Gerry Siegel

Gerry Siegel

Lives in United States Mililani, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Aug 2, 2004
About me:

Passion for people photography. Learning the new wave of digital process, slowly,but with enthusiasm for all facets. Enjoy the one on one with a model, human or other species....

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  • I am not a very great fan of mirror lenses, with their fixed aperture and funnyish treatment of bgrnd light spots donuts, but that aside, you might find a used FD 2XB tele adapter for your 200mm ...
  • I want to assure you that the Vivitar 285 HV trigger voltage will not mess up your camera.  One less thing to worry about.  Can't say that about old 283 models or studio flash.  Easy enough to ...
  • Image stabilization is useful, but professional videographers use both a tripod and a fluid head.  A micro fluid head from Manfrotto will set you back by close to a hundred dollars, but your ...
  • 20 mm was my first purpose built micro four thirds lens which I carried with my G-1 model along with an ED micro 50m mm F 2. Once Lumix introduced their X series pro lens the 12-35 mm I used that ...
  • Oh my god, the Japanese have dumped the lens and that means it truly sucks so better sell yours fast. I heard from my barber that this lens was usually assembled on Mondays in a Bangladesh factory ...
  • Looking back, I see you didn't identify sex of subject.  Why I ask is that the male posing is somewhat different than the female posing by tradition and acceptance.  You will notice this in the ...
  • There are endless examples of simple lighting outdoors on online forums.  First look for natural reflectors, like walls, and under trees that cut the strong sunlight.   Consider an inexpensive ...
  • I felt sticker shock with E-M1 but do not know what this shutter shock is cause I aint never felt the shock.  Does it hurt like lil finger in 120V wall socket?  Seriously I have got clear and ...
  • I can view both parallel and cross eye.  Cross eye does not seem right to me and I am pleased to use a PokeScope 3D viewer which is like a reverse binocular for fusing parallel views. www.pokescope.com
  • Damning with faint praise Chris. Panasonic has greater assets, but Olympus has some good engineering and has produced several innovative models that sell well and are much appreciated. Their ...
  • "And warranty work often takes longer than anything else, because they're not making money on it." Not my experience and cannot agree with that assumption. Why, because I had a problem with a port ...
  • My thought is that if I ever needed more than 1:1 size I would go for an adapter and an FD macro lens of suitable price and FL.  Then consider extension tube or a used Canon bellows ( or any good ...
  • Gintaras, I tried the E-5 when newly out and decided not to upgrade to the E-5.....  I am still pleased with my factory refurbed E-3 for use with the SWD lenses.  I only wish it had no xD media ...
  • I prefer on camera items to support B and H if the price is close.   I think they know how to ship cameras and can give telephone advice and support.  I would hate to lose the marvelous inventory ...
  • The important point gets lost in the shuffle. Olympus and Panasonic are getting the most out of the four thirds standard which limped along at first in sales back in 2003, but is still around. ...
  • A quick comment Brian. Reported elsewhere is that the firmware 1.4 for the EM1 does wonders for speedy focus on the 50-200 SWD. Had to get that in....I got it done and the 50-200 is even snappier ...
  • Yes, Mark, this is Olympus's finest product yet. And I was a Canon shooter until I bought the Camedia 5050, a nice little camera for its day....solid as a tank. The EM-1: It is a hard camera to ...
  • Well it is easier to make sublime images down under because the Ausralasian sun has a sublime quality we in the Northern Hemisphere don't get. The antipodes is what turns Harry Schlemilmacher into ...
  • Even  as I choose to not splice, solder or use tweezers and always drop a screw even with magnetic driver I appreciated seeing what the guts of the unit looks like...gives me a sense of supreme ...
  • Probably, re David Busch, learning to interpret the overlay histogram is the best tool, with a tweak with the exposure compensation dial.  The camera has multiple ways to measure exposure within ...
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