70mm kit lens on the A7 series is not worth the $300 ...
  • This refurbished E-P5 came with latest firmware installed, although I had to enable the 0-second feature myself. That's the norm. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in $799 USD
    I looked in a number of places in the USA. If I don't want gray market, the price for body-only is uniformly $799. B&H, Amazon, Adorama, Olympus. It will come down. I'm in no hurry. If this E-P5 ...
  • Exceptionally cool. You can't make good photos if your camera is not exceptionally cool. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • (1) I want an identical backup and second body. (2) On the E-P5 I get the amazing VF-4, updated 5-axis IBIS, dual control dials with the 1/2 switch, and ...
  • I started my "duel" thread some weeks back. You can read about it here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54803758 The short story is that I sent my camera to the president of Olympus America and ...
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