danieladougan

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  • Correction: The hotshoe has to be exposed in order for a cable to work...so no, I suppose you can't use a flash and a viewfinder simultaneously. That could be a problem if you have a very sunny ...
  • Can you please explain the practical advantage of the Pen-F over the GX8? Because I don't know what it would be.

  • What about fill flash outdoors on a sunny day to prevent lots of shadows on people's faces? That seems like the most logical time to use a flash AND the most logical time to use an EVF.
  • For the price Olympus is asking for the Pen F, why not get a Panasonic GX8 instead? It's weather-sealed, has the excellent DFD autofocus system and offers 4K video. It even has IBIS for your...

  • I was curious about the 45-200mm Panasonic. How does that one perform?
  • Commented on article Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review

    Back in 2002, I was a reporter for a small newspaper, and we didn't have dedicated photographers, so I was a reporter / photographer. I also switched off between covering news and high school...

  • Well, you CAN use a flash, you'll just need a bracket and a cable for it.
  • The real advantage of 4K video (to me at least) is 8 MP stills. It's like having a burst mode at 30 fps. That would be tremendously useful for sports photographers. 8K would be even...

  • Look at Olympus trying to be Apple.

    Don't get me wrong...I like this camera. It certainly is sexy. But it's severely lacking as a value proposition. Within reason, I don't care how a camera looks....

  • Thanks...that's what I thought too. I guess the guy at the camera shop was misinformed.
  • Addendum: The guy at the camera store told me that the PDAF is only beneficial if you're adapting legacy 4/3 glass to the E-M1. It wouldn't help me at all if I were only using Micro 4/3 glass. So ...
  • So help me understand something. What's the best upgrade path from my E-PL5 + VF-4 viewfinder if I am primarily interested in tracking moving subjects with Micro 4/3 lenses? Is it E-M1, E-M5 Mark ...
  • Thanks for saying this. I use an Olympus body (E-PL5), and I was considering switching from my Oly 40-150 to a Panny 45-200 for the extra reach. Would similar speed issues arise from making that ...
  • I have the E-PL5 and VF-4, both of which I bought used on Craigslist so I got a very good deal on both. But if you're buying new, the E-PL7 and VF-4 together are considerably more expensive than an ...
  • So I ended up renting the 40-150mm f2.8 as was suggested. It's a tremendous lens. Someone also suggested renting the OM-D E-M1 as an upgrade over my Pen E-PL5 + VF-4 viewfinder. I thought renting ...
  • Replied in The FZ2000??
    We're not talking about the FZ200...we're talking about the FZ1000 and its successor, which might be the FZ2000. I suppose the successor to the FZ200 could be the FZ300?
  • That's not to say you can't shoot sports at all with an E-PL5, but it's harder. I went to Indianapolis Colts training camp last year along with my E-PL5 and 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 and ended up with a ...
  • It's pretty difficult to do manual follow focus when you're shooting from one end of a soccer field or a basketball court with the action coming toward (and away from) you rather than moving left ...
  • Whatever shortcomings the entry-level DSLRs have with C-AF tracking, the Micro 4/3 cameras (with the exception of the OM-D E-M1 and the Panasonic DFD cameras) are worse. Sure I can gun out 8 fps in ...
  • I suspect the Olympus 40-150mm was terrible for you because you were using it on a Panasonic body...and neither the lens nor the body had stabilization in that case. Put it on an Olympus body like ...
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