markymark101

markymark101

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Joined on Apr 1, 2006

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  • I am tempted, as I always thought FF was some kind of holy grail, and I tend to be a gadget junkey.   However, in the end, I went with m43 to save weight and still have great IQ.   The FF lenses ...
  • 99% of what I see now a days is smart phones.  I was at the zoo recently.   It was a very nice fall day with hundreds of people out with their kids.  I saw one other DSLR, (or camera of any type) ...
  • Got tired of carrying around a big heavy DSLR and big heavy lenses.   Happily the IQ is better than with my old DSLR.   No brainer.
  • When I sell equiptment, I give full disclosure.   If it's been repaired, I say so in the description.   Near mint does not mean to me a major problem existed with the camera and a mother board had ...
  • Note, my 12mm prime has a centering problem and this seems to be fairly common with this lens.   If you buy one, make sure you can return it.  My copy is very sharp in the center and right, but ...
  • Carrying all that big heavy gear around and their pics of the Tower of London will not look any better than mine!
  • Replied in Olympus 9 - 18
    I think it's probably one of the most underrated lenses in m43.   I also have the 12-40mm, and while I'm sure the 12-40mm is sharper shooting charts, in the real world, there's not much between ...
  • I was using the E-M5 with the accessory grip. I liked the E-M5, and fought the urge to upgrade. A few months ago couldn't pass up a deal for a new E-M1 off Ebay. The thing has so many buttons I ...
  • Replied in Not impressed
    Irritating for a $799 lens for sure. Both my 12-40mm and 9-18mm are vastly better than the 12mm prime. The 12-40mm has pretty much eliminated the need for the prime, but I can't in good conscience ...
  • Replied in Not impressed
    I've posted a couple of times here about the lens, and most all agreed it was decentered. I sent it to a local, well regarded, repair shop, and they agreed also and tried to deal with Olympus - ...
  • Replied in Not impressed
    I've got a badly decenterd Olympus lens.  Everyone I've shown it to agress that it's decentered.   Sent to Olympus twice, and both times they sent it back with a note "operating within ...
  • Replied in I like it
    I just bought one refurb from Olympus' website. Just taken a few test shots, but I'm impressed with the lens. It's a significant improvment over my 40-150mm. Very good IQ up to 200mm to 250mm. ...
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  • The EXUS from BHPhoto: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973355-REG/marumi_amxcpl62_62mm_exus_circular_polarizer.html
  • I remember that post. Some reported they had the problem, and some did not.  I ended up getting the Marumi filter because of that post.   No problems with it, and have been pleased with the ...
  • The new 40-150mm f2.8 is much too large and heavy for my taste. The other telephotos lenses with m43 are okay, but very slow on the long end, and IQ is mostly just fair. I could definitly see ...
  • Olympus isn't the largest seller of camera equipment, but have many 10s of thousands of users.  With that many, you are always going to have a secondary market.  Look at the used lenses for sale ...
  • I have the 12-40, 12mm, PL25, oly 45mm and the 75mm. I"ve been wrestling with the keeping primes question as well. I really like my primes and how small they are, and the 12-40 is a big lens (in ...
  • The 9-18mm is a great little lens. It's sharp, especially at 9-14mm. It's nearly as sharp in real world shooting as my 12mm prime in the center, and IMO beats the 12mm prime in the corners. 18mm ...
  • I doubt a prime would be much smaller. However, I do use the 9-18mm indoors in churches/cathedrals, etc, where someting faster than f4 might be useful.
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