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. Love the light weight mirrorlesss and the slick zoom lenses. Enjoy the one on one with a model, human or other species..and other stuff that wanders my way.

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  • Replied in Panasonic Gx8
    Thorpe is a good reference and I have followed his recommendations on lenses especially.  The 35-100 Panasonic 2.8 is much better than one of the You Tube videos opines.  I have used it for a year ...
  • Just as a casual observation , I assume you mean the ED Zuiko a large zoom lens. If I were you I would seek a way to fasten the carry strap to the foot of the lens. That would likely be safer in ...
  • Replied in P mode
    Exactly.  And that is what I discovered. I do not lose control. Nor am I a control freak. Except when I order a pricey espresso. They need a checklist on that. Program shift works quite well.  ...
  • I never asked  because I see no distortion that is not corrected in my images.  Mix and match has worked for me in a real world sense.   I am not nitpicker except for chromatic aberration which I ...
  • Glad you like it and can afford the price.  For me it would be for the birds. But I rarely shoot  birds. Or capture parrots up close.  I do marvel at the optical design and nice construction.  ...
  • Now you are catching on.  At one time zoom lenses were deficient.  Now, with the top ones like 12-35 Pana and the Olympus 12-40 they make life easier, and yes, lighter and less fuss with changing ...
  • <24-70 is a bit of a tired formula. The most interesting focal lengths are wider than 24mm, and longer than 400mm. Everything in between is boring. However, 50mm is useful for standard documentary ...
  • I have to agree.  We are discussing two high end optics from two skilled manufacturers.  With the sam lens mount and trivial focal range differences at least to me.  Examine your motives. If you ...
  • Yeah, there is an underlying creeping  suspicion, a la  such (do pros go for m4/3) queries,  that 'cameras  do makthe the photographer' not unlike 'clothes makthe the man.' Or even 'you are what ...
  • You have a wide degree of choice.  Decide if you want automation in your outdoor shots so you get a balance between the natural light and the flash is a filler.  For that effect, you only need to ...
  • Seen in Pennysaver ad this month: [ Will trade wife and 2005 Dodge Caravan for new mirrorless m43 telephoto or tele zoom.  Car runs well.  Wife is traded "as is" but servicable and low ...
  • I agree that there is a trade off on size, flexibility, features, and what is becoming more and more important to me and to all as time goes on. Namely the space between controls and our ability ...
  • Alex, you have our authorization to add a Sony or a Fuji or a Pentax to your gear locker. Once you sell off your best mft cameras you are no longer welcome at our party. Seriously, why either/or ...
  • I have used a leather fanny pack for years for my wallet and other personal stuff.  By the way they are called bum bags in the UK.  Now the deal is this.  You must have a bum to use them.  Kim ...
  • I have one F 1.2 lens and I will use it.  But it didn't cost me an arm and a leg.  I inherited this Minolta Rokkor.  It is large and heavy, but it is a special purpose lens on my  MFT.  I am not ...
  • Well Charles, I still don't know. Modern cameras have so many cusomization features that the menus get bigger and bigger. It seems that it is not unfair to say that any camera is simple enough ...
  • Some wedding photographers who rely on flash a lot have used the Quantum flash from that company with a quick recycle power pack. They are relatively costly, but have a better and rounder ...
  • Small Polynesian ceramic with Minolta 58mm I was fortunate to be gifted with a mint Minolta 58mm MC FG 1.2 lens. This 35 y/o lens now has an asking price that is close to that of some superb ...
  • Replied in RAW vs JPG
    I happily concede that Raw shooting permits more seasoning to taste than JPEG.  What kind of bothers me is the word " work flow."  Flow I can handle.  Work I abjure ever since I retired. Lazy ...
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