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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  • Thank you for your comments in your blog, Harold. Very interesting. I was pleased to read that the new Leica D-Lux (LX100) saves raw as DNG. Add the recommended Leica grip, 3-yr warranty, and ...
  • The small sensor market, smaller than 1 inch, is dying faster than moths around a bug zapper. There will be no LX8 as we perceive it should be. We have seen Panasonic's direction this week: 4/3 ...
  • Replied in binoculars
    Hey Larry, Just buy a good pair of 10x42 binoculars. You will save a load on disk space, batteries, and cut your post processing time to zero. I know I am not helping here, but there you go. ;-) Ji ...
  • Same size sensor. The LX100 uses less of it though because of the multi-aspect ratio feature that Panasonic employs. So, the sensor may be 16+ megapixels, but the camera is rated at ~12.7Mp due to ...
  • Nice photo, Larry. It's tough to get good butterfly photos. I prefer to photograph mountains; it's easier to sneak up on them. Gore Range, Summit County, Colorado Jim Pilcher Summit County, ...
  • Hi folks, Is there a hardware reset function for the Olympus E-P5 that I can activate at power-up? I seem to get half way there by holding the OK button at power up, but not all the way there. Situ ...
  • This camera may well relegate my very fine m4/3 bodies to super-wide and telephoto work. Assuming this is a great lens, I see no need to put a normal zoom on a m4/3 body when this camera is...

  • @quezra : I guess sarcasm always wins out at dpreview. I suspect that civility is not a personality trait that you possess in great quantity.

    In the 12 months since the FE introductions, I count...

  • There is absolutely no reason to restrict oneself to the lenses from the manufacturer of your camera body. I have a mixture of very good lenses from both Panasonic and Olympus, and they all work ...
  • Where are the real FE lenses? The video stuff is fine, and this lens looks excellent, but FE still shooters are starved for a lineup of good FE-native glass. Honest question: Is still photography...

  • Lumix 8mm f/3.5 fisheye I've been on several cruises on some good sized ships. Believe it or not, I always find creative ways to use a fisheye lens on a boat/ship. Ships, even large ones, are ...
  • Replied in speed rules
    I like fast lenses. You have fast lenses. I like what you have. :-) I consistently shoot my 45mm f/1.8 in the f/1.8 to 4.0 range. I cannot imagine giving up that speed for a convenient zoom... Well ...
  • Replied in Not bad at all
    I'm in IT and manage laptops all the time. Windows 8.1 (be sure that is what you get) is a very fine operating system. It's even better if you have a touch screen laptop, BUT TOUCHSCREEN IS NOT ...
  • Replied in Olympus E-P5
    Olympus E-P5 is a damn fine camera. Hold it in your hand and it's like a fine watch or a piece of jewelry. Oh, and the images it makes can be truly magnificient. I've been exclusively with m4/3 ...
  • 43rumors should just say announcement "before December 23rd" and there is virtually 100% chance that the "rumor" is correct. All in fun. I'm really hoping for a quantum leap from the LX7. A lens as ...
  • Replied in that pen loop
    My pen loop came with my i5 Surface Pro 3. It was not obvious what it was, but it indeed was there! Of course, you can spend another $5 if you don't like the color Microsoft chooses; mine is blue-ish.
  • I'm in the IT industry as a private consultant. I use laptops exclusively in my business (business analysis and database design). I recently acquired a Surface Pro 3 Core i5 with 128Gb of disk ...
  • He also praises the Leica D-Lux 6 (LX7), saying that he believes the 24-90mm f/1.4-2.3 lens is the best zoom ever put in a compact camera. That, too, is high praise. I'm looking to split the ...
  • Replied in Gitzo
    Your shutter speeds are very slow. A tripod is indicated. The combination of (small) tripod and a bit of sharpening in PP would probably have yielded very sharp photos. I know a LOT of people are ...
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