Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Aug 16, 2004
About me:

Using cameras:
Canon T3i, 18-55 II and 55-250
Panasonic G5 with Panasonic 14-45 and 45-200
Pentax Q, 02 and 06
Panasonic ZS15
Olympus C-5060WZ with underwater housing.

Old equipment:
Oly E-PL1 with collapsable junk lens.
Oly E-300, 14-45, 40-150

Really old stuff:
Nikon FG-20 and EM 35mm.
Nikkor 28 f/2.8, 50 f/1.8
OM 50 F/1.4, 200 F/4, 300 F/4.5

ecm's recent activity

  • @bobbarber - that's not my point, my daily driver is a G5. It's specifically NOT a GF3, NEX 3, PM-2, E-PL5, etc, etc - and it won't be a Canon G1X Mark II, either....

  • Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more? Or do Canon and Nikon think that "we don't need no steenkin' viewfinder" is the only take-home message from increasing mirrorless...

  • I bought my Panasonic G5 body due to the silent shutter mode - works well, the tiniest of clicks, like a pocket P&S camera. Good but not fantastic low ISO useful up to about 3200. I use it to take...
  • Accessory EVFs are a no-go IMO - my experience is with the Oly E-PL1 and VF-2 combo. Accessory viewfinders usually use up the hot shoe (at least the ones I've seen); I don't use my strobes all...
  • Commented on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview

    Huh. A new-generation R1..... for $1300?? Nah.

    For $820 I could get a Panasonic G6 kit plus the 45-150 and get better quality photos and videos in a smaller package, faster lens notwithstanding....

  • I would miss the zoom lens, the flash and the flexibility. Shooting with my phone is like using my first camera 40 years ago - single focal length, single aperture - almost a disposable camera;...
  • For the most part I agree with your points - you really won't get everything. Some of the mirrorless cameras do come close; a Nex 3N or used 5N, or an Olympus E-PM1 or PM2 might be the OP's best...
  • ArusaHayk wrote: I am looking for a good camera around $300. The camera that is easy to use and suitable for taking pictures of toddlers. Initially I have been looking from compact camera pool and...
  • +1. I put a few entries into the challenges a few years ago, and I had a photo that did well, some that did poorly and a a few that went nowhere specific. Sandbagging was rampant at the time, and...
  • Commented on Am I missing something here? article

    The viewfinder on the V3 is distressingly similar to the VF-2 viewfinder I was forced to buy for my Olympus E-PL1. I'm having flashbacks to an odd-shaped lump of a camera that wouldn't fit into any...

  • If you found a working 6X6 folder with a good lens keep it - it's a treasure! I diddled around with an Ansco Speedex Special R 6X6 (re-badged Agfa Isolette III) and an ancient Voightlander Bessa...
  • Replied in Sensor sizes
    +1. This guy is correct.
  • Is medium format fun? certainly; it's a whole different type of photography; exercises "muscles" you didn't know you had.... learning to properly expose without a meter is always useful, and...
  • @RKGoth:
    Wow, those things must be selling in the tens of..... tens.

    An excellent analogy to the new Hassy.

  • @Devandra: I have "F like 17 Tweet 27 g+1 0" to the left of the "BUY ON GEARSHOP $2798.00 >" - what do you have?

  • Anyone else notice the "buy on GearShop" tag just below the article title? Click on the $2,798.00 link and it takes you to the SLT-99.... Irony? from DPR?

  • Anyone else notice the "BUY ON GEARSHOP" tag just below the article title? Click on the $2,798.00 link and it takes you to the SLT-99.... Irony? from DPR?

  • mais51 wrote: ..... Better still get rid of the card Absolutely - I agree 100%. I've seen that kind of read error three times in the last 13 years - every time it was a bad card. If I got them...
  • That's an amazing price for either of those cameras - I haven't seen them that low. The dSLR in that general price range that I've been jonesing after recently is the Nikon D3200 - same excellent...
  • Commented on Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app news story

    That's what is making it so confusing...... I dont understand what would make it worth so much. If you're not working on RAW files, whats the point in LR? You're going to spend $100 a year to...

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