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 Excellent...
    Very nice, Larry. I've done fireworks photos on and off over the years. Yours are very fine, and made with a tiny LX7 sensor to boot! Thanks for posting. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in Looking good
    Your photos look pretty good. I'm glad that the MC-14 does not appear to enhance any vignetting. My own formal tripod tests on the PRO lens itself show the vignetting @ f/2.8 but virtually gone at ...
  • Replied in Handling?
    I recently acquired a mint used 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO. Image quality is impeccable. I'm considering the teleconverter because, really, they are made for each other. :-) How is the handling with the ...
  • Nothing we say here will change the m4/3 standard. It's better that we show our photos and help each other by answering questions. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • A tripod for me is an almost-lifetime purchase. I use them for years and years. I have a Gitzo Weekender (series 0 aluminum) from 1996 still running strong. I only replace a tripod if it breaks ...
  • Replied in me likes
    I just like this photo. It got me to thinking about the building's 1894 vintage, and then I started looking at the details of the photo. Thanks! Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Replied in fun
    I really enjoy seeing people having fun. In this case, both the boaters and the photographer. Thanks for sharing. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Good grief. A pro-level 500mm f/4 telephoto is going to be hugely expensive in any format. ANY. A 500mm f/4 is a 500mm f/4. Period. Covering a smaller diagonal has little effect on the cost or size ...
  • Interesting for my once-in-a-while bird photography in Florida. I just don't have the $5,000 to $8,000 that it is likely to cost. Look at the cost of other 500mm f/4 lenses. Despite being m4/3, ...
  • That is just sad, but unfortunately expected with this camera. My guess: I think an early production run had issues. My first E-P5 visited Olympus three times for dial issues. I was essentially ...
  • Hello Kjeld, I'm not going to help you much here... ;-) I'm a long-time owner of the Lumix 8mm f/3.5 fisheye. Prior to that I owned the ZD 8mm f/3.5 fisheye for my Olympus E-1/E-620/E-5 and a Canon ...
  • Hi Tom, I always try to be circumspect with my comments. That's why I prefaced my thought with "I wonder" since I have not tried the combination. It's good hear that the f/2.8 Lumix zooms handle ...
  • Your requirements for a small capable travel camera that can do decent video suggests to me that you look at the Sony RX10II: (1) Fabulous 24-200mm f/2.8 Zeiss zoom - alone in its class and much better ...
  • Blame someone else. It makes life easier. :-D Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • Hello Pastor, You ruled out the "major" differences when you discounted the hi-res, video, and AF!!! So, to answer your question, there are no major differences left. Personally, I would take the ...
  • Replied in a good filter
    A good filter is forever, Paul, no matter who makes it. I suspect these Olympus filters are ZERO coated and very fine quality. I just ordered a pair for myself. Jim Pilcher Summit County, Colorado, USA
  • This makes sense for a prime lens because all you have to do is hold the lens while your right hand takes care of business. I wonder how well the GM and a "big" zoom like the 35-100mm f/2.8 handle ...
  • The GM series really cries for small lenses. My first thoughts would be 15mm f/1.7, 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 and 35-100mm f/4-5.6. All are tiny. The whole idea of lens speed does go out the window with ...
  • The fabled adventure photographer and mountain climber, Galen Rowell, often would venture out with only a 24mm and an 85mm lens, along with a basic Nikon film body, when away from a vehicle or hotel. ...
  • I think you've discovered what many of us know: The Olympus Pen E-P5 is an exceptional, if overlooked, camera. Too many discount the camera because of its initial price. But the camera is ...
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