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.

Gerry Siegel's recent activity

  • I have no problems with this combination.  The body stabilization does a fine job.  If you had a stabilized lens then the default would go to the lens stabilization anyway.  Meaning you do not get ...
  • Still working to exploit the features of the EM-1. Maybe I stand pat for a generation or two. Or see what is cooking from Panasonic Lumix even. Replace the purloined lens obviously.
  • Replied in Why...
    Some folks take advantage of the add on technology and others choose to ignore it. I see no need to disdain it as others have commented.  I suspect , as you do, that camera makers can add on video ...
  • Replied in Why...
    I think we are dealing with a different magesterium. Video traditionally has take more time and thinking and post production work than stills. The advent of SLRs with video has been an enhancement ...
  • Replied in First Days GX7
    Not bad. A good compromise camera with all or most of the goodies.  My fingers do get surprise fingering some of the buttons I did not want to give the finger to.  Yet, I will get used to it ...
  • In the event noone has posted to this  nice video link I offer it up re a hands on of the Pen F and its relationship to one other new model of interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49nC9VW3bAQ& ...
  • I forgot to mention that the 12-35 has a generous focal range.   //end sarcasm//  and a generous F 2.8 fixed aperture.  And a generous price on sale.  Kind of replaces at least three fixed focal ...
  • Check the ThinkTank lineup for see through pouches for both batteries , cables, and storage cards. I mean you got a serious problem, bro.. One of many organizer items out there if you look around ...
  • Since both companies deliver good image results and both have the same lens mount it boils down to personal preference.  If you like the rangefinder style I would certainly consider the Lumix GX ...
  • I bought my 2.8 Zoom Lumix before Olympus came out with the 12-40m but even now I still consider the Lumix 2.8 to be one of the finest lenses I have come across. It has a fine image stabilization ...
  • Yes, that would be my first effort.  I use my legacy FD 50 with an adapter and it does a fine job.  There certainly other solutions but this is a popular one in the world of adapted lenses. Where ...
  • Retro looking?  Leather?  Fie on both features I decided.  I am lately pleased with the design, capacity and strong stitching on Think Pad bags.  Mirrorless Movers 30i is the number I recall on ...
  • Companies can recall a camera or lens and offer and extended courtesy warranty.  I am thinking back to the faulty Sony sensors in the now ancient but once popular C 5050 Camedia Zoom.  And I agree ...
  • You can never have too many lenses.  Or so the theme seems to be these days from the ads on the sides of my pages.  When someone writes YMMV, I take it literally.  I started with the same 20mm ...
  • Another option would be to seek a two element achromatic close up diopter add on to the front of the lens.  I use the Nikon 5T close up add on which is 62mm.  I believe Canon still makes a 72mm ...
  • 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.  ...
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