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Canon S90 is always in my briefcase
Panasonic TS3 for my flyfishing vest and ski jacket
Panasonic LX5 or Canon G9 for lightweight kit
Olympus E-M5 and E-M1 for serious shooting
Olympus Legacy FT lenses: 14-54II, 70-300, 50
Olympus m.FT lenses: 40-150, 45, 75, 60, 12-40
Sony NEX5 for casual shooting
Sony NEX6 for serious shooting
Sony E-mount lenses: 16-50
Fujifilm X-A1 with 16-50 zoom
Nikon old lenses (w/adapter): 58 F1.4 pre-AI, 50 F3.5 AIS macro, 105mm AIS F2.8 macro, 85mm F1.4 AIS, 35-70 AIS, Tamron F-mount 90mm macro


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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (853 comments in total)

Where in the zoom range does the aperture drop from F2.8 to F4?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 183rd comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

My guess is that auto ISO is indeed available but just not in M-mode. I am disappointed to hear this. This is very frustrating as it this has been the case through all the G and GH series. However, it is nevertheless available on my LX5. I don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 64th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (559 comments in total)

Should have had the LX5 not the bridge camera 200.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:20 UTC as 174th comment
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (270 comments in total)

Wrong image on configuring auto ISO.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 00:45 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

Regarding page 6 of the review, I have programmed the Right button of the 4way controller to be my dedicated ISO button. Or, was it the Up button? This is the problem with having no labels on the buttons....

Peter F.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:03 UTC as 113th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

Thanks so much for including references to the applicable (complicated) menu sections when making comments about settings. They're hard enough to find already! Your references help a lot.

Peter F

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:50 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)

I'm happy with the button size and body size of the GH2. I doubt I would want anything smaller.

Is the E-M5 smaller body and smaller buttons than the GH2?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:30 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1362 comments in total)

Can you enable auto ISO when in manual mode? In other words, pick your aperture and shutter speed and allow the cam to pick appropriate ISO in 1/3 settings.

This is something I liked in my E620 but which is missing in the GH2. (Though interestingly it is enabled as an option on the LX5).

Peter F>

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 02:43 UTC as 426th comment | 3 replies

The smaller sensor G-series cams have a nice macro, whereby as you zoom in you can still get a 1:1 equiv. macro and also have a bit of working room. For example, on the G9 as I recall at about 90-100mm equiv. you get about 2" distance between front element and subject and fill the screen with a subject about 38mm wide.

I saw the G1X spec about closest focus at wide angle. That's fine but not too useful if you want working room or some light to hit the subject.... But how about zooming in a little? Can you get a reasonable macro at say 2x, 3x, or 4x?

Peter F.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 100th comment

This will be a nice match for (1) color (2)size and (3) weight on my G2! The Olympus 12mm in silver looks terrrible on the G2 and is too small for a good ergonomic feel. IMO. And I wouldn't worry about image stabilzation on a 24mm equiv. lens.

The price (about half of the Oly 12mm someone mentioned??) is certainly a nice consideration.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 18:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review article (45 comments in total)

Wow. I didnt realize anitshock was needed in mirrorless cams. (I use it with the E620). Nice to know the E-series cams have. Is this a failing in the Pansonic G-series? They don't have anti-shock. Right? Or, is their shutter different so it doesn't create vibration??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 16:52 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 hands-on preview article (165 comments in total)

Don't understand why they had to up the mpix to 12 mpix. That's crazy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 16:01 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
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