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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  • When an industry is dominated by a few big players they can increase prices by watching the public statements and pricing policies of the handful of competing companies.  They do not really need ...
  • The last SLR I owned was a Nikon D90 I sold a few years ago. I still miss the viewfinder at times but otherwise am glad I switched to mirrorless. That D90 might be gathering dust or it might be ...
  • I disagree.  Making a lens like this has to be expensive regardless of volume.  Volume plays a role too but is not the main reason for the high cost.  If it was the 15mm body cap lens would cost a ...
  • Replied in Maybe, maybe not
    It all depends on how much resolution such a lens could deliver. I used to own an Olympus E520 and wanted a long lens. I looked at the Sigma 50-500 but after it had been out for a while the ...
  • I have no doubt Mr. Cox was told the lens would be f4 at 300mm.  I have far less confidence that the Panasonic executive that told him that had his facts straight.  A lens that is constant f4 from ...
  • With the 1.4 TC a 60mm f2.8 lens would be the equivalent of 84mm f4 lens. Even if the TC worked with 60mm lenses it would be an odd choice.  The Olympus 60mm costs $400 and the TC is $350.  For ...
  • Replied in Nice moderator
    Do you think that is do to the moderation (or lack thereof) in many of the DPR forums or just the sheer size? I appreciate the efforts of the moderator in this forum and think he is doing a good ...
  • Does anyone know what the sweep speed is on the GX8? Going up to 1/16000 is a nice alternative to a ND filter but if the sweep speed is still 1/15 it is still going to be a problem with moving ...
  • Replied in Not a quail
    That certainly explains why I could not find a quail that exactly matched it.
  • That's a quail, not sure exactly what type.
  • I voted "Panasonic body user with mixed lenses" but would have voted "All stills - Panasonic body user with mixed lenses" if that option was available.  I have 3 primes that happen to be Olympus ...
  • That's a flicker. Grouse have a heavier build, are larger and are ground birds that only fly in emergencies. Flickers are pretty common in Georgia and I typically see them on the ground acting like ...
  • Comparing the Nikon 50mm f1.8 to the Olympus 25mm f1.8 I am not seeing the 2 to 1 reduction in linear dimensions you are assuming. That only seems to be valid for super telephoto lenses. The Nikon ...
  • I like the idea of a truly wide prime but a fast version would be so large, heavy and expensive one of the existing ultra-wide zooms would be a better choice for me. I want a wide prime mostly for ...
  • One thing m43 lacks that most SLR systems have is a f1.7 or f1.8 standard prime that costs $200 or less.  At $300 the Olympus 25mm comes pretty close unless you compare it to the $125 50mm SLR ...
  • Already have. I have both a 100-300 and a Canon 300mm f2.8L with 1.4 and 2.0 TC. I have issues with the optical quality of the 100-300 at 300mm. It is OK if I stop it down a little but I want ...
  • Created discussions FUD and long lenses
    When you have fear, uncertainty and doubt who needs to actually produce a lens? Apparently not Panasonic and Olympus.  To compete with the announcement by Olympus that they are working on a 300mm ...
  • I would also like to see an updated 100-300 but would switch your priorities.  To be worthwhile it must have better image quality and hopefully a smaller design.
  • There probably are some people that would buy a f2.8 400mm lens for m43 but I doubt there are very many of them.  While m43 has a big size advantage for wide angle to moderate telephoto lenses ...
  • SLR 100-400 f5.6 lenses usually cost $1300 - $2200 and wiegh 3 - 3.5 pounds.  I would expect one with a constant f4 range to weigh at least 7 pounds and cost $8000+.  Way too expensive for me.  I ...
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