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

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  • Replied in very very common
    I have had four dial failure incidents across two E-P5 bodies. I may be seeing the beginning of a fifth failure at this time; I'm keeping an eye on it. I'm tired of this. I don't know if an OM-D, ...
  • Very little of what you've written makes any sense. Selling a complete system for a fixed-lens FF camera whose capabilities (42Mp) you question/criticize, and to make large high-quality prints for ...
  • @ProShooting: So, here we have a camera that arguably can do more than any that preceded it, and all you can do is complain and demand more? Hard to take someone like you seriously.

  • ...but keep the images coming. :-) Thank you. Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA Life is a breeze by the sea
  • Hi All, We've discussed the "rattlesnaking" of aperture blades here many times. I've seen it occasionally on my M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 and my Leica 25mm f/1.4. The thing is, I've seen it very little. ...
  • Replied in Decision made
    I've made my decision. I'll order my new lens for Florida delivery when I arrive there on Friday for a month-long visit. What is my decision, you ask? I'll report back here with a photo of it when ...
  • I use Lightroom since v2. A dear friend, who has since passed on, bullied me into trying the free trial and I never looked back. I currently shoot a Lumix LX7 and an Olympus E-P5. Both cameras ...
  • Now you are talking. Not only would that offer an in-between focal length, but an unusual and intriguing lens to boot. Got to play with a 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron today. Wow. I like fast glass. And ...
  • I have tried neither lens on my E-P5. The difference in FOV is not an issue for me. Even the 15mm is going to give me a nice in-between for my 12mm and 25mm. It seems that an awful lot of people ...
  • Replied in I go both ways
    Hi Russell, I prefer new, but I have the luxury of a local camera shop that specializes in used equipment. I purchase many used items there. The luxury comes in the form that the shop offers an ...
  • Replied in Mode dial?
    Hi Rick, I assume you mean the mode (PASM, C1, C2, etc.) dial? If yours is indeed rotating freely, that's bad news. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • In every optical way, he seems to prefer the Leica slightly over the M.Zuiko. And he does, more than once, go out of his way to give the Olympus very high praise. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • No problem. :-) Rules are made to be broken! I just did a quick search of my photos. Virtually evenly split over four years between my 12mm and 25mm, although my 25mm has seen more use in the past ...
  • Replied in sensible
    Thank you. That's the kind of sensible comment I'm looking to consider. :-) Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • Created discussion thread 15mm or 17mm ... 15mm or 17mm ???
    I have the M.Zuiko 12mm f/2 and the Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 DG. They, along with the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, were the reason I got into µ4/3 in 2011. They are stellar lenses and I very much like ...
  • Replied in Road Show
    Hi Daniel, When are you brining your road show to Denver? It will be worth your effort; ski season has started! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
  • The Summilux 25mm f/1.4 is not a stabilised lens. Beyond that, it renders images gorgeously. I bought mine when it first appeared in 2011 and I will keep it as long as I have m4/3 kit. Jim Pilcher ...
  • That's all irrelevant. "It's a bloody good lens." Anyone who owns one will tell you that. Do not misplace your priorities by fretting over technical reviews when real-life commentary right here ...
  • Replied in very nice
    That LX7 continues to impress me, even three years after I bought mine. It appears you had a good time with your cameras on the trip. The LX7 does not appear to have limited you. Thank you for ...
  • Yup. For you, Guy, a camera without a viewfinder is like a fish without a bicycle. :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA Life is good in the woods
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