Dave Lively

Dave Lively

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jun 24, 2006

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  • I wish I would see more of the owl.  Being primarily nocturnal I hear them a lot at night but seldom actually see them in the evening.  For a big bird this one is very animated, constantly...
  • Before you try a factory reset move the mode dial to any other position and then back to A. When I use an old manual focus legacy lens my GX7 often gets into a weird mode where it will not let me...
  • I really like the ducks. A few from April in my backyard. I live in the suburbs in a house with a small lot but it backs up to a few acres of swamp wetlands that cannot be built on so I see a lot...
  • I went from a NEX-5N to a GX7 and have not found the 2/3 stop loss in DOF control to be a problem.  I had a 50mm f1.8 for the Sony and now have a 45mm f1.8 so the DOF is the about the same but with...
  • Could it be the 14-42 is sharper than you expected? If you stop them down a little and look in the central part of the image most kit lenses are very sharp these days. I think the softest kit lens...
  • Maybe they could only come up with a few small incremental changes and decided they were not worthy of a new model. Panasonic has been introducing a new GF model about once a year.  As time goes on...
  • I did not see any noticeable difference in how sharp these two examples are but did see a difference in focus.  These are cropped screenshots of the same branch near the center of your...
  • With IS off and the camera on a good tripod you should have gotten sharp results. Were you using the mechanical or the electronic shutter? I do not own the 14-140 but have read it is has problems...
  • Mikofox wrote: The Benro V2 ball head [the one I was able to test] was moving [pulling down the ball into the recess] so much during tightening, that we could not frame a shot as intended. It was...
  • jeffharris wrote: Okay, I have a GX7, shoot RAW and primarily in Silent Mode. I've read that the GM1 only captures 10-bit images, instead of the usual 12-bit in Silent Mode. Does the same hold true...
  • Ranlee wrote: I'm not sure it can be shut off in pinpoint mode. My best solution available would probably be to select one-area mode and then make the focusing reticle as small as possible. With...
  • That is very hard to see.  The NEX-5N I used to have had a weak AA filter and sometimes it would show up even with lenses not known for being sharp.  This was with the 18-55 kit lens which at f8,...
  • For comparison this a red bellied woodpecker I took a picture of this afternoon with my 100-300. I do not have a feeder so it was further away. I did not use a cable release but the camera was on a...
  • If that is the same post I found when I went to that site it is based on a 1983 article and a lot has changed since then. Since then the use of ED and other types of then exotic glass has become...
  • All m43 lenses have information to correct linear distortion embedded in their firmware.  This was necessary because correcting distortion in software makes it possible to design significantly...
  • I am glad to hear that.  The last time I used free shipping from B&H it used a Fedex/USPS hybrid.  The package left NYC via Fedex and proceeded to Chino.  After spending a couple of days getting...
  • Since the GX7 always uses OIS when it is available it is impossible to compare using the same lens.  That Panasonic always uses OIS when it can says a lot though. The only comparison I can offer is...
  • Replied in GM-1 Wifi
    On my GX7 the WiFi is off unless you deliberately turn it on.  There is even a blue LED that lights up to let you know when it is on.  Having WiFi on when it is not needed would needlessly drain...
  • Sell it. Not so much for the money but more for not having a bunch of stuff I never use cluttering up my life.  I usually just sell it on ebay in an auction since my goal is to make it go away, not...
  • I switched from a Sony NEX-5N to a GX7 late last year.  The larger sensor does give the NEX an edge in image quality but the cameras are close enough in that category you make your decision on...
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