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 good memories
    Thanks for these photos, Jack. I have not been to the mission in at least seven years. It was fun looking at your images and thinking, "I remember that!"
  • I always have time to look at cats. Forget dogs. Lotus Cat Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in The great normal
    Hi Bill, You need a "normal" lens to go with your 12mm and 60mm. The Leica 25mm f/1.4 is a brilliant addition to the pair you have. The M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 would be my second choice. Third? Probably ...
  • Replied in neglect
    Bill, You need to retrieve that GX7 before it dies of neglect. Seriously. That's too nice a piece of kit to give to someone who will use his iPhone at every opportunity. Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • You should see my front yard. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in nicely done
    These are nicely composed and crisp shots. I've read that the Lumix 100-300mm is not so good at 300mm. Your photos seem to prove otherwise. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • The "colder" version makes me feel right at home. Nice work. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in four months ago
    Harsh? Here is my backyard four months ago. I guess it depends upon how you define harsh. Lovely, actually, if you are prepared for it. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in flat ground
    Around here, this is flat ground! I'm blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Walking around in my backyard yesterday afternoon. This Leica 25mm f/1.4 is a fantastic lens, especially when using it at the optimum aperture range of f/4-f/5.6. I got this lens in 2011 as soon ...
  • My own tests (more than once) indicate that my LX7 is sharpest at f/2.8, and nearly as sharp at f/4. So I use f/2.8 for ALL photos unless it just is not appropriate. That would be in extremely ...
  • A good photographer using the LX7 rarely disappoints. :-D Who cares about a massive FZ1000? Don't need it. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Hello DonParrot, It has been a while since you and I spoke, but that's for another time... :-D You may have to shoot raw+jpeg and suffer through some raw conversions and jpeg comparisons. Then, and ...
  • In 1993, I think I remember being told it was $80,000 USD, special order only, with 50% payment at the time of the order.

  • I had a chance to see one of these up close when Pope John Paul II visited our city in 1993. Canon had a showroom at that time and they put this lens on display for a couple of weeks. The Canon rep...

  • The only real way to know is to try a piece of kit for yourself. I applaud you for finding a way to test the lens rather than just rely on hearsay and conjecture here. Keep on shooting! Jim Pilcher ...
  • Replied in The thing is...
    ... the 17mm f/1.8 is not really a soft lens. That some people say it is does not make it so. I have seen far too many excellent images from this lens to hold the opinion that it is soft. Jim Pilcher ...
  • Enrique: How can you live with such a terribly soft lens? It's obvious that in no way can it make a good photo. What was Olympus thinking? On the other hand, it's on my short list. What can I say? ...
  • Just imagine all of that hanging off the front of a Lumix GM1. Now, that would be quite the Rube Goldberg contraption, and probably quite unmanageable.
  • Replied in quite a stack
    Good grief, Roel! A Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 + adapter + EC-14 + EX-25??? That's quite a stack for a µ4/3 camera. How far did it stick out in front of the camera? 40cm??? :-D I could (would) not afford ...
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