ctlow

ctlow

Joined on Jan 20, 2013
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Amateur photographer since 1970s.

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  • Thanks, Jerry. Even I didn't realize that the camera was that good! No wonder I'm happy with it. I do pine on occasion for a slightly wider view, but am one of those who knows when and how to use ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    MontebelloPatioRain0572
  • Thanks, gandalfII. This is at ISO 1600 - I certainly couldn't have contemplated anything like that with my FT E-620. Incandescent light shot of dog waiting patiently for a walk - ISO 1600
  • You're too kind. For reference, I'm told that the plant is a variety of Sedum. It didn't have much fragrance, at least in that state which I take to be pre-bloom. (Some varieties of Sedum are ...
  • Created user reviews Great travel camera
    All that this camera does for me is work well. It's easy to carry, has a reasonable mid-zoom range, and in real-world use produces very nice images for me. I've had it a while now, dropped it once ...
  • This was one of two kit-lenses included with my then-new E-500, and it performed yeoman's service (until someone got me the 50-200 f2.8). I gave it away to a relative who still uses it quite happily.
  • Created user reviews quite functional kit lens
    Kit lenses get a bad rap, but are fine for general photography. No one has ever looked at a photo of mine and said, "Hmm ... kit lens!" True - I generally these days use higher-quality lenses, ...
  • Created user reviews Excellent camera
    At the time of writing, this has an "old" sensor (Kodak?), known limited low-light/high-ISO capability, but I got some great photos with it. I gave it to a relative who still uses it, and bought a ...
  • As the reviews say, this sensor really does handle low light/high ISO better than its predecessors. Just to put the ISO at 1600 or higher and take useable indoor photos on A or P (my preferences) ...
  • Replied in E-M1 flash
    Thanks, Rick. Hmm ... settings. Will investigate but I'm dubious. I wonder if it's because of the "R" on your flash - I have the FL-36, which by the way over many years and two camera systems, is ...
  • Replied in E-M1 purchased
    Thanks, Hans. The predictable happened. I was going to wait ... but bought one, an OM-D E-M1. Very nice. Will never use all the features, but have experimented with many more than with any previous ...
  • Replied in So...
    Yes, Phil, thanks, although that was mentioned and acknowledged a few messages ago. How could I correct that without eliminating all of the useful content and replies? Charles
  • h20dog. I started off describing the MFT version when I meant the FT version. I think the 25mm f1.8 you're referring to is an MFT lens. The Panasonic 25mm f1.4 is for original Four Thirds, which ...
  • Thanks, indybird. I actually haven't used this lens for anything requiring fast focus, so can't comment on that. Can you? Charles
  • Thanks, sirharold. Not complaining - just commenting! Someone coming from the point-and-shoot world could be surprised by this (impressive) lens. Charles
  • Thanks, Peter. That summarizes really well a lot of information including about PDAF vs. CDAF (which I finally have understood over the past few days). And so there is nothing else like the EM-1 (yet).
  • Thanks again. So ... hmm. What about a GX7 instead of an E-M1? The GX7 would focus slower due to not have PCAF (is that the correct acronym), only CDAF, right? But the GX7 might have better ...
  • Oh, shoot! (Bad photog pun). I mean the full FT lens. Will attempt to amend.
  • Thanks, Michael. Four people have chimed in since I posted this review yesterday! Cool! By "heavy" I will clarify that given how well this lens performs and how fast it is, the weight is justified. ...
  • Created user reviews Great "normal" prime fast lens
    Although slightly soft wide-open, it's pretty well razor-sharp by one stop down, and the speed is still phenomenal. I have this on an Olympus FT E-series camera, which requires locking the lens in ...
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