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

James Pilcher's recent activity

  • Replied in twisting my arm
    You and a couple of other folks are very convincing. Time for me to make a decision. Thanks! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in looking good
    I'm beginning to see that the LX100 is quite a good upgrade to the LX7. Despite the slow start, I now have a few comments from you folks indicating that the move to the LX100 is a good one. I will ...
  • Replied in yummy
    These are a couple of the nicer photos I've seen around here recently. They do look good enough to eat, regardless of toxicity! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in excellent choice
    It's a great camera. Be sure to complement it with great lenses. Enjoy! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in Good advice
    That's a good point. That's good advice, to read the reviews. I've done that, but a long time ago. I'm still rather interested in those folks who have experience with both cameras. I'm particularly ...
  • Replied in I guess not
    Hmm...not a single person that has or had both the LX7 and LX100 appears to be happy with the upgrade. I'm not sure what that says, but it's not encouraging. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Hi again Dave, Well, I assumed "Rec" mode to mean video recording mode. When I put my LX7 into the real Rec mode, yes, my camera makes a continuous faint noise. I have to hold it to my ear to hear ...
  • Replied in option 3
    Hi Archer, I used ScanCafe once several years ago; "perfectly adequate" is how I characterized the results. I may end up following your path. It's just so much easier. I can cull the transparencies ...
  • Replied in not here
    Hi Dave, I never use video, but prompted by your thread, I dragged out my LX7 just now and played with it in Rec mode. Absolutely silent, whether in AF or MF mode, and stabilizer on or off. This is ...
  • I am intrigued by the LX100. I have a fully outfitted LX7 (filter adapter, polarizer, and EVF). Those of you who own both, or have switched: (1) Are you fully satisfied with the upgrade?
  • I use Huelight camera profiles as my starting point for LX7 raw files in Lightroom. Starting with those, and tweaking settings, you can save Lr presets which you can apply upon import for your LX7 ...
  • I have several thousand 35mm transparencies that I want to copy. I could farm out the project (so so easy, but rather expensive) or I can do it myself, making 16Mp copies with my E-P5. It appears ...
  • I went digital with Olympus E-1 in 2004. Added an E-5 in 2010. Switched to micro 4/3 in August 2011, selling all of my legacy 4/3 gear. All of it. I started with E-PL3, then E-PL5, and now the ...
  • Hi Rick, You got it right about that 1/4000 shutter. That's why I jumped on an E-P5 as soon as I could afford one; 1/8000! My bright primes are much more useful with that extra stop of high speed ...
  • The 45mm f/1.8 was introduced in the summer of 2011. I remember because I switched 100% from 4/3 to µ4/3 in August of that year. The 12mm f/2, 45mm f/1.8, and 25mm f/1.4 were all becoming ...
  • Thanks for your comment. I'm really not looking to switch systems or add a second system. If I were, I'm probably into the Sony A7II world at that point. Even there, though, the 24-70mm f/4 is not ...
  • I always use one hand under the lens when operating my camera. This newer one-handed approach is just a sloppy way to use a camera. Even with a lens as small as my 45mm f/1.8, I use a modified one ...
  • Hi Guy, I've noticed that my 75mm f/1.8 is not a low-light focus champion. I like the idea of spot-on quick AF in low light. I wonder if anyone here has comments on the 12-35mm AF in low light? You ...
  • Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Created discussions Pen E-P5 and f/2.8 zooms
    Hi All, I'm considering one of the f/2.8 standard zooms for my Pen E-P5. I tend to automatically buy Olympus unless Oly does not make what I want (example: fisheye). In this case, the Lumix 12-35mm ...
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