ecm

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

Using cameras:
- OMD E-M5, 12-50, Panny 45-200, FL36 flash.
- Pentax Q7 with 02 and 06, Pentax AF-200FG flash.
- Panasonic ZS50/TZ70

Equipment used in the past:
- Panasonic LF-1
- Panasonic G5, 14-45.
- Canon T3i, 18-55 II and 55-250, Yongnuo YN565EX.
- Panasonic ZS15
- Pentax Q. Better than the reviews indicate.
- Oly E-PL1 with trashy collapsible lens. Good riddance.
- Oly E-300, 14-45, 40-150.
- Olympus C-5060WZ with underwater housing.

Really old stuff to play with once in a while:
- Nikon FG-20 and EM 35mm.
- OM 50 F/1.4, 200 F/4, 300 F/4.5.
- Koni-Omega Rapid 6X7 with 90mm, Voightlander Bessa 6X9, Ansco 6X6.

ecm's recent activity

  • Most retailers here won't accept such an excuse - if I want to return something without having to pay it has to be faulty or some other error. If if I send something back, saying "didn't like it" ...
  • Sure, there's exceptions to any rule. Now show me the lens you'll pair with that $1000 body that'll allow him to shoot indoor sports and still keep him under $1500 total.
  • The "sports" bit makes me want to push you towards a DSLR like the Nikon D5500, D3300, Canon T6i, Pentax K50, etc. The focus speed of a DSLR is not going to be matched by a mirrorless camera. I ...
  • Hmm. This is putting a serious chill on my lust for that lens. I don't baby my equipment at all, my camera sling is not anywhere as protective as my Kata backpack but I've never had that kind of ...
  • The only reason this news is noteworthy is because it's gonna be a rebadged Panasonic GX85 or Sony A7R II or something like that, with an incredibly tacky wooden grip and some gold filigree, for ...
  • My concern about USB C audio is that it HAS NO STANDARD YET - Intel and others are working on it as we speak, nobody even knows where the DAC and amp are supposed to be - the phone? Adaptor? In the...

  • @EthanP99
    That's a pretty big bee in your bonnet.... Yes, I did "miss the part"- what article are YOU reading? I see nothing about 15 minutes or 8 hours. Not sure why it would be noteworthy...

  • Nonstandard headphones? Forced to choose whether to charge your phone OR listen to music? Nah, not gonna end up in my pocket. Doesn't matter if its "the latest and greatest" if its a sh!tty idea.

  • I have received obviously opened, used items several times from Amazon. If I had to put a number on it, perhaps 6 items out of 300+ things I've ordered in the last 5 years. I try not to buy from ...
  • Ethan, I actually agree with you - however, I'm pointing the OP towards a small "prosumer" model rather than a cheap throw-away. The ZS/TZ series are, believe it or not, serious pocket cameras ...
  • I gave my daughter one of these (Moto E 2nd gen) after she lost her last phone, and she complains constantly about the poor camera. Funny thing is, in most other aspects it's superior to the ...
  • I carry a Panasonic ZS50/TZ70 and I've been happy with it. It fits in my chinos front pocket with room to spare, it's very versatile with 24mm wide to 720mm tele, acceptable image quality, RAW, ...
  • Not many serious replies, but some entertaining stuff. Here's a serious reply, though - it's a photographic truism that the smaller the photo is printed or viewed at, the sharper it looks. I've ...
  • Not to say that you couldn't shoot a wedding or a school event or even portraiture with a Nikon D3200 or whatever, as long as you know what you're doing.... I think it's the implied, "I don't want ...
  • Not sure that the (sometimes rather piquant) responses to the " I just got my new low-end consumer DSLR and kit lens, haven't read instructions; so how do I start a photography business without ...
  • Well, ''final'' as in, ''for now''.... until something overwhelmingly better comes along; better like transition from film to digital, not Mark I to Mark II. I'm sticking with my Olympus E-M5 ...
  • Just to add a few things - It's Youtube itself who is running software to try to catch possible copyright infringers. They want to avoid being sucked into a litigation black hole by the nasty ...
  • Have to admit, I was in the same boat as JP - some guy grinning through a viewfinder; suggestive, but..... After browsing Makavejev's filmography I'm still not sure which film you are referencing ...
  • Eye of the beholder. One person's art is another person's porn. Colin.
  • Check out this search: http://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras#criterias=SpecsBatteryNew&paramSpecsBatteryNew=AA%2CAAA There are still a few cameras that use AA's around - you are giving up ...
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