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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 same here
    Hi Bene, (old thread, but maybe I'll catch you!) My E-P5 also gets very warm, even when not shooting much at all. That cannot be good for the camera or the battery. My previous Pens (E-PL3, E-PL5) ...
  • Good day Traveler, I'm working along that line as we speak. Although, the Fuji option I mentioned is not really there due to my heavy investment in really good µ4/3 glass and my limited ability to ...
  • Replied in abandon the Pen
    I've had it with the E-P5. Unlike I, you seem to have an option at the moment: Take the OM-D E-M10 MkII and cross you fingers. Or see if you can get them to trade up to the E-M5 MkII to compensate ...
  • Wow, Bob. Your before-and-after images show the amazing things your developing voodoo can accomplish. Did you do this with the new Lightroom 7 foliage and weather sliders? :-D Jim Pilcher Bonita ...
  • I agree with you on that. Purchasing locally, if possible, seems a better choice given the lack of quality control Olympus seems to have. I've had two E-P5 bodies, and both have failed with regard ...
  • I'm not trying to spend your money, but I highly suggest that you get it repaired. You will never be satisfied with this camera as long as it is partially malfunctioning. The aggravation will grow ...
  • Replied in go full µ4/3
    You will get the very best performance by acquiring the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO. I say this having come from traditional 4/3 and high-end kit. Go full µ4/3 and never look back. My 4/3 kit ...
  • Replied in OK, B+W it is
    Well, I've never been disappointed with a B+W filter, so I'll save a bit of cash and go that direction. Thanks to all who posted their comments. Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • I am going to put a UV filter on the front of my 40-150mm PRO zoom. I do not like the prospect of sea salt spraying on the exposed front element of the lens. Also, I've always used front ...
  • Replied in fair enough
    I understand. Fair enough, Michael. I hope your day is a good one. :-) Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • Replied in metal body
    I read in a description of the camera that it indeed has a metal body. Magnesium? Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • Hi Michael, One star is as low as you can rate an item. To me, that implies that it's just terrible or completely unworkable. Reading your review, I would have guessed a two or three star rating. I ...
  • There, did I get your attention? Yes, the body is small, but the good lenses are every bit as large as DSLR lenses. If size and weight are a concern for you, the A7RII does not really solve that ...
  • Replied in satellite radio
    Firstly, I understand your viewpoint! Yes!!! On the other hand, I never said my viewpoint makes marketing sense. :-) Video in a stills camera is, for me, like having built-in satellite radio in my ...
  • Pay no attention to the few that say your 25mm f/1.8 is too limiting. Believe in yourself and your growth as a photographer. If you cannot make great photographs with that very good lens, then you ...
  • So, Larry, do you like your 12mm f/2? Are you sorry you did not get the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, for example? Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
  • I have to disagree, Thomas. Many well-respected people are getting their hands on the A7R II and are very impressed so far. Very little mention of price is made, at least from a negative ...
  • And if Olympus does not meet that standard? I'm just curious. I sounds as though you might abandon Olympus at that point. I would not. :-) I'm with you there. Remove video as far as I'm concerned. ...
  • Replied in very high price
    A well-designed f/1.0 lens is going to be very expensive in any format. $1000 is highly optimistic. I would be surprised if a 50mm were less than $1600 USD. Olympus PRO lenses are extremely ...
  • This thread is aging, but it is beginning to look like I may get my wish for a 50mm f/1.0. I"m OK with that. ;-) Jim Pilcher Bonita Springs, Florida, USA Life is good at Latitude 26
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